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Rheology of Non-spherical Particle Suspensions
This book provides a review of the current understanding of the behavior of non-spherical particle suspensions providing experimental results, rheological models and numerical modeling. In recent years, new models have been developed for suspension rheology and as a result applications for nanocomposites have increased.
The authors tackle issues within experimental, model and numerical simulation...
Dimensional Analysis of Food Processes
Modeling and Control of Food Processes Set
This book is dedicated to the modeling of food processing using dimensional analysis. Dimensional analysis has evolved very little since it was founded and first applied to chemical engineering. Most semi-empirical correlations between dimensionless numbers do not include the spatio-temporal variations of the physical properties of products during the transformation process.
In order to bring ...
Uncertainty, Risks and Disasters
Since the beginning of the 21st Century, successive environmental, geopolitical, economic and social crises have brought about the idea of “resilience”. This concept is a regular topic of discussion in summits, frameworks, policies and is often used by governmental organisms to describe processes of recovery after a natural disaster.
The concept of resilience offers the opportunity to rebuild in...
Thermodynamic Modeling of Solid Phases
Chemical Thermodynamics Set – Volume 3
This book is part of a set of books which offers advanced students successive characterization tool phases, the study of all types of phase (liquid, gas and solid, pure or multi-component), process engineering, chemical and electrochemical equilibria, and the properties of surfaces and phases of small sizes. Macroscopic and microscopic models are in turn covered with a constant correlation between...
Advanced Control of AC/DC Power Networks
System of Systems Approach Based on Spatio-temporal Scales
The power engineering domain is facing huge challenges, with an increasing interest in intermittent renewable energies which are imposing major technical limitations. Operating ever closer to their limits, the industry-standard AC power grids are subject to instabilities.
This book presents an insight into DC grid systems, offering interesting issues to well controlled power grids, in contrast t...
Satellite and Terrestrial Hybrid Networks
This book offers the reader the keys for a successful understanding, integration and usage of satellite systems in addition to next generation terrestrial networks. The DVB-S2/RCS system is used to illustrate the integration challenges. The presentation uses a system approach, i.e. it tackles the terrestrial and satellite telecommunication systems’ complexity with a high level approach, focusing o...
Bio-inspired techniques are based on principles, or models, of biological systems. In general, natural systems present remarkable capabilities of resilience and adaptability. The author of this book explores how bio-inspired methods can solve different problems linked to computer networks.
Future networks are expected to be autonomous, scalable and adaptive. During millions of years of evolution,...
A New Integrated Approach to Scientific Ecology
The backdrop of this title is a planet under increasing pressure from anthropogenic influences, where the effects of human activity are beginning to affect biological dynamics and biogeochemical equilibria. Within this context, the authors introduce ecocatalysis, an emerging discipline at the interface between green chemistry and ecological engineering, as a tool with which to face many of the iss...
Agent-Based Spatial Simulation with NetLogo
Volume 1 – Introduction and Bases
Agent-based modeling is a flexible and intuitive approach that is close to both data and theories, which gives it a special position in the majority of scientific communities.
Agent models are as much tools of understanding, exploration and adaptation as they are media for interdisciplinary exchange. It is in this kind of framework that this book is situated, beginning with agent-based modeling ...
Stochastic Calculus for Quantitative Finance
Optimization in Insurance and Finance Set
In 1994 and 1998 F. Delbaen and W. Schachermayer published two breakthrough papers in which they proved continuous-time versions of the Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing. This is one of the most remarkable achievements in modern Mathematical Finance, which led to intensive investigations in many applications of the arbitrage theory on a mathematically rigorous basis of stochastic calculus.