Monday, March 11, 2013

Practical Balancing of Rotating Machinery

Author(s): Derek Norfield | Publisher: Elsevier | Date: 2006 | Format: PDF | Pages: 218 | ISBN10: 1856174654    

Rotating machinery (eg pumps, motors, compressors) is normally manufactured to precise measurements but there comes a point when the costs of manufacture mean that further precision is not cost-effective and thus any slight imbalance inherent in the machine will need to be attended to after manufacture. When such machinery is in operation, often at very high speeds of thousands of revs per minute, any imbalance will set up vibration and often noise. In addition, such imbalance will cause extra wear and loss of efficiency in the machine. The answer is to balance the affected parts of the machine so that it operates smoothly and efficiently.

This book is a practical account of such balancing techniques e.g how to balance a rotor, how to set up and verify performance of a balancing machine, and procedures for on-site balancing. In addition, other common causes of vibration will be covered e.g. misalignment, bad bearings and looseness.

Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering, 3rd Edition

Author(s): Manijeh Razeghi | Publisher: Springer | Date: 2009 | Format: PDF | Pages: 792 | ISBN10: 0387921672    

Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering, 2nd Edition, provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to Solid State Engineering, combining concepts from physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science and mechanical engineering. Basic physics concepts are introduced, followed by a thorough treatment of the technology for solid state engineering.

The Mariner's Guide to Marine Communications

Author(s): Ian Waugh | Publisher: The Nautical Institute | Date: 2001 | Format: PDF | Pages: 253 | ISBN10: 1870077784
This guide has been written primarily for Deck Officers keeping bridge watches at sea and other persons who have to manage and use the radio/satellite communications equipment onboard a modern merchant ship. The guide covers the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress System).

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Phaselock Techniques

Author(s): Floyd M. Gardner | Publisher: Wiley | Date: 2005 | Format: PDF | Pages: 450 | ISBN10: 0471430633    

A greatly revised and expanded account of phaselock technology

The Third Edition of this landmark book presents new developments in the field of phaselock loops, some of which have never been published until now. Established concepts are reviewed critically and recommendations are offered for improved formulations. The work reflects the author's own research and many years of hands-on experience with phaselock loops.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging, Sensing and Communications

Author(s): Daryoosh Saeedkia | Publisher: WP | Date: 2013 | Format: PDF | Pages: 678 | ISBN10: 0857092359    

The recent development of easy-to-use sources and detectors of terahertz radiation has enabled growth in applications of terahertz (Thz) imaging and sensing. Terahertz radiation does not damage tissues and DNA, unlike X-rays, so it is a good candidate for medical imaging. Many materials of interest have unique spectral "fingerprints" in the Thz range and this makes terahertz technology attractive for scientific research, sensing and imaging. There are many possible uses of Thz sensing and imaging in manufacturing, quality control, and process monitoring. The editor and contributors review the fundamentals of Thz technology, explain the recent progress and techniques in this technology and finally explore the applications of terahertz technology.

The Resource Handbook of Electronics

Author(s): Jerry C. Whitaker | Publisher: | Date: 2000 | Format: PDF | Pages: 512 | ISBN10: 0849383536
Building upon the extensive resources of Whitaker's The Electronics Handbook, the Resource Handbook of Electronics offers the most complete collection of reference and tabular data available. It provides the data that engineers and technologists need in a clear, concise format that does away with detailed explanations and presents just the facts-the essential tables, charts, formulas, definitions, and equations with just enough detail to accomplish the task at hand.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Intuitive Analog Circuit Design

Author(s): Marc Thompson | Publisher: Newnes | Date: 2006 | Format: PDF | Pages: 496 | ISBN10: 0750677864    

This book reflects Dr. Thompson's twenty years of experience designing and teaching analog circuit design, and is an outgrowth of course notes from his graduate-level analog circuit design course taught at Worcester Polytechnic Institute entitled "Analog Circuits and Intuition." In this class, he describes intuitive and "back of the envelope" techniques for designing and analyzing analog circuits, including transistor amplifiers (CMOS and bipolar), transistor switching, thermal circuit design, magnetic circuit design, control systems, and the like. The application of some simple rules-of-thumb and design techniques is the first step in developing an intuitive understanding of the behavior of complex electrical systems. This book outlines some ways of thinking about analog circuits and systems that hopefully develops such "circuit intuition" and a "feel" for what a good, working analog circuit design should be.

