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Items in Technology that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Business technology management : COMM 226 / Brad Prince [and seven others]
    T 58.6 P75 2017

  • Operations management : creating value along the supply chain, Canadian edition / Roberta S. Russell, Bernard W. Taylor III, Ignacio Castillo, Navneet Vidyarthi
    TS 155 R88 2017

  • Product design and development / Karl T. Ulrich, University of Pennsylvania, Steven D. Eppinger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    TS 171 U47 2016

  • Fundamentals of aerodynamics / John D. Anderson, Jr
    TL 570 A677 2017

    Fundamentals of Aerodynamics is meant to be read. The writing style is intentionally conversational in order to make the book easier to read. The book is designed to talk to the reader; in part to be a self-teaching instrument. Learning objectives have been added to each chapter to reflect what is believed to be the most important items to learn from that particular chapter. This edition emphasizes the rich theoretical and physical background of aerodynamics, and marbles in many historical notes to provide a background as to where the aerodynamic technology comes from. Also, new with this edition, are "Integrated Work Challenges" that pertain to the chapter as a whole, and give the reader the opportunity to integrate the material in that chapter, in order to solve a "bigger picture".

    McGraw-Hill Education's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.


  • Information Systems and Neuroscience : Gmunden Retreat on Neurois 2016
    T58.5
    This book presents the proceedings of the Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS 2016, reporting on topics at the intersection of Information Systems (IS) research, neurophysiology and the brain sciences. Readers will discover the latest findings from top scholars in the field of NeuroIS, which offer detailed insights on the neurobiology underlying IS behavior, essential methods and tools and their applications for IS, as well as the application of neuroscience and neurophysiological theories to advance IS theory.

  • The Development of Railway Technology in East Asia in Comparative Perspective edited by Minoru Sawai
    TF145

  • Understanding viscoelasticity : an introduction to rheology / Nhan Phan-Thien, Nam Mai-Duy
    TA418.2

  • Modelling protocells : the emergent synchronization of reproduction and molecular replication / Roberto Serra, Marco Villani
    TA164

  • University campus solid waste management : combining life cycle assessment and analytical hierarchy process / Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    TD793
    This volume provides a comprehensive method for optimizing solid waste management practices and procedures at college and university campuses through the use of cluster analysis to combine Life Cycle Assessment and Analytical Hierarchy Process. Author Pezhman Taherei uses Malaysia's University of Malaya as a case study and model, and through this method was able to assess which combination of waste disposal, management, and recycling techniques generate the least environmental impact while retaining the maximum cost savings for the university. A method for analysis of solid waste composition is also proposed.
    Higher education institutes generate thousands of tons of solid waste per year. Comprehensive solid waste management programs, which take integrated solid waste management systems into consideration, are one of the greatest challenges to achieving campus sustainability. This system can serve as a guide and blueprint for other universities that are taking steps toward sustainability through improved solid waste management. 

  • Guide to simulation-based disciplines advancing our computational future / Saurabh Mittal, Umut Durak, Tuncer Ören, editors
    T57.62

  • Raw materials substitution sustainability Elza Bontempi
    TA403

  • Porous lightweight composites reinforced with fibrous structures Yiqi Yang...[et al.], editors
    TA418.9.C6
    This book will be a one-stop-shop for readers seeking information on lightweight composites made from multiple materials via diverse processing technologies. The lightweight composites are featured for their potential to be basic construction units in a variety of areas, especially automotive, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, etc. Emphasis will be on how fibers or fibrous structures reinforce the composites. The subject of the book is to provide a comprehensive understanding on the raw materials, processing technologies, performance properties, and end uses of lightweight composites.

  • Single frequency semiconductor lasers Zujie Fang...[et al.]
    TA1700

  • Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty 14th European Conference, ECSQARU 2017, Lugano, Switzerland, July 10-14, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Alessandro Antonucci, Laurence Cholvy, Odile Papini
    TJ210.2

  • Advanced solar-distillation systems : basic principles, thermal modeling, and its application / G. N. Tiwari, Lovedeep Sahota
    TP159.D5

  • Writing and publishing a scientific research paper / Subhash Chandra Parija, Vikram Kate, editors
    T11

  • Single cell protein production from lignocellulosic biomass / Pratima Bajpai
    TP248.65.C56

  • Sensor systems and software : 7th International Conference, S-Cube 2016, Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, December 1-2, 2016, Revised selected papers / Michele Magno, Fabien Ferrero, Vedran Bilas (eds.)
    TK7872.D48

