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Measuring Shape

Measuring Shape

By: F. Neal; John Russ

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-JUN-2012

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Clear, accessible, and well-organized, this book provides a one-stop resource on the various techniques of 2- and 3D shape description and measurement. It presents consistent and coherent summaries of the various methods so that engineers, researchers, and others can compare methods, select the one appropriate for their specific task, and gain enough detailed information about them to implement and test them. It includes practical application such as relating fractal dimension of nuclear membranes in cells to disease, or relating harmonic analysis to weathering of sediments, or classifying...

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Materials and Surface Engineering

Materials and Surface Engineering

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2012

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This book, the second in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, is a collection of high quality articles (full research articles, review articles, and cases studies) with a special emphasis on research and development materials and surface engineering and its applications. Surface engineering techniques are being used in the automotive, aircraft, aerospace, missile, electronic, biomedical, textile, petrochemical, chemical, moulds and dies, machine tools, and construction industries. Materials science is an interdisciplinary field involving the micro and...

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Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 10-JAN-2012

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This book, the first in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, is a collection of high quality articles (full research articles, review articles and cases studies) with a special emphasis on research and development in mechatronics and manufacturing engineering. Mechatronics is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design. Today, mechatronics has a significant and increasing impact on engineering with emphasis on the design, development and operation of manufacturing engineering systems. The main objective of this...

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Tribology for Engineers

Tribology for Engineers

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2011

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Tribology for engineers discusses recent research and applications of principles of friction, wear and lubrication, and provides the fundamentals and advances in tribology for modern industry. The book examines tribology with special emphasis on surface topography, wear of materials and lubrication, and includes dedicated coverage on the fundamentals of micro and nanotribology. The book serves as a valuable reference for academics, tribology and materials researchers, mechanical, physics and materials engineers and professionals in related industries with tribology. Edited and written...

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Modern Machining Technology

Modern Machining Technology

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2011

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This forward-thinking, practical book provides essential information on modern machining technology for industry with emphasis on the processes used regularly across several major industries. Machining technology presents great interest for many important industries including automotive, aeronautics, aerospace, renewable energy, moulds and dies, biomedical, and many others. Machining processes are manufacturing processes in which parts are shaped by the removal of unwanted material; these processes cover several stages and are usually divided into the following categories: cutting...

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Advanced Engineering Design

Advanced Engineering Design

By: E Benavides

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-NOV-2011

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This book provides engineers and students with a general framework focusing on the processes of designing new engineering products. The procedures covered by the framework lead the reader to the best trade-offs to ensure maximum satisfaction of the customer’s needs, meeting the lowest cost expectations, ensuring the lowest environmental impact and maximising profits and best positioning in the marketplace. Chapters discuss the engineering tools that are compatible with these goals and sustainable activity. The design process is defined in terms of operators acting over the information...

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Modelling and Simulation of Integrated Systems in Engineering

Modelling and Simulation of Integrated Systems in Engineering

By: D Murray-Smith

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2012

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This book places particular emphasis on issues of model quality and ideas of model testing and validation. Mathematical and computer-based models provide a foundation for explaining complex behaviour, decision-making, engineering design and for real-time simulators for research and training. Many engineering design techniques depend on suitable models, assessment of the adequacy of a given model for an intended application is therefore critically important. Generic model structures and dependable libraries of sub-models that can be applied repeatedly are increasingly important....

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Nuclear Fuel Cycle Science and Engineering

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Science and Engineering

By: I Crossland

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-SEP-2012

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The nuclear fuel cycle is characterised by the wide range of scientific disciplines and technologies it employs. The development of ever more integrated processes across the many stages of the nuclear fuel cycle therefore confronts plant manufacturers and operators with formidable challenges. Nuclear fuel cycle science and engineering describes both the key features of the complete nuclear fuel cycle and the wealth of recent research in this important field. Part one provides an introduction to the nuclear fuel cycle. Radiological protection, security and public acceptance of nuclear...

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Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications

Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications

By: J Kilner; S Skinner; S Irvine; P Edwards

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2012

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Global demand for low cost, efficient and sustainable energy production is ever increasing. Driven by recent discoveries and innovation in the science and technology of materials, applications based on functional materials are becoming increasingly important. Functional materials for sustainable energy applications provides an essential guide to the development and application of these materials in sustainable energy production. Part one reviews functional materials for solar power, including silicon-based, thin-film, and dye sensitized photovoltaic solar cells, thermophotovoltaic device...

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Metropolitan Sustainability

Metropolitan Sustainability

By: F Zeman

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 11-SEP-2012

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Global populations have grown rapidly in recent decades, leading to ever increasing demands for shelter, resources, energy and utilities. Coupled with the worldwide need to achieve lower impact buildings and conservation of resources, the need to achieve sustainability in urban environments has never been more acute. This book critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability, and assist nations in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations. Part one...

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Computer Vision Technology in the Food and Beverage Industries

Computer Vision Technology in the Food and Beverage Industries

By: D-W Sun

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2012

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The use of computer vision systems to control manufacturing processes and product quality has become increasingly important in food processing. Computer vision technology in the food and beverage industries reviews image acquisition and processing technologies and their applications in particular sectors of the food industry. Part one provides an introduction to computer vision in the food and beverage industries, discussing computer vision and infrared techniques for image analysis, hyperspectral and multispectral imaging, tomographic techniques and image processing. Part two goes on to...

