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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.

  • Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems : AAMAS 2017 Workshops, Visionary Papers, São Paulo, Brazil, May 8-12, 2017, Revised Selected Papers / edited by Gita Sukthankar, Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguilar

  • My Cognitive autoMOBILE Life : digital divorce from a cognitive personal assistant / Sebastian Wedeniwski, Stephen Perun

  • The last of NASA's original pilot astronauts : expanding the space frontier in the late sixties / David J. Shayler and Colin Burgess

  • Dream missions : space colonies, nuclear spacecraft and other possibilities / Michel van Pelt

  • Wind turbine aerodynamics and vorticity-based methods : fundamentals and recent applications / Emmanuel Branlard

  • Theory and practice in machining systems / Yoshimi Ito, Takashi Matsumura

  • Sustainable machining / J. Paulo Davim, editor

  • 2016 International symposium on experimental robotics / Dana Kulic [and 3 others], editors

  • Optimal control in thermal engineering / Viorel Badescu

  • Non-traditional micromachining processes : fundamentals and applications / Golam Kibria, B. Bhattacharyya, J. Paulo Davim, editors

  • Hybrid systems, optimal control and hybrid vehicles : theory, methods and applications / Thomas J. Böhme, Benjamin Frank

  • Design and analysis of control systems : case studies / Humberto Stein Shiromoto

  • Microscale soft robotics : motivations, progress, and outlook / Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim

  • Variable Structure Control of Complex Systems : Analysis and Design / Xing-Gang Yan, Sarah K. Spurgeon, Christopher Edwards

    This book systematizes recent research work on variable-structure control. It is self-contained, presenting necessary mathematical preliminaries so that the theoretical developments can be easily understood by a broad readership.

    The text begins with an introduction to the fundamental ideas of variable-structure control pertinent to their application in complex nonlinear systems. In the core of the book, the authors lay out an approach, suitable for a large class of systems, that deals with system uncertainties with nonlinear bounds. Its treatment of complex systems in which limited measurement information is available makes the results developed convenient to implement. Various case-study applications are described, from aerospace, through power systems to river pollution control with supporting simulations to aid the transition from mathematical theory to engineering practicalities.

    The book addresses systems with nonlinearities, time delays and interconnections and considers issues such as stabilization, observer design, and fault detection and isolation. It makes extensive use of numerical and practical examples to render its ideas more readily absorbed.

    Variable-Structure Control of Complex Systems will be of interest to academic researchers studying control theory and its application in nonlinear, time-delayed an modular large-scale systems; the robustness of its approach will also be attractive to control engineers working in industries associate with aerospace, electrical and mechanical engineering.

  • Electrification of heavy-duty construction vehicles / Hong Wang, Yanjun Huang, Amir Khajepour, and Chuan Hu
    TL223 .W254 2018eb
    The number of heavy-duty construction vehicles is increasing significantly with growing urban development causing poor air quality and higher emissions. The electrification of construction vehicles is a way to mitigate the resulting air pollution and emissions. In this book, we consider tracked bulldozers, as an example, to demonstrate the approach and evaluate the benefits of the electrification of construction vehicles. The book is intended for senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and anyone with an interest in the electrification of heavy vehicles. The book begins with an introduction to electrification of heavy-duty construction vehicles. The second chapter is focused on the terramechanics and interactions between track and blades with soil. The third chapter presents the architecture and modeling of a series hybrid bulldozer. Finally, the fourth chapter discusses energy management systems for electrified heavy construction vehicles.

  • Nanoscale flow : advances, modeling, and applications / edited by Sarhan M. Musa
    TJ853.4.M53 N36 2015

    Understanding the physical properties and dynamical behavior of nanochannel flows has been of great interest in recent years and is important for the theoretical study of fluid dynamics and engineering applications in physics, chemistry, medicine, and electronics. The flows inside nanoscale pores are also important due to their highly beneficial drag and heat transfer properties.

    Nanoscale Flow: Advances, Modeling, and Applications presents the latest research in the multidisciplinary area of nanoscale flow. Featuring contributions from top inventors in industry, academia, and government, this comprehensive book:

    Highlights the current status of research on nucleate pool boiling heat transfer, flow boiling heat transfer, and critical heat flux (CHF) phenomena of nanofluids Describes two novel fractal models for pool boiling heat transfer of nanofluids, including subcooled pool boiling and nucleate pool boiling Explores thermal conductivity enhancement in nanofluids measured with a hot-wire calorimeter Discusses two-phase laminar mixed convection AL2O3-water nanofluid in an elliptic duct Explains the principles of molecular and omics imaging and spectroscopy techniques for cancer detection Analyzes fluid dynamics modeling of the tumor vasculature and drug transport Studies the properties of nanoscale particles and their impact on diagnosis, therapeutics, and theranostics Provides a brief background and review of medical nanoscale flow applications Contains useful appendices of physical constants, equations, common symbols, mathematical formulas, the periodic table, and more

    A valuable reference for engineers, scientists, and biologists, Nanoscale Flow: Advances, Modeling, and Applications is also designed for researchers, universities, industrial institutions, and government, giving it broad appeal.

  • Advanced electric drive vehicles / Ali Emadi, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    TL220 .E43 2014

    Electrification is an evolving paradigm shift in the transportation industry toward more efficient, higher performance, safer, smarter, and more reliable vehicles. There is in fact a clear trend to move from internal combustion engines (ICEs) to more integrated electrified powertrains.

    Providing a detailed overview of this growing area, Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles begins with an introduction to the automotive industry, an explanation of the need for electrification, and a presentation of the fundamentals of conventional vehicles and ICEs. It then proceeds to address the major components of electrified vehicles--i.e., power electronic converters, electric machines, electric motor controllers, and energy storage systems.

    This comprehensive work:

    Covers more electric vehicles (MEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), range-extended electric vehicles (REEVs), and all-electric vehicles (EVs) including battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) Describes the electrification technologies applied to nonpropulsion loads, such as power steering and air-conditioning systems Discusses hybrid battery/ultra-capacitor energy storage systems, as well as 48-V electrification and belt-driven starter generator systems Considers vehicle-to-grid (V2G) interface and electrical infrastructure issues, energy management, and optimization in advanced electric drive vehicles Contains numerous illustrations, practical examples, case studies, and challenging questions and problems throughout to ensure a solid understanding of key concepts and applications

    Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles makes an ideal textbook for senior-level undergraduate or graduate engineering courses and a user-friendly reference for researchers, engineers, managers, and other professionals interested in transportation electrification.

  • Six Sigma case studies with Minitab? / Kishore K. Pochampally, Surendra M. Gupta
    TS156.17.S59 P63 2014

    What happens when one of the most widely used quality improvement methodologies meets the world's leading statistical software for quality improvement? Packed with case studies in a variety of sectors, including health care, manufacturing, airlines, and fast food restaurants, Six Sigma Case Studies with Minitab#65533; shows you how to maximize the quality analysis and improvement tools available in Minitab#65533;for your Six Sigma projects.

