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Instruments & instrumentation engineering

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Instrumentation, Data Acquisition, and Applications in Ground Vehicle Design

Instrumentation, Data Acquisition, and Applications in Ground Vehicle Design

Computer modeling and simulation allow engineers to predict and optimize the performance of components and the vehicle system at early design stage. Covering techniques on virtual and physical evaluation for vehicles and their components, this book introduces design evaluation methods and practical techniques of transducers, data acquisition system, and acquired data application for ground vehicle development. It presents the optimal design of instrumentation associated with the data application to help automotive engineers save the data acquisition cost and time.

Power Ultrasonics

Power Ultrasonics

High power ultrasonic transducers are now used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from medical devices, ultrasonic cleaning, ultrasonic welding and machining to sono-chemistry reactors. Use of ultrasonic transducers for various applications of atomizers, cleaning, sonochemistry and sonoluminescence, surgery, peening of welding joints, forming processes, ultrasonic motor, ultrasonic lubrication and nondestructive evaluations show the wide range of this growing technology in science and engineering. This work presents essential information, and shows the wide range of engineering & scientific applications for them.

A Simple Guide to Understanding Medical Device Regulations

A Simple Guide to Understanding Medical Device Regulations

Author: Shalinee Naidoo Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

As innovation and rapid advancement in technologies take over, medical devices have now become one of the fastest-growing industries globally. In 2000, it was estimated that one and half million different medical devices were available on the market worldwide. For many countries, their regulatory systems have proven to be ineffective in quality management and in monitoring the domestic market to prevent unsafe and low-quality medical products from entering. The lack of harmonized processes when assessing the safety and efficacy or performance of medical products has also led to an increase in costs associated with licensing where required. Regulatory controls for medical devices are often complicated to implement due to the many different types of devices available on the market. Often the risks associated with each type of device differ, making the opportunity for misuse considerable. The purpose of this book is to provide readers with an overview of how regulatory systems work and what goes into implementing a simple regulatory framework. It also aims to highlight the importance of long-lasting good governance where regulation of medical devices is concerned and to provide a step-by-step approach on the development of national regulatory programs for medical devices. It looks at what are some of the guiding principles and essential features of a simple medical device regulatory program, what governs the safety of medical devices and who is responsible for implementation, applying conformity assessment rules and the use of standards to guide a regulatory model.

IEC 61499 Function Blocks for Embedded and Distributed Control Systems Design

IEC 61499 Function Blocks for Embedded and Distributed Control Systems Design

Author: Valeriy Vyatkin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2020

IEC 61499 is the standard for distributed control systems that follows on from the IEC 61131 standard for programmable logic controllers (PLC). This book is a practical guide for component-based development of distributed embedded and control systems as proposed by this international standard.

Out of the Barn

Out of the Barn

Author: Dick Morley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2020

This easy-to-read complication of a series of articles authored by PLC inventor Dick Morley, originally appeared in MSI (formerly Manufacturing Systems Magazine). The series ran from January 1992 through August 1997. In typical Dick Morley fashion, the book covers eight entertaining topical sections, including Floor Level Control Systems; Industrial Computing: The Camel Has the Tent; Software: Indispensable Exasperation; Managing Manufacturing: Mulit-Tasking Personified; Enhancing Corporate Wealth; Global Reports; Evaluating Entrepreneurship; and we Have Met the Enemy: They is Us!

Measurement and Instrumentation

Measurement and Instrumentation

Measurement and Instrumentation: Theory and Application, Third Edition, introduces undergraduate engineering students to measurement principles and the range of sensors and instruments used for measuring physical variables. Providing the most balanced coverage of measurement theory/technologies and instrumentation, this clearly and comprehensively written text arms students and recently graduated engineers with the knowledge and tools to design and build measurement systems for virtually any engineering application.

Advanced Concepts and Architectures for Plasma-Enabled Material Processing

Advanced Concepts and Architectures for Plasma-Enabled Material Processing

Author: Oleg O. Baranov, Igor Levchenko, Shuyan Xu, Kateryna Bazaka Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Plasma-based techniques are widely and successfully used across the field of materials processing, advanced nanosynthesis, and nanofabrication. The diversity of currently available processing architectures based on or enhanced by the use of plasmas is vast, and one can easily get lost in the opportunities presented by each of these configurations. This mini-book provides a concise outline of the most important concepts and architectures in plasma-assisted processing of materials, helping the reader navigate through the fundamentals of plasma system selection and optimization. Architectures discussed in this book range from the relatively simple, user-friendly types of plasmas produced using direct current, radio-frequency, microwave, and arc systems, to more sophisticated advanced systems based on incorporating and external substrate architectures, and complex control mechanisms of configured magnetic fields and distributed plasma sources.

