Recomend a Naval Architecture Textbook

Discussion in 'Education' started by MattZ, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. dudestir127
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    If you're pretty much an absolute beginner then Applied Naval Architecture by Robert Zubaly is a good book, if you understand algebra and calculus then that's a good book to start getting a general understand of Naval Architecture with.
     
  2. romnickhudges
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    Try Introduction to Naval Architecture, Third Edition textbook because it's contains information that anyone would like to know. It's not boring and easily understood.
     
  3. MikeJohns
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    There's a very concise little book by John Teale called "How to design a boat" I recommend it to people as a first read. You can probably even find it in the local library.
    I find people struggle with Principles of NA unless there's someone they can call on for explanations. But then you can ask away on the forum.
     
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    Joop that's actually quite a good book.
     
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    My math is up to basic first year/semester calculus, and some basic physics from high school. Can anyone recommend a book to me on naval architecture that will not be too far out of my depth with the math and that has application to multihull design? I liked the idea of Teale's book until I saw from a review that very little was provided in the way of multihull design. Thanks in advance.
     
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  6. Ad Hoc
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    As noted:
    Larsson/Eliasson "Principles of Yacht Design"
    Skene's "Elements of Yacht Design"
    Any by C.A. Marchaj such as "Sailing Theory and Practice " (he does do multihulls in some depth)
    "Basic Ship Theory", EC. Tupper
    "Principals of Naval Architecture", by SNAME

    But any good naval architecture book will have the elements and foundations for you to design mono/cat/tri, if the basics are understood.
     
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    Thanks much!!
     
  8. boradicus
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    Free copy of Skene's Elements of Yacht Design is available online

    For any who are interested, I just found the ebook version of Skene's Elements of Yacht Design posted for free on archive.org by Cornell University Library:

    Elements of Yacht Design

    I recommend the PDF version. The other ebook versions seem to contain a great quantity of OCR scanning errors in the text. Enjoy!
     
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    I just ordered C.A. Marchaj's "Sailing Theory and Practice" - thanks again for the recommendation. I will start looking at Skene right away while I eagerly await its arrival!
     
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    Has anyone heard of Edward F. Cotter?
     
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    He was "Welcomed Back" as a school teacher in a 70's TV sitcom, wasn't he?
     
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    yipster designer

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    Hydrodynamics of High Speed Marine Vehicles by Odd Faltinsen
     

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    If you are designing your own boat in the next a few years, you have to start from the basics, I would say you are building a yacht instead of other kinds of ships because of your budge limit.

    take a look on "Principals of Naval Architecture" because they are the basics of the basics. then you can start reading Larsson/Eliasson "Principles of Yacht Design" as Marshmat said because it is the basics for yacht design.

    After you have your lines plan, you may start to think about the materials and outfit...interior balabalabala, you need to read a lot to make sure your yacht is economic and safe!!!!! anyway, good luck
     
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