    Highly illustrated, the book includes detailed steps and more than 380 screenshots that explain how to use:

    Confidence Interval Estimation Hypothesis Testing Chi-Square Analysis Process Capability Analysis Binary Logistic Regression Item Analysis Cluster Analysis Mixture Design and Analysis of Experiments Multivariate Analysis Pareto Charts Cause-and-Effect Diagram Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility Analysis Taguchi Design and Analysis of Experiments Factorial Design and Analysis of Experiments Statistical Control Charts

    The case studies demonstrate the wide range of sectors and uses for Six Sigma and Minitab#65533;. The screenshots provide exceptional detail and the book includes explanations for many Six Sigma terms and an appendix with the contents of the Minitab#65533;worksheets that are referred to in most of the chapters. These features and more give you the tools to meet the challenges of continuous improvement expected in today's marketplace.

  • Steam generators and waste heat boilers : for process and plant engineers / V. Ganapathy
    TJ263.5 .G36 2015

    Incorporates Worked-Out Real-World Problems

    Steam Generators and Waste Heat Boilers: For Process and Plant Engineers focuses on the thermal design and performance aspects of steam generators, HRSGs and fire tube, water tube waste heat boilers including air heaters, and condensing economizers. Over 120 real-life problems are fully worked out which will help plant engineers in evaluating new boilers or making modifications to existing boiler components without assistance from boiler suppliers. The book examines recent trends and developments in boiler design and technology and presents novel ideas for improving boiler efficiency and lowering gas pressure drop. It helps plant engineers understand and evaluate the performance of steam generators and waste heat boilers at any load.

    Learn How to Independently Evaluate the Thermal Performance of Boilers and Their Components

    This book begins with basic combustion and boiler efficiency calculations. It then moves on to estimation of furnace exit gas temperature (FEGT), furnace duty, view factors, heat flux, and boiler circulation calculations. It also describes trends in large steam generator designs such as multiple-module; elevated drum design types of boilers such as D, O, and A; and forced circulation steam generators. It illustrates various options to improve boiler efficiency and lower operating costs. The author addresses the importance of flue gas analysis, fire tube versus water tube boilers used in chemical plants, and refineries. In addition, he describes cogeneration systems; heat recovery in sulfur plants, hydrogen plants, and cement plants; and the effect of fouling factor on performance. The book also explains HRSG simulation process and illustrates calculations for complete performance evaluation of boilers and their components.

    Helps plant engineers make independent evaluations of thermal performance of boilers before purchasing them Provides numerous examples on boiler thermal performance calculations that help plant engineers develop programming codes with ease Follows the metric and SI system, and British units are shown in parentheses wherever possible Includes calculation procedures for the basic sizing and performance evaluation of a complete steam generator or waste heat boiler system and their components with appendices outlining simplified procedures for estimation of heat transfer coefficients

    Steam Generators and Waste Heat Boilers: For Process and Plant Engineers serves as a source book for plant engineers, consultants, and boiler designers.

  • Machinery condition monitoring : principles and practices / Amiya R. Mohanty, Indian Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Department, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
    TJ153 .M64 2015

    Find the Fault in the Machines

    Drawing on the author's more than two decades of experience with machinery condition monitoring and consulting for industries in India and abroad, Machinery Condition Monitoring: Principles and Practices introduces the practicing engineer to the techniques used to effectively detect and diagnose faults in machines. Providing the working principle behind the instruments, the important elements of machines as well as the technique to understand their conditions, this text presents every available method of machine fault detection occurring in machines in general, and rotating machines in particular.

    A Single-Source Solution for Practice Machinery Conditioning Monitoring

    Since vibration is one of the most widely used fault detection techniques, the book offers an assessment of vibration analysis and rotor-dynamics. It also covers the techniques of wear and debris analysis, and motor current signature analysis to detect faults in rotating mechanical systems as well as thermography, the nondestructive test NDT techniques (ultrasonics and radiography), and additional methods. The author includes relevant case studies from his own experience spanning over the past 20 years, and detailing practical fault diagnosis exercises involving various industries ranging from steel and cement plants to gas turbine driven frigates. While mathematics is kept to a minimum, he also provides worked examples and MATLAB® codes.

    This book contains 15 chapters and provides topical information that includes:

    A brief overview of the maintenance techniques Fundamentals of machinery vibration and rotor dynamics Basics of signal processing and instrumentation, which are essential for monitoring the health of machines Requirements of vibration monitoring and noise monitoring Electrical machinery faults Thermography for condition monitoring Techniques of wear debris analysis and some of the nondestructive test (NDT) techniques for condition monitoring like ultrasonics and radiography Machine tool condition monitoring Engineering failure analysis Several case studies, mostly on failure analysis, from the author's consulting experience

    Machinery Condition Monitoring: Principles and Practices presents the latest techniques in fault diagnosis and prognosis, provides many real-life practical examples, and empowers you to diagnose the faults in machines all on your own.

  • Control engineering and information systems / editor, Zhijing Liu, School of Computer Science and Technology, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shanxi, China
    TJ213 .C66 2015

  • Design and control of automotive propulsion systems / Zongxuan Sun, Guoming G. Zhu
    TL210 .S9435 2015

    Better Understand the Relationship between Powertrain System Design and Its Control Integration

    While powertrain system design and its control integration are traditionally divided into two different functional groups, a growing trend introduces the integration of more electronics (sensors, actuators, and controls) into the powertrain system. This has impacted the dynamics of the system, changing the traditional mechanical powertrain into a mechatronic powertrain, and creating new opportunities for improved efficiency. Design and Control of Automotive Propulsion Systems focuses on the ICE-based automotive powertrain system (while presenting the alternative powertrain systems where appropriate). Factoring in the multidisciplinary nature of the automotive propulsion system, this text does two things--adopts a holistic approach to the subject, especially focusing on the relationship between propulsion system design and its dynamics and electronic control, and covers all major propulsion system components, from internal combustion engines to transmissions and hybrid powertrains.

    The book introduces the design, modeling, and control of the current automotive propulsion system, and addresses all three major subsystems: system level optimization over engines, transmissions, and hybrids (necessary for improving propulsion system efficiency and performance). It provides examples for developing control-oriented models for the engine, transmission, and hybrid. It presents the design principles for the powertrain and its key subsystems. It also includes tools for developing control systems and examples on integrating sensors, actuators, and electronic control to improve powertrain efficiency and performance. In addition, it presents analytical and experimental methods, explores recent achievements, and discusses future trends.

    Comprised of five chapters containing the fundamentals as well as new research, this text:

    Examines the design, modeling, and control of the internal combustion engine and its key subsystems: the valve actuation system, the fuel system, and the ignition system Expounds on the operating principles of the transmission system, the design of the clutch actuation system, and transmission dynamics and control Explores the hybrid powertrain, including the hybrid architecture analysis, the hybrid powertrain model, and the energy management strategies Explains the electronic control unit and its functionalities--the software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop techniques for developing and validating control systems

    Design and Control of Automotive Propulsion Systems provides the background of the automotive propulsion system, highlights its challenges and opportunities, and shows the detailed procedures for calculating vehicle power demand and the associated powertrain operating conditions.

