Review of The Theory and Practice of Hydrodynamics and Vibration by Subrata Chakrabuti, published by World Scientific (2002) as Volume 20 in their Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, prepared by Daniel T. Valentine, Clarkson University.

This book is straightforward and enjoyable to read. It presents a review of hydrodynamics and vibration, and an investigation of engineering analysis methods used in design decision-making. The methods described are for the examination of fluid-structure interaction phenomena and how they relate to engineering decisions. The author states in the Preface that it is a textbook intended to be “used as a teaching guide” for advanced-level undergraduates. At the beginning of the last chapter on Case Studies, the author provides an overview of the material presented. He states the following:

“The examples are chosen to include structures experiencing vibration in steady fluid flow as well as in waves in the...

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