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Mathematische Modellbildung und Simulation - Eine Einfuhrung fur Wissenschaftler, Ingenieure und OEkonomen (German, Paperback):... Mathematische Modellbildung und Simulation - Eine Einfuhrung fur Wissenschaftler, Ingenieure und OEkonomen (German, Paperback)
M. Gunther, Kai Velten
R1,542 R1,267 Discovery Miles 12 670 Save R275 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Diese fur Studierende ebenso wie fur Wissenschaftler, Ingenieure und Praktiker geeignete Einfuhrung in mathematische Modellbildung und Simulation setzt nur einfache Grundkenntnisse in Analysis und linearer Algebra voraus alle weiteren Konzepte werden im Buch entwickelt. Die Leserinnen und Leser lernen anhand detailliert besprochener Beispiele aus unterschiedlichsten Bereichen (Biologie, Okologie, Okonomie, Medizin, Landwirtschaft, Chemie, Maschinenbau, Elektrotechnik, Prozesstechnik usw.), sich kritisch mit mathematischen Modellen auseinanderzusetzen und anspruchsvolle mathematische Modelle selbst zu formulieren und zu implementieren. Das Themenspektrum reicht von statistischen Modellen bis zur Mehrphasen-Stromungsdynamik in 3D. Fur alle im Buch besprochenen Modellklassen wird kostenlose Open-Source-Software zur Verfugung gestellt. Grundlage ist das eigens fur dieses Buch entwickelte Betriebssystem Gm.Linux ( Geisenheim-Linux ), das ohne Installationsaufwand z.B. auch auf Windows-Rechnern lauft. Ein Referenzkartensystem zu Gm.Linux mit einfachen Schritt-fur-Schritt-Anleitungen ermoglicht es, auch komplexe statistische Berechnungen oder 3D-Stromungssimulationen in kurzer Zeit zu realisieren. Alle im Buch beschriebenen Verfahren beziehen sich auf Gm.Linux 2.0 (und die darin fixierten Versionen aller Anwendungsprogramme) und sind daher unabhangig von Softwareaktualisierungen langfristig verwendbar. Aus dem Inhalt: Grundlagen mathematischer Modellbildung und Simulation Phanomenologische und mechanistische Modelle Statistik, Stochastik und Diff erentialgleichungen (ODE s und PDE s) Open Source Software: OpenFOAM, R, Maxima, Six Sigma, Versuchsplanung, Prozessoptimierung, Klassifi kation, PCA, MCA, Datenbanken, Big Data, Random-Forest, Entscheidungsbaume, Gm.HYDRA usw. Betriebssystem Gm.Linux Gastbeitrage aus Industrie und Forschung

Nanocarbon Electrochemistry (Hardcover): Nianjun Yang, Guohua Zhao, John S Foord Nanocarbon Electrochemistry (Hardcover)
Nianjun Yang, Guohua Zhao, John S Foord
R4,464 Discovery Miles 44 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of nanocarbon electrochemistry The discoveries of new carbon materials such as fullerene, graphene, carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoribbon, carbon dots, and graphdiyne have triggered numerous research advances in the field of electrochemistry. This book brings together up-to-date accounts of the recent progress, developments, and achievements in the electrochemistry of different carbon materials, focusing on their unique properties and various applications. Nanocarbon Electrochemistry begins by looking at the studies of heterogeneous electron transfer at various carbon electrodes when redox-active molecules are reversibly and specifically adsorbed on the carbon electrode surface. It then covers electrochemical energy storage applications of various carbon materials, particularly the construction and performance of supercapacitors and batteries by use of graphene and related materials. Next, it concentrates on electrochemical energy conversion applications where electrocatalysis at 0D, 1D, 2D, and 3D carbon materials nanocarbon materials is highlighted. The book finishes with an examination of the contents of electrogenerated chemiluminescence and photoelectrochemical pollutant degradation by use of diamond and related carbon materials. Covers the fundamental properties of different carbon materials and their applications across a wide range of areas Provides sufficient background regarding different applications, which contributes to the understanding of specialists and non-specialists Examines nanoelectrochemistry of adsorption-coupled electron transfer at carbon electrodes; graphene and graphene related materials; diamond electrodes for the electrogenerated chemiluminescence; and more Features contributions from an international team of distinguished researchers Nanocarbon Electrochemistry is an ideal book for students, researchers, and industrial partners working on many diverse fields of electrochemistry, whether they already make frequent use of carbon electrodes in one form of another or are looking at electrodes for new applications.

