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Reliability Engineering

Reliability Engineering

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-APR-2014

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An Integrated Approach to Product Development Reliability Engineering presents an integrated approach to the design, engineering, and management of reliability activities throughout the life cycle of a product, including concept, research and development, design, manufacturing, assembly, sales, and service. Containing illustrative guides that include worked problems, numerical examples, homework problems, a solutions manual, and class-tested materials, it demonstrates to product development and manufacturing professionals how to distribute key reliability practices throughout an...

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Handbook of Organic Materials for Optical and (Opto)Electronic Devices

Handbook of Organic Materials for Optical and (Opto)Electronic Devices

By: O Ostroverkhova

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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Small molecules and conjugated polymers, the two main types of organic materials used for optoelectronic and photonic devices, can be used in a number of applications including organic light-emitting diodes, photovoltaic devices, photorefractive devices and waveguides. Organic materials are attractive due to their low cost, the possibility of their deposition from solution onto large-area substrates, and the ability to tailor their properties. The Handbook of organic materials for optical and (opto)electronic devices provides an overview of the properties of organic optoelectronic and...

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Matlab® in Bioscience and Biotechnology

Matlab® in Bioscience and Biotechnology

By: L Burstein

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 05-JUN-2011

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MATLAB® in bioscience and biotechnology presents an introductory Matlab course oriented towards various collaborative areas of biotechnology and bioscience. It concentrates on Matlab fundamentals and gives examples of its application to a wide range of current bioengineering problems in computational biology, molecular biology, bio-kinetics, biomedicine, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. In the last decade Matlab has been presented to students as the first computer program they learn. Consequently, many non-programmer students, engineers and scientists have come to regard it as...

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Introduction to Aerospace Materials

Introduction to Aerospace Materials

By: A Mouritz

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 23-MAY-2012

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The structural materials used in airframe and propulsion systems influence the cost, performance and safety of aircraft, and an understanding of the wide range of materials used and the issues surrounding them is essential for the student of aerospace engineering.Introduction to aerospace materials reviews the main structural and engine materials used in aircraft, helicopters and spacecraft in terms of their production, properties, performance and applications. The first three chapters of the book introduce the reader to the range of aerospace materials, focusing on recent developments...

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Emerging Food Packaging Technologies

Emerging Food Packaging Technologies

By: K Yam; D Lee

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2012

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The successful employment of food packaging can greatly improve product safety and quality, making the area a key concern to the food processing industry. Emerging food packaging technologies reviews advances in packaging materials, the design and implementation of smart packaging techniques, and developments in response to growing concerns about packaging sustainability. Part one of Emerging food packaging technologies focuses on developments in active packaging, reviewing controlled release packaging, active antimicrobials and nanocomposites in packaging, and edible chitosan coatings....

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Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Telecommunications, Wireless Systems, and Mobile Computing

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Telecommunications, Wireless Systems, and Mobile Computing

By: Wen-Chen Hu

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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The development of new information and communication technologies has a considerable impact on the way humans interact with each other and their environment. The proper use of these technologies is an important consideration in the success of modern human endeavors. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Telecommunications, Wireless Systems, and Mobile Computing explores some of the latest advances in wireless communication technologies, making use of empirical research and analytical case studies to evaluate best practices in the discipline. This book will provide insight into the next generation...

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Graph-Based Methods in Computer Vision

Graph-Based Methods in Computer Vision

By: Xiao Bai; Jian Cheng; Edwin Hancock

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2012

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Computer vision, the science and technology of machines that see, has been a rapidly developing research area since the mid-1970s. It focuses on the understanding of digital input images in many forms, including video and 3-D range data. Graph-Based Methods in Computer Vision: Developments and Applications presents a sampling of the research issues related to applying graph-based methods in computer vision. These methods have been under-utilized in the past, but use must now be increased because of their ability to naturally and effectively represent image models and data. This publication...

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General Aviation Security: Aircraft, Hangars, Fixed-Base Operations, Flight Schools, and Airports

General Aviation Security: Aircraft, Hangars, Fixed-Base Operations, Flight Schools, and Airports

By: Ph.D, Benny

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 16-AUG-2012

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Addressing all aspects of general aviation security, this book offers guidance to a wide audience including corporate flight departments, pilots, airport administrators, and individual owners of aircraft. The text enables readers to understand the components of aviation security, the threats that exist, and how to reduce the risk and provide adequate protection. Presented as a single comprehensive source of information, the book supplies detailed, practical instruction for the protection of hangers, fixed base operations, flight schools, and airports. ...

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Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction

Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction

By: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal; M Diamanti; A Nazari; C Goran-Granqvist

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 04-APR-2013

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As the environmental impact of existing construction and building materials comes under increasing scrutiny, the search for more eco-efficient solutions has intensified. Nanotechnology offers great potential in this area and is already being widely used to great success. Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction is an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in the development of eco-efficient construction materials and sustainable construction. Following an introduction to the use of nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction materials, part one considers such...

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Trends in Packaging of Food, Beverages and Other Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

Trends in Packaging of Food, Beverages and Other Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

By: N Farmer

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 26-FEB-2013

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Packaging plays an essential role in protecting and extending the shelf life of a wide range of foods, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods. There have been many key developments in packaging materials and technologies in recent years, and Trends in packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) provides a concise review of these developments and international market trends. Beginning with a concise introduction to the present status and trends in innovations in packaging for food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods, the book goes on to...

