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1 online resource (474 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"Two-dimensional materials have had widespread applications in nanoelectronics, catalysis, gas capture, water purification, energy storage and conversion. Initially based around graphene, research has since moved on to looking at alternatives, including transitions metal dichalcogenides, layered topological insulators, metallic mono-chalcogenides, borocarbonitrides and phosphorene. This book provides a review of research in the field of these materials, including investigation into their defects, analysis on hybrid structures focusing on their properties and synthesis, and characterization and applications of 2D materials beyond graphene. It is designed to be a single-point reference for students, teachers and researchers of chemistry and its related subjects, particularly in the field of nanomaterials."--Publisher's website.
Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (202 p.) : col. ill., col. maps.
"An underpinning force in Singapore's remarkable 50-year transformation into a sophisticated world-class city, engineering has contributed significantly to the nation's economic, infrastructural and social developments. A joint publication by The Institution of Engineers, Singapore, and World Scientific Publishing, to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday, 50 Years of Engineering in Singapore brings to life the extraordinary engineering feats across multiple disciplines and tells the stories of these exceptional engineers who, with their determinations and courage, turned the little red dot into a jewel of a city. A vibrant record of engineering excellence, the publication traces the goliath challenges impeding the nation's growth over the past five decades, and the engineering innovations that brought about wealth creation, higher standards of living, and enhanced liveability. This compendium covers land transportation (ERP system, MRT and LRT, roads and buses system); water management and engineering; energy (supply and maintenance); manufacturing in the areas of electronics, precision engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical/bio-medical engineering; housing/cities/infrastructure and land use (reclamation and underground); air and sea hub; and telecommunications, ICT and software."-- Provided by publisher.
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1 online resource : illustrations.
Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites, Second Edition, delivers an innovative approach to ceramic matrix composites, focusing on the latest advances and materials developments. As advanced ceramics and composite materials are increasingly utilized as components in batteries, fuel cells, sensors, high-temperature electronics, membranes and high-end biomedical devices, and in seals, valves, implants, and high-temperature and wear components, this book explores the substantial progress in new applications. Users will gain knowledge of the latest advances in CMCs, with an update on the role of ceramics in the fabrication of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for energy generation, and on natural fiber-reinforced eco-friendly geopolymer and cement composites. The specialized information contained in this book will be highly valuable to researchers and graduate students in ceramic science, engineering and ceramic composites technology, and engineers and scientists in the aerospace, energy, building and construction, biomedical and automotive industries.
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x, 613 pages ; 27 cm
For sophomore-level courses in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, and related fields. A unifying, interdisciplinary approach to the fundamentals of bioengineering Now in its 2nd Edition, Bioengineering Fundamentals combines engineering principles with technical rigor and a problem-solving focus, ultimately taking a unifying, interdisciplinary approach to the conservation laws that form the foundation of bioengineering: mass, energy, charge, and momentum. The text emphasizes fundamental concepts, practical skill development, and problem-solving strategies while incorporating a wide array of examples and case studies. This 2nd Edition has been updated and expanded with new and clarified content, plus new homework and example problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134637433 20170703