Compendium of Biomedical Instrumentation - 3 Volume Set (Hardcover): Raghbir Singh Khandpur Compendium of Biomedical Instrumentation - 3 Volume Set (Hardcover)
Raghbir Singh Khandpur
R6,488 Discovery Miles 64 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The field of medical instrumentation is inter-disciplinary, having interest groups both in medical and engineering professions. The number of professionals associated directly with the medical instrumentation field is increasing rapidly due to intensive penetration of medical instruments in the health care sector. In addition, the necessity and desire to know about how instruments work is increasingly apparent. Most dictionaries/encyclopedias do not illustrate properly the details of the bio-medical instruments which can add to the knowledge base of the person on those instruments. Often, the technical terms are not covered in the dictionaries. Unless there is a seamless integration of the physiological bases and engineering principles underlying the working of a wide variety of medical instruments in a publication, the curiosity of the reader will not be satisfied. The purpose of this book is to provide an essential reference which can be used both by the engineering as well as medical communities to understand the technology and applications of a wide range of medical instruments. The book is so designed that each medical instrument/ technology will be assigned one or two pages, and approximately 450 medical instruments are referenced in this edition.

Textiles and Clothing - Environmental Concerns and Solutions (Hardcover): Mohd. Shabbir Textiles and Clothing - Environmental Concerns and Solutions (Hardcover)
Mohd. Shabbir
R4,570 R4,064 Discovery Miles 40 640 Save R506 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Greater emphasis needs to be placed on research into eco-friendly processes particularly suited for the textile industry. With this goal in mind, all environmental aspects relating to the textile and clothing industry are discussed in this book. Included in the 11 informative chapters herein are topics covering the correlation between the environment and the processing and utilization of textiles and clothing. Chapter 1 discusses the direct impact that the textile industry has on the environment. The hazardous environmental consequences that synthetic dyes used to color textiles have on the environment are highlighted in Chapter 2. Greener alternatives to dyeing are discussed in Chapters 3 through 5, and eco-friendly ways of finishing textiles are discussed in Chapters 6 and 7. Finally, solutions to address the environmental hazards associated with the textile industry are presented in Chapters 8 through 11.

Prufungstrainer Technische Mechanik (German, Paperback): Stefan Hartmann Prufungstrainer Technische Mechanik (German, Paperback)
Stefan Hartmann
R815 R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Save R56 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Holographic Data Storage - From Theory to Practical Systems (Hardcover): Kevin Curtis, Lisa Dhar, Adrian Hill, William Wilson,... Holographic Data Storage - From Theory to Practical Systems (Hardcover)
Kevin Curtis, Lisa Dhar, Adrian Hill, William Wilson, Mark Ayres
R3,093 R2,769 Discovery Miles 27 690 Save R324 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Holographic Data Storage: From Theory to Practical Systems" is a primer on the design and building of a holographic data storage system covering the physics, Servo, Data Channel, Recording Materials, and optics behind holographic storage, the requirements of a functioning system, and its integration into "real-life" systems. Later chapters highlight recent developments in holographic storage which have enabled readiness for commercial implementation and discuss the general outlook for the technology, including the transition from professional to consumer markets and the possibilities for mass reproduction.

ISE Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach (Paperback, 9th edition): Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles ISE Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach (Paperback, 9th edition)
Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles
R1,623 R1,422 Discovery Miles 14 220 Save R201 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach, covers the basic principles of thermodynamics while presenting a wealth of real-world engineering examples, so students get a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice. This text helps students develop an intuitive understanding by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments. Cengel and Boles explore the various facets of thermodynamics through careful explanations of concepts and use of numerous practical examples and figures, having students develop necessary skills to bridge the gap between knowledge, and the confidence to properly apply their knowledge. The 9th edition offers new video and applet tools inside Connect. McGraw-Hill's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.

