Introduction to Naval Architecture

Introduction to Naval Architecture

5th Edition - January 9, 2013
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  • Author: E. C. Tupper
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080982724
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780080982373

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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

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

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.

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2013
  • Published: January 9, 2013
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080982724
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780080982373

About the Author

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