A new edition of Principles of Naval Architecture (PNA): Strength of Ships and Ocean Structures is now available from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). The volume a revision of the previous chapter four of PNA addresses several topics of ship strength in greater depth, bringing much of the material up to date and introducing some new subjects. Revisions of the other eight chapters of PNA will be released by SNAME over the next two years.
Written by Alaa Monsour and Donald Liu, and edited by J. Randolph Paulling, the book offers extensive coverage of the latest developments in dynamic sea load predictions, including nonlinear load effects, slamming and impact, plus new sections on the mechanics of collisions and grounding.
Problems encountered in ships of special type and size that have been developed in recent years, many of which - by reason of size, configuration or lack of a history of design experience - require a design approach based on first principles, receive special attention. Modern developments in classification society strength standards and modern rule developments are covered, including Common Structural Rules for tankers and bulk carriers. The concluding sections of the book discuss materials other than steel, including composites and aluminum, and vessels of unusual geometry and performance such as multi-hulls, hydrofoils, and SWATH craft.