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VLIW Microprocessor Hardware Design - On ASIC and FPGA (Hardcover, Ed): Lee Weng Fook VLIW Microprocessor Hardware Design - On ASIC and FPGA (Hardcover, Ed)
Lee Weng Fook
R1,775 Discovery Miles 17 750 Special order

Acquire the Design Information, Methods, and Skills. Needed to Master the New VLIW Architecture!. .

"VLIW Microprocessor Hardware Design" offers you a complete guide to VLIW hardware designproviding state-of-the-art coverage of microarchitectures, RTL coding, ASIC flow, and FPGA flow of design. The book also contains a wide range of skills-building examples, all worked using Verilog, that equip you with a practical, hands-on tutorial for understanding each step in the VLIW microprocessor design process.. .

Written by Weng Fook Lee, an internationally renowned expert in the field of microprocessor design, this cutting-edge hardware design tool presents unsurpassed coverage of the latests in VLIW microprocessing. Authoritative and comprehensive, "VLIW Microprocessor Hardware Design" features: . . Step-by-step information on the VLIW hardware design process. A wealth of Verilog-based designs. ASIC and FPGA implementations. Expert guidance on the best-known methods for RTL coding. Over 75 detailed illustrations that clarify each aspect of VLIW design. .

Inside this Complete VLIW Microprocessor Toolkit. Introduction Design Methodology RTL Coding, Testbenching, and Simulation FPGA Implementation Testbenches and Simulation Results Synthesis Results and Gate Level Netlist.

Understanding Motor Controls, 4th (Hardcover, 4th edition): Understanding Motor Controls, 4th (Hardcover, 4th edition)
R969 R824 Discovery Miles 8 240 Save R145 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Designed for students with no previous experience in motor controls, Herman's UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS, 4E introduces basic principles and guides readers from learning about common motor control components to understanding how to use components in motor control circuits. Numerous up-to-date illustrations depict troubleshooting circuits while thorough explanations detail basic types of meters and test equipment to troubleshoot control circuits. An updated chapter on installing motors corresponds with the National Electrical Code and clearly illustrates how to select overload heater sizes. Using actual motor control components, hands-on laboratory experiments enable students to practice the concepts they've learned. These student-friendly experiments start with simple circuits before advancing to more complicated circuits involving timing relays and auto-transformer starters.

Chalcogenide Photovoltaics - Physics, Technologies, and Thin Film Devices (Hardcover): Roland Scheer, Hans-Werner Schock Chalcogenide Photovoltaics - Physics, Technologies, and Thin Film Devices (Hardcover)
Roland Scheer, Hans-Werner Schock
R2,983 R2,096 Discovery Miles 20 960 Save R887 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This first comprehensive description of the most important material properties and device aspects closes the gap between general books on solar cells and journal articles on chalcogenide-based photovoltaics.
Written by two very renowned authors with years of practical experience in the field, the book covers II-VI and I-III-VI2 materials as well as energy conversion at heterojunctions. It also discusses the latest semiconductor heterojunction models and presents modern analysis concepts. Thin film technology is explained with an emphasis on current and future techniques for mass production, and the book closes with a compendium of failure analysis in photovoltaic thin film modules.
With its overview of the semiconductor physics and technology needed, this practical book is ideal for students, researchers, and manufacturers, as well as for the growing number of engineers and researchers working in companies and institutes on chalcogenide photovoltaics.

Solar Energy Projects For The Evil Genius - 50 Build-It-Yourself Projects (Paperback, Ed): Gavin D. J. Harper Solar Energy Projects For The Evil Genius - 50 Build-It-Yourself Projects (Paperback, Ed)
Gavin D. J. Harper
R518 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R110 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

FOLLOW THE SUN TO MORE EVIL FUN!. .

Let the sun shine on your evil side - and have a wicked amount of fun on your way to becoming a solar energy master! In this guide, the popular Evil Genius format ramps up your understanding of powerful, important, and environmentally friendly solar energy - and shows you how to build real, practical solar energy projects you can use in your home, yard - even on the road!. .

