Revue de presse
'… excellent coverage of special topics that may not be included in traditional marine hydrodynamics textbooks. The book is an excellent technical resource for information about high-speed vessels, as it provides a summary of relevant recent research and references. I highly recommend this book to naval architects and marine and coastal engineers. This book is a valuable desktop reference for planners, designers, and decision makers involved in various issues concerning high-speed vessels.' Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering
'The book strikes a good compromise in presentation between two possible extremes: a purely descriptive narrative on the one hand, and a highly mathematical treatment on the other hand. This reviewer believes that the book will soon become a standard reference on the subject. While the book is definitely mathematical, there are also many clear and straightforward explanations of the physics which should be acceptable to most engineering students. The typography of the book is of a high standard.' Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Présentation de l'éditeur
Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehicles, first published in 2006, discusses the three main categories of high-speed marine vehicles - vessels supported by submerged hulls, air cushions or foils. The wave environment, resistance, propulsion, seakeeping, sea loads and manoeuvring are extensively covered based on rational and simplified methods. Links to automatic control and structural mechanics are emphasized. A detailed description of waterjet propulsion is given and the effect of water depth on wash, resistance, sinkage and trim is discussed. Chapter topics include resistance and wash; slamming; air cushion-supported vessels, including a detailed discussion of wave-excited resonant oscillations in air cushion; and hydrofoil vessels. The book contains numerous illustrations, examples and exercises.