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1 streaming video (126 minutes) : sound, colour.
  • Section 1. Protection of transmission lines
  • Lesson 1. Protection of sub transmission lines
  • Lesson 2. Transmission line protection using pilot relays
  • Lesson 3. Characteristics and application of distance protection using impedance relays
  • Section 2. Protection of transmission lines
  • Lesson 4. Impedance and effects of load current and arc resistance
  • Lesson 5. Distance protection schemes
  • Lesson 6. High voltage direct current transmission and protection
  • Section 3. Bus and feeder protection
  • Lesson 7. Busbar protection requirements and types
  • Lesson 8. Bus differential protection
  • Lesson 9. Feeder protection
  • Section 4. Reactors and SVC protection
  • Lesson 10. Shunt reactor protection
  • Lesson 11. Static VAR compensator protection
  • Lesson 12. SVC protection systems
  • Section 5. Over voltage protection
  • Lesson 13. External over voltage in power systems
  • Lesson 14. Insulation coordination of internal over voltage types
  • Lesson 15. Protection against internal and external over voltages.
Electrical systems frequently experience faults that could compromise the operational capacity of the rest of the network. To ensure optimum efficiency, protection schemes must be applied to guard the system. Advancements in Power System Protection Pt. II presents the recent trends, philosophies, and devices used to protect power systems and overviews the leading types of protection devices. Providing additional perspectives on protection of transmission lines and generators, this video is a complete resource for engineers, researchers, technicians, and professionals actively involved in the power industry.
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1 online resource (357 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"This book describes the interplay of mechanics, electronics, electrotechnics, automation and biomechanics. It provides a broad overview of mechatronics systems ranging from modeling and dimensional analysis, and an overview of magnetic, electromagnetic and piezo-electric phenomena. It also includes the investigation of the pneumo-fluid-mechanical, as well as electrohydraulic servo systems, modeling of dynamics of an atom/particle embedded in the magnetic field, integrity aspects of the Maxwell's equations, the selected optimization problems of angular velocity control of a DC motor subjected to chaotic disturbances with and without stick-slip dynamics, and the analysis of a human chest adjacent to the elastic backrest aimed at controlling force to minimize relative compression of the chest employing the LQR. This book provides a theoretical background on the analysis of various kinds of mechatronics systems, along with their computational analysis, control, optimization as well as laboratory investigations."--Publisher's website.
Book
1 online resource (xiv, 343 pages) : illustrations
  • Part I. Modeling of human musculoskeletal system/computational analysis of human movements and their applications
  • Part II. Modeling of human cognitive/muscular skills and their applications.
Human Modelling for Bio-inspired Robotics: Mechanical Engineering in Assistive Technologies presents the most cutting-edge research outcomes in the area of mechanical and control aspects of human functions for macro-scale (human size) applications. Intended to provide researchers both in academia and industry with key content on which to base their developments, this book is organized and written by senior experts in their fields. Human Modeling for Bio-Inspired Robotics: Mechanical Engineering in Assistive Technologies offers a system-level investigation into human mechanisms that inspire the development of assistive technologies and humanoid robotics, including topics in modelling of anatomical, musculoskeletal, neural and cognitive systems, as well as motor skills, adaptation and integration. Each chapter is written by a subject expert and discusses its background, research challenges, key outcomes, application, and future trends. This book will be especially useful for academic and industry researchers in this exciting field, as well as graduate-level students to bring them up to speed with the latest technology in mechanical design and control aspects of the area. Previous knowledge of the fundamentals of kinematics, dynamics, control, and signal processing is assumed. * Presents the most recent research outcomes in the area of mechanical and control aspects of human functions for macro-scale (human size) applications* Covers background information and fundamental concepts of human modelling* Includes modelling of anatomical, musculoskeletal, neural and cognitive systems, as well as motor skills, adaptation, integration, and safety issues* Assumes previous knowledge of the fundamentals of kinematics, dynamics, control, and signal processing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128031377 20161114
Book
1 online resource.

5. Nanofluidics [2017]

Book
1 online resource.
