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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.


  • Design, representations, and processing for additive manufacturing / Marco Attene and Marco Livesu, Sylvain Lefebvre and Jonàs Martínez, Thomas Funkhouser, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, and Amit Haim Bermano, Stefano Ellero
    TS 155.63 A883 2018eb
    The wide diffusion of 3D printing technologies continuously calls for effective solutions for designing and fabricating objects of increasing complexity. The so called "computational fabrication" pipeline comprises all the steps necessary to turn a design idea into a physical object, and this book describes the most recent advancements in the two fundamental phases along this pipeline: design and process planning. We examine recent systems in the computer graphics community that allow us to take a design idea from conception to a digital model, and classify algorithms that are necessary to turn such a digital model into an appropriate sequence of machining instructions.

  • Smart charging and anti-idling systems / Yanjun Huang, Soheil Mohagheghi Fard, Milad Khazraee, Hong Wang, and Amir Khajepour
    TL 272 H827 2018eb

    As public attention on energy conservation and emission reduction has increased in recent years, engine idling has become a growing concern due to its low efficiency and high emissions. Service vehicles equipped with auxiliary systems, such as refrigeration, air conditioning, PCs, and electronics, usually have to idle to power them. The number of service vehicles (e.g. public-school-tour buses, delivery-refrigerator trucks, police cars, ambulances, armed vehicles, firefighter vehicles) is increasing significantly with tremendous social development. Therefore, introducing new anti-idling solutions is inevitably vital for controlling energy unsustainability and poor air quality. There are a few books about the idling disadvantages and anti-idling solutions. Most of them are more concerned with different anti-idling technologies and their effects on the society rather than elaborating an anti-idling system design considering different applications and limitations. There is still much room to improve existing anti-idling technologies and products.

    In this book, we took a service vehicle, refrigerator truck, as an example to demonstrate the whole process of designing, optimizing, controlling, and developing a smart charging system for the anti-idling purpose. The proposed system cannot only electrify the auxiliary systems to achieve anti-idling, but also utilize the concepts of regenerative braking and optimal charging strategy to arrive at an optimum solution. Necessary tools, algorithms, and methods are illustrated and the benefits of the optimal anti-idling solution are evaluated.


  • Cable-driven parallel robots : theory and application / Andreas Pott
    TJ211.4152

  • Airborne wind energy : advances in technology development and research / Roland Schmehl, editor
    TJ820

    This book provides in-depth coverage of the latest research and development activities concerning innovative wind energy technologies intended to replace fossil fuels on an economical basis. A characteristic feature of the various conversion concepts discussed is the use of tethered flying devices to substantially reduce the material consumption per installed unit and to access wind energy at higher altitudes, where the wind is more consistent.

    The introductory chapter describes the emergence and economic dimension of airborne wind energy. Focusing on "Fundamentals, Modeling & Simulation", Part I includes six contributions that describe quasi-steady as well as dynamic models and simulations of airborne wind energy systems or individual components. Shifting the spotlight to "Control, Optimization & Flight State Measurement", Part II combines one chapter on measurement techniques with five chapters on control of kite and ground stations, and two chapters on optimization. Part III on "Concept Design & Analysis" includes three chapters that present and analyze novel harvesting concepts as well as two chapters on system component design. Part IV, which centers on "Implemented Concepts", presents five chapters on established system concepts and one chapter about a subsystem for automatic launching and landing of kites. In closing, Part V focuses with four chapters on "Technology Deployment" related to market and financing strategies, as well as on regulation and the environment.

    The book builds on the success of the first volume "Airborne Wind Energy" (Springer, 2013), and offers a self-contained reference guide for researchers, scientists, professionals and students. The respective chapters were contributed by a broad variety of authors: academics, practicing engineers and inventors, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.


  • Tribological study of nanoparticles enriched bio-based lubricants for piston ring-cylinder interaction / Mubashir Gulzar
    TJ1075

  • Numerical simulation for next generation thermal power plants / Falah Alobaid
    TJ164

  • Proceedings of the Pacific Rim Statistical Conference for Production Engineering : big data, production engineering and statistics / Dongseok Choi, Daeheung Jang, Tze Leung Lai, Youngjo Lee, Ying Lu, Jun Ni, Peter Qian, Peihua Qiu, George Tiao, editors
    TS176

  • The design and engineering of Curiosity : how the Mars Rover performs its job / Emily Lakdawalla
    TL875

  • Gemini flies! : unmanned flights and the first manned mission / David J. Shayler
    TL789.8.U62

  • Programming LEGO® EV3 my blocks : teaching concepts and preparing for FLL® Competition / Gene Harding
    TJ211.15

  • Permanent magnet spherical motors : model and field based approaches for design, sensing and control / Kun Bai, Kok-Meng Lee
    TJ250

  • Feed-in tariffs and the economics of renewable energy / Yoshihiro Yamamoto
    TJ808

  • Ejectors for efficient refrigeration : design, applications and computational fluid dynamics / Giuseppe Grazzini, Adriano Milazzo, Federico Mazzelli
    TJ901

  • Robotic tactile perception and understanding : a sparse coding method / Huaping Liu, Fuchun Sun
    TJ211.43

  • Nonlinear circuits and systems for neuro-inspired robot control / Luca Patanè, Roland Strauss, Paolo Arena
    TJ211.35

  • Energy management -- collective and computational intelligence with theory and applications / Cengiz Kahraman, Gülgün Kayakutlu, editors
    TJ163.3

  • Initial Airworthiness Determining the Acceptability of New Airborne Systems / by Guy Gratton
    TL671.1 .G73 2017eb

  • Renewable and Sustainable Materials in Green Technology by Mohd Firdaus Yhaya, Husnul Azan Tajarudin, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad
    TJ807

  • Automotive chassis engineering / David C Barton, John D Fieldhouse
    TL255

  • Sustainable Innovations in Textile Chemistry and Dyes edited by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    TS1300

  • Blade-Pitch Control for Wind Turbine Load Reductions by Wai Hou (Alan) Lio
    TJ807

