Covering the latest in marine surveying technology, this Reeds Professional handbook is aimed at students of marine surveying, professional marine surveyors, boatyard operators, and technically-minded boat owners.
Reeds Marine Surveying covers the latest marine surveying technology, including analysis of the mechanical behaviour of materials, failure analysis, stress concentration, fatigue and fracture, corrosion, wood-damaging organisms, polymer chemistry, and the composition and characteristics of common plastics, metal, alloys and composite materials.
This new edition expands its scope to include coverage of surveying topics relevant to ships and class surveying and includes more examples of common problems and the practical elements of surveying, as well as be updated throughout in line with technological developments, guidelines and best practice.
Reeds Marine Surveying has been in print for nearly twenty years and excellently serves the community of marine surveyors by providing technically robust presentations of this discipline. It extends the inquiry of inspection and safety beyond anecdote and into foundation principles and technologies.
Dr Thomas Ask is Professor of Industrial Design at Penn College, USA and Principal of Ask and Associates. Previous positions include Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Marine Technology) at the Technical University of Malaysia, Vice President of Engineering at Odin Systems International, and Senior Engineer at Ingersoll Rand. Dr Ask has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois, an MA in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College, USA, a Doctorate of Professional Studies in Industrial Design from Middlesex University, and a Graduate Management Certificate from Cornell University, USA. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer (USA).
Dr Valerio De Rossi is Marine Manager for an international offshore drilling contractor based in Dubai, UAE. With a career spanning over 28 years in the maritime and offshore oil and gas industry, Valerio De Rossi has held position such as Ship's Captain, Offshore Installation Manager, Marine Superintendent and Marine Consultant. Dr De Rossi is a licensed Master Mariner, has a MSc in marine operations and safety management and a Doctorate of Professional Studies in Marine Safety Management, both from the Middlesex University in London (UK). He is also a Chartered Marine Technologist (UK) and Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.
“Breadth and depth of the duties, knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the professional Marine Surveyor are well covered. With this as a core reference and, with some additional work on the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency Codes of Practice for Workboats and other Small Commercial Vessels, UK surveyors will be well-informed for the planning and successful undertaking of their work.
I commend Reeds Marine Surveying to all trainee and practising Marine Surveyors.” —Alan Cartwright BSc MA CEng FIMarEST FIMechE – Chair, IMarEST Small Ships Group