Shipbuilding & Repair

07.09.2017
FIRE RISK AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN CRUISE VESSEL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

The main purpose of the research conducted by the author of this book was to provide readers with proper identification and clear description of the project fire risks that are commonly present in the cruise ship industry of today. The attempt was also made to duly assess the size of the associated risks and explicate the potential response. The author has applied the theoretical approach basing on the project management as well as the general management of the fire risks, supplemented by the specific ship building literature.

The thorough and detailed study has been performed of the technical data obtained from seven different European shipyards. Here is the brief content of the document - Introduction; Review of literature; Materials used; Methods of research; Findings on fire risk and its assessment; Findings on responses to possible fire risk at the shipyards; Fire risk, its size and available responses in case of construction of cruise vessels; Discussion; The very basic chemistry and physics; Fire risk management of already completed cruise ships... These are the most important topics of the Doctorial dissertation presented by Pekka Raisanen at Aalto University last year.

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06.09.2017
FISHING BOATS OF THE WORLD

Have a look into this book - it is one of the best-selling classic books on the construction and building of fishing boats edited by Jan-Olof Traung so many years ago. It was republished in higher quality and digitized. Note that it is still very popular and actual; the content of this book is arranged in two parts covering virtually all information that was considered to be useful and interesting for people dealing with design and construction of the fishing boats as well as for the people actually using the boats for fishing every day.

It equally covers hull construction and local/overall strength issues, and addresses ship machinery design, installation and operation. Sea behavior has also been covered in this volume since it is obviously one of the critically important aspects of the boat operation. This is really some kind of full encyclopedia of boats which will is truly a must-have one for boat builders and seamen.

Highly recommended not only to the people working on the construction and/or repair of the fishing boats but also to the boaters; having a clear understanding of the construction an arrangements of your boat, including the hull, machinery and outfitting, will definitely help you in handling the boat at sea and making your voyages safe.

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05.09.2017
ENGINEERING HANDBOOK. TECHNICAL INFORMATION.

A world popular award-winning publication by G. L. Huyett. The present handbook was prepared with the intention to provide complete coverage of technical topics, such as the steelmaking including characteristics of steels and alloys, chemical content and heat treatment of metals, ways of testing their hardness and other mechanical characteristics, detailed descriptions of various manufacturing processes, plating and coating, coloring of metals; the book even contains all required conversion charts.

From very basic descriptions of producing carbon steels and alloys to the established composition standards, carbon grades, identification factors, thermal modifications - the content of the volume covers literally everything you would need to know about metals as it was developed on the basis of extensive researches and huge technical experience of the Huyett staff.

The book contains valuable technical information including but of course not limited to the statistical data which is presented in the tables. There are many informative flowcharts depicting the process of steelmaking. An absolutely recommended title for all people engaged in steelmaking, workers of the steel mills and engineers using the steels.

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01.09.2017
DOCKMASTER TRAINING MANUAL

Since dock masters are not marine or structural engineers, they are not commonly expected to be able to design dry docks. However, they should know how to operate their docks in a manner that would allow to avoid the operational limits of the dock that were originally set by the designers.

A fundamental understanding of how exactly dry dock is designed and constructed will provide required insight into the operational limitations derived. In turn, this technical knowledge will assist dock masters when they are performing the assessment of the situations not meeting standard procedures.

The book starts with descriptions of the main types of dry docks, followed by the chapter addressing the docking plan. The third chapter of the manual lists and explains the vessel characteristics considered important when dry docking, while the rest of the chapters are dealing with the block loading, stability matters, block construction, predicting the condition of the ship at undocking, established dry docking procedures, ship handling, pumping plan and tips on its developing, certification of the dry dock, ratings and inspections, transfer systems. The book concludes with several solved problems providing necessary practical information. An excellent training source for the dock masters.