  • Discrete-time sliding mode control for networked control system by Dipesh H. Shah, Axaykumar Mehta
    TJ213

  • Advanced Noncontact Cutting and Joining Technologies Micro- and Nano-manufacturing / by Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi
    TJ241

  • Integrated Uncertainty in Knowledge Modelling and Decision Making 6th International Symposium, IUKM 2018, Hanoi, Vietnam, March 15-17, 2018, Proceedings / edited by Van-Nam Huynh, Masahiro Inuiguchi, Dang Hung Tran, Thierry Denoeux
    TJ210.2

  • Solar Photovoltaics Technology, System Design, Reliability and Viability / by N.D. Kaushika, Anuradha Mishra, Anil K. Rai
    TJ807

  • Model-reference adaptive control : a primer / Nhan T. Nguyen
    TJ217 .N48 2018eb

  • Automatic control systems in biomedical engineering : an interactive educational approach / J. Fernández de Cañete, C. Galindo, J. Barbancho, A. Luque
    TJ213

  • Investigation of correction methods for interference effects in open-jet wind tunnels / Oliver Fischer
    TL567.W5

  • Wind energy exploitation in urban environment : TUrbWind 2017 Colloquium / Lorenzo Battisti, Mosè Ricci, editors
    TJ828

  • Propeller programming : using Assembler, Spin, and C / Sridhar Anandakrishnan
    TJ223.P76

  • A quadratic constraint approach to model predictive control of interconnected systems / Anthony Tri Tran C., Quang Ha
    TJ217.6

  • Passenger car tires and wheels : development -- manufacturing -- application / Günter Leister
    TL270

  • Advances in mechanical engineering : selected contributions from the Conference "Modern Engineering: Science and Education", Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 2017 / Alexander N. Evgrafov, editor
    TJ5

  • Micro Newton thruster development : direct thrust measurements and thruster downscaling / Franz Georg Hey
    TL782

  • Love and sex with robots : third International Conference, LSR 2017, London, UK, December 19-20, 2017, Revised selected papers / Adrian David Cheok, David Levy (eds.)
    TJ211.49

  • Energy and fuel systems integration / Yatish T. Shah
    TJ 163.13 S475 2016
    Energy and Fuel Systems Integrationexplains how growing energy and fuel demands, paired with the need for environmental preservation, require different sources of energy and fuel to cooperate and integrate with each other rather than simply compete. Providing numerous examples of energy and fuel systems integration success stories, this book: Discusses the use of different mixtures of fuels for combustion, gasification, liquefaction, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion processes Describes the use of hybrid nuclear and renewable energy systems for power and heat cogenerations with nonelectrical applications Details the holistic integration of renewable, nuclear, and fossil energy systems by gas, heat, and smart electrical grids

    Energy and Fuel Systems Integrationemphasizes the many advantages of these integrated systems, including sustainability, flexibility for optimization and scale-up, and more efficient use of storage, transportation, and delivery infrastructures.


  • Instrument and automation engineers' handbook / Bela Liptak, editor-in-chief ; Kriszta Venczel, volume editor
    TS 156.8 I56 2017

    The Instrument and Automation Engineers' Handbook (IAEH) is the #1 process automation handbook in the world. Volume two of the Fifth Edition, Analysis and Analyzers , describes the measurement of such analytical properties as composition.

    Analysis and Analyzers is an invaluable resource that describes the availability, features, capabilities, and selection of analyzers used for determining the quality and compositions of liquid, gas, and solid products in many processing industries. It is the first time that a separate volume is devoted to analyzers in the IAEH. This is because, by converting the handbook into an international one, the coverage of analyzers has almost doubled since the last edition.

    Analysis and Analyzers:

    Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various process analyzer designs Offers application- and method-specific guidance for choosing the best analyzer Provides tables of analyzer capabilities and other practical information at a glance Contains detailed descriptions of domestic and overseas products, their features, capabilities, and suppliers, including suppliers' web addresses

    Complete with 82 alphabetized chapters and a thorough index for quick access to specific information, Analysis and Analyzers is a must-have reference for instrument and automation engineers working in the chemical, oil/gas, pharmaceutical, pollution, energy, plastics, paper, wastewater, food, etc. industries.

    About the eBook
    The most important new feature of the IAEH, Fifth Edition is its availability as an eBook. The eBook provides the same content as the print edition, with the addition of thousands of web addresses so that readers can reach suppliers or reference books and articles on the hundreds of topics covered in the handbook. This feature includes a complete bidders' list that allows readers to issue their specifications for competitive bids from any or all potential product suppliers.


  • Water for energy and fuel production / Yatish T. Shah
    TJ 840 S435 2014

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

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

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

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


  • Synthetics, mineral oils, and bio-based lubricants : chemistry and technology / [edited by] Leslie R. Rudnick
    TJ 1077 S55 2006
    As the field of tribology has evolved, the lubrication industry is also progressing at an extraordinary rate. Updating the author's bestselling publication, Synthetic Lubricants and High-Performance Functional Fluids, this book features the contributions of over 60 specialists, ten new chapters, and a new title to reflect the evolving nature of the field: Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants: Chemistry and Technology.

    The book contains chapters on all major lubricant fluids used in a wide range of applications. For each type of lubricant, the authors discuss the historical development, chemistry, properties, performance features, manufacturing, marketing, economics, applications requiring those fluids, and trends in the market. New chapters cover ground-breaking topics including cyclohydrocarbons, gas-to-liquids (GTL), natural oils as lubricants, chemically modified vegetable oils, the biotechnological enhancement of soybean oil, automatic and continuously variable transmission fluids, environmentally friendly hydraulic fluids, fire-resistant hydraulic fluids, vegetable oil-based engine oils, magnetizable fluids, lubricants for the disk drive industry, fluids for food-grade applications, the critical cleaning of advanced lubricants from surfaces, and diesel automotive trends.

    In a single, unique volume, Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricantsoffers property and performance information of fluids, theoretical and practical background to their current applications, and strong indicators for global market trends that will influence the industry for years to come.


