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General Relativity for Planetary Navigation (Paperback, 1st ed. 2021): James Miller, Connie J. Weeks General Relativity for Planetary Navigation (Paperback, 1st ed. 2021)
James Miller, Connie J. Weeks
R1,211 Discovery Miles 12 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This brief approaches General Relativity from a planetary navigation perspective, delving into the unconventional mathematical methods required to produce computer software for space missions. It provides a derivation of the Einstein field equations and describes experiments performed on the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, spanning General Relativity Theory from the fundamental assumptions to experimental verification. The software used for planetary missions is derived from mathematics that use matrix notation. An alternative is to use Einstein summation notation, which enables the mathematics to be presented in a compact form but makes the geometry difficult to understand. In this book, the relationship of matrix notation to summation notation is shown. The purpose is to enable the reader to derive the mathematics used in the software in either matrix notation or summation notation. This brief is a useful tool for advanced students and young professionals embarking on careers in planetary navigation.

Micro Newton Thruster Development - Direct Thrust Measurements and Thruster Downscaling (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the... Micro Newton Thruster Development - Direct Thrust Measurements and Thruster Downscaling (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Franz Georg Hey
R1,569 Discovery Miles 15 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Franz Georg Hey summarises the development and testing of a micro-Newton thrust balance, as well as the downscaling of a High Efficiency Multistage Plasma Thruster to micro-Newton thrust levels. The balance is tailored to fully characterise thruster candidates for the space based gravitational wave detector LISA. Thus, thrust noise measurements in sub-micro-Newton regime can be performed in the overall LISA bandwidth. The downscaled thruster can be operated down to serval tens of micro-Newton with a comparably high specific impulse. About the Author Franz Georg Hey works as mechanical, thermal, propulsion architect and technical lead of the micro-Newton propulsion laboratory of Europe's leading air and spacecraft manufacturer. The author is participating on major programmes for future satellite and electric propulsion development. The author's research is performed in close collaboration with the Dresden University of Technology, the University of Bremen and the DLR Bremen.

Seaman's Guide to Human Factors, Leadership, and Personnel Management (Paperback): Jose Rodriguez Cordon Seaman's Guide to Human Factors, Leadership, and Personnel Management (Paperback)
Jose Rodriguez Cordon
R1,129 Discovery Miles 11 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Training and certification for Seafarers has been founded on technical aspects, but maybe the most important thing to do aboard a ship is dealing with people. This book, written with seamen in mind, covers areas of expertise that every officer should know to improve motivation, engagement, teamwork, and conflict handling; in short, to be a leader. This book also covers the new requirements for every officer or merchant marine and can be used in courses on this topic. It focuses on seafarers' needs and the language used, avoiding the excessive use of psychological terms, yet keeping the accuracy. Features Covers new requirements for every Merchant Marine Officer Written for and by a seaman, with the accuracy of a psychologist Presents knowledge on how to improve motivation, engagement, teamwork, and conflict handling Includes how to manage people in emergency situations and avoid the loss of lives, like the disaster of Costa Concordia and Estonia

Mechanical Engineering for Sustainable Development: State-of-the-Art Research (Paperback): C.S.P. Rao, G.Amba Prasad Rao, N.... Mechanical Engineering for Sustainable Development: State-of-the-Art Research (Paperback)
C.S.P. Rao, G.Amba Prasad Rao, N. Selvaraj, P.S.C. Bose, V.P. Chandramohan
R1,196 Discovery Miles 11 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume provides valuable insight into diverse topics related to mechanical engineering and presents state-of-the-art work on sustainable development being carried out throughout the world by budding researchers and scientists. Divided into three sections, the volume covers machine design, materials and manufacturing, and thermal engineering. It presents innovative research work on machine design that is of relevance to such varied fields as the automotive industry, agriculture, and human anatomy. The second section addresses materials characterization, an important tool in assessing proper materials for application-oriented jobs, and emerging unconventional machining processes that are important in design engineering for new products and tools. The section on thermal engineering broadly covers the use of viable alternate fuels, such as HHO, biodiesel, etc., with the objective of reducing the burden on petroleum reserves and the environment.

