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