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  • Anglais Handbook of extractive metallurgy


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    • 15 Juillet 2010

    This book deals with the transformations, processes, (unit) operations and processing flowsheets of Extractive Metallurgy i.e the extraction of metals from ores, concentrates (enriched ores), scraps and other sources and their refining up to liquid metals before casting or to solid metals. Extraction and refining may be carried by pyrometallurgic, hydrometallurgic, halide metallurgic and electrometallurgic processes.
    The first part deals with the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics of these transformations. The second part deals with the main physico-chemical transformations. The third part deals with the operations and processes studied in terms of « process engineering ». The industrial processing flowsheets i.e the sequence of steps or operations used to convert the ore available to metal are presented from a rationalizing point of view.

  • Anglais Handbook of heterogenous kinetics


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    • 9 Avril 2010

    This title provides a comprehensive overview of all the theoretical and practical bases of heterogenous kinetics and reactivity of solids. It applies the new concepts of reactivity and spatial function, introduced by the author, for both nucleation and growth processes, which makes it possible to give an unified presentation of the reactivity of bulk and powder solids.
    The book describes the methodology of building a mechanism of a transformation from experimental data, then explains how to obtain the kinetic law as a function of time, temperature, partial pressures and concentrations. Laws given in other works are also covered.
    Numerous exercises and problems are provided at the end of the book to enrich the reader's understanding of the subject.

  • Anglais Modeling and convexity hardback


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    • 9 Juin 2010

    This reference book gives to the reader a complete but comprehensive presentation of the foundations of convex analysis and presents applications to significant situations in engineering. The presentation of the theory is self-contained and the proof of all the essential results is given.
    The examples consider meaningful situations such as the modeling of curvilinear structures, the motion of a mass of people or the solidification of a material. Non convex situations are considered by means of relaxation methods and the connections between probability and convexity are explored and exploited in order to generate numerical algorithms.

  • This book provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art in the development of new and innovative materials, and of advanced modeling and characterization methods for nanoscale CMOS devices.
    Leading global industry bodies including the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) have created a forecast of performance improvements that will be delivered in the foreseeable future - in the form of a roadmap that will lead to a substantial enlargement in the number of materials, technologies and device architectures used in CMOS devices.
    This book addresses the field of materials development, which has been the subject of a major research drive aimed at finding new ways to enhance the performance of semiconductor technologies. It covers three areas that will each have a dramatic impact on the development of future CMOS devices: global and local strained and alternative materials for high speed channels on bulk substrate and insulator; very low access resistance; and various high dielectric constant gate stacks for power scaling.
    The book also provides information on the most appropriate modeling and simulation methods for electrical properties of advanced MOSFETs, including ballistic transport, gate leakage, atomistic simulation, and compact models for single and multi-gate devices, nanowire and carbon-based FETs. Finally, the book presents an in-depth investigation of the main nanocharacterization techniques that can be used for an accurate determination of transport parameters, interface defects, channel strain as well as RF properties, including capacitance-conductance, improved split C-V, magnetoresistance, charge pumping, low frequency noise, and Raman spectroscopy.

  • Anglais Linear systems

    Henry Bourlès

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    • 4 Août 2010

    Linear systems have all the necessary elements (modeling, identification, analysis and control), from an educational point of view, to help us understand the discipline of automation and apply it efficiently. This book is progressive and organized in such a way that different levels of readership are possible. It is addressed both to beginners and those with a good understanding of automation wishing to enhance their knowledge on the subject. The theory is rigorously developed and illustrated by numerous examples which can be reproduced with the help of appropriate computation software. 60 exercises and their solutions are included to enable the readers to test and enhance their knowledge.

  • Part A is devoted to the mechanical and electronic instrumentations. Part B is devoted to experiments and experimental interpretations of elastic (and /or viscoelastic) moduli. As part A presents details on instrumentation, chapters in part B concisely present the aforementioned set-ups and discussion of experimental results.

  • Anglais Artificial ants


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    • 25 Août 2010

    Artificial ants take their inspiration from observations in nature: animal societies, such as ant colonies, have developed collective behaviors with fascinating efficiency and robustness. The motivation to imitate nature has grown increasingly, and throughout the last decade, artificial ants have experienced rapid development in the research community, mainly for solving optimization problems. Now these algorithms have proved their efficiency and are widely used in the industrial world. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the current situation of ant colony algorithms. Part 1 helps to understand the basis of ant colony algorithms, and to discover a panorama of applications in the field of optimization, particularly in the industrial world. Part 2 deals with broader issues, i.e. those not limited to optimization, and provides an overview of current research in the field of artificial ants.

