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Electric Motors and Drives - Fundamentals, Types and Applications (Paperback, 4th edition): Austin Hughes, William Drury Electric Motors and Drives - Fundamentals, Types and Applications (Paperback, 4th edition)
Austin Hughes, William Drury
R953 R840 Discovery Miles 8 400 Save R113 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between maths- and theory-based academic textbooks and the more prosaic 'handbooks', which provide useful detail but little opportunity for the development of real insight and understanding. The book explores all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including conventional and brushless D.C., induction motors and servo drives, providing readers with the knowledge to select the right technology for a given job.
The third edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout. New topics include digital interfacing and control of drives, direct torque control of induction motors and current-fed operation in DC drives. The material on brushless servomotors has also been expanded.
Austin Hughes' approach, using a minimum of maths, has established Electric Motors and Drives as a leading guide for electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, and the key to a complex subject for a wider readership, including technicians, managers and students.
* Acquire knowledge of and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of motors and drives without struggling through unnecessary maths and theory
* Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives, including brushless servomotors
* New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout

Hydraulics and Pneumatics - A Technician's and Engineer's Guide (Paperback, 3rd edition): Andrew Parr Hydraulics and Pneumatics - A Technician's and Engineer's Guide (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Andrew Parr
R830 R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Save R72 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nearly all industrial processes require objects to be moved, manipulated or subjected to some sort of force. Such movements and manipulations are frequently accomplished by means of devices driven by liquids (hydraulics) or air (pneumatics), the subject of this book. Hydraulics and Pneumatics is written by a practicing process control engineer as a guide to the successful operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems for all engineers and technicians working with them. Keeping mathematics and theory to a minimum, this practical guide is thorough but accessible to technicians without an advanced engineering background, and offers clear, complete coverage of the latest pumps, valves and other hydraulic and pneumatic equipment Designed to serve as an introduction to those who are training and a day-to-day reference for use on the job, the book also offers an essential section on industrial safety and compliance with regulation.
Covers both hydraulic and pneumatic machinery, with a practical, practitioner-led approach that does not demand great theoretical and mathematical understanding.Thorough and updated coverage of safety standards, helping control engineers and shop floor managers to ensure their operations are in compliance with regulations.More abundant referencing, new and updated web-links, look-up tables and graphical keys offer even easier referencing while providing quick access to other related materials.

Computational Fluid Dynamics in Fire Engineering - Theory, Modelling and Practice (Hardcover): Guan Heng Yeoh, Kwok Kit Yuen Computational Fluid Dynamics in Fire Engineering - Theory, Modelling and Practice (Hardcover)
Guan Heng Yeoh, Kwok Kit Yuen
R2,052 R1,675 Discovery Miles 16 750 Save R377 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fire and combustion presents a significant engineering challenge to mechanical, civil and dedicated fire engineers, as well as specialists in the process and chemical, safety, buildings and structural fields. We are reminded of the tragic outcomes of 'untenable' fire disasters such as at King's Cross underground station or Switzerland's St Gotthard tunnel. In these and many other cases, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is at the forefront of active research into unravelling the probable causes of fires and helping to design structures and systems to ensure that they are less likely in the future.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is routinely used as an analysis tool in fire and combustion engineering as it possesses the ability to handle the complex geometries and characteristics of combustion and fire. This book shows engineering students and professionals how to understand and use this powerful tool in the study of combustion processes, and in the engineering of safer or more fire resistant (or conversely, more fire-efficient) structures.
No other book is dedicated to computer-based fire dynamics tools and systems. It is supported by a rigorous pedagogy, including worked examples to illustrate the capabilities of different models, an introduction to the essential aspects of fire physics, examination and self-test exercises, fully worked solutions and a suite of accompanying software for use in industry standard modeling systems.
-Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is widely used in engineering analysis; this is the only book dedicated to CFD modeling analysis in fire and combustion engineering
-Strong pedagogic features mean this book can be used as a text forgraduate level mechanical, civil, structural and fire engineering courses, while its coverage of the latest techniques and industry standard software make it an important reference for researchers and professional engineers in the mechanical and structural sectors, and by fire engineers, safety consultants and regulators
-Strong author team (CUHK is a recognized centre of excellence in fire eng) deliver an expert package for students and professionals, showing both theory and applications. Accompanied by CFD modeling code and ready to use simulations to run in industry-standard ANSYS-CFX and Fluent software.

