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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
R973 R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Save R171 (18%) In stock

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

Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering (Hardcover, 4th edition): Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering (Hardcover, 4th edition)
R3,801 R3,055 Discovery Miles 30 550 Save R746 (20%) In stock

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"

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 R1,661 Discovery Miles 16 610 Save R391 (19%) 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.

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 R1,260 Discovery Miles 12 600 Save R96 (7%) 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

Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow (Paperback, 2nd edition): Hubert Chanson Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Hubert Chanson
R1,533 R1,421 Discovery Miles 14 210 Save R112 (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 Rock Mechanics - An Introduction to the Principles (Paperback): J. A. Hudson, J.P. Harrison Engineering Rock Mechanics - An Introduction to the Principles (Paperback)
J. A. Hudson, J.P. Harrison
R1,295 R1,204 Discovery Miles 12 040 Save R91 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Engineering rock mechanics is the discipline used to design structures built in rock. These structures encompass building foundations, dams, slopes, shafts, tunnels, caverns, hydroelectric schemes, mines, radioactive waste repositories and geothermal energy projects: in short, any structure built on or in a rock mass. Despite the variety of projects that use rock engineering, the principles remain the same. Engineering Rock Mechanics clearly and systematically explains the key principles behind rock engineering.
The book covers the basic rock mechanics principles; how to study the interactions between these principles and a discussion on the fundamentals of excavation and support and the application of these in the design of surface and underground structures. Engineering Rock Mechanics is recommended as an across-the-board source of information for the benefit of anyone involved in rock mechanics and rock engineering.

Pipe Drafting and Design (Paperback, 3rd edition): Roy A. Parisher Pipe Drafting and Design (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Roy A. Parisher
R1,354 R1,259 Discovery Miles 12 590 Save R95 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Pipe Drafting and Design, Third Edition provides step-by-step instructions to walk pipe designers, drafters, and students through the creation of piping arrangement and isometric drawings. It includes instructions for the proper drawing of symbols for fittings, flanges, valves, and mechanical equipment.

More than 350 illustrations and photographs provide examples and visual instructions. A unique feature is the systematic arrangement of drawings that begins with the layout of the structural foundations of a facility and continues through to the development of a 3-D model. Advanced chapters discuss the use of 3-D software tools from which elevation, section and isometric drawings, and bills of materials are extracted.
Covers drafting and design of pipes from fundamentals to detailed advice on the development of piping drawings, using manual and CAD techniques3-D model images provide an uncommon opportunity to visualize an entire piping facilityEach chapter includes exercises and questions designed for review and practice

New to this edition: A large scale project that includes foundation location, equipment location, arrangement, and vendor drawings

Updated discussion and use of modern CAD tools

Additional exercises, drawings, and dimensioning charts to provide practice and assessment

New set of Powerpoint images to help develop classroom lectures

Generating Electricity in a Carbon-Constrained World (Hardcover): Fereidoon P. Sioshansi Generating Electricity in a Carbon-Constrained World (Hardcover)
Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
R2,118 R1,719 Discovery Miles 17 190 Save R399 (19%) 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

Metal Fatigue Analysis Handbook - Practical Problem-solving Techniques for Computer-aided Engineering (Hardcover): Yung-Li Lee,... Metal Fatigue Analysis Handbook - Practical Problem-solving Techniques for Computer-aided Engineering (Hardcover)
Yung-Li Lee, Mark E. Barkey, Hong-Tae Kang
R2,074 R1,914 Discovery Miles 19 140 Save R160 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Understand why fatigue happens and how to model, simulate, design and test for it with this practical, industry-focused reference

Written to bridge the technology gap between academia and industry, the Metal Fatigue Analysis Handbook presents state-of-the-art fatigue theories and technologies alongside more commonly used practices, with working examples included to provide an informative, practical, complete toolkit of fatigue analysis.

