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  • 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 (894 p.) : ill. (some col.).
"This book provides state-of-the-art scientific and engineering research findings and developments in the area of mobile robotics and associated support technologies around the theme of cooperative robotics. The book contains peer reviewed articles presented at the CLAWAR 2016 conference. The book contains a strong stream of papers on multi-legged locomotion and cooperative robotics. There is also a strong collection of papers on human assistive devices, notably wearable exoskeletal and prosthetic devices, and personal care robots and mobility assistance devices designed to meet the growing challenges due to the global ageing society. Robot designs based on biological inspirations and ethical concerns and issues related to the design, development and deployment of robots are also strongly featured."--Provided by publisher.
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Electrically Signaled Actuators (Signal-by-Wire). 2. Signal-by-Wire Architecturesâ ¨ and Communication. 3. Power-by-Wire. 4. Electric Power Transmission and Control. 5. Electro-hydrostatic Actuators. 6. Electro-mechanical Actuators.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119407188 20170403
This book is the second in a series of volumes which cover the topic of aerospace actuators following a systems-based approach.This second volume brings an original, functional and architectural vision to more electric aerospace actuators. The aspects of signal (Signal-by-Wire) and power (Power-by-Wire) are treated from the point of view of needs, their evolution throughout history, and operational solutions that are in service or in development. This volume is based on an extensive bibliography, numerous supporting examples and orders of magnitude which refer to flight controls and landing gear for various aircraft (fixed or rotorwing, launchers) in commercial, private and military applications. The topics covered in this set of books constitute a significant source of information for individuals and engineers from a variety of disciplines, seeking to learn more about aerospace actuation systems and components. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119407188 20170403
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  • 1. Nanofluid: Definition and Applications 2. Nanofluid Natural Convection Heat Transfer 3. Nanofluid Forced Convection Heat Transfer 4. Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in the Presence of Thermal Radiation 5. Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in the Presence of Electric Field 6. Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in the Presence of Constant Magnetic Field 7. Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in the Presence of Variable Magnetic Field 8. Nanofluid Conductive Heat Transfer in Solidification Mechanism 9. Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Porous Media Appendix: Sample Codes for New Semianalytical and Numerical Methods.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081021729 20170530
Applications of Nanofluid for Heat Transfer Enhancement explores recent progress in computational fluid dynamic and nonlinear science and its applications to nanofluid flow and heat transfer. The opening chapters explain governing equations and then move on to discussions of free and forced convection heat transfers of nanofluids. Next, the effect of nanofluid in the presence of an electric field, magnetic field, and thermal radiation are investigated, with final sections devoted to nanofluid flow in porous media and application of nanofluid for solidification. The models discussed in the book have applications in various fields, including mathematics, physics, information science, biology, medicine, engineering, nanotechnology, and materials science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081021729 20170530
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  • 1. Nanofluid: Definition and Applications 2. Nanofluid Natural Convection Heat Transfer 3. Nanofluid Forced Convection Heat Transfer 4. Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in the Presence of Thermal Radiation 5. Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in the Presence of Electric Field 6. Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in the Presence of Constant Magnetic Field 7. Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in the Presence of Variable Magnetic Field 8. Nanofluid Conductive Heat Transfer in Solidification Mechanism 9. Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Porous Media Appendix: Sample Codes for New Semianalytical and Numerical Methods.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081021729 20170410
Applications of Nanofluid for Heat Transfer Enhancement explores recent progress in computational fluid dynamic and nonlinear science and its applications to nanofluid flow and heat transfer. The opening chapters explain governing equations and then move on to discussions of free and forced convection heat transfers of nanofluids. Next, the effect of nanofluid in the presence of an electric field, magnetic field, and thermal radiation are investigated, with final sections devoted to nanofluid flow in porous media and application of nanofluid for solidification. The models discussed in the book have applications in various fields, including mathematics, physics, information science, biology, medicine, engineering, nanotechnology, and materials science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081021729 20170410
