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Civil Engineering - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TA, TE, TG (Civil Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • Fundamental Fluid Mechanics for the Practicing Engineer
    TA 357 M873 2018eb
    A step-by-step guide, containing tutorial examples that serve as models for all concepts presented. This text contains properties of nearly 50 fluids, including density and viscosity data for compressed water and superheated steam, and characteristics of areas, pipes and tubing.

  • Piezocone penetration and cone test application in foundation engineering : CPT and CPTu / Abolfazl Eslami, Hossein Molaabasi, Mohammad M. Eslami, Sara Moshfeghi

    Piezocone and cone penetration tests (CPTu and CPT) applications in foundation engineering includes different approaches for determining the bearing capacity of shallow foundations, along with methods for determining pile bearing capacity and settlement concepts. The use of soft computing (GMDH) neural networks related to CPT records and Geotechnical parameters are also discussed. In addition, different cases regarding the behavior of foundation performance using case records, such as shallow foundation, deep soil improvement, soil behavior classification (SBC), and bearing capacity are also included.

    Provides the latest on CPT and CPTu performance in geotechnical engineering, i.e., bearing capacity, settlement, liquefaction, soil classification and shear strength prediction Introduces soft computing methods for processing soil properties and pile bearing capacity via CPT and CPTu Explains CPT and CPTu testing methods which allows for the continuous, or virtually continuous, record of ground conditions

  • Infrastructure computer vision edited by Ioannis Brilakis, Carl Haas

    Infrastructure Computer Vision delves into this field of computer science that works on enabling computers to see, identify, process images and provide appropriate output in the same way that human vision does. However, implementing these advanced information and sensing technologies is difficult for many engineers. This book provides civil engineers with the technical detail of this advanced technology and how to apply it to their individual projects.

    Explains how to best capture raw geometrical and visual data from infrastructure scenes and assess their quality Offers valuable insights on how to convert the raw data into actionable information and knowledge stored in Digital Twins Bridges the gap between the theoretical aspects and real-life applications of computer vision

  • Feature extraction and image processing for computer vision Mark S. Nixon, Alberto S. Aguado

    Feature Extraction for Image Processing and Computer Vision is an essential guide to the implementation of image processing and computer vision techniques, with tutorial introductions and sample code in MATLAB and Python. Algorithms are presented and fully explained to enable complete understanding of the methods and techniques demonstrated. As one reviewer noted, "The main strength of the proposed book is the link between theory and exemplar code of the algorithms." Essential background theory is carefully explained.

    This text gives students and researchers in image processing and computer vision a complete introduction to classic and state-of-the art methods in feature extraction together with practical guidance on their implementation.

    The only text to concentrate on feature extraction with working implementation and worked through mathematical derivations and algorithmic methods A thorough overview of available feature extraction methods including essential background theory, shape methods, texture and deep learning Up to date coverage of interest point detection, feature extraction and description and image representation (including frequency domain and colour) Good balance between providing a mathematical background and practical implementation Detailed and explanatory of algorithms in MATLAB and Python

  • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Decision-Making Methodologies and Case Studies / edited by Jingzheng Ren, Sara Toniolo

    Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Decision-Making: Methodologies and Case Studies gives readers a comprehensive introduction to life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) methodology for sustainability measurement of industrial systems, proposing an efficiency methodology for stakeholders and decision-makers. Featuring the latest methods and case studies, the book will assist researchers in environmental sciences and energy to develop the best methods for LCA, as well as aiding those practitioners who are responsible for making decisions for promoting sustainable development.

    The past, current status and future of LCSA, Life Cycle Assessment method (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA), the methodology of LCSA, typical LCSA case studies, limitations of LCSA, and life cycle aggregated sustainability index methods are all covered in this multidisciplinary book.

    Includes models for assessing sustainability in environmental, energy engineering and economic scenarios Features case studies that help define the advantages and obstacles of real world applications Presents a complete view, from theory to practice, of a life cycle approach by exploring the methods and tools of sustainability assessment, analysis and design of sustainability assessment

  • Specificity of deformation and strength behavior of massive elements of concrete structures in a medium with low humidity / Koryun Karapetyan

    Specificity of Deformation and Strength Behavior of Massive Elements of Concrete Structures in a Medium with Low Humidity discusses the influence of weather conditions, the density of the structure, and how these elements, along with others, affect the concrete curing process. It explores the effects of climate in all phases of construction, its impact on the rheological properties of concretes, and the carrying capacity of compressed concrete and reinforced concrete elements. In addition, it provides the methods to determine the basic heterogeneity of mechanical properties of concrete structures and novel calculation methods for concrete columns and reinforced concrete beams.

  • Extended finite element and meshfree methods Timon Rabczuk, Jeong-Hoon Song, Xiaoying Zhuang, Cosmin Anitescu

    Extended Finite Element and Meshfree Methods provides an overview of, and investigates, recent developments in extended finite elements with a focus on applications to material failure in statics and dynamics. This class of methods is ideally suited for applications, such as crack propagation, two-phase flow, fluid-structure-interaction, optimization and inverse analysis because they do not require any remeshing. These methods include the original extended finite element method, smoothed extended finite element method (XFEM), phantom node method, extended meshfree methods, numerical manifold method and extended isogeometric analysis.

