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Soft Fibrillar Materials - Fabrication and Applications (Hardcover): Jing Liang Li, Xiang Yang Liu Soft Fibrillar Materials - Fabrication and Applications (Hardcover)
Jing Liang Li, Xiang Yang Liu
R2,829 R1,989 Discovery Miles 19 890 Save R840 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

As one of the most important classes of soft materials, supramolecular materials are of a mixture of networks of molecular chains/fibrils and a liquid. These self-assembled fibrous/ molecular architectures exhibit various functionalities, ie. superhydrophobicity or superior mechanical strength, etc. and consist of the controllable structures. They can be functioned via micro/nano engineering, to have some particular added functions, ie. emission materials, tissue engineering scaffolds, bio imaging and sensing materials etc. They have therefore found broad applications in photography, cosmetics, food and petroleum industries and not the least in the biomedical sector where there is strong interest in these materials as drug delivery agents.The book covers the most important soft functional materials, including small molecule physical gels, silkworm silk and spider silk fibers and functional fibers, with respect both to the fundamentals and to development and engineering methods. It provides the reader with the necessary knowledge on the chemical and physical formation mechanisms of these materials and demonstrates that one can rationally design and tune the fibrillar networks so that the resulting materials exhibit the desired functionalities.This work is a must-have for all Materials Scientists, Polymer Chemists, Condensed Matter Physicists, and Biotechnologists working in this interdisciplinary field.

Basic Helicopter Aerodynamics (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): John M. Seddon, Simon Newman Basic Helicopter Aerodynamics (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
John M. Seddon, Simon Newman
R1,554 R1,294 Discovery Miles 12 940 Save R260 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Basic Helicopter Aerodynamics, now in its third edition, is widely appreciated as an easily accessible, rounded introduction to the first principles of the aerodynamics of helicopter flight. Concentrating on the well-known Sikorsky configuration of single main rotor with tail rotor, the authors avoid the lengthy mathematical treatment of some textbooks, thereby making the material accessible to undergraduates as well as engineers looking for an introduction to the subject. Early chapters deal with the aerodynamics of the rotor in hover, vertical flight, forward flight and climb. Analysis of these motions is developed to the stage of obtaining the principal results for thrust, power and associated quantities. Later chapters turn to the characteristics of the overall helicopter, its performance, stability and control, and the important field of aerodynamic research is discussed, with some reference also to aerodynamic design practice. This third edition has been brought up to date with a complete new set of illustrations & imagery, as well as an accompanying website that contains all the calculation files used in the book, problems, solutions and powerpoint slides. The authors address the unique considerations applicable to rotor UAVs/ MAVs, and coverage of blade dynamics is expanded to include lagging and ground resonance, and new material is included on blade tip design, flow characteristics surrounding the rotor in forward flight, tail rotors, and brown-out, blade sailing and shipborne operations.

Vibration Analysis of Functionally Graded Piezoelectric Actuators (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Pankaj Sharma Vibration Analysis of Functionally Graded Piezoelectric Actuators (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Pankaj Sharma
R1,213 R999 Discovery Miles 9 990 Save R214 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents a detailed study on the vibration analysis of functionally graded piezoelectric actuators excited under the shear effect. Two types of actuator geometries viz. beam and annular plate are considered, where the material properties are assumed to have a continuous variation in accordance with a power law distribution. The generalized differential quadrature method is used to obtain the solutions, and is compared to exact analytical results. The methodology reported and the numerical results presented will be useful for the design of devices utilizing functionally graded piezoelectric actuators under the influence of shear.

Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites - Clay and Carbon Based Polymer Nanocomposites (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017):... Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites - Clay and Carbon Based Polymer Nanocomposites (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Deba Kumar Tripathy, Bibhu Prasad Sahoo
R3,994 R3,191 Discovery Miles 31 910 Save R803 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The aim of the present edited book is to furnish scientific information about manufacturing, properties, and application of clay and carbon based polymer nanocomposites. It can be used as handbook for undergraduate and post graduate courses (for example material science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, rubber technology, manufacturing engineering, etc.) as well as as reference book for research fellows and professionals. Polymer nanocomposites have received outstanding importance in the present decade because of their broad range of high-performance applications in various areas of engineering and technology due to their special material properties. A great interest is dedicated to nanofiller based polymeric materials, which exhibit excellent enhancement in macroscopic material properties (mechanical, thermal, dynamic mechanical, electrical and many more) at very low filler contents and can therefore be used for the development of next-generation composite materials.

