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Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TJ, TL, TS (Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018. selected papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018, July 15-18, 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Yinhai Wang, Ph.D., Michael T. McNerney, Ph.D., P.E
    TL 152.8 I63 2018eb

    Selected papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 15-18, 2018. Sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 38 peer-reviewed papers on autonomous vehicles and transportation safety.

    Topics include: electronic vehicle sharing; modeling of autonomous and connected vehicle traffic patterns; crash modification techniques; warning signs and barriers; and modeling and analysis of vehicle crashes.

    These papers will be of interest to transportation planners, engineers, designers, researchers, project managers, and others involved in transportation infrastructure and management.


  • International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018. selected papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018, July 15-18, 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Yinhai Wang, Ph.D., Michael T. McNerney, Ph.D., P.E
    TL 725.3 R8I58 2018eb

    Selected papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 15-18, 2018. Sponsored by the Transportation & Development of ASCE.

    This collection contains 42 peer-reviewed papers on airfield and highway pavements.

    Topics include: airfield pavement design and condition monitoring; airfield pavement construction, maintenance, and safety; asphalt and concrete pavement materials and composition; and highway pavement construction, monitoring, performance, and maintenance.

    These papers will be of interest to transportation planners, engineers, designers, researchers, project managers, and others involved in transportation infrastructure and management.


  • RoboCup 2017 : Robot World Cup XXI / Hidehisa Akiyama, Oliver Obst, Claude Sammut, Flavio Tonidandel (eds.)
    TJ210.3

  • Interactive collaborative robotics : third international conference, ICR 2018, Leipzig, Germany, September 18-22, 2018, Proceedings / edited by Andrey Ronzhin, Gerhard Rigoll, Roman Meshcheryakov
    TJ211.49

  • Advances in green energy systems and smart grid : first International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Internet of Things and 5th International Conference on Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment, IMIOT and ICSEE 2018, Chongqing, China, September 21-23, 2018, Proceedings. Kang Li, Jianhua Zhang, Minyou Chen, Zhile Yang, Qun Niu (eds.)
    TJ807.2

  • Small-signal stability analysis of power systems integrated with variable speed wind generators / Wenjuan Du, Haifeng Wang, Siqi Bu
    TJ820 .D8 2018eb

  • Intelligent control : a stochastic optimization based adaptive fuzzy approach / Kaushik Das Sharma, Amitava Chatterjee, Anjan Rakshit
    TJ217.5 .S53 2018eb

  • Advances in production management systems : production management for data-driven, intelligent, collaborative, and sustainable manufacturing : IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2018, Seoul, Korea, August 26-30, 2018, Proceedings. Ilkyeong Moon, Gyu M. Lee, Jinwoo Park, Dimitris Kiritsis, Gregor von Cieminski (eds.)
    TS155.6

  • Advances in production management systems : smart manufacturing for Industry 4.0 : IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2018, Seoul, Korea, August 26-30, 2018, Proceedings. edited by Ilkyeong Moon, Gyu M. Lee, Jinwoo Park, Dimitris Kiritsis, Gregor von Cieminski
    TS155.6

  • Intelligent Computer Mathematics 11th International Conference, CICM 2018, Hagenberg, Austria, August 13-17, 2018, Proceedings / edited by Florian Rabe, William M. Farmer, Grant O. Passmore, Abdou Youssef
    TJ210.2

  • Intelligent Computing Methodologies 14th International Conference, ICIC 2018, Wuhan, China, August 15-18, 2018, Proceedings, Part III / edited by De-Shuang Huang, M. Michael Gromiha, Kyungsook Han, Abir Hussain
    TJ210.2

  • From Animals to Animats 15 15th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2018, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, August 14-17, 2018, Proceedings / edited by Poramate Manoonpong, Jørgen Christian Larsen, Xiaofeng Xiong, John Hallam, Jochen Triesch
    TJ210.2

  • Intelligent robotics and applications : 11th International Conference, ICIRA 2018, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, August 9-11, 2018, proceedings. Zhiyong Chen, Alexandre Mendes, Yamin Yan, Shifeng Chen (eds.)
    TJ210.3 .I259 2018eb

  • Intelligent Robotics and Applications 11th International Conference, ICIRA 2018, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, August 9́ђأ11, 2018, Proceedings, Part I / edited by Zhiyong Chen, Alexandre Mendes, Yamin Yan, Shifeng Chen
    TJ210.2

  • Artificial General Intelligence 11th International Conference, AGI 2018, Prague, Czech Republic, August 22-25, 2018, Proceedings / edited by Matthew Iklé, Arthur Franz, Rafal Rzepka, Ben Goertzel
    TJ210.2

  • Exergy for a better environment and improved sustainability. Fethi Aloui, Ibrahim Dincer, editors
    TJ265

  • Renewable energy in Developing Countries : local development and techno-economic aspects / Hoy-Yen Chan, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, editors
    TJ807.9.D44

  • Practical video game bots : automating game processes using C++, Python, and AutoIt / Ilya Shpigor
    TJ211.45

  • Energy in Africa : challenges and opportunities / Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Lucia de Strasser
    TJ163.25.A4

  • Exergy for a better environment and improved sustainability. Fethi Aloui, Ibrahim Dincer editors
    TJ265

  • Africa-EU renewable energy research and innovation symposium 2018 (RERIS 2018) : 23-26 January 2018, National University of Lesotho on occasion of NULISTICE 2018 / Moeketsi Mpholo, Dirk Steuerwald, Tonny Kukeera, editors
    TJ807.2

  • Robotic grasping and manipulation : first Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Challenge, RGMC 2016, held in conjunction with IROS 2016, Daejeon, South Korea, October 10-12, 2016, Revised papers / Yu Sun, Joe Falco (eds.)
    TJ211

  • Cultural and Literary Representations of the Automobile in French Indochina : A Colonial Roadshow / Stéphanie Ponsavady
    TL 113 I55 P66 2018eb

  • Thermo-mechanical modeling of additive manufacturing / edited by Michael Gouge, Pan Michaleris
    TS 171.95 T44 2018eb

    Thermo-mechanical Modeling of Additive Manufacturing provides the background, methodology and description of modeling techniques to enable the reader to perform their own accurate and reliable simulations of any additive process. Part I provides an in depth introduction to the fundamentals of additive manufacturing modeling, a description of adaptive mesh strategies, a thorough description of thermal losses and a discussion of residual stress and distortion. Part II applies the engineering fundamentals to direct energy deposition processes including laser cladding, LENS builds, large electron beam parts and an exploration of residual stress and deformation mitigation strategies. Part III concerns the thermo-mechanical modeling of powder bed processes with a description of the heat input model, classical thermo-mechanical modeling, and part scale modeling.

    The book serves as an essential reference for engineers and technicians in both industry and academia, performing both research and full-scale production. Additive manufacturing processes are revolutionizing production throughout industry. These technologies enable the cost-effective manufacture of small lot parts, rapid repair of damaged components and construction of previously impossible-to-produce geometries. However, the large thermal gradients inherent in these processes incur large residual stresses and mechanical distortion, which can push the finished component out of engineering tolerance. Costly trial-and-error methods are commonly used for failure mitigation. Finite element modeling provides a compelling alternative, allowing for the prediction of residual stresses and distortion, and thus a tool to investigate methods of failure mitigation prior to building.

    Provides understanding of important components in the finite element modeling of additive manufacturing processes necessary to obtain accurate results Offers a deeper understanding of how the thermal gradients inherent in additive manufacturing induce distortion and residual stresses, and how to mitigate these undesirable phenomena Includes a set of strategies for the modeler to improve computational efficiency when simulating various additive manufacturing processes Serves as an essential reference for engineers and technicians in both industry and academia

  • Performance vehicle dynamics : engineering and applications / James, Balkwill, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom
    TL 243

    Performance Vehicle Dynamics: Engineering and Applications offers an accessible treatment of the complex material needed to achieve level seven learning outcomes in the field. Users will gain a complete, structured understanding that enables the preparation of useful models for characterization and optimization of performance using the same Automotive or Motorsport industry techniques and approaches. As the approach to vehicle dynamics has changed over time, largely due to advances in computing power, the subject has, in practice, always been computer intensive, but this use has changed, with modeling of relatively complex vehicle dynamics topics now even possible on a PC.

    Explains how to numerically and computationally model vehicle dynamics Features the use of cost functions with multi-body models Learn how to produce mathematical models that offer excellent performance prediction

  • Intelligent fault diagnosis and remaining useful life prediction of rotating machinery / Yaguo Lei
    TJ 1058 L45 2017eb

    Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Remaining Useful Life Prediction of Rotating Machinery provides a comprehensive introduction of intelligent fault diagnosis and RUL prediction based on the current achievements of the author's research group. The main contents include multi-domain signal processing and feature extraction, intelligent diagnosis models, clustering algorithms, hybrid intelligent diagnosis strategies, and RUL prediction approaches, etc.