  • Buoyancy-thermocapillary convection of volatile fluids in confined and sealed geometries Tongran Qin
    TA357.5.M84

  • Bio-inspired structured adhesives : biological prototypes, fabrication, tribological properties, contact mechanics, and novel concepts / Lars Heepe, Longjian Xue, Stanislav N. Gorb, editors
    TA455.A34

  • Advances in applications of industrial biomaterials Eva Pellicer...[et al.], editors
    TP248.65.M37

  • Renewable synthetic fuels and chemicals from carbon dioxide fundamentals, catalysis, design considerations and technological challenges / David S. A. Simakov
    TP244.C1

  • Metal sprays and spray deposition Hani Henein, Volker Uhlenwinkel, Udo Fritsching, editors
    TS655

  • Essential angular for ASP.NET Core MVC / Adam Freeman
    TK5105.875.I6

  • Pollution control and resource reuse for alkaline hydrometallurgy of amphoteric metal hazardous wastes / Zhao Youcai, Zhang Chenglong
    TD1052

  • Towards autonomous robotic systems : 18th Annual Conference, TAROS 2017, Guildford, UK, July 19-21, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Yang Gao, Saber Fallah, Yaochu Jin, Constantina Lekakou
    TJ 211.495 T37 2017eb

  • Radio frequency identification and IoT security : 12th International Workshop, RFIDSec 2016, Hong Kong, China, November 30-December 2, 2016, Revised selected papers / Gerhard P. Hancke, Konstantinos Markantonakis (eds.)
    TK6570.I34

  • Noble metal nanoparticles preparation, composite nanostructures, biodecoration and collective properties / Ignác Capek
    TA418.9.N35

  • Building an effective IoT ecosystem for your business Sudhi R. Sinha, Youngchoon Park
    TK5105.8857

  • SAP MII functional and technical concepts in manufacturing industries / Suman Mukherjee, Saptaparna Mukherjee (Das)
    TS183

  • Sustainable heavy metal remediation. Eldon R. Rene, Erkan Sahinkaya, Alison Lewis, Piet N.L. Lens, editors
    TD758.5.H43

  • Gesture recognition Sergio Escalera, Isabelle Guyon, Vassilis Athitsos, editors
    TK7882.P3

  • Assembling and supplying the ISS : the Space Shuttle fulfills its mission / David J. Shayler
    TL797
    This book tells the story of the International Space Station from the perspective of the space shuttle's involvement in how the assembly and re-supply of the station evolved. It captures how the intricate and wide-reaching infrastructure required by each mission was managed and provides a comprehensive view of the relationship between the shuttle and ISS. The success in assembling the ISS over a period of 13 years came after gaining experience by sending the space shuttle to the Russian Mir space station in a three-year period during the second half of the 1990s, and after years of detailed study and evaluation. This book reviews those developments and how years of planning, hopes and dreams were turned into reality between 1995 and 2011. It provides detailed reviews of the space shuttle missions at space stations, including how the skills were developed to achieve these missions, what happened on those flights, and how lessons learned from one mission were applied to subsequent operations. Note that no mission failed in its main objective across nine Mir dockings and one rendezvous mission and 37 shuttle flights to the ISS. The smoothness and reliability of actual station operations masks the years of hard work that went into each mission both in space and on the ground. Using first-hand research, personal interviews and contemporary sources, an alternative story of the space shuttle is portrayed.

  • Introduction to intelligent surveillance : surveillance data capture, transmission, and analytics / Wei Qi Yan
    TK7882.E2

  • Aqueous two-phase systems for bioprocess development for the recovery of biological products / Marco Rito-Palomares, Jorge Benavides, editors
    TP248.25.P53

  • District heating and cooling networks in the European Union Antonio Colmenar-Santos, David Borge-Díez, Enrique Rosales-Asensio
    TH7641

  • Investment strategy in heating and CHP : mathematical models / Ryszard Bartnik, Zbigniew Buryn, Anna Hnydiuk-Stefan
    TK1041

  • Sustainable nutrition in a changing world Hans Konrad Biesalski, Adam Drewnowski, Johanna T. Dwyer, JJ Strain, Peter Weber, Manfred Eggersdorfer, editors
    TX353

  • Recent trends in nanomaterials : synthesis and properties / Zishan Husain Khan, editor
    TA418.9.N35

  • Internet of Things and smart environments : assistive technologies for disability, dementia, and aging / Seyed Shahrestani
    TK5105.8857

