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Hydraulics
1 The Hydraulics Manual - TSD Training
Auteur : TSD Training
Genre : Engineering
The Hydraulics Manual

This Hydraulics Manual training course serves as a guide for those interested in learning about Hydraulics. The course is suitable for those who are interested in maintaining equipment using hydraulic powered control systems. There is information covering basic hydraulics, describing the properties and characteristics of fluids and several types of pumps, motors, valves, and controls. This course also deals with piping, tubing, and hoses used to convey fluid under pressure. It describes the functions and types of reservoirs, strainers, filters, and accumulators. It discusses the purposes and types of seals and packings used in fluid power systems.

This course is part of our Mechanics and Hydraulics series.

Full illustrations and diagrams included.

Lessons:

- Hydraulic Basics
- Hydraulic Systems


Decentralized
Coverage
Control
Problems
Robotic
Networks
2 Decentralized Coverage Control Problems For Mobile Robotic Sensor and Actuator Networks - Andrey V. Savkin, Teddy M. Cheng, Zhiyu Xi, Faizan Javed, Alexey S. Matveev & Hung Nguyen
Auteur : Andrey V. Savkin, Teddy M. Cheng, Zhiyu Xi, Faizan Javed, Alexey S. Matveev & Hung Nguyen
Genre : Engineering
This book introduces various coverage control problems for mobile sensor networks including barrier, sweep and blanket. Unlike many existing algorithms, all of the robotic sensor and actuator motion algorithms developed in the book are fully decentralized or distributed, computationally efficient, easily implementable in engineering practice and based only on information on the closest neighbours of each mobile sensor and actuator and local information about the environment. Moreover, the mobile robotic sensors have no prior information about the environment in which they operation. These various types of coverage problems have never been covered before by a single book in a systematic way.
Another topic of this book is the study of mobile robotic sensor and actuator networks. Many modern engineering applications include the use of sensor and actuator networks to provide efficient

3 The Actuator (AT the series, #1) - J. Spinazzola
Auteur : J. Spinazzola
Genre : Romance
A young woman is institutionalized for following her heart in a futuristic age dominated by reason, digital technology, and the actuator. Can Marco DiBlasi, a romantic hero, liberate her? Or will Vidalia Palmer, an older woman, continue to stand in their way? As if the Mod, Privates, and environmental hazard were not obstacle enough. Love is timeless, but time is running out.
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Saboteur
5 The Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur - James Wymore
Auteur : James Wymore
Genre : Adventure
The Machine Monks fight to keep control of the Actuator while enemies attack the base. As besiegers wear them down, the rest of the world struggles to adapt to the chaos left in the wake of the great change. Their only choice is to push forward and find the next key and shutdown the fantasy realm surrounding the base. When they do, Xenwyn will die.

Haunted by the incalculable death toll all over the earth, Jon accepts the mission to recover the next key. Despite his injuries and as much as he hates to leave his newfound love, he refuses to let all of humanity suffer if he can fix it.

Desperate to keep Xenwyn alive, Red determines to find a magical cure before Jon gets back with the key. Each time he takes her across a border, might be the end.

Seeing all his friends in turmoil, Dragon Star sets out to find the saboteur. If the architect of this dark world

Analysis
Synthesis
Operator
Systems
Saturation
6 Analysis and Synthesis of Delta Operator Systems with Actuator Saturation - Hongjiu Yang, Yuanqing Xia & Qing Geng
Auteur : Hongjiu Yang, Yuanqing Xia & Qing Geng
Genre : Engineering
This book presents basic research on delta operator systems (DOS) with actuator saturation. It proposes null controllable regions of delta operator systems, introduces the enlarging of the domain of attraction and analyzes the performance of DOSs subject to actuator saturation. It also discusses the domain of attraction on different systems in delta domain, and investigates the applications in complicated systems using delta operator approaches.

Fractured
7 The Actuator: Fractured Earth - James Wymore
Auteur : James Wymore
Genre : Adventure
Known as “The Actuator”, this machine is capable of transforming entire communities into alternate realities. In theory, these often terrifying realities are reversible. The scientists in charge of this machine employ operatives called Machine Monks, who attune their minds to manifest single ideas from the realms of fantasy and science fiction. These ideas are then superimposed upon sparsely inhabited areas for testing.

For a while, the enigmatic Actuator cooperates with the experiments, using dampeners to limit the affected area. But those in charge of the project eagerly anticipate exploring the full potential of this amazing device. Experiments progress to where they feed more than twenty different genre ideas simultaneously into the Actuator’s database.

Meanwhile, an unknown saboteur dismantles the dampeners. The effect is catastrophic. The entire world is

Wireless
Networks
Enhanced
Edition
8 Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (Enhanced Edition) - Roberto Verdone, Davide Dardari, Gianluca Mazzini & Andrea Conti
Auteur : Roberto Verdone, Davide Dardari, Gianluca Mazzini & Andrea Conti
Genre : Engineering
When choosing the technology options to develop a wireless sensor network (WSN), it is vital that their performance levels can be assessed for the type of application intended. This book describes the different technology options – MAC protocols, routing protocols, localisation and data fusion techniques – and provides the means to numerically measure their performance, whether by simulation, mathematical models or experimental test beds. Case studies, based on the authors’ direct experience of implementing wireless sensor networks, describe the design methodology and the type of measurements used, together with samples of the performance measurements attained.

Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks will enable you to answer vital questions such as:
How long will my network remain alive given the amount of sensing required of it?For how long should I set the s

Supported
Implicit
Interaction
Assistance
Systems
9 Sensor-Actuator Supported Implicit Interaction in Driver Assistance Systems - Andreas Riener
Auteur : Andreas Riener
Genre : Engineering
The research trend in the automotive domain is clearly moving from mechanically controlled to computer assisted systems for both vehicle handling and comfort functions. Driver Assistance Systems (DAS), originally integrated to decrease the cognitive load and to increase the comfort for the driver, cause additional workload and stress for the driver, and as a consequence may distract from the main activity of driving and lead to traffic accidents.

Andreas Riener studies the influence of implicit interaction using vibro-tactile actuators, invisibly and unobtrusively embedded into the car seat, as additional sensory channels for car-driver feedback, and pressure sensor mats, integrated into the seat for implicit information transmission from the driver toward the vehicle. The results of the experiments, e.g. implicit driver identification or activity recognition, vibro-tactile a

Borderlands
Anthology
10 The Actuator 1.5: Borderlands Anthology - James Wymore
Auteur : James Wymore
Genre : Adventure
When the Actuator breaks the earth into a patchwork of altered realities, the remaining Machine Monks begin looking for the Keys to put it back. In the meantime, everyone in the world has been transformed without knowing why. This collection tells about some of the people struggling to deal with the change.

In Remembering Emily, by Sara Wolf, Daniel must rescue his distant girlfriend from danger. Worse, she might forget him.
Matthew Cox explores Cyberpunked China in Stolen Orchid, where a man finds his wife has become a ghost. His only hope is to cross the border to an unfamiliar realm.
In The Blackbird’s Tale, Dan Willis tells of a Machine Monk named David, who works his way through Chicago’s noir scene to find an Actuator Key.
Nathan Yocum gives us The Dream Journal of Oren Smith Wessely, in steampunk Arizona where his dreams suddenly come to life.
Ma

Modeling
Analysis
Control
Hydraulic
Forging
11 Modeling, Analysis and Control of Hydraulic Actuator for Forging - XinJiang Lu & Minghui Huang
Auteur : XinJiang Lu & Minghui Huang
Genre : Engineering
This book aims to overcome the current shortcomings of modeling, analysis and control approaches, presenting contributions in three major areas: a) Several novel modeling approaches are proposed: a process/shape-decomposition modeling method to help estimate the deformation force, an online probabilistic learning machine for the modeling of batch forging processes, several data-driven identification and modeling approaches for unknown forging processes under different work conditions. b) The model-based dynamic analysis methods is developed to derive the conditions of stability and creep. c) Several novel intelligent control methods are proposed for complex forging processes.

One of the most serious problems in forging forming involves the inaccurate forging conditions, velocity and position, offered by the hydraulic actuator due to the complexity of both the deformation proce

Cellular
Actuators
12 Cellular Actuators - Jun Ueda, Joshua A Schultz & Harry Asada
Auteur : Jun Ueda, Joshua A Schultz & Harry Asada
Genre : Computers & Internet
Cellular Actuators: Modularity and Variability in Muscle-Inspired Actuation describes the roles actuators play in robotics and their insufficiency in emerging new robotic applications, such as wearable devices and human co-working robots where compactness and compliance are important.

Piezoelectric actuators, the topic of this book, provide advantages like displacement scale, force, reliability, and compactness, and rely on material properties to provide displacement and force as reactions to electric stimulation. The authors, renowned researchers in the area, present the fundamentals of muscle-like movement and a system-wide study that includes the design, analysis, and control of biologically inspired actuators. This book is the perfect guide for researchers and practitioners who would like to deploy this technology into their research and products.
Introduces P

Actuators
13 Shape Memory Alloy Actuators - Mohammad H. Elahinia
Auteur : Mohammad H. Elahinia
Genre : Engineering
This book provides a systematic approach to realizing NiTi shape memory alloy actuation, and is aimed at science and engineering students who would like to develop a better understanding of the behaviors of SMAs, and learn to design, simulate, control, and fabricate these actuators in a systematic approach.  

Several innovative biomedical applications of SMAs are discussed. These include orthopedic, rehabilitation, assistive, cardiovascular, and surgery devices and tools. To this end unique actuation mechanisms are discussed. These include antagonistic bi-stable shape memory-superelastic actuation, shape memory spring actuation, and multi axial tension-torsion actuation. These actuation mechanisms open new possibilities for creating adaptive structures and biomedical devices by using SMAs.

Materials
Actuators
14 Smart Materials-Based Actuators at the Micro/Nano-Scale - Micky Rakotondrabe
Auteur : Micky Rakotondrabe
Genre : Engineering
Smart Materials-Based Actuators at the Micro/Nano-Scale: Characterization, Control, and Applications gives a state of the art of emerging techniques to the characterization and control of actuators based on smart materials working at the micro/nano scale. The book aims to characterize some commonly used structures based on piezoelectric and electroactive polymeric actuators and also focuses on various and emerging techniques employed to control them. This book also includes two of the most emerging topics and applications: nanorobotics and cells micro/nano-manipulation.