Prepared by an expert team with extensive industrial, research and professorial experience, the book will help you to understand:

Critical factors that cause and affect fatigue in the materials and structures relating to your workLoad and stress analysis in addition to fatigue damage-the latter being the sole focus of many books on the topic How to design with fatigue in mind to meet durability requirementsHow to model, simulate and test with different materials in different fatigue scenariosThe importance and limitations of different models for cost effective and efficient testing

Whilst the book focuses on theories commonly used in the automotive industry, it is also an ideal resource for engineers and analysts in other disciplines such as aerospace engineering, civil engineering, offshore engineering, and industrial engineering.
The only book on the market to address state-of-the-art technologies in load, stress and fatigue damage analyses and their application to engineering design for durabilityIntended to bridge the technology gap between academia and industry-written by an expert team with extensive industrial, research and professorial experience in fatigue analysis and testing An advanced mechanical engineering design handbook focused on the needs of professional engineers within automotive, aerospace and related industrial disciplines

Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook (Hardcover, 4th edition): Meherwan P. Boyce Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook (Hardcover, 4th edition)
Meherwan P. Boyce
R3,032 R2,445 Discovery Miles 24 450 Save R587 (19%) 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"

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
R1,802 R1,458 Discovery Miles 14 580 Save R344 (19%) 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 "

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling - Streamline Your Organization for a Lean Environment (Hardcover): Ricky Smith, Bruce... Maintenance Planning and Scheduling - Streamline Your Organization for a Lean Environment (Hardcover)
Ricky Smith, Bruce Hawkins, Timothy C. Kister
R895 R840 Discovery Miles 8 400 Save R55 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is a hands-on reference guide for the maintenance or reliability engineer and plant manager. As the third volume in the "Life Cycle Engineering" series, this book takes the guiding principles of Lean Manufacturing and Maintenance and applies these concepts to everyday planning and scheduling tasks allowing engineers to keep their equipment running smoothly, while decreasing downtime. The authors offer invaluable advice on the effective use of work orders and schedules and how they fit into the overall maintenance plan.
There are not many books out there on planning and scheduling, that go beyond the theory and show the engineer, in a hands-on way, how to use planning and scheduling techniques to improve performance, cut costs, and extend the life of their plant machinery.
* The only book that takes a direct look at streamlining planning and scheduling for a Lean Manufacturing Environment
* This book shows the engineer how to create and stick to effective schedules
* Gives examples and templates in the back of the book for use in day-to-day scheduling and calculations

Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Design, Manufacturing and Inspection - A Handbook for Geometrical Product... Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Design, Manufacturing and Inspection - A Handbook for Geometrical Product Specification using ISO and ASME standards (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Georg Henzold
R1,444 R1,339 Discovery Miles 13 390 Save R105 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Geometrical tolerancing is used to specify and control the form, location and orientation of the features of components and manufactured parts.
This book presents the state of the art of geometrical tolerancing, covers the latest ISO and ANSI/ASME standards and is a comprehensive reference and guide for all professional engineers, designers, CAD users, quality managers and anyone involved in the creation or interpretation of CAD plans or engineering designs and specifications.
*For all design and manufacturing engineers working with these internationally required design standards
*Covers ISO and ANSI geometrical tolerance standards, including the 2005 revisions to the ISO standard
*Geometrical tolerancing is used in the preparation and interpretation of the design for any manufactured component or item: essential information for designers, engineers and CAD professionals

Advanced Vehicle Technology (Paperback, 2nd edition): Heinz Heisler Advanced Vehicle Technology (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Heinz Heisler
R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This eagerly awaited second edition of Heinz Heisler's Advanced Vehicle Technology is a comprehensive and thorough description of vehice bodies and components.
The second edition has been rigorously updated to provide additional material on subjects such as antilock braking, vehicle aerodynamics, tire tread design advances, electronically controlled anti-vibration engine mountings and transport refrigeration. Around 100 new diagrams have been included to complement the text.
Advanced Vehicle Technology 2nd edition's depth of coverage, detailed illustrations and fluent and precise style are the outstanding features in this high quality student text.
More quality artwork has been added to enhance and add value to the explanation given in the text.
16 key topics have been updated to bring this 2nd edition in line with current technology.
Fully international in scope, reflecting the nature of contemporary vehicle engineering.