Photonics and Electronics with Germanium (Hardcover): Kazumi Wada, Lionel C. Kimerling Photonics and Electronics with Germanium (Hardcover)
Kazumi Wada, Lionel C. Kimerling
R3,252 R2,281 Discovery Miles 22 810 Save R971 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Representing a further step towards enabling the convergence of computing and communication, this handbook and reference treats germanium electronics and optics on an equal footing. Renowned experts paint the big picture, combining both introductory material and the latest results. The first part of the book introduces readers to the fundamental properties of germanium, such as band offsets, impurities, defects and surface structures, which determine the performance of germanium-based devices in conjunction with conventional silicon technology. The second part covers methods of preparing and processing germanium structures, including chemical and physical vapor deposition, condensation approaches and chemical etching. The third and largest part gives a broad overview of the applications of integrated germanium technology: waveguides, photodetectors, modulators, ring resonators, transistors and, prominently, light-emitting devices. An invaluable one-stop resource for both researchers and developers.

Electrical Properties of Materials (Hardcover, 9th Revised edition): Laszlo Solymar, Donald Walsh, Richard R. A. Syms Electrical Properties of Materials (Hardcover, 9th Revised edition)
Laszlo Solymar, Donald Walsh, Richard R. A. Syms
R2,283 Discovery Miles 22 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An informal and highly accessible writing style, a simple treatment of mathematics, and clear guide to applications have made this book a classic text in electrical and electronic engineering. Students will find it both readable and comprehensive. The fundamental ideas relevant to the understanding of the electrical properties of materials are emphasized; in addition, topics are selected in order to explain the operation of devices having applications (or possible future applications) in engineering. The mathematics, kept deliberately to a minimum, is well within the grasp of a second-year student. This is achieved by choosing the simplest model that can display the essential properties of a phenomenom, and then examining the difference between the ideal and the actual behaviour. The whole text is designed as an undergraduate course. However most individual sections are self contained and can be used as background reading in graduate courses, and for interested persons who want to explore advances in microelectronics, lasers, nanotechnology, and several other topics that impinge on modern life.

From Single Molecules to Nanoscopically Structured Materials (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Thomas Basche, Klaus Mullen, Manfred Schmidt From Single Molecules to Nanoscopically Structured Materials (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Thomas Basche, Klaus Mullen, Manfred Schmidt
R5,798 R4,595 Discovery Miles 45 950 Save R1,203 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Mechanical Properties of Single Molecules and Polymer Aggregates Rudiger Berger, Kurt Binder, Gregor Diezemann, Jurgen Gauss, Mark Helm, Katharina Landfester, Wolfgang Paul (Halle), Peter Virnau. Optical Properties of Individual Molecular Aggregates and Nano Particles Thomas Basche, Hans-Jurgen Butt, Gregor Diezemann, Jurgen Gauss, Klaus Mullen, Harald Paulsen, Carsten Sonnichsen, Rudolf Zentel. Structure Formation of Polymeric Building Blocks I: Self-assembly of Copolymers Kurt Binder, Holger Frey, Andreas Kilbinger (Univ. Fribourg), Ute Kolb, Michael Maskos (IMM Mainz), Wolfgang Paul (Univ. Halle), Hans Wolfgang Spiess. Structure Formation of Polymeric Building Blocks II: Complex Polymer Architectures Kurt Binder, Hans Jurgen Butt, Angelika Kuhnle, Klaus Mullen, Wolfgang Paul (Univ. Halle), Erwin Schmidt, Manfred Schmidt, Hans Wolfgang Spiess, Thomas Vilgis. Structure Formation of Polymeric Building Blocks III: Polymer Complexes in Biological Applications Kurt Kremer, Heiko Luhmann, Christine Peter, Friederike Schmid, Erwin Schmidt, Manfred Schmidt, Eva Sinner (Univ. of Natural Resources, Vienna), Tanja Weil (Univ. Ulm)."