Introduction to Sensors for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Introduction to Sensors for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Author: Martin (Czech Technical University, Prague.) Novak Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2020

Sensors are all around us. They are in phones, cars, planes, trains, robots, mils, lathes, packaging lines, chemical plants, power plants, etc. Modern technology could not exist without sensors. The sensors measure what we need to know and the control system then performs the desired actions. When an engineer builds any machine he or she needs to have basic understanding about sensors. Correct sensors need to be selected for the design right from the start. The designer needs to think about the ranges, required accuracy, sensor cost, wiring, correct installation and placement etc. Without the basic knowledge of sensors fundamental no machine can be built successfully today. The objective of this book is to provide the basic knowledge to electrical and mechanical engineers, engineering students and hobbyist from the field of sensors to help them with the selection of proper sensors for their designs. No background knowledge in electrical engineering is required, all the necessary basics are provided. The book explains how a sensor works, in what ranges it can be used, with what accuracy etc. It also provides examples of industrial application for selected sensors. The book covers all the major variables in mechanical engineering such as temperature, force, torque, pressure, humidity, position, speed, acceleration etc. The approach is always as follows: - Explain how the sensor works, what is the principle - Explain in what ranges and with what accuracy it can work - Describe its properties with charts, eventually equations - Give examples of such sensors including application examples

MEMS and Nanotechnology for Gas Sensors

MEMS and Nanotechnology for Gas Sensors

Author: Sunipa Roy, Chandan Kumar Sarkar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

How Can We Lower the Power Consumption of Gas Sensors? There is a growing demand for low-power, high-density gas sensor arrays that can overcome problems relative to high power consumption. Low power consumption is a prerequisite for any type of sensor system to operate at optimum efficiency. Focused on fabrication-friendly microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and other areas of sensor technology, MEMS and Nanotechnology for Gas Sensors explores the distinct advantages of using MEMS in low power consumption, and provides extensive coverage of the MEMS/nanotechnology platform for gas sensor applications. This book outlines the microfabrication technology needed to fabricate a gas sensor on a MEMS platform. It discusses semiconductors, graphene, nanocrystalline ZnO-based microfabricated sensors, and nanostructures for volatile organic compounds. It also includes performance parameters for the state of the art of sensors, and the applications of MEMS and nanotechnology in different areas relevant to the sensor domain. In addition, the book includes: An introduction to MEMS for MEMS materials, and a historical background of MEMS A concept for cleanroom technology The substrate materials used for MEMS Two types of deposition techniques, including chemical vapour deposition (CVD) The properties and types of photoresists, and the photolithographic processes Different micromachining techniques for the gas sensor platform, and bulk and surface micromachining The design issues of a microheater for MEMS-based sensors The synthesis technique of a nanocrystalline metal oxide layer A detailed review about graphene; its different deposition techniques; and its important electronic, electrical, and mechanical properties with its application as a gas sensor Low-cost, low-temperature synthesis techniques An explanation of volatile organic compound (VOC) detection and how relative humidity affects the sensing parameters MEMS and Nanotechnology for Gas Sensors provides a broad overview of current, emerging, and possible future MEMS applications. MEMS technology can be applied in the automotive, consumer, industrial, and biotechnology domains.

Multiband Non-Invasive Microwave Sensor

Multiband Non-Invasive Microwave Sensor

Author: Brijesh Iyer, Nagendra Prasad Pathak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

This monograph focuses on the design, implementation and characterization of a concurrent dual band RF sensor for non-invasive detection of human vital signs. Exclusive title on multiband short range sensors and their biomedical applications, offers detailed analysis of subsystems based on fabricated and measured prototypes and verifies and discusses the system in the real-time environment. Discusses the practical difficulties of the design process and offers case studies based on the design.

Process Instrumentation

Process Instrumentation

Author: NAPTA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

For instrumentation and measurement courses in process technology programs. The NAPTA Series for Process Technology can be used independently and does not require NAPTA participation. The national standard for process technology instrumentation and measurement Instrumentation is part of the NAPTA Series for Process Technology. Developed in partnership with Industry and Education, this unprecedented collection supports a consistent curriculum and exit competencies for process technology graduates. Instrumentation provides a common national standard for the process technology instrumentation and measurement course of a process technology degree program, while serving as a valuable reference guide. The 2nd edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to align with the new NAPTA curriculum. New! Also available as an eText within MyLab Process Technology By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab (TM) personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Process Technology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Process Technology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive, and Magnetic Sensor Technologies

Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive, and Magnetic Sensor Technologies

Author: Winncy Y. Du Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Sensor technologies have experienced dramatic growth in recent years, making a significant impact on national security, health care, environmental improvement, energy management, food safety, construction monitoring, manufacturing and process control, and more. However, education on sensor technologies has not kept pace with this rapid development ... until now. Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive, and Magnetic Sensor Technologies examines existing, new, and novel sensor technologies and-through real-world examples, sample problems, and practical exercises-illustrates how the related science and engineering principles can be applied across multiple disciplines, offering greater insight into various sensors' operating mechanisms and practical functions. The book assists readers in understanding resistive, capacitive, inductive, and magnetic (RCIM) sensors, as well as sensors with similar design concepts, characteristics, and circuitry. Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive, and Magnetic Sensor Technologies is a complete and comprehensive overview of RCIM sensing technologies. It takes a unique approach in describing a broad range of sensing technologies and their diverse applications by first reviewing the necessary physics, and then explaining the sensors' intrinsic mechanisms, distinctive designs, materials and manufacturing methods, associated noise types, signal conditioning circuitry, and practical applications. The text not only covers silicon and metallic sensors but also those made of modern and specialized materials such as ceramics, polymers, and organic substances. It provides cutting-edge information useful to students, researchers, scientists, and practicing professionals involved in the design and application of sensor-based products in fields such as biomedical engineering, mechatronics, robotics, aerospace, and beyond.