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Electric Motors and Drives - Fundamentals, Types and Applications (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Austin Hughes, Bill Drury Electric Motors and Drives - Fundamentals, Types and Applications (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Austin Hughes, Bill Drury
R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 In stock

Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between maths- and theory-based academic textbooks and the more prosaic 'handbooks', which provide useful detail but little opportunity for the development of real insight and understanding. The book explores all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including conventional and brushless D.C., induction motors and servo drives, providing readers with the knowledge to select the right technology for a given job.
The third edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout. New topics include digital interfacing and control of drives, direct torque control of induction motors and current-fed operation in DC drives. The material on brushless servomotors has also been expanded.
Austin Hughes' approach, using a minimum of maths, has established Electric Motors and Drives as a leading guide for electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, and the key to a complex subject for a wider readership, including technicians, managers and students.
* Acquire knowledge of and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of motors and drives without struggling through unnecessary maths and theory
* Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives, including brushless servomotors
* New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout

Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting - Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants (Hardcover, 4th Revised... Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting - Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Heinz P. Bloch, Fred K Geitner
R1,830 Discovery Miles 18 300 Within 7 - 11 working days

Solve the machinery failure problems costing you time and money with this classic, comprehensive guide to analysis and troubleshooting Provides detailed, complete and accurate information on anticipating risk of component failure and avoiding equipment downtime

Includes numerous photographs of failed parts to ensure you are familiar with the visual evidence you need to recognize

Covers proven approaches to failure definition and offers failure identification and analysis methods that can be applied to virtually all problem situations

Demonstrates with examples how the progress and results of failure analysis and troubleshooting efforts can be documented and monitored

Failures of machinery in a plant setting can have wide-ranging consequences and in order to stay competitive, corporations across all industries must optimize the efficiency and reliability of their machinery.

Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting is a trusted, established reference in the field, authored by two well-known authorities on failure and reliability. Structured to teach failure identification and analysis methods that can be applied to almost all problem situations, this eagerly awaited update takes in the wealth of technological advances and changes in approach seen since the last edition published more than a decade ago.

Covering both the engineering detail and management theory, Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting provides a robust go-to reference and training resource for all engineers and managers working in manufacturing and process plants.
Provides detailed, complete and accurate information on anticipating risk of component failure and avoiding equipment downtimePresents documented failure case studies and analyzes the procedures employed to defineevents that led to component or systems failureIncludes numerous photographs of failed parts to ensure readers are familiar with the visual evidence they need to recognize"

Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites - Friction and Wear of Bulk Materials and Coatings (Hardcover): Klaus Friedrich, Alois... Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites - Friction and Wear of Bulk Materials and Coatings (Hardcover)
Klaus Friedrich, Alois Schlarb
R2,704 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R2,269 (84%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The area of tribology deals with the design, friction, wear and lubrication of interacting surfaces in relative motion. Polymer nanocomposite materials are increasingly common and offer remarkable improvements in the friction and wear properties of both bulk materials and coatings.
This book gives a comprehensive description of polymeric nanocomposites, both as bulk materials and as thin surface coatings, and their behavior and potential use in tribological applications. It provides the preparation techniques, friction and wear mechanisms, properties of polymeric nanocomposites, characterization, evaluation and selection methodology. It also provides various examples of application of polymeric nanocomposites.
* Provides a complete reference from the preparation to the selection of polymeric nanocomposites
* Explains the theory through examples of real world applications
* More than 20 international tribology experts contribute to their area of expertise

Engineering Rock Mechanics - An Introduction to the Principles (Paperback): John A. Hudson, John P. Harrison Engineering Rock Mechanics - An Introduction to the Principles (Paperback)
John A. Hudson, John P. Harrison
R1,073 Discovery Miles 10 730 Within 7 - 11 working days

Engineering rock mechanics is the discipline used to design structures built in rock. These structures encompass building foundations, dams, slopes, shafts, tunnels, caverns, hydroelectric schemes, mines, radioactive waste repositories and geothermal energy projects: in short, any structure built on or in a rock mass. Despite the variety of projects that use rock engineering, the principles remain the same. Engineering Rock Mechanics clearly and systematically explains the key principles behind rock engineering.
The book covers the basic rock mechanics principles; how to study the interactions between these principles and a discussion on the fundamentals of excavation and support and the application of these in the design of surface and underground structures. Engineering Rock Mechanics is recommended as an across-the-board source of information for the benefit of anyone involved in rock mechanics and rock engineering.

