Geothermal Power Plants Book

Geothermal Power Plants

  • Author : Ronald DiPippo
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-04-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080554761

Geothermal Power Plants Book Description :

Ron DiPippo, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is a world-regarded geothermal expert. This single resource covers all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation from fundamental scientific and engineering principles. The thermodynamic basis for the design of geothermal power plants is at the heart of the book and readers are clearly guided on the process of designing and analysing the key types of geothermal energy conversion systems. Its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of case studies from real plants that increase the reader's understanding of geothermal energy conversion and provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience. An important new chapter covers Environmental Impact and Abatement Technologies, including gaseous and solid emissions; water, noise and thermal pollutions; land usage; disturbance of natural hydrothermal manifestations, habitats and vegetation; minimisation of CO2 emissions and environmental impact assessment. The book is illustrated with over 240 photographs and drawings. Nine chapters include practice problems, with solutions, which enable the book to be used as a course text. Also includes a definitive worldwide compilation of every geothermal power plant that has operated, unit by unit, plus a concise primer on the applicable thermodynamics. * Engineering principles are at the heart of the book, with complete coverage of the thermodynamic basis for the design of geothermal power systems * Practical applications are backed up by an extensive selection of case studies that show how geothermal energy conversion systems have been designed, applied and exploited in practice * World renowned geothermal expert DiPippo has including a new chapter on Environmental Impact and Abatement Technology in this new edition

Material Substructures in Complex Bodies Book

Material Substructures in Complex Bodies

  • Author : Gianfranco Capriz
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-07-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080554716

Material Substructures in Complex Bodies Book Description :

Stringent industrial requirements for sophisticated performance and circumstantial control of microdevices or nanotechnology manufacturing, and other types of machinery at multiple scales, require complex materials. The adjective ‘complex’ indicates that the substructure influences gross mechanical behaviour in a prominent way and interactions due to substructural changes are represented directly. Examples are liquid crystals, quasi-periodic alloys, polymeric bodies, spin glasses, magnetostrictive materials and ferroelectrics, suspensions, in particular liquids with gas bubbles, polarizable fluids, etc. The mechanical behaviour of complex bodies described in this book gives rise to a wide variety of challenging problems from the macroscopic- to the nano-world. The chapters composing this book explore various aspects of these problems, giving rise to new areas of discussion together with specific solutions. Contributors are Carlo Cercignani, Gianfranco Capriz, Pierre Degond, Antonio Fasano, Harley T. Johnson, Sukky Jun, Krishna Kannan, Wing Kam Liu, Alberto Mancini, Paolo Maria Mariano, Ingo Müller, Kumbakonan R. Rajagopal, Jan Jerzy Slawianowski. The book will be a useful tool for researchers and students working on the basic mathematical and physical problems accruing from the mechanics of materials. * Leading scientific competence of contributors. * Clear writing style linking solutions and open problems. * Suggestions for direct technological applications and new research work. * Mathematical models for nanotechnology devices.

Views on Microstructures in Granular Materials Book

Views on Microstructures in Granular Materials

  • Author : Pasquale Giovine
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-12-11
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030492670

Views on Microstructures in Granular Materials Book Description :

This contributed volume provides an up-to-date overview of the mechanics of granular materials, ranging from sparse media to soils. With chapters exploring state-of-the-art theoretical, experimental, and applied trends in the study of granular matter in various states, readers will be motivated to learn about the current challenges and potential avenues of exploration in this active area of research. Including a variety of perspectives, this volume will be a valuable reference for audiences in a number of fields. Specific topics covered include: X-ray tomography techniques for analyzing sand Evaluation of effective stress in unsaturated soils Hyper-plasticity Wave propagation in granular systems Partly saturated porous media Multi-scale approaches to the dynamics of sparse media Views on Microstructures in Granular Materials is an ideal resource for PhD students and researchers in applied mathematics, solid-state physics, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Mathematical Models of Granular Matter Book

Mathematical Models of Granular Matter

  • Author : Gianfranco Capriz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-04-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540782766

Mathematical Models of Granular Matter Book Description :

Granular matter displays a variety of peculiarities that distinguish it from other appearances studied in condensed matter physics and renders its overall mathematical modelling somewhat arduous. Prominent directions in the modelling granular flows are analyzed from various points of view. Foundational issues, numerical schemes and experimental results are discussed. The volume furnishes a rather complete overview of the current research trends in the mechanics of granular matter. Various chapters introduce the reader to different points of view and related techniques. New models describing granular bodies as complex bodies are presented. Results on the analysis of the inelastic Boltzmann equations are collected in different chapters. Gallavotti-Cohen symmetry is also discussed.

