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Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Riccardo Zoppoli, Marcello Sanguineti,... Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Riccardo Zoppoli, Marcello Sanguineti, Giorgio Gnecco, Thomas Parisini
R4,640 Discovery Miles 46 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision provides a comprehensive methodology for the approximate solution of functional optimization problems using neural networks and other nonlinear approximators where the use of traditional optimal control tools is prohibited by complicating factors like non-Gaussian noise, strong nonlinearities, large dimension of state and control vectors, etc. Features of the text include: * a general functional optimization framework; * thorough illustration of recent theoretical insights into the approximate solutions of complex functional optimization problems; * comparison of classical and neural-network based methods of approximate solution; * bounds to the errors of approximate solutions; * solution algorithms for optimal control and decision in deterministic or stochastic environments with perfect or imperfect state measurements over a finite or infinite time horizon and with one decision maker or several; * applications of current interest: routing in communications networks, traffic control, water resource management, etc.; and * numerous, numerically detailed examples. The authors' diverse backgrounds in systems and control theory, approximation theory, machine learning, and operations research lend the book a range of expertise and subject matter appealing to academics and graduate students in any of those disciplines together with computer science and other areas of engineering.

Nonlinear Control, Global Edition (Paperback): Hassan Khalil Nonlinear Control, Global Edition (Paperback)
Hassan Khalil
R1,529 Discovery Miles 15 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For a first course on nonlinear control that can be taught in one semester This book emerges from the award-winning book, Nonlinear Systems, but has a distinctly different mission and organization. While Nonlinear Systems was intended as a reference and a text on nonlinear system analysis and its application to control, this streamlined book is intended as a text for a first course on nonlinear control. In Nonlinear Control, author Hassan K. Khalil employs a writing style that is intended to make the book accessible to a wider audience without compromising the rigor of the presentation. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help: *Provide an Accessible Approach to Nonlinear Control: This streamlined book is intended as a text for a first course on nonlinear control that can be taught in one semester. *Support Learning: Over 250 end-of-chapter exercises give students plenty of opportunities to put theory into action.

Programmable Logic Controllers: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): James Rehg, Glenn Sartori Programmable Logic Controllers: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
James Rehg, Glenn Sartori
R1,689 R1,449 Discovery Miles 14 490 Save R240 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For courses in Programmable Logic Controllers where the Allen/Bradley programmable logic controller is the controller of choice. This text focuses on the theory and operation of PLC systems with an emphasis on program analysis and development. The book is written in easy-to-read and understandable language with many crisp illustrations and practical examples. It describes the PLC instructions for the Allen-Bradley PLC 5, SLC 500, and Logix processors with an emphasis on the SLC 500 system using numerous figures, tables, and example problems. The text features a new two-column and four-color interior design that improves readability and figure placement. The book's organization also has improved; all the chapter questions and problems are listed in one convenient location in Appendix D with page locations for all chapter references in the questions and problems. This book describes the technology in a clear, concise style that is effective in helping students who have no previous experience in PLCs or discrete and analog system control. For additional resources, visit these web sites: http: //plctext.com/ http: //plcteacher.c

Computer-Controlled Systems - Theory and Design (Paperback, 3rd edition): Karl J. Astrom, Bjorn Wittenmark Computer-Controlled Systems - Theory and Design (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Karl J. Astrom, Bjorn Wittenmark
R629 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R125 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Practically all modern control systems are based upon microprocessors and complex microcontrollers that yield high performance and functionality. This volume focuses on the design of computer-controlled systems, featuring computational tools that can be applied directly and are explained with simple paper-and-pencil calculations. The use of computational tools is balanced by a strong emphasis on control system principles and ideas. Extensive pedagogical aids include worked examples, MATLAB macros, and a solutions manual (see inside for details).
The initial chapter presents a broad outline of computer-controlled systems, followed by a computer-oriented view based on the behavior of the system at sampling instants. An introduction to the design of control systems leads to a process-related view and coverage of methods of translating analog designs to digital control. Concluding chapters explore implementation issues and advanced design methods.

PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius (Paperback, Ed): Ron Hackett PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius (Paperback, Ed)
Ron Hackett
R603 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R119 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. WHIP UP SOME FIENDISHLY FUN PICAXE MICROCONTROLLER DEVICES"Ron has worked hard to explain how the PICAXE system operates through simple examples, and I'm sure his easy-to-read style will help many people progress with their PICAXE projects." --From the Foreword by Clive Seager, Revolution Education Ltd. This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program, build, and debug a variety of PICAXE microcontroller projects. PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius gets you started with programming and I/O interfacing right away, and then shows you how to develop a master processor circuit. From "Hello, World!" to "Hail, Octavius!" All the projects in Part I can be accomplished using either an M or M2 class PICAXE processor, and Part II adds 20X2-based master processor projects to the mix. Part III culminates in the creation of Octavius--a sophisticated robotics experimentation platform featuring a 40X2 master processor and eight breadboard stations which allow you to develop intelligent peripherals to augment Octavius' functioning. The only limit is your imagination! PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions and helpful photos and illustrations Allows you to customize each project for your purposes Offers all the programs in the book free for download Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources Build these and other devious devices: Simple mini-stereo jack adapter USBS-PA3 PICAXE programming adapter Power supply Three-state digital logic probe 20X2 master processor circuit TV-R input module 8-bit parallel 16X2 LCD board Serialized 16X2 LCD Serialized 4X4 matrix keypad SPI 4-digit LED display Countdown timer Programmable, multi-function peripheral device and operating system Octavius--advanced robotics experimentation platform L298 dual DC motor controller board Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Self-Learning Control of Finite Markov Chains (Hardcover): A. S. Poznyak, Kaddour Najim, E. Gomez-Ramirez Self-Learning Control of Finite Markov Chains (Hardcover)
A. S. Poznyak, Kaddour Najim, E. Gomez-Ramirez
R2,435 Discovery Miles 24 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presents a number of new and potentially useful self-learning (adaptive) control algorithms and theoretical as well as practical results for both unconstrained and constrained finite Markov chains-efficiently processing new information by adjusting the control strategies directly or indirectly.

Feedback Control Theory (Paperback): John Comstock Doyle, Bruce A. Francis, Allen R. Tannenbaum Feedback Control Theory (Paperback)
John Comstock Doyle, Bruce A. Francis, Allen R. Tannenbaum
R327 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An excellent introduction to feedback control system design, this book offers a theoretical approach that captures the essential issues and can be applied to a wide range of practical problems. Its explorations of recent developments in the field emphasize the relationship of new procedures to classical control theory, with a focus on single input and output systems that keeps concepts accessible to students with limited backgrounds. The text is geared toward a single-semester senior course or a graduate-level class for students of electrical engineering.
The opening chapters constitute a basic treatment of feedback design. Topics include a detailed formulation of the control design program, the fundamental issue of performance/stability robustness tradeoff, and the graphical design technique of loopshaping. Subsequent chapters extend the discussion of the loopshaping technique and connect it with notions of optimality. Concluding chapters examine controller design via optimization, offering a mathematical approach that is useful for multivariable systems.

Applied Digital Control - Theory, Design and Implementation (Paperback, 2nd edition): J.R. Leigh Applied Digital Control - Theory, Design and Implementation (Paperback, 2nd edition)
J.R. Leigh
R632 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An essential core text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in digital control, this volume develops theoretical foundations and explains how control systems work in real industrial situations. Several case histories assist students in visualizing the theory's applications.
After a careful development of theoretical foundations, the text moves into the real world with detailed reviews of five commercially available distributed control systems. Throughout, the author emphasizes robustness, realistic adaptive control, and the successful application of digital control theory to real problems. Numerous exercises are included to ensure understanding and retention of the material.

Introduction to Stochastic Control Theory (Paperback): Karl J. Astrom Introduction to Stochastic Control Theory (Paperback)
Karl J. Astrom
R367 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R68 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students explores stochastic control theory in terms of analysis, parametric optimization, and optimal stochastic control. Limited to linear systems with quadratic criteria, it covers discrete time as well as continuous time systems. 1970 edition.

