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Complementarities and Rivalries

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250 Million Years of Evolutionary History

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Biostatistics and Computer-based Analysis of Health Data using SAS

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Categories, Algebraic Structures, Linear and Homological Algebra

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DSC 2017

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The Chemostat

Mathematical Theory of Microorganims Cultures

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Short- and Long-term Models and their Validation

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Systems and Industrial Engineering — Robotics

Predictive Control

Daniel Lequesne, Consultant

This work proposes a simple predictive controller where the control laws are given in clear text and require no calculations. Adjustment, reduced to one or two parameters, is particularly easy, by means of charts allowing the operator to choose the horizon according to the desired performances. Implementation is discussed in detail in two forms: RS or RST controller in z-1, and pseudo-code realiza...

July 2017
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Supply Chain Management and Business Performance

The VASC Model

Christelle Camman, Aix-Marseille University, France Claude Fiore, Aix-Marseille University, France Laurent Livolsi, Aix-Marseille University, France Pascal Querro, Aix-Marseille University, France

Against this current trend of low growth and high uncertainty, business directors must work with their shareholders to set strategic objectives and define business models.
The great number of possible strategies makes this type of management very complex, and the actual deployment of strategic choices is often limited by a lack of overall coherence within the organization.
This problem calls fo...

June 2017
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Enterprise Interoperability

INTEROP-PGSO Vision

Edited by Bernard Archimède, ENIT (Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tarbes), France Bruno Vallespir, University of Bordeaux, France

Interoperability of enterprises is one of the main requirements for economical and industrial collaborative networks. Enterprise interoperability (EI) is based on the three domains: architectures and platforms, ontologies and enterprise modeling.
This book presents the EI vision of the “Grand Sud-Ouest” pole (PGSO) of the European International Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability...

May 2017
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Process Control Design for Industrial Applications

Dumitru Popescu, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania Amira Gharbi, Arab World Internet Institute Dan Stefanoiu, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania Pierre Borne, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France

This book explores the main practical methods and algorithms currently available for designing industrial process control, following concepts such as “embedded optimization” and “low-cost automation”. It also offers specialists in Industrial Automation the most up-to-date approaches and techniques for designing digital control systems and provides practical applications that are significant in the...

April 2017
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Aerospace Actuators 2

Signal-by-Wire and Power-by-Wire

Jean-Charles Maré, National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France

This book is the second in a series of volumes which cover the topic of aerospace actuators following a systems-based approach.
This second volume brings an original, functional and architectural vision to more electric aerospace actuators. The aspects of signal (Signal-by-Wire) and power (Power-by-Wire) are treated from the point of view of needs, their evolution throughout history, and operatio...

March 2017
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Robust Control Optimization with Metaheuristics

Philippe Feyel, Safran Electronics & Defense (Safran Group), France

In industry, the control engineer must design a unique control law that is valid on a single prototype, with a sufficient degree of robustness that satisfies complex scope statements on many systems. For this, the development methodology that the control engineer actually uses is an iterative experimental process (trial and error phase), which relies heavily on the experience of the engineer.
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January 2017
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Modeling and Simulation of Logistics Flows 1

Theory and Fundamentals

Jean-Michel Réveillac, University of Burgundy, France

Logistics flows are ubiquitous, invading our daily life, and learning how to control them has become indispensable. Whatever the environment, industrial or tertiary, professionals face new challenges and must solve increasingly complex optimization problems in order to address constraints that are constantly evolving.
The three volumes of this work cover the theory and foundations necessary to u...

January 2017
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Modeling and Simulation of Logistics Flows 2

Dashboards, Traffic Planning and Management

Jean-Michel Réveillac, University of Burgundy, France

Logistics flows are ubiquitous, invading our daily life, and learning how to control them has become indispensable. Whatever the environment, industrial or tertiary, professionals face new challenges and must solve increasingly complex optimization problems in order to address constraints that are constantly evolving.
The three volumes of this work cover the theory and foundations necessary to u...

January 2017
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Modeling and Simulation of Logistics Flows 3

Discrete and Continuous Flows in 2D/3D

Jean-Michel Réveillac, University of Burgundy, France

Logistics flows are ubiquitous, invading our daily life, and learning how to control them has become indispensable. Whatever the environment, industrial or tertiary, professionals face new challenges and must solve increasingly complex optimization problems in order to address constraints that are constantly evolving.
The three volumes of this work cover the theory and foundations necessary to u...

January 2017
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Production and Maintenance Optimization Problems

Logistic Constraints and Leasing Warranty Services

Nidhal Rezg, University of Lorraine, France Zied Hajej, University of Lorraine, France Valerio Boschian-Campaner, University of Lorraine, France

This work looks at several production and maintenance optimization problems, taking into account industrial constraints such as subcontracting, warranty, and quality in manufacturing and logistic fields. Maintenance strategies for different scenarios are developed in each chapter through considering specific conditions of certain industrial constraints. Analytical and simulation models are employe...

November 2016
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Liquid–Liquid and Solid–Liquid Extractors

Industrial Equipment for Chemical Engineering Set

Jean-Paul Duroudier, Ecole centrale de Paris, France

This book is part of the Industrial Equipment for Chemical Engineering Set. Throughout these concise and easy-to-use books, the author uses his vast practical experience and precise knowledge of global research to present an in-depth study of a variety of aspects within the field of chemical engineering.
This volume focuses on the processes of extraction and partitioning, presenting the theory a...

September 2016
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Adsorption – Dryers for Divided Solids

Industrial Equipment for Chemical Engineering Set

Jean-Paul Duroudier, Ecole centrale de Paris, France

This book is part of the Industrial Equipment for Chemical Engineering Set. Throughout these concise and easy-to-use books, the author uses his vast practical experience and precise knowledge of global research to present an in-depth study of a variety of aspects within the field of chemical engineering.
In this volume, the author provides thermodynamic calculations with examples of gaseous mixt...