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Toxicity of Building Materials

Toxicity of Building Materials

By: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal; S Jalali; A Fucic

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2012

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From long-standing worries regarding the use of lead and asbestos to recent research into carcinogenic issues related to the use of plastics in construction, there is growing concern regarding the potential toxic effects of building materials on health. Toxicity of building materials provides an essential guide to this important problem and its solutions. Beginning with an overview of the material types and potential health hazards presented by building materials, the book goes on to consider key plastic materials. Materials responsible for formaldehyde and volatile organic compound...

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Fluid Flow Measurement, 3rd Edition

Fluid Flow Measurement, 3rd Edition

By: Paul J. LaNasa; E. Loy Upp

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 12-APR-2014

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There is a tendency to make flow measurement a highly theoretical and technical subject but what most influences quality measurement is the practical application of meters, metering principles, and metering equipment and the use of quality equipment that can continue to function through the years with proper maintenance have the most influence in obtaining quality measurement. This guide provides a review of basic laws and principles, an overview of physical characteristics and behavior of gases and liquids, and a look at the dynamics of flow. The authors examine applications of...

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Packaging Technology

Packaging Technology

By: Anne Emblem; Henry Emblem

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 29-OCT-2012

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Packaging is a complex and wide-ranging subject. Comprehensive in scope and authoritative in its coverage, Packaging technology provides the ideal introduction and reference for both students and experienced packaging professionals. Part one provides a context for the book, discussing fundamental issues relating to packaging such as its role in society and its diverse functions, the packaging supply chain and legislative, environmental and marketing issues. Part two reviews the principal packaging materials such as glass, metal, plastics, paper and paper board. It also discusses...

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Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Student Feedback in Engineering

Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Student Feedback in Engineering

By: Chenicheri Sid Nair; Arun Patil; Patricie Mertova

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2012

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Student feedback has appeared in the forefront of higher education quality, particularly the issues of effectiveness and the use of student feedback to affect improvement in higher education teaching and learning, and other areas of the students’ tertiary experience. Despite this, there has been a relative lack of academic literature available, especially in a book format. This book focuses on the experiences of academics, higher education leaders and managers with expertise in these areas. Enhancing Learning and Teaching through Student Feedback in Engineering is the first in a series...

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Engineering Electrodynamics: Electric Machine, Transformer, and Power Equipment Design

Engineering Electrodynamics: Electric Machine, Transformer, and Power Equipment Design

By: Janusz Turowski; Marek Turowski

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-FEB-2014

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Covering power frequency 50-60 Hz (worldwide and US) equipment applications, this book explains how to implement industry-proven modeling and design techniques to solve complex electromagnetic phenomena. It analyzes materials structure and 3D fields, supplying necessary theory and physical insight. Complete with examples, case studies, and homework problems, the text describes parameters for electromagnetic calculation of the structural parts of transformers, electric machines, apparatuses, and other electrical equipment, considering recent progress in magnetic and superconducting...

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Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models: Identification

Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models: Identification

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 25-NOV-2013

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Since Lord Rayleigh introduced the idea of viscous damping in his classic work "The Theory of Sound" in 1877, it has become standard practice to use this approach in dynamics, covering a wide range of applications from aerospace to civil engineering. However, in the majority of practical cases this approach is adopted more for mathematical convenience than for modeling the physics of vibration damping. Over the past decade, extensive research has been undertaken on more general "non-viscous" damping models and vibration of non-viscously damped systems. This book, along with a related...

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Wireless Power Transfer via Radiowaves

Wireless Power Transfer via Radiowaves

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-FEB-2014

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Recent advances in Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) technologies have enabled various engineering applications with potential product implementation. WPT can be utilized to charge batteries in various pieces of equipment without the need for a wired connection. Energy can be harvested from ambient RF and microwave radiation and 1 million kW microwaves can be transmitted from space to the ground. This book covers all the theory and technologies of WPT, such as microwave generators with semi-conductors and microwave tubes, antennas, phased arrays, beam efficiency, and rectifiers...

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Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models: Analysis

Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models: Analysis

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 25-NOV-2013

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Since Lord Rayleigh introduced the idea of viscous damping in his classic work "The Theory of Sound" in 1877, it has become standard practice to use this approach in dynamics, covering a wide range of applications from aerospace to civil engineering. However, in the majority of practical cases this approach is adopted more for mathematical convenience than for modeling the physics of vibration damping. Over the past decade, extensive research has been undertaken on more general "non-viscous" damping models and vibration of non-viscously damped systems. This book, along with a related...

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High Voltage Engineering Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

High Voltage Engineering Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

By: John Kuffel; E. Kuffel; W. S. Zaengl

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 17-JUL-2000

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Power transfer for large systems depends on high system voltages. The basics of high voltage laboratory techniques and phenomena, together with the principles governing the design of high voltage insulation, are covered in this book for students, utility engineers, designers and operators of high voltage equipment. In this new edition the text has been entirely revised to reflect current practice. Major changes include coverage of the latest instrumentation, the use of electronegative gases such as sulfur hexafluoride, modern diagnostic techniques, and high voltage testing procedures...

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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th Edition

A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th Edition

By: Skip Pizzi; Graham Jones

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 24-APR-2014

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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers is the leading publication on the basics of broadcast technology. Whether you are new to the industry or do not have an engineering background, this book will give you a comprehensive primer of television, radio, and digital media relating to broadcast—it is your guide to understanding the technical world of radio and television broadcast engineering. It covers all the important topics such as DTV, IBOC, HD, standards, video servers, editing, electronic newsrooms, and more. ...