*Introduces analog circuit design with a minimum of mathematics.
*Gives readers an intuitive "feel" for analog circuit operation and rules-of-thumb for their design.
*Uses numerous analogies from digital design to help readers whose main background is in digital make the transition to analog design.

Engineered Concrete: Mix Design and Test Methods, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Irving Kett | Publisher: | Date: 2009 | Format: PDF | Pages: 246 | ISBN10: 1420091018    

As every civil engineer knows, Portland Cement is the most versatile and important material of construction, and will probably remain so far into the future. Yet few books, if any, exist that offer an in-depth analysis of the mixing and testing methods of this vital hydraulic cement. This statement, written about the first edition of Engineered Concrete: Mix Design and Test Methods, remains as true today as it was ten years ago. Revised and updated, the second edition of this groundbreaking resource completely covers Portland Cement, Portland Cement Concrete, and their uses.

Civil Engineering Project Management, 4th Edition

Author(s): Alan Twort | Publisher: | Date: 2003 | Format: PDF | Pages: 288 | ISBN10: 0750657316    

This new edition of Civil Engineering: Supervision and Management updates and revises the best practical guide for on-site engineers. Written from the point of view of the project engineer it details their responsibilities, powers and duties.

The book has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes to management practice and new forms of contract. As a practical guide to on-site project management it is invaluable to practising engineers.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Fundamentals of evaluation and diagnostics of welded structures

Author(s): Anatoliy Yakovlevich Nedoseka | Publisher: | Date: 2012 | Format: PDF | ISBN10: 0857095315

Professor Nedoseka presents an essential guide to the key principles and problems involved in the analysis of welded structures. In the introductory chapter, he discusses design issues, key equations and calculations, and the effects of varied heat sources in relation to the temperature field in welding. Subsequent chapters explore welding stresses and strains and fracture mechanics, the load carrying capacity of welded structures, diagnostics and prediction of the residual life of welded structures and acoustic emission techniques for the analysis of welded structures. The conclusion supplies supplementary information on numerical techniques and other tests for welded structures.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Selection and Use of Engineering Materials, 3rd Edition

Author(s): F A A Crane | Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann | Date: 1997 | Format: PDF | Pages: 352 | ISBN10: 0750632771

The aim of this book is to provide an understanding of the basic principles of materials selection as practised in engineering manufacture and design with an overview of established materials usage. Emphasis is placed on identifying service requirements and how materials relate to those requirements, rather than listing materials and describing applications.

This edition has been revised throughout and now includes coverage of the use of new materials in engineering, materials for bearings and tribological usage, and the use of materials in civil engineering structures. It has also been expanded to include
more case studies and worked examples in order to provide tangible and interactive contact with the content matter. The book also contains a detailed consideration of the weldability of steels, the welding of plastics and adhesion. programmes. An example of this development is the inclusion of a chapter detailing the use of materials in automobile structures a field in which the traditional use of steel is being displaced as the application of reinforced polymers becomes more widespread. The book also reflects the growing use of computerized databases and materials selection programmes.

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Precision Engineering

Author(s): V. C. Venkatesh | Publisher: McGraw-Hill | Date: 2008 | Format: PDF | Pages: 418 | ISBN10: 0071548270

The Latest Techniques of Ultra-Precise Manufacturing for Creating Mechanical, Electronic, and Optical Products

Precision Engineering gives expert guidance on the application of manufacturing to micro and nano levels, using state-of-the-art miniaturization technology. The book fully explores these new in-demand techniques, providing clear explanations of precision engineering fundamentals, the theory and design of precision machines, and the mechanics of ultra-precise machining.

Filled with over 200 skills-building illustrations, this vital engineering resource examines topics ranging from atomic bit processes for manufacturing and atomic force…to scanning and electronic and optical microscopy. You will find timely information on the tool materials for precision machining…the mechanics of materials cutting…advances in precision grinding…ultra-precision machine elements…rolling element, hydrodynamic, and hydrostatic bearings…gas lubricated bearings… microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)…and much more. Presenting practical know-how on everything required to create actual products, Precision Engineering

* A full account of tool materials for precision engineering
* The latest methods of precision grinding
* Detailed analysis of ultra-precise machine elements
* In-depth coverage of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)

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Handbook of Electric Power Calculations

Author(s): H. Wayne Beaty | Publisher: McGraw-Hill | Date: 2000-09-27 | Format: PDF | Pages: 608 | ISBN10: 0071362983

This handbook offers electric power engineers and technicians essential, step-by-step procedures for solving a wide array of electric power problems. This edition updated to reflect the new National Electric Code advances in transformer and motors and the new system design and operating procedures in the electric utility industry prompted by deregulation.

