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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.


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

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Renewables : The Politics of a Global Energy Transition / Michaël Aklin and Johannes Urpelainen
    TJ 808 A454 2018eb

    A comprehensive political analysis of the rapid growth in renewable wind and solar power, mapping an energy transition through theory, case studies, and policy.

    Wind and solar are the most dynamic components of the global power sector. How did this happen? After the 1973 oil crisis, the limitations of an energy system based on fossil fuels created an urgent need to experiment with alternatives, and some pioneering governments reaped political gains by investing heavily in alternative energy such as wind or solar power. Public policy enabled growth over time, and economies of scale brought down costs dramatically. In this book, Michaël Aklin and Johannes Urpelainen offer a comprehensive political analysis of the rapid growth in renewable wind and solar power, mapping an energy transition through theory, case studies, and policy analysis.

    Aklin and Urpelainen argue that, because the fossil fuel energy system and political support for it are so entrenched, only an external shock--an abrupt rise in oil prices, or a nuclear power accident, for example--allows renewable energy to grow. They analyze the key factors that enable renewable energy to withstand political backlash, andt they draw on this analyisis to explain and predict the development of renewable energy in different countries over time. They examine the pioneering efforts in the United States, Germany, and Denmark after the 1973 oil crisis and other shocks; explain why the United States surrendered its leadership role in renewable energy; and trace the recent rapid growth of modern renewables in electricity generation, describing, among other things, the return of wind and solar to the United States. Finally, they apply the lessons of their analysis to contemporary energy policy issues.


  • Treasures Afoot : Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era / Kimberly S. Alexander
    TS 1000 A376 2018eb

    In Treasures Afoot , Kimberly S. Alexander introduces readers to the history of the Georgian shoe. Presenting a series of stories that reveal how shoes were made, sold, and worn during the long eighteenth century, Alexander traces the fortunes and misfortunes of wearers as their footwear was altered to accommodate poor health, flagging finances, and changing styles. She explores the lives and letters of clever apprentices, skilled cordwainers, wealthy merchants, and elegant brides, taking readers on a colorful journey from bustling London streets into ship cargo holds, New England shops, and, ultimately, to the homes of eager consumers.

    We trek to the rugged Maine frontier in the 1740s, where an aspiring lady promenades in her London-made silk brocade pumps; sail to London in 1765 to listen in as Benjamin Franklin and John Hose caution Parliament on the catastrophic effects of British taxes on the shoe trade; move to Philadelphia in 1775 as John Hancock presides over the Second Continental Congress while still finding time to order shoes and stockings for his fiancée's trousseau; and travel to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1789 to peer in on Sally Brewster Gerrish as she accompanies President George Washington to a dance wearing a brocaded silk buckle shoe featuring a cream ground and metallic threads.

    Interweaving biography and material culture with full-color photographs, this fascinating book raises a number of fresh questions about everyday life in early America: What did eighteenth-century British Americans value? How did they present themselves? And how did these fashionable shoes reveal their hopes and dreams? Examining shoes that have been preserved in local, regional, and national collections, Treasures Afoot demonstrates how footwear captures an important moment in American history while revealing a burgeoning American identity.


  • Streamliner : Raymond Loewy and Image-making in the Age of American Industrial Design / John Wall
    TS 140 L63 W35 2018eb

    Born in Paris in 1893 and trained as an engineer, Raymond Loewy revolutionized twentieth-century American industrial design. Combining salesmanship and media savvy, he created bright, smooth, and colorful logos for major corporations that included Greyhound, Exxon, and Nabisco. His designs for Studebaker automobiles, Sears Coldspot refrigerators, Lucky Strike cigarette packs, and Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives are iconic. Beyond his timeless designs, Loewy carefully built an international reputation through the assiduous courting of journalists and tastemakers to become the face of both a new profession and a consumer-driven vision of the American dream.

    In Streamliner , John Wall traces the evolution of an industry through the lens of Loewy's eclectic life, distinctive work, and invented persona. How, he asks, did Loewy build a business while transforming himself into a national brand a half century before "branding" became relevant? Placing Loewy in context with the emerging consumer culture of the latter half of the twentieth century, Wall explores how his approach to business complemented--or differed from--that of his well-known contemporaries, including industrial designers Henry Dreyfuss, Walter Teague, and Norman Bel Geddes. Wall also reveals how Loewy tailored his lifestyle to cement the image of "designer" in the public imagination, and why the self-promotion that drove Loewy to the top of his profession began to work against him at the end of his career. Streamliner is an important and engaging work on one of the longest-lived careers in industrial design.


  • Ignition! : An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants / by John D. Clark
    TL 785 C53 2017eb
    This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, and described as "a good book on rocket stuff...that's a really fun one" by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.

  • Animating Empire : Automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Early Modern World / Jessica Keating
    TJ 211 K43 2018eb

  • Power Struggles : Dignity, Value, and the Renewable Energy Frontier in Spain / Jaume Franquesa
    TJ 163.155 S7 F73 2018eb

    Wind energy is often portrayed as a panacea for the environmental and political ills brought on by an overreliance on fossil fuels, but this characterization may ignore the impact wind farms have on the regions that host them. Power Struggles investigates the uneven allocation of risks and benefits in the relationship between the regions that produce this energy and those that consume it.

    Jaume Franquesa considers Spain, a country where wind now constitutes the main source of energy production. In particular, he looks at the Southern Catalonia region, which has traditionally been a source of energy production through nuclear reactors, dams, oil refineries, and gas and electrical lines. Despite providing energy that runs the country, the region is still forced to the political and economic periphery as the power they produce is controlled by centralized, international Spanish corporations. Local resistance to wind farm installation in Southern Catalonia relies on the notion of dignity: the ability to live within one's means and according to one's own decisions. Power Struggles shows how, without careful attention, renewable energy production can reinforce patterns of exploitation even as it promises a fair and hopeful future.


  • Into the Extreme : U.S. Environmental Systems and Politics beyond Earth / Valerie Olson
    TL 1489 O47 2018eb

    The first book-length, in-depth ethnography of U.S. human spaceflight

    What if outer space is not outside the human environment but, rather, defines it? This is the unusual starting point of Valerie Olson's Into the Extreme , revealing how outer space contributes to making what counts as the scope and scale of today's natural and social environments. With unprecedented access to spaceflight worksites ranging from astronaut training programs to life science labs and architecture studios, Olson examines how U.S. experts work within the solar system as the container of life and as a vast site for new forms of technical and political environmental control.

