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Aerodynamic Measurements: From Physical Principles to Turnkey Instrumentation

by G P Russo

Aerodynamic measurements presents a comprehensive review of the theoretical bases on which experimental techniques used in aerodynamics are based. Limitations of each method in terms of accuracy, response time...


High-Temperature Superconductors

by X G Qiu

High temperature superconductors have received a great deal of attention in recent years, due to their potential in device and power applications. This book summarises the materials science and physics of all...


Combined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation

by A Rao

Combined cycle power plants are one of the most promising ways of improving fossil-fuel and biomass energy production. The combination of a gas and steam turbine working in tandem to produce power makes this...


Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases

by Christophe Wiart

Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases is the second volume in the series, Pharmaceutical Leads from Medicinal Plants. This book includes key pharmacological and...


Advances in Clinical Chemistry

by Gregory Makowski

Volume 63 in the internationally acclaimed Advances in Clinical Chemistry contains chapters authored by world renowned clinical laboratory scientists, physicians and research scientists. The serial provides...


Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design

by Michael F. Ashby & Kara Johnson

Materials are the stuff of design. From the very beginning of human history, materials have been taken from the natural world and shaped, modified, and adapted for everything from primitive tools to modern electronics....


The Amazing Monarch: The Secret Wintering Grounds of an Endangered Butterfly

by Windle Turley

In The Amazing Monarch, author and photographer Windle Turley chronicles the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly. Replete with page after page of full-color photographs, the book shows the monarch's rarely captured...


Case Studies in Novel Food Processing Technologies: Innovations in Processing, Packaging, and Predictive Modelling

by C J Doona, K Kustin & F E Feeherry

Novel food processing technologies have significant potential to improve product quality and process efficiency. Commercialisation of new products and processes brings exciting opportunities and interesting...


Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites: Criteria, Testing and Industrial Applications

by P Robinson, E S Greenhalgh & S Pinho

Polymer matrix composites are increasingly replacing traditional materials, such as metals, for applications in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries. Because of the relatively recent development of...


Nanocoatings and Ultra-Thin Films: Technologies and Applications

by Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf & I Tiginyanu

Coatings are used for a wide range of applications, from anti-fogging coatings for glass through to corrosion control in the aerospace and automotive industries. Nanocoatings and ultra-thin films provides an...


Handbook of Solid-State Lasers: Materials, Systems and Applications

by B Denker & E Shklovsky

Solid-state lasers which offer multiple desirable qualities, including enhanced reliability, robustness, efficiency and wavelength diversity, are absolutely indispensable for many applications. The Handbook...


Oxy-Fuel Combustion for Power Generation and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture

by L Zheng

Oxy-fuel combustion is currently considered to be one of the major technologies for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture in power plants. The advantages of using oxygen (O2) instead of air for combustion include a CO2-enriched...


Freeze-Drying of Pharmaceutical and Food Products

by T-C Hua, B-L Liu & H Zhang

Freeze-drying is an important preservation technique for heat-sensitive pharmaceuticals and foods. Products are first frozen, then dried in a vacuum at low temperature by sublimation and desorption, rather than...


Fibrous and Composite Materials for Civil Engineering Applications

by R Fangueiro

The use of fibrous materials in civil engineering, both as structural reinforcement and in non-structural applications such as geotextiles, is an important and interesting development. Fibrous and composite...


Tribocorrosion of Passive Metals and Coatings

by D Landolt & S Mischler

Tribocorrosion causes the degradation or alteration of materials through the combined action of corrosion and wear. It limits the performance and life-time of installations, machines and devices with moving...


Handbook of Seismic Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems

by S Tesfamariam & K Goda

Earthquakes represent a major risk to buildings, bridges and other civil infrastructure systems, causing catastrophic loss to modern society. Handbook of seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure...


Understanding the Rheology of Concrete

by N Roussel

Estimating, modelling, controlling and monitoring the flow of concrete is a vital part of the construction process, as the properties of concrete before it has set can have a significant impact on performance....


Genomes of Herbaceous Land Plants

by Andrew Paterson

Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. Currently in its 69th volume, the series features several reviews by recognized experts on...


Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering: Research and Development

by J Paulo Davim

This book, the first in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, is a collection of high quality articles (full research articles, review articles and cases studies) with a special emphasis...


Handbook of Manufacturing Processes: How Products, Components and Materials Are Made

by James Bralla

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Unlike any other reference, Handbook of Manufacturing Processes is an in-depth compilation of the workings of more than 1500 different manufacturing processes in metalworking, chemicals, textiles,...