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2004-01-01
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Frank Irving
This book is concerned with the sport of soaring, mainly with the mathematical basis of sailplane design and operation. It does not tell the beginner how to fly, but it will give an experienced pilot some background, with historical notes showing how ideas have evolved and could develop in the future. Some of the material is taken from OSTIV (Organisation Scientifique et Technique Internationale de Vol a Viole) publications and from Technical Soaring, neither of which is readily available to the general public. Extensive references are provided in each chapter.
2004-01-01
Book
C. N. Hill
A Vertical Empire provides a description of the British rocketry and space programme from the 1950s to 1970s, detailing the Medium Range Ballistic Missile Blue Streak and its conversion to a satellite launcher as part of the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO). This extensively revised second edition includes material only made available in the past ten years and the text is supplemented by numerous photographs, sketches and statistics. The all-British satellite Black Arrow is described, as well as the research rocket Black Knight, the Blue Steel missile and the rocket powered interceptor aircraft. Contents: Rocket Motors Rocket Interceptors Blue Steel Blue Streak - The Origins Blue Streak - The 'Underground Launcher' Blue Streak - The Cancellation B S S L V The European Launcher Development Organisation - ELDO Europa Black Knight Black Knight and the Re-Entry Experiments Black Arrow The 'Might Have Beens'
2004-01-01
Book
Christopher J. Fanchi, John R. Fanchi
This book, in its second edition, examines the energy sources that play a vital role in society today, as well as those that may be the primary energy sources of tomorrow. From our reliance on fossil fuels to the quest for energy independence, and the environmental issues that follow each decision, this book delves into the most prominent energy issues of our time. Armed with this information, the reader can think critically about the direction they want this world to take. Contents: Brief History of Energy Consumption Fossil Energy - Coal Fossil Energy - Oil and Gas Peak Oil Nuclear Energy Renewable Energy - Solar Energy Renewable Energy - Wind Energy Renewable Energy - Energy from Water Renewable Energy - Bioenergy and Synfuels Energy Carrier, Energy Storage and Hybrid Energy Systems Electricity Generation and Distribution Energy Economics Future Issues - Geopolitics of Energy Future Issues - Energy Forecasts
2004-01-01
Book
V.L. Shulman
This is an expert overview on the topic of tire recycling. It summarizes current practices and the factors that have contributed to their growth and efficacy as viable, economically and environmentally sound methods of dealing with post-consumer tires. There are around 1 billion tires produced each year across the globe. It is estimated that for every tire sold another joins the waste stream. This publication explores innovative alternatives available to simply disposing of tires. In fact, waste tire products have many desirable properties in key application areas from thermoplastic elastomers to road surfaces. The primary area of study of this report is the EU, but reports from the US have also been cited. Statistics are incorporated from the EU markets, which illustrate changes in the industry since the inception of the European Tire Recycling Association a decade ago.
2004-01-01
Book
Edward M. Lewandowski
This book presents a theoretical treatment, as well as a summary of practical methods of computation, of the forces and moments that act on marine craft. Its aim is to provide the tools necessary for the prediction or simulation of craft motions in calm water and in waves. In addition to developing the required equations, the author gives relations that permit at least approximate evaluation of the coefficients so that useful results can be obtained. The approach begins with the equations of motion for rigid bodies, relative to fixed- and moving-coordinate systems; then, the hydrodynamic forces are examined, starting with hydrostatics and progressing to the forces on a moving vehicle in calm water and (after a review of water-wave theory) in waves. Several detailed examples are presented, including calculations of hydrostatics, horizontal- and vertical-plane directional stability, and wave-induced motions.
2004-01-01
Book
Y. B. Yang, Y. S. Wu, J. D. Yau
The commercial operation of the bullet train in 1964 in Japan marked the beginning of a new era for high-speed railways. Because of the huge amount of kinetic energy carried at high speeds, a train may interact significantly with the bridge and even resonate with it under certain circumstances. This book is unique in that it is devoted entirely to the interaction between the supporting bridges and moving trains, the so-called vehicle-bridge interaction (VBI). It provides an up-to-date coverage of research conducted on various aspects of the VBI problems. Using the series of VBI elements derived, the authors study a number of frontier problems, including the impact response of bridges with elastic bearings, the dynamic response of curved beam to moving centrifugal forces, the stability and derailment of trains moving over bridges shaken by earthquakes, the impact response of two trains crossing on a bridge, the steady-state response of trains moving over elevated bridges, and so on.