In "Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius," high-tech guru Gavin Harper gives you everything you need to build more than 50 thrilling solar energy projects. You'll find complete, easy-to-follow plans, with clear diagrams and schematics, so you know exactly what's involved before you begin. . . Illustrated instructions and plans for 30 amazing pretested solar energy projects that assume no prior experience with energy science. Explanations of the science and math behind each project. Projects that progress in difficulty - from simple ones that may inspire science fair entries - all the way to converting a real home to solar energy. Frustration-factor removal-needed parts are listed, along with sources-plus all the tools you'll need. .

"Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius" provides you with complete plans, instructions, parts lists, and sources for: . . Crushed berries solar cell. Solar "death ray." Solar powered hot dog cooker. Solar furnace. Sun-powered refrigerator. Camping shower, oven, and more. Hot recipes for solar cooking. Water purifier. Flashlight. Garden lights. Solar vehicle. Environmentally friendly robot. Much more!.

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for Photovoltaics - Volume 2: Applications and Optical Data of Solar Cell Materials (Hardcover, 1st... Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for Photovoltaics - Volume 2: Applications and Optical Data of Solar Cell Materials (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Robert W Collins
R3,344 R2,594 Discovery Miles 25 940 Save R750 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Spectroscopic ellipsometry has been applied to a wide variety of material and device characterizations in solar cell research fields. In particular, device performance analyses using exact optical constants of component layers and direct analyses of complex solar cell structures are unique features of advanced ellipsometry methods. This second volume of Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for Photovoltaics presents various applications of the ellipsometry technique for device analyses, including optical/recombination loss analyses, real-time control and on-line monitoring of solar cell structures, and large-area structural mapping. Furthermore, this book describes the optical constants of 148 solar cell component layers, covering a broad range of materials from semiconductor light absorbers (inorganic, organic and hybrid perovskite semiconductors) to transparent conductive oxides and metals. The tabulated and completely parameterized optical constants described in this book are the most current resource that is vital for device simulations and solar cell structural analyses.

Compact Heat Exchangers - Analysis, Design and Optimization using FEM and CFD Approach (Hardcover): C. Ranganayakulu,... Compact Heat Exchangers - Analysis, Design and Optimization using FEM and CFD Approach (Hardcover)
C. Ranganayakulu, Kankanhalli N. Seetharamu
R2,192 R1,554 Discovery Miles 15 540 Save R638 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive source of generalized design data for most widely used fin surfaces in CHEs Compact Heat Exchanger Analysis, Design and Optimization: FEM and CFD Approach brings new concepts of design data generation numerically (which is more cost effective than generic design data) and can be used by design and practicing engineers more effectively. The numerical methods/techniques are introduced for estimation of performance deteriorations like flow non-uniformity, temperature non-uniformity, and longitudinal heat conduction effects using FEM in CHE unit level and Colburn j factors and Fanning friction f factors data generation method for various types of CHE fins using CFD. In addition, worked examples for single and two-phase flow CHEs are provided and the complete qualification tests are given for CHEs use in aerospace applications. Chapters cover: Basic Heat Transfer; Compact Heat Exchangers; Fundamentals of Finite Element and Finite Volume Methods; Finite Element Analysis of Compact Heat Exchangers; Generation of Design Data by CFD Analysis; Thermal and Mechanical Design of Compact Heat Exchanger; and Manufacturing and Qualification Testing of Compact Heat Exchanger. Provides complete information about basic design of Compact Heat Exchangers Design and data generation is based on numerical techniques such as FEM and CFD methods rather than experimental or analytical ones Intricate design aspects included, covering complete cycle of design, manufacturing, and qualification of a Compact Heat Exchanger Appendices on basic essential fluid properties, metal characteristics, and derivation of Fourier series mathematical equation Compact Heat Exchanger Analysis, Design and Optimization: FEM and CFD Approach is ideal for senior undergraduate and graduate students studying equipment design and heat exchanger design.