    This book also addresses their implementation and provides small MATLAB codes on each sub-topic. Also discussed are the challenges and efficient algorithms for tracking the crack path which plays an important role for complex engineering applications.

    Explains all the important theory behind XFEM and meshfree methods Provides advice on how to implement XFEM for a range of practical purposes, along with helpful MATLAB codes Draws on the latest research to explore new topics, such as the applications of XFEM to shell formulations, and extended meshfree and extended isogeometric methods Introduces alternative modeling methods to help readers decide what is most appropriate for their work

  • Continuous--discontinuous fiber-reinforced polymers : an integrated engineering approach / Thomas Böhlke (Ed.), Frank Henning (Ed.), Andrew Hrymak (Ed.), Luise Kärger (Ed.), Kay A. Weidenmann (Ed.), Jeffrey T. Wood (Ed.)


    Real-Time Data Analytics for Large-Scale Sensor Data covers the theory and applications of hardware platforms and architectures, the development of software methods, techniques and tools, applications, governance and adoption strategies for the use of massive sensor data in real-time data analytics. It presents the leading-edge research in the field and identifies future challenges in this fledging research area. The book captures the essence of real-time IoT based solutions that require a multidisciplinary approach for catering to on-the-fly processing, including methods for high performance stream processing, adaptively streaming adjustment, uncertainty handling, latency handling, and more.

    Examines IoT applications, the design of real-time intelligent systems, and how to manage the rapid growth of the large volume of sensor data Discusses intelligent management systems for applications such as healthcare, robotics and environment modeling Provides a focused approach towards the design and implementation of real-time intelligent systems for the management of sensor data in large-scale environments

  • Magnetic Material for Motor Drive Systems Fusion Technology of Electromagnetic Fields / Keisuke Fujisaki, editor

  • Progress in industrial mathematics at ECMI 2018 István Faragó, Ferenc Izsák, Peter L. Simon, editors

  • Nanotechnology Characterization Tools for Environment, Health, and Safety Challa S.S.R. Kumar, editor

  • Boundary Physics and Bulk-Boundary Correspondence in Topological Phases of Matter by Abhijeet Alase

  • Data Mining in Structural Dynamic Analysis A Signal Processing Perspective / Yun Lai Zhou, Magd Abdel Wahab, Nuno M. M. Maia, Linya Liu, Elói Figueiredo, editors

  • Image and Graphics 10th International Conference, ICIG 2019, Beijing, China, August 23-25, 2019, Proceedings. Yao Zhao, Nick Barnes, Baoquan Chen, Rüdiger Westermann, Xiangwei Kong, Chunyu Lin (eds.)

  • Nanostructured Materials for Treating Aquatic Pollution Gil Alberto Batista Gonçalves, Paula Marques, editors

  • Image and Graphics 10th International Conference, ICIG 2019, Beijing, China, August 23-25, 2019, Proceedings. Yao Zhao, Nick Barnes, Baoquan Chen, Rüdiger Westermann, Xiangwei Kong, Chunyu Lin (eds.)

  • Computer vision systems 12th international conference, ICVS 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 23-25, 2019, proceedings / Dimitrios Tzovaras, Dimitrios Giakoumis, Markus Vincze, Antonis Argyros (eds.)

  • Light Weighting for Defense, Aerospace, and Transportation Amol A. Gokhale, N. Eswara Prasad, Biswajit Basu, editors

  • Image and graphics. 10th International Conference, ICIG 2019, Beijing, China, August 23-25, 2019 : Proceedings / Yao Zhao, Nick Barnes, Baoquan Chen, Rüdiger Westermann, Xiangwei Kong, Chunyu Lin (eds.)
    T 385 I585 2019

  • Nanotechnology characterization tools for tissue engineering and medical therapy / Challa S.S.R. Kumar, editor

  • Deep Learning in Object Detection and Recognition Xiaoyue Jiang [and more], editors

  • Computer vision applications : third Workshop, WCVA 2018, held in conjunction with ICVGIP 2018, Hyderabad, India, December 18, 2018, Revised selected papers / edited by Chetan Arora, Kaushik Mitra (eds.)

  • Near-field-mediated photon-electron interactions / Nahid Talebi

  • Web information systems engineering -- WISE 2019 : 20th International Conference, Hong Kong, China, November 26-30, 2019, Proceedings / Reynold Cheng, Nikos Mamoulis, Yizhou Sun, Xin Huang (eds.)
    TA 168 I584 2019eb

  • Advances in visual informatics : 6th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2019, Bangi, Malaysia, November 19-21, 2019, Proceedings / Halimah Badioze Zaman, Alan F. Smeaton, Timothy K. Shih, Sergio Velastin, Tada Terutoshi, Nazlena Mohamad Ali, Mohammad Nazir Ahmad (eds.)

  • Image and video technology 9th Pacific-Rim Symposium, PSIVT 2019, Sydney, NSW, Australia, November 18-22, 2019, Proceedings / Chilwoo Lee, Zhixun Su, Akihiro Sugimoto (eds.)

  • Advanced functional materials from nanopolysaccharides / Ning Lin, Juntao Tang, Alain Dufresne, Michael K.C. Tam, editors

  • Biological and bio-inspired nanomaterials properties and assembly mechanisms / Sarah Perrett, Alexander K. Buell, Tuomas P.J. Knowles, editors

  • Nanoelectronic coupled problems solutions / E. Jan W. ter Maten, Hans-Georg Brachtendorf, Roland Pulch, Wim Schoenmaker, Herbert De Gersem, editors

  • Springer handbook of glass / J. David Musgraves, Juejun Hu, Laurent Calvez (eds.)

