PERC Reference Texts

Prospective examinees should collect an appropriate selection of the professional references summarized below:

  • Introduction to Naval Architecture, E. Tupper, 1996, INA/SNAME
  • Principles of Naval Architecture, The Geometry of Ships, 2009 SNAME
  • Principles of Naval Architecture, Intact Stability, Colin S. Moore, 2010 SNAME 
  • Principles of Naval Architecture, Strength of Ships and Ocean Structures, Mansour and Liu, 2009 SNAME
  • Principles of Naval Architecture, Vols II and III, E.V. Lewis, 1988, SNAME
  • Applied Naval Architecture, Robert Zubaly (available through SNAME)
  • Ship Design and Construction, R. Taggart, 1980, SNAME
  • Ship Design and Construction, T. Lamb, 2003, SNAME
  • Ship Production, R.L. Storch, C.P. Hammon, H.M. Bunch & R.C. Moore, 1995, SNAME
  • Fiberglass Boat Design and Construction, R.J. Scott, 1996, SNAME
  • Marine Engineering, R.L. Harrington, 1992, SNAME
  • Elements of Ocean Engineering, R.E. Randall, 1997, SNAME
  • Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels, American Bureau of Shipping, (ABS)
  • Rules for Building and Classing Plastic Vessels, 1978, ABS
  • Rules for Building and Classing High Speed Planing Craft, 1997, ABS
  • U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Titles 33 and 46 (CFR 33 and CFR 46)
  • Mechanical Engineer's Handbook, Avallone and Baumeister, or
  • Eshbach's Handbook of Engineering Fundamentals, Tapley

Many of the texts are available for purchase through the Books page of this website.  The ABS Rules and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are available Online, so there is no need to obtain them in hard copy, and if they are used in an exam Item, the problem statement will include the appropriate Rule, or Code citation.

During the conduct of the course, there are a number of other references that the instructors suggest as useful. If you have already registered for the PERC, you can go online and review the various Unit Assignments and find the other recommended texts.