  • Thermal energy : sources, recovery, and applications / Yatish T. Shah
    TJ 260 S53 2018

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

  • The science of renewable energy / Frank R. Spellman
    TJ 808 S685 2016

    Latest Edition Explores Fresh, New Alternatives to Fossil Fuels

    The Science of Renewable Energy, Second Editiontakes a look at ways to produce sustainable and reliable energy sources and presents practical examples along with scientific methods, models, observations, and tools. Developed by esteemed author Frank R. Spellman, this book includes input from industry experts offering guidance and direction on obtaining self-replenishing energy from natural processes. The book focuses on the various forms of renewable energy derived from natural processes that are constantly replenished: solar energy, wind energy, ocean energy, wave energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, biomass energy, hydropower energy, biofuels, and hydrogen fuel cells.

    New in the Second Edition:

    Updates each chapter with current information including the latest innovations Elaborates on energy basics Adds important energy parameters dealing with both fossil fuel supplies and renewable resources (energy units as they apply to fossil fuel energy and renewable energy) Expands each chapter to include both the pros and cons of renewable energy production and use

    The Science of Renewable Energy, Second Edition focuses on the production of clean and efficient energy sources and serves as a reference to undergraduates in renewable energy courses as well as non-specialists within the energy industries.


  • Synthetic lubricants and high-performance functional fluids
    TJ 1077 S96 1999

    Offers state-of-the-art information on all the major synthetic fluids, describing established products as well as highly promising experimental fluids with commercial potential. This second edition contains chapters on polyinternalolefins, polymer esters, refrigeration lubes, polyphenyl ethers, highly refined mineral oils, automotive gear oils and industrial gear oils. The book also assesses automotive, industrial, aerospace, environmental, and commercial trends in Europe, Asia, South America, and the US.


  • Instrument engineers' handbook. Bela G. Liptak, editor-in-chief
    TS 156.8 I57 2006
    The latest update to Bela Liptak's acclaimed "bible" of instrument engineering is now available. Retaining the format that made the previous editions bestsellers in their own right, the fourth edition of Process Control and Optimization continues the tradition of providing quick and easy access to highly practical information. The authors are practicing engineers, not theoretical people from academia, and their from-the-trenches advice has been repeatedly tested in real-life applications. Expanded coverage includes descriptions of overseas manufacturer's products and concepts, model-based optimization in control theory, new major inventions and innovations in control valves, and a full chapter devoted to safety. With more than 2000 graphs, figures, and tables, this all-inclusive encyclopedic volume replaces an entire library with one authoritative reference. The fourth edition brings the content of the previous editions completely up to date, incorporates the developments of the last decade, and broadens the horizons of the work from an American to a global perspective.

    Béla G. Lipták speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel.


  • Instrument engineers' handbook. Bela G. Liptak, editor-in-chief
    TS 156.8 I57 2003
    Unsurpassed in its coverage, usability, and authority since its first publication in 1969, the three-volume Instrument Engineers' Handbook continues to be the premier reference for instrument engineers around the world. It helps users select and implement hundreds of measurement and control instruments and analytical devices and design the most cost-effective process control systems that optimize production and maximize safety.

    Now entering its fourth edition, Volume 1: Process Measurement and Analysis is fully updated with increased emphasis on installation and maintenance consideration. Its coverage is now fully globalized with product descriptions from manufacturers around the world.

    Béla G. Lipták speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel.


  • Texturising : Defects, Causes, Effects, Remedies and Prevention through Quality Management / by H.V. Sreenivasamurthy and B. Purushothama
    TS 1449 S64 2017

  • Thermodynamic cycles : computer-aided design and optimization / Chih Wu
    TJ 265 W825 2004
    This reference illustrates the efficacy of CyclePad software for enhanced simulation of thermodynamic devices and cycles. It improves thermodynamic studies by reducing calculation time, ensuring design accuracy, and allowing for case-specific analyses. Offering a wide-range of pedagogical aids, chapter summaries, review problems, and worked examples, this reference offers a user-friendly and effective approach to thermodynamic processes and computer-based experimentation and design. Thermodynamic Cycles allows students to change any parameter and understand its effect on device performance, run experiments and investigate results, and run valuable sensitivity and cost-benefit analyses.

  • Rubber recycling / [edited by] Sadhan K. De, Avraam I. Isayev, Klementina Khait
    TS 1892 R7725 2005
    The safe disposal and reuse of industrial and consumer rubber waste continues to pose a serious threat to environmental safety and health, despite the fact that the technology now exits for its effective recycling and reuse. Mountains of used tires confirm the belief that chemically crosslinked rubber is one of the most difficult materials to recycle. That coupled with a long history of failed attempts to create quality products from crumb rubber has resulted in such a resistance to new ideas concerning rubber recycling that very little literature on the subject has even seen the light of day.

    Rubber Recycling is one of those rare books that has the potential to directly impact our ecological well-being. The editors of this important volume have filled a void in technological responsibility by bringing together a group of international experts who, using substantial research evidence, prove that the utilization of recycled rubber is not just desirable, but is also quite feasible and profitable.

    This text provides a thorough overview of the fundamentals of rubber and the challenges of recycling. However, the heart of the book lies in its detailed explanation of the various processes currently available to breakdown, recycle, and reuse crosslinked rubber. These include --
    Unconventional polymer recycling
    High-pressure, high-temperature sintering
    Ultrasonic and non ultrasonic devulcanization
    The use of tire particles as replacement aggregates for low-strength concrete material
    The utilization of powdered rubber waste in the production of rubber compounds
    The future potential for recycling waste rubber by blending it with waste plastics

    Never forgetting that these technologies are meaningless without industry participation, the book concludes with a highly practical discussion on how present market demands can be met with recycled rubber.

  • Industrial burners handbook / edited by Charles E. Baukal, Jr
    TJ 254.5 I517 2004

    Rapid development in the field precipitated by the increased demand for clean burner systems has made the Industrial Burners Handbookinto the field's go-toresource. With this resource, bestselling author, editor, and combustion expert Charles Baukal, Jr. has put together a comprehensive reference dedicated to the design and applications of industrial burners. In addition to a solid introduction to combustion and burner fundamentals, an outstanding panel of contributing authors address all major burner types and explore a range of topics never before adequately covered in a handbook, including noise, burner controls, and physical modeling.