  • Higher gradient materials and related generalized continua Holm Altenbach, Wolfgang H. Müller, Bilen Emek Abali, editors

  • Advances in sustainable polymers : processing and applications / Vimal Katiyar, Raghvendra Gupta, Tabli Ghosh, editors

  • Carbon nanotubes for targeted drug delivery / Md Saquib Hasnain, Amit Kumar Nayak

  • Surface engineering of graphene / Sumanta Sahoo, Santosh Kumar Tiwari, Ganesh Chandra Nayak, editors

  • Potential method in mathematical theories of multi-porosity media / Merab Svanadze

  • Philosophy for engineering practice, context, ethics, models, failure / Priyan Dias

  • On the Waves of a Pulsating World : An Engineer's Adventures in Innovation, Education and Politics : from Russia to the West / Vladimir Babitsky
    TA 140 B33B33 2019

  • Advances in high-power fiber and diode laser engineering / edited by Ivan Divliansky
    TA 1695.5 A38 2019eb

    Advances in High-Power Fiber and Diode Laser Engineering provides an overview of recent research trends in fiber and diode lasers and laser systems engineering. In recent years, many new fiber designs and fiber laser system strategies have emerged, targeting the mitigation of different problems which occur when standard optical fibers are used for making high-power lasers. Simultaneously, a lot of attention has been put to increasing the brightness and the output power of laser diodes. Both of these major laser development directions continue to advance at a rapid pace with the sole purpose of achieving higher power while having excellent beam quality.

    The book begins by introducing the principles of diode lasers and methods for improving their brightness. Later chapters cover quantum cascade lasers, diode pumped high power lasers, high average power LMA fiber amplifiers, high-power fiber lasers, beam combinable kilowatt all-fiber amplifiers, and applications of 2 μm thulium fiber lasers and high-power GHz linewidth diode lasers.

    Written by a team of authors with experience in academia and industrial research and development, and brought together by an expert editor, this book will be of use to anyone interested in laser systems development at the laboratory or commercial scale.

  • Self-healing materials innovative materials for terrestrial and space applications / Brahim Aïssa, Emile I. Haddad and Wes R. Jamroz

    Self-healing materials are an emerging class of smart materials that are capable of repairing themselves from damage, either spontaneously or under a stimulus such as light, heat, or the application of a solvent. Intended for an audience of researchers in academia and industry, this book addresses a wide range of self-healing materials and processes, with emphasis on their performance in the space environment.

    This revised, expanded and updated second edition addresses the key concepts of self-healing processes, from their occurrences in nature through to recent advances in academic and industrial research. It includes a detailed description and explanation of a wide range of materials and applications such as polymeric, anticorrosion, smart paints, and carbon nanotubes. Emphasis is given to performance in the space environment, addressing vacuum, thermal gradients, mechanical vibrations, and space radiation. Innovations in controlling self-healing materials for space debris mitigation are also covered. The book concludes with a comprehensive outlook into the future developments and applications of self-healing materials.

  • Systems engineering for ethical autonomous systems / Tony Gillespie
    TA 168 G55 2019

    The transfer of responsibility for decisions and actions from humans to machines presents difficult problems for all those concerned with new concepts, their development and use. This book gives practical help by discussing the issues in the context of product design, and gives a methodology to solve them.

    The design cycle for autonomous systems is described, set in the context of human decision-making and the evolving ethical and legal environment. These are explained in separate chapters that will be invaluable to engineers and all the professions associated with autonomous systems.

    Systems engineering methods, used for weapon systems, are described. These are developed for both military and civil applications. A detailed worked example demonstrates the legal limits imposed on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) by current international law.

  • Photonics for radar networks and electronic warfare systems / edited by Antonella Bogoni, Paolo Ghelfi and Francesco Laghezza

  • SysML for systems engineering : a model-based approach / Jon Holt and Simon Perry
    TA 168 H65 2018eb

    Systems Modelling Language (SysML) is a tailored version of the unified modelling language (UML) that meets the needs of today's systems engineering professionals and engineers. It supports the specification, analysis, design, verification and validation of a broad range of systems and systems-of-systems, including hardware, software, information, personnel, procedures, and facilities in a graphical notation.

    SysML for Systems Engineering: A model-based approach provides a comprehensive overview on how to implement SysML and Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in an organisation in order to model real projects effectively and efficiently. Topics covered include approach and concepts; SysML notation; diagramming guidelines; process and requirements modelling with MBSE; architectures and architectural frameworks with MBSE; value chain modelling; deploying MBSE; the benefits of MBSE; the 'people', the 'process' and the 'tool'; model structure and management; and model maturity. A detailed case study is included to illustrate the key concepts.

    Fully updated and revised to reflect the latest version of the standard (SysML 1.5, released in May 2017), this new edition also includes new chapters on the benefits of MBSE, model management, model maturity and value chain modelling.

