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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Ocean Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Ocean Engineering along with reviews.

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1. Elements of Ocean Engineering

1. “Elements of Ocean Engineering” by Robert E Randall

“Elements of Ocean Engineering” Book Review: This book is designed for students in B.Tech/ M.Tech in ocean engineering and mechanical engineering and naval architecture students. It is also useful for current professionals dealing with construction, operation or people in planning. Departments of ocean systems can also use this book to refer. This book explains principles of ocean environment. It also deals with marine life and the technology used to research the ocean. This book explains depth in the ocean and the elevations of land. It also explains semidiurnal and mixed tides briefly. It explains floating and underwater systems along with the environment safety.

2. “Elements of Ocean Engineering” by Dr Robert E Randall

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“Elements of Ocean Engineering” Book Review: This book is designed for students in B.Tech/ M.Tech in ocean engineering and mechanical engineering and naval architecture students. It is also useful for current professionals dealing with construction, operation or people in planning. Departments of ocean systems can also use this book to refer. This book has several chapters. It starts with explaining ocean wave mechanics and offshore. Coastal applications, floating systems, underwater systems are explained later. Ocean engineering materials, instrumentation, underwater acoustics are briefly explained with numericals. Finally it explains topics like dredging, laboratory modeling, environment and safety and ocean engineering design.

3. “Rigid Finite Element Method in Analysis of Dynamics of Offshore Structures” by Edmund Wittbrodt and Marek Szczotka

“Rigid Finite Element Method in Analysis of Dynamics of Offshore Structures” Book Review: This book is designed for students in B.Tech/ M.Tech in ocean engineering and mechanical engineering and naval architecture students. It is also useful for current professionals dealing with construction, operation or people in planning. Departments of ocean systems can also use this book to refer. This book explains a few methods which are developed for modelling dynamics of machines commonly used in the offshore industry. Later, it explains link deformations and on homogeneous transformations and joint coordinates related to offshore structures. It explains modelling of multibody system dynamics. It also explains gantry cranes for blowout-preventer (BOP) valve block transportation. Numerical simulations of pipe-laying operations are also explained at the end of the book.

4. “Design and Finite Element Analysis of an Ocean Current Turbine Blade” by Nicholas S Asseff

“Design and Finite Element Analysis of an Ocean Current Turbine Blade” Book Review: This book is designed for students in B.Tech/ M.Tech in ocean engineering and mechanical engineering and naval architecture students. It is also useful for current professionals dealing with construction, operation or people in planning. This book is divided into 14 chapters. It starts with explaining the introduction of finite element analysis . Later it explains about turbine design, carbon fiber and glass fiber. Meshing and blade geometry are explained later. Nature of oceanographic data, the chemical nature of the ocean are explained later in the book. Static and modal analysis of the finite elements are explained with proper examples and numericals.

5. “Elements of Physical Oceanography: Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies” by Hugh J McLellan

“Elements of Physical Oceanography: Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies” Book Review: This book is designed for students in B.Tech/ M.Tech in ocean engineering and mechanical engineering and naval architecture students. It is also useful for current professionals dealing with construction, operation or people in planning. This book explains most of the topics of concern to physical oceanography. This book is divided into 3 parts. Part I explains descriptive oceanography which explains topics like nature of oceanographic data, the chemical nature of the ocean. The temperature of the ocean and temperature-salinity relationships are also explained in the same part. Part 2 explains oceanic movements and discusses accelerations arising from mass distribution. The Earth’s rotation, geostrophic and wind driven currents, waves and tides are also covered later in this part. The final part explains topics such as sound propagation, the heat budget of the ocean and estuaries.