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17.08.2017
ASSESSING FIRE SAFETY IN MARITIME COMPOSITE SUPERSTRUCTURES — A RISK—BASED APPROACH

This work is dealing with the rick-based approach applied to the assessment of the fire safety in the various maritime composite superstructures. Sometimes it makes sense to substitute steel used for the construction of the maritime structures with the FRP taking into account such advantages as the reduced weight and easier maintenance, of course provided all relevant requirements have been complied with.

A newly introduced methodology in the applicable regulations opens up for the new and innovative design solutions - again provided they have proven safe and complying with the relevant requirements. The present report is intended to provide the ship construction industry with an approach that would be clearly effecting to the fire safety in case of the FRP composite materials utilized for construction.

This is the fragment of the opening chapter of this book. The chapters of the publication cover the SOLAS fire safety related requirements, concept of risk, structural requirements, need and risk analysis for verification, synoptic application of the proposed approach, etc.

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14.08.2017
ADVANCED STRENGTH OF MATERIALS

One of the most popular books on this subject written by the recognized master of solid mechanics. The readers have appreciated the content and named this book the best short one on the advanced stress analysis. An ideal to be used as a reference book or when teaching young engineers.

The text of the publication is reflecting the impressive talent of its author, Den Hartog, for making so lively and discursive presentations of the subject, as well as his truly unique ability to combine the theory and practical orientation. The concepts explored in the pages of this volume cover such the important aspects of the material strength as theory of elasticity, bending of flat plates,, rotating disks, buckling, torsion and many others.

The book is mainly aimed at the students having a course in elementary strength of materials. The content includes a separate valuable chapter of the problems-and-answers giving both professionals and students required practice in techniques and very clear, informative and understandable illustrations of applications...

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13.08.2017
WELDING PROCESSES HANDBOOK

In the first release of this Handbook the standard technical overview of the welding processes and necessary guidance to the major welding techniques were provided together with their applications. Subject approach is actually retained in this latest edition of the volume, but the content has been revised and substantially expanded to reflect the recent developments in the field of welding.

The book opens with the comprehensive review of the gas welding processes followed with the professional discussion covering the theoretical basics of the arc welding, including the arc physics and sources of power. After that, several arc welding techniques are discussed, including SAW, MMAW, TIG plus other types. Remaining chapters of the handbook deal with the various types of welding including resistance ald laser plus applications of the different welding techniques to such processes as brazing, cutting, soldering, hardfacing and cladding.

The main content also addresses the general matters of mechanization, welding design, safety issues, distortion, residual stress and other important technical factors. Moreover, the economical factors, e.g. the associated costs, are also covered. This volume confirms its established reputation and remains the remarkably comprehensive yet quite concise intro to all welding processes and their practical applications...

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13.08.2017
UNDERWATER REPAIR TECHNOLOGY

Briefly, the book is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of all techniques that are available in the industry for joining/repair offshore structures. Joining systems not involving the use of welding are discussed first. These engineering systems required for joining procedures are then discussed - pipe handling, design of the hyperbaric chambers etc.

The principal techniques of the underwater welding are then described - wet, one atmosphere plus hyperbaric welding, followed by a clear description of the major effects of environmental pressure on the hyperbaric welding processes. To make this section of the book more comprehensible to the general reader, a brief description of each welding process as it is used in general engineering is included before the modifications required for hyperbaric applications are discussed. Finally, those joining systems not used currently, but which show promise in the lab, are described, followed by some speculation relating to how underwater joining technology might develop over the next few years.

For general information, appendices providing description of the relevant diving technology, basic oceanography and also the methods of research commonly applied for the development of hyperbaric welding techniques are included. Although this book describes the technology of underwater repair at all water depths, it should be recognized that the great majority of offshore repair work is carried out at relatively shallow depths, in the region intermittently covered by the water, known as the "splash zone". This is because the speed of any object dropped from the platform or an adjacent ship is highest at the water line, while wave loadings, corrosion activity and the growth rate of marine life arc all at a maximum just below the surface.

In addition, the possibility of collision between shipping and the platform is also maximized at shallow depths. Thus, numerically, the majority of underwater repairs takes place at shallow depths, although the most economically and technologically significant arc in deeper water, frequently on pipelines.

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