In Fall 2003, five teachers in the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida contributed questions for a Fundamentals of Engineering Question of the Day website... More > (http://fe.eng.usf.edu). On this website, everyday a question posed with multiple choices is selected randomly from a pool of questions. The user gets the feedback about the choice he/she makes, and can seek a hint to answer the question. Over the years, we have received queries from our website visitors if we could provide them with the complete solutions to all the questions in the test bank. We are now presenting this information to you at a nominal charge as a soft-cover book. The book is divided into sections that have been established for the Fundamental of Engineering (General Engineering) examination by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).< Less
DRSSTC : A Modern Day Tesla Coil (FULL COLOR VERSION) is the complete guide to designing and building one of the most exciting Tesla coil topologies to date, the Double Resonant Solid State Tesla... More > Coil or DRSSTC.
This text provides both the electrical and mechanical design of several DRSSTC systems capable of producing output arcs up to 7ft in length using only solid state components. Information is presented as electrical schematics, mechanical drawings, parts lists with complete vendor information, PSPICE simulations, experimental test data, test and operational procedures, and over 200 full-color photographs, drawings, and charts. Both First Generation and the more advanced Second Generation DRSSTC systems utilizing primary feedback are documented in complete detail. Finally, a section devoted entirely to the DRSSTC in action features 18 full-page color photographs of the system producing huge high voltage arcs.< Less
The miniBrute DRSSTC system is one of the most advanced solid state Tesla coil systems developed. Standing at only two feet tall, the miniBrute can easily produce output high voltage arcs exceeding... More > 36 inches in length with the capability to produce arcs as long as 48 inches. The miniBrute DRSSTC was professionally designed as a demonstration coil which could be easily transported and quickly set-up.
This book outlines the complete design of the miniBrute DRSSTC. Complete electrical and mechanical details into the design, construction, and operation of this system is fully documented including schematics, parts lists, detail and assembly drawings, and test and operational procedures. Advanced tuning techniques are also covered in detail. If you are looking for the complete design to this exciting new Tesla coil technology, look no further!< Less
The Submarine, Navpers 16160-B, is a revision of the classic WWII submarine training book, The Fleet Type Submarine, that was issued in 1961. In the post-war period, the United States developed the... More > GUPPY class submarines, and this book uses the USS Becuna (SS-319) to acquaint crews with the design. GUPPY was an extensive conversion program that saw WWII-era boats modified with the snorkel, greater battery capacity, and a more streamlined hull. The book offers definitions of submarine components and terminology, and provides technical descriptions of various machinery and sub-systems such as the snorkel, ballast tanks, ventilation, trim and steering. Originally classified "Restricted", this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Some illustrations have been slightly reformatted, and color plates are reproduced in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Designed by famed Douglas engineer Ed Heinemann, the F3D Skyknight was a twin-engine night fighter. A product of the early jet era, the F3D was equipped with the J34 turbojet, and boasted a powerful... More > radar system to locate targets in the shadow of midnight. The XF3D-1 test bed first flew in 1948. In total, 265 Skyknights would be in service before production ceased in 1952. The Skyknight had an illustrious combat career for both the Navy and Marine Corps. During the Korean War F3Ds flew as bomber escorts during nighttime raids, and as interdiction aircraft. They downed more enemy planes than any
other aircraft in that conflict. They continued to serve in the Vietnam War as ECM platforms. Some Skynights continued to fly as test aircraft into the 80s. Originally printed by Douglas and the U.S. Navy, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of
this incredible plane. The manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is known in NATO circles as the “Fishbed”. Designed as a Mach 2.0 interceptor, the plane holds the distinction of being produced in greater numbers than any... More > other jet aircraft. The Fishbed flew in combat in Vietnam, where it held its own against the F-105 Thunderchief. During the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, 17 Israeli aircraft were shot down, for a loss of six Egyptian MiG-21s. The plane also flew in combat in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and in Yugoslavia. Today, over 28 of the world’s air forces continue to fly MiG-21s. Originally printed by NATO, this English-language handbook provides a
glimpse inside the cockpit of this incredible plane. The manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text< Less
The periscope is the eye of the submarine. It allows observation of the sea and the sky above, while the submarine remains submerged. It is also a crucial piece of combat equipment, featuring a... More > stadimeter to estimate the range and course angle
of a target. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this Periscope Manual explains the operation and design of the periscope, and includes descriptions of its complex optical and mechanical details. It also contains maintenance and repair information.
