Noise And Vibration Control

Author: M L Munjal
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814434752
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Vibration and noise are two interrelated terms in the field of mechanical engineering. Vibration is caused by unbalanced inertial forces and moments whereas noise is the result of such vibrations. Noisy machines have always been a matter of concern. Lesser vibration ensures manufacturing to closer tolerances, lesser wear and tear, and longer fatigue life. Hence, a quieter machine is more cost-effective in the long run. It is now well understood that a quieter machine is in every way a better machine. This book deals with such industrial and automotive noise and vibration, their measurement and control. This textbook stresses on physical concepts and the application thereof to practical problems. The author's four decades of experience in teaching, research and industrial consultancy is reflected in the choice of the solved examples and unsolved problems. The book targets senior undergraduate students in mechanical engineering as well as designers of industrial machinery and layouts. It can readily be used for self-study by practicing designers and engineers. Contents:Noise and Its MeasurementVibration and Its MeasurementVibration ControlAcoustics of Rooms, Partitions, Enclosures and BarriersMufflers and SilencersNoise Control Strategies Readership: Senior undergraduate mechanical engineering students, designers of industrial machinery and layouts, practicing engineers. Keywords:Noise Control;Vibration Control;Designing for Quietness;Industrial Noise Control;Automobile Noise Control;Engineering Noise Control;Mufflers;Silencers;Acoustic EnclosuresKey Features:This textbook is the result of the author's 40 years experience in industrial consultancy, teaching, research and development in noise controlThis textbook is result oriented. It deals with physical concepts, formulae, figures, tables, solved examples and unsolved exercises — no derivationsThis textbook is ideally suited for self-study by engineers and designers working in the area of industrial or automotive noise controlReviews: “The exercises in each chapter are self-contained and originate from the theory and practice, so that the readers and especially the designers and researchers in the subject can find many examples of controlled vibrations.” Zentralblatt MATH

Engineering Noise Control Fifth Edition

Author: David A. Bies
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 149872406X
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This classic and authoritative student textbook contains information that is not over simplified and can be used to solve the real world problems encountered by noise and vibration consultants as well as the more straightforward ones handled by engineers and occupational hygienists in industry. The book covers the fundamentals of acoustics, theoretical concepts and practical application of current noise control technology. It aims to be as comprehensive as possible while still covering important concepts in sufficient detail to engender a deep understanding of the foundations upon which noise control technology is built. Topics which are extensively developed or overhauled from the fourth edition include sound propagation outdoors, amplitude modulation, hearing protection, frequency analysis, muffling devices (including 4-pole analysis and self noise), sound transmission through partitions, finite element analysis, statistical energy analysis and transportation noise. For those who are already well versed in the art and science of noise control, the book will provide an extremely useful reference. A wide range of example problems that are linked to noise control practice are available on www.causalsystems.com for free download.