From Charpy to Present Impact Testing - Peer-Reviewed Proceedings of the Charpy Centenary Conference, 2-5 October 2001,... From Charpy to Present Impact Testing - Peer-Reviewed Proceedings of the Charpy Centenary Conference, 2-5 October 2001, Poitiers, France (Hardcover)
D. Francois, A. Pineau
R3,025 R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Save R2,352 (78%) Within 7 - 11 working days

From Charpy to Present Impact Testing contains 52 peer-reviewed papers selected from those presented at the Charpy Centenary Conference held in Poitiers, France, 2-5 October 2001.

The name of Charpy remains associated with impact testing on notched specimens. At a time when many steam engines exploded, engineers were preoccupied with studying the resistance of steels to impact loading.

The Charpy test has provided invaluable indications on the impact properties of materials. It revealed the brittle ductile transition of ferritic steels.

The Charpy test is able to provide more quantitative results by instrumenting the striker, which allows the evolution of the applied load during the impact to be determined. The Charpy test is of great importance to evaluate the embrittlement of steels by irradiation in nuclear reactors. Progress in computer programming has allowed for a computer model of the test to be developed; a difficult task in view of its dynamic, three dimensional, adiabatic nature. Together with precise observations of the processes of fracture, this opens the possibility of transferring quantitatively the results of Charpy tests to real components. This test has also been extended to materials other than steels, and is also frequently used to test polymeric materials.

Thus the Charpy test is a tool of great importance and is still at the root of a number of investigations; this is the reason why it was felt that the centenary of the Charpy test had to be celebrated. The Societe Francaise de Metallurgie et de Materiaux decided to organise an international conference which was put under the auspices of the European Society for the Integrity of Structures (ESIS).

This Charpy Centenary Conference (CCC 2001) was held in Poitiers, at Futuroscope in October 2001. More than 150 participants from 17 countries took part in the discussions and about one hundred presentations were given. An exhibition of equipment showed, not only present day testing machines, but also one of the first Charpy pendulums, brought all the way from Imperial College in London.

From Charpy to Present Impact Testing puts together a number of significant contributions. They are classified into 6 headings:

Keynote lectures,
Testing procedures,


Engineering Documentation Control Handbook - Configuration Management and Product Lifecycle Management (Hardcover, 4th Revised... Engineering Documentation Control Handbook - Configuration Management and Product Lifecycle Management (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Frank B. Watts
R1,350 Discovery Miles 13 500 Within 7 - 11 working days

In this new edition of his widely-used Handbook, Frank Watts, widely recognized for his significant contributions to engineering change control processes, provides a thoroughly practical guide to the implementation and improvement of Engineering Documentation Control (EDC), Product Lifecycle Management and Product Configuration Management (CM). Successful and error-free implementation of EDC/CM is critical to world-class manufacturing. Huge amounts of time are wasted in most product manufacturing environments over EDC/CM issues such as interchangeability, document release and change control - resulting in faults, product release delays and overspends.

The book is packed with specific methods that can be applied quickly and accurately to almost any industry and any product to control documentation, request changes to the product, implement changes and develop bills of material.

The result is a powerful communications bridge between the engineering function and the rest of the world that makes rapid changes in products and documentation possible. With the help of the simple techniques in the handbook, companies can gain and hold their competitive advantages in a world that demands flexibility and quick reflexes - and has no sympathy for delays.

The new edition sets EDC/CM in the context of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), providing guidance on choosing, purchasing and implementing PLM software systems. Watts guides the reader to harness these tools and techniques for business objectives including Process Improvement and time-to-market.
Solid, pragmatic ideas for real product and process cost reduction. According to one reviewer: most books focus on the basics without examining all facets of each process area or functional area. This may be good for quickly learning, but it will only take the reader so far. Mr. Watts imparts the same information, but invites the reader to think and to consider strengths and weaknesses of processes and procedures. The copious examples, illustrations and breadth of topics covered make this book "the" reference on EDC and CM.