  • Motion-induced eddy current techniques for non-destructive testing and evaluation / Hartmut Brauer [and five others]
    TA 417.55 B38 2018eb

    Non-destructive testing (NDT) analysis techniques are used in science, technology and medicine to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system, without causing damage or altering the article being inspected. It is a highly valuable technique that can save money and time in product evaluation, troubleshooting, and research. Well known and widely used in industrial applications since the 60s, the NDT market is developing and growing fast. This book focuses on electromagnetic NDT methods and more specifically on the motion induced eddy current testing and evaluation (MIECTE) techniques used for conductive materials via electromagnetic methods, focusing on the Lorentz force eddy current testing (LET) method which was introduced recently. The authors present the modelling and simulation of LET systems as well as the optimal design of the measurement setups. They also show the wide variety of applications of the LET method including defect identification and sigmometry to estimate electrical conductivity of the tested material.

  • Evaluation of intelligent road transportation systems : methods and results / edited by Dr. Meng Lu

    Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) use information and communications technologies (ICT) to deliver transport improvements instead of extending physical infrastructure, thereby saving money and reducing environmental impact. This book provides an overview of ICT-based intelligent road transport systems with an emphasis on evaluation methods and recent evaluation results of ITS development and deployment. Topics covered include: ITS evaluation policy; frameworks and methods for ITS evaluation; ITS impact evaluation; the network perspective; field operational tests (FOTs); assessing transport measures using cost-benefit and multicriteria analysis; technical assessment of the performance of in-vehicle systems; opportunities and challenges in the era of new pervasive technology; evaluation of automated driving functions; user-related evaluation of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and automated driving; evaluation of traffic management; performance assessment of a wet weather pilot system; case studies from China; heavy vehicle overload control benefit and cost. With chapters from an international panel of leading experts, this book is essential reading for researchers and advanced students from academia, industry and government working in intelligent road transport systems.

  • Foundations for model-based systems engineering : from patterns to models / Jon Holt, Simon Perry, Mike Brownsword
    TA 168 H65 2016eb

    The practice of Model-based Systems Engineering is becoming more widely adopted in industry, academia and commerce and, as the use of modelling matures in the real world, so the need for more guidance on how to model effectively and efficiently becomes more prominent. This book describes a number of systems-level 'patterns' (pre-defined, reusable sets of views) that may be applied using the systems modelling language SysML for the development of any number of different applications and as the foundations for a system model.

    Topics covered include: what is a pattern? Interface definition pattern; traceability pattern; test pattern; epoch pattern; life cycle pattern; evidence pattern; description pattern; context pattern; analysis pattern; model maturity pattern; requirements modelling; expanded requirements modelling; process modelling; competence modelling; life cycle modelling; defining patterns; and using patterns for model assessment, model definition and for model retro-fitting.

    This book forms a companion volume to both SysML for Systems Engineering - a model-based approach and Model-based Requirements Engineering , both published by the IET. Whereas the previous volumes presented the case for modelling and provided an in-depth overview of SysML, this book focusses on a set of 'patterns' as the basis of an MBSE model and their use in today's systems engineering community.

  • Clean mobility and intelligent transport systems / edited by Michele Fiorini and Jia-Chin Lin

    This book provides an overview of current topics in intelligent and green transportation on land, sea and in flight, with contributions from an international team of leading experts. A wide range of chapters discuss: the importance of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); ICT for intelligent public transport systems; ITS and freight transport; energy-efficient and real-time database management techniques for wireless sensor networks; proactive safety - cooperative collision warning for vehicles; electronic toll collection systems; business models and solutions for user-centered intelligent transport systems; digital infrastructures for increased safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability in shipping logistics; integrated visual information for maritime surveillance; automatic identification system (AIS) AIS signal radiolocation, tracking and verification; the impact of satellite AIS to the environmental challenges of modern shipping; how green is e-Navigation?; optimal ship operation: monitoring technology of ship overall heat balance; regulation of ship-source pollution through international convention regimes; foresight application for the transport sector; and trends in aeronautical air ground communications.

    This book is essential reading for researchers, developers and students of ITS and clean and smart mobility.

  • Sensors, Actuators, and their Interfaces : a Multidisciplinary Introduction / Nathan Ida
    TA 165 I33 2014

  • SysML for systems engineering : a model based approach / Jon Holt and Simon Perry
    TA 168 H65 2013eb

    This new edition of this popular text has been fully updated to reflect SysML 1.3, the latest version of the standard, and the discussion has been extended to show the power of SysML as a tool for systems engineering in an MBSE context. Beginning with a thorough introduction to the concepts behind MBSE, and the theoretical aspects and syntax of SysML, the book then describes how to implement SysML and MBSE in an organisation, and how to model real projects effectively and efficiently, illustrated using an extensive case study.

  • Maintaining effective engineering leadership : a new dependence on effective process / Raymond Morrison
    TA 190 M67 2013eb

    Maintaining Effective Engineering Leadership explores process as a means of maintaining leadership development. The author argues that engineering leadership is the result of the development of four fundamental concepts: personal managerial skills, self-leadership skills, operational leadership skills, and organizational leadership skills. Each is explored in turn, and examples are taken from the space shuttle Columbia disaster to show the importance of these processes and skills, and what can happen when they are ignored. The book introduces the Capability Maturity Model which provides organizations with appropriate processes and knowledge guidelines to ensure effective leadership to avoid such disasters. Topics covered include:

    A good process gone bad - setting the stage with the Columbia disaster The importance of process Leadership is guiding a process oriented organisation Maintaining vigilance for product and the need for change The financial impact on process and operations How do we change - what do we need to do? Individual capability Recommendations for process and capability in today's industries

    This book is essential reading for engineers with a management focus (and vice versa) and will find a place on the bookshelves of engineers to use in the continuing development of their personal leadership skills.

