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Engineering Technologies - Level 3 (Paperback): Mike Tooley Engineering Technologies - Level 3 (Paperback)
Mike Tooley
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Engineering Technologies covers the mandatory units for the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and Technology: Each compulsory unit is covered in detail with activities, case studies and self-test questions where relevant. Review questions are provided at the end of each chapter and a sample multiple-choice examination is included at the end of the book. The book has been written to ensure that it covers what learners need to know. Answers to selected questions in the book, together with a wealth of supporting resources, can be found on the book's companion website. Numerical answers are provided in the book itself. Written specifically for the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and Technology, this book covers the two mandatory units: Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety, and Engineering Organizational Efficiency and Improvement. Within each unit, the learning outcomes are covered in detail and the book includes activities and 'Test your knowledge' sections to check your understanding. At the end of each chapter is a checklist to make sure you have achieved each objective before you move on to the next section. At www.key2engtech.com, you can download answers to selected questions found within the book, as well as reference material and resources. This book is a 'must-have' for all learners studying for their EAL Level 3 Diploma award in Engineering and Technology.

Process Operational Safety and Cybersecurity - A Feedback Control Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Zhe Wu, Panagiotis D.... Process Operational Safety and Cybersecurity - A Feedback Control Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Zhe Wu, Panagiotis D. Christofides
R2,877 Discovery Miles 28 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is focused on the development of rigorous, yet practical, methods for the design of advanced process control systems to improve process operational safety and cybersecurity for a wide range of nonlinear process systems. Process Operational Safety and Cybersecurity develops designs for novel model predictive control systems accounting for operational safety considerations, presents theoretical analysis on recursive feasibility and simultaneous closed-loop stability and safety, and discusses practical considerations including data-driven modeling of nonlinear processes, characterization of closed-loop stability regions and computational efficiency. The text then shifts focus to the design of integrated detection and model predictive control systems which improve process cybersecurity by efficiently detecting and mitigating the impact of intelligent cyber-attacks. The book explores several key areas relating to operational safety and cybersecurity including: machine-learning-based modeling of nonlinear dynamical systems for model predictive control; a framework for detection and resilient control of sensor cyber-attacks for nonlinear systems; insight into theoretical and practical issues associated with the design of control systems for process operational safety and cybersecurity; and a number of numerical simulations of chemical process examples and Aspen simulations of large-scale chemical process networks of industrial relevance. A basic knowledge of nonlinear system analysis, Lyapunov stability techniques, dynamic optimization, and machine-learning techniques will help readers to understand the methodologies proposed. The book is a valuable resource for academic researchers and graduate students pursuing research in this area as well as for process control engineers. Advances in Industrial Control reports and encourages the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.

Introduction to Electromagnetism - From Coulomb to Maxwell (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Martin J N Sibley Introduction to Electromagnetism - From Coulomb to Maxwell (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Martin J N Sibley
R2,581 Discovery Miles 25 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This edition aims to expand on the first edition and take the reader through to the wave equation on coaxial cable and free-space by using Maxwell's equations. The new chapters include time varying signals and fundamentals of Maxwell's equations. This book will introduce and discuss electromagnetic fields in an accessible manner. The author explains electroconductive fields and develops ideas relating to signal propagation and develops Maxwell's equations and applies them to propagation in a planar optical waveguide. The first of the new chapters introduces the idea of a travelling wave by considering the variation of voltage along a coaxial line. This concept will be used in the second new chapter which solves Maxwell's equations in free-space and then applies them to a planar optical waveguide in the third new chapter. As this is an area that most students find difficult, it links back to the earlier chapters to aid understanding. This book is intended for first- and second-year electrical and electronic undergraduates and can also be used for undergraduates in mechanical engineering, computing and physics. The book includes examples and homework problems. Introduces and examines electrostatic fields in an accessible manner Explains electroconductive fields Develops ideas relating to signal propagation Examines Maxwell's equations and relates them to propagation in a planar optical waveguide Martin Sibley recently retired after 33 years of teaching at the University of Huddersfield. He has a PhD from Huddersfield Polytechnic in Preamplifier Design for Optical Receivers. He started his career in academia in 1986 having spent 3 years as a postgraduate student and then 2 years as a British Telecom-funded research fellow. His research work had a strong bias to the practical implementation of research, and he taught electromagnetism and communications at all levels since 1986. Dr. Sibley finished his academic career as a Reader in Communications, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield. He has authored five books and published over 80 research papers.

