Mechatronic Systems

Author: Clarence W. de Silva
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420074458
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Mechatronics has emerged as its own discipline over the past decade, yet no reference has lived up to the demands of being a working guide for designing and implementing the new generation of mechatronic systems. Uniting an international team of leading experts, Mechatronic Systems: Devices, Design, Control, Operation and Monitoring rises to the challenge of providing a practical, comprehensive, and detailed guide to the theory and application of modern mechatronics. Weaving the Multi-Domain Tapestry This book treats all components of the mechatronic system as a unified whole, combining mechanics, electronics, intelligent control, sensors, actuators, and communication networks through integrated design. Extensive cross-referencing lends this work a coherence not found in other books on mechatronics, which amount to little more than collections of papers. Real-World Guidance from the Experts Extensive examples and case studies take you effortlessly from theory to analysis, design, and application. Convenient snapshots in the form of tables, graphs, illustrations, and summaries give you immediate access to the information you need. Mechatronic Systems: Devices, Design, Control, Operation and Monitoring is a critical compendium of need-to-know information covering mechatronic devices, communication and control technologies, mechatronic design and optimization, and techniques for monitoring and diagnosis.

Mechatronic Systems

Author: Clarence W. de Silva
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849307767
Size: 44.82 MB
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Mechatronics has emerged as its own discipline over the past decade, yet no reference has lived up to the demands of being a working guide for designing and implementing the new generation of mechatronic systems. Uniting an international team of leading experts, Mechatronic Systems: Devices, Design, Control, Operation and Monitoring rises to the challenge of providing a practical, comprehensive, and detailed guide to the theory and application of modern mechatronics. Weaving the Multi-Domain Tapestry This book treats all components of the mechatronic system as a unified whole, combining mechanics, electronics, intelligent control, sensors, actuators, and communication networks through integrated design. Extensive cross-referencing lends this work a coherence not found in other books on mechatronics, which amount to little more than collections of papers. Real-World Guidance from the Experts Extensive examples and case studies take you effortlessly from theory to analysis, design, and application. Convenient snapshots in the form of tables, graphs, illustrations, and summaries give you immediate access to the information you need. Mechatronic Systems: Devices, Design, Control, Operation and Monitoring is a critical compendium of need-to-know information covering mechatronic devices, communication and control technologies, mechatronic design and optimization, and techniques for monitoring and diagnosis.

Nuclear Engineering Handbook Second Edition

Author: Kenneth D. Kok
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482215934
Size: 51.45 MB
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Building upon the success of the first edition, the Nuclear Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of nuclear power engineering. Consisting of chapters written by leading experts, this volume spans a wide range of topics in the areas of nuclear power reactor design and operation, nuclear fuel cycles, and radiation detection. Plant safety issues are addressed, and the economics of nuclear power generation in the 21st century are presented. The Second Edition also includes full coverage of Generation IV reactor designs, and new information on MRS technologies, small modular reactors, and fast reactors.

Heating And Cooling Of Buildings

Author: T. Agami Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315362910
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Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Principles and Practice of Energy Efficient Design, Third Edition is structured to provide a rigorous and comprehensive technical foundation and coverage to all the various elements inherent in the design of energy efficient and green buildings. Along with numerous new and revised examples, design case studies, and homework problems, the third edition includes the HCB software along with its extensive website material, which contains a wealth of data to support design analysis and planning. Based around current codes and standards, the Third Edition explores the latest technologies that are central to design and operation of today’s buildings. It serves as an up-to-date technical resource for future designers, practitioners, and researchers wishing to acquire a firm scientific foundation for improving the design and performance of buildings and the comfort of their occupants. For engineering and architecture students in undergraduate/graduate classes, this comprehensive textbook:

Principles Of Sustainable Energy Systems Second Edition

Author: Frank Kreith
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466556978
Size: 59.40 MB
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Completely revised and updated, Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems, Second Edition presents broad-based coverage of sustainable energy sources and systems. The book is designed as a text for undergraduate seniors and first-year graduate students. It focuses on renewable energy technologies, but also treats current trends such as the expanding use of natural gas from fracking and development of nuclear power. It covers the economics of sustainable energy, both from a traditional monetary as well as from an energy return on energy invested (EROI) perspective. The book provides complete and up-to-date coverage of all renewable technologies, including solar and wind power, biological processes such as anaerobic digestion and geothermal energy. The new edition also examines social issues such as food, water, population, global warming, and public policies of engineering concern. It discusses energy transition—the process by which renewable energy forms can effectively be introduced into existing energy systems to replace fossil fuels. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Extended treatment of the energy and social issues related to sustainable energy Analytic models of all energy systems in the current and future economy Thoroughly updated chapters on biomass, wind, transportation, and all types of solar power Treatment of energy return on energy invested (EROI) as a tool for understanding the sustainability of different types of resource conversion and efficiency projects Introduction of the System Advisor Model (SAM) software program, available from National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), with examples and homework problems Coverage of current issues in transition engineering providing analytic tools that can reduce the risk of unsustainable fossil resource use Updates to all chapters on renewable energy technology engineering, in particular the chapters dealing with transportation, passive design, energy storage, ocean energy, and bioconversion Written by Frank Kreith and Susan Krumdieck, this updated version of a successful textbook takes a balanced approach that looks not only at sustainable energy sources, but also provides examples of energy storage, industrial process heat, and modern transportation. The authors take an analytical systems approach to energy engineering, rather than the more general and descriptive approach usually found in textbooks on this topic.

