Monday, November 16, 2009

Introduction to Naval Architecture

I read it for the first time in 1993 when I was still a student studying Naval Architecture in Pattimura University in Ambon city of Maluku islands Indonesia. Previously it was entitled Muckle's Naval Architecture for Marine Engineers. This book has been revised several times by its author E.C. Tupper. The latest edition of this book has Appendix B that explains how to use spreadsheet computer software for calculating hydrostatic properties of ships. This Appendix B is closely related to Chapter 4 and 5 which are the main topics that beginning students of naval architecture must understand before continuing their studies to more complicated theories.
In my opinion, the book is suitable for anybody who wants to study Naval Architecture for the first time besides similar other naval architecture books i.e. Basic Ship Theory Volume 1 and Volume 2, also written by the same author with his colleague K.J. Rawson.
The followings are the table of contents of the book Introduction to Naval Architecture
Preface to the fourth edition ix
Acknowledgements xiii
1 Introduction 1
Ships 1
Naval architecture and the naval architect 1
The impact of computers 6
2 Ship design 8
The requirements 8
Design 10
Developing the design 11
The design process 12
Some general design attributes 20
Safety 23
Summary 29
3 Definition and regulation 30
Definition 30
Displacement and tonnage 38
Regulation 40
Summary 48
4 Ship form calculations 49
Approximate integration 49
Spreadsheets 59
Summary 61
5 Flotation and initial stability 62
Equilibrium 62
Stability at small angles 66
Hydrostatic curves 74
Problems in trim and stability 76
Free surfaces 81
The inclining experiment 84
Summary 86
6 The external environment 87
Water and air 87
Wind 88
Waves 89
Wave statistics 99
Freak waves 100
Other extreme environments 101
Marine pollution 101
Summary 103
7 Stability at large angles 104
Stability curves 105
Weight movements 111
Dynamical stability 113
Stability standards 116
Flooding and damaged stability 118
Summary 127
8 Launching, docking and grounding 128
Launching 129
Docking 133
Grounding 139
Summary 142
9 Resistance 143
Fluid flow 143
Types of resistance 146
Calculation of resistance 157
Methodical series 162
Roughness 164
Form parameters and resistance 165
Model experiments 169
Full scale trials 169
Effective power 172
Summary 172
10 Propulsion 174
General principles 174
Propulsors 176
The screw propeller 178
Propeller thrust and torque 186
Presentation of propeller data 189
Hull efficiency elements 195
Cavitation 199
Other propulsor types 205
Ship trials 209
Main machinery power 214
Summary 216
11 Ship dynamics 218
The basic responses 218
Ship vibrations 224
Calculations 226
Vibration levels 230
Summary 232
12 Seakeeping 233
Seakeeping qualities 233
Ship motions 234
Presentation of motion data 236
Motions in irregular seas 237
Limiting factors 240
Overall seakeeping performance 243
Acquiring seakeeping data 244
Effect of ship form 247
Stabilization 248
Summary 252
13 Manoeuvring 253
Directional stability and control 254
Manoeuvring 255
Manoeuvring devices 261
Ship handling 269
Dynamic stability and control of submarines 272
Modifying the manoeuvring performance 273
Underwater vehicles 274
Summary 275
14 Main hull strength 276
Modes of failure 277
Nature of the ship's structure 279
Forces on a ship 280
Section modulus 289
Superstructures 294
Standard calculation results 297
Transverse strength 301
Summary 303
15 Structural elements 304
Strength of individual structural elements 304
Dynamics of longitudinal strength 311
Horizontal flexure and torsion 317
Load-shortening curves 318
Finite element analysis 321
Structural safety 322
Corrosion 324
Summary 327
16 The internal environment 328
Important factors 328
Summary 334
17 Ship types 335
Merchant ships 336
High speed craft 359
Warships 363
Summary 373
References and Further reading 375
Appendix A: Units, notation and sources 385
Appendix B: The displacement sheet and hydrostatics 391
Appendix C: Glossary of terms 414
Appendix D: The Froude notation 423
Appendix E: Questions 428
Index 437