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  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018 International Perspectives, History and Heritage, Emerging Technologies, and Student Papers
    TD 201 W67 2018eb

    Selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 3-7, 2018.

    This collection contains 32 peer-reviewed papers on emerging technologies, international perspectives, and the history and heritage of environmental and water resources engineering.

    Topics include: international practices in monitoring and water system resilience; Minnesota water engineering history; remote sensing technologies; and water governance and conflict.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in all areas of water resources engineering.

  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018 : water, wastewater and stormwater; urban watershed management; municipal water infrastructure; and desalination and water reuse : selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018, June 3-7, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota / sponsored by Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Sri Kamojjala
    TD 745 W67 2018eb

    Selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 3-7, 2018.

    This collection contains 34 peer-reviewed papers on water, wastewater and stormwater; urban watershed management; municipal water infrastructure; and desalination and water reuse.

    Topics include: stormwater runoff modeling and management; flood risk assessment; flood damage mitigation; wastewater treatment modeling and analysis; and sustainable wastewater treatment.

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in the areas of stormwater and flood management.

  • Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems 2018 : moving to the future, building on the past : proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems, April 29-May 2, 2018, Tampa, Florida / sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by William J. Sproule
    TA 1207 A986 2018eb

    Papers from the 16thInternational Conference on Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems, held in Tampa, Florida, April 29-May 2, 2018. Sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 22 peer-reviewed papers on the current state and the future of APMs and ATSs.

    Topics include: facility planning and design; safety, security, and standards; airports and other major activity centers; implementation and operations; and new technologies.

    This proceedings will be a valuable resource for planners, designers, suppliers, owners, and operators of automated transit in all forms.

  • Structures Congress 2018 : buildings and disaster management : selected papers from the Structures Congress 2018, April 19-21, 2018, Forth Worth, Texas / sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by James Gregory Soules
    TA 630 S778 2018eb

    Selected papers from the Structures Congress 2018, held in Fort Worth, Texas, April 19-21, 2018. Sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 41 peer-reviewed papers on buildings and disaster management.

    Topics include: the analysis, design, and performance of buildings; materials design and construction; designs for lateral loads; improved resilience in buildings; and case studies.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners and academics with an interest in building design and resilience.

  • Structures Congress 2018 : bridges, transportation structures, and nonbuilding structures : selected papers from the Structures Congress 2018, April 19-21, 2018, Fort Worth, Texas / sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by James Gregory Soules
    TA 630 S778 2018eb

    Selected papers from the Structures Congress 2018, held in Fort Worth, Texas, April 19-21, 2018. Sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 49 peer-reviewed papers on bridges, transportation structures, and other nonbuilding structures.

    Topics include: bridge analysis, design, and repair; bridge management, inspection, and sustainability; extreme bridge loads; long span bridges and vibrations; and nonbuilding structures and nonstructural components.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in all aspects of bridge engineering.

  • Structures Congress 2018 : blast, impact loading, and response; and research and education : selected papers from the Structures Congress 2018, April 19-21, 2018, Fort Worth, Texas / sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by James Gregory Soules
    TA 630 S778 2018eb

    Selected papers from the Structures Congress 2018, held in Fort Worth, Texas, April 19-21, 2018. Sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 52 peer-reviewed papers on blast, impact loading, and response; and research and education in structural engineering.

    Topics include: advances in the monitoring and analysis of structures; avoiding disproportionate collapse; blast resistant design; forensic assessments; and advances in structural engineering education.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in all areas of structural engineering.

  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018 : groundwater, sustainability, and hydro-climate/climate change : selected papers from the world Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018, June 3-7, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota / sponsored by Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Sri Kamojjala
    TD 201 W67 2018eb

    Selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 3-7, 2018.

    This collection contains 35 peer-reviewed papers on groundwater, sustainability, and hydro-climate/climate change.

    Topics include: nitrogen and salt transport in groundwater; sediment transport and remediation; precipitation analysis, modeling, and simulation; weather and climate change; and sustainability in water treatment and watershed management.

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in groundwater treatment and sustainability.

  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018 : hydraulics and waterways, water distribution systems analysis, and smart water : selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018, June 3-7, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota / sponsored by Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Sri Kamojjala
    TD 201 W664 2018eb

    Selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 3-7, 2018.

