Category Archives: Mechanical Engineering

A Heat Transfer Textbook: Fourth Edition

Written by two recognized experts in the field, this introduction to heat and mass transfer for engineering students has been used in the classroom for over 32 years, and it’s been revised and updated regularly. Worked examples and end-of-chapter exercises … Continue reading

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IEC 61131-3: Programming Industrial Automation Systems: Concepts and Programming Languages, Requirements for Programming Systems, Decision-Making Aids

This practical book gives a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and languages of the new standard IEC 61131 used to program industrial control systems. A summary of the special requirements in programming industrial automation systems and the corresponding features in … Continue reading

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Engineering Dynamics: A Primer

This Primer is intended to provide the theoretical background for the standard undergraduate, mechanical engineering course in dynamics. The book contains several worked examples and summaries and exercises at the end of each chapter to aid readers in their understanding … Continue reading

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Advances in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering (Geotechnical, Geological, and Earthquake Engineering)

Performance-based Earthquake Engineering has emerged before the turn of the century as the most important development in the field of Earthquake Engineering during the last three decades. It has since then started penetrating codes and standards on seismic assessment and … Continue reading

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Fluid Dynamics and Transport of Droplets and Sprays

This book serves as both a graduate text and a reference for engineers and scientists exploring the theoretical and computational aspects of the fluid dynamics and transport of sprays and droplets. Attention is given to the behavior of individual droplets, … Continue reading

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Computational Dynamics, 3rd Edition

Computational Dynamics, 3rd edition, thoroughly revised and updated, provides logical coverage of both theory and numerical computation techniques for practical applications. The author introduces students to this advanced topic covering the concepts, definitions and techniques used in multi-body system dynamics … Continue reading

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Animal Locomotion

This book provides a wide-ranging snapshot of the state-of-the-art in experimental research on the physics of swimming and flying animals. The resulting picture reflects not only upon the questions that are of interest in current pure and applied research, but … Continue reading

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Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops: State of the Art and Advanced Methods (Advances in Industrial Control)

In the process industries, stiction is the most common performance-limiting valve problem and over the last decade numerous different techniques for overcoming it have been proposed. This book represents a comprehensive presentation of these methods, including their principles, assumptions, strengths … Continue reading

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Contact Mechanics and Friction: Physical Principles and Applications

This application-oriented book introduces the associations between contact mechanics and friction and with it offers a deeper understanding of tribology. It deals with the associated phenomena of contact, adhesion, capillary forces, friction, lubrication, and wear from one consistent viewpoint. The … Continue reading

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Large-Scale PDE-Constrained Optimization in Applications (Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics)

This book results from the authors work done on simulation based optimization problems at the Department of Mathematics, University of Trier, and reported inhis postdoctoral thesis (ā€¯Habilitationsschriftā€¯) accepted by the Faculty-IV of this University in 2008. The focus of the … Continue reading

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