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RENILSON, MARTIN (Prof) has been working in the field of Ship Hydrodynamics for over 35 years. He established the Ship Hydrodynamics Centre at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in 1983, and was Director of the Australian Maritime Engineering Cooperative Research Centre in 1992. He started the Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering at AMC in 1996, which he ran until 2001 when he was appointed Technical Manager, Maritime Platforms & Equipment for DERA/QinetiQ in the UK. In 2007 Professor Renilson returned to Australia and set up his own company, conducting maritime related consulting. He also held a part time chair in hydrodynamics at AMC, now an institute of the University of Tasmania. In 2012 he was appointed inaugural Dean of Maritime Programs at the Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates, to start maritime education for the country. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Hydrodynamics at the University of Tasmania, Australia.




Submarine Hydrodynamics



This book covers specific aspects of submarine hydrodynamics in a very practical manner. The author reviews basic concepts of ship hydrodynamics and goes on to show how they are applied to submarines, including a look at the use of physical model experiments. The book is intended for professionals working in submarine hydrodynamics, as well as for advanced students in the field.


This revised edition includes updated information on empirical methods for predicting the hydrodynamic manoeuvring coefficients, and for predicting the resistance of a submarine. It also includes new material on how to assess propulsors, and includes measures of wake distortion, which has a detrimental influence on propulsor performance. Additional information on safe manoeuvring envelopes is also provided. The wide range of references has been updated to include the latest material in the field.


RENILSON, MARTIN (Prof) has been working in the field of Ship Hydrodynamics for over 35 years. He established the Ship Hydrodynamics Centre at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in 1983, and was Director of the Australian Maritime Engineering Cooperative Research Centre in 1992. He launched the Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering at the AMC in 1996, which he ran until 2001 when he was appointed Technical Manager, Maritime Platforms & Equipment for DERA/QinetiQ in the UK. In 2007 Professor Renilson returned to Australia and set up his own company, providing maritime-related consulting. He also held a part-time chair in hydrodynamics at AMC, now an institute of the University of Tasmania. In 2012 he was appointed inaugural Dean of Maritime Programs at the Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates, tasked with introducing maritime education in the UAE. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Hydrodynamics at the University of Tasmania, Australia


As they might spend significant time underwater in enemy territory, it is important to reduce the number of times they surface up. Because of the way anti-sub detection mechanisms work, every time a submarine dives down or surfaces up, the surrounding water particles are excited.


This excitation pattern helps can be used to spot submarines. Countries spend millions of dollars on installing expensive anti-sub detection systems to pick up on these vibrations and provide a warning.


Nuclear powered vessels and innovations in silent propulsion have helped reduce the engine and wake noise. An interesting anecdote in this regard is how despite the billions of dollars American warships spend on submarine detection, a Scandinavian submarine was able to sneak right up underneath it and score a direct hit during a war games training session.


With the advent of nuclear missiles and warships, submarines are also quickly making the shift to nuclear power. It is efficient, long-lasting, and considerably more silent with proper muffling. A full recharge of the core that powers the nuclear reactions may only be needed once in a century. The US currently boasts the largest number of active submarines in service, of which all are nuclear powered.


In this article, we will take a look at the top 10 books on submarines design. This is a niche field that not many people can specialize in. Also, entry into submarine building yards is restricted due to the sensitive nature of work that goes on. So, it is essential to have the best reference material on the subject.


One of the most concise guides on the topic, this book studies submarines through illustrations and photographs. It covers over 50 different submarines from around the world and closely follows their history. From conventional diesel submarines to the advanced nuclear subs, the book includes a brief description of these vessels. With 250 photographs covering the length and breadth of life on board a submarine, this book is an excellent starting point for beginners.


Instead of focusing on the submarine itself, author and ex-soldier Stan Zimmerman delve into the various technologies that make up the bulk of a submarine. Based primarily on combat submarines from around the world, this book is well researched and backs up facts and figures with reputed sources.


It is an excellent guide for actually designing a submarine to building anti-sub equipment. The simple language makes the 200 plus page guide interesting to read, and the wealth of information is remarkable. Thorough notes on every chapter cover important points, the latest information, and developments in various navies.


As it is, the designing and construction of submarines are incredibly tough. When one encounters the hydrodynamics and mechanics behind the behaviour of such a body in water, it adds to the complexity. Author and expert hydro dynamist Martin Renilson deftly maneuver the reader through the interesting yet challenging field of submarine hydrodynamics. Over 300 pages long, it focuses on the practical nature of the submarine design.


Published in the late 1980s, this comprehensive guide to the design and construction of submarines is a must-read for beginners to the field. It is concise and provides a solid foundation for the reader. Focusing primarily on the historical aspects and subsequent developments in the field, it gradually introduces advanced design concepts. The text is researched and well written.


It includes detailed sections on the history of underwater travel, the developments of the 20th century, the construction of civil and military submarines, the design concepts needed for naval architects, and the practical knowledge any personnel on board ought to know. From the vast experience of the author, the book takes a closer look at the notorious U boats designed by Germany during the World Wars.


What makes it a truly essential read for the budding naval architect is the manner in which the author constructs an entire submarine from scratch while taking you through the process. He remains faithful to the original text from the novel but also incorporates newer technology to keep the book relevant to the modern reader. It includes designs, construction notes, and operation theory for submarines. Whether it be for history buffs or engineers, this book makes a fun read.


The Cold War was a period of intense rivalry between the largest superpowers of the 20th century- USA and USSR. Numerous battleships were pressed into service to project power and world dominance. In the midst of these wraships, submarines played a major role in the Cold War.


From intelligence gathering to covert attacks, the personnel on board were active throughout the years. From authors and naval experts Norman Polmar and K J Moore, this book provides an in-depth study of what went into the design, construction, and operations of the Cold War-era submarines. With detailed interviews and archival material, the book is incredibly well researched. The book examines the various submarines that were built and includes exclusive photographs. Noteworthy is the detailed lines plan drawing that were prepared for each submarine.


The book covers the technology and developments in several key areas such as propulsion, hydrodynamic design, nuclear power, internal layout, and operational procedures. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the historical development and role of wartime submarines.


Considered to be one of the most comprehensive books on the subject of American submarines, this book is a standard for both novices and experts in the field. Naval analyst and author Norman Friedman has produced several such warship design studies, and this book is an addition to that series. It includes detailed illustrations, photographs, and plans of the various naval submarines built following World War 2.


In addition, the book also looks closely at the various forces that shaped American submarine design after the mid-20th century. Political compromises, technical challenges, and the threats of operation in foreign waters have been analyzed in-depth to keep the reader well informed. The book includes historical data on the American submarine program, starting with the earliest underwater vessels to the modern nuclear-powered attack crafts. Special attention is paid to the auxiliary technology that powers subs, including sensors and weaponry.


Part of the Cambridge Series on Ocean Technology (2), this book is a great reference book on the engineering and naval design concepts that are integral to submarine construction. With a detailed emphasis on the practical aspects of this field, it includes notes on manoeuvre procedures, design constraints and considerations during typical operations, and the correlation between various disciplines of engineering that come together.


Special attention is paid to important concepts such as propulsion, hydrodynamics, structural strength, and safety considerations. The book stands out for staying relevant to modern readers by including detailed algorithms and design codes that can be used for integrating computers into the design process. The various pitfalls that new designers and engineers face have also been briefly covered. This book is advised for those looking to gain a quick yet thorough understanding of the various concepts that go into the design of submarines. 041b061a72


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