    This collection contains 48 peer-reviewed papers on hydraulics and waterways, water distribution systems analysis, and smart water.

    Topics include: sediment modeling techniques; scour modeling and remediation; numerical modeling and simulation of water distribution systems; and operational resilience in water distribution

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in all aspects of water distribution.

  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018: Watershed Management, Irrigation and Drainage, and Water Resources Planning and Management
    TD 201 W67 2018eb

    Selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 3-7, 2018.

    This collection contains 50 peer-reviewed papers on watershed management, irrigation and drainage, and water resources planning and management.

    Topics include: modeling, scheduling, and flow measurement in irrigation; consumption and water demand analysis and simulation; rainfall-runoff and flooding simulation in watersheds; and modeling water quality.

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in watershed management, irrigation, and drainage.

  • Facilities planning / James A. Tompkins [and others]
    TS 177 T67 2010
    When it comes to facilities planning, engineers turn to this book to explore the most current practices. The new edition continues to guide them through each step in the planning process. The updated material includes more discussions on economics, the supply chain, and ports of entry. It takes a more global perspective while incorporating new case studies to show how the information is applied in the field. Many of the chapters have been streamlined as well to focus on the most relevant topics. All of this will help engineers approach facilities planning with creativity and precision.

  • First cut 2 : more conversations with film editors / Gabriella Oldham
    TR 899 O434 2012eb

  • Flights of imagination : aviation, landscape, design / Sonja Dümpelmann
    TL 725.3 L6 D846 2014eb

  • Victorian glassworlds : glass culture and the imagination 1830-1880 / Isobel Armstrong
    TP 854 G7 A767 2008eb

  • Essential engineering thermodynamics : a student's guide / Yumin Zhang
    TJ 265 Z424 2018eb

    Engineering Thermodynamics is a core course for students majoring in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Before taking this course, students usually have learned Engineering Mechanics--Statics and Dynamics , and they are used to solving problems with calculus and differential equations. Unfortunately, these approaches do not apply for Thermodynamics . Instead, they have to rely on many data tables and graphs to solve problems. In addition, many concepts are hard to understand, such as entropy. Therefore, most students feel very frustrated while taking this course.

    The key concept in Engineering Thermodynamics is state-properties: If one knows two properties, the state can be determined, as well as the other four properties. Unlike most textbooks, the first two chapters of this book introduce thermodynamic properties and laws with the ideal gas model, where equations can be engaged. In this way, students can employ their familiar approaches, and thus can understand them much better. In order to help students understand entropy in depth, interpretation with statistical physics is introduced. Chapters 3 and 4 discuss control-mass and control-volume processes with general fluids, where the data tables are used to solve problems. Chapter 5 covers a few advanced topics, which can also help students understand the concepts in thermodynamics from a broader perspective.

  • Computational texture and patterns : from textons to deep learning / Kristin J. Dana
    TK 7882 P3D253 2018eb
    Visual pattern analysis is a fundamental tool in mining data for knowledge. Computational representations for patterns and texture allow us to summarize, store, compare, and label in order to learn about the physical world. Our ability to capture visual imagery with cameras and sensors has resulted in vast amounts of raw data, but using this information effectively in a task-specific manner requires sophisticated computational representations. We enumerate specific desirable traits for these representations: (1) intraclass invariance--to support recognition; (2) illumination and geometric invariance for robustness to imaging conditions; (3) support for prediction and synthesis to use the model to infer continuation of the pattern; (4) support for change detection to detect anomalies and perturbations; and (5) support for physics-based interpretation to infer system properties from appearance. In recent years, computer vision has undergone a metamorphosis with classic algorithms adapting to new trends in deep learning. This text provides a tour of algorithm evolution including pattern recognition, segmentation and synthesis. We consider the general relevance and prominence of visual pattern analysis and applications that rely on computational models.

  • Computer techniques for dynamic modeling of DC-DC power converter / Farzin Asadi
    TK 7872 C8A822 2018eb

    Computers play an important role in the analyzing and designing of modern DC-DC power converters. This book shows how the widely used analysis techniques of averaging and linearization can be applied to DC-DC converters with the aid of computers. Obtained dynamical equations may then be used for control design.

