The Inner Principal:Reflections on Educational Leadership David Loader
Inner Principal: David Loader
Inner Principal: David Loader
This book reports on the latest advances in concepts and further development of principal component analysis (PCA), discussing in detail a number of open problems related to dimensional reduction techniques and their extensions. It brings together research findings, previously scattered throughout many scientific journal papers worldwide, and presents them in a methodologically unified form. Offering vital insights into the subject matter in self-contained chapters that balance the theory and concrete applications, and focusing on open problems, it is essential reading for all researchers and practitioners with an interest in PCA
This book begins with a brief historical perspective of the advent of rotating machinery in 20th century Solid Mechanics and the development of the discipline of the Strength of Materials. High Performance Computing (HPC) and Simulation Based Engineering Science (SBES) have gradually replaced the conventional approach in Design bringing science directly into engineering without approximations. A recap of the required mathematical principles is given. The science of deformation, strain and stress at a point under the application of external traction loads is next presented. Only one-dimensional structures classified as Bars (axial loads), Rods (twisting loads) and Beams (bending loads) are considered in this book. The principal stresses and strains and von Mises stress and strain that used in design of structures are next presented. Lagrangian solution was used to derive the governing differential equations consistent with assumed deformation field and solution for deformations, strains and stresses were obtained. The finite element method most suitable for HPC is derived and the corresponding stiffness matrix for the element is derived. Assembling procedure of these matrices is then described to obtain the system matrices. Worked examples and exercises are given in each chapter. This book brings SBES at entry level allowing young students to quickly adapt to modern design practices. J.S. Rao is Chief Science officer at Altair Engineering India Ltd, President of the Vibration Institute of India and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Vibration Engineering and Technologies.
This work is an overview of the state of art on Ageing of Materials and structures in the world. Ageing of materials is a natural phenomenon. Each material we use will age. This ageing will influence the performance of the object where the materials is used. Furthermore, the ageing will be affected by the surroundings in which the object is placed. The main focus of the book is on materials used in infrastructure, energy, buildings and industry. The book in effect establishes the definition of ageing and its main research topics that are relevant for society. Klaas van Breugel is currently a full professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences at the Technical University Delft, the Netherlands. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology. His principal research interests include the design of concrete structures under extreme load conditions like fire, impact, blast loads and cryogenic loads, modelling of hydration and microstructure development in young concrete, tightness issues and durability, and service life prediction for concrete structures. Professor van Breugel is a member of several international organisations, including the ACI, RILEM, IABSE and fib. In 2014 he was nominated as a RILEM Follow, in recognition of his exceptional scientific contributions to RILEMs work. D.A. Koleva is an assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, Faculty CiTG, M&E, the Netherlands. She holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering and a PhD from Delft University of Technology. Her expertise and main research interests are in the fields of corrosion and protection of metals, steel, and reinforced concrete. She has conducted pioneering research on the synergetic evaluation of electrochemical phenomena and cement-based microstructures for corrosion control in reinforced concrete. She has authored, co-authored and co-edited more than 120 articles, book chapters and books on the subjects of steel corrosion, galvanic coatings, cathodic protection and concrete durability. Anton van Beek works at SKG-IKOB as the head of the laboratory. His main research interests include testing materials, components and systems mainly for the construction industry, targeting durability issues, and performance after ageing. He completed his MSc and PhD degrees at Delft University of Technology, where his main topics were young concrete and the dielectric properties of concrete. Recently he worked as the director of the Ageing Centre at the Department of Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology. He has published more than 50 papers and articles in various national and international journals and books on the topics of concrete, monitoring, maintenance, asset management, and ageing of materials and structures.
