Research and Markets: Elements of Ocean Engineering
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/36tv5h/elements_of_ocean) has announced the addition of the "Elements of Ocean Engineering" book to their offering.
This text is intended for use in a first course for ocean engineering students and to serve as an overview of the ocean engineering fi eld and its applications. The textbook is also intended to supplement courses in coastal engineering, offshore structures, underwater systems and mooring, underwater acoustics, and floating bodies. Significant material has been added to Chapters 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 11, and Chapters 1, 5, 9, 10, and 12 have been updated with new information. Additional problems have been added. Students are expected to have completed 1 to 2 years of engineering college studies including at least two semesters of engineering calculus, a semester of engineering physics (mechanics), and a semester of engineering statics.
Although engineers have been working in the oceans ever since man first ventured onto the sea, it was not until there was a need to recover resources beneath the sea floor, protect coastlines, maintain and create waterways, and better understand the ocean environment that the discipline of ocean engineering develop in the late 1960s. At the same time, curricula in ocean engineering began to appear in U.S. universities located in states with shorelines and, in some cases, long-standing marine programs changed their name to Ocean Engineering; similar name changes were also observed in other countries. Private industry experienced the expansion of the offshore industry, dredging industry, and consulting firms specializing in coastal and offshore applications; and the defense industry further developed a focus on undersea defenses and related ocean engineering applications. The use of the oceans for renewable energy is currently under development.
Ocean engineering is a very exciting and challenging field addressing man's use of the ocean frontier. The ocean waters cover approximately 79% of the earth's surface, and ocean engineers are involved in developing this vast and harsh water frontier while also striving to protect the ocean environment. This field is especially challenging because it requires innovation and solutions to problems never before attempted. The resources of the ocean are vast and ocean engineers must lead the way in its resource development in an environmentally acceptable way. The offshore industry is working in water depths approaching 3,000 m (10,000 ft) with floating and subsea systems. The coastal industry is experiencing major demands for coastal land use and the requirements to maintain beaches, ship channels, ports, and other shore protection applications.
Key Topics Covered:
CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW OF OCEAN ENGINEERING
CHAPTER 2 THE OCEAN ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER 3 OFFSHORE STRUCTURES
CHAPTER 4 COASTAL PROCESSES AND STRUCTURES
CHAPTER 5 MATERIALS AND CORROSION
CHAPTER 6 FLOATING AND SUBMERGED BODY HYDRODYNAMICS
CHAPTER 7 UNDERWATER SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 8 UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS
CHAPTER 9 INSTRUMENTATION FOR OCEAN APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 10 PHYSICAL MODELLING
CHAPTER 11 SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS, AND ETHICS
CHAPTER 12 OCEAN ENGINEERING DESIGN
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