Human Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Systems V - Proceedings of the 5th International Virtual Conference on... Human Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Systems V - Proceedings of the 5th International Virtual Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies, IHIET 2021, August 27-29, 2021 and the 6th IHIET: Future Systems (IHIET-FS 2021), October 28-30, 2021, France (Paperback, 1st ed. 2022)
Tareq Ahram, Redha Taiar
R2,859 Discovery Miles 28 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book reports on research and developments in human-technology interaction. A special emphasis is given to human-computer interaction and its implementation for a wide range of purposes such as health care, aerospace, telecommunication, and education, among others. The human aspects are analyzed in detail. Timely studies on human-centered design, wearable technologies, social and affective computing, augmented, virtual and mixed reality simulation, human rehabilitation, and biomechanics represent the core of the book. Emerging technology applications in business, security, and infrastructure are also critically examined, thus offering a timely, scientifically grounded, but also professionally oriented snapshot of the current state of the field. The book gathers contributions presented at the 5th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies (IHIET 2021, August 27-29, 2021) and the 6th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Systems (IHIET-FS 2021, October 28-30, 2021), held virtually from France. It offers a timely survey and a practice-oriented reference guide to researchers and professionals dealing with design, systems engineering, and management of the next-generation technology and service systems.

Advanced Studies in Efficient Environmental Design and City Planning (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Ferdinando Trapani, Nabil... Advanced Studies in Efficient Environmental Design and City Planning (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Ferdinando Trapani, Nabil Mohareb, Federica Rosso, Denia Kolokotsa, Sreetheran Maruthaveeran, …
R6,124 Discovery Miles 61 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explains how learning from past mistakes in urban design can help to enhance sustainable cities and how the principles of Green Urbanism can yield more resilient urban settlements. Environmental design is a fundamental principle in shaping cities. However, environmental challenges like increased resource consumption, water degradation and waste-related issues are among the greatest problems now facing humanity - which is why these issues need to be considered with regard to "smart cities," either for the development of new urban centers or for the transformation of existing cities. The book not only discusses the importance of integrating sustainability principles in the urban design process, but also demonstrates their application to the development of sustainable cities. As such, the book offers essential information and a source of inspiration for all those who want to build more sustainable cities.

Who Needs Nuclear Power (Paperback): Chris Anastasi Who Needs Nuclear Power (Paperback)
Chris Anastasi
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Who Needs Nuclear Power challenges conventional thinking about the role of civil nuclear power in a rapidly changing energy context, where new energy carriers are penetrating markets around the world. Against the backdrop of a global energy transition and the defining issue of Climate Change, Chris Anastasi assesses new nuclear build in a fast-moving sector in which new technologies and practices are rapidly emerging. He considers various countries at different stages of nuclear industry development, and discusses their political, legal and technical institutions that provide the framework for both existing nuclear facilities and new build, as well as a country's technical capability. He also highlights the critical issue of nuclear safety culture, exploring how organisations go about instilling it and maintaining it in their operations and encouraging it in their supply chains; the critical role played by independent regulators and international institutions in ensuring the integrity of the industry is also highlighted. This book provides a balanced and holistic view of nuclear power for both an expert and non-expert audience, and a realistic assessment of the potential for this technology over the critical period to 2050 and beyond.

Discrete Signals and Systems with MATLAB (R) (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Taan S. ElAli Discrete Signals and Systems with MATLAB (R) (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Taan S. ElAli
R2,591 Discovery Miles 25 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The subject of Discrete Signals and Systems is broad and deserves a single book devoted to it. The objective of this textbook is to present all the required material that an undergraduate student will need to master this subject matter and the use of MATLAB. This book is primarily intended for electrical and computer engineering students, and especially for use by juniors or seniors in these undergraduate engineering disciplines. It can also be very useful to practicing engineers. It is detailed, broad, based on mathematical basic principles, focused, and it also contains many solved problems using analytical tools as well as MATLAB. The book is ideal for a one-semester course in the area of discrete linear systems or digital signal processing, where the instructor can cover all chapters with ease. Numerous examples are presented within each chapter to illustrate each concept when and where it is presented. Most of the worked-out examples are first solved analytically and then solved using MATLAB in a clear and understandable fashion.