  • Model-based requirements engineering / Jon Holt, Simon A. Perry and Mike Brownsword

    This book provides a hands-on introduction to model-based requirements engineering and management by describing a set of views that form the basis for the approach. These views take into account each individual requirement in terms of its description, but then also provide each requirement with meaning by putting it into the correct 'context'. A requirement that has been put into a context is known as a 'use case' and may be based upon either stakeholders or levels of hierarchy in a system. Each use case must then be analysed and validated by defining a combination of scenarios and formal mathematical and logic-based proofs that provide the rigour required for safety-critical and mission-critical systems.

    The book also looks at the crucial question of modelling notations for requirements modelling and includes discussions on the use and application of SysML, text and tabular formats.

    Pragmatic issues, such as tailoring the approach for short, non-critical projects to massive, mission-critical projects is discussed to show how the techniques introduced in the book can be applied on real-life projects and systems. The use of multiple tools will also be discussed, along with examples of how an effective process can lead to realisation by any tool.

  • Introduction to Sensors for ranging and imaging / Graham Brooker
    TA 165 B727 2009eb

  • Human factors for engineers / edited by Carl Sandom and Roger S. Harvey
    TA 167 H8655 2004

  • Demystifying marketing : a guide to the fundamentals for engineers / Patrick Forsyth
    TA 190 F67 2007eb

  • Developing effective engineering leadership / Ray Morrison and Carl Ericsson
    TA 190 M67 2003b

    Engineering companies and other organizations face many serious challenges in the 21st Century. One that is now becoming widely recognized is the loss of corporate knowledge through staff turnover, whether it is natural or forced through downsizing or delayering. A company's store of knowledge and expertise is an asset built up through the learning and experience of its employees.

    In this book the authors show that such loss of experience and knowledge can substantially erode corporate culture and impact upon a company's ability to develop and reinvent itself in response to its market. The concentration is on process, culture, structure and leadership, to assist engineering organizations in managing their valuable knowledge resources and the people who possess them. It provides effective methodologies to devise solutions to the real challenges faced by engineering managers today.

    Illustrated with scenarios and practical examples, which will be familiar to engineers worldwide, this book represents great value to all those in engineering management practice. In addition, as management increasingly appears within the syllabus of engineering courses, it will interest engineering students preparing for careers in industry, as well as their educators.

  • Numerical methods for engineering : an introduction using MATLAB and computational electromagnetics examples / Karl F. Warnick
    TA 335 W37 2011

    This textbook teaches students to create computer codes used to engineer antennas, microwave circuits, and other critical technologies for wireless communications and other applications of electromagnetic fields and waves. Worked code examples are provided for MATLAB technical computing software. It is the only textbook on numerical methods that begins at the undergraduate engineering student level but brings students to the state-of-the-art by the end of the book. It focuses on the most important and popular numerical methods, going into depth with examples and problem sets of escalating complexity. This book requires only one core course of electromagnetics, allowing it to be useful both at the senior and beginning graduate levels. Developing and using numerical methods in a powerful tool for students to learn the principles of intermediate and advanced electromagnetics. This book fills the missing space of current textbooks that either lack depth on key topics (particularly integral equations and the method of moments) and where the treatment is not accessible to students without an advanced theory course. Important topics include: Method of Moments; Finite Difference Time Domain Method; Finite Element Method; Finite Element Method-Boundary Element Method; Numerical Optimization; and Inverse Scattering.

  • A management guide to logistics engineering / edited by K. Beal ; with a foreword by Lord Young of Graffham
    TA 168 M36 1989eb

    This guide will prove a great help to businesses in providing the pratical advice that will enable them to master the art of logistics so it can be used to their best business advantage.

  • Genetic algorithms in engineering systems / edited by A.M.S. Zalzala and P.J. Fleming
    TA 345 G47 1997eb

    This book comprises ten invited expert contributions on the theory and applications of genetic algorithms in a variety of engineering systems. In addition to addressing the simple formulation of GAs, the chapters include original material on the design of evolutionary algorithms for particular engineering applications. Chosen for their experience in the field, the authors are drawn from both academia and industry worldwide, and provide extensive insight into their respective fields. The volume is suitable for researchers and postgraduates who need to be up-to-date with developments in this important subject, as well as practitioners in industry who are eager to find out how to solve their particular real-life problems.

  • Management guide to condition monitoring in manufacture / edited by A. Davies ; with a foreword by F. Turner
    TA 177.4 M36 1990eb

    This book is simply intended to be a guide to the subject, to enable those wishing to implement Condition Monitoring to be more aware of the nature and benefits of its practice and techniques, and so help them to get started. In fact, to date everything suggests that British industry is somewhat unaware of the potential advantages that Condition Monitoring can bring to sharpen the competitive edge - and that many producers are quite uniformed even of the method and application of Condition Monitoring itself, as an aid to reliable production and for maintaining the condition of factories at peak performance. To be totally effective in a modern manufacturing application, Condition Monitoring should be considered firstly at the design stage; as 'built-in', and then as part of an on-going Condition Based Maintenance policy. It is essentially plant Predictive Maintenance by 'health checks', conducted throughout the equipment life-cycle. So as such, this guide is deliberately not exhaustive in its coverage, but highlights the main ingredients, the various aspects being simply expressed and supported by additional reading and where to get help if desired.

