Designer Surfaces Book

Designer Surfaces

  • Author : Alexei A. Maradudin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-04-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 0080559735

Designer Surfaces Book Description :

Designer Surfaces presents an approach to the design and fabrication of optical elements that are based on the use of one- or two-dimensional randomly rough surfaces to reflect or transmit light in specified ways. The reader is provided with an introduction to analytical methods for the solution of direct problems in rough surface scattering, and fabrication techniques. These can be useful in contexts outside the scope of this book. The advantages and disadvantages of this stochastic approach compared to the diffractive optics approach are discussed. Finally, experimental results that verify the predictions of the theories developed in this book are presented. Authority of authors The only book on the topic Derivations are given in detail, with many figures illustrating results

Inspiration and Design for Bio Inspired Surfaces in Tribology  Emerging Research and Opportunities Book

Inspiration and Design for Bio Inspired Surfaces in Tribology Emerging Research and Opportunities

  • Author : Abdel-Aal, Hisham
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-07-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799816492

Inspiration and Design for Bio Inspired Surfaces in Tribology Emerging Research and Opportunities Book Description :

Surface texturing has been recognized as a method for enhancing the tribological properties of surfaces for many years. Adding a controlled texture to one of two faces in relative motion can have many positive effects, such as reduction of friction and wear and increase in load capacity. To date, the true potential of texturing has not been realized due to the severe lack of detailed information about the mechanistic functional details of texturing in a tribological situation. Inspiration and Design for Bio-Inspired Surfaces in Tribology: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that focuses on surface engineering techniques to mimic biological materials. Highlighting a broad range of topics including bio-mimetics, contact analysis, and thermodynamics, this book is ideally designed for engineers, environmentalists, academicians, researchers, and students.

C Builder Kick Start Book

C Builder Kick Start

  • Author : Joseph Mayo
  • Publisher : Sams Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN 10 : 0672325896

C Builder Kick Start Book Description :

C#Builder Kick Start provides a rapid overview of the C#Builder tool, a Borland developer¿s introduction to C# explaining the new forms and interfaces, and set of examples illustrating the power of C#, C#Builder, and .NET development. Special attention is paid to differences between existing Borland tools and development strategies and C#Builder.

Designing Fair Curves and Surfaces Book

Designing Fair Curves and Surfaces

  • Author : Nickolas S. Sapidis
  • Publisher : SIAM
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780898713329

Designing Fair Curves and Surfaces Book Description :

The authors define fairness mathematically, demonstrate how newly developed curve and surface schemes guarantee fairness, and assist the user in identifying and removing shape aberrations in a surface model without destroying the principal shape characteristics of the model. A valuable resource for engineers working in CAD, CAM, or computer-aided engineering.

Chemical Bonding at Surfaces and Interfaces Book

Chemical Bonding at Surfaces and Interfaces

  • Author : Anders Nilsson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-08-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : 0080551912

Chemical Bonding at Surfaces and Interfaces Book Description :

Molecular surface science has made enormous progress in the past 30 years. The development can be characterized by a revolution in fundamental knowledge obtained from simple model systems and by an explosion in the number of experimental techniques. The last 10 years has seen an equally rapid development of quantum mechanical modeling of surface processes using Density Functional Theory (DFT). Chemical Bonding at Surfaces and Interfaces focuses on phenomena and concepts rather than on experimental or theoretical techniques. The aim is to provide the common basis for describing the interaction of atoms and molecules with surfaces and this to be used very broadly in science and technology. The book begins with an overview of structural information on surface adsorbates and discusses the structure of a number of important chemisorption systems. Chapter 2 describes in detail the chemical bond between atoms or molecules and a metal surface in the observed surface structures. A detailed description of experimental information on the dynamics of bond-formation and bond-breaking at surfaces make up Chapter 3. Followed by an in-depth analysis of aspects of heterogeneous catalysis based on the d-band model. In Chapter 5 adsorption and chemistry on the enormously important Si and Ge semiconductor surfaces are covered. In the remaining two Chapters the book moves on from solid-gas interfaces and looks at solid-liquid interface processes. In the final chapter an overview is given of the environmentally important chemical processes occurring on mineral and oxide surfaces in contact with water and electrolytes. Gives examples of how modern theoretical DFT techniques can be used to design heterogeneous catalysts This book suits the rapid introduction of methods and concepts from surface science into a broad range of scientific disciplines where the interaction between a solid and the surrounding gas or liquid phase is an essential component Shows how insight into chemical bonding a

