Comprised of seven sections divided into 32 chapters, the book introduces the reader to shipbuilding, including the basic design of a ship, ship dimensions and category, and development of ship types. It then turns to a discussion of rules and regulations governing ship strength and structural integrity, testing of materials used in ship construction, and welding practices and weld testing. Developments in the layout of a shipyard are also considered, along with development of the initial structural and arrangement design into information usable by production; the processes involved in the preparation and machining of a plate or section; and how a ship structure is assembled. A number of websites containing further information, drawings, and photographs, as well as regulations that apply to ships and their construction, are listed at the end of most chapters.
This text is an invaluable resource for students of marine sciences and technology, practicing marine engineers and naval architects, and professionals from other disciplines ranging from law to insurance, accounting, and logistics.
- Covers the complete ship construction process including the development of ship types, materials and strengths, welding and cutting and ship structure, with numerous clear line diagrams included for ease of understanding
- Includes the latest developments in technology and shipyard methods, including a new chapter on computer-aided design and manufacture
- Essential for students and professionals, particularly those working in shipyards, supervising ship construction, conversion and maintenance
Preface Chapter 1 Basic Design of the Ship Chapter 2 Ship Dimensions, Form, Size or Category Chapter 3 Development of Ship Types Chapter 4 Classification Societies Chapter 5 Steels Chapter 6 Other Shipbuilding Materials Chapter 7 Testing of Materials Chapter 8 Stresses to which a Ship is Subject Chapter 9 Welding and Cutting Processes used in Shipbuilding Chapter 10 Welding Practice and Testing Welds Chapter 11 Shipyard Layout Chapter 12 Design Information for Production Chapter 13 Plate and Section Preparation and Machining Chapter 14 Assembly of Ship Structure Chapter 15 Launching Chapter 16 Bottom Structure Chapter 17 Shell Plating and Framing Chapter 18 Bulkheads and Pillars Chapter 19 Decks, Hatches, and Superstructures Chapter 20 Fore End Structure Chapter 21 Aft End Structure Chapter 22 Tanker Construction Chapter 23 Liquefied Gas Carriers +Chapter 24 Lifting Arrangements Chapter 25 Cargo Access, Handling, and Restraint Chapter 26 Pumping and Piping Arrangements Chapter 27 Corrosion Control and Anti-fouling Systems Chapter 28 Ventilation, Refrigeration, and Insulation Chapter 29 International Maritime Organization Chapter 30 Tonnage Chapter 31 Load Line Rules Chapter 32 Structural Fire Protection Index
Professor George Bruce, has 30 years' industrial experience in shipbuilding, including more recent roles in facilities development, research and innovation. He has acted as a consultant to shipbuilders and marine companies across the world and contributed to committees, steering groups and associations across the industry. He currently teaches and conducts research at the Newcastle University School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle, UK.
Eyres, David J
Former lecturer in Naval Architecture at Plymouth University, UK, and former Manager of Policy and Standards Development with the Maritime Safety Authority of New Zealand.