Advances in Multifield Theories for Continua with Substructure Book

Advances in Multifield Theories for Continua with Substructure

  • Author : Gianfranco Capriz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9780817681586

Advances in Multifield Theories for Continua with Substructure Book Description :

Toachieve design, implementation,and servicing ofcomplex systems and struc tures in an efficient and cost-effective way,a deeper knowledge and understanding of the subtle cast and detailed evolution of materials is needed. The analysis in demand borders with the molecular and atomic one, spanning all the way down from classical continua. The study of the behavior of complex materials in sophisticated devices also opens intricate questions about the applicability of primary axioms ofcontinuum mechanics such as the ultimate nature of the material element itselfand the possibility ofidentifying itperfectly. So it is necessary to develop tools that allow usto formulate both theoretical models and methods of numerical approximation for the analysis of material substructures. Multifield theories in continuum mechanics, which bridge classical materials science and modern continuum mechanics, provide precisely these tools. Multifield theories not only address problems of material substructures, but also encompass well-recognized approaches to the study of soft condensed matter and allow one to model disparate conditions in various states ofmatter. However, research inmultifield theories is vast, and there is little in the way of a comprehensive distillation of the subject from an engineer's perspective. Therefore, the papers in the present volume, 1 which grew out of our experience as editors for an engineeringjournal, tackle some fundamental questions,suggest solutions of concrete problems, and strive to interpret a host of experimental evidence. In this spirit, each of the authors has contributed original results having in mind their wider applicability.

Fracture of Nano and Engineering Materials and Structures Book
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Fracture of Nano and Engineering Materials and Structures

  • Author : E.E. Gdoutos
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1416
  • ISBN 10 : 1402049722

Fracture of Nano and Engineering Materials and Structures Book Description :

The 16th European Conference of Fracture (ECF16) was held in Greece, July, 2006. It focused on all aspects of structural integrity with the objective of improving the safety and performance of engineering structures, components, systems and their associated materials. Emphasis was given to the failure of nanostructured materials and nanostructures including micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS).

Proceedings Book


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  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060903013

Proceedings Book Description :

Thin Film Materials Book

Thin Film Materials

  • Author : L. B. Freund
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-01-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 750
  • ISBN 10 : 1139449826

Thin Film Materials Book Description :

Thin film mechanical behavior and stress presents a technological challenge for materials scientists, physicists and engineers. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the major issues and topics dealing with stress, defect formation, surface evolution and allied effects in thin film materials. Physical phenomena are examined from the continuum down to the sub-microscopic length scales, with the connections between the structure of the material and its behavior described. Theoretical concepts are underpinned by discussions on experimental methodology and observations. Fundamental scientific concepts are embedded through sample calculations, a broad range of case studies with practical applications, thorough referencing, and end of chapter problems. With solutions to problems available on-line, this book will be essential for graduate courses on thin films and the classic reference for researchers in the field.

Crystals  Defects and Microstructures Book

Crystals Defects and Microstructures

  • Author : Rob Phillips
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-02-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 780
  • ISBN 10 : 0521793572

Crystals Defects and Microstructures Book Description :

Examines the advances made in the field in recent years and looks at the various methods now used; ideal for graduate students and researchers.

Deformable Bodies and Their Material Behavior Book

Deformable Bodies and Their Material Behavior

  • Author : Henry W. Haslach, Jr.
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105111929787

Deformable Bodies and Their Material Behavior Book Description :

This comprehensive and detailed book presents a practical introduction to the mechanical behavior of a deformable body and introduces the key tools designers need to avoid material functional failure. It presents detailed steps in mechanical test evaluations of material properties, and provides a historical perspective to the definitions and models designers use.

Aspects of Anomalous Transport in Plasmas Book

Aspects of Anomalous Transport in Plasmas

  • Author : Radu Balescu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2005-04-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 1420034685

Aspects of Anomalous Transport in Plasmas Book Description :

Anomalous transport is a ubiquitous phenomenon in astrophysical, geophysical and laboratory plasmas; and is a key topic in controlled nuclear fusion research. Despite its fundamental importance and ongoing research interest, a full understanding of anomalous transport in plasmas is still incomplete, due to the complexity of the nonlinear phenomena involved. Aspects in Anomalous Transport in Plasmas is the first book to systematically consider anomalous plasma transport theory and provides a unification of the many theoretical models by emphasizing interrelations between seemingly different methodologies. It is not intended as a catalogue of the vast number of plasma instabilities leading to anomalous transport; instead it chooses a number of these and emphasizes the aspects specifically due to turbulence. After a brief introduction, the microscopic theory of turbulence is discussed, including quasilinear theory and various aspects of renormalization methods, which leads to an understanding of resonance broadening, mode coupling, trajectory correlation and clumps. The second half of the book is devoted to stochiastic tramsport, using methods based on the Langevin equations and on Random Walk theory. This treatment aims at going beyond the traditional limits of weak turbulence, by introducing the recently developed method of decorrelation trajectories, and its application to electrostatic turbulence, magnetic turbulence and zonal flow generation. The final chapter includes very recent work on the nonlocal transport phenomenon.

Mathematical Reviews Book

Mathematical Reviews

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  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015082440887

Mathematical Reviews Book Description :