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Energy Principles and Variational Methods in Applied MechanicsA systematic presentation of energy principles and variational methods The increasing use of numerical and computational methods in engineering and applied sciences has shed new light on the importance of energy principles and variational methods. Energy Principles and Variational Methods in Applied Mechanics provides a systematic and practical introduction to the use of energy principles, traditional variational methods, and the finite element method to the solution of engineering problems inv…

Energy Methods in Structural Mechanics: A Comprehensive Introduction to Matrix and Finite Element Methods of AnalysisThe book provides a basic and clear introduction to the principles underlying finite elements and the computer based methods of the analysis of structures commonly used in industry. There can be a danger that, without such an understanding, engineers will use these computer based analysis tools as black boxes and accept results without being aware of the real significance of the information obtained….

Energy Audit of Building Systems: An Engineering Approach, Second Edition (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series)Buildings account for almost half of total primary energy use and related greenhouse emissions worldwide. Although current energy systems are improving, they still fall disappointingly short of meeting acceptable limits for efficiency. Well-trained energy auditors are essential to the success of building energy efficiency programs―and Energy Audit of Building Systems: An Engineering Approach, Second Edition updates a bestselling guide to helping them improve their craft. This book outlines a…

Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfer in Mechanical and Structural Systems (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)This monograph is the first in the new area of targeted nonlinear energy transfer in mechanical and structural systems. This concept was initially discovered by the two leading authors in 1999, and was further developed exclusively by the entire author group in the last 6 years. Since then, additional groups of researchers in the USA, Russia, UK and France have started working on this concept and applying it. It is estimated that in the years to come, the concept of targeted nonlinear energy tra…

Discrete Fracture Network Modeling of Hydraulic Stimulation: Coupling Flow and Geomechanics (SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences)Discrete Fracture Network Modeling of Hydraulic Stimulation describes the development and testing of a model that couples fluid-flow, deformation, friction weakening, and permeability evolution in large, complex two-dimensional discrete fracture networks.  The model can be used to explore the behavior of hydraulic stimulation in settings where matrix permeability is low and preexisting fractures play an important role, such as Enhanced Geothermal Systems and gas shale.  Used also to describe …

Foundation of Statistical Energy Analysis in VibroacousticsThis book provides an in-depth study of the foundations of statistical energy analysis, with a focus on examining the statistical theory of sound and vibration. In the modal approach, an introduction to random vibration with application to complex systems having a large number of modes is provided. For the wave approach, the phenomena of propagation, group speed, and energy transport are extensively discussed. Particular emphasis is given to the emergence of the diffuse field, the central concep…

Open Channel Hydraulics* A comprehensive overview of stormwater and wastewater collection methods from around the world, written b leading experts in the field * Includes detailed analysis of system designs, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation * Includes recent research advances and personal computer applications…

Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)This book covers the essential topics for a second-level course in strength of materials or mechanics of materials, with an emphasis on techniques that are useful for mechanical design. Design typically involves an initial conceptual stage during which many options are considered.  At this stage, quick approximate analytical methods are crucial in determining which of the initial proposals are feasible. The ideal would be to get within 30% with a few lines of calculation. The designer also need…