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Review 'excellent coverage of special topics that may not be included in traditional marine hydrodynamics textbooks. The book is an excellent technical resource for information about high-speed vessels, since as it provides a summary of relevant recent research and references. I highly recommend this book to naval architects and marine and coastal engineers. This book is a valuable desktop reference for planners, designers, and decision makers involved in various issues concerning high-speed vessels.' Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering Read more Book Description Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehicles discusses how ocean waves and the water flow affect high-speed vessels and how this depends on the vessel type and forward speed. There is a clear difference between the behavior of a catamaran, a hydrofoil boat and an air-cushion supported vessel. All aspects of marine hydrodynamics are covered with an emphasis on rational and simplified methods. The book contains many illustrations, examples and exercises. Knowledge of water flow is important in the structural design and is essential in the construction of an automatic motion control system. Read more See all Editorial Reviews