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This book deals with various computational procedures for multiple repeated analyses (reanalysis) of structures, and presents them in a unified approach. It meets the need for a general text covering the basic concepts and methods as well as recent developments in this area. To clarify the presentation, many illustrative examples ...
Reanalysis of Structures: A Unified Approach for Linear, Nonlinear, Static and Dynamic Systems
This book deals with various computational procedures for multiple repeated analyses (reanalysis) of structures, and presents them in a unified approach. It meets the need for a general text covering the basic concepts and methods as well as recent developments in this area. To clarify the presentation, many illustrative examples and numerical results are demonstrated. Previous books on structural analysis do not cover most of the material presented here.
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Reanalysis of Structures: A Unified Approach for Linear, Nonlinear, Static and Dynamic Systems

by Uri Kirsch
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This is the first book that reviews problems in different fluid mechanics disciplines that led to the concept of canopy, or penetrable roughness. Despite their diversity, many flows may be theoretically united by means of introducing distributed sinks and/or sources of momentum and heat and mass. These and other flows ...
Flow and Transport Processes with Complex Obstructions: Applications to Cities, Vegetative Canopies and Industry
This is the first book that reviews problems in different fluid mechanics disciplines that led to the concept of canopy, or penetrable roughness. Despite their diversity, many flows may be theoretically united by means of introducing distributed sinks and/or sources of momentum and heat and mass. These and other flows in engineering and environmental situations over surfaces with many obstacles are reviewed in terms of general concepts of fluid mechanics.
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Flow and Transport Processes with Complex Obstructions: Applications to Cities, Vegetative Canopies and Industry

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CLIFFORD K. HOAND STEPHEN W. WEBB Sandia National Laboratories, P. O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185, USA Gas and vapor transport in porous media occur in a number of important applications includingdryingofindustrialandfoodproducts,oilandgasexploration,environm- tal remediation of contaminated sites, and carbon sequestration. Understanding the fundamental mechanisms and processes of gas and vapor ...
Gas Transport in Porous Media
CLIFFORD K. HOAND STEPHEN W. WEBB Sandia National Laboratories, P. O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185, USA Gas and vapor transport in porous media occur in a number of important applications includingdryingofindustrialandfoodproducts,oilandgasexploration,environm- tal remediation of contaminated sites, and carbon sequestration. Understanding the fundamental mechanisms and processes of gas and vapor transport in porous media allows models to be used to evaluate and optimize the performance and design of these systems. In this book, gas and vapor are distinguished by their available states at stan- ? dard temperature and pressure (20 C, 101 kPa). If the gas-phase constituent can also exist as a liquid phase at standard temperature and pressure (e. g. , water, ethanol, toluene, trichlorothylene), it is considered a vapor. If the gas-phase constituent is non-condensable at standard temperature and pressure (e. g. , oxygen, carbon di- ide, helium, hydrogen, propane), it is considered a gas. The distinction is important because different processes affect the transport and behavior of gases and vapors in porous media. For example, mechanisms specific to vapors include vapor-pressure lowering and enhanced vapor diffusion, which are caused by the presence of a g- phase constituent interacting with its liquid phase in an unsaturated porous media. In addition, the heat-pipe exploits isothermal latent heat exchange during evaporation and condensation to effectively transfer heat in designed and natural systems.
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Gas Transport in Porous Media

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Manufacturing industries are devoted to producing high-quality products in the most economical and timely manner. Quality, economics, and time not only indicate the customer-satisfaction level, but also measure the manufacturing per formance of a company. Today's manufacturing environments are becoming more and more complex, flexible, and information-intensive. Companies invest into ...
Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Systems
Manufacturing industries are devoted to producing high-quality products in the most economical and timely manner. Quality, economics, and time not only indicate the customer-satisfaction level, but also measure the manufacturing per formance of a company. Today's manufacturing environments are becoming more and more complex, flexible, and information-intensive. Companies invest into the information technologies such as computers, communication networks, sensors, actuators, and other equipment that give them an abundance of information about their materials and resources. In the face of global competition, a manufacturing company's survival is becoming more dependent on how best this influx of in formation is utilized. Consequently, there evolves a great need for sophisticated tools of performance analysis that use this information to help decision makers in choosing the right course of action. These tools will have the capability of data analysis, modeling, computer simulation, and optimization for use in designing products and processes. International competition also has had its impact on manufacturing education and the government's support of it in the US. We see more courses offered in this area in industrial engineering and manufacturing systems engineering departments, operations research programs, and business schools. In fact, we see an increasing number of manufacturing systems engineering departments and manufacturing research centers in universities not only in the US but also in Europe, Japan, and many developing countries.
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Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Systems

