Functional Metamaterials and Metadevices


Functional Metamaterials and Metadevices By Xingcun Colin Tong
Resistance Spot Welding: Fundamentals and Applications for the Automotive Industry
Introduction to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems: Theory and Applications
Roy Whit, Frank McCauley, “CCEA GCSE Physics, Third Edition”
Engineering In Perspective: Lessons For A Successful Career

Functional Metamaterials and Metadevices By Xingcun Colin Tong

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 288 Pages | ISBN : 3319660438 | 28.66 MB

To meet the demands of students, scientists and engineers for a systematic reference source, this book introduces, comprehensively and in a single voice, research and development progress in emerging metamaterials and derived functional metadevices. Coverage includes electromagnetic, optical, acoustic, thermal, and mechanical metamaterials and related metadevices.
Metamaterials are artificially engineered composites with designed properties beyond those attainable in nature and with applications in all aspects of materials science. From spatially tailored dielectrics to tunable, dynamic materials properties and unique nonlinear behavior, metamaterial systems have demonstrated tremendous flexibility and functionality in electromagnetic, optical, acoustic, thermal, and mechanical engineering. Furthermore, the field of metamaterials has been extended from the mere pursuit of various exotic properties towards the realization of practical devices, leading to the concepts of dynamically-reconfigurable metadevices and functional metasurfaces. The book explores the fundamental physics, design, and engineering aspects, as well as the full array of state-of-the-art applications to electronics, telecommunications, antennas, and energy harvesting. Future challenges and potential in regard to design, modeling and fabrication are also addressed.

Resistance Spot Welding: Fundamentals and Applications for the Automotive Industry

Morgan & Claypool | English | Sep 2017 | ISBN-10: 1681731703 | 127 pages | PDF | 22.94 mb

By Menachem Kimchi, David H. Phillips
The early chapters of this book provide thorough coverage of resistance spot welding fundamentals and principles. Topics covered include lobe and current range curves, contact resistance vs. electrode force, dynamic resistance, heat balance, nugget growth, etc. Equipment issues such as machine types, power supplies, and electrodes are addressed. Subsequent chapters focus on specific spot welding challenges to modern automotive manufacturing. Approaches to welding modern materials including advanced high-strength steels, coated steels, and aluminum alloys are covered in much detail. The final chapters focus on many common production and quality control issues, such as electrode wear, monitoring and testing, computational modeling, and welding codes. The overall goal of the book is to provide a comprehensive resource for automotive engineers and technicians who work with modern spot welding equipment and automotive materials.

Introduction to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems: Theory and Applications

Morgan & Claypool | English | Sep 2017 | ISBN-10: 1681731738 | 103 pages | PDF | 1.22 mb

by Allan Kirkpatrick
This text provides background information, description, and analysis of four major cooling system
technologies—vapor compression cooling, evaporative cooling, absorption cooling, and gas
cooling. Vapor compression systems are currently the primary technology used in most standard
domestic, commercial, and industrial cooling applications, as they have both performance and
economic advantages over the other competing cooling systems. However, there are many other
applications in which evaporative cooling, absorption cooling, or gas cooling technologies are a
preferred choice.
The main focus of the text is on the application of the thermal sciences to refrigeration
and air conditioning systems. The goals are to familiarize the reader with cooling technology
nomenclature, and provide insight into how refrigeration and air conditioning systems can be
modeled and analyzed. Cooling systems are inherently complex, as the second law of thermodynamics
does not allow thermal energy to be transferred directly from a lower temperature to
a higher temperature, so the heat transfer is done indirectly through a thermodynamic cycle.
Emphasis is placed on constructing idealized thermodynamic cycles to represent actual
physical situations in cooling systems. The text also contains numerous practical examples to
show how one can calculate the performance of cooling system components. By becoming familiar
with the analyses presented in the examples, one can gain a feel for the the representative
values of the various thermal and mechanical parameters that characterize cooling systems

Roy Whit, Frank McCauley, “CCEA GCSE Physics, Third Edition”

English | ISBN: 1471892174 | 2017 | EPUB | 208 pages | 8,7 MB

Build your students’ scientific thinking and practical skills with this Third Edition textbook, developed specifically for the 2017 GCSE specifications, from the No. 1 publisher for CCEA GCSE Science.- Develop understanding with clear Examples, Tips and Practical activities.- Prepare students for assessment with Test Yourself questions, Maths practice and Exam-style questions throughout. – Provides everything you need for GCSE Physics and the Physics content of GCSE Double Award Science.- Supports Foundation and Higher-tier students in one book.

Engineering In Perspective: Lessons For A Successful Career

World Scientific | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1786342278 | 340 pages | PDF | 60.59 mb

by Tony Ridley (Author)
Engineering in Perspective provides a unique look into the career of one of Britain’s most widely respected engineers, Professor Tony Ridley. Ridley analyses key moments from his career to identify the real-world skills set required for success. Through this, he examines how important it is that a successful engineer has not only traditional engineering skills but also good interpersonal skills coupled with a deep understanding of social, economic and political factors.Ridley’s career case-studies include his time as first Director General of the Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Executive and working on the creation of the Metro; first Managing Director of the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway; Chairman and Managing Director of London Underground; the development of the Docklands Light Railway; and working through the trauma of the Kings Cross fire. As Professor of Transport Engineering at Imperial College London, Ridley was involved in national and international engineering bodies, including President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The book contains papers from this time that develop the concept of the ‘breadth of engineering’.Highly relevant for engineering students, newly qualified engineers, educators and employers, this book allows examination of successes and failures of important engineering projects from the 20th century, with lessons and insights for the 21st century engineer.