Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering

Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering
Author: Manhar R. Dhanak,Nikolaos I. Xiros
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1345
Release: 2016-07-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319166490

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This handbook is the definitive reference for the interdisciplinary field that is ocean engineering. It integrates the coverage of fundamental and applied material and encompasses a diverse spectrum of systems, concepts and operations in the maritime environment, as well as providing a comprehensive update on contemporary, leading-edge ocean technologies. Coverage includes an overview on the fundamentals of ocean science, ocean signals and instrumentation, coastal structures, developments in ocean energy technologies and ocean vehicles and automation. It aims at practitioners in a range of offshore industries and naval establishments as well as academic researchers and graduate students in ocean, coastal, offshore and marine engineering and naval architecture. The Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering is organized in five parts: Part A: Fundamentals, Part B: Autonomous Ocean Vehicles, Subsystems and Control, Part C: Coastal Design, Part D: Offshore Technologies, Part E: Energy Conversion

Springer Handbook of Acoustics

Springer Handbook of Acoustics
Author: Thomas Rossing
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1182
Release: 2007-06-21
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780387304465

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This is an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting the richly interdisciplinary nature of acoustics edited by an acknowledged master in the field. The handbook reviews the most important areas of the subject, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, including computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography. An accompanying CD-ROM contains audio and video files.

Springer Handbook of Robotics

Springer Handbook of Robotics
Author: Bruno Siciliano,Oussama Khatib
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2227
Release: 2016-07-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319325521

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The second edition of this handbook provides a state-of-the-art overview on the various aspects in the rapidly developing field of robotics. Reaching for the human frontier, robotics is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of new emerging domains. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. The credible prospect of practical robots among humans is the result of the scientific endeavour of a half a century of robotic developments that established robotics as a modern scientific discipline. The ongoing vibrant expansion and strong growth of the field during the last decade has fueled this second edition of the Springer Handbook of Robotics. The first edition of the handbook soon became a landmark in robotics publishing and won the American Association of Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics as well as the organization’s Award for Engineering & Technology. The second edition of the handbook, edited by two internationally renowned scientists with the support of an outstanding team of seven part editors and more than 200 authors, continues to be an authoritative reference for robotics researchers, newcomers to the field, and scholars from related disciplines. The contents have been restructured to achieve four main objectives: the enlargement of foundational topics for robotics, the enlightenment of design of various types of robotic systems, the extension of the treatment on robots moving in the environment, and the enrichment of advanced robotics applications. Further to an extensive update, fifteen new chapters have been introduced on emerging topics, and a new generation of authors have joined the handbook’s team. A novel addition to the second edition is a comprehensive collection of multimedia references to more than 700 videos, which bring valuable insight into the contents. The videos can be viewed directly augmented into the text with a smartphone or tablet using a unique and specially designed app. Springer Handbook of Robotics Multimedia Extension Portal: http://handbookofrobotics.org/

Nonlinear Physical Oceanography

Nonlinear Physical Oceanography
Author: Henk A. Dijkstra
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2005-05-04
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781402022623

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Taken from a review of the first edition in SIAM: "This text is different from most others in that it combines several different disciplines and draws on many scientific studies in order to deduce mechanisms of ocean circulation. (...) Therefore (it) cannot be substituted, and (...) it meets its unique goals with clarity and thoroughness".

Handbook of Modern Ferromagnetic Materials

Handbook of Modern Ferromagnetic Materials
Author: Alex Goldman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 646
Release: 1999-05-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0412146614

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The Handbook of Modern Ferromagnetic Materials is an up-to-the-minute compendium of all ferromagnetic materials, metallic and ceramic, intended for electrical and electronic applications. Coverage of the newest and most economically important materials (soft ferrites, the rare-earth magnet alloys, amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys) is extensive. The distinctive feature of this book is its correlation of basic material properties (metallurgical and ceramic) with their magnetic characteristics and eventually to the choice in an application. Unique to this work is information on the many magnetic components into which these materials can be formed and the pertinent design data. Another useful feature is the criteria (quality, stability and economic) for selection of a particular material. Included are the mechanical, thermal and physical properties of these materials. The author not only presents the latest information from suppliers and magnetism conferences but includes a section on new materials (e.g. colossal magnetostriction materials) being developed but not yet available. The format is arranged according to frequency of operation, which turns out to be almost concurrent with the application. Thus, direct current applications are considered first, then low frequency line power, followed by applications at increasing frequencies up to microwave uses. This anthology of ferromagnetic materials is an essential reference work for electrical and electronic designers and materials scientists. It may also serve as a text for a magnetic materials course and as a materials guide for purchasing agents and technical executives.