September 2016
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Solid–Solid, Fluid–Solid and Fluid–Fluid Mixers

Industrial Equipment for Chemical Engineering Set

Jean-Paul Duroudier, Ecole centrale de Paris, France

This book is part of the Industrial Equipment for Chemical Engineering Set. Throughout these concise and easy-to-use books, the author uses his vast practical experience and precise knowledge of global research to present an in-depth study of a variety of aspects within the field of chemical engineering.
This volume is both theoretical and practical. Focusing on emulsions of one liquid into anot...

September 2016
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Benefits of Bayesian Network Models

Systems Dependability Assessment Set – Volume 2

Philippe Weber, University of Lorraine, France Christophe Simon, Research Centre for Automatic Control, Nancy, France

The application of Bayesian Networks (BN) or Dynamic Bayesian Networks (DBN) in dependability and risk analysis is a recent development. A large number of scientific publications show the interest in the applications of BN in this field.
Unfortunately, this modeling formalism is not fully accepted in the industry. The questions facing today's engineers are focused on the validity of BN models an...

August 2016
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Materials and Infrastructures 1

Research for Innovative Transports Set - Volume 5A

Edited by Jean-Michel Torrenti, IFSTTAR, France Francesca La Torre, University of Florence, Italy

This volume presents the first half of a diverse collection of chapters in the field of materials and infrastructures in transport systems, which illustrate the technological and methodological innovations required to rise to the challenge of building more sustainable transport infrastructures for the future. The authors explore the potential of these sustainable solutions to improve the performan...

June 2016
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Materials and Infrastructures 2

Research for Innovative Transports Set - Volume 5B

Edited by Jean-Michel Torrenti, IFSTTAR, France Francesca La Torre, University of Florence, Italy

This volume presents the second half of a diverse collection of chapters in the field of materials and infrastructures in transport systems, which illustrate the technological and methodological innovations required to rise to the challenge of building more sustainable transport infrastructures for the future. The authors explore the potential of these sustainable solutions to improve the perform...

June 2016
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Aerospace Actuators 1

Needs, Reliability and Hydraulic Power Solutions

Jean-Charles Maré, National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Toulouse, France.

This book is the first of a series of volumes that cover the topic of aerospace actuators following a systems-based approach.
This first volume provides general information on actuators and their reliability, and focuses on hydraulically supplied actuators. Emphasis is put on hydraulic power actuators as a technology that is used extensively for all aircraft, including newer aircraft.
Currentl...

May 2016
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Energy and Environment

Research for Innovative Transports Set - Volume 1

Edited by Michel André, IFSTTAR, France Zissis Samaras, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

Transport systems are facing an impossible dilemma: satisfy an increasing demand for mobility of people and goods, while decreasing their fossil-energy requirements and preserving the environment. Additionally, transport has an opportunity to evolve in a changing world, with new services, technologies but also new requirements (fast delivery, reliability, improved accessibility).
In this book, ...

May 2016
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Towards Innovative Freight and Logistics

Research for Innovative Transports Set - Volume 2

Edited by Corinne Blanquart, IFSTTAR, France Uwe Clausen, Dortmund University, Germany Bernard Jacob, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat, France

Freight transport faces a dual challenge: it must satisfy the demands of globalized trade and meet environmental requirements. In this context, innovation is a crucial topic to enable the transition from the current transportation and logistics system to a sustainable system.
This book provides an overview of the latest technological innovations in Europe and worldwide, based on ICT and new vehi...

May 2016
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Traffic Management

Research for Innovative Transports Set - Volume 3

Edited by Simon Cohen, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France George Yannis, University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

Transport systems are facing an impossible dilemma: satisfy an increasing demand for mobility of people and goods, while decreasing their fossil-energy requirements and preserving the environment. Additionally, transport has an opportunity to evolve in a changing world, with new services, technologies but also new requirements (fast delivery, reliability, improved accessibility).
The subject of t...

May 2016
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Traffic Safety

Research for Innovative Transports Set - Volume 4

Edited by George Yannis, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece Simon Cohen, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France

Transport systems are facing an impossible dilemma: satisfy an increasing demand for mobility of people and goods, while decreasing their fossil-energy requirements and preserving the environment. Additionally, transport has an opportunity to evolve in a changing world, with new services, technologies but also new requirements (fast delivery, reliability, improved accessibility).
The subject of t...

May 2016
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Systems Dependability Assessment

Benefits of Petri Net Models

Jean-François Aubry and Nicolae Brinzei, University of Lorraine, France Mohammed-Habib Mazouni, Alstom Transport

In addition to highlighting the benefits of the use of Petri Nets (PN) in systems dependability studies, this book, which is divided into four parts, also shows the risk analysis step for probabilistic assessment of RAMS.
In the first part, the basic models of Petri Nets and some useful extensions are briefly recalled. In the second part, Petri Nets are used as a formal model for describing the...

February 2016
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Optimization Tools for Logistics

Jean-Michel Réveillac, Consultant

This book presents the main problems encountered in operational research, such as maximum flows, turn management and optimal paths, transport and allocation programs or stock and flow planning. Two main axes are proposed: a simple theoretical approach which details the fundamental mathematics necessary for the comprehension and solution of the main difficulties encountered, and a practical approac...

November 2015
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Mobile Robotics

Luc Jaulin, ENSTA-Bretagne, France

Mobile Robotics presents the different tools and methods that enable the design of mobile robots; a discipline booming with the emergence of flying drones, underwater mine-detector robots, robot sailboats and robot vacuum cleaners.
This book presents the different tools and methods that enable the design of mobile robots. These generally autonomous systems are supervised by a human operator and a...

October 2015
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Enterprise Innovation

From Creativity to Engineering

Edited by Michele Missikoff, Institute of Sciences and Technologies of Cognition, Rome, Italy Massimo Canducci, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SPA, Italy Neil Maiden, City University, London, UK

The world is changing; how enterprises carry out innovation needs to change with it. This book presents new methods and tools (from creativity to engineering), aimed at promoting and sustaining enterprise innovation and production improvement.
The primary (but not exclusive) focus is on the new approaches, methods, frameworks, and tools conceived for enterprise innovation and production improv...

