Practical Inverse Analysis in Engineering 1997

Author: David M Trujillo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351359150
Format: PDF, ePub
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Continuing advances in computer technology have made it possible for engineers and scientists to construct increasingly realistic models of physical processes. Practical Inverse Analysis in Engineering addresses an important area of engineering that will become even more significant to engineers and scientists - combining measurements with engineering models. This self-contained text presents applied mathematical tools for bridging the gap between real-world measurements and mathematical models. The book demonstrates how to treat "ill-conditioned" inverse analysis problems - those problems where the solution is extremely sensitive to the data - with the powerful theory of dynamic programming. A second theory, generalized-cross-validation, is also discussed as a useful partner in handling real data. The material in the book, much of it published for the first time, presents theories in a general unified setting, so readers can apply the information to their models. A disk containing DYNAVAL programming software lets readers try the methods presented in the text.

Heating and Cooling of Buildings

Author: T. Agami Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315362910
Format: PDF, Docs
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Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Principles and Practice of Energy Efficient Design, Third Edition is structured to provide a rigorous and comprehensive technical foundation and coverage to all the various elements inherent in the design of energy efficient and green buildings. Along with numerous new and revised examples, design case studies, and homework problems, the third edition includes the HCB software along with its extensive website material, which contains a wealth of data to support design analysis and planning. Based around current codes and standards, the Third Edition explores the latest technologies that are central to design and operation of today’s buildings. It serves as an up-to-date technical resource for future designers, practitioners, and researchers wishing to acquire a firm scientific foundation for improving the design and performance of buildings and the comfort of their occupants. For engineering and architecture students in undergraduate/graduate classes, this comprehensive textbook:

Heating and Cooling of Buildings

Author: Jan F. Kreider
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439882509
Format: PDF, ePub
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The art and the science of building systems design evolve continuously as designers, practitioners, and researchers all endeavor to improve the performance of buildings and the comfort and productivity of their occupants. Retaining coverage from the original second edition while updating the information in electronic form, Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Design for Efficiency, Revised Second Edition presents the technical basis for designing the lighting and mechanical systems of buildings. Along with numerous homework problems, the revised second edition offers a full chapter on economic analysis and optimization, new heating and cooling load procedures and databases, and simplified procedures for ground coupled heat transfer calculations. The accompanying CD-ROM contains an updated version of the Heating and Cooling of Buildings (HCB) software program as well as electronic appendices that include over 1,000 tables in HTML format that can be searched by major categories, a table list, or an index of topics. Ancillary information is available on the book’s website www.hcbcentral.com From materials to computers, this edition explores the latest technologies exerting a profound effect on the design and operation of buildings. Emphasizing design optimization and critical thinking, the book continues to be the ultimate resource for understanding energy use in buildings.

Engineering Optimization 2014

Author: Hélder Rodrigues
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138027251
Format: PDF, Docs
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Modern engineering processes and tasks are highly complex, multi- and interdisciplinary, requiring the cooperative effort of different specialists from engineering, mathematics, computer science and even social sciences. Optimization methodologies are fundamental instruments to tackle this complexity, giving the possibility to unite synergistically team members’ inputs and thus decisively contribute to solving new engineering technological challenges. With this context in mind, the main goal of Engineering Optimization 2014 is to unite engineers, applied mathematicians, computer and other applied scientists working on research, development and practical application of optimization methods applied to all engineering disciplines, in a common scientific forum to present, analyze and discuss the latest developments in this area. Engineering Optimization 2014 contains the edited papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Engineering Optimization (ENGOPT2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 8-11 September 2014). ENGOPT2014 is the fourth edition of the biennial “International Conference on Engineering Optimization”. The first conference took place in 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, the second in Lisbon in 2010 and the third in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. The contributing papers are organized around the following major themes: - Numerical Optimization Techniques - Design Optimization and Inverse Problems - Effi cient Analysis and Reanalysis Techniques - Sensitivity Analysis - Industrial Applications - Topology Optimization For Structural Static and Dynamic Failures - Optimization in Oil and Gas Industries - New Advances in Derivative-Free Optimization Methods for Engineering Optimization - Optimization Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering - Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials - Inverse Problems in Engineering Engineering Optimization 2014 will be of great interest to engineers and academics in engineering, mathematics and computer science.