    This book presents fundamental theories and advanced methods of identifying the occurrence, locations, and degrees of faults, and also includes information on how to predict the RUL of rotating machinery. Besides experimental demonstrations, many application cases are presented and illustrated to test the methods mentioned in the book.

    This valuable reference provides an essential guide on machinery fault diagnosis that helps readers understand basic concepts and fundamental theories. Academic researchers with mechanical engineering or computer science backgrounds, and engineers or practitioners who are in charge of machine safety, operation, and maintenance will find this book very useful.

    Provides a detailed background and roadmap of intelligent diagnosis and RUL prediction of rotating machinery, involving fault mechanisms, vibration characteristics, health indicators, and diagnosis and prognostics Presents basic theories, advanced methods, and the latest contributions in the field of intelligent fault diagnosis and RUL prediction Includes numerous application cases, and the methods, algorithms, and models introduced in the book are demonstrated by industrial experiences

  • Robotic systems and autonomous platforms : advances in materials and manufacturing / edited by Shawn M. Walsh, Michael S. Strano
    TS 183

    Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms: Advances in Materials and Manufacturing showcases new materials and manufacturing methodologies for the enhancement of robotic and autonomous systems. Initial chapters explore how autonomous systems can enable new uses for materials, including innovations on different length scales, from nano, to macro and large systems. The means by which autonomous systems can enable new uses for manufacturing are also addressed, highlighting innovations in 3D additive manufacturing, printing of materials, novel synthesis of multifunctional materials, and robotic cooperation. Concluding themes deliver highly novel applications from the international academic, industrial and government sectors.

    This book will provide readers with a complete review of the cutting-edge advances in materials and manufacturing methodologies that could enhance the capabilities of robotic and autonomous systems.

    Presents comprehensive coverage of materials and manufacturing technologies, as well as sections on related technology, such as sensing, communications, autonomy/control and actuation Explores potential applications demonstrated by a selection of case-studies Contains contributions from leading experts in the field

  • Microforming technology : theory, simulation and practice / Zhengyi Jiang, Jingwei Zhao, Haibo Xie
    TS176

    Microforming Technology: Theory, Simulation and Practice addresses all aspects of micromanufacturing technology, presenting detailed technical information and the latest research developments.

    The book covers fundamentals, theory, simulation models, equipment and tools design, practical micromanufacturing procedures, and micromanufacturing-related supporting systems, such as laser heating system, hydraulic system and quality evaluation systems. Newly developed technology, including micro wedge rolling, micro flexible rolling and micro hydromechanical deep drawing, as well as traditional methods, such as micro deep drawing, micro bending and micro ultrathin strip rolling, are discussed.

    This will be a highly valuable resource for those involved in the use, study and design of micro products and micromanufacturing technologies, including engineers, scientists, academics and graduate students.

    Provides an accessible introduction to the fundamental theories of microforming, size effects, and scaling laws Includes explanations of the procedures, equipment, and tools for all common microforming technologies Explains the numerical modeling procedures for 7 different types of microforming

  • Aeroacoustics of low Mach number flows : fundamentals, analysis, and measurement / Stewart Glegg and William Devenport
    TL574.N6

    Aeroacoustics of Low Mach Number Flows: Fundamentals, Analysis, and Measurement provides a comprehensive treatment of sound radiation from subsonic flow over moving surfaces, which is the most widespread cause of flow noise in engineering systems. This includes fan noise, rotor noise, wind turbine noise, boundary layer noise, and aircraft noise.

    Beginning with fluid dynamics, the fundamental equations of aeroacoustics are derived and the key methods of solution are explained, focusing both on the necessary mathematics and physics. Fundamentals of turbulence and turbulent flows, experimental methods and numerous applications are also covered.

    The book is an ideal source of information on aeroacoustics for researchers and graduate students in engineering, physics, or applied math, as well as for engineers working in this field.

    Supplementary material for this book is provided by the authors on the website www.aeroacoustics.net. The website provides educational content designed to help students and researchers in understanding some of the principles and applications of aeroacoustics, and includes example problems, data, sample codes, course plans and errata. The website is continuously being reviewed and added to.

    Explains the key theoretical tools of aeroacoustics, from Lighthill's analogy to the Ffowcs Williams and Hawkings equation Provides detailed coverage of sound from lifting surfaces, boundary layers, rotating blades, ducted fans and more Presents the fundamentals of sound measurement and aeroacoustic wind tunnel testing

  • Cost-effective energy efficient building retrofitting : materials, technologies, optimization and case studies / edited by Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, Claes-Göran Granqvist, Bjørn Petter Jelle, Giuseppe Peter Vanoli, Nicola Bianco, and Jarek Kurnitski
    TJ163.5.B84

    Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting:Materials, Technologies, Optimization and Case Studies provides essential knowledge for civil engineers, architects, and other professionals working in the field of cost-effective energy efficient building retrofitting.

    The building sector is responsible for high energy consumption and its global demand is expected to grow as each day there are approximately 200,000 new inhabitants on planet Earth. The majority of electric energy will continue to be generated from the combustion of fossil fuels releasing not only carbon dioxide, but also methane and nitrous oxide. Energy efficiency measures are therefore crucial to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the building sector.

    Energy efficient building retrofitting needs to not only be technically feasible, but also economically viable. New building materials and advanced technologies already exist, but the knowledge to integrate all active components is still scarce and far from being widespread among building industry stakeholders.

    Emphasizes cost-effective methods for the refurbishment of existing buildings, presenting state-of-the-art technologies Includes detailed case studies that explain various methods and Net Zero Energy Explains optimal analysis and prioritization of cost effective strategies

  • Microfabrication and precision engineering : research and development / edited by J. Paulo Davim
    TS176

    Microfabrication and precision engineering is an increasingly important area relating to metallic, polymers, ceramics, composites, biomaterials and complex materials. Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) emphasize miniaturization in both electronic and mechanical components. Microsystem products may be classified by application, and have been applied to a variety of fields, including medical, automotive, aerospace and alternative energy. Microsystems technology refers to the products as well as the fabrication technologies used in production.

    With detailed information on modelling of micro and nano-scale cutting, as well as innovative machining strategies involved in microelectrochemical applications, microchannel fabrication, as well as underwater pulsed Laser beam cutting, among other techniques, Microfabrication and Precision Engineering is a valuable reference for students, researchers and professionals in the microfabrication and precision engineering fields.

    Contains contributions by top industry experts Includes the latest techniques and strategies Special emphasis given to state-of-the art research and development in microfabrication and precision engineering

  • Optimization of manufacturing systems using the Internet of Things / Yingfeng Zhang, Fei Tao
    TS183

    Optimization of Manufacturing Systems Using the Internet of Things extends the IoT (Internet of Things) into the manufacturing field to develop an IoMT (Internet of Manufacturing Things) architecture with real-time traceability, visibility, and interoperability in production planning, execution, and control. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the optimization and control of an intelligent manufacturing system.

    As modern manufacturing shop-floors can create bottlenecks in the capturing and collection of real-time field information, and because paper-based manual systems are time-consuming and prone to errors, this book helps readers understand how to alleviate these issues, assisting them in their decision-making on shop-floors.

    Includes case studies in implementing IoTs for data acquisition, monitoring, and assembly in manufacturing. Helps manufacturers to tackle the growing complexities and uncertainties of manufacturing systems in globalized business environments Acts as an introduction to using IoT for readers across industrial and manufacturing engineering

  • Plant Hazard Analysis and Safety Instrumentation Systems / Swapan Basu
    TJ164

    Plant Hazard Analysis and Safety Instrumentation Systems is the first book to combine coverage of these two integral aspects of running a chemical processing plant. It helps engineers from various disciplines learn how various analysis techniques, international standards, and instrumentation and controls provide layers of protection for basic process control systems, and how, as a result, overall system reliability, availability, dependability, and maintainability can be increased.

    This step-by-step guide takes readers through the development of safety instrumented systems, also including discussions on cost impact, basics of statistics, and reliability. Swapan Basu brings more than 35 years of industrial experience to this book, using practical examples to demonstrate concepts.

    Basu links between the SIS requirements and process hazard analysis in order to complete SIS lifecycle implementation and covers safety analysis and realization in control systems, with up-to-date descriptions of modern concepts, such as SIL, SIS, and Fault Tolerance to name a few. In addition, the book addresses security issues that are particularly important for the programmable systems in modern plants, and discusses, at length, hazardous atmospheres and their impact on electrical enclosures and the use of IS circuits.