6. “Elements of Dynamic Oceanography” by David Tolmazin
7. “Oceanography: A View of the Earth” by Grant Gross M
8. “Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy (Ocean Engineering & Oceanography)” by Arthur Pecher and Jens Peter Kofoed

“Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy (Ocean Engineering & Oceanography)” Book Review: This book explains the main topics of ocean wave energy. Chapters mentioned are the basic information regarding ocean waves in energy, main technical engineering aspects, techno economic assessments of wave energy converters. Question and answers are provided in each chapter for students to learn. images and label diagrams are provided for better understanding of the topics. This book is beneficial for oceanography and ocean engineering students.

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10. “Coastal and Deep Ocean Dredging” by Herbich J B


2. Design Problems in Ocean Engineering

1. “Time Management Design: Applying analytical techniques to improve work habits and increase personal productivity” by Michael Kotas
2. “Physical Oceanography: A Mathematical Introduction with MATLAB” by Reza Malek-Madani

“Physical Oceanography: A Mathematical Introduction with MATLAB” Book Review: The book tells how to use the basic tenets of multivariate calculus to derive the governing equations of fluid dynamics in a rotating frame. It tells how to use linear algebra and partial differential equations to solve basic initial boundary value problems. It focuses on the interplay between applied mathematics and geophysical fluid dynamics. It gives fundamental analytical and computational tools necessary for modeling ocean currents. It discusses how the existence of the Gulf Stream can be explained by the proper balance among the Coriolis force, wind stress, and molecular frictional forces. It is intended for advanced undergraduate students.

3. “Marine Biotechnology in the Twenty-First Century: Problems, Promise, and Products” by Board on Life Sciences and Division on Earth and Life Studies
4. “Vibro-Impact Dynamics of Ocean Systems and Related Problems (Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics)” by Raouf A Ibrahim and V I Babitsky

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“Vibro-Impact Dynamics of Ocean Systems and Related Problems (Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics)” Book Review: The book consists of recent analytical developments of vibro-impact dynamics. It allows engineers and industrial practitioners to alert mathematicians with their unresolved issues. It consists of papers which deal with the interaction of ocean systems with slamming waves and floating ice. It includes control issues pertaining to marine surface vessels. It contains papers on impact systems with friction and their control, Hertzian contact dynamics, parameter variation in vibro-impact oscillators, random excitation of vibro-impact systems, vibro-impact dampers, oscillators with a bouncing ball, limiting phase trajectory corresponding to energy exchange between the oscillator and external source, frequency-energy distribution in oscillators with impacts, and discontinuity mapping.

5. “Energy Efficiency Clauses in Charter Party Agreements: Legal and Economic Perspectives and their Application to Ocean Grain Transport” by George Adamantios Psarros

“Energy Efficiency Clauses in Charter Party Agreements: Legal and Economic Perspectives and their Application to Ocean Grain Transport” Book Review: The book gives practical solutions for addressing energy efficiency as a clause term within a charter party contract. It looks into the key concepts of case law, and discusses them together with commercial and economic principles. The book aims to offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary view of the chartering process, together with a new approach for safeguarding energy efficiency investments. It focuses on the maritime industry. The book is intended for researchers and practitioners.

6. “The Common Wealth in Ocean Fisheries: Some Problems of Growth and Economic Allocation (RFF Agriculture and Fisheries Set)” by Francis T Christy and Anthony Scott
7. “Offshore Structures: Volume I: Conceptual Design and Hydromechanics: 1” by M J Shields and Eike Lehmann

“Offshore Structures: Volume I: Conceptual Design and Hydromechanics: 1” Book Review: The book gives general background information on oceanology and ocean engineering. It gives descriptions of drilling techniques, offshore structures and hydrocarbon production at sea. The book talks about hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis of marine structures, followed by an evaluation of marine structure reliability. It discusses environmental conditions affecting marine structures, wave statistics, and the application of reliability theory to code development. It is intended for students and practicing engineers.