Surfaces Book
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  • Author : Judy A. Juracek
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0393730077

Surfaces Book Description :

Looking for images of architectural materials? Surfaces offers over 1,200 outstanding, vibrantly colorful visual images of surface textures - wood, stone, marble, brick, plaster, stucco, aggregates, metal, tile, and glass - ready to be used in your designs, presentations, or comps, as backgrounds or for general visual information. Photographed by a designer for designers, these pictures show specific materials and how they change with time, weather, wear, and different lighting. Each section offers general views of the material, a gallery of commonly used or manufactured samples, and hundreds of specimens showing types and finishes in architectural settings. Captions provide information about the physical properties, dimensions, construction techniques, specific varieties of the material, and types and styles of treatments. Interviews with eight design professionals provide practical advice on how they approach visual research, and a comprehensive glossary of visual and technical terms offers a vocabulary for professional communication. An index of subject matter and materials makes it easy to find just the image you need. CD-ROM included: easy-to-use screen resolution TIFF files of every image!

Metamaterial Surface Plasmon Based Transmission Lines and Antennas Book

Metamaterial Surface Plasmon Based Transmission Lines and Antennas

  • Author : Amin Kianinejad
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811083754

Metamaterial Surface Plasmon Based Transmission Lines and Antennas Book Description :

This thesis proposes a reliable and repeatable method for implementing Spoof Surface Plasmon (SSP) modes in the design of various circuit components. It also presents the first equivalent circuit model for plasmonic structures, which serves as an insightful guide to designing SSP-based circuits. Today, electronic circuits and systems are developing rapidly and becoming an indispensable part of our daily life; however the issue of compactness in integrated circuits remains a formidable challenge. Recently, the Spoof Surface Plasmon (SSP) modes have been proposed as a novel platform for highly compact electronic circuits. Despite extensive research efforts in this area, there is still an urgent need for a systematic design method for plasmonic circuits. In this thesis, different SSP-based transmission lines, antenna feeding networks and antennas are designed and experimentally evaluated. With their high field confinement, the SSPs do not suffer from the compactness limitations of traditional circuits and are capable of providing an alternative platform for the future generation of electronic circuits and electromagnetic systems.

Plasmonics  Fundamentals and Applications Book
Score: 2.5
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Plasmonics Fundamentals and Applications

  • Author : Stefan Alexander Maier
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-05-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0387378251

Plasmonics Fundamentals and Applications Book Description :

Considered a major field of photonics, plasmonics offers the potential to confine and guide light below the diffraction limit and promises a new generation of highly miniaturized photonic devices. This book combines a comprehensive introduction with an extensive overview of the current state of the art. Coverage includes plasmon waveguides, cavities for field-enhancement, nonlinear processes and the emerging field of active plasmonics studying interactions of surface plasmons with active media.

Frequency Selective Surfaces Book
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Frequency Selective Surfaces

  • Author : Ben A. Munk
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2005-03-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9780471723769

Frequency Selective Surfaces Book Description :

"...Ben has been the world-wide guru of this technology, providingsupport to applications of all types. His genius lies in handlingthe extremely complex mathematics, while at the same time seeingthe practical matters involved in applying the results. As thisbook clearly shows, Ben is able to relate to novices interested inusing frequency selective surfaces and to explain technical detailsin an understandable way, liberally spiced with his special brandof humor... Ben Munk has written a book that represents the epitomeof practical understanding of Frequency Selective Surfaces. Hedeserves all honors that might befall him for this achievement."-William F. Bahret. Mr. W. Bahret was with the United States Air Force but is nowretired. From the early 50s he sponsored numerous projectsconcerning Radar Cross Section of airborne platforms in particularantennas and absorbers. Under his leadership grew many of theconcepts used extensively today, as for example the metallicradome. In fact, he is by many considered to be the father ofstealth technology. "This book compiles under one cover most of Munk's research overthe past three decades. It is woven with the physical insight thathe has gained and further developed as his career has grown. Benuses mathematics to whatever extent is needed, and only as needed.This material is written so that it should be useful to engineerswith a background in electromagnetics. I strongly recommend thisbook to any engineer with any interest in phased arrays and/orfrequency selective surfaces. The physical insight that may begained from this book will enhance their ability to treatadditional array problems of their own." -Leon Peters, Jr. Professor Leon Peters, Jr., was a professor at the Ohio StateUniversity but is now retired. From the early sixties he worked on,among many other things, RCS problems involving antennas andabsorbers. This book presents the complete derivation of the Periodic Methodof Moments, which enables the reader to calculate q