August 2015
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E-Enabled Operations Management

Jean-Pierre Briffaut, Institut Mines-Télécom, France

Although the theory of operations management has been presented in many textbooks published over the last two decades, the subject of e-enabled operations management is rather short on Iiterature which is easily accessible to students. The purpose of this book is to expound the subject at an "intermediate" level. By intermediate, it is assumed that students are not specialists in mathematics and s...

July 2015
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Innovation Capability Maturity Model

Patrick Corsi, Consultant Erwan Neau, AONOV Innovation, Angers, France

This book explores innovation capability in industry by studying the principles of the maturity levels that apply when operationalizing innovation. In four parts, the authors provide a methodological guide, with methods and tools to be applied to businesses and other organizations, both public and private.
Part 1 provides an introduction to the subject of innovation as a means to progress. It fo...

May 2015
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CENELEC 50128 and IEC 62279 Standards

Jean-Louis Boulanger, Consultant

The railway sector is subject to varying normative and legal systems across different countries. The CENELEC 50128 standard and its international version IEC 62279 are necessary for the realization of software applications within this sector.
This book is dedicated to the 2011 version of the CENELEC 50128 standard, which defines the implementation of techniques and methods and focuses on manageme...

April 2015
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Automation for Robotics

Luc Jaulin, ENSTA-Bretagne, France

A discipline that is in full development, propelled by the rise of autonomous mobile robotics – notably drones – automation has the objective of designing controls capable of working within an existing dynamic system (automobile, airplane, economic system, etc.). The resulting controlled system is thus constructed by looping a physical system activated and equipped with sensors using smart electro...

March 2015
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Systems Dependability Assessment

Modeling with Graphs and Finite State Automata

Jean-François Aubry and Nicolae Brinzei, University of Lorraine, France

This book presents the recent developments in probabilistic assessment of systems dependability based on stochastic models from graph theory, finite state automaton and language theory, to be applied across static, dynamic and hybrid contexts.
The first part of the book presents the foundations of coherence property represented by a state graph model to show how the reliability of a system may be...

February 2015
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Optimization in Engineering Sciences

Metaheuristics, Stochastic Methods and Decision Support

Dan Stefanoiu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania Pierre Borne, École Centrale de Lille, France Dumitru Popescu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania Florin Gh. Filip, Romanian Academy Abdelkader El Kamel, École Centrale de Lille, France

This book presents the main metaheuristics and approximate and stochastic methods for the optimization of complex systems in Engineering Sciences. It has been written within the framework of the European Union project ERRIC (Empowering Romanian Research on Intelligent Information Technologies), which is funded by the EU’s FP7 Research Potential program and has been developed in co-operation betwee...

October 2014
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Risk Management in Life Critical Systems

Edited by Patrick Millot, University of Valenciennes, France

Risk management deals with prevention, decision-making, action taking, crisis management and recovery, taking into account the consequences of unexpected events. The authors of this book are interested in ecological processes, human behavior, as well as the control and management of life-critical systems, which are potentially highly automated. Three main attributes define life-critical systems, i...

October 2014
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Supply Chain Performance and Evaluation Models

FOCUS Series in Control, Systems and Industrial Engineering

Dominique Estampe, KEDGE Business School, France

This book presents the different models of supply chain performance evaluation for global supply chains.
It describes why it is necessary to evaluate global performance both to assess the contribution of the supply chain to achieve the goals of creating value throughout the chain and also to meet customer requirements in terms of time, responsiveness and reliability.
The author provides an und...

October 2014
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Haptic Feedback Teleoperation of Optical Tweezers

Zhenjiang Ni, Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR), University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris Céline Pacoret, ISIR, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris Ryad Benosman, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France Stéphane Régnier, ISIR, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris

The authors of this book provide the first review of haptic optical tweezers, a new technique which brings together force feedback teleoperation and optical tweezers.
This technique allows users to explore the microworld by sensing and exerting piconewton-scale forces with trapped microspheres. The design of optical tweezers for high-quality haptic feedback is challenging, given the requirements...

September 2014
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Model-Based Systems Engineering

Fundamentals and Methods

Patrice Micouin, Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes, Aix-en-Provence, France

This book is a contribution to the definition of a model-based system engineering (MBSE) approach that would meet the objectives laid out by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).
After a reminder about complexity, which jeopardizes many system developments, and the MBSE objectives to face this complexity, the book addresses fundamental ontological and epistemological aspects...

August 2014
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Diversity and Non-integer Differentiation for System Dynamics

Alain Oustaloup, Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux, Enseirb-Matmeca, France

Based on a diversity-structured approach which is notably inspired by various natural forms of diversity (biological among others), this book unquestionably offers a framework, on the one hand, to the introduction of non-integer differentiation (otherwise known as fractional differentiation) as a modeling tool and, on the other hand, to the use of such a modeling form to highlight dynamic performa...

July 2014
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New Approaches to the Process Industries

The Manufacturing Plant of the Future

Jean-Pierre Dal Pont, French Chemical Engineering Society Catherine Azzaro-Pantel, ENSIACET, Toulouse, France

Competition from emerging and developing countries, challenges related to energy and water, the continuing increase in the global population and the obligation to be sustainable are all impacting developed countries such as the United States, France, etc. Manufacturing has been almost totally neglected by these developed countries and thus there is a strong need to review the R&D (research and dev...

June 2014
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Designing Human-Machine Cooperation Systems

Edited by Patrick Millot, LAMIH CNRS, University of Valenciennes, France

This book, on the ergonomics of human–machine systems, is aimed at engineers specializing in informatics, automation, production or robotics, who are faced with a significant dilemma during the conception of human–machine systems. On the one hand, the human operator guarantees the reliability of the system and has been known to salvage numerous critical situations through an ability to reason in u...

June 2014
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Joint Optimization of Maintenance and Production Policies

FOCUS Series in Industrial Engineering

Nidhal Rezg, University of Lorraine, Metz, France Sofiene Dellagi, University of Lorraine, Metz, France Abdelhakim Khatab, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Metz, France

This book presents a literature review of the recent works regarding the different approaches developed in the framework of the joint optimization of intelligent maintenance and production strategies. The originality of these strategies is that they take various constraints into account, including production management, subcontracting environmental degradation, inspection, and product quality. Opt...