Switching Power Supplies A - Z (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Sanjaya Maniktala Switching Power Supplies A - Z (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Sanjaya Maniktala
R1,348 R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Save R221 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is the most comprehensive study available of the theoretical and practical aspects of controlling and measuring Electromagnetic Interference in switching power supplies, including input filter instability considerations.

The new edition is thoroughly revised with six completely new chapters, while the existing EMI chapters are expanded to include many more step-by-step numerical examples and key derivations and EMI mitigation techniques. New topics cover the length and breadth of modern switching power conversion techniques, lucidly explained in simple but thorough terms, now with uniquely detailed "wall-reference charts" providing easy access to even complex topics.
Step-by-step and iterative approach for calculating high-frequency losses in forward converter transformers, including Proximity losses based on Dowell's equationsThorough, yet uniquely simple design flow-chart for building DC-DC converters and their magnetic components under typical wide-input supply conditionsStep-by-step, solved examples for stabilizing control loops of all three major topologies, using either transconductance or conventional operational amplifiers, and either current-mode or voltage-mode control"

Generating Electricity in a Carbon-Constrained World (Hardcover): Fereidoon P. Sioshansi Generating Electricity in a Carbon-Constrained World (Hardcover)
Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
R2,118 R1,756 Discovery Miles 17 560 Save R362 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The electric power sector is what keeps modern economies going, and historically, fossil fuels provided the bulk of the energy need to generate electricity, with coal a dominant player in many parts of the world. Now with growing concerns about global climate change, this historical dependence on fossil-fuels, especially those rich in carbon, are being questioned. Examining the implications of the industry's future in a carbon-constrained world, a distinct reality, is the subject of this book.
Containing contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world, this book explores the various energy production options available to power companies in a carbon-constrained world. The three part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the short term options including Clean Coal and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology, Coal, and Emission trading. Renewable energy options such as Nuclear Energy, Wind power, Solar power, Hydro-electric, and Geothermal energy are clearly explained along with their trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing different energy options and provides a framework for assessing policy solutions.
This is followed by self-contained chapters of case-studies from all over the world. Other topics discussed in the book are Creating markets for tradable permits in the emerging carbon era, Global Action on Climate Change, The Impossibility of Staunching World CO2 Emissions and Energy efficiency.

Clearly explains short term and long term options
Contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world
Case-studies from all over the world

Mechanical Engineer's Pocket Book (Paperback, 3rd edition): Roger L. Timings Mechanical Engineer's Pocket Book (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Roger L. Timings
R906 R857 Discovery Miles 8 570 Save R49 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"The Newnes Mechanical Engineer's Pocket Book" is a comprehensive collection of data for mechanical engineers and students of mechanical engineering. Bringing together the data and information that is required to-hand when designing, making or repairing mechanical devices and systems, it has been revised to keep pace with changes in technology and standards. The Pocket Book emphasises current engineering practice and is supported by clear accounts of the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering.
Key features include the latest BSI engineering data; focus on engineering design issues; enhanced coverage of roller chain drives, pneumatic and hydraulic systems; and expanded and more accessible detail on statics, dynamics and mathematics.
*Over 300 pages of new material, including the latest standards information from BSI
*Exhaustive collection of data for mechanical engineers and students of mechanical engineering
*Unique emphasis on engineering design, theory, materials and properties

Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow (Paperback, 2nd edition): Hubert Chanson Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Hubert Chanson
R1,533 R1,433 Discovery Miles 14 330 Save R100 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since the publication of its first edition in 1999, 'The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow' has been praised by professionals, academics, students and researchers alike as the most practical modern textbook on open channel flow available. This new edition includes substantial new material on hydraulic modelling, in particular addressing unsteady open channel flows. There are also many new exercises and projects, including a major new revision assignment.
This innovative textbook contains numerous examples and practical applications, and is fully illustrated with both colour and black and white photographs. Dr Chanson introduces the basic principles of open channel flow and takes readers through the key topics of sediment transport, hydraulic modelling and the design of hydraulic structures.
-Comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of key application areas of the hydraulics of open channel flow
-New exercises and examples added to aid understanding
-Ideal for use by students and lecturers in civil and environmental engineering

Engineering Documentation Control Handbook - Configuration Management and Product Lifecycle Management (Hardcover, 4th... Engineering Documentation Control Handbook - Configuration Management and Product Lifecycle Management (Hardcover, 4th edition)
Frank B. Watts
R1,792 R1,473 Discovery Miles 14 730 Save R319 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this new edition of his widely-used Handbook, Frank Watts, widely recognized for his significant contributions to engineering change control processes, provides a thoroughly practical guide to the implementation and improvement of Engineering Documentation Control (EDC), Product Lifecycle Management and Product Configuration Management (CM). Successful and error-free implementation of EDC/CM is critical to world-class manufacturing. Huge amounts of time are wasted in most product manufacturing environments over EDC/CM issues such as interchangeability, document release and change control - resulting in faults, product release delays and overspends.

