Category Archives: Mechanical & Aerospace

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

New Title: Inkjet technology for digital fabrication

Inkjet technology for digital fabrication
By Hutchings, Ian M.
TJ853.4.M53I56, Lee Wee Nam Library

Synopsis:

Whilst inkjet technology is well-established on home and small office desktops and is now having increasing impact in commercial printing, it can also be used to deposit materials other than ink as individual droplets at a microscopic scale. This allows metals, ceramics, polymers and biological materials (including living cells) to be patterned on to substrates under precise digital control. This approach offers huge potential advantages for manufacturing, since inkjet methods can be used to generate structures and functions which cannot be attained in other ways.

Beginning with an overview of the fundamentals, this bookcovers the key components, for example piezoelectric print-heads and fluids for inkjet printing, and the processes involved. It goes on to describe specific applications, e.g. MEMS, printed circuits, active and passive electronics, biopolymers and living cells, and additive manufacturing. Detailed case studies are included on flat-panel OLED displays, RFID (radio-frequency identification) manufacturing and tissue engineering, while a comprehensive examination of the current technologies and future directions of inkjet technology completes the coverage.

With contributions from both academic researchers and leading names in the industry, Inkjet Technology for Digital Fabrication is a comprehensive resource for technical development engineers, researchers and students in inkjet technology and system development, and will also appeal to researchers in chemistry, physics, engineering, materials science and electronics.

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F1000 – Database

A new  Database  F1000 is now available for all NTU staffs and students.

Faculty of 1000 (F1000) identifies and recommends the important articles in biomedical research publications. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global ‘Faculty’ of the  leading scientists and clinicians who then rate them and explain their importance.

Launched in 2002, F1000 was conceived as a collaboration of 1000 international Faculty Members.

Faculty Members and article recommendations are organized into over 40 Faculties (subjects), which are further subdivided into over 300 Sections.

How to access:
You may access it directly via URL:  http://f1000.com.ezlibproxy1.ntu.edu.sg/signin 

 

Wind Energy – Journal

A new Journal, Wind Energy is now available for all NTU staffs and students.

The  Wind Energy journal is an  International Journal for Progress and Applications in Wind Power Conversion Technology. This journal  offers a major forum for the reporting of advances in this rapidly developing technology with the goal of realising the world-wide potential to harness clean energy from the wind. The journal aims to reach all those with an interest in this field from academic research, industrial development through to practical applications, including individual wind turbines, wind farms and integration of wind power plants. Contributions across the spectrum of scientific and engineering disciplines concerned with the advancement of wind power conversion, integration and utilisation technologies are an essential feature of the journal.

Topics covered

Wind rotor technology – aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, wakes, blade design.

Structural and mechanical engineering of wind power – drive trains, hydraulics, fluid mechanics and mechanical components.

Electrical engineering of wind power – electrical components, power electronics and controls, generators, grid connection, power transmission and distribution.

Dynamics and control – materials, fatigue, testing, reliability and certification.

Resource assessment – prediction, modelling, wind farm planning, siting (including off-shore developments), economics and environmental issues.

Systems – design, installation, operation, performance, optimisation and control; small, hybrid and autonomous systems and applications other than grid connection such as desalination, water pumping and heating.

How to access:

You may access it directly via URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezlibproxy1.ntu.edu.sg/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-1824

 

New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

Title:  Advances in biomedical engineering
Author: Verdonck, P.
Call number: R856.A244D
Availability: Click here

Synopsis:

The aim of this essential reference is to bring together the interdisciplinary areas of biomedical engineering education. Contributors review the latest advances in biomedical engineering research through an educational perspective, making the book useful for students and professionals alike. Topics range from biosignal analysis and nanotechnology to biophotonics and cardiovascular medical devices.

 – Provides an educational review of recent advances

– Focuses on biomedical high technology

– Features contributions from leaders in the field
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