Best Books – Marine Structures

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Marine Structures subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Marine Structures along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Marine Structures subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Marine Structures" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Design and Construction of Ports and Marine Structures” by A D F Quinn
2. “Dock and Harbour Engineering” by N F Cornick
3. “Harbour Dock and Tunnel Engineering” by R Srinivasan

“Harbour Dock and Tunnel Engineering” Book Review: The book presents the fundamental principles of Harbour Dock and Tunnel Engineering in a well-structured and easy-to-understand manner. The chapters based on ‘Planning and Layout of Ports’, ‘Stages in Tunnel Construction’, ‘Tunnelling in Water Bearing Soils’, and ‘Health Protection in Tunnels’ are included in this text. A new Austrian tunnelling method (NATM) and several shield methods are introduced in this piece of writing. Each chapter ends with a bunch of examination questions for self-study and practice of the readers. The book is supported by illustrative sketches, photographs, and figures. The book will be beneficial from the examination point-of-view. Students preparing for various degree examinations, diploma examinations and competitive examinations will find this text helpful. It will be a resource for practicing civil engineers.

4. “Advances In Marine Structures” by Keith Smith

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“Advances In Marine Structures” Book Review: The book features the latest development of methods and modeling procedures for structural assessment of marine structures. The chapters of this book majorly cover materials and fabrication of structures, structural reliability, safety, environmental protection, and experimental analysis of structures. The methods and tools for establishing loads, load effects, strength assessment, structural design, and optimization are featured in this text. It is a well-written piece of work illustrated with the help of figures, tables, and graphs. The book will be suitable for academia, research organizations, classification societies, shipyards companies, ship design offices, and governmental bodies. The consultants and ship owners related to design analysis of marine structures and related areas will also find this text helpful.

5. “Marine Structures Engineering: Specialized Applications” by Tsinker

“Marine Structures Engineering: Specialized Applications” Book Review: The book aims in presenting the design, construction, rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance of port and harbor structures. The topics like load carrying capacity, marine structures in cold regions, shiplifts, marine railways, shipways, dry docks, offshore moorings, floating backwaters, marinars, and bridge pier protection are discussed in detail. The chapters of this book are well-structured, detailed, and supported by diagrams and figures. The book will be useful for the students of offshore structure and port engineering. It will be equally important for the engineers and professionals responsible for the design, construction, maintenance, and modernization of ports and harbors.

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6. “Ocean Wave Mechanics – Applications In Marine Structures” by V Sundar

“Ocean Wave Mechanics – Applications In Marine Structures” Book Review: The book covers basics of fluid mechanics and describes deterministic and statistical behaviors of infinitesimal and finite amplitude water waves. The topics related to mechanics, wave motion, wave deformation, finite amplitude wave theories, random waves, wave loads on structures, and ocean wave energy are thoroughly explained. For better understanding of the readers, the book contains many diagrams and figures. It features many research papers and reports, hence helps the readers in understanding various results. The book will be suitable for the graduate students and practicing engineers of offshore engineering.

7. “Analysis and Design of Marine Structures ” by Jani Romanoff and Carlos Guedes Soares

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“Analysis and Design of Marine Structures” Book Review: The content of this book is inspired from the papers presented at the fourth international conference on marine structures held in Finland, 2013. The topics like environmental protection, safety, structural reliability, materials and fabrication of structures are discussed in detail. A chapter based on experimental analysis of structures is included in this text. The book is revised and presents latest tools and techniques for the designing of ship and offshore structures. The book will be of great use for academics, engineers, and professionals related to marine structures.

8. “Analysis and Design of Marine Structures” by Carlos Guedes Soares

“Analysis and Design of Marine Structures” Book Review: The book will be an asset for the academics, engineers, and professionals related to marine structures and the design of ship and offshore structures. The chapters of this book majorly cover topics like materials and fabrication of structures, structural reliability, safety, environmental protection, and experimental analysis of structures. The methods and tools for loads, load effects, strength assessment, structural design, and optimization are highlighted in this text. The latest techniques and methods for design and optimization are presented in this piece of work. The book focuses on making marine structures more efficient, eco-friendly, reliable, and safe.

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9. “Liquefaction Around Marine Structures” by Mutlu Sumer

“Liquefaction Around Marine Structures” Book Review: The book introduces the processes of liquefaction and their significance in marine structures such as pipelines, sea outfalls, quay walls, and caisson breakwaters. The topics are soil liquefaction, physics of liquefaction, mathematical modelling of liquefaction, buried gas pipelines and their floatation, caisson breakwaters, and cover stones and their interaction with liquefied soil are discussed in detail. For better understanding of the readers, the book features many numerical examples. The book will be useful for the graduate and postgraduate students of coastal, ocean, and marine civil engineering. It will be equally important for the professionals and researchers of preceding fields.

10. “Advanced Marine Structures” by Srinivasan Chandrasekaran

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“Advanced Marine Structures” Book Review: The book aims in presenting the design of offshore structures from the point-of-view of structural engineering. The concepts, methodologies, and guidelines required for the progressive conceptualization of advanced marine structures are mentioned in this text. The chapters of this book broadly covers all the topics related to offshore structures, environmental loads, load design, fluid structure interaction, marine structures, fatigue, and fracture. The content of this book is illustrated with the help of several figures, well-labeled diagrams and tables. The book is an excellent blend of theatrical, practical, and numerical concepts underlying in the study of marine structures.

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