Computational Fluid Dynamics for Incompressible Flows (Hardcover): D. G. Roychowdhury Computational Fluid Dynamics for Incompressible Flows (Hardcover)
D. G. Roychowdhury
R3,076 Discovery Miles 30 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This textbook covers fundamental and advanced concepts of computational fluid dynamics, a powerful and essential tool for fluid flow analysis. It discusses various governing equations used in the field, their derivations, and the physical and mathematical significance of partial differential equations and the boundary conditions. It covers fundamental concepts of finite difference and finite volume methods for diffusion, convection-diffusion problems both for cartesian and non-orthogonal grids. The solution of algebraic equations arising due to finite difference and finite volume discretization are highlighted using direct and iterative methods. Pedagogical features including solved problems and unsolved exercises are interspersed throughout the text for better understanding. The textbook is primarily written for senior undergraduate and graduate students in the field of mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering, for a course on computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer. The textbook will be accompanied by teaching resources including a solution manual for the instructors. Written clearly and with sufficient foundational background to strengthen fundamental knowledge of the topic. Offers a detailed discussion of both finite difference and finite volume methods. Discusses various higher-order bounded convective schemes, TVD discretisation schemes based on the flux limiter essential for a general purpose CFD computation. Discusses algorithms connected with pressure-linked equations for incompressible flow. Covers turbulence modelling like k- , k- , SST k- , Reynolds Stress Transport models. A separate chapter on best practice guidelines is included to help CFD practitioners.

Recent Trends in Naval Engineering Research (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Anthony A. Ruffa, Bourama Toni Recent Trends in Naval Engineering Research (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Anthony A. Ruffa, Bourama Toni
R2,166 Discovery Miles 21 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This multidisciplinary volume is the second in the STEAM-H series to feature invited contributions on mathematical applications in naval engineering. Seeking a more holistic approach that transcends current scientific boundaries, leading experts present interdisciplinary instruments and models on a broad range of topics. Each chapter places special emphasis on important methods, research directions, and applications of analysis within the field. Fundamental scientific and mathematical concepts are applied to topics such as microlattice materials in structural dynamics, acoustic transmission in low Mach number liquid flow, differential cavity ventilation on a symmetric airfoil, Kalman smoother, metallic foam metamaterials for vibration damping and isolation, seal whiskers as a bio-inspired model for the reduction of vortex-induced vibrations, multidimensional integral for multivariate weighted generalized Gaussian distributions, minimum uniform search track placement for rectangular regions, antennas in the maritime environment, the destabilizing impact of non-performers in multi-agent groups, inertial navigation accuracy with bias modeling. Carefully peer-reviewed and pedagogically presented for a broad readership, this volume is perfect to graduate and postdoctoral students interested in interdisciplinary research. Researchers in applied mathematics and sciences will find this book an important resource on the latest developments in naval engineering. In keeping with the ideals of the STEAM-H series, this volume will certainly inspire interdisciplinary understanding and collaboration.

From Here to There - The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way (Paperback): Michael Bond From Here to There - The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way (Paperback)
Michael Bond
R383 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R52 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Wired Most Fascinating Book of the Year "If you want to understand what rats can teach us about better-planned cities, why walking into a different room can help you find your car keys, or how your brain's grid, border, and speed cells combine to give us a sense of direction, this book has all the answers." -The Scotsman "Fascinating...makes a compelling case that our ancient abilities to get from A to B aren't just a matter of geography." -New Statesman "If this was only a science book about how we navigate-Inuit methods, explorers' feats, extraordinary animal abilities, brain scans, men v women-it would be compellingly good. However, Michael Bond goes further: he weaves in stories of people who got lost, from long-distance walkers to dementia sufferers...And threaded through the book is a thoughtful argument about how our ability to find our way is integral to our nature-and how it is being undermined by technology." -Sunday Times How is it that some of us can walk unfamiliar streets without losing our way, while others struggle even with a GPS? Navigating in uncharted territory is a remarkable feat if you stop to think about it. In this beguiling mix of science and storytelling, Michael Bond explores how we do it: how our brains make the "cognitive maps" that keep us orientated and how that anchors our sense of wellbeing. Children are instinctive explorers, developing a spatial understanding as they roam. And yet today few of us make use of the wayfinding skills that we inherited from our nomadic ancestors. Bond tells stories of the lost and found-Polynesian sailors, orienteering champions, early aviators-and explores why being lost can be such a devastating experience. He considers how our understanding of the world around us affects our psychology and how our reliance on technology may be changing who we are.