The book is packed with specific methods that can be applied quickly and accurately to almost any industry and any product to control documentation, request changes to the product, implement changes and develop bills of material.

The result is a powerful communications bridge between the engineering function and the rest of the world that makes rapid changes in products and documentation possible. With the help of the simple techniques in the handbook, companies can gain and hold their competitive advantages in a world that demands flexibility and quick reflexes - and has no sympathy for delays.

The new edition sets EDC/CM in the context of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), providing guidance on choosing, purchasing and implementing PLM software systems. Watts guides the reader to harness these tools and techniques for business objectives including Process Improvement and time-to-market.
Solid, pragmatic ideas for real product and process cost reduction. According to one reviewer: most books focus on the basics without examining all facets of each process area or functional area. This may be good for quickly learning, but it will only take the reader so far. Mr. Watts imparts the same information, but invites the reader to think and to consider strengths and weaknesses of processes and procedures. The copious examples, illustrations and breadth of topics covered make this book "the" reference on EDC and CM.

Strategic emphasis shows how processes may be integrated and tears down the wall between Engineering and Operations

Thorough description of Product Lifecycle Management software tools "

Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (Hardcover, 4th edition): G. F. Hundy, A.R. Trott, T.C. Welch Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (Hardcover, 4th edition)
G. F. Hundy, A.R. Trott, T.C. Welch
R1,356 R1,270 Discovery Miles 12 700 Save R86 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now in its fourth edition, this respected text delivers a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of refrigeration. Clear and straightforward, it is designed for students (NVQ/vocational level) and professional HVAC engineers, including those on short or CPD courses. Inexperienced readers are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. With its concise style yet broad sweep the book covers most of the applications professionals will encounter, enabling them to understand, specify, commission, use and maintain these systems. Many readers will appreciate the clarity with which the book covers the subject without swamping them with detailed technical or product specific information.
New material in this edition includes the latest developments in refrigerants and lubricants, together with updated information on compressors, heat exchangers, liquid chillers, electronic expansion valves, controls and cold storage. Topics also covered include efficiency, environmental impact, split systems, retail refrigeration (supermarket systems and cold rooms), industrial systems, fans, air infiltration and noise.
Author Information
Guy Hundy studied Mechanical Engineering at Leeds University, UK. He started his career in the refrigeration industry with J & E Hall Ltd, Dartford. In 1985 he joined Copeland Europe and in 1998 he was appointed Director, Application Engineering, Copeland Europe. He has authored and co-authored papers and articles on compressors, applications and refrigerant changeover topics. Guy Hundy is a Chartered Engineer and works as a Technical Consultant. He is past - President of the Institute of Refrigeration.
* Covers principles, methods and application of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps in a concise volume, without the encumbrance of handbook information found in other volumes
* Ideal for students, and professionals in other disciplines, not too theoretical but with sufficient depth to give an understanding of the issues, this book takes the reader from the fundamentals, through to system design, applications, contract specifications and maintenance
* Full revision by Guy Hundy with new diagrams and illustrations

Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning, Volume 3 - Methods for Removal of Particle Contaminants (Hardcover, New): Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning, Volume 3 - Methods for Removal of Particle Contaminants (Hardcover, New)
R3,795 R3,045 Discovery Miles 30 450 Save R750 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The contributions in this volume cover methods for removal of particle contaminants on surfaces. Several of these methods are well established and have been employed in industrial applications for a long time. However, the ever- higher demand for removal of smaller particles on newer substrate materials is driving continuous development of the established cleaning methods and alternative innovative methods for particle removal. This book provides information on the latest developments in this topic area.

Feature: Comprehensive coverage of innovations in surface contamination and cleaning

Benefit: One-stop series where a wide range of readers will be sure to find a solution to their cleaning problem, saving the time involved in consulting a range of disparate sources.

Feature: Written by established experts in the contamination and cleaning field

Benefit: Provides an authoritative resource

Feature: Each chapter is a comprehensive review of the state of the art.

