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Biofuels Production and Processing Technology

M.R. Riazi, David Chiaramonti
October 11, 2017

The importance of biofuels in greening the transport sector in the future is unquestionable, given the limited available fossil energy resources, the environmental issues associated to the utilization of fossil fuels, and the increasing attention to security of supply. This comprehensive reference...

Sheet Metal Forming Optimization: Bioinspired Approaches

Ganesh M. Kakandikar, Vilas M. Nandedkar
October 11, 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...

The Finite Element Method for Initial Value Problems: Mathematics and Computations

Karan S. Surana, J. N. Reddy
October 11, 2017

Unlike most finite element books that cover time dependent processes (IVPs) in a cursory manner, The Finite Element Method for Initial Value Problems: Mathematics and Computations focuses on the mathematical details as well as applications of space-time coupled and space-time decoupled finite...

Ghosts in the Machine: Rethinking Learning Work and Culture in Air Traffic Control

Christine Owen
October 10, 2017

This book provides a socio-cultural analysis of the ways in which air traffic controllers formally and informally learn about their work and the active role that organisational cultures play in shaping interpretation and meaning. In particular, it describes the significant role that organizational...

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes, Second Edition

Jay Cheng
October 10, 2017

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes, Second Edition, explains the theories of biological processes, biomass materials and logistics, and conversion technologies for bioenergy products such as biogas, ethanol, butanol, biodiesel, and synthetic gases. The book discusses anaerobic digestion of waste...

Applied Elasticity and Plasticity

Mumtaz Kassir
October 10, 2017

Applied Elasticity and Plasticity is a comprehensive work that introduces graduate students and professionals in civil, mechanical, aeronautical and metallurgical engineering to the basic theories of elasticity, plasticity and their practical applications. Based on experimental data of static...

What Every Engineer Should Know About Excel, Second Edition

J. P. Holman, Blake K. Holman
October 09, 2017

Understanding the powerful computational and graphics capabilities of Microsoft Excel is an enormous benefit to engineers and technical professionals in almost any field and at all levels of experience. What Every Engineer Should Know About Excel is a practical guide to unlocking the features and...

Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis, Fourth Edition

Ansel C. Ugural
October 05, 2017

Noted for its practical, accessible approach to senior and graduate-level engineering mechanics, Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis is a long-time bestselling text on the subjects of elasticity and stress analysis. Many new examples and applications are included to review and support key...

Physical Components of Tensors

Wolf Altman, Antonio Marmo De Oliveira
October 01, 2017

Illustrating the important aspects of tensor calculus, and highlighting its most practical features, Physical Components of Tensors presents an authoritative and complete explanation of tensor calculus that is based on transformations of bases of vector spaces rather than on transformations of...

Vibration Problems in Machines: Diagnosis and Resolution

Arthur W. Lees
September 30, 2017

Vibration Problems in Machines: Diagnosis and Resolution explains how to infer information about the internal operations of rotating machines from external measurements. In doing so, the book examines the vibration signals arising under various fault conditions, such as rotor imbalance,...

Smart Composites: Mechanics and Design

Rani Elhajjar, Valeria La Saponara, Anastasia Muliana
September 30, 2017

Smart Composites: Mechanics and Design addresses the current progress in the mechanics and design of smart composites and multifunctional structures. Divided into three parts, it covers characterization of properties, analyses, and design of various advanced composite material systems with an...

Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook

Gianpiero Mastinu, Manfred Ploechl
September 30, 2017

Featuring contributions from leading experts, the Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the major issues involved in road vehicle dynamic behavior. While the focus is on automobiles, this book also highlights motorcycles, heavy...