This book:

Provides both theoretical and experimental results

Contains complete information from characterization, modeling, identification, control to final applications for researchers and engineers that would like to model, characterize, control and apply their own micro/nano-s

Modeling
Experiments
Electromagnetic
Spherical
Actuators
15 Design, Modeling and Experiments of 3-DOF Electromagnetic Spherical Actuators - Liang Yan, I-Ming Chen, Chee Kian Lim, Guilin Yang & Kok-Meng Lee
Auteur : Liang Yan, I-Ming Chen, Chee Kian Lim, Guilin Yang & Kok-Meng Lee
Genre : Engineering
A spherical actuator is a novel electric device that can achieve 2/3-DOF rotational motions in a single joint with electric power input. It has advantages such as compact structure, low mass/moment of inertia, fast response and non-singularities within the workspace. It has promising applications in robotics, automobile, manufacturing, medicine and aerospace industry.

This is the first monograph that introduces the research on spherical actuators systematically.  It broadens the scope of actuators from conventional single-axis to multi-axis, which will help both beginners and researchers to enhance their knowledge on electromagnetic actuators. Generic analytic modeling methods for magnetic field and torque output are developed, which can be applied to the development of other electromagnetic actuators. A parametric design methodology that allows fast analysis a

Stability
Stabilization
Systems
Saturating
Actuators
16 Stability and Stabilization of Linear Systems with Saturating Actuators - Sophie Tarbouriech, Germain Garcia, João Manoel Gomes da Silva Jr. & Isabelle Queinnec
Auteur : Sophie Tarbouriech, Germain Garcia, João Manoel Gomes da Silva Jr. & Isabelle Queinnec
Genre : Engineering
It is well-known that actuator saturation is present in practically all control systems, the signal amplitude that an actuator can deliver usually being limited by physical or safety constraints. Neglect of these amplitude bounds and the consequent actuator saturation can be a source of performance degradation or even instability of the closed-loop system so an in-depth understanding of the phenomena caused by saturation is of importance in solving and avoiding problems in industrial control systems.

Stability and Stabilization of Linear Systems with Saturating Actuators details both basic concepts and tools fundamental for the analysis and synthesis of linear systems subject to actuator saturation and, in a formal though didactic fashion, developments in recent research. The authors consider a state-space approach and focus on the problems of stability analysis and th

Piezoelectric
Actuators
Control
Enhanced
Edition
17 Piezoelectric Actuators: Vector Control Method (Enhanced Edition) - Frederic Giraud & Christophe Giraud-Audine
Auteur : Frederic Giraud & Christophe Giraud-Audine
Genre : Engineering
Piezoelectric Actuators: Vector Control Method: Base, Modeling and Mechatronic Design of Ultrasonic Devices guides researchers and engineers through the process of implementing the vector control method (VCM) in their systems. The book presents which measurements can be made, how to visualize a variable as a rotating vector, about the angular position of the rotating reference frame, how to calculate the parameters of the controllers, and how to observe key variables. Additionally, the book focuses on the modeling of PE ultrasonic transducers and investigates the energy conversion process in an ultrasonic transducer.
Presents the fundamentals of the VCM at a basic level for researchers and practitioners who are new to the fieldSimulates several MATLAB and Simulink examples for deeper learning of the subjectPresents the application to several test cases, with actual measuremen

Actuators
18 Soft Actuators - Kinji Asaka & Hidenori Okuzaki
Auteur : Kinji Asaka & Hidenori Okuzaki
Genre : Engineering
The subject of this book is the current comprehensive research and development of soft actuators, and encompasses interdisciplinary studies of materials science, mechanics, electronics, robotics, and bioscience. As an example, the book includes current research on actuators based on biomaterials to provide future perspectives for artificial muscle technology. Readers can obtain detailed, useful information about materials, methods of synthesis, fabrication, and measurements. The topics covered here not only promote further research and development of soft actuators, but also lead the way to their utilization and industrialization. One outstanding feature of the book is that it contains many color figures, diagrams, and photographs clearly describing the mechanism, apparatus, and motion of soft actuators. The chapter on modeling is conducive to more extensive design work in materials and

Hydrogel
Sensors
Actuators
19 Hydrogel Sensors and Actuators - Gerald Gerlach & K.-F. Arndt
Auteur : Gerald Gerlach & K.-F. Arndt
Genre : Engineering
Hydrogels are a fascinating class of polymers which show an immense ability of swelling under the influence of temperature, pH value or concentrations of different species in aqueous solutions. The volume change can amount up to several hundred percent. This unique behaviour is already used in such applications like disposable diapers, contact lenses or drug-delivery systems.

