Ship Hydrostatics and Stability

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Oct 16, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 368 pages
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The hydrostatic approach to ship stability aims to balance idealized ship weight against buoyancy forces. This textbook is a complete guide to understanding ship hydrostatics in ship design and ship performance.

Adrian Biran guides readers from first principles through basic and applied hydrostatic and ship stability theory, and introduces contemporary mathematical techniques for hydrostatic modelling and analysis. Real life examples of the practical application of hydrostatics are used to explain the theory and calculations; and to illustrate the effect shifting weights and central gravity displacements have on overall ship stability.

Ship Hydrostatics and Stability covers recent developments in the field of naval architecture such as parametric resonance (also known as the Mathieu effect), the effects of non-linear motions on stability, the influence of ship lines, and new international stability regulations for small vessels. Extensive use of computer techniques is made throughout.
  • Adheres to international standards and terminology
  • Includes real life practical examples and calculations to illustrate the hydrostatic approach to ship stability

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On page number 65 the equation for BM is to be checked for the value (19/48)(BxB/T).
Is it not (109/48)(BxB/T). One L is missing in the paranthesis also.


Definitions principal dimensions
Basic ship hydrostatics
Numerical integration in naval architecture
Hydrostatic curves
Statical stability at large angles of heel
Simple models of stability
Weight and trim calculations
Intact stability regulations I
Parametric resonance
Intact stability regulations II
Flooding and damage condition
Linear ship response in waves
Computer methods

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About the author (2003)

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.

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