The fundamental characteristics of a ship's design, and how they affect its behaviour at sea are clearly of great importance to a variety of different people. Whilst naval architects need to understand these principles in depth, those supporting them in design and production will need a good grasp of the basics. Marine engineers must likewise recognise the degree to which their activities will be influenced and bounded by these principles. This book offers a clear and concise introduction to the subject, and will therefore be of great interest to both students and practising professionals in both fields.
Introduction - Definition and Regulation - Ship form and Calculations - Floation and Stability - The Environment - Seakeeping - Strength - Resistance - Propulsion - Manoeuvering - Vibration, Noise and Shock - Ship Design