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Computation of Supersonic Flow over Flying Configurations

Computation of Supersonic Flow over Flying Configurations

By: Adriana Nastase

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Publication Date: 07-JUL-2010

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This high-level aerospace reference book will be useful for undergraduate and graduate students of engineering, applied mathematics and physics. The author provides solutions for three-dimensional compressible Navier-Stokes layer subsonic and supersonic flows. * Computational work and experimental results show the real-world application of computational results * Easy computation and visualization of inviscid and viscous aerodynamic characteristics of flying configurations * Includes a fully optimized and integrated design for a proposed supersonic transport aircraft ...

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Non-Rocket Space Launch and Flight

Non-Rocket Space Launch and Flight

By: Alexander Bolonkin

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Publication Date: 07-JUL-2010

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In recent years scientists have investigated a series of new methods for non-rocket space launch, which promise to revolutionize space launches and flight. Particularly in the current political climate new, cheaper, and more ‘fuel efficient’ methods are being investigated. Such new methods include the gas tube method, cable accelerators, tether launch systems, space elevators, solar and magnetic sails, circle launcher space keepers and more. The author brings a vast amount of experience to the topic, having worked as a engineer, designer, project director and researcher at key...

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Bioenergy - Realizing the Potential

Bioenergy - Realizing the Potential

By: Dr. Semida Silveira

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Publication Date: 14-JUL-2005

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Modern bioenergy has gained increased attention in the past decade. Not only does it provide an effective option for the provision of energy services from the technical point of view, but it is based on resources that can be utilized on a sustainable basis all around the globe. In addition, the benefits accrued go beyond energy provision, creating unique opportunities for regional development. Today, biomass is seen as one of the most promising renewable sources of modern energy services in the medium term. Know-how and experiences from different countries pave the way to further...

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Solar Energy Engineering, 2nd Edition

Solar Energy Engineering, 2nd Edition

By: Soteris A. Kalogirou

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 06-JAN-2014

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As perhaps the most promising of all the renewable energy sources available today, solar energy is becoming increasingly important in the drive to achieve energy independence and climate balance. This new book is the masterwork from world-renowned expert Dr. Soteris Kalogirou, who has championed solar energy for decades. The book includes all areas of solar energy engineering, from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research. The author includes pivotal subjects such as solar collectors, solar water heating, solar space heating and cooling, industrial process heat, solar...

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The Definitive Guide to ARM® Cortex®-M3 and Cortex®-M4 Processors, 3rd Edition

The Definitive Guide to ARM® Cortex®-M3 and Cortex®-M4 Processors, 3rd Edition

By: Joseph Yiu

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 06-OCT-2013

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This book presents the background of the ARM architecture and outlines the features of the processors such as the instruction set, interrupt-handling and also demonstrates how to program and utilize the advanced features available such as the Memory Protection Unit (MPU). Chapters on getting started with IAR, Keil, gcc and CooCox CoIDE tools help beginners develop program codes.  Coverage also includes the important areas of software development such as using the low power features, handling information input/output, mixed language projects with assembly and C, and other advanced...

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Asymptotic Theory of Supersonic Viscous Gas Flows

Asymptotic Theory of Supersonic Viscous Gas Flows

By: Vladimir Neyland

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 06-FEB-2008

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This is the first book in English devoted to the latest developments in fluid mechanics and aerodynamics. Written by the leading authors in the field, based at the renowned Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute in Moscow, it deals with viscous gas flow problems that arise from supersonic flows. These complex problems are central to the work of researchers and engineers dealing with new aircraft and turbomachinery development (jet engines, compressors and other turbine equipment). The book presents the latest asymptotical models, simplified Navier-Stokes equations and viscous-inviscid...

