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Durability of Industrial Composites

1st Edition

Antonio Carvalho Filho
October 24, 2018

Durability of Industrial Composites offers numerical and quantitative solutions to long-term composite failures that are useful to practicing engineers, researchers, and students. All modes of laminate long-term failure are contemplated, with resin toughness and environmental conditions considered....

Efficiency and Power in Energy Conversion and Storage: Basic Physical Concepts

1st Edition

Thomas Christen
October 23, 2018

This book provides fundamental theoretical concepts for the understanding, the modelling, and the optimisation of energy conversion and storage devices. The discussion is based on the general footing of efficiency-power relations and energy-power relations (Ragone plots). Efficiency and Power in...

Technology Drivers: Engine for Growth: Proceedings of the 6th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering (NUiCONE 2017), November 23-25, 2017, Ahmedabad, India

1st Edition

Alka Mahajan, B.A. Modi, Parul Patel
October 16, 2018

This volume of proceedings from the conference provides an opportunity for readers to engage with a selection of refereed papers that were presented during the 6th International Conference NUiCONE’17. Researchers from industry and academia were invited to present their research work in the areas as...

Planar Multibody Dynamics: Formulation, Programming with MATLAB®, and Applications, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Parviz E. Nikravesh
October 10, 2018

Planar Multibody Dynamics: Formulation, Programming with MATLAB®, and Applications, Second Edition, provides sets of methodologies for analyzing the dynamics of mechanical systems, such as mechanisms and machineries, with coverage of both classical and modern principles. Using clear and concise...

Modern Missile Guidance

2nd Edition

Rafael Yanushevsky
October 10, 2018

Missile Guidance, Second Edition provides a timely survey of missile control and guidance theory, based on extensive work the author has done using the Lyapunov approach. This new edition also presents the Lyapunov-Bellman approach for choosing optimal parameters of the guidance laws, and direct...

Solar Cooling Technologies

1st Edition

Sotirios Karellas, Tryfon C Roumpedakis, Nikolaos Tzouganatos, Konstantinos Braimakis
October 08, 2018

Solar Cooling Technologies presents a detailed study of the potential technologies for coupling solar energy and cooling systems. Unifies all the various power based solar techniques into one book, investigates tri-generation schemes for maximization of cooling efficiency, especially for small...

Blake's Design of Mechanical Joints

2nd Edition

Harold Josephs, Ronald L. Huston
October 05, 2018

Blake's Design of Mechanical Joints, Second Edition, is an updated revision of Alexander Blake’s authoritative book on mechanical joint and fastener design. This revision brings Blake’s 1985 volume up-to-date with modern developments in joint design, and recent technological advances in metallic...

Optimizing Small Multi-Rotor Unmanned Aircraft: A Practical Design Guide

1st Edition

Stephen D. Prior
October 04, 2018

This design guide was written to capture the author’s practical experience of designing, building and testing multi-rotor drone systems over the past decade. The lack of one single source of useful information meant that the past 10 years has been a steep learning curve, a lot of self-tuition and...

Noise in the Plastics Processing Industry, 2nd edition

2nd Edition

Robert Peters
October 03, 2018

This practical guide for managers and engineers in the plastics industry shows how to reduce high noise levels which often occur in the workplace and reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing damage to employees. Practical methods for reducing noise from industrial machinery are described and...

Friction, Wear, Lubrication: A Textbook in Tribology, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Kenneth C Ludema, Layo Ajayi
October 02, 2018

The second edition of a bestseller, this book introduces tribology in a way that builds students’ knowledge and understanding. It includes expanded information on topics such as surface characterization as well as recent advances in the field. The book provides additional descriptions of common...

Uncertainty Quantification in Laminated Composites: A Meta-model Based Approach

1st Edition

Sudip Dey, Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay, Sondipon Adhikari
October 02, 2018

Over the last few decades, uncertainty quantification in composite materials and structures has gained a lot of attention from the research community as a result of industrial requirements. This book presents computationally efficient uncertainty quantification schemes following meta-model-based...

Thermal Energy Systems: Design and Analysis, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Steven G. Penoncello
October 02, 2018

Thermal Energy Systems: Design and Analysis, Second Edition presents basic concepts for simulation and optimization, and introduces simulation and optimization techniques for system modeling. This text addresses engineering economy, optimization, hydraulic systems, energy systems, and system...