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Handbook of Process Integration (PI)

Handbook of Process Integration (PI)

By: J Klemes

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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Since its first development in the 1970s, Process Integration (PI) has become an important methodology in achieving more energy efficient processes. This pioneering handbook brings together the leading scientists and researchers currently contributing to PI development, pooling their expertise and specialist knowledge to provide readers with a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the latest PI research and applications. After an introduction to the principles of PI, the book reviews a wide range of process design and integration topics ranging from heat and utility systems to water,...

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Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools

Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools

By: F Nagata; K Watanabe

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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Advanced manufacturing systems are vital to the manufacturing industry. It is well known that if a target work piece has a curved surface, then automation of the polishing process is difficult. Controller design for industrial robots and machine tools presents results where industrial robots have been successfully applied to such surfaces, presenting up to date information on these advanced manufacturing systems, including key technologies. Chapters cover topics such as velocity-based discrete-time control system for industrial robots; preliminary simulation of intelligent force control;...

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Handbook of Mems for Wireless and Mobile Applications

Handbook of Mems for Wireless and Mobile Applications

By: D Uttamchandani

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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The increasing demand for mobile and wireless sensing necessitates the use of highly integrated technology featuring small size, low weight, high performance and low cost: micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) can meet this need. The Handbook of MEMS for wireless and mobile applications provides a comprehensive overview of radio frequency (RF) MEMS technologies and explores the use of these technologies over a wide range of application areas. Part one provides an introduction to the use of RF MEMS as an enabling technology for wireless applications. Chapters review RF MEMS technology...

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Handbook of Laser Welding Technologies

Handbook of Laser Welding Technologies

By: S Katayama

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2013

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Laser welding is a rapidly developing and versatile technology which has found increasing applications in industry and manufacturing. It allows the precision welding of small and hard-to-reach areas, and is particularly suitable for operation under computer or robotic control. The Handbook of laser welding technologies reviews the latest developments in the field and how they can be used across a variety of applications. Part one provides an introduction to the fundamentals of laser welding before moving on to explore developments in established technologies including CO2 laser welding,...

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Semiconductor Gas Sensors

Semiconductor Gas Sensors

By: R Jaaniso; O Tan

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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Semiconductor gas sensors have a wide range of applications in safety, process control, environmental monitoring, indoor or cabin air quality and medical diagnosis. This important book summarises recent research on basic principles, new materials and emerging technologies in this essential field. The first part of the book reviews the underlying principles and sensing mechanisms for n- and p-type oxide semiconductors, introduces the theory for nanosize materials and describes the role of electrode-semiconductor interfaces. The second part of the book describes recent developments in...

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Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging, Sensing and Communications

Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging, Sensing and Communications

By: D Saeedkia

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2013

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The recent development of easy-to-use sources and detectors of terahertz radiation has enabled growth in applications of terahertz (Thz) imaging and sensing. This vastly adaptable technology offers great potential across a wide range of areas, and the Handbook of terahertz technology for imaging, sensing and communications explores the fundamental principles, important developments and key applications emerging in this exciting field. Part one provides an authoritative introduction to the fundamentals of terahertz technology for imaging, sensing and communications. The generation,...

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Developments in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Civil Engineering

Developments in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Civil Engineering

By: N Uddin

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2013

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The use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials has had a dramatic impact on civil engineering techniques over the past three decades. FRPs are an ideal material for structural applications where high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios are required. Developments in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for civil engineering outlines the latest developments in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and their applications in civil engineering. Part one outlines the general developments of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) use, reviewing recent advancements...

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DC Power Supplies: Power Management and Surge Protection for Power Electronic Systems

DC Power Supplies: Power Management and Surge Protection for Power Electronic Systems

By: Nihal Kularatna

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2011

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Modern electronic systems, particularly portable consumer electronic systems and processor based systems, are power hungry, compact, and feature packed. This book presents the most essential summaries of the theory behind DC-DC converter topologies of both linear and switching types. The text discusses power supply characteristics and design specifications based on new developments in power management techniques and modern semiconductors entering into the portable electronics market. The author also addresses off-the-line power supplies, digital control of power supply, power supply...

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Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics

Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics

By: Zenghu Chang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 16-FEB-2011

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This book’s coverage builds from basic underlying theory to more complex ideas related to attosecond optics. It shows how the generation of attosecond optical pulses requires knowledge of femtosecond laser technologies but is also quite distinct from femtosecond laser technologies. The author elaborates on this point using semi-classical models and quantum mechanics theories. He explains generation of attosecond pulse train and gating methods for extracting single isolated pulses and presents illustrative examples of attosecond applications. ...

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RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

By: Erick Jones; Christopher Chung

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 04-MAY-2011

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Now that RFID technology has come of age and there are numerous choices, the challenge has become how to select the right one for the job. A practical reference on the workings of RFID and Auto-ID technologies such as satellite tags and barcodes and their integration into logistics initiatives, this book covers background, history, and current applications. It delineates a decision model for choosing RFID and other Auto-ID technologies. It covers integrating and developing RFID and Auto-ID applications, traditional planning and logistics, military UID requirements, and future research. ...

