Introduction Primers 1: Vessel Loads 2: Material Mechanics 3: Stress Concentration 4: Fatigue 5: Buckling 6: Corrosion 7: Failure Modes and Analysis 8: Wood 9: Plastics 10: Metals 11: Composite Materials 12: Fluid Mechanics 13: Combustion and Fuels 14: Hydraulics and Pneumatics 15: Non-destructive Testing Design and Application Guides 16: Hulls 17: Propellers 18: Fasteners 19: Engine Systems 20: Noise and Vibration 21: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems 22: Firefighting 23: Mechanical Systems Techniques and Checklist 24: Survey Techniques 25: Survey Format 26: Survey Checklist 27: Notes Appendices Index
Thomas Ask is an Associate Professor in the School of Construction and Design at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and the Principal of Ask and Associates, a marine consulting firm. He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
This is a very sound practical textbook which could earn its keep
on your bookshelf. * Dockwalk *
A highly refined book that looks at every imaginable aspect of the design, construction, equipping, fitout and finishing of ships and boats, it is clear, concise and easy to follow. * Work Boat World *
The writing is authoritative and presents the complexity of structural small ship design in understandable and comprehensive language. Very useful checklist suggesting the issues which any survey should address. It is a valuable addition to the library. * Cruising *