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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.



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.



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



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



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 Third Edition

Photovoltaic Systems Engineering  Third Edition Author Roger Messenger
ISBN-10 9781439802939
Release 2010-02-26
Pages 528
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The U.S. Department of Energy now estimates a factor of 14 increase in grid-connected systems between 2009 and 2017, depending upon various factors such as incentives for renewables and availability and price of conventional fuels. With this fact in mind, Photovoltaic Systems Engineering, Third Edition presents a comprehensive engineering basis for photovoltaic (PV) system design, so engineers can understand the what, why, and how associated with the electrical, mechanical, economic, and aesthetic aspects of PV system design. Building on the popularity of the first two editions, esteemed authors Roger Messenger and Jerry Ventre explore the significant growth and new ideas in the PV industry. They integrate their experience in system design and installation gained since publication of the last edition. Intellectual tools to help engineers and students to understand new technologies and ideas in this rapidly evolving field The book educates about the design of PV systems so that when engineering judgment is needed, the engineer can make intelligent decisions based on a clear understanding of the parameters involved. This goal differentiates this textbook from the many design and installation manuals that train the reader how to make design decisions, but not why. The authors explain why a PV design is executed a certain way, and how the design process is actually implemented. In exploring these ideas, this cutting-edge book presents: An updated background of energy production and consumption Mathematical background for understanding energy supply and demand A summary of the solar spectrum, how to locate the sun, and how to optimize the capture of its energy Analysis of the components used in PV systems Also useful for students, the text is full of additional practical considerations added to the theoretical background associated with mechanical and structural design. A modified top-down approach organizes the material to quickly cover the building blocks of the PV system. The focus is on adjusting the parameters of PV systems to optimize performance. The last two chapters present the physical basis of PV cell operation and optimization. Presenting new problems based upon contemporary technology, this book covers a wide range of topics—including chemistry, circuit analysis, electronics, solid state device theory, and economics—this book will become a relied upon addition to any engineer’s library.



The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants

The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants Author Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
ISBN-10 9781461384762
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 228
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Now available in an affordable softcover edition, this classic in Springer's acclaimed Virtual Laboratory series is the first comprehensive account of the computer simulation of plant development. 150 illustrations, one third of them in colour, vividly demonstrate the spectacular results of the algorithms used to model plant shapes and developmental processes. The latest in computer-generated images allow us to look at plants growing, self-replicating, responding to external factors and even mutating, without becoming entangled in the underlying mathematical formulae involved. The authors place particular emphasis on Lindenmayer systems - a notion conceived by one of the authors, Aristid Lindenmayer, and internationally recognised for its exceptional elegance in modelling biological phenomena. Nonetheless, the two authors take great care to present a survey of alternative methods for plant modelling.



Physical Modelling in Geotechnics Volume 2

Physical Modelling in Geotechnics  Volume 2 Author Andrew McNamara
ISBN-10 9780429797620
Release 2018-07-11
Pages 708
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Physical Modelling in Geotechnics collects more than 1500 pages of peer-reviewed papers written by researchers from over 30 countries, and presented at the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2018 (City, University of London, UK 17-20 July 2018). The ICPMG series has grown such that two volumes of proceedings were required to publish all contributions. The books represent a substantial body of work in four years. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics contains 230 papers, including eight keynote and themed lectures representing the state-of-the-art in physical modelling research in aspects as diverse as fundamental modelling including sensors, imaging, modelling techniques and scaling, onshore and offshore foundations, dams and embankments, retaining walls and deep excavations, ground improvement and environmental engineering, tunnels and geohazards including significant contributions in the area of seismic engineering. ISSMGE TC104 have identified areas for special attention including education in physical modelling and the promotion of physical modelling to industry. With this in mind there is a special themed paper on education, focusing on both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as practicing geotechnical engineers. Physical modelling has entered a new era with the advent of exciting work on real time interfaces between physical and numerical modelling and the growth of facilities and expertise that enable development of so called ‘megafuges’ of 1000gtonne capacity or more; capable of modelling the largest and most complex of geotechnical challenges. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics will be of interest to professionals, engineers and academics interested or involved in geotechnics, geotechnical engineering and related areas. The 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics was organised by the Multi Scale Geotechnical Engineering Research Centre at City, University of London under the auspices of Technical Committee 104 of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). City, University of London, are pleased to host the prestigious international conference for the first time having initiated and hosted the first regional conference, Eurofuge, ten years ago in 2008. Quadrennial regional conferences in both Europe and Asia are now well established events giving doctoral researchers, in particular, the opportunity to attend an international conference in this rapidly evolving specialist area. This is volume 2 of a 2-volume set.



Ports and the Environment

Ports and the Environment Author Meifeng Luo
ISBN-10 9781317376736
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.



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.



