Invention and Evolution: Design in Nature and Engineering
This textbook provides an introduction to design for function, using many examples of manufactured artifacts and living organisms to demonstrate common themes and fundamental principles. Examples forcefully illustrate the importance of the basic design principles related to material properties, physical principles, and energy expenditure. The author also discusses the relation of aesthetic and functional design, the crucial connection of design to production in artifacts, and reproduction in organisms.
Control of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty
The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy
The energy autonomy route does not just avoid the harm from following business-as-usual, but also offers enormous additional positive benefits. Whole new industries will be created to stimulate the global economy and two billion people, who don't receive electricity now, will have access to it. The advantages are so clear and so overwhelming that resistance to them needs diagnosis, which Scheer also provides, showing why and how entrenched interests oppose the transition and what must be done to overcome these obstacles.
Microreactor Technology and Process Intensification
Microreaction technology, with its unprecedented heat and mass transfer advantages as well as uniform residence time and flow pattern, is one of the few technologies with potential to develop efficient, environmentally benign, and compact processes. Novel fabrication and processing techniques, equipment, and operational methods are resulting in spectacular developments that go beyond "traditional" chemical engineering.
Scanning Probe Microscopy in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
This book presents the physical and technical foundation of the state of the art in applied scanning probe techniques. It constitutes a timely and comprehensive overview of SPM applications. The chapters in this volume relate to scanning probe microscopy techniques, characterization of various materials and structures and typical industrial applications, including topographic and dynamical surface studies of thin-film semiconductors, polymers, paper, ceramics, and magnetic and biological materials.
The Logical Status of Diagrams
Diagrams are widely used in reasoning about problems in physics, mathematics, and logic, but have traditionally been considered to be only heuristic tools and not valid elements of mathematical proof. This book challenges the prejudice against visualization in the history of logic and mathematics and provides a formal foundation for work on natural reasoning in a visual mode. The author presents Venn diagrams as a formal system of representation and specifies rules of transformation that make this system sound and complete.
Fuel Cells: Problems and Solutions
Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks: Basic Concepts and Applications
Theory of Weldability of Metals and Alloys
This book reviews the behaviour of metals and alloys during welding. In the first part the heat flow in arc welding processes is discussed. The weld thermal cycle is explained in terms of heat input, and the geometry of weld and thicknesses to be welded. The real welding cycle is described in terms of thermal and strain cycles. The weld metal is characterized in terms of fusion stage, absorption of gases and stage of metal crystallization and structural transformation. The metallurgical background of cracking is described by a full set of crackability tests along
with the evaluation of metals from the point of view of crack ability. Post welding heat treatment is reviewed, and includes the relaxation of stresses induced by welding.
Properties of Polymers 4th Edition
Properties of Polymers, Fourth Edition Their Correlation with Chemical Structure; their Numerical Estimation and Prediction.This authoritative, widely cited book has been used all over the world. The fourth edition incorporates the latest developments in the field while maintaining the core objectives of previous editions: to correlate properties with chemical structure and to describe methods that permit the estimation and prediction of numerical properties from chemical structure, i.e. nearly all properties of the solid, liquid, and dissolved states of polymers.