Advanced Process Identification and Control (Hardcover): Enso Ikonen, Kaddour Najim Advanced Process Identification and Control (Hardcover)
Enso Ikonen, Kaddour Najim
R5,358 Discovery Miles 53 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This state-of-the-art reference/text presents the most recent techniques in advanced process modeling, identification, prediction, and parameter estimation for the implementation and analysis of industrial systems-providing current applications for the identification of linear and nonlinear systems, the design of generalized predictive controllers (GPCs), and the control of multivariable systems. Contains numerous algorithms and worked out examples for contemporary control techniques Exploring fixed parameter and adaptive strategies as well as unconstrained and constrained identification and control of processes, Advanced Process Identification and Control discusses the design of power series, neural networks, and fuzzy systems the Wiener and Hammerstein systems the design of a multivariable GPC based on state-space representation selection of the most efficient input-output pairing for the design of effective distributed controllers decoupling at high and low frequencies fluidized bed combustion, binary distillation columns, two-tank systems, pH neutralization, fermentors, and tubular chemical reactors With more than 1200 equations, references, drawings, and tables, Advanced Process Identification and Control is a valuable source for chemical, electrical, mechanical, electronics, and control engineers, and an essential text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Liquid Composite Molding (Hardcover): Parnas Liquid Composite Molding (Hardcover)
Parnas
R3,321 R2,832 Discovery Miles 28 320 Save R489 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a fundamental understanding of transport phenomena in porous media, textile and automation technology to construct the porous reinforcement, and computer-aided engineering for design optimization. This well integrated text offers industrial practitioners an expertly organized guide to the engineering principles and manufacturing issues critical to successful molding operations. Problems at the end of each chapter expand and clarify the most important topics.

Model Predictive Control - Theory, Practices & Future Challenges (Hardcover): Corrine Wade Model Predictive Control - Theory, Practices & Future Challenges (Hardcover)
Corrine Wade
R4,247 Discovery Miles 42 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although industrial processes are inherently nonlinear, many contributions for controller design for those plants are based on the assumption of a linear model of the system. However, in some cases it is difficult to represent a given process using a linear model. Model Predictive Control (MPC) is an optimal control approach which can effectively deal with constraints and multivariable processes in industries. Because of its advantages, MPC has been widely applied in automotive and process control communities. This book discusses the theory, practices and future challenges of model predictive control.

Nanophysik und Nanotechnologie - Eine Einfuhrung in die Konzepte der Nanowissenschaft (German, Paperback): Edward L. Wolf Nanophysik und Nanotechnologie - Eine Einfuhrung in die Konzepte der Nanowissenschaft (German, Paperback)
Edward L. Wolf
R1,047 R917 Discovery Miles 9 170 Save R130 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Noch hat das Motto Alles muss kleiner werden nicht an Faszination verloren. Physikern, Ingenieuren und Medizinern erschliesst sich mit der Nanotechnologie eine neue Welt mit faszinierenden Anwendungen. E.L. Wolf, Physik-Professor in Brooklyn, N.Y., schrieb das erste einfuhrende Lehrbuch zu diesem Thema, in dem er die physikalischen Grundlagen ebenso wie die Anwendungsmoglichkeiten der Nanotechnologie diskutiert. Mittlerweile ist es in der 3. Aufl age erschienen und liegt jetzt endlich auch auf Deutsch vor. Dieses Lehrbuch bietet eine einzigartige, in sich geschlossene Einfuhrung in die physikalischen Grundlagen und Konzepte der Nanowissenschaften sowie Anwendungen von Nanosystemen. Das Themenspektrum reicht von Nanosystemen uber Quanteneff ekte und sich selbst organisierende Strukturen bis hin zu Rastersondenmethoden. Besonders die Vorstellung von Nanomaschinen fur medizinische Anwendungen ist faszinierend, wenn auch bislang noch nicht praktisch umgesetzt. Der dritten Aufl age, auf der diese Ubersetzung beruht, wurde ein neuer Abschnitt uber Graphen zugefugt. Die Diskussion moglicher Anwendungen in der Energietechnik, Nanoelektronik und Medizin wurde auf neuesten Stand gebracht und wieder aktuelle Beispiele herangezogen, um wichtige Konzepte und Forschungsinstrumente zu illustrieren. Der Autor fuhrt mit diesem Lehrbuch Studenten der Physik, Chemie sowie Ingenieurwissenschaften von den Grundlagen bis auf den Stand der aktuellen Forschung. Die leicht zu lesende Einfuhrung in dieses faszinierende Forschungsgebiet ist geeignet fur fortgeschrittene Bachelor- und Masterstudenten mit Vorkenntnissen in Physik und Chemie. Stimmen zur englischen Vorauflage Zusammenfassend ist festzustellen, dass Edward L. Wolf trotz der reichlich vorhandenen Literatur zur Nanotechnologie ein individuell gestaltetes einfuhrendes Lehrbuch gelungen ist. Es eignet sich nicht zuletzt dank der enthaltenen Ubungsaufgaben bestens zur Vorlesungsbegleitung fur Studierende der Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften sowie auch spezieller nanotechnologisch orientierter Studiengange. Physik Journal ...eine sehr kompakte, lesenswerte und gut verstandliche Einfuhrung in die Quantenmechanik sowie ihre Auswirkungen auf die Materialwissenschaften ...Chemie Ingenieur Technik

