This book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date books written on Energy Efficiency. The readers will learn about different technologies for energy efficiency policies and programs to reduce the amount of energy. The book provides some studies and specific sets of policies and programs that are implemented in order to maximize the potential for energy efficiency improvement. It contains unique insights from scientists with academic and industrial expertise in the field of energy efficiency collected in this multi-disciplinary forum....
The outer layer had significantly higher SG and bending properties than the
inner layer. The SG varied along the culm height. The top portions had consistently
higher SG than the base. Bending strength had a strong positive correlation with SG. In
order to industrially use bamboo strips efficiently, it is advisable to remove minimal
surface material to produce high strength bamboo composites. Compression properties
parallel to the longitudinal direction was significantly higher than perpendicular to the
Mechanical engineers typically use mechanics in the design or analysis phases of engineering. If the engineering project were the design of a vehicle, statics might be employed to design the frame of the vehicle, in order to evaluate where the stresses will be most intense. Dynamics might be used when designing the car's engine, to evaluate the forces in the pistons and cams as the engine cycles. Mechanics of materials might be used to choose appropriate materials for the frame and engine. Fluid mechanics might be used to design a ventilation system for the vehicle (see HVAC), or to design...
The cost of operating a building far exceeds the cost of constructing it, and yet until recently little attention was paid to the impact of solar radiation on the costs of heating, cooling and ventilation. And now that there has been a surge in interest in energy efficiency and solar design, architects and designers need a practical guide to the modelling and application of solar energy data.
This section describes heating, ventilating, and air
conditioning (HVAC) systems and discusses characteristics and
components of automatic control systems. Cross-references
are made to sections that provide more detailed information.
A correctly designed HVAC control system can provide a
comfortable environment for occupants, optimize energy cost
and consumption, improve employee productivity, facilitate
efficient manufacturing, control smoke in the event of a fire,
and support the operation of computer and telecommunications
Various factors are associated with an increased risk of
becoming infected and subsequently developing disease
(Table 1 and Fig. 1). Transmission is most efficient in poorly
ventilated, crowded environments. Droplets become diluted
once they enter the external environment and M. tuberculosis
is rapidly destroyed by ultraviolet radiation.
Following lung infection, multiplication and dissemination
of the organism is contained once cell-mediated immunity
develops at 2–12 weeks.
The results of experiments involving direct comparisons of root and penetrometer resistance
indicate that penetrometers experience two to eight times greater resistance than plant roots
penetrating soil (Table 1). Dexter (1987) suggests that this ratio of penetrometer resistance to root
resistance is positively correlated with soil strength, being greater in ‘stronger’ soils.