  • Digital avionics handbook / edited by Cary R. Spitzer, in memoriam ; Uma Ferrell, Ferrell and Associates Consulting, Inc.; Thomas Ferrell, Ferrell and Associates Consulting, Inc
    TL695 .D54 2015

    A perennial bestseller, the Digital Avionics Handbook offers a comprehensive view of avionics. Complete with case studies of avionics architectures as well as examples of modern systems flying on current military and civil aircraft, this Third Edition includes:

    Ten brand-new chapters covering new topics and emerging trends Significant restructuring to deliver a more coherent and cohesive story Updates to all existing chapters to reflect the latest software and technologies

    Featuring discussions of new data bus and display concepts involving retina scanning, speech interaction, and synthetic vision, the Digital Avionics Handbook, Third Edition provides practicing and aspiring electrical, aerospace, avionics, and control systems engineers with a pragmatic look at the present state of the art of avionics.

  • Generation of surfaces : kinematic geometry of surface machining / Stephen P. Radzevich
    TJ1185 .R236 2014

    A commonly used practice in industry is the machining of sculptured part surfaces on a multiaxis numerical control (NC) machine. While this practice is vital, it is also a costly aspect of the surface generation process. After investing more than 40 years of research into the theory of part surface generation, the author of Generation of Surfaces: Kinematic Geometry of Surface Machiningconsiders an approach that provides optimal machining while factoring in the lowest possible cost.

    This book presents the modern theory of part surface generation with a focus on kinematic geometry of part surface machining on a multiaxis (NC) machine, and introduces key methods for applying the DG/K-based approach to part surface generation. The DG/K approach is based on the results of research found in two main areas: differential geometry (DG) of surfaces, and kinematics (K) of rigid body in three-dimensional Euclidian space E3. It is an extremely powerful tool for solving a plurality of problems in mechanical/manufacturing engineering.

    The text is presented in three parts: the basics, the fundamentals, and applications of part surface generation. The first part of the book provides an analytical description of part surfaces, details the principal elements of the theory of multiparametric motion of a rigid body in E3 space, and defines applied coordinate systems. The second half introduces the theory of part surface generation, and includes an analytical description of contact geometry, while the final portion illustrates the potential development of highly effective part surface generation methods.

    The author illustrates the most complex features of the book with examples, explains all of the results of analysis mathematically, and uses just one set of input parameters--the design parameters of the part surface to be machined.

    The book considers practical applications for part surface machining and cutting tool design. Developed for use with computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided machining (CAM), this text is useful for anyone starting work on new software packages for sculptured part surface machining on a multiaxis NC machine.

  • Process management in spinning / R. Senthil Kumar
    TS1480 .K855 2015

    A Straightforward Text Summarizing All Aspects of Process Control

    Textile manufacturing is one of the largest industries in the world, second only to agriculture. Spinning covers a prominent segment in textile manufacturing, and this budding industry continues to thrive and grow. Process Management in Spinningconsiders aspect of process management, and offers insight into the process control procedures and methods of spinning. Focusing on the technology as well as the management of the process, it examines both the economic and technological advancements currently taking place in the spinning industry. This text takes a close look at the advancing technology in manufacturing and process, and product quality control. It provides a basic overview of the subject, and also presents applications of this technology for practicing engineers.

    Incorporates Industry-Based, Real-World Examples

    The book contains 15 chapters that specifically address the stages of process control, energy management methods, humidification and ventilation systems basics, pollution management, process management tools, productivity, waste control, material handling, and other aspects of spinning mills. It also includes real-time case studies involving typical problems that arise in spinning processes and strategies used to contain them. The author provides a broad outlook on various topics including mixing, winding, raw material and optimizing raw material properties, bale management, yarn engineering systems, processing, and process management systems. He also details the defects associated with each and every process with causes, effects, and control measures. The book addresses process management as it relates to productivity, quality, and costs, as well as process control as it relates to man, machine, and material.

    Provides the scientific method for optimization/optimizing the properties of the fibers Familiarizes the reader with remedial measures to enhance the quality of the product Addresses productivity measurement and its role in controlling the cost of the manufacturing process Contains detailed examples, as well as linear programming and optimization techniques, and statistical applications Covers the areas of process control methods in spinning, defect analysis and rectification, improving productivity and quality, and using statistical tools

    Process Management in Spinning establishes the various process management measures required to help improve the process efficiency in spinning mills and the textile industry overall. Aimed at professionals in the textile industry, this text is a perfect resource for textile engineers/technologists/manufacturers, spin quality control engineers, spin quality assurance personnel, and other industry professionals.

  • Fieldbus and networking in process automation / Sunit Kumar Sen
    TS156.8 .S453 2014

    Fieldbuses, particularly wireless fieldbuses, offer a multitude of benefits to process control and automation. Fieldbuses replace point-to-point technology with digital communication networks, offering increased data availability and easier configurability and interoperability.

    Fieldbus and Networking in Process Automation discusses the newest fieldbuses on the market today, detailing their utilities, components and configurations, wiring and installation methods, commissioning, and safety aspects under hostile environmental conditions. This clear and concise text:

    Considers the advantages and shortcomings of the most sought after fieldbuses, including HART, Foundation Fieldbus, and Profibus Presents an overview of data communication, networking, cabling, surge protection systems, and device connection techniques Provides comprehensive coverage of intrinsic safety essential to the process control, automation, and chemical industries Describes different wireless standards and their coexistence issues, as well as wireless sensor networks Examines the latest offerings in the wireless networking arena, such as WHART and ISA100.11a

    Offering a snapshot of the current state of the art, Fieldbus and Networking in Process Automation not only addresses aspects of integration, interoperability, operation, and automation pertaining to fieldbuses, but also encourages readers to explore potential applications in any given industrial environment.

  • Implementing ISO 9001 : 2015 / B. Purushothama
    TS156.6 .P87 2015

    The ISO 9000 guidelines were accepted as international standards in 1987, and amended in 1996, 2000, and 2008. The standards are being completely rewritten in 2015, and the committee draft is circulated the world over. This book is based on the document ISO/TC/176/SC2/N-1147 released on June 3, 2013 to help the industry align itself to the new standards by the time the rewrite is released. Written in advance so that companies can implement new systems proactively, this text aids in complying with the anticipated ISO 9001:2015 guidelines.

  • Formal methods in manufacturing / edited by Javier Campos, Carla Seatzu, Xiaolan Xie
    TS183 .F67 2014

    Illustrated with real-life manufacturing examples, Formal Methods in Manufacturing provides state-of-the-art solutions to common problems in manufacturing systems. Assuming some knowledge of discrete event systems theory, the book first delivers a detailed introduction to the most important formalisms used for the modeling, analysis, and control of manufacturing systems (including Petri nets, automata, and max-plus algebra), explaining the advantages of each formal method. It then employs the different formalisms to solve specific problems taken from today's industrial world, such as modeling and simulation, supervisory control (including deadlock prevention) in a distributed and/or decentralized environment, performance evaluation (including scheduling and optimization), fault diagnosis and diagnosability analysis, and reconfiguration.