Sustainable Polymers from Biomass (Hardcover): Chuanbing Tang, Chang Y Ryu Sustainable Polymers from Biomass (Hardcover)
Chuanbing Tang, Chang Y Ryu
R3,504 R2,901 Discovery Miles 29 010 Save R603 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Offering a unique perspective summarizing research on this timely important topic around the globe, this book provides comprehensive coverage of how molecular biomass can be transformed into sustainable polymers. It critically discusses and compares a few classes of biomass - oxygen-rich, hydrocarbon-rich, hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon (including carbon dioxide) as well as natural polymers - and equally includes products that are already commercialized. A must-have for both newcomers to the field as well as established researchers in both academia and industry.

Photorefractive Materials for Dynamic Optical Recording - Fundamentals, Characterization, and Technology (Hardcover): Jaime... Photorefractive Materials for Dynamic Optical Recording - Fundamentals, Characterization, and Technology (Hardcover)
Jaime Frejlich
R4,017 Discovery Miles 40 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive and up-to-date reference on holographic recording Photorefractive Materials for Dynamic Optical Recording offers a comprehensive overview of the physics, technology, and characterization of photorefractive materials that are used for optical recording. The author, a noted expert on the topic, offers an exploration of both transient and permanent holographic information storage methods. The text is written in clear terms with coherent explanations of the different methods that allows for easy access to the most appropriate method for a specific need. The book provides an analysis of the fundamental properties of the materials and explores the dynamic recording of a spatial electric charge distribution and the associated spatial electric field distribution. The text also includes information on the characterization of photorefractive materials using holographic and nonholographic optical methods and electrical techniques, reporting a large number of actual experimental results on a variety of materials. This important resource: Offers an in-depth source of information on the physics and technology of all relevant holographic recording methods Contains text written by a pioneer in the field--Jaime Frejlich's research defined the field of dynamic holographic recording Presents a one-stop resource that covers all phenomena and methods Includes a review of the practical applications of the technology Written for materials scientists, solid state physicists, optical physicists, physicists in industry, and engineering scientists, Photorefractive Materials for Dynamic Optical Recording offers a comprehensive resource on the topic from the groundbreaking expert in the field.

Solutions for Soil and Structural Systems using Excel and VBA Programs (Hardcover): Robert Sogge Solutions for Soil and Structural Systems using Excel and VBA Programs (Hardcover)
Robert Sogge
R2,341 R2,106 Discovery Miles 21 060 Save R235 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A practical guide to analyzing soil and structural systems using Excel spreadsheets and VBA macro programs (in open-source code) that are provided on the accompanying CD.

This book gives readers the tools to understand the methods such as finite element analysis used to analyze common problems in structural engineering, foundation engineering and soil-structure interaction. The book has value just based on its instructions in Excel spreadsheets and the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro programming language alone. By providing an expert system and guidance to the reader in its use through examples, the author shows the methods and simple modelling techniques that demystify soil-structure applications by presenting the essentials in a clear and concise way.