    Olson's book shifts our attention from space's political geography to its political ecology, showing how scientists, physicians, and engineers across North America collaborate to build the conceptual and nuts-and-bolts systems that connect Earth to a specifically ecosystemic cosmos. This cosmos is being redefined as a competitive space for potential economic resources, social relations, and political strategies.

    Showing how contemporary U.S. environmental power is bound up with the production of national technical and scientific access to outer space, Into the Extreme brings important new insights to our understanding of modern environmental history and politics. At a time when the boundaries of global ecologies and economies extend far below and above Earth's surface, Olson's new analytic frameworks help us understand how varieties of outlying spaces are known, made, and organized as kinds of environments--whether terrestrial or beyond.


  • EMC and functional safety of automotive electronics / Kai, Borgeest
    TL 272.5 A982 2018eb

    Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) deals with the unintentional propagation and reception of electromagnetic energy which may cause disturbances or even physical damage in electronic or electromechanical systems. With the increase in number and density of electronic devices and systems in modern vehicles, EMC has become a substantial concern and a key cause of malfunction of automotive electronics.

    This book explores electromagnetic compatibility in the context of automotive electronics, with a close relation to functional safety as required by ISO 26262. Topics covered include an introduction to automotive electronics; electrical drives and charging infrastructure; fundamentals of functional safety; fundamentals of EMC, signal and power integrity; the legal framework; EMC design at the ECU Level; EMC design at the system level and in special subsystems; modelling and simulation; and test and measurement for EMC.


  • Metaheuristic optimization in power engineering / Jordan Radosavljević
    TJ 163.2 R33 2018eb

    A metaheuristic is a consistent set of ideas, concepts, and operators to design a heuristic optimization algorithm, which can provide a sufficiently good solution to an optimization problem with incomplete or imperfect information. Modern and emerging power systems, with the growing complexity of distributed and intermittent generation, are an important application for such methods.

    This book describes the principles of solving various problems in power engineering via the application of selected metaheuristic optimization methods including genetic algorithms, particle swarm optimization, and the gravitational search algorithm. Applications covered include power flow calculation; optimal power flow in transmission networks; optimal reactive power dispatch in transmission networks; combined economic and emission dispatch; optimal power flow in distribution networks; optimal volt/var control in distribution networks; optimal placement and sizing of distributed generation in distribution networks; optimal energy and operation management of microgrids; optimal coordination of directional overcurrent relays; and steady-state analysis of self-excited induction generators.

    This book is ideal for researchers in areas of power system analysis and power system optimization. It is also highly suited for advanced students of electrical engineering and power engineering; power system engineers.


  • Thermal power plant control and instrumentation : the control of boilers and HRSG systems / David Lindsley, John Grist and Don Parker
    TJ 395 L56 2018eb

    The rise of renewable power generation using wind and solar energy has created the challenge of greater flexibility for combustion plants, requiring more sophisticated and robust control. Developments in control technology have brought opportunities for the power industry in terms of flexibility, energy efficiency and safety, but also the risk of a comprehension gap between control specialists and power plant engineers. This practically-oriented book bridges the gap. Contents include a wide variety of plant and combustion arrangements, from smaller boiler systems to full-scale generators, common principles, commercial aspects, measurement, and key techniques such as cogeneration and combined cycle.


  • 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

  • Operations management / William J. Stevenson, Rochester Institute of Technology, Mehran Hojati, University of Saskatchewan, James Cao, University of Saskatchewan
    TS 155 S785 2018
    Stevenson Sixth Canadian Edition introduces students to the dynamic field of operations management and shows the interesting, realistic and practical applications to service and manufacturing operations. Stevenson offers both comprehensive and flexible content that can be selected as appropriate for different courses and formats, including undergraduate, graduate, and executive education. Instructors are able to select content that is most relevant for their purpose and that aligns with the course structure.

  • Modeling and Control of Hybrid Propulsion System for Ground Vehicles by Yuan Zou, Junqiu Li, Xiaosong Hu, Yann Chamaillard
    TL1

  • Logical foundations of cyber-physical systems André Platzer
    TJ213

  • Towards autonomous robotic systems : 19th Annual Conference, TAROS 2018, Bristol, UK July 25-27, 2018, proceedings / Manuel Giuliani, Tareq Assaf, Maria Elena Giannaccini (eds.)
    TJ 211.495 T37 2018eb

  • Handbook of thermal science and engineering / Francis A. Kulacki, editor-in-chief ; Sumanta Acharya [and more], section editors
    TJ260
    This Handbook provides researchers, faculty, design engineers in industrial R&D, and practicing engineers in the field concise treatments of advanced and more-recently established topics in thermal science and engineering, with an important emphasis on micro- and nanosystems, not covered in earlier references on applied thermal science, heat transfer or relevant aspects of mechanical/chemical engineering. Major sections address new developments in heat transfer, transport phenomena, single- and multiphase flows with energy transfer, thermal-bioengineering, thermal radiation, combined mode heat transfer, coupled heat and mass transfer, and energy systems. Energy transport at the macro-scale and micro/nano-scales is also included. The internationally recognized team of authors adopt a consistent and systematic approach and writing style, including ample cross reference among topics, offering readers a user-friendly knowledgebase greater than the sum of its parts, perfect for frequent consultation. The Handbook of Thermal Science and Engineering is ideal for academic and professional readers in the traditional and emerging areas of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, electronics fabrication, energy, and manufacturing concerned with the influence thermal phenomena.

