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Hydraulic Engineering IV

Hydraulic Engineering IV Author Liquan Xie
ISBN-10 9781317217770
Release 2016-06-22
Pages 272
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Hydraulic research is developing beyond traditional civil engineering to satisfy increasing demands in natural hazards, structural safety assessment and environmental research. Hydraulic Engineering IV contains 38 technical papers presented at the 4th International Technical Conference on Hydraulic Engineering (CHE 2016, Hong Kong, 16–17 July 2016), including the 5th International Workshop on Environment and Safety Engineering (WESE 2016) and the 2nd International Structural and Civil Engineering Workshop (SCEW 2016). The sections on hydraulic engineering mainly focus on river engineering and sediment transport, flood hazards and innovative control measures, complex flow modelling, dam safety, slope stability, environmental hydraulics and hydrology, while the contributions related to environmental issues focus on environmental prediction and control techniques in environmental geoscience, water pollution and ecosystem degradation, applied meteorology, coastal engineering, safety engineering and environmental pollution control. The sections on structural and civil engineering mainly focus on underground engineering, construction engineering, road and bridge engineering. Hydraulic Engineering IV will of interest to academics and engineering involved in Hydraulic Engineering and Civil Engineering.



Metasynthetic Computing and Engineering of Complex Systems

Metasynthetic Computing and Engineering of Complex Systems Author Longbing Cao
ISBN-10 9781447165514
Release 2015-05-29
Pages 348
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Provides a comprehensive overview and introduction to the concepts, methodologies, analysis, design and applications of metasynthetic computing and engineering. The author: • Presents an overview of complex systems, especially open complex giant systems such as the Internet, complex behavioural and social problems, and actionable knowledge discovery and delivery in the big data era. • Discusses ubiquitous intelligence in complex systems, including human intelligence, domain intelligence, social intelligence, network intelligence, data intelligence and machine intelligence, and their synergy through metasynthetic engineering. • Explains the concept and methodology of human-centred, human-machine-cooperated qualitative-to-quantitative metasynthesis for understanding and managing open complex giant systems, and its computing approach: metasynthetic computing. • Introduces techniques and tools for analysing and designing problem-solving systems for open complex problems and systems. Metasynthetic Computing and Engineering uses the systematology methodology in addressing system complexities in open complex giant systems, for which it may not only be effective to apply reductionism or holism. The book aims to encourage and inspire discussions, design, implementation and reflection of effective methodologies and tools for computing and engineering open complex systems and problems. Researchers, research students and practitioners in complex systems, artificial intelligence, data science, computer science, and even system science, cognitive science, behaviour science, and social science, will find this book invaluable.



Civil Engineering Systems Analysis

Civil Engineering Systems Analysis Author Luis Amador-Jimenez
ISBN-10 9781482260809
Release 2016-09-15
Pages 271
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This textbook covers tools and applications in civil engineering systems. It begins by revising the mathematical and statistical background for the adequate formulation of civil engineering problems. Then it examines a series of topics required to understand infrastructure, facilities and transportation networks, and their planning, maintenance, upgrading and expansion. It covers problem definition, model formulation and decision making systems, including optimization, estimation and prediction. The applications deal with some of the challenges that civil engineers will typically encounter during their professional lives, ranging from municipal planning and infrastructure management to transportation analysis. The treatment of the topics is integral. Tools and examples from real life situations are combined to illustrate the use of methods and principles. Students will learn to understand a system, conceptualize a model, analyse it and make decisions or draw conclusions, just as practising engineers do. A final chapter introduces methods for expanding simple models, adding complexity and incorporating uncertainty. Instructors can chose to cover some of the material from the foundation chapters on mathematics and statistics or directly concentrate on the tools and applications.