  • Energy resources : availability, management, and environmental impacts / Kenneth J. Skipka, Louis Theodore
    TJ 163.2 S6138 2014

    The Energy Problem

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

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

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

    A Template for Developing an Energy Policy

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

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


  • Renewable resources and renewable energy : a global challenge / edited by Paolo Fornasiero and Mauro Graziani
    TJ 808 R458 2012
    As energy demands continue to surge worldwide, the need for more efficient and environmentally neutral energy production also becomes increasingly apparent. Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy: A Global Challenge presents a well-rounded perspective on the development of bio-based feedstocks, biodegradable plastics, hydrogen energy, fuel cells, and other aspects related to renewable resources and sustainable energy production.

    The book first examines the transformation of bio-based renewable feedstock into valuable, clean, and economically attractive products. It explains the catalytic processes involved and surveys the relevant commercial technologies that are available. The book highlights how these technologies can be used for efficient waste management solutions, particularly for the synthetic polymers industry, as well as energy production. The authors also pay particular attention to current trends for hydrogen-based and fuel cell-based technologies and provide real-world case studies of renewable energy projects in Asia and South America.

    An accessible reference for both scientists and non-scientists, Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy offers valuable insight into the chemical processes and practical considerations as well as the advantages, challenges, and opportunities for developing these technologies and achieving more sustainable energy production.


  • Rubber curing and properties / Jean-Maurice Vergnaud, Iosif-Daniel Rosca
    TS 1891 V47 2009

    Featuring the work one of the world's foremost authorities on rubber curing, this uniquely comprehensive resource provides valuable data that will allow researchers and engineers to find solutions to their own curing problems. It delves into a variety of current evaluation practices for unvulcanized and vulcanized rubber and curing methods, including the use of molds and injection molding. It also explores a number of solutions to on-going challenges with recycling scrap rubber. In all cases, theoretical treatments are offered in a didactic manner, so that readers not fully familiar with the terms can, nevertheless, easily understand the developments in this field.


  • Dual-fuel diesel engines / Ghazi A. Karim
    TJ 797 K37 2015

    Dual-Fuel Diesel Engines offers a detailed discussion of different types of dual-fuel diesel engines, the gaseous fuels they can use, and their operational practices. Reflecting cutting-edge advancements in this rapidly expanding field, this timely book:

    Explains the benefits and challenges associated with internal combustion, compression ignition, gas-fueled, and premixed dual-fuel engines Explores methane and natural gas as engine fuels, as well as liquefied petroleum gases, hydrogen, and other alternative fuels Examines safety considerations, combustion of fuel gases, and the conversion of diesel engines to dual-fuel operation Addresses dual-fuel engine combustion, performance, knock, exhaust emissions, operational features, and management Describes dual-fuel engine operation on alternative fuels and the predictive modeling of dual-fuel engine performance

    Dual-Fuel Diesel Engines covers a variety of engine sizes and areas of application, with an emphasis on the transportation sector. The book provides a state-of-the-art reference for engineering students, practicing engineers, and scientists alike.


  • Advanced heat transfer / Greg F. Naterer
    TJ 260 N34285 2018

    Advanced Heat Transfer, Second Edition provides a comprehensive presentation of intermediate and advanced heat transfer, and a unified treatment including both single and multiphase systems. It provides a fresh perspective, with coverage of new emerging fields within heat transfer, such as solar energy and cooling of microelectronics. Conductive, radiative and convective modes of heat transfer are presented, as are phase change modes. Using the latest solutions methods, the text is ideal for the range of engineering majors taking a second-level heat transfer course/module, which enables them to succeed in later coursework in energy systems, combustion, and chemical reaction engineering.


  • Biobased industrial fluids and lubricants / Sevim Z. Erhan and Joseph M. Perez, editors
    TJ 1075 B49 2002

  • Environment, energy and applied technology / editors, Wen-Pei Sung, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, Jimmy (C.M.) Kao, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    TJ 808.5 I58 2014
    This proceedings volume brings together selected peer-reviewed papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Frontier of Energy and Environment Engineering. Topics covered include energy efficiency and energy management, energy exploration and exploitation, power generation technologies, water pollution and protection, air pollution and protection and environmental engineering and management among others. This volume will be of interest to a global audience consisting of academic researchers, industry professionals and policy-makers active in the wide field of energy and environmental engineering.

  • Vacuum : science, technology and applications / Pramod K. Naik
    TJ 940 N35 2018

  • Control for aluminum production and other processing industries / Mark Philip Taylor, John J.J. Chen, Brent Richmond Young
    TS 556 T39 2014

    An uncomfortable observation in the Shift Logs and Process Control records of most aluminum smelting plants is that process control failures, large and small, happen every day. Although only a small fraction of these failures give rise to catastrophic events, the difference between a disaster we read about and a failure which, although expensive, has no irreversible consequences, is only chance.

    Control for Aluminum Production and Other Processing Industries exemplifies new control thinking fused with an understanding of process variability, and how to diagnose abnormalities and their causes in aluminum production plants. Many real life examples in the book demonstrate the importance of human behavior and a scientific, questioning approach in the control of a technologically complex process. Written from the perspective of production staff and management, the book also gives readers a view into the human aspects of accidents and their analogy with failures in control of production.

    Production plants regularly experience more control failures than successes and staff must continuously strive to establish stability and control of their process. Through on-the-job experiences of the authors and their industry colleagues, the control experiences described in this book provide readers with a foundation for building their own robust control rationale and a framework for avoidance of plant control problems.


  • Quantitative process control theory / Weidong Zhang
    TS 156.8 Z435 2011

    Quantitative Process Control Theoryexplains how to solve industrial system problems using a novel control system design theory. This easy-to-use theory does not require designers to choose a weighting function and enables the controllers to be designed or tuned for quantitative engineering performance indices such as overshoot.