Our day-to-day experiences over the past decade have taught us that there must be limits to our tremendous appetite for energy, natural resources, and consumer goods. Even utility and oil companies now promote conservation in the face of demands for dwindling energy reserves. And for years some biologists have warned us of the direct correlation between scarcity and population growth. These scientists see an appalling future riding the tidal wave of a worldwide growth of population and technology. A calm but unflinching realist, Catton suggests that we cannot stop this wave - for we have already overshot the Earth´s capacity to support so huge a load. He contradicts those scientists, engineers, and technocrats who continue to write optimistically about energy alternatives. Catton asserts that the technological panaceas proposed by those who would harvest from the seas, harness the winds, and farm the deserts are ignoring the fundamental premise that ´´the principals of ecology apply to all living things´´. These principles tell us that, within a finite system, economic expansion is not irreversible and population growth cannot continue indefinitely. If we disregard these facts, our sagging American Dream will soon shatter completely. The book is published by University of Illinois Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MJ McGalliard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071810de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Woodpecker Active Ribbon Microphone from Blue is one of the most interesting and beautiful microphones you´ll ever lay eyes or ears on. With a stunning exotic wood finish and unique active circuitry, beneath its gorgeous exterior, the Woodpecker is a precision-crafted recording tool. Combines the low noise and superb detail of Blue´s renowned Class-A discrete handmade electronics with the bold sound of a hand-tuned aluminum ribbon pressure-gradient transducer.The Woodpecker microphone was designed to provide the smooth, intimate sound associated with the most sought-after vintage ribbon microphones. With its focused mid-range, and outstanding bass response, the Woodpecker mic captures the essence of any recorded sound. It also excels at ambient recording and capturing room tone with the most intimate detail whether for rock drums, guitars or vocals any application where some natural space in the recording is desired.Usually, ribbon mics require preamps with at least 60-70dB of gain. Not so with the Woodpecker. Its active design allows you to use it with any preamp, so you don´t have to replace yours in order to have the acknowledged musicality of a ribbon transducer.The Woodpecker microphone package includes a custom made, solid brass shockmount and wood storage box.Specifications:Acoustical Operating Principal: Pressure GradientDirectional Pattern: figure 8, bidirectionalFrequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHzSensitivity (1kHz into 2.5k ohm): 26mV/PaRated Impedance: 50 ohmRated Load Impedance: Not less than 1k ohmNoise Level A-weighted (IEC 651): Not more than 22dBMax Output (1% THD into 2.5k ohm): 10dBU = 2.5VMax SPL (0.5% THD into 2.5k ohm): 136dBDynamic Range (2.5k ohm load): 114dBSupply Voltage (IEC 268-15): +48V phantom power (+35V min.)Current Draw (typical ai +48V): 2.4mAWeight: 1.6lbs
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a well-established mental model that helps you to channel your thoughts and feelings toward achieving your goals. It is a set of communicative techniques designed to help you better understand the importance of the unconscious mind and how it effects conscious decisions. In this book, some of the core principals of NLP will be explained and many of the techniques that are said to make the magic happen will be talked about. The model itself can be viewed as a guide to living a certain way, or it can be used to compliment your own philosophy. You could also use it to convince people of just about anything. The key to using NLP effectively is perseverance. You can try and you can fail, but the positivity that is needed to pick yourself back up again is sometimes a heavy load, so NLP offers solutions for this as well. You will learn how to use it in your work and social life to get the most out of each experience you live. Whether it is persuading others that you are the best in the business, giving yourself the edge at work or at school, helping others to achieve their dreams, or whatever else you want your life to entail, NLP is a step-by-step guide on how to do that. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056985de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vehicle dynamics and road dynamics are usually considered to be two largely independent subjects. In vehicle dynamics, road surface roughness is generally regarded as random excitation of the vehicle, while in road dynamics, the vehicle is generally regarded as a moving load acting on the pavement. This book suggests a new research concept to integrate the vehicle and the road system with the help of a tire model, and establishes a cross-subject research framework dubbed vehicle-pavement coupled system dynamics. In this context, the dynamics of the vehicle, road and the vehicle-road coupled system are investigated by means of theoretical analysis, numerical simulations and field tests. This book will be a valuable resource for university professors, graduate students and engineers majoring in automotive design, mechanical engineering, highway engineering and other related areas. Shaopu Yang is a professor and deputy president of Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, China; Liqun Chen is a professor at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China; Shaohua Li is a professor at Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, China. Dr. Shaopu Yang received his Ph.D. from Tianjin University in 1991. He currently serves as a professor and deputy president at Shijiazhuang Tiedao University. He is also a committee member of IFToMM. He is a leading scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Project). He was in charge of more than 30 projects including three key projects for the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and has published over 150 journal and conference papers. He received the National Science and Technology Award in 2003. His research was funded by the National Outstanding Young Scientist Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He is also winner of the Science and Technology Award of Hebei Province for three times (2005, 2009, 2013). Dr. Liqun Chen is the Chang Jiang Chair Professor at Shanghai University. His research was rewarded by the National Outstanding Young Scientist Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has co-authored 5 books, namely Mechanics of Vibrations (1998, 2000, 2011), Nonlinear Dynamics (2000), Nonlinear Vibrations (2001, 2003), Theoretical Mechanics (2006, 2014), and Chaos in Attitude Dynamics of Spacecraft (in English) (2013). He has published over 100 papers in international journals in the fields of nonlinear dynamics and vibration of continua. Dr. Shaohua Li is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at ShijiaZhuang Tiedao University. She received M.S. (2003) from STDU and Ph.D. (2009) degree from Beijing Jiaotong University. Since 2003, she has been working on the research of vehicle dynamics and control and has published 25 journal papers. As principal investigator, she has fulfilled 5 projects and is still fulfilling 2 projects, including The National Natural Science Foundation of China: Nonlinear dynamics of heavy-duty vehicles under complex conditions and Project Supported by New Century Talent Foundation of Ministry of Education, China: Modeling, simulation and control of the driver-vehicle-road system. Her research was funded by the Hebei Outstanding Young Scientist Fund of the Natural Science Foundation of Hebei.