Fundamentals of Ship Hydrodynamics Fluid Mechanics, Ship Resistance and Propulsion

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/10/2019
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Fundamentals of Ship Hydrodynamics: Fluid Mechanics, Ship Resistance and Propulsion

Lothar Birk, University of New Orleans, USA


Bridging the information gap between fluid mechanics and ship hydrodynamics


Fundamentals of Ship Hydrodynamics is designed as a textbook for undergraduate education in ship resistance and propulsion. The book provides connections between basic training in calculus and fluid mechanics and the application of hydrodynamics in daily ship design practice. Based on a foundation in fluid mechanics, the origin, use, and limitations of experimental and computational procedures for resistance and propulsion estimates are explained.

The book is subdivided into sixty chapters, providing background material for individual lectures.  The unabridged treatment of equations and the extensive use of figures and examples enable students to study details at their own pace.


Key features:

•             Covers the range from basic fluid mechanics to applied ship hydrodynamics.

•             Subdivided into 60 succinct chapters.

•             In-depth coverage of material enables self-study.

•             Around 250 figures and tables.


Fundamentals of Ship Hydrodynamics is essential reading for students and staff of naval architecture, ocean engineering, and applied physics. The book is also useful for practicing naval architects and engineers who wish to brush up on the basics, prepare for a licensing exam, or expand their knowledge.

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