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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.

  • Practical microcontroller engineering with ARM® technology / Ying Bai
    TJ 223 P76
    This book covers both the fundamentals, as well as practical techniques in designing and building microcontrollers in industrial and commercial applications.

    Examples included in this book have been compiled, built, and tested Includes Both ARM#65533; assembly and C codes Direct Register Access (DRA) model and the Software Driver (SD) model programming techniques and discussed

    If you are an instructor and adopted this book for your course, please email ieeeproposals@wiley.com to get access to the instructor files for this book.

  • Robust adaptive dynamic programming / Yu Jiang, Zhong-Ping Jiang

    A comprehensive look at state-of-the-art ADP theory and real-world applications

    This book fills a gap in the literature by providing a theoretical framework for integrating techniques from adaptive dynamic programming (ADP) and modern nonlinear control to address data-driven optimal control design challenges arising from both parametric and dynamic uncertainties.

    Traditional model-based approaches leave much to be desired when addressing the challenges posed by the ever-increasing complexity of real-world engineering systems. An alternative which has received much interest in recent years are biologically-inspired approaches, primarily RADP. Despite their growing popularity worldwide, until now books on ADP have focused nearly exclusively on analysis and design, with scant consideration given to how it can be applied to address robustness issues, a new challenge arising from dynamic uncertainties encountered in common engineering problems. 

    Robust Adaptive Dynamic Programming  zeros in on the practical concerns of engineers. The authors develop RADP theory from linear systems to partially-linear, large-scale, and completely nonlinear systems. They provide in-depth coverage of state-of-the-art applications in power systems, supplemented with numerous real-world examples implemented in MATLAB. They also explore fascinating reverse engineering topics, such how ADP theory can be applied to the study of the human brain and cognition. In addition, the book:  

    Covers the latest developments in RADP theory and applications for solving a range of systems' complexity problems Explores multiple real-world implementations in power systems with illustrative examples backed up by reusable MATLAB code and Simulink block sets Provides an overview of nonlinear control, machine learning, and dynamic control Features discussions of novel applications for RADP theory, including an entire chapter on how it can be used as a computational mechanism of human movement control

    Robust Adaptive Dynamic Programming  is both a valuable working resource and an intriguing exploration of contemporary ADP theory and applications for practicing engineers and advanced students in systems theory, control engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics.

  • Iterative learning control for multi-agent systems coordination / Shiping Yang, Jian-Xin Xu, Xuefang Li, Dong Shen
    TJ 217.5 Y36 2017

    A timely guide using iterative learning control (ILC) as a solution for multi-agent systems (MAS) challenges, showcasing recent advances and industrially relevant applications

    Explores the synergy between the important topics of iterative learning control (ILC) and multi-agent systems (MAS) Concisely summarizes recent advances and significant applications in ILC methods for power grids, sensor networks and control processes Covers basic theory, rigorous mathematics as well as engineering practice

  • Mitigating tin whisker risks : theory and practice / [edited by] Takahiko Kato, Carol A. Handwerker, Jasbir Bath
    TS 610 M58 2016eb

    Discusses the growth mechanisms of tin whiskers and the effective mitigation strategies necessary to reduce whisker growth risks

    This book covers key tin whisker topics, ranging from fundamental science to practical mitigation strategies. The text begins with a review of the characteristic properties of local microstructures around whisker and hillock grains to identify why these particular grains and locations become predisposed to forming whiskers and hillocks. The book discusses the basic properties of tin-based alloy finishes and the effects of various alloying elements on whisker formation, with a focus on potential mechanisms for whisker suppression or enhancement for each element. Tin whisker risk mitigation strategies for each tier of the supply chain for high reliability electronic systems are also described.