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Tutorials in Metamaterials

Tutorials in Metamaterials

By: Mikhail Noginov; Viktor Podolskiy

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2011

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Metamaterials—composite media with unusual optical properties—have revolutionized the landscape of optical science and engineering over the past decades. A comprehensive introduction to electromagnetism in metamaterials structures, this book begins with general reviews and then progresses to more specialized topics. Chapters offer self-contained tutorials on linear and nonlinear; optical; microwave; dialectric; anisotropic and hyperbolic; bianisotropic and chiral; and electromagnetic metamaterials, as well as optical gain and radiative decay engineering. Each tutorial provides a thorough...

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Semiconductor Device-Based Sensors for Gas, Chemical, and Biomedical Applications

Semiconductor Device-Based Sensors for Gas, Chemical, and Biomedical Applications

By: Fan Ren; Stephen Pearton

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 12-MAY-2011

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This book provides a basic understanding of new developments on semiconductor-based sensors. Written for senior undergraduate and graduate students majoring in solid-state physics, electrical engineering, and materials science and engineering, this material is also relevant to researchers in the field of sensors for gas, chemical, bio, and medical applications. It presents original theory and experimental research, featuring numerous experts in the field who review progress in semiconductor and nano-material-based sensors and discuss the latest research regarding their applications. Fields...

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Thin-Film Organic Photonics: Molecular Layer Deposition and Applications

Thin-Film Organic Photonics: Molecular Layer Deposition and Applications

By: Tetsuzo Yoshimura

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 02-MAR-2011

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This book is an invaluable resource for material scientists working to develop artificial materials that can be structurally tailored at the atomic/molecular-level. This capability will enable electron-wave function control, which would improve material performance and generate new photonic/electronic phenomena. Exploring the prospect of structural modification in artificial materials, field pioneer Yoshimura describes how we can enhance the photonic/electronic properties of thin films using such precise manipulation of atomic and molecular arrangement. He also addresses related topics and...

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Indoor Air Quality: The Latest Sampling and Analytical Methods, Second Edition

Indoor Air Quality: The Latest Sampling and Analytical Methods, Second Edition

By: Kathleen Hess-Kosa

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-MAY-2011

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The updated edition of this reader-friendly guide covers basic concepts and details various approaches to the identification and assessment of indoor air contaminants that contribute to building-related illness in commercial buildings, institutions, and residences. Included are newly added topics focusing on less common concerns in indoor air quality such as psychological and building comfort factors and approaches to assessing air movement within buildings. Expanded appendices and three new chapters provide the reader with 30 percent new material, including the most recent approaches to...

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Applied Optics Fundamentals and Device Applications: Nano, MOEMS, and Biotechnology

Applied Optics Fundamentals and Device Applications: Nano, MOEMS, and Biotechnology

By: Mark Mentzer

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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Providing an interdisciplinary look at optics technology, this book investigates the connection between nanotechnology, MOEMS, and biotechnology. It covers fundamental relationships and system applications and includes design examples and numerous useful references. The author discusses emerging technologies augmented with MEMS, MOEMS, nanotechnology, biotechnology, fiber optic sensing, integrated optics, optical computing and signal processing, integrated optics, and electro-optics. He uses case studies to illustrate how emerging optics technologies are applied in the marketplace. ...

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Molded Optics: Design and Manufacture

Molded Optics: Design and Manufacture

By: Michael Schaub; Jim Schwiegerling; Eric Fest; R. Shepard; Alan Symmons

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-APR-2011

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While several available texts discuss molded plastic optics, none provide information on all classes of molded optics. Filling this gap, Molded Optics presents detailed descriptions of molded plastic, glass, and infrared optics. Since an understanding of the manufacturing process is necessary to develop cost-effective, producible designs, the book extensively covers various manufacturing methods, design guidelines, trade-offs, best practices, and testing of critical parameters. It also discusses topics that often arise when designing systems with molded optics, such as mitigating stray...

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Handbook of Magnetic Measurements

Handbook of Magnetic Measurements

By: Slawomir Tumanski

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 23-JUN-2011

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Collecting state-of-the-art knowledge from information scattered throughout the literature, this handbook describes magnetic materials and sensors, the testing of magnetic materials, and applications of magnetic measurements. It presents an up-to-date, accessible account of modern magnetic measurement techniques. The book discusses the fundamentals of magnetism and covers contemporary magnetic materials and sensors. It also explores applications of magnetic diagnostics in medicine, magnetoarcheology, and magnetic imaging. An extensive list of references is included at the end of each...

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Distribution System Modeling and Analysis, Third Edition

Distribution System Modeling and Analysis, Third Edition

By: William Kersting

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2012

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Thought to be the only dedicated textbook focused on computational modeling for electric power distribution systems, this third edition clearly explains the principles and mathematics behind these models and provides approximation methods that help students recognize when a result is not what it should be. Using the same authoritative yet accessible approach found in previous editions, this book has been updated to reflect the latest changes and advances in the field. Finding strength in detail, this text brings engineers worldwide up to speed on the modeling and analysis of a distribution...

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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...