The ability to perform mechanical work has been shifted the technical interest more and more towards sensors and actuators exploiting the thermo-chemo-mechano-electrical coupling within hydrogels. The accuracy requirements for such devices are much more demanding than for previous applications. Therefore, a deep knowledge of both the material and the functional properties of hydrogel sensors and actuators is needed. The monograph describes state-of-the-art and recent developments for these materials in se

Piezoelectric
Multilayer
Bending
Actuators
20 Piezoelectric Multilayer Beam Bending Actuators - Rüdiger G. Ballas
Auteur : Rüdiger G. Ballas
Genre : Engineering
An important aim of the presented book is the explanation of the application of piezoelectric materials such as piezoceramics within the wide field of electromechanical actuators and sensor technology. The reader should be presented the physical and mechanical properties of piezoceramics in a distinct way. In a next step, the reader is introduced into the mechanical description of the static behavior of piezoelectric multilayer beam bending actuators.

The description of the dynamic behavior of piezoelectric multilayered bending actuators is effected on the basis of Lagrange‘s formalism and Hamilton‘s principle. The achieved insights are used for the systematic development of the electromechanical circuit representation within the scope of the network theory for any design of piezoelectric bending actuators.

The applications of piezoelectric multilayer beam ben

Mechanisms
Ferroelectrics
Actuators
21 Strain Mechanisms in Lead-Free Ferroelectrics for Actuators - Matias Acosta
Auteur : Matias Acosta
Genre : Engineering
This book addresses and analyzes the mechanisms responsible for functionality of two technologically relevant materials, giving emphasis on the relationship between structural transitions and electromechanical properties. The author investigates the atomic crystal structure and microstructure by means of thermal analysis, as well as diffraction and microscopy techniques. Electric field-, temperature- and frequency-dependent electromechanical properties are also described. Apart from this correlation between structure and properties, characterization was also performed to bridge between basic research and optimization of application-oriented parameters required for technological implementation. The author proposes guidelines to the reader in order to engineer functional properties in other piezoelectric systems, as well as in other similar functional materials with the perovskite structur

Polymeric
Sensors
Actuators
22 Polymeric Sensors and Actuators - Johannes Karl Fink
Auteur : Johannes Karl Fink
Genre : Electrical Engineering
This book covers in-depth the various polymers that are used for sensors and actuators from the vantage point of organic chemistry. Since many chemists may not be familiar with the physics and operational specifics of sensors, the book has a general chapter dealing with the overall physics and basic principles of sensors. Also included are methods of fabrication, as well as information on smart textiles, actuators, and the processing of data. The range of sensors covered include humidity, temperature, chemical, mechanical, optical, electrode, electronic nose, switchable devices, biosensors, and others.

Polymer
Composites
Sensors
Actuators
23 Ionic Polymer Metal Composites for Sensors and Actuators - Inamuddin & Abdullah M. Asiri
Auteur : Inamuddin & Abdullah M. Asiri
Genre : Engineering
This book discusses the fundamental of bending actuation with a focus on ionic metal composites. It describes the applications of ionic polymer metal composite (IPMC) actuators, from conventional robotic systems to compliant micro robotic systems used to handle the miniature and fragile components during robotic micro assembly. It also presents mathematical modelings of actuators for engineering, biomedical, medical and environmental systems. The fundamental relation of IPMC actuators to the biomimetic systems are also included.

Hydrostatic
Transmissions
Actuators
24 Hydrostatic Transmissions and Actuators - Gustavo Costa & Nariman Sepehri
Auteur : Gustavo Costa & Nariman Sepehri
Genre : Mechanical Engineering
Hydrostatic Transmissions and Actuators takes a pedagogical approach and begins with an overview of the subject, providing basic definitions and introducing fundamental concepts. Hydrostatic transmissions and hydrostatic actuators are then examined in more detail with coverage of pumps and motors, hydrostatic solutions to single-rod actuators, energy management and efficiency and dynamic response. Consideration is also given to current and emerging applications of hydrostatic transmissions and actuators in automobiles, mobile equipment, wind turbines, wave energy harvesting and airplanes. End of chapter exercises and real world industrial examples are included throughout and a companion website hosting a solution manual is also available.

Hydrostatic Transmissions and Actuators is an up to date and comprehensive textbook suitable for courses on fluid power system

Bioinspired
Actuators
Sensors
25 Bioinspired Actuators and Sensors - Minoru Taya, Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, Makoto Mizunami & Shûhei Nomura
Auteur : Minoru Taya, Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, Makoto Mizunami & Shûhei Nomura
Genre : Engineering
From authors renowned in the fields of engineering and biology, this is the first book to integrate sensor and actuator technology with bioinspired design. Beginning with detailed descriptions of actuation and sensing mechanisms in plants and animals, the authors move on to apply these principles to synthetic design, offering in-depth knowledge of the development of state-of-the-art smart materials and devices. All of this is supported with a range of real-world applications, from tactile sensory systems in insects linked with the development of robotic hands, to the structural colour systems in nature used to inspire camouflage technology. Further examples are given of successful designs along with their integrated autonomous systems, such as flying and swimming, unmanned systems, and autonomous zero-energy building design. With a wide interdisciplinary appeal, this is an ideal resource

Aerospace
Actuators
26 Aerospace Actuators V3 - Jean-Charles Maré
Auteur : Jean-Charles Maré
Genre : Mathematics
This book is the third in a series dedicated to aerospace actuators. It uses the contributions of the first two volumes to conduct case studies on actuation for flight controls, landing gear and engines. The actuation systems are seen in several aspects: signal and power architectures, generation and distribution of hydraulic or mechanical power, control and reliability, and evolution towards more electrical systems.