by Tayfur Altiok
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A joint effort of three continents, this book is about rational utilization of the fossil fuels for generation of heat or power. It provides a synthesis of two scientific traditions: the high-performance, but often proprietary, Western designs, and the elaborate national standards based on less advanced Eastern designs; it presents ...
Boilers and Burners: Design and Theory
A joint effort of three continents, this book is about rational utilization of the fossil fuels for generation of heat or power. It provides a synthesis of two scientific traditions: the high-performance, but often proprietary, Western designs, and the elaborate national standards based on less advanced Eastern designs; it presents both in the same Western format. It is intended for engineers and advanced undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in steam power plants, burners, or furnaces. The text uses a format of practice based on theory: each chapter begins with an explanation of a process, with basic theory developed from first principles; then empirical relationships are presented and, finally, design methods are explained by worked out examples. It will thus provide researchers with a resource for applications of theory to practice. Plant operators will find solutions to and explanations of many of their daily operational problems. Designers will find this book ready with required data, design methods and equations. Finally, consultants will find it very useful for design evaluation.
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Boilers and Burners: Design and Theory

by Kefa Cen, L. Jestin, C. Kefa, Prabir Basu
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The notion dealt with in this volume of proceedings is often traced back to the late 19th-century writings of a rather obscure scientist, C. V. Burton. A probable reason for this is that the painstaking de ciphering of this author's paper in the Philosophical Magazine (Vol. 33, pp. 191-204, 1891) ...
Mechanics of Material Forces
The notion dealt with in this volume of proceedings is often traced back to the late 19th-century writings of a rather obscure scientist, C. V. Burton. A probable reason for this is that the painstaking de ciphering of this author's paper in the Philosophical Magazine (Vol. 33, pp. 191-204, 1891) seems to reveal a notion that was introduced in math ematical form much later, that of local structural rearrangement. This notion obviously takes place on the material manifold of modern con tinuum mechanics. It is more or less clear that seemingly different phe nomena - phase transition, local destruction of matter in the form of the loss of local ordering (such as in the appearance of structural defects or of the loss of cohesion by the appearance of damage or the exten sion of cracks), plasticity, material growth in the bulk or at the surface by accretion, wear, and the production of debris - should enter a com mon framework where, by pure logic, the material manifold has to play a prominent role. Finding the mathematical formulation for this was one of the great achievements of J. D. Eshelby. He was led to consider the apparent but true motion or displacement of embedded material inhomogeneities, and thus he began to investigate the driving force causing this motion or displacement, something any good mechanician would naturally introduce through the duahty inherent in mechanics since J. L. d'Alembert.
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Mechanics of Material Forces

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This engineering dynamics textbook is aimed at beginning graduate students in mechanical engineering and other related engineering disciplines who need training in dynamics as applied to engineering mechanisms. It introduces the formal mathematical development of Lagrangian mechanics (and its corollaries), while solving numerous engineering applications. The author's goal is to ...
Engineering Dynamics: From the Lagrangian to Simulation
This engineering dynamics textbook is aimed at beginning graduate students in mechanical engineering and other related engineering disciplines who need training in dynamics as applied to engineering mechanisms. It introduces the formal mathematical development of Lagrangian mechanics (and its corollaries), while solving numerous engineering applications. The author's goal is to instill an understanding of the basic physics required for engineering dynamics, while providing a recipe (algorithm) for the simulation of engineering mechanisms such as robots. The book will be reasonably self-contained so that the practicing engineer interested in this area can also make use of it. This book is made accessible to the widest possible audience by numerous, solved examples and diagrams that apply the principles to real engineering applications. * Provides an applied textbook for intermediate/advanced engineering dynamics courses; * Discusses Lagrangian mechanics in the context of numerous engineering applications; * Includes numerous, solved examples, illustrative diagrams and applied exercises in every chapter
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Engineering Dynamics: From the Lagrangian to Simulation