Hydrodynamics Around Cylindrical Structures

Hydrodynamics Around Cylindrical Structures Author B Mutlu Sumer
ISBN-10 9789814498050
Release 1997-03-17
Pages 548
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This book discusses the subject of wave/current flow around a cylinder, the forces induced on the cylinder by the flow, and the vibration pattern of slender structures in a marine environment. The primary aim of the book is to describe the flow pattern and the resulting load which develops when waves or current meet a cylinder. Attention is paid to the special case of a circular cylinder. The development in the forces is related to the various flow patterns and is discussed in detail. Regular as well as irregular waves are considered, and special cases like wall proximities (pipelines) are also investigated. The book is intended for MSc students with some experience in basic fluid mechanics and for PhD students. Contents:Flow Around a Cylinder in Steady CurrentForces on a Cylinder in Steady CurrentFlow Around a Cylinder in Oscillatory FlowsForces on a Cylinder in Regular WavesMathematical and Numerical Treatment of Flow Around a CylinderDiffraction Effect. Forces on Large BodiesForces on a Cylinder in Irregular WavesFlow-Induced Vibrations of a Free Cylinder in Steady CurrentsFlow-Induced Vibrations of a Free Cylinder in WavesVibrations of Marine PipelinesMathematical Modelling of Flow-Induced Vibrations. Readership: Civil and ocean engineers. keywords:Pipelines;Offshore Structures;Hydroelastic Vibrations;Flow-induced Vibrations;Forces on Offshore Structures;Flow Around Offshore Structures;Wave Loading;Vibrations;Waves;Steady Currents;Pipeline Stability;Diffraction;Irregular Waves;Oscillatory Flow;Mathematical Modelling;Coastal Structures;Marine Structure;Flow Loading;Vibration of Marine Pipelines “The figures are very good. Many of them are photographs and sketches of aspects of flow that are sometimes difficult to explain in words. The references are extensive, quoting many recent papers. The treatment of the subjects is up-to-date and particularly the chapters on numerical simulation and vibrations contain excellent synopses of new research, much of it by the authors themselves. The style is lucid and the text is well-organized. This book can be highly recommended to anyone who deals with cylindrical structures.” Professor J W Kamphuis Coastal Engineering



Advanced Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering Second Edition

Advanced Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering  Second Edition Author S.I. Hayek
ISBN-10 9781420081985
Release 2010-06-22
Pages 866
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Classroom-tested, Advanced Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering, Second Edition presents methods of applied mathematics that are particularly suited to address physical problems in science and engineering. Numerous examples illustrate the various methods of solution and answers to the end-of-chapter problems are included at the back of the book. After introducing integration and solution methods of ordinary differential equations (ODEs), the book presents Bessel and Legendre functions as well as the derivation and methods of solution of linear boundary value problems for physical systems in one spatial dimension governed by ODEs. It also covers complex variables, calculus, and integrals; linear partial differential equations (PDEs) in classical physics and engineering; the derivation of integral transforms; Green’s functions for ODEs and PDEs; asymptotic methods for evaluating integrals; and the asymptotic solution of ODEs. New to this edition, the final chapter offers an extensive treatment of numerical methods for solving non-linear equations, finite difference differentiation and integration, initial value and boundary value ODEs, and PDEs in mathematical physics. Chapters that cover boundary value problems and PDEs contain derivations of the governing differential equations in many fields of applied physics and engineering, such as wave mechanics, acoustics, heat flow in solids, diffusion of liquids and gases, and fluid flow. An update of a bestseller, this second edition continues to give students the strong foundation needed to apply mathematical techniques to the physical phenomena encountered in scientific and engineering applications.



Photovoltaic Systems Engineering Third Edition Solutions Manua

Photovoltaic Systems Engineering Third Edition   Solutions Manua Author Roger A. Messenger
ISBN-10 1439826498
Release 2009-12-16
Pages 65
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Practical Genetic Algorithms

Practical Genetic Algorithms Author Randy L. Haupt
ISBN-10 0471671754
Release 2004-07-30
Pages 272
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* This book deals with the fundamentals of genetic algorithms and their applications in a variety of different areas of engineering and science * Most significant update to the second edition is the MATLAB codes that accompany the text * Provides a thorough discussion of hybrid genetic algorithms * Features more examples than first edition



Proceedings of International Conference on Cognition and Recognition

Proceedings of International Conference on Cognition and Recognition Author D. S. Guru
ISBN-10 9789811051463
Release 2017-10-04
Pages 408
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The book covers a comprehensive overview of the theory, methods, applications and tools of cognition and recognition. The book is a collection of best selected papers presented in the International Conference on Cognition and Recognition 2016 (ICCR 2016) and helpful for scientists and researchers in the field of image processing, pattern recognition and computer vision for advance studies. Nowadays, researchers are working in interdisciplinary areas and the proceedings of ICCR 2016 plays a major role to accumulate those significant works at one place. The chapters included in the proceedings inculcates both theoretical as well as practical aspects of different areas like nature inspired algorithms, fuzzy systems, data mining, signal processing, image processing, text processing, wireless sensor networks, network security and cellular automata.



Industry Interactive Innovations in Science Engineering and Technology

Industry Interactive Innovations in Science  Engineering and Technology Author Swapan Bhattacharyya
ISBN-10 9789811039539
Release 2017-07-22
Pages 620
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The book is a collection of peer-reviewed scientific papers submitted by active researchers in the International Conference on Industry Interactive Innovation in Science, Engineering and Technology (I3SET 2016). The conference is a collective initiative of all departments and disciplines of JIS College of Engineering (an autonomous institution), Kalyani, West Bengal, India. The primary objective of the conference is to strengthen interdisciplinary research and encourage innovation in a demand-driven way as desired by the industry for escalating technology for mankind. A galaxy of academicians, professionals, scientists, industry people and researchers from different parts of the country and abroad shared and contributed their knowledge. The major areas of I3SET 2016 include nonconventional energy and advanced power systems; nanotechnology and applications; pattern recognition and machine intelligence; digital signal and image processing; modern instrumentation, control, robotics and automation; civil engineering and structural design; real-time and embedded systems, communication and devices; advanced optimization techniques; biotechnology, biomedical instrumentation and bioinformatics; and outcome based education.