Models and Algorithms for Biomolecules and Molecular Networks

Models and Algorithms for Biomolecules and Molecular Networks Author Jie Liang
ISBN-10 9780470601938
Release 2016-01-26
Pages 264
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By providing expositions to modeling principles, theories, computational solutions, and open problems, this reference presents a full scope on relevant biological phenomena, modeling frameworks, technical challenges, and algorithms. Up-to-date developments of structures of biomolecules, systems biology, advanced models, and algorithms Sampling techniques for estimating evolutionary rates and generating molecular structures Accurate computation of probability landscape of stochastic networks, solving discrete chemical master equations End-of-chapter exercises



Environment Modeling Based Requirements Engineering for Software Intensive Systems

Environment Modeling Based Requirements Engineering for Software Intensive Systems Author Zhi Jin
ISBN-10 9780128019573
Release 2017-12-14
Pages 288
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Environment Modeling-Based Requirements Engineering for Software Intensive Systems provides a new and promising approach for engineering the requirements of software-intensive systems, presenting a systematic, promising approach to identifying, clarifying, modeling, deriving, and validating the requirements of software-intensive systems from well-modeled environment simulations. In addition, the book presents a new view of software capability, i.e. the effect-based software capability in terms of environment modeling. Provides novel and systematic methodologies for engineering the requirements of software-intensive systems Describes ontologies and easily-understandable notations for modeling software-intensive systems Analyzes the functional and non-functional requirements based on the properties of the software surroundings Provides an essential, practical guide and formalization tools for the task of identifying the requirements of software-intensive systems Gives system analysts and requirements engineers insight into how to recognize and structure the problems of developing software-intensive systems



Creative Paper Cutting

Creative Paper Cutting Author Cheong-Ah Hwang
ISBN-10 1861089201
Release 2013
Pages 191
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An ancient art with a contemporary edge. Treat yourself to an inspiring adventure that begins the moment you open Creative Paper Cutting by artist Cheong-ah Hwang. You'll find yourself immersed in the fantastical world of paper cutting: the delicate craft of creating original, intricate artworks by folding, layering, and snipping beautifully textured papers into amazing designs. 15 projects to capture your imagination. This exquisite book offers everything you need to become thoroughly inspired and utterly proficient in this popular craft. It will tempt you with 15 irresistible projects created by one of today's outstanding paper sculptors. Here's your chance to create intricate art that can adorn walls, serve as greeting cards, or be showcased in a number of innovative ways. Advice from a self-taught paper sculptor. Drawing on her considerable experience, Cheong-ah guides you through each project with her straightforward, friendly approach, aided by step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photographs. Comprehensive in scope, Creative Paper Cutting includes full details on all the essentials: tools, materials, and techniques for cutting and sculpting along with methods for displaying your paper-cutting art. Cut loose and enjoy the delightful art of paper cutting! With simple tools, a few sheets of beautiful paper, and this how-to book you can learn this beautiful art form that dates back centuries, but fits beautifully into contemporary life.



An Invitation to Applied Mathematics

An Invitation to Applied Mathematics Author Carmen Chicone
ISBN-10 9780128041543
Release 2016-09-24
Pages 878
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An Invitation to Applied Mathematics: Differential Equations, Modeling, and Computation introduces the reader to the methodology of modern applied mathematics in modeling, analysis, and scientific computing with emphasis on the use of ordinary and partial differential equations. Each topic is introduced with an attractive physical problem, where a mathematical model is constructed using physical and constitutive laws arising from the conservation of mass, conservation of momentum, or Maxwell's electrodynamics. Relevant mathematical analysis (which might employ vector calculus, Fourier series, nonlinear ODEs, bifurcation theory, perturbation theory, potential theory, control theory, or probability theory) or scientific computing (which might include Newton's method, the method of lines, finite differences, finite elements, finite volumes, boundary elements, projection methods, smoothed particle hydrodynamics, or Lagrangian methods) is developed in context and used to make physically significant predictions. The target audience is advanced undergraduates (who have at least a working knowledge of vector calculus and linear ordinary differential equations) or beginning graduate students. Readers will gain a solid and exciting introduction to modeling, mathematical analysis, and computation that provides the key ideas and skills needed to enter the wider world of modern applied mathematics. Presents an integrated wealth of modeling, analysis, and numerical methods in one volume Provides practical and comprehensible introductions to complex subjects, for example, conservation laws, CFD, SPH, BEM, and FEM Includes a rich set of applications, with more appealing problems and projects suggested



