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Pump Characteristics and Applications

Pump Characteristics and Applications

3rd Edition

Michael Volk
October 21, 2013

Providing a wealth of information on pumps and pump systems, Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition details how pump equipment is selected, sized, operated, maintained, and repaired. The book identifies the key components of pumps and pump accessories, introduces the basics of pump...

Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and Control

Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and Control

2nd Edition

Dean Karnopp
January 23, 2013

Anyone who has experience with a car, bicycle, motorcycle, or train knows that the dynamic behavior of different types of vehicles and even different vehicles of the same class varies significantly. For example, stability (or instability) is one of the most intriguing and mysterious aspects of...

Ultrasonics: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Applications, Third Edition

Ultrasonics: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Applications, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Dale Ensminger, Leonard J. Bond
September 19, 2011

Recent advances in power electronics greatly benefit the multidisciplinary field of modern ultrasonics. More powerful, compact, and versatile electronic chips and software enable new computer-based devices for real-time data capture, storage, analysis, and display and advance the science and...

Mechanical Tolerance Stackup and Analysis

Mechanical Tolerance Stackup and Analysis

2nd Edition

Bryan R. Fischer
April 26, 2011

Use Tolerance Analysis Techniques to Avoid Design, Quality, and Manufacturing Problems Before They Happen Often overlooked and misunderstood, tolerance analysis is a critical part of improving products and their design processes. Because all manufactured products are subject to variation, it is...

Asset Management Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions, Second Edition

Asset Management Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions, Second Edition

2nd Edition

John D. Campbell, Andrew K.S. Jardine, Joel McGlynn
November 19, 2010

During the eight years since the publication of Maintenance Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions the business environment has changed drastically. Globalization, consolidation, and changes in technology challenge asset management and maintenance professionals to be more efficient....

Solid Fuels Combustion and Gasification: Modeling, Simulation, and Equipment Operations Second Edition

Solid Fuels Combustion and Gasification: Modeling, Simulation, and Equipment Operations Second Edition

2nd Edition

Marcio L. de Souza-Santos
March 25, 2010

As an increasing number of professionals and graduate students enter the field of solid-based power generation, they all require an command of process and equipment, as well as the theory behind it all. However, their informational needs and understanding differ based on their experience and the...

Practical Stress Analysis in Engineering Design

Practical Stress Analysis in Engineering Design

3rd Edition

Ronald Huston, Harold Josephs
December 17, 2008

Updated and revised, this book presents the application of engineering design and analysis based on the approach of understanding the physical characteristics of a given problem and then modeling the important aspects of the physical system. This third edition provides coverage of new topics...

Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition

Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition

3rd Edition

P.K. Mallick
November 19, 2007

The newly expanded and revised edition of Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design presents the most up-to-date resource available on state-of-the-art composite materials. This book is unique in that it not only offers a current analysis of mechanics and properties, but...

Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints: Non-Gasketed Joints

Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints: Non-Gasketed Joints

4th Edition

John H. Bickford
August 24, 2007

Redesigned for increased accessibility, this fourth edition of the bestselling Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints has been divided into two separate but complementary volumes. Each volume contains the basic information useful to bolting experts in any industry, but because the...

Applied Combustion

Applied Combustion

2nd Edition

Eugene L. Keating
March 09, 2007

The second edition of this practical text offers a broad introduction to the engineering principles of chemical energy conversion. Eugene L. Keating, Ph.D., P.E., a recognized authority within academia, government, and industry, examines combustion science and technology using fundamental...

Shaft Alignment Handbook

Shaft Alignment Handbook

3rd Edition

John Piotrowski
November 02, 2006

Rotating machinery is the heart of many industrial operations, but many engineers and technicians perform shaft alignment by guesswork or with limited knowledge of the tools and methods available to accurately and effectively align their machinery. Two decades ago, John Piotrowski conferred upon...

Optimal Control of Induction Heating Processes

Optimal Control of Induction Heating Processes

1st Edition

Edgar Rapoport, Yulia Pleshivtseva
July 07, 2006

This book introduces new approaches to solving optimal control problems in induction heating process applications. Optimal Control of Induction Heating Processes demonstrates how to apply and use new optimization techniques for different types of induction heating installations. Focusing on...

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