Game Theory And Mechanism Design

Author: Y Narahari
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814525065
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This book offers a self-sufficient treatment of a key tool, game theory and mechanism design, to model, analyze, and solve centralized as well as decentralized design problems involving multiple autonomous agents that interact strategically in a rational and intelligent way. The contents of the book provide a sound foundation of game theory and mechanism design theory which clearly represent the “science” behind traditional as well as emerging economic applications for the society. The importance of the discipline of game theory has been recognized through numerous Nobel prizes in economic sciences being awarded to game theorists, including the 2005, 2007, and 2012 prizes. The book distills the marvelous contributions of these and other celebrated game theorists and presents it in a way that can be easily understood even by senior undergraduate students. A unique feature of the book is its detailed coverage of mechanism design which is the art of designing a game among strategic agents so that a social goal is realized in an equilibrium of the induced game. Another feature is a large number of illustrative examples that are representative of both classical and modern applications of game theory and mechanism design. The book also includes informative biographical sketches of game theory legends, and is specially customized to a general engineering audience. After a thorough reading of this book, readers would be able to apply game theory and mechanism design in a principled and mature way to solve relevant problems in computer science (esp, artificial intelligence/machine learning), computer engineering, operations research, industrial engineering and microeconomics. Contents:Introduction and OverviewNon-Cooperative Game Theory:Key Notions in Game TheoryExtensive Form GamesStrategic Form GamesDominant Strategy EquilibriaPure Strategy Nash EquilibriaMixed Strategies and Mixed Strategy Nash EquilibriumUtility TheoryMatrix GamesExistence of Nash EquilibriumComputation of Nash EquilibriaComplexity of Computing a Nash EquilibriumBayesian GamesMechanism Design:Introduction to Mechanism DesignImplementation of Social Choice Functions by MechanismsIncentive Compatibility and Revelation TheoremThe Gibbard-Satterthwaite Impossibility TheoremVickrey-Clarke-Groves (VCG) MechanismsMechanism Design Space in Quasilinear EnvironmentAuctionsOptimal Mechanisms and Myerson AuctionMechanism Design for Sponsored Search AuctionsImplementation in Ex-Post Nash EquilibriumFurther Topics in Mechanism DesignCooperative Game Theory:Correlated Strategies and Correlated EquilibriumThe Two Person Bargaining ProblemCoalitional Games with Transferable UtilityThe Core of Coalitional GamesThe Shapley ValueOther Solution Concepts in Cooperative Game TheoryStable MatchingEpilogueMathematical Preliminaries Readership: Senior undergraduate, first year master's, and first year research students, academics and industrial researchers in computer science, computer engineering, networks and communications, artificial intelligence/machine learning, operations research, industrial engineering, management science, and microeconomics. Keywords:Game Theory;Mechanism Design;Noncooperative Game Theory;Nash EquilibriumKey Features:First of its kind to include a balanced treatment of noncooperative game theory, cooperative game theory, as well as mechanism designIncorporates a large number of apt, illustrative examples to facilitate an immediate and comprehensive understanding of the concepts and ideasExamples chosen carefully from traditional and modern topics in computer science, networks, and microeconomicsIncludes biographical sketches of leading game theorists at appropriate placesReviews: “I am very pleased that Y Narahari has written this lovely text, which presents the fundamentals of game theory and mechanism design clearly and concisely. In doing so, Dr Narahari has performed a great service to students and researchers interested in the lively interface between engineering sciences and economics.” Professor Eric Maskin Harvard University Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, 2007 “The theory of Games and Mechanism Design find today wide applications in Economics, Engineering, and Operations Research. This is one of the few books which present a detailed account of both Non-Cooperative and Cooperative Games as well as Mechanism Design, all under one cover. Proofs of important theorems are given in a clear and succinct manner and the bibliographical and biographical references are particularly valuable. The book can serve both as a graduate text as well as a reference volume. I highly recommend it.” Sanjoy K Mitter Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA “This is a splendid book for engineers by an engineer. It has the ideal choice of topics and emphasis that reflects the driving themes in game theory, such as mechanism design, that have lead the revival of game theory in recent times and its multifarious applications in cybercommerce and allied areas. The lucidly written byte-sized chapters rich with examples and historical details make it an exciting read. This is the right book at the right time.” Vivek Borkar Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Mumbai, India “This book covers a subject which now straddles at least three subjects — Economics, Mathematics and Computer Science. It is a comprehensive presentation for a wide range of readers from the novice to experts in related areas who want to inform themselves of Game Theory and Mechanism Design. The book has a very readable from-first-principles approach to topics which commendably illuminates while not sacrificing rigor.” Ravi Kannan Microsoft Research and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India “Narahari's book is a beautifully written text that handles both introductory material and advanced topics well.” Preston McAfee Google, Mountain View, CA, USA “This marvelous book on Game Theory and Mechanism Design is an essential reference for beginners and practitioners alike. The book covers the basic concepts needed to understand game theory and powerful practical implications of the theory embodied in mechanism design. Narahari excels at elucidating the essentials of game theory, while motivating the reader with a number of illustrative examples and real-world applications from engineering, economics and networks. It is fun to read and should be on the shelf of any student or practitioner interested in the practical applications of game theory.” Krishna Pattipati University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA “Game Theory is the formal analysis of strategic behavior. It originated with the classic book of von Neumann and Morgenstern in the 1940's and over the last 70 years, has become a vital ingredient in both the social and engineering sciences. Professor Narahari is a leading expert in the burgeoning area of game theoretic applications to computer science. His lucid and elegant book, packed with examples and historical background, is a wonderful introduction to modern Game Theory. It clearly lays out the central concepts and results of the theory while conveying its potential for providing insights to a range of interesting practical problems. The book will be invaluable to students from diverse backgrounds such as economics, mathematics, and engineering.” Arunava Sen Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India “Game Theory and Mechanism Design is impressive in its broad coverage of cooperative games, non-cooperative games and mechanism design from an engineering perspective. The book is rich in examples and exercises, and couples historical appraisals of the evolution of the field with careful mathematical proofs. It should be valuable both as a graduate text and for reference.” Chris Dance Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France

