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    Vehicle Dynamics and Control

    Auteur: Rajesh Rajamani

    Vehicle Dynamics and Control

    • Auteur: Rajesh Rajamani
    • ISBN: 978-1-4614-1433-9

    Vehicle Dynamics and Control provides a comprehensive coverage of vehicle control systems and the dynamic models used in the development of these control systems. The control system applications covered in the book include cruise control, adaptive cruise control, ABS, automated lane keeping, automated highway systems, yaw stability control, engine control, passive, active and semi-active suspensions, tire-road friction coefficient estimation, rollover prevention, and hybrid electric vehicles. In developing the dynamic model for each application, an effort is made to both keep the model simple enough for control system design but at the same time rich enough to capture the essential features of the dynamics. A special effort has been made to explain the several different tire models commonly used in literature and to interpret them physically. In the second edition of the book, chapters on roll dynamics, rollover prevention and hybrid electric vehicles have been added, and the chapter on electronic stability control has been enhanced. The use of feedback control systems on automobiles is growing rapidly. This book is intended to serve as a useful resource to researchers who work on the development of such control systems, both in the automotive industry and at universities. The book can also serve as a textbook for a graduate level course on Vehicle Dynamics and Control.

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    Servo Motors and Industrial Control Theory

    Auteur: Riazollah Firoozian

    Servo Motors and Industrial Control Theory

    • Auteur: Riazollah Firoozian
    • ISBN: 978-0-387-85460-1

    Servo Motors and Industrial Control Theory presents the fundamentals of servo motors and control theory in a manner that is accessible to undergraduate students, as well as practitioners who may need updated information on the subject. Graphical methods for classical control theory have been replaced with examples using common mathematical software, such as MathCad and MatLab, to solve real-life engineering control problems. State variable feedback control theory, which is generally not introduced until the Masters level, is introduced clearly and simply for students to approach complicated problems and examples. Several parameters are introduced for each servo control system discussed, making this book a must-have reference guide for control system designers.

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    Pump characteristics and applications

    Auteur: MICHAEL VOLK

    Pump characteristics and applications

    • Auteur: MICHAEL VOLK
    • ISBN: 978-1-4665-6309-4

    "This book offers a practical introduction to pumps and provides the tools necessary to select, size, operate, and maintain pumps properly. It highlights the interrelatedness of pump engineering from system and piping design to installation and startup. It provides new case studies designed to show real-world applications. The book's art program has been redone, with all figures now appearing in full color It is Read more... Abstract: "This book offers a practical introduction to pumps and provides the tools necessary to select, size, operate, and maintain pumps properly. It highlights the interrelatedness of pump engineering from system and piping design to installation and startup. It provides new case studies designed to show real-world applications. The book's art program has been redone, with all figures now appearing in full color It is also an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in departments of mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, or engineering technology"

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    Current Trends in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety: An Industry Perspective

    Auteur: Uday Kumar, Alireza Ahmadi, Ajit Kumar Verma, Prabhakar Varde

    Current Trends in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety: An Industry Perspective

    • Auteur: Uday Kumar, Alireza Ahmadi, Ajit Kumar Verma, Prabhakar Varde
    • ISBN: 978-3-319-23597-4

    Containing selected papers from the ICRESH-ARMS 2015 conference in Lulea, Sweden, collected by editors with years of experiences in Reliability and maintenance modeling, risk assessment, and asset management, this work maximizes reader insights into the current trends in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) and Risk Management. Featuring a comprehensive analysis of the significance of the role of RAMS and Risk Management in the decision making process during the various phases of design, operation, maintenance, asset management and productivity in Industrial domains, these proceedings discuss key issues and challenges in the operation, maintenance and risk management of complex engineering systems and will serve as a valuable resource for those in the field.

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    Introduction to Dynamics and Control in Mechanical Engineering Systems

    Auteur: Cho W. S. To

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    Galilean mechanics and thermodynamics of continua

    Auteur: Géry de Saxcé, Claude Valleé

    Galilean mechanics and thermodynamics of continua

    • Auteur: Géry de Saxcé, Claude Valleé
    • ISBN: 978-1-84821-642-6

    This title proposes a unified approach to continuum mechanics which is consistent with Galilean relativity. Based on the notion of affine tensors, a simple generalization of the classical tensors, this approach allows gathering the usual mechanical entities ? mass, energy, force, moment, stresses, linear and angular momentum ? in a single tensor. Starting with the basic subjects, and continuing through to the most advanced topics, the authors’ presentation is progressive, inductive and bottom-up. They begin with the concept of an affine tensor, a natural extension of the classical tensors. The simplest types of affine tensors are the points of an affine space and the affine functions on this space, but there are more complex ones which are relevant for mechanics ? torsors and momenta. The essential point is to derive the balance equations of a continuum from a unique principle which claims that these tensors are affine-divergence free.