Frontiers of Tribology Book

Frontiers of Tribology

  • Author : Roberts
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 0750301902

Frontiers of Tribology Book Description :

Topics addressed at the April 1991 conference held in Stratford-upon- Avon, UK, and sponsored by the Tribology Group of the Institute of Physics (UK), include adhesion, boundary lubrication, friction, fluid film lubrication, surface analysis, lubricant additives, and other physical aspects, with particular focus on underlying mechanisms. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Supported Ionic Liquids Book

Supported Ionic Liquids

  • Author : Rasmus Fehrmann
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-12-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527654802

Supported Ionic Liquids Book Description :

This unique book gives a timely overview about the fundamentals and applications of supported ionic liquids in modern organic synthesis. It introduces the concept and synthesis of SILP materials and presents important applications in the field of catalysis (e.g. hydroformylation, hydrogenation, coupling reactions, fine chemical synthesis) as well as energy technology and gas separation. Written by pioneers in the field, this book is an invaluable reference book for organic chemists in academia or industry.

Biosensors for Direct Monitoring of Environmental Pollutants in Field Book

Biosensors for Direct Monitoring of Environmental Pollutants in Field

  • Author : D.P. Nikolelis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401589734

Biosensors for Direct Monitoring of Environmental Pollutants in Field Book Description :

Biosensors offer clear and distinct advantages over standard analytical methods for the direct monitoring of environmental pollutants in the field, such as real-time detection with minimum sample preparation and handling. The present book highlights recent advantages that will be of great value to a range of scientists, researchers and students dealing with analytical and environmental chemistry and biosensor technology. It presents recent trends in analytical methodology for the determination of indoor and outdoor pollutants, advances in DNA, biological and recognition-based sensors, examples of biosensors for use in field and water analysis, biosensors based on non-aqueous systems, and recent advances in the miniaturisation and micromachining of biosensors.

Lens Design Fundamentals Book

Lens Design Fundamentals

  • Author : Rudolf Kingslake
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080510095

Lens Design Fundamentals Book Description :

A large part of this book is devoted to a study of possible design procedures for various types of lens or mirror systems, with fully worked examples of each. The reader is urged to follow the logic of these examples and be sure that he understands what is happening, noticing particularly how each available degree of freedom is used to control one aberration. Not every type of lens has been considered, of course, but the design techniques illustrated here can readily be applied to the design of other more complex systems. It is assumed that the reader has access to a small computer to help with the ray tracing, otherwise he may find the computations so time-consuming that he is liable to lose track of what he is trying to accomplish.

Curves and Surfaces for CAGD Book

Curves and Surfaces for CAGD

  • Author : Gerald E. Farin
  • Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 499
  • ISBN 10 : 9781558607378

Curves and Surfaces for CAGD Book Description :

This fifth edition has been fully updated to cover the many advances made in CAGD and curve and surface theory since 1997, when the fourth edition appeared. Material has been restructured into theory and applications chapters. The theory material has been streamlined using the blossoming approach; the applications material includes least squares techniques in addition to the traditional interpolation methods. In all other respects, it is, thankfully, the same. This means you get the informal, friendly style and unique approach that has made Curves and Surfaces for CAGD: A Practical Guide a true classic. The book's unified treatment of all significant methods of curve and surface design is heavily focused on the movement from theory to application. The author provides complete C implementations of many of the theories he discusses, ranging from the traditional to the leading-edge. You'll gain a deep, practical understanding of their advantages, disadvantages, and interrelationships, and in the process you'll see why this book has emerged as a proven resource for thousands of other professionals and academics. * Provides authoritative and accessible information for those working with or developing computer-aided geometric design applications. * Covers all significant CAGD curve and surface design techniques-from the traditional to the experimental. * Includes a new chapter on recursive subdivision and triangular meshes. * Presents topical programming exercises useful to professionals and students alike. * Offers complete C implementations of many of the book's examples via a companion Web site.

Designer s Guide to Surfaces and Finishes Book

Designer s Guide to Surfaces and Finishes

  • Author : Penny Radford
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 0823013111

Designer s Guide to Surfaces and Finishes Book Description :

A guide to the materials, tools and techniques used to treat or refinish walls, floors, ceilings and windows. Topics covered include finish techniques such as antiquing and trompe l'oeil, and how to prepare walls and surfaces for any of the treatments chosen.

