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The Engineering and Technology portfolio includes comprehensive overviews of all major research and practical developments in aerospace and automotive engineering, civil and environmental engineering, mechanical and industrial engineering, materials engineering, electrical engineering, communications engineering, and more. In-depth coverage, innovative state-of-the-art approaches, and real-world case studies provide valuable, actionable insights for researchers, applied engineers and students.

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Distributed Optimization and Learning

  • 1st Edition
  • December 2, 2024
  • Zhongguo Li + 1 more
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Distributed Optimization and Learning: A Control-Theoretic Perspective illustrates the underlying principles of distributed optimization and learning. The book presents a systematic and self-contained description of distributed optimization and learning algorithms from a control-theoretic perspective. It focuses on exploring control-theoretic approaches and how those approaches can be utilized to solve distributed optimization and learning problems over network-connected, multi-agent systems. As there are strong links between optimization and learning, this book provides a unified platform for understanding distributed optimization and learning algorithms for different purposes.

Biologically Inspired Series-Parallel Hybrid Robots

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Shivesh Kumar + 2 more
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Biologically Inspired Series-Parallel Hybrid Robots: Design, Analysis and Control provides an extensive review of the state-of-the-art in series-parallel hybrid robots, covering all aspects of their mechatronics system design. The book highlights the modular and distributed aspects in their mechanical, electronics, and software design, presenting case studies on various famous series-parallel hybrid robots which will inspire new robot developers. The book also introduces various modern methods for modeling the kinematics and dynamics of complex robots. These methods are also introduced in the form of algorithms or pseudo-code which can be easily programmed with modern day programming languages.

High-Temperature Tribology of Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • M.F. Wani + 2 more
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High Temperature Tribology of Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites synthesizes the latest cutting-edge research on various applications of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites in high temperature settings. The book covers the fundamentals of high-temperature tribology, the mechanical behavior of these materials in high temperature settings, and their various tribochemical reactions. Methods for improving friction, wear, and lubrication properties of these materials in high temperature settings are covered at length, as are the fabrication methods of ceramics, CMCs and hard ceramic coatings.Additionally, the book includes insights on the various wear modes of ceramics and CMCs such as adhesion wear, abrasion wear, delamination wear, erosion wear, as well as the formation of oxides and other components at elevated temperatures and their influences on friction and wear performance.

Designing Advanced Respiratory Protective Devices for Pandemics

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Guowen Song + 1 more
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Designing Advanced Respiratory Protective Devices for Pandemics: Performance, Mechanism and Future Perspectives identifies emerging and critical issues that directly or indirectly influence the protective performance of Respiratory Protective Devices (RPDs), along with important future research directions. The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes the vital role of respiratory protection provided by PPE (and RPD) in novel infectious respiratory disease control. A wealth of recent research on coronavirus mitigation measures is combined with prior information on infectious diseases, RPDs, and human physiological and psychological responses to make this a fundamental resource on recent advances, innovative perspectives on respiratory protection, and new applications.The effectiveness of such disease control measures rely greatly on the performance of the RPD, user compliance, and proper use. Only an interdisciplinary approach to this issue can lead to success.

The Finite Element Method for Fluid Dynamics

  • 8th Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Olek C Zienkiewicz + 2 more
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The Finite Element Method for Fluid Dynamics, Eight Edition offers a complete introduction on the application of the finite element method to fluid mechanics. The book begins with a useful summary of all relevant partial differential equations before moving on to discuss convection stabilization procedures, steady and transient state equations, and numerical solution of fluid dynamic equations. This expanded eighth edition starts by explaining the character-based split (CBS) scheme before exploring a range of other methods including SUPG/PSPG, space-time, and VMS methods. There are also new chapters on topics such as: Data-driven computational fluid dynamics, Buoyancy Driven Flows. and High-order Methods.Focusing on the core knowledge, mathematical and analytical tools needed for successful computational fluid dynamics (CFD), this book is the authoritative introduction of choice for graduate level students, researchers, and professional engineers.