2004-01-01
Book
David Ashford
A revolution in spaceflight is likely soon with the prospect of everyday access to orbit within fifteen years. Costly launch vehicles based on ballistic missiles will be replaced by 'spaceplanes', using technology that exists today. Spaceplane development has, in effect, been suppressed by entrenched thinking and short-term vested interests. But the present monopoly of large government space agencies is becoming unsupportable, and the market that understands the very real opportunities for space travel will be reaching critical mass in the near future. This book examines these issues and shows why space tourism will one day become the single largest business in space, and how astronomy and environmental science will be transformed by low-cost access making possible instruments vastly larger than those of today.
2004-01-01
Book
Herbert Hecht
This timely resource offers you a comprehensive, unified treatment of the techniques and practice of systems reliability and failure prevention, without the use of advanced mathematics. Featuring numerous, in-depth real-world examples, the book distills the author’s many years of practical experience in designing and testing critical systems. The book helps you set reliability requirements for a new product, monitor compliance with these requirements during development and later life cycle phases, account for software failures in an integrated reliability assessment, and allocate a fixed reliability improvement budget to guide decisions by cost considerations and trade-offs. The book opens with a review of the essentials of reliability engineering and then focuses on the organizational causes of failure, a critical topic that rarely receives attention.
2003-12-15
Book
Martin G. Gabriel
The automotive transmission plays a vital role in the vehicle powertrain, yet in an optimum operation environment it is invisible to the customer. This report examines the technological innovations in transmission design that contribute to important overall vehicle characteristics such as fuel economy, vehicle performance, quality and reliability. This book is a reference providing background and solid supportive data for the manager and engineer with responsibility for directing the application of the transmission in vehicle design concepts. Historical information is briefly reviewed as a basis for the state of development of future transmissions. Topics Covered: Transmission Types Gearing the Transmission Transmission Controls Performance Attributes Transmission Efficiency and Internal Component Power Losses Harnessing Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) and more
2003-12-01
Book
Steve Lampman
The selection and application of engineered materials is an integrated process that requires an understanding of the interaction between materials properties, manufacturing characteristics, design considerations, and the total life cycle of the product. This reference book on engineering plastics provides practical and comprehensive coverage on how the performance of plastics is characterized during design, property testing, and failure analysis. The fundamental structure and properties of plastics are reviewed for and information describes the important design factors, properties, and failure mechanisms of plastics. The effects of composition, processing, and structure are detailed on the physical, chemical, thermal, and mechanical properties. Also covered are failure mechanisms such as: crazing and fracture; impact loading; fatigue failure; wear failures, moisture related failure; organic chemical related failure; photolytic degradation; and microbial degradation.
2003-11-15
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
The technology surrounding sensors and transducers is advancing at a rapid pace. New developments continue to make headlines, demonstrating the importance of these revolutionary components to the automotive industry. In this second edition of Sensors and Transducers, the latest advances are explored in a comprehensive collection of 105 recent papers, none of which were included in the book's first edition.
2003-11-14
Book
John E. Dolce
Updated and expanded to include the most recent related information, the second edition of the Fleet Manager's Guide to Vehicle Specification and Procurement is an essential resource for all managers and supervisors involved in these functional areas. Written in concise, simple language, this publication offers a wealth of practical approaches for both saving money and yielding higher profits. Contents include: Vehicle Utilization and Cost Strategies Vehicle Life-Cycle Costing Specification Preparation Economics of Vehicle Replacement and more
2003-11-01
Book
MANUEL LAGE MARCO
This book examines Hispano Suiza's evolution and the technological advances of its engines. Starting with circumstances that favored the creation of an indigenous aviation engine, the story follows engine development for a breadth of applications, particularly aviation engines, and describes, in parallel, the birth and development of aircraft in Spain by Campañía Española de Construcciones Aeronáuticas (CECA), La Hispano, La Hispano Aircraft, La Hispano Suiza, SAF-5, SAF-15, and La Hispano Aviación. Hispano Suiza in Aeronautics: Men, Companies, Engines and Aircraft is an in-depth study covering a vast period in the history of the Spanish and French aircraft industry (1913-1967) and offers insight into Hispano Suiza's significant developments.