Benefit: Can be relied on to provide insight, clarity and real expertise on up-to-the-minute innovations.

Feature: Case studies included

Benefit: Case studies help the reader see theory applied to the solution of real-world practical cleaning and contamination problems.

Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production, v. 2 - Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production Vol. 2:... Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production, v. 2 - Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production Vol. 2: Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries (Hardcover, New)
Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Paul Rosenfeld
R3,850 R3,103 Discovery Miles 31 030 Save R747 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This new Handbook provides a series of reference guides to cleaner production methods, technologies, and practices for key industry sectors.

Each volume covers, for each industry sector: * the manufacturing technologies * waste management * pollution * methods for estimating and reporting emissions * treatment and control technologies * worker and community health risk exposures * cost data for pollution management * cleaner production and prevention alternatives Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries provides an overview of the forestry, wood preserving, pulp and paper industries and identifies the key environmental aspects, supported by case studies of major incidents. It provides general explanations of the major unit operations and processes in pulp and paper mills and wood treating plants, covering new trends alongside traditional methods. The environmental issues regarding air, water and solid waste are all addressed, identifying all US plants and their TRI data, and the authors provide calculation methods for properly accounting for air emissions and P2 practices to reduce them.
Provides guidelines on cleaner production and pollution prevention practices for improving overall environmental performanceDiscusses emerging technologies and processes for cleaner airContains an Inventory of Chemical Toxicity Properties

Pressure Vessel Design Manual (Hardcover, 4th edition): Dennis R. Moss, Michael M. Basic Pressure Vessel Design Manual (Hardcover, 4th edition)
Dennis R. Moss, Michael M. Basic
R2,874 R2,371 Discovery Miles 23 710 Save R503 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Pressure vessels are closed containers designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient pressure. They have a variety of applications in industry, including in oil refineries, nuclear reactors, vehicle airbrake reservoirs, and more. The pressure differential with such vessels is dangerous, and due to the risk of accident and fatality around their use, the design, manufacture, operation and inspection of pressure vessels is regulated by engineering authorities and guided by legal codes and standards. "Pressure Vessel Design Manual" is a solutions-focused guide to the many problems and technical challenges involved in the design of pressure vessels to match stringent standards and codes. It brings together otherwise scattered information and explanations into one easy-to-use resource to minimize research and take readers from problem to solution in the most direct manner possible.
Covers almost all problems that a working pressure vessel designer can expect to face, with 50+ step-by-step design procedures including a wealth of equations, explanations and data Internationally recognized, widely referenced and trusted, with 20+ years of use in over 30 countries making it an accepted industry standard guide Now revised with up-to-date ASME, ASCE and API regulatory code information, and dual unit coverage for increased ease of international use

Underground Infrastructures - Planning, Design, and Construction (Hardcover): R.K. Goel, Bhawani Singh, Jian Zhao Underground Infrastructures - Planning, Design, and Construction (Hardcover)
R.K. Goel, Bhawani Singh, Jian Zhao
R2,215 Discovery Miles 22 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Underground facilities, such as tunnels, sewer, water and gas networks form the backbone of the economic life of the modern city. In densely populated areas where the demands for transportation and services are rapidly increasing and the construction of new roads and railways are prohibited, the construction of a tunnel might be the only alternative. Brief and readable, this reference is based on a combined 75 years of field experience and places emphasis is on simple practical rules for designing and planning, underground infrastructures. The books begins with a clear and rigorous exposition of the classification of underground space, important considerations such as geological and engineering and underground planning. This is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for underground water storage, underground car parks, underground metros & road tunnels and underground storage of crude oil, lpg and natural gas. The book has 15 chapters covering various usage of underground space. There are about 135 figures and tables. The book contains about 20 case histories/examples.

One of the first book to address all of the major areas in which this technology is used, this book deals with major topics such as: hydroelectric projects with modern planning of complex underground structures; underground storages of food items, crude oil and explosives and highly cautious underground nuclear waste repositories. Rail and road tunnels and TBM are described briefly. Risk management in underground infrastructures is of vital importance. Civil Engineers, Mining Engineers, and Geotechnical Engineers will find this book a valuable guide to designing and planning underground infrastructures both in terms of its applications.

