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Engineering Design Via Surrogate Modelling

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Surrogate models expedite the search for promising designs by standing in for expensive design evaluations or simulations. They provide a global model of some metric of a design (such as weight, aerodynamic drag, cost, etc.), which can then be optimized efficiently. <p> <p> <i>Engineering Design via Surrogate Modelling</i> is a self-contained guide to surrogate models and their use in engineering design. The fundamentals of building, selecting, validating, searching and refining a surrogate are presented in a manner accessible to novices in the field. Figures are used liberally to explain the key concepts and clearly show the differences between the various techniques, as well as to emphasize the intuitive nature of the conceptual and mathematical reasoning behind them. <p> More advanced and recent concepts are each presented in stand-alone chapters, allowing the reader to concentrate on material pertinent to their current design problem, and concepts are clearly demonstrated using simple design problems. This collection of advanced concepts (visualization, constraint handling, coping with noisy data, gradient-enhanced modelling, multi-fidelity analysis and multiple objectives) represents an invaluable reference manual for engineers and researchers active in the area. <p> <p> <i>Engineering Design via Surrogate Modelling</i> is complemented by a suite of Matlab codes, allowing the reader to apply all the techniques presented to their own design problems. By applying statistical modelling to engineering design, this book bridges the wide gap between the engineering and statistics communities. It will appeal to postgraduates and researchers across the academic engineering design community as well as practising design engineers. <p> <ul> <li>Provides an inclusive and practical guide to using surrogates in engineering design. <li>Presents the fundamentals of building, selecting, validating, searching and refining a surrogate model. <li>Guides the reader through the practical implementation of a surrogate-based design process using a set of case studies from real engineering design challenges. </ul> <p> <b>Accompanied by a companion website featuring Matlab software at</b> <b><u><a href="http://www.wiley.com/go/forrester">http://www.wiley.com/go/forrester</a></u></b>


Analysis, Synthesis And Design Of Chemical Processes

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The leading integrated chemical process design guide: Now with extensive new coverage and more process designs

More than ever, effective design is the focal point of sound chemical engineering.Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Fourth Edition, presents design as a creative process that integrates both the big picture and the small details-and knows which to stress when, and why. Realistic from start to finish, this updated edition moves readers beyond classroom exercises into open-ended, real-world process problem solving. The authors introduce integrated techniques for every facet of the discipline, from finance to operations, new plant design to existing process optimization.

This fourth edition adds new chapters introducing dynamic process simulation; advanced concepts in steady-state simulation; extensive coverage of thermodynamics packages for modeling processes containing electrolyte solutions and solids; and a concise introduction to logic control. "What You Have Learned" summaries have been added to each chapter, and the text's organization has been refined for greater clarity.

Coverage Includes

  • Conceptualization and analysis: flow diagrams, batch processing, tracing, process conditions, and product design strategies
  • Economic analysis: capital and manufacturing costs, financial calculations, and profitability analysis
  • Synthesis and optimization: principles, PFD synthesis, simulation techniques, top-down and bottom-up optimization, pinch technology, and software-based control
  • Advanced steady-state simulation: goals, models, solution strategies, and sensitivity and optimization studies
  • Dynamic simulation: goals, development, solution methods, algorithms, and solvers
  • Performance analysis: I/O models, tools, performance curves, reactor performance, troubleshooting, and "debottlenecking"
  • Societal impact: ethics, professionalism, health, safety, environmental issues, and green engineering
  • Interpersonal and communication skills: improving teamwork and group effectiveness

This title draws on more than fifty years of innovative chemical engineering instruction at West Virginia University and the University of Nevada, Reno. It includes suggested curricula for single-semester and year-long design courses, case studies and practical design projects, current equipment cost data, and extensive preliminary design information that can be used as the starting point for more detailed analyses.

