23.09.2018
COMPUTATIONAL SHIP DESIGN

The present volume will offer its reader an excellent introduction to the very fundamental processes and also important systematic methodologies that are normally employed in the popular and effective computational approaches to the design of ships. The authors of the book are taking a detailed approach providing detailed descriptions of the relevant theories and definition of the problems, selection of the algorithms and math formulations etc.

The content of the publication is covering the whole ship design process starting from description of the basic theories and up to the latest applications. While the opening chapter is dealing with the basic models and equations of the ship design together with the freeboard calculations, hull resistance and powering of the ship, the other chapters are covering ship propeller design and ship hull form, selection of the engine, structural design and other relevant aspects.

The last two chapters address the operating ship design and consider the economic factors such as fuel consumption and construction cost. The volume is reflecting the huge practical experience of the authors in the field of ship design and s therefore recommended to any person engaged in the shipbuilding.

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24.07.2018
SHIP CONSTRUCTION 7TH EDITION

Here is the latest seventh edition of one of the most recognized textbooks on ship construction offering professional guidance for the design of vessels and their construction from A to Z. The volume will provide readers with the good overview of the established shipyard techniques proven effective, safety matters involved, materials used for construction, their strength, cutting and welding of metals, including the newly introduced methods of computer-aided design.

The book also covers the relevant international regulations applicable to the different ship types, contemporary materials and fabrication techniques. The material in the book is arranged in seven sections introducing readers to the world of shipbuilding and covering the fundamental ship design, dimensions and categories, as well as the development of the types. The content also considers the developments in the shipyard layout together with the development of the original arrangement and structural design plus the major processes that are commonly involved in the plate or section preparation and machining.

The text of the book has been already found invaluable by the students of marine technology, practicing naval architects and marine engineers due to the amount of the useful information this book provides and reasonable arrangement of the sections. This is what has gained so much popularity to this release of "Ship Construction" by D. J. Eyres and G. J. Bruce.

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12.06.2018
WAVE MECHANICS AND WAVE LOADS ON MARINE STRUCTURES

The present publication prepared by Paolo Boccotti was released to provide industry with the new perspective concerning the calculation of the wave forces acting on the marine structures through unifying the probabilistic and deterministic ways of approaching the theory of waves and through combination of the various methods commonly used together with the experimental measurements.

In his work, the author presents the QG, standing for the quasi-determinism theory as well as the use of SSFEs, i.e. small-scale field experiment approach, simplifying the techniques and findings that are honed in this publication in order to provide the practicing engineers and researchers with the newly introduced effective practical analysis methods. The author has included numerous real life case studies and worked examples to supplement the theory and let readers understand it easier.

The volume includes discussion on the software used for the analysis. An absolutely recommended book for everyone dealing with wave mechanics and calculations related to the wave loads since this is very important aspect of any marine structure design. All aspects of the design they shall be aware of have been covered in the pages of this popular volume.

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05.06.2018
DESIGNING FOR STRENGTH

The content of the present publication of designing for strength is mainly intended to provide a good coverage of the strength related calculations for the general design to the standards considered suitable for the engineering courses. However decision was made by the author of the volume to skip the academic soil and fracture mechanics, advanced theoretical civil engineering, plasticity and other matters.

The original intention is to explain in details the main stress forms and then proceed to the critical examination of the associated material properties and relevant testing. After that the author explains the stress concentration followed by the information on the applications, with the latter being treated in fundamental terms, relevant aspects and procedures that are specific to the constructions and pressure vessels.

The volume concludes with the numerous real case studies providing additional information for easier understanding of the subject. A huge part of the material has been presented in a quite condensed format with some references made to the publications available today, all listed in a separate section, all of the references have been selected by the author of the book.

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29.04.2018
SHIP CONSTRUCTION — CHIEF MATE COURSE

This training course was developed by Captain S. A. Hosseini and released by the I.R.I.S.L. Training Institute specifically to assist ship chief mates willing to have better understanding of the ship construction. Such understanding will definitely contribute to the safety of the voyage since knowing the construction of the vessel will help make better arrangements related to its use and also choose appropriate course of actions during various situations.