  • Energy for propulsion a sustainable technologies approach / Akshai K. Runchal, Ashwani K. Gupta, Abhijit Kushari, Ashoke De, Suresh K. Aggarwal, editors
    TJ808

  • Micro and nano fabrication technology / Jiwang Yan, editor
    TJ1191.5

  • Low carbon energy supply : trends, technology, management / Atul Sharma, Amritanshu Shukla, Lu Aye, editors
    TJ808

  • Self-lubricating composites / edited by Pradeep L. Menezes, Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Emad Omrani
    TJ1078

  • Apollo mission control : the making of a national historic landmark / Manfred von Ehrenfried
    TL 789.8 U6 A5 2018

  • Raspberry Pi for Arduino users : building IoT and network applications and devices / James R. Strickland
    TJ223.P76

  • Frontiers in statistical quality control 12 / Sven Knoth, Wolfgang Schmid, editors
    TS156.A1

  • Control Theory Tutorial Basic Concepts Illustrated by Software Examples / by Steven A. Frank
    TJ212

  • Fleets Go Green / Christoph Herrmann, Mark Stephan Mennenga, Stefan Böhme, editors
    TL223

  • Coding the Arduino Building Fun Programs, Games, and Electronic Projects / by Bob Dukish
    TJ223.P76

  • Beginning STM32 : developing with FreeRTOS, libopencm3 and GCC / Warren Gay
    TJ223.P76

  • Women's work and politics in WWI America : the Munsingwear family of Minneapolis / Lars Olsson
    TS1425

  • The multisensory driver : implications for ergonomic car interface design / Cristy Ho & Charles Spence
    TL 152.3 H62 2008

  • Energy : facts and future / author, Herbert F. Mataré, Dr. Ing., Dr. sc. phys., President, International Solid State, Electronics Consultants, Los Angeles, California
    TJ 163.2 M38 2018

  • Event-based control and signal processing / edited by Marek Miskowicz
    TJ 217 E94 2016

    Event-based systems are a class of reactive systems deployed in a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines including control, communication, signal processing, and electronic instrumentation. Activities in event-based systems are triggered in response to events usually representing a significant change of the state of controlled or monitored physical variables. Event-based systems adopt a model of calls for resources only if it is necessary, and therefore, they are characterized by efficient utilization of communication bandwidth, computation capability, and energy budget. Currently, the economical use of constrained technical resources is a critical issue in various application domains because many systems become increasingly networked, wireless, and spatially distributed.

    Event-Based Control and Signal Processingexamines the event-based paradigm in control, communication, and signal processing, with a focus on implementation in networked sensor and control systems. Featuring 23 chapters contributed by more than 60 leading researchers from around the world, this book covers:

    Methods of analysis and design of event-based control and signal processing Event-driven control and optimization of hybrid systems Decentralized event-triggered control Periodic event-triggered control Model-based event-triggered control and event-triggered generalized predictive control Event-based intermittent control in man and machine Event-based PID controllers Event-based state estimation Self-triggered and team-triggered control Event-triggered and time-triggered real-time architectures for embedded systems Event-based continuous-time signal acquisition and DSP Statistical event-based signal processing in distributed detection and estimation Asynchronous spike event coding technique with address event representation Event-based processing of non-stationary signals Event-based digital (FIR and IIR) filters Event-based local bandwidth estimation and signal reconstruction

    Event-Based Control and Signal Processing isthe first extensive study on both event-based control and event-based signal processing, presenting scientific contributions at the cutting edge of modern science and engineering.


  • ISO 9001:2000 document development compliance manual : a complete guide and CD-ROM / Syed Imtiaz Haider
    TS 156.6 H32 2001
    Don't reinvent the wheel when applying for your ISO 9001 registration or updating to the new 2000 standards. ISO 9001:2000 Document Development Compliance Manual: A Complete Guide and CD-ROM shows you how to develop and implement a documented quality management system based on ISO 9000 series standards. It supplies ready to use ISO 9001:2000 Template Quality Manuals and applicable Standard Operating Procedures with year 2000 revisions for documentation management in text and on CD ROM.
    You will understand how to:
    Build quality into your products and services
    Achieve ISO 9001 certification with time, money, and resources optimization
    Supply products that are totally fit for use
    Satisfy user/customer expectations
    Edge out the competitors
    Achieve a defined level of quality
    Prevent defects and provide value
    Yield profits from your invested resources

  • Microscale and nanoscale heat transfer : analysis, design, and application / Mourad Rebay, Sadik Kaka, Renato M. Cotta
    TJ 260 R43 2016

    Microscale and Nanoscale Heat Transfer: Analysis, Design, and Applicationsfeatures contributions from prominent researchers in the field of micro- and nanoscale heat transfer and associated technologies and offers a complete understanding of thermal transport in nano-materials and devices. Nanofluids can be used as working fluids in thermal systems; the thermal conductivity of heat transfer fluids can be increased by adding nanoparticles in fluids. This book provides details of experimental and theoretical investigations made on nanofluids for use in the biomechanical and aerospace industries. It examines the use of nanofluids in improving heat transfer rates, covers the numerical approaches for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of nanofluids, and reviews the experimental results of commonly used nanofluids dispersed in both spherical and nonspherical nanoparticles. It also focuses on current and developing applications of microscale and nanoscale convective heat transfer.

    In addition, the book covers a wide range of analysis that includes:

    Solid-liquid interface phonon transfer at the molecular level The validity of the continuum hypothesis and Fourier law in nanochannels Conventional methods of using molecular dynamics (MD) for heat transport problems The molecular dynamics approach to calculate interfacial thermal resistance (ITR) A review of experimental results in the field of heat pipes and two-phase flows in thermosyphons Microscale convective heat transfer with gaseous flow in ducts The application of the lattice Boltzmann method for thermal microflows A numerical method for resolving the problem of subcooled convective boiling flows in microchannel heat sinks Two-phase boiling flow and condensation heat transfer in mini/micro channels, and more

    Microscale and Nanoscale Heat Transfer: Analysis, Design, and Applications addresses the need for thermal packaging and management for use in cooling electronics and serves as a resource for researchers, academicians, engineers, and other professionals working in the area of heat transfer, microscale and nanoscale science and engineering, and related industries.


  • Energy science and applied technology ESAT 2016 / editor, Zhigang Fang, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China
    TJ 807.2 I58 2016

    The 2016 International Conference on Energy Science and Applied Technology (ESAT 2016) held on June 25-26 in Wuhan, China aimed to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, and academicians, as well as industrial professionals, to present their research results and development activities in energy science and engineering and its applied technology. The themes presented in Energy Science and Applied Technology ESAT 2016 are:

    Technologies in Geology, Mining, Oil and Gas;
    Renewable Energy, Bio-Energy and Cell Technologies;
    Energy Transfer and Conversion, Materials and Chemical Technologies;
    Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development;
    Electrical and Electronic Technology, Power System Engineering;
    Mechanical, Manufacturing, Process Engineering;
    Control and Automation;
    Communications and Applied Information Technologies;
    Applied and Computational Mathematics;
    Methods and Algorithms Optimization;
    Network Technology and Application;
    System Test, Diagnosis, Detection and Monitoring;
    Recognition, Video and Image Processing.