    Containing chapters written by leading experts in their respective fields, Formal Methods in Manufacturing helps researchers and application engineers handle fundamental principles and deal with typical quality goals in the design and operation of manufacturing systems.

  • Alternative energy technologies : an introduction with computer simulations / Gavin Buxton, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, USA
    TJ808 .B89 2015

    Alternative energy sources are becoming increasingly important in a world striving for energy independence, clean air, and a reprieve from global warming. Solar cells, wind power, and biofuels are some of the competing alternative energy sources hoping to gain a foothold in our future energy mix, and the economic advantages of these technologies are continually increasing as costs are reduced and efficiencies increased.

    Alternative Energy Technologies: An Introduction with Computer Simulations explores the science and engineering behind a number of emerging alternative energy technologies, including polymer solar cells, algae biofuels, and artificial leaves. It also addresses the environmental need for these technologies. However, unlike its predecessors, this book employs simple computer models implemented within spreadsheet environments to simulate different aspects of the alternative energy technologies and therefore teach the subject matter.

    This unique approach:

    Provides a dual introduction to alternative energy technologies and computer simulation Elucidates the fundamental behaviors and complex interactions within the alternative energy systems Makes computer simulation straightforward and accessible to readers with no prior programming experience

    Featuring investigative exercises that deepen understanding and inspire further research, Alternative Energy Technologies: An Introduction with Computer Simulations makes an ideal introductory textbook for undergraduate students and a valuable professional reference for experimental researchers.

  • Water for energy and fuel production / Yatish T. Shah
    TJ840 .S435 2014

    Water, in all its forms, may be the key to an environmentally friendly energy economy. Water is free, there is plenty of it, plus it carries what is generally believed to be the best long-term source of green energy--hydrogen.

    Water for Energy and Fuel Production explores the many roles of water in the energy and fuel industry. The text not only discusses water's use as a direct source of energy and fuel--such as hydrogen from water dissociation, methane from water-based clathrate molecules, hydroelectric dams, and hydrokinetic energy from tidal waves, off-shore undercurrents, and inland waterways--but also:

    Describes water's benign application in the production of oil, gas, coal, uranium, biomass, and other raw fuels, and as an energy carrier in the form of hot water and steam Examines water's role as a reactant, reaction medium, and catalyst--as well as steam's role as a reactant--for the conversion of raw fuels to synthetic fuels Explains how supercritical water can be used to convert fossil- and bio-based feedstock to synthetic fuels in the presence and absence of a catalyst

    Employing illustrative case studies and commercial examples, Water for Energy and Fuel Production demonstrates the versatility of water as a provider of energy and fuel, conveying the message that as energy demand and environmental concerns grow, so should our vigilance in pursuing the role of water in the energy landscape.

  • Road and off-road vehicle system dynamics handbook / edited by Giampiero Mastinu, Manfred Ploechl
    TL243 .R58 2014

    Featuring contributions from leading experts, the Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the major issues involved in road vehicle dynamic behavior. While the focus is on automobiles, this book also highlights motorcycles, heavy commercial vehicles, and off-road vehicles.

    The authors of the individual chapters, both from automotive industry and universities, address basic issues, but also include references to significant papers for further reading. Thus the handbook is devoted both to the beginner, wishing to acquire basic knowledge on a specific topic, and to the experienced engineer or scientist, wishing to have up-to-date information on a particular subject. It can also be used as a textbook for master courses at universities.

    The handbook begins with a short history of road and off-road vehicle dynamics followed by detailed, state-of-the-art chapters on modeling, analysis and optimization in vehicle system dynamics, vehicle concepts and aerodynamics, pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road, modeling vehicle subsystems, vehicle dynamics and active safety, man-vehicle interaction, intelligent vehicle systems, and road accident reconstruction and passive safety.

    Provides extensive coverage of modeling, simulation, and analysis techniques

    Surveys all vehicle subsystems from a vehicle dynamics point of view

    Focuses on pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road

    Discusses intelligent vehicle systems technologies and active safety

    Considers safety factors and accident reconstruction procedures

    Includes chapters written by leading experts from all over the world

    This text provides an applicable source of information for all people interested in a deeper understanding of road vehicle dynamics and related problems.

  • Friction and the hot rolling of steel / Vladimir Panjkovic
    TS340 .P235 2014

    When it comes to metal rolling, understanding and controlling frictional phenomena is essential to improving product and developing a more effective approach to friction reduction. Providing a historical perspective that goes as far back as the days of Leonardo da Vinci and continues up until the present day, Friction and the Hot Rolling of Steelchronicles the fundamental causes of friction. This book includes well-documented, on-site observations in various commercial plants, presents and examines practical problems, and provides a critical analysis of literary data related to the subject.

    It explains the base mechanisms of friction, and offers insight and instruction on improving the control and understanding of friction in hot strip mills and other industrial plants. The text presents mathematical models of friction in control and general engineering in a way that enables engineers to test and refine them in their plants. Engineers have the ability to use them to control friction and minimize its negative effects, particularly as it relates to energy waste and product defects.

    Organized into four sections, this book outlines the evolutional concepts of friction, and covers the general phenomena relevant to the rolling of metals. This includes the impact of roughness and velocity, basics of liquid and solid lubrication, mathematical modelling, and the properties of materials that affect friction in steel rolling, such as metals, oxides, and carbides. It connects the theoretical concepts, laboratory-scale observations, and phenomena in other areas of science and engineering to the large-scale industrial process of hot rolling. It also addresses roll properties, oxidation, wear and chemical composition of rolls and their impact on friction, the evolution of friction over schedules and roll campaigns, and mathematical modelling of friction in hot rolling.

    Friction and the Hot Rolling of Steelcontains a large body of technical information that includes various chemical and physical properties of relevant materials, mathematical models, and plant and laboratory observations. It also provides an extensive reference list of sources that address specific problems and interests in more detail.

    Presents practical problems that help academics and industrial researchers to identify promising new research areas in tribology and metal processing Offers an insight into the principles of the effective research that combines both academic excellence and industrial relevance Illustrates with observations and easy-to-understand analogies, enhancing the understanding and control of the mechanisms that influence friction in industrial plants

    This text services technical, research, and academic personnel working in steel processing, railway engineering, rolling of other metals, solid lubrication, the automotive industry, and more.

  • Geothermal energy : renewable energy and the environment / William E. Glassley
    TJ280.7 .G55 2015

    An In-Depth Introduction to Geothermal Energy

    Addressing significant changes in the energy markets since the first edition, Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Editionexpounds on the geothermal industry, exploring the expansion, growth, and development of geothermal systems. This text covers every area of geothermal energy, including environmental and economic issues, and technological advancements.

    Considers the Vast Technological Achievements within the Geothermal Industry

    Factoring in new concepts for distributed generation, hybrid technologies, and the development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS),the book incorporates real-world examples designed to illustrate the key aspects of chapter topics. It provides case studies in nearly every chapter, and includes examples from the U.S., Iceland, France, and Japan.

