Ship Stability for Masters and Mates

Ship Stability for Masters and Mates, 7th Edition

Ship Stability for Masters and Mates, 7th Edition,Bryan Barrass,Capt D R Derrett,ISBN9780080970936






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The leading book on ship stability: recommended reading for maritime engineers, seafarers and students

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Key Features

  • Updated throughout to include new shipping industry developments and regulations, with 9 new chapters, the latest ship stability datasheets, and sample exam questions
  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of ship stability and ship strength, squat, interaction and trim, materials stresses and forces
  • Concepts are supported with numerous worked examples, clear diagrams, graphs and equations to assist with understanding and application of this critical subject


Ship Stability for Masters and Mates explores all aspects of ship stability and ship strength, squat, and interaction and trim, as well as materials stresses and forces. Organized into 56 chapters, the book looks at the relationship between ship stability and ship motion, with emphasis on group weights in a ship. It also explains how TPCs are calculated for a range of drafts extending beyond the light and loaded drafts, along with form coefficients, including the coefficient of fineness of the waterplane area. The book explains how to perform KB, BM, and KM calculations and make graphics on metacentric diagrams. It considers large-angle stability, the effect of beam and freeboard on stability, and hydrostatic curves and values for vessels that are initially on even keel. The reader is also introduced to free-surface effects of slack tanks with divisional bulkheads, how side winds affect ship stability, and the correlation between freeboard and stability curves. Other chapters focus on timber ship freeboard marks, procedures and calculations for drydocking and stability, and ship squat in open water and in confined channels. The book also includes extracts from the 1998 Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations Number MSN 1752(M). This book is intended for students seeking to obtain Transport Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers and Engineering Officers and STCW equivalent International qualifications, as well as Chief Mates and Officers on Watch (Officers in Charge) on board merchant ships and other maritime personnel, port authorities, marine consultants, nautical study lecturers, and marine superintendents.


Practising marine engineers, naval architects and ship operations personnel; Consulting marine engineers; Marine engineering students on courses in ship stability and related areas; Students on professional certification / vocational courses covering the above.

Bryan Barrass

Dr Bryan Barrass worked as a Ship Draughtsman for 11 years at Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend. In 1963, he then became a Lecturer in Naval Architecture in Sunderland. From 1967 to 1993, he worked at Liverpool John Moores University, lecturing to Maritime Degree students, Masters, Mates, and Marine Engineers. In 1993 he retired from full-time work. He became a visiting Lecturer and has written seven books involving Ship Stability, Ship Design & Ship Performance and Ship Squat & Interaction. His interest in Ship Squat began in April 1972, starting on research for his Ph.D. degree. He has worked with many national & international Port Authorities. They include the PLA, Milford Haven PA, Liverpool PA, Humberside PA, Tyne PA, Truro PA, Newhaven PA, Bordeaux PA, Klaipeda PA, Nantes PA and Hamburg PA. Dr Barrass has supplied Ship Squat and Interaction information to 22 countries worldwide. He has lectured at a great number of UK Universities and has advised many Ship-owners on the above listed Specialist topics.

Affiliations and Expertise

International maritime consultant and lecturer in marine technology at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

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Capt D R Derrett

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Head of Navigation Department at Hull Nautical College, UK