  • Iso 9001 : 2015 - a complete guide to quality management systems / by Itay Abuhav
    TS 156.6 A284 2017

    What is risk based thinking? Do you know how to address risks and opportunities? Did you ever analyzed risks? Are you sure it is that what the ISO 9001 expects? What do you really know about knowledge management? Can you identify the types of knowledge in your organization? How do you maintain knowledge? What is awareness in the eyes of the ISO 9001 Standard? Can you tell the relation between awareness and the effectiveness of the QMS?  This book explains in details all the new issues and topics required by the ISO 9001:2015 Standard and gives you the tools and tricks to answer the new requirements. Just read and do. The table of contents in the book are  identical to the table of contents of the standard so you can orient yourself quite easily and find the specific advice you are looking for.


  • Introduction to textile fibres / H.V. Sreenivasa Murthy
    TS 1540 S64 2016

    Introduction to Textile Fibresprovides necessary information for beginners. In many textile institutions, this book was widely referred by students and staff for teaching diploma and degree courses. In 1989, the book won the coveted "Best Technical Book in Textile" - Century Mills Award through Textile Association (India). This revised edition of the book offers new topics and updated statistical figures.


  • Lignin biodegradation : microbiology, chemistry, and potential applications / editors, T. Kent Kirk, Research Scientist, Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Forest Service, U.S.D.A., Madison, Wisconsin, Takayoshi Higuchi, Director, Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto, Japan, Hou-min Chang, Professor, Department of Wood and Paper Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
    TS 933 L5L54 2018

  • Cybersecurity for industrial control systems : SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI, and SIS / Tyson Macaulay and Bryan Singer
    TS 156.8 M328 2012

    As industrial control systems (ICS), including SCADA, DCS, and other process control networks, become Internet-facing, they expose crucial services to attack. Threats like Duqu, a sophisticated worm found in the wild that appeared to share portions of its code with the Stuxnet worm, emerge with increasing frequency.

    Explaining how to develop and implement an effective cybersecurity program for ICS, Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems: SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI, and SIS provides you with the tools to ensure network security without sacrificing the efficiency and functionality of ICS.

    Highlighting the key issues that need to be addressed, the book begins with a thorough introduction to ICS. It discusses business, cost, competitive, and regulatory drivers and the conflicting priorities of convergence. Next, it explains why security requirements differ from IT to ICS. It differentiates when standard IT security solutions can be used and where SCADA-specific practices are required.

    The book examines the plethora of potential threats to ICS, including hi-jacking malware, botnets, spam engines, and porn dialers. It outlines the range of vulnerabilities inherent in the ICS quest for efficiency and functionality that necessitates risk behavior such as remote access and control of critical equipment. Reviewing risk assessment techniques and the evolving risk assessment process, the text concludes by examining what is on the horizon for ICS security, including IPv6, ICSv6 test lab designs, and IPv6 and ICS sensors.


  • Fundamentals of rocket propulsion / D.P. Mishra
    TL 709 M57 2017

    The book follows a unified approach to present the basic principles of rocket propulsion in concise and lucid form. This textbook comprises of ten chapters ranging from brief introduction and elements of rocket propulsion, aerothermodynamics to solid, liquid and hybrid propellant rocket engines with chapter on electrical propulsion. Worked out examples are also provided at the end of chapter for understanding uncertainty analysis. This book is designed and developed as an introductory text on the fundamental aspects of rocket propulsion for both undergraduate and graduate students. It is also aimed towards practicing engineers in the field of space engineering. This comprehensive guide also provides adequate problems for audience to understand intricate aspects of rocket propulsion enabling them to design and develop rocket engines for peaceful purposes.


  • Handbook of optofluidics / editors, Aaron R. Hawkins, Holger Schmidt
    TJ 853.4 O68H36 2010

    Optofluidics is an emerging field that involves the use of fluids to modify optical properties and the use of optical devices to detect flowing media. Ultimately, its value is highly dependent on the successful integration of photonic integrated circuits with microfluidic or nanofluidic systems. Handbook of Optofluidics provides a snapshot of the state of the field, captures current trends, and gives insight into the technology of tomorrow, which will enable researchers to tackle challenges and opportunities that it can uniquely answer.

    Divided into three sections, this comprehensive resource begins by introducing the scientific foundations that contribute to optofluidics. It details the connections to related research areas and reveals the scientific influences currently shaping the design and function of optofluidic systems. It provides brief reviews of those established fields from which optofluidics has evolved, putting special emphasis on how they currently intersect.

    This introductory material provides a basis for understanding the chapters that follow. The second section explores the synthesis of fundamental concepts to create novel devices, specifically those with optical properties that are manipulated by fluids. A main theme that runs through this part is the dynamic reconfigurability made possible by flowing and reshaping fluids. The final section looks to future applications of the field, presenting recent developments in particle detection and manipulation primarily being developed for biosensing and biomedical applications.

    Enhanced by thematic connections throughout the chapters that help define the field, this volume is a concise reference for the growing optofluidics community and is poised to provide a stepping stone for continued research in an area that holds promise for a myriad of applications.


  • Radio wave propagation and channel modeling for Earth-space systems / Athanasios G. Kanatas, University of Piraeus, Greece, Athanasios D. Panagopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    TL 3025 R34 2016

    The accurate design of earth-space systems requires a comprehensive understanding of the various propagation media and phenomena that differ depending on frequencies and types of applications. The choice of the relevant channel models is crucial in the design process and constitutes a key step in performance evaluation and testing of earth-space systems. The subject of this book is built around the two characteristic cases of satellite systems: fixed satellites and mobile satellite systems.

    Radio Wave Propagation and Channel Modeling for Earth-Space Systemsdiscusses the state of the art in channel modeling and characterization of next-generation fixed multiple-antennas and mobile satellite systems, as well as propagation phenomena and fade mitigation techniques. The frequencies of interest range from 100 MHz to 100 GHz (from VHF to W band), whereas the use of optical free-space communications is envisaged.

    Examining recent research advances in space-time tropospheric propagation fields and optical satellite communication channel models, the book covers land mobile multiple antennas satellite- issues and relative propagation campaigns and stratospheric channel models for various applications and frequencies. It also presents research and well-accepted satellite community results for land mobile satellite and tropospheric attenuation time-series single link and field synthesizers.

    The book examines aeronautical communications channel characteristics and modeling, relative radio wave propagation campaigns, and stratospheric channel model for various applications and frequencies. Propagation effects on satellite navigation systems and the corresponding models are also covered.