    Discusses whisker formation factors including surface grain geometry, crystallographic orientation-dependent surface grain boundary structure, and the localization of elastic strain/strain energy density distribution Examines how whiskers and hillocks evolve in time through real-time studies of whisker growth with the scanning electron microscope/focused ion beaming milling (SEM/FIB) Covers characterization methods of tin and tin-based alloy finishes such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) Reviews theories of mechanically-induced tin whiskers with case studies using pure tin and other lead-free finishes shown to evaluate the pressure-induced tin whiskers

    Mitigating Tin Whisker Risks: Theory and Practice is intended for the broader electronic packaging and manufacturing community including: manufacturing engineers, packaging development engineers, as well as engineers and researchers in high reliability industries.

  • Interactive Collaborative Robotics : Second International Conference, ICR 2017, Hatfield, UK, September 12-16, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Andrey Ronzhin, Gerhard Rigoll, Roman Meshcheryakov

  • Plasma surface metallurgy : with double glow discharge technology -- Xu-Tec process / Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong

  • 8th International Munich Chassis Symposium 2017 : chassis.tech plus / Prof. Dr. Peter E. Pfeffer, editor

  • Polypropylene nanofibers melt electrospinning versus meltblowing / Rajkishore Nayak

  • Sociality and normativity for robots : philosophical inquiries into human-robot interactions / Raul Hakli, Johanna Seibt, editors
    TJ 211.49 S63 2017eb

  • Mechatronics : dynamical systems approach and theory of holors / B.T. Fijalkowski
    TJ 163.12 F546 2016eb

  • Understanding the magic of the bicycle : basic scientific explanations to the two-wheeler's mysterious and fascinating behavior / Joseph W. Connolly
    TL 410 C668 2016eb

    The bicycle is a common, yet unique mechanical contraption in our world. In spite of this, the bike's physical and mechanical principles are understood by a select few. You do not have to be a genius to join this small group of people who understand the physics of cycling. This is your guide to fundamental principles (such as Newton's laws) and the book provides intuitive, basic explanations for the bicycle's behaviour. Each concept is introduced and illustrated with simple, everyday examples.

    Although cycling is viewed by most as a fun activity, and almost everyone acquires the basic skills at a young age, few understand the laws of nature that give magic to the ride. This is a closer look at some of these fun, exhilarating, and magical aspects of cycling. In the reading, you will also understand other physical principles such as motion, force, energy, power, heat, and temperature.

  • Balancing green power : how to deal with variable energy sources / David Elliott
    TJ 808 E453 2016eb

  • The Structural Design of Air and Gas Ducts for Power Stations and Industrial Boiler Applications / Ronald L. Schneider
    TJ 164 S87 1995eb

    Prepared by the Air and Gas Duct Structural Design Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE.

    This report assists structural engineers in performing the structural analysis and design of ductwork. Air and gas ducts for fossil fuel power stations and industrial boiler applications are unique structures, yet structural analysis and design of ductwork are not currently referenced or governed by any national code or design standard

    Topics include:

    material selection, behavior and performance; design loads, loading combinations and allowable stresses; thermal considerations; vibration considerations; structural arrangement and behavior; toggle duct behavior and expansion joint considerations; overall duct structural analysis and design methods; and design considerations for local elements of the structure, such as stiffeners, internal braces, connections, turning vanes, and other flow distribution devices.

    This report also discusses drawing and specification content, fabrication and construction techniques and considerations, duct support methods, and special considerations regarding the design of duct support structures. Finally, it talks about field maintenance examinations and inspections for the purpose of preventative maintenance or condition assessment.

  • Unmanned aircraft design : a review of fundamentals / Mohammad H. Sadraey
    TL 685.35 S237 2017

    This book provides fundamental principles, design procedures, and design tools for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with three sections focusing on vehicle design, autopilot design, and ground system design. The design of manned aircraft and the design of UAVs have some similarities and some differences. They include the design process, constraints (e.g., g-load, pressurization), and UAV main components (autopilot, ground station, communication, sensors, and payload). A UAV designer must be aware of the latest UAV developments; current technologies; know lessons learned from past failures; and they should appreciate the breadth of UAV design options.

