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DC Servos: Application and Design with MATLAB

Fundamental to the control of mechatronic devices, the servomechanism applies feedback from the device in question to regulate its position, velocity, or some other physical attribute. Successful mastery of servo control requires an understanding ofa wide range ofengineering disciplines, makingit difficult and time-consumingto master it all―and even harder to find anall-encompassing guide that shows you how. DC Servos: Application an...

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Metalworking Sink or Swim: Tips and Tricks for Machinists, Welders and Fabricators

This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the attention of users and engages them in the process of furthering the art. It includes shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of creative and unique skills and observations from almost 40 years in the metalworking trades. What's more, it offers enough material from several metalworking trades to st...

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Frequency Synthesizers: From Concept to Product

A frequency synthesizer is an electronic system for generating any of a range of frequencies from a single fixed oscillator. They are found in modern devices like radio receivers, mobile phones, and GPS systems. This comprehensive resource offers RF and microwave engineers a thorough overview of both well-established and recently developed frequency synthesizer design techniques. Professionals find expert guidance on all design aspec...

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Fluid-Structure Interactions and Uncertainties: Ansys and Fluent Tools

This book is dedicated to the general study of fluid structure interaction with consideration of uncertainties. The fluid-structure interaction is the study of the behavior of a solid in contact with a fluid, the response can be strongly affected by the action of the fluid. These phenomena are common and are sometimes the cause of the operation of certain systems, or otherwise manifest malfunction. The vibrations affect the integrity...

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FPGA-Based Implementation of Signal and Data Processing Systems

An important working resource for engineers and researchers involved in the design, development, and implementation of signal processing systems The last decade has seen a rapid expansion of the use of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for a wide range of applications beyond traditional digital signal processing (DSP) systems. Written by a team of experts working at the leading edge of FPGA research and development, this second ...

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Print yourself a meal: 3d-printing and it's future

When talking about food and 3D printing, the expectations are quite high. Everybody’s thinking about a machine in the kitchen ready to create the most amazing meals by loading capsules of ingredients and just pressing a button. While we might not be that far from this vision (we’ve seen many projects in the past few years aiming at this), there is another face to this revolution that is more discreet.

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Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials II

This volume provides a one-stop resource, compiling current research on advanced processing and manufacturing technologies for structural and multifunctional materials. It is a collection of papers from The American Ceramic Society s 32nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 27-February 1, 2008. Topics include advanced processing and manufacturing technologies for a wide variety of non-oxide and oxide...

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Sustainable Development: Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD2015)

Since the emergence of climate and global warming onto the international agenda, research in sustainability has been underpinned by the development in energy and environmental science. Highlighted 30 years ago by the Brundtland Commission, "sustainable development" was defined as: meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This has very much defined the scope and a...