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Smart Composites: Mechanics and Design

Rani Elhajjar, Valeria La Saponara, Anastasia Muliana
October 23, 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...

Eco-Driving: From Strategies to Interfaces

Rich C. Mcllroy, Neville A. Stanton
October 18, 2017

Eco-driving has the potential to save fuel and reduce emissions without having to make any changes to vehicles or road infrastructure. This book provides an in-depth understanding of the contemporary issues in the human factors aspects of eco-driving strategies and interfaces and the effects on...

Bowtie Methodology: A Guide for Practitioners

Sasho Andonov
October 18, 2017

Bow Tie Methodology (BTM) consists of two methods, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Event Tree Analysis (ETA), which are connected by a single event. The methodology is holistic and provides the tools and pre-event analysis, which is also called the risk calculations, and post-event analysis, also...

Generalized Barycentric Coordinates in Computer Graphics and Computational Mechanics

Kai Hormann, N. Sukumar
October 16, 2017

In Generalized Barycentric Coordinates in Computer Graphics and Computational Mechanics, eminent computer graphics and computational mechanics researchers provide a state-of-the-art overview of generalized barycentric coordinates. Commonly used in cutting-edge applications such as mesh...

Modeling of Dynamic Systems with Engineering Applications

Clarence W. de Silva
October 16, 2017

MODELING OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS takes a unique, up-to-date approach to systems dynamics and related controls coverage for undergraduate students and practicing engineers. It focuses on the model development of engineering problems rather than response analysis and simulation once a model is available,...

Introduction to Composite Materials Design, Third Edition

Ever J. Barbero
October 16, 2017

The Third Edition of Introduction to Composite Materials Design is a practical, design-oriented textbook aimed at students and practicing engineers learning analysis and design of composite materials and structures. Readers will find the Third Edition to be both highly streamlined for teaching,...

Adaptive Backstepping Control of Uncertain Systems with Actuator Failures, Subsystem Interactions, and Nonsmooth Nonlinearities

Wei Wang, Changyun Wen, Jing Zhou
October 13, 2017

In practice, actuators often undergo failures and various factors influence its effectiveness. Also due to the increasing complexity of large-scale systems, subsystems are often interconnected, whereas the interactions between any two subsystems are difficult to deal with. This book details a...

Gear Cutting Tools: Science and Engineering, Second Edition

Stephen P. Radzevich
October 13, 2017

Gear Cutting Tools: Fundamentals of Design and Computation, Second Edition, presents the DG/K-based method of surface generation, a practical mathematical method for designing gear cutting tools with optimal parameters. The text addresss gear cutting tool evolution, and proceeds to scientific...

Verilog HDL Design Examples

Joseph Cavanagh
October 13, 2017

The Verilog language provides a means to model a digital system at many levels of abstraction from a logic gate to a complex digital system to a mainframe computer. The purpose of this book is to present the Verilog language together with a wide variety of examples, so that the reader can gain a...

What Every Engineer Should Know About Excel, Second Edition

J. P. Holman, Blake K. Holman
October 12, 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...

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems

Stefano Longo, Tingli Su, Guido Herrmann, Phil Barber
October 12, 2017

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems tackles the problem of integrating system components—controllers, sensors, and actuators—in a networked control system. It is common practice in industry to solve such problems heuristically, because the few theoretical results available...

Modeling and Control of Precision Actuators

Tan Kok Kiong, Huang Sunan
October 12, 2017

Modeling and Control of Precision Actuators explores new technologies that can ultimately be applied in a myriad of industries. It covers dynamical analysis of precise actuators and strategies of design for various control applications. The book addresses four main schemes: modeling and control of...

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