Shipbuilding & Repair


This publication can be considered an easy reading for the people involved with the maritime industry, and for all others it will be a great introductory volume providing general information on the ship technology. Starting with some background on today’s shipping and shipbuilding industry, the author proceeds with the absolute basics of the naval architecture.

The top important aspects of powering the vessel and ship design have been provided along with the essentials of the ship construction. The safety of the ship and personnel at sea is addressed, as well. Moreover, in addition to the conventional vessels, the author has also covered the navy ships and underwater vehicles. It shall be noted that this is neither a textbook nor an exhaustive reference book on the ship technology.

The idea of the author was rather to provide some very basic introduction so that the readers can follow up, should they get interested in the thing. That is why each section consists not more than a couple of pages giving compact and concise introduction which, however, will be enough to understand if this can be the area of the readers’ interest. The volume closes with an article devoted to the future of shipbuilding.

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The content of the present publication is mainly aimed at the professionals of the shipbuilding industry, including ship designers, who are willing to improve their knowledge of the subject and to know more about one of the most critical problems of shipbuilding, namely corrosion of the ship hull metal when submerged into the sea water.

The decades of the practical experience found their reflection in this excellent volume encompassing the major areas concerned. For the easier understanding of the material, same is arranged in eight sections, first one being introductory and containing general information. Among the metal materials covered by the authors there are steels, including iron, carbon and stainless steels, and alloys, including copper, nickel, aluminum and titanium alloys.

The closing section of the publication is entirely devoted to the problem of galvanic corrosion which definitely deserves attention – here you will find the useful information that will help you to avoid this sort of corrosion. The title belongs to the series of EFC, standing for the European Federation of Corrosion, publications and the texts shall be read by anyone in the business of shipbuilding.

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Floating dry docks are often referred to as "floaters" - they are engineering structures having enough size, strong construction and displacement as well as sufficient stability to be able to lift vessels from the water using the buoyancy. The floating docks can normally be operated with list and trim to reduce block loading and reduce or, ideally, to eliminate ship stability problems when docking or undocking.

Some shipyards are equipped to transfer vessels to shore from a dock, which enables concurrent work on multiple vessels. The common construction of the docks implies a pontoon and wing walls. The pontoon is considered the major structural component of any FDD, i.e. floating dry dock, that shall be designed to provide due distribution of the concentrated blocking loads from the vessel to the docks deck and ultimately to the uniform buoyant force on the hull.

The pontoon provides the transverse strength for the dock as well as contributing to the longitudinal strength. Additionally, the pontoon must feature sufficient size to be capable of providing enough displacement to lift the ship together with the dock from the water. In short, this is must-have book for all shipyard specialists engaged in docking activities.

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This publication is in a very wide use in the various industries, including ship building, construction and repair. The volume is intended to provide readers with a good and thorough intro to the most important areas of contemporary welding engineering. The topics included in this book have been explained in a really simple and clear manner and the main accent was made by the author to the essential engineering matters.

The book features a remarkably comprehensive coverage of the different topics considered important. It was prepared as a good reference book to be used by the students; however, it will definitely be equally useful to the professional engineers. While it was not designed to be used as a handbook, it provides all basic information they may need.

The publication has gained worldwide popularity and not only among welding engineering students but also among the representatives of different areas, considering the fact that nowadays welding is applied virtually everywhere and having a good understanding of the welding concepts is a real prerequisite to the good handling of any design or construction activity and shall be possessed by any engineer, specialist and technician.

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This perfect handbook is mainly aimed to provide all interested parties including general readers and industry people with the easy access to the wealth of practically useful information directly relating to the problem-solving. It offers numerous handy data charts and tables, supplemented with formulas and informative illustrations.

As per the numerous opinions provided by the industry experts from different countries, this book shall be treated as the valuable working instrument expected to be used by all steel designers. The content has already been highly appreciated by the specialists dealing with the design of the various steel structures.

This is the fourth release of the handbook, substantially updated and revised to make the content even more user-friendly and duly reflect all developments in the field of steel design. All of the descriptions and examples contained in the book have been brought in compliance with the last AISC, AISI and AASHTO updates. The content is giving all basic data including the demonstrations of its application.

The text of this nice manual intended for use by the practicing engineers is also demonstrating all application of this info. The publication is divided in several chapters compiled using the invaluable contributions provided by the leading experts in steel design.

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This nice and comprehensive title is specifically intended to clearly describe the matters relating to the NDE, standing for the non-destructive evaluation, and commonly associated with the real-life applications of the NDE methods, detailing both existing, i.e. conventional plus also the forthcoming techniques of such evaluation. Through the content of his work, the author is instructing readers on the current practices, commonly used techniques and equipment in use, together with the limitations and future potentials of the existing methods of evaluation.

Each chapters is detailing a particular NDE method, providing a comprehensive technical overview and clear explanation of the basic physical laws that are governing this method, covering also the inspection techniques. The authors are also discussing some historical background of each of the methods covered. The equations used for calculating have also been dealt with. It is a really perfect source of reference info for people willing to get better understanding of the techniques.

The book shall be equally useful for the students and specialists since the information is presented in a very simple and clear language; the authors have managed to prepare an excellent blend of the fundamental and advanced information addressing the most popular non-destructive testing.

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A vessel at open sea fully depends on the professional knowledge, technical skills and also self-reliance of the crew members carrying out required maintenance and repair works. Among the other important technical skills that are considered necessary, we would mention the modern welding techniques.

The ultimate purpose of the present training handbook prepared by the specialists of the Unitor Company specifically for the maritime welders was to provide the welders engaged in different ship building and ship repair works with the useful source of practical knowledge covering the right solutions to the specific problems of the welding. The document opens with the quick introduction and guidance to the welding processes.

The process of welding and other related thermal processes are using compressed either compressed gas or electricity to get a concentrated heat source melting or burning away steel and other construction materials. All necessary safety precautions are required to be in place and followed in order to avoid any possible accidents relating to the supply of gas/electric power, sparks and fumes etc.

In the most countries, the regulations and guidelines relating to the welding and any other hot works together with their applications onboard vessels, are laid down by the authorities.

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The book will serve as an excellent general source of technical knowledge related to the joining of materials by means of welding. The coverage of the material is really impressive. the author is encompassing the welding metallurgy together with the weld pool chemistry and welding physics in detail. in the meantime he does not go too deep to the thorough descriptions that would be too difficult for the people with little experience in the field.

In fact, most of the welding related publications available today are only dealing with the basic welding techniques and principles leaving the science out, or vice versa. In this book the welding expert is taking a sort of integrated approach; this has eventually resulted in the content of his work being comprehensive and covering all aspects, providing self-contained treatment of welding together with the physics of the process and underlying principles.

The book is a real classic textbook and a must-have standard reference. There are hundreds of informative illustrations and data tables included by the author to supplement the main text of the book, correlating the science of welding with the currently used welding practices. Absolutely recommended to the practicing and future welders.

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