8. “Design And Construction Of Berm Breakwaters: 40 (Advanced Series On Ocean Engineering)” by Jentsjer van der Mee and Sigurdur Sigurdarson


3. Ocean Dynamics and Energy

1. “Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics (International Geophysics)” by Adrian E Gill

“Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics” Book Review: This book gives a systematic, unifying approach to the dynamics of the ocean and atmosphere. The foundations of the subject like the equations of state and dynamical equations are covered in some detail. Simple mathematical models are used to demonstrate the fundamental dynamical principles. It has plentiful illustrations from fields and laboratories.

2. “On the Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on the Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics (Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs)” by Elke Ludewig

“On the Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on the Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics Book Review: This book will help readers to understand in detail these OWF induced changes in the atmosphere and ocean by analyzing model simulations and measurements. OWF induced upwelling and downwelling are key aspects of this book.

3. “Preventive Methods for Coastal Protection: Towards the Use of Ocean Dynamics for Pollution Control” by Tarmo Soomere and Ewald Quak

“Preventive Methods for Coastal Protection: Towards the Use of Ocean Dynamics for Pollution Control” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview of the background, key ideas, basic methods, implementation details and a selection of solutions for optimisation of the location of dangerous offshore activities in terms of environmental criteria. This book is divided into two parts. The first part introduces the basic principles of ocean modeling. It describes the long way from the generic principles to the practical modeling of oil spills and of the propagation of other adverse impacts. The second part focuses on the techniques for solving the inverse problem of the quantification of offshore areas with respect to their potential to serve as a source of environmental danger to vulnerable regions. This book is self contained and understandable for non-specialist researchers and students. It is a roadmap highlighting the complicated technical issues of ocean modeling for practical purposes.

4. “Waves in the Ocean and Atmosphere: Introduction to Wave Dynamics” by Joseph Pedlosky

“Waves in the Ocean and Atmosphere: Introduction to Wave Dynamics” Book Review: This book explains the surface gravity waves, internal gravity waves, lee waves, waves in the presence of rotation and geostrophic adjustment. Each wave topic is used to introduce either a new technique or concept in general wave theory. The book contains numerous exercises at the end of each chapter.

5. “Large-Scale Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics: Volume 1: Analytical Methods and Numerical Models: 001” by Ian Roulstone and John Norbury

“Large-Scale Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics” Book Review: This book explains the complex flows in the atmosphere and oceans. It covers the dominant, large-scale flows that control the evolution of weather systems. The lectures in this book examine and explain why such simplifications to Newton’s second law produce accurate, useful models.

6. “Satellite Sar Detection Of Sub-mesoscale Ocean Dynamic Processes: 44 (Advanced Series On Ocean Engineering)” by Quanan Zheng

“Satellite Sar Detection Of Sub-mesoscale Ocean Dynamic Processes” Book Review: This book explains about Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) and its applications. This book aims to provide the updated theories and methods for the use of SAR onboard satellites to detect ocean processes, i.e,SAR ocean remote sensing.

7. “Underwater Acoustics and Ocean Dynamics: Proceedings of the 4th Pacific Rim Underwater Acoustics Conference” by Lisheng Zhou and Wen Xu

“Underwater Acoustics and Ocean Dynamics” Book Review: This book covers the topics of internal wave observation and prediction, environmental uncertainty and coupling to sound propagation, environmental noise and ocean dynamics. It explains about dynamic modeling in acoustic fields, acoustic tomography and ocean parameter estimation, time reversal and matched field processing. It discusses underwater acoustic localization and communication as well as measurement instrumentations and platforms.

8. “Numerical Modeling Of Ocean Dynamics (Advanced Series On Ocean Engineering)” by Zygmunt Kowalik and T S Murty

“Numerical Modeling Of Ocean Dynamics” Book Review: This book introduces the application of finite difference methods to ocean dynamics as well as review other complex methods. It first gives a detailed account of the basics and then goes on to discuss the various applications. It covers the topics of transport equations, shallow water phenomena tides, storm surges and tsunamis. It explains the three-dimensional time dependent oceanic motion, natural oscillations and steady state phenomena. It is a reference source to both professionals and students of this field.

