Ship Construction (7th edition)

Ship Construction (7th edition)

By: George Bruce (author), David J. Eyres (author)Paperback

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Ship Construction, Seventh Edition, offers guidance for ship design and shipbuilding from start to finish. It provides an overview of current shipyard techniques, safety in shipyard practice, materials and strengths, welding and cutting, and ship structure, along with computer-aided design and manufacture, international regulations for ship types, new materials, and fabrication technologies. 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.

About Author

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. 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.


1 Basic Design of the Ship 2 Ship Dimensions, Form, Size or Category 3 Development of Ship Types 4 Classification Societies 5 Steels 6 Other Shipbuilding Materials 7 Testing of Materials 8 Stresses to which a Ship is Subject 9 Welding and Cutting Processes used in Shipbuilding 10 Welding Practice and Testing Welds 11 Shipyard Layout 12 Design Information for Production 13 Plate and Section Preparation and Machining 14 Assembly of Ship Structure 15 Launching 16 Bottom Structure 17 Shell Plating and Framing 18 Bulkheads and Pillars 19 Decks, Hatches, and Superstructures 20 Fore End Structure 21 Aft End Structure 22 Tanker Construction 23 Liquefied Gas Carriers 24 Lifting Arrangements 25 Cargo Access, Handling, and Restraint 26 Pumping and Piping Arrangements 27 Corrosion Control and Anti-fouling Systems 28 Ventilation, Refrigeration, and Insulation 29 International Maritime Organization 30 Tonnage 31 Load Line Rules 32 Structural Fire Protection

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780080972398
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780080972398
  • weight: 630
  • ISBN10: 008097239X
  • edition: 7th edition

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