It’s a wonderful reference for anyone interested in the science of optics, for the modeler or museum docent, or anyone who ever wondered, “How the heck does that work?”< Less
Northrop’s T-38 Talon was the world’s first supersonic trainer aircraft, and remains in
service today in air forces worldwide. It entered service in 1961, and quickly set climb records,... More > earning it the nickname “white rocket”. Nearly 1200 Talons were produced before the last one rolled off the assembly line in 1972. Capable of a speed of Mach 1.3, and a climb rate approaching
34,000 feet per minute, the T-38’s performance was sufficient to warrant service as the USAF Thunderbirds’ aircraft in the mid-1970s. Its primary role however, was as a dedicated training and proficiency platform. More than 50,000 USAF, NASA and NATO pilots have flown the Talon, a record that may never be matched. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force and Northrop, this handbook for the T-38 provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this famous aircraft. Originally classified “restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
Designed to allow maximum loiter time in the battle zone, the A-1 Skyraider was one of the U.S. military’s most versatile Cold War-era aircraft. It was also one of the most enduring — the... More > “Spad” flew in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s, performing combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. Boasting heavy armor and seven hardpoints on each wing, it could pack a wallop. Yet the plane could also hold its own against fighters: in 1966 two Navy pilots scored victories against MiG-17s. Over 3,100 Skyraiders were built. They flew for the USAF until 1972. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this A-1H Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted and color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS VOLUME 1 OF 2. YOU MUST PURCHASE BOTH BOOKS TO HAVE A COMPLETE SET. Developed as both an air superiority fighter and a long-range naval interceptor, Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat... More > was the U.S. Navy’s primary fighter from
1974 until 2006. Over 700 were built. The F-14 flew its first combat missions shortly after its initial deployment in late 1974, flying in support of the American withdrawal from Saigon.
In 1981 it drew first blood, as two F-14s from VF-41 downed two Libyan Su-22s. The plane compiled a notable combat record for the
United States in both Gulf Wars and NATO actions in Bosnia. Planes sold to the Shah of Iran prior to his ouster remain the last F-14s in active service, as the U.S. Navy retired it in October 2006. This F-14 pilot’s flight operating handbook was originally produced by the U.S. Navy. It has been slightly
reformatted but is reproduced here in its entirety. It provides a fascinating view inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes.< Less
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS VOLUME 2 OF 2. YOU MUST PURCHASE BOTH BOOKS TO HAVE A COMPLETE SET. Developed as both an air superiority fighter and a long-range naval interceptor, Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat... More > was the U.S. Navy’s primary fighter from 1974 until 2006. Over 700 were built. The F-14 flew its first combat missions shortly after its initial deployment in late 1974, flying in support of the American withdrawal from Saigon. In 1981 it drew first blood, as two F-14s from VF-41 downed two Libyan Su-22s. The plane compiled a notable combat record for the United States in both Gulf Wars and NATO actions in Bosnia. Planes sold to the Shah of Iran prior to his ouster remain the last F-14s in active service, as the U.S. Navy retired it in October 2006. This F-14 pilot’s flight operating handbook was originally produced by the U.S. Navy. It has been slightly reformatted but is reproduced here in its entirety. It provides a fascinating view inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes.< Less
LRFD and ASD design of single angles for tension, compression shear and bending, including principal axis bending according to the 13th edition of the AISC manual. Covers both equal and unequal leg... More > angles. 139 pages.< Less
This book presents the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), focusing on image formation, image content, and performance considerations. Emphasis is on the signal processing elements... More > of MRI, particularly the Fourier transform relationships. Although developed as a teaching text for an electrical engineering course at Stanford University, the material should be accessible to those from other technical fields. The primary chapters (Chapters 1-7) cover the foundational material while the latter chapters (Chapters 8-11) provide brief overviews of extensions and selected topics. Also available in paperback.< Less
This book puts together a collection of signal processing algorithms, filter design methods, and signal processing techniques (tricks) to provide the practicing engineers with the tools necessary for... More > efficient implementation of software defined radios. To demonstrate the implementation of various algorithms on a software radio platform and also to demonstrate their performance, MATLAB scripts (programs) are presented throughout the book.
