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Large-Scale Solar Thermal Power - Technologies, Costs and Development (Hardcover): Werner Vogel, Henry Kalb Large-Scale Solar Thermal Power - Technologies, Costs and Development (Hardcover)
Werner Vogel, Henry Kalb
R3,313 R2,690 Discovery Miles 26 900 Save R623 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This important contribution to the issue of renewable energy describes the technical and economical requirements of mass-produced solar thermal power plants, from the different types of power plants to the development needs and a massive development program. The authors - renowned and experienced experts in the field - show that solar thermal power plants, because of their simple technology, are easy to build with high production rates and therefore can play a substantial role in the rapid substitution of fossil fuels. On the basis of solar thermal power (using long distance transmission) and coal from substituted coal plants, a future energy system is described supplying gas and liquid fuels. This is the first discussion of a complete concept, of a crash-strategy, for the partial replacement of oil and natural gas.

Electrical Installation Designs (Paperback, 4th Edition): Bill Atkinson, Roger Lovegrove, Gary Gundry Electrical Installation Designs (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Bill Atkinson, Roger Lovegrove, Gary Gundry
R917 R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Save R251 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A practical and highly popular guide for electrical contractors of small installations, now fully revised in accordance with the latest wiring regulations The book is a clearly written practical guide on how to design and complete a range of electrical installation projects in a competitive manner, while ensuring full compliance with the new Wiring Regulations (updated late 2008). The updated regulations introduced changes in terminology, such as basic and fault protection , and also changed the regulation numbers. This new edition reflects these changes. It discusses new sections covering domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural projects, including material on marinas, caravan sites, and small scale floodlighting. This book provides guidance on certification and test methods, with full attention given to electrical safety requirements. Other brand new sections cover protective measures, additional protection by means of RCDs, the new cable guidelines for thin wall partitions and Part P of the Building Regulations. * Provides simple, practical guidance on how to design electrical installation projects, including worked examples and case studies * Covers new cable guidelines and Part P of the Building Regulations (Electrical Installations) in line with 17th edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 * New chapters on protective measures and additional protection by means of RCDs (residual current devices) * Features new wiring projects such as marinas, caravan sites and small scale floodlighting and street lighting * Fully illustrated, including illustrations new to the fourth edition

Statics - Formulas and Problems, No. 1 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.): Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter... Statics - Formulas and Problems, No. 1 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.)
Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter Wriggers, Jorg Schroder, Ralf Muller
R677 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R188 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book contains the most important formulas and more than 160 completely solved problems from Statics. It provides engineering students material to improve their skills and helps to gain experience in solving engineering problems. Particular emphasis is placed on finding the solution path and formulating the basic equations. Topics include: - Equilibrium - Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, Centroids - Support Reactions - Trusses - Beams, Frames, Arches - Cables - Work and Potential Energy - Static and Kinetic Friction - Moments of Inertia

Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment (Hardcover, Ed): David Herres Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment (Hardcover, Ed)
David Herres
R1,121 R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Save R275 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A PRACTICAL GUIDE that shows maintenance and construction electricians how to successfully repair commercial and industrial electrical equipment

"Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment" is the first work that offers a practical approach to diagnosing and repairing commercial/industrial electrical equipment - covering everything from motors, computers, elevators, and fire alarm systems to heavy-duty ovens and audio equipment. If you are a licensed construction or maintenance electrician who repairs malfunctioning industrial electrical equipment, this one-of-a-kind guide can help you become more competent in your profession.

Inside you'll find ways to become faster, more efficient, and able to achieve a much higher success rate in restoring large electrical equipment without damaging it, introducing an additional defect, or creating a hazard. This invaluable resource also includes information for those seeking licensing and certification, as well as different measures that should be taken to ensure that a UL or other agency listing is not voided. Presents a new system of diagnostics based on the difficulty of each procedure and the probability of its success Emphasizes a practical approach to ensure that equipment is fixed properly Uses a blend of basic electrical theory and sophisticated mathematical equations that both experienced technicians and apprentices can learn from Includes separate chapters on elevators, fire alarm systems, motors, largescale stereo equipment, and industrial appliances Discusses related licensing and certification as they pertain to troubleshooting and repair Written by a Master Electrician with more than 35 years of experience