  • Applications and usability of interactive TV : 5th Iberoamerican Conference, jAUTI 2016, La Habana, Cuba, November 21-25, 2016, Revised selected papers / María José Abásolo, Pedro Almeida, Joaquín Pina Amargós (eds.)
    TK6679.3

  • Communication in critical embedded systems : first Workshop, WoCCES 2013, Brasília, Brazil, May, 10, 2013, second Workshop, WoCCES 2014, Florianópolis, Brazil, May 9, 2014, third Workshop, WoCCES 2015, Vitória, Brazil, May 22, 2015, 4th Workshop, WoCCES 2016, Salvador, Brazil, June 3, 2016, Revised selected papers / Kalinka Branco, Alex Pinto, Daniel Pigatto (eds.)
    TK7895.E42

  • Biomimetic and biohybrid systems : 6th International Conference, Living Machines 2017, Stanford, CA, USA, July 26-28, 2017, Proceedings / Michael Mangan, Mark Cutkosky, Anna Mura, Paul F.M.J. Verschure, Tony Prescott, Nathan Lepora (eds.)
    T173.8

  • Vortices and nanostructured superconductors / Adrian Crisan, editor
    TK7872.S8

  • Anisotropic and shape-selective nanomaterials structure-property relationships / Simona E. Hunyadi Murph, George K. Larsen, Kaitlin J. Coopersmith, editors
    TA418.9.N35

  • Recent advances in complex functional materials from design to application / Elson Longo, Felipe de Almeida La Porta, editors
    TA418.9.N35

  • Reliability is a new science Gnedenko was right / Paolo Rocchi
    TA169

  • Nanoscience in food and agriculture. Shivendu Ranjan, Nandita Dasgupta, Eric Lichtfouse, editors
    TP370.5

  • Deformation and fracture behaviour of polymer materials Wolfgang Grellmann, Beate Langer, editors
    TA455.P58

  • Multiphysics in nanostructures / Yoshitaka Umeno, Takahiro Shimada, Yusuke Kinoshita, Takayuki Kitamura
    TA418.9.N35

  • Collaborate computing : networking, applications and worksharing : 12th International Conference, CollaborateCom 2016, Beijing, China, November 10-11, 2016, Proceedings / Shangguang Wang, Ao Zhou (eds.)
    TK5105.5

  • Ecosystem services of headwater catchments / Josef Křeček, Martin Haigh, Thomas Hofer, Eero Kubin, Catrin Promper, editors
    TC413

  • Microbial biomass process technologies and management / Basanta Kumara Behera, Ajit Varma
    TP248.27.M53

  • Theory and models for cyber situation awareness / Peng Liu, Sushil Jajodia, Cliff Wang (eds.)
    TK5105.59

  • Molecular technologies for detection of chemical and biological agents / edited by Joseph H. Banoub, Richard M. Caprioli
    TP159.C46

  • Full-duplex wireless communications systems : self-interference cancellation / Tho Le-Ngoc, Ahmed Masmoudi
    TK5103.2

  • Al-Si alloys automotive, aeronautical, and aerospace applications / Francisco C. Robles-Hernandez, Jose Martin Herrera Ramírez, Robert Mackay
    TA480.A6

  • Adsorption processes for water treatment and purification / Adrián Bonilla-Petriciolet, Didilia Ileana Mendoza-Castillo, Hilda Elizabeth Reynel-Ávila, editors
    TD449.5

  • Statics of historic masonry constructions Mario Como
    TH1199

  • Computing and network sustainability proceedings of IRSCNS 2016 / H.R . Vishwakarma, Shyam Akashe, editors
    TK5105.5

  • Building web applications with Visual Studio 2017 : using .NET Core and modern JavaScript frameworks / Philip Japikse, Kevin Grossnicklaus, Ben Dewey
    TK5105.875.I57

  • Molecular architectonics : the third state of single molecule electronics / Takuji Ogawa, editor
    TK7874.8

  • Cognitive technologies / Alberto Paradisi, Alan Godoy Souza Mello, Fabrício Lira Figueiredo, Rafael Carvalho Figueiredo, editors
    TK5103.4815

  • Design and implementation of real-time multi-sensor vision systems Vladan Popovic, Kerem Seyid, Omer Cogal, Abdulkadir Akin, Yusuf Leblebici
    TA1637

  • Doping of carbon nanotubes Sergey Bulyarskiy, Alexandr Saurov, editors
    TA418.9.N35

