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Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehicles

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  • Author: Odd M. Faltinsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521178730

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  • This volume considers hydrodynamic aspects of the three main categories of high-speed marine vehicles, i.e. vessels supported by either the submerged hull, an air cushion, or foils. (Submerged-hull-supported vessels include planing and semi-displacement vessels.) The wave environment, resistance, propulsion, seakeeping, sea loads, and maneuvering are extensively covered based on rational and simplified methods. Links to automatic control and structural mechanics are emphasized. A detailed description of waterjet propulsion is given, and the effect of water depth on wash, resistance, sinkage, and trim is discussed. The book contains many illustrations, examples, and exercises.

    • Covers all aspects of marine hydrodynamics and all types of high-speed vessels
    • Starts with basic fluid dynamics and links this to practical issues
    • Simplified and rational explanations of the fluid behavior by use of many illustrations, examples and exercises
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    "excellent coverage of special topics that may not be included in traditional marine hydrodynamics textbooks. The book is an excellent technical resource for information about high-speed vessels, since as it provides a summary of relevant recent research and references. I highly recommend this book to naval architects and marine and coastal engineers. This book is a valuable desktop reference for planners, designers, and decision makers involved in various issues concerning high-speed vessels."
    Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521178730
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • contains: 102 b/w illus. 1 map 42 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Resistance and propulsion
    3. Waves
    4. Wave resistance and wash
    5. Surface effect ships
    6. Hydrofoil vessels and foil theory
    7. Semi-displacement vessels
    8. Slamming, whipping and springing
    9. Planing vessels
    10. Manoeuvring

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    Odd M. Faltinsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
    Odd M. Faltinsen received his Ph.D. in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan in 1971. He has been a Professor of Marine Hydrodynamics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) since 1974. Dr Faltinsen has experience with a broad spectrum of hydrodynamically related problems for ships and sea structures, including hydroelastic problems and slamming. Faltinsen is a member of the Norwegian Academy for Technical Sciences, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He has held visiting professorships three times at MIT and at the Research Institute of Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University. His publications include more than 200 scientific papers, and books including Sea Loads on Ships and Offshore Structures (Cambridge University Press, 1990) and Sloshing, with A. Timohka (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

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