    Contains comprehensive, quantitative, and rigorous treatment of the geology, geochemistry, and geophysics of geothermal resources, and how they impact exploration, resource assessment, and operations Provides a state-of-the-art description of current Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Presents an objective description of the most recent economic comparisons including all energy resources Covers environmental issues of energy use and quantitative descriptions of the relative impacts of all renewable and non-renewable energy resources Describes geothermal resources from a global perspective, including direct use and geothermal heat pump applications, as well as power production

    Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Editioncan be used for undergraduate coursework; as a reference for designers, planners, engineers, and architects; and as a source of background material for policymakers, investors, and regulators.

  • Quality management for organizations using lean Six Sigma techniques / Erick C. Jones
    TS156.17.S59 J66 2014

    The next step in the evolution of the organizational quality field, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has come of age. However, many challenges to using LSS in lieu of, in conjunction with, or integrated with other quality initiatives remain. An update on the current focus of quality management, Quality Management for Organizations Using Lean Six Sigma Techniques covers the concepts and principles of Lean Six Sigma and its origins in quality, total quality management (TQM), and statistical process control (SPC), and then explores how it can be integrated into manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare operations.

    The book presents the background on quality and Lean Six Sigma (LSS) techniques and tools, previous history of LSS in manufacturing, and current applications of LSS in operations such as logistics and healthcare. It provides a decision model for choosing whether to use LSS or other quality initiatives, which projects should be selected and prioritized, and what to do with non-LSS projects. The author also details an integration model for integrating and developing integrated LSS and other quality initiatives, and common mathematical techniques that you can use for performing LSS statistical calculations. He describes methods to attain the different Six Sigma certifications, and closes with discussion of future directions of Lean Six Sigma and quality.

    Case studies illustrate the integration of LSS principles into other quality initiatives, highlighting best practices as well as successful and failed integrations. This guide gives you a balanced description of the good, bad, and ugly in integrating LSS into modern operations, giving you the understanding necessary to immediately apply the concepts to your quality processes.

  • Intelligent integrated systems : devices, technologies, and architectures / edited by Simon Deleonibus
    TS155.63 .I58 2013

    This book gives a state-of-the-art overview by internationally recognized researchers of the architectures of breakthrough devices required for future intelligent integrated systems. The first section highlights Advanced Silicon-Based CMOS Technologies. New device and functional architectures are reviewed in chapters on Tunneling Field-Effect Transistorsand 3-D monolithic Integration, which the alternative materials could possibly use in the future. The way we can augment silicon technologies is illustrated by the co-integration of new types of devices, such as molecular and resistive spintronics-based memories and smart sensors, using nanoscale features co-integrated with silicon CMOS or above it.

  • Airborne electronic hardware design assurance : a practitioner's guide to RTCA/DO-254 / Randall Fulton, Softwair Assurance, Inc., Redwood City, CA; Roy Vandermolen, Hardwair Assurance, Bountiful, UT
    TL695 .F85 2015

    Written by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) consultant designated engineering representative (DER) and an electronics hardware design engineer who together taught the DO-254 class at the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, Inc. (RTCA) in Washington, District of Columbia, USA, Airborne Electronic Hardware Design Assurance: A Practitioner's Guide to RTCA/DO-254 is a testimony to the lessons learned and wisdom gained from many years of first-hand experience in the design, verification, and approval of airborne electronic hardware.

    This practical guide to the use of RTCA/DO-254 in the development of airborne electronic hardware for safety critical airborne applications:

    Describes how to optimize engineering processes and practices to harmonize with DO-254 Addresses the single most problematic aspect of engineering and compliance to DO-254--poorly written requirements Includes a tutorial on how to write requirements that will minimize the cost and effort of electronic design and verification Discusses the common pitfalls encountered by practitioners of DO-254, along with how those pitfalls occur and what can be done about them Settles the ongoing debate and misconceptions about the true definition of a derived requirement Promotes embracing DO-254 as the best means to achieve compliance to it, as well as the best path to high-quality electronic hardware

    Airborne Electronic Hardware Design Assurance: A Practitioner's Guide to RTCA/DO-254 offers real-world insight into RTCA/DO-254 and how its objectives can be satisfied. It provides engineers with valuable information that can be applied to any project to make compliance to DO-254 as easy and problem-free as possible.

  • Manufacturing and engineering technology / editors, Ai Sheng, Information Science and Engineering Technology Research Association (ISET), Hong Kong, Ching, Yizhong Wang, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin, China
    TJ241 .M36 2015

  • Energy resources : availability, management, and environmental impacts / Kenneth J. Skipka, Louis Theodore
    TJ163.2 .S6138 2014

    The Energy Problem

    Energy Resources: Availability, Management, and Environmental Impactsidentifies historical increases in demand and a continuing lack of viable management policies for regional and global energy problems. Considering the state and consumption of energy resources on a worldwide level, the authors outline and address three primary issues that they view as growing concerns: the exploitation of current forms of energy, the environmental consequences, and the social and economic ramifications involved.

    The initial chapters offer an overview of energy management, providing an introduction to energy, energy-related engineering principles, regulations, energy conservation, and sustainability. The book discusses all energy resource forms from fossil fuels to renewable resources. The authors introduce an energy matrix providing an analytical structure that quantitatively can be used to evaluate resource options and their impacts.

    The concluding chapters provide insight into the driving forces that have shaped energy policy to date and the uncertainties that face future policymakers. The book analyzes various aspects of energy management. It poses concerns and offers solutions, including a proposed approach for developing, organizing, and implementing a national energy plan for the U.S.

    A Template for Developing an Energy Policy

    Examines the issues involved with energy management Explores the best options for achieving energy independence Provides quantitative approaches to energy policy development Discusses specific structural and analytical approaches to solving energy management problems

    The book considers conservation and the development of new, less expensive energy forms, and the impact these can make in slowing growth in demand while fueling efficiency. It analyzes the availability of traditional energy resources and a method of quantifying their energy, economic, and environmental impacts to provide adequate, inexpensive, long-term energy supplies. It also examines the feasibility of solar power, wind, tidal, geothermal, nuclear, and other less traditional sources of energy.

  • Risk assessment and security for pipelines, tunnels, and underground rail and transit operations / Anna M. Doro-on
    TJ930 .D57 2014

    Risk Assessment and Security for Pipelines, Tunnels, and Underground Rail and Transit Operationsdetails a quantitative risk assessment methodology for systematically analyzing various alternatives for protecting underground rail, oil and gas pipelines, pipeline freight transportation, and other tunnel systems from terrorism threats and other disasters. It examines the engineering, environmental, and economic impacts and addresses both direct and collateral damage.

    The book describes how to employ the methodology of quantitative psychology for effectively assessing risk in homeland security, defense actions, and critical infrastructure protection. Using pipelines, tunnels, underground rapid rail, and transit systems as examples, it maintains an emphasis on applying quantitative psychology to risk management in the areas of homeland security and defense.

