Modeling, Simulation and Control of Nonlinear Engineering Dynamical Systems: State-of-the-Art, Perspectives and Applications

This volume contains the invited papers presented at the 9th International Conference “Dynamical Systems — Theory and Applications” held in Lodz, Poland, December 17-20, 2007, dealing with nonlinear dynamical systems. The conference brought together a large group of outstanding scientists and engineers, who deal with various problems of dynamics encountered both in engineering

Vehicle Dynamics free ebook

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Vehicle Dynamics

 Comprehensively covers the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics with application to automotive mechatronics
 Presents a number of different design, analysis and implementation considerations related to automobiles, including power requirements, converters, performance, fuel consumption and vehicle dynamic models
 Covers the dynamics, modeling and control of not only th

Mechanics of Advanced Materials: Analysis of Properties and Performance

The last decades have seen a large extension of types of materials employed in various applications. In many cases these materials demonstrate mechanical properties and performance that vary significantly from those of their traditional counterparts. Such uniqueness is sought – or even specially manufactured – to meet increased requirements on modern components and structures relate

Lehrbuch der Technischen Mechanik - Elastostatik: Mit einer Einfuehrung in Hybridstrukturen [German]

Das Buch behandelt umfassend die Grundlagen der Elastostatik und erganzt somit die Lehrbuchreihe „Technische Mechanik“ desselben Autors. Es besticht durch seine anschaulichen Abbildungen und die didaktisch ansprechende Herangehensweise. 

 In den ersten Kapiteln werden die vier Grundlastfalle des Stabes (Zug/Druck, Biegung, Torsion und Schub) in einem methodisch e

Thermodynamik fuer Maschinenbauer: Grundlagen fuer die Praxis [German]

Das vorliegende Lehrbuch ist fur Studenten des Maschinenbaus an Fachhochschulen und technischen Universitaten geschrieben. Der Stoff ist auf das fur den Maschinenbauingenieur Wesentliche abgestimmt. Besonders wertvoll ist die klare und verstandliche Darstellung. Zahlreiche Bilder, Diagramme und Beispielrechnungen helfen Lesern, die Gesetze der Thermodynamik zu verstehen und Sicherheit in ihrer

Gas Transport in Porous Media (Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media)

This book presents a compilation of state-of-the art studies on gas and vapor transport processes in porous and fractured media. A broad set of models and processes is presented, including advection/diffusion, the Dusty Gas Model, enhanced vapor diffusion, phase change, coupled processes, solid/vapor sorption, and vapor-pressure lowering. Numerous applications are also presented that illustrate

The Hard Way Up free ebook

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The Hard Way Up

Meet John Grimes at the very beginning of a career that will lead him to fame and glory out at the edge of the galaxy, out where the laws of men are nonexistent, and those of nature itself are sometimes tenuous. 
Someday Grimes will be a Commodore in the secessionist Rim Worlds Navy, but for now he is merely a very junior Lieutenant in another space navy entirely, that of the Federa

Aktuelle Forschung in der Bodenmechanik 2015: Tagungsband zur 2. Deutschen Bodenmechanik Tagung, Bochum

Die Deutsche Bodenmechanik Tagung etabliert sich nach ihrer gelungenen Auftaktveranstaltung vor zwei Jahren zum Forum fur fachlichen Austausch und zur Diskussion aktueller Fragestellungen. 

Der vorliegende zweite Tagungsband behandelt diese aktuellen Themen: „Stoffgesetze und Materialverhalten", „Boden als Mehrphasensystem" und „Anwendungsbezogene Hera

Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars

A distinguished expert offers a dazzling preview of the cars of the future, while exploring the science and politics behind climate change.

As the director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, engineer Margo Oge was the chief architect behind the Obama administration’s landmark 2012 deal with automakers in the US market to double the fuel efficiency of th