Strategic emphasis shows how processes may be integrated and tears down the wall between Engineering and Operations

Thorough description of Product Lifecycle Management software tools "

Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): Meherwan P. Boyce Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Meherwan P. Boyce
R2,105 Discovery Miles 21 050 Within 7 - 11 working days

Written by one of the field s most well known experts, the "Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook" has long been the standard for engineers involved in the design, selection, maintenance and operation of gas turbines. With far reaching, comprehensive coverage across a range of topics from design specifications to maintenance troubleshooting, this one-stop resource provides newcomers to the industry with all the essentials to learn and fill knowledge gaps, and established practicing gas turbine engineers with a reliable go-to reference. This new edition brings the "Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook" right up to date with new legislation and emerging topics to help the next generation of gas turbine professionals understand the underlying principles of gas turbine operation, the economic considerations and implications of operating these machines, and how they fit in with alternative methods of power generation.

The most comprehensive one-stop source of information on industrial gas turbines, with vital background, maintenance information, legislative details and calculations combined in an essential all-in-one referenceWritten by an industry-leading consultant and trainer and suitable for use as a training companion or a reliable dip-in guideIncludes hard-won information from industry experts in the form of case histories that offer practical trouble-shooting guidance and solutions"

Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Design, Manufacturing and Inspection - A Handbook for Geometrical Product... Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Design, Manufacturing and Inspection - A Handbook for Geometrical Product Specification Using ISO and ASME Standards (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Georg Henzold
R1,189 Discovery Miles 11 890 Within 7 - 11 working days

Geometrical tolerancing is used to specify and control the form, location and orientation of the features of components and manufactured parts.
This book presents the state of the art of geometrical tolerancing, covers the latest ISO and ANSI/ASME standards and is a comprehensive reference and guide for all professional engineers, designers, CAD users, quality managers and anyone involved in the creation or interpretation of CAD plans or engineering designs and specifications.
*For all design and manufacturing engineers working with these internationally required design standards
*Covers ISO and ANSI geometrical tolerance standards, including the 2005 revisions to the ISO standard
*Geometrical tolerancing is used in the preparation and interpretation of the design for any manufactured component or item: essential information for designers, engineers and CAD professionals

Fatigue Testing and Analysis - Theory and Practice (Hardcover, New): Yung-Li Lee, Jwo Pan, Richard Hathaway, Mark E. Barkey Fatigue Testing and Analysis - Theory and Practice (Hardcover, New)
Yung-Li Lee, Jwo Pan, Richard Hathaway, Mark E. Barkey
R1,831 Discovery Miles 18 310 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Fatigue Testing and Analysis: Theory and Practice" presents the latest, proven techniques for fatigue data acquisition, data analysis, and test planning and practice. More specifically, it covers the most comprehensive methods to capture the component load, to characterize the scatter of product fatigue resistance and loading, to perform the fatigue damage assessment of a product, and to develop an accelerated life test plan for reliability target demonstration. This book is most useful for test and design engineers in the ground vehicle industry.
"Fatigue Testing andAnalysis "introduces the methods to account for variability of loads and statistical fatigue properties that are useful for further probabilistic fatigue analysis. The text incorporates and demonstrates approaches that account for randomness of loading and materials, and covers the applications and demonstrations of both linear and double-linear damage rules. The reader will benefit from summaries of load transducer designs and data acquisition techniques, applications of both linear and non-linear damage rules and methods, and techniques to determine the statistical fatigue properties for the nominal stress-life and the local strain-life methods.
.Covers the useful techniques for component load measurement and data acquisition, fatigue properties determination, fatigue analysis, and accelerated life test criteria development, and, most importantly, test plans for reliability demonstrations.
.Written from a practical point of view, based on the authors' industrial and academic experience in automotive engineering design.
.Extensive practical examples are used to illustrate the main concepts in all chapters."

Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Hubert Chanson Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Hubert Chanson
R1,272 Discovery Miles 12 720 Within 7 - 11 working days

Since the publication of its first edition in 1999, 'The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow' has been praised by professionals, academics, students and researchers alike as the most practical modern textbook on open channel flow available. This new edition includes substantial new material on hydraulic modelling, in particular addressing unsteady open channel flows. There are also many new exercises and projects, including a major new revision assignment.
This innovative textbook contains numerous examples and practical applications, and is fully illustrated with both colour and black and white photographs. Dr Chanson introduces the basic principles of open channel flow and takes readers through the key topics of sediment transport, hydraulic modelling and the design of hydraulic structures.
-Comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of key application areas of the hydraulics of open channel flow
-New exercises and examples added to aid understanding
-Ideal for use by students and lecturers in civil and environmental engineering

Pipe Drafting and Design (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Roy A. Parisher, Robert A Rhea Pipe Drafting and Design (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Roy A. Parisher, Robert A Rhea
R1,068 Discovery Miles 10 680 Within 7 - 11 working days

Pipe Drafting and Design, Third Edition provides step-by-step instructions to walk pipe designers, drafters, and students through the creation of piping arrangement and isometric drawings. It includes instructions for the proper drawing of symbols for fittings, flanges, valves, and mechanical equipment.

More than 350 illustrations and photographs provide examples and visual instructions. A unique feature is the systematic arrangement of drawings that begins with the layout of the structural foundations of a facility and continues through to the development of a 3-D model. Advanced chapters discuss the use of 3-D software tools from which elevation, section and isometric drawings, and bills of materials are extracted.
Covers drafting and design of pipes from fundamentals to detailed advice on the development of piping drawings, using manual and CAD techniques3-D model images provide an uncommon opportunity to visualize an entire piping facilityEach chapter includes exercises and questions designed for review and practice

New to this edition: A large scale project that includes foundation location, equipment location, arrangement, and vendor drawings

Updated discussion and use of modern CAD tools

Additional exercises, drawings, and dimensioning charts to provide practice and assessment

New set of Powerpoint images to help develop classroom lectures

Radiative Heat Transfer (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Michael F. Modest Radiative Heat Transfer (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Michael F. Modest
R1,923 Discovery Miles 19 230 Within 7 - 11 working days

The third edition of "Radiative Heat Transfer" describes the basic physics of radiation heat transfer. The book provides models, methodologies, and calculations essential in solving research problems in a variety of industries, including solar and nuclear energy, nanotechnology, biomedical, and environmental.

Every chapter of "Radiative Heat Transfer" offers uncluttered nomenclature, numerous worked examples, and a large number of problems-many based on real world situations-making it ideal for classroom use as well as for self-study. The book's 24 chapters cover the four major areas in the field: surface properties; surface transport; properties of participating media; and transfer through participating media. Within each chapter, all analytical methods are developed in substantial detail, and a number of examples show how the developed relations may be applied to practical problems.
Extensive solution manual for adopting instructors Most complete text in the field of radiative heat transfer Many worked examples and end-of-chapter problems Large number of computer codes (in Fortran and C++), ranging from basic problem solving aids to sophisticated research tools Covers experimental methods

Water Supply (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition): Don D. Ratnayaka, Malcolm J. Brandt, Michael Johnson Water Supply (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition)
Don D. Ratnayaka, Malcolm J. Brandt, Michael Johnson
R1,480 Discovery Miles 14 800 Within 7 - 11 working days

Water Supply has been the most comprehensive guide to the design, construction and operation of water supply systems for more than 40 years. The combined experience of its authors make it an unparalleled resource for professionals and students alike.
This new sixth edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest WHO, European, UK and US standards, including the European Water Framework Directive. The structure of the book has been changed to give increased emphasis to environmental aspects of water supply, in particular the critical issue of wastage reduction and conservation of supplies.
Written for both the professionals and students, this book is essential reading for anyone working in water engineering.
Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of public water supply and treatment
Details of US, European and WHO standards and practice
Based on decades of practical professional experience

The Automotive Chassis - Engineering Principles (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Jornsen Reimpell, Helmut Stoll, Jurgen Betzler The Automotive Chassis - Engineering Principles (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Jornsen Reimpell, Helmut Stoll, Jurgen Betzler
R1,774 Discovery Miles 17 740 Within 7 - 11 working days

This comprehensive overview of chassis technology presents an up-to-date picture for vehicle construction and design engineers in education and industry. The book acts as an introduction to the engineering design of the automobile's fundamental mechanical systems. Clear text and first class diagrams are used to relate basic engineering principles to the particular requirements of the chassis. In addition, the 2nd edition of 'The Automotive Chassis' has a new author team and has been completely updated to include new technology in total vehicle and suspension design, including platform concept and four-wheel drive technology.

