Ship Construction

Ship Construction

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Elsevier Science and Technology
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.
  • 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

Baker & Taylor
"Acting as both a professional reference on current approaches in shipyard practice and a comprehensive introduction for students in any marine discipline, Ship Construction covers the complete construction process, from ship specification to completed vessel." -- Page 4 of cover.

Book News
Both now retired from teaching, Eyres (naval architecture, U. of Plymouth) and Bruce (ship repair and conversion, Newcastle U.) 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. The topics are materials and strength of ships, welding and cutting, shipyard practice, ship structure, outfit, and international regulations. Useful websites are cited in most chapters. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Waltham, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, c2012
Edition: 7th ed
Description: vi, 388 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780080972398
Branch Call Number: 623.82 Eyr
Additional Contributors: Bruce, George J.


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