Aviation Information Management - From Documents to Data (Paperback): Barbara G. Kanki Aviation Information Management - From Documents to Data (Paperback)
Barbara G. Kanki; Edited by Thomas L. Seamster
R1,243 Discovery Miles 12 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Operational information management is at a crossroads as it sheds the remaining vestiges of its paper-based processes and moves through the uncharted domain of electronic data processes. The final outcome is not yet in full focus, but real progress has been made in the transition to electronic documents providing the aviation industry with a clear direction. This book looks at a combination of industry initiatives and airline successes that point to the next steps that operators can take as they transition to fully integrated information management systems. Although the route has not been fully identified, it is evident that a key to successful long-term efficient information management is industry-wide cooperation. The chapters are authored by a range of experts in operational information management, and collectively, they outline ways that operators can improve efficiency across flight, ground and maintenance operations. Considerations and recommendations are identified and presented addressing the following priorities: Safety-critical information and procedures Human factors Information security Operational information standardization. The readership includes: Airline flight operations managers and standards personnel, Airline operating documents and publication specialists, Airline information managers, Commercial pilots, Airline maintenance managers and personnel, Manufacturers and vendors of aviation products, Aviation regulators and policy makers, Aviation researchers and developers of information technologies, and Military technical publications specialists.

Developing the Future Aviation System (Paperback): Rod Baldwin Developing the Future Aviation System (Paperback)
Rod Baldwin
R1,193 Discovery Miles 11 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The major changes taking place in technology have some of the greatest effect in the world of aviation. Yet, in an industry which started with the concept of 'open skies', each sector has traditionally developed on its own and adjusted to developments in other areas as and when required. The need for integration is particularly important as the skies become increasingly crowded. More intense commercialization dramatically increases the interlocking between technological developments and the size of the financial investments required. For maximum efficiency the aviation system thus has to develop as an integrated whole with a greater awareness of events in other sectors. This book is intended to meet this requirement by addressing the breadth and depth of the aviation system and looking at some areas where significant advances are happening. While following the processes of development, the reader will see where the results might lead in the new century. Its three parts concentrate on areas of great significance - in integration as well as in technological progress - especially for their impact on human and social aspects. The editor and the invited contributors are amongst the foremost experts, researchers and industry leaders in their fields in the global aviation community, many with hands-on experience of massive change. The intended readership includes those who are moving into management functions in air traffic management, airplane manufacturing and airline operations; in training centres, colleges and institutions.

Building Strip-Planked Boats (Paperback, Ed): Nick Schade Building Strip-Planked Boats (Paperback, Ed)
Nick Schade
R495 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R85 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The first comprehensive book on stripbuilding almost any type of small boat

Strip-planking is a popular method of amateur boat construction, but until now there has never been a book that showed how to use it for more than one type of boat. Author Nick Schade presents complete plans for three boats of different types (canoe, kayak, and a dinghy) and shows you step-by-step how to build them. Written for all amateur builders, the book covers materials, tools, and safety issues.

Understanding Flight, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): David Anderson, Scott Eberhardt Understanding Flight, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
David Anderson, Scott Eberhardt
R838 R682 Discovery Miles 6 820 Save R156 (19%) 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. Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without complicated mathematics. Updated to include helicopter flight fundamentals and aircraft structures, this aviation classic is required reading for new pilots, students, engineers, and anyone fascinated with flight. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, covers: Physics of flight Wing design and configuration Stability and control Propulsion High-speed flight Performance and safety Aerodynamic testing Helicopters and autogyros Aircraft structures and materials