    The book is composed of two chapters. Chapter 1 focuses on the extraction of control-to-output transfer function. A second-order converter (a buck converter) and a fourth-order converter (a Zeta converter) are studied as illustrative examples in this chapter. Both ready-to-use software packages, such as PLECS® and MATLAB® programming, are used throught this chapter.

    The input/output characteristics of DC-DC converters are the object of considerations in Chapter 2. Calculation of input/output impedance is done with the aid of MATLAB® programming in this chapter. The buck, buck-boost, and boost converter are the most popular types of DC-DC converters and used as illustrative examples in this chapter.

    This book can be a good reference for researchers involved in DC-DC converters dynamics and control.

  • Robust control of DC-DC converters : the Kharitonov's theorem approach with MATLAB codes / Farzin Asadi
    TK 7872 C8A827 2018eb

    DC-DC converters require negative feedback to provide a suitable output voltage or current for the load. Obtaining a stable output voltage or current in the presence of disturbances like input voltage changes and/or output load changes seems impossible without some form of control.

    This book shows how simple controllers such as Proportional-Integral (PI) can turn into a robust controller by correct selection of its parameters. Kharitonov's theorem is an important tool toward this end.

    This book consist of two parts. The first part shows how one can obtain the interval plant model of a DC-DC converter. The second part introduces the Kharitonov's theorem. Kharitonov's theorem is an analysis tool rather than a design tool. Some case studies show how it can be used as a design tool.

    The prerequisite for reading this book is a first course on feedback control theory and power electronics.

  • Cloth simulation for computer graphics / Tuur Stuyck
    TS 1767 S783 2018eb

    Physics-based animation is commonplace in animated feature films and even special effects for live-action movies. Think about a recent movie and there will be some sort of special effects such as explosions or virtual worlds. Cloth simulation is no different and is ubiquitous because most virtual characters (hopefully!) wear some sort of clothing.

    The focus of this book is physics-based cloth simulation. We start by providing background information and discuss a range of applications. This book provides explanations of multiple cloth simulation techniques. More specifically, we start with the most simple explicitly integrated mass-spring model and gradually work our way up to more complex and commonly used implicitly integrated continuum techniques in state-of-the-art implementations. We give an intuitive explanation of the techniques and give additional information on how to efficiently implement them on a computer.

    This book discusses explicit and implicit integration schemes for cloth simulation modeled with mass-spring systems. In addition to this simple model, we explain the more advanced continuum-inspired cloth model introduced in the seminal work of Baraff and Witkin [1998]. This method is commonly used in industry.

    We also explain recent work by Liu et al. [2013] that provides a technique to obtain fast simulations. In addition to these simulation approaches, we discuss how cloth simulations can be art directed for stylized animations based on the work of Wojtan et al. [2006]. Controllability is an essential component of a feature animation film production pipeline. We conclude by pointing the reader to more advanced techniques.

  • Value rational engineering / Shuichi Fukuda
    TS 168 F853 2018eb

    Early in the 20th century, our world was small and closed with boundaries. And, there were no appreciable changes. Therefore, we could foresee the future. These days, however, we could apply mathematical rationality and solve problems without any difficulty.

    As our world began to expand rapidly and boundaries disappeared, the problem of bounded rationality emerged. Engineers put forth tremendous effort to overcome this difficulty and succeeded in expanding the bounds of mathematical rationality, thereby establishing the "Controllable World."

    However, our world continues to expand. Therefore such an approach can no longer be applied. We have no other choice than "satisficing" (Herbert A. Simon's word, Satisfy + Suffice).

    This expanding open world brought us frequent and extensive changes which are unpredictable and diversification and personalization of customer expectations. To cope with these situations, we need diverse knowledge and experience. Thus, to satisfy our customers, we need teamwork.

    These changes of environments and situations transformed the meaning of value. It used to mean excellent functions and exact reproducibility. Now, it means how good and flexible we can be to adapt to the situations. Thus, adaptability is the value today.

    Although these changes were big, and we needed to re-define value, a greater shift in engineering is now emerging. The Internet of Things (IoT) brought us the "Connected Society," where things are connected. Things include not only products, but also humans.

    As changes are so frequent and extensive, only users know what is happening right now. Thus, the user in this Connected Society needs to be a playing manager--he or she should manage to control the product-human team on the pitch.

