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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
Aron Bohlig, John Care
This indispensable sales tool shows you the ropes of lead qualification, the RFP process, and needs analysis and discovery, and explains how your technical know-how can add invaluable leverage to sales efforts at every step. You learn how to plan and present the perfect pitch, demonstrate products effectively, build customer relationship skills, handle objections and competitors, negotiate prices and contracts, close the sale, and so much more — including how to avoid the critical selling mistakes so often made by technical pros who jump to sales. The book also addresses key career management and team-building topics, and includes detailed case studies, concise chapter summaries, and handy checklists of skill-building tips that reinforce all the career-boosting skills and techniques you learn.
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.
2008-01-01
Book
Richard Gilbert, Anthony Perl
This book sets out the challenges that will soon threaten modern society's dependence on low-cost transport in light of the problems posed by oil supply and climate change. It proposes organizational and technical innovations that could ensure effective, secure movement of people and goods in ways that minimize environmental impacts and make the best use of renewable sources of energy. The authors conclude that transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two revolutions. One will involve the use of electric drives rather than internal combustion engines. The other will involve powering these drives directly from the electric grid rather than from on-board fuel. The authors also address revolutions in marine transport and aviation and analyze the politics and business of transport and how these will undergo profound change in the decades ahead.
2008-01-01
Book
Bob Emiliani
Practical Lean Leadership is the first book to capture the essence of Lean leadership in ways that are specific and actionable for executives to apply at work every day. It presents innovative and proven approaches to understanding and practicing Lean leadership in an easy-to-follow workbook format. It links Lean principles and tools directly to leadership beliefs and behaviors in new and innovative ways that connect to the realities of the workplace. Senior managers will be inspired by the new approaches to understanding strategic leadership and leadership development contained in this book. Topics covered: • What is Lean Management? • How Lean Leaders Think • A Better Definition of Leadership • Lean Leadership Behaviors • Value Stream Maps as a Leadership Development Tool • What Executives Need to Know About Kaizen • Standardized Work for Executive Leadership • Fifty Errors to Avoid • Visual Control for Lean Leaders • Lean Leader Performance Feedback
2007-12-01
Book
John A.S. Green
Energy and sustainability are critical factors for economic development. This comprehensive electronic publication provides a detailed overview and fundamental analysis of sustainability issues associated with the aluminum industry. Information includes concepts and application of life-cycle assessments that benchmark aluminum-industry efforts towards sustainable development; energy-use data for primary and secondary aluminum production and processing along with future energy saving opportunities in aluminum processing; and life-cycle assessments provide basic, factual, information on the modeling of material flow in the industry, its products, and energy savings involved with recycling. Coverage includes various scrap sorting technologies and the positive impact of lightweight aluminum in transportation and infrastructure.
2007-11-01
Book
John D. Verhoeven
This electronic publication explains the metallurgy of steel and its heat treatment for non-metallurgists. It starts from simple concepts and builds to more complex concepts involved in heat treatment of most all types of steel as well as cast iron. Contents cover: Pure Iron, Solutions and Phase Diagrams, Steel and the Fe-C Phase Diagram, Various Microstructures of Room Temperature Steel, Mechanical Properties, Low Alloy AISI Steels, Diffusion, Control of Grain Size by Heat Treatment and Forging, Hardenability of Steel, Tempering, Quenching, Stainless Steels, Tool Steels, Solidification, Cast Irons, Surface Hardening and more.
2007-11-01
Book
George Y. Lai
As we strive for energy efficiency, the realm of high-temperature environments is expanding and the need for information on high temperature materials applications was never greater. This electronic publication addresses concerns, technologies, and materials available for those engaged in high-temperature applications. Topics include erosion and erosion-corrosion, low NOx combustion in coal-fired boilers, fluidized bed combustion, and the special demands of waste-to-energy boilers, waste incinerators, and black liquor recovery boilers in the pulp and paper industry. The corrosion induced by liquid metals is discussed and protection options are presented. Hydrogen damage is characterized and solutions given.
2007-11-01
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
Automotive embedded systems are distributed throughout modern vehicles using multiple vehicle networks partitioned across a variety of different electronic modules. As more complex control systems are used in automobiles, more distributed automotive embedded systems will be needed. This book contains 88 papers covering the past seven years (2001-2007) of research on the varying aspects of distributed embedded systems.
2007-10-26
Book
Willem L. Weertman
2007-10-01
Book
This unique publication chronicles the top Honda technical developments from April through September 2007. The 12 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: Interior Sound Enhancement of Vehicle Acceleration for New Model ACCORD Development of Aluminum Liner in Die-cast Cylinder Block for High-power and High-displacement V6 Engine Presentation of 2006 Model RC211V Establishment of Evaluation Method for Riding Comfort of Motorcycle Seats Low Noise and Lightweight Technology of Inverter Generator EU6500is Development of Moment Assist and System Weight Compensation Control for Wearable Walking Assist System This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2007-09-28
Book
Dr. John C. Dixon
This second edition of The Shock Absorber Handbook (first edition published in 1999) remains the only English-language book devoted to the subject. Comprehensive coverage of design, testing, installation, and use of the damper has led to the book's acceptance as the authoritative text on the automotive applications of shock absorbers. In this edition, the author presents a thorough revision of his book, bringing it completely up to date. There are numerous detail improvements, and extensive new material has been added, particularly on the many varieties of valve design in the conventional hydraulic damper, and on modern developments such as electrorheological and magnetorheological dampers. The text is generously illustrated throughout with numerous diagrams and photographs.