Perspectives on Water Usage for Biofuels Production - Aquatic Contamination and Climate Change (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018):... Perspectives on Water Usage for Biofuels Production - Aquatic Contamination and Climate Change (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Muhammad Arshad
R2,396 R2,156 Discovery Miles 21 560 Save R240 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book integrates the fundamental factors that determine current and future impacts of biofuels production on water supply and demand in the context of climatic changes. The effects of biofuels production on ground water quality with increasing water scarcity are examined, and the utilization of water sources in the commercial scale production of biofuels are sketched, covering the complete route from growing of crops to biorefinery. Biofuel's chemical composition, characteristics and uses as fuel in terms of water consumption are also investigated. Overall, the diversity of biomass, various technological approaches and microbial contribution are reviewed. Learning objectives on this topic are presented by means of a series of tables and figures in order to guide both professionals and students. The present manuscript deals with biofuel and bioenergy courses and is therefore invaluable to students. The book provides thorough coverage of all industrial aspects of biofuels production, including impacts of climate change and water availability. It will play vital role for industry employees involved in product development, production management, quality management and helpful source to those studying for professional qualification. Academics involved in teaching elements of the subject and persons involved in an environment regulatory capacity would be able to take advantage from this book.

Advanced CMOS Cell Design (Hardcover, Ed): Etienne Sicard, Sonia Delmas Bendhia Advanced CMOS Cell Design (Hardcover, Ed)
Etienne Sicard, Sonia Delmas Bendhia
R2,145 Discovery Miles 21 450 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Take Advantage of Today's Most Sophisticated Techniques for Designing and Simulating Complex CMOS Integrated Circuits

An essential working tool for electronic circuit designers and students alike, "Advanced CMOS Cell Design" is a practice-based guide to today's most sophisticated design and simulation techniques for CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) integrated circuits.

Written by two internationally renowned circuit designers, this outstanding book presents the state-of-the-art techniques required to design and simulate every type of CMOS integrated circuit. The reference contains unsurpassed coverage of deep-submicron to nanoscale technologies...SRAM, DRAM, EEPROM, and Flash...design of a simple microprocessor...configurable logic circuits...data converters... input/output...design rules... and much more. Packed with 100 detailed illustrations, "Advanced CMOS Cell Design" enables you to: Explore the latest embedded memory architectures Master the programming of logic circuits Get expert guidance on radio frequency (RF) circuit design Learn more about silicon on insulator (SOI) technologies Acquire a full range of circuit simulation tools

This Advanced CMOS Circuit Design Toolkit Covers- - Deep-Submicron to Nanoscale Technologies - SRAM, DRAM, EEPROM, and Flash - Design of a Simple Microprocessor - Configurable Logic Circuits - Radio Frequency (RF) Circuit Design - Data Converters - Input/Output - Silicon on Insulator (SOI) Technologies - Impact of Nanotechnologies - Design Rules - Quick-Reference Sheets

Edison - A Life of Invention (Paperback, New edition): Paul Israel Edison - A Life of Invention (Paperback, New edition)
Paul Israel
R551 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R195 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The definitive biography of the century's godfather of invention-from the preeminent Edison scholar

"Israel's meticulous research and refusal to shy away from the dodgier aspects of Edison's personality offers a fresh glimpse into the life of the inventor."-New Scientist

"Remarkable."-Nature

"An authoritative look into Edison's working methods, here leavened by enough personal detail to give the achievements shape."-Publishers Weekly

"Highly recommended."

"Israel's book should go a long way toward taking Edison out of the shadows and placing him in the proper light."-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Exhaustively researched, with strong emphasis on Edison's methods and achievements."-Kirkus Reviews

The conventional story of Thomas Edison reads more like myth than history: With only three months of formal education, a hardworking young man overcomes the odds and becomes one of the greatest inventors in history. But the portrait that emerges from Edison: A Life of Invention reveals a man of genius and astonishing foresight whose career was actually a product of his fast-changing era. In this peerless biography, Paul Israel exposes for the first time the man behind the inventions, expertly situating his subject within a thoroughly realized portrait of a burgeoning country on the brink of massive change. Informed by Israel's unprecedented access to workshop diaries, notebooks, letters, and more than five million pages of archives, this definitive biography brings fresh insights to a singularly influential and triumphant career in science.