Fatigue Testing and Analysis - Theory and Practice (Hardcover, New): Yung-Li Lee, Jwo Pan, Richard Hathaway, Mark E. Barkey Fatigue Testing and Analysis - Theory and Practice (Hardcover, New)
Yung-Li Lee, Jwo Pan, Richard Hathaway, Mark E. Barkey
R2,232 R2,053 Discovery Miles 20 530 Save R179 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Fatigue Testing and Analysis: Theory and Practice" presents the latest, proven techniques for fatigue data acquisition, data analysis, and test planning and practice. More specifically, it covers the most comprehensive methods to capture the component load, to characterize the scatter of product fatigue resistance and loading, to perform the fatigue damage assessment of a product, and to develop an accelerated life test plan for reliability target demonstration. This book is most useful for test and design engineers in the ground vehicle industry.
"Fatigue Testing andAnalysis "introduces the methods to account for variability of loads and statistical fatigue properties that are useful for further probabilistic fatigue analysis. The text incorporates and demonstrates approaches that account for randomness of loading and materials, and covers the applications and demonstrations of both linear and double-linear damage rules. The reader will benefit from summaries of load transducer designs and data acquisition techniques, applications of both linear and non-linear damage rules and methods, and techniques to determine the statistical fatigue properties for the nominal stress-life and the local strain-life methods.
.Covers the useful techniques for component load measurement and data acquisition, fatigue properties determination, fatigue analysis, and accelerated life test criteria development, and, most importantly, test plans for reliability demonstrations.
.Written from a practical point of view, based on the authors' industrial and academic experience in automotive engineering design.
.Extensive practical examples are used to illustrate the main concepts in all chapters."

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 R2,989 Discovery Miles 29 890 Save R806 (21%) 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 R3,035 Discovery Miles 30 350 Save R815 (21%) 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

The Practical Pumping Handbook (Hardcover, New): Ross Mackay The Practical Pumping Handbook (Hardcover, New)
Ross Mackay
R2,012 Discovery Miles 20 120 In stock

This book is a practical account of pumping, piping and seals starting with basics and providing detailed but accessible information on all aspects of the pumping process and what can go wrong with it. Written by an acknowledged expert with years of teaching experience in the practical understanding of pumps and systems.
Aids understanding of pumps to minimize failures and time-out.
A practical handbook covering the basics of the pumping process.
Written by an acknowledged expert.

Sound and Structural Vibration - Radiation, Transmission and Response (Paperback, 2nd edition): Frank Fahy, Paolo Gardonio Sound and Structural Vibration - Radiation, Transmission and Response (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Frank Fahy, Paolo Gardonio
R2,219 R1,774 Discovery Miles 17 740 Save R445 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first edition of Sound and Structural Vibration was written in the early 1980s. Since then, two major developments have taken place in the field of vibroacoustics. Powerful computational methods and procedures for the numerical analysis of structural vibration, acoustical fields and acoustical interactions between fluids and structures have been developed and these are now universally employed by researchers, consultants and industrial organisations. Advances in signal processing systems and algorithms, in transducers, and in structural materials and forms of construction, have facilitated the development of practical means of applying active and adaptive control systems to structures for the purposes of reducing or modifying structural vibration and the associated sound radiation and transmission.
In this greatly expanded and extensively revised edition, the authors have retained most of the analytically based material that forms the pedagogical content of the first edition, and have expanded it to present the theoretical foundations of modern numerical analysis. Application of the latter is illustrated by examples that have been chosen to complement the analytical approaches to solving fairly simple problems of sound radiation, transmission and fluid-structural coupling that are presented in the first edition. The number of examples of experimental data that relate to the theoretical content, and illustrate important features of vibroacoustic interaction, has been augmented by the inclusion of a selection from the vast amount of material published during the past twenty five years. The final chapter on the active control of sound and vibration has no precursor in the first edition.
* Covers theoretical approaches to modeling and analysis
* Highly applicable to challenges in industry and academia
* For engineering students to use throughout their career

