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xxiv, 1159 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Give students a rigorous, complete, and integrated treatment of the mechanics of materials -- an essential subject in mechanical, civil, and structural engineering. This leading text, Goodno/Gere's MECHANICS OF MATERIALS, 9E, examines the analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, and bending -- laying the foundation for further study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337093347 20170227
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xviii, 427 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to economic airline sustainability Chapter 2. Society, Social Responsibility and Airline Economics Chapter 3. Inside Economically-Sustainable Airlines Chapter 4. Passenger Challenges Chapter 5. Travelling Timebomb Chapter 6. Environment, Science and Politics Chapter 7. Getting it Right Chapter 8. Challenges for Sustainability Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472477736 20170313
Within the developed world, airlines have responded to the advice of advocates for corporate social and environmental responsibility (CSER) to use the intertwined dimensions of economics, society and environment to guide their business activities. However, disingenuously, the advocates and regulators frequently pay insufficient attention to the economics which are critical to airlines' sustainability and profits. This omission pushes airlines into the unprofitable domain of CSERplus. The author identifies alleged market inefficiencies and failures, examines CSERplus impacts on international competition and assesses the unintended consequences of the regulations. She also provides innovative ideas for future-proofing airlines. Clipped Wings is a treatise for business professionals featuring academic research as well as industry anecdotes. It is written for airlines (including their owners, employees, passengers and suppliers), airports, trade associations, policy makers, educators, students, consultants, CSERplus specialists and anyone who is concerned about the future of competitive airlines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472477736 20170313
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xxvi, 824 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • * Computer Networks and the Internet * Application Layer * Transport Layer * The Network Layer: Data Plane * The Network Layer: Control Plane * The Link Layer: Links, Access Networks, and LANs * Wireless and Mobile Networks * Security in Computer Networks * Multimedia Networking.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133594140 20160928
For courses in Networking/Communications Motivates readers with a top-down, layered approach to computer networking Unique among computer networking texts, the Seventh Edition of the popular Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach builds on the author's long tradition of teaching this complex subject through a layered approach in a "top-down manner." The text works its way from the application layer down toward the physical layer, motivating readers by exposing them to important concepts early in their study of networking. Focusing on the Internet and the fundamentally important issues of networking, this text provides an excellent foundation for readers interested in computer science and electrical engineering, without requiring extensive knowledge of programming or mathematics. The Seventh Edition has been updated to reflect the most important and exciting recent advances in networking.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133594140 20160928
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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star 15. Surveying the Stars 16. Star Birth 17. Star Stuff 18. The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard PART VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND 19. Our Galaxy 20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology 21. Galaxy Evolution 22. The Birth of the Universe 23. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134073828 20160619
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS 7. Our Planetary System 8. Formation of the Solar System 9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 11. Jovian Planet Systems 12. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts 13. Other Planetary Systems: the New Science of Distant Worlds PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star 15. Surveying the Stars 16. Star Birth 17. Star Stuff 18. The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard PART VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND 19. Our Galaxy 20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology 21. Galaxy Evolution 22. The Birth of the Universe 23. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134059068 20160619
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS 7. Our Planetary System 8. Formation of the Solar System 9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 11. Jovian Planet Systems 12. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts 13. Other Planetary Systems: the New Science of Distant Worlds PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134073811 20160619
For two-semester courses in astronomy. Teaching the Process of Science through Astronomy Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, Eighth Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. This text offers a wealth of features that enhance student understanding of the process of science and actively engage students in the learning process for key concepts. The fully updated Eighth Edition includes the latest scientific discoveries, revises several subjects based on our most current understanding of the cosmos, and now emphasizes deeper understanding of the twists and turns of the process of science and the relevance of concepts to student's lives. This text is also available in two volumes, which can be purchased separately: *The Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System, Eighth Edition (includes Chapters 1-13, 14, S1, 24)*The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, Eighth Edition (includes Chapters 1-3, S1, 4-6, S2-S4, 14-24) Also available with MasteringAstronomy MasteringAstronomy from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources. Students can further master concepts after class through homework assignments that provide interactivity, hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions. Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever-before, during, and after class. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringAstronomy does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringAstronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MasteringAstronomy, search for: 0134058291 / 9780134058290 Cosmic Perspective Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package, The Package consists of: 0134059069 / 9780134059068 Cosmic Perspective, The 0134080572 / 9780134080574 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for The Cosmic Perspective 0321765184 / 9780321765185 SkyGazer 5.0 Student Access Code Card (Integrated component).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134059068 20160619
