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From the Publisher"..a clear and concise introduction to the subject, giving a good grasp of the basics of naval architecture."
Written by an award-winning naval architecture author and former vice-president of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), the fifth edition of Introduction to Naval Architecture has been fully updated to take in advances in the field and is ideal both for those approaching the subject for the first time and those looking to update or refresh their knowledge on areas outside of their direct expertise.
This book provides a broad appreciation of the science and art of naval architecture, explaining the subject in physical rather than in mathematical terms. While covering basic principles, such as hull geometry, propulsion, and stability, the book also addresses contemporary topics, such as computer aided design and computer aided manufacture (CAD/CAM). The new edition reflects the continuing developments in technology, changes in international regulations and recent research.
Knowledge of the fundamentals of naval architecture is essential not only for newcomers to the field but also the wealth of non-naval architects working in the marine area, including marine engineers, marine surveyors and ship crews. This book provides the most well-known and trusted introduction to the topic, offering a clear and concise take on the basics of this broad field.
Praise for previous edition
"...a clear and concise introduction to the subject, giving a good grasp of the basics of naval architecture." - Maritime Journal
"...my go-to book for understanding the general principles of naval architecture. The book is well-written and easy to understand." - Amazon.com reviewer
The fundamental characteristics of a ship's design, and how they affect its behaviour at sea are of crucial importance to many people involved in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of all marine vessels. Naval architects and those working in ship design need to understand these principles in depth. Marine engineers must likewise recognise the degree to which their activities are influenced and bounded by these principles. Finally, senior crew - both Ship's Engineers and Commanders - need an understanding of the principles of naval architecture in order to properly fulfil their duties. This book offers a clear and concise introduction to the subject and is of great value to both students and practising professionals in all of the above fields.Covers introductory level courses in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Preface to the fifth edition Acknowledgements 1 Introduction 2 Definition and regulation 3 Ship form calculations 4 Flotation 5. Stability 6 Launching, docking and grounding 7 Resistance 8 Propulsion 9 The ship environments 10 Seakeeping 11 Vibration, noise and shock 12 Manoeuvering 13 Structures 14 Ship design 15 Ship types References and Further reading Appendix A: Presentation of data Appendix B: The displacement sheet and hydrostatics Appendix C: Basic ship dynamics Appendix D: The Froude notation Appendix E: Questions