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2008-10-27
Book
Michael Gasik
A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts the chemical energy of a reaction (between fuel and oxidant) directly into electricity. Given their efficiency and low emissions, fuel cells provide an important alternative to power produced from fossil fuels. A major challenge in their use is the need for better materials to make fuel cells cost-effective and more durable. This important book reviews developments in materials to fulfil the potential of fuel cells as a major power source. After introductory chapters on the key issues in fuel cell materials research, the book reviews the major types of fuel cell. These include alkaline fuel cells, polymer electrolyte fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cells, phosphoric acid fuel cells, molten carbonate fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells and regenerative fuel cells. The book concludes with reviews of novel fuel cell materials, ways of analyzing performance and issues affecting recyclability and life cycle assessment.
2008-10-20
Book
Roshan Shishoo
Automotive textiles represent one of the most valuable international markets for technical textiles. Textile Advances in the Automotive Industry provides an in-depth review of the design and development of automotive textiles and the recent advances made in technical textiles for a variety of automotive applications. Part one discusses issues such as automotive textile requirements from a car producer’s perspective, mapping the automotive textile supply chain, advances in textile fabrics including nonwoven fabrics, and recycling issues. Part two focuses on automotive interiors with chapters on performance and style of interior textiles, materials and design for car seats, and the reduction of interior noise in vehicles. Part three discusses the important safety applications of automotive textiles, including airbags and tires. Part four concludes by assessing how textiles can be used in automotive bodywork.
2008-10-01
Book
This unique book gives chronicles the top Honda technical developments from April through September 2008. The 21 papers included give rare insight into Honda's worldwide R&D team, and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Mechanism of Occurrence of Ghost Noise in Helical Gears Resulting from Thread-type Tool Machining Development of Front Pillar for Visibility Enhancement Development of 5-speed Dual-clutch Transmission System for All-Terrain Vehicle Motorcycle Riding Simulator Enabling Experience of Honda's Advanced Brake Systems Running Gait Generation for Biped Robot This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
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
2008-09-01
Book
Antonino Furfari
Environmental issues, rising prices and security of supply are putting energy at the center of all attention. Policymakers pushed by various stakeholders are struggling to find more sustainable solutions to the world’s legitimate demand for energy. The transport sector is especially under pressure as it relies up to 98% on oil. Despite vast research and development investments, no short-term solutions appeared to be reliable. Thanks to lawmakers’ support to biofuels, these substitutes for oil are now seen as the potential solution for a sustainable future in less polluting transportation alternatives. This book analyses the real possibility of biofuels in Europe. Does the region have enough land to produce the needed feedstock? What are the real gains in terms of greenhouse gases emissions and energy efficiency? Are biofuels really a sustainable solution? Will this policy succeed? Are the targets reachable?
2008-08-29
Book
Rod Martin
The ageing of composites is a highly topical subject given the increasing use of composites in structural applications in many industries. This title in particular addresses many of the uncertainties about the long-term performance of composites, and how they age under conditions encountered in service. The first part of the book reviews processes and modelling of composite ageing including physical and chemical ageing of polymeric composites, ageing of glass-ceramic matrix composites, chemical ageing mechanisms, stress corrosion cracking, thermo-oxidative ageing, spectroscopy of ageing composites, modelling physical and accelerated ageing and ageing of silicon carbide composites. Part two examines ageing of composites in transport applications including aircraft, vehicles and ships. Part three reviews ageing of composites in non-transport applications such as implants in medical devices, oil and gas refining, construction, chemical processing and underwater applications.
2008-08-08
Book
Thomas Giapponi
Tire forensics is the methodical analysis of failed tires in order to identify the causes of a tire's disablement. By using the laws of physics, math, chemistry, and engineering - mixed with real-world tire background and experience - tire forensic experts determine the most likely events that led up to and caused a tire to fail. Tire Forensic Investigation: Analyzing Tire Failure covers the many ways that a tire can fail, and shows how to identify that failure. Based on the author's 30 years of experience in the tire industry, the book looks at the methodical, physical, visual and tactile examination of the failed tire and identifies the various failure modes for passenger car and light truck tires.
2008-07-17
Book
Jeffrey A. Pike
Designed to help safety professionals in various disciplines learn how to read medical records, Forensic Biomechanics will reveal the types of information these records contain and the insight they can provide on critical issues such as restraint usage and deployment, injury mechanisms, severity and outcome, and the effects of prior medical conditions. Case studies look at real-world examples of the use of medical records in situations involving factors such as pre-existing conditions and high-speed rear impact.
2008-07-01
Book
Dr. G. Raman
2008-07-01
Book
This SAE Surface Vehicle Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standards Manual provides a comprehensive compilation of the SAE documents pertaining to the measurement of electromagnetic characteristics of vehicles, motorboats, agricultural machinery, earthmoving machinery, and other internal-combustion- engine-driven equipment. The documents also apply to electrically driven vehicles including boats, golf carts, and similar equipment. (Aircraft, trains, and electric trolleys are specifically excluded.)