    The contribution of unmanned aircraft continues to expand every day and over 20 countries are developing and employing UAVs for both military and scientific purposes. A UAV system is much more than a reusable air vehicle or vehicles. UAVs are air vehicles, they fly like airplanes and operate in an airplane environment. They are designed like air vehicles; they have to meet flight critical air vehicle requirements. A designer needs to know how to integrate complex, multi-disciplinary systems, and to understand the environment, the requirements and the design challenges and this book is an excellent overview of the fundamentals from an engineering perspective.

    This book is meant to meet the needs of newcomers into the world of UAVs. The materials are intended to provide enough information in each area and illustrate how they all play together to support the design of a complete UAV. Therefore, this book can be used both as a reference for engineers entering the field or as a supplementary text for a UAV design course to provide system-level context for each specialized topic.

  • Fuel arc furnace (FAF) for effective scrap melting from EAF to FAF / Yuri N. Toulouevski, Ilyaz Y. Zinurov

  • Artificial General Intelligence 10th International Conference, AGI 2017, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, August 15-18, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Tom Everitt, Ben Goertzel, Alexey Potapov

  • An overview of high-energy ball milled nanocrystalline aluminum alloys / Rajeev Kumar Gupta, B. S. Murty, Nick Birbilis

  • Beginning Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 Motion and Depth Sensing for Natural User Interfaces / Mansib Rahman

  • Industrial applications of holonic and multi-agent systems : 8th International Conference, HoloMAS 2017, Lyon, France, August 28-30, 2017, Proceedings / Vladimír Mařík, Wolfgang Wahlster, Thomas Strasser, Petr Kadera (eds.)

  • Exploring robotics with ROBOTIS systems / Chi N. Thai

  • Renewable energy clusters recurring barriers to cluster development in eleven countries / Gudrun Jaegersberg, Jenny Ure

  • Intelligent Robotics and Applications : 10th International Conference, ICIRA 2017, Wuhan, China, August 16-18, 2017, Proceedings. YongAn Huang, Hao Wu, Honghai Liu, Zhouping Yin (eds.)

  • Intelligent robotics and applications : 10th International Conference, ICIRA 2017, Wuhan, China, August 16-18, 2017, Proceedings. YongAn Huang, Hao Wu, Honghai Liu, Zhouping Yin (eds.)

  • Intelligent robotics and applications : 10th International Conference, ICIRA 2017, Wuhan, China, August 16-18, 2017, Proceedings. YongAn Huang, Hao Wu, Honghai Liu, Zhouping Yin (eds.)

  • Prospects for alternative energy development in the U.S. West : tilting at windmills? / John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel

  • Airfield and Highway Pavements 2017. proceedings of the International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology 2017, August 27-30, 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Imad L. Al-Qadi, Ph.D., P.E., Hasan Ozer, Ph.D., Eileen M. Vélez-Vega, P.E., Scott Murrell, P.E
    TL 725.3 R8 I58 2017eb

    Papers from sessions of the International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology 2017, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 27-30, 2017. Sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 21 peer-reviewed papers on airfield pavement technology and safety.

    Topics include: airfield pavement design technology; modeling of airfield pavements; accelerated loading systems for airfield pavements; and airfield pavement condition evaluation and asset management.

    These papers will be of interest to researchers, designers, project/construction managers, and contractors involved in the design and construction of highway and airport pavements.

  • Regional cooperation for sustainable energy in Asia and the Pacific / the preparation ... was lead by the Energy Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commision for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) under the overall direction and guidance of Dr. Shamshad Akhtar ... Executive Secretary of ESCAP
    TJ 807.9 A78 R445 2017
    This publication is the theme study for the 73rd session of Commission to be held in May 2017. The main purpose of the publication is to call on policymakers in Asia and the Pacific for urgent actions to transition national energy sectors to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly Goal 7. The energy sector transition is the only way to address the sizeable energy deficit which impede progress in energy access in a number of member countries. It will also address gaps between current commitments under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change and lack of coherent energy strategic and policy frameworks and actions held back progress of SDG7

  • Introduction to robotics : mechanics and control / John J. Craig
    TJ 211 C67 2018
    For senior-year undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in robotics.