    Helps the reader identify which hazard analysis method is the most appropriate (covers ALARP, HAZOP, FMEA, LOPA) Provides tactics on how to implement standards, such as IEC 61508/61511 and ANSI/ISA 84 Presents information on how to conduct safety analysis and realization in control systems and safety instrumentation

  • Application of Thermo-Fluidic Measurement Techniques : an Introduction / edited by Tongbeum Kim, Tian Jian Lu, Seung Jin Song
    TL573

    Application of Thermo-Fluidic Measurement Techniques: An Introduction provides essential measurement techniques in heat transfer and aerodynamics. In addition to a brief, but physically elaborate description of the principles of each technique, multiple examples for each technique are included. These examples elaborate all the necessary details of (a) test setups, (b) calibration, (c) data acquisition procedure, and (d) data interpretation, with comments on the limitations of each technique and how to avoid mistakes that are based on the authors' experience.

    The authors have different expertise in convection heat transfer and aerodynamics, and have collaborated on various research projects that employ a variety of experimental techniques. Each author has a different view and approach to individual experimental techniques, but these views complement each other, giving new users of each technique a rounded view.

    With the introduction of this valuable reference book, the reader can quickly learn both the overall and detailed aspects of each experimental technique and then apply them to their own work.

    Contains both basic principles and fundamental, physical descriptions Provides examples that demonstrate how each experimental technique can be used for industrial testing and academic research in heat transfer and aerodynamics Includes practical and in-depth examples for each technique, with comments on each experimental technique based on the authors' experiences, including limitations and trial errors with some examples of data interpretation Combines classical techniques in aerodynamics and conduction/convection heat transfer with modern, cutting-edge approaches Collates the information about various pointwise and whole field velocity and thermal measurement techniques in a single resource

  • Airworthiness : an Introduction to Aircraft Certification and Operations
    TL671.1

    Airworthiness: An Introduction to Aircraft Certification and Operations, Third Edition, once again proves to be a valuable, user-friendly reference guide for certification engineers engaged in professional training and practical work in regulatory agencies and aircraft engineering companies. The discussions reflect the recent changes in the EASA-FAA regulations and also include the concepts of flight safety and airworthiness; the ICAO and civil aviation authorities; airworthiness requirements; type certifications and the type-certification process; production of products, parts, and appliances; certifications of airworthiness; and rules for spaceworthiness.

    Since publication of the second edition, airworthiness regulation and certification around the world have gone through significant changes. For example, EASA structure has completely changed, FAA rules are no longer applicable, substantial changes have been made in the international airworthiness regulations and certification procedures, and unmanned aircraft have evolved technically and operationally. The changes in airworthiness regulations in the last five years have been striking, changing the way in which we look at airworthiness and certification processes around the world.

    Includes updates throughout to reflect changes to the airworthiness regulations of the two most influential ruling authorities--EASA and FAA Includes an update on remotely piloted air systems as well as space vehicles Provides guidelines to shape a comprehensive 'certification map' including comparisons, explanations, and backgrounds of institutions and processes Features a new chapter "Certificates of Airworthiness and Permits to Fly" that provides an overall description of the requirements governing the certificates of airworthiness

  • Liquid acquisition devices for advanced in-space cryogenic propulsion systems / Jason William Hartwig
    TL783.4

    Liquid Acquisition Devices for Advanced In-Space Cryogenic Propulsion Systems discusses the importance of reliable cryogenic systems, a pivotal part of everything from engine propulsion to fuel deposits. As some of the most efficient systems involve advanced cryogenic fluid management systems that present challenging issues, the book tackles issues such as the difficulty in obtaining data, the lack of quality data and models, and the complexity in trying to model these systems.

    The book presents models and experimental data based on rare and hard-to-obtain cryogenic data. Through clear descriptions of practical data and models, readers will explore the development of robust and flexible liquid acquisition devices (LAD) through component-level and full-scale ground experiments, as well as analytical tools.

    This book presents new and rare experimental data, as well as analytical models, in a fundamental area to the aerospace and space-flight communities. With this data, the reader can consider new and improved ways to design, analyze, and build expensive flight systems.

    Presents a definitive reference for design ideas, analysis tools, and performance data on cryogenic liquid acquisition devices Provides historical perspectives to present fundamental design models and performance data, which are applied to two practical examples throughout the book Describes a series of models to optimize liquid acquisition device performance, which are confirmed through a variety of parametric component level tests Includes video clips of experiments on a companion website

  • Intelligent coordinated control of complex uncertain systems for power distribution network reliability / Xiangping Meng, Zhaoyu Pian
    TJ216
    Intelligent Coordinated Control of Complex Uncertain Systems for Power Distribution and Network Reliability discusses the important topics revolving around the control of complex uncertain systems using the intelligent coordination control mechanism, a topic that has become the research focus of current control and computer fields. The book provides theoretical guidance for power distribution network reliability analysis, focusing on practical problems and algorithms within the field. Provides effective solutions for complex control systems Presents theoretical guidance for power distribution network reliability analysis Focuses on practical problems and algorithms

  • Manned spacecraft design principles / Pasquale M. Sforza
    TL873

    Manned Spacecraft Design Principles presents readers with a brief, to-the-point primer that includes a detailed introduction to the information required at the preliminary design stage of a manned space transportation system.

    In the process of developing the preliminary design, the book covers content not often discussed in a standard aerospace curriculum, including atmospheric entry dynamics, space launch dynamics, hypersonic flow fields, hypersonic heat transfer, and skin friction, along with the economic aspects of space flight.

    Key concepts relating to human factors and crew support systems are also included, providing users with a comprehensive guide on how to make informed choices from an array of competing options. The text can be used in conjunction with Pasquale Sforza's, Commercial Aircraft Design Principles to form a complete course in Aircraft/Spacecraft Design.

    Presents a brief, to-the-point primer that includes a detailed introduction to the information required at the preliminary design stage of a manned space transportation system Involves the reader in the preliminary design of a modern manned spacecraft and associated launch vehicle Includes key concepts relating to human factors and crew support systems Contains standard, empirical, and classical methods in support of the design process Culminates in the preparation of a professional quality design report

  • Renewable energy : physics, engineering, environmental impacts, economics and planning / Bent Sørensen
    TJ 808

    Bent Sørensen's Renewable Energy: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics and Planning, Fifth Edition, continues the tradition by providing a thorough and current overview of the entire renewable energy sphere. Since its first edition, this standard reference source helped put renewable energy on the map of scientific agendas. Several renewable energy solutions no longer form just a marginal addition to energy supply, but have become major players, with the promise to become the backbone of an energy system suitable for life in the sustainability lane.

    This volume is a problem-solving tool for engineers, researchers, students, consultants, and planners currently working in the field, as well as a detailed map of the renewables universe for those looking to expand into new technological specialties, offering the most comprehensive coverage of the subject available.

    The book has been structured around three parts in order to assist readers in focusing on the issues that impact them the most for a given project or question. PART I covers the basic scientific principles behind all major renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, and biomass. PART II provides in-depth information about how these raw renewable sources can actually be converted into useful forms, transmitted into the grid, and stored for future utilization. Finally, PART III undertakes the aspects of energy planning, environmental impacts, and socio-economic issues on regional and global levels.

    In this new edition, Sørensen presents his audience with updated data about renewables market penetration, current insights on climate change, the most recent available technology for renewable energy conversion, transmission and storage, and revised planning scenarios and the future outlook.

    Covers the underlying physics and engineering of energy sources and conversion processes, including methodologies, models, and analysis Provides a better understanding of the scientific basis and current progress in the field Requires advanced knowledge of math and physics Provides a unique three part organization covering energy sources, conversion processes, and the related planning, environmental impacts, and socio-economic issues on regional and global levels New edition presents updated data about renewables market penetration, current insights on climate change, the most recent available technology for renewable energy conversion, transmission and storage, and revised planning scenarios and future outlook

  • Sensors for Mechatronics / Paul Regtien, Edwin Dertien
    TJ163.12 R44 2018eb

    Sensors for Mechatronics, Second Edition, offers an overview of the sensors and sensor systems required and applied in mechatronics. Emphasis lies on the physical background of the operating principles that is illustrated with examples of commercially available sensors and recent developments. Chapters discuss the general aspects of sensors, with a special section on quantities, notations and relations. In addition, the book includes a section devoted to sensor errors and error minimization that apply to most of the sensors discussed. Each subsequent chapter deals with one class of sensors, pursuing a classification according to physical principles rather than measurands.

    Categories discussed include resistive, capacitive, inductive and magnetic, optical, piezoelectric and acoustic sensors. For each category of sensors, a number of applications is given. Where appropriate, a section is added on the interfacing of the sensor.