by Roger F. Gans
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Over the last twenty years, Professor Franco Giannessi, a highly respected researcher, has been working on an approach to optimization theory based on image space analysis. His theory has been elaborated by many other researchers in a wealth of papers. Constrained Optimization and Image Space Analysis unites his results and ...
Constrained Optimization and Image Space Analysis: Volume 1: Separation of Sets and Optimality Conditions
Over the last twenty years, Professor Franco Giannessi, a highly respected researcher, has been working on an approach to optimization theory based on image space analysis. His theory has been elaborated by many other researchers in a wealth of papers. Constrained Optimization and Image Space Analysis unites his results and presents optimization theory and variational inequalities in their light. It presents a new approach to the theory of constrained extremum problems, including Mathematical Programming, Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Problems. Such an approach unifies the several branches: Optimality Conditions, Duality, Penalizations, Vector Problems, Variational Inequalities and Complementarity Problems. The applications benefit from a unified theory.
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Constrained Optimization and Image Space Analysis: Volume 1: Separation of Sets and Optimality Conditions

by Franco Giannessi
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Granular or particulate materials arise in almost every aspect of our lives, including many familiar materials such as tea, coffee, sugar, sand, cement and powders. At some stage almost every industrial process involves a particulate material, and it is usually the cause of the disruption to the smooth running of ...
Mathematics and Mechanics of Granular Materials
Granular or particulate materials arise in almost every aspect of our lives, including many familiar materials such as tea, coffee, sugar, sand, cement and powders. At some stage almost every industrial process involves a particulate material, and it is usually the cause of the disruption to the smooth running of the process. In the natural environment, understanding the behaviour of particulate materials is vital in many geophysical processes such as earthquakes, landslides and avalanches. This book is a collection of current research from some of the major contributors in the topic of modelling the behaviour of granular materials. Papers from every area of current activity are included, such as theoretical, numerical, engineering and computational approaches. This book illustrates the numerous diverse approaches to one of the outstanding problems of modern continuum mechanics.
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Mathematics and Mechanics of Granular Materials

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Not only does this book provide a comprehensive review of current research advances in collagen structure and mechanics, it also explores this biological macromolecule's many applications in biomaterials and tissue engineering. Readers gain an understanding of the structure and mechanical behavior of type I collagen and collagen-based tissues in vertebrates ...
Collagen: Structure and Mechanics
Not only does this book provide a comprehensive review of current research advances in collagen structure and mechanics, it also explores this biological macromolecule's many applications in biomaterials and tissue engineering. Readers gain an understanding of the structure and mechanical behavior of type I collagen and collagen-based tissues in vertebrates across all length scales, from the molecular (nano) to the organ (macro) level.
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Collagen: Structure and Mechanics

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Provides a rigorous derivation of surface properties such as temperature and deformation using continuum mechanics; Discussion is animated by the authors' decades of experience in experimental mechanics; Includes many techniologically motivated problems, solutions and computer solutions
Fundamentals of Surface Mechanics: With Applications
Provides a rigorous derivation of surface properties such as temperature and deformation using continuum mechanics; Discussion is animated by the authors' decades of experience in experimental mechanics; Includes many techniologically motivated problems, solutions and computer solutions
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Fundamentals of Surface Mechanics: With Applications