Generalized Fractional Calculus - New Advancements and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): george A. Anastassiou Generalized Fractional Calculus - New Advancements and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
george A. Anastassiou
R3,778 Discovery Miles 37 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book deals with the quantitative fractional Korovkin type approximation of stochastic processes. Computational and fractional analysis play more and more a central role in nowadays either by themselves or because they cover a great variety of applications in the real world. The author applies generalized fractional differentiation techniques of Caputo, Canavati and Conformable types to a great variety of integral inequalities, e.g. of Ostrowski and Opial types, etc. Some of these are extended to Banach space valued functions. These inequalities have also great impact on numerical analysis, stochastics and fractional differential equations. The author continues with generalized fractional approximations by positive sublinear operators which derive from the presented Korovkin type inequalities, and the author include also abstract cases. The author present also multivariate complex Korovkin quantitative approximation theory. It follows M-fractional integral inequalities of Ostrowski and Polya types. The author's results are weighted so they provide a great variety of cases and applications. The author lays there the foundations of stochastic fractional calculus. The author considers both Caputo and Conformable fractional directions, and the author derives regular and trigonometric results. Our positive linear operators can be expectation operator commutative or not. This book results are expected to find applications in many areas of pure and applied mathematics and stochastics. As such this book is suitable for researchers, graduate students and seminars of the above disciplines, also to be in all science and engineering libraries.

Springer Handbook of Automation (Mixed media product, 2009 ed.): Shimon Y. Nof Springer Handbook of Automation (Mixed media product, 2009 ed.)
Shimon Y. Nof
R7,787 R6,912 Discovery Miles 69 120 Save R875 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Automation is undergoing a major transformation in scope and dimension and plays an increasingly important role in the global economy and in our daily lives. Engineers combine automated devices with mathematical and organizational tools to create complex systems for a rapidly expanding range of applications and human activities. The Springer Handbook of Automation incorporates these new developments and presents a widespread and well-structured conglomeration of new emerging application areas of automation. Besides manufacturing as a primary application of automation, the handbook contains new application areas such as medical systems and health, transportation, security and maintenance, service, construction and retail as well as production or logistics. This Springer Handbook is not only an ideal resource for automation experts but also for people new to this expanding field such as engineers, computer scientists, designers. It is edited by an internationally renowned and experienced expert.

Chapters in Part A explain the significant influence of automation on our life, on individuals, organizations, and society, in economic terms and context, and impacts of precision, accuracy and reliability with automatic and automated equipment and operations. The theoretical and scientific knowledge about the human role in automation is covered in Part B from the human-oriented and human-centered aspects of automation to be applied and operated by humans, to the human role as supervisor and intelligent controller of automation systems and platforms. This part concludes with analysis and discussion on the limits of automation to the best of our current understanding. Covering automation design from theory to building automation machines, systems, and systems-of-systems, Part C explains the fundamental elements of mechatronics, sensors, robots, and other components useful for automation, and how they are combined with control and automation software, including models and techniques for automation software engineering, and the automation of the design process itself. Chapters in Part D cover the basic design requirements for the automation and illustrate examples of how the challenging issues can be solved for the deign and integration of automation with respect to its main purpose: Continuous and discrete processes and industries, design techniques, criteria and algorithms for flow lines, and integrated automation. Concluding this part is the design for safety of automation, and of automation for safety. The main aspects of automation management are covered by the chapters in Part E: Cost effectiveness and economic reasons for the design, feasibility analysis, implementation, rationalization, use, and maintenance of particular automation; performance and functionality measures and criteria. Related also are the issues of how to manage automatically and control maintenance, replacement, and upgrading. Part F, industrial automation, begins with explanation of machine tool automation, including various types of numerical control (NC), flexible, and precision machinery for production, manufacturing, and assembly, digital and virtual industrial production, to detailed design, guidelines and application of automation in the principal industries, from aerospace and automotive to semi-conductor, mining, food, paper and wood industries. Chapters are also devoted to the design, control and operation of functions common to all industrial automation. Infrastructures and service automation are covered in Part G and it is explained how automation is designed, selected, integrated, justified and applied, its challenges and emerging trends in those areas and in the construction of structures, roads and bridges; of smart buildings, smart roads and intelligent vehicles; cleaning of surfaces, tunnels and sewers; land, air, and space transportation; information, knowledge, learning, training, and library services; and in sports and entertainment. Automation in medical and healthcare systems is covered in Part H and shows the exponential penetration and main contributions of automation to the health and medical well being of individuals and societies. First, the scientific and theoretical foundations of control and automation in biological and biomedical systems and mechanisms are explained, then specific areas are described and analyzed. Available, proven, and emerging automation techniques in healthcare delivery and elimination of hospital and other medical errors are also addressed. Finally, Part I, Home, Office, and Enterprise Automation is about functional automation areas at home, in the office, and in general enterprises, including multi-enterprise networks. Chapters also cover the automation theories, techniques and practice, design, operation, challenges and emerging trends in education and learning, banking, commerce. An important dimension of the material compiled for this part is that it is useful for all other functional areas of automation. The concluding part of this Springer Handbook contains figures and tables with statistical information and summaries about automation applications and impacts in four main areas: industrial automation, service automation, healthcare automation, and financial and e-commerce automation. A rich list of associations and of periodical publications around the world that focus on automation in its variety of related fields is also included for the benefit of readers worldwide.