    An intuitive introduction to robotic theory and application

    Since its original publication in 1986, Craig's Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control has been the leading textbook for teaching robotics at the university level. Blending traditional mechanical engineering material with computer science and control theoretical concepts, the text covers a range of topics, including rigid-body transformations, forward and inverse positional kinematics, velocities and Jacobians of linkages, dynamics, linear and non-linear control, force control methodologies, mechanical design aspects, and robotic programming.

    The 4th Edition features a balance of application and theory, introducing the science and engineering of mechanical manipulation--establishing and building on foundational understanding of mechanics, control theory, and computer science. With an emphasis on computational aspects of problems, the text aims to present material in a simple, intuitive way.

  • Introduction to aircraft structural analysis / T.H.G. Megson
    TL 671.6 M36 2018

    Introduction to Aircraft Structure Analysis, Third Edition covers the basics of structural analysis as applied to aircraft structures. Coverage of elasticity, energy methods and virtual work set the stage for discussions of airworthiness/airframe loads and stress analysis of aircraft components. Numerous worked examples, illustrations and sample problems show how to apply the concepts to realistic situations. As a self-contained guide, this value-priced book is an excellent resource for anyone learning the subject.

    Based on the author's best-selling text, Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students Contains expanded coverage of composite materials and structures

  • SCOM 363 : Navneet Vidyarthi : product design and business process re-engineering, Concordia University / authors, Roberta S. Russell, Bernard W. Taylor III, Ignacio Castillo, Navneet Vidyarthi
    TS 155 R882 2017

  • The renewable energy landscape : preserving scenic values in our sustainable future / edited by Dean Apostal, James Palmer, Martin Pasqualetti, Richard Smardon and Robert Sullivan
    TJ 808 R4135 2017

    The Renewable Energy Landscapeis a definitive guide to understanding, assessing, avoiding, and minimizing scenic impacts as we transition to a more renewable energy future. It focuses attention, for the first time, on the unique challenges solar, wind, and geothermal energy will create for landscape protection, planning, design, and management. 

    Topics addressed include:

    Policies aimed at managing scenic impacts from renewable energy development and their social acceptance within North America, Europe and Australia Visual characteristics of energy facilities, including the design and planning techniques for avoiding or mitigating impacts or improving visual fit Methods of assessing visual impacts or energy projects and the best practices for creating and using visual simulations Policy recommendations for political and regulatory bodies.

    A comprehensive and practical book, The Renewable Energy Landscapeis an essential resource for those engaged in planning, designing, or regulating the impacts of these new, critical energy sources, as well as a resource for communities that may be facing the prospect of development in their local landscape.

  • Electricity generation using wind power / William Shepherd, Li Zhang
    TJ 828 S54 2017
    Is wind power the answer to our energy supply problems? Is there enough wind for everyone? Is offshore generation better than onshore generation? Can a roof-mounted wind turbine generate enough electricity to supply a typical domestic household?Electricity Generation Using Wind Power (2nd Edition) answers these pressing questions through its detailed coverage of the different types of electrical generator machines used, as well as the power electronic converter technologies and control principles employed. Also covered is the integration of wind farms into established electricity grid systems, plus environmental and economic aspects of wind generation.Written for technically minded readers, especially electrical engineers concerned with the possible use of wind power for generating electricity, it incorporates some global meteorological and geographical features of wind supply plus a survey of past and present wind turbines. Included is a technical assessment of the choice of turbine sites. The principles and analysis of wind power conversion, transmission and efficiency evaluation are described.This book includes worked numerical examples in some chapters, plus end of chapter problems and review questions, with answers. As a textbook it is pitched at the level of final year undergraduate engineering study but may also be useful as a textbook or reference for wider technical studies.

