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About this book
This book adopts a practical approach and presents recent research together with applications in real submarine design and operation. Topics covered include hydrostatics, manoeuvring, resistance and propulsion of submarines. The author briefly reviews basic concepts in ship hydrodynamics and goes on to show how they are applied to submarines, including a look at the use of physical model experiments.
The issues associated with manoeuvring in both the horizontal and vertical planes are explained, and readers will discover suggested criteria for stability, along with rudder and hydroplane effectiveness. The book includes a section on appendage design which includes information on sail design, different arrangements of bow planes and alternative stern configurations. Other themes explored in this book include hydro-acoustic performance, the components of resistance and the effect of hull shape.
Readers will value the author’s applied experience as well as the empirical expressions that are presented for use at the preliminary design stage. A wide range of state-of-the-art material is included, and there are over fifty references to recent publications in the field.
Intended for advanced students and professionals working in the specialised field of submarine hydrodynamics, this book brings theoretical and practical knowledge together in one comprehensive work that is particularly valuable to the submarine hydrodynamicist.
- Book Title Submarine Hydrodynamics
- Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
- Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16184-6
- Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-16183-9
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-16184-6
- Series ISSN 2191-530X
- Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXI, 150
- Number of Illustrations 75 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
Engineering Fluid Dynamics
Fluid- and Aerodynamics
Control and Systems Theory
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“The book is authoritative, comprehensive, clearly written and well referenced and illustrated. A great deal of useful and up-to-date information is presented in a slim volume. It is recommended to all those involved with submarines and, in particular, to those concerned with their hydrodynamic performance. Students will find it invaluable but more experienced workers will also find it a useful reference.” (Eric C. Tupper, Warship Technology, July-August, 2015)
“The book covers all the main components of submarine hydrodynamics … . The book is clearly written and comprehensive, with a lot of relevant information packed within its pages. … this is a very useful book and it is recommended to all those involved in the design and operation of submarines and underwater vehicles, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and practising professionals.” (A. F. Molland, Underwater Technology, Vol. 33 (2), 2015)