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World Biodiesel Policies and Production

1st Edition

Hyunsoo Joo, Ashok Kumar
August 26, 2019

This book presents the evolution of biodiesel technologies along with government policies of major biodiesel producing countries with their backgrounds, impacts, changes, and other energy forms. Biodiesel feedstock and biodiesel production technologies including green algae and methanol are...

Coanda Effect: Flow Phenomenon and Applications

1st Edition

Noor A Ahmed
August 23, 2019

Coanda effect is a complex fluid flow phenomenon enabling the production of vertical take-off/landing aircraft. Other applications range from helicopters to road vehicles, from flow mixing to combustion, from noise reduction to pollution control, from power generation to robot operation, and so...

Introduction to Laser Science and Engineering

1st Edition

Travis S. Taylor
August 21, 2019

Introduction to Laser Science and Engineering provides a modern resource for a first course in lasers for both students and professionals. Starting from simple descriptions, this text builds upon them to give a detailed modern physical understanding of the concepts behind light, optical beams and...

Classical Feedback Control with Nonlinear Multi-Loop Systems: With MATLAB® and Simulink®, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Boris J. Lurie, Paul Enright
August 21, 2019

Classical Feedback Control with Nonlinear Multi-Loop Systems describes the design of high-performance feedback control systems, emphasizing the frequency-domain approach widely used in practical engineering. It presents design methods for high-order nonlinear single- and multi-loop controllers with...

Introduction to Renewable Energy Conversions

1st Edition

Sergio C. Capareda
August 21, 2019

Introduction to Renewable Energy Conversions examines all the major renewable energy conversion technologies with the goal of enabling readers to formulate realistic resource assessments. The text provides step-by-step procedures for assessing renewable energy options and then moves to the design...

Computational Modeling of Underground Coal Gasification

1st Edition

Vivek V. Ranade, Sanjay M Mahajani, Ganesh Arunkumar Samdani
August 20, 2019

The book deals with development of comprehensive computational models for simulating underground coal gasification (UCG). It starts with an introduction to the UCG process and process modelling inputs in the form of reaction kinetics, flow patterns, spalling rate, and transport coefficient that are...

Heat and Mass Transfer in Drying of Porous Media

1st Edition

Peng Xu, Agus P. Sasmito, Arun S. Mujumdar
August 05, 2019

Heat and Mass Transfer in Drying of Porous Media offers a comprehensive review of heat and mass transfer phenomena and mechanisms in drying of porous materials. It covers pore-scale and macro-scale models, includes various drying technologies, and discusses the drying dynamics of fibrous porous...

Finite Element Modeling of Textiles in Abaqus™ CAE

1st Edition

Izabela Ciesielska-Wrobel
August 02, 2019

The aim of the book is to provide engineers with a practical guide to Finite Element Modelling (FEM) in Abaqus CAE software. The guide is in the form of step-by-step procedures concerning yarns, woven fabric and knitted fabrics modelling, as well as their contact with skin so that the simulation of...

Control Systems: Classical, Modern, and AI-Based Approaches

1st Edition

Jitendra R. Raol, Ramakalyan Ayyagari
July 24, 2019

Control Systems: Classical, Modern, and AI-Based Approaches provides a broad and comprehensive study of the principles, mathematics, and applications for those studying basic control in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, and other engineering disciplines. The text builds a strong mathematical...

Sturge's Statistical and Thermal Physics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Jeffrey Olafsen
July 19, 2019

The original work by M.D. Sturge has been updated and expanded to include new chapters covering non-equilibrium and biological systems. This second edition re-organizes the material in a more natural manner into four parts that continues to assume no previous knowledge of thermodynamics. The four...

Automotive Innovation: The Science and Engineering behind Cutting-Edge Automotive Technology

1st Edition

Patrick Hossay
July 17, 2019

Automotive Innovation: The Science and Engineering behind Cutting-Edge Automotive Technology provides a survey of innovative automotive technologies in the auto industry. Automobiles are rapidly changing, and this text explores these trends. IC engines, transmissions, and chassis are being improved...

Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now

2nd Edition

Jonathan Allday
July 17, 2019

This special edition of Apollo in Perspective marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. Updated and revised throughout, it takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. In addition, there is a new chapter...