Book
1 online resource (xxxi, 627 pages)
  • 1. Transportation Pipelines 2. Construction Guidelines for Onshore Transportation Pipelines Applications 3. Welding of Transportation Pipeline 4. Transportation Pipelines Pressure Testing 5. Inside Pipe Chemical Cleaning 6. Pipe Supports 7. Gaging, Cleaning, and Removing Liquids From Pipelines 8. General Requirements for the Purchase of Pipes for Use in Oil and Gas Industries 9. Piping Material Selection 10. Plant Piping Systems 11. Welding of Plant Piping Systems 12. Plant Piping Systems Pressure Testing 13. Engineering Aspects for Plant Piping Systems 14. Strainers and Filters 15. Corrosion in Pipelines and Piping Systems 16. Control Valves.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128037775 20170206
Oil and Gas Pipelines and Piping Systems: Design, Construction, Management, and Inspection delivers all the critical aspects needed for oil and gas piping and pipeline condition monitoring and maintenance, along with tactics to minimize costly disruptions within operations. Broken up into two logical parts, the book begins with coverage on pipelines, including essential topics, such as material selection, designing for oil and gas central facilities, tank farms and depots, the construction and installment of transportation pipelines, pipe cleaning, and maintenance checklists. Moving over to piping, information covers piping material selection and designing and construction of plant piping systems, with attention paid to flexibility analysis on piping stress, a must-have component for both refineries with piping and pipeline systems. Heavily illustrated and practical for engineers and managers in oil and gas today, the book supplies the oil and gas industry with a must-have reference for safe and effective pipeline and piping operations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128037775 20170206
Book
1 online resource (xxxi, 627 pages)
  • 1. Transportation Pipelines 2. Construction Guidelines for Onshore Transportation Pipelines Applications 3. Welding of Transportation Pipeline 4. Transportation Pipelines Pressure Testing 5. Inside Pipe Chemical Cleaning 6. Pipe Supports 7. Gaging, Cleaning, and Removing Liquids From Pipelines 8. General Requirements for the Purchase of Pipes for Use in Oil and Gas Industries 9. Piping Material Selection 10. Plant Piping Systems 11. Welding of Plant Piping Systems 12. Plant Piping Systems Pressure Testing 13. Engineering Aspects for Plant Piping Systems 14. Strainers and Filters 15. Corrosion in Pipelines and Piping Systems 16. Control Valves.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128037775 20170206
Oil and Gas Pipelines and Piping Systems: Design, Construction, Management, and Inspection delivers all the critical aspects needed for oil and gas piping and pipeline condition monitoring and maintenance, along with tactics to minimize costly disruptions within operations. Broken up into two logical parts, the book begins with coverage on pipelines, including essential topics, such as material selection, designing for oil and gas central facilities, tank farms and depots, the construction and installment of transportation pipelines, pipe cleaning, and maintenance checklists. Moving over to piping, information covers piping material selection and designing and construction of plant piping systems, with attention paid to flexibility analysis on piping stress, a must-have component for both refineries with piping and pipeline systems. Heavily illustrated and practical for engineers and managers in oil and gas today, the book supplies the oil and gas industry with a must-have reference for safe and effective pipeline and piping operations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128037775 20170206
Book
1 PDF (xvi, 133 pages).
  • * Preface* Acknowledgments* Notation* Introduction* Relevant Background on Quantum Mechanics* Quantum Search* Quantum Agent Models* Machine Learning Mechanisms for Quantum Robotics* Quantum Filtering and Control* Current Strategies for Quantum Implementation* Conclusion* Bibliography* Authors' Biographies* Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781627059138 20170213
Quantum robotics is an emerging engineering and scientific research discipline that explores the application of quantum mechanics, quantum computing, quantum algorithms, and related fields to robotics. This work broadly surveys advances in our scientific understanding and engineering of quantum mechanisms and how these developments are expected to impact the technical capability for robots to sense, plan, learn, and act in a dynamic environment. It also discusses the new technological potential that quantum approaches may unlock for sensing and control, especially for exploring and manipulating quantum-scale environments. Finally, the work surveys the state of the art in current implementations, along with their benefits and limitations, and provides a roadmap for the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781627059138 20170213
Book
xvi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Beyond Hardware Financing and Private Sector Entrepreneurship 2. Innovation Systems for Technological Change and Economic Development 3. Innovation in the Context of Social Practices and Socio-Technical Regimes 4. Emergence and Articulation of the Kenyan Solar PV Market 5. Policy Regime Interactions and Emerging Markets 6. Learning from the Kenyan Solar PV Innovation History 7. Conclusions: Towards Socio-Technical Innovation System Building.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656932 20161010
Despite decades of effort and billions of dollars spent, two thirds of people in sub-Saharan Africa still lack access to electricity, a vital pre-cursor to economic development and poverty reduction. Ambitious international policy commitments seek to address this, but scholarship has failed to keep pace with policy ambitions, lacking both the empirical basis and the theoretical perspective to inform such transformative policy aims. Sustainable Energy for All aims to fill this gap. Through detailed historical analysis of the Kenyan solar PV market the book demonstrates the value of a new theoretical perspective based on Socio-Technical Innovation System Building. Importantly, the book goes beyond a purely academic critique to detail exactly how a Socio-Technical Innovation System Building approach might be operationalized in practice, facilitating both a detailed plan for future comparative research as well as a clear agenda for policy and practice. These plans are based on a systemic perspective that is more fit for purpose to inform transformative policy ambitions like the UN's Sustainable Energy for All by 2030 initiative and to underpin pro-poor pathways in sustainable energy access. This book will be of interest to academic researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of sustainable energy access and low carbon development more broadly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656932 20161010
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (124 pages) : illustrations. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Introduction.- Active Structural Control.- Position and Velocity Estimation.- Stable PID Active Control of Building Structures.- Fuzzy PID Control of Building Structures.- Fuzzy Sliding-Mode Control for Wind-Induced Vibration.- Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319280240 20160619
This book presents a detailed discussion of intelligent techniques to measure the displacement of buildings when they are subjected to vibration. It shows how these techniques are used to control active devices that can reduce vibration 60-80% more effectively than widely used passive anti-seismic systems. After introducing various structural control devices and building-modeling and active structural control methods, the authors propose offset cancellation and high-pass filtering techniques to solve some common problems of building-displacement measurement using accelerometers. The most popular control algorithms in industrial settings, PD/PID controllers, are then analyzed and then combined with fuzzy compensation. The stability of this combination is proven with standard weight-training algorithms. These conditions provide explicit methods for selecting PD/PID controllers. Finally, fuzzy-logic and sliding-mode control are applied to the control of wind-induced vibration. The methods described are supported by reports of experimental studies on a two-story building prototype. This book is a valuable resource for academic researchers interested in the effects of control and mechatronic devices within buildings, or those studying the principles of vibration reduction. Practicing engineers working on the design and construction of any sort of high-rise or vulnerable building and concerned with the effects of either wind or seismic disturbances benefit from the efficacy of the methods proposed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319280240 20160619
Book
1 online resource (xviii, 1117 pages).
