Recommended Naval Architecture Books
Introduction to Naval Architecture – Eric Tupper
Introduction to Naval Architecture by Eric Tupper is a world famous book which describes fundamental characteristics of ship’s design and how they affect ships at the sea.
Ship Construction – D.J. Eyres
Ship Construction by David Eyres is also a well-renowned book for both students and professionals of marine engineering and naval architecture.
Introduction to Naval Architecture – Thomas C. Gillmer
The Introduction to Naval Architecture by Thomas Gillmer is an excellent resource and a complete reference for subject of Naval Architecture. It provides brief yet dense overview of all the important topics of naval architecture such as hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, ship structure etc.
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Applied Naval Architecture
Applied Naval Architecture by Robert Zubaly is yet another important book for professionals working in shipyards or on ships.
Basic Ship Theory – E.C. Tupper and K.J. Rawson
Basic Ship Theory by E.C Tupper and K.J Rawson is a widely known introductory text for naval architecture students as well as maritime design professionals.
Reed’s Naval Architecture – Volume 4 – E.A. Stokoe
Reed’s book on naval architecture from the famous Marine Engineering Series is based on the syllabus of certificate of competency examinations.
Ship Hydrostatics and Stability
Ship Hydrostatics and Stability Adrian Biran is a comprehensive book which explains various topics which deal with the stability of the ship. It is one of the best books available in the market to understand the ship hydrostatics in ship design and performance.
Reed’s Ship Construction
Reed’s book on ship construction is yet another valuable book from the famous Marine Engineering Series. Ship construction for marine students covers all important topics from the syllabus of naval architecture.
The Marine Engineering Reference Book – A Guide to Ship Design, Construction and Operation
Though The Marine Engineering Reference book by Anthony Molland is not a book solely on the naval architecture subject, it is a good resource for both basic and advanced topics of ship construction and design.
Design of Ship Hull Structures
Design of Ship Hell Structures by Yasuhisa Okumoto is a great practical guide for naval architects and marine engineers. The book explains with great depths on topics such as how to design ship hull structures from practical viewpoint and how to achieve reliable and efficient ship structures.