Shipbuilding & Repair


The maritime shipping industry has always been of critical importance for the whole Europe, and it still is considered strategically vital to the European economy, as well as the tradition and topology, and of course tradition. Throughout the history, the shipbuilding has been treated as a significant source of employment for the people. Nowadays, shipbuilding together with the related areas, need to go through the serious changes, in order to remain competitive.

The subject changes would include, first of all, the reduction of the lead times, commonly caused by the production over-capacity and competition. It would also be necessary to achieve sustainability throughout the entire process of ship construction. In addition, the highest standards of quality shall be complied with to provide safety and environmental friendliness of the maritime navigation.

All above goals are difficult but possible to achieve but will definitely require improvements in the design and construction of the merchant fleet, as well as its subsequent technical maintenance. The newly introduced technological advances, applied to the shipbuilding industry through, for instance, the laser welding of the ship’s hull, the growing level of automation of all processes, when used properly, will eventually result in the better productivity.

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Have a look into this second, thoroughly revised and updated edition of the popular Small Steel Craft publication by Ian Nicolson. The publication is covering all important aspects of the small craft construction and building, as well as the repair and rebuilding. The author provides clear and easy-to-understand explanations of the design features considered unique to the craft made of steel materials.

Note that both the steel and different alloys have been addressed, together with their properties and application. The readers will get to know what and how shall be done in order to avoid too complicated methods of work that would consume too much of valuable time. There are also numerous tips on the optimization of the construction process, such as minimizing the number of different sizes of the steel plates and parts.

The chapters of the volume cover the entire process of small steel craft building, with the due attention paid to every single part of the craft, from the keel to the superstructure, shipboard machinery and equipment, and up to and including the fittings. The maintenance of the steel hulls is also explained together with the painting and preservation instructions.

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This is new sixth edition of one of the most respected books written by the recognized industry specialist. The book addresses the most widely used joining techniques as applied to the construction materials. The volume is mainly aimed at the students of metallurgy and will also be useful to the specialists taking welding courses. Note that is a great reference source for the engineers directly engaged in the joining processes.

The author has covered all changes taking place when welding together with the types and properties of the welding joints, possible defects and behavior of the weld seams in active service. The newly introduced metal-ceramic welding is dealt with in a separate chapter. Also, the friction stir welding, adhesive bonding, quality control and production technology have been paid particular attention in this new edition.

The chapter dealing with the heat flow has been thoroughly revised, updated, and supplemented with the additional examples. In addition to that, the book now features perfect and comprehensive coverage of the non-destructive evaluation of the welding seams, as well as the major structural features that led to the ship catastrophes.

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The publication is a good reference source and it will be very useful for all those involved in welding the magnesium alloys. Apart from them, it will be also appreciated by the researchers in the field as well as metallurgists. The content will provide them with a detailed analysis and review of the technologies for welding the subject alloys.

It will also give valuable information about the technical characteristics of the procedures, practical applications and associated limitations; note that it covers both newly introduced procedures as well as those with already proven effectiveness. The weldability of the alloys has been covered in detail, and the technologies commonly used for joining them have been duly explored.

Several chapters of the book address the new welding methods, including the laser welding. The author has equally covered the welding of the magnesium alloys to steel and to aluminum alloys, together with the protection of the newly established weld seams from corrosion.

Written by the professor of technology, the publication will give you the theoretical knowledge and the practical information you would need in order to produce high-quality welding with the magnesium alloys involved.

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If you happen to visit any of the great marine ports of the world, for example Sydney or Singapore, or San Francisco, you will surely get be surprised by the huge number of ships of different types and sizes. They are moored alongside, anchored in the vicinity or just passing by through the bay leading to the open sea.

They will include oil and product tankers, passenger liners and dry cargo ships, container carriers and ferries, fishing boats and yachts, and so many others. You will count hundreds of ships since the demands of the modern trade are remarkably diverse nowadays.

This book was written for the newcomers to shipping industry willing to get a general understanding of the shipbuilding process. The way material is presented makes it easy reading even for the people with little to no technical knowledge available. The author starts the book with the explanation of the differences between ship types and some brief information about the ship design and construction process, with particular attention paid to the so-called CAD, standing for the computer assisted design.

The shipbuilding process is explained at every stage, from steel preparation to the launching of the ready ship and put fitting. The sea trials normally conducted upon completion of the ship construction, have been addressed in a separate chapter. The book features a glossary of terminology and is full of brilliant pictures.

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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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The content of the present publication was specifically developed to assist people working with the aluminium as well as various aluminium alloys. As you know, subject material is in quite wide use in the contemporary shipbuilding. Since connection of different parts of the ship’s hull normally implies their welding one to another, it is very important for the workers and designers to have a good understanding of the welding process.

This is also important because having a good technical knowledge on this would help in evaluation of the weld design at earlier stages, predicting all possible problems in the future. The content of the book will provide all of them with the basic information relating to the metallurgic principles, which they well have to be aware of in order to do a good and defect-less job.

The volume shall be used as a comprehensive guidebook to all shop-floor engineers since the author has covered all important areas including weldability of the aluminium alloys, advantages and disadvantages of application of the different processes, quality assurance and control, solving of the different problems involved, and many other aspects deserving attention.

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Have a look at this absolutely excellent textbook on welding. According to the numerous reviews by the readers from different parts of the world and involved in different industries, there is literally no other volume that would contribute so much to the prevention of the accidents more than this one.

The book will tell readers where they must not weld and also contains seventy-five images, ten detailed sketches and huge amount of relevant technical knowledge gathered from more than fifty years of practical experience in the field of construction. The publication will clearly explain all you need to know about welding providing the information normally not available from the ordinary textbooks.

Among the matters covered in the pages of the book there are welding stresses, confined expansion and many other things that could have negative effect on the quality of the welding seam. The book shall be treated as a perfect welding guidebook and maybe the best one for self-study. The authors prepared a truly great manual which gained a lot of popularity not only in the United States but in the other countries as well, and is recommended to anyone whose job involved welding, designing or inspecting welds.

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