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Concepts in Submarine Design

ISBN-10: 052155926X

ISBN-13: 9780521559263

Edition: 1995

Authors: Roy Burcher, Louis J. Rydill, I. Dyer, J. N. Newman, W. G. Price

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This book explores the many engineering and architectural aspects of submarine design and how they relate to each other and the operational performance required of the vessel. Concepts of hydrodynamics, structure, powering and dynamics are explained, in addition to architectural considerations which bear on the submarine design process. The interplay between these aspects of design is given particular attention, and a final chapter is devoted to the generation of the concept design for the submarine as a whole. Submarine design makes extensive use of computer aids, and examples of algorithms used in concept design are given. The emphasis in the book is on providing engineering insight as well as an understanding of the intricacies of the submarine design process. It will serve as a text for students and as a reference manual for practising engineers and designers.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/27/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
Format of the book
Acknowledgements
Design in general
Introduction
Design objectives
Design progression
Milestones in submarine history
Terminology: submersible and submarine
The first milestone: the Holland
The second milestone: the U35 Class U-boats
The third milestone: the Type XXI U-boats
The fourth milestone: the Albacore
The fifth milestone: the Skipjack Class
Review
Submarine hydrostatics
First principles of flotation
Submarines on the surface
Arrangements of main ballast tanks
Submarine submerged
Buoyancy elements
Weight elements
Trim and compensating tanks
Special tanks
Hydrostatic stability
Review
The weight/space relationship
Purpose
Significance of density
Weight
Weight assessment and control
Space
Margin policy and budgeting
Space margin policy
Other size determinants
Review
Submarine structures
Introduction
Operational requirements for depth
Shape of the pressure vessel
Elastic deformations of the shell
Buckling deformations of shells
Other failure modes
Internal supporting structure
Pressure hull penetrations
Effects of shock
Fabrication considerations
Fatigue
Choice of materials
Other structures
Summary of structural design philosophy
Powering of submarines
Introduction
Statement of requirements
Resistance to motion
Speed-power relationship
Surface resistance
Propulsion
Design aspects of propulsion plants
Design aspects of powering
Geometric form and arrangements
Introduction
Factors influencing form and arrangement
Factors governing diameter of hull
Internal arrangements
Some detailed considerations
Review
Dynamics and control
Introduction
Some basic concepts
Operational requirements
Equations of motion of a submarine
Hydrodynamic derivatives
Stability and control in the horizontal plane
Stability and control in the vertical plane
Steering and depth control systems
Contributions of hull form and appendages to control dynamics
Emergency recovery
Impact on design
Submarine systems
Introduction
Hydraulic systems
High pressure air systems
Water systems
Systems for hydrostatic control
Environmental control systems
Provision for escape
Electrical systems
Review
Considerations of building and costs in design
Introduction
Sequence of building a submarine
Costing
Design influence on cost and building
Summary
Generating a concept design
Introduction
Concept studies
Methods of concept design
Concept sizing
Concept sizing with AIP systems
Other sizings
Character of iterations
The future
Hydrostatic conditions of flotation
Operational practice for keeping in trim
Assessing weight and size of variable ballast
Submarine pressure hull strength (Prediction of interframe collapse pressures)
Estimates of resistance and propulsion
References and suggested reading
Index