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Dynamics of Large Structures and Inverse Problems

Mathematical and Mechanical Engineering Set – Volume 5

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Civil Engineering Structures According to the Eurocodes

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Swelling Concrete in Dams and Hydraulic Structures

DSC 2017

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Earthquake Occurrence

Short- and Long-term Models and their Validation

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The Chemostat

Mathematical Theory of Microorganims Cultures

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From Prognostics and Health Systems Management to Predictive Maintenance 2

Knowledge, Traceability and Decision

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First Hitting Time Regression Models

Lifetime Data Analysis Based on Underlying Stochastic Processes

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The Innovative Company

An Ill-defined Object

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Reading and Writing Knowledge in Scientific Communities

Digital Humanities and Knowledge Construction

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Going Past Limits To Growth

A Report to the Club of Rome EU-Chapter

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Energy

ESD Protection Methodologies

From Component to System

Marise Bafleur, Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS-CNRS), France Fabrice Caignet, Paul Sabatier University, France Nicolas Nolhier, Paul Sabatier University, France

Failures caused by electrostatic discharges (ESD) constitute a major problem concerning the reliability and robustness of integrated circuits and electronic systems. This book summarizes the many diverse methodologies aimed at ESD protection and shows, through a number of concrete studies, that the best approach in terms of robustness and cost-effectiveness consists of implementing a global strate...

August 2017
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Finite Physical Dimensions Optimal Thermodynamics 1

Fundamentals

Michel Feidt, University of Lorraine, France

Energy and the environment are inextricably linked to the economy. Thermodynamics therefore seems to be a privileged tool in overcoming the constraints associated with optimization.
This first volume reports on an original, contemporary approach leading to optimal solutions in the form of trend models, proving the existence of solutions which can then be refined in a more complete and sophistica...

July 2017
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Gas Hydrates 1

Fundamentals, Characterization and Modeling

Edited by Daniel Broseta, University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, France Livio Ruffine, French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France Arnaud Desmedt, University of Bordeaux, France

Gas hydrates, or clathrate hydrates, are crystalline solids resembling ice, in which small (guest) molecules, typically gases, are trapped inside cavities formed by hydrogen-bonded water (host) molecules. They form and remain stable under low temperatures – often well below ambient conditions – and high pressures ranging from a few bar to hundreds of bar, depending on the guest molecule. Their pre...

June 2017
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From Pinch Methodology to Pinch-Exergy Integration of Flexible Systems

Thermodynamics – Energy, Environment, Economy Set

Assaad Zoughaib, Mines ParisTech, France

Current changes to the energy market, as well as an ambition to achieve decarbonation and highly energy efficient systems, will lead to a fundamental change in the way in which energy systems are designed and managed. In particular, the growth of renewable and renewed energy will introduce a level of design and management complexity with a greater need for efficient energy storage.
Beginning w...

May 2017
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Supercapacitors Based on Carbon or Pseudocapacitive Materials

Energy Storage – Batteries, Supercapacitors Set – Volume 3

Patrice Simon, Paul Sabatier University, France Thierry Brousse, University of Nantes, France Frédéric Favier, CNRS Montpellier, France

Electrochemical capacitors are electrochemical energy storage devices able to quickly deliver or store large quantities of energy. They have stimulated numerous innovations throughout the last 20 years and are now implemented in many fields.
Supercapacitors Based on Carbon or Pseudocapacitive Materials provides the scientific basis for a better understanding of the characteristics and performan...

May 2017
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Flash Memory Integration

Performance and Energy Considerations

Jalil Boukhobza, University of Western Brittany, France Pierre Olivier, Virginia Tech, USA

4 zettabytes (4 billion terabytes) of data generated in 2013, 44 zettabytes predicted for 2020 and 185 zettabytes for 2025. These figures are staggering and perfectly illustrate this new era of data deluge. Data has become a major economic and social challenge. The speed of processing of these data is that of the weakest link in a computer system: the storage system. It is therefore crucial to opt...

April 2017
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From Smart Grids to Smart Cities

New Challenges in Optimizing Energy Grids

Edited by Massimo La Scala, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

In recent years, a new regulatory framework and advanced technologies have changed the way energy grids are operated. Now, more than ever, a more efficient operation of distribution grids is needed to confront the new challenges faced by modern society and its infrastructures.
In this book, some concepts and methodologies developed in a pluri-technological sector, such as power systems, are show...