9. “Dynamic Analysis of Ocean Structures (Ocean Technology)” by Bruce Muga

“Dynamic Analysis of Ocean Structures” Book Review: This is composed of four parts. The material begins with a review of the physical environment like winds, surface gravity, water waves and currents for which engineering­ type formulations are presented. It also includes hindcasting and forecasting techniques using spectral concepts. Special problem areas are listed.

10. “Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics: An Introductory Text: 93 (International Geophysics Series)” by John Marshall and R Alan Plumb

“Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics” Book Review: This is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It describes how the atmosphere and oceans look, on a large-scale. It discusses the role of oceans in climate and paleoclimate. This is a combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments. Which makes students easy to understand without any prior knowledge. It contains instructions on how to reproduce the simple but informative laboratory experiments. It includes numerous problems with sample answers.

11. “Polar Oceans from Space (Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library)” by Josefino Comiso

“Polar Oceans from Space (Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library)” Book Review: This book presents unique information on polar oceans derived from satellite data for predictive purposes. It also discusses the changes of ice-covered oceans over the last 25 years and how these changes may be related to observed environmental changes. The book presents a wealth of material about the polar oceans, more specifically the ice-covered areas and peripheral seas. It provides a detailed history of the changing climate of the polar oceans as observed by satellite sensors in the last three decades. The satellite research data show spatial distributions of surface temperature, sea ice, albedo, chlorophyll concentration, clouds, ocean color and sea level pressure. The book discusses remote sensing techniques and algorithms used to transform digital data to geophysical parameters, to process and analyze the data, the limitations of these data and the enormous potential in the use of this data. The main goal of the book is the presentation of results from studies of the time evolution of polar surfaces as observed by satellite sensors and their relevance to the study of cryospheric and ocean processes and climate change. The book contains about 150 satellite images of surface parameters which reveal that from month to month and from one year to another the Earth is changing.


4. Dynamics of Ocean Vehicles

1. “Water: 1 (Transport)” by Pegasus

“Water: 1 (Transport)” Book Review: This book provides information on various types of transport like cars, trucks, sea transport, air transport, and land transport. It explains about many amazing and different water transport which may be still unknown to people. It contains pictures.

2. “Bhattacharyya: Dynamics Of marine Vehicles (Ocean Engineering: A Wiley Series)” by BHATTACHARYYA R
3. “Modeling Ships and Space Craft: The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky” by Gina Hagler

“Modeling Ships and SpaceCraft: The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky” Book Review: This book examines the work of Froude and Taylor, the early aviators and the Wright Brothers, Goddard and the other rocket men, and the computational fluid dynamic models. It also examines the ways each used fluid dynamic principles in the design of their vessels. It covers the history of hydrodynamic (aero and fluid) theory and its progression.

4. “Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics (International Geophysics)” by Adrian E Gill

“Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics (International Geophysics)” Book Review: This book explains the dynamics of the ocean and atmosphere emphasizing the larger-scale motions and the fundamental dynamical principles. It covers the equations of state and dynamical equations and the foundations of the subject. It contains mathematical models and illustrations.

5. “On the Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on the Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics (Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs)” by Elke Ludewig

“On the Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on the Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics (Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs)” Book Review: This book talks about the role of renewable energy resources in the energy supply debate. It explains the demand for renewable energy and offshore wind farms and to what extent OWF expansion affects oceans and local climates. It talks about the OWF-induced changes in the atmosphere and ocean by analyzing model simulations and measurements in detail.