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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star 15. Surveying the Stars 16. Star Birth 17. Star Stuff 18. The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard PART VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND 19. Our Galaxy 20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology 21. Galaxy Evolution 22. The Birth of the Universe 23. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134073828 20160619
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS 7. Our Planetary System 8. Formation of the Solar System 9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 11. Jovian Planet Systems 12. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts 13. Other Planetary Systems: the New Science of Distant Worlds PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star 15. Surveying the Stars 16. Star Birth 17. Star Stuff 18. The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard PART VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND 19. Our Galaxy 20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology 21. Galaxy Evolution 22. The Birth of the Universe 23. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134059068 20160619
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS 7. Our Planetary System 8. Formation of the Solar System 9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 11. Jovian Planet Systems 12. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts 13. Other Planetary Systems: the New Science of Distant Worlds PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134073811 20160619
For two-semester courses in astronomy. Teaching the Process of Science through Astronomy Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, Eighth Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. This text offers a wealth of features that enhance student understanding of the process of science and actively engage students in the learning process for key concepts. The fully updated Eighth Edition includes the latest scientific discoveries, revises several subjects based on our most current understanding of the cosmos, and now emphasizes deeper understanding of the twists and turns of the process of science and the relevance of concepts to student's lives. This text is also available in two volumes, which can be purchased separately: *The Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System, Eighth Edition (includes Chapters 1-13, 14, S1, 24)*The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, Eighth Edition (includes Chapters 1-3, S1, 4-6, S2-S4, 14-24) Also available with MasteringAstronomy MasteringAstronomy from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources. Students can further master concepts after class through homework assignments that provide interactivity, hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions. Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever-before, during, and after class. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringAstronomy does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringAstronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MasteringAstronomy, search for: 0134058291 / 9780134058290 Cosmic Perspective Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package, The Package consists of: 0134059069 / 9780134059068 Cosmic Perspective, The 0134080572 / 9780134080574 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for The Cosmic Perspective 0321765184 / 9780321765185 SkyGazer 5.0 Student Access Code Card (Integrated component).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134059068 20160619
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xxxi, 960 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Answers to selected problems.
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xviii, 1005 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Examines in a pedagogical way all pertinent molecular and macroscopic processes that govern the distribution and fate of organic chemicals in the environment and provides simple modeling tools to quantitatively describe these processes and their interplay in a given environmental system * Treats fundamental aspects of chemistry, physics, and mathematical modeling as applied to environmentally relevant problems, and gives a state of the art account of the field * Teaches the reader how to relate the structure of a given chemical to its physical chemical properties and intrinsic reactivities * Provides a holistic and teachable treatment of phase partitioning and transformation processes, as well as a more focused and tailor-made presentation of physical, mathematical, and modeling aspects that apply to environmental situations of concern * Includes a large number of questions and problems allowing teachers to explore the depth of understanding of their students or allowing individuals who use the book for self-study to check their progress * Provides a companion website, which includes solutions for all problems as well as a large compilation of physical constants and compound properties.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118767238 20170117
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xviii, 955 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustration (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to the stiffness (displacement) method
  • Development of truss equations
  • Development of beam equations
  • Frame and grid equations
  • Development of the plane stress and plane strain stiffness equations
  • Practical considerations in modeling; interpreting results; and examples of plane stress/strain analysis
  • Development of the linear-strain triangle equations
  • Axisymmetric elements
  • Isoparametric formulation
  • Three-dimensional stress analysis
  • Plate bending element
  • Heat transfer and mass transport
  • Fluid flow in porous media and through hydraulic networks; and electrical networks and electrostatics
  • Thermal stress
  • Structural dynamics and time-dependent heat transfer.
Provide a simple, direct approach that highlights the basics with A FIRST COURSE IN THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, 6E. This unique book is written so both undergraduate and graduate students can easily comprehend the content without the usual prerequisites, such as structural analysis. The book is written primarily as a basic learning tool for the undergraduate students in civil and mechanical engineering who are primarily interested in stress analysis and heat transfer. The text offers ideal preparation for students who want to apply the finite element method as a tool to solve practical physical problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781305635111 20160928
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  • Fundamental observations
  • Newton versus Einstein
  • Cosmic dynamics
  • Model universes
  • Measuring cosmological parameters
  • Dark matter
  • The cosmic microwave background
  • Nucleosynthesis and the early universe
  • Inflation and the very early universe
  • Structure formation: gravitational instability
  • Structure formation: baryons and photons.
