Mechanical Engineering

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The Control Handbook, Second Edition brilliantly organizes cutting-edge contributions from more than 200 leading experts representing every corner of the globe. They cover everything from basic closed-loop systems to multi-agent adaptive systems and from the control of electric motors to the control of complex networks. Progressively organized, the three volume set includes:

  • Control System Fundamentals
  • Control System Applications
  • Control System Advanced Methods

Any practicing engineer, student, or researcher working in fields as diverse as electronics, aeronautics, or biomedicine will find this handbook to be a time-saving resource filled with invaluable formulas, models, methods, and innovative thinking. In fact, any physicist, biologist, mathematician, or researcher in any number of fields developing or improving products and systems will find the answers and ideas they need. As with the first edition, the new edition not only stands as a record of accomplishment in control engineering but provides researchers with the means to make further advances. from publisher's web site

Science Reference TJ213 .C642 2011

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  • "Emphasis on applications in thermal design and computer solutions of thermal engineering problems
  • An introduction to the use of the Second Law of Thermodynamics in analysis, optimization, and economics
  • Information on topics of current interest-in a form convenient and accessible to the average engineer
  • Three chapters of background material-enough to review the basic principles needed to understand specific applications
  • Extensive treatment of computational tools and numerical analysis

To be successful in the international marketplace, corporations must have access to the latest developments and most recent experimental data. Traditional handbooks of heat transfer stress fundamental principles, analytical approaches to thermal problems, and elegant solutions to classical problems. The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering is not a traditional handbook. Engineers in industry need up-to-date, accessible information on the applications of heat and mass transfer-The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering provides it.

Peer reviewed articles-selected on the basis of their current relevance to the development of new products-provide in-depth treatment of applications in diverse fields, such as:
  • Bioengineering
  • Desalination
  • Electronics
  • Energy conservation
  • Food processing
  • Measurement techniques in fluid flow and heat transfer
You'll find complete, up-to-date information on the latest development in the field, including:
  • Recent advances in thermal sciences
  • Microthermal design
  • Compact heat exchangers
  • Thermal optimization
  • Energy analysis

A unique, one-stop resource for all your thermal engineering questions. From the basics of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer, to comprehensive treatment of current applications, the latest computational tools, to data tables for the properties of gases, liquids, and solids, The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering has it all!" from publisher's web site

Science TJ260 .C69 2000

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  • "New tabular material for nonferrous alloys and composite materials
  • More than 300 tables covering all important categories of modern engineering materials
  • Outstanding organization, including thumb tabs and a key word indexing system for quick and easy searches
  • Optional selection-by-value presentation, ideal for design applications

The CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook, Third Edition is the most comprehensive source available for data on engineering materials. Organized in an easy-to-follow format based on materials properties, this definitive reference features data verified through major professional societies in the materials field, such as ASM International and the American Ceramic Society. The third edition has been significantly expanded, most notably by the addition of new tabular material for a wide range of nonferrous alloys and various composite materials.

For engineers making, selecting, or evaluating materials, this one, compact volume provides the ideal starting point. It is exceptionally easy to search-the authors have organized it according to materials properties, provided a key word indexing system, and placed many data sets in a convenient Selection Section where materials can be compared by property value, a feature ideal for design applications.

A bestseller since its first edition, the CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook stands alone as a the consummate reference for data on the full spectrum of engineering materials." from publisher's web site

Science Reference TA403.4 .C74 2001

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"For ease of use, this edition has been divided into the following subject sections: general principles; materials and processes; control, power electronics and drives; environment; power generation; transmission and distribution; power systems; sectors of electricity use. New chapters and major revisions include: industrial instrumentation; digital control systems; programmable controllers; electronic power conversion; environmental control; hazardous area technology; electromagnetic compatibility; alternative energy sources; alternating current generators; electromagnetic transients; power system planning; reactive power plant and FACTS controllers; electricity economics and trading; power quality." from publisher's web site

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  • "Includes an extensive glossary for every chapter
  • Extensive list of important formulas and theorems related to the field
  • Complete explanations and descriptions of every algorithm
  • Many reference pages to web connections are included throughout the book

The importance of discrete mathematics has increased dramatically within the last few years but until now, it has been difficult-if not impossible-to find a single reference book that effectively covers the subject. To fill that void, The Handbook of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics presents a comprehensive collection of ready reference material for all of the important areas of discrete mathematics, including those essential to its applications in computer science and engineering. Its topics include:

  • Logic and foundations
  • Counting
  • Number theory
  • Abstract and linear algebra
  • Probability
  • Graph theory
  • Networks and optimization
  • Cryptography and coding
  • Combinatorial designs
The author presents the material in a simple, uniform way, and emphasizes what is useful and practical. For easy reference, he incorporates into the text:
  • Many glossaries of important terms
  • Lists of important theorems and formulas
  • Numerous examples that illustrate terms and concepts
  • Helpful descriptions of algorithms
  • Summary tables
  • Citations of Web pages that supplement the text

If you have ever had to find information from discrete mathematics in your work-or just out of curiosity-you probably had to search through a variety of books to find it. Never again. The Handbook of Discrete Mathematics is now available and has virtually everything you need-everything important to both theory and practice." from publisher's web site

Science Reference QA164 .H36 2000

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"This trusted compendium of calculation methods delivers fast, accurate solutions to the toughest day-to-day mechanical engineering problems. You will find numbered, step-by-step procedures for solving specific problems together with worked-out examples that give numerical results for the calculation.