6. “Ecoregions: The Ecosystem Geography of the Oceans and Continents” by Robert G Bailey

“Ecoregions: The Ecosystem Geography of the Oceans and Continents” Book Review: This book is a collection of a well-received text and it is essential reading for land managers, researchers and graduate students in ecology, landscape architecture and regional planning. A significant contribution to a long tradition of classifying and studying the world’s ecological regions or ecoregions. The book details the use of eco regional patterns to design monitoring networks and sustainable landscapes. This book applies the principles described in Bailey’s Ecosystem Geography: From Ecoregions to Sites, 2nd ed. (Springer 2009, 1st ed. 1996) to describe and characterize the major terrestrial and aquatic ecological zones of the Earth. Bailey’s system for classifying these zones has been adopted by major organizations such as the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy and this book is a significant contribution to a long tradition of classifying and studying the world’s ecological regions or ecoregions. It includes two color maps that show the major ecoregions of the continents and oceans.

7. “GEOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY: EVOLUTION OF COASTS, CONTINENTAL MARGINS, AND THE DEEP-SEA FLOOR.” by Francis Parker Shepard


5. Mechanics of Water Waves

1. “Oceanographical Engineering” by R L Wiegel

Book Review: This book describes the methodologies of observation, analysis and prediction of the waves generated through wind in the ocean, seas and coastal regions along with islands, channels, tides, lagoons and estuaries. The book also deals with the physical aspects of waves both at sea and from space. The book also provides a description of the parameters related to wave characterization. The book also discusses wave prediction in oceanic and coastal waters taking into consideration the spectral energy balance. This book is useful for graduate students as an introduction to classical wave theory.

2. “Waves in Oceanic and Coastal Waters” by Leo H Holthuijsen

Book Review: This book is suitable at the graduate and undergraduate levels as an introduction to classical water wave theory. The book also covers most of the mathematical and engineering concepts thereby making it very suitable for practicing professionals. The book covers the concepts of basic vectors and fluid mechanics. The book also demonstrates the wave transformation because of depth variation and structure interaction. The book also reviews wavemaker theories and ocean wave statistics. The book also extends the linear theory results to several nonlinear wave properties.

3. “Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists” by Robert G Dean

“Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring classical wave water theory. The topics and concepts like formulation and solution of the governing body of amplitude waves, basic vector concepts, fluid mechanics, and pressure field theory are thoroughly explained. The applications of water particle motion and pressure fields for calculation of wave forces are also mentioned in this text. The chapters are described in detail providing description of experiments. Each chapter ends with a bunch of exercises and problems. The book delicately focuses students, researchers, professionals, engineers in fluid mechanics and water theory.

4. “Water Waves and Ship Hydrodynamics: An Introduction” by G C Hsiao A J Hermans R Timman

“Water Waves and Ship Hydrodynamics: An Introduction” Book Review: This book is an excellent resource for students and professionals related to ship hydrodynamics and fluid mechanics. The book is written from both theoretical as well as practical point-of-view and aims in presenting latest information on practical approaches for problem sets in realistic situations. The chapters of this book describe topics like irregular and linear waves, deep water and shallow water hydrodynamics in detail. The book also highlights the latest developments and recent advances in the field of hydrodynamics and fluid mechanics.

5. “Hydroelastic Analysis of Very Large Floating Structures” by Alexey Andrianov

“Hydroelastic Analysis of Very Large Floating Structures” Book Review: The book aims at presenting the study of the motion of a floating elastic plate and its response to surface water waves along with hydroelastic analysis of very large floating structures. The chapters of this book are nicely interpreted and cover various topics like motion of floating elastic plate, plate deflection, free surface elevation, as well as the reflection and transmission of water waves. The book highlights the determination and solution of various problems that are faced in VLFS-water waves. The concepts and topics featured in this book can be used as application in analysis of water wave interaction with ice fields. This book is an excellent resource for the students and professionals of hydrodynamics and fluid mechanics.

6. “Selected Papers of Michael Longuet-Higgins on the Dynamics of Water Waves” S G Sajjadi

“Selected Papers of Michael Longuet-Higgins on the Dynamics of Water Waves” Book Review: The book is an excellent blend of theoretical, practical, and computational concepts of dynamics of water waves. The topics like strong drifting, simple analytic expressions, and time development of plunging breakers are discussed in detail. The book also offers various concepts in advance learning. The topics and techniques featured in this book are used as tools for solving various problems in dynamics of water waves. The practical applications of the given concepts are also mentioned in this text. This book is an excellent resource for the students, engineers, researchers, and professionals of ocean engineering.