"The second edition of Introduction to Cosmology is an exciting update of this award-winning textbook. It is aimed primarily at advanced undergraduate students in physics and astronomy, but is also useful as a supplementary text at higher levels. It explains modern cosmological concepts, such as dark energy, in the context of the Big Bang theory. Its clear, lucid writing style, with a wealth of useful everyday analogies, makes it exceptionally engaging. Emphasis is placed on the links between theoretical concepts of cosmology and the observable properties of the universe, building deeper physical insights in the reader. The second edition includes recent observational results, fuller descriptions of special and general relativity, expanded discussions of dark energy, and a new chapter on baryonic matter that makes up stars and galaxies. It is an ideal textbook for the era of precision cosmology in the accelerating universe"-- Provided by publisher.
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10. Optics [2017]

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vi, 714 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • 1: A Brief History 2: Wave Motion 3: Electromagnetic Theory, Photons, and Light 4: The Propagation of Light 5: Geometrical Optics 6: More on Geometrical Optics 7: The Superposition of Waves 8: Polarization 9: Interference 10: Diffraction 11: Fourier Optics 12: Basics of Coherence Theory 13: Modern Optics: Lasers and Other Topics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133977226 20160619
A Contemporary Approach to Optics with Practical Applications and New Focused Pedagogy Hecht Optics balances theory and instrumentation to provide you with the necessary, classical background through a lively and clear narrative. Optics, Fifth Edition is distinguished by three core imperatives for the reader: up-to-date content in line with the ever-evolving technological advances in the Optics field; a modern approach to discourse including studies on photons, phasors, and theory; and improvements and revisions to the previous edition's pedagogy including over one hundred new worked examples.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133977226 20160619
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xix, 149 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Product Specifications, Critical Parameters and Measurement Standards. Short Term Gage Capability Evaluation for Variables. Long Term Gage Capability Evaluation for Variables. Gage Capability for Attribute Data. Normal Distribution. Process Control for Variables - X and R Charts. Process Control for Variables - X and S Charts. Process Control for Attributes - P, NP, C and U Charts. Correlation between Two Gages. Process Capability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498769112 20161228
This book details most common statistical process control tools with many examples for high-volume production. It aims to make elements of high-volume production process control simple and easy to understand. It lets you thoroughly understand process controls instead of blindly trusting software tools that operate as black boxes. If you are dealing with high-volume production as an operator, line supervisor, inspector, process engineer, quality engineer, manufacturing manager, plant manager, or president of the company, you have to understand the statistical process control basics explained in this book in order to be successful.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498769112 20161228
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volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
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99 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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xxii, 377 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Part I: Foundations 1. Introduction to adaptive behaviour 2. Adaptive Beginnings 3. The emergence of the adaptive point of view 4. Summertime Overheating in Schools 5. The first international conference on thermal comfort 6. Adapting to enforced changes of temperature 7. The First Meta-analysis 8. Clothing outdoors and during sleep 9. Meta-analysis 2: relating climate to indoor comfort 10. The origin of the Oxford Thermal Comfort Unit 11. Fieldwork in Pakistan 12. Raising awareness of the adaptive approach 13. Beginning fieldwork at Oxford Brookes University 14. PMV and the results of field studies 15. Adaptation and the ASHRAE RP-884 database 16. Going international: the SCATs project Part II: Analysis 17. Introducing part 2 18. Using the Method of Successive Categories to explore the properties of thermal comfort scales 19. Developing, adapting