Mitsubishi Magna (91 - 96) (Paperback): Eric Godfrey, J. H. Haynes Mitsubishi Magna (91 - 96) (Paperback)
Eric Godfrey, J. H. Haynes
R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Emerging Power Converters for Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles - Modeling, Design, and Control (Hardcover): Md. Rabiul... Emerging Power Converters for Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles - Modeling, Design, and Control (Hardcover)
Md. Rabiul Islam, Md Rakibuzzaman Shah, Mohd Hasan Ali
R3,588 Discovery Miles 35 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book covers advancements of power electronic converters and their control techniques for grid integration of large-scale renewable energy sources and electrical vehicles. Major emphasis is on transformer-less direct grid integration, bidirectional power transfer, compensation of grid power quality issues, DC system protection and grounding, interaction in mixed AC/DC systems, AC and DC system stability, design of high-frequency high power density systems with advanced soft magnetic materials, modeling and simulation of mixed AC/DC systems, switching strategies for enhanced efficiency, and protection and reliability for sustainable grid integration. This book is an invaluable resource for professionals active in the field of renewable energy and power conversion. Md. Rabiul Islam received his PhD from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. He was appointed as a Lecturer at Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) in 2005 and promoted to full-term Professor in 2017. In early 2018, he joined the School of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. His research interests include the fields of power electronic converters, renewable energy technologies, power quality, electrical machines, electric vehicles, and smart grids. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 publications including 50 IEEE Transactions/IEEE Journal papers. He has been serving as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion and IEEE Power Engineering Letters, and associate editor for IEEE Access. Md. Rakibuzzaman Shah is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Science at Federation University Australia. He has worked and consulted with distribution network operators and transmission system operators on individual projects and has done collaborative work on a large number of projects (EPSRC project on multi-terminal HVDC, Scottish and Southern Energy multi-infeed HVDC) - primarily on the dynamic impact of integrating new technologies and power electronics into large systems. He is an active member of the IEEE and CIGRE. He has more than 70 international publications and has spoken at the leading power system conferences around the world. His research interests include future power grids (i.e., renewable energy integration, wide-area control), asynchronous grid connection through VSC-HVDC, application of data mining in power system, distribution system energy management, and low carbon energy systems. Mohd. Hasan Ali is currently an Associate Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Memphis, USA, where he leads the Electric Power and Energy Systems (EPES) Laboratory. His research interests include advanced power systems, smart-grid and microgrid systems, renewable energy systems, and cybersecurity issues in modern power grids. Dr. Ali has more than 190 publications, including 2 books, 4 book chapters, 2 patents, 60 top ranked journal papers, 96 peer-reviewed international conference papers, and 20 national conference papers. He serves as the editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy and IET-Generation, Transmission and Distribution (GTD) journal. Dr. Ali is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES). He is also the Chair of the PES of the IEEE Memphis Section.

Handbook of Transportation Engineering Volume I, 2e (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Myer Kutz Handbook of Transportation Engineering Volume I, 2e (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Myer Kutz
R4,475 Discovery Miles 44 750 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. The definitive transportation engineering resource--fully revised and updatedThe two-volume Handbook of Transportation Engineering, Second Edition offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the entire transportation engineering field. Featuring 18 new chapters and contributions from nearly 70 leading experts, this authoritative work discusses all types of transportation systems--freight, passenger, air, rail, road, marine, and pipeline--and provides problem-solving engineering, planning, and design tools and techniques with examples of successful applications. Volume I focuses on transportation networks and systems, operations, and economics. VOLUME I COVERS: National transportation networks and inter-modal systems Transportation network planning: theoretical notions Reliability of travel times and robustness of transport networks Transportation systems modeling and evaluation Software systems and simulation for transportation applications Applications of GIS in transportation Travel demand forecasting Transportation and land use Sustainable transportation practice Transportation planning and modeling Transportation economics Innovative information technology applications in public transportation Parking management Management of transportation organizations Trucking operations The economics of railroad operations: resurgence of a declining industry Airline management and operations The marine transportation system Global logistics Freight transportation planning