  • Arduino playground : geeky projects for the experienced maker / by Warren Andrews
    TJ 223 P76 A54 2017
    You ve mastered the basics, conquered the soldering iron, and programmed a robot or two; now you ve got a set of skills and tools to take your Arduino exploits further. But what do you do once you ve exhausted your to-build list? Arduino Playground will show you how to keep your hardware hands busy with a variety of intermediate builds, both practical and just-for-fun. Advance your engineering and electronics know-how as you work your way through these 10 complex projects: A reaction-time game that leverages the Arduino s real-time capabilities A tool for etching your own printed circuit boards A regulated, variable-voltage power supply A kinetic wristwatch winder decked out with LEDs A garage parking assistant that blinks when your vehicle is perfectly parked A practical and colorful pH meter A ballistic chronograph that can measure the muzzle velocity of BB, Airsoft, and pellet guns A battery saver that prevents accidental discharge A square-wave generator A thermometer th

  • Thermal management of electric vehicle battery systems / İbrahim Dinçer, Halil S. Hamut, Nader Javani
    TL 220 D56 2017

    Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems provides a thorough examination of various conventional and cutting edge electric vehicle (EV) battery thermal management systems (including phase change material) that are currently used in the industry as well as being proposed for future EV batteries. It covers how to select the right thermal management design, configuration and parameters for the users battery chemistry, applications and operating conditions, and provides guidance on the setup, instrumentation and operation of their thermal management systems (TMS) in the most efficient and effective manner. 

    This book provides the reader with the necessary information to develop a capable battery TMS that can keep the cells operating within the ideal operating temperature ranges and uniformities, while minimizing the associated energy consumption, cost and environmental impact. The procedures used are explained step-by-step, and generic and widely used parameters are utilized as much as possible to enable the reader to incorporate the conducted analyses to the systems they are working on. Also included are comprehensive thermodynamic modelling and analyses of TMSs as well as databanks of component costs and environmental impacts, which can be useful for providing new ideas on improving vehicle designs.

    Key features:

    Discusses traditional and cutting edge technologies as well as research directions Covers thermal management systems and their selection for different vehicles and applications Includes case studies and practical examples from the industry Covers thermodynamic analyses and assessment methods, including those based on energy and exergy, as well as exergoeconomic, exergoenvironmental and enviroeconomic techniques Accompanied by a website hosting codes, models, and economic and environmental databases as well as various related information

    Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems is a unique book on electric vehicle thermal management systems for researchers and practitioners in industry, and is also a suitable textbook for senior-level undergraduate and graduate courses.

  • Process control design for industrial applications / Dumitru Popescu, Amira Gharbi, Dan Stefanoiu, Pierre Borne
    TS 156.8 P658 2017

    This book presents the most important methods used for the design of digital controls implemented in industrial applications. The best modelling  and identification techniques for dynamical systems are presented as well as the algorithms for the implementation of the modern solutions of process control. The proposed described methods are illustrated by various case studies for the main industrial sectors

    There exist a number of books related each one to a single type of control, yet usually without comparisons for various industrial sectors. Some other books present modelling and identification methods or signal processing. This book presents the methods to solve all the problems linked to the design of a process control without the need to find additional information.

  • Optimization of manufacturing systems using the Internet of Things / Yingfeng Zhang, Fei Tao
    TS 183 Z43 2017

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

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

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

  • Managing packaging design for sustainable development : a compass for strategic directions / Daniel Hellström and Annika Olsson with contributions from Fredrik Nilsson
    TS 195.4 H45 2017

    Packaging design is a powerful vehicle for making our lives friendlier, our planet greener and our businesses richer. It is an essential link between the producer and the customer, where it contributes to the positioning and presentation of a product; and on many occasions, the use of the product after purchase. What is missing is a compass that can guide practitioners in the right direction. This is particularly so in the field of packaging where the routes you take may contradict rather than contribute to sustainable development.