Valuing Wind Generation on Integrated Power Systems (Hardcover): Ken Dragoon Valuing Wind Generation on Integrated Power Systems (Hardcover)
Ken Dragoon
R2,141 R1,428 Discovery Miles 14 280 Save R713 (33%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Wind powered generation is the fastest growing energy source in the United States due to a combination of economic incentives, public preference for renewable energy as expressed in government policies, competitive costs, and the need to address global warming. The economic consequences of the relative variability and lower predictability of wind generation are not easily captured in standard economic analyses performed by utility planners. This book provides utility analysts and regulators a guide to analyzing the value of wind generation in the context of modern power systems.
Guiding the reader through the steps to understanding and valuing wind generation on modern power systems, this book approaches the issue from the various, current perspectives in the US. These include utilities that are still primarily vertically integrated power providers and systems dominated by independent system operators (ISOs). Outlined here are the basic procedures in a wind valuation study, described with enough detail so that analysts spanning a range of resources and sophistication can reasonably undertake a competent study. Descriptions of studies performed by other utilities are also provided, explaining their specific approaches to the fundamentals. Finally, it includes a short section on power systems that utilize relatively large fractions of wind, and how operating procedures and valuing techniques may need alteration to accommodate them.
Reviews operating challenges that large amounts of wind power present to power systems operators
Outlines alternative approaches to quantifying the systems services necessary to accommodate the wind
Explains how economic analyses of wind generation are competently performed
Describes how to represent wind generation in computer models commonly used by electric utility planners that may not be specifically designed to incorporate wind generation
Reviews methods used by some select utility companies around the United States
Touches on key European issues involving relatively high levels of wind generation
Written at the level of the utility planner, assuming a basic understanding of economic dispatch of generators and elementary statistics
"Outlines the role of wind forecasting in wind valuation studiesEvaluates the importance of estimating wind generation to meet peak demandResearches how the market structure effects the value of wind energyDiscusses power systems that utilize relatively large fractions of wind power Highlights the operating procedures that can enhance the value of wind generation""

Compressibility, Turbulence and High Speed Flow (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Thomas B. Gatski, Jean-Paul Bonnet Compressibility, Turbulence and High Speed Flow (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Thomas B. Gatski, Jean-Paul Bonnet
R2,561 Discovery Miles 25 610 Within 7 - 15 working days

Compressibility, Turbulence and High Speed Flow introduces the reader to the field of compressible turbulence and compressible turbulent flows across a broad speed range, through a unique complimentary treatment of both the theoretical foundations and the measurement and analysis tools currently used.

The book provides the reader with the necessary background and current trends in the theoretical and experimental aspects of compressible turbulent flows and compressible turbulence. Detailed derivations of the pertinent equations describing the motion of such turbulent flows is provided and an extensive discussion of the various approaches used in predicting both free shear and wall bounded flows is presented. Experimental measurement techniques common to the compressible flow regime are introduced with particular emphasis on the unique challenges presented by high speed flows. Both experimental and numerical simulation work is supplied throughout to provide the reader with an overall perspective of current trends.

An introduction to current techniques in compressible turbulent flow analysis
An approach that enables engineers to identify and solve complex compressible flow challenges
Prediction methodologies, including the Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) method, scale filtered methods and direct numerical simulation (DNS)
Current strategies focusing on compressible flow control

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction - LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes (Hardcover): Sam Kubba Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction - LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes (Hardcover)
Sam Kubba
R2,812 Discovery Miles 28 120 Within 7 - 15 working days

Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Develop a project schedule that allows for systems testing and commissioning.

Create contract plans and specifications to ensure building performance

A step-by-step approach for integrating technologies into the different stages of design and execution.