7. “Numerical Modelling of Water Waves” by Lin

“Numerical Modelling of Water Waves” Book Review: The book aims at introducing different types of wave models underlying water waves. The chapters of this book cover both theoretical as well as practical concepts like wave modelling, wave theory, grounding in hydrodynamics, and wave models. To provide better practical knowledge and relatable content of the readers, the book features many case-studies and applications of modelling techniques. This book is an excellent resource for the students and professionals in fluid mechanics and ocean engineering.

8. “Waves (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)” by Fredric Raichlen
9. “Linear Water Waves: A Mathematical Approach” by N Kuznetsov

“Linear Water Waves: A Mathematical Approach” Book Review: The book is a fully updated and revised piece of work featuring the latest account of mathematical results in the linear theory of water waves. The topics and concepts like time harmonic waves, integral equations based on Green’s functions, various inequalities between the kinetic and potential energy, and integral identities are discussed in detail. The book also contains many examples as well as applications namely the prediction of behavior of floating bodies. The book will be suitable for the students and professionals of fluid mechanics, applied mathematics, and engineering.

10. “The Mathematical Theory of Permanent Progressive Water Waves (Advanced Series in Nonlinear Dynamics)” by Mayumi Shoji

“The Mathematical Theory of Permanent Progressive Water Waves (Advanced Series in Nonlinear Dynamics)” Book Review: The book focuses on introducing the theory of periodic, progressive, and permanent waves on the surface of incompressible inviscid fluid. The chapters of this book are well-structured and contain a detailed theory of all the featured methods, concepts, and topics. The book is divided into two sections featuring numerical experiments and normal form analysis of the bifurcation equations, respectively. This book is an excellent resource for students and professionals.


6. Ocean Hydrodynamics

1. “Hydrodynamics Around Cylindrical Structures (Revised Edition) (Advanced Series On Ocean Engineering)” by B Mutlu Sumer and Jorgen Fredsoe

“Hydrodynamics Around Cylindrical Structures” Book Review: This book explains the subject of wave/current flow around a cylinder, the forces induced on the cylinder by the flow and the vibration pattern of slender structures in a marine environment. It describes the flow pattern and the resulting load which develops when waves or current meet a cylinder. Special attention is paid to the circular cylinder. The development in the forces is related to the various flow patterns and they are discussed in detail. It explains about regular as well as irregular waves and special cases like wall proximities.

2. “Ocean Hydrodynamics: Small-scale Turbulence and Mixing in the Ocean 19th: International Colloquium Proceedings (Oceanography)” by B M Jamart and J C J Nihoul

“Ocean Hydrodynamics” Book Review: This book discusses Ocean Hydrodynamics, the programme of which focused on the relationships between small-scale mixing and large-scale features, transports and processes. It describes the various methods of parameterization of small-scale turbulent mixing for numerical ocean models. It demonstrates the direct results of modelling. This book highlights the importance of small-scale turbulence research for such vital practical applications as ocean modelling and forecasting.

3. “Introduction To Nearshore Hydrodynamics (Advanced Series On Ocean Engineering)” by Ib A Svendsen

“Introduction To Nearshore Hydrodynamics” Book Review: This book is designed for engineers and scientists working in the field of coastal engineering and an introductory textbook for graduate students. It explains the theories for wave and nearshore hydrodynamics. At the end of each topic, an attempt is made to give an outline of the present stage of the scientific development in that area with numerous references for further studies.