2007-09-28
Book
Richard Van Basshuysen, Fred Schaefer
Part dictionary, part encyclopedia, Modern Engine Technology from A to Z will serve as your comprehensive reference guide for many years to come. Keywords throughout the text are in alphabetical order and highlighted in blue to make them easier to find, followed, where relevant, by subentries extending to as many as four sublevels. Full-color illustrations provide additional visual explanation to the reader. This book features: approximately 4,500 keywords, with detailed cross-references more than 1,700 illustrations, some in full color in-depth contributions from nearly 100 experts from industry and science engine development, both theory and practice
2007-08-07
Book
Derek Dunn-Rankin
Combustion under sufficiently fuel-lean conditions can have the desirable attributes of high efficiency and low emissions, this being particularly important in light of recent and rapid increases in the cost of fossil fuels and concerns over the links between combustion and global climate change. Lean Combustion is an eminently authoritative, reference work on the latest advances in lean combustion technology and systems. It will offer engineers working on combustion equipment and systems both the fundamentals and the latest developments in more efficient fuel usage and in much-sought-after reductions of undesirable emissions, while still achieving desired power output and performance. This volume brings together research and design of lean combustion systems across the technology spectrum in order to explore the state-of-the-art in lean combustion and its role in meeting current and future demands on combustion systems.
2007-07-27
Book
Michael James Plint, Tony Martyr
This book brings together the large and scattered body of information on the theory and practice of engine testing, to which any engineer responsible for work of this kind must have access. The eclectic nature of engine, powertrain, chassis and whole vehicle testing makes this comprehensive book a true must-have reference for those in the automotive industry, as well as more advanced students of automotive engineering.
2007-07-25
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
The field of in-vehicle infotainment systems covers a wide variety of digital applications, including internal connectivity, entertainment, external communications, navigation services, and radio. This book contains 87 papers covering the past eight years (2000-2007) of engineering developments related to infotainment systems.
2007-07-18
Book
A. J. Martyr, M. A. Plint
This book brings together the large and scattered body of information on the theory and practice of engine testing, to which any engineer responsible for work of this kind must have access. Engine testing is a fundamental part of development of new engine and powertrain systems, as well as of the modification of existing systems. It forms a significant part of the practical work of many automotive and mechanical engineers, in the auto manufacturing companies, their suppliers suppliers, specialist engineering services organizations, the motor sport sector, hybrid vehicles and tuning sector. The eclectic nature of engine, powertrain, chassis and whole vehicle testing makes this comprehensive book a true must-have reference for those in the automotive industry as well as more advanced students of automotive engineering.
2007-07-01
Book
Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume Two) helps Lean management practitioners gain a greater awareness of the challenges they face when implementing Lean. The second volume builds upon the interesting and informative linkages to historical and long-forgotten perspectives that have contributed to the creation of Lean management as we know it today. The author also provides additional explanation regarding the purposes, advantages, myths, and misinformation surrounding Lean management. Managers will find this book easy to read, amazingly insightful, and filled with practical information that will help them better comprehend and put REAL LEAN into practice every day. Topics Covered Include: • The Persistence of the Current State • The Leadership Problem • Can Lean Exit the Tool Age?
2007-06-11
Book
Dominique Paret
Multiplexed Networks for Embedded Systems provides a comprehensive introduction to automotive multiplexed network buses, covering the technical principles, components, implementation issues, and applications of numerous systems.
2007-06-01
Book
Erhard Klar, Prasan K. Samal
Progress in the understanding of corrosion and corrosion resistance properties of sintered stainless steels has lead to new applications that benefit from net shape processing and more efficient material utilization. Powder Metallurgy Stainless Steels includes extensive graphics, and tabular summaries provide a comprehensive reference to obtain good corrosion resistance properties of sintered stainless steels with careful processing, starting with powder selection, avoidance of contamination, efficient delubrication, and controlled sintering and cooling. Contents cover: Metallurgy and Alloy Compositions, Manufacture and Characteristics of Stainless Steel Powders, Compacting and Shaping, Sintering and Corrosion Resistance Alloying Elements, Optimal Sintering, and Surface Modification in PM Stainless Steels Mechanical Properties, Magnetic and Physical Properties, Corrosion Testing and Performance, Secondary Operations, and Applications.
2007-05-02
Book
Robert Dewar, Paul Olson
In this update of the 2002 edition, the authors introduce the field of human factors with daunting traffic accident statistics and encouraging progress made regarding transportation design. Expert contributors to two dozen chapters address all elements of the transportation safety equation: the driver, vehicle, roadway environment, and accident causation and remediation.
2007-04-23
Book
Trung Van Nguyen, Tim Zhao, K.D. Kreuer
This book intends to fills the information gap between regularly scheduled journals and university level textbooks by providing in-depth coverage over a broad scope. The present volume provides informative chapters on thermodynamic performance of fuel cells, macroscopic modeling of polymer-electrolyte membranes, the prospects for phosphonated polymers as proton-exchange fuel cell membranes, polymer electrolyte membranes for direct methanol fuel cells, materials for state of the art PEM fuel cells, and their suitability for operation above 100°C, analytical modelling of direct methanol fuel cells, and methanol reforming processes.
2007-04-10
Book
Jwo Pan, Sing C. Tang
Functioning as an introduction to modern mechanics principles and various applications that deal with the science, mathematics and technical aspects of sheet metal forming, Mechanics Modeling of Sheet Metal Forming details theoretically sound formulations based on principles of continuum mechanics for finite or large deformation, which can then be implemented into simulation codes. The forming processes of complex panels by computer codes, in addition to extensive practical examples, are recreated throughout the many chapters of this book in order to benefit practicing engineers by helping them better understand the output of simulation software.
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