Ship Stability: Notes and Examples

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Elsevier, Dec 12, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 160 pages
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The Kemp and Young series provides a general introduction to a number of subject areas in a style that will be ideally suited for those wishing to learn more. The concise presentation of the subject matter is made possible by the reduction of the work to its simplest terms. This is achieved through the omission of unnecessary mathematics or mathematical concepts, and the generous use of diagrams and illustrations. Rapid reference to the substance of each topic can be made by use of the carefully constructed index.

The third edition of 'Ship Stability: Notes and Examples' has been updated by Dr C B Barrass, who has wide experience in both industry and the academic field. The book has been thoroughly revised and expanded to be more in line with current examinations, and now covers topics such as ship squat, angle of heel whilst turning, and moments of inertia via Simpson's Rules. Also included is a diagram showing Deadweight-Moment.

Ship Stability: Notes and Examples is an invaluable tool to aid in the passing of maritime examinations.

  • Updated volume of the popular Kemp and Young series for the new Millennium
  • 66 fully worked examples, with a further 50 giving final answers

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One of the most important books for students graduating Naval Architecture.

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Chapter II Simpsons Rules Quadrature
Chapter III Bending of Beams and Ships
Chapter IV Transverse Stability Part 1
Chapter V Longitudinal Stability ie Trim
Chapter VI Drydocking Procedures
Chapter VII Water and Oil Pressure
Chapter VIII Free Surface Effects
Chapter IX Stability Data
Chapter X Carriage of Stability Information
Appendix I Revision oneliners
Appendix II Problems
Appendix III Answers to the 50 problems in Appendix II
Appendix IV How to pass exams in Maritime Studies

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Page 18 - The moment of a force is equal to the product of the force and the perpendicular distance of the point, about which the moment is required and the line of action of the force.

About the author (2000)

Dr Bryan Barrass worked as a Ship Draughtsman for 11 years at Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend. In 1963, he then became a Lecturer in Naval Architecture in Sunderland. From 1967 to 1993, he worked at Liverpool John Moores University, lecturing to Maritime Degree students, Masters, Mates, and Marine Engineers.

In 1993 he retired from full-time work. He became a visiting Lecturer and has written seven books involving Ship Stability, Ship Design & Ship Performance and Ship Squat & Interaction. His interest in Ship Squat began in April 1972, starting on research for his Ph.D. degree.

He has worked with many national & international Port Authorities. They include the PLA, Milford Haven PA, Liverpool PA, Humberside PA, Tyne PA, Truro PA, Newhaven PA, Bordeaux PA, Klaipeda PA, Nantes PA and Hamburg PA.

Dr Barrass has supplied Ship Squat and Interaction information to 22 countries worldwide. He has lectured at a great number of UK Universities and has advised many Ship-owners on the above listed Specialist topics.

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