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Editor(s): Lixin Cheng
Co-Editor(s): Dieter Mewes
eISBN: 978-1-60805-094-9, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60805-414-5 ISSN: 2589-1499 (Print) ISSN: 1879-4467 (Online)
Multiphase flow and heat transfer have found a wide range of applications in several engineering and science fields such as mechanical engineering, chemical and petrochemical engineering, nuclear engineering, energy engineering, material engineering, ocean engineering, mineral engineering, electronics and micro-electronics engineering, information technology, space technology, micro- and nano-technologies, biomedical and life sciences. This E-book series presents state-of-the-art review and research topics in all aspects of multiphase flow and heat transfer, which are contributed by renowned scientists and researchers. The topics include multiphase transport phenomena including gas-liquid, liquid-solid, gas-solid and gas-liquid-solid flows, phase change processes, nuclear thermal hydraulics, fluidization, mass transfer, bubble and drop dynamics, particle flow interactions, cavitation phenomena, numerical methods, experimental techniques, multiphase flow equipment, combustion processes, environmental protection and pollution control, phase change materials and their applications, macro-scale and micro-scale transport phenomena, nano-fluidics, micro-gravity multiphase flow and heat transfer, energy engineering, renewable energy, electronic chips cooling, data center cooling, fuel cells, multiphase flow and heat transfer in biomedical engineering and science. The E-book series presents recent advances in both conventional research and interdisciplinary research. This E-book series should prove to be invaluable for scientists and researchers interested in multiphase flows.
eISBN: 978-1-60805-080-2, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60805-318-6 ISSN: 2589-1499 (Print) ISSN: 1879-4467 (Online)
eISBN: 978-1-60805-228-8, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60805-500-5 ISSN: 2589-1499 (Print) ISSN: 1879-4467 (Online)
eISBN: 978-1-60805-229-5, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60805-524-1 ISSN: 2589-1499 (Print) ISSN: 1879-4467 (Online)
Editor(s): Firuz Zare
eISBN: 978-1-60805-240-0, 2011
This E-Book focuses on conducted and radiated emission noise generated by different power converters such as Switch Mode power Supplies and DC-AC Inverters. EMI filter design and different approaches to predict common mode and differential mode noise are illustrated in detail. Common mode and surge voltage issues in AC machines have also been addressed and discussed in this E-book. The E-book is intended for helping engineers and students to analyze EMI problems in electrical and electronic systems.
Author(s): Jesus Manuel Munoz Pacheco and Esteban Tlelo Cuautle
eISBN: 978-1-60805-165-6, 2010
This book is unique when compared with books on non-linear circuits and systems. The book introduces novel concepts of physics, computer and electrical engineering. The synthesis of Multi-scroll chaotic oscillators is performed through three hierarchical levels of abstractions. A good repertoire of multi-scroll chaos generators is presented by dealing with 1D, 2D ad 3D oscillators which require one, two or three piece-wise linear functions, respectively. Each function is designed using operational amplifiers. Since the approach uses behavioral models, other electronic devices including novel integrated circuits can be used to design the chaos generators. This is an important part of the book since it opens new lines of research while holding a tutorial characteristic for educational purposes. The book is recommended for electronic design students and professionals.
Editor(s): Andrea Cusano, Antonello Cutolo and Jacques Albert
eISBN: 978-1-60805-084-0, 2011
The book is an exciting source of information for individuals interested in learning about and marketing sensors. The book focuses on scientific and commercial advances in Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor technology since its discovery over 30 years ago. Discussions on new FBG sensor manufacturing and processing methods are provided by leading experts in the field. Novel applications of FBG sensor technology in engineering, energy, chemical and biological sectors are also included along with a clear identification of commercial opportunities in the next decade.
Editor(s): O’Dae Kwon, Byoungho Lee and Kyungwon An
eISBN: 978-1-60805-236-3, 2011
This ebook is a collection of cutting edge articles from the 2009 Workshop on Microcavities and their Applications (WOMA 2009). It gives readers an overview of state-of-the-art opto electronic research on nano and micro cavities presented by leading experts in the field. Two major themes covered in this ebook are (i) wave- and ray-chaos in open microcavity systems and (ii) opto-electronic applications in nano and micro cavities. The book concludes with a description of recent advances in 2D whispering-gallery-mode microresonators. This ebook should be a very useful reference for any serious opto-electronics researcher.
Author(s): Wang Zhuo and Jia Li-min
eISBN: 978-1-60805-138-0, 2011
Railway is a form of public transport which serves the society, and its aim is to transport passengers and freight safely, rapidly, reliably, accurately and economically. With an implementation of railway great-leap-forward development, the realization of new-generation rail transport system- Railway Intelligent Transportation System (RITS), whose purpose is to ensure security, improve transport efficiency, elevate service quality and achieve the international standards, has become the inevitable development trend.