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A cool guide to help kids develop robots and electronics About This Book * Get clearly-written code with descriptions and comments that explain each code section * The book comes with separate code files, one entire program at a time, as well as many diagrams and separate downloadable files that contain colored photos explaining steps in the book * Kids can build multiple projects during the course of the book; by the end, they will have working projects of their own Who This Book Is For This book is for children aged 9 and up, and their parents, who may or may not have a technical background. This book is tailored around the central idea of introducing electronics as a fun and a curiosity-inducing exercise. This book can act as a bonding exercise between parent and child over a single weekend. What You Will Learn * Write simple programs using variables, functions, loops, arrays, and libraries * Set up the Arduino and understand its internal functioning * Get to grips with connections in electronics and arrive at ways to connect various components yourself * Delve into various sensors and their selection and build your own sensor * Unravel the concept of resistors and capacitors along with understanding the physics of electronics * Become an inventor through interactive exercises (such as making a friend happy with a proximity sensor, and giving "life" to a plant) In Detail The mission of this book is to integrate technology with the tools that children already use for crafts so that they feel that the technology is an extension of their playtime. We use coding, sensors, and micro-controllers integrated with art and craft supplies, origami, and Playdough. There are 10 fun-filled chapters that talk to children directly, and give clear instructions for non-technical parents too. We use Arduino as the controller of choice due to its easy availability and large community. By the end of the book, children will comfortably be able to set up their Arduino, read and understand code, manipulate code, and ultimately write their own code for projects. They will also be able to use basic sensors and know how components connect to each other. All the learning takes place with lots of colorful pictures and the circuits are neatly presented using wiring. Style and approach This book will show you the glamour of common and easily available sensors, so that kids and parents waste no time searching for parts. We provide simple yet fun projects with step-by-step instructions that make it easy to get hands-on.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785882227 20170530
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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
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290 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Workshop -- Preamble -- Matins -- Cosmogony -- Forces -- Movement -- Laudes -- Celestial Mechanics -- Alive -- Luminary -- Prime -- Theatre of Instruments -- Curiosities -- Terce -- The Human Machine -- Philosophy -- Sext -- Objects of Research -- Mechanics -- None -- Idols and Simulacra -- Time -- Vespers -- Twilight of the Fantastic -- Miniatures -- Demiurge -- Compline -- Era of Wonders -- Fictions -- Geins.
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Cellular actuators: modularity and variability in muscle-inspired actuation describes the roles actuators play in robotics and their insufficiency in emerging new robotic applications, such as wearable devices and human co-working robots where compactness and compliance are important. Piezoelectric actuators, the topic of this book, provide advantages like displacement scale, force, reliability, and compactness, and rely on material properties to provide displacement and force as reactions to electric stimulation. The authors, renowned researchers in the area, present the fundamentals of muscle-like movement and a system-wide study that includes the design, analysis, and control of biologically inspired actuators.
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1 online resource (147 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.).
"This book focuses on a class of uncertain systems that are called imperfect, and shows how much systems can regularly work if an appropriate control strategy is adopted. Along with some practical well studied examples, a formalization of the models for imperfect system is considered and a control strategy is proposed. Experimental case studies on electromechanical systems are also included. New concepts, experimental innovative circuits and laboratory details allow the reader to implement at low cost the outlined strategy. Emergent topics in nonlinear device realization are emphasized with the aim to allow researchers and students to perform experiments with large scale electromechanical systems. Moreover, the possibility of using imperfections and noise to generate nonlinear strange behavior is discussed."--Publisher's website.
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1 online resource (xiv, 200 pages) : illustrations.
  • Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Parameter space based robust control methodsChapter 3: Classical controlChapter 4: Input shaping controlChapter 5: Disturbance observer controlChapter 6: Repetitive controlChapter 7: Summary and conclusionsAppendix A: Rapid control prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop simulation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785611445 20171017
This book introduces researchers and advanced students with a basic control systems background to an array of control techniques which they can easily implement and use to meet the required performance specifications for their mechatronic applications. It is the result of close to two decades of work of the authors on modeling, simulating and controlling different mechatronic systems from the motion control, automotive control and micro and nano-mechanical systems control areas. The methods presented in the book have all been tested by the authors and a very large group of researchers, who have produced practically implementable controllers with highly successful results. The approach that is recommended in this book is to first start with a conventional control method which may then be cascaded with a feedforward controller if the input is known or can be measured with a preview; to add a disturbance observer if unknown disturbances are to be rejected and if regulation of the uncertain plant about a nominal model is desired; and to add a repetitive controller to take care of any periodic inputs of fixed and known period. Case studies ranging from road vehicle yaw stability control and automated path following, to decoupling control of piezotube actuators in an atomic force microscope are presented. Parameter space based methods are used in the book for achieving robust controllers. Control of Mechatronic Systems is essential reading for researchers and advanced students who want to be exposed to control methods that have been field tested in a wide variety of mechatronic applications, and for practicing engineers who design and implement feedback control systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785611445 20171017
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1 online resource.