  • Anti-reflection and light trapping in c-Si solar cells Chetan Singh Solanki, Hemant Kumar Singh
    TK2960

  • Understanding veganism : biography and identity / Nathan Stephens Griffin
    TX 392 G75 2017eb

  • Digesting femininities : the feminist politics of contemporary food culture / Natalie Jovanovski
    TX 361 W55 J68 2017eb

  • Computing in civil engineering 2015 : proceedings of the 2015 International Workshop in Civil Engineering, June 21-23, 2015, Austin, Texas / sponsored by Computing and Information Technology Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by William J. O'Brien, Ph.D., P.E., Simone Ponticelli, Ph.D
    TA 345

  • Fluid frames : experimental animation with sand, clay, paint, and pixels / Corrie Francis Parks
    TR 897.5 P364 2016

    Once the realm of a few stalwart artists, animating with sand, clay, and wet paint is now accessible for all filmmakers with an experimental frame of mind. Created directly under the camera with frame-by-frame stopmotion, this "fluid frame animation" provides a completely unique visual world for animators. While pioneering animators such as Caroline Leaf, Alexander Petrov, and Ishu Patel paved the way, the availability of frame capture programs, compositing software and digital workflow is opening up new avenues of exploration for artists of all experience levels. This book will walk you through setting up your studio, choosing and working with your materials, and combining the physical under-the-camera production with digital compositing and effects to enhance your animation.

    · ãee ãee ãee ãee Firsthand advice from experimental animation veterans and rising stars in the field

    · ãee ãee ãee ãee Covers the digital aspects of experimental animation, including the latest techniques in After Effects CC

    · ãee ãee ãee ãee Video tutorials explaining under-the-camera approaches and After Effects enhancements on the book's companion website

    In addition to the practical advice, you'll find historical and contemporary examples of successful films, step-by-step tutorials for working under the camera and working with the footage digitally, and interviews and tips from artists who are currently pushing the boundaries in these experimental mediums. Stacked with information and images from over 30 artists, this book is an indispensable resource for both the student and professional wishing to get their hands dirty in an increasingly digital world.


  • Munson, Young, and Okiishi's Fundamentals of fluid mechanics / Philip M. Gerhart, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, Andrew L. Gerhart, A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, John I. Hochstein, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
    TA 357 M86 2016

    NOTE: The Binder-ready, Loose-leaf version of this text contains the same content as the Bound, Paperback version.

    Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanic, 8th Edition offers comprehensive topical coverage, with varied examples and problems, application of visual component of fluid mechanics, and strong focus on effective learning. The text enables the gradual development of confidence in problem solving. The authors have designed their presentation to enable the gradual development of reader confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed. Continuing this book's tradition of extensive real-world applications, the 8th edition includes more Fluid in the News case study boxes in each chapter, new problem types, an increased number of real-world photos, and additional videos to augment the text material and help generate student interest in the topic. Example problems have been updated and numerous new photographs, figures, and graphs have been included. In addition, there are more videos designed to aid and enhance comprehension, support visualization skill building and engage students more deeply with the material and concepts.


  • Electron spin resonance in food science / edited by Ashutosh Kumar Shukla
    TX 541 E44 2017eb

    Electron Spin Resonance in Food Science covers, in detail, the ESR identification of the irradiation history of food products and beverages to investigate changes that occur during storage, with an aim of improving hygienic quality and extending shelf-life with minimal tempering in nutritional profile.

    The book also includes ESR studies on the interaction of food items and packaging materials, along with a section on new approaches in ESR identification of irradiated foods that is followed by a chapter on international legislation relevant to irradiated food.

    A section on ESR applications in characterizing ROS/antioxidants in food items and lipid oxidation, including spin labeling, spin trapping and imaging applications is also covered, as are ESR applications in nutrition and pharmaceutics.

    Serves as a complete reference on the application of ESR spectroscopy in food science research Focuses on applications and data interpretation, avoiding extensive use of mathematics so that it fulfils the need of young scientists from different disciplines Includes informative pages from leading manufacturers, highlighting the features of recent ESR spectrometers used in food science research Includes information on different, active, worldwide groups in ESR characterization of food items and beverages

  • Control of mechatronic systems / Levent Güvenç, Bilin Aksun Güvenç, Burak Demirel and Mümin Tolga Emirler
    TJ 163.12 G88 2017eb

    This book introduces researchers and advanced students with a basic control systems background to an array of control techniques which they can easily implement and use to meet the required performance specifications for their mechatronic applications. It is the result of close to two decades of work of the authors on modeling, simulating and controlling different mechatronic systems from the motion control, automotive control and micro and nano-mechanical systems control areas. The methods presented in the book have all been tested by the authors and a very large group of researchers, who have produced practically implementable controllers with highly successful results.