    Moreover, this Connected Society will bring us another big shift in engineering. Engineering in this framework will become Social Networking, with engineering no longer developing individual products and managing team products.

    The Internet works two ways between the sender and the receiver. Our engineering has ever been only one way. Thus, how we establish a social networking framework for engineering is a big challenge facing us today. This will change our engineering. Engineers are expected to develop not only products, but also such dream society.

    This book discusses these issues and points out that New Horizons are emerging before us. It is hoped that this book helps readers explore and establish their own New Worlds.

  • Low substrate temperature modeling outlook of scaled n-MOSFET / Nabil Shovon Ashraf
    TP 482 A834 2018eb
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  • Engineering dynamics / Cho W.S. To
    TA 352 T64 2018eb

    Engineering Dynamics is an introductory textbook covering the kinematics and dynamics of particles, systems of particles, and kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies. It has been developed from lecture notes given by the author since 1982. It includes sufficient topics normally covered in a single-semester three credit hour course taken by sophomores in an undergraduate degree program majoring in various engineering disciplines.

    The primary focus of the book is on kinematics and dynamics of particles, kinematics and dynamics of systems of particles, and kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies in two- and three-dimensional spaces. It aims at providing a short book, relative to many available in literature, but with detailed solutions to representative examples. Exercise questions are included.

  • Synthesis of quantum circuits vs. synthesis of classical reversible circuits / Alexis De Vos, Stijn De Baerdemacker, and Yvan Van Rentergem
    TK 7888.4 V677 2018eb

    At first sight, quantum computing is completely different from classical computing. Nevertheless, a link is provided by reversible computation.

    Whereas an arbitrary quantum circuit, acting on 𝑤 qubits, is described by an 𝑛 × 𝑛 unitary matrix with 𝑛=2𝑤, a reversible classical circuit, acting on 𝑤 bits, is described by a 2𝑤 × 2𝑤 permutation matrix. The permutation matrices are studied in group theory of finite groups (in particular the symmetric group 𝐒𝑛); the unitary matrices are discussed in group theory of continuous groups (a.k.a. Lie groups, in particular the unitary group U(𝑛)).

    Both the synthesis of a reversible logic circuit and the synthesis of a quantum logic circuit take advantage of the decomposition of a matrix: the former of a permutation matrix, the latter of a unitary matrix. In both cases the decomposition is into three matrices. In both cases the decomposition is not unique.

  • Introduction to industrial and systems engineering / Wayne C. Turner (Oklahoma State University) [and three others]
    T 56 T86 1993

    Providing a broad introduction to industrial and systems engineering, this book defines industrial and systems engineering, describes it place in the business world, and offers a wide picture of the functional areas with some solution techniques. Divided into three parts, the reference explains the role industrial and systems engineering play in an organization and how to manage and control the function ... covers elementary systems theory and feedback ... presents a typical problem for each of the major methodologies of industrial and systems engineering and provides the tools and techniques for effectively solving it ... discusses computerization of these techniques ... emphasizes the relationship of industrial engineering to such areas as operations research and ergonomics ... explores integrated systems design, showing how the I.E. must bring together all the detailed pieces into an integrated system ... adds coverage of simulation ... and updates data where applicable. Suitable for industrial and systems engineers.

  • Posing for power/posing for pleasure : photographies and the social construction of femininity : [exhibition] January 21-February 28, 1988 / Wendy Botting, exhibition curator
    TR 681 W6 P67 1988

  • Henry Fox Talbot : la raccolta della Biblioteca Estense di Modena / presentazione di Italo Zannier
    TR 647 T3 A43 1978

  • Four directions in modern photography: Paul Caponigro, John T. Hill, Jerry N. Uelsmann [and] Bruce Davidson. An exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery, December 14, 1972 through February 25, 1973
    TR 646 U6 N49 1972

  • Monitoring dam performance : instrumentation and measurements / prepared by the Task Committee to Revise Guidelines for Dam Instrumentation of the Committee on Water Power of the Energy Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Kim de Rubertis, P.E., D. GE
    TC 550 A44 2018eb

    Prepared by the Task Committee to Revise Guidelines for Dam Instrumentation of the Committee on Water Power of the Energy Division of ASCE.