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Practical Electric Motor Handbook

Author(s): Irving Gottlieb | Publisher: Newnes | Date: 1997 | Format: PDF | Pages: 220 | ISBN10: 0750636386

Experienced product designers are increasingly expected to be adept at incorporating a range of components into their designs. Students and experimenters too need to look beyond basic circuits and devices to achieve adequate design solutions. For those experienced in engineering design, this is the guide to electric motors.

This book will allow engineers and designers to marry the technologies they know about with motor technology, and hence to incorporate motors into their products. Of the many good books on motors, such as Electric Motors and Drives by Hughes, none offer the engineering professional a tailored guide to motors taking into account their expertise. This book fills that gap.

Irving Gottlieb is a leading author of many books for practising engineers, technicians and students of electronic and electrical engineering.

* Practical approach with minimum theory
* Covers a core area ignored by many electronics texts
* Shows how to incorporate motors into electronic products

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Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition

Author(s): Bruce R. Munson | Publisher: Wiley | Date: 2010 | Format: PDF Pages: 784 | ISBN10: 0470926538

The number one text in its field, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics is respected by professors and students alike for its comprehensive topical coverage, its varied examples and homework problems, its application of the visual component of fluid mechanics, and its strong focus on learning. The authors have designed their presentation to allow for the gradual development of student confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in simple and easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed.

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Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Marc Andre Meyers |Publisher: Cambridge University Press | Date: 2008 | Format: PDF | Pages: 880 | ISBN10: 0521866758

A balanced mechanics-materials approach and coverage of the latest developments in biomaterials and electronic materials, the new edition of this popular text is the most thorough and modern book available for upper-level undergraduate courses on the mechanical behavior of materials. To ensure that the student gains a thorough understanding the authors present the fundamental mechanisms that operate at micro- and nano-meter level across a wide-range of materials, in a way that is mathematically simple and requires no extensive knowledge of materials. This integrated approach provides a conceptual presentation that shows how the microstructure of a material controls its mechanical behavior, and this is reinforced through extensive use of micrographs and illustrations. New worked examples and exercises help the student test their understanding. Further resources for this title, including lecture slides of select illustrations and solutions for exercises, are available online at www.cambridge.org/97800521866758.

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Motor Control: Theories, Experiments, and Applications

Author(s): Frederic Danion PhD | Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA | Date: 2010 | Format: PDF | Pages: 536 | ISBN10: 0195395271

Motor control has established itself as an area of scientific research characterized by a multi-disciplinary approach. Scientists working in the area of control of voluntary movements come from different backgrounds including but not limited to physiology, physics, psychology, mathematics, neurology, physical therapy, computer science, robotics, and engineering. One of the factors slowing progress in the area has been the lack of communication among researchers representing all these disciplines. A major objective of the current book is to overcome this deficiency and to promote cooperation and mutual understanding among researchers addressing different aspects of the complex phenomenon of motor coordination. The book offers a collection of chapters written by the most prominent researchers in the field. Despite the variety of approaches and methods, all the chapters are united by a common goal: To understand how the central nervous system controls and coordinates natural voluntary movements. This book will be appreciated as a major reference by researchers working in all the subfields that form motor control. It can also be used as a supplementary reading book for graduate courses in such fields as kinesiology, physiology, biomechanics, psychology, robotics, and movement disorders.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mechanical Vibrations, 5th Edition

Author(s): Singiresu S. Rao | Publisher: Prentice Hall | Date: 2010 | Format: PDF | Pages: 1104 | ISBN10: 0132128195

Mechanical Vibrations, 5/e is ideal for undergraduate courses in Vibration Engineering.

Retaining the style of its previous editions, this text presents the theory, computational aspects, and applications of vibrations in as simple a manner as possible. With an emphasis on computer techniques of analysis, it gives expanded explanations of the fundamentals, focusing on physical significance and interpretation that build upon students' previous experience. Each self-contained topic fully explains all concepts and presents the derivations with complete details. Numerous examples and problems illustrate principles and concepts.

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Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 7th edition

Author(s): J. L. Meriam | Publisher: Wiley | Date: 2011 | Format: PDF | Pages: 544 | ISBN10: 0470614730

The 7th edition of this classic text continues to provide the same high quality material seen in previous editions. The text is extensively rewritten with updated prose for content clarity, superb new problems in new application areas, outstanding instruction on drawing free body diagrams, and new electronic supplements to assist readers.

