The book series on manufacturing processes for engineers is a reference work for scientific and industrial experts. This volume on Turning, Milling and Drilling starts from the basic principles of machining with geometrically defined cutting edges based on a common active principle. In addition, appropriate tool designs as well as the reasonable use of cutting material are presented. A detailed chapter about the machinability of the most important workpiece materials, such as steel and cast iron, light metal alloys and high temperature resistant materials imparts a broad knowledge of the interrelations between workpiece materials, cutting materials and process parameters. This book is in the RWTHedition Series as are the other four volumes of the reference work.
Control Applications of Adaptive covers the proceedings of the 197 Workshop on Applications of Adaptive Control, held in Yale University. This book is organized into five parts encompassing 18 chapters that summarize the potential application of adaptive control to many practical problems. Part I contains tutorials that bring together important result s in two of the most studied approaches to adaptive control, namely, self-tuning regulators and model reference adaptive control (MRAC), with a particular emphasis on the importance of error models in the stability analysis of MRAC. Part II examines the algorithms used for adaptive signal processing, while Part III describes the types of power systems problems that could benefit from application of adaptive control and how to apply adaptive control algorithms for controlling large electric generators. Part IV highlights adaptive control in aircraft systems. This part also considers how adaptive control fell into disfavor in the flight control community, illustrating the existence of residual negative bias. The desirability of cost elimination of air data sensors in less-sophisticated flight control systems is also discussed. Part V addresses the application of process control to chemical processes and to electromechanical systems. This part also shows the robustness and superior tracking and regulation properties of model reference adaptive control applied to liquid level control. Discussion on various classes of model reference adaptive controllers in a common framework from the viewpoint of microcomputer implementation is also included. This book will be of value to control system theorists and practitioners.
Chemical Analysis, Electric Quantities, Nucleonics and Process Control
Author: Helge Von Koch
Instruments and Measurements: Chemical Analysis, Electric Quantities, Nucleonics and Process Control, Volume I covers the proceedings of the Fifth International Instruments and Measurements Conference, held in Stockholm, Sweden on September 13-16, 1960. Separating 120 lectures into 49 chapters, this book is divided into five sections. The first section discusses the advances in automatic process control instrumentation, including developments in pneumatic, electropneumatic, and electrohydraulic control. This section deals also with the stability, optimization, and use of fast digital computer for process control applications. The subsequent two sections consider the physical methods of chemical analysis and nuclear instrumentation. These sections survey the developments in gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and quadrupole mass filter for chemical analysis. These topics are followed by discussions on some structural and analytical applications of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance. The remaining sections explore the measurements of electric and magnetic quantities, as well as the reactor control. These sections are devoted to X-ray methods, UV spectroscopy, turbidimeter, and infrared techniques. Analytical chemists, process and instrumentation engineers, and researchers in instruments, chemical analysis, and process control fields will find this book invaluable.
This Proceedings volume deals with the uses and problems of simulation in a wide variety of fields and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject. The 130 internationally contributed papers cover the methodologies and algorithms of simulation techniques and simulation tools --- including both hardware and software. The simulation of well-defined systems is covered, as is the simulation of ill-defined systems. In addition to the more advanced methodologies and new mathematical concepts discussed here emphasis is given to the advanced information processing techniques. Advanced information processing encompasses the nonconventional data processing (multiprocessor and pipelining techniques) the automation of data acquisition (information base management systems), as well as the automation of the reasoning process and the knowledge acquisition (knowledge based systems). Such techniques will allow research workers to concentrate on the disciplinary aspects of the implemented problem, rather than on computer implementation and programming aspects.