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Mechanical engineering

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Learning Control

Learning Control

Learning Control: Applications in Robotics and Complex Dynamical Systems provides a foundational understanding of control theory while also introducing exciting cutting-edge technologies in the field of learning-based control. State-of-the-art techniques involving machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are covered, as are foundational control theories and more established techniques such as adaptive learning control, reinforcement learning control, impedance control, and deep reinforcement control. Each chapter includes case studies and real-world applications in robotics, AI, aircraft and other vehicles and complex dynamical systems. Computational methods for control systems, particularly those used for developing AI and other machine learning techniques, are also discussed at length.

Modeling and Control of Drug Delivery Systems

Modeling and Control of Drug Delivery Systems

Modeling and Control of Drug Delivery Systems provides comprehensive coverage of various drug delivery and targeting systems and their state-of-the-art related works, ranging from theory to real-world deployment and future perspectives. Various drug delivery and targeting systems have been developed to minimize drug degradation and adverse effect and increase drug bioavailability. Site-specific drug delivery may be either an active and/or passive process. Improving delivery techniques that minimize toxicity and increase efficacy offer significant potential benefits to patients and open up new markets for pharmaceutical companies. This book will attract many researchers working in DDS field as it provides an essential source of information for pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacologists working in academia as well as in the industry. In addition, it has useful information for pharmaceutical physicians and scientists in many disciplines involved in developing DDS, such as chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, protein engineering, gene therapy.

Advanced Distributed Consensus for Multiagent Systems

Advanced Distributed Consensus for Multiagent Systems

Advanced Distributed Consensus for Multiagent Systems contributes to the further development of advanced distributed consensus methods for different classes of multiagent methods. The book expands the field of coordinated multiagent dynamic systems, including discussions on swarms, multi-vehicle and swarm robotics. In addition, it addresses advanced distributed methods for the important topic of multiagent systems, with a goal of providing a high-level treatment of consensus to different versions while preserving systematic analysis of the material and providing an accounting to math development in a unified way. This book is suitable for graduate courses in electrical, mechanical and computer science departments. Consensus control in multiagent systems is becoming increasingly popular among researchers due to its applicability in analyzing and designing coordination behaviors among agents in multiagent frameworks. Multiagent systems have been a fascinating subject amongst researchers as their practical applications span multiple fields ranging from robotics, control theory, systems biology, evolutionary biology, power systems, social and political systems to mention a few.

Konstruieren, Gestalten, Entwerfen

Konstruieren, Gestalten, Entwerfen

Author: Ulrich Kurz, Hans Hintzen, Hans Laufenberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2021

Dieses Lehrbuch fuhrt Studierende des Maschinenbaus in ganzheitlicher Betrachtungsweise in die Grundlagen der Konstruktionstechnik ein. Es macht vertraut mit den Analyse- und Syntheseverfahren des methodischen Konstruierens und mit dem Gestalten von Maschinenbauelementen. Praxisorientiert werden technische und wirtschaftliche Kriterien bei der Auswahl von Werkstoffen und der Bauteilfertigung behandelt.

Unmanned Driving Systems for Smart Trains

Unmanned Driving Systems for Smart Trains

Author: Hui (Central South University, in Changsha, China) Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2021

Unmanned Driving Systems for Smart Trains explores the core technologies involved in unmanned driving systems for smart railways and trains, from foundational theory to the latest advances. The volume introduces the key technologies, research results and frontiers of the field. Each chapter includes practical cases to ground theory in practice. Seven chapters cover key aspects of unmanned driving systems for smart trains, including performance evaluation, algorithm-based reasoning and learning strategy, main control parameters, data mining and processing, energy saving optimization and control, and intelligent algorithm simulation platforms. This book will help researchers find solutions in developing better unmanned driving systems.

Gaskets and Gasketed Joints, Second Edition

Gaskets and Gasketed Joints, Second Edition

Author: James R. (JPAC Inc., Long Valley, New Jersey, USA) Payne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Gaskets and Gasketed Joints, Second Edition is an extensive revision of a book that brought together decades of research findings into a single, coherent source. Beginning with a review of the various types of gaskets, including industrial and chemical, it then moves to evaluating and testing them. These tests range from searching for high cycle vibrating service to the ones responsible for shell and tube heat exchange. The results allow for the selected, specified, and qualified gaskets to be discussed in detail, including an analysis of their behavior. The newest technology behind assembling, operating, and repairing vessel joints concludes the revision.

Greenhouse Engineering

Greenhouse Engineering

Sustainable energy development concept requires and maintains multiple linkages among energy production, energy consumption, human well-being, and environmental quality. Book puts forward the concept of integrated energy management and modeling pertinent to greenhouses that will eventually help reduce the load on power grids, demand for fossil fuels and water, and also supply CO2 for the greenhouse production. It helps enhance the competitive position of the global greenhouse industry by introducing economically, environmentally and socially sustainable technologies and management strategies.

