Practical Ship Hydrodynamics, Second Edition, introduces the reader to modern ship hydrodynamics. It describes experimental and numerical methods for ship resistance and propulsion, maneuvering, seakeeping, hydrodynamic aspects of ship vibrations, and hydrodynamic options for fuel efficiency, as well as new developments in computational methods and model testing techniques relating to marine design and development. Organized into six chapters, the book begins with an overview of problems and approaches, including the basics of modeling and full-scale testing, prediction of ship hydrodynamic performance, and viscous flow computations. It proceeds with a discussion of the marine applications of computational fluid dynamics and boundary element methods, factors affecting ship hydrodynamics, and simple design estimates of hydrodynamic quantities such as resistance and wake fraction. Seakeeping of ships is investigated with respect to issues such as maximum speed in a seaway, route optimization (routing), structural design of the ship with respect to loads in seaways, and habitation comfort and safety of people on board. Exercises and solutions, formula derivations, and texts are included to support teaching or self-studies. This book is suitable for marine engineering students in design and hydrodynamics courses, professors teaching a course in general fluid dynamics, practicing marine engineers and naval architects, and consulting marine engineers.
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11 August 2011
Professional and scholarly
Preface 1 Introduction 2 Propellers 3 Resistance and propulsion 4 Ship seakeeping 5 Vibrations 6 Ship manoeuvring Appendix A: Boundary element methods Appendix B: Numerical example for BEM References Index
Senior Project Manager at Germanischer Lloyd, Germany. Formerly Project Manager at Hamburg Ship Model Basin and Professor of Ship Design at the Technical University of Hamburg, Germany.
Reviews for Practical Ship Hydrodynamics, 2e
To the experienced naval architect the comprehensive descriptions of the numerical methods will provide a unique opportunity of updating his knowledge in this special field... The author, as well as those interested in the latest developments in ship hydrodynamics, whether practising naval architects, university professors or students, should be congratulated with the publication of this book. HANSA journal, October 2000 Highly useful for graduate and post-graduate students, the book is also a professional reference work for naval architects and consulting engineers. Maritime Journal The author should be congratulated with the publication of this book... it will be studied with interest by professionals and students all over the world. Poul Anderson, Technical University of Denmark The book covers quite a lot of ground...should prove very useful to senior students and to practitioners in naval architecture. The book is well presented and will prove very interesting and useful to those involved in these fields of naval architecture. The Naval Architect, Jan 2001