SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering

Author: Morgan J. Hurley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781493925650
Release Date: 2015-10-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Revised and significantly expanded, the fifth edition of this classic work offers both new and substantially updated information. As the definitive reference on fire protection engineering, this book provides thorough treatment of the current best practices in fire protection engineering and performance-based fire safety. Over 130 eminent fire engineers and researchers contributed chapters to the book, representing universities and professional organizations around the world. It remains the indispensible source for reliable coverage of fire safety engineering fundamentals, fire dynamics, hazard calculations, fire risk analysis, modeling and more. With seventeen new chapters and over 1,800 figures, the this new edition contains: Step-by-step equations that explain engineering calculations Comprehensive revision of the coverage of human behavior in fire, including several new chapters on egress system design, occupant evacuation scenarios, combustion toxicity and data for human behavior analysis Revised fundamental chapters for a stronger sense of context Added chapters on fire protection system selection and design, including selection of fire safety systems, system activation and controls and CO2 extinguishing systems Recent advances in fire resistance design Addition of new chapters on industrial fire protection, including vapor clouds, effects of thermal radiation on people, BLEVEs, dust explosions and gas and vapor explosions New chapters on fire load density, curtain walls, wildland fires and vehicle tunnels Essential reference appendices on conversion factors, thermophysical property data, fuel properties and combustion data, configuration factors and piping properties “Three-volume set; not available separately”

Software Takes Command

Author: Lev Manovich
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781623567453
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Social Science

Offers the first look at the aesthetics of contemporary design from the theoretical perspectives of media theory and 'software studies'.

An Introduction to Global Studies

Author: Patricia J. Campbell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444329582
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Political Science

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world. Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material

Books in Print

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015062097749
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Introduction to Electrochemical Science and Engineering

Author: Serguei N. Lvov
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466582859
Release Date: 2014-12-17
Genre: Science

Due to the increasing demand for power generation and the limited nature of fossil fuels, new initiatives for energy development based on electrochemical energy conversion systems are springing up around the world. Introduction to Electrochemical Science and Engineering describes the basic operational principles for a number of growing electrochemical engineering-related technologies, including fuel cells, electrolyzers, and flow batteries. Inspired by the author’s more than ten years of experience teaching undergraduate electrochemistry-related courses at Penn State University, this essential text: Ensures a fundamental knowledge of the core concepts of electrochemical science and engineering, such as electrochemical cells, electrolytic conductivity, electrode potential, and current-potential relations related to a variety of electrochemical systems Develops the initial skills needed to understand an electrochemical experiment and successfully evaluate experimental data without visiting a laboratory Provides more than 360 conceptual and numerical problems distributed over nine quizzes and nine video-based assignments Contains a number of illustrative case studies related to novel electrochemical energy conversion systems Promotes an appreciation of the capabilities and applications of key electrochemical techniques Solutions manual and electronic figure files available with qualifying course adoption Introduction to Electrochemical Science and Engineering is an ideal textbook for undergraduate engineering and science students and those readers in need of introductory-level content. Furthermore, experienced readers will find this book useful for solidifying their electrochemical background.

Mechatronics

Author: Robert H. Bishop
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420037242
Release Date: 2005-09-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Mechatronics has evolved into a way of life in engineering practice, and it pervades virtually every aspect of the modern world. In chapters drawn from the bestselling and now standard engineering reference, The Mechatronics Handbook, this book introduces the vibrant field of mechatronics and its key elements: physical system modeling; sensors and actuators; signals and systems; computers and logic systems; and software and data acquisition. These chapters, written by leading academics and practitioners, were carefully selected and organized to provide an accessible, general outline of the subject ideal for non-specialists. Mechatronics: An Introduction first defines and organizes the key elements of mechatronics, exploring design approach, system interfacing, instrumentation, control systems, and microprocessor-based controllers and microelectronics. It then surveys physical system modeling, introducing MEMS along with modeling and simulation. Coverage then moves to essential elements of sensors and actuators, including characteristics and fundamentals of time and frequency, followed by control systems and subsystems, computer hardware, logic, system interfaces, communication and computer networking, data acquisition, and computer-based instrumentation systems. Clear explanations and nearly 200 illustrations help bring the subject to life. Providing a broad overview of the fundamental aspects of the field, Mechatronics: An Introduction is an ideal primer for those new to the field, a handy review for those already familiar with the technology, and a friendly introduction for anyone who is curious about mechatronics.

Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals 2E

Author: John Heywood
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781260116113
Release Date: 2018-04-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The long-awaited revision of the most respected resource on Internal Combustion Engines --covering the basics through advanced operation of spark-ignition and diesel engines. Written by one of the most recognized and highly regarded names in internal combustion engines this trusted educational resource and professional reference covers the key physical and chemical processes that govern internal combustion engine operation and design. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, Second Edition, has been thoroughly revised to cover recent advances, including performance enhancement, efficiency improvements, and emission reduction technologies. Highly illustrated and cross referenced, the book includes discussions of these engines’ environmental impacts and requirements. You will get complete explanations of spark-ignition and compression-ignition (diesel) engine operating characteristics as well as of engine flow and combustion phenomena and fuel requirements. Coverage includes:•Engine types and their operation•Engine design and operating parameters•Thermochemistry of fuel-air mixtures•Properties of working fluids•Ideal models of engine cycles•Gas exchange processes•Mixture preparation in spark-ignition engines•Charge motion within the cylinder•Combustion in spark-ignition engines•Combustion in compression-ignition engines•Pollutant formation and control•Engine heat transfer•Engine friction and lubrication•Modeling real engine flow and combustion processes•Engine operating characteristics

The Finite Volume Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Author: F. Moukalled
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319168746
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This textbook explores both the theoretical foundation of the Finite Volume Method (FVM) and its applications in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Readers will discover a thorough explanation of the FVM numerics and algorithms used for the simulation of incompressible and compressible fluid flows, along with a detailed examination of the components needed for the development of a collocated unstructured pressure-based CFD solver. Two particular CFD codes are explored. The first is uFVM, a three-dimensional unstructured pressure-based finite volume academic CFD code, implemented within Matlab. The second is OpenFOAM®, an open source framework used in the development of a range of CFD programs for the simulation of industrial scale flow problems. With over 220 figures, numerous examples and more than one hundred exercise on FVM numerics, programming, and applications, this textbook is suitable for use in an introductory course on the FVM, in an advanced course on numerics, and as a reference for CFD programmers and researchers.

An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity

Author: J. Y. F. Lau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118033434
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Genre: Mathematics

A valuable guide on creativity and critical thinking to improve reasoning and decision-making skills Critical thinking skills are essential in virtually any field of study or practice where individuals need to communicate ideas, make decisions, and analyze and solve problems. An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better outlines the necessary tools for readers to become critical as well as creative thinkers. By gaining a practical and solid foundation in the basic principles that underlie critical thinking and creativity, readers will become equipped to think in a more systematic, logical, and imaginative manner. Creativity is needed to generate new ideas to solve problems, and critical thinking evaluates and improves an idea. These concepts are uniquely introduced as a unified whole due to their dependence on each other. Each chapter introduces relevant theories in conjunction with real-life examples and findings from cognitive science and psychology to illustrate how the theories can be applied in numerous fields and careers. An emphasis on how theoretical principles of reasoning can be practical and useful in everyday life is featured, and special sections on presentation techniques, the analysis of meaning, decision-making, and reasoning about personal and moral values are also highlighted. All chapters conclude with a set of exercises, and detailed solutions are provided at the end of the book. A companion website features online tutorials that further explore topics including meaning analysis, argument analysis, logic, statistics, and strategic thinking, along with additional exercises and multimedia resources for continued study. An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity is an excellent book for courses on critical thinking and logic at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a self-contained study guide for readers interested in the topics of critical thinking and creativity as a unified whole.