Carbonate Reservoir Characterization - An Integrated Approach (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2007): F. Jerry Lucia Carbonate Reservoir Characterization - An Integrated Approach (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2007)
F. Jerry Lucia
R3,541 R3,149 Discovery Miles 31 490 Save R392 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

One principal need in petroleum recovery from carbonate reservoirs is the description of the three-dimensional distribution of petrophysical properties in order to improve performance predictions by means of fluid-flow computer simulations. The book focuses on a rock based approach for the integration of geological, petrophysical, and geostatistical methods to construct a reservoir model suitable to input into flow simulation programs. This second edition includes a new chapter on model construction and new examples of limestone, dolostone, and touching-vug reservoir models as well as improved chapters on basic petrophysical properties, rock-fabric/petrophysical relationships, calibration of wireline logs, and sequence stratigraphy.

ASIC Design in the Silicon Sandbox: A Complete Guide to Building Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits (Hardcover, Ed): Keith Barr ASIC Design in the Silicon Sandbox: A Complete Guide to Building Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits (Hardcover, Ed)
Keith Barr
R2,244 Discovery Miles 22 440 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. Discover How to Design, Build, and Optimize Customized Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits for a Wide Variety of Uses Both inspirational and practical, ASIC Design in the Silicon Sandbox offers electronics engineers a hands-on guide to mixed-signal circuits and layouts. The book provides a detailed roadmap for designing and building custom circuits that are optimized for target devices, providing enhanced functionality and lowered cost in finished products. Written by circuit design expert Keith Elliott Barr, this complete resource covers everything from design and optimization methods to standard cell layouts to packaging and testing. Readers will find easy-to-apply information on peripheral circuits; specialty logic structures and memory; logic, binary mathematics, and processing; converters and switched-capacitor techniques; and much more. Filled with hundreds of helpful illustrations, ASIC Design in the Silicon Sandbox features: A wealth of full-color standard cell layouts Multiple approaches to amplifier, oscillator, bandgap, and other analog functions Down-to-earth information on integrated circuit fabrication costs Real-world advice on designing and optimizing custom integrated circuits Practical examples of how to think through new design concepts Step-by-step guidance on entering the fabless semiconductor industry Inside This Cutting-Edge IC Design Reference * The Sandbox * Fabs and Processes * Economics * Design Tools * Standard Cell Design * Peripheral Circuits * Specialty Logic Structures and Memory * Logic, Binary Mathematics, and Processing * Analog Circuits: Amplifiers * The Bandgap Reference * Oscillators, Phase Locked Loops, and RF * Converts and Switched-Capacitor Techniques * Packaging and Testing * Odds and Ends

Energy-Efficient Building Systems - Green Strategies for Operation and Maintenance (Hardcover, Ed): Lal Jayamaha Energy-Efficient Building Systems - Green Strategies for Operation and Maintenance (Hardcover, Ed)
Lal Jayamaha
R1,851 Discovery Miles 18 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Proven Strategies and Solutions for Reducing Energy Consumption

Property and facility managers can turn to "Energy-Efficient Building Systems" as a one-stop guide to operating and maintaining commercial building systems at peak efficiency. Designed to help reduce energy costs and meet environmental standards, this state-of-the-art productivity tool contains fully illustrated, real-world examples of successful green building projects that have achieved significant, energy-saving results.

From energy management and auditing, HVAC systems, cooling towers, and pumping systems...to lighting, electrical systems, automation, and building envelope, this expert resource takes readers step by step through procedures for getting optimal performance from every building system. For each system, the book presents the latest methods for improving efficiency...identifying promising new solutions...evaluating their feasibility...and estimating actual savings. Comprehensive and authoritative, "Energy-Efficient Building Systems" enables building professionals to: Get an in-depth understanding of the principles of each building system Select the most efficient systems for any nonresidential building Maximize energy efficiency with practical strategies and solutions Utilize hands-on methods for evaluating feasibility and estimating savings Review real-world examples of successful green building projects

Inside This Cost-Saving Energy Guide - Energy Management and Energy Auditing - Air-Conditioning and Central Chiller Systems - Boilers and Heating Systems - Pumping Systems - Cooling Towers - Air Handling and Distribution Systems - Lighting Systems - Building Electrical Systems - Building Automation Systems - Building Envelope