  • Preface xii About the Companion Website xiv 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Motivation and Challenges 1 1.1.1 From Collective Behaviors to Cooperative Control 1 1.1.2 Challenges 2 1.2 Background and Related Work 4 1.2.1 Networked Communication Systems 4 1.2.2 Cooperating Autonomous Mobile Robots 5 1.2.3 Nanoscale Systems and Laser Synchronization 7 1.3 Overview of the Book 9 References 12 2 Distributed Consensus and Consensus Filters 19 2.1 Introduction and Literature Review 19 2.2 Preliminaries on Graph Theory 22 2.3 Distributed Consensus 26 2.3.1 The Continuous-Time Consensus Protocol 26 2.3.2 The Discrete-Time Consensus Protocol 28 2.4 Distributed Consensus Filter 29 2.4.1 PI Average Consensus Filter: Continuous-Time 30 2.4.2 PI Average Consensus Filter: Discrete-Time 30 References 31 Part I Distributed Consensus for Networked Communication Systems 37 3 Average Consensus for Quantized Communication 39 3.1 Introduction 39 3.2 Problem Formulation 41 3.2.1 Average Consensus Protocol with Quantization 41 3.2.2 Problem Statement 42 3.3 Weighting Matrix Design for Average Consensus with Quantization 42 3.3.1 State Transformation 43 3.3.2 Design for Fixed and Directed Graphs 44 3.3.3 Design for Switching and Directed Graphs 52 3.4 Simulations and Performance Evaluation 54 3.4.1 Fixed and Directed Graphs 54 3.4.2 Switching and Directed Graphs 55 3.4.3 Fixed and Directed Graphs 56 3.4.4 Performance Comparison 57 3.5 Conclusion 61 Notes 61 References 62 4 Weighted Average Consensus for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing 64 4.1 Introduction 64 4.2 Problem Statement 67 4.3 Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Using Weighted Average Consensus 71 4.3.1 Weighted Average Consensus Algorithm 71 4.3.2 Fusion Convergence Performance in Terms of Detection Probability 72 4.3.3 Optimal Weight Design under AWGN Measurement Channels 73 4.3.4 Heuristic Weight Design under Rayleigh Fading Channels 75 4.4 Convergence Analysis 76 4.4.1 Fixed Communication Channels 76 4.4.2 Dynamic Communication Channels 79 4.4.3 Convergence Rate with Random Link Failures 83 4.5 Simulations and Performance Evaluation 87 4.5.1 SU Network Setup 87 4.5.2 Convergence of Weighted Average Consensus 88 4.5.3 Metrics and Methodologies 90 4.5.4 Performance Evaluation 91 4.6 Conclusion 97 Notes 97 References 97 5 Distributed Consensus Filter for Radio Environment Mapping 101 5.1 Introduction 101 5.2 Problem Formulation 103 5.2.1 System Configuration and Distributed Sensor Placement 103 5.2.2 The Model and Problem Statement 105 5.3 Distributed REM Tracking 106 5.3.1 System Matrix Estimation 107 5.3.2 Kalman EM Filter 108 5.3.3 PI Consensus Filter for Distributed Estimation and Tracking 109 5.4 Communication and Computation Complexity 110 5.4.1 Communication Complexity 112 5.4.2 Computation Complexity 112 5.5 Simulations and Performance Evaluation 113 5.5.1 Dynamic Radio Transmitter 113 5.5.2 Stationary Radio Transmitter 116 5.5.3 Comparison with Existing Centralized Methods 116 5.6 Conclusion 118 Notes 119 References 119 Part II Distributed Cooperative Control for Multirobotic Systems 123 6 Distributed Source Seeking by Cooperative Robots 125 6.1 Introduction 125 6.2 Problem Formulation 126 6.3 Source Seeking with All-to-All Communications 127 6.3.1 Cooperative Estimation of Gradients 127 6.3.2 Control Law Design 128 6.4 Distributed Source Seeking with Limited Communications 133 6.5 Simulations 135 6.6 Experimental Validation 138 6.6.1 The Robot 138 6.6.2 The Experiment Setup 140 6.6.3 Experimental Results 141 6.7 Conclusion 144 Notes 144 References 144 7 Distributed Plume Front Tracking by Cooperative Robots 146 7.1 Introduction 146 7.2 Problem Statement 148 7.3 Plume Front Estimation and Tracking by Single Robot 150 7.3.1 State Equation of the Plume Front Dynamics 151 7.3.2 Measurement Equation and Observer Design 152 7.3.3 Estimation-Based Tracking Control 153 7.3.4 Convergence Analysis 155 7.4 Multirobot Cooperative Tracking of Plume Front 156 7.4.1 Boundary Robots 157 7.4.2 Follower Robots 157 7.4.3 Convergence Analysis 158 7.5 Simulations 160 7.5.1 Simulation Environment 160 7.5.2 Single-Robot Plume Front Tracking 161 7.5.3 Multirobot Cooperative Plume Front Tracking 161 7.6 Conclusion 164 Notes 165 References 165 Part III Distributed Cooperative Control for Multiagent Physics Systems 167 8 Friction Control of Nano-particle Array 169 8.1 Introduction 169 8.2 The Frenkel Kontorova Model 170 8.3 Open-Loop Stability Analysis 172 8.3.1 Linear Particle Interactions 172 