Underground Infrastructures - Planning, Design, and Construction (Hardcover): R.K. Goel, Bhawani Singh, Jian Zhao Underground Infrastructures - Planning, Design, and Construction (Hardcover)
R.K. Goel, Bhawani Singh, Jian Zhao
R2,066 Discovery Miles 20 660 Within 7 - 15 working days

Underground facilities, such as tunnels, sewer, water and gas networks form the backbone of the economic life of the modern city. In densely populated areas where the demands for transportation and services are rapidly increasing and the construction of new roads and railways are prohibited, the construction of a tunnel might be the only alternative. Brief and readable, this reference is based on a combined 75 years of field experience and places emphasis is on simple practical rules for designing and planning, underground infrastructures. The books begins with a clear and rigorous exposition of the classification of underground space, important considerations such as geological and engineering and underground planning. This is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for underground water storage, underground car parks, underground metros & road tunnels and underground storage of crude oil, lpg and natural gas. The book has 15 chapters covering various usage of underground space. There are about 135 figures and tables. The book contains about 20 case histories/examples.

One of the first book to address all of the major areas in which this technology is used, this book deals with major topics such as: hydroelectric projects with modern planning of complex underground structures; underground storages of food items, crude oil and explosives and highly cautious underground nuclear waste repositories. Rail and road tunnels and TBM are described briefly. Risk management in underground infrastructures is of vital importance. Civil Engineers, Mining Engineers, and Geotechnical Engineers will find this book a valuable guide to designing and planning underground infrastructures both in terms of its applications.

Risk management method for underground infrastructures

Vital tips for the underground storage of food, water, crude oil, natural gas and munitions

Provides design tips for Underground Parking Facilities

Instruction for the designing planning and construction for underground Metros and road tunnels

Planning and design of underground nuclear waste repositories

Clearly explains the benefits and drawbacks of underground facilities

Quick guide to the various modern mechanical underground parking options

Explanation of construction planning and Risk management

Places expert advice for planning and constructing projects at the finger tips"

Sensors for Mechatronics (Hardcover, New): Paul P L Regtien Sensors for Mechatronics (Hardcover, New)
Paul P L Regtien
R1,285 Discovery Miles 12 850 Within 7 - 11 working days

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field combining Mechanical, Electronic, Computer, and other Engineering fields to develop intelligent processes and products. Based on thirty years of extensive work in industry and teaching, this book provides an overview of the sensors and sensor systems required and applied in mechatronics with an emphasis on understanding the physical principles and possible configurations of sensors rather than simply a discussion of particular types of sensors. Well illustrated with examples of commercially available sensors and of recent and future developments, this book offers help in achieving the best solution to various kinds of sensor problems encountered in mechatronics. In a clear and detailed manner, the author reviews the major types of transducers, presents a characterization of the state-of-the-art in sensing technology and offers a view on current sensor research. This book will be a vital resource for practicing engineers and students in the field.
Comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of sensor concepts and basic measurement configurations encountered in the mechatronics domainWritten by a recognized expert in the field who has extensive experience in industry and teachingSuitable for practicing engineers and those wanting to learn more about sensors in mechatronics

Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): Colin Bayliss, Brian Hardy Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Colin Bayliss, Brian Hardy
R2,748 R1,012 Discovery Miles 10 120 Save R1,736 (63%) In stock

This market leading classic is a true comprehensive on-the-job reference, covering all aspects of getting electricity from the source to user via the power grid. Electric power transmission and distribution is a huge sector, and engineers require the real world guidance of this book in order to upgrade networks to handle smart and renewable sources of power. This new edition covers renewable and distributed energy developments, international regulatory compliance issues with coverage of IEC standards, and new key conversions to US based standards and terminologies

Utilising examples from real-life systems and challenges, this book clearly and succinctly outlines fundamental knowledge requirements for working in this area. Written by engineers for engineers, theory is tied to current best-practice, and new chapters cover hot topics including DC Transmission, Smart Networks and bringing renewable sources into the grid. Particularly useful for power engineers starting out on their career, this new edition ensures Bayliss remains an essential tool of the trade for all engineers, technicians, managers and planners involved in electricity supply and industrial electricity usage.