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 online resource (588 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Contributors; About the Editor; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1
  • CNT Basics and Characteristics; 1.1
  • Introduction to Carbon; 1.2
  • History; 1.3
  • Structure; 1.4
  • Physical Properties of CNTs; 1.4.1
  • Electronic Properties; 1.4.2
  • Mechanical Properties; 1.4.3
  • Thermal Properties; 1.5
  • Characterization of CNTs; 1.5.1
  • Electron Microscopy; 1.5.2
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy; 1.5.2.1
  • Atomic Force Microscopy; 1.5.2.2
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscopy; 1.5.3
  • Raman Spectroscopy; 1.6
  • Conclusions; References
  • 2
  • Engineering Applications of Carbon Nanotubes2.1
  • Introduction; 2.2
  • Structural Reinforcement; 2.3
  • Coatings and Films Applications of CNTs; 2.4
  • CNTs in Electromagnetics; 2.5
  • Biotechnological and Biomedical Applications of CNTs; 2.6
  • Sensors and Actuators Applications of CNTs; 2.7
  • Acoustic and Electroacoustic Applications of CNTs; 2.8
  • Other Applications of CNTs; 2.8.1
  • Hydrogen Storage; 2.8.2
  • Water Treatment; 2.8.3
  • Textiles; 2.8.4
  • Catalysts; 2.8.5
  • Photovoltaics; 2.9
  • Conclusions; References; Further Reading; 3
  • Carbon Nanotubes Processing; 3.1
  • Introduction
  • 3.2
  • Arc Discharge3.3
  • Laser Ablation; 3.4
  • Thermal CVD; 3.5
  • Plasma-Enhanced CVD; 3.6
  • Catalyst Preparation; 3.7
  • Purification; 3.8
  • Conclusions; References; Further Reading; 4
  • Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Nanocomposites; 4.1
  • Introduction; 4.2
  • Fabrication of CNT/Polymer Nanocomposites; 4.2.1
  • Traditional Approaches; 4.2.1.1
  • Solution Mixing Technique; 4.2.1.2
  • Melt Blending Technique; 4.2.1.3
  • In Situ Polymerization Technique; 4.2.2
  • New Approaches; 4.2.2.1
  • Layer-by-Layer Route; 4.2.2.2
  • Bucky Paper-Based Approach
  • 4.3
  • Dispersion and Alignment of CNTs in Polymer Matrices for Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites4.4
  • Chemical Modifications of CNTs for Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites; 4.4.1
  • Covalent Functionalization; 4.4.2
  • Noncovalent Functionalization; 4.5
  • Conclusions and Future Scope; References; 5
  • Improving Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Interactions in Nanocomposites; 5.1
  • Introduction; 5.2
  • Carbon Nanotube Functionalization Methods; 5.2.1
  • Oxidation; 5.2.2
  • Silanization; 5.2.3
  • Fluorination; 5.2.4
  • Amination; 5.2.5
  • Other Chemical Modifications
  • 5.3
  • Carbon Nanotube Functionalization for Improved Properties of Polymer Composites5.3.1
  • Thermosettings; 5.3.2
  • Thermoplastics; 5.3.3
  • Elastomers; Acknowledgments; References; 6
  • Deposition of Carbon Nanotubes on Fibers; 6.1
  • Introduction; 6.2
  • Methods of Deposition and Growth of Carbon Nanotubes on Engineering Fibers; 6.2.1
  • Dipping Deposition; 6.2.2
  • Electrophoretic Deposition; 6.2.3
  • In Situ Growth; 6.2.4
  • Other Deposition Methods; 6.3
  • Carbon Nanotube-Modified Fibers for Multiscale Polymer Composites; 6.3.1
  • CNT-Modified Glass Fibers; 6.3.2
  • CNT-Modified Carbon Fibers
  • 6.3.3
  • CNT-Modified Aramid Fibers
Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymers: From Nanoscale to Macroscale addresses the advances in nanotechnology that have led to the development of a new class of composite materials known as CNT-reinforced polymers. The low density and high aspect ratio, together with their exceptional mechanical, electrical and thermal properties, render carbon nanotubes as a good reinforcing agent for composites. In addition, these simulation and modeling techniques play a significant role in characterizing their properties and understanding their mechanical behavior, and are thus discussed and demonstrated in this comprehensive book that presents the state-of-the-art research in the field of modeling, characterization and processing. The book separates the theoretical studies on the mechanical properties of CNTs and their composites into atomistic modeling and continuum mechanics-based approaches, including both analytical and numerical ones, along with multi-scale modeling techniques. Different efforts have been done in this field to address the mechanical behavior of isolated CNTs and their composites by numerous researchers, signaling that this area of study is ongoing.
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1 online resource.