    Monitoring Dam Performance: Instrumentation and Measurements presents the fundamentals and current state of practice of instrumented measurements for monitoring dam performance. Dam performance monitoring is a balance of visual surveillance and instrumental measurements to accurately understand how well a dam is performing. Mechanical, electromechanical, and electronic instruments are used to measure geotechnical, structural, hydraulic, or geohydrologic dam performance indicators that are not observable by visual surveillance.

    Performance monitoring as part of a comprehensive dam safety program is a powerful tool for identifying and managing the risk of failure associated with a dam. Instrumented monitoring produces quantitative data regarding foundation, reservoir, tailwater, and precipitation conditions surrounding and within the dam. Instrumented monitoring can provide long-term records of data, allowing for detection of time or load-dependent trends in a dam's performance. MOP 135 delves into embankment, concrete, and other types of dams. It also examines their possible vulnerabilities, as well as explores how their potential modes of failure lead to asking performance questions that instrumented measurements can help monitor. This manual of practice covers

    recognizing vulnerabilities affecting dam performance; identifying performance indicators; understanding means and methods of measuring performance indicators; planning and implementing a monitoring program; acquiring, managing, evaluating, and presenting data; and making decisions and taking action on the basis of monitoring results.

    MOP 135 is a valuable resource for members of the global dam community, including dam owners, engineers, and regulators.

  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2016 : hydraulics and waterways and hydro-climate/climate change : papers from sessions of the proceedings of the 2016 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, May 22-26, 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida / edited by Chandra S. Pathak, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Debra Reinhart, Ph.D., P.E.
    TD 201 W664 2016beb

  • Transportation engineering and planning / C.S. Papacostas, P.D. Prevedouros
    TA 1145 P33 2001

    This detailed, interdisciplinary introduction to transportation engineering is ideal as both a comprehensive tutorial and reference. Begins with the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering mechanics, and gradually introduces new concepts concerning societal context, geometric design, human factors, traffic engineering, and simulation, transportation planning, evaluation. For prospective and practicing transportation engineers.

  • Global climate policy : actors, concepts, and enduring challenges / edited by Urs Luterbacher and Detlef F. Sprinz
    TD 171.75 G56 2018

    Analyses of the international climate change regime consider the challenges of maintaining current structures and the possibilities for creating new forms of international cooperation.

    The current international climate change regime has a long history, and it is likely that its evolution will continue, despite such recent setbacks as the decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement of 2015. Indeed, the U.S. withdrawal may spur efforts by other members of the international community to strengthen the Paris accord on their own. This volume offers an original contribution to the study of the international political context of climate change over the last three decades, with fresh analyses of the current international climate change regime that consider both the challenges of maintaining current structures and the possibilities for creating new forms of international cooperation.

    The contributors are leading experts with both academic and policy experience; some are advisors to governments and the Climate Secretariat itself. Their contributions combine substantive evidence with methodological rigor. They discuss such topics as the evolution of the architecture of the climate change regime; different theoretical perspectives; game-theoretical and computer simulation approaches to modeling outcomes and assessing agreements; coordination with other legal regimes; non-state actors; developing and emerging countries; implementation, compliance, and effectiveness of agreements; and the challenges of climate change mitigation after the Paris Agreement.

    Michaël Aklin, Guri Bang, Daniel Bodansky, Thierry Bréchet, Lars Brückner, Frank Grundig, Jon Hovi, Yasuko Kameyama, Urs Luterbacher, Axel Michaelowa, Katharina Michaelowa, Carla Norrlof, Matthew Paterson, Lavanya Rajamani, Tora Skodvin, Detlef F. Sprinz, arild Underdal, Jorge E. Viñuales, Hugh Ward

  • Critical fabulations : reworking the methods and margins of design / Daniela K. Rosner
    T 342 R67 2018

    A proposal to redefine design in a way that not only challenges the field's dominant paradigms but also changes the practice of design itself.

    In Critical Fabulations , Daniela Rosner proposes redefining design as investigative and activist, personal and culturally situated, responsive and responsible. Challenging the field's dominant paradigms and reinterpreting its history, Rosner wants to change the way we historicize the practice, reworking it from the inside. Focusing on the development of computational systems, she takes on powerful narratives of innovation and technology shaped by the professional expertise that has become integral to the field's mounting status within the new industrial economy. To do so, she intervenes in legacies of design, expanding what is considered "design" to include long-silenced narratives of practice, and enhancing existing design methodologies based on these rediscovered inheritances. Drawing on discourses of feminist technoscience, she examines craftwork's contributions to computing innovation--how craftwork becomes hardware manufacturing, and how hardware manufacturing becomes craftwork. She reclaims, for example, NASA's "Little Old Ladies," the women who built information storage for the Apollo missions by weaving wires through magnetized metal rings.