  • In an increasingly digital economy, mastering the quality of data is an increasingly vital yet still, in most organizations, a considerable task. The necessity of better governance and reinforcement of international rules and regulatory or oversight structures (Sarbanes Oxley, Basel II, Solvency II, IAS-IFRS, etc.) imposes on enterprises the need for greater transparency and better traceability of their data.
    All the stakeholders in a company have a role to play and great benefit to derive from the overall goals here, but will invariably turn towards their IT department in search of the answers. However, the majority of IT systems that have been developed within businesses are overly complex, badly adapted, and in many cases obsolete; these systems have often become a source of data or process fragility for the business. It is in this context that the management of «reference and master data» or Master Data Management (MDM) and semantic modeling can intervene in order to straighten out the management of data in a forward-looking and sustainable manner.
    This book shows how company executives and IT managers can take these new challenges, as well as the advantages of using reference and master data management, into account in answering questions such as: Which data governance functions are available? How can IT be better aligned with business regulations? What is the return on investment? How can we assess intangible IT assets and data? What are the principles of semantic modeling? What is the MDM technical architecture? In these ways they will be better able to deliver on their responsibilities to their organizations, and position them for growth and robust data management and integrity in the future.

  • Anglais Energy storage hardback


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    • 15 Juillet 2010

    Energy storage examines different applications such as electric power generation, transmission and distribution systems, pulsed systems, transportation, buildings and mobile applications. For each of these applications, proper energy storage technologies are foreseen, with their advantages, disadvantages and limits.
    As electricity cannot be stored cheaply in large quantities, energy has to be stored in another form (chemical, thermal, electromagnetic, mechanical) and then converted back into electric power and/or energy using conversion systems.
    Most of the storage technologies are examined: batteries, hydrogen, super capacitors, SMES, flywheels, CAES, thermal storage and hydraulic gravitational storage.

  • Anglais Static converters


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    • 15 Juillet 2010

    This title is devoted to the control of static converters, which deals with pulse-width modulation (PWM) techniques, and also discusses methods for current control. Various application cases are treated.

  • How many ways do exist to mix different ingredients? How many chances are there to winning a gambling game? How many paths are possible, going from one place to another in a network? Mathematics for informatics and computer science gives stimulating and exhaustive answers to these kinds of questions. This book, presented in three parts (Combinatorics, Probability, Graphs) is ideal for those with the desire to acquire basic or advanced knowledge in combinatorial theories, and it can also be used in a textbook.
    The non conventional simultaneous presentations of algorithms, programs and theory permits a powerful mixture of theory and practice.

  • This book presents recent and cutting edge advances in our understanding of key aspects of the response of materials under extreme loads that take place during high velocity impact and penetration.
    The focus of the content is on the numerous challenges associated with characterization and modeling of complex interactions that occur during these highly dynamic events. The following specific topics, among others, are addressed:
    - characterization of material behavior under extreme loadings (estimate of damage, effects related to moisture contents, large pressures, large strain rates, etc.);
    - measurements of microstructural changes associated with damage and mesoscopic scale modeling;
    - macroscopic modeling, using the framework of the theory of viscoplasticity and damage;
    - modeling and simulation of localization, cracking and dynamic fragmentation of materials;
    - application to penetration mechanics and trajectory instabilities.
    The book gathers together selected papers based on the work presented as invited lectures at the 2nd US-France symposium held on 28-30 May 2008 in Rocamadour, France. The conference was organized by Eric Buzaud (DGA, Centre d'Études de Gramat) under the auspices of the International Center for Applied Computational Mechanics (ICACM).

  • Anglais Security of computer architectures


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    • 15 Juillet 2010

    It is currently quite easy for students or designers/engineers to find very general books on the various aspects of safety, reliability and dependability of computer system architectures, and partial treatments of the elements that comprise an effective system architecture. It is not so easy to find a single source reference for all these aspects of system design. However, the purpose of this book is to present, in a single volume, a full description of all the constraints (including legal contexts around performance, reliability norms, etc.) and examples of architectures from various fields of application, including: railways, aeronautics, space, automobile and industrial automation.
    The content of the book is drawn from the experience of numerous people who are deeply immersed in the design and delivery (from conception to test and validation), safety (analysis of safety: FMEA, HA, etc.) and evaluation of critical systems. The involvement of real world industrial applications is handled in such as a way as to avoid problems of confidentiality, and thus allows for the inclusion of new, useful information (photos, architecture plans/schematics, real examples).

  • Anglais Combined analysis


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    • 15 Juillet 2010

    This book introduces and details the key facets of Combined Analysis − an x-ray and/or neutron scattering methodology which combines structural, textural, stress, microstructural, phase, layer, or other relevant variable or property analyes in a single approach.
    The author starts with basic theories related to diffraction by polycrystals and some of the most common combined analysis instrumental set-ups are detailed. Powder diffraction data treatment is introduced and in particular, the Rietveld analysis is discussed. The book also addresses automatic phase indexing − a necessary step to solve a structure ab initio. Since its effect prevails on real samples where textures are often stabilized, quantitative texture analysis is also detailed.
    Also discussed are microstructures of powder diffraction profiles; quantitative phase analysis from the Rietveld analysis; residual stress analysis for isotropic and anisotropic materials; specular x-ray reflectivity, and the various associated models. Finally, the book introduces the combined analysis concept, showing how it is superior to the view presented when we look at only one part of the analyses.
    This book shows that the existence of texture in a specimen can be envisaged as a way to decouple ordinarily strongly correlated parameters, as measured for instance in powder diagrams, and to examine and detail deeper material characterizations in a single methodology.

