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2010-01-01
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Direct Detection LADAR Systems is designed to introduce engineers-in-training to the basic concepts and operation of 3D- imaging LADAR systems. The book covers laser range equations; sources of noise in LADAR signals; LADAR waveforms; the effects of wavefront propagation on LADAR beams through optical systems and atmospheric turbulence; algorithms for detecting, ranging, and tracking targets; and comprehensive system simulation. Computer code for accomplishing the many examples appearing throughout the text is provided. Exercises appear at the end of each chapter, allowing students to apply concepts studied throughout the text to fundamental problems encountered by LADAR engineers. Also included is a CD-ROM with the MATLAB code from the examples.
2010-01-01
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N. Lechevin, C. A. Rabbath
This book provides a comprehensive overview of recent advances in the analysis and design of health management systems for cooperating unmanned aerial vehicles. Such systems rely upon monitoring and fault adaptation schemes. Motivation for their study comes from the fact that, despite the use of fault-tolerant control software and hardware embedded onboard air vehicles, overall fleet performance may still be degraded after the occurrence of anomalous events such as systems faults and failures. Cooperative health management (CHM) systems seek to provide adaptation to the presence of faults by capitalizing on the availability of interconnected computing, sensing and actuation resources. This monograph complements the proposed CHM concepts by means of case studies and application examples. It presents fundamental principles and results encompassing optimization, systems theory, information theory, dynamics, modeling and simulation.
2009-11-01
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Alan Williams
The emergence of China as a future major participant in international aviation raises some interesting questions, especially from a strategic policy perspective. The progressive shift from a command to a mixed-market economy under the central leadership of Bejing now finds itself faced with the need to balance a strategic duality relating to the role of China's civil aviation industry. This situation requires the design and accommodation of a growing role for China's mainstream carriers, within the operational context of complex challenges from increasing international market competition. Contemporary Issues Shaping China’s Aviation Policy explores the political, economic and strategic issues raised by the inevitable tension between the domestic and international aspects of Beijing's current civil aviation strategy.
2009-10-08
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Jean-Pierre Pirault, Martin L.S. Flint
This book explores the opposed piston (OP) engine, a model of power and simplicity, and provides the first comprehensive description of most opposed piston (OP) engines from 1887 to 2006. Design and performance details of the major types of OP engines in stationary, ground, marine, and aviation applications are explored and their evolution traced. The OP engine has set enviable and leading-edge standards for power/weight refinement, fuel tolerance, fuel efficiency, package space, and manufacturing simplicity. For these reasons, the OP concept still remains of interest for outstanding power and package density, simplicity, and reliability; e.g., aviation and certain military transport requirements. Using material from historic and unpublished internal research reports, the authors present the rationale for OP engines, their diverse architecture, detailed design aspects, performance data, manufacturing details, and leading engineers and applications.
2009-09-08
Book
This manual provides a comprehensive compilation of SAE Technical Reports dealing with fasteners and related topics.
2009-07-01
Book
G.R. Halford, S.S. Manson
From concept to application, Fatigue and Durability of Metals at High Temperatures describes the method of strain-range partitioning for analyzing time-dependent fatigue. Creep (time-dependent) deformation is first introduced for monotonic and cyclic loading. Multiple chapters then discuss strain-range partitioning in details for multi-axial loading conditions and how different loading permutations can lead to different micro-mechanistic effects. The total-strain method of strain-range partitioning (SRP) is described, which is a methodology that sees use in several industries.
2009-04-01
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E. Obert
Most textbooks on aerodynamic design of the aircraft focus on fluid dynamics, with particular attention to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), or on preliminary design, where relations are presented between design requirements, resultant dimensions and basic shapes of the main aircraft components. The latter class usually pays little attention to flow physics. In Aerodynamic Design of Transport Aircraft, an effort is made to bridge the gap between these two classes of textbooks. Although few formulae are presented, relations are discussed in a descriptive manner between airflow characteristics, design requirements for the aircraft’s main components as they contribute to the aircraft’s overall performance, stability, control characteristics and the resulting detailed shapes. In 45 chapters the text moves from first principles through the whole gamut of theoretical approaches backed up by a wealth of experimental and flight trials data.