Features include: Digital filter and pulse shape designs; A comprehensive review of multirate signal processing techniques; A review of adaptive filters and techniques; A comprehensive review of phase-locked loops and their application to carrier and timing recovery; A practical introduction to channel equalization techniques; MATLAB codes; A wide range of the end of the chapter problems; A comprehensive project; A comprehensive treatment of OFDM, including tips for implementations; A novel introduction for filter bank multicarrier communications.< Less
The purpose of the book entitled “P.T.A.H. Technology” is to show the fact that modern scientific concepts related to electricity and power are African in origin; To provide the reader... More > with experiments to obtain first hand experience as evidence of the concepts presented in practical application; To RE-Engineer, restore, reclaim, and re-new African Scientific and Engineering concepts; To empower the reader by providing knowledge on how to use the Natural Resources of the Earth to Create Electricity, Energy, and Power. This book is an introductory educational tool for a long term goal and mission of growing, cultivating, nurturing, and promoting African Creativity, and Ingenuity to develop, engineer, innovate, invent, and create any structures, devices, or systems needed. The importance of Technology is emphasized in this book to provide Motivation, inspiration, revelations, and Insight into the Ancient African creative process of developing Technology in accordance with Nature.< Less
A training and reference guidebook for the Cessna 182. A companion to the pilot's operating handbook, expanding on the information provided, explaining in depth the technical information and... More > operating procedures and providing tips to improve airmanship from the authors' in depth operational and training experience. Good to use for support to structured practical flight training or as a reference manual for pilots who already fly the aircraft. Compiled from manufacturers' maintenance manuals, a range of Cessna 182 Pilot Operating Handbooks from various models, and the authors' personal experience as a flight instructor and charter pilot on the C182. The explanations are straight forward and easy to understand with photographs, diagrams, and schematics. The flight operations section includes standard practices for normal, abnormal and emergency flight operations, including performance planning, and sample calculations.< Less
The subject selected for this 2013 study is the Space Elevator Tether Climber. The objective of the one year study was to survey current concepts and technologies related to tether climbers,... More > identify critical issues, questions, and concerns, assess their impact on the development of space elevators, and project towards the future. The following are a few of the conclusions:
• The study used the concept of “constant power” as a baseline because of its ability to lower design requirements on the tether climber.
• The mass breakout of 6 MT for a climber and 14 MT for customer payloads seems feasible. The estimate is that with a travel time of one week to GEO seven tether climbers can be on a tether simultaneously.
• The communication architecture should be integrated into the space elevator infrastructure and nodal layout.
• Solar power, as the sole source, appears achievable.
• The use of laser power as the sole source also seems achievable.< Less
LIGHT–Introduction to Optics and Photonics by Judith Donnelly and Nicholas Massa is an algebra/trig based introduction to optical science and photonics technology. This is the full-color... More > hardcover edition. You may also download an electronic (pdf) version of the text. The text is also available in paperback in either color or black and white. Fifteen chapters, 371 pages. January 2010 revision includes extensive Glossary of terms.< Less
The purpose of this book is to encourage youths. Now the young peoples are having good general knowledge and IQ. They needed some reference to improve their technical knowledge from the experience... More > hands. All experience hands are retiring without recording their technical knowledge to their future generations. Subject by subject elaborated more technical books available. But for Tool Design detailed book is so far not available. In this book I’m sharing purely my 25 years engineering experience in Tool Design also touching Machine shop practice which is useful to the Engineering Students, Engineers and Employers.
My Tool design book is written for the Young generations. This will have more details about Design of Jig and Fixtures. What are the problems will come during machining because of the fixtures how to solve it. What are the types of jig and fixtures available to be discussed in detail with examples.< Less