The Advances in Engineering Series includes monographs, textbooks and reference works covering a wide range of engineering disciplines. The series focuses on innovative work by educators, researchers and engineers, and emerging areas of technology, in areas such as space travel, vehicle dynamics and design, and applied dynamics.
Dynamics of Tethered Space Systems
Fundamentals of Rail Vehicle Dynamics
Advances in Nonlinear Mechanics in China
Handbook of Vehicle-Road Interaction
March 15, 2019
This book derives from an understanding of space architecture as part of a continuum from early civilizations through the major historical periods up through the modern movement of the twentieth century and its successors. It presents the key methodological precepts and historical precedents that...
Cho W.S. To
June 28, 2017
This second edition of the book, Nonlinear Random Vibration: Analytical Techniques and Applications, expands on the original edition with additional detailed steps in various places in the text. It is a first systematic presentation on the subject. Its features include:• a concise treatment of...
Hans Troger, A.P. Alpatov, V.V. Beletsky, V.I. Dranovskii, V.S. Khoroshilov, A.V. Pirozhenko, A.E. Zakrzhevskii
June 14, 2017
During many of the earliest American and Russian space missions, experiments were performed using cables to connect people and objects to spacecraft in orbit. These attempts generated considerable information about the formation of tethered systems and basic problems with tether orientation and...
June 14, 2017
Bringing together some of the most recognized and influential researchers and scientists in various space-related disciplines, Lunar Settlements addresses the many issues that surround the permanent human return to the Moon. Numerous international contributors offer their insights into how certain...
Ellis H. Dill
August 25, 2011
While the finite element method (FEM) has become the standard technique used to solve static and dynamic problems associated with structures and machines, ANSYS software has developed into the engineer’s software of choice to model and numerically solve those problems. An invaluable tool to help...
Ann Darrin, Beth L. O'Leary
June 26, 2009
Some might think that the 27 thousand tons of material launched by earthlings into outer space is nothing more than floating piles of debris. However, when looking at these artifacts through the eyes of historians and anthropologists, instead of celestial pollution, they are seen as links to human...
April 28, 2009
The spatial variation of seismic ground motions denotes the differences in the seismic time histories at various locations on the ground surface. This text focuses on the spatial variability of the motions that is caused by the propagation of the waveforms from the earthquake source through the...
January 01, 2003
Fundamentals of Rail Vehicle Dynamics lays a foundation for the design of rail vehicles based on the mechanics of wheel-rail interaction as described by the equations of motion. The author advances simple models to elucidate particular challenges and demonstrate innovative systems while using...
January 01, 2002
Since the 1990s, significant advances have been made in the research on nonlinear dynamics in China. Many papers were published in Chinese in the Journal of Vibration Engineering, Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics, and Vibration and Shock. This work offers translations of selected articles....
Ole Ivar Sivertsen
January 01, 2001
A discussion of the virtual testing of mechanical systems, presenting theories and techniques implemented in the FEDEM Multidisciplinary Simulation Software. The basis for this approach is the non-linear FE formulation and the Master-Slave techniques used for modelling joints and transmissions....
January 01, 2000
This handbook dicussess tyre-road contact forces generated by heavy vehicles covering their influence on road surface and bridge response and damage, as well as ways of regulating and improving vehicles so as to minimize road damage.;The main incentive for understanding vehicle-road interaction is...
Patrick Bar-Avi, Haym Benaroya
January 01, 1997
This monograph provides a general background to the modelling of a special class of offshore structures known as compliant structures. External forcing is resisted by buoyancy and tension forces which increase when the structure is slightly offset from its equilibrium. The technical development...