Power System Monitoring and Control (Hardcover): Hassan Bevrani, Masayuki Watanabe, Yasunori Mitani Power System Monitoring and Control (Hardcover)
Hassan Bevrani, Masayuki Watanabe, Yasunori Mitani
R2,232 R1,573 Discovery Miles 15 730 Save R659 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Power System Monitoring and Control (PSMC) is becoming increasingly significant in the design, planning, and operation of modern electric power systems. In response to the existing challenge of integrating advanced metering, computation, communication, and control into appropriate levels of PSMC, Power System Monitoring and Control presents a comprehensive overview of the basic principles and key technologies for the monitoring, protection, and control of contemporary wide-area power systems. A variety of topical issues are addressed, including renewable energy sources, smart grids, wide-area stabilizing, coordinated voltage regulation, and angle oscillation damping as well as the advantages of phasor measurement units (PMUs) and global positioning systems (GPS) time signal. End-of-chapter problems and solutions, along with case studies, add depth and clarity to all topics. Timely and important, Power System Monitoring and Control is an invaluable resource for addressing the myriad of critical technical engineering considerations in modern electric power system design and operation. Provides an updated and comprehensive reference for researcher and engineers working on wide-area power system monitoring and control (PSMC) Links fundamental concepts of PSMC, advanced metering and control theory/techniques, and practical engineering considerations Covers PSMC problem understanding, design, practical aspects, and timely topics such as smart/microgrid control and coordinated voltage regulation and angle oscillation damping Incorporates authors experiences teaching and researching in various international locales including Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Iran, and Australia

Wildcat Women - Narratives of Women Breaking Ground in Alaska's Oil and Gas Industry (Paperback): Carla Williams Wildcat Women - Narratives of Women Breaking Ground in Alaska's Oil and Gas Industry (Paperback)
Carla Williams
R422 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R84 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Subzero temperatures, whiteout blizzards, and even the lack of restrooms didn't deter them. Nor did sneers, harassment, and threats. Wildcat Women is the first book to document the life and labor of pioneering women in the oil fields of Alaska's North Slope. It profiles fourteen women who worked in the fields, telling a little-known history of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. These trailblazers conquered their fears to face hazardous working and living conditions, performing and excelling at "a man's job in a man's world." They faced down challenges on and off the job: they drove buses over ice roads through snowstorms; wrestled with massive pipes; and operated dangerous valves that put their lives literally in their hands; they also fought union hall red tape, challenged discriminatory practices, and fought for equal pay--and sometimes won. The women talk about the roads that brought them to this unusual career, where they often gave up comfort and convenience and felt isolated and alienated. They also tell of the lifelong friendships and sense of family that bonded these unlikely wildcats. The physical and emotional hardship detailed in these stories exemplifies their courage, tenacity, resilience, and leadership, and shows how their fight for recognition and respect benefited woman workers everywhere.

Sustainable Energy System Engineering - The Complete Green Building Design Resource (Hardcover, Ed): Peter Gevorkian Sustainable Energy System Engineering - The Complete Green Building Design Resource (Hardcover, Ed)
Peter Gevorkian
R2,391 Discovery Miles 23 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The only complete design resource for sustainable energy systems geared towards engineers

This highly visual resource goes beyond theory and provides solid, hands-on mechanical and electrical engineering information on the design and installation of sustainable energy systems. You will find everything you need -- including real-world case studies -- to develop the most energy efficient systems possible for a wide variety of projects.

Signals and Systems Demystified - A Self-Teaching Guide (Paperback, Ed): David McMahon Signals and Systems Demystified - A Self-Teaching Guide (Paperback, Ed)
David McMahon
R503 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R105 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The fast and easy way to learn signals and systems

Get a working knowledge of signal processing and systems--even if you don't have formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. Signals and Systems Demystified offers an effective, illuminating, and entertaining way to learn this essential electrical engineering subject.

First, you'll learn methods used to calculate energy and power in signals. Next, you'll study signals in the frequency domain using Fourier analysis. Other topics covered include amplitude, frequency, and phase modulation, spectral analysis, convolution, the Laplace transform, and the z-transform. Packed with hundreds of sample equations and explained solutions, and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you the fundamentals of signals and systems in no time at all.

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Signals and Systems Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex subject.

This hands-on, self-teaching text offers: An easy way to understand signal processing and systemsHundreds of worked examples with solutionsA quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknessesA final exam at the end of the bookNo unnecessary technical jargonA time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work!.