20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius (Hardcover, Ed): Aaron Graves, Colleen Graves 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius (Hardcover, Ed)
Aaron Graves, Colleen Graves
R507 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R100 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

20 fun and inventive Makey Makey projects for Makers from beginner to expert This hands-on guide is filled with DIY projects that show readers, step-by-step, how to start creating and making cool inventions with the Makey Makey invention kit. Each project features easy-to-follow, fully-illustrated instructions and detailed photographs of the finished gadget. Readers will see how to apply these skills and start building their own Makey Makey projects. 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius starts off with very approachable introductory projects, making it a great starting point for beginners. It then builds to more challenging projects, allowing more experienced users to go further by incorporating technologies like Raspberry Pi, Processing and Scratch programming, 3D Printing, and creating wearable electronics with Makey Makey. Projects are divided into four categories: "Fun and Games," Interactive," Hacks and Pranks," and "Makey Makey Go." * No prior programming or technical experience is required * Basic enough for beginners, but challenging enough for advanced makers * Written by two educators who believe in fostering creative innovation for all

Power Plant Stability Capacitors and Grounding: Numerical Solutions - Numerical Solutions (Hardcover, Ed): Orlando N Acosta Power Plant Stability Capacitors and Grounding: Numerical Solutions - Numerical Solutions (Hardcover, Ed)
Orlando N Acosta
R1,535 Discovery Miles 15 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Design and maintain highly stable electrical power systems "Power Plant Stability, Capacitors, and Grounding" is filled with numerical solutions of differential equations to help you solve complex electrical problems regarding the stability of powergenerating systems. After an overview of fundamental electrical engineering concepts, the book focuses on power system stability, high-voltage capacitors, safety, and electrical substation grounding systems.

Case studies, problems, and examples are worked out and explained in great detail. The material presented in this practical guide is essential for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the vast network of interconnected electrical power systems.

Coverage includes:
* Power system basic knowledge * Power system stability * Transient stability problem in a simple electrical network * Transient stability problem in a multimachine network * High-voltage AC capacitors - Substation grounding * Dangerous electric currents * Ground grid preliminary design - Principles of ground mat design * Ground mat design with nonuniform current distribution

A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Andrew Butterfield, John Szymanski A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Andrew Butterfield, John Szymanski
R314 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R70 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This popular dictionary, formerly published as the Penguin Dictionary of Electronics, has been extensively revised and updated, providing more than 5,000 clear, concise, and jargon-free A-Z entries on key terms, theories, and practices in the areas of electronics and electrical science. Topics covered include circuits, power, systems, magnetic devices, control theory, communications, signal processing, and telecommunications, together with coverage of applications areas such as image processing, storage, and electronic materials. The dictionary is enhanced by dozens of equations and nearly 400 diagrams. It also includes 16 appendices listing mathematical tables and other useful data, including essential graphical and mathematical symbols, fundamental constants, technical reference tables, mathematical support tools, and major innovations in electricity and electronics. More than 50 useful web links are also included with appropriate entries, accessible via a dedicated companion website. A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering is the most up-to-date quick reference dictionary available in its field, and is a practical and wide-ranging resource for all students of electronics and of electrical engineering.

Variable Speed AC Drives with Inverter Output Filters (Hardcover): Jaroslaw Guzinski, Haitham Abu-Rub, Patryk Strankowski Variable Speed AC Drives with Inverter Output Filters (Hardcover)
Jaroslaw Guzinski, Haitham Abu-Rub, Patryk Strankowski
R1,994 R1,411 Discovery Miles 14 110 Save R583 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The advance of variable speed drives systems (VSDs) engineering highlights the need of specific technical guidance provision by electrical machines and drives manufacturers, so that such applications can be properly designed to present advantages in terms of both energy efficiency and expenditure. This book presents problems and solutions related to inverter-fed electrical motors. Practically orientated, the book describes the reasons, theory and analysis of those problems. Various solutions for individual problems are presented together with the complete design process, modelling and simulation examples with MATLAB/Simulink on the companion website. A key focus of Variable Speed AC Drives with Inverter Output Filters is to examine the state variables estimation and motor control structures which have to be modified according to the used solution (filter). In most control systems the structure and parameters are taken into account to make it possible for precise control of the motor. This methodology is able to include modifications and extensions depending on specific control and estimation structures. Highly accessible, this is an invaluable resource for practising R&D engineers in drive companies, power electronics & control engineers and manufacturers of electrical drives. Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students in electronics and control engineering will also find it of value.

