SHIP HYDROSTATICS AND STABILITY — A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH
|Author(s)||Omar bin Yaakob|
|Publisher||Malaysian Technological University|
|D O W N L O A D|
People have always benefited from the sea and its resources. For thousands of years the sea has serves as the source of food for them. In addition and with the course of time, sea has become one of the ways for transporting goods. Today, the marine transportation is considered a primary means of transportation. There are many different types of ships and offshore structures at sea, including both fixed and mobile installations.
All of them shall be designed and constructed in a way that will provide the safety of the people on board, and this is what the naval architecture is there for. The present publication covers one of the most important aspects, namely hydrostatics and stability of the ships. The content has been written having all readers in mind, including those with relatively limited technical and naval architecture background, and that is why the very basic terminology was used.
When working with this book the readers will get to know how to perform the essential calculations and have better understanding of the essential instruments that are in common use when performing the stability assessment of the ships. The content is very easy to follow and all of the material has been presented in a remarkably systematic way.
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