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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.
2010-01-01
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Neil White, Stephen Beeby
This unique resource provides a detailed understanding of the options for harvesting energy from localized, renewable sources to supply power to autonomous wireless systems. You are introduced to a variety of types of autonomous system and wireless networks and discover the capabilities of existing battery-based solutions, RF solutions, and fuel cells. The book focuses on the most promising harvesting techniques, including solar, kinetic, and thermal energy. You also learn the implications of the energy harvesting techniques on the design of the power management electronics in a system. This in-depth reference discusses each energy harvesting approach in detail, comparing and contrasting its potential in the field.
2010-01-01
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Exposure to noise at home, at work, while traveling, and during leisure activities is a fact of life for all Americans. As the population of the United States and, indeed, the world increases and developing countries become more industrialized, problems of noise are likely to become more pervasive and lower the quality of life for everyone. Efforts to manage noise exposures, to design quieter buildings, products, equipment, and transportation vehicles, and to provide a regulatory environment that facilitates adequate, cost-effective, sustainable noise controls require our immediate attention. This book, written for the engineering community; the public; government at the federal, state, and local levels; private industry; labor unions; and nonprofit organizations, looks at the most commonly identified sources of noise, how they are characterized, and efforts that have been made to reduce noise emissions and experiences.
2010-01-01
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Martin Brown
This book is aimed at people who want to understand how AC inverter drives work and how they are used in industry. Power Electronics in Motor Drives is much more about the practical design and application of drives than about the mathematical principles behind them. The key principles of power electronics are described and presented in a simple way, as are the basics of both DC and AC motors. The detailed electronics of DC and AC drives are explained, together with the theoretical background and the practical design issues such as cooling and protection. An important part of the book gives details of the features and functions often found in AC drives, and gives practical advice on how and where to use these. A wide range of drive applications are described from fresh water pumping to baggage handling systems. The practical problems of using AC drives in industry are presented, and together with the application and function descriptions, should prove useful and informative.
2010-01-01
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Jack Connors
This book describes the evolution from piston engines to gas turbines by the engineers who created those engines. Included are hundreds of archival photographs, as well as over a dozen tables listing specifications and applications. The story starts with the founding of the company in the 1920's to provide reliable air-cooled piston engines to the military and to help create coast-to-coast commercial flight service. Pratt & Whitney quickly dominated commercial and military flight in the 1930's - ultimately providing half the horsepower of American engines during WWII. Jack Connors explains how Pratt & Whitney came from behind the competition on developing gas turbines after the war with the debut of the J57, which powered the B-52 in 1952 and later the Air Force Century Series fighters (F-100, F-101, F-102) and the Navy A3D, F4D, and F-8 airplanes.
2010-01-01
Book
Jim Gammon
This new edition, extensively updated, provides a complete explanation of 33 common procedures used by fuel handlers to assess and protect aviation fuel quality. New to this Edition! o Rewritten API gravity section now includes the latest information on metric density o Fuel sampling techniques section was improved to keep up with the changes in ASTM D4306 o Revised micro-separometer section o New and vitally important section on flushing new aviation fuel hoses o Updated filtration equipment section reflects changes in the industry regarding the API/IP/EI filtration standards o Completely rewritten section on microbial contamination detection reflects the changes in the oil company and airline industry standards, changes in test equipment, and aircraft maintenance practices o And much more!
2010-01-01
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Joel Fried
This review report gives an overview of how polymers are used in aerospace applications. Some of the topics covered are composites, including thermosets, thermoplastics and nanocomposites; fiber reinforcement of composites; and specialized applications. For each type of composite, the chemistry, cure methods, fabrication methods, mechanical properties, thermal properties and environmental degradation are considered. From the applications’ perspective, the title discusses sealants, structural adhesives, foams, primer paint, shape memory alloys, electroactive devices, MEMS, vibration damping, NLO properties and ablative polymers. This review report is accompanied by approximately 400 abstracts compiled from the iSmithers Polymer Library, the largest dedicated resource of polymer information in the world, to facilitate further reading on this subject. A subject index and a company index are included.
2010-01-01
Book
David M. Bevly, Stewart Cobb
As global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) such as GPS have grown more pervasive, the use of GNSS to automatically control ground vehicles has drawn increasing interest. This cutting-edge resource offers you a thorough understanding of this emerging application area of GNSS. Written by highly-regarded authorities in the field, this unique reference covers a wide range of key topics, including ground vehicles models, psuedolites, highway vehicle control, unmanned ground vehicles, farm tractors, and construction equipment. The book is supported with over 150 illustrations and more than 180 equations.
2009-12-14
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Kyle Alfriend, Pini Gurfil, Srinivas Rao Vadali
Space agencies are now realizing that much of what has previously been achieved using hugely complex and costly single platform projects-large unmanned and manned satellites (including the present International Space Station)-can be replaced by a number of smaller satellites networked together. The key challenge of this approach, namely ensuring the proper formation flying of multiple craft, is the topic of this second volume in Elsevier’s Astrodynamics Series, Spacecraft Formation Flying: Dynamics, control and navigation. In this unique text, authors Alfriend et al. provide a coherent discussion of spacecraft relative motion, both in the unperturbed and perturbed settings, explain the main control approaches for regulating relative satellite dynamics, using both impulsive and continuous maneuvers, and present the main constituents required for relative navigation.
2009-12-11
Book
The SAE Vehicle E/E Systems Diagnostic Committee (Diagnostics committee) was formed in June, 1987 to address concerns of the automotive manufacturers and the automotive repair industry relating to repair of the increasingly complex electronic systems on new vehicles. This Handbook Supplement is a compilation of Standards dealing with on-board diagnostics.