  • Part 1: Reconfiguration Theory
  • Reconfigurable Chains of Bifurcating Type III Bricard Linkages, by Shengnan Lu, Dimiter Zlatanov, Xilun Ding, Matteo Zoppi and Simon D. Guest
  • A Novel Reconfigurable 7R Linkage with Multifurcation, by Ketao Zhang, Andreas Müller and Jian S. Dai
  • Design and Analysis of a New 7R Single-Loop Mechanism with 4R, 6R and 7R Operation Modes, by Xiuyun He, Xianwen Kong, Guangbo Hao and James Ritchie
  • Analysis of the Motion Mode Change of a Metamorphic 8R Linkage, by Andreas Müller, Ketao Zhang and Jian S. Dai
  • Mobility and Structure Re-configurability of Compliant Mechanisms, by Guangbo Hao
  • Reconfigurable compliant unit modeling and compositions, by Liping Zhang, Xiaoyang Tong, Tian Ji and Guibing Pang
  • Part II: Topology, Kinematics and Design of Reconfigurable Mechanisms
  • Enumerating the Topological Configurations of the Reconfigurable Cube Mechanism with Eight Sub-Cubes, by Lin-Chi Wu and Chin-Hsing Kuo
  • Topological Graph Descriptions and Structural Automatic Synthesis of Planar Multiple joint and geared-linkage Kinematic Chains, by Jinkui Chu and Yanhuo Zou
  • Origami Carton Folding Analysis Using Flexible Panels, by Ferdinando Cannella, Mariapaola Dimperio, Carlo Canali, Nahian Rahman, Fei Chen, Daniele Catelani, Darwin G. Caldwell and Jian S. Dai
  • Design of Constant-Force Compliant Sarrus Mechanism Considering Stiffness Nonlinearity of Compliant Joints, by Guimin Chen, Hongye Chang and Geng Li
  • Twin?Bennett Linkage and One Type of Its Mobile Assemblies, by Hongwei Guo, Zhongjie Li, Rongqiang Liu and Zongquan Deng
  • Inverse kinematics and Kineto-statics of Metamorphic palm of the KCL/TJU metamorphic Hand, by Chunsong Zhang and Jian S. Dai
  • Foldability Analysis of Cylindrical Origami Structures, by Jianguo Cai, Ruijun Ma, Jian Feng, Ya Zhou and Xiaowei Deng
  • Workspace Analysis of a Reconfigurable Mechanism Generated from the Network of Bennett Linkages, by Huijuan Feng, Rongjie Kang and Yan Chen
  • Configuration Analysis of Loading Mechanism with Metamorphic Characteristics, by Lin Zhang, Ganwei Cai, Kaijun Zhu, Xiaochun Wang and Zhijie Li
  • Dimension Relationship between Spherical Four-Bar Mechanisms with Same Couple Curve, by Jianwei Sun, Wenrui Liu and Jinkui Chu
  • Part III: Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanisms
  • Mobility analysis of non-overconstrained reconfigurable parallel manipulators with 3-CPU/3-CRU kinematics, by Matteo Palpacelli, Luca Carbonari, Giacomo Palmieri and Massimo Callegari
  • Mechanism Analysis of Parallel Lifting Mechanism for Schnable Car Based on Coordinate Transformation, by Yan-Zhi Zhao, Xiang-Nan Wang, Xiao-Xiao Liu, Jie Zhang, Yang Li and Tie-Shi Zhao
  • Reconfiguration and Static Joint Force Variation of a 3rRPS Metamorphic Parallel Mechanism with 3R and 1T2R Motion, by Dongming Gan, Jian S. Dai, Jorge Dias and Lakmal Seneviratne
  • Topology and Mobility Variations of a Novel Redundant Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanism, by Haibo Qu and Sheng Guo
  • Reconfiguration analysis of a 2-DOF 3-4R parallel manipulator with orthogonal base and platform, by Xianwen Kong
  • QrPara: A new reconfigurable parallel manipulator with 5-axis capability, by Yan Jin, Binbin Lian, Mark Price, Tao Sun and Yimin Song
  • Quaternion Method for the Kinematics Analysis of Parallel Metamorphic Mechanisms, by Zhonghai Zhang, Jian Sun, Zhenhua Wang, Gongjing Yu, Duanling Li and Jinguo Liu
  • Kinematics Analysis of n-4R Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanisms, by Jingjun Yu, Zhixiang Duan and Yan Xie
  • A family of 2R1T parallel manipulators with intersecting rotational axes, by Bo Hu and Zhen Huang
  • A Novel Parallel Mechanism Design based on Tripod Components, by Guanyu Huang, Dan Zhang, Sheng Guo and Dian Li
  • Motion Decoupling Analysis of a Kind of 2R Parallel Mechanism with Two Continuous Rotational Axes, by Yundou Xu, Liangliang Chen, Wennan Yan, Jiantao Yao and Yongsheng Zhao