by Don A Lucca, W Michael Lai, Frederick F. Ling
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The aim of this book is to impart a sound understanding, both physical and mathematical, of the fundamental theory of vibration and its applications. The book presents in a simple and systematic manner techniques that can easily be applied to the analysis of vibration of mechanical and structural systems. Unlike ...
Theory of Vibration: An Introduction
The aim of this book is to impart a sound understanding, both physical and mathematical, of the fundamental theory of vibration and its applications. The book presents in a simple and systematic manner techniques that can easily be applied to the analysis of vibration of mechanical and structural systems. Unlike other texts on vibrations, the approach is general, based on the conservation of energy and Lagrangian dynamics, and develops specific techniques from these foundations in clearly understandable stages. Suitable for a one-semester course on vibrations, the book presents new concepts in simple terms and explains procedures for solving problems in considerable detail.
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Theory of Vibration: An Introduction

by A. A. Shabana
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This book presents new results in the knowledge and simulations for composite nano-materials. It includes selected, extended papers presented in the thematic ECCOMAS conference on Composites with Micro- and Nano-Structure (CMNS) - Computational Modelling and Experiments. It contains atomistic and continuum numerical methods and experimental validation for composite materials reinforced ...
Composites with Micro- and Nano-Structure: Computational Modeling and Experiments
This book presents new results in the knowledge and simulations for composite nano-materials. It includes selected, extended papers presented in the thematic ECCOMAS conference on Composites with Micro- and Nano-Structure (CMNS) - Computational Modelling and Experiments. It contains atomistic and continuum numerical methods and experimental validation for composite materials reinforced with particles or fibres, porous materials, homogenization and other important topics.
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Composites with Micro- and Nano-Structure: Computational Modeling and Experiments

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Following the recent developments in the field of absolute stability, Prof. Xiaoxin Liao, in conjunction with Prof. Pei Yu, has created a second edition of his seminal work on the subject. Liao begins with an introduction to the Lurie problem and Lurie control system, before moving on to the simple ...
Absolute Stability of Nonlinear Control Systems
Following the recent developments in the field of absolute stability, Prof. Xiaoxin Liao, in conjunction with Prof. Pei Yu, has created a second edition of his seminal work on the subject. Liao begins with an introduction to the Lurie problem and Lurie control system, before moving on to the simple algebraic sufficient conditions for the absolute stability of autonomous and non-autonomous ODE systems, as well as several special classes of Lurie-type systems. The focus of the book then shifts toward the new results and research that have appeared in the decade since the first edition was published. This book is aimed to be used by undergraduates in the areas of applied mathematics, nonlinear control systems, and chaos control and synchronisation, but may also be useful as a reference for researchers and engineers. The book is self-contained, though a basic knowledge of calculus, linear system and matrix theory, and ordinary differential equations is a prerequisite.
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Absolute Stability of Nonlinear Control Systems

by Pei Yu, Xiaoxin Liao
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Modeling and Simulation have become endeavors central to all disciplines of science and engineering. They are used in the analysis of physical systems where they help us gain a better understanding of the functioning of our physical world. They are also important to the design of new engineering systems where ...
Continuous System Modeling
Modeling and Simulation have become endeavors central to all disciplines of science and engineering. They are used in the analysis of physical systems where they help us gain a better understanding of the functioning of our physical world. They are also important to the design of new engineering systems where they enable us to predict the behavior of a system before it is ever actually built. Modeling and simulation are the only techniques available that allow us to analyze arbitrarily non-linear systems accurately and under varying experimental conditions. Continuous System Modeling introduces the student to an important subclass of these techniques. They deal with the analysis of systems described through a set of ordinary or partial differential equations or through a set of difference equations. This volume introduces concepts of modeling physical systems through a set of differential and/or difference equations. The purpose is twofold: it enhances the scientific understanding of our physical world by codifying (organizing) knowledge about this world, and it supports engineering design by allowing us to assess the consequences of a particular design alternative before it is actually built. This text has a flavor of the mathematical discipline of dynamical systems, and is strongly oriented towards Newtonian physical science.
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Continuous System Modeling

