Mathematical Challenges in Electron Microscopy, Volume 231 merges two long-running serials, Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics and Advances in Optical and Electron Microscopy. The series features articles on the physics of electron devices (especially semiconductor devices), particle optics at high and low energies, microlithography, image science, digital image processing, electromagnetic wave propagation, electron microscopy, and the computing methods used in all these domains. Specific chapters cover Introduction to inverse problems in electron microscopy, Directional sinogram inpainting for limited angle tomography, Strain tomography of crystals, FISTA with adaptive discretization, Total variation discretization, and Reconstruction with a Gaussian Dictionary.
Vehicular Platoon System Design: Fundamentals and Robustness provides a comprehensive introduction to connected and automated vehicular platoon system design. Platoons decrease the distances between cars or trucks using electronic, and possibly mechanical, coupling. This capability allows many cars or trucks to accelerate or brake simultaneously. It also allows for a closer headway between vehicles by eliminating reacting distance needed for human reaction. The book considers the key issues of robustness and cybersecurity. The optimization-based model predictive control schemes are applied to control the vehicle platoon. In the controller design part, several practical problems, such as constraint handling, optimal control performance, robustness against disturbance, resilience against cyber attacks, are reviewed. In addition, the book provides detailed theoretical analysis of the stability of the platoon under different control schemes.
Artificial intelligence (AI) plays a crucial role in production engineering and management, revolutionizing operation optimization, data analysis, forecasting, and task automation. In production engineering, AI contributes to operational efficiency by identifying patterns, predicting failures, and optimizing supply chains. In management, it offers predictive and prescriptive insights, allowing quick adaptations to changes in market conditions. However, it is essential to address ethical challenges, such as data security and workforce impacts, to ensure responsible and sustainable implementation of AI in these contexts.Among the different topics covered in Artificial Intelligence in Production Engineering and Management, the reader can find, among others, living under AI; machine learning and large language models; AI and people management; nudging financial behavior in AI; the European Union narrative on AI; multidimensional transhuman influence; and AI, emotional intelligence, and ethics.This topical book will be of great value for those working and researching in the production engineering and management fields who are seeking to understand and capitalize on the revolutionary wave that artificial intelligence brings to modern engineering and management.
Manufacturing from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0: Advances and Applications unfolds three main pillars: (i) it investigates the theoretical background of the current industrial practice within the framework of industry 4.0 by presenting its key definitions and backbone technologies, (ii) discusses the methods and state-of-the-art developments employed in the ongoing digital transformation of companies worldwide to promote more resilient, sustainable, and human-centric smart manufacturing and production networks, (iii) and outlines a strategic plan for the transition from industry 4.0 to industry 5.0.Authored by an international group of expert scientists, this volume consists of 12 chapters which investigate the most recent research in the field and provide actionable material to benefit audiences in both academia and industry.
Circular Economy and Manufacturing presents a roadmap of optimized, flexible, efficient, effective, and competitive green production strategies for the manufacturing industry and its multiple stakeholders. The volume is meant to be an excellent springboard for further discussion and research into new frameworks of best practices in view of achieving more socially responsible and sustainable organizations in a not-so-distant future.Circular economy can serve as a key building block for the sustainability targets of manufacturing companies. Although the term itself has long been established, we see that proper implementation of a circular economy model across entire manufacturing value chains is still lacking and remains a challenge for companies. However, there are clearly visible and good examples of circular economy standards which have already been applied and are generating value among multiple layers.
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Sustainable Materials in Civil Infrastructure covers the latest breakthroughs in innovative eco-materials and poses solutions for resilient and sustainable infrastructure. The book provides valuable insights into innovative research studies on eco-materials used for construction applications, which will provide researchers with a useful reference guide on recycled steel, low-carbon concrete, bio-concrete, self-healing concrete, and industrial by-products such as fly ash, natural geosynthetic fibers, and shape memory alloys for infrastructure development.Chapters cover design applications of bio-concrete and the use of eco-materials in landfill liners and masonry. The book clearly identifies the issues that remain as obstacles for the large-scale use of green concrete and bio-concrete and provides practical solutions to overcome them. Users will find this to be a knowledge base for the development of sustainable design methodologies that are widely accepted among various environmental monitoring/controlling bodies throughout the world.
Environmental Materials and Waste: Circular Economy and Pollution Abatement, Second Edition contains the latest information on environmental sustainability as a wide variety of natural resources are increasingly being exploited. The book takes a multidisciplinary approach to fully realize the number of by-products which can be remanufactured, providing the foundation needed across disciplines to tackle this issue. This updated edition includes operational principles of circular economy for sustainable development with reference to environmental waste. Although circular systems are now being implemented, it also emphasizes the importance to properly consider and convert circular economy goals and principles into actions.Circular economy research is discussed in-depth as it has gained considerable momentum in the scientific literature thus far, and both conceptual debates and the creation of useful implementation strategies are still in their infancy. As a whole, this book covers a wide range of issues that must be covered in order to improve environmental sustainability.
Up and Running with AutoCAD® 2025: 2D and 3D Drawing, Design and Modeling presents a combination of step-by-step instructions, examples, and insightful explanations. The book emphasizes core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written by a long-time AutoCAD professor and instructor with the user in mind.
Comprehensive Materials Processing, Second Edition, 12 Volume Set consolidates and enhances the most up-to-date literature of the materials processing and manufacturing universe. The book provides authoritative analysis of all processes, technologies, and techniques for converting industrial materials from a raw state into finished parts or products. Coverage encompasses solidification, powder, deposition, and deformation processing. Additional discussion includes plant and tool design, analysis and characterization of processing techniques, high-temperatures studies, and the influence of process scale on component characteristics and behavior.Building and expanding on the previous edition, it includes recent developments and advances in the field, such as updated processing technologies, costs and characterizations. This new edition will also explore sustainability and environmental impact of materials processing in greater detail. This book will serve as a valuable, one-stop resource to students, academics, and researchers in the fields of engineering and materials science, as well as those in adjacent fields. Industry professionals will also benefit from this comprehensive resource.
Size Effects in Engineering Mechanics and Manufacturing provides a detailed evaluation of size effects in mechanics, manufacturing and material sciences and their effects on related physical behaviors and phenomena. Sections address the physical aspects of size effects, including tension, compression, and bending deformation in mechanics, fatigue and damage behaviors, the mechanisms behind these effects, modeling techniques for determining the behavior and phenomena of size effects, practical applications of size effects in material sciences and micro-manufacturing, how size effects influence the process performance, process outcome, properties and quality of fabricated parts and components, and future size effects.This book provides not only a reference volume on size effects but also valuable applications for engineers, scientists, academics and research students involved in materials processing, manufacturing, materials science and engineering, engineering mechanics, mechanical engineering and the management of enterprises using materials processing technologies in the mass-production of related products.