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Materials and Surface Engineering

Materials and Surface Engineering

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2012

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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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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Tribology for Engineers

Tribology for Engineers

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2011

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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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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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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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

Insert Date: 20-APR-2014

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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...

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Machining and Machine-tools

Machining and Machine-tools

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 10-MAY-2013

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This book is the third in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, and includes high quality articles (full research articles, review articles and case studies) with a special emphasis on research and development in machining and machine-tools. Machining and machine tools is an important subject with application in several industries. Parts manufactured by other processes often require further operations before the product is ready for application. Traditional machining is the broad term used to describe removal of material from a work piece, and covers chip...

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Surface Engineering and Technology for Biomedical Implants

Surface Engineering and Technology for Biomedical Implants

By: Yoshiki Oshida

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

Insert Date: 31-MAR-2014

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This new book synthesizes a wide range of interdisciplinary literature to provide the state-of-the art of biomedical implants. It discusses materials and explains the three basic requirements for implant success from a surface engineering perspective: biological compatibility, biomechanical compatibility, morphological compatibility. Biomedical, mechanical, and materials engineers will find this book indispensable for understanding proper treatment of implant surfaces in order to achieve clinical success. Highlights include: • Coverage of surface engineering of polymer, metallic, ceramic and...

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Mechatronics

Mechatronics

By: J. Paolo Davim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2011

Insert Date: 07-MAR-2014

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The term Mechatronics is a combination of the words "mechanics" and "electronics". It is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design and implementation. Mechatronics systems employ microprocessors and software as well as special-purpose electronics. The main objective of this interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of automated devices (e.g. robots) from an engineering perspective, thinking about the design of products and manufacturing processes. Today, mechatronics is having a significant and increasing impact on engineering - in...

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Vibration of Mechanical Systems

Vibration of Mechanical Systems

By: Alok Sinha

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2010

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In this textbook all the basic concepts in mechanical vibrations are clearly identified and presented in a concise and simple manner with illustrative and practical examples. Vibration concepts include a review of selected topics in mechanics; a description of single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems in terms of equivalent mass, equivalent stiffness, and equivalent damping; a unified treatment of various forced response problems (base excitation and rotating balance); an introduction to systems thinking, highlighting the fact that SDOF analysis is a building block for...

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Mechanical Design for the Stage

Mechanical Design for the Stage

By: Alan Hendrickson

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 18-SEP-2007

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Scenic effects involving rotating turntables, tracking stage wagons, and the vertical movement of curtains and painted drops have become common in both Broadway and Regional theatre productions. The machines that drive these effects range from small pneumatic cylinders pushing loads of a few pounds an inch or two, to 40 horsepower winches running multi-ton scenery at speeds 6 feet per second or more. Usually this machinery is designed by theatre technicians specifically for a particular show's effect. Compared to general industry, this design process is short, often only a few days long,...

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An Introduction to Mechanics, Second Edition

An Introduction to Mechanics, Second Edition

By: Daniel Kleppner; Robert Kolenkow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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For 40 years, Kleppner and Kolenkow's classic text has introduced students to the principles of mechanics. Now brought up to date, this revised and improved second edition is ideal for classical mechanics courses for first- and second-year undergraduates with foundation skills in mathematics. The book retains all the features of the first edition, including numerous worked examples, challenging problems and extensive illustrations, and has been restructured to improve the flow of ideas. It now features new examples taken from recent developments, such as laser slowing of atoms, exoplanets...

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Mechanics of Solids and Materials

Mechanics of Solids and Materials

By: Robert Asaro; Vlado Lubarda

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2006

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Mechanics of Solids and Materials intends to provide a modern and integrated treatment of the foundations of solid mechanics as applied to the mathematical description of material behavior. The 2006 book blends both innovative (large strain, strain rate, temperature, time dependent deformation and localized plastic deformation in crystalline solids, deformation of biological networks) and traditional (elastic theory of torsion, elastic beam and plate theories, contact mechanics) topics in a coherent theoretical framework. The extensive use of transform methods to generate solutions makes...