Exam Preparation: Electrical Installations (2391) (Paperback): The Institution of Engineering and Technology, City & Guilds Exam Preparation: Electrical Installations (2391) (Paperback)
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, City & Guilds
R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This level 3 qualification helps learners develop the knowledge and practical skills required to carry out inspection and testing on electrical installations. The qualification offers three pathways depending on the type of inspection and testing required or previous qualifications gained by learners. 2391 is intended for practising electricians who want to expand their skills and knowledge in the area of Initial Verification and/or Periodic Inspection and continue their professional development. The book will: Include guidelines and advice about sitting the exam Include practice examinations, with fully worked and 'model' answers Act as a valuable revision aid, to help students prepare for the full exam

Practical Analog and RF Electronics (Hardcover): Daniel B. Talbot Practical Analog and RF Electronics (Hardcover)
Daniel B. Talbot
R1,953 Discovery Miles 19 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a book about real-world design techniques for analog circuits: amplifiers, filters, injection-locked oscillators, phase-locked loops, transimpedance amplifiers, group delay correction circuits, notch filters, and spectrum regrowth in digital radio frequency (RF) transmitters, etc. The book offers practical solutions to analog and RF problems, helping the reader to achieve high-performance circuit and system design. A variety of issues are covered, such as: How to flatten group delay of filters How to use reciprocity to advantage How to neutralize a parasitic capacitance How to deepen a notch by adding only two components to the network How to demodulate a signal using the secant waveform and its benefit How to flatten the frequency response of a diode detector When to use a transimpedance amplifier and how to maximize its performance How to recover non-return-to-zero (NRZ) data when alternating current (AC) coupling is required Why phase noise corrupts adjacent communication channels Simple method to prevent false locking in phase-locked loops How to improve the bandwidth of amplification by using current conveyors A very simple impedance matching technique requiring only one reactive component How to use optimization Quadrature distortion and cross-rail interference This book is meant to be a handbook (or a supplemental textbook) for students and practitioners in the design of analog and RF circuitry with primary emphasis on practical albeit sometimes unorthodox circuit realizations. Equations and behavioral simulations result in an abundance of illustrations, following a "words and pictures" easy-to-understand approach. Teachers will find the book an important supplement to a standard analog and RF course, or it may stand alone as a textbook. Working engineers may find it useful as a handbook by bookmarking some of the step-by-step procedures, e.g., the section on simplified impedance matching or group delay flattening.

Green Automation for Sustainable Environment (Hardcover): Sherin Zafar, Mohd Abdul Ahad, M. Afshar Alam, Kashish Ara Shakil Green Automation for Sustainable Environment (Hardcover)
Sherin Zafar, Mohd Abdul Ahad, M. Afshar Alam, Kashish Ara Shakil
R2,329 Discovery Miles 23 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores the concepts and role of green computing and its recent developments for making the environment sustainable. It focuses on green automation in disciplines such as computers, nanoscience, information technology, and biochemistry. This book is characterized through descriptions of sustainability, green computing, their relevance to the environment, society, and its applications. Presents how to make the environment sustainable through engineering aspects and green computing Explores concepts and the role of green computing with recent developments Processes green automation linked with various disciplines such as nanoscience, information technology, and biochemistry Explains the concepts of green computing linked with sustainable environment through information technology This book will be of interest to researchers, libraries, students, and academicians that are interested in the concepts of green computing linked with green automation through information technology and their impacts on the future.

