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Torsion and Shear Stresses in Ships


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Torsion Stresses in Ships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Mohamed Shama
      Pages 3-19
    3. Mohamed Shama
      Pages 41-64
    4. M. A. Shama
      Pages 65-90
    5. Mohamed Shama
      Pages 105-106
  3. Shear Loading and Stresses in Ships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-108
    2. Mohamed Shama
      Pages 111-132
    3. Mohamed Shama
      Pages 149-165
    4. Mohamed Shama
      Pages 187-210
  4. Programming Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. K. A. Hafez
      Pages 213-263
    3. Mohamed Shama
      Pages 265-271
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 273-277

About this book


In the last few decades, much research work was conducted to improve ship structure analysis and design. Most of the efforts were directed to improve the strength of hull girder and to use the method of finite element analysis more efficiently and effectively. Because of the high degree of complexity of ship structures the interaction between hull girder strength and local strength require special attention. The complex system of stresses could produce unacceptable deformations and high values of equivalent stresses. This book covers an area of ship structure analysis and design that has not been exhaustively covered by other books on ship structures in a simple form. It presents the basic concepts of the methods and procedures required to calculate torsion and shear stresses in ship structures. Moreover, it is enhanced with a set of some solved and unsolved problems, very useful for students of naval and marine engineering.


finite element analysis lateral loading ship design ship structure analysis tensile loading

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Faculty of EngineeringAlexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt

About the authors

Mohamed Shama is Professor of Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding at the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University (Egypt). More information about the author is available online at

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