Covers: Power Generation; Plant and Facilities Engineering; Environmental Control; Design Engineering New Edition features methods for automatic and digital control; alternative and renewable energy sources; plastics in engineering design" from publisher's web site

Science TJ151 .H327 2006

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"The vast majority of control systems built today are embedded; that is, they rely on built-in, special-purpose digital computers to close their feedback loops. Embedded systems are common in aircraft, factories, chemical processing plants, and even in cars—a single high-end automobile may contain over eighty different computers. In such settings, controllers often use shared networks to communicate with each other and with large numbers of sensors and actuators scattered throughout the system. The design of embedded controllers and of the intricate, automated communication networks that support them raises many new questions—practical, as well as theoretical—about network protocols, compatibility of operating systems, and ways to maximize the effectiveness of the embedded hardware.

The Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems, the first of its kind, provides engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, and students a broad, comprehensive source of information and technology to address many questions and aspects of embedded and networked control. A carefully organized collection of important results, tools, software, and technology, this work unifies into a single reference many scattered articles, websites, and specification sheets—information that might otherwise be difficult to find.

Key topics and features include:
  • Self-contained, sharply-focused articles; readers have easy access to specific answers to questions without having to read hundreds of pages
  • Clear structure and presentation of concepts in intuitive order
  • Separation of material into six main sections—Fundamentals, Hardware, Software, Theory, Networking, and Applications
  • Case studies, experiments, and examples that provide a multifaceted view of the subject, encompassing computation and communication considerations
  • Information about commercially available tools and hardware
  • Comprehensive bibliographies and index

This is an indispensable text for anyone interested in knowing more about embedded and networked control systems. Researchers will appreciate the handbook’s up-to-date results in the theory of embedded control; developers and users will value its information on special-purpose computer hardware and operating systems modifications that support real-time control; students will find the systematic organization and wide coverage useful for learning and reference." from publisher's web site

Science TK7895.E42 H29 2005

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Knovel has gathered together, on a single powerful research platform, over 800 essential reference books and databases from the world's leading scientific publishers and professional societies in 18 industrially important subject areas.

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"In addition to chapters on thermophysical properties of fluids, fundamentals of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, combustion, and furnaces, Energy and Power features coverage of both conventional (gaseous and liquid fuels, coal, and nuclear) and alternative (solar, geothermal, and fuel cells) energy sources, plus chapters on power machinery, refrigeration and cryogenics, environmental issues, and thermal systems optimization. Much of the material in this book is new or extensively revised, including coverage of such topics as:

  • Heat pipes
  • Wind turbines
  • Fuel cells
  • Thermal systems optimization
  • Combustion
  • Fans, blowers, compressors, and pumps
  • Indoor environmental control
  • Fluid power"
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"Instrumentation, Systems, Controls, and MEMS is comprised of two major parts, conveniently put together because feedback control systems require measurement transducers. The first part covers instrumentation, including transducer design, strain gages, flow meters, digital integrated circuits, and issues involved in processing transducer signals and acquiring and displaying data. The second part addresses systems and control, including:

  • Control system design, analysis, and performance modification
  • Design of servoactuators, controllers, and general-purpose control devices
  • "New departures" in mechanical engineering, including neural networks, mechatronics, and MEMS "
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"Manufacturing and Management is comprised of two major parts covering manufacturing and management. The centerpiece of part one, 'the handbook within the handbook,' covers manufacturing topics related to production, metal working, statistical quality control, and computer-integrated manufacturing. Topics new to the handbook include physical vapor deposition, environmentally conscious manufacturing, and dealing with process technology in the context of design, tooling, manufacturing, and quality engineering. The second part covers a broad array of topics conveniently organized into five areas:

  • Project and people management
  • Fundamentals of financial management
  • Total Quality Management; registrations, certifications, and awards; and safety engineering
  • Legal issues, including patents
  • Online and print information sources"
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"Materials and Mechanical Design is divided into two parts that go hand-in-hand. The first part covers metals, plastics, composites, ceramics, and smart materials, providing expert advice on common uses of specific materials as well as what criteria qualify them as suitable for particular applications. Coverage in the second part of this book addresses practical techniques to solve real, everyday problems, including:

  • Nondestructive testing
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • TRIZ (the Russian acronym for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving)
  • The Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data (STEP)
  • Virtual reality"
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"For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:

  • the training and education needed
  • earnings
  • expected job prospects
  • what workers do on the job
  • working conditions
In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more." from web site

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Bierce Ref Desk HD8051 .A62 2008/2009
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Science Reference HD8051 .A62 2008/2009

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