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Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice

Structural Dynamics and Vibration in Practice

By: Douglas Thorby

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 08-JAN-2008

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This straightforward text, primer and reference introduces the theoretical, testing and control aspects of structural dynamics and vibration, as practised in industry today. Written by an expert engineer of over 40 years experience, the book comprehensively opens up the dynamic behavior of structures and provides engineers and students with a comprehensive practice based understanding of the key aspects of this key engineering topic. Key features • Worked example based makes it a thoroughly practical resource • Aimed at those studying to enter, and already working in industry;...

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Flight Dynamics Principles, 2nd Edition

Flight Dynamics Principles, 2nd Edition

By: Michael V. Cook

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 24-FEB-2011

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The study of flight dynamics requires a thorough understanding of the theory of the stability and control of aircraft, an appreciation of flight control systems and a comprehensive grounding in the theory of automatic control. Flight Dynamics provides all three in an accessible and student focussed text. Written for those coming to the subject for the first time the book is suitable as a complete first course text. It provides a secure foundation from which to move on to more advanced topics such a non-linear flight dynamics, simulation and advanced flight control, and is ideal for...

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Domino Effects in the Process Industries

Domino Effects in the Process Industries

By: Genserik Reniers; Valerio Cozzani

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 08-JUL-2013

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Domino Effects in the Process Industries discusses state-of-the-art theories, conceptual models, insights and practical issues surrounding large-scale knock-on accidents—so-called domino effects—in the chemical and process industries. The book treats such extremely low-frequency phenomena from a technological perspective, studying possible causes and introducing several approaches to assess and control the risks of these scenarios. The authors also examine these events from a managerial viewpoint, discussing single and multi-plant management insights and requirements to take pro-active...

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4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband, 2nd Edition

4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband, 2nd Edition

By: Erik Dahlman; Stefan Parkvall; Johan Skold

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 07-OCT-2013

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This book reflects the ongoing success of LTE throughout the world and focuses on LTE with full updates including LTE-Advanced (Release 11) to provide a complete picture of the LTE system. Overviews and detailed explanations are given for the latest LTE standards for radio interface architecture, the physical layer, access procedures, broadcast, relaying, spectrum and RF characteristics, and system performance. Key technologies presented include multi-carrier transmission, advanced single-carrier transmission, advanced receivers, OFDM, MIMO and adaptive antenna solutions, advanced...

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Introduction to Mobile Robot Control

Introduction to Mobile Robot Control

By: Spyros G Tzafestas

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 03-OCT-2013

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Introduction to Mobile Robot Control provides a complete and concise study of modeling, control, and navigation methods for wheeled non-holonomic and omnidirectional mobile robots and manipulators. The book begins with a study of mobile robot drives and corresponding kinematic and dynamic models, and discusses the sensors used in mobile robotics. It then examines a variety of model-based, model-free, and vision-based controllers with unified proof of their stabilization and tracking performance, also addressing the problems of path, motion, and task planning, along with localization...

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Exterior Analysis

Exterior Analysis

By: Erdogan Suhubi

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 13-SEP-2013

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Exterior analysis uses differential forms (a mathematical technique) to analyze curves, surfaces, and structures. Exterior Analysis is a first-of-its-kind resource that uses applications of differential forms, offering a mathematical approach to solve problems in defining a precise measurement to ensure structural integrity. The book provides methods to study different types of equations and offers detailed explanations of fundamental theories and techniques to obtain concrete solutions to determine symmetry. It is a useful tool for structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, as...

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Essential PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0

Essential PTC® Mathcad Prime® 3.0

By: Brent Maxfield

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 09-OCT-2013

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Learn how to use PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0, one of the world's leading tools for technical computing, in the context of engineering, science, and math applications. Quickly harness the power of Mathcad to solve simple and complex problems. Essential PTC Mathcad is perfect for college students and first-time users as well as for experienced Mathcad users who are moving to Prime 3.0. The book introduces the most powerful functions and features of the new Prime 3.0 software and teaches how to apply them to create comprehensive calculations for any quantitative subject. Examples from several...

