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Introduction to Finite Element Analysis for Engineers


Saad A. Ragab, Hassan E. Fayed
July 12, 2017

Finite Element Analysis for Engineers introduces FEA as a technique for solving differential equations, and for application to problems in Civil, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Science & Mechanics. Intended primarily for senior and first-year graduate students,...

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition


Travis S. Taylor
July 7, 2017

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition, presents the history and basics of rocket science, and examines design, experimentation, testing, and applications. Exploring how rockets work, the book covers the concepts of thrust, momentum, impulse, and the rocket equation, along wi...

Fundamentals of Rocket Propulsion


DP Mishra
August 2, 2017

The book follows a unified approach to present the basic principles of rocket propulsion in concise and lucid form. This textbook comprises of ten chapters ranging from brief introduction and elements of rocket propulsion, aerothermodynamics to solid, liquid and hybrid propellant rocket engines with...

Introduction to Composite Materials Design, Third Edition

Ever J. Barbero
October 17, 2017

The Third Edition of Introduction to Composite Materials Design is a practical, design-oriented textbook aimed at students and practicing engineers learning analysis and design of composite materials and structures. Readers will find the Third Edition to be both highly streamlined for teaching,...

Verilog HDL Design Examples

Joseph Cavanagh
October 16, 2017

The Verilog language provides a means to model a digital system at many levels of abstraction from a logic gate to a complex digital system to a mainframe computer. The purpose of this book is to present the Verilog language together with a wide variety of examples, so that the reader can gain a...

Wind Energy Design

Thomas Corke, Robert Nelson
October 15, 2017

Wind Energy Systems is designed for undergraduate engineering courses, with a focus on multidisciplinary design of a wind energy system. The text covers basic wind power concepts and components - wind characteristics and modeling, rotor aerodynamics, lightweight flexible structures, wind farms,...

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems

Stefano Longo, Tingli Su, Guido Herrmann, Phil Barber
October 12, 2017

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems tackles the problem of integrating system components—controllers, sensors, and actuators—in a networked control system. It is common practice in industry to solve such problems heuristically, because the few theoretical results available...

Modeling and Control of Precision Actuators

Tan Kok Kiong, Huang Sunan
October 12, 2017

Modeling and Control of Precision Actuators explores new technologies that can ultimately be applied in a myriad of industries. It covers dynamical analysis of precise actuators and strategies of design for various control applications. The book addresses four main schemes: modeling and control of...

Atomic Nanoscale Technology in the Nuclear Industry

Taeho Woo
October 12, 2017

Developments at the nanoscale are leading to new possibilities and challenges for nuclear applications in areas ranging from medicine to international commerce to atomic power production/waste treatment. Progress in nanotech is helping the nuclear industry slash the cost of energy production. It...

Biofuels Production and Processing Technology

M.R. Riazi, David Chiaramonti
October 11, 2017

The importance of biofuels in greening the transport sector in the future is unquestionable, given the limited available fossil energy resources, the environmental issues associated to the utilization of fossil fuels, and the increasing attention to security of supply. This comprehensive reference...

Sheet Metal Forming Optimization: Bioinspired Approaches

Ganesh M. Kakandikar, Vilas M. Nandedkar
October 11, 2017

Automotive and aerospace components, utensils, and many other products are manufactured by a forming/drawing process on press machines of very thin sheet metal, 0.8 to 1.2 mm. It is imperative to study the effect of all involved parameters on output of this type of manufacturing process. This book...

The Finite Element Method for Initial Value Problems: Mathematics and Computations

Karan S. Surana, J. N. Reddy
October 11, 2017

Unlike most finite element books that cover time dependent processes (IVPs) in a cursory manner, The Finite Element Method for Initial Value Problems: Mathematics and Computations focuses on the mathematical details as well as applications of space-time coupled and space-time decoupled finite...

Ghosts in the Machine: Rethinking Learning Work and Culture in Air Traffic Control

Christine Owen
October 10, 2017

This book provides a socio-cultural analysis of the ways in which air traffic controllers formally and informally learn about their work and the active role that organisational cultures play in shaping interpretation and meaning. In particular, it describes the significant role that organizational...

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes, Second Edition

Jay Cheng
October 10, 2017

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes, Second Edition, explains the theories of biological processes, biomass materials and logistics, and conversion technologies for bioenergy products such as biogas, ethanol, butanol, biodiesel, and synthetic gases. The book discusses anaerobic digestion of waste...

Applied Elasticity and Plasticity

Mumtaz Kassir
October 10, 2017

Applied Elasticity and Plasticity is a comprehensive work that introduces graduate students and professionals in civil, mechanical, aeronautical and metallurgical engineering to the basic theories of elasticity, plasticity and their practical applications. Based on experimental data of static...