High Temperature Gas Dynamics - An Introduction for Physicists and Engineers (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2014): Tarit Kumar Bose High Temperature Gas Dynamics - An Introduction for Physicists and Engineers (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2014)
Tarit Kumar Bose
R3,549 R3,157 Discovery Miles 31 570 Save R392 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

High Temperature Gas Dynamics is a primer for scientists, engineers, and students who would like to have a basic understanding of the physics and the behavior of high-temperature gases. It is a valuable tool for astrophysicists as well. The first chapters treat the basic principles of quantum and statistical mechanics and how to derive thermophysical properties from them. Special topics are included that are rarely found in other textbooks, such as the thermophysical and transport properties of multi-temperature gases and a novel method to compute radiative transfer. Furthermore, collision processes between different particles are discussed. Separate chapters deal with the production of high-temperature gases and with electrical emission in plasmas, as well as related diagnostic techniques. This new edition adds over 100 pages and includes the following updates: several sections on radiative properties of high temperature gases and various radiation models, a section on shocks in magneto-gas-dynamics, a section on stability of 2D ionized gas flow, and additional practical examples, such as MGD generators, Hall and ion thrusters, and Faraday generators.

Pre-combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture Materials (Hardcover): Qiang Wang Pre-combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture Materials (Hardcover)
Qiang Wang
R2,435 Discovery Miles 24 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Using inorganic solid adsorbents/sorbents is a promising approach for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and is attracting intense attention from both academic and industrial fields. Pre-combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture Materials presents a range of the different inorganic materials that can be used as pre-combustion CO2 adsorbents/sorbents with specific emphasis on their design, synthesis, characterization, performance, and mechanism. Dedicated chapters cover layered double hydroxide (LDH) derived adsorbents, MgO-based adsorbents, CaO-based sorbents and alkali ceramics based sorbents. Edited and written by world-renowned scientists in each class of CO2 capture material, this book will provide a comprehensive introduction for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers wishing to learn about the topic.

Corrosion and Materials Selection - A Guide for the Chemical and Petroleum Industries (Hardcover): Alireza Bahadori Corrosion and Materials Selection - A Guide for the Chemical and Petroleum Industries (Hardcover)
Alireza Bahadori
R3,344 R2,347 Discovery Miles 23 470 Save R997 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The petroleum and chemical industries contain a wide variety of corrosive environments, many of which are unique to these industries. Oil and gas production operations consume a tremendous amount of iron and steel pipe, tubing, pumps, valves, and sucker rods. Metallic corrosion is costly. However, the cost of corrosion is not just financial. Beyond the huge direct outlay of funds to repair or replace corroded structures are the indirect costs natural resources, potential hazards, and lost opportunity. Wasting natural resources is a direct contradiction to the growing need for sustainable development. By selecting the correct material and applying proper corrosion protection methods, these costs can be reduced, or even eliminated. This book provides a minimum design requirement for consideration when designing systems in order to prevent or control corrosion damage safely and economically, and addresses: Corrosion problems in petroleum and chemical industries Requirements for corrosion control Chemical control of corrosive environments Corrosion inhibitors in refineries and petrochemical plants Materials selection and service life of materials Surface preparation, protection and maintainability Corrosion monitoring - plant inspection techniques and laboratory corrosion testing techniques Intended for engineers and industry personnel working in the petroleum and chemical industries, this book is also a valuable resource for research and development teams, safety engineers, corrosion specialists and researchers in chemical engineering, engineering and materials science.

Non-Local Partial Differential Equations for Engineering and Biology - Mathematical Modeling and Analysis (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Non-Local Partial Differential Equations for Engineering and Biology - Mathematical Modeling and Analysis (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Nikos I. Kavallaris, Takashi Suzuki
R2,903 R2,187 Discovery Miles 21 870 Save R716 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents new developments in non-local mathematical modeling and mathematical analysis on the behavior of solutions with novel technical tools. Theoretical backgrounds in mechanics, thermo-dynamics, game theory, and theoretical biology are examined in details. It starts off with a review and summary of the basic ideas of mathematical modeling frequently used in the sciences and engineering. The authors then employ a number of models in bio-science and material science to demonstrate applications, and provide recent advanced studies, both on deterministic non-local partial differential equations and on some of their stochastic counterparts used in engineering. Mathematical models applied in engineering, chemistry, and biology are subject to conservation laws. For instance, decrease or increase in thermodynamic quantities and non-local partial differential equations, associated with the conserved physical quantities as parameters. These present novel mathematical objects are engaged with rich mathematical structures, in accordance with the interactions between species or individuals, self-organization, pattern formation, hysteresis. These models are based on various laws of physics, such as mechanics of continuum, electro-magnetic theory, and thermodynamics. This is why many areas of mathematics, calculus of variation, dynamical systems, integrable systems, blow-up analysis, and energy methods are indispensable in understanding and analyzing these phenomena. This book aims for researchers and upper grade students in mathematics, engineering, physics, economics, and biology.