    The approach that is recommended in this book is to first start with a conventional control method which may then be cascaded with a feedforward controller if the input is known or can be measured with a preview; to add a disturbance observer if unknown disturbances are to be rejected and if regulation of the uncertain plant about a nominal model is desired; and to add a repetitive controller to take care of any periodic inputs of fixed and known period. Case studies ranging from road vehicle yaw stability control and automated path following, to decoupling control of piezotube actuators in an atomic force microscope are presented. Parameter space based methods are used in the book for achieving robust controllers.

    Control of Mechatronic Systems is essential reading for researchers and advanced students who want to be exposed to control methods that have been field tested in a wide variety of mechatronic applications, and for practicing engineers who design and implement feedback control systems.


  • Biologically-Inspired Radar and Sonar : Lessons from nature / Alessio Balleri, Hugh Griffiths, Chris Baker
    TK 6592 A9 B56 2017eb

    Nature presents examples of active sensing which are unique, sophisticated and incredibly fascinating. There are animals that sense the environment actively, for example through echolocation, which have evolved their capabilities over millions of years and that, as a result of evolution, have developed unique in-built sensing mechanisms that are often the envy of synthetic systems.

    This book presents some of the recent work that has been carried out to investigate how sophisticated sensing techniques used in nature can be applied to radar and sonar systems to improve their performance. Topics covered include biosonar inspired signal processing and acoustic imaging from echolocating bats; enhanced range resolution: comparison with the matched filter; air-coupled sonar systems inspired by bat echolocation; analysis of acoustic echoes from bat-pollinated plants; the biosonar arms race between bats and insects; biologically inspired coordination of guidance and adaptive radiated waveform for interception and rendezvous problems; cognitive sensor/ processor system framework for target tracking; the biosonar of the Mediterranean bottlenose dolphins; human echolocation; and polarization tensors and object recognition in weakly electric fish.

    Biologically-Inspired Radar and Sonar is essential reading for radar and sonar practitioners in academia and research, governmental and industrial organisations, engineers working in signal processing and sensing, and those with an underlying interest in the interaction between natural sciences and engineering.


  • Network as a service for next generation internet/ edited by Qiang Duan and Shangguang Wang
    TK 5105.875 I57 N48 2017eb

    With the rapid progress in networking and computing technologies, a wide variety of network-based computing applications have been developed and deployed on the internet. Flexible and effective service provisioning for supporting the diverse applications is a key requirement for the next generation internet. However, the current internet lacks sufficient capability for meeting this requirement, mainly due to the ossification caused by tight coupling between network architecture and infrastructure. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), which has been widely adopted in cloud computing via the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) paradigms, may be applied in networking to decouple network architecture and infrastructure; thus offering a promising approach to addressing some fundamental challenges to the next generation Internet. In general, such a service-oriented networking paradigm is referred to as Network-as-a-Service (NaaS). This book presents the state of the art of the NaaS paradigm, including its concepts, architecture, key technologies, applications, and development directions for future network service provisioning. It provides readers with a comprehensive reference that reflects the most current technical developments related to NaaS.


  • Cloud and fog computing in 5G mobile networks : emerging advances and applications / edited by Evangelos Markakis, George Mastorakis, Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis and Evangelos Pallis
    TK 5103.2 C56 2017eb

    Cloud computing is a key trend in computing and networking. Now diffused among end-users devices in mobile and wireline networks, the cloud is becoming the "fog". This book presents frameworks and schemes that use devices from end-users or near-users to carry out storage, communication, computation and control in the network. These novel approaches support the Internet of Things, the efficient provision of heterogeneous 5G mobile services, as well as emerging applications over future wireless network architectures. Elaborating on the emerging mobile networking paradigms for the 2020 5G timeframe, this book presents new connectivity services that are highly scalable and programmable in terms of speed, capacity, security, reliability, availability, latency and impact on battery life. Finally, the book discusses recent and new developments, prompting future directions on the theories, practices, standards and strategies related to 5G mobile systems.

    Topics covered include: network storage, Internet of Things (IoT); heterogeneous 5G mobile services; 5G green mobile networks; cloudlet-based architectures in mobile cloud computing environments; software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV); FOG-enabled navigation system; FIWARE and IoT technologies; real time video distribution; hybrid resource sharing; energy efficiency in cognitive radio networks; edge computing in future 5G mobile networks; and virtual network functions over cloud infrastructures.