Throughout the 94 chapters, divided into ten main parts, with 124 tables, 1005 figures, the 168 co-authors present proven knowledge, original analysis, best practices and authoritative expertise.

Plenty of case studies, creative examples and unique illustrations, covering topics of automation from the basics and fundamentals to advanced techniques, cases and theories will serve the readers and benefit the students and researchers, engineers and managers, inventors, investors and developers.

Automating with STEP 7 in STL and SCL - SIMATIC S7-300/400 Programmable Controllers (Hardcover, 6th Edition): Hans Berger Automating with STEP 7 in STL and SCL - SIMATIC S7-300/400 Programmable Controllers (Hardcover, 6th Edition)
Hans Berger
R1,698 R1,430 Discovery Miles 14 300 Save R268 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

SIMATIC is the worldwide established automation system for implementing industrial control systems for machines, manufacturing plants and industrial processes. Relevant open-loop and closed-loop control tasks are formulated in various programming languages with the programming software STEP 7.
Now in its sixth edition, this book gives an introduction into the latest version of engineering software STEP 7 (basic version) . It describes elements and applications of text-oriented programming languages statement list (STL) and structured control language (SCL) for use with both SIMATIC S7-300 and SIMATIC S7-400, including the new applications with PROFINET and for communication over industrial Ethernet. It is aimed at all users of SIMATIC S7 controllers.
First-time users are introduced to the field of programmable controllers, while advanced users learn about specific applications of the SIMATIC S7 automation system.
All programming examples found in the book - and even a few extra examples - are available at the download area of the publisher's website.

Model Predictive Control of Microgrids (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Carlos Bordons, Felix Garcia-Torres, Miguel A. Ridao Model Predictive Control of Microgrids (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Carlos Bordons, Felix Garcia-Torres, Miguel A. Ridao
R3,371 Discovery Miles 33 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book shows how the operation of renewable-energy microgrids can be facilitated by the use of model predictive control (MPC). It gives readers a wide overview of control methods for microgrid operation at all levels, ranging from quality of service, to integration in the electricity market. MPC-based solutions are provided for the main control issues related to energy management and optimal operation of microgrids. The authors present MPC techniques for case studies that include different renewable sources - mainly photovoltaic and wind - as well as hybrid storage using batteries, hydrogen and supercapacitors. Experimental results for a pilot-scale microgrid are also presented, as well as simulations of scheduling in the electricity market and integration of electric and hybrid vehicles into the microgrid. in order to replicate the examples provided in the book and to develop and validate control algorithms on existing or projected microgrids. Model Predictive Control of Microgrids will interest researchers and practitioners, enabling them to keep abreast of a rapidly developing field. The text will also help to guide graduate students through processes from the conception and initial design of a microgrid through its implementation to the optimization of microgrid management. Advances in Industrial Control reports and encourages the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.

