Predictive Modeling of Dynamic Processes provides an overview of hydrocode technology, applicable to a variety of industries and areas of engineering design. Covering automotive crash, blast impact, and hypervelocity impact phenomena, this volume offers readers an in-depth explanation of the fundamental code components. Chapters include informative introductions to each topic, and explain the specific requirements pertaining to each predictive hydrocode. Successfully blending crash simulation, hydrocode technology and impact engineering, this volume fills a gap in the current competing literature available.
This work provides an overview of hydrocode technology, applicable to a variety of industries and areas of engineering design. It successfully blends crash simulations with hydrocode technology, and offers an explanation of the fundamental code components.
This book provides a complete picture of several decision support tools for predictive maintenance. These include embedding early anomaly/fault detection, diagnosis and reasoning, remaining useful life prediction (fault prognostics), quality prediction and self-reaction, as well as optimization, control and self-healing techniques. It shows recent applications of these techniques within various types of industrial (production/utilities/equipment/plants/smart devices, etc.) systems addressing several challenges in Industry 4.0 and different tasks dealing with Big Data Streams, Internet of Things, specific infrastructures and tools, high system dynamics and non-stationary environments . Applications discussed include production and manufacturing systems, renewable energy production and management, maritime systems, power plants and turbines, conditioning systems, compressor valves, induction motors, flight simulators, railway infrastructures, mobile robots, cyber security and Internet of Things. The contributors go beyond state of the art by placing a specific focus on dynamic systems, where it is of utmost importance to update system and maintenance models on the fly to maintain their predictive power.
Presents a set of 37 classic readings in the literature that show the development of analysis in the field of transport infrastructure. Readings are arranged into five sections: foundation papers; infrastructure and economic development; infrastructure networks; infrastructure measurement and evaluation; and case studies. Contributions are drawn from such publications as Journal of Monetary Economics; Economic Journal, Regional and Urban Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Empirical Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, New England Economic Review, Policy Studies Journal, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, among others, as well as a few books. Contributions range from one written in 1929 to 1999. Lacks a subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Rollins et al. (2003) introduced a multiple input, multiple output semi-empirical predictive modeling technique for nonlinear dynamic processes known the Block-oriented Exact Solution Technique (BEST). This methodology is based on closed-form continuous-time exact solutions for Hammerstein (H-BEST) and Wiener (W-BEST) systems and currently, this method can utilize two different exact solutions: a closed-form restricted solution and a classical unrestricted solution. The attractiveness of this restricted solution is that it only depends on one previous input change for output prediction and unlike the classical solution, it depends on all the input values. However, because the restricted BEST solution is valid only under specific conditions, this work proposes a modified solution that overcomes the restrictions of Rollins et al. (2003). This thesis presents the derivation of the unrestricted BEST solution under step input changes for both Hammerstein and Wiener systems. The performance of this solution is illustrated on both true Hammerstein and Wiener processes with two inputs and one output, respectively. For true Hammerstein and Wiener systems, the unrestricted solution is exact. The evaluation of this solution is also extended to a simulated continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) process that is approximated by Hammerstein and Wiener structures depending on the nonlinearity of the dynamic behavior and are both presented in this thesis. These two physical processes are taken from published articles so that comparison study can be done. In all the studies, the proposed unrestricted solution performs as well as the classical solution but does not require all the previous input changes.
Inspired by the leading authority in the field, the Centre for Process Systems Engineering at Imperial College London, this book includes theoretical developments, algorithms, methodologies and tools in process systems engineering and applications from the chemical, energy, molecular, biomedical and other areas. It spans a whole range of length scales seen in manufacturing industries, from molecular and nanoscale phenomena to enterprise-wide optimization and control. As such, this will appeal to a broad readership, since the topic applies not only to all technical processes but also due to the interdisciplinary expertise required to solve the challenge. The ultimate reference work for years to come.
Pollutants move into and through the three basic natural "media" (air, water, soil) in a variety of ways, and often move through one medium and into another. Integrated Environmental Modeling teaches environmental model development, implementation, and testing in a unified manner, applicable to all three natural media.
This directory is a compendium of relevant models that are available to understand and predict the effects of dryland farming on land and water condition. It seeks to include information on relevant models available and/or the groups developing them. Some irrigation models have been included as they simulate processes relevant to the overall theme of the directory. Also included are mathematical models which have been developed, and in particular those for which a main aim in their development has been their use (or use of model outputs) by others.