© 2016

Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering

  • Manhar R. Dhanak
  • Nikolaos I. Xiros


  • Provides a comprehensive well-written account of research and development in ocean/marine engineering, naval architecture and related disciplines by leading experts in the field

  • Discusses the latest in ocean engineering research, including harnessing the ocean as an energy resource, coastal protection techniques and offshore and subsea engineering automation

  • Covers a wide spectrum of ocean engineering with material anchored in seven parts in over forty-five chapters


Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-34
  2. Manhar R. Dhanak, Nikolaos I. Xiros
    Pages 1-9
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-13
    2. Wendell S. Brown
      Pages 15-46
    3. George Z. Forristall, Cortis K. Cooper
      Pages 47-76
    4. James M. Kaihatu, Palaniswamy Ananthakrishnan
      Pages 77-100
    5. Wendell S. Brown
      Pages 101-110
    6. Robert E. Melchers
      Pages 111-126
    7. Karl Dietrich von Ellenrieder, Manhar R. Dhanak
      Pages 127-176
    8. John J. Holmes
      Pages 177-196
    9. Nikolaos I. Xiros
      Pages 197-226
    10. Nikolaos I. Xiros, Pak-Cheung Edgar An
      Pages 227-276
  4. Autonomous Ocean Vehicles, Subsystems and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-280
    2. Promode R. Bandyopadhyay
      Pages 281-300
    3. Scott A. Jenkins, Gerald D’Spain
      Pages 301-322
    4. Stefano Brizzolara, Robert A. Brizzolara
      Pages 323-340
    5. John J. Leonard, Alexander Bahr
      Pages 341-358
    6. Milica Stojanovic, Pierre-Philippe J. Beaujean
      Pages 359-386
    7. James G. Bellingham
      Pages 387-406
    8. Tae Won Kim, Giacomo Marani, Junku Yuh
      Pages 407-422

About this book


The handbook is the definitive reference for the interdisciplinary field that is ocean engineering. It integrates the coverage of fundamental and applied material and encompasses a diverse spectrum of systems, concepts and operations in the maritime environment, as well as providing a comprehensive update on contemporary, leading-edge ocean technologies. Coverage includes but is not limited to; an overview of ocean science, ocean signals and instrumentation, coastal structures, developments in ocean energy technologies, and ocean vehicles and automation. The handbook will be of interest to practitioners in a range of offshore industries and naval establishments as well as academic researchers and graduate students in ocean, coastal, offshore, and marine engineering and naval architecture.


Coastal Structures Marine Meteorology Ocean Acoustics Ocean Energy Ocean Energy Technologies Ocean Engineering Ocean Signals, Signatures Ocean Vehicles Offshore Platform Offshore and Subsea Engineering SONAR Systems and Acoustic Imagin Ship and Submarine Shipboard Automation Shore Protection Underwater Acoustic Communication

Editors and affiliations

  • Manhar R. Dhanak
    • 1
  • Nikolaos I. Xiros
    • 2
  1. 1.The Inst. for Ocean and Systems Engineering – SeaTechFlorida Atlantic UniversityDania BeachUSA
  2. 2.School of Naval Architecture & Marine EngineeringUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

About the editors

Dr. Dhanak is the Director of The Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering (SeaTech) and Professor of Ocean Engineering at Florida Atlantic University. He also serves as Director of Research for Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center and is the past Chairman of the Department of Ocean Engineering.

Dr. Xiros is a Professor of Ocean Engineering at the University of New Orleans and his research interests include marine engineering and control systems for renewable energy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering
  • Editors Manhar R. Dhanak
    Nikolaos I. Xiros
  • Series Title Springer Handbooks
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Handbooks
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-16648-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-16650-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-16649-0
  • Series ISSN 2522-8692
  • Series E-ISSN 2522-8706
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages LXVIII, 1345
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Offshore Engineering
    Coastal Sciences
    Energy Systems
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“This book has a lot of information and ranges from the theoretical to day-to-day management of systems and structures that work in oceans. There are plenty of diagrams and photographs. There is also a lot of mathematics! This is in many ways a good example of a reference book and those involved with the various topics it covers should consider purchasing.” (John Goodier, Reference Reviews, Vol. 31 (7), 2017)