Furthermore, this edition offers more Web-based problem solving to practice solving problems, with immediate feedback computational mechanics booklets offer flexibility in introducing Matlab, MathCAD, and/or Maple into your mechanics classroom electronic figures from the text to enhance lectures by pulling material from the text into Powerpoint or other lecture formats 100+ additional electronic transparencies offer problem statements and fully worked solutions for use in lecture or as outside study tools.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011

Author(s): James Wedding P.E. | Publisher: Sybex | Date: 2010 | Format: PDF | Pages: 936 | ISBN10: 0470884185

The only comprehensive reference and tutorial for Civil 3D 2011

Civil 3D is Autodesk’s popular, robust civil engineering software, and this fully updated guide is the only one endorsed by Autodesk to help students prepare for certification exams. Packed with expert tips, tricks, techniques, and tutorials, this book covers every aspect of Civil 3D 2011, the preferred software package for designing roads, highways, subdivisions, drainage and sewer systems, and other large-scale civic projects.
*This is the official, Autodesk-endorsed guide to Civil 3D, the leading software for designing large-scale civic systems such as highways, subdivisions, and sewer systems
*Covers all the key concepts, the software interface, and best methods for creating, editing, displaying, and labeling all elements of a civic engineering project
*Features in-depth, detailed coverage of surveying, points, alignments, surfaces, profiles, corridors, grading, LandXML and LDT Project Transfer, cross sections, pipe networks, visualization, sheets, and project management
*Includes what students need to pass the Civil 3D 2011 Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 is a complete course in the real-world application of Civil 3D as well as the ultimate study guide for certification.

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Industrial Communication Systems (The Industrial Electronics Handbook)

Author(s): Bogdan M. Wilamowski and J. David Irwin | Publisher: CRC Press | Date: 2011 | Format: PDF | Pages: 962 | ISBN10: 1439802815

The successful operation of any production process is dependent upon a well designed and reliable communication system. Modern communication systems that are employed within a factory use a variety of means for sending and receiving information. With time, these systems have become more and more complicated. This volume in The Industrial Electronics Handbook, Second Edition spans the full gamut of topics which are needed for engineers working with industrial communication systems. A detailed description of the numerous topics covered in this volume is outlined in the Preambles that are provided for the various sections, and readers are directed there for the detailed topics contained within. The four other volumes in the Handbook are available individually: Fundamentals of Industrial Electronics, Intelligent Systems, Power Electronics and Motor Drives, and Control and Mechatronics. Additionally, all of the volumes are available as a set.

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Electronic Circuit Analysis, 2nd Edition

Author(s): K. Lal Kishore | Publisher: BS Publications | Date: 2008 | Format: PDF | Pages: 357 | ISBN10: 8178001667

Electronic Circuit Analysis is an important component of the broad area of Electronics and Communications Engineering. Electronic Circuit Design and Analysis aspects are dealt with in this book. Learning these topics is very essential for any electronics engineer. A student must study the subject, not just for the sake of passing the examination, but to learn the concepts. In this competitive world, to secure a job or to learn the concepts, proper effort must be made. This book is written WIth that motive. Any book written just for the sake of enabling the student to pass the examination will not fullfil its complete objective. Electronic Circuit Analysis is one of the fundamental subjects, which helps in I.C design, VLSI design etc.

This textbook can also be used for M.Sc (Electronics), AMIETE, AMIE (Electronics) B.Sc (Electronics), Diploma courses in Electronics, Instrumentation Engineering and other courses where Electronics is one subject. So students from Universities, Engineering Colleges and Polytechnics can use this book.-Author

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Electronic Devices and Circuits

Author(s): K. Lal Kishore | Publisher: BS Publications | Date: 2008 | Format: PDF | Pages: 528 | ISBN10: 8178001675

Brief history of electronics.
1. Electron dynamics and CRO.
2. Junction diode characteristics.
3. Rectifiers filters and regulators.
4. Transistor characteristics.
5. Transistor biasing and stabilization.
6. Amplifiers.
7. Feedback.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Physics Laboratory Experiments

Author(s): Jerry D. Wilson | Publisher: Brooks Cole | Date: 2009 | Format: PDF | Pages: 524 | ISBN10: 0547227485

This market-leading manual for the first-year physics laboratory course offers a wide range of class-tested experiments designed specifically for use in small to mid-size lab programs. A series of integrated experiments emphasizes the use of computerized instrumentation and includes a set of "computer-assisted experiments" to allow students and instructors to gain experience with modern equipment.

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