This book is the first to bridge the often disparate bodies of knowledge now known as applied mechanics and materials science. Using a very methodological process to introduce mechanics, materials, and design issues in a manner called "total structural design," this book seeks a solution in "total design space" Features include:
home and his clothes with paints and dyes, building better structures, and using fire and tools effectively. The great Chinese, Greek and Roman civilisations all added to the new use of materials, and sculpture and architecture went hand in hand with intellectual and philosophical development. Plato, Euclid, Socrates, Galileo, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others brought society through to the modern age and the start of the Industrial Revolution. More recently another revolution in technology has brought robotics and miniaturisation of components, thus bringing industry more automation and less need for man-operated machinery. During this time engineers have continued to study nature as a model for construction and development. An example is Louis Sullivan with his tension and compression structures based on the Morning Glory flower. Now, the new technique of continuous glass fibre structures, developed by Dr Math (Mathweb) of British Petroleum, go a long way towards helping man to emulate the spider. Developments in rotational moulding, ceramics, glass, controlled crystallisation of metals and many other areas have all introduced new shape possibilities, so now the engineer is more often than not required to be the arbiter of shape and form, rather than being overtly constrained by necessity. It has, however, become possible to distinguish three distinct elements in the design of form which can act as guidelines for the designer, and it is worth studying these in detail.
In today's digital design environment, engineers must achieve quick turn-around time with ready accesses to circuit synthesis and simulation applications. This type of productivity relies on the principles and practices of computer aided design (CAD). Digital Design: Basic Concepts and Principles addresses the many challenging issues critical to today's digital design practices such as hazards and logic minimization, finite-state-machine synthesis, cycles and races, and testability theories while providing hands-on experience using one of the industry's most popular design application, Xilinx Web PACK.
The authors begin by discussing conventional and unconventional number systems, binary coding theories, and arithmetic as well as logic functions and Boolean algebra. Building upon classic theories of digital systems, the book illustrates the importance of logic minimization using the Karnaugh map technique. It continues by discussing implementation options and examining the pros and cons of each method in addition to an assessment of tradeoffs that often accompany design practices. The book also covers testability, emphasizing that a good digital design must be easy to verify and test with the lowest cost possible. Throughout the text, the authors analyze combinational and sequential logic elements and illustrate the designs of these components in structural, hierarchical, and behavior VHDL descriptions.
Coveringfundamentals and best practices, Digital Design: Basic Concepts and Principles provides you with critical knowledge of how each digital component ties together to form a system and develops the skills you need to design and simulate these digital components using modern CAD software.
An accessible and comprehensive 'word-finder' that helps you to locate words that have similar meanings (synonyms). Synonyms help make your writing interesting and varied. Geddes and Grosset's Webster's Word Power English Thesaurus is a new edition of the G&G bestselling Concise English Thesaurus. This book is fully revised with a both antonyms and synonyms.
<i>Tribology in Environmental Design</i> is an indispensable collection of chapters exploring the life cycle of all stages of tribological issues for product design.  The contributors for this edition are from a wide range of disciplines and countries ensuring a comprehensive overview of Tribology in Environment Design.  <p> This well-renowned second international conference explores the role of tribology in the context of product design and how this influences environmental, as well as product life cycle, consequences.  <p>  <b><u>Topics covered include:</u></b> <ul> <li>Sustainable Design <li>Life-oriented Products <li>Life-cycle Assessment for Optimized Products <li>Surface Engineering <li>Lubricants <li>Test Methods <li>Advanced Materials <li>Analytical Studies </ul> <p> <p> <p>
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