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    Materials Engineering and Mechanical Automation: Selected, Peer Reviewed Papers from the 2013 International Conference on Materials Engineering and ... 1-2, 201

    Auteur: Guohui Yang

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    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook

    Auteur: D. Yogi Goswami, Frank Kreith

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook

    • Auteur: D. Yogi Goswami, Frank Kreith
    • ISBN: 978-1-4665-8509-6

    For the Movers, Shakers, and Policy Makers in Energy Engineering and Related Industries The latest version of a bestselling reference, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook, Second Edition covers the foremost trends and technologies in energy engineering today. This new edition contains the latest material on energy planning and policy, with a focus on renewable and sustainable energy sources. It also examines nuclear energy and its place in future energy systems, includes a chapter on natural gas, and provides extensive coverage of energy storage for numerous forms of energy generation. The text also provides energy supply, demand, and pricing factor projections for the future. Explore the Future of Global Energy The authors address problems that industry now faces, including the limited availability of conventional energy resources such as oil, natural gas, and coal, and considers renewable energies such as wind power, solar energy, and biomass. They also illustrate the economics of energy efficiency, discuss the financial energy policies of various countries, consider the role of energy conservation in energy strategies, and examine the future of renewable energy technologies to build a sustainable energy system.

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    Externally Heated Valve Engine : A New Approach to Piston Engines

    Auteur: Zbyszko Kazimierski, Jerzy Wojewoda

    Externally Heated Valve Engine : A New Approach to Piston Engines

    • Auteur: Zbyszko Kazimierski, Jerzy Wojewoda
    • ISBN: 978-3-319-28355-5

    This book reports on a novel approach for generating mechanical energy from different, external heat sources using the body of a typical piston engine with valves. By presenting simple yet effective numerical models, the authors show how this new approach, which combines existing internal combustion technology with a lubrication system, is able to offer an economic solution to the problem of mechanical energy generation in piston engines. Their results also show that a stable heat generation process can be guaranteed outside of the engine. The book offers a detailed report on physical and numerical models of 4-stroke and 2-stroke versions of the EHVE together with different models of heat exchange, valves and results of their simulations. It also delivers the test results of an engine prototype run in laboratory conditions. By presenting a novel theoretical framework and providing readers with extensive knowledge of both the advantages and challenges of the method, this book is expected to inspire academic researchers, advanced PhD students and professionals in their search for more effective solutions to the problem of renewable energy generation.

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    Mechanical Engineers' Handbook. Vol. 1 Materials and Engineering Mechanics

    Auteur: Myer Kutz

    Mechanical Engineers' Handbook. Vol. 1 Materials and Engineering Mechanics

    • Auteur: Myer Kutz
    • ISBN: 978-1-118-90775-7

    Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition provides a quick guide to specialized areas you may encounter in your work, giving you access to the basics of each and pointing you toward trusted resources for further reading, if needed. The accessible information inside offers discussions, examples, and analyses of the topics covered. This first volume covers materials and mechanical design, giving you accessible and in-depth access to the most common topics you'll encounter in the discipline: carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, aluminum alloys, copper and copper alloys, titanium alloys for design, nickel and its alloys, magnesium and its alloys, superalloys for design, composite materials, smart materials, electronic materials, viscosity measurement, and much more. Presents comprehensive coverage of materials and mechanical design Offers the option of being purchased as a four-book set or as single books, depending on your needs Comes in a subscription format through the Wiley Online Library and in electronic and custom formats Engineers at all levels of industry, government, or private consulting practice will find Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Volume 1 a great resource they'll turn to repeatedly as a reference on the basics of materials and mechanical design.

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    Analytical Heat and Fluid Flow in Microchannels and Microsystems

    Auteur: R. M. Cotta, D. C. Knupp, C. P. Naveira-Cotta

    Analytical Heat and Fluid Flow in Microchannels and Microsystems

    • Auteur: R. M. Cotta, D. C. Knupp, C. P. Naveira-Cotta
    • ISBN: 978-3-319-23312-3

    This book focuses on the modeling and analysis of heat and fluid flow in microchannels and micro-systems, compiling a number of analytical and hybrid numerical-analytical solutions for models that account for the relevant micro-scale effects, with the corresponding experimental analysis validation when applicable. The volume stands as the only available compilation of easy to use analytically-based solutions for micro-scale heat and fluid flow problems, that systematically incorporates the most relevant micro-scale effects into the mathematical models, followed by their physical interpretation on the micro-system behavior.

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    Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibration

    Auteur: S. Graham Kelly

    Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibration

    • Auteur: S. Graham Kelly
    • ISBN: 0-07è116325-5

    With a successful first edition, the popularity of the book will continue in its revision as it incorporates a chapter on Finite Elements, and new problems including Matlab and Mathcad problems.