'The Geometry of Ships' now available...

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'The Geometry of Ships' now available...

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This book covers all the nomenclature and fundamentals underlying several different methods of hull geometrical modelling.

Whether small yachts or large commercial/naval ships, the geometry of most hull forms these days are invariably developed using hull-modelling software packages, but to use such systems intelligently requires an understanding of the theories on which they are based. Recently published, The Geometry of Ships was written to do just that job. The author is John S Letcher Jnr, who has over 30 publications on computer-aided design and analysis of boats, ships and marine structures to his credit.
Topics in his latest volume include continuity and fairness of surfaces, 'B-spline and NURBS' representation, ruled and developable surfaces, sub-division surfaces and classic computational topics, such as hydrostatic properties and initial stability.
The Geometry of Ships can be ordered online from Jersey City, New Jersey, USA-based SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers).
For more, www.sname.org.