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Fundamentals of Optomechanics

Daniel Vukobratovich, Paul Yoder
February 05, 2018

This textbook will provide the fundamentals of optomechanics. Starting from the basics, this textbook will lead you through the opto-mechanical design process, discussing materials selection, principles of kinematic design, as well as mounting of windows, individual lenses, and multiple lenses....

Digital Control Systems: Theory, Hardware, and Software with MATLAB, Third Edition

Constantine H. Houpis, Gary B. Lamont
February 01, 2018

Completely revised and updated, written to be understandable for students, and practical in its coverage, this new edition features a range of new engineering applications, such as control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), wind turbine energy systems, and robotic systems....

Thermal Energy: Sources, Recovery, and Applications

Yatish T. Shah
February 01, 2018

The book details sources of thermal energy, methods of capture, and applications. It describes the basics of thermal energy, including measuring thermal energy, laws of thermodynamics that govern its use and transformation, modes of thermal energy, conventional processes, devices and materials, and...

Industrial Energy Management Strategies: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Kaushik Bhattacharjee
January 26, 2018

The importance of energy management has grown in recent years due to the heightened awareness of the impact of energy use on the environment and its very real impact on a company’s bottom line. This book provides a detailed and knowledgeable reference for those engaged in the energy management...

Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook

Gianpiero Mastinu, Manfred Ploechl
January 25, 2018

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...

Computational Transport Phenomena for Engineering Analyses

Richard C. Farmer, Ralph W. Pike, Gary C. Cheng, Yen-Sen Chen
January 24, 2018

Although computer technology has dramatically improved the analysis of complex transport phenomena, the methodology has yet to be effectively integrated into engineering curricula. The huge volume of literature associated with the wide variety of transport processes cannot be appreciated or...

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks: Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD 2017), 14-18 August 2017, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Maksym Spiryagin, Timothy Gordon, Colin Cole, Tim McSweeney
January 22, 2018

The International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks is the leading international gathering of scientists and engineers from academia and industry in the field of ground vehicle dynamics to present and exchange their latest innovations and breakthroughs. Established in Vienna in...

Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials

Huiming Yin, Yingtao Zhao
January 22, 2018

Presents Concepts That Can Be Used in Design, Processing, Testing, and Control of Composite Materials Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials weaves together the basic concepts, mathematical fundamentals, and formulations of micromechanics into a systemic approach for...

Turbomachinery: Concepts, Applications, and Design

V. Dakshina Murty
January 17, 2018

Turbomachinery: Concepts, Applications, and Design is an introductory turbomachinery textbook aimed at seniors and first year graduate students, giving balanced treatment of both the concepts and design aspects of turbomachinery, based on sound analysis and a strong theoretical foundation. The text...

Power System Economic and Market Operations

Jin Zhong
January 16, 2018

Power system operation is one of the important issues in the power industry. The book aims to provide readers with the methods and algorithms to save the total cost in electricity generation and transmission. It begins with traditional power systems and builds into the fundamentals of power system...

Design Engineer's Sourcebook

K. L. Richards
January 16, 2018

Design Engineer's Sourcebook provides a practical resource for engineers, product designers, technical managers, students, and others needing a design-oriented reference. This volume covers the mathematics, mechanics, and materials properties needed for analysis and design, with numerous examples....

Design of Mechanical Joints

Alexander Blake
January 15, 2018

"A cornerstone publication that covers the basic principles and practical considerations of design methodology for joints held by rivets, bolts, weld seams, and adhesive materials, Design of Mechanical Joints gives engineers the practical results and formulas they need for the preliminary design of...