Photovoltaic Systems Engineering Fourth Edition

Photovoltaic Systems Engineering  Fourth Edition Author Roger Messenger
ISBN-10 9781498772785
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 536
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The primary purpose of PV Systems Engineering is to provide a comprehensive set of PV knowledge and understanding tools for the design, installation, commissioning, inspection, and operation of PV systems. During recent years in the United States, more PV capacity was installed than any other electrical generation source. In addition to practical system information, this new edition includes explanation of the basic physical principles upon which the technology is based and a consideration of the environmental and economic impact of the technology. The material covers all phases of PV systems from basic sunlight parameters to system commissioning and simulation, as well as economic and environmental impact of PV. With homework problems included in each chapter and numerous design examples of real systems, the book provides the reader with consistent opportunities to apply the information to real-world scenarios.



Mathematical and Computational Modeling

Mathematical and Computational Modeling Author Roderick Melnik
ISBN-10 9781118853856
Release 2015-05-21
Pages 336
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Illustrates the application of mathematical and computational modeling in a variety of disciplines With an emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of mathematical and computational modeling, Mathematical and Computational Modeling: With Applications in the Natural and Social Sciences, Engineering, and the Arts features chapters written by well-known, international experts in these fields and presents readers with a host of state-of-the-art achievements in the development of mathematical modeling and computational experiment methodology. The book is a valuable guide to the methods, ideas, and tools of applied and computational mathematics as they apply to other disciplines such as the natural and social sciences, engineering, and technology. Mathematical and Computational Modeling: With Applications in the Natural and Social Sciences, Engineering, and the Arts also features: Rigorous mathematical procedures and applications as the driving force behind mathematical innovation and discovery Numerous examples from a wide range of disciplines to emphasize the multidisciplinary application and universality of applied mathematics and mathematical modeling Original results on both fundamental theoretical and applied developments in diverse areas of human knowledge Discussions that promote interdisciplinary interactions between mathematicians, scientists, and engineers Mathematical and Computational Modeling: With Applications in the Natural and Social Sciences, Engineering, and the Arts is an ideal resource for professionals in various areas of mathematical and statistical sciences, modeling and simulation, physics, computer science, engineering, biology and chemistry, industrial, and computational engineering. The book also serves as an excellent textbook for graduate courses in mathematical modeling, applied mathematics, numerical methods, operations research, and optimization.



River Flow 2016

River Flow 2016 Author George Constantinescu
ISBN-10 9781317289128
Release 2016-06-22
Pages 856
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Understanding and being able to predict fluvial processes is one of the biggest challenges for hydraulics and environmental engineers, hydrologists and other scientists interested in preserving and restoring the diverse functions of rivers. The interactions among flow, turbulence, vegetation, macroinvertebrates and other organisms, as well as the transport and retention of particulate matter, have important consequences on the ecological health of rivers. Managing rivers in an ecologically friendly way is a major component of sustainable engineering design, maintenance and restoration of ecological habitats. To address these challenges, a major focus of River Flow 2016 was to highlight the latest advances in experimental, computational and theoretical approaches that can be used to deepen our understanding and capacity to predict flow and the associated fluid-driven ecological processes, anthropogenic influences, sediment transport and morphodynamic processes. River Flow 2016 was organized under the auspices of the Committee for Fluvial Hydraulics of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). Since its first edition in 2002, the River Flow conference series has become the main international event focusing on river hydrodynamics, sediment transport, river engineering and restoration. Some of the highlights of the 8th International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics were to focus on inter-disciplinary research involving, among others, ecological and biological aspects relevant to river flows and processes and to emphasize broader themes dealing with river sustainability. River Flow 2016 (extended abstract book 854 pages + full paper CD-ROM 2436 pages) contains the contributions presented during the regular sessions covering the main conference themes and the special sessions focusing on specific hot topics of river flow research, and will be of interest to academics interested in hydraulics, hydrology and environmental engineering.