Perovskites and Related Mixed Oxides - Concepts and Applications (Hardcover): Pascal Granger, Vasile I. Parvulescu, Serge... Perovskites and Related Mixed Oxides - Concepts and Applications (Hardcover)
Pascal Granger, Vasile I. Parvulescu, Serge Kaliaguine, Wilfrid Prellier
R7,280 R5,472 Discovery Miles 54 720 Save R1,808 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive handbook and ready reference details all the main achievements in the field of perovskite-based and related mixed-oxide materials. The authors discuss, in an unbiased manner, the potentials as well as the challenges related to their use, thus offering new perspectives for research and development on both an academic and industrial level. The first volume begins by summarizing the different synthesis routes from molten salts at high temperatures to colloidal crystal template methods, before going on to focus on the physical properties of the resulting materials and their related applications in the fields of electronics, energy harvesting, and storage as well as electromechanics and superconductivity. The second volume is dedicated to the catalytic applications of perovskites and related mixed oxides, including, but not limited to total oxidation of hydrocarbons, dry reforming of methane and denitrogenation. The concluding section deals with the development of chemical reactors and novel perovskite-based applications, such as fuel cells and high-performance ceramic membranes. Throughout, the contributions clearly point out the intimate links between structure, properties and applications of these materials, making this an invaluable tool for materials scientists and for catalytic and physical chemists.

Engineering Thermodynamics With Worked Examples (Hardcover): Nihal E. Wijeysundera Engineering Thermodynamics With Worked Examples (Hardcover)
Nihal E. Wijeysundera
R2,756 R2,552 Discovery Miles 25 520 Save R204 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book includes all the subject matter covered in a typical undergraduate course in engineering thermodynamics. It includes 20 to 25 worked examples for each chapter, carefully chosen to expose students to diverse applications of engineering thermodynamics. Each worked example is designed to be representative of a class of physical problems. At the end of each chapter, there are an additional 10 to 15 problems for which numerical answers are provided.

Engineering Thermodynamics With Worked Examples (Paperback): Nihal E. Wijeysundera Engineering Thermodynamics With Worked Examples (Paperback)
Nihal E. Wijeysundera
R1,482 R1,386 Discovery Miles 13 860 Save R96 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book includes all the subject matter covered in a typical undergraduate course in engineering thermodynamics. It includes 20 to 25 worked examples for each chapter, carefully chosen to expose students to diverse applications of engineering thermodynamics. Each worked example is designed to be representative of a class of physical problems. At the end of each chapter, there are an additional 10 to 15 problems for which numerical answers are provided.

Functional Materials: Electrical, Dielectric, Electromagnetic, Optical And Magnetic Applications (Paperback): Deborah D.L. Chung Functional Materials: Electrical, Dielectric, Electromagnetic, Optical And Magnetic Applications (Paperback)
Deborah D.L. Chung
R845 R801 Discovery Miles 8 010 Save R44 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The development of functional materials is at the heart of technological needs and the forefront of materials research. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of functional materials, which are needed for electrical, dielectric, electromagnetic, optical, and magnetic applications. Materials concepts covered are strongly linked to applications.Textbooks related to functional materials have not kept pace with technological needs and associated scientific advances. Introductory materials science textbooks merely gloss over functional materials while electronic materials textbooks focus on semiconductors and smart materials textbooks emphasize more on limited properties that pertain to structures.Functional Materials assumes that the readers have had a one-semester introductory undergraduate course on materials science. The coverage on functional materials is much broader and deeper than that of an introductory materials science course.The book features hundreds of illustrations to help explain concepts and provide quantitative information. The style is general towards tutorial. Most chapters include sections on example problems, review questions and supplementary reading.This book is suitable for use as a textbook in undergraduate and graduate engineering courses. It is also suitable for use as a reference book for professionals in the electronic, computer, communication, aerospace, automotive, transportation, construction, energy and control industries.

