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2010-03-01
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P. K. Mallick
Research into the manufacture of lightweight automobiles is driven by the need to reduce fuel consumption to preserve dwindling hydrocarbon resources without compromising other attributes such as safety, performance, recyclability and cost. Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Lightweight Vehicles makes it easier for engineers to learn about the materials being considered for lightweight automobiles, and also compare their characteristics and properties. Part one of this title discusses materials for lightweight automotive structures with chapters on advanced steels for lightweight automotive structures, aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys for lightweight powertrains and automotive structures, thermoplastics and thermoplastic matrix composites and thermoset matrix composites for lightweight automotive structures.
2010-03-01
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Lawrence D. Burns, Christopher Eric Borroni-Bird, William J. Mitchell
This path breaking book provides a long overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago and the tail-finned sedans of fifty years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They're well suited for conveying multiple passengers over long distances at high speeds, but inefficient for providing personal mobility within cities-where most of the world's people now live. William Mitchell and two industry experts re-imagine the automobile, describing vehicles of the near future that are green, smart, connected, and fun to drive. They roll out four big ideas that will make this both feasible and timely. First, we must transform the DNA of the automobile, basing it on electric-drive and wireless communication rather than on petroleum, the internal combustion engine, and stand-alone operation.
2010-02-19
Book
Stefano Cavallaro, NATALE Palmeri, Jan CJ Bart
Biodiesel production is a rapidly advancing field worldwide, with biodiesel fuel increasingly being used in compression ignition (diesel) engines. Biodiesel has been extensively studied and utilized in developed countries, and it is increasingly being introduced in developing countries, especially in regions with high potential for sustainable biodiesel production. This book systematically reviews feedstock resources and vegetable oil formulations, including the economics of vegetable oil conversion to diesel fuel, with additional coverage of emerging energy crops for biodiesel production. Further sections review the transesterification process, including chemical (catalysis) and biochemical (biocatalysis) processes, with extended coverage of industrial process technology and control methods, and standards for biodiesel fuel quality assurance.
2010-01-01
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Amin Rida, Li Yang, Manos Tentzeris
RFID (radio-frequency identification) is an emerging communication system technology and one of the most rapidly growing segments of today’s automatic identification data collection industry. This cutting-edge resource offers you a solid understanding of the basic technical principles and applications of RFID (radio-frequency identification)-enabled sensor systems. The book provides you with a detailed description of RFID and its operation, along with a fundamental overview of sensors and wireless sensor networks. Moreover, this practical reference gives you step-by-step guidance on how to design RFID-enabled sensors that form a wireless sensor network. You also find detailed coverage of state-of –the-art RFID/sensor technology and worldwide applications.
2010-01-01
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Stephen F. Bush
A highly useful resource for professionals and students alike, this cutting-edge, first-of-its-kind book provides a thorough introduction to nanoscale communication networks. Written in a clear tutorial style, this volume covers a wide range of the most important topics in the area, from molecular communication and carbon nanotube nano-networks, to nanoscale quantum networking and the future direction of nano networks. Moreover, the book features numerous exercise problems at the end of each chapter to ensure a solid understanding of the material.
2010-01-01
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Thomas Pany
The advancement of software radio technology has provided an opportunity for the design of performance-enhanced GNSS receivers that are more flexible and easier to develop than their FPGA or ASIC based counterparts. Filling a gap in the current literature on the subject, this highly practical resource offers you an in-depth understanding of navigation signal detection and estimation algorithms and their implementation in a software radio. This unique book focuses on high precision applications for GNSS signals and an innovative RTK receiver concept based on difference correlators. You learn how to develop navigation receivers for top performance using basic algorithms, like correlation and tracking, which can be understood on an intuitive level. Additionally, the book provides you with a theoretical framework for signal estimation and detection that gives you the knowledge you need to make performance assessments without building a receiver.
2010-01-01
Book
Tony Anderson
This practical guide to troubleshooting aluminum welding-related problems is based on real-life questions and answers from author Tony Anderson's long-running column in the Welding Journal. The 2nd edition of this book was produced in order to include additional sections that enhance the already comprehensive material that was included in the 1st edition.
2010-01-01
Book
Francis Gardiner, Eleanor Garmson
2010-01-01
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Optical microscopy is one of the most valuable, but under utilized, tools for analyzing fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites. This hands-on instructional book covers a wide range of topics including sample preparation, illumination and contrast techniques, methods and reagents, and applications. Studies are presented that provide insight into processing effects, toughening approaches, damage mechanisms, and environmental effects on the microstructure of composite materials. In addition, the power of optical microscopy to study the microstructure of these heterogeneous, anisotropic materials is illustrated with more than 180 full color images.
2010-01-01
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Harold M. Cobb
This book provides a fascinating glimpse into a vital material that we may take for granted today. Stainless steel, called “the miracle metal” and “the crowning achievement of metallurgy” by the prominent metallurgist Carl Zapffe, is a material marvel with an equally fascinating history of people, places, and technology. As stainless steel nears the 100th anniversary of its discovery, this book is a fitting perspective on a vital material of our modern life, and it is the first book that captures the unfolding excitement and innovations of stainless steel pioneers and entrepreneurs. Amply illustrated with photographs, the book also includes a timeline that lists more than 450 important facts and events related to stainless steels technology and applications.
