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Ship Hydrostatics and Stability, 2e


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The leading resource on hydrostatic approaches to ship stability for naval architects

Table of Contents

1. Definitions, principal dimensions 2. Basic ship hydrostatics 3. Numerical integration in naval architecture 4. Hydrostatic curves 5. Statical stability at large angles of heel 6. Simple models of stability 7. Weight and trim calculation 8. Intact stability regulations I 9. Stability in Waves 10. Intact stability regulations II 11. Flooding and damage condition 12. Linear ship response in waves 13. Computer methods

About the Author

Adrian Biran is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He has a Dipl. Ing. Degree from the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute and MSc and DSc degrees form the Technion. Adrian Biran worked as design engineer and project leader for IPRONAV in Bucharest, and Israel Shipyards and as research engineer in the Technion R&D Foundation in Haifa. Ruben Lopez-Pulido is a Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), UK, and the Spanish Association of Naval Architects (AINE). Former Maritime Attache of the Embassy of Spain in London and Representative of Spain to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of UN. He was Naval Architect & Software Engineer at SENER working as developer of Naval Architecture Modules of FORAN System, a CAD/CAM/CAE software for ship design and shipbuilding. He was Hydrodynamicist and Stability of Ships Researcher at the CEHINAV (ETSIN-UPM) Madrid Ship Model Basin. In 2010 he received the Spanish National Best Outstanding Career Award for naval architects under 35 years of age, to recognize outstanding professional service and contributions to the maritime & shipping business, naval architecture and marine engineering community.

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