Aiming to provide high security, high efficiency, and high quality service to the rail transport, for the first time the authors put forward the concept of " RITS ", and systematically discussed its connotation and substantive characteristics, structural model, development framework and core technology, developmental pattern etc; they deeply analyze the service framework, logical framework and physical framework of typical subsystem of RITS --- Intelligent Emergency Rescue and Safety System, and execute optimization design. The purpose of optimization design for RITS is to coordinate system target-oriented designs and realizations among various subsystems, making the entire work better, to achieve a system with best overall performance, the construction of RITS system in China.
Combining years’ research and practical experience in RITS, we proposed the "The Theory and Method of Design and Optimization for Railway Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS) ", presenting it in the form of a book to meet the urgent needs of theory and methods of intelligent transport systems for railway transport. We hope that this book can play the role of throwing a brick to allure a gem, and accelerate further expansion research and application of RITS. The authors of the book engaged in research work of RITS and related fields for many years, successively undertaking and completing the key project of National Natural Science Foundation of "Research on Integrated Information System and Key technologies of High-speed Railway Intelligent Transportation", Ministry of Science and Technology research project "Railway Geographic Information System", "Research on Railway Intelligent Transportation System Standard System", "National Railway GIS Application Service Platform" and "Research on Development Strategy of Railway Intelligent Transportation System", Ministry of Railways research project" Railway Geographic Information System Design and Development", "Research and Development on Qinghai-Tibet Railway Emergency Rescue System and Emergency Rescue Command & Management Information System", "Research on the Railway Emergency Preplan Management" and "Research on Railway Intelligent Transportation System (RITS) Framework", China Postdoctoral Science Foundation-funded project" Research on RITS Framework Design and Optimization Method", faulitating the development of application systems, granting achievements in these projects .
We sincerely express our gratitude to the National Natural Science Foundation of China, The Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and The Ministry of Railway of China for their financial support. We would also like to thank Dr. Li ping, Dr. Meng yan, Dr. Qinyong, Master Jia Tianli and Master Shao Yikun etc, for their valuable advice, selfless support and assistance for completion of the book.
In the process of writing the book, we reviewed a large number of references, to seek clear concepts, using familiar examples to illustrate various theories and methods, which may enable various types of readers to have a clear understanding and knowledge of the optimized design of RITS. With the limitation of the authors’ knowledge level and the depth as well as the breadth of research, there must be some irregularities of views, methods and theories in the book, which the readers may duly criticize. This book combines theories and applications closely, and is convenient for readers’ self-study. The book is also adequate for colleagues engaged in work and research in the rail transportation field, as well as colleges and universities, graduate students and scientific researchers in interrelated fields.
Editor(s): Rasit Onur Topaloglu and Peng Li
eISBN: 978-1-60805-074-1, 2011
The last couple of years have been very busy for the semiconductor industry and researchers. The rapid speed of production channel length reduction has brought lithographic challenges to semiconductor modeling. These include stress optimization, transistor reliability and efficient circuit design with respect to interconnects, power and leakage at the chip level. This e-book focuses on the latest semiconductor techniques devised to address these issues. It should be a useful resource for electronic engineers and semiconductor chip designers.
Editor(s): Max Suell Dutra and Omar Lengerke
eISBN: 978-1-60805-081-9, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60805-543-2 ISSN: 1879-4483 (Online)
Mechatronics Series I: Intelligent Transportation Vehicles brings the latest advances and developments in intelligent vehicles to readers on the basis of their significance and quality. Wider dissemination of research developments will stimulate more exchanges and collaborations among the research community and contribute to further advancement of this rapidly growing field. This Ebook series includes key contributions presented by different researchers. These contributions represent a wide coverage of the state-of-the-art and the emerging research directions in intelligent transportation vehicles.
Editor(s): Juan Manuel Górriz, Elmar W. Lang and Javier Ramírez
eISBN: 978-1-60805-218-9, 2011
Biomedical signal processing is a rapidly expanding field with a wide range of applications, from the construction of artificial limbs and aids for disabilities to the development of sophisticated medical imaging systems. Acquisition and processing of biomedical signals has become more important to the physician. The main reasons for this development are the growing complexity of the biomedical examinations, the increasing necessity of comprehensive documentation and the need for automation in order to reduce costs. Analysis of signals accomplished by humans has many limitations, therefore, computer analysis of these signals could provide objective strength to diagnoses; however, the development of an algorithm for biomedical signal analysis is a significant challenge. This ebook will cover biomedical signal processing as used in both therapeutic and diagnostic instrumentation. A number of current research projects are also outlined with emphasis on intelligent medical image diagnosis. This book should be a valuable reference for researchers, professionals and technical experts working in the fields of Biomedical Signal processing (BSP) including applications, filtering and registration techniques, reconstruction and normalization algorithms, technical experts requiring an understanding of processing and analyzing biomedical signals, as well as postgraduate students working on image processing and novel signal processing paradigms applied to BSP.