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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This is a compact but very informative and useful booklet providing a summary of the main aspects related to the welding certification. It will be useful to the people willing to get the basic knowledge of the subject without going to deep into the theory and relevant procedures. We have been approving the welding procedures through testing and certifying the welders for more than fifty years.

According to the established practice which shall be strictly followed, the testing shall be done prior to commencement of the production and is therefore considered a QA, i.e. Quality Assurance, rather than just a QC, i.e. Quality Control, measure. The material in this booklet is arranged in section sections. The first section is purely introductory while the remaining sections are dealing with the welding certification itself, welding the specimen, testing and certification, and also some info about SAFed.

There are also several appendixes to the main part of the document – here you will find the information about the test certificates including some samples to be used. Though the publication was not developed specifically for the shipbuilding industry, the content will be useful to all people involved in ship building and ship repair.

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An excellent booklet released by BOC to provide general introduction to the cutting and welding. The content of this compact but very informative volume starts with the recommended safety precautions, taking into account the importance of safety measures; this chapter includes coverage of the clothing and fire protection aspects. The next chapter deals with the gases used for cutting and welding including their storage and handling at the workplace.

The fuel gases processes are addressed within the next chapter - here the authors also touch the flame properties and output. Then, we proceed to the gas welding and oxygen-acetylene welding procedures from beginning to the shutting down stages. the rest of the chapters are covering various welding techniques, joining processes and welding information including tips for improving the quality of the weld seams, silver brazing and gas cutting, mild steel cutting and flame heating.

There is a separate chapter devoted to the typical designs where the different joint designs are compared. Notes on proper care of the welding and cutting equipment are also included in the volume. The document will be of great practical interest in the cutting and welding, including shipbuilding industry.

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We all know that the mild steel considered prime construction material in many fields is seriously prone to corrosion when exposed to the marine and industrial environments where the harmful pollutants exist. These problems are even more severe in tropical countries. One of the ways to improve the corrosion resistance of the steel is weathering steel. The present publication will shed some light on the corrosion problem.

It starts with the general theoretical information on rusting of iron and corrosion of steels, atmospheric corrosion and degradation of the organic coatings, rust characterization etc. The next chapter tells readers about practical approach to this problem including various tests, while the third chapter is devoted to the experimental evidence covering corrosion rate and rust appearance, controlled lab tests etc.

The final part of the volume is dealing with the field exposure test. Some additional data is provided in the appendix to the main body of the volume. Needless to say that the content of this book will be useful to anyone engaged in design and construction of the marine vessels and other floating constructions; however, it may be equally useful to the construction engineers employed in the industrial sector.

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Materials are and have always been considered one of the most critical elements since they support a wide variety of technological fields. The content of the present book was summarized on the basis of the results of the research activities and laboratory works, and it is actually forming a basic principle of laboratory work.

That is why this publication is expected to be suitable to the graduate students; however, it will definitely be of equal importance and use for the undergraduate students as well as the researchers and practicing engineers working in the fields of mechanics and materials. The material contained in each of the parts has been edited base on the technical review papers by the author.

The first chapter provides some general introduction to materials. The second chapter will tell the readers about the main technical concepts of the fracture mechanics, while the third chapter describes the main principles of toughness and strength of materials. The remaining chapters of the volume cover the steels, alloys, intermetallic compounds, cast iron, polymers and ceramic materials, titanium, aluminum, metal matrix composites and many other important and relevant topics.

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