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Predicting Vehicle Trajectory

Cesar Barrios, Yuichi Motai
March 01, 2017

This book concentrates on improving the prediction of a vehicle’s future trajectory, particularly on non-straight paths. Having an accurate prediction of where a vehicle is heading is crucial for the system to reliably determine possible path intersections of more than one vehicle at the same time....

Hydrostatic Testing, Corrosion, and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion: A Field Manual for Control and Prevention

Reza Javaherdashti, Farzaneh Akvan
March 01, 2017

Hydrostatic Testing, Corrosion, and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion: A Field Manual for Control and Prevention teaches industry professionals, managers, and researchers how to combat corrosion failure associated with hydrotesting. It discusses how a test liquid must be selected, how...

Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Fourth Edition

Ted L. Anderson
February 23, 2017

Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Fourth Edition is the most useful and comprehensive guide to fracture mechanics available. It has been adopted by more than 150 universities worldwide and used by thousands of engineers and researchers. This new edition reflects the latest research...

Introduction to Energy Technologies for Efficient Power Generation

Alexander V. Dimitrov
February 23, 2017

This book is intended to serve as a guide for discovering pathways to more efficient energy use. The first part of the book illustrates basic laws of energy conversion and principles of thermodynamics. Laws of energy conservation and direction of energy conversion are formulated in detail, and the...

Transmission, Distribution, and Renewable Energy Generation Power Equipment: Aging and Life Extension Techniques, Second Edition

Bella H. Chudnovsky
February 16, 2017

The revised edition presents, extends, and updates a thorough analysis of the factors that cause and accelerate the aging of conductive and insulating materials of which transmission and distribution electrical apparatus is made. New sections in the second edition summarize the issues of the aging,...

Random Processes for Engineers: A Primer

Arthur David Snider
January 19, 2017

This book offers an intuitive approach to random processes and educates the reader on how to interpret and predict their behavior. Premised on the idea that new techniques are best introduced by specific, low-dimensional examples, the mathematical exposition is easier to comprehend and more...

Quantum Effects in Tribology

Dmitry Nikolaevich Lyubimov, Kirill Nikolaevich Dolgopolov
January 11, 2017

Quantum Effects in Tribology is devoted to the study of quantum foundations of materials friction interaction and evolutionary formation of tribosystem’s operating parameters. At the start of the book, large consideration is given to the analysis of the existing diversity of friction, wear, and...

Strength Prediction of Adhesively-Bonded Joints

Raul D. S. G. Campilho
January 10, 2017

Adhesively-bonded joints provide many advantages over conventional mechanical fasteners and are increasingly receiving attention as an alternative to mechanical joints in engineering applications. The traditional fasteners usually result in the cutting of fibers and hence the introduction of stress...

Chemical Sensitivity and Sick-Building Syndrome

Yukio Yanagisawa, Hiroshi Yoshino, Satoshi Ishikawa, Mikio Miyata
January 06, 2017

Written by multidisciplinary experts in medicine, chemistry, and architecture, this book examines chemical sensitivity (CS). In 15 chapters fitted to 15 lectures, it discusses not only the medical explanation, but also the environmental factors of this hypersensitive reaction, such as chemistry and...

Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering VI

Liquan Xie
January 04, 2017

Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering VI includes the contributions to the 6th International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering (AMCE 2016, Hong kong, China, 30-31 December 2016), and showcases the challenging developments in the areas of applied mechanics, civil engineering...

An Introduction to Sonar Systems Engineering

Lawrence J. Ziomek
December 21, 2016

Written in tutorial style, this textbook discusses the fundamental topics of modern day Sonar Systems Engineering for the analysis and design of both active and passive sonar systems. Included are basic signal design for active sonar systems and understanding underwater acoustic communication...

Introduction to SolidWorks: A Comprehensive Guide with Applications in 3D Printing

Godfrey C. Onwubolu
December 19, 2016

This senior undergraduate level textbook is written for Advanced Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, as well as CAD/CAM courses. Its goal is to assist students in colleges and universities, designers, engineers, and professionals interested in using SolidWorks as the design and 3D printing tool...