  • Adaptive control for robotic manipulators / edited by Dan Zhang and Bin Wei
    TJ 211.35 A337 2017

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


  • Micromechatronics : modeling, analysis, and design with MATLAB / Victor Giurgiutiu, Sergey Edward Lyshevski
    TJ 163.12 G58 2009

    Focusing on recent developments in engineering science, enabling hardware, advanced technologies, and software, Micromechatronics: Modeling, Analysis, and Design with MATLAB®, Second Edition provides clear, comprehensive coverage of mechatronic and electromechanical systems. It applies cornerstone fundamentals to the design of electromechanical systems, covers emerging software and hardware, introduces the rigorous theory, examines the design of high-performance systems, and helps develop problem-solving skills. Along with more streamlined material, this edition adds many new sections to existing chapters.

    New to the Second Edition

    Updated and extended worked examples along with the associated MATLAB® codes Additional problems and exercises at the end of many chapters New sections on MATLAB New case studies

    The book explores ways to improve and optimize a broad spectrum of electromechanical systems widely used in industrial, transportation, and power systems. It examines the design and analysis of high-performance mechatronic systems, energy systems, efficient energy conversion, power electronics, controls, induced-strain devices, active sensors, microcontrollers, and motion devices. The text also enables a deep understanding of the multidisciplinary underpinnings of engineering. It can be used for courses in mechatronics, power systems, energy systems, active materials and smart structures, solid-state actuation, structural health monitoring, and applied microcontroller engineering.


  • Advanced renewable energy systems / S.C. Bhatia
    TJ 808 B43 2014

    The book is a complete treatise on renewable energy sources and also includes issues relating to biofuels. It aims to serve as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students in relevant disciplines and a reference for all the professionals in the related fields.


  • Quality management for organizations using lean Six Sigma techniques / Erick C. Jones
    TS 156.17 S59J66 2014

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

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

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


  • Wind tunnel testing of high-rise buildings : an output of the CTBUH Wing Engineering Working Group / Peter Irwin, Roy Denoon & David Scott
    TL 567 W5I79 2013

    Since the 1960s, wind tunnel testing has become a commonly used tool in the design of tall buildings. It was pioneered, in large part, during the design of the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Since those early days of wind engineering, wind tunnel testing techniques have developed in sophistication, but these techniques are not widely understood by the designers using the results. As a direct result, the CTBUH Wind Engineering Working Group was formed to develop a concise guide for the non-specialist.

    The primary goal of this guide is to provide an overview of the wind tunnel testing process for design professionals. This knowledge allows readers to ask the correct questions of their wind engineering consultants throughout the design process. This is not an in-depth guide to the technical intricacies of wind tunnel testing, it focusses instead on the information the design community needs, including:

    a unique methodology for the presentation of wind tunnel results to allow straightforward comparison of results from different wind tunnel laboratories. advice on when a tall building is likely to be sufficiently sensitive to wind effects to benefit from a wind tunnel test background for assessing whether design codes and standards are applicable details of the types of tests that are commonly conducted descriptions of the fundamentals of wind climate and the interaction of wind and tall buildings

    This unique book is an essential guide for all designers of tall buildings, and anyone else interested in the process of wind tunnel testing for tall buildings.


  • Bioprocessing of textiles / Dr. C. Vigneswaran, Dr. M. Ananthasubramanian, Dr. P. Kandhavadivu
    TS 1765 V54 2015

    With increasing awareness about the environmental concern and usage of eco-friendly agents, researchers and scientists today are finding ways to treat textile materials without use of chemicals. To fulfill the space, many researchers are developing enzyme-based products for industrial applications to enhance the product functional properties and uses.

    Bioprocessing of Textiles: Fundamentals for Applications and Research Prospective deals with the basic fundamentals of enzyme technology and their applications in textile processing of both natural and synthetic fibres for enhancing their functional characteristics. The book also describes the future scope of enzyme technology for hygienic and healthcare textile product development and safety aspects of handling enzymes in the textile industries. In short, this book presents a refreshingly original approach in emphasizing the interface between enzyme technology and textile materials apart from dealing with diverse methods and techniques used in industrial practices.


  • Oxide semiconductors for solar energy conversion : titanium dioxide / Janusz Nowotny
    TJ 811 N69 2012

    Oxide semiconductors, including titanium dioxide (TiO2), are increasingly being considered as replacements for silicon in the development of the next generation of solar cells. Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion: Titanium Dioxide presents the basic properties of binary metal oxide semiconductors and the performance-related properties of TiO2 as they relate to solar energy.

    The book provides a general background on oxide semiconductors based on binary oxides and their solid solutions, including electronic and ionic conductors. It covers several aspects of solid-state electrochemistry of oxides, such as defect chemistry, and defect-related properties, such as electrical properties, diffusion, segregation, and reactivity. The author also takes a pioneering approach in considering bulk versus surface semiconducting properties, showing how they are different due to the effect of segregation.

    One of the first on semiconducting, photocatalytic, and photoelectrochemical properties of TiO2and its solid solutions with donor- and acceptor-type ions, the book discusses defect chemistry of TiO2in terms of defect equilibria and defect-related properties, including electrical properties, self and chemical diffusion, surface properties, segregation, and reactivity and photoreactivity with oxygen, water, and microbial agents. The text also illustrates the use of TiO2as an emerging material for solar energy conversion systems, including the generation of hydrogen fuel by photoelectrochemical water splitting, the photocatalytic purification of water, and the generation of photovoltaic electricity. In addition, it presents defect disorder diagrams for the formation of TiO2-based semiconductors with controlled properties.

    Encompassing the areas of solid-state science, surface chemistry, and photocatalysis, this book reflects the increasing awareness of the importance of structural imperfections, such as point defects, in understanding the properties of metal oxides, specifically TiO2-based semiconductors.


  • Engineering Cotton Yarns with Artificial Neural Networking (ANN) / Dr. (Mrs.) Tasnim N. Shaikh and Mrs. Sweety A. Agrawal
    TS 1445 S53 2017

  • Embedded systems and robotics with open source tools / Nilanjan Dey, Amartya Mukherjee
    TJ 211.495 D485 2016

    Embedded Systems and Robotics with Open-Source Toolsprovideseasy-to-understand and easy-to-implement guidance for rapid prototype development. Designed for readers unfamiliar with advanced computing technologies, this highly accessible book:

    Describes several cutting-edge open-source software and hardware technologies Examines a number of embedded computer systems and their practical applications Includes detailed projects for applying rapid prototype development skills in real time

    Embedded Systems and Robotics with Open-Source Tools effectively demonstrates that, with the help of high-performance microprocessors, microcontrollers, and highly optimized algorithms, one can develop smarter embedded devices.