    In each chapter, a summary highlights the main problems and results and exercises improve and test your understanding of the material. Mathematical proofs are provided for almost all the results while examples are based on actual situations in industrial plants involving a paper-making machine, heat exchanger, hot strip mill, maglev, nuclear reactor, distillation column/heavy oil fractionator, jacket-cooled reactor, missile, helicopter/plane, and anesthesia.

    Developed from the author's many years of research, this book takes a unique, practical approach for efficiently solving single-input and single-output (SISO) and multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) control system design issues for quantitative performance indices. With much of the material classroom-tested, the text is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, beginning researchers in robust control, and more seasoned engineers wanting to learn new design techniques.


  • Batch processes / Ekaterini Korovessi, Andreas A. Linninger
    TS 156.8 K65 2006
    Reduced time to market, lower production costs, and improved flexibility are critical success factors for batch processes. Their ability to handle variations in feedstock and product specifications has made them key to the operation of multipurpose facilities, and therefore quite popular in the specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and biotechnology-enabled products industries.
    The editors of Batch Processes analyze the design, development, operations, and control of batch processes -- providing answers to the most challenging and pressing problems associated with their use. They present a reference unique in its coverage of both process design and operations management issues. Leading experts from industry and academia contribute chapters that discuss batch process scheduling, design software tools, and the latest technologies, their implementation, and their respective advantages.
    The book is presented in four parts for easy reference. Part I, Batch Processing General Overview , introduces the topic and discusses batch processing industries. Part II, Batch Processing Design Issues , includes information on conceptual design and synthesis, reactors in bioindustries, distillation, crystallization, and pollution prevention. Part III, Batch Processing Management , informs the reader on modeling and optimization, planning and scheduling, monitoring and control, and supply chain management. Part IV, Future of Batch Processing , offers concluding remarks and contemplates the future of batch processing.

  • Handbook for critical cleaning / edited by Barbara Kanegsberg, Edward Kanegsberg
    TS 654 H36 2011

    NOTE: This set consists of two volumes: Cleaning Agents and Systemsand Applications, Processes, and Controls

    Should you clean your product during manufacturing? If so, when and how? Cleaning is essential for proper performance, optimal quality, and increased sales. Inadequate cleaning of product elements can lead to catastrophic failure of the entire system and serious hazards to individuals and the general public.

    Gain a competitive edge with proven cleaning and contamination-control strategies

    A decade after the bestselling original, the Handbook for Critical Cleaning, Second Editionhelps manufacturers meet today's challenges, providing practical information and perspective about cleaning chemistries, equipment, processes, and applications. With 90% new or revised chapters plus supplementary online material, the handbook has grown into two comprehensive volumes, Cleaning Agents and Systemsand Applications, Processes, and Controls.

    Helping manufacturers become more efficient and productive, these books:

    Show how to increase profitability and meet both existing and expected product demand Clarify the sea of print and Internet information about cleaning chemistries and techniques Address challenges of performance, miniaturization, and cost, as well as regulatory and supply chain pressures Offer clearly written guidance from the viewpoints of more than 70 leading industry contributors in technical, management, academic, and regulatory disciplines

    Overview chapters by the editors, industry icons Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg, meld the different viewpoints and compile and critique the options. The result is a complete, cohesive, balanced perspective that helps manufacturers better select, implement, and maintain a quality, value-added cleaning process.



  • Handbook for critical cleaning / edited by Barbara Kanegsberg, Edward Kanegsberg
    TS 654 H36 2011
    Applications, Processes, and Controlsis the second volume in the Handbook for Critical Cleaning, Second Edition.

    Should you clean your product during manufacturing? If so, when and how? Cleaning is essential for proper performance, optimal quality, and increased sales. Inadequate cleaning of product elements can lead to catastrophic failure of the entire system and serious hazards to individuals and the general public.

    Gain a competitive edge with proven cleaning and contamination-control strategies

    A decade after the bestselling original, the Handbook for Critical Cleaning, Second Editionhelps manufacturers meet today's challenges, providing practical information and perspective about cleaning chemistries, equipment, processes, and applications. With 90% new or revised chapters plus supplementary online material, the handbook has grown into two comprehensive volumes: Cleaning Agents and Systems, and Applications, Processes, and Controls.

    Helping manufacturers become more efficient and productive, these books:

    Show how to increase profitability and meet both existing and expected product demand Clarify the sea of print and Internet information about cleaning chemistries and techniques Address challenges of performance, miniaturization, and cost, as well as regulatory and supply chain pressures Offer clearly written guidance from the viewpoints of more than 70 leading industry contributors in technical, management, academic, and regulatory disciplines

    Overview chapters by the editors, industry icons Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg, meld the different viewpoints and compile and critique the options. The result is a complete, cohesive, balanced perspective that helps manufacturers better select, implement, and maintain a quality, value-added cleaning process.

    The second volume, Handbook for Critical Cleaning: Applications, Processes, and Controls, addresses how to implement, validate, monitor, and maintain a critical cleaning process. Topics include cleanrooms, materials compatibility, worker safety, sustainability, and environmental constraints. The book shows readers how to draw from diverse disciplines--including aerospace, art conservation, electronics, food, life sciences, military, optics, and semiconductors--to achieve superior productivity.


  • Advances in chemical propulsion : science to technology / edited by Gabriel D. Roy
    TL 783 A38 2002
    Complex, vast, and multidisciplinary, chemical propulsion has been the subject of extensive investigation over the past few decades. Under the leadership of Gabriel Roy, this has been particularly true at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), where his team has focused on the three primary goals of combustion research: improving the efficiency, increasing the range and speed, and reducing the emissions and signatures of combustion systems.

    Advances in Chemical Propulsion: Science to Technology reports on the progress achieved by the outstanding team of scientists and engineers participating in the ONR Propulsion Program. Its chapters, each written by the scientists who performed the research, cover all aspects of the combustion process, from chemical synthesis to reaction pathways of the fuel, from combustor performance to the reduction of emissions, from the sooting problem to thrust vectoring, and from diagnostics to control. They discuss the relevant issues, describe the approach used and the results obtained, and show how the findings can be extended to practical applications.