  • Anglais Sonars and underwater acoustics


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    • 15 Juillet 2010

    This book is a new and improved version of a previous work which was successful because of its approach to defining the essential basic knowledge required by someone working in the field of sonar − using a practical approach - combined with concrete examples of industrial applications. It brings together in a single volume a treatment of all the various problems which face designers and users of sonar systems.
    The book covers a large, yet detailed array of the problems encountered in underwater acoustics as they are relevant to sonar applications. This ranges from the physical phenomena governing the environment and the corresponding sonar constraints, by way of techniques for the definition of transducers and antennas, to the associated types of signal processing. An underwater acoustic measurement approach is also detailed.
    The scope of this book is unprecedented, and it is therefore of greater value to a student, researcher or engineer than many other works in this field, which are usually very specific. The book also provides technicians in the field with an introduction and a general survey of the problems that may be faced, and enables a wider public to gain a basic understanding of underwater acoustics and sonar.

  • The purpose of this book is to show how asset managers, fund administrators, management companies and risk departments can satisfy the financial regulators in Europe that they have adequate risk monitoring procedures in place for the funds they manage or administer. The book will explain all the requirements for risk management under the new UCITS III regime as well as the universe of financial instruments which can be used by portfolio managers and their associated risks. As such, it will be essential reading for those endeavoring to understand and comply with UCITS III requirements.

  • Anglais Paradigms of combinatorial optimization


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    • 15 Juillet 2010

    Combinatorial optimization is a multidisciplinary scientific area, lying in the interface of three major scientific domains: mathematics, theoretical computer science and management.
    The three volumes of the Combinatorial Optimization series aims to cover a wide range of topics in this area. These topics also deal with fundamental notions and approaches as with several classical applications of combinatorial optimization.
    «Paradigms of Combinatorial Optimization» is divided in two parts:
    - Paradigmatic Problems, that handles several famous combinatorial optimization problems as max cut, min coloring, optimal satisfiability tsp, etc., the study of which has largely contributed to both the development, the legitimization and the establishment of the Combinatorial Optimization as one of the most active actual scientific domains;
    - Classical and New Approaches, that presents the several methodological approaches that fertilize and are fertilized by Combinatorial optimization such as: Polynomial Approximation, Online Computation, Robustness, etc., and, more recently, Algorithmic Game Theory.

  • Anglais Applications of combinatorial optimization


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    • 15 Juillet 2010

    Combinatorial optimization is a multidisciplinary scientific area, lying in the interface of three major scientific domains: mathematics, theoretical computer science and management.
    The three volumes of the Combinatorial Optimization series aims to cover a wide range of topics in this area. These topics also deal with fundamental notions and approaches as with several classical applications of combinatorial optimization.
    «Applications of Combinatorial Optimization» is presenting a certain number among the most common and well-known applications of Combinatorial Optimization.

  • Anglais Nanomaterials and surface engineering


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    • 15 Juillet 2010

    This book covers a wide range of topics that address the main areas of interest to scientists, engineers, and students concerned with the synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterials. Development techniques, properties and examples of industrial applications are all widely represented as they apply to various nanostructured materials including nanocomposites and multilayered nanometric coatings.
    The book also illustrates a wide range of powerful methods of nanomaterial/nanostructure synthesis such as microwave-assisted methods, pulsed electrodeposition, ion beams, or glancing angle deposition. Techniques for the encapsulation and functionalization of nanoparticles, as well as the adhesion and mechanical characterization of nanostructured thin films, are also described and discussed. It is to be recommended to anyone working in the field of nanomaterials, especially in connection with the functionalization and engineering of surfaces.

  • Part 1 is particularly concerned with physical properties, electrical ageing and modeling with topics such as the physics of charged dielectric materials, conduction mechanisms, dielectric relaxation, space charge, electric ageing and life end models and dielectric experimental characterization.
    Part 2 concerns some applications specific to dielectric materials: insulating oils for transformers, electrorheological fluids, electrolytic capacitors, ionic membranes, photovoltaic conversion, dielectric thermal control coatings for geostationary satellites, plastics recycling and piezoelectric polymers

  • Anglais Handbook of compressible aerodynamics


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    • 15 Juillet 2010

    This book is dedicated to compressible aerodynamic flows in the context of the inviscid fluid hypothesis. Each chapter offers a simple theoretical presentation followed by an overview of practical calculation methods based on recent results, in order to make theoretical understanding easier and present current applications. Chapters 1 through 8 introduce the fundamental principles of theoretical aerodynamics and continue with vital reminders for understanding the discussions in the following chapters. Chapters 9 through 17 present the theory of steady unidimensional flows and breach surfaces such as shock waves and flow lines. This is central to gas dynamics. Chapters 18 through 24 develop the theory of characteristics applied to the study of supersonic flows as well as unsteady flows. The final chapter describes specific properties of transonic flows.