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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The present training booklet has been specifically designed by Videotel company with the intention to provide the crew members and all other people dealing with the use of the abrasive wheels with all necessary information and safety precautions to be taken.
The book starts with the short introduction followed with the practical tips for the storage and maintenance of subject equipment, and keeping the wheels in good operational and working condition - starting from making the right choice when selecting the wheel and checking the markings on the wheel and manufacturer's code.
The next chapter is dedicated to the actual use of the wheels, starting from the preparation of the wheels for work an checking their condition and fitness, through mounting the wheel onto portable and static machines, basic safety matters and equipment used for provision of the safe work, safety precautions to take and safety measures to be implemented and followed to make the work safe, and also main do's and don'ts to be considered when using the portable machines.
Then there is a summary of the information provided in the booklet and several question for assessment of your understanding. Appendices contained in the last section of the booklet provide the legislation-related information, useful case studies and further resources to check.
One of the most popular classic books on the shipbuilding demonstrating the actual design methods and construction techniques. It was originally published so many years ago in order to serve as a reference book when performing training of the woordworkers and carpenters in the fundamental theoretical aspects of the construction of the wooden vessels.
The author of the volume tried to establish a course useful for the shipbuilders and boatbuilders; he did not try to prepare a complete treatise on the subject so please note that there can be some omissions. However, needless to say that the book will be of great interest for everyone willing to improve their knowledge of ship construction principles, as well as people interested in building ship models.
The book is classic and rare; of course, the shipbuilding of today much differs from the one of last century due to the new technologies developed; however, the theory of the process, naval architecture, mechanics, strength, hydromechanics and other remain unchanged...
The present set of documents comprises of two separate volumes and belongs to the Cambridge Ocean Technology Series. The publication is mainly intended to provide readers with the comprehensive guidance on the marine use of various composite materials.
The first of the books included in the pack is named Fundamental Aspects and covers the production technology and materials science, provides structural analysis and FEM, describes the failure mechanisms, addresses the important environmental aspects, etc.
The second book, Practical Considerations, will examine how the theory is used in the design and construction of the structures like submersibles, boats, offshore installations etc.
Needless to say that the content of each book will be of great interest to the people engaged in the design and actual construction of the ships and other marine structures because the thorough knowledge and deep understanding of the different construction materials is one of the key factors determining the quality, construction effectiveness and reliability of the newly built vessel.