    Outlines the background and system operations of pipelines, tunnels, underground rail, and transit systems as well as other super-speed futuristic trains Covers materials used for fabricating weapons of mass destruction and operations for terrorism Deals with the probabilistic risk estimation process, event tree analysis, and fault tree analysis Discusses the risk and vulnerability assessment tools and methodologies used by experts and governmental agencies

    Approved for public release by the U.S. Federal Government, this book presents regulations, standard processes, and risk assessment models recommended by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal and state agencies. Describing how to evaluate terrorism threats and warnings, it details protocols for preventive measures and emergency preparedness plans that are based on economic analysis.

    With comprehensive coverage that includes risk estimation and risk acceptability analysis, the book provides a foundational understanding of risk and the various defensive systems that can improve safety and security as well as thwart terrorists' efforts to sabotage critical infrastructure.

  • Disturbance observer based control : methods and applications / Shihua Li, Jun Yang, Wen-Hua Chen, Xisong Chen
    TJ217 .L48 2014

    Due to its abilities to compensate disturbances and uncertainties, disturbance observer based control(DOBC)is regarded as one of the most promising approaches for disturbance-attenuation. One of the first books on DOBC, Disturbance Observer Based Control: Methods and Applications presents novel theory results as well as best practices for applications in motion and process control that have already benefited numerous organizations.

    Supplying authoritative guidance in the areas of disturbance estimation and compensation for practical engineering systems, the book includes coverage of theoretic methods and practical applications of disturbance estimation and compensation for control systems through a DOBC approach. It considers applications in flight control systems, motion control systems, and process control systems.

    Supplies an authoritative overview of disturbance observer based control approaches Reports on recent developments in disturbance estimation techniques Considers matched and mismatched disturbance/uncertainty attenuation for DOBC Illustrates applications of the methods covered with detailed engineering case studies

    Filled with valuable insights gathered over decades of research by the authors, this book provides time- and stress-saving guidance for anyone interested in the theory and method research of DOBC. Using typical engineering examples, the text provides readers with an understanding of recent developments in DOBC as well as the tools required to make the most of this promising approach to disturbance-attenuation.

  • Drills : science and technology of advanced operations / Viktor P. Astakhov
    TJ1260 .A87 2014

    In a presentation that balances theory and practice, Drills: Science and Technology of Advanced Operations details the basic concepts, terminology, and essentials of drilling. The book addresses important issues in drilling operations, and provides help with the design of such operations. It debunks many old notions and beliefs while introducing scientifically and technically sound concepts with detailed explanations.

    The book presents a nine-step drilling tool failure analysis methodology that includes part autopsy and tool reconstruction procedure. A special feature of the book is the presentation of special mechanisms of carbide (e.g. cobalt leaching) and polycrystalline (PCD) tool wear and failure presented and correlated with the tool design, manufacturing, and implementation practice. The author also introduces the system approach to the design of the drilling system formulating the coherency law. Using this law as the guideline, he shows how to formulate the requirement to the components of such a system, pointing out that the drilling tool is the key component to be improved.

    Teaching how to achieve this improvement, the book provides the comprehensive scientific and engineering foundations for drilling tool design, manufacturing, and applications of high-performance tools. It includes detailed explanations of the design features, tool manufacturing and implementation practices, metrology of drilling and drilling tools, and the tool failure analysis. It gives you the information needed for proper manufacturing and selection of a tool material for any given application.

  • Sustainability, eco-efficiency, and conservation in transportation infrastructure asset management : proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure, Pisa, Italy, 22-25 April 2014 / editors, Massimo Losa, Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, Tom Papagiannakis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, USA
    TJ163.5.T7 I58 2014

  • Apollo in the Age of Aquarius / Neil M. Maher
    TL 789.8 U6 A55355 2017

    The summer of 1969 saw astronauts land on the moon for the first time and hippie hordes descend on Woodstock for a legendary music festival. For Neil M. Maher, the conjunction of these two era-defining events is not entirely coincidental. Apollo in the Age of Aquarius shows how the celestial aspirations of NASA's Apollo space program were tethered to terrestrial concerns, from the civil rights struggle and the antiwar movement to environmentalism, feminism, and the counterculture.

    With its lavishly funded mandate to send a man to the moon, Apollo became a litmus test in the 1960s culture wars. Many people believed it would reinvigorate a country that had lost its way, while for others it represented a colossal waste of resources needed to solve pressing problems at home. Yet Maher also discovers synergies between the space program and political movements of the era. Photographs of "Whole Earth" as a bright blue marble heightened environmental awareness, while NASA's space technology allowed scientists to track ecological changes globally. The space agency's exclusively male personnel sparked feminist debates about opportunities for women. Activists pressured NASA to apply its technical know-how to ending the Vietnam War and helping African Americans by reducing energy costs in urban housing projects. Particularly during the 1970s, as public interest in NASA waned, the two sides became dependent on one another for political support.

    Against a backdrop of Saturn V moonshots and Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind, Apollo in the Age of Aquarius brings the cultural politics of the space race back down to planet Earth.

  • Heat recovery steam generator technology / edited by Vernon L. Eriksen
    TJ 319 H43 2017

    Heat Recovery Steam Generator Technology is the first fully comprehensive resource to provide readers with the fundamental information needed to understand HRSGs. The book's highly experienced editor has selected a number of key technical personnel to contribute to the book, also including burner and emission control device suppliers and qualified practicing engineers.

    In the introduction, various types of HRSGs are identified and discussed, along with their market share. The fundamental principles of the technology are covered, along with the various components and design specifics that should be considered. Its simple organization makes finding answers quick and easy.

    The text is fully supported by examples and case studies, and is illustrated by photographs of components and completed power plants to further increase knowledge and understanding of HRSG technology.

  • Laminar wakes [by] Stanley A. Berger
    TL 574 W3 B47

  • Matching supply with demand : an introduction to operations management / Gérard Cachon, Christian Terwiesch
    TS 155 C13 2013
    Gerard Cachon and Christian Terwiesch, Matching Supply with Demand: An Introduction to Operations Management, 3e is the most authoritative, cutting-edge book for operations management MBAs. The book demands rigorous analysis on the part of students without requiring consistent use of sophisticated mathematical modeling to perform it. When the use of quantitative tools or formal modeling is indicated, it is only to perform the necessary analysis needed to inform and support a practical business solution.

    The guiding principle in the development of Matching Supply with Demand has been "real operations, real solutions." "Real operations" means that most of the chapters in this book are written from the perspective of a specific company so that the material in this text will come to life by discussing it in a real-world context. "Real solutions" means that equations and models do not merely provide students with mathematical gymnastics for the sake of an intellectual exercise.

  • Robo sapiens japanicus : robots, gender, family, and the Japanese nation / Jennifer Robertson
    TJ 211.4963 R63 2018
    Japan is arguably the first postindustrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence. Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for use in homes, hospitals, offices, and schools have become celebrated in mass and social media throughout the world. In Robo sapiens japanicus, Jennifer Robertson casts a critical eye on press releases and public relations videos that misrepresent robots as being as versatile and agile as their science fiction counterparts. An ethnography and sociocultural history of governmental and academic discourse of human-robot relations in Japan, this book explores how actual robots--humanoids, androids, and animaloids--are "imagineered" in ways that reinforce the conventional sex/gender system and political-economic status quo. In addition, Robertson interrogates the notion of human exceptionalism as she considers whether "civil rights" should be granted to robots. Similarly, she juxtaposes how robots and robotic exoskeletons reinforce a conception of the "normal" body with a deconstruction of the much-invoked Theory of the Uncanny Valley.