The first three chapters are dedicated to the European commercial airplanes that marked their era: Caravelle, Concorde, Airbus A320 and Airbus A380. The final chapter deals with the flight controls of the Boeing V-22 and AgustaWestland AW609 tiltrotor aircraft. These address concerns that also apply to electromechanical actuators, which should be fitted on more electrical aircraft in the future.

The topics covered in this series of books constitute a

Actuators
27 Design of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Actuators - Ashwin Rao, A. R. Srinivasa & J. N. Reddy
Auteur : Ashwin Rao, A. R. Srinivasa & J. N. Reddy
Genre : Physics
This short monograph presents an analysis and design methodology for shape memory alloy (SMA) components such as wires, beams, and springs for different applications. The solid-solid, diffusionless phase transformations in thermally responsive SMA allows them to demonstrate unique characteristics like superelasticity and shape memory effects. The combined sensing and actuating capabilities of such materials allows them to provide a system level response by combining multiple functions in a single material system. In SMA, the combined mechanical and thermal loading effects influence the functionality of such materials.

The aim of this book is to make the analysis of these materials accessible to designers by developing a "strength of materials" approach to the analysis and design of such SMA components inspired from their various applications with a review of various factors in

Magnetic
Actuators
Sensors
28 Magnetic Actuators and Sensors - John R. Brauer
Auteur : John R. Brauer
Genre : Physics
A fully updated, easy-to-read guide on magnetic actuators and sensors

The Second Edition of this must-have book for today's engineers includes the latest updates and advances in the field of magnetic actuators and sensors. Magnetic Actuators and Sensors emphasizes computer-aided design techniques—especially magnetic finite element analysis; offers many new sections on topics ranging from magnetic separators to spin valve sensors; and features numerous worked calculations, illustrations, and real-life applications.

To aid readers in building solid, fundamental, theoretical background and design know-how, the book provides in-depth coverage in four parts:

PART I: MAGNETICS
Introduction Basic Electromagnetics Reluctance Method Finite-Element Method Magnetic Force Other Magnetic Performance Parameters
PART II: ACT

Piezoelectric
Actuators
Generators
Harvesting
29 Piezoelectric Actuators and Generators for Energy Harvesting - Sergey N. Shevtsov, Arkady N. Soloviev, Ivan A. Parinov, Alexander V. Cherpakov & Valery A. Chebanenko
Auteur : Sergey N. Shevtsov, Arkady N. Soloviev, Ivan A. Parinov, Alexander V. Cherpakov & Valery A. Chebanenko
Genre : Power Resources
This book presents new approaches to R&D of piezoelectric actuators and generators of different types based on established, original constructions and contemporary research into framework of theoretical, experimental, and numerical methods of physics, mechanics, and materials science. Improved technical solutions incorporated into the devices demonstrate high output values of voltage and power, allowing application of the goods in various areas of energy harvesting. The book is divided into seven chapters, each presenting main results of the chapter, along with a brief exposition of novel findings from around the world proving context for the author’s results. It presents particular results of the Soviet and Russian schools of Mechanics and Material Sciences not previously available outside of Russia.

Aerospace
Actuators
30 Aerospace Actuators 2 - Jean-Charles Maré
Auteur : Jean-Charles Maré
Genre : Mathematics
This book is the second in a series of volumes which cover the topic of aerospace actuators following a systems-based approach.
This second volume brings an original, functional and architectural vision to more electric aerospace actuators. The aspects of signal (Signal-by-Wire) and power (Power-by-Wire) are treated from the point of view of needs, their evolution throughout history, and operational solutions that are in service or in development.
This volume is based on an extensive bibliography, numerous supporting examples and orders of magnitude which refer to flight controls and landing gear for various aircraft (fixed or rotorwing, launchers) in commercial, private and military applications.
The topics covered in this set of books constitute a significant source of information for individuals and engineers from a variety of disciplines, seeking to learn more about

Electrical
Actuators
31 Electrical Actuators - Bernard de Fornel & Jean-Paul Louis
Auteur : Bernard de Fornel & Jean-Paul Louis
Genre : Electrical Engineering
This helpful resource covers a large range of information regarding electrical actuators. In particular, robustness, a very problematic issue, is fully explored in a dedicated chapter. The text also deals with he estimate of non-measurable mechanical variables by examining the estimate of load moment, then observation of the positioning of a command without mechanical sensor. Finally, it examines the conditions needed to measure variables and real implementation of numerical algorithms. This is a key working resource for electrical engineers.