Ports and the Environment

Ports and the Environment Author Meifeng Luo
ISBN-10 9781317376743
Release 2017-10-02
Pages 120
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Ports are a vital part of the global economy, connecting the world through maritime transport networks, promoting international trade, and supporting global economic growth. However, port communities are increasingly concerned about the local environmental problems associated with air pollution from increased port activities. Efforts are increasingly being made into the reduction of human-induced changes to the global environment, and one of the target areas is to reduce air emissions from international shipping. It appears that management of the port sector has entered into a new era, not only because environmental concerns are increasingly being expressed surrounding the ports themselves, but also because many of the new environmental measures associated with the shipping trade have to be enforced when ships are in port. Ports and the Environment assembles research focusing on the management of ports, and the environmental issues associated with both the shipping trade and the ports themselves. By examining contemporary concerns from the perspectives of maritime policy, port management, and industrial efficiency, this book will be provide important reference for future research and policy-making in this area. This book was originally published as a special issue of Maritime Policy & Management.



Sustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change

Sustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change Author Sébastien Erpicum
ISBN-10 9781498781497
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 216
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In an increasingly urbanized world, water systems must be designed and operated according to innovative standards in terms of climate adaptation, resource efficiency, sustainability and resilience. This grand challenge triggers unprecedented questions for hydro-environment research and engineering. Shifts in paradigms are urgently needed in the way we view (circular) water systems, water as a renewable energy (production and storage), risk management of floods, storms, sea level rise and droughts, as well as their consequences on water quality, morphodynamics (e.g., reservoir sedimentation, scour, sustainability of deltas) and the environment. Addressing these issues requires a deep understanding of basic processes in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, surface and groundwater flow, among others. Sustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change: Advances in Water Engineering and Research unveils latest research achievements and innovations which were presented at the 4th European Congress of the International Association for Hydro-environment engineering and Research (IAHR), hold in Liege (Belgium). These new developments are based on state-of-the-art modelling technologies which are supported by the exponentially growing availability of data and computation power. Innovative synergies emerge between numerical modelling and experimental techniques, as well as field monitoring. Unique opportunities are created by multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches, bridging hydro-environment engineering and research with climate sciences, ecology, spatial planning, sociology. Sustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change: Advances in Water Engineering and Research will serve as a reference for postgraduate, professionals and decision-makers involved in various water-related sectors, such as hydraulic engineering, fluvial hydraulics, coastal engineering, water resources management, and renewable energy.



Materials

Materials Author Witold Brostow
ISBN-10 9781119281023
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 480
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Presents a fully interdisciplinary approach with a stronger emphasis on polymers and composites than traditional materials books Materials science and engineering is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering. Polymer materials are often mixed with inorganic materials to enhance their mechanical, electrical, thermal, and physical properties. Materials: Introduction and Applications addresses a gap in the existing textbooks on materials science. This book focuses on three Units. The first, Foundations, includes basic materials topics from Intermolecular Forces and Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams to Crystalline and Non-Crystalline Structures. The second Units, Materials, goes into the details of many materials including Metals, Ceramics, Organic Raw Materials, Polymers, Composites, Biomaterials, and Liquid Crystals and Smart Materials. The third and final unit details Behavior and Properties including Rheological, Mechanical, Thermophysical, Color and Optical, Electrical and Dielectric, Magnetic, Surface Behavior and Tribology, Materials, Environment and Sustainability, and Testing of Materials. Materials: Introduction and Applications features: Basic and advanced Materials concepts Interdisciplinary information that is otherwise scattered consolidated into one work Links to everyday life application like electronics, airplanes, and dental materials Certain topics to be discussed in this textbook are more advanced. These will be presented in shaded gray boxes providing a two-level approach. Depending on whether you are a student of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, MSE, Chemistry, Physics, etc., you can decide for yourself whether a topic presented on a more advanced level is not important for you—or else essential for you given your professional profile Witold Brostow is Regents Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas. He is President of the International Council on Materials Education and President of the Scientific Committee of the POLYCHAR World Forum on Advanced Material (42 member countries). He has three honorary doctorates and is a Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Mexico, Foreign Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Georgia in Tbilisi and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in London. His publications have been cited more than 7200 times. Haley Hagg Lobland is the Associate Director of LAPOM at the University of North Texas. She is a Member of the POLYCHAR Scientific Committeee. She has received awards for her research presented at conferences in: Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; NIST, Frederick, Maryland; Rouen, France; and Lviv, Ukraine. She has lectured in a number of countries including Poland and Spain. Her publications include joint ones with colleagues in Egypt, Georgia, Germany, India, Israel, Mexico, Poland, Turkey and United Kingdom.



