Robotics and Automation Handbook-2005

  This text is targeted at the fundamentals of robot design, implementation, and application. As robots are used in a substantial number of functions, this book only scratches the surface of their applications. However, it does provide a firmbasis for engineers and scientists interested in either fabrication or utilizing robotic systems. The first part of …

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ACTUATOR SATURATION CONTROL

  This edited volume provides a unified forum to address various novel aspects of actuator saturation control. The contributors of this edited volume include some nationally and internationally recognized researchers who have made or continue to make significant contributions to this important field of research in our discipline. Below we highlight the key issues addressed …

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. Sliding Mode Control in Engineering

  On this basis, discontinuous feedback control strategies appeared in the middle of the 20th century under the name of theory of variable-structure systems. Within this viewpoint, the control inputs typically take values from a discrete set, such as the extreme limits of a relay, or from a limited collection of prespecified feedback control functions. …

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Sensor and Measurement

Sensor and Measurement   In addressing measurement problems, it is often seful to have a conceptual model of the measurement process. This chapter presents some of the fundamental concepts of measurement in the context of a simple generalized instrument model. In abstract terms, an instrument is a device that transforms a physical variable of interest …

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Robust Control System Design

This fundamentally new approach guarantees—for all open-loop systems with more outputs than inputs or with at least one stable transmission zero—the same loop transfer function and therefore the same robustness of the observer feedback system and the corresponding direct state feedback system. Most open-loop systems satisfy either of these two conditions. For all other open-loop …

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HEAT TRANSFER IN INDUSTRIAL COMBUSTION

HEAT TRANSFER IN INDUSTRIAL COMBUSTION   This book is intended to fill a gap in the literature for books on heat transfer in industrial combustion, written primarily for the practicing engineer. Many textbooks have been written on both heat transfer and combustion, but both types of book generally have only a limited amount of information …

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ElectricalTemperatureMeasurement

For decades, temperature has been one of the most important process variables in the automation, consumer goods and production industries. Electrical measurement of temperature, by using resistance thermometers and thermocouples, is in fact more than 100 years old, but the develop-ment of sensors and thermometers is by no means over. The continuous optimization of processes …

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ThermoDynamics and Statistical Mechanics

A complete set of lecture notes for an upper-division undergraduate thermodynamics and statistical mechanics course. Topics covered include elementary probability theory, classical thermodynamics, the thermodynamics of the atmosphere, heat engines, specific heat capacities of gases and solids, the Maxwell velocity distribution, paramagnetism, black-body radiation and the Stephan-Bolzmann law, conduction electrons in metals, and degeneracy pressure …

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Refrigeration and its application is met in almost every branch of industry, so that practitioners in other fields find that they have to become aware of its principles, uses and limitations. This book aims to introduce students and professionals in other disciplines to the fundamentals of the subject, without involving the reader too deeply in …

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A_heat_transfer_textbook

This book is meant for students in their introductory heat transfer course —students who have learned calculus (through ordinary differential equations) and basic thermodynamics. We include the needed background in fluid mechanics, although students will be better off if they have had an introductory course in fluids. An integrated introductory course in thermofluid engineering should …

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Introduction to Thermal Systems Engineering Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and H…

Introduction to Thermal Systems Engineering Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and H…   Our objective is to provide an integrated introductory presentation of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. The unifying theme is the application of these principles in thermal systems engineering. Thermal systems involve the storage, transfer, and conversion of energy. Thermal systems engineering is concerned …

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Advanced_Thermo_for_Engineers

  When reviewing, or contemplating writing, a textbook on engineering thermodynamics, it is necessary to ask what does this book offer that is not already available? The author has taught thermodynamics to mechanical engineering students, at both undergraduate and post-graduate level, for 25 years and has found that the existing texts cover very adequately the …

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Advanced thermodynamics engineering

Thermodynamics is an engineering science topic,which deals with the science of “motion” (dynamics) and/or the transformation of “heat” (thermo) and energy into various other energy–containing forms. The flow of energy is of great importance to engineers involved in the design of the power generation and process industries. Examples of analyses based on thermodynamics include: The …

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Myshkis A.D., et al. Low-Gravity Fluid Mechanics

Myshkis A.D., et al. Low-Gravity Fluid Mechanics (Springer, 1987)(601s) Product Description This book provides the community with a concise volume covering fluid mechanics and transport phenomena in a variety of research fields of low-gravity science. It combines an educational goal to report relevant and archival information with the latest scientific insight and current knowledge in …

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Nonlinear Water Waves

Nonlinear Water Waves Product Description The contributors to this volume present novel solution methods for nonlinear wave structure interaction problems and also discuss new phenomena associated with the interaction of water waves. Subjects covered include nonlinear water wave computation using the desinglarised method, nonlinear diffraction with soil interaction, and parametrically forced wave instability in three-dimensional …

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