IET Wiring Regulations: Inspection, Testing and Certification, 9th ed (Paperback, 9th New edition): Brian Scaddan IET Wiring Regulations: Inspection, Testing and Certification, 9th ed (Paperback, 9th New edition)
Brian Scaddan
R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This popular guide clarifies the requirements for inspection and testing, explaining in clear language those parts of the IET Wiring Regulations that most need simplifying. In addition to the descriptive and diagrammatic test methods that are required, explanations of the theory and reasoning behind test procedures are given, together with useful tables for the comparison of test results. The book also provides essential information on the completion of electrical installation certificates, with a step-by-step guide on the entries that need to be made and where to source data. With the content suitable for both City & Guilds and EAL Inspection and Testing courses and containing a sample MCQ paper and answers, it is also an ideal revision guide. Fully up to date with the latest amendments to the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. Simplifies the advice found in the Wiring Regulations, explaining how they apply to working practice for inspection, testing and certification. Expert advice from an engineering training consultant, supported with colour diagrams, examples and key data.

2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-By-Chapter (Paperback, Ed): David Herres 2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-By-Chapter (Paperback, Ed)
David Herres
R791 R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Save R185 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO THE 2011 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODEWritten by a Master Electrician, 2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-by-Chapter offers an in-depth analysis of the NEC with particular attention to the order in which various elements appear. This practical resource provides the knowledge you need to pass the Master Electrician's License Exam the first time by helping you understand the structure and logic of the NEC rather than memorize all the details. Material that appears outside the NEC main body, including the index, annexes, and Article 90, is also discussed in this essential handbook. 2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-by-Chapter covers: General Wiring and Protection Wiring Methods and Materials Equipment for General Use Special Occupancies Special Equipment Special Conditions Communications Systems Tables

Embedded Systems - Introduction to the Msp432 Microcontroller (Paperback): Jonathan W Valvano Embedded Systems - Introduction to the Msp432 Microcontroller (Paperback)
Jonathan W Valvano
R775 R729 Discovery Miles 7 290 Save R46 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Flexible Solar Cells (Hardcover): Mario Pagliaro, Giovanni Palmisano, Rosaria Ciriminna Flexible Solar Cells (Hardcover)
Mario Pagliaro, Giovanni Palmisano, Rosaria Ciriminna
R2,072 R1,693 Discovery Miles 16 930 Save R379 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With the decline in the world's natural resources, the need for new and cheaper energy sources is evolving. One such source is the sun which generates heat and light which can be harnessed and used to our advantage.
This reference book introduces the topic of photovoltaics in the form of flexible solar cells. There are explanations of the principles behind this technology, the engineering required to produce these products and the future possibilities offered by this technology.
The chemistry and physics of the cells (both organic and inorganic) are clarified as well as production methods, with information how this can then be applied to the nanoscale as well.
A complete guide to this new and exciting way of producing energy which will be invaluable to a variety of people from material scientists, chemists, electrical engineers, to management consultants and politicians.

Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity (Hardcover, 7th edition): Stephen Herman Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity (Hardcover, 7th edition)
Stephen Herman
R888 R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Save R124 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Combine comprehensive coverage of basic electrical theory with practical "how to" information to prepare students for real practice with DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY, 7E by Stephen Herman. This edition covers all aspects of basic theory with no assumption of prior electrical knowledge. The author also limits math to basic algebra and trigonometry with step-by-step examples. Quality schematics and illustrations guide students through basic electrical circuits; DC and AC theory; and equipment such as meters, transformers and motors. Numerous examples demonstrate how to complete common tasks electricians perform, while succinct units cover only one or two topics each to ensure clarity. In addition, new coverage of spike and surge protection and motor installation complies with the 2017 NEC. MindTap online resources are also available with interactive multimedia and options to customize and track and report progress.