  • Aircraft structures for engineering students / T.H.G. Megson
    TL 671.6 M36 2017

    Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, Sixth Edition, is the leading self-contained aircraft structures course text. It covers all fundamental subjects, including elasticity, structural analysis, airworthiness and aeroelasticity. Now in its sixth edition, the author has expanded the book's coverage of analysis and design of composite materials for use in aircraft, and has added new, real-world and design-based examples, along with new end-of-chapter problems of varying complexity.

  • Finite time thermodynamics of power and refrigeration cycles Shubhash C. Kaushik, Sudhir K. Tyagi, Pramod Kumar

  • Inventing a Space Mission The Story of the Herschel Space Observatory / Vincent Minier...[et al.]

  • Task scheduling for multi-core and parallel architectures challenges, solutions and perspectives / Quan Chen, Minyi Guo

  • Neural Information Processing 24th International Conference, ICONIP 2017, Guangzhou, China, November 14–18, 2017, Proceedings, Part VI / edited by Derong Liu, Shengli Xie, Yuanqing Li, Dongbin Zhao, El-Sayed M. El-Alfy

  • New Era for Robust Speech Recognition : Exploiting Deep Learning / edited by Shinji Watanabe, Marc Delcroix, Florian Metze, John R. Hershey

  • RoboCup 2016: Robot World Cup XX / edited by Sven Behnke, Raymond Sheh, Sanem Sarıel, Daniel D. Lee

  • The UBTECH Jimu Robots builder's guide : how to create and make them come to life / Mark Rollins

  • Social robotics : 9th International Conference, ICSR 2017, Tsukuba, Japan, November 22-24, 2017, Proceedings / Abderrahmane Kheddar, Eiichi Yoshida, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Kenji Suzuki, John-John Cabibihan, Friederike Eyssel, Hongsheng He (eds.)
    TJ 210.3 I58 2017eb

  • Math for the digital factory / edited by Luca Ghezzi, Dietmar Hömberg, Chantal Landry

  • Cuteness engineering : designing adorable products and services / Aaron Marcus, Masaaki Kurosu, Xiaojuan Ma, Ayako Hashizume

  • Production management : advanced tools, models, and applications for pull systems / [edited by] Yacob Khojasteh
    TS 155 P7488 2018eb

  • Designing for people / by Henry Dreyfuss
    TS 171 D73 2003
    From the first answering machine ("the electronic brain") and the Hoover vacuum cleaner to the SS Independence and the Bell telephone, the creations of Henry S. Dreyfuss have shaped the cultural landscape of the 20th century. Written in a robust, fresh style, this book offers an inviting mix of professional advice, case studies, and design history along with historical black-and-white photos and the author's whimsical drawings. In addition, the author's uncompromising commitment to public service, ethics, and design responsibility makes this masterful guide a timely read for today's designers.

  • Multiple criteria decision making applications in environmentally conscious manufacturing and product recovery / by Surendra M. Gupta and Mehmet Ali Ilgin
    TS 183 G866 2018

    In order to ensure environmentally responsible production and disposal of products, local governments are imposing stricter environmental regulations, some of which even require manufacturers to take back their products at the end of the product's useful life. These government regulations, together with increasing environmental awareness, have forced manufacturers to invest in environment-conscious manufacturing. The multiple Criteria Decision Making Techniques presented in this book can be employed to solve the problems of environment-conscious manufacturers in product design, logistics, disassembly and remanufacturing.

  • Making things smart : easy embedded JavaScript programming for making everyday objects into intelligent machines / Gordon F. Williams
    TJ 223 P76 W58 2017

    Making Things Smart teaches the fundamentals of the powerful ARM microcontroller by walking beginners and experienced users alike through easily assembled projects comprised of inexpensive, hardware-store parts.

    Projects in this book include:What Is an Electric Motor?Experiment 1: Faraday's MotorExperiment 2: Motor with CommutatorExperiment 3: Stepper MotorExperiment 4: Stepper Motor ControlExperiment 5: More Stepper Motor ControlStroboscope TachometerExperiment 6: Detecting SpeedExperiment 7: StroboscopeExperiment 8: Brighter StroboscopeJohn Logie Baird's TVExperiment 9: Persistence of VisionExperiment 10: John Logie Baird's TVMake a Simple RobotExperiment 11: Try Out a Servo MotorExperiment 12: Make a Simple RobotExperiment 13: Following LightPen PlotterExperiment 14: Pen PlotterDigital Pinhole CameraExperiment 15: Making a Digital CameraPrinterExperiment 16: Making a PrinterWired CommunicationExperiment 17: Making an OscilloscopeCutting the Cord: InfraredExperiment 18: Making the IR ReceiverExperiment 19: Decoding IR SignalsExperiment 20: Using Our Decoded SignalExperiment 21: Using Our Remote Control on the Net, with dweet.ioExperiment 22: Using Our Remote Control on the Net, with IFTTTCutting the Cord: Radio SignalsExperiment 23: Wiring Up the ReceiverExperiment 24: Wiring Up a TransmitterExperiment 25: Transmitting from EspruinoExperiment 26: Decoding the Received DataConnecting with WiFiExperiment 27: Adding WiFi to Your PicoExperiment 28: Testing Your WiringExperiment 29: Connecting to WiFiExperiment 30: Sending Data to the InternetExperiment 31: Getting Data from the InternetExperiment 32: Creating a ServerBluetooth Low EnergyExperiment 33: Using Puck.jsExperiment 34: Making a Door Opening CounterExperiment 35: Advertising Door OpeningsExperiment 36: Receiving Door Openings with EddystoneXY PlotterExperiment 37: Making an XY TableExperiment 38: Controlling the XY TableInternet-Connected PlotterExperiment 39: Internet-Connected Plotter

  • Path planning for vehicles operating in uncertain 2D environments / Viacheslav Pshikhopov, Southern Federal University, Taganrog, Russia ; with contributions by Aleksey Pyavchenko, Southern Federal University [and ten others]
    TL 152.8 P74 2017

    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

  • Sustainable local energy planning and decision making : emerging research and opportunities / Vangelis Marinakis
    TJ 163.3 M366 2017
    It is imperative to promote and maintain sustainability in all areas of the world. By developing effective energy usage frameworks, regional communities can better achieve this goal.

    Sustainable Local Energy Planning and Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an authoritative reference source featuring the latest scholarly research on an operational framework for decision support for local and regional authorities to aid in sustainable energy planning. Including extensive coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as emission trends, energy balance, and climate change, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the development of regional sustainable energy plans.

