People interested in contemporary ship stability are aware that luckily some significant progress has been attained in ship stability during last couple of decades. However, there are still some challenges that require proper input, such as the accurate prediction of the capsize dynamics and extreme motions of the vessels, both in intact conditions and damaged.

Among such challenging areas we would also mention the probabilistic nature of the extreme events, various criteria reflecting both physics and operational safety of the vessels, and ways of providing all relevant technical information on the safe handling of ships. The present title is intended to give readers an exceptionally comprehensive and thorough review of all above stated issues by selecting the representative documents presented in the course of several international conferences and workshops on stability.

The list of topics covered within this publication includes the stability criteria and intact ship stability, parametric roll and broaching-to, roll damping, non-linear dynamics and probabilistic assessment of capsizing, environmental modeling. design for the ship safety, naval vessel stability, application of the CFD, i.e. computational fluid dynamics, methods to the stability, and investigation of the accidents involving ship capsizing. In short, the book contains professional articles formally presented by the world leaders in the field of stability.

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A very useful and informative self-contained reference publication containing the data on the added mass not only of the ships but also of the various other marine engineering structures. The author has provided a good description of both theoretical and experimental methods of determination of the added masses. The volume will impress readers with the completeness and width of the content together with the consistency of presentation of the material.

It will definitely be found extremely practical in the everyday work. Note that this book may be used in ship engineering as well as in various other fields of engineering such as machine engineering and hydrotechnique. The author has made a good attempt to summarize all important material published earlier in English and Russian-language literature sources. Proper knowledge and understanding of the added masses interacting with the fluid is considered necessary in the research and applied tasks.

The publication will definitely be called for by the ship designers as well as designers of all other engineering structures that commonly interact with the fluids. It will become a truly indispensable source of technical information. The author of the book has managed to combine numerous diverse issues relating to the determination of the added masses...

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The present title was specifically released to assess the current situation in the field of the CFD, standing for the computational fluid dynamics, applied to the hydrodynamics of vessels; it is also intended to provide all specialists in this area with the required technical guidance to be used to the future developments. The main content of this volume is based on the materials presented during the stability workshop held in 2010 in Gothenburg.

The book is presenting the test cases as well as the data collected during the experiments and various computational methods. The publication also contains detailed analysis of the errors for local and global flow variables, including the standard deviations for the global variables and also propeller modeling for the self-propulsion. The authors of the materials contained in the book have also evaluated the effects of the grid size and also turbulence models and conducted the thorough analysis of the turbulence modeling capabilities to capture the physics of the local flow.

They have used the resistance submissions for evaluation of the errors and uncertainties using the systematic V&V, i.e. verification and validation, study together with the statistical investigations. Moreover, they have also analyzed all related computational and experimental studies...

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All intended readers will definitely find that the present volume is not a sort of books with glossy images of fabulous and glamorous yachts. It is much more scientific and sober than those titles. The main objective of the compilers of the present training course was to provide all interested readers, and yachtsmen in particular with the racing ambitions with a good technical background of the mechanics of sailing, including both hydro- and aeromechanics.

The original intention of the author of the volume was to present all materials in a way that could be justifiable from his own background, while all efforts have been made to keep the content easily accessible for the people without actual academic schooling. The book starts with a list of used notations and symbols followed by the introductory chapter.

Then the main content of the publication comes arranged in several sections covering the geometry of the sailing yacht and mass properties, basic mechanics and fundamental elements of the fluid mechanics, forces acting above the surface of the water, i.e. aerodynamics, and forces acting under the water, i.e. hydrodynamics, sailing hydrodynamics and aerodynamics, retrospection. Several appendices are there at the end of the volume providing some valuable additional information on mathematical notions, Kelvin ship waves, and other important aspects.

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This is a sort of treatise on ship stability specifically written to be used by the ship officers. The material of this volume was prepared by one of the well recognized experts who did his best to provide all marine officers with ready reference source covering all important aspects of ship stability. Traditionally for all books on naval architecture and ship stability, the content of this one starts with the fundamental formulae of naval architecture and basic problems.

There is a separate chapter devoted to the classic Simpson's Rules - even in a world of computers it is still very important to understand the underlying principles. The next several chapters of the publication concentrate on the list and trim of the vessel, associated problems, righting lever, moments, and changes occurring to the trim as a result of the change in density. The dry docking of the ships is discussed in the following chapter.

The author gives detailed and clear explanations on the stability curves, ship hull coefficients, explains the inclining test basics and procedure, covers the grounding problem and, in total, provides readers with nearly everything the may need to be aware of when working on board seagoing ships.

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This is one of the oldest publication on naval architecture. Published a century ago, it was originally intended for use by the beginners. The chapters of the volume are covering all important aspects of naval architecture. Though released so many years ago, the book is still very useful and practical for the students since the theoretical information contained in its pages retained its topicality.

In the opening chapter of the book the author introduces readers to the main definitions used in the naval architecture, such as the floating bod and displacement, as well as the basic calculations. The second chapter is devoted to the Sterling's Rules, while the third one deals with the method of applying these Rules... The list of chapter titles and topics covered therein is quite long, but in short we may say that the author managed to embrace absolutely all areas of naval architecture science that shall the future naval architects shall be aware of as necessary.

That is why and based on the numerous positive feedbacks received from all parts of the world, we would definitely find it reasonable to recommend this classic publication to every single student of marine related disciplines willing to get a good understanding of the fundamental principles of naval architecture, ship design and construction.

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A good and useful practical publication providing readers with the tips on proper draft surveys including trimming calculations and other matters. The volume has been arranged in six separate chapters each of them covering one particular issue related to the draft surveys of the ships. The book opens with the chapter addressing the six-sided draft - it will give readers some basic introduction to the subject.

The second chapter is dealing with the process of draft surveying in general. The remaining chapters of this publication address the trimming, hogging and sagging of the ship's hull, controlling the drafts of the vessel, and maximum drafts. Though the publication is quite compact and the author does not go too deep in the theory of the process, it covers the most important aspects and mainly concerns with the practical application of the theoretical information.

That is the reason why we can recommend this volume not only to the students of naval architecture and relevant disciplines but also to the practicing specialists such as the marine surveyors, naval architects, and all others - all of them will definitely find the content of the publication useful for their day to day work.

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An excellent course to be checked by all students of naval architecture. The book was prepared and published by the Maritime University Constanta. The main content of this publication has been divided into numerous sections. The first section of the book addresses the basic principles and introduces the students to the laws that are commonly governing the flotation and this information will help them understand why the vessels float at all; the information provided in this opening section will help in forming the very basic level of knowledge required to complete subject training program. It is followed by the sections addressing the form coefficients of the ship's hull, TPC, Load Lines, basic introduction to the transverse stability, conditions of stability, effect of the free surface on stability, centre of gravity, list and trim, centre of buoyancy, GZ curves and suspended weights.

The remaining sections of the book are dealing with the stability criteria, wall-sided formula, inclining test, ice acceleration, wind heeling, curves of statical stability etc. Some of the practical problems of ship loading have also been covered, together with the international regulations, e.g. IMO Grain Code. At the very end of the book there is an illustrative example of the Stability Information & Tank Sounding Book that can be used for ready and easy reference.

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