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Polysaccharide-Based Nanocrystals

by Jin Huang, Peter R. Chang, Ning Lin & Alain Dufresne

Polysaccharide nanocrystals, an emerging green nanoingredient (nanomaterial) with high crystallinity obtained by acid hydrolysis of biomass-based polysaccharides, are of scientific and economic significance...


Internal Combustion Engines

by Giancarlo Ferrari

This book presents an energetic approach to the performance analysis of internal combustion engines, seen as attractive applications of the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and energy transfer....


Star Wars rebooted: missile defence in progress

by Emmanuel Delorme, Bruno Gruselle & Guillaume Schlumberger

Once associated with the Cold War and with the Reagan administration?s ?Star Wars? project, missile defence has now taken on a fresh lease of life. In response to an actual or perceived threat by States and...


Diesel - The Modern Power

by Ralph A. Richardson

“ … The police, the newspapers and the public have long ago ceased to be interested in the fate of Dr. Diesel, who mysteriously disappeared in the fall of 1913. The present dramatic performances of the Diesel...


Numerical Calculation of Lubrication

by Ping Huang

Focusing on basic lubrication problems this book offers specific engineering applications. The book introduces methods and programs for the most important lubrication problems and their solutions. It is divided...


Atomic Layer Deposition: Principles, Characteristics, and Nanotechnology Applicatons

by Tommi Kääriäinen, David Cameron, Marja-Leena Kääriäinen & Arthur Sherman

Since the first edition was published in 2008, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) has emerged as a powerful, and sometimes preferred, deposition technology. The new edition of this groundbreaking monograph is the...


Hybrid Systems with Constraints

by Jamal Daafouz, Sophie Tarbouriech & Mario Sigalotti

Control theory is the main subject of this title, in particular analysis and control design for hybrid dynamic systems.

The notion of hybrid systems offers a strong theoretical and unified framework to cope...


Materials and Surface Engineering in Tribology

by Jamal Takadoum

This title is designed to provide a clear and comprehensive overview of tribology. The book introduces the notion of a surface in tribology where a solid surface is described from topographical, structural,...


Interdisciplinary Mechatronics: Engineering Science and Research Development

by M. K. Habib & J. Paulo Davim

Mechatronics represents a unifying interdisciplinary and intelligent engineering science paradigm that features an interdisciplinary knowledge area and interactions in terms of the ways of work and thinking,...


Thermoset Nanocomposites

by Vikas Mittal

The book series "Polymer Nano-, Micro- and Macrocomposites" provides complete and comprehensive information on all important aspects of polymer composite research and development, including, but not limited...


Nitride Semiconductor Devices: Fundamentals and Applications

by Hadis Morkoç

This book gives a clear presentation of the necessary basics of semiconductor and device physics and engineering. It introduces readers to fundamental issues that will enable them to follow the latest technological...


Uncertainty and Optimization in Structural Mechanics

by Abdelkhalak El Hami & Bouchaib Radi

Optimization is generally a reduction operation of a definite quantity. This process naturally takes place in our environment and through our activities. For example, many natural systems evolve, in order to...


Shape-Memory Alloys Handbook

by Christian Lexcellent

The aim of this book is to understand and describe the martensitic phase transformation and the process of martensite platelet reorientation. These two key elements enable the author to introduce the main features...


Extractive Metallurgy 1: Basic Thermodynamics and Kinetics

by Alain Vignes

This book is dedicated to the processes of mineral transformation, recycling and reclamation of metals, for the purpose of turning metals and alloys into a liquid state ready for pouring.

Even though "process...


Vibration in Continuous Media

by Jean-Louis Guyader

Three aspects are developed in this book: modeling, a description of the phenomena and computation methods. A particular effort has been made to provide a clear understanding of the limits associated with each...


Self-Healing Polymers: From Principles to Applications

by Wolfgang H. Binder

Self-healing is a well-known phenomenon in nature: a broken bone merges after some time and if skin is damaged, the wound will stop bleeding and heals again. This concept can be mimicked in order to create polymeric...


Plasma Chemistry and Catalysis in Gases and Liquids

by Vasile I. Parvulescu, Monica Magureanu & Petr Lukes

Filling the gap for a book that covers not only plasma in gases but also in liquids, this is all set to become the standard reference for this topic. It provides a broad-based overview of plasma-chemical and...


Mesh Generation

by Pascal Frey & Paul Louis George

The aim of the second edition of this book is to provide a comprehensive survey of the different algorithms and data structures useful for triangulation and meshing construction. In addition, several aspects...


Corrosion of Steel in Concrete: Prevention, Diagnosis, Repair

by Luca Bertolini, Bernhard Elsener, Pietro Pedeferri & Elena Redaelli et al.

Steel-reinforced concrete is used ubiquitously as a building material due to its unique combination of the high compressive strength of concrete and the high tensile strength of steel. Therefore, reinforced...


Structural Components: Mechanical Tests and Behavioral Laws

by Dominique Francois

The mechanical tests presented in this book are essential for determining the basic properties of the materials used. Areas covered include elasticity, tensile and compression tests, hardness, endurance tests...