    Managing Packaging Design for Sustainable Development: A Compass for Strategic Directions emphasizes the need to rethink packaging system design, by presenting a strategic packaging design tool; a compass. The compass encourages you to go off-road, to develop and innovate, and to remake the packaging design solution that previously was best practice. Theory and practical applications are balanced by outlining the most crucial tenets of packaging design for sustainability and by illustrating wide range of real-life cases that will inspire and challenge the mindsets of those who apply the compass in packaging design related projects.

    This is a must-have book for designers, engineers, logisticians, marketers, supply chain professionals and other managers who seek guidance on sustainable solutions through packaging design.

  • ISO 9000 quality systems handbook : increasing the quality of an organization's outputs / David Hoyle
    TS 156.6 H69 2018

    Completely revised to align with ISO 9001:2015, this handbook has been the bible for users of #65533;ISO 9001 since 1994, helping organizations get certified and increase the quality of their outputs.

    Whether you are an experienced professional, a novice, or a quality management student or researcher, this is a crucial addition to your bookshelf. The various ways in which requirements are interpreted and applied are discussed using published definitions, reasoned arguments and practical examples.#65533; Packed with insights into how the standard has been used, misused and misunderstood, ISO 9000 Quality Systems Handbook will help you to decide if ISO 9001 certification is right for your company and will gently guide you through the terminology, requirements and implementation of practices to enhance performance.

    Matched to the revised structure of the 2015 standard, with clause numbers included for ease of reference, the book also includes:

    Graphics and text boxes to illustrate concepts, and points of contention; Explanations between the differences of the 2008 and 2015 versions of ISO 9001; Examples of misconceptions, inconsistencies and other anomalies; Solutions provided for manufacturing and service sectors.

    This new edition includes substantially more guidance for students, instructors and managers in the service sector, as well as those working with small businesses.

    Don#65533;t waste time trying to achieve certification without this tried and trusted guide to improving your business #65533; let David Hoyle lead you towards a better way of thinking about quality and its management and see the difference it can make to your processes and profits!

  • Engineering economics for aviation and aerospace / Bijan Vasigh and Javad Gorjidooz
    TL 872 V37 2017

    For all engineers and practitioners, it is essential to have a fundamental understanding of cost structure, estimating cash flows, and evaluating alternative projects and designs on an economic basis. Engineering Economics for Aviation and Aerospaceprovides the tools and techniques necessary for engineers to economically evaluate their projects and choices.

    The focus of this book is on a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practical applications of engineering economics. It explains and demonstrates the principles and techniques of engineering economics and financial analysis as applied to the aviation and aerospace industries. Time value of money, interest factors, and spreadsheet functions are used to evaluate the cash flows associated with a single project or multiple projects. The alternative engineering economics tools and techniques are utilized in separate chapters to evaluate the attractiveness of a single project or to select the best of multiple alternatives.

    Most of the engineering economics and financial mathematics books available in the market take either a pure theoretical approach or offer limited applications. This book incorporates both approaches, providing students of aviation and industrial economics, as well as practitioners, with the necessary mathematical knowledge to evaluate alternatives on an economic basis. 

  • Drones : safety risk management for the next evolution of flight / Harrison G. Wolf
    TL 718 W65 2017

    This book is an everything-included approach to understanding drones, creating an organization around using unmanned aircraft, and outlining the process of safety to protect that program. It is the first-of-a-kind safety-focused text book for unmanned aircraft operations, providing the reader with a required understanding of hazard identification, risk analysis, mitigation, and promotion. It enables the reader to speak the same language as any civil aviation authority, and gives them the toolset to create a safety risk management program for unmanned aircraft.