2009-01-01
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Theo Geerken, Mads Borup
System Innovation for Sustainability 2 focuses on the movement towards sustainable personal mobility, using case studies analyzed from a system perspective to examine the changes required to increase sustainability. Three major problem areas are considered: carbon emissions and the growing contribution of mobility to the climate change crisis, congestion, and casualties. Each proposed strategy addresses one or more of these problem areas. The book identifies opportunities for governments, manufacturers, and consumers to intervene to promote sustainable mobility. It concludes with a reflection on problems, trends, and actions needed. Topics include: Meta-trends Mobility sector issues Socioeconomic trends Political considerations Sociocultural developments Environmental issues
2009-01-01
Book
Jack D. Mattingly, Link C. Jaw
This book covers the design of engine control and monitoring systems for both turbofan and turboshaft engines, focusing on four key topics: • Modeling of engine dynamics • Application of specific control design methods to gas turbine engines • Advanced control concepts • Engine condition monitoring Although principally concerned with aircraft engines, this book is applicable to all air, land, and sea-based gas turbines, since most of the issues in designing other gas turbine control systems will be subsumed within the substantial challenges inherent in designing aviation gas turbine control systems. This book is not only a comprehensive resource for understanding the design of modern turbine engine control and monitoring systems, it can also be used as a reference for engineers and researchers designing control and monitoring systems for other industrial equipment and systems. The book is based on a course on gas turbine engine controls developed and taught by Dr. Jaw and Dr.
2008-12-01
Book
Dr. G. Raman
Computational Aeroacoustics is a field that deals with the simulation of sound generated by unsteady flows and is a rapidly growing area due to advances in computational power and the significant projected growth in global transportation. With the era of widespread supersonic flight and the proliferation of general aviation aircraft on future horizons, the noise generated by aircraft is of great concern for communities near airports, for passengers in the aircraft's cabin, and for the structural integrity of the airframe. In addition, there are a number of situations that desire lower noise including underwater vehicles, wind turbines, and helicopter rotors. Understanding the source of the noise itself, its manifestation in the nearfield and propagation to the farfield are all critical in the development of future noise reduction technologies.
2008-12-01
Book
Michael F. Mcguire
Stainless Steels for Design Engineers is a technical guide for anyone who designs or builds with stainless steels. Loaded with property data, it is a valuable resource for designers and engineers selecting and specifying stainless steels, and for working with new steel types or on new applications. Contents cover metallurgy, corrosion and oxidation, stainless steel alloys, processing, and applications.
2008-12-01
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J. Gilbert Kaufman
Parametric Analyses of High-Temperature Data for Aluminum Alloys contains background educational materials on parametric analyses, extensive data, and previously unpublished master high-temperature curves for wrought and cast aluminum alloys. Contents cover theory and applications of time-temperature parameters; data sets for wrought alloys and cast alloys; aluminum alloy and temper designation systems; terminology and nomenclature; and more.
2008-10-01
Book
Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume 4) shows how Lean management is itself a craft that can only be learned as any other craftsman would learn their trade. This unique perspective creates a much clearer impression of what executives need to do in order to become Lean leaders. Their learning must be much deeper than they might have imagined, but the result will be much better than they would have expected. As with prior Volumes of Real Lean , Volume Four emphasizes Lean as a management system and the “Respect for People” principle, because both are so often missing from the practice of Lean management. Topics Covered Include: • Ten Thousand Hours • Learn Lean When Times Are Good • Learning to Think • Let's Stop Making the Same Mistake • Don't Aim Low • The Eighth Waste • The Other Information System • One Step Forward, Eleven Back • The Ethical Management System • Policies for Learning • Eleven Questions • Emiliani's Rules
2008-07-01
Book
Dr. G. Raman
2008-06-01
Book
Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume Three) gets into the details of how to sustain the Lean management system. The author takes a deep dive and offers many surprising and even jarring new insights. It shows that the Lean community has, for decades, severely misunderstood and underestimated the challenge of getting executives to adopt Lean management. This volume clearly explains why sustainability is so elusive in ways that have not been examined before, and provides answers to the question of why the "Respect for People" principle is so often missing. It will be a big help to executives preparing for the inevitable challenges associated with sustaining Lean management. Topics Covered Include: • The Long-Wave Current State • Shortcuts to Wealth • Problems, Conflicts, and Costs • Diving to the Bottom • Sharing is Fundamental • We Need Good Students • Sustaining the Lean Management Movement
2008-06-01
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F.C. Campbell
Elements of Metallurgy and Engineering Alloys provides thorough and systematic coverage on both basic metallurgy and the practical engineering aspects of metallic material selection and application. Coverage includes: practical information on the engineering properties and applications of steels, cast irons, nonferrous alloys, and metal matrix composites; concise overviews and practical implications of metallic structure, imperfections, deformation, and phase transformations; process metallurgy of solidification and casting, recovery, recrystallization and grain growth, precipitation hardening; mechanical deformation during processing and in-service properties of fatigue, fracture, and creep; and physical properties and corrosion.