Dynamic
Stabilisation
Powered
Actuators
Controllable
Stiffness
32 Dynamic Stabilisation of the Biped Lucy Powered by Actuators with Controllable Stiffness - Bram Vanderborght
Auteur : Bram Vanderborght
Genre : Engineering
This book reports on the developments of the bipedal walking robot Lucy. Special about it is that the biped is not actuated with the classical electrical drives but with pleated pneumatic artificial muscles. In an antagonistic setup of such muscles both the torque and the compliance are controllable. From human walking there is evidence that joint compliance plays an important role in energy efficient walking and running. Moreover pneumatic artificial muscles have a high power to weight ratio and can be coupled directly without complex gearing mechanism, which can be beneficial towards legged mechanisms. Additionally, they have the capability of absorbing impact shocks and store and release motion energy. This book gives a complete description of Lucy: the hardware, the electronics and the software. A hybrid simulation program, combining the robot dynamics and muscle/valve thermodynamics

Handbook
Actuators
33 Handbook of Valves and Actuators - Brian Nesbitt
Auteur : Brian Nesbitt
Genre : Engineering
Industries that use pumps, seals and pipes will also use valves and actuators in their systems. This key reference provides anyone who designs, uses, specifies or maintains valves and valve systems with all of the critical design, specification, performance and operational information they need for the job in hand. Brian Nesbitt is a well-known consultant with a considerable publishing record. A lifetime of experience backs up the huge amount of practical detail in this volume.

* Valves and actuators are widely used across industry and this dedicated reference provides all the information plant designers, specifiers or those involved with maintenance require
* Practical approach backed up with technical detail and engineering know-how makes this the ideal single volume reference
* Compares and contracts valve and actuator types to ensure the right equipment is chosen

Automotive
Actuators
Testing
34 Automotive Actuators and EVAP System Testing - Mandy Concepcion
Auteur : Mandy Concepcion
Genre : Transportation
Automotive Actuators and EVAP System Testing
(Diagnostic Strategies of Modern Automotive Systems Series)
By Mandy Concepcion

This section gives an in depth look at the many actuators and solenoids that make up a modern automotive system. In this book, we’ll explore the different actuators’ theory of operation, as well as practical testing procedures that will make diagnosing them a lot easier. Additionally, the operation of the basic emission components is also covered. Be patient and take your time in absorbing the information. Hopefully this will make for a great bedside reading. Enjoy and broaden your mind.
This work has been a labor of love. It is meant to compliment and broaden the working knowledge of the modern automotive technician. No theoretical information is given, except under certain explanatory circumstances and sections.

This book

Numerical
Simulation
Mechatronic
Sensors
Actuators
35 Numerical Simulation of Mechatronic Sensors and Actuators - Manfred Kaltenbacher
Auteur : Manfred Kaltenbacher
Genre : Engineering
Like the previous editions also the third edition of this book combines the detailed physical modeling of mechatronic systems and their precise numerical simulation using the Finite Element (FE) method. Thereby, the basic chapter concerning the Finite Element (FE) method is enhanced, provides now also a description of higher order finite elements (both for nodal and edge finite elements) and a detailed discussion of non-conforming mesh techniques. The author enhances and improves many discussions on principles and methods. In particular, more emphasis is put on the description of single fields by adding the flow field. Corresponding to these field, the book is augmented with the new chapter about coupled flow-structural mechanical systems. Thereby, the discussion of computational aeroacoustics is extended towards perturbation approaches, which allows a decomposition of flow and acoustic

Actuators
36 Soft Actuators - Kinji Asaka & Hidenori Okuzaki
Auteur : Kinji Asaka & Hidenori Okuzaki
Genre : Engineering
This book is the second edition of Soft Actuators, originally published in 2014, with 12 chapters added to the first edition. The subject of this new edition is current comprehensive research and development of soft actuators, covering interdisciplinary study of materials science, mechanics, electronics, robotics, and bioscience. The book includes contemporary research of actuators based on biomaterials for their potential in future artificial muscle technology. Readers will find detailed and useful information about materials, methods of synthesis, fabrication, and measurements to study soft actuators. Additionally, the topics of materials, modeling, and applications not only promote the further research and development of soft actuators, but bring benefits for utilization and industrialization. This volume makes generous use of color figures, diagrams, and photographs

Generation
Actuators
Leading
Breakthroughs
37 Next-Generation Actuators Leading Breakthroughs - Toshiro Higuchi, Koichi Suzumori & Satoshi Tadokoro
Auteur : Toshiro Higuchi, Koichi Suzumori & Satoshi Tadokoro
Genre : Engineering
Actuators, which move and manipulate objects, are the key technological components for all modern science and technologies. The advent of new, outstanding actuators will bring innovation to a range of different areas – such as basic science, industry, medicine, welfare, and the global environment – and in this way will provide us with a better quality of life.

Next-Generation Actuators Leading Breakthroughs is the proceedings of the final symposium of MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas: Next-Generation Actuators Leading Breakthroughs, held in January 2010.

This project pursues the realization of next-generation actuators and accumulates the common basic technologies for actuators, with a view to possible future applications. Since the realization of next-generation actuators requires an interdisciplinary approach, the research has bee

Piezoelectric
Sensors
Actuators
38 Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators - Stefan Johann Rupitsch
Auteur : Stefan Johann Rupitsch
Genre : Engineering
This book introduces physical effects and fundamentals of piezoelectric sensors and actuators. It gives a comprehensive overview of piezoelectric materials such as quartz crystals and polycrystalline ceramic materials. Different modeling approaches and methods to precisely predict the behavior of piezoelectric devices are described. Furthermore, a simulation-based approach is detailed which enables the reliable characterization of sensor and actuator materials.