  • Application of dimensional analysis in systems modelling and control design / Pedro Balaguer
    TA 347 D5B25 2013eb

    Dimensional analysis is an engineering tool that is widely applied to numerous engineering problems, but has only recently been applied to control theory and problems such as identification and model reduction, robust control, adaptive control, and PID control.

    Application of Dimensional Analysis in Systems Modeling and Control Design provides an introduction to the fundamentals of dimensional analysis for control engineers, and shows how they can exploit the benefits of the technique to theoretical and practical control problems. Topics covered include dimensional analysis and dimensional similarity, dynamical systems dimensionless representation, dimensionless systems identification and model order reduction, homogeneity of PID tuning rules, dimensionless PID tuning rules comparison, dimensional analysis control fundamentals, control of dimensionally similar systems, and adaptive control in the presence of input saturation.

  • People in control : human factors in control room design / edited by Jan Noyes and Matthew Bransby
    TA 166 P43 2001

    As industrial processes have become more automated, there is increasing concern about the performance of the people who control these systems. Human error is increasingly cited as the cause of accidents across many sectors of industry.

    This book provides state-of-the-art information on various aspects of human-machine interaction and human-centred issues encountered in the control room setting. Subject coverage includes vigilance and human error in control room situations, analysis and training of control room activities, and control room design including alarm systems.

    Based on a successful multi-disciplinary IEE conference and illustrated with useful casestudies, this book is essential reading for all students, engineering professionals and managers interested in human-machine interaction and human performance and ergonomics within the control room setting.

  • Active sound and vibration control : theory and applications / edited by Osman Tokhi and Sandor Veres
    TA 355 A145 2002

    This book presents the established fundamentals in the area of active sound and vibration control (ASVC) as well as exploring the new and emerging technologies and techniques. There has been a considerable amount of effort devoted to the development and realisation of methodologies for the control of sound and vibration, and this book covers the latest theoretical, algorithmic and practical applications including: noise control in 3D propagation, adaptive algorithms, prediction, processing and tuning, neuro-active control, control of microvibrations, and noise reduction in locomotives and vehicles. Topics discussed include multichannel active noise control, adaptive harmonic control, model-free iterative tuning, model-based control design for active vibration control (AVC), ASVC using neural networks, genetic algorithms for ASVC systems, and active noise control (ANC) around the human head. The authors also discuss active control of microvibrations, vibration control of manipulators, and techniques of real-time processing. This book will be essential reading for electrical, mechanical and control engineers, designers and researchers, interested in noise and vibration control.

  • Intelligent distributed video surveillance systems / edited by Sergio A. Velastin and Paolo Remagnino
    TA 1634 I56 2006eb

    There is a growing interest in the development and deployment of surveillance systems in public and private locations. Conventional approaches rely on the installation of wide area CCTV (Closed Circuit Television), but the explosion in the numbers of cameras that have to be monitored, the increasing costs of providing monitoring personnel and the limitations that humans have to maintain sustained levels of concentration severely limit the effectiveness of these systems. Advances in information and communication technologies, such as computer vision for face recognition and human behaviour analysis, digital annotation and storage of video, transmission of video/audio streams over wired and wireless networks, can potentially provide significant improvements in this field.

    The book consists of a coherent selection of extended versions of presentations made in two successful IEE symposia on Intelligent Distributed Surveillance Systems (IDSS). It surveys recent development in distributed intelligent surveillance systems and brings together the work of researchers and engineers, system integrators and managers of public and private organisations likely to use such systems.

  • Modelling and parameter estimation of dynamic systems / J.R. Raol, G. Girija and J. Singh
    QA 276.8 R36 2004eb

    Parameter estimation is the process of using observations from a system to develop mathematical models that adequately represent the system dynamics. The assumed model consists of a finite set of parameters, the values of which are calculated using estimation techniques. Most of the techniques that exist are based on least-square minimisation of error between the model response and actual system response. However, with the proliferation of highspeed digital computers, elegant and innovative techniques like filter error method, genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks are finding more and more use in parameter estimation problems. Modelling and Parameter Estimation of Dynamic Systems presents a detailed examination of many estimation techniques and modelling problems.

  • Selected topics in advanced solid state and fibre optic sensors / edited by S.M. Vaezi-Nejad
    TA 1815 S45 2000eb

    New techniques and technologies for sensors are developing fast and being applied in a wide range of fields for measurement and instrumentation, both for research and commercial purposes. This book aims to provide advanced students and practising engineers with a selective tour of highlights in the topical field of sensors for measurement. The authors provide descriptions of the operation, characteristics and applications of the sensors on which they work, together with recent advances and prospects for the future. The chapters cover both fibre optic and solid state sensing, applied across a wide range of applications.

    Although primarily aimed at graduate-level students and engineers, the depth of coverage of each sensor type is such that the book will be useful to undergraduates seeking to supplement their knowledge for courses on sensors, measurement and instrumentation.