Handbook of Transportation Engineering Volume II, 2e (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Myer Kutz Handbook of Transportation Engineering Volume II, 2e (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Myer Kutz
R4,408 Discovery Miles 44 080 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. The definitive transportation engineering resource--fully revised and updatedThe two-volume Handbook of Transportation Engineering, Second Edition offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the entire transportation engineering field. Featuring 18 new chapters and contributions from nearly 70 leading experts, this authoritative work discusses all types of transportation systems--freight, passenger, air, rail, road, marine, and pipeline--and provides problem-solving engineering, planning, and design tools and techniques with examples of successful applications. Volume II focuses on applications in automobile and non-automobile transportation, and on safety and environmental issues. VOLUME II COVERS: Traffic engineering analysis Traffic origin-destination estimation Traffic congestion Highway capacity Traffic control systems: freeway management and communications Traffic signals Highway sign visibility Transportation lighting Geometric design of streets and highways Intersection and interchange design Pavement engineering: flexible and rigid pavements Pavement testing and evaluation Bridge engineering Tunnel engineering Pedestrians Bicycle transportation Spectrum of automated guideway transit (AGT) and its applications Railway vehicle engineering Railway track design Improvement of railroad yard operations Modern aircraft design techniques Airport design Air traffic control systems design Ship design Pipeline engineering Traffic safety Transportation hazards Hazardous materials transportation Incident management Network security and survivability Optimization of emergency evacuation plans Transportation noise issues Air quality issues in transportation Transportation and climate change

The Wright Brothers - The Dramatic Story-Behind-the-Story (Paperback): David McCullough The Wright Brothers - The Dramatic Story-Behind-the-Story (Paperback)
David McCullough 2
R308 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R118 (38%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The incredible true story of the origin of human flight, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly human story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. In this thrilling book, McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers' story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.

Command Companion of Seamanship Techniques (Hardcover): David House Command Companion of Seamanship Techniques (Hardcover)
David House
R3,805 Discovery Miles 38 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Command Companion of Seamanship Techniques is the latest work from the well-respected marine author, D J House. It contains all the information needed for command posts at sea. * All aspects of shipboard management are discussed, with special emphasis placed on health and safety. * Guidelines on how to respond to accidents and emergencies at sea * Contains the most recent SOLAS revisions and a discussion of marine law to keep you up to date with the latest rules and regulations. In order to aid learning, the book includes a number of worked examples in the text along with questions and answers at the end of chapters. The author tells you how to respond to accidents and emergencies at sea, in the event, for example of cargo contamination, collision, loss of stability due to cargo shift and damage due to flooding, fire plus loss of life/crew. In addition, the SOLAS revisions and a discussion of marine law is included to keep you up to date with all the latest rules and regulations. In order to aid learning, this book will include a number of worked examples in the text along with questions and answers at the end of chapters. D J House is senior lecturer in Nautical studies at the Nautical college, Fleetwood. His sea-going experience includes general cargo, reefer, bulk cargo, passenger and liner trades, underwater operations, and roll-on/roll-off ferries. He is a well-known marine author and has written Seamanship Techniques Volumes 1 and 2 (combined) and he has revised Cargo Work in the Kemp & Young series.

Intermediate Solid Mechanics (Hardcover): Marko V. Lubarda, Vlado A. Lubarda Intermediate Solid Mechanics (Hardcover)
Marko V. Lubarda, Vlado A. Lubarda
R2,291 Discovery Miles 22 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Based on class-tested material, this concise yet comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of solid mechanics is ideal for those taking single-semester courses on the subject. It provides interdisciplinary coverage of the key topics, combining solid mechanics with structural design applications, mechanical behavior of materials, and the finite element method. Part I covers basic theory, including the analysis of stress and strain, Hooke's law, and the formulation of boundary-value problems in Cartesian and cylindrical coordinates. Part II covers applications, from solving boundary-value problems, to energy methods and failure criteria, two-dimensional plane stress and strain problems, antiplane shear, contact problems, and much more. With a wealth of solved examples, assigned exercises, and 130 homework problems, and a solutions manual available online, this is ideal for senior undergraduates studying solid mechanics, and graduates taking introductory courses in solid mechanics and theory of elasticity, across aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering, and materials science.