8.3.2 Nonlinear Particle Interactions 176 8.4 Control Problem Formulation 177 8.5 Tracking Control Design 178 8.5.1 Tracking Control of the Average System 178 8.5.2 Stability of Single Particles in the Closed-Loop System 181 8.6 Simulation Results 186 8.7 Conclusion 191 Notes 194 References 195 9 Synchronizing Coupled Semiconductor Lasers 197 9.1 Introduction 197 9.2 The Model of Coupled Semiconductor Lasers 198 9.3 Stability Properties of Decoupled Semiconductor Laser 200 9.4 Synchronization of Coupled Semiconductor Lasers 203 9.5 Simulation Examples 207 9.6 Conclusion 209 Notes 209 References 210 Appendix A Notation and Symbols 212 Appendix B Kronecker Product and Properties 213 Appendix C Quantization Schemes 214 Appendix D Finite L2 Gain 215 Appendix E Radio Signal Propagation Model 216 Index 218.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119216094 20170424
Examines new cooperative control methodologies tailored to real-world applications in various domains such as in communication systems, physics systems, and multi-robotic systems * Provides the fundamental mechanism for solving collective behaviors in naturally-occurring systems as well as cooperative behaviors in man-made systems * Discusses cooperative control methodologies using real-world applications, including semi-conductor laser arrays, mobile sensor networks, and multi-robotic systems * Includes results from the research group at the Stevens Institute of Technology to show how advanced control technologies can impact challenging issues, such as high energy systems and oil spill monitoring.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119216094 20170424
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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.
Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (298 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"Is wind power the answer to our energy supply problems? Is there enough wind for everyone? Is offshore generation better than onshore generation? Can a roof-mounted wind turbine generate enough electricity to supply a typical domestic household? Electricity Generation Using Wind Power (2nd Edition) answers these pressing questions through its detailed coverage of the different types of electrical generator machines used, as well as the power electronic converter technologies and control principles employed. Also covered is the integration of wind farms into established electricity grid systems, plus environmental and economic aspects of wind generation. Written for technically minded readers, especially electrical engineers concerned with the possible use of wind power for generating electricity, it incorporates some global meteorological and geographical features of wind supply plus a survey of past and present wind turbines. Included is a technical assessment of the choice of turbine sites. The principles and analysis of wind power conversion, transmission and efficiency evaluation are described. This book includes worked numerical examples in some chapters, plus end of chapter problems and review questions, with answers. As a textbook it is pitched at the level of final year undergraduate engineering study but may also be useful as a textbook or reference for wider technical studies."--Publisher's website.
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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
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vii, 552 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows -- ranging from fossil fuels to photovoltaic generation of electricity -- for their civilized existence. In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel--driven civilization. Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts -- from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors. The epochal transition to fossil fuels affected everything: agriculture, industry, transportation, weapons, communication, economics, urbanization, quality of life, politics, and the environment. Smil describes humanity's energy eras in panoramic and interdisciplinary fashion, offering readers a magisterial overview. This book is an extensively updated and expanded version of Smil's Energy in World History (1994). Smil has incorporated an enormous amount of new material, reflecting the dramatic developments in energy studies over the last two decades and his own research over that time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262035774 20170814
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