and testing thermal subjective scales 20. A Simple Heat Exchange Model for Thermal Comfort Conditions 21. Regression analysis: general features and effects of data-selection and binning 22. The effects of error in the predictor-variable 23. Mutual relation between room temperature and subjective warmth 24. The relation between regression analysis and probit analysis 25. The dependence of subjective warmth on within-day changes in room temperature 26. Constructing Bell-shaped Curves for Comfort and Temperature 27. Tolerance of seasonal drift of indoor temperature 28. Estimating Neutral Temperatures from Survey Data 29. The adaptive relation between indoor neutral temperatures and the outdoor climate 30. Do people like to feel neutral? Semantic offsets and zero-errors 31. Clothing and thermal behaviour 32. Interactions among environmental variables, adaptation and overall comfort 33. Drawing the threads together.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415691611 20160619
There has been widespread dissatisfaction with accepted models for predicting the conditions that people will find thermally comfortable in buildings. These models require knowledge about clothing and activity, but can give little guidance on how to quantify them in any future situation. This has forced designers to make assumptions about people's future behaviour based on very little information and, as a result, encouraged static design indoor temperatures. This book is the second in a three volume set covering all aspects of Adaptive Thermal Comfort. The first part narrates the development of the adaptive approach to thermal comfort from its early beginnings in the 1960s. It discusses recent work in the field and suggests ways in which it can be developed and modelled. Such models can be used to set dynamic, interactive standards for thermal comfort which will help overcome the problems inherited from the past. The second part of the volume engages with the practical and theoretical problems encountered in field studies and in their statistical analysis, providing guidance towards their resolution, so that valid conclusions may be drawn from such studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415691611 20160619
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xviii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • List of Contributors xi Series Preface xiii Preface xv 1 Thermal Conductivity of Graphene and Its Polymer Nanocomposites: A Review 1 Yingyan Zhang, Yu Wang, Chien Ming Wang and Yuantong Gu 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Graphene 1 1.2.1 Introduction of Graphene 1 1.2.2 Properties of Graphene 6 1.2.3 Thermal Conductivity of Graphene 7 1.3 Thermal Conductivity of Graphene Polymer Nanocomposites 9 1.3.1 Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of Nanocomposites 9 1.3.2 Modelling of Thermal Conductivity of Nanocomposites 9 1.3.3 Progress and Challenge for Graphene Polymer Nanocomposites 14 1.3.4 Interfacial Thermal Resistance 16 1.3.5 Approaches for Reduction of Interfacial Thermal Resistance 19 1.4 Concluding Remarks 22 References 22 2 Mechanics of CNT Network Materials 29 Mesut Kirca and Albert C. To 2.1 Introduction 29 2.1.1 Types of CNT Network Materials 30 2.1.2 Synthesis of CNT Network Materials 31 2.1.3 Applications 35 2.2 Experimental Studies on Mechanical Characterization of CNT Network Materials 39 2.2.1 Non-covalent CNT Network Materials 40 2.2.2 Covalently Bonded CNT Network Materials 45 2.3 Theoretical Approaches Toward CNT Network Modeling 48 2.3.1 Ordered CNT Networks 48 2.3.2 Randomly Organized CNT Networks 50 2.4 Molecular Dynamics Study of Heat-Welded CNT Network Materials 55 2.4.1 A Stochastic Algorithm for Modeling Heat-Welded Random CNT Network 56 2.4.2 Tensile Behavior of Heat-Welded CNT Networks 60 References 65 3 Mechanics of Helical Carbon Nanomaterials 71 Hiroyuki Shima and Yoshiyuki Suda 3.1 Introduction 71 3.1.1 Historical Background 71 3.1.2 Classification: Helical Tube or Fiber ? 73 3.1.3 Fabrication and Characterization 74 3.2 Theory of HN-Tubes 76 3.2.1 Microscopic Model 76 3.2.2 Elastic Elongation 79 3.2.3 Giant Stretchability 80 3.2.4 Thermal Transport 82 3.3 Experiment of HN-Fibers 84 3.3.1 Axial Elongation 84 3.3.2 Axial Compression 87 3.3.3 Resonant Vibration 89 3.3.4 Fracture Measurement 92 3.4 Perspective and Possible Applications 93 3.4.1 Reinforcement Fiber for Composites 93 3.4.2 Morphology Control in Synthesis 93 References 94 4 Computational Nanomechanics Investigation Techniques 99 Ghasem Ghadyani and Moones Rahmandoust 4.1 Introduction 99 4.2 Fundamentals of the Nanomechanics 100 4.2.1 Molecular Mechanics 101 4.2.2 Newtonian Mechanics 101 4.2.3 Lagrangian Equations of