2008-06-19
Book
Rao V. Dukkipati, Jian Pang, Mohamad S. Qatu, Gang Sheng, Zuo Shuguang
This book provides a detailed and well-rounded overview of the dynamics of road vehicle systems. Readers will come to understand how physical laws, human factor considerations, and design choices come together to affect a vehicle's ride, handling, braking, and acceleration. Following an introduction and general review of dynamics, topics include: analysis of dynamic systems; tire dynamics; ride dynamics; vehicle rollover analysis; handling dynamics; braking; acceleration; and total vehicle dynamics.
2008-06-06
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
This book contains 49 papers covering the past eight years (2000-2007) of research on automotive microcontrollers, providing a look at innovative design trends and the latest applications. Topics covered include: Microcontroller Design Concepts; Microcontroller Networking; System Testing/Diagnosis; Implementation Examples The book also includes editor Ronald K. Jurgen's introduction ("New Microcontroller Architectures Spark Innovative Applications") and a concluding section on future developments in automotive microcontrollers.
2008-06-01
Book
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.
2008-06-01
Book
Marc Green, Merrill Allen, Bernard S. Abrams, Leslie Weintraub, J. Vernon Odom
Written for attorneys, law enforcement personnel, optometrists, highway engineers, automobile manufacturers, legislators, expert witnesses, and other related professionals, this book is your reference for accident cases with a vision component. While it does have a focus on the roadway environment, it is primarily about vision and the visual science that applies to analyzing all types of transportation accidents and non-transportation accidents such as auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls, medical errors, warnings, eyewitness identification, and more. This new edition is divided into four sections for ease of use: o Basic Vision—the operation of normal vision o Clinical Vision—impairments of vision due to disease and aging o Roadway Vision—factors affecting vision in the roadway environment o Forensic Vision — application of the preceding material to accident analysis
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
2008-04-01
Book
This unique book chronicles the top Honda technical developments from October 2007 through March 2008. The 25 papers included give rare insight into the Honda's worldwide R&D team, and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Development of i-VTEC Gasoline Engine for 2008 Model Year Honda FIT Removal of Grounding Cable from Hydrogen Fueling Process 2007 Model CBR1000RRW for Suzuka 8 hours World Endurance Championship Race Study of "LONG" Lighting System for Enhanced Motorcycle Conspicuity Development of High-strength Structural Steel for Welding This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2008-04-01
Book
Federico Millo, Magdi K. Khair
Diesel engines continue to be widely used in heavy-duty commercial applications around the world, and they are also gaining popularity in light-duty applications such as passenger cars. With this comes increased concern for and regulation of diesel emissions - most notably particulate matter (PM) and nitric oxide (NOx) emissions. As the restrictions grow tighter, exhaust aftertreatment technologies must become more efficient and reliable. The 55 SAE technical papers in this compilation will guide engineers in their efforts to meet these new regulations, by summarizing the latest diesel exhaust aftertreatment technology for both light- and heavy-duty applications.
2008-04-01
Book
H. Clay Gabler, John A. Hinch, John Steiner
This book contains 28 landmark papers, providing a comprehensive look at event data recorder (EDR) technology for cars, light trucks, and heavy vehicles. By collecting EDR data, vehicle safety trends can be established, providing car companies, researchers, and regulators with science-based methods to better understand vehicle crashes. In addition to classic and cutting-edge papers, the book features insightful materials on the new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Final Rule on Event Data Recorders (49 CFR, Part 563), including the rule itself, a summary, and the response to petitions for reconsideration.
2008-03-25
Book
Jorge Segers
Data acquisition has become an invaluable tool for establishing racecar - and car/driver - performance. Now that the ability exists to analyze each and every performance parameter for car and driver, accurate use of this data can provide a key advantage on the racetrack. This book provides a thorough overview of the varied methods for analyzing racecar data acquisition system outputs, with a focus on vehicle dynamics.
2008-03-21
Book
Adriana Nastase
This high level aerospace reference book will be useful for undergraduate, and graduate students of engineering, applied mathematics and physics. The author provides solutions for three-dimensional compressible Navier-Stokes layer subsonic and supersonic flows.
2008-03-17
Book
Michael S. Varat
The science of crash reconstruction enables engineers to determine the most probable scenario for how and why traffic collisions occur. Ongoing research has continually enhanced crash reconstructionists' knowledge of the application of physical laws in this field. Crash Reconstruction Research: 20 Years of Progress (1988-2007) features 47 papers that have presented significant steps forward, focusing on the following areas within the field of crash reconstruction that have experienced major advances: Planar Impact Mechanics Stiffness Modeling Crash Pulse Analysis Structural Restitution Lateral Deformation and Override/Underride BEV v. Delta-V Rear and Side Impacts Pole Impacts Uncertainty Analysis Pedestrian Crashes Braking Performance
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).
2008-03-10
Book
Peter Eastwood
Pulling together a wealth of knowledge that is currently only available through journal and conference papers, this book addresses a field of increasing international interest, research activity, and legislation. Authored by an acknowledged expert in the field, this book discusses the impact of new legislation on the automotive industry and the new ways of measuring particulate size, number, and composition that are now being sought. This book is divided into sections on particulate fundamentals, formation, characterization, measurement, abatement, and health. Also included are chapters on spark-ignition engines and processes of disintegration.
