Ship Design and Performance for Masters and Mates is a quick to use, comprehensive reference that brings the key information needed to understand ship design and performance at your fingertips. The book covers all key aspects of ship design and performance, supplemented by exam revision one-liners. It does not assume detailed theoretical knowledge, but rather builds up the reader's understanding of how the elements of ship design influence and impact on its performance, and how the engineer, crew and operators can maximise the performance of their vessel in operation.
Written by an experienced marine engineering consultant, author and lecturer, this book presents key facts and formulas, backed up throughout by relevant theory, illustrations and photographs. It includes examples of modern ship-types and their general particulars and covers topics ranging from design and power coefficients to types of ship resistance; types of ship speed; types of power on ships; designing a ship's propeller; details of maximum ship squats; the phenomena of interaction of ships in confined waters; mechanisms for improving ship handling; and improvements in power output.
This book is an essential introduction and reference for students and those newly at sea, as well as for anyone involved with ship design, marine engineering, naval architecture, and the day-to-day operation of ships in port.
* Accessible information on understanding and improving ship performance at your fingertips
* Ideal for marine engineering students and those studying for certificates of competency
* Covers all key aspects of ship design and performance, with exam revision one-liners
Ship Design and Performance for Masters and Mates is a particularly useful textbook for those students new to the subjects covered, as well as proving a useful quick reference text for professional practitioners. With clear and concise explanation, it is informative yet easy to follow. - Nicola Pryce-Roberts, Liverpool John Moore University, UK, July 2004
"I am inclined to encourage every shipowner, shipowner-to-be, ship builder and ship designer to have this book on his shelf." - Marine Technology, April 2005
"...a useful addition to the range of maritime publications offered by Elsevier." -The navel Architect, July 2005
"This book is exceedingly good value with a lot of information and examples that are relevant for those that wish to follow a career in operating or managing merchant ships." - Seaways, January 2006