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Offshore Engineering References | Piping & Pipe Stress References | Pressure Vessel Design & Analysis | Tank References | General Engineering References |

Offshore Engineering References


Floating Structures: A Guide for Design and Analysis
by:  :The Centre for Marine and Petroleum Technology
ISBN:  : 1870553357

A new text covering all aspects of offshore engineering. These texts (2 volumes) cover the basics as well as more advanced topics.

Handbook of Ocean and Underwater Engineering
by:  :John Myers, Carl Holm, and R. McAllister
ISBN:  : 0070442452

The classic text on ocean engineering. This is another text that covers a broad range of topics, from basic to more advanced.

Hydrodynamics Around Cylindrical Structures
by:  :B. Mutlu Sumer and Jorgen Fredsoe
ISBN:  : 9810230567

The comprehensive text covering the hydrodynamic forces on cylindrical structures.

Introduction to Ocean Engineering
by:  :Hilbert Schenck, Jr.
ISBN:  : 0070552401

A basic text covering the topics of offshore and ocean engineering.

Ocean Engineering Wave Mechanics
by:  :Michael McCormick
ISBN:  : 0471581771
A numerically intensive text discussing the details of wave mechanics and various wave theories.

Mechanics of Wave Forces on Offshore Structures
by:  :Turgut Sarpkaya / Michael Isaacson
ISBN:  : 0442254024

An excellent text covering the theory of hydrodynamic loading.

Sea Loads on Ships and Offshore Structures
by:  :O. M. Faltinsen
ISBN:  : 0521458706

An advanced numerical text discussing wave mechanics and wave induced loads.

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Piping & Pipe Stress References

Design of Piping Systems
by:  :M. W. Kellogg Co.
ISBN:  : 0471467952

Though somewhat dated, a great book on the basics of piping systems and their design. This text includes many "hand methods," very useful for verifying today's computer-generated results.

CASTI Guidebook to ASME B31.3 Proces Piping
by:  :Glynn E. Woods and Roy B. Baguley
ISBN:  : 1894038541

A comprehensive book on the application of B31.3. Topics include pressure design of piping components, flexibility analysis, limitations, materials, fabrication, inspection, category M service, and high pressure systems. The book is well written and easy to read.

Piping and Pipe Support Systems
by:  :Paul R. Smith & Thomas J. Van Laan
ISBN:  : 0070589313

(Thomas J. Van Laan is Chief Software Architect, Intergraph CAS)

An excellent text targeted toward the design of piping systems and the proper implementation of the B31 piping codes. Topics discussed include codes & standards, pipe stress requirements, design loads, supports, and computation methods.


Piping Handbook
by:  :Mohinder L. Nayyar
ISBN:  : 0070468818

A comprehensive text covering all aspects of piping. Topics include materials, fluid mechanics, flexibility, supports, corrosion, and piping applications.

PROCESS PIPING: The Complete Guide to ASME B31.3 - 2nd Edition
by:  :Charles Becht IV
ISBN:  : 0791802175

A comprehensive text covering the content and application of B31.3. This text includes discussion of computerized pipe stress analysis as well as many other topics.

Pipe Stress Engineering
By: Liang-Chuan Peng & Tsen-Loong Peng
ISBN: 079180285X


An up-to-date and practical reference book on piping engineering and stress analysis, this book emphasizes three main concepts: using engineering common sense to foresee a potential piping stress problem, performing the stress analysis to confirm the problem, and lastly, optimizing the design to solve the problem.

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Pressure Vessel Design & Analysis

Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code
by:  :K. R. Rao
ISBN:  : 0791801640

A comprehensive two volume set discussing a multitude of topics related to pressure vessels and piping.

Pressure Vessel Design Handbook
by:  :Henry Bednar
ISBN:  : 08946403X

A more advanced vessel text with derivations of equations from basic theory.

Pressure Vessel Handbook, 12th Edition
by:  :Eugene F. Megyesy
A basic text showing the major equations used. Includes many tables, sketches, and examples.

Pressure Vessel Design Manual
by:  :Dennis R. Moss
ISBN:  : 0750677406

A basic text showing the major equations used. Includes many tables, sketches, and examples. (3rd Edition, December 2003.)

Process Equipment Design
by:  :Brownell & Young
ISBN:  : 0471113190

An excellent text covering all aspects of pressure vessel design. Also includes chapters on aboveground storage tanks, high pressure vessels, and multilayer vessels.

Structural Analysis and Design of Process Equipment
by:  :Jawad & Farr
ISBN:  : 0471624713

A comprehensive text convering the theory behind the design of pressure vessels and tanks.

Theory and Design of Pressure Vessels
by:  :John F. Harvey
ISBN:  : 0412986515

A comprehensive text on the stresses in pressure vessels. Topics also include fracture, discontinuity stresses, design/construction consequences, and buckling.

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Tank References

Aboveground Storage Tanks
by:  :Philip E. Myers
ISBN:  : 007044272X

A comprehensive text discussing all aspects of aboveground storage tanks. Topics include codes & standards, materials, corrosion, foundations, seismic concerns, roofs, fire protection, emissions, inspections, and settlement. An excellent reference for those unfamiliar with certain aspects of tanks.

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General Engineering References

Formulas for Stress and Strain
by:  :Roark & Young
ISBN:  : 0070725411

The classic reference on stress and strain behavior. This text includes tables and forumula for the behavior of beams, columns, and shells. Other items addressed are torsion, elastic stability, and temperature effects.

Fluid Transients in Systems
by:  :E Benjamin Wylie.
ISBN:  : 0139344233

A good text covering the basics of fluid flow and transients.

Guidelines for Seismic Evaluation and Design of Petrochemical Facilities
by:  :American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN:  : 0784402647

This book provides background and guidance on seismic design and evaluation of petrochemical facilities. In describing what is required for a valid seismic analysis of piping, this book makes it clear that certain piping models should include the stiffness and mass of the supporting structure. While this complicates an analytical evaluation of piping (and plant) safety, the book provides a detailed inspection procedure to ensure safe design. So analysis is not the only answer. Anyone expecting or cleaning up after an earthquake should be familiar with the subject matter contained here, if not before, then certainly after reading this book.

Integrated Matrix Analysis of Structure
by:  :Mario Paz and William Leigh
ISBN:  : 0792373081

This text explains structural analysis using matrix techniques. Many examples are provided, with the corresponding input for SAP2000.

Introduction to Structural Dynamics
by:  :John M. Biggs
ISBN:  : 0070052557

Perhaps the best introductory discussion on the dynamic behavior of structures.

NonLinear Mechanics
by:  :Demeter G. Fertis
ISBN:  : 0849390028

An excellent text for advanced mechanics. Includes elastic, inelastic, and dynamic analysis discussions. Theory and solutions presented, including differential equations.

Response Spectrum Method in Seismic Analysis
by:  :Ajabar K. Gupta
ISBN:  : 0849386284
An excellent text discussing the theory and application of the response spectrum method. A great deal of discussion focuses on the mathematics of this solution technique. If you want to get into the numerical details, this is the book to use.

Structural Dynamics : Theory and Computation
by:  :Mario Paz
ISBN:  : 0412074613

A good book on the subject of structural dynamics. This text also includes discussions on computerized solutions.

Wind Engineering : A Handbook for Structural Engineers
by:  :Henry Liu
ISBN:  : 0139602798

A comprehensive coverage of wind and its effects on structures. Topics include storms, probability, wind characteristics, dynamic response, and various building codes & standards.

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