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Mechanics of Composite Structures

Mechanics of Composite Structures

By: László P. Kollár; George S. Springer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2003

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An increase in the use of composite materials in areas of engineering has led to a greater demand for engineers versed in the design of structures made from such materials. This book offers students and engineers tools for designing practical composite structures. Among the topics of interest to the designer are stress-strain relationships for a wide range of anisotropic materials; bending, buckling, and vibration of plates; bending, torsion, buckling, and vibration of solid as well as thin walled beams; shells; hygrothermal stresses and strains; finite element formulation; and failure...

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The Entrepreneurial Engineer

The Entrepreneurial Engineer

By: Michael B. Timmons; John R. Callister

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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Authors, educators and successful entrepreneurs wrote this textbook with the primary goal of maximising your chance of entrepreneurial success. It is designed to encourage those wanting to start a business and those who have already begun. It includes guidance, instruction and practical lessons for the prospective entrepreneur. The book focuses on early stage financing of a start-up company, beginning with an emphasis on constructing an effective business plan, including writing techniques to help convey your message, and preparing solid financial statements. This 'why' and 'how' of...

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Digital Waveform Generation

Digital Waveform Generation

By: Pete Symons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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This concise overview of digital signal generation will introduce you to powerful, flexible and practical digital waveform generation techniques. These techniques, based on phase-accumulation and phase-amplitude mapping, will enable you to generate sinusoidal and arbitrary real-time digital waveforms to fit your desired waveshape, frequency, phase offset and amplitude, and to design bespoke digital waveform generation systems from scratch. Including a review of key definitions, a brief explanatory introduction to classical analogue waveform generation and its basic conceptual and...

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WCDMA Design Handbook

WCDMA Design Handbook

By: Andrew Richardson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 17-MAR-2005

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Developed out of a successful professional engineering course, this practical handbook was originally published in 2005, and provides a comprehensive explanation of the Wideband CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) air interface of 3rd generation UMTS cellular systems. The book addresses all aspects of the design of the WCDMA radio interface from the lower layers to the upper layers of the protocol architecture. It considers each of the layers in turn, to build a complete understanding of the design and operation of the WCDMA radio interface including the physical layer, RF and baseband...

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X-Parameters

X-Parameters

By: David E. Root; Jan Verspecht; Jason Horn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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This is the definitive guide to X-parameters, written by the original inventors and developers of this powerful new paradigm for nonlinear RF and microwave components and systems. Learn how to use X-parameters to overcome intricate problems in nonlinear RF and microwave engineering. The general theory behind X-parameters is carefully and intuitively introduced, and then simplified down to specific, practical cases, providing you with useful approximations that will greatly reduce the complexity of measuring, modeling and designing for nonlinear regimes of operation. Containing real-world...

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Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis

Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis

By: T. Michael Duncan; Jeffrey A. Reimer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 13-SEP-1998

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Students taking their first chemical engineering course plunge into the 'nuts and bolts' of mass and energy balances and often miss the broad view of what chemical engineers do. This 1998 text offers a well-paced introduction to chemical engineering. Students are first introduced to the fundamental steps in design and three methods of analysis: mathematical modeling, graphical methods, and dimensional analysis. The book then describes how to apply engineering skills, such as how to simplify calculations through assumptions and approximations; how to verify calculations, significant...

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Compressed Sensing

Compressed Sensing

By: Yonina C. Eldar; Gitta Kutyniok

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 17-MAY-2012

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Compressed sensing is an exciting, rapidly growing field, attracting considerable attention in electrical engineering, applied mathematics, statistics and computer science. This book provides the first detailed introduction to the subject, highlighting recent theoretical advances and a range of applications, as well as outlining numerous remaining research challenges. After a thorough review of the basic theory, many cutting-edge techniques are presented, including advanced signal modeling, sub-Nyquist sampling of analog signals, non-asymptotic analysis of random matrices, adaptive...

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Manufacturing Automation, Second Edition

Manufacturing Automation, Second Edition

By: Yusuf Altintas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JAN-2012

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Metal cutting is widely used in producing manufactured products. The technology has advanced considerably along with new materials, computers and sensors. This new edition considers the scientific principles of metal cutting and their practical application to manufacturing problems. It begins with metal cutting mechanics, principles of vibration and experimental modal analysis applied to solving shop floor problems. There is in-depth coverage of chatter vibrations, a problem experienced daily by manufacturing engineers. Programming, design and automation of CNC (computer numerical control)...

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Introduction to Nanoelectronics

Introduction to Nanoelectronics

By: Vladimir V. Mitin; Viatcheslav A. Kochelap; Michael A. Stroscio

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2007

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This book was first published in 2007. Increasing miniaturization of devices, components, and integrated systems requires developments in the capacity to measure, organize, and manipulate matter at the nanoscale. This textbook is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary account of the technology and science that underpin nanoelectronics, covering the underlying physics, nanostructures, nanomaterials, and nanodevices. Without assuming prior knowledge of quantum physics, this book provides a unifying framework for the basic ideas needed to understand the recent developments in the field. Numerous...

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PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab

PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab

By: Colleen Spiegel

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 29-AUG-2011

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Although, the basic concept of a fuel cell is quite simple, creating new designs and optimizing their performance takes serious work and a mastery of several technical areas. PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab, provides design engineers and researchers with a valuable tool for understanding and overcoming barriers to designing and building the next generation of PEM Fuel Cells. With this book, engineers can test components and verify designs in the development phase, saving both time and money. Easy to read and understand, this book provides design and modelling tips for...