Practical Handbook on Image Processing for Scientific and Technical Applications

Practical Handbook on Image Processing for Scientific and Technical Applications
Author: Bernd Jahne
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2004-03-15
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780849390302

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Image processing is fast becoming a valuable tool for analyzing multidimensional data in all areas of natural science. Since the publication of the best-selling first edition of this handbook, the field of image processing has matured in many of its aspects from ad hoc, empirical approaches to a sound science based on established mathematical and p

Trends in Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Trends in Manufacturing and Engineering Management
Author: S. Vijayan,Nachiappan Subramanian,K. Sankaranarayanasamy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1114
Release: 2020-08-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789811547454

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This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Design (ICMechD) 2019. The volume focuses on the different design aspects involved in manufacturing, composite materials processing as well as in engineering management. A wide range of topics such as control and automation, mechatronics, robotics, composite and nanomaterial design, and welding design are covered here. The book also discusses current research in engineering management on topics like products, services and system design, optimization in design, manufacturing planning and control, and sustainable product design. Given the range of the contents, this book will prove useful to students, researchers and practitioners.

Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources

Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources
Author: Ramakar Jha,Vijay P. Singh,Vivekanand Singh,L. B. Roy,Roshni Thendiyath
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2021-03-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030642020

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This book provides insights and a capacity to understand the climate change phenomenon, its impact on water resources, and possible remedial measures. The impact of climate change on water resources is a global issue and cause for concern. Water resources in many countries are extremely stressed, and climate change along with burgeoning populations, the rise in living standards, and increasing demand on resources are factors which serve to exacerbate this stress. The chapters provide information on tools that will be useful to mitigate the adverse consequences of natural disasters. Fundamental to addressing these issues is hydrological modelling which is discussed in this book and ways to combat climate change as an important aspect of water resource management.

Essentials of Offshore Structures

Essentials of Offshore Structures
Author: D.V. Reddy,A. S. J. Swamidas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781482220186

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Essentials of Offshore Structures: Framed and Gravity Platforms examines the engineering ideas and offshore drilling platforms for exploration and production. This book offers a clear and acceptable demonstration of both the theory and application of the relevant procedures of structural, fluid, and geotechnical mechanics to offshore structures. It

Super Resolution Imaging

Super Resolution Imaging
Author: Subhasis Chaudhuri
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2001-09-30
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780792374718

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Super-Resolution Imaging serves as an essential reference for both academicians and practicing engineers. It can be used both as a text for advanced courses in imaging and as a desk reference for those working in multimedia, electrical engineering, computer science, and mathematics. The first book to cover the new research area of super-resolution imaging, this text includes work on the following groundbreaking topics: Image zooming based on wavelets and generalized interpolation; Super-resolution from sub-pixel shifts; Use of blur as a cue; Use of warping in super-resolution; Resolution enhancement using multiple apertures; Super-resolution from motion data; Super-resolution from compressed video; Limits in super-resolution imaging. Written by the leading experts in the field, Super-Resolution Imaging presents a comprehensive analysis of current technology, along with new research findings and directions for future work.