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Calculus of Thought

Calculus of Thought

By: Daniel M Rice

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 22-DEC-2013

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Calculus of Thought: Neuromorphic Logistic Regression in Cognitive Machines is a must-read for all scientists about a very simple computation method designed to simulate big-data neural processing. This book is inspired by the Calculus Ratiocinator idea of Gottfried Leibniz, which is that machine computation should be developed to simulate human cognitive processes, thus avoiding problematic subjective bias in analytic solutions to practical and scientific problems. The reduced error logistic regression (RELR) method is proposed as such a "Calculus of Thought." This book reviews how...

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Applications of Random Process Excursion Analysis

Applications of Random Process Excursion Analysis

By: Irina S. Brainina

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 11-JUL-2013

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This book addresses one of the key problems in signal processing, the problem of identifying statistical properties of excursions in a random process in order to simplify the theoretical analysis and make it suitable for engineering applications. Precise and approximate formulas are explained, which are relatively simple and can be used for engineering applications such as the design of devices which can overcome the high initial uncertainty of the self-training period. The information presented in the monograph can be used to implement adaptive signal processing devices capable of...

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Advances in Computers

Advances in Computers

By: Atif Memon

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2013

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Since its first volume in 1960, Advances in Computers has presented detailed coverage of innovations in computer hardware, software, theory, design, and applications. It has also provided contributors with a medium in which they can explore their subjects in greater depth and breadth than journal articles usually allow. As a result, many articles have become standard references that continue to be of sugnificant, lasting value in this rapidly expanding field. In-depth surveys and tutorials on new computer technology Well-known authors and researchers in the field Extensive...

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Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication, 4th Edition

Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication, 4th Edition

By: Casimer DeCusatis

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 09-AUG-2013

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The fourth edition of this popular Handbook continues to provide readers with an easy to use guide to the many exciting new developments in the field of optical fiber data communications. With 90% new content, this edition contains all new material describing the transformation of the modern data communications network, both within the data center and over extended distances between data centers, along with best practices for the design of highly virtualized, converged, energy efficient, secure, and flattened network infrastructures. The book also contains the latest on emerging...

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Advances in Analog and RF IC Design for Wireless Communication Systems

Advances in Analog and RF IC Design for Wireless Communication Systems

By: Gabriele Manganaro; Domine W Leenaerts

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 13-MAY-2013

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Advances in Analog and RF IC Design for Wireless Communication Systems gives technical introductions to the latest and most significant topics in the area of circuit design of analog/RF ICs for wireless communication systems, emphasizing wireless infrastructure rather than handsets. The book ranges from very high performance circuits for complex wireless infrastructure systems to selected highly integrated systems for handsets and mobile devices. Coverage includes power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, modulators, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters...

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Evolution of Global Electricity Markets

Evolution of Global Electricity Markets

By: Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 10-JUN-2013

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Get the latest on rapidly evolving global electricity markets direct from the scholars and thought leaders who are shaping reform. In this volume, dozens of world-class experts from diverse regions provide a comprehensive assessment of the relevant issues in today’s electricity markets. Amid a seething backdrop of rising energy prices, concerns about environmental degradation, and the introduction of distributed sources and smart grids, increasingly stringent demands are being placed on the electric power sector to provide a more reliable, efficient delivery infrastructure, and more...

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MATLAB for Neuroscientists, 2nd Edition

MATLAB for Neuroscientists, 2nd Edition

By: Pascal Wallisch; Michael E. Lusignan; Marc D. Benayoun; Tanya I. Baker; Adam Seth Dickey; Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 30-DEC-2013

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MATLAB for Neuroscientists serves as the only complete study manual and teaching resource for MATLAB, the globally accepted standard for scientific computing, in the neurosciences and psychology. This unique introduction can be used to learn the entire empirical and experimental process (including stimulus generation, experimental control, data collection, data analysis, modeling, and more), and the 2nd Edition continues to ensure that many computational problems can be addressed in a single programming environment. This updated edition features additional material on the creation of...