  • Type Synthesis of A Family of 3-DOF Spherical Parallel Mechanisms Using Upper-Lower Combination and Axis Movement Theorem, by Rongfu Lin, Weizhong Guo and Feng Gao
  • Structural Synthesis Based on POC Set for Lower-mobility Non-overconstrained Parallel Mechanisms, by Xiaorong Zhu, Xin Yao, Huiping Shen, Chen Sun and Tingli Yang
  • Dynamic Identification of a 3-PRS Parallel Robot with Scissor-Type Prismatic Joint: A Cloud-based Approach, by Jian Yang, Xin Wang and Xuefeng Chen
  • Force Balance of Mechanisms and Parallel Robots through Reconfiguration Method, by Dan Zhang and Bin Wei
  • Fault Diagnosis and Reconfiguration of Prestressed Fault-tolerant Six-axis Force Sensor, by Jiantao Yao, Hongyu Zhang, Jialong Zhu, Yundou Xu and Yongsheng Zhao
  • Structural Characteristics of Force/Moment Polytopes of Cable Driven Parallel Mechanisms, by Xiaowei Dai, Yuru Zhang, Dangxiao Wang and Jian Song
  • Constraint and Mobility Analysis of the SNU 3-UPU Parallel Mechanism in Mixed Mode, by Ziming Chen, Yang Zhang, Kun Huang and Zhen Huang
  • The Elliptical Trajectory with Modified Sine Motion Profile for Delta Robot, by Ruining Huang, Yunqiang Zhang and Yunjiang Lou
  • A Precise Rotary Actuator Based on Small Perimeter Difference Using Parallel Compliant Mechanism, by Chengwu Li, Gang Ma, Xu Pei and Bilu Fang
  • Kinematic Modelling of a Panel Enclosed Hexapod, by Aaron Yu, Fengfeng(Jeff) Xi and Daniel Finistauri
  • Conceptual Design and Kinematic Analysis of a Novel Parallel Manipulator with an Articulated Gripping Platform, by Yimin Song, Yang Qi and Tao Sun
  • Conceptual Design and Workspace Analysis of an Exechon-inspired Parallel Kinematic Machine, by Tengfei Tang, Yanqin Zhao, Jun Zhang and Yan Jin
  • Type Synthesis and Analysis of Two-Axis Swaying Platform with Virtual Rotation Axis, by Erwei Li, Tieshi Zhao, Chang Wang, Yanzhi Zhao, Hui Bian and Yuhang Chen
  • Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis of a 3PUS-S(P) Parallel Metamorphic Mechanism Used for Bionic Joint, by Boyan Chang and Guoguang Jin
  • Part IV: Bio-Reconfiguration Techniques and Biomedical Devices
  • A Bio-inspired Reconfigurable Robot, by Ning Tan, Rajesh Elara Mohan and Karthikeyan Elangovan
  • Modeling and Design on trailing edge of morphing wing, by Gang Li and Bing Li
  • Suboptimal anatomy of metamorphic manipulators based on the high rotational dexterity, by Vassilis C. Moulianitis, Nikos A. Aspragathos and Charalampos Valsamos
  • The Flexible Neck Mechanism Design and Control of a Turtle Robot for Performance at Digital Stage, by Wenfu Xu, Hongtao Wang, Zhonghua Hu and Guowei Liang
  • Modular bionic foot design inspired by blue sheep, by Xilun Ding, Linhong Kang, Qun Zhang and Kun Xu
  • Design and Kinematic Analysis of a Novel Metamorphic Mechanism for Lower Limb Rehabilitation, by Wuxiang Zhang, Shaodan Zhang, Marco Ceccarelli and Di Shi
  • A Cable-Pulley Transmission for Ankle Joint Actuation in Artificial Leg, by Huaxin Liu, Marco Ceccarelli, Qiang Huang, Xinran Guo, Haotian She and Weimin Zhang
  • Mathematical Modeling and Kinematics Analysis for a Novel Ankle Rehabilitation Robot, by Yang Li and Ligang Yao
  • Prototype Design of a Rubik Snake Robot, by Xin Zhang and Jinguo Liu
  • Trajectory optimization for robot crawling on ceiling using dry elastomer adhesive, by Zhongyuan Wang, Gongxun Sun and Zhendong Dai
  • Mechanism Design and Kinematic Performance Research of Snake-like Robot with Orthogonal Active Wheels, by Zhiping Weng, Tianlong Liu, Chuncheng Wu and Zhengcai Cao
  • Part V: Analysis and Design of Reconfigurable Robots
  • A Robot Capable of Autonomous Robotic Team Repair: The Hex-DMR II System, by Joshua D. Davis, Yunuscan Sevimli, M. Kendal Ackerman and Gregory S. Chirikjian
  • Inverse Kinematics of Active Rotation ball joint manipulators using workspaces density functions, by Hui Dong, Taosha Fan, Zhijiang Du and Gregory S.