    Richly illustrated and carefully edited for clarity, uniformity, and readability, Advances in Chemical Propulsion offers a comprehensive survey of the field, from pre- to post-combustion. It suggests directions for new research efforts and reflects the state-of-the-art technologies and issues that have a direct impact on combustion systems, both present and future.

  • Process techniques for engineering high-performance materials / Tim Oberle
    TS 183 O24 2013

    Most processed materials retain a memory of their production process at the molecular level. Subtle changes in production--such as variations in temperature or the presence of impurities--can impart performance benefits or drawbacks to individual batches of products. Some product developers have taken advantage of this process dependency to tailor properties to specific customer needs. In other cases, poorly engineered processes have resulted in serious failures. Process Techniques for Engineering High-Performance Materials explores practical strategies to guide you in systematically developing, improving, and producing engineered materials.

    The book describes an R&D approach that is common to many material types, from polymers, biochemicals, metal alloys, and composites to coatings, ceramics, elastomers, and processed foods. Throughout, hundreds of examples illustrate successes and disasters in the history of materials development. These examples clearly show how product management and development tactics are constrained by the nature of the production process and the strategy of the company.

    The author offers practical advice on how to:

    Foster creativity in an industrial environment and avoid factors that unintentionally suppress technical innovation Develop products when the properties of the product are highly dependent on processing variables Avoid the inevitable scale-up problems that occur on process-dependent materials Get the most out of expensive trial work in a production plant environment Combine products into a systems solution to customer problems

    Highlighting important rules for product development, this book helps you better understand the mechanics of engineering processed materials and how to adjust your processes to improve performance.


  • Renewable resources and renewable energy : a global challenge / edited by Mauro Graziani, Paolo Fornasiero
    TJ 808 R458 2007
    As energy demands continue to surge worldwide, the need for more efficient and environmentally neutral energy production also becomes increasingly apparent. Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy: A Global Challenge presents a well-rounded perspective on the development of bio-based feedstocks, biodegradable plastics, hydrogen energy, fuel cells, and other aspects related to renewable resources and sustainable energy production.

    The book first examines the transformation of bio-based renewable feedstock into valuable, clean, and economically attractive products. It explains the catalytic processes involved and surveys the relevant commercial technologies that are available. The book highlights how these technologies can be used for efficient waste management solutions, particularly for the synthetic polymers industry, as well as energy production. The authors also pay particular attention to current trends for hydrogen-based and fuel cell-based technologies and provide real-world case studies of renewable energy projects in Asia and South America.

    An accessible reference for both scientists and non-scientists, Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy offers valuable insight into the chemical processes and practical considerations as well as the advantages, challenges, and opportunities for developing these technologies and achieving more sustainable energy production.


  • Lubricant additives : chemistry and applications / edited by Leslie R. Rudnick
    TJ 1077 L815 2003
    This text details the design of cost-effective, environmentally friendly lubricant additive technologies and components for the automotive, industrial, manufacturing, food, and aerospace industries. Presenting methods to improve the performance and stability of lubricants, protect metal surfaces against wear, and to control deposits and contaminants such as wear debris, sludge, acids, and peroxides, Lubricant Additives is a worthy addition to libraries used by mechanical, lubrication, chemical, automotive, aerospace, design, aeronautical, heat transfer, and petroleum engineers, tribologists, research and petroleum chemists, lubricant formulators, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines. It also contains a disk displaying current Internet resources for the lubricant industry.

  • Instrument engineers' handbook. Bela G. Liptak, editor-in-chief ; Halit Eren, volume editor
    TS 156.8 L57 2012

    Instrument Engineers' Handbook - Volume 3: Process Software and Digital Networks, Fourth Editionis the latest addition to an enduring collection that industrial automation (AT) professionals often refer to as the "bible." First published in 1970, the entire handbook is approximately 5,000 pages, designed as standalone volumes that cover the measurement (Volume 1), control (Volume 2), and software (Volume 3) aspects of automation.

    This fourth edition of the third volume provides an in-depth, state-of-the-art review of control software packages used in plant optimization, control, maintenance, and safety. Each updated volume of this renowned reference requires about ten years to prepare, so revised installments have been issued every decade, taking into account the numerous developments that occur from one publication to the next.

    Assessing the rapid evolution of automation and optimization in control systems used in all types of industrial plants, this book details the wired/wireless communications and software used. This includes the ever-increasing number of applications for intelligent instruments, enhanced networks, Internet use, virtual private networks, and integration of control systems with the main networks used by management, all of which operate in a linked global environment.

    Topics covered include:

    Advances in new displays, which help operators to more quickly assess and respond to plant conditions Software and networks that help monitor, control, and optimize industrial processes, to determine the efficiency, energy consumption, and profitability of operations Strategies to counteract changes in market conditions and energy and raw material costs Techniques to fortify the safety of plant operations and the security of digital communications systems

    This volume explores why the holistic approach to integrating process and enterprise networks is convenient and efficient, despite associated problems involving cyber and local network security, energy conservation, and other issues. It shows how firewalls must separate the business (IT) and the operation (automation technology, or AT) domains to guarantee the safe function of all industrial plants. This book illustrates how these concerns must be addressed using effective technical solutions and proper management policies and practices. Reinforcing the fact that all industrial control systems are, in general, critically interdependent, this handbook provides a wide range of software application examples from industries including: automotive, mining, renewable energy, steel, dairy, pharmaceutical, mineral processing, oil, gas, electric power, utility, and nuclear power.


  • Thermodynamics : processes and applications / Earl Logan, Jr
    TJ 265 L64 1999

    Provides a solid grounding in the basic principles of the science of thermodynamics proceeding to practical, hands-on applications in large-scale industrial settings. Presents myriad applications for power plants, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and turbomachinery. Features hundreds of helpful example problems and analytical exercises. Solutions manual is available to instructors.


