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Analysis and modelling of physical transport phenomena [Monograph]Companion website
Hanjalić, K. \ 2007
transport processes - transport physics - partial differential equations - momentum - convection - velocity - turbulence

These lecture notes contain the material of the course Advanced Physical Transport Phenomena, offered in the Master's programme in Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology. The book aims at providing graduate students with an overview of analytical, numerical and modelling methods for solving problems of heat and fluid flow, following a unified and comparative approach.


Used in course: BCT-22803 Physical Transport Phenomena
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Biotechnology, downstream [Monograph] - Second edition.
Wesselingh, J.A. \ Krijgsman, John \ 2016

Used in course: BCT-32306 Advanced Biorefinery; BCT-23306 Biorefinery
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Catalysis : concepts and green applications [Monograph]
Rothenberg, Gadi \ 2008
Catalysis - Green chemistry

Covering all aspects of catalysis, this title also bridges computational methods, industrial applications and green chemistry.


Used in course: BCT-33806 Conversions in Biobased Sciences
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Control engineering [Lecture notes]
Boxtel, A.J.B. van \ Ooteghem, R.J.C. van \ 2014
controllers - control engineering - control systems - control theory

Besides a correct design or layout, good control systems are essential to guarantee that production systems operate and produce according the desired specifications. This course gives an introduction to classical and modern control engineering approaches and discusses the standard methods and tools that are usually applied. The methods discussed in the course have a very wide application area. Examples are greenhouse climate, bioreactors, food production, robotics, environmental systems etc. This makes that the course fits in the curricula of several studies. The course starts with a refresher on dynamic models of systems represented by differential equations. These differential equations will be solved by transformation to the Laplace domain. The system representation in the Laplace domain by transfer functions offers several new possibilities to interpret and to analyse the characteristics of systems and to design controllers. Classical control is discussed and analysed for the PID controller family. Controller tuning, stability and performance are central items to qualify the controllers, and methods to find these qualifications are introduced (response times, pole placement, root-locus and frequency response). Model predictive control is discussed as a representative of the modern control approaches. The role of sampled information, the time horizons and performance optimisation are considered.


Used in course: BCT-21306 Control Engineering
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Digital image processing [Monograph] - 3rd edCompanion website
Gonzalez, R.C. \ Woods, R.E. \ 2008
image processing - image analysis - imagery - computer techniques - textbooks

For courses in Image Processing and Computer Vision. Completely self-contained and heavily illustrated--this introduction to basic concepts and methodologies for digital image processing is written at a level that truly is suitable for seniors and first-year graduate students in almost any technical discipline. The leading textbook in its field for more than twenty years, it continues its cutting-edge focus on contemporary developments in all mainstream areas of image processing--e.g., image fundamentals, image enhancement in the spatial and frequency domains, restoration, color image processing, wavelets, image compression, morphology, segmentation, image description, and the fundamentals of object recognition. It focuses on material that is fundamental and has a broad scope of application.


Used in course: BCT-22306 Sensor Technology
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Mechanical measurements [Monograph] - 6th edTable of contents
Beckwith, T.G. \ Marangoni, R. D. \ Lienhard, J.H. \ cop. 2007
mechanical methods - accuracy - standards - length - mass - time - electricity - textbooks - measurement techniques - units

New to this edition: • Fully modernized and expanded coverage of thermocouples; extensively revises material on radiation pyrometery, temperature measurement error, and calibration. • Updated coverage of flow meters to reflect the latest standards. • Hypothesis testing incorporated into the material on data treatment, uncertainty and error analysis; Chi-squared testing statistics have been expanded and reorganized. • Updated and expanded digital techniques – Includes digital imaging and digital signal processors; modern computer buses are covered. • Modern photodetectors added to the material. • Discussion of modern frequency sources and phase-lock loops. • Revised accelerometer calibration methods to reflect improvement in sensor technology. • New problems added to supplement new text material. • Elimination of obsolescent instrumentation throughout the text.


Used in course: BCT-22306 Sensor Technology
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Modelling dynamic systems [Lecture notes] - Edition 2015-2016
Willigenburg, L.G. van \ Ooteghem, R.J.C. van \ 2015

Used in course: BCT-20306 Modelling Dynamic Systems
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Physical transport Phenomena [Lecture notes]
Ooteghem, R.J.C. van \ 2015
transport processes - heat transfer - mass transfer - thermodynamics

Used in course: BCT-22803 Physical Transport Phenomena
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Sustainability analysis 2016-2017 : exercises and assigments [Lecture notes] - Edition 2016-2017
Slegers, Ellen \ Meuwissen, Miranda \ Burg, Sander van den \ 2017

Used in course: BCT-32806 Sustainability Analysis
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System identification : an introduction [Monograph]
Keesman, K.J. \ cop. 2011
engineering - control - image processing - speech - control theory - mechatronics - System identification