  • Chirikjian
  • Singularity Analysis of a High-Speed Parallel Robot with Schönflies Motion, by Fugui Xie, Xin-Jun Liu and Zubing Min
  • Multi-objective Design Optimization of a Parallel Schönflies-motion Robot, by Guanglei Wu, Shaoping Bai and Preben Hjørnet
  • Mechanism Synthesis and Workspace Analysis of a Spraying Robot for Airfoil, by Lizhong Zhu, Liping Wang and Jingshan Zhao
  • A Novel Docking Mechanism Design and Dynamic Performance Analysis of Self-reconfigurable Modular Robot, by Xiaofeng Wang, Minglu Zhang and Weimin Ge
  • Conceptual Design and Kinematic Analysis of the Diamobot: A Homogeneous Modular Robot, by Longhai Zhao, Hao Wang, Tianwei Lin, Genliang Chen and Lingyu Kong
  • Design and Development on a Reconfigurable Modular Joint of the Robot Arm, by Jiaming Deng, Pengcheng Wang, Qingmei Meng, Huiping Shen, Jian Chen and Minzhou Luo
  • A New Approach to Identify Link Errors and Kinematic Pair Errors of SCARA Robot, by Zhi Wang, Delun Wang, Huimin Dong and Shudong Yu
  • Structural Topology Optimization for a Robot Upper Arm Based on SIMP Method, by Yunfei Bai, Ming Cong and Yongyao Li
  • Intelligent Service Reconfiguration for Home Robots, by Tsung-Hsien Yang and Wei-Po Lee
  • Design and Simulation of Metamorphic Moving Mechanism of Insulator Inspection Robot, by S. J. Li, Q. Yang, M. Geng and H.G. Wang
  • Compliance analysis and synthesis of a serial manipulator with redundant DOFs used in Tokamak, by Jue Yu, Yong Zhao, Hao Wang, Li Wang and Xinmin Lai
  • A Modular Liquid Sample Handling Robot for High-throughput Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, by Jichun Li, Volha Shapaval, Achim Kohler, Robert Talintyre, Jürgen Schmitt, Richard Stone, Andrew J Gallant and Dagou A Zeze
  • Reconfigurable Industrial Robots ? an integrated approach to design the joint and link modules and configure the robot manipulator, by Anna Valente
  • M2 Gripper: Extending the Dexterity of a Simple, Underactuated Gripper, by Raymond R. Ma, Adam Spiers and Aaron M. Dollar
  • Design and Analysis of a Circular-Orbit Underconstrained Cable Parallel Robot, by Sen Qian, Bin Zi and Xue Han
  • Kinematics and energy minimization approach for continuum robot, by Qiang Lu and Bin He
  • .
This book presents the most recent advances in the research and applications of reconfigurable mechanisms and robots. It collects 93 independently reviewed papers presented at the Third ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2015) held in Beijing, China, 20-22 July 2015. The conference papers are organized into seven parts to cover the reconfiguration theory, topology, kinematics and design of reconfigurable mechanisms including reconfigurable parallel mechanisms. The most recent results on reconfigurable robots are presented including their analysis, design, simulation and control. Bio-inspired mechanisms are also explored in the challenging fields of rehabilitation and minimally invasive surgery. This book further addresses deployable mechanisms and origami-inspired mechanisms and showcases a wide range of successful applications of reconfigurable mechanisms and robots. Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots II should be of interest for researchers, engineers and postgraduate students in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and mathematics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319233260 20160619
Book
1 online resource : illustrations (some color).