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pages ; cm
  • Introduction to Composites. Basic Solid Mechanics. Micromechanics of a Lamina. Macromechancis of a Lamina. Macromechanics of a Laminate. Analysis of Laminated Beams, Columns and Rods. Analytical Solutions for Laminated Plates. Finite Element Method in Laminated Composites. Reinforcements and Matrices for Polymer Matrix Composites. Manufacturing Methods for Polymer Matrix Composites. Testing of Composites and their Constituents. Non-Destructive Testing of Polymer Matrix Composites. Metal Matrix, Ceramic Matrix, Carbon/Carbon Composites. Design of Composite Structures.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351974929 20171218
The primary objective of this book is to bridge this gap by presenting the concepts in composites in an integrated and balanced manner and expose the reader to the total gamut of activities involved in composite product development. It includes the complete know-how for development of a composite product including its design & analysis, manufacture and characterization, and testing.The book has fourteen chapters that are divided into two parts with part one describing mechanics, analytical methods in composites and basic finite element procedure, and the second part illustratesr materials, manufacturing methods, destructive and non-destructive tests and design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351974929 20171218
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1 online resource (xix, 308 pages) : illustrations.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Complex potentials and R-linear problem 3. Constructive Homogenization 4. From basic sums to effective conductivity and RVE 5. Introduction to the method of Self-Similar Approximants 6. Conductivity of Regular Composite. Square Lattice 7. Conductivity of Regular Composite. Hexagonal Array 8. Effective Conductivity of 3D Regular Composites 9. Random 2D Composites 10. Elastic problem 11. Table of the main analytical formulae.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128110461 20180213
Computational Analysis of Structured Media presents a systematical approach to analytical formulae for the effective properties of deterministic and random composites. Schwarz's method and functional equations yield for use in symbolic-numeric computations relevant to the effective properties. The work is primarily concerned with constructive topics of boundary value problems, complex analysis, and their applications to composites. Symbolic-numerical computations are widely used to deduce new formulae interesting for applied mathematicians and engineers. The main line of presentation is the investigation of two-phase 2D composites with non-overlapping inclusions randomly embedded in matrices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128110461 20180213
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1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
  • Introduction CFD Solution Procedure - A Beginning Governing Equations for CFD - Fundamentals CFD Mesh Generation - A Practical Guideline (new) CFD Techniques - The Basics CFD Solution Analysis - Essentials Practical Guidelines for CFD Simulation and Analysis Some Applications of CFD with Examples Some Advanced Topics in CFD Cased Studies and Latest Developments on Applications of CFD (new online bonus chapter).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081011270 20180312
Computational Fluid Dynamics: A Practical Approach, Third Edition, is an introduction to CFD fundamentals and commercial CFD software to solve engineering problems. The book is designed for a wide variety of engineering students new to CFD, and for practicing engineers learning CFD for the first time. Combining an appropriate level of mathematical background, worked examples, computer screen shots, and step-by-step processes, this book walks the reader through modeling and computing, as well as interpreting CFD results. This new edition has been updated throughout, with new content and improved figures, examples and problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081011270 20180312
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1 online resource (958 p.) : ill. (some col.).
"Held in Guilin of China from August 13–14, 2016, the 2016 International Conference on Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI2016) provides an excellent international platform for all invited speakers, authors and participants to share their results and establish research collaborations for future research. The conference enjoys a wide spread participation. It would not only serve as an academic forum, but also a good opportunity to establish business cooperation. CSAI2016 proceedings collects the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and worldwide state-of-art knowledge on computer science and artificial intelligence. After strict peer-review, the proceedings put together 117 articles based on originality, significance and clarity for the purpose of the conference."--Publisher's website.
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1 PDF (xiii, 156 pages).
