Students, professional trainees and marine engineers studying for their certificates of competency, as well as more experienced marine engineers on shore or at sea, will all welcome this quick to use, comprehensive reference that brings the key information needed to understand ship design and performance to their fingertips in one handy volume. The book does not assume detailed theoretical knowledge, but rather builds up the reader's understanding of how the elements of ship design influence and impact on its performance, and how the engineer, crew and operators can maximise the performance of their vessel in operation.
For non-specialist vocational-level students (British NVQs, Certificates of Competency, plus other international Maritime Licences, such as the MMD in the US), Basic Elements of Ship Design and Performance is an accessible, single source of guidance. It presents key facts, backed up throughout by relevant theory, illustrations and photographs, and also includes valuable with key engineering data, facts and formulas, plus revision one-liners.
Written by an experienced marine engineering consultant, author and lecturer, this essential introduction and reference for students and those newly at sea will appeal to anyone involved with ship design, marine engineering, naval architecture, as well as those engaged in the day-to-day operation of ships in port.
* Accessible information on understanding and improving ship performance at your fingertips
* Ideal for marine engineering students and those studying for certificates of competency
* Covers all key aspects of ship design and performance, with exam revision one-liners
Ship Design and Performance for Masters and Mates is a particularly useful textbook for those students new to the subjects covered, as well as proving a useful quick reference text for professional practitioners. With clear and concise explanation, it is informative yet easy to follow. - Nicola Pryce-Roberts, Liverpool John Moore University, UK, July 2004
"I am inclined to encourage every shipowner, shipowner-to-be, ship builder and ship designer to have this book on his shelf." - Marine Technology, April 2005
..".a useful addition to the range of maritime publications offered by Elsevier." -The navel Architect, July 2005
"This book is exceedingly good value with a lot of information and examples that are relevant for those that wish to follow a career in operating or managing merchant ships." - Seaways, January 2006