Dictionary of Ship Hydrodynamics

Dictionary of Ship Hydrodynamics

Published on 2008

This Dictionary is intended for a broad readership including practicing naval architects who wish to acquire and apply knowledge of hydrodynamics and also physicists and theoretical hydro dynamists who wish to apply their particular knowledge to the solution of ship problems.

Engineering, physical and nautical terms in common use have not been included when they did not require special definition in the context of ship hydrodynamics or when their meanings were self-evident. The terms are sorted alpha-basically and for each term the context of its usage is given with the following signifiers:

  1. Cavitation
  2. General
  3. Hydrodynamics
  4. Maneuvering
  5. Performance
  6. Propulsion, Propulsion
  7. Seakeeping
  8. Ship Geometry

The order of entry for each item is: title, symbol, and usage, dimensions, followed by the definition. In each section the titles re arranged in alphabetical order. In this way, having found the item required, perusal of the section will indicate other related items which may be of interest. For general reference, there is an overall alphabetical index of all titles and against each is given the section and page where the item is to be found.

The symbols given are in accordance with those in the latest ITTC list which is complementary document.

In a number of instances, the list give alternative symbols and these are generally included except where a definite preference is indicated.

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