High Dynamic Range HDR Vision

High Dynamic Range  HDR  Vision
Author: Bernd Hoefflinger
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-01-04
Genre: Computers
ISBN: UOM:39015069377979

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Creating high-fidelity images of our world has been a continuous challenge, even as our understanding and skills have evolved. The acquisition and mapping of the rich and complex content of visual information rank high among the most demanding technical tasks. Now electronic image sensors can record a dynamic range from bright to dark of more than seven orders of magnitude, thus exceeding the ability of a human eye by more than a hundred times and displaying five orders of magnitude in brightness, resulting in CRT and LCD displays with more than 100-fold improvement. This first comprehensive account of high-dynamic-range (HDR) vision focusses on HDR real-time, high-speed digital video recording and also systematically presents HDR video transmission and display. The power of the eye-like, logarithmic optoelectronic conversion concept is demonstrated in machine-vision, medical, automotive, surveillance and cinematic applications, and it is extended to HDR sub-retinal implants for the vision impaired. While the book conveys the overall picture of HDR vision, specific knowledge of microelectronics and image processing is not required. It provides a quantitative summary of the major issues to allow the assessment of the state of the art and a glimpse at future developments. Selected experts share their know-how and expectations in this rapidly evolving art related to the single most powerful of our senses.

Multi Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risks

Multi Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risks
Author: Dilanthi Amaratunga,Richard Haigh,Nuwan Dias
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 892
Release: 2021-09-11
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9783030730031

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This book presents a collection of papers under the theme of multi-hazard early warning and disaster risks. These were selected from the presentations made at the International Symposium on Tsunami and Multi-Hazard Risks, Early Warning and Community Awareness in supporting implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. This conference aimed to recognize achievements and to highlight work that still needs to be carried out. The conference promoted collaboration among academia, research institutions and disaster management offices, and further encouraged multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral interaction This International Symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction provided an important opportunity to reflect upon our progress to date in tackling disaster risk, but also to consider some of the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead of us. A particular focus of this event wasMulti-Hazard Early Warning. During the negotiations for the Sendai Framework, countries and partners highlighted the need to: 1. Continue to invest in, develop, maintain and strengthen people-centred, end-to-end early warning systems; 2. Promote the application of simple and low cost early warning equipment and facilities; 3. Broaden the dissemination channels for early warning information to facilitate early action. Countries also called for the further development of and investment in effective, nationally compatible, regional multi-hazard early warning mechanisms. To address these needs, global Target (g) of the Sendai Framework was adopted, namely to “substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to the people by 2030”. As illustrated by recent events in Indonesia, it is also vital to address the challenge of cascading hazards that pose a tsunami risk, and the importance of linking tsunami early warning to a multi-hazard environment. However, moving towards a multi-hazard environment is complex and poses many challenges but can bring significant benefits in terms of efficiencies and also in recognising the links between hazards, such as cascading threats. We very much hope that this book will provide an important platform to address these and other challenges in addressing disaster risk, as well as supporting implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Ocean Engineering ICOE2018

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Ocean Engineering  ICOE2018
Author: K. Murali,V. Sriram,Abdus Samad,Nilanjan Saha
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 929
Release: 2018-12-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789811331343

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This book comprises selected proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE2018), focusing on emerging opportunities and challenges in the field of ocean engineering and offshore structures. It includes state-of-the-art content from leading international experts, making it a valuable resource for researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Current Practices and New Technology in Ocean Engineering 1987

Current Practices and New Technology in Ocean Engineering  1987
Author: George K. Wolfe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1987
Genre: Ocean engineering
ISBN: UOM:39015018905508

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Investigating Explanation Based Learning

Investigating Explanation Based Learning
Author: Gerald DeJong
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 438
Release: 1993
Genre: Computers
ISBN: UOM:39015029552893

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Explanation-Based Learning (EBL) can generally be viewed as substituting background knowledge for the large training set of exemplars needed by conventional or empirical machine learning systems. The background knowledge is used automatically to construct an explanation of a few training exemplars. The learned concept is generalized directly from this explanation. The first EBL systems of the modern era were Mitchell's LEX2, Silver's LP, and De Jong's KIDNAP natural language system. Two of these systems, Mitchell's and De Jong's, have led to extensive follow-up research in EBL. This book outlines the significant steps in EBL research of the Illinois group under De Jong. This volume describes theoretical research and computer systems that use a broad range of formalisms: schemas, production systems, qualitative reasoning models, non-monotonic logic, situation calculus, and some home-grown ad hoc representations. This has been done consciously to avoid sacrificing the ultimate research significance in favor of the expediency of any particular formalism. The ultimate goal, of course, is to adopt (or devise) the right formalism.