4. “Theory And Practice Of Hydrodynamics And Vibration, The (Advanced Series On Ocean Engineering)” by S K Chakrabarti

“Theory And Practice Of Hydrodynamics And Vibration” Book Review: This book is a reference for design engineers and consultants involved in the design of structures subjected to dynamics and vibration.This book covers the basics of the hydrodynamics and vibration of structures subjected to environmental loads. It describes the interaction of hydrodynamics associated with vibration of structures, giving simple explanations. A clear outline is placed on the applications of the theory to practical problems. Several case studies are provided to show how the theory outlined in the book is applied in the design of structures.

5. “Hydrodynamics of Ship Propellers (Cambridge Ocean Technology Series)” by John P Breslin and Poul Andersen

“Hydrodynamics of Ship Propellers” Book Review: This book deals with flows over propellers operating behind ships and the hydrodynamic forces and moments which the propeller generates on the shaft and on the ship hull. The first part of the book explains the fundamentals of the flow about hydrofoil sections and wings. It describes propellers in uniform flow and pragmatic design guides for analysis and performance. The second part covers the development of unsteady section and blade forces arising from operation in non-uniform hull wakes. The final chapter discusses the optimisation of efficiency of compound propulsors. It clearly describes the physical concepts and mathematical steps. An appendix provides a concise introduction to the mathematical techniques used.


7. Advance Ocean Structural Analysis

1. “Advanced Structural Analysis” by Devdas Menon

“Advanced Structural Analysis” Book Review: The book can be referred by undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering and structural engineering. The book discusses the basic concepts in structural analysis and matrix algebra. It explains how matrix methods can be used in linear static analysis of skeletal structures by the stiffness method. It also discusses flexibility methods. The book gives analysis of elastic instability.

2. “Analysis of SAR Data of the Polar Oceans: Recent Advances” by Costas Tsatsoulis and Ronald Kwok

“Analysis of SAR Data of the Polar Oceans: Recent Advances” Book Review: The book is valuable for researchers who are involved in the field of polar science. It discusses the research on analysis of SAR data of the polar oceans. The book presents the operational sea-ice products to the shipping and oil drilling industries and to polar explorations.

3. “Submersible Technology (Advances in Underwater Technology, Ocean Science and Offshore Engineering Book 5)” by Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)
4. “Large Floating Structures: Technological Advances (Ocean Engineering and Oceanography)” by C M Wang and B T Wang

“Large Floating Structures: Technological Advances (Ocean Engineering and Oceanography)” Book Review: The book is beneficial for marine engineers, architects and students. It provides information about construction of large floating structures. The book describes various technological developments in the field of large floating structures. It discusses the analysis and design of these structures.

5. “Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering (Advances in Industrial Control)” by Wei He and Shuzhi Sam Ge

“Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering (Advances in Industrial Control)” Book Review: The book is helpful for researchers, engineers, practitioners and students of control and marine engineering. This book gives complete information about analysis and control design for marine mechanical systems (MMS), which are used for oil drilling and mineral recovery. It explains nonlinear dynamic modeling, stability analysis of flexible riser systems and adaptive control for mooring systems. The analysis of performance of various controllers is explained thoroughly. It also provides solutions to the common problems with the MMS.

6. “Advances in Coastal and Ocean Engineering” by Roger Grimshaw and Yoshiaki Toba

“Advances in Coastal and Ocean Engineering” Book Review: This book can be used by coastal and ocean engineers. It gives information about internal solitary waves and the effect of finite amplitude friction and refraction on it. The book describes the 3/2 power law for ocean wind waves and its applications. The book discusses the research and analysis in directional wave spectrum. It explains maximum entropy principle method, bayesian directional spectrum estimation method and the extended maximum entropy method.

7. “Floating Offshore Wind Energy: The Next Generation of Wind Energy (Green Energy and Technology)” by Joao Cruz and Mairead Atcheson

“Floating Offshore Wind Energy: The Next Generation of Wind Energy (Green Energy and Technology)” Book Review: The book can benefit anyone interested in knowing about offshore renewable energy conservation technologies. This book gives all the information about floating offshore wind turbines (FOWT). It explains the design, structural analysis and construction of floating offshore wind turbines.

