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Introduction to Finite Element Analysis for Engineers


Saad A. Ragab, Hassan E. Fayed
July 12, 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,...

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems

Stefano Longo, Tingli Su, Guido Herrmann, Phil Barber
October 12, 2017

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...

Biofueled Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

K.A. Subramanian
September 20, 2017

Biofuels such as ethanol, butanol, and biodiesel have more desirable physico-chemical properties than base petroleum fuels (diesel and gasoline), making them more suitable for use in internal combustion engines. The book begins with a comprehensive review of biofuels and their utilization processes...

Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Second Edition

Tom Denton
August 25, 2017

The second edition of Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems concentrates on core technologies to provide the essential information required to understand how different vehicle systems work. It gives a complete overview of the components and workings of a vehicle from the engine through to...

ITS Sensors and Architectures for Traffic Management and Connected Vehicles

Lawrence A. Klein
August 18, 2017

An intelligent transportation system (ITS) offers considerable opportunities for increasing the safety, efficiency, and predictability of traffic flow and reducing vehicle emissions. Sensors (or detectors) enable the effective gathering of arterial and controlled-access highway information in...

Automobile Automation: Distributed Cognition on the Road

Victoria A. Banks, Neville A. Stanton
August 14, 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...

Connected Vehicle Systems: Communication, Data, and Control

Yunpeng Wang, Daxin Tian, Zhengguo Sheng, Wang Jian
August 09, 2017

Connected vehicles and intelligent vehicles have been identified as key technologies for increasing road safety and transport efficiency. This book presents and discusss the recent advances in theory and practice in connected vehicle systems. It covers emerging research that aims at dealing with...

High-Conformal Gearing: Kinematics and Geometry

Stephen P. Radzevich
August 01, 2017

  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...

Affordable Reliability Engineering: Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Sustainability & Logistical Support

William R. Wessels, Daniel Sillivant
July 26, 2017

  How Can Reliability Analysis Impact Your Company’s Bottom Line? While reliability investigations can be expensive, they can also add value to a product that far exceeds its cost. Affordable Reliability Engineering: Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Sustainability & Logistical Support shows...

Mechanical Fastening, Joining, and Assembly, Second Edition

James A. Speck
July 26, 2017

  Gain a Deeper Understanding of Mechanical Fastening: Assemble More Efficient and Competitive Products A good design, quality parts, and properly executed assembly procedures and processes result in well-fastened assemblies. Utilizing a combined knowledge of mechanical assembly engineering...

Crush Mechanics of Thin-Walled Tubes

Dai-heng Chen
July 26, 2017

Thin-walled structures can be used to absorb impact energy during a vehicle collision. Crush Mechanics of Thin-Walled Tubes describes the analysis and design of these lightweight elements and thoroughly explains the deformation behaviors of thin-walled hollow members under crushing loading. The...

Design and Control of Automotive Propulsion Systems

Zongxuan Sun, Guoming G. Zhu
July 26, 2017

  Better Understand the Relationship between Powertrain System Design and Its Control Integration While powertrain system design and its control integration are traditionally divided into two different functional groups, a growing trend introduces the integration of more electronics (sensors...

Rotating Machinery Research and Development Test Rigs

Maurice L. Adams
July 24, 2017

Rotating Machinery Research and Development Test Rigs presents the purpose and development processes for test apparatuses built for Research & Development in machinery technology and product development. Each R & D apparatus is the focus of an entire chapter, with fifteen detailed case...