  • Automobile automation : distributed cognition on the road / Victoria A. Banks, Neville A. Stanton
    TL 152.8 B36 2017

  • Advanced vehicle control : AVEC'16 / editors, Johannes Edelmann & Manfred Plochl, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, Peter E. Pfeffer, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany
    TL 6 A383 2017

    The AVEC symposium is a leading international conference in the fields of vehicle dynamics and advanced vehicle control, bringing together scientists and engineers from academia and automotive industry. The first symposium was held in 1992 in Yokohama, Japan. Since then, biennial AVEC symposia have been established internationally and have considerably contributed to the progress of technology in automotive research and development. In 2016 the 13th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC'16) was held in Munich, Germany, from 13th to 16th of September 2016. The symposium was hosted by the Munich University of Applied Sciences.

    AVEC'16 puts a special focus on automatic driving, autonomous driving functions and driver assist systems, integrated control of interacting control systems, controlled suspension systems, active wheel torque distribution, and vehicle state and parameter estimation.

    132 papers were presented at the symposium and are published in these proceedings as full paper contributions. The papers review the latest research developments and practical applications in highly relevant areas of vehicle control, and may serve as a reference for researchers and engineers.


  • Product Safety and restricted substances in apparel / Subrata Das
    TS 1449 D37 2013

    Drawn from years of experience, this book covers product safety and restricted substances in apparel manufacturing. The book discusses the restricted substances present in fabrics, apparels and accessories and their acceptable limits or total ban, management of such restricted substances in supply chain, standard and regulatory test methods.


  • Numerical simulation of heat exchangers / edited by W.J. Minkowycz, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, E.M. Sparrow, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minneso
    TJ 263 N86 2017

    This book deals with certain aspects of material science, particularly with the release of thermal energy associated with bond breaking. It clearly establishes the connection between heat transfer rates and product quality. The editors then sharply draw the thermal distinctions between the various categories of welding processes, and demonstrate how these distinctions are translated into simulation model uniqueness. The book discusses the incorporation of radiative heat transfer processes into the simulation model.


  • Wind turbine technology : principles and design / edited by Muyiwa Adaramola, PhD
    TJ 776 W56 2014

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    This important book presents a selection of new research on wind turbine technology, including aerodynamics, generators and gear systems, towers and foundations, control systems, and environmental issues.

    This informative book:

    * Introduces the principles of wind turbine design

    * Presents methods for analysis of wind turbine performance

    * Discusses approaches for wind turbine improvement and optimization

    * Covers fault detection in wind turbines

    * Describes mediating the adverse effects of wind turbine use and installation


  • Automotive ergonomics : driver-vehicle interaction / edited by Nikolaos Gkikas
    TL 250 A985 2013

    In the last 20 years, technological developments have set new standards in driver-vehicle interaction. These developments effect the entire lifecycle, from the moment a customer enters a dealership to examine a prospective vehicle, to the driving experience during the vehicle lifecycle, and the interaction with other road users and facilities in place. It is such developments, socioeconomic on the one hand, technological on the other, that make Automotive Ergonomics: Driver-Vehicle Interaction an important addition to the literature in this field.

    The book explores the challenges in research and development of new vehicles brought about by recent advances in theory and practice. Highlighting topics such as Human-Machine Interaction, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, and the hugely evolving subject of digital human modeling and simulation in automotive applications, the book covers:

    Best practices and emerging developments Advances in power train technology Ergonomics of electric vehicles Effects of driver distraction, workload, and physical environments Active safety systems Navigation support Vibration and noise perception Health and safety aspects of driving

    While this area is not new, most of the books available are either too general or out of date. This book presents the latest developments in the field of ergonomics and human factors and discusses their implications to the design of modern and future vehicles, giving you the tools you need for innovation.


  • Robust control engineering : practical qft solutions / by Mario Garcia-Sanz
    TJ216

  • Kansei innovation : practical design applications for product and service development / Mitsuo Nagamachi, Anitawati Mohd Lokman
    TS 170 N34 2015

    Developed in the early 70s in Japan, the Kansei Engineering (KE) method gives you the tools to develop profitable and well-received products and services. Written by the founder of KE, MitsuoNagamachi, and co-authored by one of his proteges, Anitawati Mohd Lokman, Kansei Innovation: Practical Design Applications for Product and Service Development shows you how to nurture Kansei, develop the skill in observing people, and apply that skill to the development and design of products.

    In this book, Nagamachi shares his 50 years of experiences in enterprise guidance and product development, including examples of exceptional service innovation at companies such as Nissan Motor, Mazda, Toyota, Volvo, Fuji Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Electric, Tenmaya Department Stores, Seibu Department Stores, Suntory, NEC, Sharp, Komatsu, Wacoal Corporation, Matsushita Electric Works (now Panasonic Electric Works), Boeing, and many more. These stories may surprise you when you learn about the new development of certain products that you already use.

    The book includes coverage of ergonomic and KE methods for studying human Kansei in product development and job improvement as well as discussion of how to use these methods for innovation in work improvement and activate KE for product development. It gives you a reliable instrument for predicting the reception of a product on the market before the development costs become too large. And, in the end, you will understand how Kansei--a seemingly dubious presence--is processed scientifically and able to have multilateral applications.


  • Quality-I is safety-II : the integration of two management systems / Sasho Andonov
    TS 156 A49 2017

    This book deals with the present and future situation with Quality and Safety management Systems (QMS and SMS). It presents new ideas, points to the basic misunderstandings in the two management systems, and covers a wide range of industries, as well as providing a practical assessment of scientific theory. It explains the fundamental misunderstanding of what Quality and Safety is from a practical point of view and how to improve them by integrating the two systems from the perspective that Quality-I is Safety-II.


