Naval Architecture


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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The present naval architecture and ship stability textbook was released to provide naval architects and students with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of ship stability. The past decades showed the evolvement in the assessment of the ship stability. The volume will enable readers to get themselves duly familiarized with the modern methodologies.

The author gives excellent explanation if the probabilistic damage methodology, detailing the relevant requirements applicable when assessing the newly introduced ship classes and sizes. The volume contains very useful and up-to-date information and this makes it useful to the students of naval architecture and marine engineering. The content is perfectly illustrated and includes numerous chapter studies.

The material of the book has been arranged in fifteen chapters. The first one introduces readers to naval architecture while the next thirteen chapters make the main body of the volume covering all necessary aspects of the modern ship stability. Finally, the closing chapter provides several examples for better understanding of the theoretical part. An absolute must-have for all naval architects and anyone with the professional interest in ship stability.

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Here is one of the most useful volumes of those making the whole Loss Prevention series. The document is dealing with such critically important aspect of ship handling as the stability, applied to the small ships. The book opens with some introduction and the basic information concerning lack of proper understanding of the ship stability criteria together with the possible consequences.

The authors have addressed the key principles that should be observed as necessary - failure to do so would eventually result in the loss of stability. Such principles include but are not limited to the container heights and weights, overloading of the vessel, FSE, standing for the free surface effect, derricks and cranes, pre-load requirements, stability calculations performed by means of the shipboard computers, freeboard reduction etc.

The content of this volume is mainly aimed at the crew members of the dry cargo ships. The main purpose was to provide them with the opportunity to get better understanding of the basics of the ship stability and its determination. Unfortunately, not all crew members of those assigned responsibility for loading operations possess necessary knowledge of the subject. The appendices supplementing the main part of the volume give some additional information.

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This set consists of two books on ship’s stability, in fact two editions of the world famous title. The latest fourth edition has been fully revised and updated and that is the reason why we decided to include both books. We are aware of the serious changes in the marine transportation of cargoes and design of ships intended to serve purpose. However, it shall be noted that the rules and regulations that pertain to the transportation of the movable bulk cargo remained more or less constant being working.

There are four main parts in this book. The opening chapter of the volume is dealing with the prerequisites for the calculations of the ship’s stability and trim as well as the hull strength. The first part is dealing with the transverse stability of the ship including inclining test, free surface effect and stability at large angles.

The second part addresses the longitudinal stability of the vessel while the third part covers the longitudinal hull strength. The final part will provide information on the modern application including usage of the shipboard computers calculating stability, practical aspects of ship stability etc. Some additional information is provided within several appendices to the main part.

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People use different marine structure including both floating and fixed ones, to perform their duties and carry out associated activities on the water. Of course, all of those structures shall be designed and constructed in many shapes and sized varying from the small-sized canoe and up to the huge supertankers and drilling rigs.

Naval architecture is one of the most important engineering disciplines dealing with the ship design technology. In order to build the floating structures mentioned above, ship builders require properly developed design drawings, plans and calculations, and all of these are normally prepared by the naval architecture professionals, i.e. naval architects. That is why proper knowledge of all principles of naval architecture must be possessed as necessary.

Naval architects work on determining of the shape and size of the vessels they design; then, they estimate the stability and propulsive power of the vessel, calculate the strength of the vessel’s structure. After that, the designer proceeds to the materials to be applied, arrangement of the vessel, machinery and equipment, and other matters, all based on the sound knowledge of the naval architecture without which any design would not be possible.

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Another piece of classics here. The old yet useful volume on naval architecture written by the former professor of naval architecture and marine engineering of the MIT, standing for the Massachusetts Institute of technology. The intention of the publication was to provide in a connected and maximum possible consistent manner the theoretical essentials of the naval architecture.

The author tried to stick to this approach, making the presentation of the material more direct and simple, particularly for such topics as the ship stability, ship propulsion, local and overall strength, displacement and many others. First of all, the author gave a clear statement of the computing rules and also included an informative instruction on the mechanical and graphical integration. Then, the text moves to the detailed explanation of the ship displacement and everything related to the stability of the ship, since this is considered one of the most important areas.

All fundamental information and commonly used computational methods have been covered in detail. Going through the contents of the book we can definitely say that the author managed to compile all the basics of the naval architecture in a single volume which would be equally useful to the students of naval architecture and to the practicing shipbuilders and ship designers.

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This is a world popular and truly indispensable, one of the best available guidebooks on ship stability. The authors of the book managed to cover, in a single volume, all important stability topics, including but not limited to the buoyancy and flotation of the ship, stability at small and large angles of inclination, longitudinal stability, effects caused by the density of the water, bilging and hull resistance, etc.

There is a separate chapter devoted to the advanced hydrostatics. There is a list of objectives accompanying each of the chapters, located at the beginning. It is followed with the check sheet at the end of each topic – these should be used by the students as a supplemental tool to track the learning process and ensure that the relevant skills have been developed prior to moving to the next one.

There are more than 170 working examples included in the book, each of them is provided with the thoroughly explained solutions so that the students can work through them, building up their knowledge of the topic and developing their skills. Subject examples vary in difficulty and base on a hypothetical vessel – the readers are given extracts from the typical ship data book replicating the data books on board real vessels.

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A nice collection of the records that will be of great use for the students of the naval architecture. Even though there are so many modern technologies and calculation software available today, the good understanding of the essential naval architecture techniques is a must have for any future naval architect, ship designed and shipbuilder. The Simpson’s Rules are among the most fundamental ones in the naval architecture.

They are still popular due to their simplicity. They are still in wide use for calculating the area of the figure as well as the volume and geometric centers of the spaces confined within the curve and straight line. As we know, there are three basic Simpson’s Rules and the Trapezoidal Rule. When calculating an area, we first choose the equidistant points along that line and then measure the perpendicular distance from each of those points to the curve.

The straight line is called the axis and the measured distances are ordinates. What we do next is that we multiply the ordinates by the numbers chosen from the Simpson’s Multipliers and get the product – as simple as that! In short, this is one of the most effective and simple methods and any naval architect shall know how to apply it.

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