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Metrology Tools.- 3. Cooling Air Delivery Through Perforated Tiles.- 4. Cold Aisle Containment.- 5. Other Air Delivery Schemes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319258904 20160619
The Brief discuss primarily two aspects of air flow management in raised floor data centers. Firstly, cooling air delivery through perforated tiles will be examined and influence of the tile geometry on flow field development and hot air entrainment above perforated tiles will be discussed. Secondly, the use of cold aisle containment to physically separate hot and cold regions, and minimize hot and cold air mixing will be presented. Both experimental investigations and computational efforts are discussed and development of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) based models for simulating air flow in data centers is included. In addition, metrology tools for facility scale air velocity and temperature measurement, and air flow rate measurement through perforated floor tiles and server racks are examined and the authors present thermodynamics-based models to gauge the effectiveness and importance of air flow management schemes in data centers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319258904 20160619
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 186 pages) : illustrations.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Describing function analysis of reset systems Chapter 3: Stability of reset control systems Chapter 4: Robust stability of reset control systems Chapter 5: RCSs with discrete-time reset conditions Chapter 6: Reset control systems with fixed reset instants Chapter 7: Reset control systems with conic jump sets .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849197045 20160912
Reset control is concerned with how to reset a system when it is disturbed to overcome the inherent limitations of linear feedback control and to improve robustness. It has found applications in many practical systems including flexible mechanical systems, tapespeed control systems and high precision positioning systems. This book provides an introduction to the theory of reset control, and draws on the authors' own research and others' to explore the application of reset control in a variety of settings, with an emphasis on hard disk drive servo systems. Topics covered include the motivation and basic concepts of reset control systems; derivation of the describing function of reset systems; how the reset matrix affects the frequency domain property of a system; recent developments on stability analysis of reset control systems; robust stability of reset control systems with uncertainties; reset control systems with discrete-time reset conditions; optimal reset control design under fixed reset time instants; and reset control systems with conic jump sets. This book is essential reading for researchers, postgraduates and advanced students in control theory, and for research-based engineers who are interested in the theory of hybrid control systems and their engineering applications. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849197045 20160912
Book
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Book
1 PDF (xv, 391 pages).
  • 1. Getting started
  • 1.1 Welcome!
  • 1.2 Overview
  • 1.3 A brief Beagle history
  • 1.4 BeagleBoard.org community
  • 1.5 BeagleBone hardware
  • 1.5.1 Open-source hardware
  • 1.6 Developing with Bonescript
  • 1.7 BeagleBone capes
  • 1.8 Power requirements and capabilities
  • 1.9 Getting started, success out of the box
  • 1.9.1 Exercise 1: Accessing Bonescript through your browser
  • 1.9.2 Exercise 2: Blinking an LED with Bonescript
  • 1.9.3 Executing the blinkled.js program
  • 1.9.4 Exercise 3: Developing your own Boneyard, AROO!
  • 1.10 Summary
  • 1.11 References
  • 1.12 Chapter exercises
  • 2. Bonescript
  • 2.1 Overview
  • 2.2 Application 1: Bonescript tour
  • 2.3 Application 2: Robot IR sensor
  • 2.4 Application 3: Art piece illumination system
  • 2.5 Summary
  • 2.6 References
  • 2.7 Chapter exercises
  • 3. Programming
  • 3.1 An overview of the design process
  • 3.2 Overview
  • 3.3 Anatomy of a program
  • 3.3.1 Comments
  • 3.3.2 Include files
  • 3.3.3 Functions
  • 3.3.4 Interrupt handler definitions
  • 3.3.5 Program constants
  • 3.3.6 Variables
  • 3.3.7 Main function
  • 3.4 Fundamental programming concepts
  • 3.4.1 Operators
  • 3.4.2 Programming constructs
  • 3.4.3 Decision processing
  • 3.5 Programming in JavaScript using nodE.js
  • 3.5.1 JavaScript
  • 3.5.2 Event-driven programming
  • 3.5.3 Node.js
  • 3.6 Application: Dagu magician autonomous maze navigating robot
  • 3.6.1 Dagu magician robot
  • 3.6.2 Requirements
  • 3.6.3 Circuit diagram
  • 3.6.4 Structure chart
  • 3.6.5 UML activity diagrams
  • 3.6.6 Bonescript code
  • 3.7 Summary
  • 3.8 References
  • 3.9 Chapter exercises
  • 4. BeagleBone operating parameters and interfacing
  • 4.1 Overview
  • 4.2 Operating parameters
  • 4.2.1 BeagleBone 3.3 VDC operation
  • 4.2.2 Compatible 3.3 VDC logic families
  • 4.2.3 Input/output operation at 5.0 VDC
  • 4.2.4 Interfacing 3.3 VDC logic families to 5.0 VDC logic families
  • 4.3 Input devices
  • 4.3.1 Switches
  • 4.3.2 Switch debouncing
  • 4.3.3 Keypads
  • 4.3.4 Sensors
  • 4.3.5 Transducer interface design (TID) circuit
  • 4.3.6 Operational amplifiers
  • 4.4 Output devices
  • 4.4.1 Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • 4.4.2 Seven-segment LED displays
  • 4.4.3 Tri-state LED indicator
  • 4.4.4 Dot matrix display
  • 4.4.5 Liquid crystal display (LCD)
  • 4.5 High-power interfaces
  • 4.5.1 High-power DC devices
  • 4.5.2 DC motor speed and direction control
  • 4.5.3 DC motor operating parameters
  • 4.5.4 H-bridge direction control
  • 4.5.5 DC solenoid control
  • 4.5.6 Stepper motor control
  • 4.5.7 Optical isolation
  • 4.6 Interfacing to miscellaneous devices
  • 4.6.1 Sonalerts, beepers, buzzers
  • 4.6.2 Vibrating motor
  • 4.6.3 DC fan
  • 4.6.4 Bilge pump
  • 4.7 AC devices
  • 4.8 Application 1: Equipping the Dagu magician robot with a LCD
  • 4.9 Application 2: The Dagu magician interface on a custom cape
  • 4.10 Application 3: Special effects LED cube
  • 4.10.1 Construction hints
  • 4.10.2 LED cube Bonescript code
  • 4.11 Summary
  • 4.12 References
  • 4.13 Chapter exercises
  • 5. BeagleBone systems design
  • 5.1 Overview
  • 5.2 What is an embedded system?