  • Networked Control Systems with Intermittent Feedback / Domagoj Tolic
    TJ 216 T655 2017

    Networked Control Systems (NCSs) are spatially distributed systems for which the communication between sensors, actuators and controllers is realized by a shared (wired or wireless) communication network. NCSs offer several advantages, such as reduced installation and maintenance costs, as well as greater flexibility, over conventional control systems in which parts of control loops exchange information via dedicated point-to-point connections. The principal goal of this book is to present a coherent and versatile framework applicable to various settings investigated by the authors over the last several years. This framework is applicable to nonlinear time-varying dynamic plants and controllers with delayed dynamics; a large class of static, dynamic, probabilistic and priority-oriented scheduling protocols; delayed, noisy, lossy and intermittent information exchange; decentralized control problems of heterogeneous agents with time-varying directed (not necessarily balanced) communication topologies; state- and output-feedback; off-line and on-line intermittent feedback; optimal intermittent feedback through Approximate Dynamic Programming (ADP) and Reinforcement Learning (RL); and control systems with exogenous disturbances and modeling uncertainties.


  • Avionics : elements, software, and functions / ary R. Spitzer
    TL 695 S748 2006
    Renamed to reflect the increased role of digital electronics in modern flight control systems, Cary Spitzer's industry-standard Digital Avionics Handbook, Second Edition is available in two comprehensive volumes designed to provide focused coverage for specialists working in different areas of avionics development. The first installment, Avionics: Elements, Software, and Functions covers the building blocks and enabling technologies behind modern avionics systems. It discusses data buses, displays, human factors, standards, and flight systems in detail and includes new chapters on the Time-Triggered Protocol (TTP), ARINC specification 653, communications, and vehicle health management systems.

  • Engineering techniques of ring spinning / Dr. (Mrs) Tasnim N. Shaikh and Dr. Someshwar S. Bhattacharya
    TS 1480 S53 2016

    Ring spinning is an age-old technology used in the process of fibres to yarn conversion. Its versatility in dealing with a wide range of materials in terms of type, properties and even as an individual or blend is unbeaten. This book provides a platform for critically evaluating various engineering and technical changes undergone in this legendary process and the scientific approach lying behind these changes.


  • Sheet Metal Forming Optimization : Bioinspired Approaches / editors, Nandedkar, Vilas M.,
    TS 250 K353 2017

    Automotive and aerospace components, utensils, and many other products are manufactured by a forming/drawing process on press machines of very thin sheet metal, 0.8 to 1.2 mm. It is imperative to study the effect of all involved parameters on output of this type of manufacturing process. This book offers the readers with application and suitability of various evolutionary, swarm, and bio-inspired optimization algorithms for sheet metal forming processes. Book initiates by presenting basics of metal forming, formability followed by discussion of process parameters in detail, prominent modes of failure, basics of optimization and various bioinspired approaches followed by optimization studies on various industrial components applying bioinspired optimization algorithms.

    Key Features:

    * Focus on description of basic investigation of metal forming, as well as evolutionary optimization

    * Presentation of innovative optimization methodologies to close the gap between those formulations and industrial problems, aimed at industrial professionals

    * Includes mathematical modeling of drawing/forming process

    * Discusses key performance parameters, such as Thinning, Fracture, and Wrinkling

    * Includes both numerical and experimental analysis


  • Acceptance sampling in quality control / Edward G. Schilling and Dean V. Neubauer
    TS 156.4 S34 2017

    Acceptance Sampling in Quality Control, Third Editionpresents the state of the art in the methodology of sampling while integrating both theory and best practices. It discusses various standards, including those from the ISO, MIL-STD and ASTM and explores how to set quality levels. The book also includes problems at the end of each chapter with solutions. This edition improves upon theprevious editions especially in the areas of software applications and compliance sampling plans.

    New to the Third Edition:

    Numerous Microsoft Excel templates to address sampling plans are used. Commercial software applications are discussed at the end of many chapters. Discussion of quick switching systems has been expanded to account for the considerable recent activity in this area. Added discussion of zero acceptance number chained quick switching systems.

     

     


  • High-conformal gearing : kinematics and geometry / Stephen P. Radzevich
    TJ 193 R33 2016

    Presents a Concept That Makes Gear Transmissions Noiseless, Smaller, and Lighter in Weight

    High-conformal gearing is a new gear system inspired by the human skeleton. Unlike conventional external involute gearing, which features convex-to-convex contact, high-conformal gearing features a convex-to-concave type of contact between the tooth flanks of the gear and the mating pinion. This provides gear teeth with greater contact strength, supports the conditions needed to transmit a rotation smoothly and efficiently, and helps eliminate mistakes in the design of high-conformal gearings.

    High-Conformal Gearing: Kinematics and Geometry provides a framework for ideal conditions and a clear understanding of this novel concept. A step-by-step guide to complex gear geometry, the book addresses the kinematics and the geometry of conformal (Novikov gearing) and high-conformal gearing. Written by a world-renowned gear specialist, it introduces the principles of high-conformal gearing and outlines its production, inspection, application, and design.

    Providing complete coverage of this subject, the author:

    Reveals how under equal rest of the conditions, high-conformal gearing allows for the highest possible power density, the lowest possible weight, and the highest contact strength Explains how developed conformal and high-conformal gearings represent examples of geometrically accurate (ideal) gearings Proves that the ideal non-involute conformal and high-conformal gears cannot be machined by gear-generating processes Proposes a distinction between Wildhaber and Novikov gearings

    High-Conformal Gearing: Kinematics and Geometry focuses on the design and generation of conformal and high-conformal gearings and can aid mechanical, automotive, and robotics engineers specializing in gear design with successfully transmitting a rotation. It also serves as a resource for graduate students taking advanced courses in gear design.


  • Handbook of energy harvesting power supplies and applications / edited by Peter Spies, Loreto Mateu, Markus Pollak
    TJ 808.3 H36 2013

    This book describes the fundamentals and principles of energy harvesting and provides the necessary theory and background to develop energy harvesting power supplies. It explains the overall system design and gives quantitative assumptions on environmental energy. It explains different system blocks for an energy harvesting power supply and the trade-offs. The text covers in detail different energy transducer technologies such as piezoelectric, electrodynamic, and thermoelectric generators and solar cells from the material to the component level and explains the appropriate power management circuits required in these systems. Furthermore, it describes and compares storage elements such as secondary batteries and supercapacitors to select the most appropriate one for the application. Besides power supplies that use ambient energy, the book presents systems that use electromagnetic fields in the radio frequency range. Finally, it discusses different application fields and presents examples of self-powered electronic systems to illustrate the content of the preceding chapters.