Encyclopedia of Systems and Control (Hardcover): John Baillieul, Tariq Samad Encyclopedia of Systems and Control (Hardcover)
John Baillieul, Tariq Samad
R20,792 Discovery Miles 207 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Encyclopedia of Systems and Control collects a broad range of short expository articles that describe the current state of the art in the central topics of control and systems engineering as well as in many of the related fields in which control is an enabling technology. The editors have assembled the most comprehensive reference possible, and this has been greatly facilitated by the publisher's commitment continuously to publish updates to the articles as they become available in the future. Although control engineering is now a mature discipline, it remains an area in which there is a great deal of research activity, and as new developments in both theory and applications become available, they will be included in the online version of the encyclopedia. A carefully chosen team of leading authorities in the field has written the well over 250 articles that comprise the work. The topics range from basic principles of feedback in servomechanisms to advanced topics such as the control of Boolean networks and evolutionary game theory. Because the content has been selected to reflect both foundational importance as well as subjects that are of current interest to the research and practitioner communities, a broad readership that includes students, application engineers, and research scientists will find material that is of interest.

Object-Oriented Programming with SIMOTION - Fundamentals, Program Examples and Software Concepts According to IEC 61131-3... Object-Oriented Programming with SIMOTION - Fundamentals, Program Examples and Software Concepts According to IEC 61131-3 (Hardcover)
Michael Braun, Wolfgang Horn
R986 R867 Discovery Miles 8 670 Save R119 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In mechanical engineering the trend towards increasingly flexible solutions is leading to changes in control systems. The growth of mechatronic systems and modular functional units is placing high demands on software and its design. In the coming years, automation technology will experience the same transition that has already taken place in the PC world: a transition to more advanced and reproducible software design, simpler modification, and increasing modularity. This can only be achieved through object-oriented programming. This book is aimed at those who want to familiarize themselves with this development in automation technology. Whether mechanical engineers, technicians, or experienced automation engineers, it can help readers to understand and use object-oriented programming. From version 4.5, SIMOTION provides the option to use OOP in accordance with IEC 61131-3 ED3, the standard for programmable logic controllers. The book supports this way of thinking and programming and offers examples of various object-oriented techniques and their mechanisms. The examples are designed as a step-by-step process that produces a finished, ready-to-use machine module. Contents: Developments in the field of control engineering - General principles of object-oriented programming - Function blocks, methods, classes, interfaces - Modular software concepts - Object-oriented design, reusable and easy-to-maintain software, organizational and legal aspects, software tests - I/O references, namespaces, general references - Classes in SIMOTION, instantiation of classes and function blocks, compatible and efficient software - Introduction to SIMOTION and SIMOTION SCOUT.

Control Engineering - Theory, Worked Examples and Problems (Paperback): Ruth V. Buckley Control Engineering - Theory, Worked Examples and Problems (Paperback)
Ruth V. Buckley
R2,079 Discovery Miles 20 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Getting Started with Arduino - The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Massimo... Getting Started with Arduino - The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Massimo Banzi, Michael Shiloh 1
R417 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R119 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Arduino is the hot open source prototyping platform for artists, hobbyists, students, and anyone who wants to create interactive physical environments. Getting Started with Arduino is co-authored by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi, and incorporates his experience in teaching, using, and creating Arduino.

Fundamentals of Linear Control - A Concise Approach (Hardcover): Mauricio C. De Oliveira Fundamentals of Linear Control - A Concise Approach (Hardcover)
Mauricio C. De Oliveira
R1,965 Discovery Miles 19 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Taking a different approach from standard thousand-page reference-style control textbooks, Fundamentals of Linear Control provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the analysis and design of feedback control systems in fewer than 400 pages. The text focuses on classical methods for dynamic linear systems in the frequency domain. The treatment is, however, modern and the reader is kept aware of contemporary tools and techniques, such as state space methods and robust and nonlinear control. Featuring fully worked design examples, richly illustrated chapters, and an extensive set of homework problems and examples spanning across the text for gradual challenge and perspective, this textbook is an excellent choice for senior-level courses in systems and control or as a complementary reference in introductory graduate level courses. The text is designed to appeal to a broad audience of engineers and scientists interested in learning the main ideas behind feedback control theory.

