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This book starts with an overview and introduction on the trends in nanofabrication and nanoimprint technology, followed by a detailed discussion on the design, fabrication, and evaluation of nanoimprint biosensors. The proto-model systems and some application examples of this sensor are also included in the chapters. The book will appeal to anyone in the field of nanotechnology, especially nanofabrication, nanophotonics, and nanobiology, or biosensor research.
Prepared by the Task Committee for the updating of MOP 79 of the Pipeline Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Steel Penstocks stands as a complete guide to the design, installation, and maintenance of the closed conduits between a free water surface and hydroelectric power stations. This new, thoroughly updated edition provides recommendations and technical guidance for all aspects of steel penstocks, including tunnel liners, wyes, and branch outlets. It also provides practical, comprehensive information regarding the economic, safety, and environmental aspects of designing and implementing steel penstocks at hydropower stations. Chapters offer both background commentary and specific requirements, and a final chapter contains 10 worked examples of design problems. Topics include: design considerations, including economic diameter, shutoff systems, and seismic loads; materials, design criteria, and allowable stresses; exposed and buried penstocks; steel tunnel liners; wye branches and outlets; anchor blocks; appurtenances, bends, and transitions; corrosion prevention and control; welding; manufacture, installation, and inspection; startup; documentation and certification; and maintenance. Hydroelectric engineers, designers, and facility managers use MOP 79 as the go-to reference for steel penstocks.
Introduces the history, uses, production, advantages and disadvantages, and future of hydroelectric energy as a power resource.
Revised and updated, this second edition of Design of Hydraulic Gates maintains the same goal as the original: to be used as a textbook and a manual of design of gates, presenting the main aspects of design, manufacture, installation and operation of hydraulic gates, while introducing new products, technologies and calculation procedures. This edition included new chapters on intake gates and trashrack design, highlighting the aspects of safety, operational and maintenance procedures. To improve the strength against structural failure of intake trashracks, the author proposes a series of rigid calculation assumptions, design parameters and manufacturing procedures, which will certainly result in safer trashracks. Some 340 drawings and photographs, 82 tables, 107 references and 23 worked examples help the reader to understand the basic concepts and calculation methods presented.
The authors have tried to strike a balance between a short book chapter and a very detailed book for subject experts. There are three prime reasons behind for doing so: first, the field is quite interdisciplinary and requires simplified presentation for a person from non-parent discipline. The second reason for this short-version of a full book is that both the authors have seen students and technically oriented people, who were searching for this type of book on hydro energy. The third reason and motivation was considering engineers who are starting their career in hydro energy sector. This book is targeted to present a good starting background and basic understanding for such professionals.

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