Introduction to Energy Analysis (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Kornelis Blok, Evert Nieuwlaar Introduction to Energy Analysis (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Kornelis Blok, Evert Nieuwlaar
R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This textbook provides an introduction to energy analysis for those students who want to specialise in this challenging field. In comparison to other textbooks, this book provides a balanced treatment of complete energy systems, covering the demand side, the supply side, and the energy markets that connect these. The emphasis is very much on presenting a range of tools and methodologies that will help students find their way in analysing real world problems in energy systems. This new edition has been updated throughout and contains additional content on energy transitions and improvements in the treatment of several energy systems analysis approaches. Featuring learning objectives, further readings and practical exercises in each chapter, Introduction to Energy Analysis will be essential reading for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students with a background in the natural sciences and engineering. This book may also be useful for professionals dealing with energy issues, as a first introduction into the field.

Electrician's Guide to Emergency Lighting (Spiral bound, 3rd edition): The Institution of Engineering and Technology Electrician's Guide to Emergency Lighting (Spiral bound, 3rd edition)
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
R731 Discovery Miles 7 310 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The Electrician's Guide to Emergency Lighting, 3rd Edition has been updated to take into account changes to the Code of Practice for the Emergency Lighting of Premises in BS 5266-1:2016. The Code of Practice has undergone extensive changes to keep the document aligned with associated national legislation and national and European Standards. The standard responds to the increasing recognition of the application of emergency lighting to assist the safety of occupants who may stay in a building during a mains supply failure. This guide is one of a number of publications prepared by the IET to provide guidance on specific areas of electrical installations in buildings. It takes into account the relevant parts of BS 7671 and BS 5266. This guide is essential for all designers of emergency lighting systems, electricians, electrical contractors and their managers, general electrical installation designers, and students in further education and professional training.

Technology, Manufacturing and Grid Connection of Photovoltaic Solar Cells (Hardcover): Guangyu Wang Technology, Manufacturing and Grid Connection of Photovoltaic Solar Cells (Hardcover)
Guangyu Wang
R2,649 Discovery Miles 26 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A unique guide to the most important technical aspects of photovoltaic power generation with comprehensive analysis and author industry-experience * Unique from other books in the area in that it explains profound theories in simple language, introduces widely used production equipment and processes for industry professionals, and explains the complete PV industry chain from material to power generation * Has originated from the author s practical industry experience, enabling the use of up-to-date information during this time of new development in the Chinese PV industry * Content includes approximately 255 illustrations and 46 tables to help clarify complex theories.

Beyond the Code - A Philosophical Guide to Engineering Ethics (Paperback): Heidi Furey, Scott Hill, Sujata K. Bhatia Beyond the Code - A Philosophical Guide to Engineering Ethics (Paperback)
Heidi Furey, Scott Hill, Sujata K. Bhatia
R1,205 Discovery Miles 12 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For over 80 years, the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) has been a leader in the promotion of ethical practice within the field of engineering. One of the Society's greatest contributions is the formation and adoption of the NSPE Code of Ethics. But the code, with its six "Fundamental Canons," is only truly instructive if engineers can bridge the gap between principles and action. Here there is no substitute for personal reflection on the ethical and philosophical issues that underlie the code. If done well, such reflection provides an indispensable basis for moral problem solving. Beyond the Code: A Philosophical Guide to Engineering Ethics is designed to complement the NSPE Code of Ethics by helping readers "go beyond" in their understanding of the philosophical issues bound up in the code. Each chapter addresses one of the Fundamental Canons of the NSPE code, and provides a philosophical analysis of the various parts of each canon by employing contemporary and classical texts. This unique approach to engineering ethics guides students and professionals in their readings of the appended selections to refine their understanding of the code in order to apply it to the practical challenges of today's engineers. Key Features: Is the first introduction to engineering ethics that helps students understand and apply the NSPE Code of Ethics to engineering practice Includes a Preface from Arthur E. Schwartz, NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, and NAFE Executive Director As a hybrid text, includes primary philosophical texts with extensive introductions and guided reading questions from the book's three authors Offers case studies from the NSPE Board of Ethical Review, allowing students to see a direct connection between the issues discussed in the text and real-world engineering practice Includes the following pedagogical aids: "Key Terms and Concepts" for each chapter "Preparing to Read" sections before each primary source reading "Guided Reading Questions" after each primary source reading "Going Beyond-Our Questions for a Deep Dive" after each case study.