2008-03-13
Book
Karlheinz Bill, Bert J. Breuer
Microelectronics and mechatronics have resulted in a significant increase in the technical potential and functionality of brake systems. In a single source, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the current state of the art, as well as the future, of brakes and braking systems. Translated and completely updated from the landmark German-language work Bremsenhandbuch, Brake Technology Handbook covers brake system fundamentals, requirements, design, construction, components, and subsystem functions for vehicles of all types (including passenger cars, commercial vehicles, off-road vehicles, motorcycles, racing vehicles and even aircraft).
2008-01-01
Book
Bob Emiliani
Practical Lean Leadership is the first book to capture the essence of Lean leadership in ways that are specific and actionable for executives to apply at work every day. It presents innovative and proven approaches to understanding and practicing Lean leadership in an easy-to-follow workbook format. It links Lean principles and tools directly to leadership beliefs and behaviors in new and innovative ways that connect to the realities of the workplace. Senior managers will be inspired by the new approaches to understanding strategic leadership and leadership development contained in this book. Topics covered: • What is Lean Management? • How Lean Leaders Think • A Better Definition of Leadership • Lean Leadership Behaviors • Value Stream Maps as a Leadership Development Tool • What Executives Need to Know About Kaizen • Standardized Work for Executive Leadership • Fifty Errors to Avoid • Visual Control for Lean Leaders • Lean Leader Performance Feedback
2008-01-01
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Richard Gilbert, Anthony Perl
This book sets out the challenges that will soon threaten modern society's dependence on low-cost transport in light of the problems posed by oil supply and climate change. It proposes organizational and technical innovations that could ensure effective, secure movement of people and goods in ways that minimize environmental impacts and make the best use of renewable sources of energy. The authors conclude that transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two revolutions. One will involve the use of electric drives rather than internal combustion engines. The other will involve powering these drives directly from the electric grid rather than from on-board fuel. The authors also address revolutions in marine transport and aviation and analyze the politics and business of transport and how these will undergo profound change in the decades ahead.
2007-12-01
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John A.S. Green
Energy and sustainability are critical factors for economic development. This comprehensive electronic publication provides a detailed overview and fundamental analysis of sustainability issues associated with the aluminum industry. Information includes concepts and application of life-cycle assessments that benchmark aluminum-industry efforts towards sustainable development; energy-use data for primary and secondary aluminum production and processing along with future energy saving opportunities in aluminum processing; and life-cycle assessments provide basic, factual, information on the modeling of material flow in the industry, its products, and energy savings involved with recycling. Coverage includes various scrap sorting technologies and the positive impact of lightweight aluminum in transportation and infrastructure.
2007-11-01
Book
John D. Verhoeven
This electronic publication explains the metallurgy of steel and its heat treatment for non-metallurgists. It starts from simple concepts and builds to more complex concepts involved in heat treatment of most all types of steel as well as cast iron. Contents cover: Pure Iron, Solutions and Phase Diagrams, Steel and the Fe-C Phase Diagram, Various Microstructures of Room Temperature Steel, Mechanical Properties, Low Alloy AISI Steels, Diffusion, Control of Grain Size by Heat Treatment and Forging, Hardenability of Steel, Tempering, Quenching, Stainless Steels, Tool Steels, Solidification, Cast Irons, Surface Hardening and more.
2007-11-01
Book
George Y. Lai
As we strive for energy efficiency, the realm of high-temperature environments is expanding and the need for information on high temperature materials applications was never greater. This electronic publication addresses concerns, technologies, and materials available for those engaged in high-temperature applications. Topics include erosion and erosion-corrosion, low NOx combustion in coal-fired boilers, fluidized bed combustion, and the special demands of waste-to-energy boilers, waste incinerators, and black liquor recovery boilers in the pulp and paper industry. The corrosion induced by liquid metals is discussed and protection options are presented. Hydrogen damage is characterized and solutions given.