by Francois E. Cellier
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This book develops methods for describing random dynamical systems, and it illustrats how the methods can be used in a variety of applications. Appeals to researchers and graduate students who require tools to investigate stochastic systems.
Random Perturbation Methods with Applications in Science and Engineering
This book develops methods for describing random dynamical systems, and it illustrats how the methods can be used in a variety of applications. Appeals to researchers and graduate students who require tools to investigate stochastic systems.
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Random Perturbation Methods with Applications in Science and Engineering

by Habib Salehi, Frank C. Hoppensteadt, A. V. Skorokhod
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Estimating unknown parameters based on observation data conta- ing information about the parameters is ubiquitous in diverse areas of both theory and application. For example, in system identification the unknown system coefficients are estimated on the basis of input-output data of the control system; in adaptive control systems the adaptive ...
Stochastic Approximation and Its Applications
Estimating unknown parameters based on observation data conta- ing information about the parameters is ubiquitous in diverse areas of both theory and application. For example, in system identification the unknown system coefficients are estimated on the basis of input-output data of the control system; in adaptive control systems the adaptive control gain should be defined based on observation data in such a way that the gain asymptotically tends to the optimal one; in blind ch- nel identification the channel coefficients are estimated using the output data obtained at the receiver; in signal processing the optimal weighting matrix is estimated on the basis of observations; in pattern classifi- tion the parameters specifying the partition hyperplane are searched by learning, and more examples may be added to this list. All these parameter estimation problems can be transformed to a root-seeking problem for an unknown function. To see this, let - note the observation at time i. e. , the information available about the unknown parameters at time It can be assumed that the parameter under estimation denoted by is a root of some unknown function This is not a restriction, because, for example, may serve as such a function.
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Stochastic Approximation and Its Applications

by Han-Fu Chen
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This text is a brief introduction to fundamental concepts of transport p- nomena within a ?uid, namely momentum, heat and mass transfer. The - phasis of the text is placed upon a basic, systematic approach from the ?uid mechanics point of view, in conjunction with a uni?ed treatment of transport ...
An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Transport Phenomena
This text is a brief introduction to fundamental concepts of transport p- nomena within a ?uid, namely momentum, heat and mass transfer. The - phasis of the text is placed upon a basic, systematic approach from the ?uid mechanics point of view, in conjunction with a uni?ed treatment of transport phenomena. In order to make the book useful for students, there are numerous - amples. Each chapter presents a collection of proposed problems, whose so- tions can be found in the Problem Solutions Appendix. Also the Self Eva- ation chapter gathers exercises from exams, so readers and students can test their understanding of the subject. Most of the content can be taught in a course of 45 hours and has been employed in the course Transport Phenomena in Chemical Engineering at the Centro Polit' ecnico Superior of the University of Zaragoza. The text is aimedatbeginnersinthesubjectoftransportphenomenaand?uidmechanics, emphasizing the foundations of the subject. Thetextisdividedintofourparts:Fundamentals,ConservationPrinciples, DimensionalAnalysis;TheoryandApplications,andTransportPhenomenaat Interfaces. In the ?rst part, Fundamentals, basic notions on the subject are int- duced: de?nition of a ? uid, preliminary hypothesis for its mathematical tre- ment, elementary kinematics, ?uid forces, especially the concept of pressure, and ?uid statics. In the Conservation Principles part, the conservation equations that g- ern transport phenomena are presented and explained, both in integral and di?erentialform.Emphasisisplacedonpracticalapplicationsofintegraleq- tions. Also, constitutive equations for transport by di?usion are contained in this part.
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An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Transport Phenomena