April 2014
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Intracorporeal Robotics

From Milliscale to Nanoscale

Michaël Gauthier and Nicolas Andreff, FEMTO-ST, Besançon, France Etienne Dombre, LIRMM, Montpellier, France

A promising long-term evolution of surgery relies on intracorporeal microrobotics. This book reviews the principles and scientific challenges that have to be tackled to design and control robots able to manipulate objects within the body whose dimensions range from the micrometer scale up to the millimeter scale.
Three orders of magnitude are considered by the authors, justified by the class of p...

February 2014
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Machinability of Advanced Materials

Edited by J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

The term machinability refers to the relative ease with which a given material can be machined, using appropriate tooling and cutting parameters. Currently, several criteria are used to evaluate machinability, the most important of which are tool life or tool wear rate, cutting forces or power consumption, surface integrity, limiting rate of metal removal, and chip shape. In general, the factors t...

January 2014
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Introduction to Sustainable Transports

Bernard Favre, Volvo

In Introduction to Sustainable Transports, Bernard Favre presents the fundamental issues concerning the future of clean transport systems. Discussing technological innovations, transport infrastructure, and human and social factors, this book encourages the reader to view transport systems in terms of their overall structure, emphasizing the potential conflict between individual and collective obj...

January 2014
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Thermomechanical Industrial Processes

Modeling and Numerical Simulation

Edited by Jean-Michel Bergheau, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne, France

The numerical simulation of manufacturing processes and their mechanical consequences is of growing interest in industry. In the context of globalization, competition between industrial companies demands the development of products at increasingly reduced speed and cost. The control of manufacturing industrial processes often determines the quality of the products and thus constitutes an essential...

January 2014
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Multimodal Transport Systems

Edited by Slim Hammadi, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France Mekki Ksouri, Tunis El Manar University, National Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT), Tunisia

The use and management of multimodal transport systems, including car-pooling and goods transportation, have become extremely complex, due to their large size (sometimes several thousand variables), the nature of their dynamic relationships as well as the many constraints to which they are subjected. The managers of these systems must ensure that the system works as efficiently as possible by mana...

November 2013
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Modeling of Complex Systems

Application to Aeronautical Dynamics

Emmanuel Grunn and Anh Tuan Pham, ESTACA, Paris, France

In the field of aeronautical dynamics, this book offers readers a design tool which enables them to solve the different problems that can occur during the planning stage of a private project. The authors present a system for the modeling, design and calculation of the flying qualities of airplanes and drones, with a complete mathematical model by Matlab/Simulink. As such, this book may be useful f...

October 2013
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Zonotopes

From Guaranteed State-estimation to Control

Vu Tuan Hieu Le, IRSEEM/ESIGELEC Technopôle du Madrillet, Saint Etienne du Rouvray, France Cristina Stoica, Supelec, France Teodoro Alamo and Eduardo F. Camacho, University of Seville, Spain. Didier Dumur, Supelec, France.

This title focuses on two significant problems in the field of automatic control, in particular state estimation and robust Model Predictive Control under input and state constraints, bounded disturbances and measurement noises. The authors build upon previous results concerning zonotopic set-membership state estimation and output feedback tube-based Model Predictive Control. Various existing zono...

October 2013
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Driving Simulation

FOCUS Series in Automation and Control - Industrial Engineering

Hichem Arioui and Lamri Nehaoua, University of Évry-Val-d’Essonne, France

Passive and active safety systems (ABS, ESP, safety belts, airbags, etc.) represent a major advance in terms of safety in motoring. They are being increasingly developed and installed in cars and are also beginning to appear in two-wheelers. It is clear that these systems have proven to be efficient, although there is no information about their actual operation by current users.
The authors of t...

October 2013
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Enterprise Interoperability

Research and Applications in the Service-oriented Ecosystem

Edited by Martin Zelm Marten van Sinderen Luis Ferraira Pires Guy Doumeingts

In a fast changing global economy governed by Enterprise Services and the Future Internet, enterprises and virtual factories will self-organize in distributed, interoperable, innovation Ecosystems where the issues of Enterprise Interoperability need to be solved in a multi-view of information, services and processes throughout Enterprise Networks.
The book constitutes the proceedings of five work...

October 2013
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Metaheuristic Optimization for the Design of Automatic Control Laws

FOCUS Series in Automation and Control - Industrial Engineering

Guillaume Sandou, Supélec, Gif Sur Yvette, France

The classic approach in Automatic Control relies on the use of simplified models of the systems and reformulations of the specifications. In this framework, the control law can be computed using deterministic algorithms. However, this approach fails when the system is too complex for its model to be sufficiently simplified, when the designer has many constraints to take into account, or when the g...

August 2013
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Flexible Robotics

Applications to Multiscale Manipulations

Edited by Mathieu Grossard, CEA LIST, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. Nicolas Chaillet, FEMTO-ST, Besançon, France. Stéphane Régnier, ISIR, UPMC, Paris

The objective of this book is to provide those interested in the field of flexible robotics with an overview of several scientific and technological advances in the practical field of robotic manipulation. The different chapters examine various stages that involve a number of robotic devices, particularly those designed for manipulation tasks characterized by mechanical flexibility. Chapter 1 deal...

July 2013
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Control of Switching Systems by Invariance Analysis

Application to Power Electronics

Laurent Fribourg and Romain Soulat, ENS-Cachan, France

This book presents correct-by-design control techniques for switching systems, using different methods of stability analysis. Switching systems are increasingly used in the electronics and mechanical industries; in power electronics and the automotive industry, for example. This is due to their flexibility and simplicity in accurately controlling industrial mechanisms. By adopting appropriate cont...

July 2013
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Risk Analysis

Socio-technical and Industrial Systems

Jean-Marie Flaus, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France

An overview of the methods used for risk analysis in a variety of industrial sectors, with a particular focus on the consideration of human aspects, this book provides a definition of all the fundamental notions associated with risks and risk management, as well as clearly placing the discipline of risk analysis within the broader context of risk management processes.
The author begins by present...