One focus of the book lies on piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers. An optical approach is presented that allows the quantitative determination of the resulting sound fields. The book also deals with various applications of piezoelectric sensors and actuators. In particular, the studied application areas are

·         process measurement technology,

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Actuators
Mechanical
Systems
39 Design Rules for Actuators in Active Mechanical Systems - Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt & Lucio Flavio Campanile
Auteur : Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt & Lucio Flavio Campanile
Genre : Engineering
In active mechanical systems (mechanisms or structures) the possibility of a coupling between active and passive elements at an early stage of the design process is becoming more and more significant. In order to integrate actuators in preliminary design procedures, or in a multidisciplinary optimization approach, reliable models of the actuator performance (actuator force and stroke, loading curves, strength limit, volume and mass specific work and power, frequency range, efficiency) as a function of the design parameters and variables (actuator principle, size of the actuator element) are necessary.

Design Rules for Actuators in Active Mechanical Systems deals with the formulation of model-based design rules to be used in the conception of optimized mechatronic and adaptronic systems. The book addresses the comparison of different actuator classes for given applications an

Vibration
Analysis
Functionally
Piezoelectric
Actuators
40 Vibration Analysis of Functionally Graded Piezoelectric Actuators - Pankaj Sharma
Auteur : Pankaj Sharma
Genre : Engineering
This book presents a detailed study on the vibration analysis of functionally graded piezoelectric actuators excited under the shear effect. Two types of actuator geometries viz. beam and annular plate are considered, where the material properties are assumed to have a continuous variation in accordance with a power law distribution. The generalized differential quadrature method is used to obtain the solutions, and is compared to exact analytical results. The methodology reported and the numerical results presented will be useful for the design of devices utilizing functionally graded piezoelectric actuators under the influence of shear. 

Optofluidics
Sensors
Actuators
Microstructured
Optical
41 Optofluidics, Sensors and Actuators in Microstructured Optical Fibers - Stavros Pissadakis & Stefano Selleri
Auteur : Stavros Pissadakis & Stefano Selleri
Genre : Engineering
Combining the positive characteristics of microfluidics and optics, microstructured optical fibres (MOFs) have revolutionized the field of optoelectronics. Tailored guiding, diffractive structures and photonic band-gap effects are used to produce fibres with highly specialised, complex structures, facilitating the development of novel kinds of optical fibre sensors and actuators.

Part One outlines the key materials and fabrication techniques used for microstructured optical fibres. Microfluidics and heat flows, MOF-based metamaterials, novel and liquid crystal infiltrated photonic crystal fibre (PCF) designs, MOFs filled with carbon nanotubes and melting of functional inorganic glasses inside PCFs are all reviewed. Part Two then goes on to investigate sensing and optofluidic applications, with the use of MOFs in structural sensing, sensing units and mechanical sensing explored

Sensors
Actuators
Controllability
Partial
Differential
Equations
42 Mobile Point Sensors and Actuators in the Controllability Theory of Partial Differential Equations - Alexander Y. Khapalov
Auteur : Alexander Y. Khapalov
Genre : Mathematics
This book presents a concise study of controllability theory of partial differential equations when they are equipped with actuators and/or sensors that are finite dimensional at every moment of time. Based on the author’s extensive research in the area of controllability theory, this monograph specifically focuses on the issues of controllability, observability, and stabilizability for parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations. The topics in this book also cover related applied questions such as the problem of localization of unknown pollution sources based on information obtained from point sensors that arise in environmental monitoring. Researchers and graduate students interested in controllability theory of partial differential equations and its applications will find this book to be an invaluable resource to their studies.

Actuators
Applications
43 Actuators and Their Applications - Inamuddin, Rajender Boddula & Abdullah M. Asiri
Auteur : Inamuddin, Rajender Boddula & Abdullah M. Asiri
Genre : Engineering
As demand has increased for new types of equipment that are more suited to the ever-evolving world of industry, demand for both new and traditional types of actuators has soared.  From automotive and aeronautical to biomedical and robotics, engineers are constantly developing actuating devices that are adapted to their particular needs in their particular field, and actuators are used in almost every field of engineering that there is.

This volume not only lays out the fundamentals of actuators, such as how they operate, the different kinds, and their various applications, but it also informs the engineer or student about the new actuators that are being developed and the state-of-the-art of actuators.  Edited and written by highly experienced and well-respected engineers with a deep understanding of their subject, there is no other volume on actuators that is more c

Numerical
Simulation
Mechatronic
Sensors
Actuators
44 Numerical Simulation of Mechatronic Sensors and Actuators - Manfred Kaltenbacher
Auteur : Manfred Kaltenbacher
Genre : Engineering
The second edition of this book fully preserves the character of the first edition to combine the detailed physical modeling of mechatronic systems and their precise numerical simulation using the Finite Element (FE) method. Most of the text and general appearance of the previous edition were retained, while the coverage was extended and the presentation improved.