Motion 102 4.2.4 Hamilton Equations of a -Space 104 4.3 Molecular Dynamics Method 106 4.3.1 Interatomic Potentials 106 4.3.2 Link Between Molecular Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics 112 4.3.3 Limitations of Molecular Dynamics Simulations 114 4.4 Tight Binding Method 115 4.5 Hartree Fock and Related Methods 116 4.6 Density Functional Theory 118 4.7 Multiscale Simulation Methods 120 4.8 Conclusion 120 References 120 5 Probabilistic Strength Theory of Carbon Nanotubes and Fibers 123 Xi F. Xu and Irene J. Beyerlein 5.1 Introduction 123 5.2 A Probabilistic Strength Theory of CNTs 124 5.2.1 Asymptotic Strength Distribution of CNTs 124 5.2.2 Nonasymptotic Strength Distribution of CNTs 127 5.2.3 Incorporation of Physical and Virtual Testing Data 130 5.3 Strength Upscaling from CNTs to CNT Fibers 135 5.3.1 A Local Load Sharing Model 136 5.3.2 Interpretation of CNT Bundle Tensile Testing 139 5.3.3 Strength Upscaling Across CNT-Bundle-Fiber Scales 141 5.4 Conclusion 145 References 145 6 Numerical Nanomechanics of Perfect and Defective Hetero-junction CNTs 147 Ali Ghavamian, Moones Rahmandoust and Andreas Ochsner 6.1 Introduction 147 6.1.1 Literature Review: Mechanical Properties of Homogeneous CNTs 147 6.1.2 Literature Review: Mechanical Properties of Hetero-junction CNTs 150 6.2 Theory and Simulation 152 6.2.1 Atomic Geometry and Finite Element Simulation of Homogeneous CNTs 152 6.2.2 Atomic Geometry and Finite Element Simulation of Hetero-junction CNTs 153 6.2.3 Finite Element Simulation of Atomically Defective Hetero-junction CNTs 155 6.3 Results and Discussion 156 6.3.1 Linear Elastic Properties of Perfect Hetero-junction CNTs 156 6.3.2 Linear Elastic Properties of Atomically Defective Hetero-junction CNTs 162 6.4 Conclusion 164 References 171 7 A Methodology for the Prediction of Fracture Properties in Polymer Nanocomposites 175 Samit Roy and Avinash Akepati 7.1 Introduction 175 7.2 Literature Review 175 7.3 Atomistic J-Integral Evaluation Methodology 176 7.4 Atomistic J-Integral at Finite Temperature 181 7.5 Cohesive Contour-based Approach for J-Integral 184 7.6 Numerical Evaluation of Atomistic J-Integral 185 7.7 Atomistic J-Integral Calculation for a Center-Cracked Nanographene Platelet 187 7.8 Atomistic J-Integral Calculation for a Center-Cracked Nanographene Platelet at Finite Temperature (T = 300 K) 190 7.9 Atomistic J-Integral Calculation for a Center-Cracked Nanographene Platelet Using ReaxFF 192 7.10 Atomistic J-Integral Calculation for a Center-Cracked EPON 862 Model 194 7.11 Conclusions and Future Work 197 Acknowledgment 198 References 199 8 Mechanical Characterization of 2D Nanomaterials and Composites 201 Ruth E. Roman, Nicola M. Pugno and Steven W. Cranford 8.1 Discovering 2D in a 3D World 201 8.2 2D Nanostructures 203 8.2.1 Graphene 203 8.2.2 Graphynes and Graphene Allotropes 204 8.2.3 Silicene 205 8.2.4 Boron Nitride 206 8.2.5 Molybdenum Disulfide 207 8.2.6 Germanene, Stanene, and Phosphorene 208 8.3 Mechanical Assays 210 8.3.1 Experimental 210 8.3.2 Computational 211 8.4 Mechanical Properties and Characterization 212 8.4.1 Defining Stress 213 8.4.2 Uniaxial Stress, Plane Stress, and Plane Strain 214 8.4.3 Stiffness 216 8.4.4 Effect of Bond Density 218 8.4.5 Bending Rigidity 219 8.4.6 Adhesion 222 8.4.7 Self-Adhesion and Folding 225 8.5 Failure 227 8.5.1 Quantized Fracture Mechanics 228 8.5.2 Nanoscale Weibull Statistics 231 8.6 Multilayers and Composites 233 8.7 Conclusion 236 Acknowledgment 236 References 237 9 The Effect of Chirality on the Mechanical Properties of Defective Carbon Nanotubes 243 Keka Talukdar 9.1 Introduction 243 9.2 Carbon Nanotubes, Their Molecular Structure and Bonding 245 9.2.1 Diameter and Chiral Angle 245 9.2.2 Bonding Speciality in CNTs 246 9.2.3 Defects in CNT Structure 246 9.3 Methods and Modelling 247 9.3.1 Simulation Method 247 9.3.2 Berendsen Thermostat 248 9.3.3 Second-Generation REBO Potential 249 9.3.4 C C Non-bonding Potential 251 9.3.5 Method of Calculation 251 9.4 Results and Discussions 251 9.4.1 Results for SWCNTs 251 9.4.2 Results for SWCNT Bundle and MWCNTs 255 9.4.3 Chirality Dependence 260 9.5 Conclusions 262 References 263 10 Mechanics of Thermal Transport in Mass-Disordered Nanostructures 265 Ganesh Balasubramanian 10.1 Introduction 265 10.2 Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics to Understand Vibrational Spectra 266 10.3 Nonequilibrium Molecular Dynamics for Property Prediction 268 10.4 Quantum Mechanical Calculations for Phonon Dispersion Features 270 10.5 Mean-Field Approximation Model for Binary Mixtures 272 10.6 Materials Informatics for Design of Mass-Disordered Structures 275 10.7 Future Directions in Mass-Disordered Nanomaterials 278 References 279 11 Thermal Boundary Resistance Effects in Carbon Nanotube Composites 281 Dimitrios V. Papavassiliou, Khoa Bui and Huong Nguyen 11.1 Introduction 281 11.2 Background 282 11.3 Techniques to Enhance the Thermal Conductivity of CNT Nanocomposites 285 11.4 Dual-Walled CNTs and Composites with CNTs Encapsulated in Silica 286 11.4.1 Simulation Setup 287 11.4.2 Results 289 11.5 Discussion and Conclusions 291 Acknowledgment 291 References 291 Index 295.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119068938 20160704