  • Hydrostatic testing, corrosion, and microbiologically influenced corrosion : a field manual for control and prevention / Reza Javaherdashti, Farzaneh Akvan
    TS 283 J38 2017

    Hydrostatic Testing, Corrosion, and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion: A Field Manual for Control and Prevention teaches industry professionals, managers, and researchers how to combat corrosion failure associated with hydrotesting. It discusses how a test liquid must be selected, how corrosion by bacteria should be controlled, and how to eliminate the risk of leakage. Rather than teaching how hydrotests should be conducted, it helps the reader evaluate the quality of a hydrotest that#65533;s already been conducted in terms of oxygen scavenger use, biocide testing, inhibitor addition, and water quality and explains the tasks that top and middle management must ensure are taken with respect to corrosion assessment of hydrotesting. The manual also discusses microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) as the main corrosion mechanism related to post-hydrotesting and offers essential knowledge on combating this corrosion process. In addition to being a manual for top and middle management on how to deal with corrosion, this book also:

  • Model-based design for effective control system development / Wei Wu
    TJ 213 W876 2017
    Control systems are an integral aspect of modern society and exist across numerous domains and applications. As technology advances more and more, the complexity of such systems continues to increase exponentially.

    Model-Based Design for Effective Control System Development is a critical source of scholarly information on model-centric approaches and implementations for control and other similar dynamic systems. Highlighting innovative topics such as configuration management, controllability analysis, and modeling requirements, this book is ideally designed for engineers, researchers, academics, project managers, and professionals interested in the design of embedded control systems.

  • Large-scale fuzzy interconnected control systems design and analysis / Zhixiong Zhong, Xiamen University of Technology, China, Chih-Min Lin, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
    TJ 213 Z525 2017
    Large-scale interconnected systems have become more prominent in society due to a higher demand for sustainable development. As such, it is imperative to create effective methods and techniques to control such systems.

    Large-Scale Fuzzy Interconnected Control Systems Design and Analysis is an innovative source of academic research that discusses the latest approaches to control large-scale systems, and the challenges that occur when implementing them. Highlighting a critical range of topics such as system stability, system stabilization, and fuzzy rules, this book is an ideal publication for engineers, researchers, academics, graduate students, and practitioners interested in the design of large-scale interconnected systems.

  • Indoor navigation strategies for aerial autonomous systems / Pedro Castillo García, Sorbonne Universités, Université de technologie de Compiègne, CNRS, UMR 7253 Heudiasyc, Compiègne, France, Laura Elena Munoz Hernandez, Rennes, France, Pedro García Gil, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, ISA, Valenica, Spain
    TL 589.4 C38 2017

    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

  • Adaptive control for robotic manipulators / editors Dan Zhang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada, Bin Wei, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada
    TJ 211.35 A23 2017

    The robotic mechanism and its controller make a complete system. As the robotic mechanism is reconfigured, the control system has to be adapted accordingly. The need for the reconfiguration usually arises from the changing functional requirements. This book will focus on the adaptive control of robotic manipulators to address the changed conditions. The aim of the book is to summarise and introduce the state-of-the-art technologies in the field of adaptive control of robotic manipulators in order to improve the methodologies on the adaptive control of robotic manipulators. Advances made in the past decades are described in the book, including adaptive control theories and design, and application of adaptive control to robotic manipulators.

  • Reliability centered maintenance - reengineered (RCM-R) : practical optimization of the RCM process with RCM - R / by Jesús R. Sifonte, James V. Reyes-Picknell
    TS 192 S56 2017

    Reliability Centered Maintenance - Reengineered: Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R#65533; provides an optimized approach to a well-established and highly successful method used for determining failure management policies for physical assets. It makes the original method that was developed to enhance flight safety far more useful in a broad range of industries where asset criticality ranges from high to low. RCM-R#65533; is focused on the science of failures and what must be done to enable long-term sustainably reliable operations. If used correctly, RCM-R#65533; is the first step in delivering fewer breakdowns, more productive capacity, lower costs, safer operations and improved environmental performance. Maintenance has a huge impact on most businesses whether its presence is felt or not. RCM-R#65533; ensures that the right work is done to guarantee there are as few nasty surprises as possible that can harm the business in any way.

    RCM-R#65533; was developed to leverage on RCM's original success at delivering that effectiveness while addressing the concerns of the industrial market. RCM-R#65533; addresses the RCM method and shortfalls in its application -- It modifies the method to consider asset and even failure mode criticality so that rigor is applied only where it is truly needed. It removes (within reason) the sources of concern about RCM being overly rigorous and too labor intensive without compromising on its ability to deliver a tailored failure management program for physical assets sensitive to their operational context and application. RCM-R#65533; also provides its practitioners with standard based guidance for determining meaningful failure modes and causes facilitating their analysis for optimum outcome.

    Includes extensive review of the well proven RCM method and what is needed to make it successful in the industrial environment Links important elements of the RCM method with relevant International Standards for risk management and failure management Enhances RCM with increased emphasis on statistical analysis, bringing it squarely into the realm of Evidence Based Asset Management Includes extensive, experience based advice on implementing and sustaining RCM based failure management programs

  • Advanced flight dynamics with elements of flight control / Nandan K. Sinha and N. Ananthkrishnan
    TL 570 S529 2017

    Advanced Flight Dynamics aim to integrate the subjects of aircraft performance, trim and stability/control in a seamless manner. Advanced Flight Dynamics highlights three key and unique viewpoints. Firstly, it follows the revised and corrected aerodynamic modeling presented previously in recent textbook on Elementary Flight Dynamics. Secondly, it uses bifurcation and continuation theory, especially the Extended Bifurcation Analysis (EBA) procedure devised by the authors, to blend the subjects of aircraft performance, trim and stability, and flight control into a unified whole. Thirdly, rather than select one control design tool or another, it uses the generalized Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (NDI) methodology to illustrate the fundamental principles of flight control.

    Advanced Flight Dynamics covers all the standard airplane maneuvers, various types of instabilities normally encountered in flight dynamics and illustrates them with real-life airplane data and examples, thus bridging the gap between the teaching of flight dynamics/ control theory in the university and its practice in airplane design bureaus.

    The expected reader group for this book would ideally be senior undergraduate and graduate students, practicing aerospace/flight simulation engineers/scientists from industry as well as researchers in various organizations.

    Key Features:

    Focus on unified nonlinear approach, with nonlinear analysis tools. Provides an up-to-date, corrected, and unified presentation of aircraft trim, stability and control analysis including nonlinear phenomena and closed-loop stability analysis. Contains a computational tool and real-life example carried through the chapters. Includes complementary nonlinear dynamic inversion control approach, with relevant aircraft examples. Fills the gap in the market for a text including non-linear flight dynamics and continuation methods.

  • 3D printing and its impact on the production of fully functional components : emerging research and opportunities / Petar Kocovic
    TS 171.95 K644 2017
    Manufacturing processes have undergone significant developments in recent years. With the application of new technology, the productivity of companies has increased tremendously.

    3D Printing and Its Impact on the Production of Fully Functional Components: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an innovative source of scholarly research on the advancements of 3D printing technology in modern manufacturing processes. Highlighting critical perspectives on topics such as industrial applications, 3D modeling, and bioprinting, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, academics, engineers, students, and practitioners interested in the latest trends in additive manufacturing.
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