40 Days of Dating

40 Days of Dating Author Jessica Walsh
ISBN-10 9781613127155
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 304
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When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July 2013. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since. Note: 40 Days of Dating has a special binding that allows it to open very flat by attaching the endpapers to the inside covers.



Performance Based Specifications and Control of Concrete Durability

Performance Based Specifications and Control of Concrete Durability Author Hans Beushausen
ISBN-10 9789401773096
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 373
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This work gives an overview of significant research from recent years concerning performance-based design and quality control for concrete durability and its implementation. In engineering practice, performance approaches are often still used in combination with prescriptive requirements. This is largely because, for most durability test methods, sufficient practical experience still has to be gained before engineers and owners are prepared to fully rely on them. This book, compiled by RILEM TC 230-PSC, is intended to assist efforts to successfully build the foundation for the full implementation of performance-based approaches through the exchange of relevant knowledge and experience between researchers and practitioners worldwide.



Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation

Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering  Mechanics and Computation Author Alphose Zingoni
ISBN-10 9781317280637
Release 2016-11-25
Pages 784
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Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation comprises 360 papers that were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016). The papers reflect the broad scope of the SEMC conferences, and cover a wide range of engineering structures (buildings, bridges, towers, roofs, foundations, offshore structures, tunnels, dams, vessels, vehicles and machinery) and engineering materials (steel, aluminium, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, polymers, composites, laminates, smart materials). Some contributions present the latest insights and new understanding on (i) the mechanics of structures and systems (dynamics, vibration, seismic response, instability, buckling, soil-structure interaction), and (ii) the mechanics of materials and fluids (elasticity, plasticity, fluid-structure interaction, flow through porous media, biomechanics, fracture, fatigue, bond, creep, shrinkage). Other contributions report on (iii) recent advances in computational modelling and testing (numerical simulations, finite-element modeling, experimental testing), and (iv) developments and innovations in structural engineering (planning, analysis, design, construction, assembly, maintenance, repair and retrofitting of structures). Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation is particularly of interest to civil, structural, mechanical, marine and aerospace engineers. Researchers, developers, practitioners and academics in these disciplines will find the content useful. Short versions of the papers, intended to be concise but self-contained summaries of the full papers, are collected in the book, while the full versions of the papers are on the accompanying CD.



Modelling and Implementation of Complex Systems

Modelling and Implementation of Complex Systems Author Salim Chikhi
ISBN-10 9783319334103
Release 2016-05-01
Pages 342
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of extended contributions from the fourth international symposium on Modeling and Implementing Complex Systems (MICS’2106) organized into four main topics: Networking and Cloud Computing, Software Engineering and Formal Methods, Intelligent and Information Systems, and Algorithms and Complexity. This book presents recent advances related to theory and applications of networking and distributed computing, including: cloud computing, software engineering, formal methods, information extraction, optimization algorithms, intelligent systems, and multi-agent systems.