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Ship Hydrostatics and Stability is a complete guide to understanding ship hydrostatics in ship design and ship performance, taking you from first principles through basic and applied theory to contemporary mathematical techniques for hydrostatic modeling and analysis. Real life examples of the practical application of hydrostatics are used to explain the theory and calculations using MATLAB and Excel.
The new edition of this established resource takes in recent developments in naval architecture, such as parametric roll, the effects of non-linear motions on stability and the influence of ship lines, along with new international stability regulations. Extensive reference to computational techniques is made throughout and downloadable MATLAB files accompany the book to support your own hydrostatic and stability calculations.
The book also includes definitions and indexes in French, German, Italian and Spanish to make the material as accessible as possible for international readers.
- Equips naval architects with the theory and context to understand and manage ship stability from the first stages of design through to construction and use.
- Covers the prerequisite foundational theory, including ship dimensions and geometry, numerical integration and the calculation of heeling and righting moments.
- Outlines a clear approach to stability modeling and analysis using computational methods, and covers the international standards and regulations that must be kept in mind throughout design work.
- Includes definitions and indexes in French, German, Italian and Spanish to make the material as accessible as possible for international readers.
Naval architects involved in the design of ships and offshore structures; Students of naval architecture and marine engineering; Engineers, crew and officers managing stability aboard naval ships.
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Reprint
About this book
Using this book
Chapter 1. Definitions, Principal Dimensions
1.2 Marine Terminology
1.3 The Principal Dimensions of a Ship
1.4 The Definition of the Hull Surface
1.5 Coefficients of Form
Chapter 2. Basic Ship Hydrostatics
2.2 Archimedes’ Principle
2.3 The Conditions of Equilibrium of a Floating Body
2.4 A Definition of Stability
2.5 Initial Stability
2.6 Metacentric Height
2.7 A Lemma on Moving Volumes or Masses
2.8 Small Angles of Inclination
2.9 The Curve of Centres of Buoyancy
2.10 The Metacentric Evolute
2.11 Metacentres for Various Axes of Inclination
Chapter 3. Numerical Integration in Naval Architecture
3.2 The Trapezoidal Rule
3.3 Simpson’s Rule
3.4 Calculating Points on the Integral Curve
3.5 Intermediate Ordinates
3.6 Reduced Ordinates
3.7 Other Procedures of Numerical Integration
Chapter 4. Hydrostatic Curves
4.2 The Calculation of Hydrostatic Data
4.3 Hydrostatic Curves
4.4 Bonjean Curves and their Use
4.5 Some Properties of Hydrostatic Curves
4.6 Hydrostatic Properties of Affine Hulls
Chapter 5. Statical Stability at Large Angles of Heel
5.2 The Righting Arm
5.3 The Curve of Statical Stability
5.4 The Influence of Trim and Waves
Chapter 6. Simple Models of Stability
6.2 Angles of Statical Equilibrium
6.3 The Wind Heeling Arm
6.4 Heeling Arm in Turning
6.5 Other Heeling Arms
6.6 Dynamical Stability
6.7 Stability Conditions—A More Rigorous Derivation
6.8 Roll Period
6.9 Loads that Adversely Affect Stability
6.10 The Stability of Grounded or Docked Ships
6.11 Negative Metacentric Height
6.12 Wall-Sided Floating Bodies with Negative Metacentric Height
6.13 The Limitations of Simple Models
6.14 Other Modes of Capsizing
Chapter 7. Weight and Trim Calculations
7.2 Weight Calculations
7.4 The Inclining Experiment
Chapter 8. Intact Stability Regulations I
8.2 The IMO Code of Intact Stability
8.3 The Regulations of the US Navy
8.4 The Regulations of the UK Navy
8.5 A Criterion for Sail Vessels
8.6 A Code of Practice for Small Workboats and Pilot Boats
8.7 Understanding the Limits of Rules and Regulations
8.8 Future IMO Developments
Chapter 9. Stability in Waves
9.2 The Influence of Waves on Ship Stability
9.3 The Influence of New Ship Forms
9.4 The Mathieu Effect—Parametric Resonance
9.5 Pure Loss of Stability
9.6 The Activities of IMO and of Professional Societies
Chapter 10. Intact Stability Regulations II
10.2 The Regulations of the German Navy
10.6 Annex—Densities of Liquids
Chapter 11. Flooding and Damage Condition
11.2 A Few Definitions
11.3 Two Methods for Finding the Ship Condition After Flooding
11.4 Damage Conditions Assessment
11.5 Details of the Flooding Process
11.6 Damage Stability Regulations
11.7 The Calculation of the Curve of Floodable Lengths
Chapter 12. Linear Ship Response in Waves
12.2 Linear Wave Theory
12.3 Modelling Real Seas
12.4 Wave Induced Forces and Motions
12.5 Uncoupled Motions
12.6 Coupled Motions
12.7 Dangerous Situations and Modes of Capsizing
12.8 A Note on Natural Periods
12.9 Roll Stabilizers
A Appendix—The Relationship Between Curl and Rotation
Chapter 13. Computer Methods
13.2 Geometric Introduction
13.3 Hull Modelling
13.4 Modelling with FORAN
13.5 Recent Developments
13.6 Calculations Without and With the Computer
13.7 Onboard Stability Calculators
Neutral Equilibrium—Analytic Proof
Neutral Equilibrium—A Geometric Proof
Chapter 24. Bibliography
Index in English
Index in French
Index in German
Index in Italian
Index in Spanish
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2013
- 26th September 2013
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Adrian Biran is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He has a Dipl. Ing. Degree from the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute and MSc and DSc degrees form the Technion. Adrian Biran worked as design engineer and project leader for IPRONAV in Bucharest, and Israel Shipyards and as research engineer in the Technion R&D Foundation in Haifa.
Associate Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Rubén López-Pulido, MSc, MPhil, CEng, MRINA, is an international maritime regulations expert and former Representative of Spain and technical advisor to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). He was Naval Architect at SENER and Stability of Ships Researcher at the CEHINAV (ETSIN-UPM) Madrid Ship Model Basin. Since 2012 he is Head of the Emergency Coordination and Crisis Management Unit for Transport and Infrastructures of the Spanish Government.
MSc, MPhil, CEng, MRINA. Former Maritime Attaché of the Embassy of Spain in London and Representative of Spain to the International Maritime Organization. International maritime regulations expert.
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