Ship Construction, 7th Edition

SKU 9780080972398
Publisher Elsevier
ISBN 9780080972398
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Ship Construction is the market leading text for the professional shipbuilding and naval architecture sector. Acting as both a reference on the latest developments in construction techniques, safety and shipyard practice for professionals and a comprehensive text for students of naval architecture, the book covers the complete construction process, from ship specification to competed vessel.

Covering each core operation and providing detailed understanding of the key ship construction steps and techniques, this new edition includes the latest developments in computer-aided design and manufacture, plus updated international regulations for ship types, new materials, fabrication technologies, safety practice and shipyard technology.


Key Features


  • Covers the complete ship construction process including the development of ship types, materials and strengths, welding and cutting and ship structure, with numerous clear line diagrams included for ease of understanding
  • Includes the latest developments in technology and shipyard methods, including a new chapter on computer-aided design and manufacture
  • Essential for students and professionals, particularly those working in shipyards, supervising ship construction, conversion and maintenance



Practising marine engineers and naval architects involved with basic ship design, structure and stability, particularly those working in shipyards, supervising ship construction, conversion, and maintenance; Marine engineering students.


Table of Contents

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

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