Polymer Photovoltaics - Materials, Physics, and Device Engineering (Hardcover): Fei Huang, Hin-Lap Yip, Yong Cao Polymer Photovoltaics - Materials, Physics, and Device Engineering (Hardcover)
Fei Huang, Hin-Lap Yip, Yong Cao
R4,313 Discovery Miles 43 130 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Polymer solar cells have gained much attention as they offer a potentially economic and viable way of commercially manufacturing lightweight, flexible and low-cost photovoltaics. With contributions from leading scientists, Polymer Photovoltaics provides an international perspective on the latest research for this rapidly expanding field. The book starts with an Introduction to polymer solar cells and covers several important topics that govern their photovoltaic properties including the chemistry and the design of new light harvesting and interfacial materials and their structure-property relationship; the physics for photocurrent generation in the polymer solar cells; new characterization tools to study morphology effect on the property of donor/acceptor bulk heterojunctions; new device concepts such as tandem cells and semi-transparent cells and advanced roll-to-roll processes for large-scale manufacturing of polymer solar cells. Written by active researchers, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the recent advancements in polymer solar cell technology for both researchers and students that are interested in this field.

Micro and Local Power Markets (Hardcover): Andreas Sumper Micro and Local Power Markets (Hardcover)
Andreas Sumper
R2,072 R1,461 Discovery Miles 14 610 Save R611 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
Electrician''s Guide to Control and Monitoring Systems: Installation, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance (Paperback,... Electrician''s Guide to Control and Monitoring Systems: Installation, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance (Paperback, Ed)
Albert F. Cutter
R663 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R155 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Complete Coverage of Control and Monitoring Systems

Written by a veteran electrician with more than 40 years' experience, this practical guide walks you through the ladder diagrams and control devices of networked monitoring systems. "Electrician's Guide to Control and Monitoring Systems" focuses on installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance and includes coverage of the 2008 National Electrical Code.

"Electrician's Guide to Control and Monitoring Systems" contains: Detailed drawings Step-by-step explanations of drawings Information on networks used in the field Drawings available online

Ladder diagrams are broken down and rebuilt, making it easy to understand the symbols and language used in them. Hundreds of product photos and line drawings illustrate key details presented in the book, and additional drawings are available online. Essential for electrical contractors, electricians, and maintenance workers, this on-the-job resource also contains information on networks used in the field.

Foreword by Michael I. Callanan, Executive Director, National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC).

Drawings available at www.mhprofessional.com/egcms

Grid Integration of Electric Vehicles in Open Electricity Markets (Hardcover): Qiuwei Wu Grid Integration of Electric Vehicles in Open Electricity Markets (Hardcover)
Qiuwei Wu
R2,080 R1,470 Discovery Miles 14 700 Save R610 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Presenting the policy drivers, benefits and challenges for grid integration of electric vehicles (EVs) in the open electricity market environment, this book provides a comprehensive overview of existing electricity markets and demonstrates how EVs are integrated into these different markets and power systems.

Unlike other texts, this book analyses EV integration in parallel with electricity market design, showing the interaction between EVs and differing electricity markets. Future regulating power market and distribution system operator (DSO) market design is covered, with up-to-date case studies and examples to help readers carry out similar projects across the world.

With in-depth analysis, this book describes: the impact of EV charging and discharging on transmission and distribution networksmarket-driven EV congestion management techniques, for example the day-ahead tariff based congestion management scenario within electric distribution networks optimal EV charging management with the fleet operator concept and smart charging managementEV battery technology, modelling and tests the use of EVs for balancing power fluctuations from renewable energy sources, looking at power system operation support, including frequency reserve, power regulation and voltage support

An accessible technical book for power engineers and grid/distributed systems operators, this also serves as a reference text for researchers in the area of EVs and power systems. It provides distribution companies with the knowledge they need when facing the challenges introduced by large scale EV deployment, and demonstrates how transmission system operators (TSOs) can develop the existing system service market in order to fully utilize the potential of EV flexibility. With thorough coverage of the technologies for EV integration, this volume is informative for research professors and graduate students in power systems; it will also appeal to EV manufacturers, regulators, EV market professionals, energy providers and traders, mobility providers, EV charging station companies, and policy makers.