    Presents a fully revised, updated edition that focuses on industrial applications Provides comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of sensor concepts and basic measurement configurations Written by a recognized expert in the field with extensive experience in industry and teaching Suitable for practicing engineers and those wanting to learn more about sensors in mechatronics

  • Advanced Control Design with Application to Electromechanical Systems / Magdi S. Mahmoud
    TJ163

    Advanced Control Design with Application to Electromechanical Systems represents the continuing effort in the pursuit of analytic theory and rigorous design for robust control methods. The book provides an overview of the feedback control systems and their associated definitions, with discussions on finite dimension vector spaces, mappings and convex analysis. In addition, a comprehensive treatment of continuous control system design is presented, along with an introduction to control design topics pertaining to discrete-time systems. Other sections introduces linear H1 and H2 theory, dissipativity analysis and synthesis, and a wide spectrum of models pertaining to electromechanical systems.

    Finally, the book examines the theory and mathematical analysis of multiagent systems. Researchers on robust control theory and electromechanical systems and graduate students working on robust control will benefit greatly from this book.

    Introduces a coherent and unified framework for studying robust control theory Provides the control-theoretic background required to read and contribute to the research literature Presents the main ideas and demonstrations of the major results of robust control theory Includes MATLAB codes to implement during research

  • Spacecraft dynamics and control : the embedded model control approach / Enrico Canuto, Carlo Novara, Luca Massotti, Donato Carlucci, Carlos Perez Montenegro
    TL1050 C36 2018eb

    Spacecraft Dynamics and Control: The Embedded Model Control Approach provides a uniform and systematic way of approaching space engineering control problems from the standpoint of model-based control, using state-space equations as the key paradigm for simulation, design and implementation.

    The book introduces the Embedded Model Control methodology for the design and implementation of attitude and orbit control systems. The logic architecture is organized around the embedded model of the spacecraft and its surrounding environment. The model is compelled to include disturbance dynamics as a repository of the uncertainty that the control law must reject to meet attitude and orbit requirements within the uncertainty class . The source of the real-time uncertainty estimation/prediction is the model error signal , as it encodes the residual discrepancies between spacecraft measurements and model output. The embedded model and the uncertainty estimation feedback ( noise estimator in the book) constitute the state predictor feeding the control law . Asymptotic pole placement (exploiting the asymptotes of closed-loop transfer functions) is the way to design and tune feedback loops around the embedded model (state predictor, control law, reference generator). The design versus the uncertainty class is driven by analytic stability and performance inequalities. The method is applied to several attitude and orbit control problems.

    The book begins with an extensive introduction to attitude geometry and algebra and ends with the core themes: state-space dynamics and Embedded Model Control Fundamentals of orbit, attitude and environment dynamics are treated giving emphasis to state-space formulation, disturbance dynamics, state feedback and prediction, closed-loop stability Sensors and actuators are treated giving emphasis to their dynamics and modelling of measurement errors. Numerical tables are included and their data employed for numerical simulations Orbit and attitude control problems of the European GOCE mission are the inspiration of numerical exercises and simulations The suite of the attitude control modes of a GOCE-like mission is designed and simulated around the so-called mission state predictor Solved and unsolved exercises are included within the text - and not separated at the end of chapters - for better understanding, training and application Simulated results and their graphical plots are developed through MATLAB/Simulink code

  • Tethered space robot dynamics, measurement, and control / Panfeng Huang... [et al.]
    TL1097

    Tethered Space Robot: Dynamics, Measurement, and Control discusses a novel tethered space robot (TSR) system that contains the space platform, flexible tether and gripper. TSR can capture and remove non-cooperative targets such as space debris. It is the first time the concept has been described in a book, which describes the system and mission design of TSR and then introduces the latest research on pose measurement, dynamics and control. The book covers the TSR system, from principle to applications, including a complete implementing scheme. A useful reference for researchers, engineers and students interested in space robots, OOS and debris removal.

    Provides for the first time comprehensive coverage of various aspects of tethered space robots (TSR) Presents both fundamental principles and application technologies including pose measurement, dynamics and control Describes some new control techniques, including a coordinated control method for tracking optimal trajectory, coordinated coupling control and coordinated approaching control using mobile tether attachment points

  • Fault diagnosis and sustainable control of wind turbines : robust data-driven and model-based strategies / Silvio Simani, Saverio Farsoni
    TJ828

    Fault Diagnosis and Sustainable Control of Wind Turbines: Robust Data-Driven and Model-Based Strategies discusses the development of reliable and robust fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant ('sustainable') control schemes by means of data-driven and model-based approaches. These strategies are able to cope with unknown nonlinear systems and noisy measurements. The book also discusses simpler solutions relying on data-driven and model-based methodologies, which are key when on-line implementations are considered for the proposed schemes. The book targets both professional engineers working in industry and researchers in academic and scientific institutions.

    In order to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of wind turbine systems, thus avoiding expensive unplanned maintenance, the accommodation of faults in their early occurrence is fundamental. To highlight the potential of the proposed methods in real applications, hardware-in-the-loop test facilities (representing realistic wind turbine systems) are considered to analyze the digital implementation of the designed solutions. The achieved results show that the developed schemes are able to maintain the desired performances, thus validating their reliability and viability in real-time implementations.

    Different groups of readers--ranging from industrial engineers wishing to gain insight into the applications' potential of new fault diagnosis and sustainable control methods, to the academic control community looking for new problems to tackle--will find much to learn from this work.

    Provides wind turbine models with varying complexity, as well as the solutions proposed and developed by the authors Addresses in detail the design, development and realistic implementation of fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control strategies for wind turbine systems Addresses the development of sustainable control solutions that, in general, do not require the introduction of further or redundant measurements Proposes active fault tolerant ('sustainable') solutions that are able to maintain the wind turbine working conditions with gracefully degraded performance before required maintenance can occur Presents full coverage of the diagnosis and fault tolerant control problem, starting from the modeling and identification and finishing with diagnosis and fault tolerant control approaches Provides MATLAB and Simulink codes for the solutions proposed

  • Aircraft sustainment and repair / edited by Rhys Jones, Alan Baker, Neil Matthews, Victor Champagne
    TL671.9

    Aircraft Sustainment and Repair is a one-stop-shop for practitioners and researchers in the field of aircraft sustainment, adhesively bonded aircraft joints, bonded composites repairs, and the application of cold spray to military and civil aircraft. Outlining the state-of-the-art in aircraft sustainment, this book covers the use of quantitative fractography to determine the in-service crack length versus flight hours curve, the effect of intergranular cracking on structural integrity and the structural significance of corrosion. The book additionally illustrates the potential of composite repairs and SPD applications to metallic airframes.

    Covers corrosion damage assessment and management in aircraft structures Includes a key chapter on U.S. developments in the emerging field of supersonic particle deposition (SPD) Shows how to design and assess the potential benefits of both bonded composite repairs and SPD repairs to metallic aircraft structures to meet the damage tolerance requirements inherent in FAA ac 20-107b and the U.S. Joint Services

  • Analytical solutions for extremal space trajectories / Dilmurat M. Azimov
    TL1075 A956 2018

    Analytical Solutions for Extremal Space Trajectories presents an overall treatment of the general optimal control problem, in particular, the Mayer's variational problem, with necessary and sufficient conditions of optimality. It also provides a detailed derivation of the analytical solutions of these problems for thrust arcs for the Newtonian, linear central and uniform gravitational fields. These solutions are then used to analytically synthesize the extremal and optimal trajectories for the design of various orbital transfer and powered descent and landing maneuvers. Many numerical examples utilizing the proposed analytical synthesis of the space trajectories and comparison analyses with numerically integrated solutions are provided.

    This book will be helpful for engineers and researchers of industrial and government organizations, and is also a great resource for university faculty and graduate and undergraduate students working, specializing or majoring in the fields of aerospace engineering, applied celestial mechanics, and guidance, navigation and control technologies, applied mathematics and analytical dynamics, and avionics software design and development.


  • Bioinspired legged locomotion : models, concepts, control and applications / edited by Maziar Ahmad Sharbafi, André Seyfarth
    TJ211

    Bioinspired Legged Locomotion: Models, Concepts, Control and Applications explores the universe of legged robots, bringing in perspectives from engineering, biology, motion science, and medicine to provide a comprehensive overview of the field. With comprehensive coverage, each chapter brings outlines, and an abstract, introduction, new developments, and a summary.

    Beginning with bio-inspired locomotion concepts, the book's editors present a thorough review of current literature that is followed by a more detailed view of bouncing, swinging, and balancing, the three fundamental sub functions of locomotion. This part is closed with a presentation of conceptual models for locomotion.

    Next, the book explores bio-inspired body design, discussing the concepts of motion control, stability, efficiency, and robustness. The morphology of legged robots follows this discussion, including biped and quadruped designs.

    Finally, a section on high-level control and applications discusses neuromuscular models, closing the book with examples of applications and discussions of performance, efficiency, and robustness. At the end, the editors share their perspective on the future directions of each area, presenting state-of-the-art knowledge on the subject using a structured and consistent approach that will help researchers in both academia and industry formulate a better understanding of bioinspired legged robotic locomotion and quickly apply the concepts in research or products.