2010-01-01
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James E. Duffy
Auto Engine Repair teaches the reader to diagnose, service, and repair all makes and models of gasoline and diesel engines. This book details how engines and their related systems are constructed and how they operate. It includes topical information on recent developments in engine design and service. Auto Engine Repair is a valuable guide for anyone wanting to understand or work on today’s engines, as well as those preparing for ASE Certification Test A1, Engine Repair. It can also be used for review when preparing for ASE Certification Test A8, Engine Performance.
2010-01-01
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Neil W. Roberts
If you are determined to win but have more motivation than money, Think Fast is the book for you. In it, Neil Roberts shows how to overcome your competitors' bigger budgets and finish ahead of them. This book is not about technology, but rather the reasons behind choosing some technologies over others in the quest to win. Think Fast is a professional racing industry insider's detailed description of his unique process that makes drivers and their cars faster. The book has two sections: Fast Fundamentals and Fast Physics. Fast Fundamentals presents the short list of most important challenges faced by the racer and includes an extensive discussion about each. Fast Physics is more technically oriented and presents hundreds of lessons learned, engineering concepts, tips and tricks that have never before been revealed in print. This unique book is for automotive racers and those who want to better understand the racing mindset.
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.
2010-01-01
Book
Davide Andrea
This timely book provides you with a solid understanding of battery management systems (BMS) in large Li-Ion battery packs, describing the important technical challenges in this field and exploring the most effective solutions. You find in-depth discussions on BMS topologies, functions, and complexities, helping you determine which permutation is right for your application. Packed with numerous graphics, tables, and images, the book explains the “whys” and “hows” of Li-Ion BMS design, installation, configuration and troubleshooting. This hands-on resource includes an unbiased description and comparison of all the off-the-shelf Li-Ion BMSs available today. Moreover, it explains how using the correct one for a given application can help to get a Li-Ion pack up and running in little time at low cost.
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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Hugo Leon, Blaine Geddes, Xiao Huang
Predominantly driven by the development of the gas turbine engine, the superalloy industry requires continuous advancement of mechanical performance boundaries. This practical guide provides an introduction for understanding the compositional complexity of superalloys, along with the wide range of alloys developed for specific applications. Topics include the basics of alloying, strengthening mechanisms, structure of superalloys, compositional effects, superalloy selection. Manufacturing characteristics such as castability, forgeability, and weldability are also discussed, along with current research in the field.
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
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F.C. Campbell
This book deals with all aspects of advanced composite materials: what they are, where they are used, how they are made, their properties, how they are designed and analyzed, and how they perform in-service. It covers both continuous and discontinuous fiber composites fabricated from polymer, metal, and ceramic matrices, with an emphasis on continuous fiber polymer matrix composites. A unique feature of this book is that it provides a comprehensive overview of composite materials from an industrial perspective, drawing on the author’s 38 years of industry experience. The book emphasizes practical aspects over theory, and it thoroughly covers the current state of the art.
2010-01-01
Book
Aboelmagd Noureldin, Naser El-Sheimy, Priyanka Aggarwal, Zainab Syed
Due to their micro-scale size and low power consumption, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are now being utilized in a variety of fields. This leading-edge resource focuses on the application of MEMS inertial sensors to navigation systems. The book shows you how to minimize cost by adding and removing inertial sensors. Moreover, this practical reference provides you with various integration strategies with examples from real field tests. From an introduction to MEMS navigation related applications… to special topics on Alignment for MEMS-Based Navigation… to discussions on the Extended Kalman Filter, this comprehensive book covers a wide range of critical topics in this fast-growing area.
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
Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume 5) explains Lean management in ways that hundreds of other books do not. These original and creative works are written for hands-on Lean practitioners. Each volume is thoroughly researched and well documented, and provides an abundance of new information and perspectives to help ensure success with Lean management. This fifth volume of the Real Lean series presents a set of fundamental strategies that will help assure Lean management success. They encourage executives to study Lean management history, analyze the failures of other companies, obtain a clearer view of reality at ground-level, better utilize internal and external human resources, and have greater confidence in their ability to become self-reliant in their Lean journey.
2010-01-01
Book
John M. Miller
Completely updated with the most current topics of interest on plug-in hybrid and battery electrics, this new book provides comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the hybrid vehicle design. Key aspects include hybrid propulsion system architectures, propulsion system sizing, electric traction system sizing and design, loss mechanisms, system simulation and vehicle certification. Practicing engineers and managers involved in hybrid vehicle development, modeling and simulation, and testing will find this book invaluable. Worldwide the automotive industry is being challenged to make dramatic improvements in vehicle fuel economy. Taking effect in 2012, the new rules set more aggressive fuel economy measures that will require significant gains in engine and driveline efficiency, better performance cabin climate control, and the introduction of electric hybridization.
2010-01-01
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Robert Dewar, Paul Olson, Eugene Faber
This third edition contains invaluable new information you need to know about driver perception and response, and related human factors and design issues. If you work with driver perception and response cases in any capacity, this book is an invaluable addition to your reference library. This text contains the most current information available in the area of driver perception and perception-response time. Existing chapters have been expanded, and new chapters have been added to present completely new material on many related driver perception and response issues including: Roadway design and the driver Work zones Railroad grade crossings Roadway signage Weather and driving Driver distraction
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
Book
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.
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
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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.
2009-12-11
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.
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