  • UML for systems engineering : watching the wheels / Jon Holt
    TA 168 H647 2004

    Up until a few years ago there were many different modelling languages available to software developers. However, this vast array of choice only served to hinder communication and as a result the Unified Modelling Language (UML) was born. Although the UML has its roots firmly in the software world, the benefits of adopting a standard visual notation have been recognised in many other fields, not least of which is the field of systems engineering. This book concentrates on systems-based applications, rather than the traditional software applications that are more usually associated with the UML. Now fully updated to reflect the changes to UML for its version 2.0 release, this new edition has been substantially re-written and includes new material on systems architectures and life cycle management.

  • SysML for systems engineering / Jon Holt and Simon Perry
    TA 168 H65 2008eb

    Systems modelling is an essential enabling technique for any systems engineering enterprise. These modelling techniques, in particular the unified modelling language (UML), have been employed widely in the world of software engineering and very successfully in systems engineering for many years. However, in recent years there has been a perceived need for a tailored version of the UML that meets the needs of today's systems engineering professional. This book provides a pragmatic introduction to the systems engineering modelling language, the SysML, aimed at systems engineering practitioners at any level of ability, ranging from students to experts. The theoretical aspects and syntax of SysML are covered and each concept is explained through a number of example applications. The book also discusses the history of the SysML and shows how it has evolved over a number of years. All aspects of the language are covered and are discussed in an independent and frank manner, based on practical experience of applying the SysML in the real world.

  • Distributed feedback semiconductor lasers / John Carroll, James Whiteaway & Dick Plumb
    TA 1700 C367 1998b

    Distributed feedback (DFB) semiconductor lasers emit light in a single mode which is essential to providing the carrier in long haul high bit-rate optical communication systems. This comprehensive research monograph provides:

    thorough analysis of the operation and design of DFB lasers a high level of tutorial discussion with many valuable appendices the first full account of time-domain numerical modelling techniques applicable to future optical systems as well as present devices Web access to a suite of MATLAB programs (student version MATLAB 4 or higher).

    It is essential reading for those studying optical communications at graduate and advanced under-graduate level, and a key book for industrial designers of opto-electronic devices.

  • Digital image interpolation in MATLAB / Chi-Wah Kok and Wing-Shan Tam

    This book provides a comprehensive study in digital image interpolation with theoretical, analytical and Matlab® implementation. It includes all historically and practically important interpolation algorithms, accompanied with Matlab® source code on a website, which will assist readers to learn and understand the implementation details of each presented interpolation algorithm. Furthermore, sections in fundamental signal processing theories and image quality models are also included. The authors intend for the book to help readers develop a thorough consideration of the design of image interpolation algorithms and applications for their future research in the field of digital image processing.

    Introduces a wide range of traditional and advanced image interpolation methods concisely and provides thorough treatment of theoretical foundations Discusses in detail the assumptions and limitations of presented algorithms Investigates a variety of interpolation and implementation methods including transform domain, edge-directed, wavelet and scale-space, and fractal based methods Features simulation results for comparative analysis, summaries and computational and analytical exercises at the end of each chapter

    Digital Image Interpolation in Matlab® is an excellent guide for researchers and engineers working in digital imaging and digital video technologies. Graduate students studying digital image processing will also benefit from this practical reference text.

  • Reliability prediction and testing textbook / Lev M. Klyatis, Edward L. Anderson

    This textbook reviews the methodologies of reliability prediction as currently used in industries such as electronics, automotive, aircraft, aerospace, off-highway, farm machinery, and others. It then discusses why these are not successful; and, presents methods developed by the authors for obtaining accurate information for successful prediction. The approach is founded on approaches that accurately duplicate the real world use of the product. Their approach is based on two fundamental components needed for successful reliability prediction; first, the methodology necessary; and, second, use of accelerated reliability and durability testing as a source of the necessary data.

    Applicable to all areas of engineering, this textbook details the newest techniques and tools to achieve successful reliabilityprediction and testing. It demonstrates practical examples of the implementation of the approaches described. This book is a tool for engineers, managers, researchers, in industry, teachers, and students. The reader will learn the importance of the interactions of the influencing factors and the interconnections of safety and human factors in product prediction and testing.

  • 2.5D printing : bridging the gap between 2D and 3D applications / Carinna Parraman, Maria V. Ortiz Segovia
    A guide that examines the history and current state of 2.5D printing and explores the relationship between two and three dimensions

    2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications examines the relationship between two- and three-dimensional printing and explores the current ideas, methods, and applications. It provides insights about the diversity of our material culture and heritage and how this knowledge can be used to design and develop new methods for texture printing. The authors review the evolving research and interest in working towards developing methods to: capture, measure and model the surface qualities of 3D and 2D objects, represent the appearance of surface, material and textural qualities, and print or reproduce the material and textural qualities.

    The text reflects information on the topic from a broad range of fields including science, technology, art, design, conservation, perception, and computer modelling. 2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications provides a survey of traditional methods of capturing 2.5D through painting and sculpture, and how the human perception is able to judge and compare differences. This important text:

    Bridges the gap between the technical and perceptual domains of 2D and 3D printing Discusses perceptual texture, color, illusion, and visual impact to offer a unique perspective Explores how to print a convincing rendering of texture that integrates the synthesis of texture in fine art paintings, with digital deposition printing Describes contemporary methods for capturing surface qualities and methods for modelling and measuring, and ways that it is currently being used Considers the impact of 2.5D for future technologies
    2.5D Printing is a hands-on guide that provides visual inspiration, comparisons between traditional and digital technologies, case studies, and a wealth of references to the world of texture printing.

