Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 3: Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps and Distribution Systems

Keep it cool or heat things up. This third volume of "Audel's HVAC Library" gives you a comprehensive, hands-on guide to installing, servicing, and repairing all basic air-conditioning systems in both new and older construction. You'll also find complete coverage of specialized heating units - radiators, radiant heating systems, stoves, fireplaces, heat pumps, and indoor/outdo

Plate Structures (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)

Plate structures are used in almost every area of engineering, including aerospace and naval architecture, civil engineering, and electronics. These structures have diverse geometries and have to withstand a wide range of loading conditions. This book provides the theoretical foundations of the theories of plates manufactured from various materials, outlines and illustrates the methods used for

Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach (8th edition)

 Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach, eighth edition, covers the basic principles of thermodynamics while presenting a wealth of real-world engineering examples so students get a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice. This text helps students develop an intuitive understanding by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments. Cengel and Boles explore the vario

Railway Infrastructure Security (Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality)

This comprehensive monograph addresses crucial issues in the protection of railway systems, with the objective of enhancing the understanding of railway infrastructure security. Based on analyses by academics, technology providers, and railway operators, it explains how to assess terrorist and criminal threats, design countermeasures, and implement effective security strategies. In so doing, it

Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps, Compressors and Systems: Conventional and Hermetic Design

Based on the very successful German editions, this English version has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the developments of the last years and the latest innovations in the field. Throughout, the author makes excellent use of real-life examples and highly praised didactics to disseminate his expert knowledge needed by vacuum technology users and engineers in their daily work at in

Machines and Signs: A History of the Drawing of Machines

This volume addresses the cultural, technical and ethical motivations of the history of drawing of machines and its developments step by step. First it treats drawings without any technical character  then the Renaissance with its new forms of drawing  the 18th century, with orthographic projections, immediately used by industry  the 19th century, including the applications of dr

 Mechanical Systems, Classical Models: Volume II: Mechanics of Discrete and Continuous Systems

This second volume of "Mechanical Systems, Classical Models", deals with the dynamics of systems consisting of discrete particles as well as continuous systems. While differences between these models are highlighted, the generality of the proofs and corresponding computations yields results that are expressed in a common form for both discrete and continuous systems. The author explai

Composites with Micro- and Nano-Structure: Computational Modeling and Experiments

This book presents new results in the knowledge and simulations for composite nano-materials. It includes selected, extended papers presented in the thematic ECCOMAS conference on Composites with Micro- and Nano-Structure (CMNS) – Computational Modelling and Experiments. It contains atomistic and continuum numerical methods and experimental validation for composite materials reinforced wi