Risk management method for underground infrastructures

Vital tips for the underground storage of food, water, crude oil, natural gas and munitions

Provides design tips for Underground Parking Facilities

Instruction for the designing planning and construction for underground Metros and road tunnels

Planning and design of underground nuclear waste repositories

Clearly explains the benefits and drawbacks of underground facilities

Quick guide to the various modern mechanical underground parking options

Explanation of construction planning and Risk management

Places expert advice for planning and constructing projects at the finger tips"

Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering (Hardcover, 4th edition): Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering (Hardcover, 4th edition)
R3,740 R3,099 Discovery Miles 30 990 Save R641 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This market leading classic is a true comprehensive on-the-job reference, covering all aspects of getting electricity from the source to user via the power grid. Electric power transmission and distribution is a huge sector, and engineers require the real world guidance of this book in order to upgrade networks to handle smart and renewable sources of power. This new edition covers renewable and distributed energy developments, international regulatory compliance issues with coverage of IEC standards, and new key conversions to US based standards and terminologies

Utilising examples from real-life systems and challenges, this book clearly and succinctly outlines fundamental knowledge requirements for working in this area. Written by engineers for engineers, theory is tied to current best-practice, and new chapters cover hot topics including DC Transmission, Smart Networks and bringing renewable sources into the grid. Particularly useful for power engineers starting out on their career, this new edition ensures Bayliss remains an essential tool of the trade for all engineers, technicians, managers and planners involved in electricity supply and industrial electricity usage.

Praise for this edition:

The challenges today for those undertaking transmission and distribution system new build projects, existing system extensions, or refurbishment and life extension of older equipment, are as great as ever Leading, as I do, the transmission and distribution business of international and well recognised engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald, I see this book as being useful to clients and contractors as well as others such as industry regulators, environmentalists, and government officials. This book enables those in the field of transmission and distribution electrical engineering to have a well founded understanding of the key principles, the methodologies and current best practice.

Peter Black, Director, Mott MacDonald Limited

*Updated to ensure that the book continues to deliver all the fundamental knowledge requirements of practicing power engineers in a single volume.

*High profile authors with extensive career-long knowledge of the industry.

*30% new and revised content includes new chapters on renewable and distributed energy sources

*Expanded coverage of power quality, latest EMC standards and requirements, earthing and bonding, surge protection, line design and switchgear developments"

Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook (Hardcover, 4th edition): Meherwan P. Boyce Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook (Hardcover, 4th edition)
Meherwan P. Boyce
R3,012 R2,465 Discovery Miles 24 650 Save R547 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written by one of the field s most well known experts, the "Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook" has long been the standard for engineers involved in the design, selection, maintenance and operation of gas turbines. With far reaching, comprehensive coverage across a range of topics from design specifications to maintenance troubleshooting, this one-stop resource provides newcomers to the industry with all the essentials to learn and fill knowledge gaps, and established practicing gas turbine engineers with a reliable go-to reference. This new edition brings the "Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook" right up to date with new legislation and emerging topics to help the next generation of gas turbine professionals understand the underlying principles of gas turbine operation, the economic considerations and implications of operating these machines, and how they fit in with alternative methods of power generation.

The most comprehensive one-stop source of information on industrial gas turbines, with vital background, maintenance information, legislative details and calculations combined in an essential all-in-one referenceWritten by an industry-leading consultant and trainer and suitable for use as a training companion or a reliable dip-in guideIncludes hard-won information from industry experts in the form of case histories that offer practical trouble-shooting guidance and solutions"

Construction Calculations Manual (Paperback): Sidney M. Levy Construction Calculations Manual (Paperback)
Sidney M. Levy
R2,360 Discovery Miles 23 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Construction Calculations is a manual that provides end users with a comprehensive guide for many of the formulas, mathematical vectors and conversion factors that are commonly encountered during the design and construction stages of a construction project. It offers readers detailed calculations, applications and examples needed in site work, cost estimation, piping and pipefitting, and project management. The book also serves as a refresher course for some of the formulas and concepts of geometry and trigonometry. The book is divided into sections that present the common components of construction. The first section of the books starts with a refresher discussion of unit and systems measurement; its origin and evolution; the standards of length, mass and capacity; terminology and tables; and notes of metric, U.S, and British units of measurements. The following concepts are presented and discussed throughout the book: Conversion tables and formulas, including the Metric Conversion Law and conversion factors for builders and design professionals Calculations and formulas of geometry, trigonometry and physics in construction Rudiments of excavation, classification, use of material, measurement and payment Soil classification and morphology, including its physicochemical properties Formulas and calculations needed for soil tests and evaluations and for the design of retaining structures Calculations relating to concrete and masonry Calculations of the size/weight of structural steel and other metals Mechanical properties of wood and processing of wood products Calculations relating to sound and thermal transmission Interior finishes, plumbing and HVAC calculations Electrical formulas and calculations Construction managers and engineers, architects, contractors, and beginners in engineering, architecture, and construction will find this practical guide useful for managing all aspects of construction.