The book also addresses some of the disappointments in geo-engineering by providing tools to calculate deformations, implement soil-structure interaction procedures, provide simple computer solutions, while incorporating proper soil and rock properties in the analyses. Can be used by students or practicing professional engineers as a hands-on self-study guide as prewritten complete Excel spreadsheets and VBA programs are applied to many different Civil Engineering example problemsVBA code techniques and its use and programming are explained but a working knowledge is not required to use the spreadsheet and programs providedComputations are performed using VBA macro programs getting input data from worksheet cells (whereby the spreadsheet functions as a pre-processor) or from input data files

"Robert L. Sogge has a background which includes training, teaching, research and practical consulting in the area of soil-structure interaction. He achieved his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Arizona, USA, and practices in that state and California. He has developed many of these computer programs in the pursuit of his work as a consultant."

Metal-Air Batteries - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover): Xin-bo Zhang Metal-Air Batteries - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover)
Xin-bo Zhang
R3,754 R3,020 Discovery Miles 30 200 Save R734 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive overview of the research developments in the burgeoning field of metal-air batteries An innovation in battery science and technology is necessary to build better power sources for our modern lifestyle needs. One of the main fields being explored for the possible breakthrough is the development of metal-air batteries. Metal-Air Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications offers a systematic summary of the fundamentals of the technology and explores the most recent advances in the applications of metal-air batteries. Comprehensive in scope, the text explains the basics in electrochemical batteries and introduces various species of metal-air batteries. The author-a noted expert in the field-explores the development of metal-air batteries in the order of Li-air battery, sodium-air battery, zinc-air battery and Mg-O2 battery, with the focus on the Li-air battery. The text also addresses topics such as metallic anode, discharge products, parasitic reactions, electrocatalysts, mediator, and X-ray diffraction study in Li-air battery. Metal-Air Batteries provides a summary of future perspectives in the field of the metal-air batteries. This important resource: -Covers various species of metal-air batteries and their components as well as system designation -Contains groundbreaking content that reviews recent advances in the field of metal-air batteries -Focuses on the battery systems which have the greatest potential for renewable energy storage Written for electrochemists, physical chemists, materials scientists, professionals in the electrotechnical industry, engineers in power technology, Metal-Air Batteries offers a review of the fundamentals and the most recent developments in the area of metal-air batteries.

Finite-Time Stability: An Input-Output Approach (Hardcover): Francesco Amato, Gianmaria De Tommasi, Alfredo Pironti Finite-Time Stability: An Input-Output Approach (Hardcover)
Francesco Amato, Gianmaria De Tommasi, Alfredo Pironti
R2,813 R2,520 Discovery Miles 25 200 Save R293 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Systematically presents the input-output finite-time stability (IO-FTS) analysis of dynamical systems, covering issues of analysis, design and robustness The interest in finite-time control has continuously grown in the last fifteen years. This book systematically presents the input-output finite-time stability (IO-FTS) analysis of dynamical systems, with specific reference to linear time-varying systems and hybrid systems. It discusses analysis, design and robustness issues, and includes applications to real world engineering problems. While classical FTS has an important theoretical significance, IO-FTS is a more practical concept, which is more suitable for real engineering applications, the goal of the research on this topic in the coming years. Key features: Includes applications to real world engineering problems. Input-output finite-time stability (IO-FTS) is a practical concept, useful to study the behavior of a dynamical system within a finite interval of time. Computationally tractable conditions are provided that render the technique applicable to time-invariant as well as time varying and impulsive (i.e. switching) systems. The LMIs formulation allows mixing the IO-FTS approach with existing control techniques (e. g. H control, optimal control, pole placement, etc.). This book is essential reading for university researchers as well as post-graduate engineers practicing in the field of robust process control in research centers and industries. Topics dealt with in the book could also be taught at the level of advanced control courses for graduate students in the department of electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, aeronautics and astronautics, and applied mathematics.