In this second edition, the author enhances and improves many discussions on principles and methods. For example, he included a discussion of a priori estimates as well as a new section discussing locking effects as occurring in the numerical computation of thin mechanical structures. He also deepens the discussion of the physics of sound generation and propagation as well as includes the case of flow induced sound.

A large part of the book describes the application of the developed numerical calculation s

Advanced
Materials
Technologies
Devices
Sensors
Actuators
45 Advanced Materials and Technologies for Micro/Nano-Devices, Sensors and Actuators - Evgeni Gusev, Eric Garfunkel & Arthur Dideikin
Auteur : Evgeni Gusev, Eric Garfunkel & Arthur Dideikin
Genre : Engineering
A NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) entitled “Advanced Materials and Technologies for Micro/Nano Devices, Sensors and Actuators” was held in St. Petersburg, Russia, from June 29 to July 2, 2009. The main goal of the Workshop was to examine (at a fundamental level) the very complex scientific issues that pertain to the use of micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS), devices and technologies in next generation commercial and defen- related applications. Micro- and nano-electromechanical systems represent rather broad and diverse technological areas, such as optical systems (micromirrors, waveguides, optical sensors, integrated subsystems), life sciences and lab equipment (micropumps, membranes, lab-on-chip, membranes, microfluidics), sensors (bio-sensors, chemical sensors, gas-phase sensors, sensors integrated with electronics) and RF applications for signal trans

Biomolecular
Information
Processing
46 Biomolecular Information Processing - Evgeny Katz
Auteur : Evgeny Katz
Genre : Science & Nature
Edited by a renowned and much cited chemist, this book covers the whole span of molecular computers that are based on biomolecules. The contributions by all the major scientists in the field provide an excellent overview of the latest developments in this rapidly expanding area.
A must-have for all researchers working on this very hot topic.
Perfectly complements Molecular and Supramolecular Information Processing, also by Prof. Katz, and available as a two-volume set.

Getting
Started
47 Getting Started with Intel Edison - Stephanie Moyerman
Auteur : Stephanie Moyerman
Genre : Operating Systems
The Intel Edison is a crowning achievement of Intel's adaptation of its technology into maker-friendly products. They've packed the dual-core power of the Atom CPU, combined it with a sideboard microcontroller brain, and added in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, and a generous amount of RAM (1GB) and flash storage (4GB). This book, written by Stephanie Moyerman, a research scientist with Intel's Smart Device Innovation Team, teaches you everything you need to know to get started making things with Edison, the compact and powerful Internet of Things platform.

Projects and tutorials include: Controlling devices over BluetoothUsing Python and Arduino programming environments on EdisonTracking objects with a webcam and OpenCVResponding to voice commands and talking backUsing and configuring Linux on Edison

Ultrasonic
Transducers
Enhanced
Edition
48 Ultrasonic Transducers (Enhanced Edition) - K. Nakamura
Auteur : K. Nakamura
Genre : Electrical Engineering
Ultrasonic transducers are key components in sensors for distance, flow and level measurement as well as in power, biomedical and other applications of ultrasound. Ultrasonic transducers reviews recent research in the design and application of this important technology.

Part one provides an overview of materials and design of ultrasonic transducers. Piezoelectricity and basic configurations are explored in depth, along with electromagnetic acoustic transducers, and the use of ceramics, thin film and single crystals in ultrasonic transducers. Part two goes on to investigate modelling and characterisation, with performance modelling, electrical evaluation, laser Doppler vibrometry and optical visualisation all considered in detail. Applications of ultrasonic transducers are the focus of part three, beginning with a review of surface acoustic wave devices and air-borne ultrasound

Optogenetics
49 Optogenetics - Sophie Vriz
Auteur : Sophie Vriz
Genre : Life Sciences
Optogenetic tools have allowed significant advances in the understanding of biological problems, particularly in the neurosciences field. Biological tools as well as optical set-ups have evolved and a wide range of probes and light-controllable modules are now available.
The aim of this book is to give a flavour of illumination strategies and imaging with an overview of the different optogenetic tools and their main applications in cell biology. Based on examples covering the different aspects of cell biology, this book provides a practical approach for using light-emitting sensors and light-driven actuators.

Synthesis
50 Modern Anti-Windup Synthesis - Luca Zaccarian & Andrew R. Teel
Auteur : Luca Zaccarian & Andrew R. Teel
Genre : Mathematics
This book provides a wide variety of state-space--based numerical algorithms for the synthesis of feedback algorithms for linear systems with input saturation. Specifically, it addresses and solves the anti-windup problem, presenting the objectives and terminology of the problem, the mathematical tools behind anti-windup algorithms, and more than twenty algorithms for anti-windup synthesis, illustrated with examples. Luca Zaccarian and Andrew Teel's modern method--combining a state-space approach with algorithms generated by solving linear matrix inequalities--treats MIMO and SISO systems with equal ease. The book, aimed at control engineers as well as graduate students, ranges from very simple anti-windup construction to sophisticated anti-windup algorithms for nonlinear systems. Describes the fundamental objectives and principles behind anti-windup synthesis for control systems with a
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