  • 5.3 Embedded system design process
  • 5.3.1 Project description
  • 5.3.2 Background research
  • 5.3.3 Pre-design
  • 5.3.4 Design
  • 5.3.5 Implement prototype
  • 5.3.6 Preliminary testing
  • 5.3.7 Complete and accurate documentation
  • 5.4 Submersible robot
  • 5.4.1 Approach
  • 5.4.2 Requirements
  • 5.4.3 ROV structure
  • 5.4.4 Structure chart
  • 5.4.5 Circuit diagram
  • 5.4.6 UML activity diagram
  • 5.4.7 BeagleBone code
  • 5.4.8 Control housing layout
  • 5.4.9 Final assembly testing
  • 5.4.10 Final assembly
  • 5.4.11 Project extensions
  • 5.5 Mountain maze navigating robot
  • 5.5.1 Description
  • 5.5.2 Requirements
  • 5.5.3 Circuit diagram
  • 5.5.4 Structure chart
  • 5.5.5 UML activity diagrams
  • 5.5.6 Bonescript code
  • 5.5.7 Mountain maze
  • 5.5.8 Project extensions
  • 5.6 Summary
  • 5.7 References
  • 5.8 Chapter exercises
  • 6. BeagleBone features and subsystems
  • 6.1 Overview
  • 6.2 Beagling in Linux
  • 6.2.1 Communication with BeagleBone Black
  • 6.3 Updating your eMMC
  • 6.3.1 Updating your eMMC in MS Windows
  • 6.4 A brief introduction to Linux
  • 6.5 Programming in C using the Linux toolchain
  • 6.6 BeagleBone features and subsystems
  • 6.6.1 Exposed function access
  • 6.6.2 Expansion interface
  • 6.7 BeagleBone Black device tree and overlays
  • 6.7.1 Overview
  • 6.7.2 Binary tree
  • 6.7.3 Device tree format
  • 6.7.4 Device tree related files
  • 6.7.5 BeagleBone Black device tree
  • 6.7.6 Universal device tree overlay
  • 6.8 Programming in C with BeagleBone Black
  • 6.8.1 Linux GPIO files
  • 6.8.2 Configuring the GPIO files
  • 6.8.3 Accessing the GPIO files in C
  • 6.9 Analog-to-digital converters (ADC)
  • 6.9.1 ADC process: sampling, quantization, and encoding
  • 6.9.2 Resolution and data rate
  • 6.9.3 ADC conversion technologies
  • 6.9.4 BeagleBone Black ADC system
  • 6.9.5 ADC conversion
  • 6.9.6 ADC support functions in Bonescript
  • 6.9.7 Accessing the ADC system in Linux
  • 6.9.8 ADC support functions in C
  • 6.10 Serial communications
  • 6.10.1 Serial communication terminology
  • 6.10.2 Serial UART
  • 6.10.3 Serial peripheral interface (SPI)
  • 6.11 Precision timing
  • 6.11.1 Timing-related terminology
  • 6.11.2 BeagleBone timing capability
  • 6.12 Pulse width modulation (PWM)
  • 6.12.1 BeagleBone PWM subsystem (PWMSS) description
  • 6.12.2 Bonescript PWM support
  • 6.12.3 PWM device tree overlay and C support functions
  • 6.13 Internet of things - networking
  • 6.13.1 Inter-integrated circuit (I2C) bus
  • 6.13.2 Controller area network (CAN) bus
  • 6.13.3 Ethernet
  • 6.13.4 Internet
  • 6.14 Liquid crystal display (LCD) interface
  • 6.14.1 C support functions
  • 6.15 Interrupts
  • 6.15.1 Bonescript interrupt support
  • 6.16 Programmable real-time units
  • 6.16.1 Architecture overview
  • 6.16.2 PRU memory map
  • 6.16.3 PRU interrupt system
  • 6.16.4 PRU pin mapping to BeagleBone Black
  • 6.16.5 PRU assembly program (PASM)
  • 6.16.6 Development process
  • 6.17 Summary
  • 6.18 References
  • 6.19 Chapter exercises
  • 7. BeagleBone "off the leash"
  • 7.1 Overview
  • 7.2 Boneyard II: a portable Linux platform-BeagleBone unleashed
  • 7.3 Boneyard III: a low-cost desktop Linux platform
  • 7.3.1 Accessing Bonescript
  • 7.3.2 Accessing the internet
  • 7.4 Application 1: Inexpensive laser light show
  • 7.5 Application 2: Arbitrary waveform generator
  • 7.6 Application 3: Robot arm
  • 7.7 Application 4: Weather station in Bonescript
  • 7.7.1 Requirements
  • 7.7.2 Structure chart
  • 7.7.3 Circuit diagram
  • 7.7.4 UML activity diagrams
  • 7.7.5 Bonescript code
  • 7.8 Application 5: Speak & spell in C
  • 7.8.1 BeagleBone C code
  • 7.9 Application 6: Dagu rover 5 treaded robot
  • 7.9.1 Description
  • 7.9.2 Requirements
  • 7.9.3 Circuit diagram
  • 7.9.4 Structure chart
  • 7.9.5 UML activity diagrams
  • 7.9.6 BeagleBone C code
  • 7.10 Application 7: Portable image processing engine
  • 7.10.1 Brief introduction to image processing
  • 7.10.2 Image processing tasks
  • 7.10.3 OpenCV computer vision library
  • 7.10.4 Stache cam
  • 7.11 Summary
  • 7.12 References
  • 7.13 Chapter exercises
  • 8. Where to from here?