Handbook of Green Engineering Technologies for Sustainable Smart Cities (Hardcover): K. Saravanan, G. Sakthinathan Handbook of Green Engineering Technologies for Sustainable Smart Cities (Hardcover)
K. Saravanan, G. Sakthinathan
R3,854 Discovery Miles 38 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Handbook of Green Engineering Technologies for Sustainable Smart Cities focuses on the complete exploration and presentation of green smart city applications, techniques, and architectural frameworks. It provides detailed coverage of urban sustainability spanning across various engineering disciplines. The book discusses and explores green engineering technologies for smart cities and covers various engineering disciplines and environmental science. It emphasizes techniques, application frameworks, tools, and case studies. All chapters play a part in the evolution of sustainable green smart cities and present how to solve environmental issues by applying modern industrial IoT solutions. This book will benefit researchers, smart city practitioners, academicians, university students, and policy makers.

Sustainable Development in International Law Making and Trade - International Food Governance and Trade in Agriculture... Sustainable Development in International Law Making and Trade - International Food Governance and Trade in Agriculture (Hardcover)
Elisabeth Burgi Bonanomi
R3,552 Discovery Miles 35 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a magisterial account of the history, conceptualization, and institutionalization of the concept of sustainable development in international law and policy-making. It provides helpful and insightful illumination of these issues, both at a general level and specifically through an extended case study of the evolution of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture - a particularly appropriate choice of case study given that agriculture implicates a wide range of divergent values, including the economic benefits of free trade; promoting access to affordable food; protecting small subsistence farmers, especially in developing countries; and minimizing environmental degradation through over-exploitation of natural resources such as fisheries, soil depletion or contamination. An overarching and constructive theme of the book is the need for greater legal coherence in international law making across these various domains which are often fragmented in institutional silos that lack effective integrating mechanisms.' - Michael Trebilcock, University of Toronto, Canada'Sustainable development, now made fully operational thanks to the contribution of Elisabeth Burgi Bonanomi, can support policy reforms that will improve global governance, thus ensuring that the trade regime is shaped to support the policy objectives that it is meant to serve. The area of food and agriculture is in many ways a case study of a lack of consistency across policy areas. It is now high time to overcome this failure. I have no doubt that this volume represents a major contribution towards this end.' - Olivier De Schutter, Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights The concept of sustainable development has become a fundamental discourse in international decision making. To enable pragmatic sustainable development governance, legally coherent, mutually supportive multilateral treaties are both necessary and important. This timely book provides an accessible insight into how the concept of sustainable development can be made operational for coherent law making through its translation into legal terms. The book is split into two informative points of inquiry. The first part of the book explores the origins of the sustainable development debate and sheds light on how the international community has inadequately operationalized the concept to utilize its full potential. In this view, Elisabeth Burgi Bonanomi illustrates how sustainable development can facilitate coherent international law making when it is understood as a multidimensional legal principle and methodical norm. The second part of the book adopts this notion as an analytical lens on the WTO Agreement on Agriculture, placing the focus specifically on food security and food sustainability. The overarching discussion contributes to one of the most intricate debates of international food governance and investigates the unresolved question of what a sustainable and coherent agricultural trade agreement could look like. Providing a comprehensive overview of sustainable development law, its origins, and its current theories, scholars and students with a background in international public law, trade, and investment law, development and human rights law, international relations, and environmental policy will find this book a valuable reference tool. Practitioners and policy-makers will benefit from the insight into the search for politically coherent and sustainable legal agreements.

A Guide to Feedback Theory (Hardcover): Joel L Dawson A Guide to Feedback Theory (Hardcover)
Joel L Dawson
R1,777 Discovery Miles 17 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Do you need to understand feedback? Perhaps you're a little rusty on theory basics? Dig in to this self-contained guide for an accessible and concise explanation of the fundamentals. Distills the relevant essence of linear system theory, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, basic physics, numerical methods, and complex analysis, and links them back to an explanation of feedback theory. Provides a tight synthesis of analytical and conceptual understanding. Maintains a focus on common use cases. Whether you are a struggling undergraduate, a doctoral student preparing for your qualifying exams, or an industry practitioner, this easy-to-understand book invites you to relax, enjoy the material, and follow your curiosity.