    Mixing history, theory, personal experience, and case studies, Rosner reweaves fibers of technoscience by slowly reworking the methods and margins of design. She suggests critical fabulations as ways of telling stories that awaken alternative histories, and offers a set of techniques and orientations for fabulating its future. Critical Fabulations shows how design's hidden inheritances open different possibilities for practice.

  • Numerical methods in engineering with Python 3 / Jaan Kiusalaas
    TA 345 K58 2013
    This book is an introduction to numerical methods for students in engineering. It covers the usual topics found in an engineering course: solution of equations, interpolation and data fitting, solution of differential equations, eigenvalue problems, and optimization. The algorithms are implemented in Python 3, a high-level programming language that rivals MATLAB® in readability and ease of use. All methods include programs showing how the computer code is utilized in the solution of problems. The book is based on Numerical Methods in Engineering with Python, which used Python 2. This new text demonstrates the use of Python 3 and includes an introduction to the Python plotting package Matplotlib. This comprehensive book is enhanced by the addition of numerous examples and problems throughout.

  • Introduction to aerospace materials / Adrian P. Mouritz
    TL 698 M68 2012
    The structural materials used in airframe and propulsion systems influence the cost, performance and safety of aircraft. This essential new book introduces aerospace materials. The next group of chapters goes on to discuss the properties, production and metallurgy of materials for aerospace structures, followed by chapters on performance issues and recycling. The final chapter covers materials selection for aerospace structures and engines.

  • COMM 225 : production & operations management : custom publication for Concordia University
    TS 155 S7852 2018

  • Vector mechanics for engineers. Ferdinand P. Beer (Late of Lehigh University), E. Russell Johnston, Jr. (Late of University of Connecticut), David F. Mazurek (U.S. Coast Guard Academy)
    TA 351 B44 2019

  • Advanced Flight Dynamics with Elements of Flight Control / Nandan K. Sinha, N. Ananthkrishnan
    TL 570 S529 2017eb

    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.

  • Wired into nature : the telegraph and the North American frontier / James Schwoch
    TK 5123.6 S39 2018
    The completion of the Transcontinental Telegraph in 1861 completed telegraphy's mile-by-mile trek across the West. In addition to linking the coasts, the telegraph represented an extraordinary American effort in many fields of endeavor to know, act upon, and control a continent. Merging new research with bold reinterpretation, James Schwoch details the unexplored dimensions of the frontier telegraph and its impact. The westward spread of telegraphy entailed encounters with environments that challenged Americans to acquire knowledge of natural history, climate, and a host of other fields. Telegraph codes and ciphers, meanwhile, became important political, military, and economic secrets. Schwoch shows how the government's use of commercial networks drove a relationship between the two sectors that served increasingly expansionist aims. He also reveals the telegraph's role in securing high ground and encouraging surveillance. Both became vital aspects of the American effort to contain, and conquer, the West's indigenous peoples--and part of a historical arc of concerns about privacy, data gathering, and surveillance that remains pertinent today. Entertaining and enlightening, Wired into Nature explores an unknown history of the West.

  • Photography and other media in the nineteenth century / edited by Nicoletta Leonardi and Simone Natale
    TR 15 P4795 2018

    In this volume, leading scholars of photography and media examine photography's vital role in the evolution of media and communication in the nineteenth century.

    In the first half of the nineteenth century, the introduction of telegraphy, the development of a cheaper and more reliable postal service, the rise of the mass-circulation press, and the emergence of the railway dramatically changed the way people communicated and experienced time and space. Concurrently, photography developed as a medium that changed how images were produced and circulated. Yet, for the most part, photography of the era is studied outside the field of media history. The contributors to this volume challenge those established disciplinary boundaries as they programmatically explore the intersections of photography and "new media" during a period of fast-paced change. Their essays look at the emergence and early history of photography in the context of broader changes in the history of communications; the role of the nascent photographic press in photography's infancy; and the development of photographic techniques as part of a broader media culture that included the mass-consumed novel, sound recording, and cinema.

