Concepts in Submarine Design

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Overview

This book shows how the engineering and architectural aspects of submarine design relate to each other, and describes the operational performance required of a vessel. The authors explain concepts of hydrodynamics, structure, powering and dynamics, in addition to architectural considerations that bear on the submarine design process. They pay particular attention to the interplay among these aspects of design, and devote a final chapter to the generation of the concept design for the submarine as a whole. Submarine design makes extensive use of computers, and the authors give examples of algorithms used in concept design. They provide engineering insight as well as an understanding of the intricacies of the submarine design process. The book will serve as a text for students and as a reference manual for practicing engineers and designers in marine and naval engineering.

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"Part of Cambridge University Press's Ocean Technology Series,

this book explores the many engineering and architectural aspects of submarine design. Particular attention is given to the interplay between aspects of hydrodynamics, structure and propulsion, and many examples of concept design algorithms are provided. This book will serve as a text for students and as a reference manual for practicing engineers, naval architects, and designers." Proceedings, a publication of the United States Naval Institute, July 1994

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521559263
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Series: Cambridge Ocean Technology Series , #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 1,332,279
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Design in general; 2. Milestones in submarine history; 3. Submarine hydrostatics; 4. The weight/space relationship; 5. Submarine structures; 6. Powering of submarines; 7. Geometric form and arrangements; 8. Dynamics and control; 9. Submarine systems; 10. Considerations of building and costs in design; 11. Generating a concept design; References and further reading; Index.

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