    Presents state-of-the-art control approaches with biological relevance Provides a thorough understanding of the principles of organization of biological locomotion Teaches the organization of complex systems based on low-dimensional motion concepts/control Acts as a guideline reference for future robots/assistive devices with legged architecture Includes a selective bibliography on the most relevant published articles

  • Space microsystems and micro/nano satellites / edited by Zheng You
    TL795.4

    Space Microsystems and Micro/Nano Satellites covers the various reasoning and diverse applications of small satellites in both technical and regulatory aspects, also exploring the technical and operational innovations that are being introduced in the field. The Space Microsystem developed by the author is systematically introduced in this book, providing information on such topics as MEMS micro-magnetometers, MIMUs (Micro-inertia-measurement unit), micro-sun sensors, micro-star sensors, micro-propellers, micro-relays, etc.

    The book also examines the new technical standards, removal techniques or other methods that might help to address current problems, regulatory issues and procedures to ameliorate problems associated with small satellites, especially mounting levels of orbital debris and noncompliance with radio frequency and national licensing requirements, liabilities and export controls,

    Summarizing the scientific research experiences of the author and his team, this book holds a high scientific reference value as it gives readers comprehensive and thorough introductions to the micro/nano satellite and space applications of MEMS technology.

    Covers various reasoning and diverse applications for small satellites in both technical and regulatory aspects Represents the first publication that systematically introduces the Space Microsystem developed by the author Examines new technical standards, removal techniques and other methods that might help to address current problems, regulatory issues and procedures

  • Automation in garment manufacturing / edited by Rajkishore Nayak, Rajiv Padhye
    TS1449

    Automation in Garment Manufacturing provides systematic and comprehensive insights into this multifaceted process. Chapters cover the role of automation in design and product development, including color matching, fabric inspection, 3D body scanning, computer-aided design and prototyping. Part Two covers automation in garment production, from handling, spreading and cutting, through to finishing and pressing techniques. Final chapters discuss advanced tools for assessing productivity in manufacturing, logistics and supply-chain management. This book is a key resource for all those engaged in textile and apparel development and production, and is also ideal for academics engaged in research on textile science and technology.

    Delivers theoretical and practical guidance on automated processes that benefit anyone developing or manufacturing textile products Offers a range of perspectives on manufacturing from an international team of authors Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of the topic, from fabric construction, through product development, to current and potential applications

  • Space safety and human performance / editor-in-chief, Tommaso Sgobba ; editors, Barbara Kanki, Jean-François Clervoy, Gro Mjeldheim Sandal
    TL867

    Space Safety and Human Performance provides a comprehensive reference for engineers and technical managers within aerospace and high technology companies, space agencies, operators, and consulting firms. The book draws upon the expertise of the world's leading experts in the field and focuses primarily on humans in spaceflight, but also covers operators of control centers on the ground and behavior aspects of complex organizations, thus addressing the entire spectrum of space actors.

    During spaceflight, human performance can be deeply affected by physical, psychological and psychosocial stressors. Strict selection, intensive training and adequate operational rules are used to fight performance degradation and prepare individuals and teams to effectively manage systems failures and challenging emergencies. The book is endorsed by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS).

    Provides information on critical aspects of human performance in space missions Addresses the issue of human performance, from physical and psychosocial stressors that can degrade performance, to selection and training principles and techniques to enhance performance Brings together essential material on: cognition and human error; advanced analysis methods such as human reliability analysis; environmental challenges and human performance in space missions; critical human factors and man/machine interfaces in space systems design; crew selection and training; and organizational behavior and safety culture Includes an endorsement by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS)

  • Reliability of high-power mechatronic systems 2 : aerospace and automotive applications: issues, testing and analysis / edited by Abdelkhalak El Hami, David Delaux and Henri Grzeskowiak
    TJ163.12

    This second volume of a series dedicated to the reliability of high-power mechatronic systems focuses specifically on issues, testing and analysis in automotive and aerospace applications. In the search to improve industrial competitiveness, the development of methods and tools for the design of products is especially pertinent in the context of cost reduction. This book proposes new methods that simultaneously allow for a quicker design of future mechatronic devices in the automotive and aerospace industries while guaranteeing their increased reliability. The reliability of these critical elements is further validated digitally through new multi-physical and probabilistic models that could ultimately lead to new design standards and reliable forecasting.

    Presents a methodological guide that demonstrates the reliability of fractured mechatronic components and devices Includes numerical and statistical models to optimize the reliability of the product architecture Develops a methodology to characterize critical elements at the earliest stage in their development

  • Morphing wing technologies : large commercial aircraft and civil helicopters / edited by Antonio Concilio, Ignazio Dimino, Leonardo Lecce, Rosario Pecora
    TL672

    Morphing Wings Technologies: Large Commercial Aircraft and Civil Helicopters offers a fresh look at current research on morphing aircraft, including industry design, real manufactured prototypes and certification. This is an invaluable reference for students in the aeronautics and aerospace fields who need an introduction to the morphing discipline, as well as senior professionals seeking exposure to morphing potentialities. Practical applications of morphing devices are presented--from the challenge of conceptual design incorporating both structural and aerodynamic studies, to the most promising and potentially flyable solutions aimed at improving the performance of commercial aircraft and UAVs.

    Morphing aircraft are multi-role aircraft that change their external shape substantially to adapt to a changing mission environment during flight. The book consists of eight sections as well as an appendix which contains both updates on main systems evolution (skin, structure, actuator, sensor, and control systems) and a survey on the most significant achievements of integrated systems for large commercial aircraft.

    Provides current worldwide status of morphing technologies, the industrial development expectations, and what is already available in terms of flying systems Offers new perspectives on wing structure design and a new approach to general structural design Discusses hot topics such as multifunctional materials and auxetic materials Presents practical applications of morphing devices

  • Modeling, dynamics, and control of electrified vehicles / edited by Hui Zhang, Dongpu Cao, Haiping Du
    TL220

    Modelling, Dynamics and Control of Electrified Vehicles provides a systematic overview of EV-related key components, including batteries, electric motors, ultracapacitors and system-level approaches, such as energy management systems, multi-source energy optimization, transmission design and control, braking system control and vehicle dynamics control. In addition, the book covers selected advanced topics, including Smart Grid and connected vehicles. This book shows how EV work, how to design them, how to save energy with them, and how to maintain their safety.

    The book aims to be an all-in-one reference for readers who are interested in EVs, or those trying to understand its state-of-the-art technologies and future trends.

    Offers a comprehensive knowledge of the multidisciplinary research related to EVs and a system-level understanding of technologies Provides the state-of-the-art technologies and future trends Covers the fundamentals of EVs and their methodologies Written by successful researchers that show the deep understanding of EVs

  • Reliability of High-Power Mechatronic Systems 1 : Aerospace and Automotive Applications: Simulation, Modeling and Optimization / edited by Abdelkhalak El Hami, David Delaux, Henri Grzeskowiak
    TJ163.12 R456 2017

    This first volume of a set dedicated to the reliability of high-power mechatronic systems focuses specifically on simulation, modeling and optimization in automotive and aerospace applications. In the search to improve industrial competitiveness, the development of methods and tools for the design of products is especially pertinent in the context of cost reduction. This book seeks to propose new methods that simultaneously allow for a quicker design of future mechatronic devices in the automotive and aerospace industries while guaranteeing their increased reliability. The reliability of these critical elements is further validated digitally through new multi-physical and probabilistic models that could ultimately lead to new design standards and reliable forecasting.

    Presents a methodological guide that demonstrates the reliability of fractured mechatronic components and devices Includes numerical and statistical models to optimize the reliability of the product architecture Helps users develop a methodology to characterize critical elements at the earliest stage

  • Introduction to linear control systems / Yazdan Bavafa-Toosi
    TJ220 B38 2017

    Introduction to Linear Control Systems is designed as a standard introduction to linear control systems for all those who one way or another deal with control systems. It can be used as a comprehensive up-to-date textbook for a one-semester 3-credit undergraduate course on linear control systems as the first course on this topic at university. This includes the faculties of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical and petroleum engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering, bio-engineering, economics, mathematics, physics, management and social sciences, etc.

    The book covers foundations of linear control systems, their raison detre, different types, modelling, representations, computations, stability concepts, tools for time-domain and frequency-domain analysis and synthesis, and fundamental limitations, with an emphasis on frequency-domain methods. Every chapter includes a part on further readings where more advanced topics and pertinent references are introduced for further studies. The presentation is theoretically firm, contemporary, and self-contained. Appendices cover Laplace transform and differential equations, dynamics, MATLAB and SIMULINK, treatise on stability concepts and tools, treatise on Routh-Hurwitz method, random optimization techniques as well as convex and non-convex problems, and sample midterm and endterm exams.

    The book is divided to the sequel 3 parts plus appendices.