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Plasma Engineering

Plasma Engineering

By: Michael Keidar; Isak Beilis

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 06-MAR-2013

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Plasma engineering applies the unique properties of plasmas (ionized gases) to improve processes and performance over many fields, such as materials processing, spacecraft propulsion, and nanofabrication. Plasma Engineering considers this rapidly expanding discipline from a unified standpoint, addressing fundamentals of physics and modeling as well as new real-word applications in aerospace, nanotechnology, and bioengineering. The book starts by reviewing plasma particle collisions, waves, and instabilities, and proceeds to diagnostic tools, such as planar, spherical, and emissive...

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Small Wind

Small Wind

By: Nolan Clark

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 27-AUG-2013

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This book provides a cohesive guide to achieving successful small wind installations. It is a comprehensive information resource from one of the world’s most experienced small wind professionals, covering all the key issues for small wind system development, from site and machine selection to international standards compliance. Engineers who are tasked with planning and developing these small wind systems, from choosing the best site and accurately estimating likely power output to obtaining proper permitting and troubleshooting operational inefficiencies, will find this book an...

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Solar Cells, 2nd Edition

Solar Cells, 2nd Edition

By: Augustin McEvoy; L. Castaner; Tom Markvart

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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Enormous leaps forward in the efficiency and the economy of solar cells are being made at a furious pace. New materials and manufacturing processes have opened up new realms of possibility for the application of solar cells. Crystalline silicon cells are increasingly making way for thin film cells, which are spawning experimentation with third-generation high-efficiency multijunction cells, carbon-nanotube based cells, UV light for voltage enhancement, and the use of the infrared spectrum for night-time operation, to name only a few recent advances. This thoroughly updated new edition...

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PEM Fuel Cells, 2nd Edition

PEM Fuel Cells, 2nd Edition

By: Frano Barbir

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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Demand for fuel cell technology is growing rapidly. Fuel cells are being commercialized to provide power to buildings like hospitals and schools, to replace batteries in portable electronic devices, and as replacements for internal combustion engines in vehicles. PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cells are lighter, smaller, and more efficient than other types of fuel cell. As a result, over 80% of fuel cells being produced today are PEM cells. This new edition of Dr. Barbir’s groundbreaking book still lays the groundwork for engineers, technicians and students better than any other...

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Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time and Embedded Systems with UML and MARTE

Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time and Embedded Systems with UML and MARTE

By: Bran Selic; Sébastien Gérard

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2013

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Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time and Embedded Systems with UML and MARTE explains how to apply the complex MARTE standard in practical situations. This approachable reference provides a handy user guide, illustrating with numerous examples how you can use MARTE to design and develop real-time and embedded systems and software. Expert co-authors Bran Selic and Sébastien Gérard lead the team that drafted and maintain the standard and give you the tools you need apply MARTE to overcome the limitations of cyber-physical systems. The functional sophistication required of modern...

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Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning

Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning

By: Rajiv Kohli; Kashmiri L. Mittal

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 27-MAY-2013

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In this series Rajiv Kohli and Kash Mittal have brought together the work of experts from different industry sectors and backgrounds to provide a state-of-the-art survey and best-practice guidance for scientists and engineers engaged in surface cleaning or handling the consequences of surface contamination. The expert contributions in this volume cover important fundamental aspects of surface contamination that are key to understanding the behavior of specific types of contaminants. This understanding is essential to develop preventative and mitigation methods for contamination...

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Nuclear Safety

Nuclear Safety

By: Gianni Petrangeli

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2006

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Nuclear Safety is a comprehensive reference for heath & safety and engineering professionals in the nuclear industry and related bodies, including regulatory authorities, environmental and energy scientists, students, researchers and consultants. It provides the methods and data needed to evaluate and manage the safety of nuclear facilities and related processes using risk-based safety analysis, and provides readers with the techniques to assess the consequences of radioactive releases. The book covers relevant international and regional safety criteria (US, IAEA, EUR, PUN, URD,...

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Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems

Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems

By: Bin Wu

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2013

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Featuring aerospace examples and applications, Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems presents the very latest probabilistic techniques for accurate and efficient dynamic system reliability analysis. While other books cover more broadly the reliability techniques and challenges related to large systems, Dr Bin Wu presents a focused discussion of new methods particularly relevant to the reliability analysis of large aerospace systems under harmonic loads in the low frequency range. Developed and written to help you respond to challenges such as non-linearity of the failure surface,...

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LTE-Advanced

LTE-Advanced

By: Sassan Ahmadi

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 10-OCT-2013

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This book is an in-depth, systematic and structured technical reference on 3GPP's LTE-Advanced (Releases 10 and 11), covering theory, technology and implementation, written by an author who has been involved in the inception and development of these technologies for over 20 years. The book not only describes the operation of individual components, but also shows how they fit into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives in-depth information on upper protocol layers, implementation and deployment issues, and services, making it suitable for...

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Designing Embedded Systems with 32-Bit PIC Microcontrollers and MikroC

Designing Embedded Systems with 32-Bit PIC Microcontrollers and MikroC

By: Dogan Ibrahim

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 22-AUG-2013

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The new generation of 32-bit PIC microcontrollers can be used to solve the increasingly complex embedded system design challenges faced by engineers today. This book teaches the basics of 32-bit C programming, including an introduction to the PIC 32-bit C compiler. It includes a full description of the architecture of 32-bit PICs and their applications, along with coverage of the relevant development and debugging tools. Through a series of fully realized example projects, Dogan Ibrahim demonstrates how engineers can harness the power of this new technology to optimize their embedded...