My Cognitive autoMOBILE Life - Digital Divorce from a Cognitive Personal Assistant (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the... My Cognitive autoMOBILE Life - Digital Divorce from a Cognitive Personal Assistant (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Sebastian Wedeniwski, Stephen Perun
R1,193 Discovery Miles 11 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Only ten years ago driving was about horsepower, style and comfort -- people said they loved their cars. Today, we can see the transformation in the automotive industry including ridesharing and carsharing with the new concepts of mobility and motion changing every day. Will consumers lose the e-motion they previously had for their vehicles? Maybe the new e-motion will be a different type of connection, one that understands, learns, and reasons as you move through your life; this is the concept of a cognitive vehicle and lifestyle that is discussed within. This book provides the trends and technologies in the automotive industry as it moves from a connected vehicle to a cognitive vehicle and how automotive manufactures facing the market shift from an organizational-centered to an individual-centered economy.

Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications - Advanced Analysis of Vehicle Related Technologies (Paperback, Softcover... Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications - Advanced Analysis of Vehicle Related Technologies (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016)
Reza N. Jazar, Liming Dai
R4,595 Discovery Miles 45 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book looks at the broad field of engineering science through the lens of nonlinear approaches. Examples focus on issues in vehicle technology, including vehicle dynamics, vehicle-road interaction, steering, and control for electric and hybrid vehicles. Also included are discussions on train and tram systems, aerial vehicles, robot-human interaction, and contact and scratch analysis at the micro/nanoscale. Chapters are based on invited contributions from world-class experts in the field who advance the future of engineering by discussing the development of more optimal, accurate, efficient, and cost and energy effective systems. This book is appropriate for researchers, students, and practicing engineers who are interested in the applications of nonlinear approaches to solving engineering and science problems.

Wings of Their Dreams - Purdue in Flight (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): John Norberg Wings of Their Dreams - Purdue in Flight (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
John Norberg
R637 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R102 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Throughout 100-plus years of flight, Purdue University has propelled unique contributions from pioneer educators, aviators, and engineers who flew balloons into the stratosphere, barnstormed the countryside, helped break the sound barrier, and left footprints in lunar soil. Wings of Their Dreams follows the flight plans and footsteps of aviation's pioneers and trailblazers across the twentieth century, a path from Kitty Hawk to the Sea of Tranquility and beyond. The book reminds readers that the first and last men to land on the moon first trekked across the West Lafayette, Indiana, campus on their journeys into the heavens and history. This is the story of an aeronautic odyssey of imagination, science, engineering, technology, adventure, courage, danger, and promise. It is the story of the human spirit taking flight, entwined with Purdue's legacy in aviation's history.

Through Astronaut Eyes - Photographing Early Human Spaceflight (Hardcover): Jennifer K Levasseur Through Astronaut Eyes - Photographing Early Human Spaceflight (Hardcover)
Jennifer K Levasseur
R672 R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Save R115 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Featuring over seventy images from the heroic age of space exploration, Through Astronaut Eyes presents the story of how human daring along with technological ingenuity allowed people to see the Earth and stars as they never had before. Photographs from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs tell powerful and compelling stories that continue to have cultural resonance to this day, not just for what they revealed about the spaceflight experience, but also as products of a larger visual rhetoric of exploration. The photographs tell us as much about space and the astronauts who took them as their reception within an American culture undergoing radical change throughout the turbulent 1960s. This book explores the origins and impact of astronaut still photography from 1962 to 1972, the period when human spaceflight first captured the imagination of people around the world. Photographs taken during those three historic programs are much admired and reprinted, but rarely seriously studied. This book suggests astronaut photography is particularly relevant to American culture based on how easily the images were shared through reproduction and circulation in a very visually oriented society. Space photography's impact at the crossroads of cultural studies, the history of exploration and technology, and public memory illuminates its continuing importance to American identity.

ACS Without an Attitude (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017): Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G... ACS Without an Attitude (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G Simpson, Christopher Rouff
R3,119 Discovery Miles 31 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book de-emphasizes the formal mathematical description of spacecraft on-board attitude and orbit applications in favor of a more qualitative, concept-oriented presentation of these topics. The information presented in this book was originally given as a set of lectures in 1999 and 2000 instigated by a NASA Flight Software Branch Chief at Goddard Space Flight Center. The Branch Chief later suggested this book. It provides an approachable insight into the area and is not intended as an essential reference work. ACS Without an Attitude is intended for programmers and testers new to the field who are seeking a commonsense understanding of the subject matter they are coding and testing in the hope that they will reduce their risk of introducing or missing the key software bug that causes an abrupt termination in their spacecraft's mission. In addition, the book will provide managers and others working with spacecraft with a basic understanding of this subject.

