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Understand ship construction from start to finish with this comprehensive, clear and readable introduction

Table of Contents

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

About the 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.


"Both now retired from teaching, Eyres...and Bruce...update their textbook (first published in 1971) from the 2007 edition. It introduces ship design and shipbuilding practice to advanced undergraduate students of marine sciences and technology. It can also be used as a study guide for the Extra Master examinations, and as background for students of shipbuilding itself." --Reference & Research Book News, December 2013

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