Handbook of High Field Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (Hardcover): Vladimir K. Michaelis, Robert G. Griffin, Bjoern Corzilius,... Handbook of High Field Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (Hardcover)
Vladimir K. Michaelis, Robert G. Griffin, Bjoern Corzilius, Shimon Vega
R4,077 Discovery Miles 40 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Addresses Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) as a technique for sensitivity-enhancement in solid-state NMR spectroscopy This comprehensive handbook is a compendium of the current state-of-the art of high field Dynamic Nuclear Polarization--from long-proven, early developments, up to today's hot topics. It covers all the relevant subjects that have made a direct or indirect contribution toward advancing this field, and focuses on topics such as: the theory behind the effects seen within DNP; instrumentation required for carrying out DNP; and specific applications of DNP including protein monitoring, catalysis, nanoparticles, biological and clinical studies. Development and application of techniques that have indirectly contributed to advancing MAS DNP NMR, such as DNP experiments on static solids within microwave resonant structures, and high-field EPR, are also examined. Handbook of High Field Dynamic Nuclear Polarization is presented in three sections--Theoretical Aspects, DNP Development (instrumentation / radical / sample), and DNP NMR Applications. The first section offers chapters on; solid and cross effect DNP; thermal mixing; Overhauser; and dissolution DNP. The second looks at: microwave technology, gyrotron, and IOE; homebuilt and commercial DNP spectrometers; and glassing vs. solvent-free DNP. The final section provides information on; amyloid, membrane, and nanocrystalline proteins; metals, and surface enhanced DNP; pharmaceuticals; nanoparticles; and much more. Covers one of the biggest developing fields in magnetic resonance Relevant to students, academics, and industry within the physical, materials, medical, and biochemical sciences An excellent starting point and point-of-reference for researchers in the field Edited by a widely respected team with contributions from key researchers in the NMR community Part of the eMagRes Handbook Series Handbook of High Field Dynamic Nuclear Polarization is an ideal reference for all researchers and graduate students involved in this complex, interdisciplinary field. About eMagRes Handbooks eMagRes publishes a wide range of online articles on all aspects of magnetic resonance in physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. The existence of this large number of articles, written by experts in various fields, is enabling the publication of a series of eMagRes Handbooks on specific areas of NMR and MRI. The chapters of each of these handbooks will comprise a carefully chosen selection of eMagRes articles. In consultation with the eMagRes Editorial Board, the eMagRes Handbooks are coherently planned in advance by specially-selected Editors, and new articles are written to give appropriate complete coverage. The handbooks are intended to be of value and interest to research students, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers learning about the scientific area in question and undertaking relevant experiments, whether in academia or industry. Have the content of this Handbook and the complete content of eMagRes at your fingertips! Visit: www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/ref/eMagRes

Diffusion in Nanoporous Materials - 2 Volume Set (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Jorg Karger, Douglas M. Ruthven, Doros N.... Diffusion in Nanoporous Materials - 2 Volume Set (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Jorg Karger, Douglas M. Ruthven, Doros N. Theodorou
R10,010 R7,718 Discovery Miles 77 180 Save R2,292 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Atoms and molecules in all states of matter are subject to continuous irregular movement. This process, referred to as diffusion, is among the most general and basic phenomena in nature and determines the performance of many technological processes. This book provides an introduction to the fascinating world of diffusion in microporous solids. Jointly written by three well-known researchers in this field, it presents a coherent treatise, rather than a compilation of separate review articles, covering the theoretical fundamentals, molecular modeling, experimental observation and technical applications. Based on the book "Diffusion in Zeolites and other Microporous Solids," originally published in 1992, it illustrates the remarkable speed with which this field has developed since that time. Specific topics include: new families of nanoporous materials, micro-imaging and single-particle tracking, direct monitoring of transient profiles by interference microscopy, single-file diffusion and new approaches to molecular modeling.

Advanced Dynamic-System Simulation - Model Replication and Monte Carlo Studies (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Granino A. Korn Advanced Dynamic-System Simulation - Model Replication and Monte Carlo Studies (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Granino A. Korn
R2,516 R2,259 Discovery Miles 22 590 Save R257 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A unique, hands-on guide to interactive modeling and simulation of engineering systems

This book describes advanced, cutting-edge techniques for dynamic system simulation using the DESIRE modeling/simulation software package. It offers detailed guidance on how to implement the software, providing scientists and engineers with powerful tools for creating simulation scenarios and experiments for such dynamic systems as aerospace vehicles, control systems, or biological systems.

