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The Maritime Engineering Reference Book

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The Maritime Engineer's Reference Book is a one-stop reference for engineers involved in marine engineering and naval architectureis by leading international contributors from one of the most respected stable of marine titles on the market.

Material ranges from the basics to more advanced topics on the key areas of ship design, construction and operation. It covers classic topics including ship stability and manoeuvering as well as new technologies such as computer aided ship design and automated underwater vehicles.

Facts, figures and data are presented from world-leading experts making this an invaluable reference - guaranteed not to gather dust of the shelf.

* A comprehensive overview from best-selling authors including Bryan Barrass, Rawson and Tupper, and David Eyres
* Covers basic and advanced material on marine engineering and Naval Architecture topics
* Have key facts, figures and data to hand in one complete reference book

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: The marine environment
    1. 1.1 The Ship in the Marine Environment
    2. 1.2 Wind
    3. 1.3 Variations in Level of Sea Surface
    4. 1.4 Regular Waves
    5. 1.5 The Sinusoidal Wave
    6. 1.6 Irregular Waves
    7. 1.7 Spectrum Formulae by Pierson/Moskowitz and Bretschneider
    8. 1.8 The JONSWAP Sea Spectrum
    9. 1.9 Maximum Wave Height in a Stationary Random Sea
    10. 1.10 Long-term Statistics of Irregular Seaway
    11. 1.11 Wave Data from Observations
    12. 1.12 Wave Climate
    13. 1.13 Freak Waves
    14. 1.14 Oceanography
    15. 1.15 Ambient Air
    16. 1.16 Climatic Extremes
    17. 1.17 Marine Pollution
    18. Uncited References
  7. Chapter 2: Marine vehicle types
    1. 2.1 Overview
    2. 2.2 Merchant ships
    3. 2.3 High speed craft
    4. 2.4 Yachts
    5. 2.5 Warships
    6. Uncited References
  8. Chapter 3: Flotation and stability
    1. 3.1 Equilibrium
    2. 3.2 Stability at Small Angles
    3. 3.3 Hydrostatic Curves
    4. 3.4 Problems in Trim and Stability
    5. 3.5 Free Surfaces
    6. 3.6 The Inclining Experiment
    7. 3.7 Stability at Large Angles
    8. 3.8 Weight Movements
    9. 3.9 Dynamical Stability
    10. 3.10 Flooding and Damaged Stability
    11. 3.11 Intact Stability Regulations
    12. 3.12 Damage Stability Regulations
    13. Uncited References
  9. Chapter 4: Ship structures
    1. 4.1 Main Hull Strength
    2. 4.2 Structural Design and Analysis
    3. 4.3 Ship Vibration
    4. Uncited References
  10. Chapter 5: Powering
    1. 5.1 Resistance and propulsion
    2. 5.2 Wake
    3. 5.3 Propeller performance characteristics
    4. 5.4 Propeller theories
    5. 5.5 Cavitation
    6. 5.6 Propeller design
    7. 5.6.4 The propeller design basis
    8. 5.7 Service performance and analysis
    9. Uncited References
  11. Chapter 6: Marine engines and auxiliary machinery
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Propulsion systems
    3. 6.3 Diesel engine performance
    4. 6.4 Engine and plant selection
    5. 6.5 Propulsion engines
    6. 6.6 Auxiliary machinery and equipment
    7. 6.7 Instrumentation and control
    8. Uncited References
  12. Chapter 7: Seakeeping
    1. 7.1 Seakeeping Qualities
    2. 7.2 Ship Motions
    3. 7.3 Limiting Seakeeping Criteria
    4. 7.4 Overall Seakeeping Performance
    5. 7.5 Data for Seakeeping Assessments
    6. 7.6 Non-linear Effects
    7. 7.7 Numerical Prediction of Seakeeping
    8. 7.8 Experiments and Trials
    9. 7.9 Improving Seakeeping Performance
    10. 7.10 Ship Motion Control
    11. Uncited References
  13. Chapter 8: Manoeuvring
    1. 8.1 General Concepts
    2. 8.2 Directional Stability
    3. 8.3 Stability and Control of Surface Ships
    4. 8.4 Rudder Action
    5. 8.5 Limitations of Theory
    6. 8.6 Assessment of Manoeuvrability
    7. 8.7 Loss of Speed on Turn
    8. 8.8 Heel when Turning
    9. 8.9 Turning Ability
    10. 8.10 Standards for Manoeuvring and Directional Stability
    11. 8.11 Dynamic Positioning
    12. 8.12 Automatic Control Systems
    13. 8.13 Ship Interaction
    14. 8.14 Shallow Water/Bank Effects
    15. 8.15 Broaching
    16. 8.16 Experimental Approaches
    17. 8.17 CFD for Ship Manoeuvring
    18. 8.18 Stability and Control of Submarines
    19. 8.19 Rudders and Control Surfaces
    20. Uncited References
  14. Chapter 9: Ship design, construction and operation
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 Ship design
    3. 9.3 Materials
    4. 9.4 Ship Construction
    5. 9.5 Ship Economics
    6. 9.6 Optimization in Design and Operation
    7. Uncited References
  15. Chapter 10: Underwater vehicles
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 A Bit of History
    3. 10.3 ROV Design
    4. 10.4 Rov Components
    5. Uncited References
  16. Chapter 11: Marine safety
    1. 11.5 Safety management of ship stability
    2. Uncited References
  17. Chapter 12: Glossary of terms and definitions
    1. 12.2 Symbols
    2. 12.3 Terms and definitions
  18. Author Biographies
  19. Index