July 2013
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Management and Engineering Innovation

Edited by Carolina Machado, University of Minho, Portugal J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

This book discusses management and engineering innovation with a particular emphasis on human resource management (HRM) and production engineering. In an innovation context, the disciplines of management and engineering are linked to promote sustainable development, seeking cultural and geographical diversity in the studies of HRM and engineering, applications that can have a particular impact on ...

June 2013
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Loop-shaping Robust Control

Philippe Feyel, Sagem Défense Sécurité - SAFRAN, Paris, France

The loop-shaping approach consists of obtaining a specification in relation to the open loop of the control from specifications regarding various closed loop transfers, because it is easier to work on a single transfer (in addition to the open loop) than on a multitude of transfers (various loopings such as set point/error, disturbance/error, disturbance/control, etc.). The simplicity and flexibil...

May 2013
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Metaheuristics for Production Scheduling

Edited by Bassem Jarboui, University of Sfax, Tunisia Patrick Siarry, University of Paris-Est Créteil, France Jacques Teghem, University of Mons, Belgium

This book describes the potentialities of metaheuristics for solving production scheduling problems and the relationship between these two fields. For the past several years, there has been an increasing interest in using metaheuristic methods to solve scheduling problems. The main reasons for this are that such problems are generally hard to solve to optimality, as well as the fact that metaheuri...

May 2013
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Set-theoretic Fault-tolerant Control in Multisensor Systems

Florin Stoican, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania Sorin Olaru, SUPELEC, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Fault-tolerant control theory is a well-studied topic but the use of the sets in detection, isolation and/or reconfiguration is rather tangential.
The authors of this book propose a systematic analysis of the set-theoretic elements and devise approaches which exploit advanced elements within the field. The main idea is to translate fault detection and isolation conditions into those conditions i...

May 2013
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Interdisciplinary Mechatronics

Engineering Science and Research Development

Edited by Maki K. Habib, The American University in Cairo - School of Science and Engineering, New Cairo, Egypt J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Mechatronics represents a unifying interdisciplinary and intelligent engineering science paradigm that features an interdisciplinary knowledge area and interactions in terms of the ways of work and thinking, practical experiences, and theoretical knowledge. Mechatronics successfully fuses (but is not limited to) mechanics, electrical, electronics, informatics and intelligent systems, intelligent c...

April 2013
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Hybrid Systems with Constraints

Jamal Daafouz, University of Lorraine, France Sophie Tarbouriech, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France Mario Sigalotti, INRIA Palaiseau, France

Control theory is the main subject of this title, in particular analysis and control design for hybrid dynamic systems.
The notion of hybrid systems offers a strong theoretical and unified framework to cope with the modeling, analysis and control design of systems where both continuous and discrete dynamics interact. The theory of hybrid systems has been the subject of intensive research over the...

April 2013
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Command-control for Real-time Systems

Mohammed Chadli, University of Picardy Jules Verne, Amiens, France Hervé Coppier, ESIEE Amiens, France

A real-time system is a complex system which is an integral part of an industrial or experimental system, a vehicle or a construction machine. The peculiarity of these systems is that they are driven by real-time targets in distributed environments.
Command-control for Real-time Systems presents the calculation of correction for industrial systems of different physical natures, their implementati...

April 2013
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Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Joëlle Morana, University of Lyon, France

It is commonly recognized that logistics has become a major strategic issue for all companies, whether they are part of the primary, secondary or tertiary sector. Faced with the external pressures of globalization and competition, logistics optimizes processes and reduces production and delivery cycles.
The use of Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SuSCM) is now increasingly at the center of t...

April 2013
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Reverse Engineering in Control Design

FOCUS Series in Automation and Control - Industrial Engineering

Daniel Alazard, Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE), Toulouse, France

Reverse Engineering in Control Design proposes practical approaches to building a standard H-infinity problem taking into account an initial controller. Such approaches allow us to mix various control objectives and to initialize procedures for a fixed-structure controller design. They are based on the Observer-Based Realization (OBR) of controllers. The interest of OBR from the controller impleme...

February 2013
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Competitive Quality Strategies

FOCUS Series in Industrial Engineering

Pierre Maillard, Consultant

This book succinctly presents new methodological principles that help leaders of businesses of all sizes to use, in the most effective way, the quality of their valuable production to enhance their competitiveness. The concepts and models of principles of actions presented result from over 20 years of observation by the the author of the way in which companies of all sizes and in all sectors attem...

December 2012
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Optimization in Engineering Sciences

Exact Methods

Pierre Borne, École Centrale de Lille, France Dumitru Popescu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania Florin Gh. Filip, Romanian Academy Dan Stefanoiu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

The purpose of this book is to present the main methods of static and dynamic optimization. It has been written within the framework of the European Union project – ERRIC (Empowering Romanian Research on Intelligent Information Technologies), funded by the EU’s FP7 Research Potential program and developed in cooperation between French and Romanian teaching researchers. Through the principles of va...

December 2012
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Discrete Event Systems in Dioid Algebra and Conventional Algebra

FOCUS Series in Automation and Control

Philippe Declerck, LISA / ISTIA, University of Angers, France

This book concerns the use of dioid algebra as (max, +) algebra to treat the synchronization of tasks expressed by the maximum of the ends of the tasks conditioning the beginning of another task – a criterion of linear programming. A classical example is the departure time of a train which should wait for the arrival of other trains in order to allow for the changeover of passengers. The content f...

December 2012
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Vehicle Dynamics Estimation using Kalman Filtering

Experimental Validation

Moustapha Doumiati, Fahad Bin Sultan University, Saudi Arabia Ali Charara and Alessandro Victorino, Compiègne University of Technology, France Daniel Lechner, French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research, Bron, France

Vehicle dynamics and stability have been of considerable interest for a number of years. The obvious dilemma is that people naturally desire to drive faster and faster yet expect their vehicles to be “infinitely” stable and safe during all normal and emergency maneuvers. For the most part, people pay little attention to the limited handling potential of their vehicles until some unusual behavior i...