Along with two new chapters on neural networks, "Advanced Dynamic-System Simulation, Second Edition" revamps and updates all the material, clarifying explanations and adding many new examples. A bundled CD contains an industrial-strength version of OPEN DESIRE as well as hundreds of program examples that readers can use in their own experiments. The only book on the market to demonstrate model replication and Monte Carlo simulation of real-world engineering systems, this volume: Presents a newly revised systematic procedure for difference-equation modelingCovers runtime vector compilation for fast model replication on a personal computerDiscusses parameter-influence studies, introducing very fast vectorized statistics computationHighlights Monte Carlo studies of the effects of noise and manufacturing tolerances for control-system modelingDemonstrates fast, compact vector models of neural networks for control engineeringFeatures vectorized programs for fuzzy-set controllers, partial differential equations, and agro-ecological modeling

"Advanced Dynamic-System Simulation, Second Edition" is a truly useful resource for researchers and design engineers in control and aerospace engineering, ecology, and agricultural planning. It is also an excellent guide for students using DESIRE.

Molecular Devices and Machines - Concepts and Perspectives for the Nanoworld (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Vincenzo Balzani,... Molecular Devices and Machines - Concepts and Perspectives for the Nanoworld (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Vincenzo Balzani, Alberto Credi, Margherita Venturi
R3,789 R3,384 Discovery Miles 33 840 Save R405 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Targeted at a broad audience ranging from chemists and biochemists to physicists and engineers, "Molecular Devices and Machines: Concepts and Perspectives for the Nanoworld" covers advanced research while being written in an easily understandable language accessible to any interested researcher or graduate student.

Following an introduction to the general concepts, the authors go on to discuss devices for processing electrons and electronic energy, memories, logic gates and related systems, and, finally, molecular-scale machines.

Regelungstechnik fur Dummies (German, Paperback, 2. Auflage): Erwin Hasenjager Regelungstechnik fur Dummies (German, Paperback, 2. Auflage)
Erwin Hasenjager
R672 R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Save R76 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Technische Mechanik (German, Paperback, 2. Auflage): Karl-Friedrich Fischer, Wilfried Gunther Technische Mechanik (German, Paperback, 2. Auflage)
Karl-Friedrich Fischer, Wilfried Gunther
R797 R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Save R116 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Technische Mechanik in kompakter Form wird in diesem Lehrbuch in den Hauptkapiteln Statik, Festigkeitslehre, Kinematik, Kinetik sowie Numerische Methoden behandelt. Jedes Unterkapitel schliesst mit Ubungsbeispielen, praxisbezogenen Hinweisen und Tipps ab, jedes Hauptkapitel mit einer Zusammenfassung. In Ingenieurburos und Entwicklungsabteilungen der Industrie sind numerische Methoden der Festkorpermechanik, verbunden mit Simulations- und Konstruktionssoftware und der anschliessenden Visualisierungen zur Beanspruchungs- und Formanderungsermittlung ein unerlassliches Handwerkszeug. Hier schafft das Kapitel Numerische Methoden der Festkorpermechanik die Verbindung zwischen den Grundlagen der Technischen Mechanik und der praktischen Umsetzung. Der Inhalt des vorliegenden Lehrbuches ist vorwiegend auf die Anwender der Technischen Mechanik und ihrer Methoden zugeschnitten und richtet sich damit insbesondere an Ingenieurstudenten des Maschinenbaus, der Werkstoffwissenschaften, der Elektrotechnik und des Wirtschaftsingenieurwesens. Diese werden vor allem befahigt, an Hand soliden Grundwissens die Maxime aller Bauteilbewertung so genau wie notig, so einfach wie moglich zu befolgen. Begleitmaterial fur Dozenten verfugbar unter: www.wiley-vch.de/textbooks