by G. Hauke
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The aim of the present book is to present theoretical nonlinear aco- tics with equal stress on physical and mathematical foundations. We have attempted explicit and detailed accounting for the physical p- nomena treated in the book, as well as their modelling, and the f- mulation and solution of the ...
Theory of Nonlinear Acoustics in Fluids
The aim of the present book is to present theoretical nonlinear aco- tics with equal stress on physical and mathematical foundations. We have attempted explicit and detailed accounting for the physical p- nomena treated in the book, as well as their modelling, and the f- mulation and solution of the mathematical models. The nonlinear acoustic phenomena described in the book are chosen to give phy- cally interesting illustrations of the mathematical theory. As active researchers in the mathematical theory of nonlinear acoustics we have found that there is a need for a coherent account of this theory from a unified point of view, covering both the phenomena studied and mathematical techniques developed in the last few decades. The most ambitious existing book on the subject of theoretical nonlinear acoustics is Theoretical Foundations of Nonlinear Aco- tics by O. V. Rudenko and S. I. Soluyan (Plenum, New York, 1977). This book contains a variety of applications mainly described by Bu- ers' equation or its generalizations. Still adhering to the subject - scribed in the title of the book of Rudenko and Soluyan, we attempt to include applications and techniques developed after the appearance of, or not included in, this book. Examples of such applications are resonators, shockwaves from supersonic projectiles and travelling of multifrequency waves. Examples of such techniques are derivation of exact solutions of Burgers' equation, travelling wave solutions of Bu- ers' equation in non-planar geometries and analytical techniques for the nonlinear acoustic beam (KZK) equation.
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Theory of Nonlinear Acoustics in Fluids

by C.M. Hedberg, B.O. Enflo
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This book contains 31 papers presented at the symposium on Recent Advances in Composite Materials which was organized in honor of Professor Stephanos A. Paipetis. The symposium took place at Democritus University of Thrace, in Xanthi, Greece on June 12-14, 2003. The book is a tribute to Stephanos A. Paipetis, ...
Recent Advances in Composite Materials: In Honor of S.A. Paipetis
This book contains 31 papers presented at the symposium on Recent Advances in Composite Materials which was organized in honor of Professor Stephanos A. Paipetis. The symposium took place at Democritus University of Thrace, in Xanthi, Greece on June 12-14, 2003. The book is a tribute to Stephanos A. Paipetis, a pioneer of composite materials, in recognition of his continuous, original diversified and outstanding contributions for half a century. The book consists of invited papers written by leading experts in the field. It contains original contributions concerning the latest developments in composite materials. It covers a wide range of subjects including experimental characterization, analytical modeling and applications of composite materials. The papers are arranged in the following six sections: General concepts, stress and failure analysis, mechanical properties, metal matrix composites, structural analysis and applications of composite materials. The first section on general concepts contains seven papers dealing with composites through the pursuit of the consilience among them, computation and mechatronic automation of multiphysics research, a theory of anisotropic scattering, wave propagation, multi-material composite wedges, a three-dimensional finite element analysis around broken fibers and an in situ assessment of the micromechanics of large scale bridging in ceramic composites.
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Recent Advances in Composite Materials: In Honor of S.A. Paipetis

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C. Dascalu * G. A. Maugin The volume presents recent developments in the This special issue aims at bringing together recent theory of defects and the mechanics of material forces. developmentsinMaterialMechanicsandthemoreclas- Most of the contributions were presented at the Inter- sical Defect Mechanics approaches. The contributions national Symposium on Defect ...
Defect and Material Mechanics: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Defect and Material Mechanics (ISDMM), held in Aussois, France, March 25-29, 2007
C. Dascalu * G. A. Maugin The volume presents recent developments in the This special issue aims at bringing together recent theory of defects and the mechanics of material forces. developmentsinMaterialMechanicsandthemoreclas- Most of the contributions were presented at the Inter- sical Defect Mechanics approaches. The contributions national Symposium on Defect and Material Forces are highlighting recent research on topics like: fracture (ISDMM2007), held in Aussois, France, March 25- and damage, electromagnetoelasticity, plasticity, dis- 29, 2007. tributed dislocations, thermodynamics, poroelasticity, Originated in the works of Eshelby, the Material or generalized continua, structural optimization, conser- Con gurational Mechanics experienced a remarkable vationlawsandsymmetries,multiscaleapproachesand revival over the last two decades. When the mechanics numerical solution strategies. ofcontinuaisfullyexpressedonthematerialmanifold, We expect the present volume to be a valuable it captures the material inhomogeneities. The driving resource for researchers in the eld of Mechanics of (material) forces on inhomogeneities appear naturally Defects in Solids. in this framework and are requesting for constitutive We dedicate this special issue to the memory of modeling of the evolution of inhomogeneities through the late Professor George Herrmann (1921-2007).
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Defect and Material Mechanics: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Defect and Material Mechanics (ISDMM), held in Aussois, France, March 25-29, 2007

