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The Maritime Engineering Reference Book

A Guide to Ship Design, Construction and Operation

The Maritime Engineering Reference Book is a one-stop source for engineers involved in marine engineering and naval architecture. In this essential reference, Anthony F. Molland has brought together the work of a number of the world's leading writers in the field to create an inclusive volume for a wide audience of marine engineers, naval architects and those involved in marine operations, insurance and other related fields. Coverage ranges from the basics to more advanced topics in ship design, construction and operation. All the key areas are covered, including ship flotation and stability, ship structures, propulsion, seakeeping and maneuvering. The marine environment and maritime safety are explored as well as new technologies, such as computer aided ship design and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).Facts, figures and data from world-leading experts makes this an invaluable ready-reference for those involved in the field of maritime engineering.Professor A.F. Molland, BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, FRINA. is Emeritus Professor of Ship Design at the University of Southampton, UK. He has lectured ship design and operation for many years. He has carried out extensive research and published widely on ship design and various aspects of ship hydrodynamics.

Professional Reference: Practising naval architects and marine engineers; ship designers; hydrodynamicists; ship builders; classification officers; marine consultants; marine insurance agents; engineers in related fields i.e. marine scientists, oceanographers, marine ecologists, civil engineers working in the marine environmentAcademic Reference: advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of naval architecture; ship science and broader engineering sciences; engineering officer trainees

Hardbound, 920 Pages

Published: September 2008

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8987-8


  • 1 The marine environment1.1 The ship in the marine environment1.2 Wind1.3 Variations in level of sea surface1.4 Regular waves1.5 The sinusoidal wave1.6 Irregular waves1.7 Spectrum formulae by Pierson-Moskowitz and Bretschneider1.8 The JONSWAP sea spectrum1.9 Maximum wave height in a stationary random sea1.10 Long-term statistics of irregular seaway1.11 Wave data from observations1.12 Wave climate1.13 Freak waves1.14 Oceanography1.15 Ambient air1.16 Climatic extremes1.17 Marine pollution1.18 References (Chapter 1)2 Marine vehicle types2.1 Overview2.2 Merchant ships2.3 High speed craft2.4 Yachts2.5 Warships2.6 References and further reading (Chapter 2)3 Flotation and stability3.1 Equilibrium3.2 Stability at small angles3.3 Hydrostatic curves3.4 Problems in trim and stability3.5 Free surfaces3.6 The inclining experiment3.7 Stability at large angles3.8 Weight movements3.9 Dynamical stability3.10 Flooding and damaged stability3.11 Intact stability regulations4 Ship structures4.1 Main hull strength4.2 Structural design and analysis4.3 Ship vibration4.4 References (Chapter 4)5 Powering5.1 Resistance and propulsion5.2 Wake5.3 Propeller performance characteristics5.4 Propeller theories5.5 Cavitation5.6 Propeller design5.7 Service performance and analysis5.8 References (Chapter 5)6 Marine engines and auxiliary machinery6.1 Introduction6.2 Propulsion systems6.3 Diesel engine performance6.4 Engine and plant selection6.5 Propulsion engines6.6 Auxiliary machinery and equipment6.7 Instrumentation and control6.8 References (Chapter 6)7 Seakeeping7.1 Seakeeping qualities7.2 Ship motions7.3 Limiting seakeeping criteria7.4 Overall seakeeping performance7.5 Data for seakeeping assessments7.6 Non-linear effects7.7 Numerical prediction of seakeeping7.8 Experiments and trials7.9 Improving seakeeping performance7.10 Motion control7.11 References (Chapter 7)8 Manoeuvring8.1 General concepts8.2 Directional stability8.3 Stability and control of surface ships8.4 Rudder action8.5 Limitations of theory8.6 Assessment of manoeuvrability8.7 Loss of speed on a turn8.8 Heel when turning8.9 Turning ability8.10 Standards of manoeuvring and directional stability8.11 Dynamic positioning8.12 Automatic control systems8.13 Ship interaction8.14 Shallow water/bank effects8.15 Broaching8.16 Experimental approaches8.17 CFD for ship manoeuvring8.18 Stability and control of submarines8.19 Rudders and control surfaces8.20 References (Chapter 8)9 Ship design, construction and operation9.1 Introduction9.2 Ship design9.3 Materials9.4 Ship construction9.5 Ship economics9.6 Optimisation in design and operation9.7 References (Chapter 9)10 Underwater vehicles10.1 Introduction10.2 A bit of history10.3 ROV design10.4 ROV components10.5 References (Chapter 10)11 Marine safety 11.1 Background11.2 Regulatory authorities11.3 Classification societies11.4 Safety of marine systems11.5 Safety management of ship stability11.6 References (Chapter 11)12 Glossary of terms and definitions12.1 Abbreviations12.2 Symbols12.3 Terms and definitions


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