    Please visit the companion website at: www.wiley.com/go/bridging2d3d . www.wiley.com/go/bridging2d3d

  • Advanced mechanics of materials and applied elasticity / Ansel C. Ugural, Saul K. Fenster
    The Leading Practical Guide to Stress Analysis-Updated with State-of-the-Art Methods, Applications, and Problems

    This widely acclaimed exploration of real-world stress analysis reflects advanced methods and applications used in today's mechanical, civil, marine, aeronautical engineering, and engineering mechanics/science environments. Practical and systematic, Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity, Sixth Edition, has been updated with many new examples, figures, problems, MATLAB solutions, tables, and charts.

    The revised edition balances discussions of advanced solid mechanics, elasticity theory, classical analysis, and computer-oriented approaches that facilitate solutions when problems resist conventional analysis. It illustrates applications with case studies, worked examples, and problems drawn from modern applications, preparing readers for both advanced study and practice.

    Readers will find updated coverage of analysis and design principles, fatigue criteria, fracture mechanics, compound cylinders, rotating disks, 3-D Mohr's circles, energy and variational methods, buckling of various columns, common shell types, inelastic materials behavior, and more. The text addresses the use of new materials in bridges, buildings, automobiles, submarines, ships, aircraft, and spacecraft. It offers significantly expanded coverage of stress concentration factors and contact stress developments. This book aims to help the reader Review fundamentals of statics, solids mechanics, stress, and modes of load transmission Master analysis and design principles through hands-on practice to illustrate their connections Understand plane stress, stress transformations, deformations, and strains Analyze a body's load-carrying capacity based on strength, stiffness, and stability Learn and apply the theory of elasticity Explore failure criteria and material behavior under diverse conditions, and predict component deformation or buckling Solve problems related to beam bending, torsion of noncircular bars, and axisymmetrically loaded components, plates, or shells Use the numerical finite element method to economically solve complex problems Characterize the plastic behavior of materials Register your product for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.

  • What is SRE? : an introduction to site reliability engineering / Kurt Anderson and Craig Sebenik

  • Learning to love the AI bubble : not all bubbles have negative consequences for the economy : An AI bubble is more likely to generate value than wreak havoc / Philipp Gerbert, Michael Spira

  • Sustainable environmental engineering / Walter Z. Tang, Mika Sillanpää

    The important resource that explores the twelve design principles of sustainable environmental engineering

    Sustainable Environmental Engineering (SEE) is to research, design, and build Environmental Engineering Infrastructure System (EEIS) in harmony with nature using life cycle cost analysis and benefit analysis and life cycle assessment and to protect human health and environments at minimal cost. The foundations of the SEE are the twelve design principles (TDPs) with three specific rules for each principle. The TDPs attempt to transform how environmental engineering could be taught by prioritizing six design hierarchies through six different dimensions. Six design hierarchies are prevention, recovery, separation, treatment, remediation, and optimization. Six dimensions are integrated system, material economy, reliability on spatial scale, resiliency on temporal scale, and cost effectiveness. In addition, the authors, two experts in the field, introduce major computer packages that are useful to solve real environmental engineering design problems.

    The text presents how specific environmental engineering issues could be identified and prioritized under climate change through quantification of air, water, and soil quality indexes. For water pollution control, eight innovative technologies which are critical in the paradigm shift from the conventional environmental engineering design to water resource recovery facility (WRRF) are examined in detail. These new processes include UV disinfection, membrane separation technologies, Anammox, membrane biological reactor, struvite precipitation, Fenton process, photocatalytic oxidation of organic pollutants, as well as green infrastructure. Computer tools are provided to facilitate life cycle cost and benefit analysis of WRRF. This important resource:

    * Includes statistical analysis of engineering design parameters using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)

    * Presents Monte Carlos simulation using Crystal ball to quantify uncertainty and sensitivity of design parameters

    * Contains design methods of new energy, materials, processes, products, and system to achieve energy positive WRRF that are illustrated with Matlab

    * Provides information on life cycle costs in terms of capital and operation for different processes using MatLab

    Written for senior or graduates in environmental or chemical engineering, Sustainable Environmental Engineering defines and illustrates the TDPs of SEE. Undergraduate, graduate, and engineers should find the computer codes are useful in their EEIS design. The exercise at the end of each chapter encourages students to identify EEI engineering problems in their own city and find creative solutions by applying the TDPs. For more information, please visit www.tang.fiu.edu.

  • State of the art and future trends in material modeling / Holm Altenbach, Andreas Öchsner, editors
    TA 177 S73 2019eb

  • Stochastic models in reliability, network security and system safety : essays dedicated to Professor Jinhua Cao on the occasion of his 80th birthday / Quan-Lin Li, Jinting Wang, Hai-Bo Yu (eds.)
    TA 169 S76 2019eb

  • RGB-D image analysis and processing / Paul L. Rosin, Yu-Kun Lai, Ling Shao, Yonghuai Liu, editors
    TA 1637 R43 2019eb

  • Traffic and Granular Flow '17 / Samer H. Hamdar, editor

  • Head-related transfer function and acoustic virtual reality / Kazuhiro Iida
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