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With the rapid growth of networking and high-computing power, the demand for large-scale and complex software systems has increased dramatically. Many of the software systems support or supplant human control of safety-critical systems such as flight control systems, space shuttle control systems, aircraft avionics control systems, robotics, patient monitoring systems, ...
Compositional Verification of Concurrent and Real-Time Systems
With the rapid growth of networking and high-computing power, the demand for large-scale and complex software systems has increased dramatically. Many of the software systems support or supplant human control of safety-critical systems such as flight control systems, space shuttle control systems, aircraft avionics control systems, robotics, patient monitoring systems, nuclear power plant control systems, and so on. Failure of safety-critical systems could result in great disasters and loss of human life. Therefore, software used for safety critical systems should preserve high assurance properties. In order to comply with high assurance properties, a safety-critical system often shares resources between multiple concurrently active computing agents and must meet rigid real-time constraints. However, concurrency and timing constraints make the development of a safety-critical system much more error prone and arduous. The correctness of software systems nowadays depends mainly on the work of testing and debugging. Testing and debugging involve the process of de tecting, locating, analyzing, isolating, and correcting suspected faults using the runtime information of a system. However, testing and debugging are not sufficient to prove the correctness of a safety-critical system. In contrast, static analysis is supported by formalisms to specify the system precisely. Formal verification methods are then applied to prove the logical correctness of the system with respect to the specification. Formal verifica tion gives us greater confidence that safety-critical systems meet the desired assurance properties in order to avoid disastrous consequences.
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Compositional Verification of Concurrent and Real-Time Systems

by Jeffrey J P Tsai, Eric Y.T. Juan
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This volume constitutes the Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Analytical and Computational Fracture Mechanics of Non-homogeneous Materials , held in Cardiff from 18th to 22nd June 2001. The Symposium was convened to address and place on record topical issues in analytical and computational aspects of the fracture of non-homogeneous ...
IUTAM Symposium on Analytical and Computational Fracture Mechanics of Non-Homogeneous Materials: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Cardiff, U.K., 18-22 June 2001
This volume constitutes the Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Analytical and Computational Fracture Mechanics of Non-homogeneous Materials , held in Cardiff from 18th to 22nd June 2001. The Symposium was convened to address and place on record topical issues in analytical and computational aspects of the fracture of non-homogeneous materials as they are approached by specialists in mechanics, materials science and related fields. The expertise represented in the Symposium was accordingly very wide, and many of the world's greatest authorities in their respective fields participated. Given the extensive range and scale of non-homogeneous materials, it had to be focussed to enhance the quality and impact of the Symposium. The range of non-homogeneous materials was limited to those that are inhomogeneous at the macroscopic level and/or exhibit strain softening. The issues of micro to macro scaling were not excluded even within this restricted range which covered materials such as rock, concrete, ceramics and composites on the one hand, and, on the other, those metallic materials whose ductile fracture is strongly influenced by the presence of inhomogeneities. The Symposium remained focussed on fundamental research issues of practical significance. These issues have many common features among seemingly disparate non-homogeneous materials.
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IUTAM Symposium on Analytical and Computational Fracture Mechanics of Non-Homogeneous Materials: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Cardiff, U.K., 18-22 June 2001

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This volume contains the proceedings of the 2001 DLES4 workshop. It describes and discusses state-of-the-art modeling and simulation approaches for complex flows. Fundamental turbulence and modeling issues but also elements from modern numerical analysis are at the heart of this field of interest.
Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation IV
This volume contains the proceedings of the 2001 DLES4 workshop. It describes and discusses state-of-the-art modeling and simulation approaches for complex flows. Fundamental turbulence and modeling issues but also elements from modern numerical analysis are at the heart of this field of interest.
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Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation IV