    PART I: In this part of the book, chapters 1-5, we present foundations of linear control systems. This includes: the introduction to control systems, their raison detre, their different types, modelling of control systems, different methods for their representation and fundamental computations, basic stability concepts and tools for both analysis and design, basic time domain analysis and design details, and the root locus as a stability analysis and synthesis tool.

    PART II: In this part of the book, Chapters 6-9, we present what is generally referred to as the frequency domain methods. This refers to the experiment of applying a sinusoidal input to the system and studying its output. There are basically three different methods for representation and studying of the data of the aforementioned frequency response experiment: these are the Nyquist plot, the Bode diagram, and the Krohn-Manger-Nichols chart. We study these methods in details. We learn that the output is also a sinusoid with the same frequency but generally with different phase and magnitude. By dividing the output by the input we obtain the so-called sinusoidal or frequency transfer function of the system which is the same as the transfer function when the Laplace variable s is substituted with . Finally we use the Bode diagram for the design process.

    PART III: In this part, Chapter 10, we introduce some miscellaneous advanced topics under the theme fundamental limitations which should be included in this undergraduate course at least in an introductory level. We make bridges between some seemingly disparate aspects of a control system and theoretically complement the previously studied subjects.

    Appendices: The book contains seven appendices. Appendix A is on the Laplace transform and differential equations. Appendix B is an introduction to dynamics. Appendix C is an introduction to MATLAB, including SIMULINK. Appendix D is a survey on stability concepts and tools. A glossary and road map of the available stability concepts and tests is provided which is missing even in the research literature. Appendix E is a survey on the Routh-Hurwitz method, also missing in the literature. Appendix F is an introduction to random optimization techniques and convex and non-convex problems. Finally, appendix G presents sample midterm and endterm exams, which are class-tested several times.


  • High-performance apparel : materials, development, and applications / edited by John McLoughlin and Tasneem Sabir
    TS1767 H54 2018eb

    High-Performance Apparel: Materials, Development, and Applications covers the materials and techniques used in creating high-performance apparel, the technical aspects of developing high-performance garments, and an array of applications for high-performance clothing and wearable technology.

    Part One covers fabric construction for high-performance garments, from fiber types and spinning methods, to weaving, knitting, finishing, and joining techniques. Development of high-performance apparel is covered in Part Two, with particular emphasis on design and product development for function and wearer comfort. Part Three covers a range of applications and wearable technology that make use of high-performance apparel, including chapters on sportswear, protective clothing, and medical, military, and intelligent textiles.

    The book provides an excellent resource for all those engaged in garment development and production, and for academics engaged in research into apparel technology and textile science.

    Offers a range of perspectives on high-performance apparel from an international team of authors with diverse expertise Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of the topic from fabric construction, through apparel design and development, to the range of current and potential applications Presents an excellent resource for all those engaged in garment development and production, and for academics engaged in research

  • Modern flexible multi-body dynamics modeling methodology for flapping wing vehicles / Cornelia Altenbuchner, James E. Hubbard, Jr
    TL570

    Modern Flexible Multi-Body Dynamics Modeling Methodology for Flapping Wing Vehicles presents research on the implementation of a flexible multi-body dynamic representation of a flapping wing ornithopter that considers aero-elasticity. This effort brings advances in the understanding of flapping wing flight physics and dynamics that ultimately leads to an improvement in the performance of such flight vehicles, thus reaching their high performance potential. In using this model, it is necessary to reduce body accelerations and forces of an ornithopter vehicle, as well as to improve the aerodynamic performance and enhance flight kinematics and forces which are the design optimization objectives.

    This book is a useful reference for postgraduates in mechanical engineering and related areas, as well as researchers in the field of multibody dynamics.

    Uses Lagrange equations of motion in terms of a generalized coordinate vector of the rigid and flexible bodies in order to model the flexible multi-body system Provides flight verification data and flight physics of highly flexible ornithoptic vehicles Includes an online companion site with files/codes used in application examples

  • Advances in carpet manufacture / edited by K.K. Goswami
    TS1775 A38 2018eb

    Advances in Carpet Manufacture, Second Edition, discusses the manufacture of carpets, an industry that has evolved over hundreds of years, also exploring the new changes and developments in textile science and manufacturing technology that occur every day. This updated edition provides revised, expanded and updated coverage of carpet manufacturing processes and applications.

    The book begins by reviewing the different types of carpets and their applications, also exploring the structure and properties of carpet materials. Carpet manufacturing techniques are then reviewed, including a new chapter on tufting and yarn manufacturing techniques, and design and manufacture for handmade carpets. Subsequent chapters review the development of carpets with important properties, including new chapters on carpets for acoustics and sound absorption, carpets with increased fire retardancy and those with antimicrobial and soil-resist finishes.

    With the variety of topics covered and its international team of contributors, the book offers a valuable and informative reference for technologists in the carpet and associated industries. However, it is also a great resource for researchers and students working in applied textile sciences.

    Presented by an expert editor with many years of experience in both academic textile research and industry Provides new research, technologies and other developments in carpet manufacture for academics and developers seeking to update their knowledge Includes a strong focus on industry needs and developing areas with market potential

  • Intelligent vehicles : enabling technologies and future developments / edited by Felipe Jiménez
    TL152.8 I58 2018eb

    Intelligent Road Vehicles examines specific aspects of intelligent vehicles such as enabling technologies, human factors and an analysis of social and economic impacts. The book is an invaluable resource for those pursuing deeper knowledge in the intelligent vehicles field, providing readers with an idea of current and future technologies, current projects and developments and the future of intelligent vehicles.

    Intelligent road vehicles are becoming a challenging area of research worldwide. Apart from the final applications and systems in vehicles, there are many enabling technologies that should be introduced. Communications and automation are two key areas for future automobiles. This book benefits from collaboration on the Thematic Network on Intelligent Vehicles led by Felipe Jimenez.

    Provides a general overview of different aspects related to intelligent road vehicles (sensors, applications, communications, automation, human factors, etc.) Addresses the different components and building blocks of intelligent vehicles in a single, comprehensive reference Explains how sensors are interpreted, including how different sensor readings are fused Addresses issues involved with avoiding collisions and other factors such as pot holes, unclear road lines or markings, and unexpected weather conditions

  • Designing successful products with plastics : fundamentals of plastic part design / Mark T. MacLean-Blevins
    TS171

    Designing Successful Products with Plastics: Fundamentals of Plastic Part Design provides expert insight into design considerations required to bring a concept product or part through design and ready-for-production. The book shows how integrating four key choices--materials, processes, tooling and design--in every design decision allows the designer to fully vet and optimize the design. Rather than focusing on design rules and engineering equations used during product development, the emphasis of the book is on what the designer needs to consider during the early conceptual visualization stages, and in the detailed stages of the design process.

    This approach will bridge the gap between the industrial designer, tasked with the 'big picture' product design and use, and the part designer, tasked with the detailed plastic part design for manufacture. Useful to both experienced and novice designers, this book brings valuable design process information through specific examples, enabling designers and engineers in the plastics industry to effectively use the available technical information to successfully design and manufacture new products.

    Bridges the gap between the industrial designer working on product design and use, and the part designer working on detailed part design for manufacture Enables designers to establish a solid foundation for new product development on the 'four pillars' of the process: materials, processes, tooling, and design Provides a hierarchy and roadmap through creative product design and implementation, so engineers can translate a product from creative concept through to realization and commercialization

  • Time-critical cooperative control of autonomous air vehicles / Isaac Kaminer, António M. Pascoal, Enric Xargay, Naira Hovakimyan, Venanzio Cichella, Vladimir Dobrokhodov
    TL589.4

    Time-Critical Cooperative Control of Autonomous Air Vehicles presents, in an easy-to-read style, the latest research conducted in the industry, while also introducing a set of novel ideas that illuminate a new approach to problem-solving. The book is virtually self-contained, giving the reader a complete, integrated presentation of the different concepts, mathematical tools, and control solutions needed to tackle and solve a number of problems concerning time-critical cooperative control of UAVs.

    By including case studies of fixed-wing and multirotor UAVs, the book effectively broadens the scope of application of the methodologies developed. This theoretical presentation is complemented with the results of flight tests with real UAVs, and is an ideal reference for researchers and practitioners from academia, research labs, commercial companies, government workers, and those in the international aerospace industry.

    Addresses important topics related to time-critical cooperative control of UAVs Describes solutions to the problems rooted in solid dynamical systems theory Applies the solutions developed to fixed-wing and multirotor UAVs Includes the results of field tests with both classes of UAVs

  • Advanced gear manufacturing and finishing : classical and modern processes / Kapil Gupta, Neelesh Kumar Jain, Rudolph Laubscher
    TJ184

    Advanced Gear Manufacturing and Finishing offers detailed coverage of advanced manufacturing technologies used in the production of gears, including new methods such as spark erosion machining, abrasive water jet machining, additive layer manufacturing, laser shaping, and sustainable manufacturing of gears.