From Charpy to Present Impact Testing, Volume 30 (Hardcover): D. Francois, A. Pineau From Charpy to Present Impact Testing, Volume 30 (Hardcover)
D. Francois, A. Pineau
R3,549 R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Save R2,798 (79%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From Charpy to Present Impact Testing contains 52 peer-reviewed papers selected from those presented at the Charpy Centenary Conference held in Poitiers, France, 2-5 October 2001.


The name of Charpy remains associated with impact testing on notched specimens. At a time when many steam engines exploded, engineers were preoccupied with studying the resistance of steels to impact loading.


The Charpy test has provided invaluable indications on the impact properties of materials. It revealed the brittle ductile transition of ferritic steels.


The Charpy test is able to provide more quantitative results by instrumenting the striker, which allows the evolution of the applied load during the impact to be determined. The Charpy test is of great importance to evaluate the embrittlement of steels by irradiation in nuclear reactors. Progress in computer programming has allowed for a computer model of the test to be developed; a difficult task in view of its dynamic, three dimensional, adiabatic nature. Together with precise observations of the processes of fracture, this opens the possibility of transferring quantitatively the results of Charpy tests to real components. This test has also been extended to materials other than steels, and is also frequently used to test polymeric materials.


Thus the Charpy test is a tool of great importance and is still at the root of a number of investigations; this is the reason why it was felt that the centenary of the Charpy test had to be celebrated. The Societe Francaise de Metallurgie et de Materiaux decided to organise an international conference which was put under the auspices of the European Society for the Integrity of Structures (ESIS).


This Charpy Centenary Conference (CCC 2001) was held in Poitiers, at Futuroscope in October 2001. More than 150 participants from 17 countries took part in the discussions and about one hundred presentations were given. An exhibition of equipment showed, not only present day testing machines, but also one of the first Charpy pendulums, brought all the way from Imperial College in London.


From Charpy to Present Impact Testing puts together a number of significant contributions. They are classified into 6 headings:


Keynote lectures,
Micromechanisms,
Polymers,
Testing procedures,
Applications,
Modelling.


"

Design Engineering Manual (Hardcover): Mike Tooley Design Engineering Manual (Hardcover)
Mike Tooley
R3,271 Discovery Miles 32 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Design Engineering Manual offers a practical guide to the key principles of design engineering. It features a compilation of extracts from several books within the range of Design Engineering books in the Elsevier collection. The book is organized into 11 sections. Beginning with a review of the processes of product development and design, the book goes on to describe systematic ways of choosing materials and processes. It details the properties of modern metallic alloys including commercial steels, cast irons, superalloys, titanium alloys, structural intermetallic compounds, and aluminum alloys. The book explains the human/system interface; procedures to assess the risks associated with job and task characteristics; and environmental factors that may be encountered at work and affect behavior. Product liability and safety rules are discussed. The final section on design techniques introduces the design process from an inventors perspective to a more formal model called total design. It also deals with the behavior of plastics that influence the application of practical and complex engineering equations and analysis in the design of products.

Concrete Structures - Protection, Repair and Rehabilitation (Paperback): R. Dodge Woodson Concrete Structures - Protection, Repair and Rehabilitation (Paperback)
R. Dodge Woodson
R2,740 R2,226 Discovery Miles 22 260 Save R514 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The success of a repair or rehabilitation project depends on the specific plans designed for it. Concrete Structures: Protection, Repair and Rehabilitation provides guidance on evaluating the condition of the concrete in a structure, relating the condition of the concrete to the underlying cause or causes of that condition, selecting an appropriate repair material and method for any deficiency found, and using the selected materials and methods to repair or rehabilitate the structure. Guidance is also provided for engineers focused on maintaining concrete and preparing concrete investigation reports for repair and rehabilitation projects. Considerations for certain specialized types of rehabilitation projects are also given. In addition, the author translates cryptic codes, theories, specifications and details into easy to understand language. Tip boxes are used to highlight key elements of the text as well as code considerations based on the International Code Council or International Building Codes. The book contains various worked out examples and equations. Case Studies will be included along with diagrams and schematics to provide visuals to the book.