System Identification shows the student reader how to approach the system identification problem in a systematic fashion. The process is divided into three basic steps: experimental design and data collection; model structure selection and parameter estimation; and model validation, each of which is the subject of one or more parts of the text. Following an introduction on system theory, particularly in relation to model representation and model properties, the book contains four parts covering: • data-based identification – non-parametric methods for use when prior system knowledge is very limited; • time-invariant identification for systems with constant parameters; • time-varying systems identification, primarily with recursive estimation techniques; and • model validation methods. A fifth part, composed of appendices, covers the various aspects of the underlying mathematics needed to begin using the text. The book uses essentially semi-physical or gray-box modeling methods although data-based, transfer-function system descriptions are also introduced. The approach is problem-based rather than rigorously mathematical. The use of finite input–output data is demonstrated for frequency- and time-domain identification in static, dynamic, linear, nonlinear, time-invariant and time-varying systems. Simple examples are used to show readers how to perform and emulate the identification steps involved in various control design methods with more complex illustrations derived from real physical, chemical and biological applications being used to demonstrate the practical applicability of the methods described.


Used in course: BCT-31806 Parameter Estimation and Model Structure Identification
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Transport phenomena [Monograph] - 2nd rev. edTable of contents
Bird, R.B. \ Stewart, W.E. \ Lightfoot, E.N. \ cop. 2007
transport processes - hydrodynamics - heat transfer - mass transfer - textbooks

Evolution of transport phenomena has been so rapid and extensive that complete coverage is not possible. While the authors have included many representative examples, the main emphasis has, of necessity, been on the fundamental aspects o this field. Moreover, they have found in discussions with colleagues that transport phenomena is thaught in a variety of ways and at several different levels. Enough material has been included for two courses, one introductory and one advanced.


Used in course: BCT-30806 Physical Modelling
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Transport phenomena in biological systems [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Truskey, G. A. \ Yuan, F. \ Katz, D.F. \ cop. 2009
transport processes - physiology - fluid mechanics - mass transfer - diffusion - porous media - biochemical pathways - adhesion - biochemical transport - heat transfer - textbooks

Presenting engineering fundamentals and biological applications in a unified way, this text provides students with the skills necessary to develop and critically analyze models of biological transport and reaction processes. It covers topics in fluid mechanics, mass transport, and biochemical interactions, with engineering concepts motivated by specific biological problems.


Used in course: BCT-30806 Physical Modelling
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The biobased economy : biofuels, materials and chemicals in the post-oil era [Monograph]Companion website
Langeveld, H. \ Sanders, J. \ 2010
sustainability - biomass - energy conversion - economic policy - industrialization - biofuels - biobased economy - bioenergy - bioplastics - Biomass energy Economic aspects - Biomass energy industries - Energy development - Energy policy Economic aspects - Sustainable development

The impending threats of catastrophic climate change and peak oil are driving our society towards increased use of biomass for energy, chemical compounds and other materrials - the beginnings of a biobased economy. As alternative development models for the biobased economy emerge, we need to determine potential applications, their perspectives and possible impacts as well as policies that can steer technological and market development in such a way that our objectives are met. Currently, it is still far from clear what will be the most sustainable routes to follow, which technologies should be included and how their development will affect, and be affected by, research, public opinion and policy and market forces. (E-book available via MyiLibrary)


Used in course: BCT-50306 Renewable Resources and the (Bio)Chemical Production of Industrial Chemicals
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The hitch hiker's guide to LCA : an orientation in life cycle assessment methodology and application [Monograph]
Baumann, H. \ Tillman, A.M. \ 2004
products - life cycle - methodology - environment - environmental impact - waste management - product development - textbooks - life cycle assessment

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is the assessment of the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle. The holistic perspective that LCA provides on the environmental performance of products has made it a central concept for both environmental management in industry and environmental policy-making in public government.


Used in course: YPS-30306 Analysis and Management of Sustainable Organic Production Chains; ESA-20506 Introduction to Environmental Systems Analysis; BCT-50806 Sustainability Analysis; BCT-32806 Sustainability Analysis
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An introduction to fluid dynamics [Monograph]Companion website
Batchelor, G.K. \ 2000
fluid mechanics - dynamics - textbooks

Table of contents: Preface; Conventions and notation; 1. The physical properties of fluids; 2. Kinematics of the flow field; 3. Equations governing the motion of a fluid; 4. Flow of a uniform incompressible viscous fluid; 5. Flow at large Reynolds number: effects of viscosity; 6. Irrotational flow theory and its applications; 7. Flow of effectively inviscid liquid with vorticity; Appendices.


Used in course: BCT-30806 Physical Modelling
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An introduction to identification [Monograph] - Dover edCompanion website
Norton, J.P. \ 2009
mathematical models - maximum likelihood - least squares - statistical analysis

Advanced undergraduates and graduate students of electrical, chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineering will appreciate this text for a course in systems identification. In addition to the theoretical basis for mathematical modeling, it covers a variety of tried-and-true identification algorithms and their applications. Moreover, its broad view and fairly modest mathematical level offer readers a quick appraisal of established methods and their limitations.


Used in course: BCT-31806 Parameter Estimation and Model Structure Identification
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