About the CD-Rom and Web Site

The CD contains the newest version of CAPCOST, a powerful tool for evaluating fixed capital investment, full process economics, and profitability. The heat exchanger network software, HENSAD, is also included. The CD also contains an additional appendix presenting preliminary design information for fifteen key chemical processes, including four new to this edition: shift reaction; acid-gas removal via physical solvent; H2S removal from a gas stream using the Claus process; and coal gasification. The CD also includes six additional projects, plus chapters on outcomes assessment, written and oral communications, and a written report case study. Sixty additional projects and twenty-four more problems are available at www.che.cemr.wvu.edu/publications/projects.


The Web Designer's 101 Most Important Decisions

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In The Web Designer's 101 Most Important Decisions, Scott Parker distils his in-depth experience of web publishing into 101 practical insights that readers can draw on with ease. He offers best-practice and insider tips, from the basics--ensuring your web design is easily accessible and quick to load at the click of a mouse, and how to encourage people to return to your web pages and recommend them over and over again--through to designing diverse content and planning for the growth and development of your website, whether it's for business, professional or personal use. Not only for web designers, but also for anyone commissioning a web designer, this book offers a host of graphic design, process and technical tips, all fully illustrated, that will enhance your web publishing and help you stand out from the crowd!

  • 101 practical tips for designing and commissioning the ideal website
  • Tried and tested techniques from leading web professionals
  • Includes real-life examples and up-to-date technical and legal advice


Weblogs And Libraries

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Summary: This book discusses the topic of 'weblogs and libraries' from two main perspectives: weblogs as sources of information for libraries and librarians; and weblogs as tools that libraries can use to promote their services and to provide a means of communication with their clients. Key Features: (1) No other book currently available specifically addresses this highly topical subject; (2) weblogs are becoming more important as sources of up-to-date information on many different topics, and so librarians need to be aware of these resources, how they are created and by whom; (3) weblogs are already important as sources of news and current professional information in the field of library and information science; this book helps librarians to become familiar with the best weblogs in this field; (4) while relatively few libraries have created their own weblogs, the use of weblogs has been recommended in the library/information press as a way of providing information for library patrons; this book helps library managers to make decisions about a weblog for their library. The Author: Dr L. Anne Clyde is Professor and Chair of the Library and Information Science Department at the University of Iceland, where she teaches courses related to information technology in libraries and information agencies. She is the author of numerous books and articles. Readership: Librarians working in user services or in IT units in academic and public libraries, school librarians and students of library and information science. Contents: An overview of the weblog and blogging phenomenon Weblogs as sources of current information Finding weblogs Weblogs in the field of library and information science Weblogscreated by libraries: the state of the art Creating a weblog: the options Managing the li


Vaccine Design

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During the last decade or so vaccine development has been facilitated by rapid ad- vances in the molecular and cell biology ofthe immune system. This has laid the foundations of a new generation of vaccines exemplified by subunit vaccines produced through gene cloning and by synthetic peptides mimicking small regions ofproteins on the outer coat ofvi- ruses. However, as subunit and peptide vaccines are only weakly or non-immunogenic, there is areal need for strategies to improve their potency. This book contains the proceedings of the 5th NATO Advanced Studies Institute (ASI), "Vaccine Design: The Role of Cytokine Networks," held at Cape Sounion Beach, Greece, during 24 June-5 July 1996 and deals in depth with the role ofbasic immunology in the regulation of immunity and vaccine design. Special emphasis is given to the use of cyto- kines in conjuction with vaccines with the aim ofimproving their potency or the use ofvac- cines designed to improve cytokine production. We express our appreciation to Dr. J.-L. Virelizier and Dr. G. Kollias for their cooperation in planning the ASI and to Mrs. Concha Perring for her excellent production ofthe manuscripts. The ASI was held under the sponsor- ship of NATO Scientific Affairs Division and generously co-sponsored by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (Philadelphia). Financial assistance was also provided by Connaught Laboratories Ltd. (Ontario), Pasteur Merieux (Marcy I 'Etoile), Biochine (Siena), Help SA (Athens), and Avanti Polar Lipids Inc. (Birmingham, USA).



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