Carbonate Reservoirs: Porosity, Evolution and Diagenesis in a Sequence Stratigraphic Framework, Volume 55 (Hardcover, 2 Revised... Carbonate Reservoirs: Porosity, Evolution and Diagenesis in a Sequence Stratigraphic Framework, Volume 55 (Hardcover, 2 Revised Edition)
Clyde H Moore
R4,287 Discovery Miles 42 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Underland - A Deep Time Journey (Paperback): Robert Macfarlane Underland - A Deep Time Journey (Paperback)
Robert Macfarlane 1
R298 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A beautiful gift for the intrepid explorer in your life by one of the most acclaimed and beloved nature writers working today, the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019 WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart. SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020 'Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely' The Irish Times 'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal 'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be' Observer on The Old Ways 'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks 'It sets the imagination tingling...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems' The Sunday Times on The Old Ways

Fundamentals of Microgrids - Development and Implementation (Hardcover): Stephen A. Roosa Fundamentals of Microgrids - Development and Implementation (Hardcover)
Stephen A. Roosa
R2,597 Discovery Miles 25 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Microgrids provide opportunities to develop new electrical networks targeted for the needs of communities. The fourth industrial revolution is associated with the global trend toward decentralizing energy grids. Within this context, microgrids are seen as a solution to how renewable electricity can be supplied to local areas. The Fundamentals of Microgrids: Development and Implementation provides an in-depth examination of microgrid energy sources, applications, technologies, and policies. This book considers the fundamental configurations and applications for microgrids and examines their use as a means of meeting international sustainability goals. It focuses on questions and issues associated with microgrid topologies, development, implementation and regulatory issues. Distributed energy resources are defined, stand-a-lone generation systems are described and examples of typical microgrid configurations are provided. The key components of developing a business model for microgrid development are also considered. Features: Describes what microgrids are and details the basics of how they work while considering benefits of microgrids and their disadvantages. Provides answers to the fundamental questions energy managers and other professionals want to know about the basics of microgrids. Details the applications for microgrids and demystifies the types of microgrid architectures that are successful. Includes real-world examples of functioning microgrids which provide models for the development of microgrids in the future. Discusses the key considerations that must be addressed to develop a business case for microgrid development.

Design of Thermal Energy Systems (Hardcover): Pradip Majumdar Design of Thermal Energy Systems (Hardcover)
Pradip Majumdar
R2,433 R2,284 Discovery Miles 22 840 Save R149 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Design of Thermal Energy Systems Pradip Majumdar, Northern Illinois University, USA A comprehensive introduction to the design and analysis of thermal energy systems Design of Thermal Energy Systems covers the fundamentals and applications in thermal energy systems and components, including conventional power generation and cooling systems, renewable energy systems, heat recovery systems, heat sinks and thermal management. Practical examples are used throughout and are drawn from solar energy systems, fuel cell and battery thermal management, electrical and electronics cooling, engine exhaust heat and emissions, and manufacturing processes. Recent research topics such as steady and unsteady state simulation and optimization methods are also included. Key features: * Provides a comprehensive introduction to the design and analysis of thermal energy systems, covering fundamentals and applications. * Includes a wide range of industrial application problems and worked out example problems. * Applies thermal analysis techniques to generate design specification and ratings. * Demonstrates how to design thermal systems and components to meet engineering specifications. * Considers alternative options and allows for the estimation of cost and feasibility of thermal systems. * Accompanied by a website including software for design and analysis, a solutions manual, and presentation files with PowerPoint slides. The book is essential reading for: practicing engineers in energy and power industries; consulting engineers in mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering; and senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students.