Aerodynamics for Engineering Students

  • 8th Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Steven H. Collicott + 3 more
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Aerodynamics for Engineering Students, Eight Edition, is one of the world’s leading course texts on aerodynamics. It provides concise explanations of basic concepts, combined with an excellent introduction to aerodynamic theory. This updated edition has been revised with improved pedagogy and reorganized content to facilitate student learning and includes new examples in many chapters, expanded use of the "aerodynamics around us" boxes to help put the content into proper context for students, and more coverage and use of computational methods like MATLAB.

Fundamentals of Uncertainty Quantification for Engineers

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Yan Wang + 2 more
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Fundamentals of Uncertainty Quantification for Engineers: Methods and Models provides a comprehensive introduction to uncertainty quantification (UQ) accompanied by a wide variety of applied examples, implementation details, and practical exercises to reinforce the concepts outlined in the book. Sections start with a review of the history of probability theory and recent developments of UQ methods in the domains of applied mathematics and data science. Major concepts of probability axioms, conditional probability, and Bayes’ rule are discussed and examples of probability distributions in parametric data analysis, reliability, risk analysis, and materials informatics are included.Random processes, sampling methods, and surrogate modeling techniques including multivariate polynomial regression, Gaussian process regression, multi-fidelity surrogate, support-vector machine, and decision tress are also covered. Methods for model selection, calibration, and validation are introduced next, followed by chapters on sensitivity analysis, stochastic expansion methods, Markov models, and non-probabilistic methods. The book concludes with a chapter describing the methods that can be used to predict UQ in systems, such as Monte Carlo, stochastic expansion, upscaling, Langevin dynamics, and inverse problems, with example applications in multiscale modeling, simulations, and materials design.

Rehabilitation Robotics and Healthcare Devices

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Manuel Cardona
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Rehabilitation Robotics and Healthcare Devices presents cutting-edge topics in rehabilitation robotics and healthcare devices, covering basic concepts and providing readers with enough information to solve various practical problems. The book proves to be an excellent source to study the different emerging paradigms in rehabilitation robotics and healthcare areas, including related technologies such as sensors, wearable devices, internet of medical things, big data, machine learning for eHealth, edible sensors, robots in medicine, and exoskeleton robots for rehabilitation.

Advanced Oxidation Process-Based Integrated and Hybrid Technologies for Degradation of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Amit K. Thakur + 5 more
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Advanced Oxidation Process-based Integrated and Hybrid Technologies for Degradation of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products addresses PPCP removal from wastewater by the recent application of AOP-based hybrid techniques. Technological advancement of AOPs and AOP-based hybrid methods are discussed and will highlight the perspectives on fundamental and technological advancements in AOP and AOP-based hybrid methods for PPCPs removal from wastewater. A detailed cost analysis of different AOP-based hybrid techniques is examined to help readers formulate guidelines to transform the wastewater treatment process from lab scale to pilot/industrial scale.

Computational Modeling Applications for Climate Crisis

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Utku Kose + 2 more
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Computational Modeling Applications for Climate Crisis provides readers with innovative research on the applications of computational modeling to moderate climate change. The book begins with an overview and history of climate change, followed by several chapters covering the concepts of computational modeling and simulation, including parameters of climate change, modeling the effects of human activities, visualization tools, and data fusion for advanced modeling applications. It then proceeds to cover decision support systems, modeling of technological solutions for climate change, modeling of greenhouse gas emissions, tracking of climate factors, and modeling of earth resources. In the final chapters of the book, the authors cover nation-based outcomes, big data, and optimization solutions with real-world data and case studies. Climate change is one of the most pressing existential issues for humans and the planet, and this book covers leading-edge applications of computational modeling to the vast array of interdisciplinary factors and challenges posed by climate change. As life itself is a mixture of occurrences that can be mathematically modelled, it is important to work with specific parameters, which are critical for monitoring and controlling the dynamics of the earth, natural resources, technological factors, and human activities.