Praise for this edition:

The challenges today for those undertaking transmission and distribution system new build projects, existing system extensions, or refurbishment and life extension of older equipment, are as great as ever Leading, as I do, the transmission and distribution business of international and well recognised engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald, I see this book as being useful to clients and contractors as well as others such as industry regulators, environmentalists, and government officials. This book enables those in the field of transmission and distribution electrical engineering to have a well founded understanding of the key principles, the methodologies and current best practice.

Peter Black, Director, Mott MacDonald Limited

*Updated to ensure that the book continues to deliver all the fundamental knowledge requirements of practicing power engineers in a single volume.

*High profile authors with extensive career-long knowledge of the industry.

*30% new and revised content includes new chapters on renewable and distributed energy sources

*Expanded coverage of power quality, latest EMC standards and requirements, earthing and bonding, surge protection, line design and switchgear developments"

Construction Calculations Manual (Paperback): Sidney M. Levy Construction Calculations Manual (Paperback)
Sidney M. Levy
R2,099 Discovery Miles 20 990 Within 7 - 15 working days

Construction Calculations is a manual that provides end users with a comprehensive guide for many of the formulas, mathematical vectors and conversion factors that are commonly encountered during the design and construction stages of a construction project. It offers readers detailed calculations, applications and examples needed in site work, cost estimation, piping and pipefitting, and project management. The book also serves as a refresher course for some of the formulas and concepts of geometry and trigonometry. The book is divided into sections that present the common components of construction. The first section of the books starts with a refresher discussion of unit and systems measurement; its origin and evolution; the standards of length, mass and capacity; terminology and tables; and notes of metric, U.S, and British units of measurements. The following concepts are presented and discussed throughout the book: Conversion tables and formulas, including the Metric Conversion Law and conversion factors for builders and design professionals Calculations and formulas of geometry, trigonometry and physics in construction Rudiments of excavation, classification, use of material, measurement and payment Soil classification and morphology, including its physicochemical properties Formulas and calculations needed for soil tests and evaluations and for the design of retaining structures Calculations relating to concrete and masonry Calculations of the size/weight of structural steel and other metals Mechanical properties of wood and processing of wood products Calculations relating to sound and thermal transmission Interior finishes, plumbing and HVAC calculations Electrical formulas and calculations Construction managers and engineers, architects, contractors, and beginners in engineering, architecture, and construction will find this practical guide useful for managing all aspects of construction.

Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning, Volume 3 - Methods for Removal of Particle Contaminants (Hardcover, New):... Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning, Volume 3 - Methods for Removal of Particle Contaminants (Hardcover, New)
Rajiv Kohli, K.L. Mittal
R4,844 Discovery Miles 48 440 Within 7 - 15 working days

The contributions in this volume cover methods for removal of particle contaminants on surfaces. Several of these methods are well established and have been employed in industrial applications for a long time. However, the ever- higher demand for removal of smaller particles on newer substrate materials is driving continuous development of the established cleaning methods and alternative innovative methods for particle removal. This book provides information on the latest developments in this topic area.

Feature: Comprehensive coverage of innovations in surface contamination and cleaning

Benefit: One-stop series where a wide range of readers will be sure to find a solution to their cleaning problem, saving the time involved in consulting a range of disparate sources.

Feature: Written by established experts in the contamination and cleaning field

Benefit: Provides an authoritative resource

Feature: Each chapter is a comprehensive review of the state of the art.

Benefit: Can be relied on to provide insight, clarity and real expertise on up-to-the-minute innovations.

Feature: Case studies included

Benefit: Case studies help the reader see theory applied to the solution of real-world practical cleaning and contamination problems.

Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production, Volume 3 - Best Practices in the Agrochemical Industry (Hardcover):... Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production, Volume 3 - Best Practices in the Agrochemical Industry (Hardcover)
Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Paul Rosenfeld
R4,044 Discovery Miles 40 440 Within 7 - 15 working days

The Handbook of Cleaner Production comprises a series of reference guides to cleaner production methods, technologies, and practices for key industry sectors.