Quasilinear Control - Performance Analysis and Design of Feedback Systems with Nonlinear Sensors and Actuators (Hardcover):... Quasilinear Control - Performance Analysis and Design of Feedback Systems with Nonlinear Sensors and Actuators (Hardcover)
ShiNung Ching, Yongsoon Eun, Cevat Gokcek, Pierre T Kabamba, Semyon M. Meerkov
R2,586 Discovery Miles 25 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a textbook and reference for readers interested in quasilinear control (QLC). QLC is a set of methods for performance analysis and design of linear plant or nonlinear instrumentation (LPNI) systems. The approach of QLC is based on the method of stochastic linearization, which reduces the nonlinearities of actuators and sensors to quasilinear gains. Unlike the usual - Jacobian linearization - stochastic linearization is global. Using this approximation, QLC extends most of the linear control theory techniques to LPNI systems. A bisection algorithm for solving these equations is provided. In addition, QLC includes new problems, specific for the LPNI scenario. Examples include Instrumented LQR/LQG, in which the controller is designed simultaneously with the actuator and sensor, and partial and complete performance recovery, in which the degradation of linear performance is either contained by selecting the right instrumentation or completely eliminated by the controller boosting.

Quality Management for Organizational Excellence Pearson New International Edition - Introduction to Total Quality (Paperback,... Quality Management for Organizational Excellence Pearson New International Edition - Introduction to Total Quality (Paperback, 7th edition)
David Goetsch, Stanley Davis
R1,556 Discovery Miles 15 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For all courses in quality management, quality engineering, quality technology, and continuous process improvement, in universities, colleges, community colleges, and corporate environments. This practical, student-focused text shows how to focus all of an organization's resources on continuous and simultaneous improvement of quality and productivity - thereby continually improving both performance and competitiveness. It coherently addresses all elements of quality management, including Lean, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, and many topics that competitive books overlook (e.g., peak performance, partnering, manufacturing networks, culture, and crucial "people" aspects of quality). Direct and straightforward, it links "big picture" theories and principles to detailed real-world strategies and techniques. Throughout, critical thinking activities, discussion assignments, and research links promote deeper thinking and further exploration. This edition adds all-new cases, plus new information on topics ranging from supervision to certification, QFD and SPC to benchmarking and JIT.

Pathways to mechatronic systems: Fet level 2: Textbook (Paperback): Pathways to mechatronic systems: Fet level 2: Textbook (Paperback)
R412 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R64 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Programmable Logic Controllers - A Practical Approach to IEC 61131-3 using CoDeSys (Hardcover): Dag H. Hanssen Programmable Logic Controllers - A Practical Approach to IEC 61131-3 using CoDeSys (Hardcover)
Dag H. Hanssen
R1,986 R1,795 Discovery Miles 17 950 Save R191 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Widely used across industrial and manufacturing automation, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) perform a broad range of electromechanical tasks with multiple input and output arrangements, designed specifically to cope in severe environmental conditions such as automotive and chemical plants. Programmable Logic Controllers: A Practical Approach using CoDeSys is a hands-on guide to rapidly gain proficiency in the development and operation of PLCs based on the IEC 61131-3 standard. Using the freely-available* software tool CoDeSys, which is widely used in industrial design automation projects, the author takes a highly practical approach to PLC design using real-world examples. The design tool, CoDeSys, also features a built in simulator/soft PLC enabling the reader to undertake exercises and test the examples. Key features: * Introduces to programming techniques using IEC 61131-3 guidelines in the five PLC-recognised programming languages. * Focuses on a methodical approach to programming, based on Boolean algebra, flowcharts, sequence diagrams and state-diagrams. * Contains a useful methodology to solve problems, develop a structured code and document the programming code. * Covers I/O like typical sensors, signals, signal formats, noise and cabling. * Features Power Point slides covering all topics, example programs and solutions to end-of-chapter exercises via companion website. No prior knowledge of programming PLCs is assumed making this text ideally suited to electronics engineering students pursuing a career in electronic design automation. Experienced PLC users in all fields of manufacturing will discover new possibilities and gain useful tips for more efficient and structured programming. * Register at www.codesys.com www.wiley.com/go/hanssen/logiccontrollers