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Advanced Theory of Constraint and Motion Analysis for Robot Mechanisms

Advanced Theory of Constraint and Motion Analysis for Robot Mechanisms

By: Jingshan Zhao; Zhijing Feng; Fulei Chu; Ning Ma

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 22-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 14-DEC-2013

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Advanced Theory of Constraint and Motion Analysis for Robot Mechanisms provides a complete analytical approach to the invention of new robot mechanisms and the analysis of existing designs based on a unified mathematical description of the kinematic and geometric constraints of mechanisms. Beginning with a high level introduction to mechanisms and components, the book moves on to present a new analytical theory of terminal constraints for use in the development of new spatial mechanisms and structures. It clearly describes the application of screw theory to kinematic problems and...

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Model-Based Tracking Control of Nonlinear Systems

Model-Based Tracking Control of Nonlinear Systems

By: Elzbieta Jarzebowska

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 17-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 10-NOV-2013

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To support the control design process, this book presents model-based control techniques for nonlinear, constrained systems. It covers constructive control design methods with an emphasis on modeling constrained systems, generating dynamic control models, and designing tracking control algorithms for the models. The author shows how system modeling and control theory are both essential to control design projects. She discusses kinematics and dynamic model formulation, describes the design of control algorithms, and presents a new tracking control strategy architecture. Numerous examples,...

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Classical Dynamics

Classical Dynamics

By: Jorge V. José; Eugene J. Saletan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 13-AUG-1998

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Recent advances in the study of dynamical systems have revolutionized the way that classical mechanics is taught and understood. Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach is a new and comprehensive textbook that provides a complete description of this fundamental branch of physics. The authors cover all the material that one would expect to find in a standard graduate course: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, canonical transformations, the Hamilton-Jacobi equation, perturbation methods, and rigid bodies. They also deal with more advanced topics such as the relativistic Kepler problem,...

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Tensor Properties of Solids

Tensor Properties of Solids

By: Richard F. Tinder

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2007

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Tensor Properties of Solids presents the phenomenological development of solid state properties represented as matter tensors in two parts: Part I on equilibrium tensor properties and Part II on transport tensor properties. Part I begins with an introduction to tensor notation, transformations, algebra, and calculus together with the matrix representations. Crystallography, as it relates to tensor properties of crystals, completes the background treatment. A generalized treatment of solid-state equilibrium thermodynamics leads to the systematic correlation of equilibrium tensor properties....

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Electromechanics and MEMS

Electromechanics and MEMS

By: Thomas B. Jones; Nenad G. Nenadic

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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Offering a consistent, systematic approach to capacitive, piezoelectric and magnetic MEMS, from basic electromechanical transducers to high-level models for sensors and actuators, this comprehensive textbook equips graduate and senior-level undergraduate students with all the resources necessary to design and develop practical, system-level MEMS models. The concise yet thorough treatment of the underlying principles of electromechanical transduction provides a solid theoretical framework for this development, with each new topic related back to the core concepts. Repeated references to the...

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Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimation

Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimation

By: S.N. Balakrishnan; Antonios Tsourdos; B.A. White

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-SEP-2012

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The modern tactical missile has become a highly integrated package made up of many electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, and pyrotechnic subsystems. This book brings together in one volume the latest developments in the three major missile-control components—guidance, control, and estimation—as well as advice for implementation. It also shows how the components contribute to the overall design process. Topics covered include tracking and guidance algorithms, the workings of the missile autopilot, the estimation problem, and nonlinear control techniques. An invaluable resource, it...

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Tensor Product Model Transformation in Polytopic Model-Based Control

Tensor Product Model Transformation in Polytopic Model-Based Control

By: Péter Baranyi; Yeung Yam; Péter Várlaki

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 19-AUG-2013

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This reference describes a novel method in multi-objective control system design with examples drawn from aerospace engineering and a free MATLAB® toolbox for easy implementation. It unites two well-known areas of multi-objective control system design—quasi Linear Parameter Varying (LPV) models and the Linear Matrix Inequality (LMI) method. The book introduces a methodology to automatically generate from any given quasi LPV model a set of invariant, canonical, and convex poly topic representations that are readily executable for LMI-based system control design. ...

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Materials in Mechanical Extremes

Materials in Mechanical Extremes

By: Neil Bourne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2013

Insert Date: 09-JUL-2013

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This unified guide brings together the underlying principles, and predictable material responses, that connect metals, polymers, brittle solids and energetic materials as they respond to extreme external stresses. Previously disparate scientific principles, concepts and terminology are combined within a single theoretical framework, across different materials and scales, to provide all the tools necessary to understand, and calculate, the responses of materials and structures to extreme static and dynamic loading. Real-world examples illustrate how material behaviours produce a component...