Material Science And Environmental Engineering - The Proceedings Of 2016 International Workshop (Iwmsee2016) (Hardcover):... Material Science And Environmental Engineering - The Proceedings Of 2016 International Workshop (Iwmsee2016) (Hardcover)
Xingsheng Duan
R3,644 R3,364 Discovery Miles 33 640 Save R280 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The 2016 International Workshop on Material Science and Environmental Engineering (IWMSEE2016) was held in Wuhan, Hubei, China from January 22nd to January 24th, 2016. Out of the 214 submissions from various parts of the world, only 85 papers were chosen by the Technical Program Committee.IWMSEE2016 aims to bring together researchers, engineers and students from the areas of Material Science and Environmental Engineering to share and discuss the output of their research and the progress made, in the areas of Material Science and Engineering, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Renewable Energy and Building Energy Saving, Environmental Science and Engineering, Modeling, Simulation and Control System and Safety Management.The conference program is extremely rich and profound and features high-impact presentations of selected papers and additional ground-breaking contributions. All the selected papers demonstrate elements of originality, significance and clarity for the purpose of this conference.

The Duffing Equation - Nonlinear Oscillators and their Behaviour (Hardcover): Ivana Kovacic, Michael J Brennan The Duffing Equation - Nonlinear Oscillators and their Behaviour (Hardcover)
Ivana Kovacic, Michael J Brennan
R2,400 R1,691 Discovery Miles 16 910 Save R709 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The Duffing Equation: Nonlinear Oscillators and their Behaviour brings together the results of a wealth of disseminated research literature on the Duffing equation, a key engineering model with a vast number of applications in science and engineering, summarizing the findings of this research. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor in the field of nonlinear dynamics and addresses a different form of the equation, relating it to various oscillatory problems and clearly linking the problem with the mathematics that describe it. The editors and the contributors explain the mathematical techniques required to study nonlinear dynamics, helping the reader with little mathematical background to understand the text. The Duffing Equation provides a reference text for postgraduate and students and researchers of mechanical engineering and vibration / nonlinear dynamics as well as a useful tool for practising mechanical engineers. * Includes a chapter devoted to historical background on Georg Duffing and the equation that was named after him. * Includes a chapter solely devoted to practical examples of systems whose dynamic behaviour is described by the Duffing equation. * Contains a comprehensive treatment of the various forms of the Duffing equation. * Uses experimental, analytical and numerical methods as well as concepts of nonlinear dynamics to treat the physical systems in a unified way.

Thermodynamics with Chemical Engineering Applications (Hardcover): Elias I. Franses Thermodynamics with Chemical Engineering Applications (Hardcover)
Elias I. Franses
R2,169 R2,058 Discovery Miles 20 580 Save R111 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Master the principles of thermodynamics with this comprehensive undergraduate textbook, carefully developed to provide students of chemical engineering and chemistry with a deep and intuitive understanding of the practical applications of these fundamental ideas and principles. Logical and lucid explanations introduce core thermodynamic concepts in the context of their measurement and experimental origin, giving students a thorough understanding of how theoretical concepts apply to practical situations. A broad range of real-world applications relate key topics to contemporary issues, such as energy efficiency, environmental engineering and climate change, and further reinforce students' understanding of the core material. This is a carefully organized, highly pedagogical treatment, including over 500 open-ended study questions for discussion, over 150 varied homework problems, clear and objective standards for measuring student progress, and a password-protected solution manual for instructors.