Sustainable Manufacturing and Design

Sustainable Manufacturing and Design

Sustainable Manufacturing and Design draws together research and practices from a wide range of disciplines to help engineers design more environmentally sustainable products. Sustainable manufacturing requires that the entire manufacturing enterprise adopts sustainability goals at a system-level in decision-making, hence the scope of this book covers a wide range of viewpoints in response. Advice on recyclability, zero landfill design, sustainable quality systems, and product take-back issues make this a highly usable guide to the challenges facing engineering designers today. Contributions from around the globe are included, helping to form an international view of an issue that requires a global response.

Discrete Networked Dynamic Systems

Discrete Networked Dynamic Systems

Discrete Networked Dynamic Systems: Analysis and Performance provides a high-level treatment of a general class of linear discrete-time dynamic systems interconnected over an information network, exchanging relative state measurements or output measurements. It presents a systematic analysis of the material and provides an account to the math development in a unified way. The topics in this book are structured along four dimensions: Agent, Environment, Interaction, and Organization, while keeping global (system-centered) and local (agent-centered) viewpoints. The focus is on the wide-sense consensus problem in discrete networked dynamic systems. The authors rely heavily on algebraic graph theory and topology to derive their results. It is known that graphs play an important role in the analysis of interactions between multiagent/distributed systems. Graph-theoretic analysis provides insight into how topological interactions play a role in achieving coordination among agents. Numerous types of graphs exist in the literature, depending on the edge set of G. A simple graph has no self-loop or edges. Complete graphs are simple graphs with an edge connecting any pair of vertices. The vertex set in a bipartite graph can be partitioned into disjoint non-empty vertex sets, whereby there is an edge connecting every vertex in one set to every vertex in the other set. Random graphs have fixed vertex sets, but the edge set exhibits stochastic behavior modeled by probability functions. Much of the studies in coordination control are based on deterministic/fixed graphs, switching graphs, and random graphs.

Instrumentation and Control Systems

Instrumentation and Control Systems

Author: William (Formerly Lecturer, Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK) Bolton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Instrumentation and Control Systems, Third Edition, addresses the basic principles of modern instrumentation and control systems, including examples of the latest devices, techniques and applications. The book provides a comprehensive introduction on the subject, with Laplace presented in a simple and easily accessible form and complemented by an outline of the mathematics that would be required to progress to more advanced levels of study. Taking a highly practical approach, the author combines underpinning theory with numerous case studies and applications throughout, thus enabling the reader to directly apply the content to real-world engineering contexts. Coverage includes smart instrumentation, DAQ, crucial health and safety considerations, and practical issues such as noise reduction, maintenance and testing. PLCs and ladder programming is incorporated in the text, as well as new information introducing various software programs used for simulation. The overall approach of this book makes it an ideal text for all introductory level undergraduate courses in control engineering and instrumentation.

Pipe Ramming

Pipe Ramming

Author: Glenn M. Boyce Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2020

Prepared by the Pipe Ramming Task Force of the Trenchless Installation of Pipelines (TIPS) Committee of the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of ASCE. Pipe Ramming, Second Edition, MOP 115, describes current pipe ramming practices in design and construction of pipelines under roads, railroads, streets, and other constructed and natural structures and obstacles. Topics in this completely updated manual of practice include: Overall pipe ramming process including culvert replacements, pipe crushing, slickbores, pipe extraction, and assistance with horizontal directional drilling projects; Equipment selection and use; pipe diameter, grade, depth and route; Portals and shafts; Detailed site investigations; Regulations and land use; Cost considerations and environmental impacts; Geotechnical assessment in site investigations; Design processes, hazard identifications, and site layout; Construction, job site, traffic control, and safety; Inspections and monitoring; and a List of pipe ramming case histories. Providing both introductory and advanced information on pipe ramming methods, MOP 115 will be valuable to practicing engineers, utility owners, contractors, and other related professionals.

Composite Fabrication on Age-Hardened Alloy using Friction Stir Processing

Composite Fabrication on Age-Hardened Alloy using Friction Stir Processing

This up-to-date reference text discusses the fabrication technique for strengthening of high specific strength alloys including age-hardened aluminum alloys for several industrial applications. The text presents an exhaustive overview of the materials used in the aircraft construction in general and age-hardened aluminum alloys in particular. The text discusses important concepts including surface composite fabrication using friction stir processing (FSP), FSP tools, effect of reinforcement particles, and conditions that affect strengthening during surface composite fabrication on age-hardened aluminum alloys. The text will facilitate the readers to control parameters and avoid conditions that lead to a net negative impact on the resulting composites and select the one that lead to a net gain. It will enable the readers, researchers, and professionals to plan and practice composite fabrication via FSP with a benefit of net strengthening. The understanding of specific strength of materials used in applications including aerial vehicles and manufacturing is important. The proposed text highlights importance of age-hardened alloy as one of the materials used for diverse applications. It discusses strengthening strategies of existing age-hardened aluminum alloys through composite fabrication via a solid-state FSP route. The text will help students and professionals working in the field of manufacturing, materials science, and aerospace engineering. The text discusses an important aspect of strengthening age-hardened alloy using solid-state friction stir processing for diverse applications in industries including manufacturing and aviation. It will serve as an ideal reference for graduate students, academic researchers, and professionals in the field of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and materials science. It will also be helpful to the professionals working in the aviation and manufacturing industries.