Fundamentals of Environmental Discharge Modeling

Author: Lorin R. Davis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351446622
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book examines engineering and mathematical models for documenting and approving mechanical and environmental discharges. The author emphasizes engineering design considerations as well as applications to waste water and atmospheric discharges. Chapters discuss: the fundamentals of turbulent jet mixing, dilution concepts, and mixing zone concepts diffuser configurations and head loss calculations different modeling techniques and accepted models - discussed in detail with theoretical background, restrictions, input, output, and examples Lagrangian and the EPA UM 2-dimensional diffuser model the PLUMES interface Eulerian integral methods, EPA UDKHG 3-dimensional diffuser model, and PDSG surface discharge model empirical techniques, RSB diffuser model, the CORMIX family of models for both diffusers and surface discharge numerical methods with a discussion of shelf commercial models Gaussian atmospheric plume models Fundamentals of Environmental Discharge Modeling includes numerous case studies and examples for each model and problem.

Mathematical and Physical Modeling of Materials Processing Operations

Author: Olusegun Johnso Ilegbusi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781584880172
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The past few decades have brought significant advances in the computational methods and in the experimental techniques used to study transport phenomena in materials processing operations. However, the advances have been made independently and with competition between the two approaches. Mathematical models are easier and less costly to implement, but experiments are essential for verifying theoretical models. In Mathematical and Physical Modeling of Materials Processing Operations, the authors bridge the gap between mathematical modelers and experimentalists. They combine mathematical and physical modeling principles for materials processing operations simulation and use numerous examples to compare theoretical and experimental results. The modeling of transport processes is multi-disciplinary, involving concepts and principles not all of which can be associated with just one field of study. Therefore, the authors have taken care to ensure that the text is self-sustaining through the variety and breadth of topics covered. Beyond the usual topics associated with transport phenomena, the authors also include detailed discussion of numerical methods and implementation of process models, software and hardware selection and application, and representation of auxiliary relationships, including turbulence modeling, chemical kinetics, magnetohydrodynamics, and multi-phase flow. They also provide several correlations for representing the boundary conditions of fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer phenomena. Mathematical and Physical Modeling of Materials Processing Operations is ideal for introducing these tools to materials engineers and researchers. Although the book emphasizes materials, some of the topics will prove interesting and useful to researchers in other fields of chemical and mechanical engineering.

Heat Conduction

Author: M. Necati Ozisik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471532569
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This Second Edition for the standard graduate level course in conduction heat transfer has been updated and oriented more to engineering applications partnered with real-world examples. New features include: numerous grid generation--for finding solutions by the finite element method--and recently developed inverse heat conduction. Every chapter and reference has been updated and new exercise problems replace the old.

What Every Engineer Should Know about Computational Techniques of Finite Element Analysis Second Edition

Author: Louis Komzsik
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439802955
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Finite element analysis (FEA) has become the dominant tool of analysis in many industrial fields of engineering, particularly in mechanical and aerospace engineering. This process requires significant computational work divided into several distinct phases. What Every Engineer Should Know About Computational Techniques of Finite Element Analysis offers a concise, self-contained treatment of FEA and all of the tools needed for efficient use and practical implementation. This book provides you with a walk-through of the process from the physical model to the computed solution. Based on the author's thirty years of practical experience in finite element analysis in the shipbuilding, aerospace, and automobile industries, it describes the transformation of the physical problem into a mathematical model, reduction of the model to a more efficient, numerically solvable form, and the solution of the problem using specific computational techniques. The author discusses time and frequency domain solutions as used in practice, as well as the representation of the computed results. What Every Engineer Should Know About Computational Techniques of Finite Element Analysis serves as a to-the-point guide to using or implementing FEA for both beginners and everyday users who must apply the finite element method to your daily work. The techniques can be easily executed in most available FEA software packages. CRC Press Authors Speak Louis Komzsik introduces you to two books that share a common mathematical foundation, the finite element analysis technique. Watch the video.

Inverse Heat Transfer

Author: M.Necat Ozisik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351436392
Format: PDF
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This book introduces the fundamental concepts of inverse heat transfer problems. It presents in detail the basic steps of four techniques of inverse heat transfer protocol, as a parameter estimation approach and as a function estimation approach. These techniques are then applied to the solution of the problems of practical engineering interest involving conduction, convection, and radiation. The text also introduces a formulation based on generalized coordinates for the solution of inverse heat conduction problems in two-dimensional regions.