2003-10-17
Book
Robert Q. Riley
The rapidly changing landscape of alternative car technologies created the need for the second edition of Alternative Cars in the 21st Century: A New Personal Transportation Paradigm. This essential publication provides an abundance of critical knowledge for engineering professionals and consumers alike, offering a brighter alternative future through better alternative cars.
2003-10-17
Book
John M. German
Increased concern with global warming and energy security renewed interest in hybrid vehicles. This report explores the basis of hybrid components and system engineering, and then delves into the design constraints, challenges and opportunities. Hybrid Powered Vehicles concludes with an expert's outlook on developments in the technology, its applications and potential markets.
2003-10-17
Book
Doug Carroll
A successful solar car team must have a good car, good drivers, good weather information, good strategy, and a well-trained support team. Based on the author's experiences designing and building five solar cars over a ten year period, this book focuses on the most imporant aspects of designing a competitive solar car, including developing a racing strategy, efficient solar car driving, project management, and designing the specific subsystems of the car. Chapters cover: Design Methodology Aerodynamics of Solar Cars Composite Materials Car Balance and Spring Rates and more
2003-10-01
Book
Bert J. Breuer, Uwe Dausend
Access the most relevant information concerning road vehicle brakes and brake systems with this collection of papers culled from four years of TMD Friction's Symposium, an annual meeting of the world's top brake engineers. Topics include anti-lock braking systems (ABS), new material technologies, brake-by-wire systems, and future brake technologies.
2003-09-10
Book
Kirk House
Hero or Villain? There's no question that Glenn Curtiss was one of the most significant figures in the early development of motorcycles, aviation, and engine development. This book will take you on a journey through both his life and his innovative technological developments. And what a life it was. Descriptions of this man prove to be contradictory and controversial. He was quiet, yet dashing. Kind, yet stern. Uneducated, yet a technological and entrepreneurial pioneer. He began his inventing career by building and racing motorcycles, while creating new internal combustion engines, then moved on to work with dirigibles, airplanes (particularly seaplanes), community development, and travel trailers. In the end, Glenn Curtiss - a man respected by contemporaries for his character - went to his grave accused of fiduciary irresponsibility and patent theft.
2003-08-05
Book
Daniel J. Holt
The 53 technical papers in this book show the improvements and design techniques that researchers have applied to performance and racing engines. They provide an insight into what the engineers consider to be the top improvements needed to advance engine technology; and cover subjects such as: 1) Direct injection; 2) Valve spring advancements; 3) Turbocharging; 4) Variable valve control; 5) Combustion evaluation; and 5) New racing engines.
