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Sheet Metal Meso- and Microforming and Their Industrial Applications

Xin Min Lai, Ming Wang Fu, Lin Fa Peng
July 27, 2018

The book presents a compilation of research on meso/microforming processes, and offers systematic and holistic knowledge for the physical realization of developed processes. It discusses practical applications in fabrication of meso/microscale metallic sheet-metal parts via sheet-metal meso/...

Finite Element Analysis

M Moatamedi, Hassan A. Khawaja
July 27, 2018

Finite element analysis has become the most popular technique for studying engineering structures in detail. It is particularly useful whenever the complexity of the geometry or of the loading is such that alternative methods are inappropriate. The finite element method is based on the premise that...

Introduction to Renewable Power Systems and the Environment with R

Miguel F. Acevedo
July 19, 2018

This textbook introduces the fundamentals of renewable electrical power systems examining their direct relationships with the environment. It covers conventional power systems and opportunities for increased efficiencies and friendlier environmental interactions. While presenting state-of-the-art...

Oscillations and Waves: An Introduction, Second Edition

Richard Fitzpatrick
July 16, 2018

Emphasizing physics over mathematics, this popular, classroom-tested text helps advanced undergraduates acquire a sound physical understanding of wave phenomena. This second edition of Oscillations and Waves: An Introduction contains new widgets, animations in Python, and exercises, as well as...

Automation in the Virtual Testing of Mechanical Systems: Theories and Implementation Techniques

Ole Ivar Sivertsen, Bjorn Haugen
July 16, 2018

Automation in the Virtual Testing of Mechanical Systems: Theories and Implementation Techniques provides a practical understanding of Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE), an approach that is driving automation in engineering. Companies are using the technology to automate engineering tasks, achieving...

Offshore Mechatronics Systems Engineering

Hamid Reza Karimi
July 10, 2018

The book gives a systematical and almost self-contained description of the many facets of envisaging, designing, implementing or experimentally exploring offshore mechatronics and systems along the adequate designs of integrated modeling, safety, control and supervision infrastructure. With the...

Heat Conduction, Fifth Edition

Sadık Kakac, Yaman Yener, Carolina P. Naveira-Cotta
July 06, 2018

Heat Conduction, Fifth Edition, upholds its reputation as the leading text in the field for graduate students, and as a resource for practicing engineers. The text begins with fundamental concepts, introducing the governing equation of heat conduction, and progresses through solutions for...

Driver Reactions to Automated Vehicles: A Practical Guide for Design and Evaluation

Alexander Eriksson, Neville A. Stanton
July 05, 2018

The introduction of vehicle automation has changed the role of the driver from an active operator, to a passive monitor. There are concerns regarding the safety and the ability of the driver to act as a fall back during failures or unexpected situations. This book covers the importance of...

The Science of Small Arms Ballistics

Alvah Buckmore, Jr.
July 03, 2018

The science of small arms ballistics is seriously underdeveloped and underappreciated. This unique and different book is a comprehensive study that fills a legitimate need for a work that covers the engineering and theory of small arms ballistics. The author shares his extensive research on...

Ballast Railroad Design: SMART-UOW Approach

Buddhima Indraratna, Trung Ngo
June 28, 2018

The rail network plays an essential role in transport infrastructure worldwide. A ballasted track is commonly used for several reasons, including economic considerations, load bearing capacity, rapid drainage and ease of maintenance. Given the ever-increasing demand for trains to carry heavier axle...

Power Engineering: Advances and Challenges, Part A: Thermal, Hydro and Nuclear Power

Viorel Badescu, George Cristian Lazaroiu, Linda Barelli
June 21, 2018

Faced with the climate change phenomena, humanity has had to now contend with numerous changes, including our attitude environment protection, and also with depletion of classical energy resources. These have had consequences in the power production sector, which was already struggling with...

Small Wind Turbines for Electricity and Irrigation: Design and Construction

Mario Alejandro Rosato
June 20, 2018

This practical book deals with the technology of small-power wind turbines as opposed to widely diffused industrial wind turbines and wind farms. It covers the most common wind turbine technologies in the small power segment: horizontal axis both for electrical generation and water pumping,...