    Featuring essays by noteworthy historians in photography and media history, this discipline-shifting examination of the communication revolution of the nineteenth century is an essential addition to the field of media studies.

    In addition to the editors, contributors to this volume are Geoffrey Batchen, Geoffrey Belknap, Lynn Berger, Jan von Brevern, Anthony Enns, André Gaudreault, Lisa Gitelman, David Henkin, Erkki Huhtamo, Philippe Marion, Peppino Ortoleva, Steffen Siegel, Richard Taws, and Kim Timby.

  • Public images : celebrity, photojournalism and the making of the tabloid press / Ryan Linkof
    TR 820 L5435 2018
    No Marketing Blurb

  • Sport nutrition / Asker Jeukendrup, Michael Gleeson
    TX 361 A8 J48 2019

    Sport Nutrition, Third Edition, presents the principles and rationale for current nutrition guidelines for athletes. Using a physiological basis, this text provides an in-depth look at the science behind sport nutrition. Students will come away with an understanding of nutrition as it relates to sport and the influence of nutrition on performance, training, and recovery.

    This text is organized with the student in mind, with content sequenced in a logical order that puts building blocks in place to facilitate greater comprehension as more advanced topics are introduced. The book moves from general principles of nutrition and nutrient requirements to estimating and fulfilling energy needs with the appropriate combinations of macronutrients and micronutrients. Supplements are addressed from a scientific standpoint, followed by the influence of nutrition on training adaptations, immune function, body composition, weight management, and eating disorders. The new chapter on personalized nutrition covers periodized nutrition, gender differences, and special populations (young athletes, older athletes, and diabetic athletes) and offers practical examples from specific sports.

    This third edition contains revised and expanded information to keep students current on the latest findings in sport nutrition:

    - Updated nutrition guidelines

    - A new chapter on personalized nutrition that helps readers move from theory into practice as they better understand how to customize nutrition based on an individual's unique background and needs

    - Addition of practical carbohydrate intake guidelines for athletes in a wide variety of sports

    - Updated information on protein metabolism and recommendations on the type, amount, and timing of protein intake to maximize training adaptation

    - Developments from the field of molecular biology that explain how adaptations to exercise training are influenced by nutrition

    - Expanded coverage of the rapidly developing field of immunonutrition

    Sport Nutrition, Third Edition, includes a number of tools to facilitate student learning. More than 300 figures, tables, and photos offer visual illustration of important concepts, methods, and research findings. Updated and new sidebars provide in-depth coverage of selected topics, making it easier to grasp the scientific concepts presented. Each chapter also includes learning objectives and key points to help students retain the information.

    In addition to being mindful of students, the authors remained conscious of the needs of instructors. With years of experience in teaching sport nutrition, the authors constructed chapters in a natural progression, making class lectures easier to prepare and deliver. Instructors will also find an ancillary package consisting of an instructor guide, test package, and presentation package plus image bank to further support their efforts.

    More than a simple prescription of recommendations, Sport Nutrition, Third Edition, offers a systematic presentation of the science supporting nutrition guidelines. It is an ideal book to provide a comprehensive understanding of nutrition as it relates to sport, exercise performance, training, and recovery.

  • Molecular machines : a materials science approach / Giovanni Zocchi
    TP 248.25 M645 Z63 2018

    Molecular Machines presents a dynamic new approach to the physics of enzymes and DNA from the perspective of materials science. Unified around the concept of molecular deformability--how proteins and DNA stretch, fold, and change shape--this book describes the complex molecules of life from the innovative perspective of materials properties and dynamics, in contrast to structural or purely chemical approaches. It covers a wealth of topics, including nonlinear deformability of enzymes and DNA; the chemo-dynamic cycle of enzymes; supra-molecular constructions with internal stress; nano-rheology and viscoelasticity; and chemical kinetics, Brownian motion, and barrier crossing. Essential reading for researchers in materials science, engineering, and nanotechnology, the book also describes the landmark experiments that have established the materials properties and energy landscape of large biological molecules.

