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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. The content in Elsevier's Engineering and Technology books program addresses core issues in industry and society, such as sustainability, the circular economy, AI, and automation.

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Twisted String Actuation Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • December 31, 2099
  • Igor Gaponov + 2 more
  • English
Twisted String Actuation Systems: Applications, Modelling, and Control discusses the emerging area of twisted string actuation. It provides the basics of modeling and control, while also outlining the potential advantages of this actuation technique. Several detailed case studies describe the requirements and design parameters of the TSAs developed for different robotic applications. In addition, the book covers guidelines for engineers on the design and implementation of TSA in new areas and applications, discussing how to select strings with appropriate properties and suitable material, how to model actuators, and how to predict efficiency and lifetime.The book will benefit the engineering community and increase the popularity of this promising novel type of actuator as it brings together the most up-to-date technologies and advances in the TSA field, along with their background and history.

Corrosion Damage and Corrosion-Assisted Fracture

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Florin Bobaru + 2 more
  • English
Corrosion Damage and Corrosion-Assisted Fracture: Peridynamic Modelling and Computations covers cutting-edge developments in predicting corrosion damage and its influence on reducing material ductility, which can lead to crack nucleation, propagation, and final failure. The computational simulations included in the book match detailed experimental observations of corrosion damage and cracking induced by corrosion, and are enabled by a state-of-the-art peridynamic framework for modeling complex phenomena involving material dissolution, fracture, and damage in a unified way. The book provides a modeling framework that can be validated against experiments and delivers predictive results for corrosion-induced damage and fracture. A companion website features simulation movies of the modeling techniques and material corrosion, and also features code with which readers can directly test or even expand on the methods covered in the book.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Jinwen Hu + 3 more
  • English
Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Safety and Security Issues presents a holistic view of the safety and security problems associated with unmanned systems. The title considers the various safety and security issues involved and draws up a blueprint for future UAV safety and security systems. Three sections present the technical elements of UAS safety and security, the safety technologies and system design of UAS, such as sense and avoidance, navigation and control, and the security technologies and system design of UAS, including cybersecurity anomaly detection and information intrusion response. This is the first book to deal holistically with UAS safety and operational threats and to consider the system and operational characteristics of UAS in terms of safety and security solutions.

Solid-State Shear Pulverization

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Katsuyuki Wakabayashi
  • English
Solid-State Shear Pulverization: Chilled Extrusion Technique for Value-Added Plastics Processing and Polymer-Based Materials Development discusses solid-state shear pulverization (SSSP) and solid-state/melt extrusion (SSME), both unconventional polymer processing methods that are based on twin screw extrusion. The technology was originally employed to produce reduced particle size of polymeric materials, but recently has been successfully applied to mechanochemically modify plastics, fabricate polymer blends and nanocomposites on a commercially-scalable level.

Innovative Concrete Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Mijia Yang + 1 more
  • English
Innovative Concrete Materials: Geopolymer, Pervious, and Self-healing Concrete focuses on the recent developments and future trends of advanced concrete materials. The book covers new concepts of green, pervious, and self-healing concrete materials that have emerged within the past 20 years, along with  their mechanisms, modeling, practical applications and construction issues, including inspection and quality control. This book also discusses the recently completed projects sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Transportation Research Board, and Minnesota Department of Transportation in which the authors were either PI or co-PI on the projectsIn recent years, there has been considerable interest in advanced concrete materials. One of the fastest growing applications lies in enhancing durability of concrete materials for maintaining and repairing deficient concrete structures. With wide demands for vast infrastructure systems, rapid and efficient construction using advanced concrete materials in comparison to conventional concretes is appealing in many levels.

Advanced Systems Modeling and Simulation

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Anjali Awasthi
  • English
Advanced Systems Modeling and Simulation explains a wide range of concepts, tools, and techniques for advanced systems modeling and simulation.A simulation is a computer model of a system and almost any phenomenon can be analyzed and described as such in order to gain practical insights into how it works. Increases in computing power as well as ongoing developments in the creation and storage of data have brought simulations into a wider range of application areas, adding significant value and also creating a need for information and advice on how to use these tools in new contexts.Starting with fundamental information on modeling and simulation, this book goes on to provide detailed and practical advice on the most relevant modeling and simulation methods, before exploring case studies from applications in other areas, including transportation, supply chain, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Parametric and Nonparametric Techniques in Medical Image De-noising and Restoration

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Amira S. Ashour + 1 more
  • English
Despite advancements in medical imaging modalities, build-up of noise and distortion is still an issue faced by users of medical imaging technology. Consequently, de-noising procedures are developed to preserve the quality of the textured image by removing the noise encountered. Parametric and Nonparametric Techniques in Medical Image De-noising and Restoration explores the different medical image de-noising techniques for medical image quality enhancement. It introduces soft computing and optimization techniques and reports on the challenges of medical image denoising, also highlighting artifacts and noise sources in different imaging modalities and discussing performance evaluation metrics. This is a key reference for anyone involved in medical imaging who is looking to learn about both the parametric and non-parametric approaches available and apply them to their own work and research.

Non-destructive Evaluation of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Ernst Niederleithinger + 3 more
  • English
Non-destructive Evaluation of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures gives an overview on the specific challenges of NDT on concrete and typical testing tasks. The book explains all relevant testing methods including the background physics, measurement technology and procedures, data evaluation and interpretation, capabilities and limitations. Additional chapters focus on how to implement testing schemes, how to translate the NDT parameters into engineering properties (including method combination and application of machine learning techniques) as well as validation, uncertainties and standardization. It also provides recommendations or standards on the application of NDT-CE methods, targeted at practical application issued by governmental organizations, standardization committees, or societies such as ASNT, ACI, Cofrend or DGZfP.This book is for civil and structural engineers and advanced students who are involved in NDT-related activities and need to make decisions regarding the safety of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.

Machine Learning for Wireless Communications and Networking

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Kwang-Cheng Chen
  • English
Machine Learning for Wireless Communications and Networking: An Introduction provides an easy-to-understand introduction to machine learning methods and techniques and their application to wireless communications. The book covers a wide range of machine learning techniques, starting with concepts related to statistical signal processing (i.e.,decision/detection and estimation), taking advantage of the commonality of knowledge between statistical learning and statistical communication theory that the electronic engineer will be familiar with. Each chapter focuses on a class of machine learning techniques, clearly explaining the principles with a supporting range of examples in general wireless communications, wireless networks, sensor networks, and signal processing. Every chapter also has a dedicated section applying machine learning techniques to specific, state-of-the-art wireless network applications. This book will be ideal for graduate and senior undergraduate students in wireless communications and networking who need to understand and apply machine learning techniques, researchers in wireless communications, signal processing, wireless network professionals who need background knowledge in machine learning for wireless systems and networks, and engineers and professionals in the wireless communications and networking industry seeking to learn this important new technology which is having a major impact in the field.