Advanced Electrical Installation Work 2365 Edition - City and Guilds Edition (Paperback, 8th New edition): Trevor Linsley Advanced Electrical Installation Work 2365 Edition - City and Guilds Edition (Paperback, 8th New edition)
Trevor Linsley 1
R841 Discovery Miles 8 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Updated in line with the 3rd Amendment of the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations Amendments, this new edition covers the City and Guilds 2365-03 course. Written in an accessible style with a chapter dedicated to each unit of the syllabus, this book helps you to master each topic before moving on to the next. End of chapter revision questions help you to check your understanding and consolidate the key concepts learned in each chapter. With a brand new website containing videos, animations, worksheets and lesson plans this resource will be invaluable to both students and lecturers alike. The eighth edition contains: Full colour diagrams and photographs to explain difficult concepts Clear definitions of technical terms to make the book a quick and easy reference Extensive online material to help both students and lecturers The companion website material is available at www.routledge.com/cw/linsley

50 Model Rocket Projects for the Evil Genius (Paperback, Ed): Gavin D. J. Harper 50 Model Rocket Projects for the Evil Genius (Paperback, Ed)
Gavin D. J. Harper
R604 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R135 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"The fun, hands-on way to learn about rocket science"

Yes, as a matter of fact, is IS rocket science And because this book is written for the popular Evil Genius format, it means you can learn about this fascinating and growing hobby while having run creating 50 great projects. You will find a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions. Projects include a camera rocket, video camera rocket, hydrogen-fueled rocket, UFO, and more Projects start out basic and gradually become more sophisticated Perfect for science fairs and school projects

U.S. Energy Production & Consumption - Major Factors, Influences & Trends (Hardcover): Kendra Fletcher U.S. Energy Production & Consumption - Major Factors, Influences & Trends (Hardcover)
Kendra Fletcher
R2,532 R1,918 Discovery Miles 19 180 Save R614 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Federal energy policy since the 1970s has focused primarily on ensuring a secure supply of energy while protecting the environment. The federal government supports and intervenes in U.S. energy production and consumption in various ways, such as providing tax incentives, grants, and other support to promote domestic production of energy, as well as setting standards and requirements. This book provides information on U.S. production and consumption of fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy from 2000 through 2013 and major factors, including federal activities, that influenced energy production and consumption levels. It also provides information on other federal activities that may have influenced aspects of U.S. energy production and consumption from 2000 through 2013 but were not targeted at a specific energy source, as well as information on federal research and development.

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for Photovoltaics - Volume 1: Fundamental Principles and Solar Cell Characterization (Hardcover, 1st... Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for Photovoltaics - Volume 1: Fundamental Principles and Solar Cell Characterization (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Robert W Collins
R4,871 R3,939 Discovery Miles 39 390 Save R932 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a basic understanding of spectroscopic ellipsometry, with a focus on characterization methods of a broad range of solar cell materials/devices, from traditional solar cell materials (Si, CuInGaSe2, and CdTe) to more advanced emerging materials (Cu2ZnSnSe4, organics, and hybrid perovskites), fulfilling a critical need in the photovoltaic community. The book describes optical constants of a variety of semiconductor light absorbers, transparent conductive oxides and metals that are vital for the interpretation of solar cell characteristics and device simulations. It is divided into four parts: fundamental principles of ellipsometry; characterization of solar cell materials/structures; ellipsometry applications including optical simulations of solar cell devices and online monitoring of film processing; and the optical constants of solar cell component layers.

Geofuels - Energy and the Earth (Paperback): Alan R. Carroll Geofuels - Energy and the Earth (Paperback)
Alan R. Carroll
R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Our energy use and its consequences (including climate change) motivate some of the most contentious and complex public debates of our time. Although these issues are often cast in terms of renewable versus non-renewable energy, in reality both depend on finite Earth resources. The evolution of the Earth itself therefore offers a uniquely illuminating perspective from which to evaluate alternative pathways toward energy and environmental sustainability. Geofuels: Energy and the Earth systematically develops this perspective using informal, nontechnical language laced with humor. It is well suited to a broad readership, ranging from beginning university students to lifelong learners who are interested in how the Earth's past will influence their own future. It also provides simplified explanations of controversial topics, such as energy return on energy investment, peak oil, and fracking. The focus throughout is on building a sound physical understanding of how natural resources constrain our use of energy.