  • 5G Wireless Technologies / edited by Angeliki Alexiou
    TK 5103.2 A15 2017eb

    Mobile data traffic is expected to exceed traffic from wired devices in the next couple of years. This emerging future will be empowered by revolutionary 5G radio network technologies with a focus on application-driven connectivity, transparently deployed over various technologies, infrastructures, users and devices to realise the vision of 'the Internet of Everything'. This book presents a roadmap of 5G, from advanced radio technologies to innovative resource management approaches and novel network architectures and system concepts.

    Topics covered include challenges for efficient multi-service coexistence for 5G below 6GHz; new quasi-deterministic approaches to channel modelling in millimetre-wave bands; large scale antenna systems; effects of densification and randomness of infrastructure deployment in cellular networks; wireless device-to-device (D2D) Links for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication; caching in large wireless networks; full duplexing; decoupled uplink and downlink access in heterogeneous networks; wireless networks virtualisation; and regulation, business and technology perspectives on licensed shared access (LSA) and three-tier spectrum sharing models.

    5G Wireless Technologies is an essential guide to this emerging system for researchers, engineers and advanced students working in telecommunications and networking.


  • Wave and tidal generation devices : reliability and availability / Peter Tavner
    TK 1081 T38 2017eb

    There are many wave and tidal devices under development but as yet very few are actually in revenue earning production. However the engineering problems are gradually being solved and there is an appetite to invest in these renewable generation technologies for harsher environments. To some extent the wave and tidal generation industry is following in the wake of the wind industry, particularly learning from the growing experience of offshore wind farm deployment. This book combines wind industry lessons with wave and tidal field knowledge to explore the main reliability and availability issues facing this growing industry.

    Topics covered include an overview of wave and tidal development; resource; reliability theory relevant to wave and tidal devices; reliability prediction method for wave and tidal devices; practical wave and tidal device reliability; effects of MEC device taxonomy on reliability; availability and its effect on the cost of marine energy; wave and tidal device layout and grid connection; design and testing for wave and tidal devices; operational experience and lessons learnt; monitoring and its effect on operations and maintenance; and overall conclusions.

    Wave and Tidal Generation Devices: Reliability and availability is essential reading for wave and tidal engineers and researchers and students of renewable energy.


  • Modeling and dynamic behaviour of hydropower plants / edited by Nand Kishor and Jesus Fraile-Ardanuy.
    TK 1081 M634 2017eb

    Hydropower is a mature and cost-competitive renewable energy source, contributing the bulk of global renewable electricity. Over the past decades, computer technology has led to significant possible improvements in monitoring, diagnostics, protection and control through retrofitting of large plants, and there is potential for additional large plants as well as for smaller installations.

    This book presents a systematic approach to mathematical modeling of different configurations of hydropower plants over four sections - modeling and simulation approaches; control of hydropower plants; operation and scheduling of hydropower plants, including pumped storage; and special features of small hydropower plants. The chapters address the fundamentals and the latest concepts, providing the most appropriate solutions for cost-effective and reliable operation, and include several real-world case studies of hydropower plants in operation.

    Modeling and Dynamic Behaviour of Hydropower Plants is essential reading for researchers involved with hydropower, as well as for advanced students in power engineering.


  • Large scale grid integration of renewable energy sources / edited by Antonio Moreno-Munoz
    TJ 808 L37 2017eb

    As renewable energy sources have reached grid parity in many countries, the key to further growth of the share of renewables in the power mix is their integration with the power system. This requires a number of technical developments, for example in power electronics, to meet the need for increased flexibility and rapid dispatch. This book explores the new approaches to meet these challenges, such as increasing interconnection capacity among geographical areas, hybridization of different distributed energy resources and building up demand response capabilities.

    Topics covered include power grid as part of a 100% renewable energy system; international requirements for large integration of renewable energy sources; nowcasting and short-term wind forecasting for wind energy management; solutions and active measures for wind power integration; grid Integration of large-scale PV plants; extensive use of renewable energy resources: needs, conditions and enabling technologies; DC distribution systems and microgrids; distributed energy resources integration and demand response; stochastic demand modelling; and distributed micro-storage systems at residential level in smart communities with high penetration of photovoltaic generation.

    This book is essential reading for researchers involved with clean energy generation and power systems.

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