2007-07-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume Two) helps Lean management practitioners gain a greater awareness of the challenges they face when implementing Lean. The second volume builds upon the interesting and informative linkages to historical and long-forgotten perspectives that have contributed to the creation of Lean management as we know it today. The author also provides additional explanation regarding the purposes, advantages, myths, and misinformation surrounding Lean management. Managers will find this book easy to read, amazingly insightful, and filled with practical information that will help them better comprehend and put REAL LEAN into practice every day. Topics Covered Include: • The Persistence of the Current State • The Leadership Problem • Can Lean Exit the Tool Age?
2007-06-01
Book
Erhard Klar, Prasan K. Samal
Progress in the understanding of corrosion and corrosion resistance properties of sintered stainless steels has lead to new applications that benefit from net shape processing and more efficient material utilization. Powder Metallurgy Stainless Steels includes extensive graphics, and tabular summaries provide a comprehensive reference to obtain good corrosion resistance properties of sintered stainless steels with careful processing, starting with powder selection, avoidance of contamination, efficient delubrication, and controlled sintering and cooling. Contents cover: Metallurgy and Alloy Compositions, Manufacture and Characteristics of Stainless Steel Powders, Compacting and Shaping, Sintering and Corrosion Resistance Alloying Elements, Optimal Sintering, and Surface Modification in PM Stainless Steels Mechanical Properties, Magnetic and Physical Properties, Corrosion Testing and Performance, Secondary Operations, and Applications.
2007-04-10
Book
Jwo Pan, Sing C. Tang
Functioning as an introduction to modern mechanics principles and various applications that deal with the science, mathematics and technical aspects of sheet metal forming, Mechanics Modeling of Sheet Metal Forming details theoretically sound formulations based on principles of continuum mechanics for finite or large deformation, which can then be implemented into simulation codes. The forming processes of complex panels by computer codes, in addition to extensive practical examples, are recreated throughout the many chapters of this book in order to benefit practicing engineers by helping them better understand the output of simulation software.
2007-01-01
Book
Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean"(Volume One), explains the purposes, advantages, myths, and misinformation surrounding Lean management. In a lively and engaging style, the author answers the key questions that leaders of organizations have about Lean management. Readers will learn how the two principles of Lean management, "Continuous Improvement" and "Respect for People," work in tandem. It will serve as a practical guide, complete with interesting and informative linkages to historical events and long-forgotten perspectives. This small book will be a big help to leaders who want to improve their understanding and practice of Lean management.
2007-01-01
Book
This book will guide you in the use of remote sensing for military and intelligence gathering applications. Remote Sensing from Air and Space is a must-read for students working on systems acquisition or for anyone interested in the products derived from remote sensing systems. R. C. Olsen of the Naval Postgraduate School offers an eclectic description of the technologies and underlying physics for a wide range of remote sensing systems, including optical, thermal, radar, and lidar systems. This monograph describes this diverse set of applications using full-color graphics and a friendly, readable format.
2006-12-06
Book
William Holder
This book, by Bill Holder, discusses the "Lost Fighter" turbojet and turboprop propulsion systems of the exciting jet fighter era in the United States since the mid-1940s. Until now, very little has been published about these fascinating fighter activities that, for a variety of reasons, did not reach fruition. Covering fighters that did not reach beyond an artist's concept stage, to those that were cancelled after an evaluation of flight capabilities, to others that were cast aside after losing a fly-off competition, this book makes use of previously unpublished, primary-source material. It provides a coherent picture of U.S. jet fighter development and evolution. This book also includes hundreds of photos, drawings, and illustrations of the many "Lost Fighters."
2006-12-01
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J.R. Davis
Corrosion failures of industrial components are commonly associated with welding. The reasons are many and varied. For example, welding may reduce the resistance to corrosion and environmentally assisted cracking by altering composition and microstructure, modifying mechanical properties, introducing residual stress, and creating physical defects. Corrosion of Weldments details the many forms of weld corrosion and the methods used to minimize weld corrosion. Chapters on specific alloys groups—carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, high-nickel alloys, and nonferrous alloys—describe both general welding characteristics and the metallurgical factors that influence corrosion behavior. Corrosion problems associated with dissimilar metal weldments are also examined. Special challenges caused by high-temperature environments are discussed.
2006-03-28
Book
This one of a kind product will provide useful findings, techniques and data related to the basic disciplines influencing vehicle design and aerodynamics.
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