Acoustics Of Ducts And Mufflers

Author: M. L. Munjal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118443098
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Fully updated second edition of the premier reference book on muffler and lined duct acoustical performance Engine exhaust noise pollutes the street environment and ventilation fan noise enters dwellings along with fresh air. People have become conscious of their working environment. Governments of most countries have responded to popular demand with mandatory restrictions on sound emitted by automotive engines, and a thorough knowledge of acoustics of ducts and mufflers is needed for the design of efficient muffler configurations. This fully updated Second Edition of Acoustics of Ducts and Mufflers deals with propagation, reflection and dissipation/absorption of sound along ducts/pipes/tubes, area discontinuities, perforated elements and absorptive linings that constitute the present-day mufflers and silencers designed to control noise of exhaust and intake systems of automotive engines, diesel-generator sets, compressors and HVAC systems. It includes equations, figures, tables, references, and solved examples and unsolved exercises with answers, so it can be used as a text book as well as a reference book. It also offers a complete presentation and analysis of the major topics in sound suppression and noise control for the analysis and design of acoustical mufflers, air conditioning and ventilation duct work. Both the fundamentals and the latest technology are discussed, with an emphasis on applications. Deals with reactive mufflers, dissipative silencers, the frequency-domain approach, and the time-domain approach. Fully updated second edition of the premier reference book on muffler and lined duct acoustical performance, in one complete volume Presents original new research on topics including baffle silencers and louvers, 3D analytical techniques, and flow-acoustic analysis of multiply-connected perforated-element mufflers Includes a general design procedure to help muffler designers in the automotive industry, exhaust noise being a major component of automobile and traffic noise pollution Written by an expert with four decades’ experience in teaching to graduate students, publishing extensively in reputed international journals, and consulting with industry for noise control as well as designing for quietness

Introduction To Pattern Recognition And Machine Learning

Author: M Narasimha Murty
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814656275
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This book adopts a detailed and methodological algorithmic approach to explain the concepts of pattern recognition. While the text provides a systematic account of its major topics such as pattern representation and nearest neighbour based classifiers, current topics — neural networks, support vector machines and decision trees — attributed to the recent vast progress in this field are also dealt with. Introduction to Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning will equip readers, especially senior computer science undergraduates, with a deeper understanding of the subject matter. Contents:IntroductionTypes of DataFeature Extraction and Feature SelectionBayesian LearningClassificationClassification Using Soft Computing TechniquesData ClusteringSoft ClusteringApplication — Social and Information Networks Readership: Academics and working professionals in computer science. Key Features:The algorithmic approach taken and the practical issues dealt with will aid the reader in writing programs and implementing methodsCovers recent and advanced topics by providing working exercises, examples and illustrations in each chapterProvides the reader with a deeper understanding of the subject matterKeywords:Clustering;Classification;Supervised Learning;Soft Computing

Introduction To Pattern Recognition And Machine Learning

Author: M Narasimha Murty
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814656275
Size: 37.53 MB
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This book adopts a detailed and methodological algorithmic approach to explain the concepts of pattern recognition. While the text provides a systematic account of its major topics such as pattern representation and nearest neighbour based classifiers, current topics — neural networks, support vector machines and decision trees — attributed to the recent vast progress in this field are also dealt with. Introduction to Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning will equip readers, especially senior computer science undergraduates, with a deeper understanding of the subject matter. Contents:IntroductionTypes of DataFeature Extraction and Feature SelectionBayesian LearningClassificationClassification Using Soft Computing TechniquesData ClusteringSoft ClusteringApplication — Social and Information Networks Readership: Academics and working professionals in computer science. Key Features:The algorithmic approach taken and the practical issues dealt with will aid the reader in writing programs and implementing methodsCovers recent and advanced topics by providing working exercises, examples and illustrations in each chapterProvides the reader with a deeper understanding of the subject matterKeywords:Clustering;Classification;Supervised Learning;Soft Computing

Microelectronics Electromagnetics And Telecommunications

Author: Jaume Anguera
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811073295
Size: 63.23 MB
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The volume contains 94 best selected research papers presented at the Third International Conference on Micro Electronics, Electromagnetics and Telecommunications (ICMEET 2017) The conference was held during 09-10, September, 2017 at Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, BVRIT Hyderabad College of Engineering for Women, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The volume includes original and application based research papers on microelectronics, electromagnetics, telecommunications, wireless communications, signal/speech/video processing and embedded systems.

Mechanical Measurements

Author: S. P. Venkateshan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119115582
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The first edition of this book was co-published by Ane Books India, and CRC Press in 2008. This second edition is an enlarged version of the web course developed by the author at IIT Madras, and also a modified and augmented version of the earlier book. Major additions/modifications presented are in the treatment of errors in measurement, temperature measurement, measurement of thermo-physical properties, and data manipulation. Many new worked examples have been introduced in this new and updated second edition.

Robotics

Author: Ashitava Ghosal
Publisher: OUP India
ISBN: 9780195673913
Size: 24.87 MB
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Robotics: Fundamental Concepts and Analysis introduces the science and engineering of robotics and covers mechanical manipulation and sensing. Comprehensive in its coverage, the book also covers some advanced topics which would be useful to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Written in a lucid style, the text is student-friendly with a large number of examples and exercise problems.