Nowadays, the heat pipes are deservedly considered one of the best technical solutions available for the passive thermal control, note they are also very friendly to the environment. The present publication comprises a work by the industry expert Bahman Zohuri, who did his best to provide readers with the useful practical study of heat pipe engineering including a very valuable discussion on how the application of the heat pipes could be further optimized and made more efficient.

The book provides a general introduction to the design and operational principles and explores the practical applications of heat pipes. The volume offers the readers a good tech review of mass and heat transfer theory related to the performance and covers the common technical issues that might theoretically affect the successful operation of the heat pipes. Subject matters would generally include balancing of the loads, compatibility of the construction materials, applicable power limitations, thermal resistance issues, rage of the operating temperature, and operating orientation.

The author has also compared the results of the calculations with the experimental data obtained from numerous sources. He has also provided the explanation to the readers of where and how exactly they could access the computer codes and relevant PC programs to the design and prediction of the performance.

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The pumps, including centrifugal type pumps, and their systems are widely presented in ship hull systems. What it actually means is that every single industry professional dealing with the pump design must possess a very good theoretical knowledge and fully understanding of their working principles. But note that is not enough, and they shall also be familiar with all practical applications of pumps together with the main engineering correlations for flow phenomena.

This volume is mainly intended to be used by pump designers and ship crew members involved in day-to-day operation/maintenance of various pumping arrangements. The chapters of this publication cover such interesting and important topics as various pump types and their performance data, fluid dynamic principles, physical concepts and pump hydraulics, various performance characteristics, part-load operation, cavitation and suction capability, design of the various hydraulic components, issues connected with the vibration and noise, hydraulic forces, pump operation, general characteristics of turbine operation, selection of materials exposed to high flow velocities, medium influence, selection of pump and associated quality considerations, and pump testing. Definitely useful publication for the crew members as well as people willing to get some basic knowledge of pumping technology and systems.

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Dr. David Blanco-Rodriguez, who is the recognized industry expert and author of the present volume, has made a successful attempt to introduce a completely new technology to be applied to the gas concentration measurements on board and also modeling of the required concentration in the turbocharged engines.

This informative volume is mainly intended to provide all interested categories of readers with a remarkably comprehensive technical review of the current situation with the lambda and nitrogen oxide estimation and also to describe the very latest technological achievements and recent developments. The topics dealt with in this comprehensive work include, among others, the online characterization of the sensors used and developments of the control oriented models of emissions, plus issues relating to evaluation and application of the various methods on board.

The book offers all readers (including the industry professionals, researchers and students) a good and practical guidance, thanks to the technically oriented approach that has been applied by the author, and inclusion of the many innovative findings as well as observations. All the explanations provided in this volume are presented in quite understandable language and the well-thought layout of the book makes it reader-friendly, that is why it has gained popularity in the industry.

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We are hereby offering the latest and popular English edition of maybe the most popular handbooks of diesel engines providing remarkably comprehensive overview of every type and size of subject engines, from the smallest single cylinder diesel engines and up through the huge two stroke diesel engines installed on board marine vessels.

The material presented in the book is mainly based on the valuable contributions made by almost sixty world recognized industry experts collaborating together. Moreover, in addition to the theoretical fundamentals, this publication treats in detail the critically important subjects of the atmospheric emission, energy efficiency matters, injection systems and exhaust gas after treatment, electronic engine control and management, as well as the conventional and newly introduced alternative fuels.

This handbook would actually serve as a truly indispensable companion to the study of both theoretical and practical issues of the diesel engines. We believe that it would be equally required to the industry professionals, as well as to the students of engineering (including marine engineering) and in fact everyone interested in learning a bit more about the technology of the diesel engines, their working principles, understanding their functions, interaction of various systems within the engine and other related aspects.