  • Managing emotion in design innovation / Amitoj Singh
    TS 171.4 S56 2014

    This book presents an emotion centered research framework titled " emoha " for design innovation. It defines emoha and underlines the importance of the developed framework in culturalization of technology and thereby design innovation. The book explains the detailed research on product styling which leads to the creation of "Emoha" and how to use it in product design.


  • Quality management system implementation : a handbook for product development companies / Vivek (Vic) Nanda
    TS 156 N25 2005
    Quality Management System Handbook for Product Development Companies describes a systematic approach for quality management and continuous improvement via a formal management system. The approach centers on a high-level process for defining a QMS -- from essential prerequisites to improvement mechanisms. The book outlines the five major QMS phases: implementation planning; definition; refinement; deployment; and continuous improvement.

    The text provides all of the information that a company needs to implement a quality management system (QMS). It describes the high-level QMS implementation process and offers guidance on how to define, deploy, and continually upgrade a QMS.

    Recognizing the importance and acceptance of a process-oriented view of business operations, this book integrates a process-oriented approach to the establishment of a QMS, and describes the quality practices that are essential for product development.


  • 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.

  • Dudley's handbook of practical gear design and manufacture / Stephen P. Radzevich
    TJ 184 D784 2016

    Dudley's Handbook of Practical Gear Design & Manufacture, Third Edition, is the definitive reference work for gear design, production, inspection, and application. This fully updated edition provides practical methods of gear design, and gear manufacturing methods, for high-, medium-, and low-volume production. Comprehensive tables and references are included in the text and in its extensive appendices, providing an invaluable source information for all those involved in the field of gear technology.


  • Advanced quality function deployment / Fiorenzo Franceschini
    TS 156 F73 2002
    A versatile manual that can be used to stimulate product innovation, benchmarking analysis, and engineering design, this book goes beyond theory to provide relevant advanced methods and techniques that readers can apply in their work for both short- and long-term results. The author links Quality Function Deployment (QFD) with other quality design techniques and discusses processes for improving its effectiveness. He also highlights methods for selecting a product's technical features. Real implementation case studies and numerous examples illustrate the concepts, including the Qualitometro method for designing and measuring quality in the service sector.

  • Automotive product development : a systems engineering implementation / by Vivek D. Bhise
    TL 240 B54 2017

    This book is about how to develop future automotive products by applying the latest methodologies based on a systems engineering approach and by taking into account many issues facing the auto industry such as meeting government safety, emissions and fuel economy regulations, incorporating advances in new technology applications in structural materials, power trains, vehicle lighting systems, displays and telematics, and satisfying the very demanding customer.

    It is financially disastrous for any automotive company to create a vehicle that very few people want. To design an automotive product that will be successful in the marketplace requires carefully orchestrated teamwork of experts from many disciplines, substantial amount of resources, and application of proven techniques at the right time during the product development process.

    Automotive Product Development: A Systems Engineering Implementation is intended for company management personnel and graduate students in engineering, business management and other disciplines associated with the development of automotive and other complex products.


  • Optimal and robust scheduling for networked control systems / Stefano Longo, Tingli Su, Guido Herrmann, Phil Barber
    TJ 217.2 L64 2013

    Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems tackles the problem of integrating system components--controllers, sensors, and actuators--in a networked control system. It is common practice in industry to solve such problems heuristically, because the few theoretical results available are not comprehensive and cannot be readily applied by practitioners. This book offers a solution to the deterministic scheduling problem that is based on rigorous control theoretical tools but also addresses practical implementation issues. Helping to bridge the gap between control theory and computer science, it suggests that the consideration of communication constraints at the design stage will significantly improve the performance of the control system.

    Technical Results, Design Techniques, and Practical Applications

    The book brings together well-known measures for robust performance as well as fast stochastic algorithms to assist designers in selecting the best network configuration and guaranteeing the speed of offline optimization. The authors propose a unifying framework for modelling NCSs with time-triggered communication and present technical results. They also introduce design techniques, including for the codesign of a controller and communication sequence and for the robust design of a communication sequence for a given controller. Case studies explore the use of the FlexRay TDMA and time-triggered control area network (CAN) protocols in an automotive control system.

    Practical Solutions to Your Time-Triggered Communication Problems

    This unique book develops ready-to-use engineering tools for large-scale control system integration with a focus on robustness and performance. It emphasizes techniques that are directly applicable to time-triggered communication problems in the automotive industry and in avionics, robotics, and automated manufacturing.


  • Advances in Energy Science and Equipment Engineering II Volume 1 : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering (ICEESE 2016), November 12-14, 2016, Guangzhou, China / editors, Aragona Patty, Shim
    TJ 163.15 Z468 2017

    The 2016 2nd International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering (ICEESE 2016) will be held on November 12-14, 2016 in Guangzhou, China. ICEESE 2016 is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of energy equipment science and engineering to a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in energy equipment science and engineering and another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working all around the world. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in energy equipment science and engineering and related areas.


  • Ergonomics in the automotive design process / Vivek D. Bhise
    TL 250 B48 2012

    The auto industry is facing tough competition and severe economic constraints. Their products need to be designed "right the first time" with the right combinations of features that not only satisfy the customers but continually please and delight them by providing increased functionality, comfort, convenience, safety, and craftsmanship. Based on the author's forty plus years of experience as a human factors researcher, engineer, manager, and teacher who has conducted numerous studies and analyses, Ergonomics in the Automotive Design Process covers the entire range of ergonomics issues involved in designing a car or truck and provides evaluation techniques to avoid costly mistakes and assure high customer satisfaction.

    The book begins with the definitions and goals of ergonomics, historic background, and ergonomics approaches. It covers human characteristics, capabilities, and limitations considered in vehicle design in key areas such as anthropometry, biomechanics, and human information processing. It then examines how the driver and the occupants are positioned in the vehicle space and how package drawings and/or computer-aided design models are created from key vehicle dimensions used in the automobile industry. The author describes design tools used in the industry for occupant packaging, driver vision, and applications of other psychophysical methods. He covers important driver information processing concepts and models and driver error categories to understand key considerations and principles used in designing controls, displays, and their usages, including current issues related to driver workload and driver distractions.

    The author has included only the topics and materials that he found to be useful in designing car and truck products and concentrated on the ergonomic issues generally discussed in the automotive design studios and product development teams. He distills the information needed to be a member of an automotive product development team and create an ergonomically superior vehicle.

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