Ship Stability for Masters and Mates

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-10-19
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd

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Understanding ship stability - the ability of a ship to return to an initial state after disturbing forces and moments - is critical for all maritime students and professionals studying for a deck or engineering certificate of competency, or seeking promotion to a higher rank within marine or naval companies or institutions. The seventh edition of this classic text provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of ship stability and ship strength, squat, interaction and trim, materials stresses and forces, with numerous worked examples to assist masters, mates and engineering officers with qualifications and professional practice. New coverage includes content on new materials used in ship construction, developing methods of propulsion and the latest research into resistance. Ship Stability for Masters and Mates is required reading for seafarers and students alike and an important resource for naval architecture students, shipboard officers and shore-based staff, including dry-dock personnel, ship-designers, ship surveyors, port authorities, marine consultants and superintendents. Updated throughout to include new shipping industry developments and regulations, with 9 new chapters, the latest ship stability datasheets, and sample exam questions Provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of ship stability and ship strength, squat, interaction and trim, materials stresses and forces Concepts are supported with numerous worked examples, clear diagrams, graphs and equations to assist with understanding and application of this critical subject

Table of Contents

Group weights, water draft, air draft and density
Transverse statical stability - at small angles only
Methods for decreasing Free Surface Effects on stability
TPC and displacement curves
Design coefficients
Quadrature..Simpson's Rules for areas and centroids
Quadrature..Simpson's rules for moments of inertia
Quadrature..Simpson's Rules for centres of pressure on transverse bulkheads
KB, BM and KM calculations and graphics on Metacentric Diagrams
Final KG plus 20 reasons for rise in KG
Angle of List considerations
Angle of List when lifting a heavy weight from a vessel onto a jetty
Angle of List due to bilging of side compartments
Angle of List whilst turning
Angle of Loll considerations
Moments of statical stability
Aspects of Trim...the main factors involved
Trim calculations...changing conditions of loading
Trim calculations...satisfying prescribed requirements for end drafts
Large angle stability considerations - GZ and KN Cross Curves of Stability
Statical Stability curves - general analysis and observations
Effects of beam and freeboard on large angle stability
Dynamical stability relating to Statical Stability curves
Statical Stability curves with relation to wave crests at bow, amidships or stern
Hydrostatic Curves and values for vessels initially on even keel
Hydrostatic Curves and values for vessels initially having trim by the bow or by the stern
Increase in draft due to angle of list
Combined list and trim
Calculating Free Surface Effects of slack tanks with divisional bulkheads
Bilging effects of stability - permeability effects
Effects of side winds on ship stability
Icing allowances plus effects on trim and stability
Type 'A', Type 'B' and Type (B-60) vessels
Floodable Length (FL) and Permissible Length (PL) curves
Load Lines and Freeboard Marks
Timber ship Freeboard Marks
IMO Grain Rules for safe carriage of grain in bulk
Investigation of LCB relationship with Cb values
True mean draft
Inclining Experiment (Stability Test), plus fluctuations in a ship's Lightweight
The Calibration Book plus defining of soundings and ullages
Drydocking and Stability - procedures and calculations
Ship Squat in open water and in confined channels
Turning Circle Diameters (TCD) for vessels in shallow waters
Interaction effects - including two Case Studies
Thirty possible reasons why the Herald of Free Enterprise capsized
Ship motions - Rolling, Pitching and Heaving periods
Synchronous rolling and Parametric rolling of vessels
Effects of change of density on a ship's draft and trim
The Deadweight Scale
The Trim and Stability Book
Simplified stability information
The Stability pro-forma
Ship Stability (MCG/SQA) standard sheets for use in examinations
The newer vessels - Triple 'E' designs, Qflex and Qmax designs
Draft Surveys
Quality Control - the work of the Ship Surveyors
Extracts from the 1998 Load Line Regulations No MSN 1752 (M)
Keeping up to date
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