Switching Power Supplies A - Z (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Sanjaya Maniktala Switching Power Supplies A - Z (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Sanjaya Maniktala
R1,358 R1,118 Discovery Miles 11 180 Save R240 (18%) 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"

Flow Networks - Analysis and Optimization of Repairable Flow Networks, Networks with Disturbed Flows, Static Flow Networks and... Flow Networks - Analysis and Optimization of Repairable Flow Networks, Networks with Disturbed Flows, Static Flow Networks and Reliability Networks (Hardcover, New)
Michael T Todinov
R1,564 R1,269 Discovery Miles 12 690 Save R295 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Repairable flow networks are a new area of research, which analyzes the repair and flow disruption caused by failures of components in static flow networks. This book addresses a gap in current network research by developing the theory, algorithms and applications related to repairable flow networks and networks with disturbed flows. The theoretical results presented in the book lay the foundations of a new generation of ultra-fast algorithms for optimizing the flow in networks after failures or congestion, and the high computational speed creates the powerful possibility of optimal control of very large and complex networks in real time. Furthermore, the possibility for re-optimizing the network flows in real time increases significantly the yield from real production networks and reduces to a minimum the flow disruption caused by failures. The potential application of repairable flow networks reaches across many large and complex systems, including active power networks, telecommunication networks, oil and gas production networks, transportation networks, water supply networks, emergency evacuation networks, and supply networks.

The book reveals a fundamental flaw in classical algorithms for maximising the throughput flow in networks, published since the creation of the theory of flow networks in 1956. Despite the years of intensive research, the classical algorithms for maximising the throughput flow leave highly undesirable directed loops of flow in the optimised networks. These flow loops are associated with wastage of energy and resources and increased levels of congestion in the optimised networks.
Includes theory and practical examples to build a deep understanding of the issuesWritten by the leading scholar and researcher in this emerging fieldFeatures powerful software tools for analysis, optimization and control of repairable flow networks"

Mechanical Engineer's Pocket Book (Paperback, 3rd edition): Roger L. Timings Mechanical Engineer's Pocket Book (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Roger L. Timings
R906 R850 Discovery Miles 8 500 Save R56 (6%) 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

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
R2,102 Discovery Miles 21 020 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"

Sensors for Mechatronics (Hardcover, New): Sensors for Mechatronics (Hardcover, New)
R1,545 R1,377 Discovery Miles 13 770 Save R168 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field combining Mechanical, Electronic, Computer, and other Engineering fields to develop intelligent processes and products. Based on thirty years of extensive work in industry and teaching, this book provides an overview of the sensors and sensor systems required and applied in mechatronics with an emphasis on understanding the physical principles and possible configurations of sensors rather than simply a discussion of particular types of sensors. Well illustrated with examples of commercially available sensors and of recent and future developments, this book offers help in achieving the best solution to various kinds of sensor problems encountered in mechatronics. In a clear and detailed manner, the author reviews the major types of transducers, presents a characterization of the state-of-the-art in sensing technology and offers a view on current sensor research. This book will be a vital resource for practicing engineers and students in the field.
Comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of sensor concepts and basic measurement configurations encountered in the mechatronics domainWritten by a recognized expert in the field who has extensive experience in industry and teachingSuitable for practicing engineers and those wanting to learn more about sensors in mechatronics

Construction Calculations Manual (Paperback): Sidney M. Levy Construction Calculations Manual (Paperback)
Sidney M. Levy
R2,240 Discovery Miles 22 400 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.

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