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroductionData Representation by Covariance MatricesGeometry of SPD MatricesKernel Methods on Covariance MatricesData Representation by Covariance OperatorsGeometry of Covariance OperatorsKernel Methods on Covariance OperatorsConclusion and Future OutlookBibliographyAuthors' Biographies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681730134 20171218
Covariance matrices play important roles in many areas of mathematics, statistics, and machine learning, as well as their applications. In computer vision and image processing, they give rise to a powerful data representation, namely the covariance descriptor, with numerous practical applications.In this book, we begin by presenting an overview of the {\it finite-dimensional covariance matrix} representation approach of images, along with its statistical interpretation. In particular, we discuss the various distances and divergences that arise from the intrinsic geometrical structures of the set of Symmetric Positive Definite (SPD) matrices, namely Riemannian manifold and convex cone structures. Computationally, we focus on kernel methods on covariance matrices, especially using the Log-Euclidean distance.We then show some of the latest developments in the generalization of the finite-dimensional covariance matrix representation to the {\it infinite-dimensional covariance operator} representation via positive definite kernels. We present the generalization of the affine-invariant Riemannian metric and the Log-Hilbert-Schmidt metric, which generalizes the Log Euclidean distance. Computationally, we focus on kernel methods on covariance operators, especially using the Log-Hilbert-Schmidt distance. Specifically, we present a two-layer kernel machine, using the Log-Hilbert-Schmidt distance and its finite-dimensional approximation, which reduces the computational complexity of the exact formulation while largely preserving its capability. Theoretical analysis shows that, mathematically, the approximate Log-Hilbert-Schmidt distance should be preferred over the approximate Log-Hilbert-Schmidt inner product and, computationally, it should be preferred over the approximate affine-invariant Riemannian distance.Numerical experiments on image classification demonstrate significant improvements of the infinite-dimensional formulation over the finite-dimensional counterpart. Given the numerous applications of covariance matrices in many areas of mathematics, statistics, and machine learning, just to name a few, we expect that the infinite-dimensional covariance operator formulation presented here will have many more applications beyond those in computer vision.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681730134 20171218
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Information on the data fields 3. Adhesion promoters a. Acrylates b. Amines, amides, and amidoamines c. Aryl diazonium salts d. Benzene derivatives e. Carbamid resin f. Chlorinated polyolefins g. Crosslinkers h. Epoxides i. Inorganic compounds j. Ionomers k. Isocyanates l. Isocyanurates m. Lignin n. Maleic anhydride modified polymers o. Melamine p. Monomers q. Oligomers r. Phenol novolac resins s. Phosphoric acid esters t. Polymers and copolymers u. Polyols v. Resorcinol w. Rosin x. Silanes y. Silane+silica.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781927885277 20180416
Databook of Adhesion Promoters contains data on the most important adhesion promoter products in use today. The information on each adhesion promoter is divided into five sections: General Information, Physical Properties, Health and Safety, Ecological Properties, and Use and Performance. This databook is an extremely useful source of data for engineers, technicians and researchers involved in development, manufacture, legislation or the production of a variety of products. Adhesion promoters form a very important group of additives without which many industrial products cannot perform according to requirements. Silanes originally formed the most widely used group of adhesion promoters, but increasing numbers of new additives have been entering the market, increasing the options and possibilities. These additives are needed for a variety of products in which silanes do not function or are too expensive, or where better performance can be achieved with the new additive.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781927885277 20180416
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Information on the data fields 3. Adhesion promoters a. Acrylates b. Amines, amides, and amidoamines c. Aryl diazonium salts d. Benzene derivatives e. Carbamid resin f. Chlorinated polyolefins g. Crosslinkers h. Epoxides i. Inorganic compounds j. Ionomers k. Isocyanates l. Isocyanurates m. Lignin n. Maleic anhydride modified polymers o. Melamine p. Monomers q. Oligomers r. Phenol novolac resins s. Phosphoric acid esters t. Polymers and copolymers u. Polyols v. Resorcinol w. Rosin x. Silanes y. Silane+silica.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781927885277 20180416
Databook of Adhesion Promoters contains data on the most important adhesion promoter products in use today. The information on each adhesion promoter is divided into five sections: General Information, Physical Properties, Health and Safety, Ecological Properties, and Use and Performance. This databook is an extremely useful source of data for engineers, technicians and researchers involved in development, manufacture, legislation or the production of a variety of products. Adhesion promoters form a very important group of additives without which many industrial products cannot perform according to requirements. Silanes originally formed the most widely used group of adhesion promoters, but increasing numbers of new additives have been entering the market, increasing the options and possibilities. These additives are needed for a variety of products in which silanes do not function or are too expensive, or where better performance can be achieved with the new additive.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781927885277 20180416