Each volume covers, for each industry sector: * manufacturing technologies * waste management * pollution control and remediation * methods for estimating and reporting emissions * treatment and control technologies * health risk exposures for workers and the wider community * cost data for pollution management * cleaner production and prevention options

* safe chemical handling practices Best Practices in the Agrochemical Industry includes coverage of pollution of drinking water (atrazine, trichloropropane and DBCP and the risks associated with them, such as miscarriages and infertility), pesticide residues in food, a case study of worker pesticide exposure and cancer, contaminants in organic food, etc.

Extensive data is provided regarding regulatory limits for exposure to pesticides according to EPA, NIOSH, OSHA, WHO and ACGIH.

* Coverage of agrochemical residues and their health impacts, and mitigation strategies

* Includes extensive data tables covering USA and international regulatory requirements (EPA, NIOSH, OSHA, WHO and ACGIH)

* Details safer manufacturing processes and procedures to limit pollution

The MBR Book - Principles and Applications of Membrane Bioreactors for Water and Wastewater Treatment (Hardcover, 2nd Revised... The MBR Book - Principles and Applications of Membrane Bioreactors for Water and Wastewater Treatment (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Simon Judd
R4,075 Discovery Miles 40 750 Within 7 - 15 working days

A Membrane BioReactor (MBR) is the combination of a membrane process (e.g. microfiltration/ ultrafiltration) with a suspended growth bioreactor. When used with domestic wastewater, MBR processes can produce effluent of high enough quality to be discharged to waterways, or to be reclaimed for urban irrigation. Other advantages of MBRs over conventional processes include small footprint, easy retrofit and upgrade of old wastewater treatment plants.

The MBR Book covers all important aspects of Membrane BioReactors in water and waste water treatment, from the fundamentals of the processes via design principles to MBR technologies. Industrial case studies help interpret actual results and give pointers for best practice. Useful appendices provide data on commercial membranes and international membrane organizations.

The MBR book enables readers to:

Understand the fundamental processes involved in membrane and biotreatment technologiesCompare and contrast design options and work through sample calculationsReview commercial MBR systems in terms of specific applicationsLearn from case studies involving domestic and industrial effluent treatment and recyclingAnalyze process design, operation, performance and maintenance to draw conclusions appropriate to their requirements

New to the second edition:

45% more content than the first edition.

Over 120 contributors from the academic research and municipal/industrial practitioner communities.

Review of MBR status in ten countries.

Expanded section on anaerobic MBRs, micropollutant fate and hybrid systems.

Simplified design methodology, with biokinetics for dynamic modelling and cost benefit analysis.

Expanded operation and maintenance section, informed by expert panel of practitioners offering more than 40 years combined experience.

Over 40 MBR membrane products described, with most of the technical specifications provided.

Over 50 case studies provided, including key design, performance, and operation and maintenance data in almost all cases.
Membrane Bioreactors are a major growth area in the water and waste water treatment industriesInternationally-known author, one of the leading senior experts in MBR researchPrinciples and practice, backed by industrial case studies"

Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production, v. 2 - Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries (Hardcover,... Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production, v. 2 - Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries (Hardcover, New)
Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Paul Rosenfeld
R5,259 Discovery Miles 52 590 Within 7 - 15 working days

This new Handbook provides a series of reference guides to cleaner production methods, technologies, and practices for key industry sectors.

Each volume covers, for each industry sector: * the manufacturing technologies * waste management * pollution * methods for estimating and reporting emissions * treatment and control technologies * worker and community health risk exposures * cost data for pollution management * cleaner production and prevention alternatives Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries provides an overview of the forestry, wood preserving, pulp and paper industries and identifies the key environmental aspects, supported by case studies of major incidents. It provides general explanations of the major unit operations and processes in pulp and paper mills and wood treating plants, covering new trends alongside traditional methods. The environmental issues regarding air, water and solid waste are all addressed, identifying all US plants and their TRI data, and the authors provide calculation methods for properly accounting for air emissions and P2 practices to reduce them.
Provides guidelines on cleaner production and pollution prevention practices for improving overall environmental performanceDiscusses emerging technologies and processes for cleaner airContains an Inventory of Chemical Toxicity Properties

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