2008-02-19
Book
Douglas Thorby
This straightforward text, primer and reference introduces the theoretical, testing and control aspects of structural dynamics and vibration, as practiced in industry today. The book’s key features: • Worked example based makes it a thoroughly practical resource • Aimed at those studying to enter, and already working in industry • Presents an applied practice and testing based approach while remaining grounded in the theory of the topic • Makes the topic as easy to read as possible, omitting no steps in the development of the subject • Includes the use of computer based modeling techniques and finite elements • Covers theory, modeling testing and control in practice Written with the needs of engineers of a wide range of backgrounds in mind, this book will be a key resource for those studying structural dynamics and vibration at undergraduate level for the first time in aeronautical, mechanical, civil and automotive engineering.
2008-01-01
Book
M S Natanzon
Combustion instability has long been recognized as one of the most important but difficult problems in the development of propulsion systems. The U.S. and the former Soviet Union were simultaneously working during the Cold War to solve the instability problem. However, the scientific basis and engineering approach employed by the Soviets remained largely unknown to the Western world. This book—much of it formerly classified material--is a clear exposition of much of the theoretical work on combustion instabilities, performed in support of the Soviet liquid rocket program during its most vigorous period. While there are similarities between Western and Eastern works, there are many distinct differences. The author was one of the small group of Soviet theorists actively engaged in all of the Soviet liquid rocket programs. His development of the field is firmly grounded in fundamental ideas, and progresses to applications of a general sort.
2008-01-01
Book
Paul D. Groves
Principles of GNSS, Inertial, and Multisensor Integrated Navigation Systems offers you a solid understanding of satellite navigation, inertial navigation, terrestrial radio navigation, dead reckoning, feature matching, and integrated navigation. It provides both an introduction to navigation systems and an in-depth treatment of INS/GNSS and multisensor integration. The book shows you how satellite, inertial, and other navigation technologies work, and focuses on processing chains and error sources. In addition, you get a clear introduction on how to co-ordinate frames, multi-frame kinematics, Earth models, gravity, and the Kalman filter. Providing solutions to common integration problems, the book describes and compares different integration architectures, and explains how to model different error sources.
2008-01-01
Book
David A. Sanchez-Hernandez
Get the very latest details on the cutting-edge antennas that will be integrated in complex 4th generation wireless communications systems with this first-of-its-kind volume. Written by a panel of leading experts in the field, the book serves as a comprehensive, one-stop resource, including in-depth coverage of multiband integrated antenna design, simulation, testing and manufacturing. This practical book helps you solve integration problems for ever-increasing multiband requirements. You will find discussions on important considerations regarding future handset MIMO terminals, such as efficiency and the effect of the user. The book also shows you how to avoid tweaking for fractal multiband designs and printed dipole design. Moreover, you learn how to identify and choose suitable multiband techniques for a particular MIMO handset.
2008-01-01
Book
Alec Sharp
This extensively revised second edition of the acclaimed and bestselling book, Workflow Modeling serves as a complete guide to discovering, scoping, assessing, modeling, and redesigning business processes. Taking into account the feedback from clients, workshop students, business professionals and other readers of the first edition, the authors have created this thoroughly updated and expanded resource, offering you clear, current, and concise guidance on creating highly effective workflow systems for your organization. Providing proven techniques for identifying, modeling, and redesigning business processes, and explaining how to implement workflow improvement, this book helps you define requirements for systems development or systems acquisition. By showing you how to build visual models for illustrating workflow, the authors help you to assess your current business processes and see where process improvement and systems development can take place.
2008-01-01
Book
Alan Bensky
At last—here’s a comprehensive book that puts full details on all short-range wireless-positioning methods at your command for instant access and use. This one-stop resource surveys each technique’s theory of operation, advantages and disadvantages, applicability in different domains, implementation procedures, and accuracy to help you select the right technology for any application and ensure the best results possible. Real-life examples together with 161 diagrams help bring all options into sharp focus. After introducing wireless positioning fundamentals along with various personal, commercial, and industrial applications, the book guides you step by step through radio signal time of flight methods, the signal strength method, the angle of arrival system, and the geometric use of distance measurement to determine location. It discusses location awareness applications and implementations using cellular networks.
2008-01-01
Book
Kyohei Fujimoto, J.R. James
This extensively revised and expanded edition of the Artech bestseller Mobile Antenna Systems Handbook puts the very latest technologies, design and analysis procedures, and applications at your command. It features all-new chapters on smart antennas, MIMO systems, and antennas for recently deployed mobile systems such as RFID, UWB, and terrestrial digital TV broadcasting, and provides a wealth of problem-solving guidance for tackling everything from propagation obstacles to SAR safety issues. Like the previous editions, this ultimate one-stop reference is designed to save you a mountain of work. You get hands-on expertise for every type of mobile antenna base station and terminal system, including its theory of operation, application strengths and weaknesses, performance characteristics, design procedures, analysis techniques, and optimization methods, complete with examples and worked-out calculations at every step.
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