    Molecular Machines is also ideal for the classroom. It gives graduate students a working knowledge of model building in statistical mechanics, making it an essential resource for tomorrow's experimentalists in this cutting-edge field. In addition, mathematical methods are introduced in the bio-molecular context--for example, DNA conformational transitions are used to illustrate the transfer matrix formalism. The result is a generalized approach to mathematical problem solving that enables students to apply their findings more broadly.

    Molecular Machines represents the next leap forward in nanoscience, as researchers strive to harness proteins, enzymes, and DNA as veritable machines in medicine, technology, and beyond.

  • Théorie et conception des filtres analogiques : avec MATLAB / Christian S. Gargour, Marcel Gabrea, David Bensoussan et Venkat Ramachandran
    TK 7872 F5 G37 2018

  • India : contemporary photographic and new media art / conceived and edited by Steven Evans, Sunil Gupta ; introduction, Steven Evans ; essays, Zahid R. Chaudhary, Sunil Gupta, Nada Raza, Gayatri Sinha
    TR 645 H8 I53 2018
    INDIA: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art will present 48 contemporary artists and collectives working in dialogue with the long history and emergent future of India and its people. The book will focus on the contemporary moment, and a range of approaches will be included, including art photography, contemporary practices, installation, moving image, journalistic and documentary photography. Themes include caste and class, the partitioning of the sub-continent, gender and sexuality, conflict, religion, nationalism, new technologies and developments, the environment, human settlement, and migration."As a large, multilingual subcontinent, India has always relied on images to maintain a cohesive whole across myriad subcultures, regions, castes and languages. The introduction of photomechanical imaging in the nineteenth century enabled the rapid reproduction and dissemination of both spiritual and scientific ideals," states author and editor Sunil Gupta, continuing, "Photography for most of its history was too expensive and technical and was left in the hands of 'experts' -- until the birth of digital technologies. The book will address the legacy of the last twenty years, a period when photography and moving image media have been consistently included within critical exhibitions of fine art."INDIA: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art is edited by Steven Evans, curator and FotoFest Executive Director and Sunil Gupta, Delhi-born artist and curator. The book is introduced by Steven Evans and includes essays from experts on the region and contemporary art: Zahid R. Chaudhary, Sunil Gupta and Gayatri Sinha.

  • Project management, planning and control : managing engineering, construction and manufacturing projects to PMI, APM and BSI standards / Albert Lester
    T 58.8 L37 2017

    Project Management, Planning and Control, Managing Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM and BSI Standards, Seventh Editions an established and widely recommended project management handbook.

    Building on its clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, this seventh edition includes new advice on information management, including big data, communication, dispute resolution, project governance, and BIM.

    Ideal for those studying for Project Management Professional (PMP) qualifications, the book is aligned with the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association of Project Management (APM), and includes questions and answers to help users test their understanding.

  • Skills for engineering and built environment students : university to career / John W. Davies
    TR 65 D285 2016
    There are a lot of important skills needed for a career in engineering. As well as academic skills, future engineers need to be able to present data, work in project teams, carry out experiments, problem solve and write reports. This book emphasises the importance of these core skills, and supports engineering students as they successfully navigate their courses and move forward into a career of ongoing development.

    Written in a friendly and encouraging style, Skills for engineering and built environment students:
    * Provides guidance on both the study and the professional practice of engineering
    * Addresses common worries and pitfalls, debunking myths and demystifying jargon
    * Helps with milestones such as group projects, presentations, work placements and job interviews

    Supported by interviews with students, lecturers, young engineers and employers, Skills for engineering and built environment students guides students and early-career professionals through an important transition stage, thoroughly preparing them for the world of work.

  • Spacecraft dynamics and control : the embedded model control approach / Enrico Canuto, Carlo Novara, Luca Massotti, Donato Carlucci, Carlos Perez Montenegro
    TL 1050 C36 2018

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

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

  • Coulson and Richardson's chemical engineering. Sohrab Rohani, volume editor ; [authors], Sohrab Rohani [and 9 others]
    TP 155.75 C68 2017

    Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering: Volume 3B: Process Control, Fourth Edition, covers reactor design, flow modeling, and gas-liquid and gas-solid reactions and reactors.

  • Multirate digital signal processing / Ronald E. Crochiere, Lawrence R. Rabiner
    TK 5102.5 C76 1983
    Intended for a one-semester advanced graduate course in digital signal processing or as a reference for practicing engineers and researchers.
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