Chaos and Fractals in Engineering

Author: Masao Nakagawa
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810238339
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is written for all engineers, graduate students and beginners working in the application fields, and for experimental scientists in general. It is not presented as a purely theoretical treatise but shows mathematics at a workshop, so to speak, through important applications originating in a deep pure mathematical theory. Widely spread subjects which the author has encountered hitherto are briefly addressed in the book, as chaos and fractal science is a frontier of new research fields nowadays.

Fractals in Engineering

Author: Jacques Lévy-Véhel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846280486
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The use of fractals in engineering is evolving swiftly and the editors have turned to Springer for the third time to bring you the latest research emerging from the growth in techniques available for the application of the ideas of fractals and complexity to a variety of engineering fields. The potential of this research can be seen in real industrial situations with recent progress being made in areas such as chemical engineering, Internet traffic, physics and finance. Signal and image processing continues to be a major field of application for fractal analysis and is well-represented here. It is important to note that the applications models are presented with a firm basis in theoretical argument. Consisting of papers written by a world-wide pool of contributors, the multidisciplinary approach of "Fractals in Engineering" will be of particular interest to industrial researchers and practitioners as well as to academics from many backgrounds.

Fractals in Engineering

Author: Jacques Levy Vehel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447109953
Format: PDF
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Fractal analysis research is expanding into a variety of engineering domains. The strong potential of this work is now beginning to be seen in important applications in real industrial situations. Recent research progress has already led to new developments in domains such as signal processing and chemical engineering, and the major advances in fractal theory that underlie such developments are detailed here. New domains of applications are also presented, among them environmental science and rough surface analysis. Sections include multifractal analysis, iterated function systems, random processes, network traffic analysis, fractals and waves, image compression, and applications in physics. Fractals in Engineering emphasizes the connection between fractal analysis research and applications to industry. It is an important volume that illustrates the scientific and industrial value of this exciting field.

Fractals in Reservoir Engineering

Author: H. H. Hardy
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810220693
Format: PDF
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Many natural objects have been found to be fractal and fractal mathematics has been used to generate many beautiful ?nature? scenes. Fractal mathematics is used in image compression and for movies and is now becoming an engineering tool as well. This book describes the application of fractal mathematics to one engineering specialty ? reservoir engineering. This is the process of engineering the production of oil and gas. The reservoir engineer's job is to design and predict production from underground oil and gas reservoirs. The successful application of fractal mathematics to this engineering discipline should be of interest, not only to reservoir engineers, but to other engineers with their own potential applications as well. Geologists will find surprisingly good numerical descriptions of subsurface rock distributions. Physicists will be interested in the application of renormalization and percolation theory described in the book. Geophysicists will find the description of fluid flow scaling problems faced by the reservoir engineer similar to their problems of scaling the transport of acoustic signals.

Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces

Author: E. Mainsah
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475733690
Format: PDF, Docs
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Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces provides in a single volume a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the crucial topics involved in the metrology and properties of engineering surfaces. The subject matter is a central issue in manufacturing technology, since the quality and reliability of manufactured components depend greatly upon the selection and qualities of the appropriate materials as ascertained through measurement. The book can in broad terms be split into two parts; the first deals with the metrology of engineering surfaces and covers the important issues relating to the measurement and characterization of surfaces in both two and three dimensions. This covers topics such as filtering, power spectral densities, autocorrelation functions and the use of Fractals in topography. A significant proportion is dedicated to the calibration of scanning probe microscopes using the latest techniques. The remainder of the book deals with the properties of engineering surfaces and covers a wide range of topics including hardness (measurement and relevance), surface damage and the machining of brittle surfaces, the characterization of automobile cylinder bores using different techniques including artificial neural networks and the design and use of polymer bearings in microelectromechanical devices. Edited by three practitioners with a wide knowledge of the subject and the community, Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces brings together leading academics and practitioners in a comprehensive and insightful treatment of the subject. The book is an essential reference work both for researchers working and teaching in the technology and for industrial users who need to be aware of current developments of the technology and new areas of application.

Fractals Everywhere

Author: Michael F. Barnsley
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 148325769X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fractals Everywhere, Second Edition covers the fundamental approach to fractal geometry through iterated function systems. This 10-chapter text is based on a course called "Fractal Geometry", which has been taught in the School of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. After a brief introduction to the subject, this book goes on dealing with the concepts and principles of spaces, contraction mappings, fractal construction, and the chaotic dynamics on fractals. Other chapters discuss fractal dimension and interpolation, the Julia sets, parameter spaces, and the Mandelbrot sets. The remaining chapters examine the measures on fractals and the practical application of recurrent iterated function systems. This book will prove useful to both undergraduate and graduate students from many disciplines, including mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering, computer science, and geophysical science.

Chaos And Fractals In Chemical Engineering Proceedings Of The First National Conference

Author: Biardi Giuseppe
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981455037X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This conference focused on the current research and future perspectives on the application of disordered systems theory, fractals and chaotic dynamical systems to chemical engineering problems. The contributions published here are organised around 4 main themes: Chaos (Analysis and Control) in Reactors and Reacting Systems; Transport in Disordered Media; Time-Series Analysis; and Multiphase Flow Characterization.

The Fundamental Role of Teletraffic in the Evolution of Telecommunications Networks

Author: J. Labetoulle
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483294188
Format: PDF, ePub
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The International Teletraffic Congress (ITC) is a recognized international organization taking part in the work of the International Telecommunications Union. The congress traditionally deals with the development of teletraffic theory and its applications to the design, planning and operation of telecommunication systems, networks and services. The contents of ITC 14 illustrate the important role of teletraffic in the current period of rapid evolution of telecommunication networks. A large number of papers address the teletraffic issues behind developments in broadband communications and ATM technology. The extension of possiblities for user mobility and personal communications together with the generalization of common channnel signalling and the provision of new intelligent network services are further extremely significant developments whose teletraffic implications are explored in a number of contributions. ITC 14 also addresses traditional teletraffic subjects, proposing enhancements to traffic engineering practices for existing circuit and packet switched telecommunications networks and making valuable original contributions to the fundamental mathematical tools on which teletraffic theory is based. The contents of these Proceedings accurately reflect the extremely wide scope of the ITC, extending from basic mathematical theory to day-to-day traffic engineering practices, and constitute the state of the art in 1994 of one of the fundamental telecommunications sciences.