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics in Memory of Ragnar Sigbjoernsson - Selected Topics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018):... Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics in Memory of Ragnar Sigbjoernsson - Selected Topics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Rajesh Rupakhety, Simon Olafsson
R3,373 R3,056 Discovery Miles 30 560 Save R317 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents methods and results that cover and extend beyond the state-of-the-art in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. Most of the chapters are based on the keynote lectures at the International Conference in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (ICESD), held in Reykjavik, Iceland, on June 12-14, 2017. The conference is being organised in memory of late Professor Ragnar Sigbjoernsson, who was an influential teacher and one of the leading researchers in the fields of structural mechanics, random fields, engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. Professor Sigbjoernsson had a close research collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU), where his research was mainly focused in dynamics of marine and offshore structures. His research in Iceland was mainly focused on engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. The keynote-lecture based chapters are contributed by leading experts in these fields of research and showcase not only the historical perspective but also the most recent developments as well as a glimpse into the future. These chapters showcase a synergy of the fields of structural dynamics, engineering seismology, and earthquake engineering. In addition, some chapters in the book are based on works carried out under the leadership and initiative of Professor Sigbjoernsson and showcase his contribution to the understanding of seismic hazard and risk in Iceland. As such, the book is useful for both researchers and practicing engineers who are interested in recent research advances in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, and in particular to those interested in seismic hazard and risk in Iceland.

A Century of Fluid Mechanics in The Netherlands (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Fons Alkemade A Century of Fluid Mechanics in The Netherlands (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Fons Alkemade
R759 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R240 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In October 1918, Jan Burgers, 23 years old, started as professor of `aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, and their applications' at the Technical University in Delft. This can be regarded as the birth of fluid mechanics in the Netherlands, not only as an academic discipline but also as the start of the serious study of flow phenomena in engineering environments. During the period of Burgers' tenure in Delft (till 1955) three Dutch institutes were founded which to this day remain important centres of research in various fields of fluid mechanics: aerospace engineering, hydraulics, and naval engineering. Burgers and others developed mathematical, experimental, and numerical approaches of a broad range of fluid flows; some of their achievements have become well-known worldwide and can be seen as highlights of Dutch fluid mechanics. From the 1950s `stromingsleer' (flow theory) attained a permanent and respected place in the curriculum and research of (technical) universities, at many old and new research institutes and also at several industrial research laboratories. In the 1980s fluid mechanics finally became `recognized' as a serious branch of physics and an important field of (applied) science. This resulted in a close cooperation between academic groups, institutes and industry and the foundation of the Burgerscentrum, the Research School for Fluid Mechanics in the Netherlands. One hundred years after Burgers' appointment in Delft, Dutch fluid mechanics is still very much alive. This volume gives a full account of its rich history and also offers a view on the broad range of areas of application: transport, energy production, biology and medicine, production processes, etc. It has been written not only for those working in this field but also for those interested in the history of Dutch science and in the development of science and the fascinating world of fluid flow phenomena.

Ordered Mesoporous Materials (Hardcover): Dongyuan Zhao, Ying Wan, Wuzong Zhou Ordered Mesoporous Materials (Hardcover)
Dongyuan Zhao, Ying Wan, Wuzong Zhou
R3,947 R2,766 Discovery Miles 27 660 Save R1,181 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Mesoporous materials are a class of molecules with a large and uniform pore size, highly regular nanopores, and a large surface area. This book is devoted to all aspects and types of these materials and describes, in an in-depth and systematic manner, the step-by-step synthesis and its mechanism, as well as the characterization, morphology control, hybridization, and applications, of mesoporous molecular sieves. In so doing, it covers silicates, metal-doped silicates, nonsilicates, and organic-inorganic hybrids.
Although the emphasis is on synthesis, the expert authors also discuss characterization and applications, ranging from catalysis and biochemistry to optics and the use of these materials as templates for nanomaterial synthesis. Both the fundamentals and the latest research results are covered, ensuring that this monograph serves as a reference for researchers in and newcomers to the field.

Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (Hardcover, New): David S. Ginley, David Cahen Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (Hardcover, New)
David S. Ginley, David Cahen
R2,075 R1,946 Discovery Miles 19 460 Save R129 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How will we meet rising energy demands? What are our options? Are there viable long-term solutions for the future? Learn the fundamental physical, chemical and materials science at the heart of: Renewable/non-renewable energy sources Future transportation systems Energy efficiency Energy storage Whether you are a student taking an energy course or a newcomer to the field, this textbook will help you understand critical relationships between the environment, energy and sustainability. Leading experts provide comprehensive coverage of each topic, bringing together diverse subject matter by integrating theory with engaging insights. Each chapter includes helpful features to aid understanding, including a historical overview to provide context, suggested further reading and questions for discussion. Every subject is beautifully illustrated and brought to life with full color images and color-coded sections for easy browsing, making this a complete educational package. Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability will help enable today's scientists and educate future generations."