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Reactor Design

Author: Charles G. Hill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118797839
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Second Edition features new problems that engage readers in contemporary reactor design Highly praised by instructors, students, and chemical engineers, Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design has been extensively revised and updated in this Second Edition. The text continues to offer a solid background in chemical reaction kinetics as well as in material and energy balances, preparing readers with the foundation necessary for success in the design of chemical reactors. Moreover, it reflects not only the basic engineering science, but also the mathematical tools used by today’s engineers to solve problems associated with the design of chemical reactors. Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design enables readers to progressively build their knowledge and skills by applying the laws of conservation of mass and energy to increasingly more difficult challenges in reactor design. The first one-third of the text emphasizes general principles of chemical reaction kinetics, setting the stage for the subsequent treatment of reactors intended to carry out homogeneous reactions, heterogeneous catalytic reactions, and biochemical transformations. Topics include: Thermodynamics of chemical reactions Determination of reaction rate expressions Elements of heterogeneous catalysis Basic concepts in reactor design and ideal reactor models Temperature and energy effects in chemical reactors Basic and applied aspects of biochemical transformations and bioreactors About 70% of the problems in this Second Edition are new. These problems, frequently based on articles culled from the research literature, help readers develop a solid understanding of the material. Many of these new problems also offer readers opportunities to use current software applications such as Mathcad and MATLAB®. By enabling readers to progressively build and apply their knowledge, the Second Edition of Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design remains a premier text for students in chemical engineering and a valuable resource for practicing engineers.

An Introduction to Management Science Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making

Author: David R. Anderson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305544666
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Reflecting the latest developments in Microsoft Office Excel 2013, Anderson/Sweeney/Williams/Camm/Cochran/Fry/Ohlmann's AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO DECISION MAKING, 14E equips readers with a sound conceptual understanding of the role that management science plays in the decision-making process. The trusted market leader for more than two decades, the book uses a proven problem-scenario approach to introduce each quantitative technique within an applications setting. All data sets, applications, and screen visuals reflect the details of Excel 2013 to effectively prepare you to work with the latest spreadsheet tools. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Embedded Systems an Introduction Using the Renesas Rx62N Microcontroller

Author: James M. Conrad
Publisher: Micrium
ISBN: 1935772996
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Computer software

Billions of microcontrollers are sold each year to create embedded systems for a wide range of products. An embedded system is an application-specific computer system which is built into a larger system or device. Using a computer system offers many benefits such as sophisticated control, precise timing, low unit cost, low development cost, high flexibility, small size, and low weight. These basic characteristics can be used to improve the overall system or device in various ways: Improved performance More functions and features Reduced cost Increased dependabilityThis book uses the Renesas RX62N family of processors to demonstrate concepts with hands-on examples complete with source code targeting the YRDKRX62N evaluation board. The 32-bit RX processor core provides remarkable instruction throughput, with high clock rates and hardware support for floating-point and digital-signal processing instructions. The core is also quite agile, responding to fast interrupts in 5 clock cycles. These processors offer a wide range of sophisticated peripherals to simplify interfacing with and controlling external devices.

Materials Selection in Mechanical Design

Author: Michael F. Ashby
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780081006108
Release Date: 2016-09-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Fifth Edition, describes the procedures for material selection in mechanical design in order to ensure that the most suitable materials for a given application are identified from the full range of materials and section shapes available. Extensively revised for this fifth edition, the book is recognized as one of the leading materials selection texts, providing a unique and innovative resource for students, engineers, and product/industrial designers. Includes significant revisions to chapters on advanced materials selection methods and process selection, with coverage of newer processing developments such as additive manufacturing Contains a broad scope of new material classes covered in the text with expanded data tables that include “functional materials such as piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, magneto-caloric, and thermo-electric materials Presents improved pedagogy, such as new worked examples throughout the text and additional end-of-chapter exercises (moved from an appendix to the relevant chapters) to aid in student learning and to keep the book fresh for instructors through multiple semesters “Forces for Change chapter has been re-written to outline the links between materials and sustainable design