The Maritime Engineering Reference Book: A Guide to Ship Design, Construction and Operation.
The extracts have been taken directly from the above source books, with some small editorial changes and additions. These changes have entailed the re-numbering of Sections and Figures, the linking of Sections within a Chapter, cross-referencing between Chapters and the insertion of additional and more recent references where appropriate. In view of the breadth of content and style of the source books, there is some overlap and repetition of material between Chapters and significant differences in style, but these features have been left in order to retain the flavour and readability of the individual Chapters.
The book is arranged into 12 Chapters:
1 The marine environment
2 Marine vehicle types
3 Flotation and stability
4 Ship structures
6 Marine engines and auxiliary machinery
9 Ship design, construction and operation
10 Underwater vehicles
11 Marine safety
12 Glossary of terms and definitions
The Chapters can be studied independently, depending on the interests of the reader. References are provided at the end of each Chapter to facilitate access to some of the original sources of information and further depth of study where necessary.
Grateful appreciation is extended to the twenty five authors of the source books from which this Reference Book has been compiled. The Editor acknowledges the help and support of Lyndsey Dixon, Associate Editor, and her team for guidance in establishing the structure of the book and in bringing the book to publication.
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