    The industry in this area is constantly producing new settings where gears must endure ever increasing stresses, strains, and temperatures. Advanced methods in manufacturing, finishing, and surface property enhancement have emerged in recent years to meet these challenges.

    This unique book takes a critical look at the state-of-the-art research into these new methods, and the latest improvements to classic technologies in both gear manufacturing and finishing. This book is essential reading for researchers and engineers working in the fields of powertrain manufacturing, gear technology, and advanced manufacturing technologies.

    Describes the machining systems, main components, and working procedures with the help of diagrams and photos. Demonstrates the mechanisms and capabilities of new methods. Shows improvements to a range of gear manufacturing and finishing technologies. Provides a critical review of recent research in a range of fields relevant to gear manufacturing technologies.

  • Analysis and Synthesis of Polynomial Discrete-Time Systems
    TJ213

    Analysis and Synthesis of Polynomial Discrete-time Systems: An SOS Approach addresses the analysis and design of polynomial discrete-time control systems. The book deals with the application of Sum of Squares techniques in solving specific control and filtering problems that can be useful to solve advanced control problems, both on the theoretical side and on the practical side. Two types of controllers, state feedback controller and output feedback controller, along with topics surrounding the nonlinear filter and the H-infinity performance criteria are explored. The book also proposes a solution to global stabilization of discrete-time systems.

    Presents recent developments of the Sum of Squares approach in control of Polynomial Discrete-time Systems Includes numerical and practical examples to illustrate how design methodologies can be applied Provides a methodology for robust output controller design with an H-infinity performance index for polynomial discrete-time systems Offers tools for the analysis and design of control processes where the process can be represented in polynomial form Uses the Sum of Squares method for solving controller and filter design problems Provides MATLAB® code and simulation files of all illustrated example

  • Predictive control / Daniel Lequesne
    TJ217.6

    Predictive Control is aimed at students wishing to learn predictive control, as well as teachers, engineers and technicians of the profession. The book proposes a simple predictive controller where the control laws are given in clear text that requires no calculations. Adjustment, reduced to one or two parameters, is particularly easy, by means of charts, thus allowing the operator to choose the horizon according to the desired performances. Implementation is discussed in detail in two forms: RS or RST controller in z-1, and pseudo-code realization algorithms for a complete program (model and controller).

    The book is simple and practical, with the aim of the industrial implementation of many processes: Broïda models, Strejc, integrators, dual integrators, with delay, or with inverse response. All settings are abundantly illustrated with response curves.

    Present a practical guide to predictive control Offers a simple predictive controller for a wide range of industrial applications Summarizes, in tables, all the calculations that have been carried out to allow immediate implementation

  • Industrial piping and equipment estimating manual / Kenneth Storm
    TJ930

    Industrial Piping and Equipment Estimation Manual delivers an invaluable resource for day-to-day operations. Packed full of worksheets covering combined and simple cycle power plants, refineries, compressor stations, ethanol, hydrogen and biomass plants, this reference helps the construction engineer and estimator learn how to create bids where scope and quantity differences can be identified and project impacts estimated. Beginning with an introduction devoted to labor, productivity measurement, estimating methods, and factors affecting construction labor productivity and impacts of overtime, the author then explores equipment through hands-on estimation tables, including sample estimates and statistical applications.

    The book rounds out with a glossary, abbreviations list, formulas, and metric/standard conversions, and is an ideal reference for estimators, engineers and managers with the level of detail and equipment breakdown necessary for today's industrial operations.

    Includes day-to-day worksheets to help users estimate equipment and piping for any plant or refinery project Presents the comparison method to estimate similarities and differences between proposed and previously installed equipment Helps users understand and produce more accurate direct costs with sample estimates

  • Standards, quality control, and measurement sciences in 3D printing and additive manufacturing / Chee Kai Chua, Chee How Wong, Wai Yee Yeong
    TS171.95

    Standards, Quality Control and Measurement Sciences in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing addresses the critical elements of the standards and measurement sciences in 3D printing to help readers design and create safe, reliable products of high quality. With 3D printing revolutionizing the process of manufacturing in a wide range of products, the book takes key features into account, such as design and fabrication and the current state and future potentials and opportunities in the field. In addition, the book provides an in-depth analysis on the importance of standards and measurement sciences.

    With self-test exercises at the end of each chapter, readers can improve their ability to take up challenges and become proficient in a number of topics related to 3D printing, including software usage, materials specification and benchmarking.

    Helps the reader understand the quality framework tailored for 3D printing processes Explains data format and process control in 3D printing Provides an overview of different materials and characterization methods Covers benchmarking and metrology for 3D printing

  • Sliding mode control using MATLAB / Jinkun Liu
    TJ220.5

    Sliding Mode Control Using MATLAB provides many sliding mode controller design examples, along with simulation examples and MATLAB® programs. Following the review of sliding mode control, the book includes sliding mode control for continuous systems, robust adaptive sliding mode control, sliding mode control for underactuated systems, backstepping, and dynamic surface sliding mode control, sliding mode control based on filter and observer, sliding mode control for discrete systems, fuzzy sliding mode control, neural network sliding mode control, and sliding mode control for robot manipulators.

    The contents of each chapter are independent, providing readers with information they can use for their own needs. It is suitable for the readers who work on mechanical and electronic engineering, electrical automation engineering, etc., and can also be used as a teaching reference for universities.

    Provides many sliding mode controller design examples to help readers solve their research and design problems Includes various, implementable, robust sliding mode control design solutions from engineering applications Provides the simulation examples and MATLAB programs for each sliding mode control algorithm

  • Anticorrosive rubber lining : a practical guide for plastics engineers / Chellappa Chandrasekaran
    TS1925

    Anticorrosive Rubber Lining discusses the state-of-the-art in this evolving industry, including sections on the best materials and formulations to use, what's best for a particular application, which repair technique is best for a given application, how long a rubber lining is likely to last, vulcanization parameters, and more.

    This book deals with the important field of anticorrosive rubber lining and its applications in various industries, including oil and gas, nuclear, aerospace, maritime, and many more, highlighting many of the technological aspects involved. The author offers a unique perspective due to the exclusiveness of the case histories presented, including many industrial rubber lining practices which are mostly kept within the industry.

    The technical information on rubber presented here is a practical tool to enable engineers to make the best use of rubber linings to prevent corrosion in chemical plants. The book includes valuable insights into bonding systems, surface preparation, and coating methodologies, and also covers failure analysis of failed systems.

    Includes up-to-date technical information on special compounding and processing technology of recently developed synthetic rubbers Provides detailed case studies from industry sectors, including aerospace, nuclear energy, and mining Presents rare, valuable insider knowledge of current industry practice

  • Computational methods and production engineering : research and development / edited by J. Paulo Davim
    TS176

    Computational Methods and Production Engineering: Research and Development is an original book publishing refereed, high quality articles with a special emphasis on research and development in production engineering and production organization for modern industry. Innovation and the relationship between computational methods and production engineering are presented.

    Contents include: Finite Element method (FEM) modeling/simulation; Artificial neural networks (ANNs); Genetic algorithms; Evolutionary computation; Fuzzy logic; neuro-fuzzy systems; Particle swarm optimization (PSO); Tabu search and simulation annealing; and optimization techniques for complex systems.

    As computational methods currently have several applications, including modeling manufacturing processes, monitoring and control, parameters optimization and computer-aided process planning, this book is an ideal resource for practitioners.

    Presents cutting-edge computational methods for production engineering Explores the relationship between applied computational methods and production engineering Presents new innovations in the field Edited by a key researcher in the field

  • From pinch methodology to pinch-exergy integration of flexible systems / Assaad Zoughaib
    TJ265

    Current changes to the energy market, as well as an ambition to achieve decarbonation and highly energy efficient systems, will lead to a fundamental change in the way in which energy systems are designed and managed. In particular, the growth of renewable and renewed energy will introduce a level of design and management complexity with a greater need for efficient energy storage.

    Beginning with the earliest methodologies (pinch), this book explores the methodology and tools necessary for the design of flexible energy efficient systems. In addition to studying the related literature, the author details original developments where exergy consumption is introduced as an objective function to minimize in mathematical programming models for both continuous and batch processes.

    Most of these developments were made in the Center for Energy Efficiency of Systems at Mines ParisTech and reported in PhD dissertations and published articles. The whole methodology is implemented in the open source CERES platform.

    The latest methodology developments A pragmatic engineering approach leading to realistic and feasible solutions Comprehensive case studies

  • Principles of textile finishing / Asim Kumar Roy Choudhury
    TS1510 C46 2017eb

    Principles of Textile Finishing presents the latest information on textile finishing for industry professionals and researchers who are new to the field. As these processes are versatile and varied in their applications, the book provides information on how decisions on finishes and techniques may be made subjectively or based on experience.