The material of this training volume is arranged in seven major sections starting from the materials commonly used for constructing ship hulls. The next two sections are dealing with the ship bulkheads including their construction and watertightness aspects, bulkhead testing etc., and welding covering different types of welding, testing the weld seams, preparation for welding, advantages of welding etc.

The weather- and watertight doors are discussed in the other section together with their construction, operation and maintenance. The rest of the book is dealing with the corrosion of the ship hull and methods of preventing corrosion, classification, survey and drydocking of the vessels, and finally the requirements of the SOLAS convention that shall be taken in consideration and complied with at all times.

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15.03.2018
LECTURE NOTES FOR ENGINEERING 5003 & 6003 — SHIP STRUCTURES I & II

Here are the lecture notes for the Ship Structure course intended to facilitate the development of the good technical knowledge of the structure of the ship's hull. The main focus has been made by the authors of the course on the different types of the structural behavior on the basis of the fundamental concepts of mechanics of materials.

The content of the course is covering the design and assessment as well as drawing and reporting on the scantlings of the ship, i.e. design of the hull girder applied to the large vessels. Another important goal of the course is the development of the trainees' ability of making educated guess based on the good reasoning and very careful approximation of the problem.

The set consists of two courses. The first course No. 5003 addresses the structural features of the vessel, mechanical behavior, longitudinal strength and bean theory and associated equations, force and displacement methods applied to the indeterminate beams, shear stresses, torsion, plate bending, structural analysis methods, moment distribution, and other aspects.

This all is continued in the second course No. 6003 dealing with the elastic plate behavior, plastic and elastic bending, elastic buckling, local and overall stiffener buckling, fatigue and fracture problems, strain rate effects, engineering safety metrics, buckling of transverse and longitudinal plate panels, hot spot fatigue analysis, risk analysis, laterally loaded plates and other topics considered important.

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06.03.2018
HUMAN FACTORS FOR NAVAL MARINE VEHICLE DESIGN AND OPERATION

Everyone has own idea and opinion of what exactly human factors are. The reason for that is molding of the everyone's perspective with the particular field. Subject field can be design or experimental research, cognitive theory or acquisition, biology, anthropology or any other. Nowadays there is a driving demand for the naval specialists to focus on such important aspect as human factor.

Regretfully, the number of marine accidents continues to increase with the main cause being human error. It can be designer's or operator's error. The situation is worsened because of the decreasing manning of the vessels, lack of duly experienced operators, and operations carried out in high seas; you should also take into account the fatigue. One of the potential solutions could be automation; however the fact is that flawed automation system contribute to the maritime accidents.

The present publication is devoted to the human factors for the design and operation of the naval marine vehicles. The author has addressed the main aspects involved, including types of the marine vehicles, their functions and associated limitations and solutions, human stressors, areas of concern, enhancement of the human factors, HMI, standing for the human-machine interface, important design considerations and future trends.

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01.02.2018
YACHT DESIGN HANDBOOK

An excellent and useful publication prepared by the expert in boatbuilding to serve as a practical tool for any students of yacht design and any other people with the interest in yachtbuilding and boatbuilding, who will definitely find this volume a very enjoyable and interesting reading. It will provide all necessary theoretical and practical information for those who wish to learn more about yacht design and construction.

The publication covers all important aspects of yacht design and gives numerous valuable suggestions and even some useful trade-related tricks. The author of the volume explains the very basics of the yacht design to the readers and leads them through all stages of designing yachts, step-by-step. Moreover, one of the chapters of the book is solely dedicated to the twenty-one yacht design principles worked out by the author. Some necessary supplementary information like conversion tables has also been included in the volume. The book starts with the chapters covering the design and planning of hulls, touching the math and followed by stability and propulsion matters.

The materials that yachts are constructed of have also been touched, together with the engine requirements, outfitting and various deck arrangements... We would definitely recommend this book due to the amount of information it contains and also due to the very easy-to-understand manner subject information has been presented.

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