Ship Stability for Masters and Mates, 7th Edition

Acknowledgments Preface Introduction Part I Linking Ship Stability and Ship Motions     Chapter 1: Group Weights, Water Draft, Air Draft, and Density     Chapter 2: Transverse Statical Stability     Chapter 3: Effect of Decreasing Free Surface on Stability     Chapter 4: TPC and Displacement Curves     Chapter 5: Form Coefficients     Chapter 6: Discussion on LCB Position Relative to Amidships     Chapter 7: Quadrature ? Simpson’s Rules for Areas and Centroids     Chapter 8: Quadrature ? Simpson’s Rules for Moments of Inertia     Chapter 9: Quadrature ? Simpson’s Rules for Centers of Pressure on Transverse Bulkheads     Chapter 10: KB, BM, and KM Calculations and Graphics on Metacentric Diagrams     Chapter 11: Final KG Plus 20 Reasons for Rise in KG     Chapter 12: Angle of List Considerations ? Text, Calculations, and Graphics     Chapter 13: Angle of Heel ? Effects of Suspended Weights     Chapter 14: Angle of List Due to Bilging of Side Compartments     Chapter 15: Heel Due to Turning     Chapter 16: Angle of Loll     Chapter 17: Moments of Statical Stability     Chapter 18: Aspects of Trim ? The Main Factors Involved     Chapter 19: Trim Calculations ? Changing Conditions of Loading     Chapter 20: Trim Calculations ? Satisfying Prescribed Requirements for End Drafts     Chapter 21: Large-Angle Stability Considerations ? GZ and KN Cross Curves of Stability     Chapter 22: Effects of Beam and Freeboard on Large Angle Stability     Chapter 23: Dynamical Stability Relating to Statical Stability Curves    Chapter 24: Changes in Statical Stability Relating to Wave Profiles ? Loss of Quasi-Static Stability     Chapter 25: Hydrostatic Curves and Values for Vessels Initially on Even Keel     Chapter 26: Hydrostatic Curves and Values for Vessels Initially Having Trim by the Bow or by the Stern     Chapter 27: Increase in Draft Due to List     Chapter 28: Combined List and Trim     Chapter 29: Calculating Free-Surface Effects of Slack Tanks with Divisional Bulkheads     Chapter 30: Bilging Effects of Stability ? Permeability Effects     Chapter 31: Effects of Side Winds on Ship Stability     Chapter 32: Icing Allowances Plus Effects on Trim and Stability     Chapter 33: The Sectional Area Curve     Chapter 34: FL and PL Curves Plus Type A and Type B Vessels     Chapter 35: Load Lines and Freeboard Marks     Chapter 36: Timber Ship Freeboard Marks     Chapter 37: IMO Grain Rules for Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk     Chapter 38: True Mean Draft     Chapter 39: Inclining Experiment (Stability Test) Plus Fluctuations in a Ship’s Lightweight     Chapter 40: The Calibration Book Plus Soundings and Ullages     Chapter 41: Drydocking and Stability ? Procedures and Calculations     Chapter 42: Ship Squat in Open Water and in Confined Channels     Chapter 43: Turning Circle Diameter (TCD) Values for Vessels in Shallow Waters     Chapter 44: Interaction Effects, Including Two Case Studies     Chapter 45: Rolling, Pitching, and Heaving Motions     Chapter 46: Synchronous Rolling and Parametric Rolling of Ships     Chapter 47: Effects of Change of Density on a Ship’s Draft and Trim     Chapter 48: The Deadweight Scale     Chapter 49: The Trim and Stability Book     Chapter 50: Simplified Stability Information     Chapter 51: The Stability Pro-Forma     Chapter 52: Looking Forward into the Next Decade Part II Endnotes     Chapter 53: Draft Surveys     Chapter 54: Quality Control - Plus the Work of Ship Surveyors     Chapter 55: Extracts from the 1998 Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations Number MSN 1752(M)     Chapter 56: Keeping Up to Date Part III Appendices     Appendix I: Summary of Stability Formulae     Appendix II: SQA/MCA 2004 Syllabuses for Masters and Mates     Appendix III: Specimen Exam Questions with Marking Scheme     Appendix IV: 100 Revision One-Liners     Appendix V: How to Pass Exams in Maritime Studies     Appendix VI: Ship Stability Data Sheets     Appendix VII: Capsize of the Herald of Free Enterprise - A Journalistic Review References Answers to Exercises General Particulars of Selected Merchant Ships, Delivered 2007-2011 Nomenclature of Ship Terms Index

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"British specialists in marine technology (Barrass) and navigation (Derrett) provide a resource for students studying for their Transport Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers and Engineering Officers and STCW equivalent international qualification. Primarily for chief mates and officers on watch on board merchant ships, it focuses on linking ship stability with ship motions."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013
"…the book provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject with full supporting data. It is well written with clear illustrations. It can be thoroughly recommended to those at whom it is aimed and many others associated with the operation of ships will benefit from reading it."--The Naval Architect, January 2013


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