  • 8.1 Overview
  • 8.2 Software libraries
  • 8.2.1 OpenCV
  • 8.2.2 Qt
  • 8.2.3 Kinect
  • 8.3 Additional resources
  • 8.3.1 OpenROV
  • 8.3.2 Ninja blocks
  • 8.3.3 Related books
  • 8.3.4 BeagleBoard.org resources
  • 8.3.5 Contributing to Bonescript
  • 8.4 Summary
  • 8.5 References
  • 8.6 Chapter exercises
  • A. Bonescript functions
  • B. LCD interface for BeagleBone in C
  • BeagleBone LCD interface
  • BeagleBone Black LCD C code
  • C. Parts list for projects
  • Authors' biographies.
BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, open hardware computer uniquely suited to interact with sensors and actuators directly and over the Web. Introduced in April 2013 by BeagleBoard.org, a community of developers first established in early 2008, BeagleBone Black is used frequently to build vision-enabled robots, home automation systems, artistic lighting systems, and countless other do-it-yourself and professional projects. BeagleBone variants include the original BeagleBone and the newer BeagleBone Black, both hosting a powerful 32-bit, super-scalar ARM Cortex A8 processor capable of running numerous mobile and desktop-capable operating systems, typically variants of Linux including Debian, Android, and Ubuntu. Yet, BeagleBone is small enough to fit in a small mint tin box. The "Bone" may be used in a wide variety of projects from middle school science fair projects to senior design projects to first prototypes of very complex systems. Novice users may access the power of the Bone through the user-friendly BoneScript software, experienced through a Web browser in most major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, or the Linux operating systems. Seasoned users may take full advantage of the Bone's power using the underlying Linux-based operating system, a host of feature extension boards (Capes) and a wide variety of Linux community open source libraries. This book provides an introduction to this powerful computer and has been designed for a wide variety of users including the first time novice through the seasoned embedded system design professional. The book contains background theory on system operation coupled with many well-documented, illustrative examples. Examples for novice users are centered on motivational, fun robot projects while advanced projects follow the theme of assistive technology and image-processing applications.
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1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction : balancing variations
  • 1.1. Variable renewables
  • 1.2. Dealing with variable output-source correlations
  • 1.3. Balancing options
  • 1.4. The aims of this book
  • 1.5. A few words about terms
  • 2. The story so far : balancing with generation plants
  • 2.1. Grid balancing with variable renewables
  • 2.2. Balancing with fossil plants
  • 2.3. Non-fossil balancing plants
  • 3. The next challenge : energy storage
  • 3.1. Storing energy
  • 3.2. Battery storage
  • 3.3. Larger-scale storage
  • 3.4. Heat storage
  • 3.5. The way ahead
  • 4. Grid links to the future
  • 4.1. Electricity grids
  • 4.2. Supergrids
  • 4.3. Assessment of supergrids
  • 4.4. Local power
  • 4.5. Demand management and smart grids
  • 4.6. System choice
  • 5. System integration
  • 5.1. System balancing options compared
  • 5.2. System integration costs
  • 5.3. Moving beyond LCOE
  • 5.4. The ERP view
  • 5.5. Other views on balancing needs and costs
  • 5.6. The role of heat and balancing the mix
  • 5.7. Balancing around the world
  • 6. Making changes
  • 6.1. Renewables and grid balancing in the EU
  • 6.2. The German approach
  • 6.3. Flexibility, base-load and market design
  • 6.4. Making the change globally
  • 6.5. Institutional challenges
  • 6.6. The challenges of change
  • 7. Conclusion : all change
  • 7.1. The balancing challenge
  • 7.2. Balancing technology issues
  • 7.3. Balancing renewables without fossil fuel use
  • 7.4. The challenges ahead.
Renewable energy sources are large but some are variable and intermittent. The wide-scale use of renewable energy sources for energy supply will require the adoption of ways to compensate for their variability. This book reviews the technical options looking at their pros and cons and how they might work together to support a reliable and sustainable energy system. This is a rapidly advancing area of research and practice and "Balancing Green Power" offers an ideal introduction to the field.
Book
432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
542 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Big data analytics concepts
  • Big data analytics implementations
  • Advanced topics.
Engineering Library (Terman)