2003-06-01
Book
SR Westbrook, George E. Totten, RJ Shah
This well-referenced handbook is comprehensive, in-depth, and provides a detailed overview of ALL of the important ASTM and non-ASTM fuels and lubricants test procedures. Readers will get a thorough overview of the application-related properties being tested and an extensive discussion of the principles behind the tests and their relationship to the properties themselves. A must-have for anyone in the industry involved in the formulation, use, and specification of fuels and lubricants. The information is subdivided into four sections: Petroleum Refining Processes for Fuels and Lubricant Basestocks Fuels Hydrocarbons and Synthetic Lubricants Performance/Property Testing Procedures
2003-05-30
Book
Douglas L. Milliken, Edward M. Kasprzak, L. Daniel Metz, William F. Milliken
Written for the engineer as well as the race car enthusiast and students, this is a companion workbook to the original classic book, Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, and includes: Detailed worked solutions to all of the problems Problems for every chapter in Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, including many new problems The Race Car Vehicle Dynamics Program Suite (for Windows) with accompanying exercises Experiments to try with your own vehicle Educational appendix with additional references and course outlines Over 90 figures and graphs This workbook is widely used as a college textbook and has been an SAE International best seller since it's introduction in 1995. Buy the set and save! Race Car Vehicle Dynamics
2003-05-01
Book
Andrew Dicks, James Larminie
Fuel cell technology is developing at a rapid pace, thanks to the increasing awareness of the need for pollution-free power sources. Moreover, new developments in catalysts and improved reliability have made fuel cells viable candidates in a road range of applications, from small power stations, to cars, to laptop computers and mobile phones. Building on the success of the first edition, Fuel Cell Systems Explained presents a balanced introduction to this growing area. "In summary, an altogether satisfying book that puts within its covers the academic tools necessary for explaining fuel cell systems on a multidisciplinary basis." - Power Engineering Journal "An excellent book...well written and produced."- Journal of Power and Energy
2003-05-01
Book
Rolf Johansson, Anders Rantzer
A new generation of strategies for vehicle and engine control systems has become necessary because of increasing requirements for accuracy, ride, comfort, safety, complexity, and emission levels. In contrast with earlier systems, new control systems are based on dynamic physical models and the principles of advanced nonlinear control. With contributions from leading scientists in the field, this book presents an overview of research in this rapidly-expanding area. New approaches to solving theoretical problems, as well as numerous systems and control research issues, are covered.
2003-05-01
Book
William F. Milliken, Douglas L. Milliken, L. Daniel Metz, Edward M. Kasprzak
This set includes: Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, Race Car Vehicle Dynamics - Problems, Answers and Experiments Purchase both the book and the workbook as a set and save!
2003-04-25
Book
Richard F. Gabriel
This book provides an introduction to the role, value, scope and the unique contributions the field of human factors can bring to the design process for all products. Aimed at the engineer and manager with no formal training in the life and social sciences, it is not intended to train the methods of human factors, but rather to provide knowledge that will enable engineers and managers to determine if including human factors in the planning and execution of product design is justified. Chapters include: Reasons Engineers Provide for Limiting Emphasis on Human Factors The Academic Disciplines Supporting Human Factors Human Factors Engineering and more
2003-03-15
Book
Paul W. Haney
Based on 15 years of tire research, this book presents clear, non-academic explanations of how and why tires really work. Haney provides new insight into topics such as the complexity of rubber, how a pneumatic tire generates grip, and how to tune grip and balance using the load sensitivity of tires.
2003-03-03
Book
David Magee
As a Westerner heading a Japanese automaker, Carlos Ghosn accomplished the impossible by ending longstanding Japanese business traditions, empowering company employees as never before, and developing internal, cross-communication processes that broke down barriers between corporate divisions. In this book, you will met Ghosn and learn his secrets to success - including practical insights for business leaders and managers searching for new solutions in a difficult corporate environment.
2003-03-03
Book
Fuquan Zhao, Thomas N. Asmus, Dennis N. Assanis, John E. Dec, James A. Eng, Paul M. Najt
The homogeneous charge, compression-ignition (HCCI) combustion process has the potential to significantly reduce NOx and particulate emissions, while achieving high thermal efficiency and the capability of operating with a wide variety of fuels. This makes the HCCI engine an attractive technology that can ostensibly provide diesel-like fuel efficiency and very low emissions, which may allow emissions compliance to occur without relying on lean aftertreatment systems.
2003-03-03
Book
Richard W. Kent
Follow the fascinating development of the automotive air bag - from its introduction to the latest advances - in this comprehensive collection of papers from both SAE and other professional sources, complete with informative diagrams, graphics, and charts. Air Bag Development and Performance: New Perspectives from Industry, Government and Academia begins with five chapters - one each from Editor Richard Kent and the collection's four Associate Editors - offering the authors' unique perspectives on the history, development, or performance of these important safety devices. Approximately 50 selected SAE, government, and other papers are also provided in their entirety, along with the titles and abstracts of about 90 other papers (listed as recommended reading) and the titles of some 600 related papers for further reference (included in a bibliography at the end of the book).
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