    In addition, the book presents the desired final properties of textile materials and how they differ widely from product to product, helping finishers who face significant challenges in delivering fabrics that meet the requirements of end-users be successful.

    Written by an author who is an expert in the field, and who has with many years of experience in industry and academia, this book provides an accessible introduction to the principles, types, and applications of textile finishes.

    Provides an accessible introduction to the principles, types, and applications of textile finishes Assists industry professionals and researchers in selecting finishes that will result in fabric properties that meet the requirements of end-users Written by an author with years of experience in industry and academia and who is an expert in the field

  • Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization and Applications
    TL671.9

    Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization and Applications presents flexible and cost-effective maintenance schedules for aircraft structures, particular in composite airframes. By applying an intelligent rating system, and the back-propagation network (BPN) method and FTA technique, a new approach was created to assist users in determining inspection intervals for new aircraft structures, especially in composite structures.

    This book also discusses the influence of Structure Health Monitoring (SHM) on scheduled maintenance. An integrated logic diagram establishes how to incorporate SHM into the current MSG-3 structural analysis that is based on four maintenance scenarios with gradual increasing maturity levels of SHM. The inspection intervals and the repair thresholds are adjusted according to different combinations of SHM tasks and scheduled maintenance.

    This book provides a practical means for aircraft manufacturers and operators to consider the feasibility of SHM by examining labor work reduction, structural reliability variation, and maintenance cost savings.

    Presents the first resource available on airframe maintenance optimization Includes the most advanced methods and technologies of maintenance engineering analysis, including first application of composite structure maintenance engineering analysis integrated with SHM Provides the latest research results of composite structure maintenance and health monitoring systems

  • More best practices for rotating equipment / Michael S. Forsthoffer
    TJ267

    More Best Practices for Rotating Equipment follows Forsthoffer's multi-volume Rotating Equipment Handbooks , addressing the latest best practices in industrial rotating machinery and also including a comprehensive treatment of the basics for reference. The author's famous troubleshooting approach teaches the reader proven methodologies for installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment, and covers all phases of work with rotating equipment. Reliability optimization is also addressed for the first time.

    The book is ideal for engineers working in the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of power machinery. It is also an essential source of information for postgraduate students and researchers of mechanical and industrial engineering.

    Presents 200 new best practices for rotating equipment Offers an easy-to-use reference, with each chapter addressing a different type of equipment Covers all phases of work with rotating equipment, from pre-commissioning through maintenance

  • Path Planning for Vehicles Operating in Uncertain 2D environments
    TL152.8

    Path Planning for Vehicles Operating in Uncertain 2D-environments presents a survey that includes several path planning methods developed using fuzzy logic, grapho-analytical search, neural networks, and neural-like structures, procedures of genetic search, and unstable motion modes.

    Presents a survey of accounting limitations imposed by vehicle dynamics Proposes modified and new original methods, including neural networking, grapho-analytical, and nature-inspired Gives tools for a novice researcher to select a method that would suit their needs or help to synthesize new hybrid methods

  • Cellular actuators : modularity and variability in muscle-inspired actuation / Jun Ueda, Joshua A. Schultz, H. Harry Asada
    TJ223.A25

    Cellular Actuators: Modularity and Variability in Muscle-Inspired Actuation describes the roles actuators play in robotics and their insufficiency in emerging new robotic applications, such as wearable devices and human co-working robots where compactness and compliance are important.

    Piezoelectric actuators, the topic of this book, provide advantages like displacement scale, force, reliability, and compactness, and rely on material properties to provide displacement and force as reactions to electric stimulation. The authors, renowned researchers in the area, present the fundamentals of muscle-like movement and a system-wide study that includes the design, analysis, and control of biologically inspired actuators. This book is the perfect guide for researchers and practitioners who would like to deploy this technology into their research and products.

    Introduces Piezoelectric Actuators concepts in a system wide integrated approach Acts as a single source for the design, analysis, and control of actuator arrays Presents applications to illustrate concepts and the potential of the technology Details the physical assembly possibilities of Piezo actuators Presents fundamentals of bio inspired actuation Introduces the concept of cellular actuators

  • Differential transformation method for mechanical engineering problems / Mohammad Hatami, Davood Domairry Ganji, Mohsen Sheikholeslami
    TJ145

    Differential Transformation Method for Mechanical Engineering Problems focuses on applying DTM to a range of mechanical engineering applications. The authors modify traditional DTM to produce two additional methods, multi-step differential transformation method (Ms-DTM) and the hybrid differential transformation method and finite difference method (Hybrid DTM-FDM).

    It is then demonstrated how these can be a suitable series solution for engineering and physical problems, such as the motion of a spherical particle, nanofluid flow and heat transfer, and micropolar fluid flow and heat transfer.

    Presents the differential transformation method and why it holds an advantage over higher-order Taylor series methods Includes a full mathematical introduction to DTM, Ms-DTM, and Hybrid DTM Covers the use of these methods for solving a range of problems in areas such as nanofluid flow, heat transfer, and motion of a spherical particle in different conditions Provides numerous examples and exercises which will help the reader fully grasp the practical applications of these new methods

  • Thermal system design and simulation / P.L. Dhar
    TJ260 D43 2017

    Thermal System Design and Simulation covers the fundamental analyses of thermal energy systems that enable users to effectively formulate their own simulation and optimal design procedures. This reference provides thorough guidance on how to formulate optimal design constraints and develop strategies to solve them with minimal computational effort.

    The book uniquely illustrates the methodology of combining information flow diagrams to simplify system simulation procedures needed in optimal design. It also includes a comprehensive presentation on dynamics of thermal systems and the control systems needed to ensure safe operation at varying loads.

    Designed to give readers the skills to develop their own customized software for simulating and designing thermal systems, this book is relevant for anyone interested in obtaining an advanced knowledge of thermal system analysis and design.

    Contains detailed models of simulation for equipment in the most commonly used thermal engineering systems Features illustrations for the methodology of using information flow diagrams to simplify system simulation procedures Includes comprehensive global case studies of simulation and optimization of thermal systems

  • Indoor navigation strategies for aerial autonomous systems / Pedro Castillo García, Laura Elena Munoz Hernandez, Pedro García Gil
    TL589.4 C37 2017eb

    Indoor Navigation Strategies for Aerial Autonomous Systems presents the necessary and sufficient theoretical basis for those interested in working in unmanned aerial vehicles, providing three different approaches to mathematically represent the dynamics of an aerial vehicle.

    The book contains detailed information on fusion inertial measurements for orientation stabilization and its validation in flight tests, also proposing substantial theoretical and practical validation for improving the dropped or noised signals. In addition, the book contains different strategies to control and navigate aerial systems.

    The comprehensive information will be of interest to both researchers and practitioners working in automatic control, mechatronics, robotics, and UAVs, helping them improve research and motivating them to build a test-bed for future projects.

    Provides substantial information on nonlinear control approaches and their validation in flight tests Details in observer-delay schemes that can be applied in real-time Teaches how an IMU is built and how they can improve the performance of their system when applying observers or predictors Improves prototypes with tactics for proposed nonlinear schemes

  • Leadership & management of machining : how to integrate technology, robust processes, and people to win! / Patrick Tarvin
    TS176

  • Advanced machining processes of metallic materials : theory, modelling and applications / Wit Grzesik
    TJ1185

    Advanced Machining Processes of Metallic Materials: Theory, Modelling and Applications, Second Edition, explores the metal cutting processes with regard to theory and industrial practice. Structured into three parts, the first section provides information on the fundamentals of machining, while the second and third parts include an overview of the effects of the theoretical and experimental considerations in high-level machining technology and a summary of production outputs related to part quality.

    In particular, topics discussed include: modern tool materials, mechanical, thermal and tribological aspects of machining, computer simulation of various process phenomena, chip control, monitoring of the cutting state, progressive and hybrid machining operations, as well as practical ways for improving machinability and generation and modeling of surface integrity.

    This new edition addresses the present state and future development of machining technologies, and includes expanded coverage on machining operations, such as turning, milling, drilling, and broaching, as well as a new chapter on sustainable machining processes. In addition, the book provides a comprehensive description of metal cutting theory and experimental and modeling techniques, along with basic machining processes and their effective use in a wide range of manufacturing applications.

    The research covered here has contributed to a more generalized vision of machining technology, including not only traditional manufacturing tasks, but also potential (emerging) new applications, such as micro and nanotechnology.

    Includes new case studies illuminate experimental methods and outputs from different sectors of the manufacturing industry Presents metal cutting processes that would be applicable for various technical, engineering, and scientific levels Includes an updated knowledge of standards, cutting tool materials and tools, new machining technologies, relevant machinability records, optimization techniques, and surface integrity
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