    The main items in this book break down into three categories. The first approach is understanding how the drone landscape has evolved over the last 40 years. From understanding the military components of UAS to the standards and regulations evolution, the reader garners a keen understanding of where we came from and why it matters for moving forward. The second approach is in understanding how safety risk management in aviation can be applied to drones, and how that fits into the regulatory and legislative environment internationally. Lastly, a brief synopsis of the community landscape for unmanned aircraft is outlined with interviews from important leaders and stakeholders in the marketplace.

    Drones fills a gap in resources within the unmanned aircraft world. It provides a robust understanding of drones, while giving the tools necessary to apply for a certificate of authorization, enabling more advanced flight operations for any company, and developing safety risk management tools for students and career professionals. It will be a mainstay in all safety program courses and will be a required tool for any and all individuals looking to operate safely and successfully in the United States.

  • Aircraft control allocation / Wayne Durham, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA, Kenneth A. Bordignon, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA, Roger Beck, Dynamic Concepts, Inc., USA
    TL 678 D87 2017

    Aircraft Control Allocation

    Wayne Durham, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

    Kenneth A. Bordignon, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

    Roger Beck, Dynamic Concepts, Inc., USA

    An authoritative work on aircraft control allocation by its pioneers

    Aircraft Control Allocation addresses the problem of allocating supposed redundant flight controls. It provides introductory material on flight dynamics and control to provide the context, and then describes in detail the geometry of the problem. The book includes a large section on solution methods, including 'Banks' method', a previously unpublished procedure. Generalized inverses are also discussed at length. There is an introductory section on linear programming solutions, as well as an extensive and comprehensive appendix dedicated to linear programming formulations and solutions. Discrete-time, or frame-wise allocation, is presented, including rate-limiting, nonlinear data, and preferred solutions.

    Key features:

    Written by pioneers in the field of control allocation. Comprehensive explanation and discussion of the major control allocation solution methods. Extensive treatment of linear programming solutions to control allocation. A companion web site contains the code of a MATLAB/Simulink flight simulation with modules that incorporate all of the major solution methods. Includes examples based on actual aircraft.

    The book is a vital reference for researchers and practitioners working in aircraft control, as well as graduate students in aerospace engineering.

  • Iterative learning control for multi-agent systems coordination / by Shiping Yang, Jian-Xin Xu, Xuefang Li, Dong Shen
    TJ 217.5 Y36 2017

    A timely guide using iterative learning control (ILC) as a solution for multi-agent systems (MAS) challenges, showcasing recent advances and industrially relevant applications

    Explores the synergy between the important topics of iterative learning control (ILC) and multi-agent systems (MAS) Concisely summarizes recent advances and significant applications in ILC methods for power grids, sensor networks and control processes Covers basic theory, rigorous mathematics as well as engineering practice

  • Pulse plating / Wolfgang E.G. Hansal, Sudipta Roy
    TS 671 H36 2012

  • Aviation, a world of growth : proceedings of the 29th International Air Transport Conference, August 19-22, 2007, Irving, Texas / sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute (T & DI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Amiy Varma

    Proceedings of the 29th International Air Transport Conference, held in Irving, Texas, Aug 19-22, 2007. Sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 21 papers describing the latest technology and innovative practices in the field of airport and airspace development. Civilian and military airport managers, designers, and industry personnel from around the world discuss the planning and engineering of airports to meet the challenges of increased demand, newer aircraft, and updated security requirements.

    Topics include:

    airport planning; safety and management; airport modeling, analysis, and simulation; airspace and capacity innovations; airfield development case studies; and airfield design and construction.

  • Energy savings toolbox : an energy audit manual and tool = Outils pour économiser l'énergie : guide et outil de vérification énergétique
    TJ 163.3 E5483 2007 CD-ROM

  • Qualify for a grant! : keeping the heat in = Devenez admissible à une subvention! : emprisonnons la chaleur
    TJ 163.5 Q35 2008 CD-ROM

  • Energy primer, solar, water, wind, and biofuels
    TJ 153 E47848
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