This textbook covers the theoretical, fundamental aspects of naval architecture for students preparing for the Class 2 and Class 1 Marine Engineer Officer exams. It introduces the basic foundation themes within naval architecture, (hydrostatics, stability, resistance and powering), using worked examples to show how solutions should be presented for an exam. The topics are ordered in a manner of a typical taught module, to aid the use of the book by lecturers as a compliment to a course.
Importantly, this updated edition contains updated text and figures in line with modern practice, including an update of many of the figures to three-dimensional diagrams, and a new section on computer software for naval architecture. The book also includes sample examination questions with worked examples answers to aid students in their learning.
Dr Richard Pemberton CEng MRINA is Lecturer in Mechanical & Marine Design at Plymouth University.
After completing his Ph.D. on System Identification in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in 2003, Richard joined GBR Challenge America's Cup yacht racing team as a design analyst. Since then he was worked as a designer or technical consultant to sailors and yacht racing teams in many of the major competitions within the sport, such as: The America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe race,Olympics and the World Speed Sailing Record.
Before joining Plymouth University, Richard worked as a consultant Naval Architect both in a self-employed capacity and at the University of Southampton's Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics.
E A Stokoe was formerly Principal Lecturer in Naval Architecture at South Shields Marine and Technical College