Mechatronics And Manufacturing Engineering

Author: J Paulo Davim
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857095897
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This book, the first in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, is a collection of high quality articles (full research articles, review articles and cases studies) with a special emphasis on research and development in mechatronics and manufacturing engineering. Mechatronics is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design. Today, mechatronics has a significant and increasing impact on engineering with emphasis on the design, development and operation of manufacturing engineering systems. The main objective of this interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of automata from an engineering perspective, thinking on the design of products and manufacturing processes and systems. Mechatronics and manufacturing systems are well established and executed within a great number of industries including aircraft, automotive and aerospace industries; machine tools, moulds and dies product manufacturing, computers, electronics, semiconductor and communications, and biomedical. A collection of high quality articles with a special emphasis on research and development in mechatronics and manufacturing engineering Presents a range of views based on international expertise Written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected expert in the field

Control Of Mechatronic Systems

Author: Levent Guvenc
Publisher: IET
ISBN: 1785611445
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This comprehensive book will introduce advanced students with only a basic background in control theory to an array of techniques they can easily implement and use to meet the required performance specifications for their mechatronic applications. Most of the design approaches presented in the book are coded in MATLAB(R), compiled by the authors together in a GUI (Graphical User Interface) under the name COMES (Control of Mechatronic Systems toolbox), available in the user contributed material part of the Mathworks MATLAB(R) website for free download and use with this book.

Mechatronics 2017

Author: Tomáš Březina
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331965960X
Size: 60.63 MB
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This book presents nearly 90 carefully selected contributions at the 12th International Conference Mechatronics, which took place in Brno, Czech Republic on 6–8 September 2017. Reflecting the most progressive and constantly changing areas of mechatronics, these proceedings includes papers concerning modeling and simulation, automatic control, robotics, sensors and actuators, electrical machines, and energy harvesting. It not only offers inspiration, but also deepens readers’ interdisciplinary and integrated understanding of modern engineering. The book is intended for experts in the integration of electronic, mechanical, control and computer sciences.

Modeling And Control Of Engineering Systems

Author: Clarence W. de Silva
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420076876
Size: 38.42 MB
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Developed from the author’s academic and industrial experiences, Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems provides a unified treatment of the modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal systems and then systematically covers conventional, advanced, and intelligent control, instrumentation, experimentation, and design. It includes theory, analytical techniques, popular computer tools, simulation details, and applications. Overcoming the deficiencies of other modeling and control books, this text relates the model to the physical system and addresses why a particular control technique is suitable for controlling the system. Although MATLAB®, Simulink®, and LabVIEWTM are used, the author fully explains the fundamentals and analytical basis behind the methods, the choice of proper tools to analyze a given problem, the ways to interpret and validate the results, and the limitations of the software tools. This approach enables readers to thoroughly grasp the core foundation of the subject and understand how to apply the concepts in practice. Control ensures accurate operation of a system. Proper control of an engineering system requires a basic understanding and a suitable representation (model) of the system. This book builds up expertise in modeling and control so that readers can further their analytical skills in hands-on settings.

Automotive Mechatronics Operational And Practical Issues

Author: B. T. Fijalkowski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400704091
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This book presents operational and practical issues of automotive mechatronics with special emphasis on the heterogeneous automotive vehicle systems approach, and is intended as a graduate text as well as a reference for scientists and engineers involved in the design of automotive mechatronic control systems. As the complexity of automotive vehicles increases, so does the dearth of high competence, multi-disciplined automotive scientists and engineers. This book provides a discussion into the type of mechatronic control systems found in modern vehicles and the skills required by automotive scientists and engineers working in this environment. Divided into two volumes and five parts, Automotive Mechatronics aims at improving automotive mechatronics education and emphasises the training of students’ experimental hands-on abilities, stimulating and promoting experience among high education institutes and produce more automotive mechatronics and automation engineers. The main subject that are treated are: VOLUME I: RBW or XBW unibody or chassis-motion mechatronic control hypersystems; DBW AWD propulsion mechatronic control systems; BBW AWB dispulsion mechatronic control systems; VOLUME II: SBW AWS diversion mechatronic control systems; ABW AWA suspension mechatronic control systems. This volume was developed for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as for professionals involved in all disciplines related to the design or research and development of automotive vehicle dynamics, powertrains, brakes, steering, and shock absorbers (dampers). Basic knowledge of college mathematics, college physics, and knowledge of the functionality of automotive vehicle basic propulsion, dispulsion, conversion and suspension systems is required.