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Simulation in Textile Technology

Simulation in Textile Technology

By: D Veit

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2012

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The use of mathematical modelling and computer simulation can vastly improve the quality, efficiency and economic success of textile technology. Simulation in textile technology provides a comprehensive review of the key principles, applications and benefits of modelling for textile production. After an introduction to modelling and simulation, Simulation in textile technology goes on to review the principles and applications of the main types of model. The book first discusses neural networks and their applications before going on to explore evolutionary methods and fuzzy logic. It then...

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Modern Earth Buildings

Modern Earth Buildings

By: M Hall; R Lindsay; M Krayenhoff

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 11-JUL-2012

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The construction of earth buildings has been taking place worldwide for centuries. With the improved energy efficiency, high level of structural integrity and aesthetically pleasing finishes achieved in modern earth construction, it is now one of the leading choices for sustainable, low-energy building. Modern earth buildings provides an essential exploration of the materials and techniques key to the design, development and construction of such buildings. Beginning with an overview of modern earth building, part one provides an introduction to design and construction issues including...

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Combined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation

Combined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation

By: A Rao

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 12-APR-2012

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Combined cycle power plants are one of the most promising ways of improving fossil-fuel and biomass energy production. The combination of a gas and steam turbine working in tandem to produce power makes this type of plant highly efficient and allows for CO2 capture and sequestration before combustion. This book provides a comprehensive review of the design, engineering and operational issues of a range of advanced combined cycle plants. After introductory chapters on basic combined cycle power plant and advanced gas turbine design, the book reviews the main types of combined cycle...

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High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) for Energy Applications

High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) for Energy Applications

By: Z Melhem

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-DEC-2011

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High temperature superconductors (HTS) offer many advantages through their application in electrical systems, including high efficiency performance and high throughput with low-electrical losses. While cryogenic cooling and precision materials manufacture is required to achieve this goal, cost reductions without significant performance loss are being achieved through the advanced design and development of HTS wires, cables and magnets, along with improvements in manufacturing methods. This book explores the fundamental principles, design and development of HTS materials and their...

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Oscillator Circuits

Oscillator Circuits

By: Rudolf F. Graf

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 15-DEC-1996

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This series of circuits provides designers with a quick source for oscillator circuits. Why waste time paging through huge encyclopedias when you can choose the topic you need and select any of the specialized circuits sorted by application? This book in the series has 250-300 practical, ready-to-use circuit designs, with schematics and brief explanations of circuit operation. The original source for each circuit is listed in an appendix, making it easy to obtain additional information. Ready-to-use circuits. Grouped by application for easy look-up. Circuit source listings. ...

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Optoelectronics Circuits Manual, 2nd Edition

Optoelectronics Circuits Manual, 2nd Edition

By: R MARSTON

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 21-MAY-1999

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This manual is a useful single-volume guide specifically aimed at the practical design engineer, technician, and experimenter, as well as the electronics student and amateur. It deals with the subject in an easy to read, down to earth, and non-mathematical yet comprehensive manner, explaining the basic principles and characteristics of the best known devices, and presenting the reader with many practical applications and over 200 circuits. Most of the ICs and other devices used are inexpensive and readily available types, with universally recognised type numbers. The second edition has...

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Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning

Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning

By: Y. Anzai

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 09-SEP-1992

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This is the first text to provide a unified and self-contained introduction to visual pattern recognition and machine learning. It is useful as a general introduction to artifical intelligence and knowledge engineering, and no previous knowledge of pattern recognition or machine learning is necessary. Basic for various pattern recognition and machine learning methods. Translated from Japanese, the book also features chapter exercises, keywords, and summaries....

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PIC Microcontroller Projects in C, 2nd Edition

PIC Microcontroller Projects in C, 2nd Edition

By: Dogan Ibrahim

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 08-APR-2014

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Extensively revised and updated to encompass the latest developments in the PIC 18FXXX series, this book demonstrates how to develop a range of microcontroller applications through a project-based approach. After giving an introduction to programming in C using the popular mikroC Pro for PIC and MPLAB XC8 languages, this book describes the project development cycle in full. The book walks you through fully tried and tested hands-on projects, including many new, advanced topics such as Ethernet programming, digital signal processing, and RFid technology. This book is ideal for engineers,...

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Flight Dynamics and System Identification for Modern Feedback Control

Flight Dynamics and System Identification for Modern Feedback Control

By: J Grauer; J Hubbard Jr.

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

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Unmanned air vehicles are becoming increasingly popular alternatives for private applications which include, but are not limited to, fire fighting, search and rescue, atmospheric data collection, and crop surveys, to name a few. Among these vehicles are avian-inspired, flapping-wing designs, which are safe to operate near humans and are required to carry payloads while achieving manoeuverability and agility in low speed flight. Conventional methods and tools fall short of achieving the desired performance metrics and requirements of such craft. Flight dynamics and system identification...