Explosion Systems with Inert High-Modulus Components - Increasing the Efficiency of Blast Technologies and Their Applications... Explosion Systems with Inert High-Modulus Components - Increasing the Efficiency of Blast Technologies and Their Applications (Hardcover)
Igor A. Balagansky, Anatoliy A. Bataev, Ivan A. Bataev
R3,053 R2,731 Discovery Miles 27 310 Save R322 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Describes in one volume the data received during experiments on detonation in high explosive charges This book brings together, in one volume, information normally covered in a series of journal articles on high explosive detonation tests, so that developers can create new explosive technologies. It focuses on the charges that contain inert elements made of materials in which a sound velocity is significantly higher than a detonation velocity. It also summarizes the results of experimental, numerical, and theoretical investigations of explosion systems, which contain high modulus ceramic components. The phenomena occurring in such systems are described in detail: desensitization of high explosives, nonstationary detonation processes, energy focusing, and Mach stems formation. Formation of hypersonic flows of ceramic particles arising due to explosive collapse of ceramic tubes is another example of the issues discussed. Explosion Systems with Inert High Modulus Components: Increasing the Efficiency of Blast Technologies and Their Applications also looks at the design of explosion protective structures based on high modulus ceramic materials. The structural transformations, caused in metallic materials by the energy focusing, or by the impact of hypersonic ceramic jets are also discussed. These transformations include, but not limited to adiabatic shear banding, phase transformations, mechanical twinning, melting, boiling, and even evaporation of the impacted substrates. Specifically discusses in one volume the explosions involved with inert high modules components normally scattered over numerous journal articles Covers methods to increase energy output of a weak explosive by encasing it in a higher explosive Discusses the specifics of explosive systems containing high modulus inert elements Details the process of detonation and related phenomena, as well as the design of novel highly performant explosive systems Describes the transformation in materials impacted due to explosion in such systems Explosion Systems with Inert High Modulus Components will be of great interest to specialists working in fields of energy of the explosion and explosion safety as well as university staff, students, and postgraduate students studying explosion phenomena, explosive technologies, explosion safety, and materials science.

Introduction to the Variational Formulation in Mechanics - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover): Edgardo O. Taroco, Pablo... Introduction to the Variational Formulation in Mechanics - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover)
Edgardo O. Taroco, Pablo J. Blanco, Raul A. Feijoo
R3,486 Discovery Miles 34 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Introduces readers to the fundamentals and applications of variational formulations in mechanics Nearly 40 years in the making, this book provides students with the foundation material of mechanics using a variational tapestry. It is centered around the variational structure underlying the Method of Virtual Power (MVP). The variational approach to the modeling of physical systems is the preferred approach to address complex mathematical modeling of both continuum and discrete media. This book provides a unified theoretical framework for the construction of a wide range of multiscale models. Introduction to the Variational Formulation in Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications enables readers to develop, on top of solid mathematical (variational) bases, and following clear and precise systematic steps, several models of physical systems, including problems involving multiple scales. It covers: Vector and Tensor Algebra; Vector and Tensor Analysis; Mechanics of Continua; Hyperelastic Materials; Materials Exhibiting Creep; Materials Exhibiting Plasticity; Bending of Beams; Torsion of Bars; Plates and Shells; Heat Transfer; Incompressible Fluid Flow; Multiscale Modeling; and more. A self-contained reader-friendly approach to the variational formulation in the mechanics Examines development of advanced variational formulations in different areas within the field of mechanics using rather simple arguments and explanations Illustrates application of the variational modeling to address hot topics such as the multiscale modeling of complex material behavior Presentation of the Method of Virtual Power as a systematic tool to construct mathematical models of physical systems gives readers a fundamental asset towards the architecture of even more complex (or open) problems Introduction to the Variational Formulation in Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications is a ideal book for advanced courses in engineering and mathematics, and an excellent resource for researchers in engineering, computational modeling, and scientific computing.

Einfuhrung in die Mehrkoerpersimulation (German, Paperback): Ahmed A. Shabana Einfuhrung in die Mehrkoerpersimulation (German, Paperback)
Ahmed A. Shabana; Translated by Carsten Heinisch
R1,668 R1,520 Discovery Miles 15 200 Save R148 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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