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Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Technology

Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Technology

By: O. Kononchuk; B.-Y. Nguyen

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2014

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Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Technology: Manufacture and Applications covers SOI transistors and circuits, manufacture, and reliability. The book also looks at applications such as memory, power devices, and photonics. The book is divided into two parts; part one covers SOI materials and manufacture, while part two covers SOI devices and applications. The book begins with chapters that introduce techniques for manufacturing SOI wafer technology, the electrical properties of advanced SOI materials, and modeling short-channel SOI semiconductor transistors. Both partially depleted and...

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Handbook of Friction-Vibration Interactions

Handbook of Friction-Vibration Interactions

By: Gang Sheng Chen

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 10-JUL-2014

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Friction-vibration interactions are common but important phenomena in science and engineering. Handbook of Friction-Vibration Interactions introduces the principles and provides the resources to understand and work with them. A unified theoretical framework includes some of the most important engineering applications. The first three chapters in the book introduce basic concepts and analytical methods of friction and vibration. The fourth chapter presents the general principles on friction-vibration interactions, and also touches on various engineering applications. In the fifth...

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Coal Power Plant Materials and Life Assessment

Coal Power Plant Materials and Life Assessment

By: A. Shibli

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Due to their continuing role in electricity generation, it is important that coal power plants operate as efficiently and cleanly as possible. Coal Power Plant Materials and Life Assessment reviews the materials used in coal plants, and how they can be assessed and managed to optimize plant operation. Part I considers the structural alloys used in coal plants. Part II then reviews performance modelling and life assessment techniques, explains the inspection and life-management approaches that can be adopted to optimize long term plant operation, and considers the technical and economic...

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High Performance Polymers, 2nd Edition

High Performance Polymers, 2nd Edition

By: Johannes Karl Fink

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 04-JUL-2014

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Approaching the material from a chemistry and engineering perspective, High Performance Polymers presents the most reliable and current data available about state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication, and application methods of high performance industrial polymers. Chapters are arranged according to the chemical constitution of the individual classes, beginning with main chain carbon-carbon polymers and leading to ether-containing, sulfur-containing, and so on. Each chapter follows an easily readable template, provides a brief overview and history of the polymer, and continues on to...

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Cathodic Corrosion Protection Systems

Cathodic Corrosion Protection Systems

By: Alireza Bahadori

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

Publication Date: 05-JUL-2014

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Corrosion is a naturally occurring cost, worth billions in the oil and gas sector. New regulations, stiffer penalties for non-compliance and aging assets are all leading companies to develop new technology, procedures and bigger budgets catering to one prevailing method of prevention, cathodic protection. Cathodic Corrosion Protection Systems: A Guide for Oil and Gas Industries  trains on all the necessary reports, inspection criteria, corrective measures and critical standards needed on various oil and gas equipment, structures, tanks, and pipelines. Demands in the cathodic protection...

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High-Entropy Alloys

High-Entropy Alloys

By: B.S. Murty; Jien-Wei Yeh; S. Ranganathan

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2014

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This book provides a complete review of the current state of the art in the field of high entropy alloys (HEA). The conventional approach to alloy design is to select one principal element and add elements to it in minor quantities in order to improve the properties. In 2004, Professor J.W. Yeh and his group first reported a new approach to alloy design, which involved mixing elements in equiatomic or near-equiatomic proportions, to form multi-component alloys with no single principal element. These alloys are expected to have high configurational entropy and hence were termed as "high...

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Natural Gas Hydrates, 3rd Edition

Natural Gas Hydrates, 3rd Edition

By: John Carroll

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

Publication Date: 26-AUG-2014

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Rarely covered in formal engineering courses, natural gas hydrates are a common problem and real-life danger for engineers worldwide. Updated and more practical than ever, Natural Gas Hydrates, Third Edition helps managers and engineers get up to speed on all the most common hydrate types, how to forecast when they will appear, and safely mitigate their removal. Known for being highly flammable, gas hydrates are a preventable threat that can costs millions of dollars in damage, as well as take the lives of workers and engineers on the rig. The third edition of Natural Gas Hydrates is...

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Adapting High Hydrostatic Pressure (HPP) for Food Processing Operations

Adapting High Hydrostatic Pressure (HPP) for Food Processing Operations

By: Tatiana Koutchma

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2014

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Adapting High Hydrostatic Pressure (HPP) for Food Processing Operations presents commercial benefits of HPP technology for specific processing operations in the food industry, including raw and ready-to-eat (RTE) meat processing, dairy and seafood products, drinks and beverages, and other emerging processes. The book presents high hydrostatic pressure processing (HPP) for treatment of different groups of raw and finished products, focusing on specific pressure-induced effects that will lead to different biological impacts, and the information necessary for specifying HPP process and...

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The Boundary Element Method for Plate Analysis

The Boundary Element Method for Plate Analysis

By: John T. Katsikadelis

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 16-JUL-2014

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Boundary Element Method for Plate Analysis offers one of the first systematic and detailed treatments of the application of BEM to plate analysis and design. Aiming to fill in the knowledge gaps left by contributed volumes on the topic and increase the accessibility of the extensive journal literature covering BEM applied to plates, author John T. Katsikadelis draws heavily on his pioneering work in the field to provide a complete introduction to theory and application. Beginning with a chapter of preliminary mathematical background to make the book a self-contained resource,...

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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...