  • Instrument engineers' handbook. Bela G. Liptak, editor-in-chief
    TS 156.8 I56 2002
    Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Third Edition: Volume Three: Process Software and Digital Networks provides an in-depth, state-of-the-art review of existing and evolving digital communications and control systems. While the book highlights the transportation of digital information by buses and networks, the total coverage doesn't stop there. It describes a variety of process-control software packages suited for plant optimization, maintenance, and safety related applications. In addition, topics include plant design and modernization, safety and operations related logic systems, and the design of integrated workstations and control centers. The book concludes with an appendix providing practical information such as bidders lists and addresses, steam tables, materials selection for corrosive services, and much more.

    If you buy the three-volume set of the Instrument Engineers Handbook, you will have everything a process control engineer or instrumentation technician needs. If you buy this volume, you will have at your fingertips all the software and digital network related information that is needed by I&C engineers. It will be the resource you reach for over and over again.

  • Advances in industrial heat transfer / edited by Alina Adriana Minea
    TJ 260 A3624 2013

    Advances in Industrial Heat Transferpresents the basic principles of industrial heat transfer enhancement. Serving as a reference and guide for future research, this book presents a complete approach, from redesigning equipment to the use of nanofluids in industry.

    Based on the latest methods of the experiment and their interpretation, this book presents a unified conception of the industrial heat transfer process and procedures which will help decrease global energy consumption. Containing both theoretical and practical results, the book uses text, pictures, graphs, and definitions to illustrate points and highlight concepts.


  • Synthetics, mineral oils, and bio-based lubricants : chemistry and technology / [edited by] Leslie R. Rudnick
    TJ 1077 S55 2013

    Highlighting the major economic and industrial changes in the lubrication industry since the first edition, Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants, Second Edition outlines the state of the art in each major lubricant application area. Chapters cover trends in the major industries, such as the use of lubricant fluids, growth or decline of market areas and applications, potential new applications, production capacities, and regulatory issues, including biodegradability, toxicity, and food production equipment lubrication.

    In a single, unique volume, Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants, Second Edition offers property and performance information of fluids, theoretical and practical background to their current applications, and strong indicators for global market trends that will influence the industry for years to come.


  • Instrument and automation engineers' handbook / Bela G. Liptak, editor-in-chief ; Kriszta Venczel, volume editor
    TS 156.8 I56 2017

    The Instrument and Automation Engineers' Handbook (IAEH) is the #1 process automation handbook in the world. Volume one of the Fifth Edition, Measurement and Safety , covers safety sensors and the detectors of physical properties.

    Measurement and Safety is an invaluable resource that:

    Describes the detectors used in the measurement of process variables Offers application- and method-specific guidance for choosing the best measurement device Provides tables of detector capabilities and other practical information at a glance Contains detailed descriptions of domestic and overseas products, their features, capabilities, and suppliers, including suppliers' web addresses

    Complete with 163 alphabetized chapters and a thorough index for quick access to specific information, Measurement and Safety is a must-have reference for instrument and automation engineers working in the chemical, oil/gas, pharmaceutical, pollution, energy, plastics, paper, wastewater, food, etc. industries.

    About the eBook
    The most important new feature of the IAEH, Fifth Edition is its availability as an eBook. The eBook provides the same content as the print edition, with the addition of thousands of web addresses so that readers can reach suppliers or reference books and articles on the hundreds of topics covered in the handbook. This feature includes a complete bidders' list that allows readers to issue their specifications for competitive bids from any or all potential product suppliers.


  • Handbook of wood chemistry and wood composites / edited by Roger M. Rowell
    TS 932 H36 2013

    Wood has played a major role throughout human history. Strong and versatile, the earliest humans used wood to make shelters, cook food, construct tools, build boats, and make weapons. Recently, scientists, politicians, and economists have renewed their interest in wood because of its unique properties, aesthetics, availability, abundance, and perhaps most important of all, its renewability. However, wood will not reach its highest use potential until we fully describe it, understand the mechanisms that control its performance properties, and, finally, are able to manipulate those properties to give us the desired performance we seek.

    The Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites analyzes the chemical composition and physical properties of wood cellulose and its response to natural processes of degradation. It describes safe and effective chemical modifications to strengthen wood against biological, chemical, and mechanical degradation without using toxic, leachable, or corrosive chemicals. Expert researchers provide insightful analyses of the types of chemical modifications applied to polymer cell walls in wood. They emphasize the mechanisms of reaction involved and resulting changes in performance properties including modifications that increase water repellency, fire retardancy, and resistance to ultraviolet light, heat, moisture, mold, and other biological organisms. The text also explores modifications that increase mechanical strength, such as lumen fill, monomer polymer penetration, and plasticization.

    The Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites concludes with the latest applications, such as adhesives, geotextiles, and sorbents, and future trends in the use of wood-based composites in terms of sustainable agriculture, biodegradability and recycling, and economics. Incorporating decades of teaching experience, the editor of this handbook is well-attuned to educational demands as well as industry standards and research trends.


  • Handbook for critical cleaning / editor-in-chief, Barbara Kanegsberg ; associate editor, Edward Kanegsberg
    TS 654 H36 2001
    With all the cleaning approaches available, how do you choose which one is best for your needs? Components manufacturers wonder which will provide a competitive edge. Chemists and engineers worry about the effect of any process modification on a critical component or on the stability of an irreplaceable antique.

    There is no silver bullet, no magic drop-in solution. The best approach is application specific and often location specific. Handbook for Critical Cleaning provides the tools you need to select the best approach in a rapidly changing world. Rigorous in its treatment of technical issues, broad in scope, and clearly written, the book includes cleaning agent options, cleaning systems/chemical and equipment integration, contamination control, cleanliness standards, analytical testing, process selection, implementation, and maintenance, specific applications areas, and regulatory considerations and outlook.

    Cleaning, which was once a simple decision among a few cleaning agents and types of equipment, is now recognized as a major factor in process control and product improvement. Choosing the best process involves an understanding of chemistry, engineering, safety and regulatory requirements, as well as a realistic assessment of the strengths and limitations of the local workforce. Handbook for Critical Cleaning shows you not only what processes are available and how to evaluate them, but how to customize cleaning procedures to meet your needs.

