Models, Simulation, and Experimental Issues in Structural Mechanics

This book offers valuable insights and provides effective tools useful for imagining, creating, and promoting novel and challenging developments in structural mechanics. It addresses a wide range of topics, such as mechanics and geotechnics, vibration and damping, damage and friction, experimental methods, and advanced structural materials. It also discusses analytical, experimental and numerical findings, focusing on theoretical and...

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Modeling, Control Design and Simulation

Underwater vehicles present some difficult and very particular control system design problems. These are often the result of nonlinear dynamics and uncertain models, as well as the presence of sometimes unforeseeable environmental disturbances that are difficult to measure or estimate. Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Modeling, Control Design, and Simulation outlines a novel approach to help readers develop models to simulate feedback...

Large A.C. Machines

In this monograph the authors solve the modern scientific problems connected with A.C. motors and generators, based first on the detailed consideration of their physical phenomena. The authors describe the theory and investigative methods they developed and applied in practice, which are considered to be of essential interest for specialists in the field of the electrical engineering industry in European countries, the USA, Argentina...

Energy Efficient Solvents for CO2 Capture by Gas-Liquid Absorption

This book reviews and characterises promising single-compound solvents, solvent blends and advanced solvent systems suitable for CO2 capture applications using gas-liquid absorption. Focusing on energy efficient solvents with minimal adverse environmental impact, the contributions included analyse the major technological advantages, as well as research and development challenges of promising solvents and solvent systems in various su...

Patent Law Essentials: A Concise Guide, 3rd Edition

Business has always been driven by ingenuity and innovation. Now, more than ever, with an economy built on knowledge, work, and intangible value, developing―and protecting―intellectual property is vital for individuals and organizations alike. This book presents a brief but thorough survey of U.S. patent law, provided in the clearest possible terms for nonspecialists―including scientists, engineers, business managers, and entrepreneu...

GIS Applications for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems

Professionals involved in the planning, design, operation, and construction of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems need to understand the productivity-enhancing applications of GIS. Inspired by an ASCE-sponsored continuing education course taught by the author, GIS Applications for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems focuses on the practical aspects of software and data tools that enable GIS applications. The book documen...

The Car Bodywork Repair Manual: A Do-it-yourself Guide to Car Bodywork Repair, Renovations and Painting

A complete and fully-illustrated guide to car bodywork repair and renovation for every DIY enthusiast. With the aid of illustrated, step-by-step instructions this volume explains how to tackle a wide range of jobs, from fixing a scratch to fitting a new body panel. Also covered are welding, rust treatment, paint spraying, sanding and grinding, mixing and applying body fillers, masking, windscreen renewal, and fixing window winders an...

An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, 3 edition

J.N. Reddy's, An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, third edition is an update of one of the most popular FEM textbooks available. The book retains its strong conceptual approach, clearly examining the mathematical underpinnings of FEM, and providing a general approach of engineering application areas. Known for its detailed, carefully selected example problems and extensive selection of homework problems, the author has comp...

True Triaxial Testing of Rocks

This is the first book ever published on the problems of true triaxial testing of rocks addressing all aspects of true triaxial testing of rocks, including: (i) true triaxial testing techniques and procedures; (ii) test results: strength, deformability, failure mode, permeability, acoustic emission, andelastic wave velocity; (iii) constitutive laws and failure criteria; and (iv) applications to geoengineering and geosciences. Recent ...

Analysis of Reliability and Quality Control: Fracture Mechanics 1

This first book of a 3-volume set on Fracture Mechanics is mainly centered on the vast range of the laws of statistical distributions encountered in various scientific and technical fields. These laws are indispensable in understanding the probability behavior of components and mechanical structures that are exploited in the other volumes of this series, which are dedicated to reliability and quality control. The author presents not ...