November 2012
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Multiple Models Approach in Automation

Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Systems

Mohammed Chadli, University of Picardy Jules Verne, Amiens, France Pierre Borne, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France

Much work on analysis and synthesis problems relating to the multiple model approach has already been undertaken. This has been motivated by the desire to establish the problems of control law synthesis and full state estimation in numerical terms. In recent years, a general approach based on multiple LTI models (linear or affine) around various function points has been proposed. This so-called mu...

November 2012
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Optimization of Logistics

Alice Yalaoui, University of Technology of Troyes, France Hicham Chehade, University of Technology of Troyes, France Farouk Yalaoui, University of Technology of Troyes, France Lionel Amodeo, University of Technology of Troyes, France

This book aims to help engineers, Masters students and young researchers to understand and gain a general knowledge of logistic systems optimization problems and techniques, such as system design, layout, stock management, quality management, lot-sizing or scheduling. It summarizes the evaluation and optimization methods used to solve the most frequent problems. In particular, the authors also emp...

October 2012
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Supervision and Safety of Complex Systems

Edited by Nada Matta, University of Technology of Troyes, France Yves Vandenboomgaerde, CEA, France Jean Arlat, LAAS-CNRS, France

This book presents results of projects carried out by both scientific and industry researchers into the techniques to help in maintenance, control, supervision and security of systems, taking into account the technical environmental and human factors. This work is supported by the Scientific Group GIS 3SGS. It is a collaborative work from 13 partners (academic and industrial) who have come togethe...

August 2012
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Enterprise Interoperability

I-ESA’12 Proceedings

Edited by Martin Zelm Raquel Sanchis Raul Poler Guy Doumeingts

In a fast changing world governed by innovative Enterprise Services and the Future Internet, the issue of Enterprise Interoperability is no longer limited to the interoperation of systems within a single company, but has become a much greater multi-view issue of interoperability throughout a Network of Enterprises. This book contains the proceedings of 13 workshops presented as short papers and di...

August 2012
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Industrial Use of Formal Methods

Formal Verification

Edited by Jean-Louis Boulanger, Consultant

Although formal analysis programming techniques may be quite old, the introduction of formal methods only dates from the 1980s. These techniques enable us to analyze the behavior of a software application, described in a programming language. It took until the end of the 1990s before formal methods or the B method could be implemented in industrial applications or be usable in an industrial setti...

June 2012
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Advanced Mobility and Transport Engineering

Edited by Slim Hammadi, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France Mekki Ksouri, Tunis El Manar University, National Engineering School of Tunis, Tunisia

Multimodal transport network customers need to be directed during their travels. A travel support tool can be offered by a Multimodal Information System (MIS), which allows them to input their needs and provides them with the appropriate responses to improve their travel conditions. The goal of this book is to design and develop methodologies in order to realize a MIS tool which can ensure permane...

May 2012
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Lasers in Manufacturing

Edited by J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Generally a laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) is defined as “a device which uses a quantum mechanical effect, stimulated emission, to generate a coherent beam of light from a lasing medium of controlled purity, size, and shape”. Laser material processing represents a great number of methods, which are rapidly growing in current and different industrial applications as...

March 2012
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Sustainable Reverse Logistics Network

Engineering and Management

Daoud Aït-Kadi, Laval University, Canada Marc Chouinard, Laval University, Canada Suzanne Marcotte, Ecole des Sciences de la Gestion, UQAM, Montréal Diane Riopel, Ecole polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

Traditional logistical chains have enabled us to respond efficiently to the needs of customers in terms of services and products. However, the returns, rejects and by-products of these activities have been eliminated or ignored. Reverse logistics aims at valuing these products using a value creation network integrating recovery, processing, recycling, distribution or clean removal processes. In th...

February 2012
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Flight Formation Control

Edited by José A. Guerrero and Rogelio Lozano, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France

In the last decade the development and control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has attracted a lot of interest. Both researchers and companies have a growing interest in improving this type of vehicle given their many civilian and military applications. This book presents the state of the art in the area of UAV Flight Formation. The coordination and robust consensus approaches are presented in ...

February 2012
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Process Engineering and Industrial Management

Edited by Jean-Pierre Dal Pont, French Chemical Engineering Society

Process Engineering, the science and art of transforming raw materials and energy into a vast array of commercial materials, was conceived at the end of the 19th Century. Its history in the role of the Process Industries has been quite honorable, and techniques and products have contributed to improve health, welfare and quality of life. Today, industrial enterprises, which are still a major sourc...

January 2012
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Medical Robotics

Edited by Jocelyne Troccaz, CNRS, France

In this book, we present medical robotics, its evolution over the last 30 years in terms of architecture, design and control, and the main scientific and clinical contributions to the field.
For more than two decades, robots have been part of hospitals and have progressively become a common tool for the clinician. Because this domain has now reached a certain level of maturity it seems important ...

January 2012
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Complex Systems and Systems of Systems Engineering

Edited by Dominique Luzeaux and Jean-René Ruault, French Ministry of Defense, France Jean-Luc Wippler, Consultant, France

With the growing maturity of information and communication technologies, systems have been interconnected within growing networks, yielding new services through a combination of the system functionalities. This leads to an increasing complexity that has to be managed in order to take advantage of these system integrations. This book provides key answers as to how such systems of systems can be eng...

October 2011
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Wood Machining

Edited by J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Wood as an engineering material can be technically defined “as a hygroscopic, orthotropic, biological, and permeable material having extreme chemical diversity and physical complexity with structures, that vary extensively in their shape, size, properties and function”. Therefore, using wood to its best advantage and most efficiency in engineering applications, specific characteristics or chemical...

June 2011
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Human-Computer Interactions in Transport

Edited by Christophe Kolski, University of Valenciennes, France

Human-computer interactions are becoming increasingly present in our everyday life. The growing ubiquitous nature of interactive systems creates many conceptual and methodological problems that must be overcome by the designers and evaluators of these systems.
Human-Computer Interactions in Transport details human-computer interaction in the transport domain.
Discussing the richness and complexi...

