Ship Design & Construction


Nowadays, the process of developing the marine structures is slowly moving into the deep offshore areas, and the main reason for that is a continuously growing demand for the offshore exploration of oil and gas. the designers of the marine structures are trying to discover a need to re-check the fundamental technical concepts since they anticipate the behavior of marine structures to the increased depths of the water.

The present publication aims to provide a simplified and easily understandable approach to this subject and explain the basic and advanced concepts of marine structure design; the author has also tried to outline the different stages of the analysis and design of various marine structures. The content of the volume has been worked out from the perspective of structural engineering; the author is mainly focusing on the marine structures built for the offshore exploration, ultimate load design, fracture, fatigue, environmental loads etc.

He is also offering the readers finely detailed technical descriptions of different types of forms together with the functions and limitations of the offshore units. The text part of the volume incorporates several examples illustrating the use of various numerical, experimental and analytical studies...

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This publication was prepared with the intention to fill a gap in the knowledge that exists there in the general industry literature available today on port/harbor engineering and aims to provide the practicing engineers with the necessary background information which they need in order to be able to design various these structures for the berthing of the vessels, their mooring, and necessary repair works.

The volume contains a thorough introductory part and should also be very useful to all parties involved in shipping operations such as port authority engineers, port planners, marine contractors and terminal operators. The chapters of this valuable book provide necessary information of ship's dimensions and characteristics, general ship design considerations, operational/environmental loads, design of the berthing loads plus fender systems as well as various fixed and floating structures, etc.

Different types of the drydocks have been covered in the pages of this handbook, together with the procedures for assessment of such structures. The text is supplemented with nearly two hundred ship line drawings and more than fifty color photographs, numerous informative graphs and data tables enabling readers to better catch the material presented. All relevant standards and regulations have also been addressed and referenced where necessary.

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This document was officially released with the intention to provide the design policy and effective procedures for the mooring design for U.S. DOD vessels. The main purpose of the volume is to ensure the safety, quality and consistency of the vessels serving DOD with the due attention paid to their mooring arrangements. The mooring itself is generally defines as a structure restraining a vessel's movement against the actions of winds, waves and current forces.

The main emphasis in this document has been placed on the moorings that are composed of tension and compression members used to secure ships. While the opening part of the document is introductory, its second part provides the information related to the different types of mooring systems and the third part is devoted to the basic design procedures including design criteria and methods, design and operational considerations, maintenance and inspection, and general mooring guidelines.

The next two parts are devoted to the static forces and moments, and to the established procedures of the anchor system design. The rest of the document is dealing with the key components of the mooring systems, catenary behavior, fixed and spread mooring, etc. The glossary of terms is also included.

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One of the most important tasks in the shipping industry is the education of the ship officers and improvement of the maneuverability of the ships, that is why the requirements applicable to these activities play the critical role in the increasing of the safety at sea. In turn, this has increased the industry interest in numerical simulators considered a very strong tool to be used during the investigation of the ship's maneuverability and also for training purposes.

As a result, stronger requirements have been established concerning the reliability of the maneuvering models on which the mechanisms of the simulator is based on, as well as to their accuracy and overall technical quality. The simulators have proven effective, but it shall be noted that there are several areas where some additional knowledge would be appreciated and useful for improvement of the models.

And one of such areas would be the interaction between the ship's rudder, her propeller and hull, playing a top role in successful modeling of the ship's maneuvering. The present document is fully devoted to this problem and its content will be interesting for the people dealing with scientific investigations and researches in this area.

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The present publication is in fact a nice collection of selected technical papers that reflect the teaching materials intended for use during the MNA (Master of Naval Architecture) course that was, in turn, developed in the European ASDEPP project. This abbreviation stands for the advanced ship design for the prevention of pollution.

Among the topics covered within this publication are the structural reliability and strength of the vessel, collision and grounding of the vessel treated as the criteria in design of the various structures of the vessel, modeling of the various environmental loads, application of the probabilistic approach to the damage stability of the vessel, and others.

The content of the work is showing the latest developments and scientific trends in contemporary naval architecture. The book shall definitely be considered a very valuable source of reference information for the naval architects, engineers, students and all other people engaged in the design and maintenance of the vessels and other marine constructions.

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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.

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The present volume continues the book devoted to the large floating structures available here at our website. It will provide the readers with a truly comprehensive and professional treatment of subject structures analyzed together with their relationship with the sea habitats, coastal waters, current flow, and taking into consideration all aspects involved.

The author has looked into the structural and hydro-elastic analysis of the structures at both cell and overall levels, maintenance system, commonly used anti-corrosion arrangements, breakwater analysis and design matters, wave properties that are considered critically important for the correct estimation of the loading of the very large floating structures; note that it is also covering virtually all latest developments in the field with the primary emphasis made on the Mega-Float.



The content has been very well illustrated with the informative and clear pictures, and supplemented with the numerous detailed drawings; there are also equations included for the math modeling and analysis. The book will be ideal for the design professionals and students of structural engineering.



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This volume is elaborating on combination of the basic theoretical approaches and common practices of the preliminary design of the ship. The intention of the author was to support the introductory training courses of ship design as a textbook. Taking this into account, we may consider this book as so useful one to students of naval architecture as well as of all related disciplines.

We are quite sure that the book would actually serve as an excellent reference source not only for the students but even for the practicing naval architects, ship officers, marine engineers and anyone interested in ship design theory plus practical methodologies applied to the estimation of the ship's basic properties and main dimensions together with the other elements of design.



There are five appendices complementing the main content of the book providing some additional information on the different ships types and their characteristics, historical background, regulatory documentation, description of the relational method, etc. Definitely recommended reading for both professional and future ship designers who will benefit from the thoroughly prepared information provided in the volume.



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