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Elements of Ocean Engineering

  • ID: 2166986
  • Book
  • 431 Pages
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
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This text is intended for use in a first course for ocean engineering students and to serve as an overview of the ocean engineering fi eld and its applications. The textbook is also intended to supplement courses in coastal engineering, offshore structures, underwater systems and mooring, underwater acoustics, and floating bodies. Significant material has been added to Chapters 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 11, and Chapters 1, 5, 9, 10, and 12 have been updated with new information. Additional problems have been added. Students are expected to have completed 1 to 2 years of engineering college studies including at least two semesters of engineering calculus, a semester of engineering physics (mechanics), and a semester of engineering statics.

Although engineers have been working in the oceans ever since man first ventured onto the sea, it was not until there was a need to recover resources beneath the sea floor, protect coastlines, maintain and create waterways, and better understand the ocean environment that the discipline of ocean engineering develop in the late 1960s. At the same time, curricula in ocean engineering began to appear in U.S. universities located in states with shorelines and, in some cases, long-standing marine programs changed their name to Ocean Engineering; similar name changes were also observed in other countries. Private industry experienced the expansion of the offshore industry, dredging industry, and consulting firms specializing in coastal and offshore applications; and the defense industry further developed a focus on undersea defenses and related ocean engineering applications. The use of the oceans for renewable energy is currently under development.

The author defines ocean engineering as the application of engineering principles to the ocean environment. This discipline is nearly 50 years young, and it is still establishing its identity. Many of the first generation of ocean engineers are completing their careers, and the question, “What is an ocean engineer?” is still commonly encountered. The author attempts to help answer this question.

Ocean engineering is a very exciting and challenging field addressing man’s use of the ocean frontier. The ocean waters cover approximately 79% of the earth’s surface, and ocean engineers are involved in developing this vast and harsh water frontier while also striving to protect the ocean environment. This field is especially challenging because it requires innovation and solutions to problems never before attempted. The resources of the ocean are vast and ocean engineers must lead the way in its resource development in an environmentally acceptable way. The offshore industry is working in water depths approaching 3,000 m (10,000 ft) with floating and subsea systems. The coastal industry is experiencing major demands for coastal land use and the requirements to maintain beaches, ship channels, ports, and other shore protection applications.

The dredging industry is designing new equipment for handling contaminated sediments and continuing the improvement of efficient dredging and dredged material placement including the beneficial use of dredged material. The oceans will undoubtedly be a major factor in the development of renewable energy (wind and wave). The challenges in the field of ocean engineering are extensive, and the progress will continue to benefit mankind.
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Dedication
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements: First Edition
Acknowledgements: Second Edition
List of Figures
List of Tables
CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW OF OCEAN ENGINEERING
CHAPTER 2 THE OCEAN ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER 3 OFFSHORE STRUCTURES
CHAPTER 4 COASTAL PROCESSES AND STRUCTURES
CHAPTER 5 MATERIALS AND CORROSION
CHAPTER 6 FLOATING AND SUBMERGED BODY HYDRODYNAMICS
CHAPTER 7 UNDERWATER SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 8 UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS
CHAPTER 9 INSTRUMENTATION FOR OCEAN APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 10 PHYSICAL MODELLING
CHAPTER 11 SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS, AND ETHICS
CHAPTER 12 OCEAN ENGINEERING DESIGN
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