2009-12-11
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This manual provides a comprehensive compilation of technical reports relating to the design and dimensional characteristics, labeling and marking, nomenclature, and testing of wheels and wheel end hardware.
2009-12-01
Book
Dennis Gorodji
This highly informative book is a comprehensive guide to Nissan’s revolutionary supercar and its motorsport record. Covering the period from 1957 to 2009, it contains rare pictures, schematics and graphs detailing the many unique qualities of the GT-R. Nissan GT-R Supercar: Born to Race also features an original and critical analysis of the GT-R R35, and the R35 Spec V, which was launched at the start of 2009. Comparative and crucial analysis is included, as well as information previously unpublished in English. Quick access to specific information is provided via three different indexes. With over 400 color photographs, this is essential reading for the motorsports enthusiast, particularly GT-R owners and potential owners.
2009-11-27
Book
Patrick T. Moseley, Chris K. Dyer, Zempachi Ogumi
The Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources is a truly interdisciplinary reference for those working with batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers, supercapacitors, and photo-electrochemical cells. With a focus on the environmental and economic impact of electrochemical power sources, this five-volume work consolidates coverage of the field and serves as an entry point to the literature for professionals and students alike.
2009-11-19
Book
Mike Tooley
Design Engineering covers multiple disciplines but not limited to electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, and architectural engineering. The design engineer sets the direction of the design effort and does the most complex parts of design. Consequently, the design engineer must be familiar with and have access to many different areas in engineering. This concise volume does just that, bringing critical information such as design and materials, new materials, ergonomics, reliability and maintainability, product safety, electronics, mechanics, and plastics to the design engineer.
2009-11-04
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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.
2009-10-16
Book
Michael F. Ashby, Kara Johnson, Michael Ashby
Materials are the stuff of design. From the very beginning of human history, materials have been taken from the natural world and shaped, modified, and adapted for everything from primitive tools to modern electronics. This renowned book by noted materials engineering author Mike Ashby and Industrial designer, Kara Johnson, explores the role of materials and materials processing in product design, with a particular emphasis on creating both desired aesthetics and functionality. The new edition will feature even more of the highly useful "materials profiles," that give critical design, processing, performance and applications criteria for each material in question. The reader will find information ranging from the generic and commercial names of each material, its physical and mechanical properties, its chemical properties, its common uses, how it is typically made and processed, and even its average price.
2009-10-13
Book
The purpose of this lubrication oil filter test code is to provide means for evaluating the performance characteristics of full-flow oil filters on bench equipment. This combined with data collected from "in service" applications, may be used for establishing standard or performance for filters tested in this manner.
2009-10-08
Book
Doug Woodyard
Since its first appearance in 1950, Pounder's Marine Diesel Engines has served seagoing engineers, students of the Certificates of Competency examinations and the marine engineering industry throughout the world. Each new edition has noted the changes in engine design and the influence of new technology and economic needs on the marine diesel engine. Now in its ninth edition, Pounder's retains the directness of approach and attention to essential detail that characterized its predecessors. There are new chapters on monitoring control and HiMSEN engines as well as information on developments in electronic-controlled fuel injection. It is fully updated to cover new legislation including that on emissions and provides details on enhancing overall efficiency and cutting CO2 emissions.
2009-10-08
Book
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.
2009-10-01
Book
This 181-page e-book gives unique insight into the cutting-edge technical developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team. The 25 papers included in this volume chronicle the best of Honda's documented technical advancements from April through October 2009 and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Style and Design of the New Model INSIGHT Development of Flexible-Fuel Motorcycle Vehicle Dynamics Simulation in Extreme Driving Conditions In-line Recycling Technology for AZ91D Magnesium Alloy Small, Thin-film Electric Potential Sensor for In-situ Evaluation of Fuel Cell Stack
2009-10-01
Book
J Y Wong
This book will be of great interest to any professional engineer or automotive engineering student working on off-road vehicles. Reflecting the increase in off-road vehicle production and development - recreational, agricultural, construction, military - it equips readers with all of the necessary knowledge to successfully design and model off-road vehicle systems, and provides a comprehensive introduction to terramechanics, the mechanics of vehicle/terrain interaction. This is the only book to cover the principles of off-road vehicle and terrain engineering, a rapidly developing sector that includes SUVs, tractors and agricultural vehicles, military vehicles, and construction equipment.
2009-09-21
Book
Yimin Gao, Mehrdad Ehsani, Ali Emadi
Air pollution, global warming, and the steady decrease in petroleum resources continue to stimulate interest in the development of safe, clean, and highly efficient transportation. Building on the foundation of the bestselling first edition, this second edition updates and expands its detailed coverage of the vehicle technologies that offer the most promising solutions to these issues affecting the automotive industry. Proven as a useful in-depth resource and comprehensive reference for modern automotive systems engineers, students, and researchers, this book speaks from the perspective of the overall drive train system and not just its individual components. New to the second edition: o A case study appendix that breaks down the Toyota Prius hybrid system o Corrections and updates of the material in the first edition o Three new chapters on drive train design methodology and control principles o A completely rewritten chapter on Fundamentals of Regenerative Braking
2009-09-08
Book
This manual provides a comprehensive compilation of SAE Technical Reports dealing with fasteners and related topics.
2009-09-01
Book
Ian Henry
This exclusive new report from ABOUT Automotive updates and extends their first analysis of this sector, which was published in 2005. This new research looks at the ways in which the market for passive entry and other related technologies have developed. In particular, the report looks at the development of smart keys and additional features which the car companies have added to door latches and locking systems including power release, power close and developments in keyless entry. The report also identifies the main suppliers in this market, analyses their product offerings and strategies ─ as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Market shares throughout the markets of Europe, North America and Japan are also provided.
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