June 2011
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Enterprise Interoperability

Proceedings of the Workshops of the Third International IFIP Working Conference IWEI 2011

Edited by Martin Zelm, IWEI 2011 Workshop Chair, Germany Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands Guy Doumeingts, INTEROP-VLab Pontus Johnson, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

The book contains the short papers of the Third International IFIP Working Conference on Enterprise Interoperability, IWEI 2011, held March 22-23, 2011, in Stockholm, Sweden, and the papers of the co-located IWEI Workshops, held on March 21, 2011.
The IWEI Working Conference highlighted developments in the following areas: scientific foundations for specifying, analyzing and validating interopera...

June 2011
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Simulation and Modeling of Systems of Systems

Edited by Pascal Cantot, CATOD/DMT, Arcueil Dominique Luzeaux, DGA/UMTER, Bagneux, France

Complex systems, and systems of systems engineering, is currently a major challenge for industry and governments, especially in areas such as defense, aerospace, telecommunications, and transportation. Modeling and simulation are very powerful tools that are used to counter some of the difficulty and complexity of these issues.
This book explains the basic principles of modeling and simulation (M...

April 2011
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Mechatronics

Edited by J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

The term Mechatronics is a combination of the words “mechanics” and “electronics”. It is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design and implementation. Mechatronics systems employ microprocessors and software as well as special-purpose electronics.
The main objective of this interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of automated devices (e.g....

April 2011
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Applied Metrology for Manufacturing Engineering

Ammar Grous, CEGEP de l’Outaouais, Gatineau, Quebec

Applied Metrology for Manufacturing Engineering takes a different approach from traditional works in this field due to its inclusion of educational features in the text.
It is richly illustrated with tutorials and laboratory models, and is therefore highly accessible to all readers, users, and other non-specialists in the fields of design and manufacturing. Chapters can also be read and understo...

February 2011
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Product Life-Cycle Management

Geometric Variations

Edited by Max Giordano, University of Savoy, France. Luc Mathieu, University of Paris-Sud 11, France. François Villeneuve, University of Grenoble, France.

This book gives a comprehensive view of the most recent major international research in the field of tolerancing, and is an excellent resource for anyone interested in Computer Aided Tolerating.
The book is organized into 4 parts. Part 1 focuses on the more general problems of tolerance analysis and synthesis, for tolerancing in mechanical design and manufacturing processes. Part 2 specifically...

September 2010
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Linear Systems

Henri Bourlès, CNAM, France

Linear systems have all the necessary elements (modeling, identification, analysis and control), from an educational point of view, to help us understand the discipline of automation and apply it efficiently. This book is progressive and organized in such a way that different levels of readership are possible. It is addressed both to beginners and those with a good understanding of automation wish...

June 2010
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Microrobotics for Micromanipulation

Edited by Nicolas Chaillet, University of Franche-Comté, France Stéphane Régnier, UPMC, Paris, France

Microrobotics is an emerging and booming area with many and various applications: industrial, medical, laboratory instrumentation, etc.
Microrobotics for Micromanipulation presents for the first time, in detail, the sector of robotics for handling objects of micrometer dimensions. At these dimensions, the behavior of objects is significantly different from the better known, higher scales, which l...

June 2010
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Supply Chain Performance

Collaboration, Alignment and Coordination

Edited by Valérie Botta-Genoulaz and Jean-Pierre Campagne, INSA Lyon, France Daniel Llerena, Grenoble University, France Claude Pellegrin, Lyon University, France

This book presents a series of studies on collaborative practices and their impact on supply chain performance. Part I emphasizes conceptual frameworks to portray the relationship between collaboration and performance. Part II raises the question of information systems alignment to manage the coordination with suppliers and customers. Part III focuses on different formalized approaches (simulation...

June 2010
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Embedded Control

Edited by Rogelio Lozano, UTC, France

The development of unmanned aerial vehicles has interested many researchers in recent years. The objective is to design aerial objects able to complete surveillance missions in the most autonomous way possible. This assumes they have the ability to complete stable and solid, disturbance-free hovering or horizontal flights.
The authors present tools needed to obtain dynamic models for several type...

May 2010
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Geometric Tolerancing of Products

Edited by Francois Villeneuve, University of Grenoble, France Luc Mathieu, University Paris-Sud 11, France

This tittle describes the various research results in the field of geometric tolerancing of products, an activity that highlights the difficult scientific locks. The collection is of great importance for further innovation in the development of industrial products....

May 2010
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Sustainable Manufacturing

Edited by J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

According to the NACFAM (National Council for Advanced Manufacturing –USA) Sustainable Manufacturing is defined “as the creation of manufactured products that use processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources, and are economically sound and safe for employees, communities, and consumers.” The book covers some aspects of Sustainable Manufacturing such as materials and manu...

March 2010
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CEISIE'2009

Edited by Bing Wu, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland Jean-Paul Bourrieres, IMS, University Bordeaux 1, France

These proceedings cover a selection of papers presented at the 5th China - Europe International Symposium on Software Industry-oriented Education (CEISIE 2009) with particular focus given to enterprise applications in industry, integration and interoperability of enterprise applications and software, as well as enterprise application-oriented training and education....

March 2010
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Systems of Systems

Edited by Dominique Luzeaux and Jean-René Ruault, French Ministry of Defense, France

In recent decades, the systems designed in the fields of banking, health, transportation, space, aeronautics, defense, etc. have been becoming increasingly larger. With the growing maturity of information and communication technologies, systems have been interconnected within growing networks, yielding new services through the combination of the system functionalities. This has led to an increasin...

February 2010
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Petri Nets

Fundamental Models, Verification and Applications

Edited by Michel Diaz, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

This book first introduces the basic models including time and stochastic extensions, in particular place-transition and high level
Petri nets. The modeling and design capabilities of Petri nets are illustrated by a set of representations of interest in operating and
communication systems. The related verification problems are then addressed and corresponding solutions proposed
by introducing t...

June 2009
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Intelligent Machining

Edited by Tugrul Özel, Rutgers University, USA J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Machining, as a reliable manufacturing process, still offers unmatched capabilities in producing high quality three-dimensional parts from metals, polymers, ceramics, wood and composites. Advances in computational modeling and optimization methods have enabled researchers to develop cost-effective and high-throughput modern machining processes.
This book aims to provide recent advances in intel...