Programming Siemens Step 7 (TIA Portal), a Practical and Understandable Approach, 2nd Edition (Paperback): David Deeg, Jon... Programming Siemens Step 7 (TIA Portal), a Practical and Understandable Approach, 2nd Edition (Paperback)
David Deeg, Jon Stenerson
R1,318 R1,230 Discovery Miles 12 300 Save R88 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Turnpike Theory of Continuous-Time Linear Optimal Control Problems (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Alexander J Zaslavski Turnpike Theory of Continuous-Time Linear Optimal Control Problems (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Alexander J Zaslavski
R2,122 R1,955 Discovery Miles 19 550 Save R167 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Individual turnpike results are of great interest due to their numerous applications in engineering and in economic theory; in this book the study is focused on new results of turnpike phenomenon in linear optimal control problems. The book is intended for engineers as well as for mathematicians interested in the calculus of variations, optimal control and in applied functional analysis. Two large classes of problems are studied in more depth. The first class studied in Chapter 2 consists of linear control problems with periodic nonsmooth convex integrands. Chapters 3-5 consist of linear control problems with autonomous convex smooth integrands. Chapter 6 discusses a turnpike property for dynamic zero-sum games with linear constraints. Chapter 7 examines genericity results. In Chapter 8, the description of structure of variational problems with extended-valued integrands is obtained. Chapter 9 ends the exposition with a study of turnpike phenomenon for dynamic games with extended value integrands.

Modeling and Modern Control of Wind Power (Hardcover): Qiuwei Wu, Yuanzhang Sun Modeling and Modern Control of Wind Power (Hardcover)
Qiuwei Wu, Yuanzhang Sun
R2,624 R2,353 Discovery Miles 23 530 Save R271 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An essential reference to the modeling techniques of wind turbine systems for the application of advanced control methods This book covers the modeling of wind power and application of modern control methods to the wind power control--specifically the models of type 3 and type 4 wind turbines. The modeling aspects will help readers to streamline the wind turbine and wind power plant modeling, and reduce the burden of power system simulations to investigate the impact of wind power on power systems. The use of modern control methods will help technology development, especially from the perspective of manufactures. Chapter coverage includes: status of wind power development, grid code requirements for wind power integration; modeling and control of doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine generator (WTG); optimal control strategy for load reduction of full scale converter (FSC) WTG; clustering based WTG model linearization; adaptive control of wind turbines for maximum power point tracking (MPPT); distributed model predictive active power control of wind power plants and energy storage systems; model predictive voltage control of wind power plants; control of wind power plant clusters; and fault ride-through capability enhancement of VSC HVDC connected offshore wind power plants. Modeling and Modern Control of Wind Power also features tables, illustrations, case studies, and an appendix showing a selection of typical test systems and the code of adaptive and distributed model predictive control. Analyzes the developments in control methods for wind turbines (focusing on type 3 and type 4 wind turbines) Provides an overview of the latest changes in grid code requirements for wind power integration Reviews the operation characteristics of the FSC and DFIG WTG Presents production efficiency improvement of WTG under uncertainties and disturbances with adaptive control Deals with model predictive active and reactive power control of wind power plants Describes enhanced control of VSC HVDC connected offshore wind power plants Modeling and Modern Control of Wind Power is ideal for PhD students and researchers studying the field, but is also highly beneficial to engineers and transmission system operators (TSOs), wind turbine manufacturers, and consulting companies.

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