NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - Knovel, a leader in providing a Web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced its 32nd subject area: Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture. Developed for design engineers in the engineering design & construction and oil & 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 & Electronics
- Offshore Construction
- Security & Safety
- Ships & Vessels
- 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 & 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.
Part of the Elsevier product portfolio, Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 400 leading universities. For more information, visit www.knovel.com or call +1 (866) 240-8174.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).