Deals primarily with evaluation and repair of concrete structures
Provides the reader with a Step by Step method for evaluation and repair of Structures
Covers all types of Concrete structures ranging from bridges to sidewalks
Handy tables outlining the properties of certain types of concrete and their uses

Railway Noise and Vibration - Mechanisms, Modelling and Means of Control (Hardcover, New): David Thompson Railway Noise and Vibration - Mechanisms, Modelling and Means of Control (Hardcover, New)
David Thompson
R3,629 Discovery Miles 36 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Railways are an environmentally friendly means of transport well suited to modern society. However, noise and vibration are key obstacles to further development of the railway networks for high-speed intercity traffic, for freight and for suburban metros and light-rail. All too often noise problems are dealt with inefficiently due to lack of understanding of the problem.
This book brings together coverage of the theory of railway noise and vibration with practical applications of noise control technology at source to solve noise and vibration problems from railways. Each source of noise and vibration is described in a systematic way: rolling noise, curve squeal, bridge noise, aerodynamic noise, ground vibration and ground-borne noise, and vehicle interior noise.
Theoretical modelling approaches are introduced for each source in a tutorial fashion
Practical applications of noise control technology are presented using the theoretical models
Extensive examples of application to noise reduction techniques are included
Railway Noise and Vibration is a hard-working reference and will be invaluable to all who have to deal with noise and vibration from railways, whether working in the industry or in consultancy or academic research.
David Thompson is Professor of Railway Noise and Vibration at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton. He has worked in the field of railway noise since 1980, with British Rail Research in Derby, UK, and TNO Institute of Applied Physics in the Netherlands before moving to Southampton in 1996. He was responsible for developing the TWINS software for predicting rolling noise.
* Discusses fully the theoretical background and practical workings of railway noise
* Includes the latest research findings, brought together in one place
* Forms an extended case study in the application of noise control techniques"

Power Systems Modelling and Fault Analysis - Theory and Practice (Hardcover, New): Nasser Tleis Power Systems Modelling and Fault Analysis - Theory and Practice (Hardcover, New)
Nasser Tleis
R2,730 Discovery Miles 27 300 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a comprehensive practical treatment of the modelling of electrical power systems, and the theory and practice of fault analysis of power systems covering detailed and advanced theories as well as modern industry practices.
The continuity and quality of electricity delivered safely and economically by today's and future's electrical power networks are important for both developed and developing economies. The correct modelling of power system equipment and correct fault analysis of electrical networks are pre-requisite to ensuring safety and they play a critical role in the identification of economic network investments. Environmental and economic factors require engineers to maximise the use of existing assets which in turn require accurate modelling and analysis techniques. The technology described in this book will always be required for the safe and economic design and operation of electrical power systems.
The book describes relevant advances in industry such as in the areas of international standards developments, emerging new generation technologies such as wind turbine generators, fault current limiters, multi-phase fault analysis, measurement of equipment parameters, probabilistic short-circuit analysis and electrical interference.
*A fully up-to-date guide to the analysis and practical troubleshooting of short-circuit faults in electricity utilities and industrial power systems
*Covers generators, transformers, substations, overhead power lines and industrial systems with a focus on best-practice techniques, safety issues, power system planning and economics.
*North American and British / European standards covered

System Verification - Proving the Design Solution Satisfies the Requirements (Hardcover): Jeffrey O. Grady System Verification - Proving the Design Solution Satisfies the Requirements (Hardcover)
Jeffrey O. Grady
R2,259 Discovery Miles 22 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Systems Engineering--an interdisciplinary, multi-stage-driven approach to the design and implementation of any large-scale or complex engineered product or service--has found its way from aerospace into general manufacturing as well as the services industry. It has been found to be particularly useful in such applications as software engineering, the bio- and medical industries, and large, multi-component projects like those found in energy-generation. Following on the author's previous book System Requirements Analysis, this new book will lay out the steps and procedures needed to implement a quality check of the system being proposed or designed...the "Verification" stage of a full systems engineering program.
Systems engineering usually begins with defining a product that will satisfy a customer need and then rationally building a set of required components, personnel, and financial resources. The testing and evaluating of a proposed design solution is known as Verification, and this will guide the systems engineer and his engineering and management team in setting up the detailed protocols for a step-by-step quality control check of each stage of a proposed system design.
-Complete overview of the basic principles involved in setting up a System Verification program
-Follows a proven pattern of "Define the problem, "Solve the Problem," and "Prove it"
-Covers a variety of approaches to Qualification Verification, System Test and Evaluation, and Acceptance Verification, as well as Process Verification

