Demystifying Numerical Models,
Edition 1 Step-by Step Modeling of Engineering Systems
By John Mo, Sherman Cheung and Raj Das

Publication Date: 19 Sep 2018

Demystifying Numerical Models: Step-by Step Modeling of Engineering Systems is the perfect guide on the analytic concepts of engineering components and systems. In simplified terms, the book focuses on engineering characteristics and behaviors using numerical methods. Readers will learn how the computational aspects of engineering analysis can be applied to develop various engineering systems to a level that is fit for implementation.

Key Features

  • Provides numerical examples and graphical representations of complex mathematical models
  • Includes downloadable spreadsheets of the numerical tools discussed that allow the reader to gain a hands-on understanding of how they work
  • Explains the engineering foundations behind the increasingly widespread and complex numerical models
About the author
By John Mo, Professor, Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Australia; Sherman Cheung, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, RMIT University, Australia and Raj Das, Associate Professor, Aerospace and Aviation Department and Principal Investigator, Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Research Centre, RMIT University, Australia
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Numerical Representation of Engineering Systems

1.1 Nature of Engineering Systems

1.2 Examples of engineering systems

1.2.1 Trains

1.2.2 Wind turbines

1.3 References

Chapter 2 Basic Numerical Techniques

2.1 Terms and definitions

2.1.1 Series

2.1.2 Matrix

2.1.3 Vector

2.2 Simultaneous equations

2.3 Numerical interpolation

2.3.1 Newton interpolation method

2.4 References

Chapter 3 Liquid power systems

3.1 Liquid flow systems

3.2 Water flow

3.2.1 Valve control

3.2.2 Pumps

3.3 References

Chapter 4 Heat transfer systems

4.1 Systems design

4.2 Heat transfer process

4.2.1 Boiler modelling

4.3 References

Chapter 5 Gas power systems

5.1 Gas flow

5.2 Gas systems modelling

5.2.1 Valves

5.2.2 Fans

5.2.3 Actuators

5.3 References

Chapter 6 Electrical power systems

6.1 Electrical systems

6.2 Electrical systems modelling

6.2.1 Generators

6.2.2 Motors

6.2.3 Circuits

6.3 References

Chapter 7 Industrial systems

7.1 Industrial systems

7.2 Transport systems modelling

7.2.1 Transport on a plane

7.2.2 Transport in rectilinear layout

7.2.3 Transport in a building

7.2.4 Multiple feeding locations

7.3 Logistics systems modelling

7.3.1 Single vehicle problem

7.3.2 Multiple vehicles problem

7.4 RFID detection modelling

7.5 Inventory modelling

7.6 References

Chapter 8 Systems engineering

8.1 Systems engineering principles

8.2 System operation strategy

8.3 Reliability-based operation

8.4 Market variation modelling

8.5 Failure Mode and Effect Analysis prioritization

8.6 References

Chapter 9 Beam Deflection

9.1 Introduction to beam deflection problems

9.2 System formulation

9.3 Finite difference discretisation

9.3.1 Middle points

9.3.2 Boundary conditions

9.4 Spreadsheet based solution

9.4.1 Beam clamped with punctual loading

9.4.2 Beam simply supported under a punctual load

9.4.3 Beam simply supported under an uniform load

9.4.4 Beam simply supported under a linear load

9.4.5 Beam clamped with punctual loading with a linear Young modulus

9.5 Convergence

9.5.1 Beam clamped with punctual loading

9.5.2 Beam simply supported under a punctual load

9.5.3 Beam simply supported under an uniform load

9.5.4 Beam simply supported under a linear load

Chapter 10 Vibration

10.1 Introduction to vibration problems

10.2 System formulation

10.3 Finite difference discretisation

10.3.1 Middle points

10.3.2 Initial conditions

10.4 Spreadsheet based solution

10.4.1 Free vibration without damping

10.4.2 Forced vibration without damping

10.4.3 Free vibration without damping

10.4.4 Forced vibration with damping

10.5 Convergence

10.5.1 Free vibration without damping

10.5.2 Forced vibration without damping

10.5.3 Free vibration without damping

10.5.4 Forced vibration with damping

Chapter 11 Composite

11.1 Introduction to vibration problems

11.2 System formulation

11.2.1 Laminate theory

11.2.2 Beam deflection

11.2.3 Plate deflection

11.3 Finite difference discretisation

11.3.1 Beam deflection

11.3.2 Plate deflection

11.4 Spreadsheet based solution

11.4.1 Beam deflection

11.4.2 Plate deflection

11.5 Convergence

11.5.1 Beam deflection

11.5.2 Plate deflection

Book details
ISBN: 9780081009758
Page Count: 274
Retail Price : £76.95
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