Sensing Vehicle Conditions for Detecting Driving Behaviors (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Jiadi Yu, Yingying Chen, Xiangyu Xu Sensing Vehicle Conditions for Detecting Driving Behaviors (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Jiadi Yu, Yingying Chen, Xiangyu Xu
R1,381 Discovery Miles 13 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This SpringerBrief begins by introducing the concept of smartphone sensing and summarizing the main tasks of applying smartphone sensing in vehicles. Chapter 2 describes the vehicle dynamics sensing model that exploits the raw data of motion sensors (i.e., accelerometer and gyroscope) to give the dynamic of vehicles, including stopping, turning, changing lanes, driving on uneven road, etc. Chapter 3 detects the abnormal driving behaviors based on sensing vehicle dynamics. Specifically, this brief proposes a machine learning-based fine-grained abnormal driving behavior detection and identification system, D3, to perform real-time high-accurate abnormal driving behaviors monitoring using the built-in motion sensors in smartphones. As more vehicles taking part in the transportation system in recent years, driving or taking vehicles have become an inseparable part of our daily life. However, increasing vehicles on the roads bring more traffic issues including crashes and congestions, which make it necessary to sense vehicle dynamics and detect driving behaviors for drivers. For example, sensing lane information of vehicles in real time can be assisted with the navigators to avoid unnecessary detours, and acquiring instant vehicle speed is desirable to many important vehicular applications. Moreover, if the driving behaviors of drivers, like inattentive and drunk driver, can be detected and warned in time, a large part of traffic accidents can be prevented. However, for sensing vehicle dynamics and detecting driving behaviors, traditional approaches are grounded on the built-in infrastructure in vehicles such as infrared sensors and radars, or additional hardware like EEG devices and alcohol sensors, which involves high cost. The authors illustrate that smartphone sensing technology, which involves sensors embedded in smartphones (including the accelerometer, gyroscope, speaker, microphone, etc.), can be applied in sensing vehicle dynamics and driving behaviors. Chapter 4 exploits the feasibility to recognize abnormal driving events of drivers at early stage. Specifically, the authors develop an Early Recognition system, ER, which recognize inattentive driving events at an early stage and alert drivers timely leveraging built-in audio devices on smartphones. An overview of the state-of-the-art research is presented in chapter 5. Finally, the conclusions and future directions are provided in Chapter 6.

Dudley's Handbook of Practical Gear Design and Manufacture (Hardcover, 4th New edition): Stephen P. Radzevich Dudley's Handbook of Practical Gear Design and Manufacture (Hardcover, 4th New edition)
Stephen P. Radzevich
R3,928 Discovery Miles 39 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Fourth Edition of Dudley's Handbook of Practical Gear Design and Manufacture is the definitive reference guide to gear design, production, and applications. Using a pragmatic approach, the book provides gear manufacturing methods for high-, medium-, and low-volume production. Updated throughout to reflect cutting-edge research, this edition includes new contributions from experts in the field. Providing a clear overview of the foundations of advanced gear systems, the book contains new material on the potential of technologies such as high-performance plastic gears alongside issues that can be encountered. The book also includes innovative chapters discussing topics such as involute gear drives and gear strength calculation, with new regulations such as ISO 6336 in mind. Using modern technologies such as powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing, all the necessary information to reduce gear cost is provided. Additionally, gear micro-geometry modifications and planetary gear designs are discussed. FEATURES Provides an up-to-date, single-source reference for all aspects of the gear industry Presents an integrated approach to gear design and manufacture Includes new coverage of direct gear design and ready-to-use gear design Contains coverage of finite element analysis, gear vibration, load ratings, and gear failures The book includes comprehensive tables and references, making this the definitive guide for all those in the field of gear technology, from industry professionals to undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students.

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