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Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Reactors with Continuous Liquid

Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Reactors with Continuous Liquid

By: Chao Yang; Zai-Sha Mao

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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Numerical simulation of multiphase reactors with continuous liquid phase provides current research and findings in multiphase problems, which will assist researchers and engineers to advance this field. This is an ideal reference book for readers who are interested in design and scale-up of multiphase reactors and crystallizers, and using mathematical model and numerical simulation as tools. Yang and Mao’s book focuses on modeling and numerical applications directly in the chemical, petrochemical, and hydrometallurgical industries, rather than theories of multiphase flow. The content...

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Towards Sustainable Road Transport

Towards Sustainable Road Transport

By: Ronald M. Dell; Patrick T. Moseley; David J. Rand

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2014

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Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport in developing countries, together with concerns over atmospheric pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements in the efficiency of all types of road vehicles are called for, along with the use of fuels derived from alternative sources, or entirely new fuels. Towards Sustainable Road Transport first describes the evolution of vehicle designs and propulsion technologies over the past two centuries,...

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Advanced Power Generation Systems

Advanced Power Generation Systems

By: Ibrahim Dincer; Calin Zamfirescu

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 15-JUL-2014

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Advanced Power Generation Systems examines the full range of advanced multiple output thermodynamic cycles that can enable more sustainable and efficient power production from traditional methods, as well as driving the significant gains available from renewable sources. These advanced cycles can harness the by-products of one power generation effort, such as electricity production, to simultaneously create additional energy outputs, such as heat or refrigeration. Gas turbine-based, and industrial waste heat recovery-based combined, cogeneration, and trigeneration cycles are considered...

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Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology

Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology

By: Y. Nishi

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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New solutions are needed for future scaling down of nonvolatile memory. Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology provides an overview of developing technologies and explores their strengths and weaknesses. After an overview of the current market, part one introduces improvements in flash technologies, including developments in 3D NAND flash technologies and flash memory for ultra-high density storage devices. Part two looks at the advantages of designing phase change memory and resistive random access memory technologies. It looks in particular at the fabrication,...

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NFC mit Android und Arduino

NFC mit Android und Arduino

By: Tim Igoe; ;

Publisher: O'Reilly Verlag

Publication Date: 24-JUL-2014

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Near Field Communications (NFC) ist eine Übertragungstechnik zum kontaktlosen Datenaustausch per Funktechnik über kurze Strecken. Praktisch jedes Android-Smartphone ist mit einem NFC-Modul ausgestattet. Das Buch erläutert den Einsatz dieser rasant wachsenden Technologie mit zahlreichen Anwendungsbeispielen, mit Beispiel-Code, Übungen und Schritt-für-Schritt-Projektanleitungen. Der Leser erfährt, wie eigene NFC-Anwendungen für das Android-Smartphone, für den Arduino und Embedded-Linux-Geräte erstellt werden....

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Markov Chains and Dependability Theory

Markov Chains and Dependability Theory

By: Gerardo Rubino; Bruno Sericola

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Dependability metrics are omnipresent in every engineering field, from simple ones through to more complex measures combining performance and dependability aspects of systems. This book presents the mathematical basis of the analysis of these metrics in the most used framework, Markov models, describing both basic results and specialised techniques. The authors first present both discrete and continuous time Markov chains before focusing on dependability measures, which necessitate the study of Markov chains on a subset of states representing different user satisfaction levels for the...

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Introduction to Nanofiber Materials

Introduction to Nanofiber Materials

By: Frank K. Ko; Yuqin Wan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Presenting the latest coverage of the fundamentals and applications of nanofibrous materials and their structures for graduate students and researchers, this book bridges the communication gap between fiber technologists and materials scientists and engineers. Featuring intensive coverage of electroactive, bioactive and structural nanofibers, it provides a comprehensive collection of processing conditions for electrospinning and includes recent advances in nanoparticle-/nanotube-based nanofibers. The book also covers mechanical properties of fibers and fibrous assemblies, as well as...

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Thermodynamics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Thermodynamics of Surfaces and Interfaces

By: Gerald H. Meier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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An accessible yet rigorous discussion of the thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces, bridging the gap between textbooks and advanced literature by delivering a comprehensive guide without an overwhelming amount of mathematics. The book begins with a review of the relevant aspects of the thermodynamics of bulk systems, followed by a description of the thermodynamic variables for surfaces and interfaces. Important surface phenomena are detailed, including wetting, crystalline systems (including grain boundaries), interfaces between different phases, curved interfaces (capillarity),...

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Bayesian Probability Theory

Bayesian Probability Theory

By: Wolfgang von der Linden; Volker Dose; Udo von Toussaint

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2014

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From the basics to the forefront of modern research, this book presents all aspects of probability theory, statistics and data analysis from a Bayesian perspective for physicists and engineers. The book presents the roots, applications and numerical implementation of probability theory, and covers advanced topics such as maximum entropy distributions, stochastic processes, parameter estimation, model selection, hypothesis testing and experimental design. In addition, it explores state-of-the art numerical techniques required to solve demanding real-world problems. The book is ideal for...

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Adhesive Particle Flows

Adhesive Particle Flows

By: Jeffery S. Marshall; Shuiqing Li

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Offering a comprehensive treatment of adhesive particle flows, this book adopts a particle-level approach oriented toward directly simulating the various fluid, electric field, collision, and adhesion forces and torques acting on the particles, within the framework of a discrete-element model. It is ideal for professionals and graduate students working in engineering and atmospheric and condensed matter physics, materials science, environmental science, and other disciplines where particulate flows have a significant role. The presentation is applicable to a wide range of flow fields,...