Sustainable Energy Systems in Architectural Design - A Blueprint for Green Design (Hardcover, Ed): Peter Gevorkian Sustainable Energy Systems in Architectural Design - A Blueprint for Green Design (Hardcover, Ed)
Peter Gevorkian
R1,858 Discovery Miles 18 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Expertly design and install all types of renewable energy systems"

This is the only comprehensive, practical resource for understanding, designing, and installing all major types of renewable energy systems. Find workable solutions for a variety of building types, including commercial, public and residential structures. Technical concepts and data are presented in plain jargon-free language with clear, concise bulleted text Packed with charts, tables and diagrams

Hybrid Systems Based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - Modelling and Design (Hardcover): Mario L Ferrari, U. M. Damo, Ali Turan,... Hybrid Systems Based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - Modelling and Design (Hardcover)
Mario L Ferrari, U. M. Damo, Ali Turan, David Sanchez
R2,075 R1,464 Discovery Miles 14 640 Save R611 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive guide to the modelling and design of solid oxide fuel cell hybrid power plants This book explores all technical aspects of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) hybrid systems and proposes solutions to a range of technical problems that can arise from component integration. Following a general introduction to the state-of-the-art in SOFC hybrid systems, the authors focus on fuel cell technology, including the components required to operate with standard fuels. Micro-gas turbine (mGT) technology for hybrid systems is discussed, with special attention given to issues related to the coupling of SOFCs with mGTs. Throughout the book emphasis is placed on dynamic issues, including control systems used to avoid risk conditions. With an eye to mitigating the high costs and risks incurred with the building and use of prototype hybrid systems, the authors demonstrate a proven, economically feasible approach to obtaining important experimental results using simplified plants that simulate both generic and detailed system-level behaviour using emulators. Computational models and experimental plants are developed to support the analysis of SOFC hybrid systems, including models appropriate for design, development and performance analysis at both component and system levels. * Presents models for a range of size units, technology variations, unit coupling dynamics and start-up and shutdown behaviours * Focuses on SOFCs integration with mGTs in light of key constraints and risk avoidance issues under steady-state conditions and during transient operations * Identifies interaction and coupling problems within the GT/SOFC environment, including exergy analysis and optimization * Demonstrates an economical approach to obtaining important experimental results while avoiding high-cost components and risk conditions * Presents analytical/computational and experimental tools for the efficient design and development of hardware and software systems Hybrid Systems Based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Modelling and Design is a valuable resource for researchers and practicing engineers involved in fuel cell fundamentals, design and development. It is also an excellent reference for academic researchers and advanced-level students exploring fuel cell technology.

Power Reference Manual for the PE Exam (Hardcover, 3rd ed.): John A Camara Power Reference Manual for the PE Exam (Hardcover, 3rd ed.)
John A Camara
R7,239 R5,278 Discovery Miles 52 780 Save R1,961 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Wave and Tidal Energy (Hardcover): Deborah Greaves, Gregorio Iglesias Wave and Tidal Energy (Hardcover)
Deborah Greaves, Gregorio Iglesias
R2,650 R1,873 Discovery Miles 18 730 Save R777 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive text covering all aspects of wave and tidal energy Wave and Tidal Energy provides a comprehensive and self-contained review of the developing marine renewable energy sector, drawing from the latest research and from the experience of device testing. The book has a twofold objective: to provide an overview of wave and tidal energy suitable for newcomers to the field and to serve as a reference text for advanced study and practice. Including detail on key issues such as resource characterisation, wave and tidal technology, power systems, numerical and physical modelling, environmental impact and policy. The book also includes an up-to-date review of developments worldwide and case studies of selected projects. Key features: * A comprehensive and self-contained text covering all aspects of the multidisciplinary fields of wave and tidal energy. * Draws upon the latest research in wave and tidal energy and the experience of leading practitioners in numerical and laboratory modelling. * Regional developments worldwide are reviewed and representative projects are presented as case studies. Wave and Tidal Energy is an invaluable resource to a wide range of readers, from engineering students to technical managers and policymakers to postgraduate students and researchers.

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