May 2009
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Artificial Beings

The conscience of a conscious machine

Jacques Pitrat, LIP6, University of Paris 6, France.

Everybody agrees that consciousness and conscience are essential characteristics of human intelligence. Some people believe that it is impossible to create artificial beings with these possibilities, and they conclude that the ultimate goal of Artificial Intelligence is hopeless. This book shows that not only is it possible to create artificial beings with capacities in both domains, but that the...

March 2009
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Flexibility and Robustness in Scheduling

Edited by Jean-Charles Billaut, University of Tours, France Aziz Moukrim, University of Technology of Compiègne, France Eric Sanlaville, University of Clermont-Ferrand, France

Scheduling is a diverse research area, and scheduling problems arise from many application domains, such as production systems, logistics and computer science. Solving scheduling problems requires the use and knowledge of tools such as combinatorial optimization and exact or approximated algorithms.
Flexibility is at the interface between predictive deterministic approaches and reactive or “on-li...

November 2008
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Bipedal Robots

Modeling, Design and Walking Synthesis

Edited by Christine Chevallereau, Institute of Research in Communication and Cybernetics, Nantes, France Guy Bessonnet, University of Poitiers, France Gabriel Abba, National Engineer School of Metz, France Yannick Aoustin, University of Nantes, France

This book presents various techniques for carrying out gait modeling, walking pattern synthesis and the control of bipedal robots. General information on human walking is given, along with a presentation of current experimental bipedal robots and the application of walking bipeds. Different ways of generating walking patterns are considered, such as passive walking and gait synthesis performed usi...

November 2008
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Bioprocess Control

Edited by Denis Dochain, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Bioprocesses play an important role in food processing, the pharmaceutical industry and in environmental management. Their underlying principles are based on inputs from chemical engineering, molecular biology, molecular genetics, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and other engineering disciplines. Giving an overview of the challenges in the control of bioprocesses, this comprehens...

June 2008
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Simulation For Supply Chain Management

Edited by Caroline Thierry, University of Toulouse, France André Thomas, ENSTIB, Nancy University, France Gérard Bel, French Aerospace Lab., France

This book provides a detailed insight into the simulation approaches employed in the study of supply chain management and control. It begins by examining the types of simulation models (continuous simulation, discrete-event systems and simulation games) before moving on to the distribution levels of systems and models. It concludes with a thorough discussion of simulation products. Simulation meth...

June 2008
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Production Scheduling

Edited by Pierre Lopez and François Roubellat, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

The performance of a company depends both on its technological expertise and its managerial and organizational effectiveness. Production management is an important part of the process for manufacturing firms. The organization of production relies in general on the implementation of a certain number of basic functions, among which the scheduling function plays an essential role. This title presents...

April 2008
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Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling

Models, Algorithms, Extensions and Applications

Edited by Christian Artigues, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France Sophie Demassey, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France Emmanuel Néron, Polytech Tours, France

This title presents a large variety of models and algorithms dedicated to solving one of the most important problems in project management, manufacturing and resource optimization; the resource-constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP), which aims to schedule at minimal duration a set of activities subject to precedence constraints and the limited availability of resources.
Part 1 presents ...

February 2008
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Taming Heterogeneity and Complexity of Embedded Control

Selected papers presented at the Joint CTS-HYCON Workshop on Nonlinear and Hybrid Control, Paris IV Sorbonne, 10-12 July 2006

Edited by Françoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, LSS, Supélec, France Salah Laghrouche, Technology University of Belfort-Montbéliard, France Antonio Loria and Elena Panteley, LSS, Supélec, France

This book gathers selected papers presented at the Joint CTS-HYCON Workshop on Nonlinear and Hybrid Control, held at Paris Sorbonne University (Paris IV) on 10-12 July 2006. The aim of this workshop was to promote exchanges of ideas and experiences and reinforce scientific contacts on nonlinear and hybrid control, as well as to benefit from pedagogical talks from invited experts: Frank Allgower an...

February 2007
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Fault Trees

Nikolaos Limnios, University of Technology of Compiègne, France

Fault tree analysis is an important technique in determining the safety and dependability of complex systems. Fault trees are used as a major tool in the study of system safety as well as in reliability and availability studies.
The basic methods – construction, logical analysis, probability evaluation and influence study – are described in this book. The following extensions of fault trees, non-...

January 2007
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Robot Manipulators

Modeling, Performance Analysis and Control

Edited by Etienne Dombre, University of Montpellier, France Wisama Khalil, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

This book presents the most recent research results on modeling and control of robot manipulators.
Chapter 1 gives unified tools to derive direct and inverse geometric, kinematic and dynamic models of serial robots and addresses the issue of identification of the geometric and dynamic parameters of these models.
Chapter 2 describes the main features of serial robots, the different architecture...

January 2007
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Analysis and Control of Linear Systems

Edited by Philippe de Larminat, IRCCyN, Nantes, France

Automation of linear systems is a fundamental and essential theory. This book deals with the theory of continuous-state automated systems. Part one covers complexity of signals and linear systems, analyzed from the viewpoint of their control. Input–output representations (whose frequency representations form the prototype) and state representations are the first two axes of analysis. The study of ...

January 2007
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Control of Continuous Linear Systems

Kaddour Najim, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France

This book contains more than 150 problems and solutions on the control of linear continuous systems. The main definitions and theoretical tools are summarized at the beginning of each chapter, after which the reader is guided through the problems and how to solve them. The author provides coverage of the ideas behind the developments of the main PID tuning techniques, as well as presenting the pro...

April 2006
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Metrology in Industry

The Key for Quality

French College of Metrology

Metrology is an integral part of the structure of today’s world: navigation and telecommunications require highly accurate time and frequency standards; human health and safety relies on authoritative measurements in diagnosis and treatment, as does food production and trade; global climate studies also depend on reliable and consistent data. Moreover, international trade practices increasingly re...

March 2006
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