Tesla - Inventor of the Electrical Age (Paperback): W. Bernard Carlson Tesla - Inventor of the Electrical Age (Paperback)
W. Bernard Carlson
R399 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R107 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America's first celebrity scientists, enjoying the company of New York high society and dazzling the likes of Mark Twain with his electrical demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius. Even at the end of his life when he was living in poverty, Tesla still attracted reporters to his annual birthday interview, regaling them with claims that he had invented a particle-beam weapon capable of bringing down enemy aircraft. Plenty of biographies glamorize Tesla and his eccentricities, but until now none has carefully examined what, how, and why he invented. In this groundbreaking book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time, and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. Drawing on original documents from Tesla's private and public life, Carlson shows how he was an "idealist" inventor who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or principle, and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public through mythmaking and illusion. This major biography sheds new light on Tesla's visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs.

Electrical Properties of Materials (Hardcover, 9th Revised edition): Laszlo Solymar, Donald Walsh, Richard R. A. Syms Electrical Properties of Materials (Hardcover, 9th Revised edition)
Laszlo Solymar, Donald Walsh, Richard R. A. Syms
R2,473 Discovery Miles 24 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An informal and highly accessible writing style, a simple treatment of mathematics, and clear guide to applications have made this book a classic text in electrical and electronic engineering. Students will find it both readable and comprehensive. The fundamental ideas relevant to the understanding of the electrical properties of materials are emphasized; in addition, topics are selected in order to explain the operation of devices having applications (or possible future applications) in engineering. The mathematics, kept deliberately to a minimum, is well within the grasp of a second-year student. This is achieved by choosing the simplest model that can display the essential properties of a phenomenom, and then examining the difference between the ideal and the actual behaviour. The whole text is designed as an undergraduate course. However most individual sections are self contained and can be used as background reading in graduate courses, and for interested persons who want to explore advances in microelectronics, lasers, nanotechnology, and several other topics that impinge on modern life.

Fuel Cells, Engines and Hydrogen - An Exergy Approach (Hardcover): Frederick J. Barclay Fuel Cells, Engines and Hydrogen - An Exergy Approach (Hardcover)
Frederick J. Barclay
R2,338 R1,644 Discovery Miles 16 440 Save R694 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Fuel cell technology is the most exciting and legitimate alternative source of power currently available to us as world resources of non-renewable fuel continue to be depleted. No other power generating technology holds the same benefits that fuel cells offer, including high reliability and efficiency, negligible environmental impact, and security of supply. Fuel cells run on hydrogen - the simplest and most plentiful gas in the universe - although they can also run on carbon monoxide, methane, or even coal. Their applications are diverse, from powering automobiles, buildings and portable electronics, to converting methane gas from wastewater plants and landfills into electricity.

"Fuel Cells, Engines and Hydrogen" is a controversial text that challenges the accepted industry parameters for measuring fuel cell performance and efficiency. Based on his inter-disciplinary experience in the fields of power, nuclear power, and desalination, the author contends that the development potential of the fuel cell is related to the quantity fuel chemical exergy, which, like electrical potential, is a quantitative measure of work done. The fuel cell community currently characterises these devices in terms of the enthalpy of combustion (calorific value) - however the author argues a correct, qualitatively different and fourfold larger characterisation is via the fuel chemical exergy, in units of work, and not energy. He asserts that the distortion introduced by this accepted perspective needs to be corrected before relatively efficient fuel cells, integrated with comparatively low performing gas turbines, reach the market.

"Fuel Cells, Engines and Hydrogen" features a foreword by Dr Gerry Agnew, Executive VP Engineering of Rolls Royce Fuel Cells Systems Ltd. It is essential reading for all engineers involved with fuel cells and/ or the manufacture of hydrogen from natural gas, as well as academics in related disciplines such as thermodynamics, physical chemistry, materials, physics, mechanical and chemical engineering.

Condition Monitoring and Faults Diagnosis of Induction Motors - Electrical Signature Analysis (Hardcover): Nordin Saad,... Condition Monitoring and Faults Diagnosis of Induction Motors - Electrical Signature Analysis (Hardcover)
Nordin Saad, Muhammad Irfan, Rosdiazli Ibrahim
R2,435 Discovery Miles 24 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book covers various issues related to machinery condition monitoring, signal processing and conditioning, instrumentation and measurements, faults for induction motors failures, new trends in condition monitoring, and the fault identification process using motor currents electrical signature analysis. It aims to present a new non-invasive and non-intrusive condition monitoring system, which has the capability to detect various defects in induction motor at incipient stages within an arbitrary noise conditions. The performance of the developed system has been analyzed theoretically and experimentally under various loading conditions of the motor. Covers current and new approaches applied to fault diagnosis and condition monitoring. Integrates concepts and practical implementation of electrical signature analysis. Utilizes LabVIEW tool for condition monitoring problems. Incorporates real-world case studies. Paves way a technology potentially for prescriptive maintenance via IIoT.

