Introduction to Naval Architecture, 5th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080982727
  • ISBN-13: 9780080982724
  • DDC: 623.81
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 496 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Written by an award-winning naval architecture expert and former vice-president of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), the fifth edition of Introduction to Naval Architecture has been fully updated with in advances in the field and is ideal for those who are new to the subject and those looking to update or refresh their knowledge. This book provides a broad appreciation of the science and art of naval architecture, explaining the subject in physical rather than 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 but also for marine engineers, marine surveyors, and ship crews. This book provides the most well-known and trusted introduction to the topic with its clear and concise take on the basics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Fifth Edition.
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: Manoeuvring.
13: Structures.
14: Ship Design.
15: Ship Types.
Presentation of Data.
The Displacement Sheet and Hydrostatics.
Basic Ship Dynamics.
The Froude Notation.
References and Further Reading.