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Ship Design

Methodologies of Preliminary Design


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Apostolos Papanikolaou
    Pages 1-68
  3. Apostolos Papanikolaou
    Pages 293-357
  4. Apostolos Papanikolaou
    Pages 359-391
  5. Apostolos Papanikolaou
    Pages 393-437
  6. Apostolos Papanikolaou
    Pages 439-447
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 449-628

About this book


This book deals with ship design and in particular with methodologies of the preliminary design of ships. The book is complemented by a basic bibliography and five appendices with useful updated charts for the selection of the main dimensions and other basic characteristics of different types of ships (Appendix A), the determination of hull form  from the data of systematic hull form series (Appendix B), the detailed description of the relational method for the preliminary estimation of ship weights (Appendix C), a brief review of the historical evolution of shipbuilding science and technology from the prehistoric era to date (Appendix D) and finally a historical review of regulatory developments of ship's damage stability to date (Appendix E). 

The book can be used as textbook for ship design courses or as additional reading for university or college students of naval architecture courses and related disciplines; it may also serve as a reference book for naval architects, practicing engineers of related disciplines and ship officers, who like to enter the ship design field systematically or to use practical methodologies for the estimation of ship's main dimensions and of other ship main properties and elements of ship design.


Applied Ship Hydrodynamics Maritime Transport Naval Architecture Ship Design Ship Optimization Shipbuilding Technology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering - Ship Design LaboratoryNational Technical University of AthensZografou - AthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ship Design
  • Book Subtitle Methodologies of Preliminary Design
  • Authors Apostolos Papanikolaou
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-8750-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0677-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-8751-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 628
  • Number of Illustrations 430 b/w illustrations, 145 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Design
    Engine Technology
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