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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This book was written by A. Hermans with the intention to provide readers with a general technical introduction to the various aspects of the water waves playing the important roles in hydrodynamics of ships as well as offshore engineering. Firstly, it derives the equations and linearized boundary conditions that describe the non-viscous free waves with the particular attention being paid to the combination of non-steady and steady flow fields.

After that, the author derives some of the simple types of free wave solutions, for example cylindrical and plane waves. The source singularity function has also been derived for several steady and unsteady situations; subject functions are playing a role in the numerical codes that are used for the description of the ship's motion. The content of the publication is divided into eight major chapters addressing the water waves theory, second-order theory, non-linear and irregular waves, linear wave phenomena and asymptotic formulation, and other important technical aspects of the ship hydrodynamics.

The appendices at the last part of the book are providing such important additional information as the methods of characteristics and of stationary phase, two-dimensional Green's function, singular integral equations and simplification of the relevant algebraic equations. A very useful and practical volume for ship designers.

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One of the classic and rare books on naval architecture. The original edition of the volume was published back in 1877, the content of that one grew out of series of excellent lectures read at the RNC, i.e. Royal Naval College. The book was prepared and presented in popular language to make the content accessible to the beginners. The mathematics used throughout the book is of simplest character.

The explanations of the terminology and fundamental mechanical properties have been provided. The author of the manual avoided going too deep into theory and such approach allowed the material be understandable to everyone. The book is divided in to several chapters covering literally all important aspects of naval architecture, starting from the displacement and buoyancy of the vessels, tonnage including early and modern measurement systems, relevant tonnage legislation and rules such as Corinthian, American, Suez Canal, Danube and others.

The ship stability is addressed in detail together with oscillation of the hull in still water and among waves. The strains commonly experienced by vessels and methods of observing pitching/rolling motions, strength of the ships and structural arrangements are also covered. Particular attention is paid to the materials used for ship construction including steel, iron and wood, hull resistance, sail and steam propulsion, steering and many other topics.

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This training document was prepared by the Homeland Security Department of USCG, which maybe is the most authoritative regulatory and control organization in the maritime world. The booklet will provide required guidance in the stability of fishing vessels. The basic stability concepts have been introduced in the pages of this volume which will be practically interesting for the crew members and owners of the fishing ships, as well as to any other parties involved in commercial fishing.

The book will tell the readers about stability, providing them with the answers to such question as how does stability of the vessel work and how is the stability determined. They will understand the difference between initial stability and overall stability and get a lot of other useful information covering a widest range of different subjects related to the stability of the fishing vessels. The authors have listed the most important lessons at the beginning of the sections in order to assist readers.

The readers will also know what they can do to let their vessel maintain adequate stability and understand how the operation of the vessel affects stability. The book was written having crew members and not professional naval architects in mind, so the information is presented in a simple and clear language to make it understandable for everyone on board and ashore.

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