Knovel, a provider of a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, announced its 32nd subject area: Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. Developed for design engineers in the engineering design and construction and oil and gas sectors, the collection helps engineers specify and design ships, marine equipment and offshore structures for longer service lives, more efficient operation and safer conditions for workers.
This subject area will help engineers with practical design guidance on offshore platform and ship design and performance; adapting machinery and equipment for use in marine environments and improving performance of marine engines, pumps and electronics. It provides examples of how to design for ship/wave interaction and offers guidance about the criteria ships and vessels will be graded against by the various governmental and private classification agencies. The subject area also covers the repair and maintenance of structures, ships and marine equipment – including cost estimating, scheduling and performance criteria.
Key topics include general references, marine equipment and electronics, offshore construction, propulsion, security and safety, ships and vessels, and structural engineering.
"Marine engineering and naval architecture are two topics top of mind for companies looking to address concerns about the rising cost of offshore exploration, environmental protection, longevity of offshore equipment and installations, worker safety and rising fuel costs," said Meagan Cooke, Knovel's Senior Director of Product Management. "Our newest subject area is the perfect complement to any research, design or construction projects, both for vessels and offshore installations."
Key publishers in the new subject area include American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, PennWell, Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), World Scientific, Editions Technip and Woodhead Publishing.