Contains the latest research advances in computational nanomechanics in one comprehensive volume * Covers computational tools used to simulate and analyse nanostructures * Includes contributions from leading researchers * Covers of new methodologies/tools applied to computational nanomechanics whilst also giving readers the new findings on carbon-based aggregates (graphene, carbon-nanotubes, nanocomposites) * Evaluates the impact of nanoscale phenomena in materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119068938 20160704
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xix, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Traditional Systems Engineering (SE) has flourished since the United States first entered the space race and developed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. In ensuing decades more complex systems and/or systems-of-systems have resulted from continuous advancements in the technological world. Industry has been challenged by the constantly evolving needs for managing the growing number of systems and interfaces. Advances in Systems Engineering helps to address these challenges by shedding light upon modern systems engineering thought processes and paradigms. Its purpose is to explore research and development advances that are at the forefront of systems engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781624104084 20170109
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xv, 516 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
In recent years it has become clear that the increasing population of space debris could lead to catastrophic consequences in the near term. The Kessler syndrome (where the density of objects in orbit is high enough that collisions could set off a cascade) is now more realistic than when it was first proposed in 1978. Although statistically less likely to Occur than an orbital collision, an asteroid impact on Earth could have devastating consequences. Asteroids and space debris represent a significant hazard for both space and terrestrial assets; at the same time asteroids also represent an opportunity. Asteroid and Space Debris Manipulation features material initially developed for lectures presented at the Opening Training School of Stardust, a training and research network devoted to developing and mastering techniques for asteroid and space debris monitoring, removal/deflection, and exploitation. The book covers a range of topics and disciplines developed within Stardust and provides a mixture of fundamental material, practical applications-and examples of key enabling technologies for the future. One of the key goals of Stardust is to train the next generation of engineers and scientists to turn the threat represented by asteroids and space debris into an opportunity and mitigate, if not remove, the threat of an impact. Stardust integrates multiple disciplines, from robotics to applied mathematics, from computational intelligence to astrodynamics, to find practical and effective solutions to the asteroid and space debris issue.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781624103230 20170123
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xviii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xxvi, 1120 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Expanded and updated with new findings and new features * New chapter on Global Climate providing a self-contained treatment of climate forcing, feedbacks, and climate sensitivity * New chapter on Atmospheric Organic Aerosols and new treatment of the statistical method of Positive Matrix Factorization * Updated treatments of physical meteorology, atmospheric nucleation, aerosol-cloud relationships, chemistry of biogenic hydrocarbons * Each topic developed from the fundamental science to the point of application to real-world problems * New problems at an introductory level to aid in classroom teaching.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118947401 20170117
Engineering Library (Terman)
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542 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
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Engineering Library (Terman)