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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

Insert Date: 26-FEB-2014

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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

Insert Date: 24-JAN-2014

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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

Insert Date: 23-JAN-2014

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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

Insert Date: 23-JAN-2014

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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

Insert Date: 10-OCT-2013

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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

Insert Date: 16-SEP-2013

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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

Insert Date: 08-SEP-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

Insert Date: 02-SEP-2013

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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

Insert Date: 25-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...

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Matrix Methods in the Design Analysis of Mechanisms and Multibody Systems

Matrix Methods in the Design Analysis of Mechanisms and Multibody Systems

By: John J. Uicker; Bahram Ravani; Pradip N. Sheth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2013

Insert Date: 09-JUL-2013

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This book is an integrated approach to kinematic and dynamic analysis. The matrix techniques presented are general and fully applicable to two- or three-dimensional systems. They lend themselves to programming and digital computation and can act as the basis of a usable tool for designers. Techniques have broad applicability to the design analysis of all multibody mechanical systems. The more powerful and more flexible the approach, and the less specialisation and reprogramming required for each application, the better. The matrix methods presented have been developed using these ideas as...

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Design and Analysis of Composite Structures: With Applications to Aerospace Structures, 2nd Edition

Design and Analysis of Composite Structures: With Applications to Aerospace Structures, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 10-JUN-2013

Insert Date: 04-JUL-2013

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New edition updated with additional exercises and two new chapters. Design and Analysis of Composite Structures: With Applications to Aerospace Structures, 2nd Edition builds on the first edition and includes two new chapters on composite fittings and the design of a composite panel, as well additional exercises. The book enables graduate students and engineers to generate meaningful and robust designs of complex composite structures. A compilation of analysis and design methods for structural components made of advanced composites, it begins with simple parts such as skins and...

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Mechanics of Solids, 2nd Edition

Mechanics of Solids, 2nd Edition

By: Abdul Mubeen

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 18-APR-2011

Insert Date: 14-MAY-2013

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Mechanics of Solids is designed to fulfill the needs of the mechanics of solids or strength of materials courses that are offered to undergraduate students of mechanical, civil, aeronautics and chemical engineering during the second and third semesters. The book has been thoroughly revised with multiple-choice questions, examples and exercises to match the syllabi requirement of various universities across the country. ...

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Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines

By: S. C. Gupta

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 29-JUN-2006

Insert Date: 14-MAY-2013

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Fluid Mechanics And Hydraulic Machines is designed for the course on fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines offered to the undergraduate students of mechanical and civil engineering. Written in a lucid style, the book lays emphasis on explaining the logic and physics of critical problems to develop analytical skills in the reader. ...

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Heat and Mass Transfer, 2nd Edition

Heat and Mass Transfer, 2nd Edition

By: R. Rudramoorthy; K. Mayilswamy

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 05-AUG-2010

Insert Date: 14-MAY-2013

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Heat and Mass Transfer is designed for the core paper on Heat and Mass Transfer for the undergraduate students of mechanical engineering, and offers theory in brief, detailed derivations, plenty of examples and numerous exercise problems. This unique approach helps students apply principles to applications. ...

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Machine Drawing

Machine Drawing

By: N. D. Junnarkar

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 26-OCT-2006

Insert Date: 06-MAY-2013

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Machine Drawing is divided into three parts. Part I deals with the basic principles of technical drawing, dimensioning, limits, fits and tolerances. Part II provides details of how to draw and put machine components together for an assembly drawing. Part III contains problems on assembly drawings taken from the diverse fields of mechanical, production, automobile and marine engineering. ...