January 2017
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Energy Autonomy of Real-Time Systems

Energy Management in Embedded Systems Set

Maryline Chetto and Audrey Queudet, University of Nantes, France

This book deals with a new problem, that of energy autonomy of a real-time system that feeds from a source of environmental energy. This involves investigating various issues related to the harvest of energy, its temporary storage and use in order to ensure sustainable autonomy while respecting the rules of performance in real time.
After two introductory chapters which deal with real-time comp...

December 2016
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Power Systems-on-Chip

Practical Aspects of Design

Edited by Bruno Allard, INSA Lyon, France

The literature concerning (Inductive) Power Management and methods of designing solutions is now quite rich. However, research and lab-scale demonstrators are not what practicing engineers are looking for. Industry is rather conservative and improvements of solutions are incremental. This book aims to deliver a clear message about the issues and aspects that should be considered in order to unders...

December 2016
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Intelligence in Energy

Gülgün Kayakutlu, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey Eunika Mercier-Laurent, University Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

In a world of increasing population, this book explores the ways in which technological progress can provide smart energy management strategies to maximize resources.
Energy is essential to the survival and development of mankind. Increased pressure on existing resources now requires wiser energy management, in addition to the discovery of new resources. Challenges such as the global trend of “ch...

December 2016
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Energy Autonomy of Batteryless and Wireless Embedded Systems

Aeronautical Applications

Jean-Marie Dilhac, National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse, France Vincent Boitier, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Numerous new applications of embedded systems are envisioned in the context of aeronautics, such as sensor deployment for flight tests or for structural health monitoring. However, the increasing burden of on-board cabling requires wireless solutions. Moreover, concerns such as safety or system lifetime preclude the use of electrochemical energy storage. Ambient energy capture, storage and managem...

October 2016
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Emergy

Thermodynamics – Energy, Environment, Economy Set

Olivier Le Corre, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France

Emergy, spelled with an ‘M’, is the embodied energy contained in a product, a good or a service.
This work is intended for economic and academic stakeholders, who are conscious of implementing or disseminating technical solutions which fall within the scope of a particular development that demonstrates consideration for our planet’s limited resources.
In many cases, specific emergy is considered...

July 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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Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass for the Production of Energy and Chemicals

FOCUS Series in Energy

Anthony Dufour, CNRS, Nancy, France

This book highlights the processes of biomass thermochemical conversion, covering topics from combustion and gasification, to pyrolysis and liquefaction.
Heat, power, biofuels and green chemicals can all be produced by these thermochemical processes. The different scales of investigation are presented: from the bioenergy chains, to the reactors and molecular mechanisms.
The author uses current ...

January 2016
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Energy Storage in Electric Power Grids

Benoît Robyns, École des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur (HEI), Lille, France Bruno François, École Centrale of Lille, France Gauthier Delille, EDF R&D, Clamart, France Christophe Saudemont, École des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur (HEI), Lille, France

The storage of electrical energy is a long-standing issue that has been only very partially resolved to date, particularly from an economic perspective. The development of renewable energies and the need for means of transport with reduced CO2 emissions have generated new interest in storage, which has become a key component of sustainable development. The aim of this book is to contribute to the ...

June 2015
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Al-based Energetic Nanomaterials

Design, Manufacturing, Properties and Applications

Carole Rossi, University of Toulouse, France

Over the past two decades, the rapid development of nanochemistry and nanotechnology has enabled the synthesis of various materials and oxides in the form of nanopowders, making it possible to produce new energetic compositions and nanomaterials.
This book has a bottom-up structure, moving from the synthesis of nanomaterials through to the fields of application. Starting from the synthesis of alu...

June 2015
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Electrodes for Li-ion Batteries

Materials, Mechanisms and Performance

Laure Monconduit, University of Montpellier, France Laurence Croguennec, ICMCB, Bordeaux, France Rémi Dedryvère, University of Pau, France

The choice of positive and negative electrode materials directly impacts the performances of lithium-ion batteries. Crystal structure, electronic or ionic conductivity, particle size and morphology are crucial features that directly influence the working potential of the materials, their gravimetric and volumetric capacity and thus the resulting energy density of the batteries. The chemical and el...