High Pressure Rheology for Quantitative Elastohydrodynamics (Hardcover): Scott S. Bair High Pressure Rheology for Quantitative Elastohydrodynamics (Hardcover)
Scott S. Bair
R4,732 Discovery Miles 47 320 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Computational elastohydrodynamics, a part of tribology, has existed happily enough for about fifty years without the use of accurate models for the rheology of the liquids used as lubricants. For low molecular weight liquids, such as low viscosity mineral oils, it has been possible to calculate, with precision, the film thickness in a concentrated contact provided that the pressure and temperature are relatively low, even when the pressure variation of viscosity is not accurately modelled in detail. Other successes have been more qualitative in nature, using effective properties which come from the fitting of parameters used in calculations to experimental measurements of the contact behaviour, friction or film thickness.
High Pressure Rheology for Quantitative Elastohydrodynamics is intended to provide a sufficiently accurate framework for the rheology of liquids at elevated pressure that it may be possible for computational elastohydrodynamics to discover the relationships between the behaviour of a lubricated concentrated contact and the measurable properties of the liquid lubricant. The required high-pressure measurement techniques are revealed in detail and data are presented for chemically well-defined liquids that may be used as quantitative reference materials.
* Presents the property relations required for a quantitative calculation of the tribological behaviour of lubricated concentrated contacts.
* Details of high-pressure experimental techniques.
* Complete description of the pressure and temperature dependence of viscosity for high pressures.
* Some little-known limitations on EHL modelling.

Engineering Analysis with ANSYS Software (Paperback): Tadeusz Stolarski, Y. Nakasone, S. Yoshimoto Engineering Analysis with ANSYS Software (Paperback)
Tadeusz Stolarski, Y. Nakasone, S. Yoshimoto
R1,299 Discovery Miles 12 990 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For all engineers and students coming to finite element analysis or to ANSYS software for the first time, this powerful hands-on guide develops a detailed and confident understanding of using ANSYS's powerful engineering analysis tools.
The best way to learn complex systems is by means of hands-on experience. With an innovative and clear tutorial based approach, this powerful book provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to all of the fundamental areas of engineering analysis they are likely to require either as part of their studies or in getting up to speed fast with the use of ANSYS software in working life.
Opening with an introduction to the principles of the finite element method, the book then presents an overview of ANSYS technologies before moving on to cover key applications areas in detail.
Key topics covered:
Introduction to the finite element method
Getting started with ANSYS software
stress analysis
dynamics of machines
fluid dynamics problems
thermo mechanics
contact and surface mechanics
exercises, tutorials, worked examples
With its detailed step-by-step explanations, extensive worked examples and sample problems, this book will develop the reader's understanding of FEA and their ability to use ANSYS's software tools to solve their own particular analysis problems, not just the ones set in the book.
* Develops a detailed understanding of finite element analysis and the use of ANSYS software by example
* Develops a detailed understanding of finite element analysis and the use of ANSYS software by example
* Exclusively structured around the market leading ANSYS software, with detailed and clear step-by-step instruction, worked examples, and detailed, screen-by-screen illustrative problems to reinforce learning

Power Electronics and Motor Drives - Advances and Trends (Hardcover): Bimal K. Bose Power Electronics and Motor Drives - Advances and Trends (Hardcover)
Bimal K. Bose
R3,008 Discovery Miles 30 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Power electronics is an area of extremely important and rapidly changing technology. Technological advancements in the area contribute to performance improvement and cost reduction, with applications proliferating in industrial, commercial, residential, military and aerospace environments. This book is meant to help engineers operating in all these areas to stay up-to-date on the most recent advances in the field, as well as to be a vehicle for clarifying increasingly complex theories and mathematics. This book will be a cost-effective and convenient way for engineers to get up-to-speed on the latest trends in power electronics.

The reader will obtain the same level of informative instruction as they would if attending an IEEE course or a training session, but without ever leaving the office or living room! The author is in an excellent position to offer this instruction as he teaches many such courses.
* Self-learning advanced tutorial, falling between a traditional textbook and a professional reference.
* Almost every page features either a detailed figure or a bulleted chart, accompanied by clear descriptive explanatory text.
* The companion CD will include figures as PowerPoint presentations, so the reader can follow along on his or her home computer.

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