The team of authors of the present book, consisting of four world recognized industry experts, has managed to reach the ultimate declared goal, namely to demonstrate the readers the condensed technical experience in designing the ship hull structures looked from the practical point of view.
The content of the volume is arranged in three separate parts presenting the fundamentals of the design, as well as the design theory and its application to the ship hulls. The topics covered in the publication have been treated very comprehensively with a strong emphasis made on the reliability and efficiency of the ship hull structures.
The authors of the book have introduced their own experiences with the dramatically increased ship hull sizes. In addition to the above, they have introduced the vessel types with a highest possible degree of specialization.
The authors have also performed an analysis of the early failures of those "new" hull structures in order to provide the informative illustrations showing why the design of the structures should be conducted on several levels to ensure that the proper loading has been applied and also to make sure that there is an absolutely clear understanding of the behavior of the local structures. An indispensable training source for the students in ship design and construction as well as the practicing engineers and designers.