June 2015
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Electrochemical Energy Storage

Energy Storage – Batteries and Supercapacitors set Coordinated by Patrice Simon and Jean-Marie Tarascon

Jean-Marie Tarascon, Collège de France, Paris, France Patrice Simon, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

The electrochemical storage of energy has become essential in assisting the development of electrical transport and use of renewable energies. French researchers have played a key role in this domain but Asia is currently the market leader. Not wanting to see history repeat itself, France created the research network on electrochemical energy storage (RS2E, Réseau sur le stockage électrochimique d...

February 2015
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Climate Change

Identification and Projections

Philippe de Larminat, Ecole-Centrale-Nantes, France

Under certain scenarios on the subject of CO2 emissions, by the end of the century the atmospheric concentration could triple its pre-industrial level.
The very large numerical models intended to anticipate the corresponding climate evolutions are designed and quantified from the laws of physics. However, little is generally known about these: genesis of clouds, terms of the greenhouse effect, so...

October 2014
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Solar Energy at Urban Scale

Edited by Benoit Beckers, Compiègne University of Technology, France

Increasing urbanization throughout the world, the depletion of fossil fuels and concerns about global warming have transformed the city into a physical problem of prime importance. This book proposes a multi-disciplinary and systematic approach concerning specialities as different as meteorology, geography, architecture and urban engineering systems, all surrounding the essential problem of solar...

May 2012
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Electricity Production from Renewable Energies

Benoît Robyns, Ecole des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur, Lille, France Arnaud Davigny, Ecole des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur, Lille, France Bruno François, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France Antoine Henneton, Ecole des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur, Lille, France Jonathan Sprooten, Ecole des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur, Lille, France

Energy and environmental issues have caused a marked increase in electricity production from renewable energy sources since the beginning of the 21st Century. The concept of sustainable development and concern for future generations challenge us every day to produce new technologies for energy production, and new patterns of use for these energies. Their rapid emergence can make the understanding ...

February 2012
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Marine Renewable Energy Handbook

Edited by Bernard Multon, ENS de Cachan, Rennes, France

Marine renewable energy is a significant resource for generating electricity, and if some conversion technologies have already reached a certain level of maturity, others are emerging.
The originality of this multidisciplinary book is to offer a broad spectrum of knowledge from academic and industry experts of various origins. It deals with general aspects such as the specificities and constrain...

December 2011
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Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Modeling

Fei Gao, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France Benjamin Blunier, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France Abdellatif Miraoui, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France

The fuel cell is a potential candidate for energy storage and conversion in our future energy mix. It is able to directly convert the chemical energy stored in fuel (e.g. hydrogen) into electricity, without undergoing different intermediary conversion steps. In the field of mobile and stationary applications, it is considered to be one of the future energy solutions.
Among the different fuel cel...

December 2011
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Energy Storage

Edited by Yves Brunet, INP Grenoble, France

Energy storage examines different applications such as electric power generation, transmission and distribution systems, pulsed systems, transportation, buildings and mobile applications. For each of these applications, proper energy storage technologies are foreseen, with their advantages, disadvantages and limits.
As electricity cannot be stored cheaply in large quantities, energy has to be sto...

November 2010
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Low Emission Power Generation Technologies and Energy Management

Edited by Jean-Claude Sabonnadière, INPG, Grenoble, France

This book provides a detailed treatment of energy storage, low emission power generation technologies, and energy management.
It begins with an examination of the generation of nuclear energy and then moves on to an analysis of combined heat and power generation, by which it is possible to produce heat and electricity together as a complement to heat generation in order to improve the efficiency...

October 2009
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Renewable Energy Technologies

Edited by Jean-Claude Sabonnadière, INPG, Grenoble, France Translation by Professors Sheppard Salon and Dawn Stuart Weinraub

This book addresses the main characteristics of the emerging generation of technologies which will be employed to provide energy for the power grid over the next 20 years.
It includes a discussion of solar energy in its various forms, such as photovoltaic, thermal and thermodynamic energy conversion, taking into account the various issues associated with the connection of these solar plants to t...

June 2009
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