The Coupled Theory of Mixtures in Geomechanics with Applications

This book contains recent advances on theory of mixtures in geo-mechanics. It presents all the necessary material that is published and scattered in different journals. The book presents both basic principles and advanced topics. It includes a chapter on comparison of theoretical and experimental results. The first part of the book deals with the historic reviews, hydro-mechanics of geo-materia

Positive Displacement Pumps: A Guide to Performance Evaluation

Positive Displacement Pumps is a current reference guide forpositive displacement pumps for both traditional andstate–of–the–art testing methods, and serves as a bridge betweentextbooks and manufacturer?s literature by providing equipmenttesting practices based on technical know–how, practicalexperience, and academic theory. With its simple, practical focus,this book not

Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 3: Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps and Distribution Systems

Keep it cool or heat things up. This third volume of "Audel's HVAC Library" gives you a comprehensive, hands-on guide to installing, servicing, and repairing all basic air-conditioning systems in both new and older construction. You'll also find complete coverage of specialized heating units - radiators, radiant heating systems, stoves, fireplaces, heat pumps, and indoor/outdo

Plate Structures (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)

Plate structures are used in almost every area of engineering, including aerospace and naval architecture, civil engineering, and electronics. These structures have diverse geometries and have to withstand a wide range of loading conditions. This book provides the theoretical foundations of the theories of plates manufactured from various materials, outlines and illustrates the methods used for

Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach (8th edition)

 Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach, eighth edition, covers the basic principles of thermodynamics while presenting a wealth of real-world engineering examples so students get a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice. This text helps students develop an intuitive understanding by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments. Cengel and Boles explore the vario

Railway Infrastructure Security (Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality)

This comprehensive monograph addresses crucial issues in the protection of railway systems, with the objective of enhancing the understanding of railway infrastructure security. Based on analyses by academics, technology providers, and railway operators, it explains how to assess terrorist and criminal threats, design countermeasures, and implement effective security strategies. In so doing, it

Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps, Compressors and Systems: Conventional and Hermetic Design

Based on the very successful German editions, this English version has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the developments of the last years and the latest innovations in the field. Throughout, the author makes excellent use of real-life examples and highly praised didactics to disseminate his expert knowledge needed by vacuum technology users and engineers in their daily work at in