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A discussion of models for the behaviour of gas bearings, particularly of the aspects affecting the stability of the system. The text begins with a discussion of the mathematical models, identifying the stiffness and damping coefficients, and describing the behaviour of the models in unstable regions. It then turns to ...
Rotordynamics of Gas-Lubricated Journal Bearing Systems
A discussion of models for the behaviour of gas bearings, particularly of the aspects affecting the stability of the system. The text begins with a discussion of the mathematical models, identifying the stiffness and damping coefficients, and describing the behaviour of the models in unstable regions. It then turns to apply these results to bearings: static characteristics and stability of various rotor systems and an extensive discussion of air rings.
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Rotordynamics of Gas-Lubricated Journal Bearing Systems

by Krzysztof Czolczynski
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Included is a presentation of configurational forces within a classical context and a discussion of their use in areas as diverse as phase transitions and fracture.
Configurational Forces as Basic Concepts of Continuum Physics
Included is a presentation of configurational forces within a classical context and a discussion of their use in areas as diverse as phase transitions and fracture.
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Configurational Forces as Basic Concepts of Continuum Physics

by Morton E. Gurtin
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Energy Harvesting Technologies provides a cohesive overview of the fundamentals and current developments in the field of energy harvesting. In a well-organized structure, this volume discusses basic principles for the design and fabrication of bulk and MEMS based vibration energy systems, theory and design rules required for fabrication of efficient ...
Energy Harvesting Technologies
Energy Harvesting Technologies provides a cohesive overview of the fundamentals and current developments in the field of energy harvesting. In a well-organized structure, this volume discusses basic principles for the design and fabrication of bulk and MEMS based vibration energy systems, theory and design rules required for fabrication of efficient electronics, in addition to recent findings in thermoelectric energy harvesting systems. Combining leading research from both academia and industry onto a single platform, Energy Harvesting Technologies serves as an important reference for researchers and engineers involved with power sources, sensor networks and smart materials.
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Energy Harvesting Technologies

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Design Automation Methods and Tools for Microfluidics-Based Biochips deals with all aspects of design automation for microfluidics-based biochips. Experts have contributed chapters on many aspects of biochip design automation. Topics covered include: device modeling; adaptation of bioassays for on-chip implementations; numerical methods and simulation tools; architectural synthesis, scheduling and binding ...
Design Automation Methods and Tools for Microfluidics-Based Biochips
Design Automation Methods and Tools for Microfluidics-Based Biochips deals with all aspects of design automation for microfluidics-based biochips. Experts have contributed chapters on many aspects of biochip design automation. Topics covered include: device modeling; adaptation of bioassays for on-chip implementations; numerical methods and simulation tools; architectural synthesis, scheduling and binding of assay operations; physical design and module placement; fault modeling and testing; and reconfiguration methods.
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Design Automation Methods and Tools for Microfluidics-Based Biochips

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Bridging a gap in the literature, Professor Ericksen has drawn on his experience in research on solids to devise a series of lectures for graduates that introduce and illustrate uses of various important ideas with analysis which can be done using elementary mathematics. Simple strategies are discussed for thermoelastic bars ...
Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Solids
Bridging a gap in the literature, Professor Ericksen has drawn on his experience in research on solids to devise a series of lectures for graduates that introduce and illustrate uses of various important ideas with analysis which can be done using elementary mathematics. Simple strategies are discussed for thermoelastic bars and an ideal gas-solid mixture. Illustrative examples of thermodynamic stability theory include rudimentary analysis of cold-drawing in polymers, martensitic transformations in plates, instabilities in rubber balloons and sheets, peeling tapes, breaking bars, buckling of beams and instabilities produced by electromagnetic fields in liquid crystals. Non-equilibrium theory is illustrated by head conduction in rigid and deformable bars, including a fairly common way of using the Clausius-Duhem inequality to obtain thermodynamic restrictions on constitutive equations. Also covered is some elementary one-dimensional theory of shock waves and slower-moving phase boundaries. Finally, drawing on all these experiences, the last chapter treats general ideas in a more abstract way.
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Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Solids

by Jerald L. Ericksen
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