Advanced VLSI Design and Testability Issues (Hardcover): Suman Lata Tripathi, Sobhit Saxena, Sushanta Kumar Mohapatra Advanced VLSI Design and Testability Issues (Hardcover)
Suman Lata Tripathi, Sobhit Saxena, Sushanta Kumar Mohapatra
R2,230 Discovery Miles 22 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book facilitates the VLSI-interested individuals with not only in-depth knowledge, but also the broad aspects of it by explaining its applications in different fields, including image processing and biomedical. The deep understanding of basic concepts gives you the power to develop a new application aspect, which is very well taken care of in this book by using simple language in explaining the concepts. In the VLSI world, the importance of hardware description languages cannot be ignored, as the designing of such dense and complex circuits is not possible without them. Both Verilog and VHDL languages are used here for designing. The current needs of high-performance integrated circuits (ICs) including low power devices and new emerging materials, which can play a very important role in achieving new functionalities, are the most interesting part of the book. The testing of VLSI circuits becomes more crucial than the designing of the circuits in this nanometer technology era. The role of fault simulation algorithms is very well explained, and its implementation using Verilog is the key aspect of this book. This book is well organized into 20 chapters. Chapter 1 emphasizes on uses of FPGA on various image processing and biomedical applications. Then, the descriptions enlighten the basic understanding of digital design from the perspective of HDL in Chapters 2-5. The performance enhancement with alternate material or geometry for silicon-based FET designs is focused in Chapters 6 and 7. Chapters 8 and 9 describe the study of bimolecular interactions with biosensing FETs. Chapters 10-13 deal with advanced FET structures available in various shapes, materials such as nanowire, HFET, and their comparison in terms of device performance metrics calculation. Chapters 14-18 describe different application-specific VLSI design techniques and challenges for analog and digital circuit designs. Chapter 19 explains the VLSI testability issues with the description of simulation and its categorization into logic and fault simulation for test pattern generation using Verilog HDL. Chapter 20 deals with a secured VLSI design with hardware obfuscation by hiding the IC's structure and function, which makes it much more difficult to reverse engineer.

EIS: Inspection Testing and Commissioning (Paperback, Applied Mathematics): John Hooper, Malcom Doughton EIS: Inspection Testing and Commissioning (Paperback, Applied Mathematics)
John Hooper, Malcom Doughton
R507 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R74 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This new edition of EIS: Inspection Testing and Commisioning from the highly successful Electrical Installation Series covers all the information required to complete the Inspection Testing and Commisioning unit as part of the Level 3 Diploma for City and Guilds (2357) and EAL equivalent qualifications. The nine studybooks in the series are endorsed by The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and cover all core Level 3 S/NVQ Diploma units and are mapped to the National Occupational Standards. The modular, hands-on approach is designed to clearly explain all the key concepts so learners gain all the necessary theoretical and practical skills required for each unit. The expert author team brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to each publication all brought to life by full-colour diagrams, images and photographs. Students can use one book per unit as a complete study resource to support learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home. These spiral bound, write-it studybooks are the ideal course companion for any aspiring electrician.

IoT System Design - Project Based Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Alice James, Avishkar Seth, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay IoT System Design - Project Based Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Alice James, Avishkar Seth, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
R2,876 Discovery Miles 28 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents a step by step design approach to develop and implement an IoT system starting from sensor, interfacing to embedded processor, wireless communication, uploading measured data to cloud including data visualization along with machine learnings and artificial intelligence. The book will be extremely useful towards a hands-on approach of designing and fabricating an IoT system especially for upper undergraduate, master and PhD students, researchers, engineers and practitioners.

An Introduction to Compressible Flow (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Forrest E Ames, Clement C. Tang An Introduction to Compressible Flow (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Forrest E Ames, Clement C. Tang
R2,220 Discovery Miles 22 200 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An Introduction to Compressible Flow, Second Edition covers the material typical of a single-semester course in compressible flow. The book begins with a brief review of thermodynamics and control volume fluid dynamics, then proceeds to cover isentropic flow, normal shock waves, shock tubes, oblique shock waves, Prandtl-Meyer expansion fans, Fanno-line flow, Rayleigh-line flow, and conical shock waves. The book includes a chapter on linearized flow following chapters on oblique shocks and Prandtl-Meyer flows to appropriately ground students in this approximate method. It includes detailed appendices to support problem solutions and covers new oblique shock tables, which allow for quick and accurate solutions of flows with concave corners. The book is intended for senior undergraduate engineering students studying thermal-fluids and practicing engineers in the areas of aerospace or energy conversion. This book is also useful in providing supplemental coverage of compressible flow material in gas turbine and aerodynamics courses.

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