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Fundamentals and Applications of Micro and Nanofibers

Fundamentals and Applications of Micro and Nanofibers

By: Alexander L. Yarin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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A comprehensive exposition of micro and nanofiber forming, this text provides a unified framework of all these processes (melt and solution blowing, electrospinning, and so on) and describes their foundations, development and applications. It provides an up-to-date, in-depth physical and mathematical treatment, and discusses a wide variety of applications in different fields, including nonwovens, energy, healthcare and the military. It further highlights the challenges and outstanding issues from an interdisciplinary perspective of science and technology, incorporating both fundamentals...

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Essentials of Digital Signal Processing

Essentials of Digital Signal Processing

By: Bhagawandas P. Lathi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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This textbook offers a fresh approach to digital signal processing (DSP) that combines heuristic reasoning and physical appreciation with sound mathematical methods to illuminate DSP concepts and practices. It uses metaphors, analogies and creative explanations, along with examples and exercises to provide deep and intuitive insights into DSP concepts. Practical DSP requires hybrid systems including both discrete- and continuous-time components. This book follows a holistic approach and presents discrete-time processing as a seamless continuation of continuous-time signals and systems,...

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Numerical Analysis for Engineers and Scientists

Numerical Analysis for Engineers and Scientists

By: G. Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Striking a balance between theory and practice, this graduate-level text is perfect for students in the applied sciences. The author provides a clear introduction to the classical methods, how they work and why they sometimes fail. Crucially, he also demonstrates how these simple and classical techniques can be combined to address difficult problems. Many worked examples and sample programs are provided to help the reader make practical use of the subject material. Further mathematical background, if required, is summarized in an appendix. Topics covered include classical methods for...

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Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems

Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems

By: Amanda Stent

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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An informative and comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in natural language generation (NLG) for interactive systems, this guide serves to introduce graduate students and new researchers to the field of natural language processing and artificial intelligence, while inspiring them with ideas for future research. Detailing the techniques and challenges of NLG for interactive applications, it focuses on the research into systems that model collaborativity and uncertainty, are capable of being scaled incrementally, and can engage with the user effectively. A range of real-world case...

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Introduction to the Network Approximation Method for Materials Modeling

Introduction to the Network Approximation Method for Materials Modeling

By: Leonid Berlyand; Alexander G. Kolpakov; Alexei Novikov

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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In recent years the traditional subject of continuum mechanics has grown rapidly and many new techniques have emerged. This text provides a rigorous, yet accessible introduction to the basic concepts of the network approximation method and provides a unified approach for solving a wide variety of applied problems. As a unifying theme, the authors discuss in detail the transport problem in a system of bodies. They solve the problem of closely placed bodies using the new method of network approximation for PDE with discontinuous coefficients, developed in the 2000s by applied mathematicians...

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Building Scientific Apparatus, Fourth Edition

Building Scientific Apparatus, Fourth Edition

By: John H. Moore Christopher C. Davis Michael A. Coplan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2009

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Unrivalled in its coverage and unique in its hands-on approach, this guide to the design and construction of scientific apparatus is essential reading for every scientist and student of engineering, and physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Covering the physical principles governing the operation of the mechanical, optical and electronic parts of an instrument, new sections on detectors, low-temperature measurements, high-pressure apparatus, and updated engineering specifications, as well as 400 figures and tables, have been added to this edition. Data on the properties of materials...

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Detection and Estimation for Communication and Radar Systems

Detection and Estimation for Communication and Radar Systems

By: Kung Yao; Flavio Lorenzelli; Chiao-En Chen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2013

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Covering the fundamentals of detection and estimation theory, this systematic guide describes statistical tools that can be used to analyze, design, implement and optimize real-world systems. Detailed derivations of the various statistical methods are provided, ensuring a deeper understanding of the basics. Packed with practical insights, it uses extensive examples from communication, telecommunication and radar engineering to illustrate how theoretical results are derived and applied in practice. A unique blend of theory and applications and over 80 analytical and computational...

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Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Second Edition

Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Second Edition

By: Marc André Meyers; Krishan Kumar Chawla

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 06-NOV-2008

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A balanced mechanics-materials approach and coverage of the latest developments in biomaterials and electronic materials, the new edition of this popular text is the most thorough and modern book available for upper-level undergraduate courses on the mechanical behavior of materials. To ensure that the student gains a thorough understanding the authors present the fundamental mechanisms that operate at micro- and nano-meter level across a wide-range of materials, in a way that is mathematically simple and requires no extensive knowledge of materials. This integrated approach provides a...

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Algebraic Codes for Data Transmission

Algebraic Codes for Data Transmission

By: Richard E. Blahut

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 06-FEB-2003

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The need to transmit and store massive amounts of data reliably and without error is a vital part of modern communications systems. Error-correcting codes play a fundamental role in minimising data corruption caused by defects such as noise, interference, crosstalk and packet loss. This book provides an accessible introduction to the basic elements of algebraic codes, and discusses their use in a variety of applications. The author describes a range of important coding techniques, including Reed-Solomon codes, BCH codes, trellis codes, and turbocodes. Throughout the book, mathematical...

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Modeling Drying Processes

Modeling Drying Processes

By: Xiao Dong Chen; Aditya Putranto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2013

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This comprehensive summary of the state-of-the-art and the ideas behind the reaction engineering approach (REA) to drying processes is an ideal resource for researchers, academics and industry practitioners. Starting with the formulation, modelling and applications of the lumped-REA, it goes on to detail the use of the REA to describe local evaporation and condensation, and its coupling with equations of conservation of heat and mass transfer, called the spatial-REA, to model non-equilibrium multiphase drying. Finally, it summarises other established drying models, discussing their...