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This excellent reference book was designed to give its readers a really comprehensive and professional insight into the contemporary diesel injection and electronic control systems, mainly focusing on the minimization of the emissions to the atmosphere and on the treatment of exhaust gases. The technical innovations introduces by the specialists of the Bosch company in the diesel-injection field have significantly contributed to the boom in the diesel industry.

Nowadays the technology of the motor vehicles is really complex and that is considered  the main reason why there is a serious need for a single and reliable source of technical information covering all components and systems of the engines. This nice publication opens with a very brief but interesting historical overview, that is followed by the chapter describing the main areas where the diesel engines are commonly used. The next chapter explains the basic, fundamental principles of operation of the diesel engines, while the following chapter is concentrating on the fuel oils.

The remaining chapters of the publication cover the rest of important aspects of the construction and operation of the subject type of engines, such as their control systems, common-rail systems, unit injector- and unit pump systems, pressure lines, sensors, start-assist arrangement, troubleshooting, service technology and so many others, covering even the emission-related legislation.

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The authors of this interesting monograph have mainly focused on the dynamical research of the crank-piston mechanisms and were considering both basic and additional motions, They have tried to perform the full dynamical analysis of the piston machinery together with their mechanisms, and that is why the present publication is studying  the mechanisms mentioned above, with clearances in the kinematic pairs.

The tasks in question are carried out, making the main emphasis on the frictions in the mechanisms as well as wear and mechanical impacts; moreover, the fracture formation taking place in the links has also been addressed. In addition, the authors of the monograph have paid particular attention to the elasticity of the details of the mechanisms. The publication would be mainly meant for the specialists in the field of the design of the mechanisms.

However, it shall definitely be noted that it will be also useful for the manufacturers of the above stated machinery as well as for the students of the relevant disciplines. It comprises the researches conducted by the authors and published in the numerous popular works. Have a look in this volume if you are interested in the design considerations of the subject mechanisms, you will definitely find a lot of useful relevant information.

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Here is one of the most popular and effective training courses specifically prepared and released by the recognized professionals of the MAN B&W Diesel, who are there among the world leaders in the field of marine engineering. The content of this training course starts with some very general description of ME Engine - in this section a brief historical information has been provided, for instance - the founding of this company, development of the marine engines, diesel chronicle, some brief theoretical information pertaining to the marine diesel engine construction as well as operation and maintenance principles, major technical specifications and nomenclature of the engines, etc.

The second part is dedicated to the ME Concept and contains necessary information on the control systems, tacho systems, performance and maneuvering systems. The following two parts of this course are addressing the Hydraulic Power Supply and Hydraulic Cylinder Units, correspondingly. They are in turn followed by the sections covering the Fuel and Exhaust Systems of the marine diesel engines.

Finally, the last chapters of this training will provide necessary info on the MOP Displays as well as PMI Systems. It goes without saying that this course is highly recommended to the people having any dealing with the marine diesel engines, regardless of their experience and position, i.e. from students to professional marine engineers.

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Here is a nice and useful book with pretty self-explanatory and very promising title. For sure, we are all well aware of the fact that the ASME Code Sec. VIII provides technical rules that are pertaining to the design of the pressure vessels and associated components, selection of the construction materials, fabrication of the pressure vessels and components, their periodical inspection and testing.

These rules are in most cases quite complicated to understand and implement. This publication offered to you has been specifically prepared with the intention to demonstrate how exactly the design rules outlines in the Code should be applied to various pressure vessel components. Note that it does not cover any of the other rules, only design has been dealt with in this volume. In fact, the publication is mainly intended to serve as a reference tool for the specialists involved in the design of pressure vessels ads well as heat exchangers.

The authors of the volume have tried to keep the theoretical background of the equations to a minimum - it is implied that such background could be easily obtained from any other reference book. The main emphasis has been made by the authors on solved problems as well as selected practical examples illustrating the correct application of the equations that are contained in the ASME Code Sec. VIII. Needless to say, this volume is a truly must-have one.

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