Structural Engineering of Transmission Lines (Hardcover): Peter Catchpole Structural Engineering of Transmission Lines (Hardcover)
Peter Catchpole
R2,463 Discovery Miles 24 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Structural Engineering of Transmission Lines provides practicing engineers with a comprehensive guide to the structural behaviour of transmission lines and the successful management of transmission line projects. Drawing on over 50 years of experience, the authors bring together technical knowledge and industry advice to offer extensive practical guidance on the design, construction and management of transmission lines. The challenging nature of completing a successful transmission line project, capable of functioning in all conditions, is discussed, with emphasis on achieving greater reliability and reduced risk of failure of electricity lines. Taking an international approach, the book details the considerations, methods and outcomes of projects in different parts of the world where the constraints and opportunities of resources, climate and culture are unique.

Ultra-Capacitors in Power Conversion Systems - Applications, Analysis, and Design from Theory to Practice (Hardcover): Petar J.... Ultra-Capacitors in Power Conversion Systems - Applications, Analysis, and Design from Theory to Practice (Hardcover)
Petar J. Grbovic
R1,993 R1,410 Discovery Miles 14 100 Save R583 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Ultra-capacitors, used as short-term energy storage devices, are growing in popularity especially in the transportation and renewable energy sectors. This text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of ultra-capacitor theory, modeling and module design from an application perspective, focusing on the practical aspects of power conversion and ultra-capacitor integration with power electronics systems.

Key features: clearly explains the theoretical and practical aspects of ultra-capacitor, analysis, modelling and design describes different power conversion applications such as variable speed drives, renewable energy systems, traction, power quality, diesel electric hybrid applications provides detailed guidelines for the design and selection of ultra-capacitor modules and interface dc-dc convertersincludes end-of-chapter exercises and design examples

This is an essential reference for power electronics engineers and professionals wanting to expand their knowledge of advanced ultra-capacitor energy storage devices and their application in power conversion. It is also a valuable resource for industrial design engineers as well as academics and advanced students in power electronics who want to develop their understanding about this highly topical subject.

Space Based Radar - Theory & Applications (Hardcover, Ed): S.Unnikrishna Pillai, Ke Yong Li, Braham Himed Space Based Radar - Theory & Applications (Hardcover, Ed)
S.Unnikrishna Pillai, Ke Yong Li, Braham Himed
R2,296 R2,180 Discovery Miles 21 800 Save R116 (5%) Special order

The First Comprehensive Guide to the Principles, Design Methods, and Applications of Space Based Radar

Turn to "Space Based Radar" for authoritative information on the latest developments in Space Based Radar (SBR), covering fundamental principles, cutting-edge design methods, and several new applications. This SBR guide focuses on clutter and target data generation from an SBR platform, and on Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) to enhance the target detection and the clutter cancellation capabilities of the radar system.

Designed to save you hours of research time and effort, this one-stop resource explores the full range of SBR topics, including SBR footprint and range foldover phenomenon...Doppler shift that accounts for Earth's rotation...terrain modeling...STAP algorithms for enhanced target detection...and much more. Packed with over 250 full-color illustrations, "Space Based Radar" features: Complete coverage of the technical issues associated with SBR and their impact on system performance Website contains more than 250 PowerPoint slides for self-study or lectures, and problems and solutions.

Inside This Pioneering SBR Sourcebook - Introducing Space Based Radar - The Conics - Two Body Orbital Motion and Kepler's Laws - SBR Kinematics - Space Time Adaptive Processing for Space Based Radar - Performance Analysis Using Cramer-Rao Bounds - Waveform Diversity

Geothermal Engineering - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Arnold Watson Geothermal Engineering - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Arnold Watson
R3,266 R2,568 Discovery Miles 25 680 Save R698 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book explains the engineering required to bring geothermal resources into use. The book covers specifically engineering aspects that are unique to geothermal engineering, such as measurements in wells and their interpretation, transport of near-boiling water through long pipelines, turbines driven by fluids other than steam, and project economics. The explanations are reinforced by drawing comparisons with other energy industries.

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