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Handbook of Fluid Dynamics, Second Edition


Richard W. Johnson
April 5, 2016

Handbook of Fluid Dynamics offers balanced coverage of the three traditional areas of fluid dynamics—theoretical, computational, and experimental—complete with valuable appendices presenting the mathematics of fluid dynamics, tables of dimensionless numbers, and tables of the properties of gases...

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Second Edition


Douglas M. Marshall, Richard K. Barnhart, Eric Shappee, Michael Thomas Most
May 24, 2016

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems surveys the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, from sensors, controls, and automation to regulations, safety procedures, and human factors. It is designed for the student or layperson and thus assumes no prior knowledge of UASs, engin...

Mechanical Design of Machine Components, Second Edition: SI Version


Ansel C. Ugural
June 14, 2016

Analyze and Solve Real-World Machine Design Problems Using SI Units Mechanical Design of Machine Components, Second Edition: SI Version strikes a balance between method and theory, and fills a void in the world of design. Relevant to mechanical and related engineering curricula, the book is useful i...

Automobile Automation: Distributed Cognition on the Road

Victoria A. Banks, Neville A. Stanton
July 21, 2017

Increasing levels of driving automation has changed the role of the driver from active operator to passive monitor. However, Systems Design has been plagued by criticism for failing to acknowledge the new role of the driver within the system network. To understand the driver's new role within an...

Nanostructured Energy Devices: Foundations of Carrier Transport

Juan Bisquert
July 18, 2017

This is the second book in a series that analyzes the fundamental concepts, properties, and key applications of energy devices made using organic and inorganic solution-processed thin film and nanostructured materials, including hybrid and organic solar cells, electrochemical batteries, diodes,...

Artificial Neural Networks for Engineers and Scientists: Solving Ordinary Differential Equations

S. Chakraverty, Susmita Mall
July 18, 2017

Differential equations play a vital role in the fields of engineering and science. Problems in engineering and science can be modeled using ordinary or partial differential equations. Analytical solutions of differential equations may not be obtained easily, so numerical methods have been developed...

Analysing Design Thinking: Studies of Cross-Cultural Co-Creation

Bo T. Christensen, Linden J. Ball, Kim Halskov
July 18, 2017

The scientific analysis of design thinking continues to burgeon and is of considerable interest to academic scholars and design practitioners across many disciplines. This research tradition has generated a growing corpus of studies concerning how designers think during the creation of innovative...

Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture

Jochen Bundschuh, Guangnan Chen, D. Chandrasekharam, Janusz Piechocki
July 17, 2017

The agri-food chain consumes about one third of the world’s energy production with about 12% of it for crop production and nearly 80% for processing, distribution, retail, preparation and cooking. The agri-food chain also accounts for 80-90% of total global freshwater use where 70% alone is for...

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis for Engineers

Saad A. Ragab, Hassan E. Fayed
July 17, 2017

Finite Element Analysis for Engineers introduces FEA as a technique for solving differential equations, and for application to problems in Civil, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Science & Mechanics. Intended primarily for senior and first-year graduate students,...

An Introduction to Rheology

Poncet Sébastien, Bikash Sahoo
July 15, 2017

Using this introductory textbook, students in mechanical, chemical or process engineering will acquire essential skills to grasp rheology’s importance in materials science and engineering. Each new approach in numerical or theoretical modeling is clarified with minimum of mathematical...

Uncertainty Analysis of Experimental Data with R

Benjamin David Shaw
July 14, 2017

"This would be an excellent book for undergraduate, graduate and beyond….The style of writing is easy to read and the author does a good job of adding humor in places. The integration of basic programming in R with the data that is collected for any experiment provides a powerful platform for...

Nonlinear Computational Solid Mechanics

Jamshid Ghaboussi, David A. Pecknold, Xiping Steven Wu
July 12, 2017

This book presents the fundamentals of nonlinear mechanics within a modern computational approach based mainly on finite element methods. Both material and geometric nonlinearities are treated. The topics build up from the mechanics of finite deformation of solid bodies through to nonlinear...

Joining Technology of gamma-TiAl Alloys

Sonia Luisa dos Santos Simoes, Filomena Maria da Conceicao Viana, Manuel Fernando Goncalves Vieira
July 11, 2017

The book covers the development of new technologies for the joining of TiAl alloys that result in sound bonds obtained in less demanding conditions. It discusses joint processing, microstructural and mechanical characterization, and summarizes developments in new approaches to the joining of TiAl...

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition

Travis S. Taylor
July 10, 2017

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition, presents the history and basics of rocket science, and examines design, experimentation, testing, and applications. Exploring how rockets work, the book covers the concepts of thrust, momentum, impulse, and the rocket equation, along...

Automotive Engine Metrology

Salah H. R. Ali
July 07, 2017

In recent decades, metrology—an accurate and precise technology of high quality for automotive engines—has garnered a great deal of scientific interest due to its unique advanced soft engineering techniques in design and diagnostics. Used in a variety of scientific applications, these techniques...