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Introduction to Naval Architecture, 5th Edition

 
Introduction to Naval Architecture, 5th Edition,E. C. Tupper,ISBN9780080982373
 
 
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The leading single volume introduction to naval architecture by one of the subject's best-known authors

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Key Features

  • Provides a perfect introduction to naval architecture for newcomers to the field and a compact overview for related marine professionals needing a working knowledge of the area
  • Updated to cover key developments including double-hulled tankers and the increased use of computational methods and modeling in ship design
  • Draws on the experience of renowned naval architecture author Eric Tupper to provide extensive scope and authoritative detail, all in an accessible and approachable style

Description

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

Readership

Novice naval architects, marine engineers and other marine industry professionals needing an introduction to and working knowledge of naval architecture. Students of naval architecture and marine engineering; Ship crew working towards certificated command and engineering positions in merchant and naval sectors; Ship surveyors and related technical/engineering groups.

E. C. Tupper

Eric Tupper is a Fellow and Honorary Vice-President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), UK. In 2011 he received the William Froude Medal for outstanding contribution to naval architecture from RINA for his Basic Ship Theory books, co-authored with Ken Rawson. His long career in naval architecture has included ship design, hydrodynamic and structural research, and ship production.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fellow and Honorary Vice-President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), UK

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Introduction to Naval Architecture, 5th Edition

Dedication

Preface to the Fifth Edition

General

Arrangement of the Book

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Introduction

General

Naval Architecture and the Naval Architect

Safety

The Impact of Technology and Computers

Summary

Chapter 2. Definition and Regulation

Introduction

Definition

Displacement and Tonnage

Freeboard and Load Lines

International and National Regulatory Bodies

Standards

Summary

Chapter 3. Ship Form Calculations

Introduction

Approximate Integration

Spreadsheets

Summary

Chapter 4. Flotation

Introduction

Equilibrium

The Metacentre

Trim

Hydrostatic Curves

Problems in Trim

Transverse Weight Movements

Summary

Chapter 5. Stability

Introduction

The Approach

Stability at Small Angles

Special Cases in Stability

The Inclining Experiment

Stability at Large Angles

Statical Stability (GZ) Curves

Cross Curves of Stability

Weight Movements

Dynamical Stability

External Influences

Stability Standards for the Intact Ship

IMO Criteria

Warship Intact Stability

Comment on Stability Standards

Stability of Small Craft

Flooding and Damaged Stability

Stability in the Damaged State

The Probabilistic Approach

Stability Standards for the Damaged Ship

Damage Stability Standards for Warships

Continuing Work

Summary

Chapter 6. Launching, Docking and Grounding

Introduction

Launching

Docking

Grounding

Summary

Chapter 7. Resistance

Introduction

Fluid Flow

Numerical Methods and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Types of Resistance

Calculation of Resistance

Methodical Series

Roughness

Resistance in Shallow Water

Form Parameters and Resistance

Model Experiments

Full-Scale Trials

Effective Power

Summary

Chapter 8. Propulsion

Introduction

General Principles

Propulsors

The Screw Propeller

Propeller Thrust and Torque

Presentation of Propeller Data

Hull Efficiency Elements

The ITTC Performance Prediction Method

Cavitation

Other Propulsor Types

Ship Trials

Main Machinery Power

Summary

Chapter 9. The Ship Environments

Introduction

The Ocean Environment

The Atmosphere

The Ocean

Ice and Cold Weather

Other Extreme Environments

Marine Pollution

Human Factors

The Internal Environment

Summary

Chapter 10. Seakeeping

Introduction

Ship Responses

Ship Motions

Presentation of Motion Data

Limiting Factors

Overall Seakeeping Performance

Acquiring Seakeeping Data

Hazards Due to Wave Resonance Effects

Deriving the Motions

Effect of Ship Form

Stabilisation

Summary

Chapter 11. Vibration, Noise and Shock

Introduction

Ship Vibrations

Calculations

Vibration Levels

Noise

Shock

Summary

Chapter 12. Manoeuvring

Introduction

Directional Stability and Control

Manoeuvring

Manoeuvring Devices

Rudder Area, Forces and Torques

Ship Handling

Dynamic Stability and Control of Submarines

Underwater Vehicles, General

Predictions of Manoeuvrabilty

Modifying a Ship’s Manoeuvring Performance

Summary

Chapter 13. Structures

Introduction

Nature of a Ship’s Structure

Modes of Failure

Forces on a Ship

Longitudinal Strength in Waves

Section Inertia and Modulus

Superstructures

Standard Calculation Results

Strength of Individual Structural Elements

Transverse Strength

Some Other Structural Considerations

Horizontal Flexure and Torsion

Load-Shortening Curves

Finite Element Analysis

Corrosion

Overall Structural Safety

Summary

Chapter 14. Ship Design

Introduction

The Requirements

The Design Phases

A Methodical Design Approach

Design Configuration

CAD Systems

Costs

Some General Design Problems

Safety

Summary

Chapter 15. Ship Types

Introduction

Merchant Ships

Specialist Vessels

High-Speed Craft

Warships

Summary

Appendix A. Presentation of Data

Units

Notation

Probability Distributions

Appendix B. The Displacement Sheet and Hydrostatics

Waterplane and Section Areas

Bonjean Curves

Volumes and Longitudinal Centres of Buoyancy

Metacentric Diagram

Hydrostatic Curves

Appendix C. Basic Ship Dynamics

General

Dynamic Responses

Appendix D. The Froude Notation

Froude Method of Calculating Resistance

Appendix E. Questions

Chapter 2. Definition and Regulation

Chapter 3. Ship Form Calculations

Chapter 4. Flotation

Chapter 5. Stability

Chapter 6. Launching, Docking and Grounding

Chapter 7. Resistance

Chapter 8. Propulsion

Chapter 9. The Ship Environments

Chapter 10. Seakeeping

Chapter 11. Vibration, Noice and Shock

Chapter 12. Manoeuvring

Chapter 13. Structures

Chapter 14. Ship Design

Chapter 15. Ship Types

References and Further Reading

Index

Appendix B. The Displacement Sheet and Hydrostatics

Appendix E. Answers to Questions in Appendix E

Chapter 2. Definition and Regulation

Chapter 3. Ship Form Calculations

Chapter 4. Flotation

Chapter 5. Stability

Chapter 6. Launching, Docking and Grounding

Chapter 7. Resistance

Chapter 8. Propulsion

Chapter 9. The Ship Environments

Chapter 10. Seakeeping

Chapter 11. Vibration, Noise and Shock

Chapter 12. Manoeuvring

Chapter 13. Structures

Chapter 14. Ship Design

Chapter 15. Ship Types

Quotes and reviews

"…nicely presented and provides an up to date introduction to naval architecture that would be hard to better in one volume by a single author of eminence in naval architecture…much to commend in keeping the fully capable naval architect abreast of recent developments, with the direct knowledge provided and guidance to further detail through not just publications but also useful websites in the comprehensive reading list."--The Naval Architect, March 2014

 
 
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