The Soft-Hard Tissue Junction - Structure, Mechanics and Function (Hardcover): Neil D. Broom, Ashvin Thambyah The Soft-Hard Tissue Junction - Structure, Mechanics and Function (Hardcover)
Neil D. Broom, Ashvin Thambyah
R2,569 R2,363 Discovery Miles 23 630 Save R206 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Richly illustrated throughout with actual tissue images, this innovative book shows that the soft-hard tissue junction is best understood in a biomechanical context. The authors describe their pioneering experimental methods, providing an essential structure-function framework for computational modelling, and thereby encouraging the development of more realistic, predictive models of this important tissue junction. Covering the three main musculoskeletal junctions of cartilage-bone, disc-vertebra, and ligament/tendon-bone, the relevant soft tissues are examined with respect to both their own inherent structure and their mode of integration with the hard tissue. The soft-hard tissue interface is explored with a focus on structural damage resulting from overloading, and its associated pathologies. Adopting a multiscale approach, ranging in structural resolution from the macro to fibril levels, this is a must-have guide to the field and an ideal resource for researchers seeking new and creative approaches for studying the joint and spine tissues.

Beam Structures - Classical and Advanced Theories (Hardcover): Erasmo Carrera, Gaetano Giunta, Marco Petrolo Beam Structures - Classical and Advanced Theories (Hardcover)
Erasmo Carrera, Gaetano Giunta, Marco Petrolo
R1,795 R1,270 Discovery Miles 12 700 Save R525 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Beam theories are exploited worldwide to analyze civil, mechanical, automotive, and aerospace structures. Many beam approaches have been proposed during the last centuries by eminent scientists such as Euler, Bernoulli, Navier, Timoshenko, Vlasov, etc. Most of these models are problem dependent: they provide reliable results for a given problem, for instance a given section and cannot be applied to a different one.

"Beam Structures: Classical and Advanced Theories" proposes a new original unified approach to beam theory that includes practically all classical and advanced models for beams and which has become established and recognised globally as the most important contribution to the field in the last quarter of a century.

The Carrera Unified Formulation (CUF) has hierarchical properties, that is, the error can be reduced by increasing the number of the unknown variables. This formulation is extremely suitable for computer implementations and can deal with most typical engineering challenges. It overcomes the problem of classical formulae that require different formulas for tension, bending, shear and torsion; it can be applied to any beam geometries and loading conditions, reaching a high level of accuracy with low computational cost, and can tackle problems that in most cases are solved by employing plate/shell and 3D formulations.

Key features: compares classical and modern approaches to beam theory, including classical well-known results related to Euler-Bernoulli and Timoshenko beam theoriespays particular attention to typical applications related to bridge structures, aircraft wings, helicopters and propeller bladesprovides a number of numerical examples including typical Aerospace and Civil Engineering problemsproposes many benchmark assessments to help the reader implement the CUF if they wish to do soaccompanied by a companion website hosting dedicated software MUL2 that is used to obtain the numerical solutions in the book, allowing the reader to reproduce the examples given in the book as well as to solve other problems of their own www.mul2.com

Researchers of continuum mechanics of solids and structures and structural analysts in industry will find this book extremely insightful. It will also be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students of mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering.

Optimization of Polymer Nanocomposite Properties (Hardcover): Vikas Mittal Optimization of Polymer Nanocomposite Properties (Hardcover)
Vikas Mittal
R3,679 R2,577 Discovery Miles 25 770 Save R1,102 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A one-stop resource for researchers and developers alike, this book covers a plethora of nanocomposite properties and their enhancement mechanisms.
With contributors from industry as well as academia, each chapter elucidates in detail the mechanisms to achieve a certain functionality of the polymer nanocomposite, such as improved biodegradability, increased chemical resistance and tribological performance. Special emphasis is laid on the interdependence of the factors that affect the nanocomposite properties such that readers obtain the information necessary to synthesize the polymer materials according to the requirements of their respective applications.

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