  • Efficiency and sustainability in the energy and chemical industries : scientific principles and case studies / Krishnan Sankaranarayanan, Hedzer J. van der Kooi, Jakob de Swaan Arons
    TJ 163.3 S93 2010

    Using classic thermodynamic principles as the point of departure, this new edition of a popular resource supplies the understanding and tools required to measure process efficiency and sustainability with much improved accuracy. Exploring the driving forces in the chemical and power industries, Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries: Scientific Principles and Case Studies, Second Editioninvestigates why losses occur and explains how to reduce such losses.

    Numerous case studies, examples, and problems illustrate the thermodynamic analysis of process performance to explain how to effectively analyze and optimize work flows and environmental resources. The authors compare the present industrial society with an emerging one in which mass production and consumption are in harmony with the natural environment through closure of material cycles.In this second edition, the book's structure of Basics, Thermodynamic Analysis of Processes, Case Studies, and Sustainabilityhas been unaffected, but a few additions have been made.

    New and updated information includes:

    A new chapter dedicated to the increasing levels of CO2emissions, with special attention to the removal and storage of CO2 A new chapter on the rapidly emerging hydrogen economy An extended chapter on lifecycle analysis that examines the fate of the quality of energy during the lifecycle Increased focus on integrating the environment into the thermodynamic analysis of the systems or processes considered New problem sets and exercises

    Complete with the keys to a quantification of process efficiency and sustainability, this cutting-edge resource is the ideal guide for those engaged in the transition from fossil-based fuels to renewable and sustainable energy sources using low-waste procedures.


  • Handbook for critical cleaning / edited by Barbara Kanegsberg, Edward Kanegsberg
    TS 654 H36 2011
    Cleaning Agents and Systemsis the first volume in the Handbook for Critical Cleaning, Second Edition.

    Should you clean your product during manufacturing? If so, when and how? Cleaning is essential for proper performance, optimal quality, and increased sales. Inadequate cleaning of product elements can lead to catastrophic failure of the entire system and serious hazards to individuals and the general public.

    Gain a competitive edge with proven cleaning and contamination-control strategies

    A decade after the bestselling original, the Handbook for Critical Cleaning, Second Editionhelps manufacturers meet today's challenges, providing practical information and perspective about cleaning chemistries, equipment, processes, and applications. With 90% new or revised chapters plus supplementary online material, the handbook has grown into two comprehensive volumes: Cleaning Agents and Systemsand Applications, Processes, and Controls.


    Helping manufacturers become more efficient and productive, these books:

    Show how to increase profitability and meet both existing and expected product demand Clarify the sea of print and Internet information about cleaning chemistries and techniques Address challenges of performance, miniaturization, and cost, as well as regulatory and supply chain pressures Offer clearly written guidance from the viewpoints of more than 70 leading industry contributors in technical, management, academic, and regulatory disciplines

    Overview chapters by the editors, industry icons Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg, meld the different viewpoints and compile and critique the options. The result is a complete, cohesive, balanced perspective that helps manufacturers better select, implement, and maintain a quality, value-added cleaning process.

    The first volume, Handbook for Critical Cleaning: Cleaning Agents and Systems, gives manufacturers a practical understanding of the variety and functions of cleaning chemistries and cleaning, rinsing, and drying equipment. Topics include aqueous, solvent, and "non-chemical" approaches. Readers can compare process costs, performance, and regulatory issues, and then choose their best option.


  • Tribocatalysis, Tribochemistry, and Tribocorrosion / Czeslaw Kajdas
    TJ 1075

  • Wind and solar based energy systems for communities / edited by Rupp Carriveau and David S-K. Ting
    TJ 808 W56 2018eb

    A sustainable community energy system is an approach to supplying a local community - ranging from a few homes or farms to entire cities - with its energy requirements from renewable energy or high-efficiency co-generation energy sources. Such systems are frequently based on wind power, solar power, biomass, either singly or in combination. Community energy projects have been growing in numbers in several key regions.

    This book provides an overview of existing and emerging community energy technologies. Topics covered include data-driven methods for prediction of small to medium wind turbines performance; optimisation of wind farms for communities; financing for community wind and photovoltaic project development; community-level solar thermal systems; solar water desalination for small communities; community solar photovoltaic projects; assessing wind loads for urban photovoltaic installations; design optimisation of multi-energy hubs for community energy projects; battery based storage for communities; power-to-gas and power-to-power for storage and ancillary services in urban areas; smart multi-energy microgrids; and conservation and demand management in community energy systems.

    Wind and Solar Based Energy Systems for Communities is essential reading for researchers and engineers working to develop community energy systems and advance the transition to a clean energy future.


  • Wearable exoskeleton systems : design, control and applications / edited by Shaoping Bai, Gurvinder S. Virk, and Thomas G. Sugar
    TJ 211.49 W43 2018eb
    In this book, the editors and authors report the recent advances and technology breakthroughs in exoskeleton developments. The book will be of interest to engineers and researchers in academia as well as manufacturing companies interested in developing new markets in wearable exoskeleton robotics. Topics covered include mechanism design and control involving close human-robot interaction scenarios, human motion intention detection and support, comfort and ergonomics, and safety regulations for various wearable robot applications.

  • Practical dispute resolution : a case study / Lennart Scharnell, Stuart Sabol
    TJ 778 S356 2018eb
    This case study explores actions of an account manager of an important maintenance agreement and a field service engineer, both newly assigned to resolve reliability issues with a set of gas turbines and a deteriorated relationship with their client. The case walks the reader through a logical and practical methodology from collection of data to proposing corrective actions in engineering and account management. The case study provides discussions on gas turbine combustion technology, combustion air emissions, commissioning, and performance degradation as background for the exercise. A reading assignment is included for understanding. Answers to exercises are provided to check comprehension. The authors propose using this case study in university study, or in industry as an individual or group assignment.
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