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2009-03-27
Book
Gary E. Musgrave, Tommaso Sgobba, Axel Larsen
Progress in space safety lies in the acceptance of safety design and engineering as an integral part of the design and implementation process for new space systems. Safety must be seen as the principle design driver of utmost importance from the outset of the design process, which is only achieved through a culture change that moves all stakeholders toward front-end loaded safety concepts. This approach entails a common understanding and mastering of basic principles of safety design for space systems at all levels of the program organization. Fully supported by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), written by the leading figures in the industry, with frontline experience from projects ranging from the Apollo missions, Skylab, the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, this book provides a comprehensive reference for aerospace engineers in industry.
2009-03-01
Book
John Turner
Sensors are the eyes, ears, and more, of the modern engineered product or system. The modern automobile would not be what it is today without an entire battery of sensors that monitor, and control, everything from engine performance to passenger safety and comfort. This authoritative reference offers a complete review of all sensors and their associated controls systems typically found in the modern automotive vehicle. Readers will find invaluable data and guidance on: • automotive telematics • on-board vehicle sensors • outdoor highway sensors for traffic control • ignition, fuel, emissions, suspension, braking and traction control sensors • use of capacitive sensors for proximity monitoring Choosing the correct sensor for cost, efficiency and durability is critical to the mechanics of a vehicle. This book will help engineers, technicians, and designers to better understand the wide range of sensors, their purpose and application.
2009-02-27
Book
Tony J.A. Richardson, Rob Lindsay, Bob R.A. Cottis
This four-volume reference work builds upon the success of past editions of Elsevier's Corrosion title (by Shreir, Jarman, and Burstein), covering the range of innovations and applications that have emerged in the years since its publication. Developed in partnership with experts from the Corrosion and Protection Centre at the University of Manchester, Shreir's Corrosion meets the research and productivity needs of engineers, consultants, and researchers alike.
2009-02-27
Book
Mike Tooley, Antonio Filippone, THG Megson
A one-stop desk reference, for engineers involved in all aspects of aerospace, this book will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. Material covers a broad topic range from structural components of aircraft, design and airworthiness to aerodynamics and modeling.
2009-02-18
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
This book contains 46 papers covering the past ten years (1999-2008) of research on various by-wire systems, looking at the challenges faced by design engineers as traditional hydraulic or mechanical linkages are replaced by electronic control systems. Topics covered include: Architecture and Software Considerations; Brake-By-Wire Systems; Steer-By-Wire Systems; Drive-By-Wire Systems; Communication Networks The book also includes editor Ronald K. Jurgen's introduction "Replacing Hydraulics and Mechanics with Electronics" and a concluding section on future trends in X-By-Wire systems.
2009-02-16
Book
James E. Harbour
Factory Man is about James Harbour and the epic struggle of the U.S. auto industry to catch up to Japan in quality and productivity. Harbour is a former manufacturing executive who, partly by chance, became the first U.S. expert to study Toyota's operations in Japan. Harbour's consulting firm, Harbour & Associates has gained worldwide recognition for its annual public studies of factory productivity. The Harbour Report is the essential annual scorecard of who is winning the productivity race in the U.S. In 1981, Harbour reported that Toyota could offer a small car for sale in the U.S. at a production cost of $1,500-$1,700 less than the Detroit automakers at that time, a cost advantage of about 30 percent. The impact on Detroit was atomic, and launched the painful, historic effort by the Big Three to catch up, which continues today. James Harbour's story, blunt and accessible, includes a detailed description of how Detroit went astray, beginning right after World War II.
2009-01-01
Book
Frank Van Diggelen
Assisted GPS (A-GPS) has been developed to provide greatly improved capabilities, helping GPS work better and faster in almost any location. Offering a detailed look at all the technical aspects and underpinnings of A-GPS, this unique book places emphasis on practical implementation. The book reviews standard GPS design, helping you understand why GPS requires assistance in the first place. You discover how A-GPS enables the computing of a position from navigation satellites in the absence of precise time – a topic not covered in any other book. Moreover, you learn how to design and analyze a high sensitivity GPS receiver and determine the achievable sensitivity. The book provides detailed worksheets that show how to compute, analyze, and improve the processing gain from the input signal at the antenna to the signal after the correlators.
2009-01-01
Book
Kresimir Malaric
In recent years the protection of communication services operating in the same of adjacent channels has become more and more challenging. Communication systems need to be protected from natural and man-made interference. This practical reference provides a thorough understanding of how to protect communication systems from intentional and unintentional electromagnetic interference. You learn how to overcome critical problems in both digital and analog communications. This unique resource shows you how to shield equipment from electrical and magnetic fields, design TEM and GTEM-Cell, build capacitive coupling clamps for susceptibility tests, protect electronic equipment with filters, and calculate the measurement uncertainty. You find numerous, well-illustrated examples that make challenging electromagnetics issues far easier to comprehend.