8. “Rifted Ocean-Continent Boundaries (Nato Science Series C:)” by E Banda and Montserrat Torné

“Rifted Ocean-Continent Boundaries (Nato Science Series C:)” Book Review: The book discusses structure and evolution of Atlantic margins. It gives the results of numerical methods of the mechanics of rift propagation, melt generation and sources of extensional stresses. It also describes active margins of the Ivory Coast-Ghana.

9. “Active Volcanoes of the Southwest Indian Ocean (Active Volcanoes of the World)” by Patrick Bachelery and Jean-François Lenat

“Active Volcanoes of the Southwest Indian Ocean (Active Volcanoes of the World)” Book Review: This book describes volcanoes in the southwest indian ocean, including Piton de la Fournaise and Karthala. The book contains details of the volcano Piton de la Fournaise. The geological, geophysical, geochemical and petrological aspects of these volcanoes is discussed in the book.


8. Computer Aided Ocean Structure Analysis

1. “Ship and Offshore Structure Design in Climate Change Perspective (SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies)” by Elzbieta Maria Bitner-Gregersen and Tor Svensen

“Ship and Offshore Structure Design in Climate Change Perspective (SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies)” Book Review: This book presents the findings of long-standing studies and theoretical contributions from a variety of initiatives and related working groups. It gathers and analyses wind and wave environment forecasts that rely on evolving weather with design needs and maritime protection. The future effect of predicted climate change on ocean-going conditions on ships and offshore structures is explored and demonstrated by an illustration of anticipated wave climate change on tanker architecture. The monograph is intended for scholars, researchers, and engineers who would like a review of several studies on wind and wave climate change and their significance in the ship and offshore structure design and operations. In order to follow the text, the reader needs only moderate awareness of the marine wind and wave environment.

2. “Rigid Finite Element Method in Analysis of Dynamics of Offshore Structures (Ocean Engineering and Oceanography)” by Edmund Wittbrodt and Marek Szczotka

“Rigid Finite Element Method in Analysis of Dynamics of Offshore Structures (Ocean Engineering and Oceanography)” Book Review: This book outlines new approaches for modeling system dynamics widely used in the offshore industry. These methods are based on both the rigid finite element method used for the description of link deformations and on homogeneous transformations and joint coordinates applied to the modeling of multibody system dynamics. The fundamentals of the rigid finite element approach and homogeneous transformations are presented in this monograph. Selected models for modeling the dynamics of offshore devices are then verified using commercial software, based on the finite element method, as well as using additional methods. Examples of mathematical models of offshore equipment, such as a Blowout-Preventer (BOP) valve block transport crane, a pedestal crane with shock absorber, and pipe laying machinery, are shown. There are also selected issues of control in offshore machinery and dynamic system control optimization. In addition, numerical simulations of pipe-laying operations taking into account the active reel drive are also shown.

3. “Ship Structural Design: A Rationally-based, Computer-aided, Optimization Approach” by Owen Hughes
4. “A High-Rate Virtual Instrument of Marine Vehicle Motions for Underwater Navigation and Ocean Remote Sensing (Springer Series on Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding and Shipping)” by Chrystel Gelin
5. “Preventive Methods for Coastal Protection: Towards the Use of Ocean Dynamics for Pollution Control” Preventive Methods for Coastal Protection: Towards the Use of Ocean Dynamics for Pollution Control10 July 2013 by Tarmo Soomere and Ewald Quak
6. “Environmental Modelling and Prediction” by Gongbing Peng and Lance M Leslie
7. “Computational Methods for the Atmosphere and the Oceans: Special Volume: 14 (Handbook of Numerical Analysis)” by Philippe G Ciarlet
8. “Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences” by Tiffany C Vance and Nazila Merati

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If any more book needs to be added to the list of best books on Ocean Engineering subject, please let us know.

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