Ships and Naval Architecture

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This detailed guide describes the key features of ships, the stresses of the marine environment and the science of naval architecture. It has primarily been written to meet the needs of engineers and navigators serving in the Merchant Navy, but will also be useful to those in shipbuilding, shipping and any other interested parties.

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Part 1 of this book covers the challenges of the marine environment and the stresses it places on a ship, its equipment and its personnel. It discusses the crucial elements of strength, freeboard and stability and references the statutory regulations applicable to shipbuilding. The key features of different types of merchant ship are highlighted, supported by line drawings. Part 2 discusses the basic principles of naval architecture, covering definitions of symbols and terms such as transverse stability, rudders and oscillation and propulsion and propellers. 


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Part 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 The Operating Environment
Chapter 2 Seaworthiness
Chapter 3 Merchant Ship Types
Chapter 4 The Ship Girder and Structural Details
Chapter 5 Regulations

Part 2 Naval Architecture

Chapter 6 Definitions of Principal Terms used in Naval Architecture
Chapter 7 SI Units – International System of Units
Chapter 8 Areas, Volumes, Moments, Displacement
Chapter 9 Transverse Stability
Chapter 10 Trim
Chapter 11 Watertight Subdivision
Chapter 12 Strength of Ships
Chapter 13 Vibration of Ships
Chapter 14 Rudders: Oscillations
Chapter 15 Resistance and Powering
Chapter 16 Propulsion and Propellers

Shipbuilding, although old and traditional, is an art which never stands still. Consequently, new trades, new materials and new techniques are always being introduced. However, there has never been with ships a new machine or method of construction, which, on its introduction, rendered everything else obsolete. Change in ships must be slow because of the cost of change. The keystone of any proposed change is the cardinal requirement – reliability.

This title, originally published in 1973, provides an excellent introduction to the subject of Ships and Naval Architecture. While some of the original text has been necessarily removed or updated, it remains a book that should be part of the library of seafarers and engineers.


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Title: Ships and Naval Architecture
Subtitle: Revised Edition
Product Code: WS1741K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-896-0 (9781856098960), ISBN 10: 1-85609-896-6 (1856098966)
Published Date: February 2020
Weight: 1.10 kg
Author: IMarEST

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