2009-01-01
Book
The AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference is the premier forum for truck, agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers to discuss powertrain technology challenges and solutions across their industries. The topics of the conference, which happens every two years, cover all five elements of a modern powertrain: engine, transmission, electric motor, battery and the electronic control which are used basically the same way in the quest for optimal efficiency and environmental compatibility. This event offers a unique opportunity for highly regarded professionals to address the synergy effects and distinctive characteristics of commercial vehicles, agricultural tractors and non-road vehicles, and industrial machinery. These proceedings include 23 papers from four categories of sessions: Setting the Scene; Different Industries - Same Topics; Innovative Products and Technologies, and Future Outlook.
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.
2009-01-01
Book
Syed Q. A. Rizvi
Get a comprehensive overview of lubricant technology and its use in formulating new lubricants. This unique, new ASTM manual is written from the perspectives of both chemists and lubrication engineers, and therefore places equal emphasis on the chemistry and the formulation of lubricants. In addition it includes additive technology that is used in petroleum exploration, refining, and fuels. Manual 59 complements ASTM's Fuels and Lubricants Handbook (Manual 37) in that it integrates the information in the Handbook in a manner that will be especially useful to practicing lubrication engineers.
2009-01-01
Book
Daniel Schutzer, C. Warren Axelrod, Jennifer Bayuk
Here’s a unique and practical book that addresses the rapidly growing problem of information security, privacy, and secrecy threats and vulnerabilities. This authoritative resource helps you understand what really needs to be done to protect sensitive data and systems and how to comply with the burgeoning roster of data protection laws and regulations. The book examines the effectiveness and weaknesses of current approaches and guides you towards practical methods and doable processes that can bring about real improvement in the overall security environment. You gain insight into the latest security and privacy trends, learn how to determine and mitigate risks, and discover the specific dangers and responses regarding the most critical sectors of a modern economy.
2009-01-01
Book
Scott Gleason, Demoz Gebre-Egziabher
Over the past few years, the growth of GNSS applications has been staggering. And, this trend promises to continue in the foreseeable future. Placing emphasis on applications development, this unique resource offers a highly practical overview of GNSS (global navigation satellite systems), including GPS. The applications presented in the book range from the traditional location applications to combining GNSS with other sensors and systems and into more exotic areas, such as remote sensing and space weather monitoring. Written by leading experts in the field, this book presents the fundamental underpinnings of GNSS and provides you with detailed examples of various GNSS applications. Moreover, the software included with the book contains valuable processing tools and real GPS data sets to help you rapidly advance your own work in the field. You will find critical information and tools that help give you a head start to embark on future research and development projects.
2009-01-01
Book
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
Kevin Cameron
A must-have for the motorcycle enthusiast, this book chronicles how top-class racing motorcycles have evolved, from the 1949 AJS "Porcupine" E90 and through to Valentino Rossi's 2008 Yamaha M1. Told with great technical insight by Kevin Cameron, technical editor of Cycle World, this is the development history of such great bikes as Italy's dominant MV Agustas and Gileras that ruled until the mid '70s, and the game-changing Japanese two-strokes from Yamaha, Suzuki, and Honda, among others. In addition to analyzing each bike individually, Cameron presents 14 longer essays covering major "eras of design" in championship racing. These essays are illustrated with the defining bike of each era stripped of down to reveal its engine, suspension and other components. The Grand Prix Motorcycle goes beyond technological issues to show how intense competition and input from champion riders contributed to the design choices that ultimately led to today's MotoGP winners.
2008-12-02
Book
Gianfranco Pistoia
For researchers interested in devices and systems drawing power from batteries, this book will be a valuable information source. It reports on many applications in detail and presents the essentials of batteries. Links to further reading are provided through the 275 references. What to expect from this book: • Applications in the portable and industrial areas • Primary and secondary batteries • Portable applications with details on their electronic aspect • Devices' power consumption and management for the implications on battery life • Battery management • Industrial applications • Wireless connectivity • Vehicular applications • Full electric and hybrid vehicles
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
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.
2008-12-01
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
Book
Susan Brown
This ground-breaking new report from ABOUT Automotive assesses to what extent the automotive industry has started to clean up its act, and reduce its environmental impact. The report tackles two clear problems; the damage we are causing to the planet (climate change), and the fact that we, as a society, are dependent on a finite resource (peak oil). The report also assesses the industry’s response to the answer to these two problems – a reduction in energy use and a switch to sustainable renewable energy sources. Central to this new research is the exclusive “Green ranking.” The 12 leading vehicle manufacturers are individually assessed, and ranked according to a variety of criteria – using examples of best practice as benchmarks. The vehicle manufacturers covered are: • BMW • Daimler • Fiat • Ford • GM • Honda • Hyundai • Nissan • PSA • Renault • Toyota • Volkswagen The activities, attitudes and strategies of the 12 vehicle manufacturers are also charted.
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
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