16.05.2017

The content of this volume bases on the materials that have been presented in the course of the international conference hosted by the Centre d’Océanologie of Marseille in 2008; it covers a wealth of all hot topics that were related to the ways of interaction of the mankind with the marine environment. The chapters of this book present work on the key areas of oceanography.

It features the most recognized scientific works by the world leading researchers in the field of oceanography from Japan and France and demonstrates the strength of the links between the two scientific communities. The materials have been arranged into six main sections. The first section is dedicated to the aquaculture and covers the newly developed methods for seed culture, quality control of the cultured fish, genetically modified fish, salmon resource creation etc. The second section addresses the artificial reefs and touches the legal aspects, new experiences and developments.

The next section deals with the marine biological diversity and covers biological invasion, adaptation and distribution issues. The remaining three sections deal with the coastal managements, observation of the marine environment, and physical, biogeochemical, biological and chemical functions. At the end of the book there are lists of participants, oral presentations and numerous photographs. 

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16.05.2017

We know that nowadays there are so many really excellent books available on theory of structures; however this classic textbook definitely deserves close attention of the professionals and students of mechanical engineering. One of declared purposes of the publication was to provide students and pros with a very easily digested form of training course covering a very wide area of theory of mechanical structures in order to stimulate their interest.

Considerable portion of this book was dedicated to the basic theoretical concepts of the behaviour of structures. There are some good control questions at the end of each chapter; they shall be used to track the progress and understanding of the material. We would strongly recommend to make as many attempts in solving them as possible. The correct answers to all numerical questions have been provided. The authors divided their work into twelve chapters, starting with the one addressing the equilibrium of structures; the following chapters deal with the shearing force/bending moment, complex stress and rolling loads, statically determinate plane trusses, deflection of beams, combined bending, direct stresses, buckling of struts, defection of trusses - both graphical and strain energy methods; in addition, separate chapter is there dedicated to the reinforced concrete. 

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16.05.2017

The initial declared purpose of the present publication was to bring together a whole range of nautical info. In fact, such amount of information would require a separate library. The book is a mixture of factual technical information and lexicology, together with wild superstition - it covers not only what seamen say, but also what they believe and think, and how seafarers describe their equipment; it shows what laws and traditions determine how the seamen do their job. We all know that navigable waters cover more than seventy of the Earth's surface and, until last century, world's oceans were the only possible option for any intercontinental travel.

Even today, when airlines are taking over passenger traffic, the vessels still carry almost whole world's trade, which is rapidly expanding trade. That is why it is not that surprising that a huge part of the history has been written on the oceans; you must have already noted that so many words used nowadays, have nautical origins. Though most of them are English words, centuries ago they might be French words.

This book is the compendium of nearly nine thousand terms taken from different sources of maritime terminology. Some of the entries are brief, but others have been supplemented with additional information.

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16.05.2017

The sixth edition of the Marine Electrical Practice book belonging to the famous and popular Marine Engineering series. Nowadays, marine engineering includes offshore engineering in addition to the traditional sea-going vessels. The industry professionals usually accept that the electrical apparatus that are manufactured to be used on shore are usually not suitable for use offshore due to the climatic condition, continuous motion and vibration, temperature and other very important factors that might affect the safe and effective operation of the equipment.

In most of the cases the electrical apparatus at shore are not operated day-and-night or even for too long periods and at constantly high loads. With regard to the marine and/or offshore use of the equipment, there are two considerations in its selection and subsequent installation on board the vessel or offshore unit - the reliability of the equipment and freedom of such equipment from the fire risks.

These conditions would require a perfect installation with best available materials as well as the outstanding workmanship, operation and maintenance after installation. The chapters of this book are dealing with the factors that usually contribute to the requirements stated above and shall be considered by the marine engineers and electrical officers...  

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16.05.2017

The capabilities of the PLCs have significantly grown from the time when the first edition of this book was released. Same applies to the applications of the programmable logic controllers. Nowadays, it would be next to impossible to find the industry where the PLC would not be utilized in one form or another. This edition of the publication provides a good practical and theoretical look at nearly all important aspects of programmable controllers, their devices and associated systems.

There are some new chapters included in this edition, e.g. ones touching the input/output bus networks, process control, fuzzy logic etc. this release presents the thoroughly revised and updated information on the existing topics and such info is supplemented with graphics and hands-on examples for better understanding and illustration. The new layout has been implemented by the authors.

In addition, there is a Glossary at the end of the book explaining the terminology and abbreviations used throughout this publication and in the electrical engineering, in general. We definitely hope that the readers will find this book very useful for learning and will use it as a reference tool, taking into account the number of covered topics and way the material has been presented.

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16.05.2017

For the past half-century or even more than that, the electrical energy has significantly diversified and got much broader. There are several new topic areas that range from light-wave technology to the microelectro-mechanics. The book has been prepared and released with the specific intention to keep pace with the industry progress mentioned above.

The technical info contained in this publication can hardly be found in any other publication, presented in a single volume. The opening chapter of the publication provides readers with quite a brief intro to the basic concepts that are relating to the electrical power system structure, just an overview, while the following two parts have been solely dedicated to the parameters of the multi-circuit transmission lines. Then, the steady state and transient presentations are discussed together with the modeling of the synchronous machines.

After that, the chapters come dealing with the power system component modeling and covering the modeling, performance and compensation of the transmission lines, presenting the coverage of the load flow solutions, covering balanced and unbalanced flow analysis, discussing upon the key concepts of power system stability types, AGC of interconnected and isolated electric power systems etc.

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16.05.2017

The control of the electrical power with the power electronic devices is becoming more and more important. There are so many new classes of electric motors developed that are being enabled by power electronics. The present handbook has been intended to provide readers with a good reference source that would be both concise and very useful for individuals, from students to real professionals in the field of electrical engineering.

The publication includes so wide range of various topics comprising the subject of power electronics, combining many regular, traditional, topics with some new and innovative technologies being at the edge of the latest technological advances. The emphasis has been made by the author of this book on the practical applications of all technologies discussed within the publication in order to enhance it's core value to the readers and make the understanding of the material a bit easier.

The presentations provided in the book are tutorial in their nature and there are also many examples on the practical use of the technologies described in the book, consisting of three parts - the first part provides a brief overview of the semiconductor devices, the second part explains the operating principles of circuits, while the last part describes the power electronics applications...

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16.05.2017

The latest third edition of the must-have publication for anyone dealing with the gas turbines. The materials included in the previous, i.e. second, edition of the handbook have been significantly re-worked and some of the completely new materials have been added - for example, there is now a new chapter addressing the microturbines.

That is why this publication shall be considered completely up-to-date and be recommended to the industry workers. The publication is opening with the chapter providing some historical background and telling readers about the evolution of the gas turbine. The second chapter, in turn, is describing the applications of the gas turbine, including jet engines and mechanical drives, while the third chapter of the book mainly deals with the hardware, including turbines, compressors and combustors, design of the bearing and various differences and similarities related to the hardware.

The remaining chapters of the handbook touch the theory of the gas turbine systems, explain the principles of the gas turbine controls, lists and describes the accessories, parameter characteristics, inlet and outlet treatment of the gas turbine, acoustics and noise control of the turbine, microturbines, troubleshooting and detectable problems plus the boroscope inspection. In addition, there are several case studies. 

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