Designing With Light Book

Designing With Light

  • Author : Jason Livingston
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-10-23
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118740392

Designing With Light Book Description :

A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of lighting design Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to the intelligent use of lighting to define and enhance a space. The book explores all aspects of the process, including aesthetics, technology, and practicalities, in a clear, concise manner designed to provide the reader with a full working knowledge of lighting design. Color illustrations throughout demonstrate the real-world effects of the concepts presented, and the companion website offers video animations and exercises to better illuminate the art and science of lighting. The book addresses the considerations that should be a part of any designer's process, and provides thorough guidance on meeting the various demands with smarter design. Lighting is an essential element of interior design, and despite its ubiquity, is difficult to truly master. A designer with a fundamental and conceptual understanding of light is empowered to create simple, typical spaces, or work intelligently with lighting consultants on more complex projects. Designing With Light contains special discussions on color, light, and health, as well as the latest information on energy efficient lighting, control systems, and other technologies. Topics include: Physics, psychology, and perception of light Current and future lighting technology Communication, documentation, and the design process Sustainability, daylighting, and energy efficiency The book also contains an entire chapter on building and energy codes, as well as practical guidance on photometrics and calculations. Lighting can make or break an otherwise well-designed space, so designers need the background to be able to think intelligently about illumination factors during all stages of the process. With comprehensive coverage and thorough explanation, Designing With Light is a complete resource for students and professionals alike.

Curve and Surface Design Book

Curve and Surface Design

  • Author : Hans Hagen
  • Publisher : SIAM
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9780898712810

Curve and Surface Design Book Description :

This collection of ideas and results on topics of curve and surface design is intended for research in the academic environment as well as for practical use in industrial applications. Main emphasis is on minimal energy splines and geometric spline curves, and on techniques beyond tensor product surfaces.

Simulated Evolution and Learning Book

Simulated Evolution and Learning

  • Author : Bob McKay
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1999-05-26
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540659075

Simulated Evolution and Learning Book Description :

This book constitutes the refereed post-workshop proceedings of the Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning, SEAL '98, held in Canberra, Australia in November 1998. The 59 revised papers presented were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing from a total of initially 92 submissions. The book covers a wide range of topics in simulated evolution and learning, from self-adaption to dynamic modelling, from reinforcement learning to agent systems, from evolutionary games to evolutionary economics, from theoretical results to successful applications, etc.

Welcome to Your Designer Planet  Book

Welcome to Your Designer Planet

  • Author : Richard Leviton
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2007-09-05
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 686
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595888405

Welcome to Your Designer Planet Book Description :

We now live in the time of the Gaian hierophant. This is the one who reveals and shows us how to relate to the sacred aspects of Gaia, our planet. Who is this hierophant? Each of us, when we join the campaign with Gaia against the desecration of our natural environment. But first we have to discover what the Earth really is. The Earth's thousands of sacred sites hold a secret: they are functional parts of the planet's geomantic body, consciousness nodes in the Earth's subtle body. Each veils a Light temple, each once known widely and remembered in myth, and Welcome to Your Designer Planet! documents 165 different kinds. The Earth is not an accident of the cosmos, but was designed specifically for humans as an extended Mystery temple primed to support and enhance our greater awareness. And the designers intended that humans help maintain it. Want to help the ecosystem and modulate global warming and climate change? Plug yourself into the Earth's Light grid through your nearest sacred site and start helping. Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton presents a working model of the Earth's geomantic reality based on 24 years of research. The world's myths are the doorway into this fantastic domain of the Earth's visionary geography, showing us where to go and what to do and even what kinds of spiritual beings to expect to see. The future of the Earth is in our hands. Here are some pages from its design manual showing us how to fine-tune our wonderful host planet.

Tribological Modeling for Mechanical Designers Book

Tribological Modeling for Mechanical Designers

  • Author : K. C. Ludema
  • Publisher : ASTM International
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Friction
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 0803114125

Tribological Modeling for Mechanical Designers Book Description :

Thirteen papers from a symposium on [title] held in San Francisco, May 1990, are presented in chapters on: what mechanical designers need in tribological modeling, what is available in tribological models, data base and simulation issues for tribological modeling, and principles of model making and