Fibre Channel for the 21st Century covers the fundamental need-to-know Fibre Channel interface information. This book has 100's of illustrations, analogies, and everyday examples, which makes the topics easier to understand and remember. In addition this book teaches a simple, highly effective method for troubleshooting Fibre Channel problems. Written by a leading expert in the field, this book on Fibre Channel is updated and fully revised. (Color Version)
This book contains the proceedings of the tenth biennial conference of the British Dam Society, held at the University of Wales in Bangor in 1998. Included are papers charting key issues on the future of dam engineering into the next century by eminent figures in the field of water engineering. Issues that are tackled include the use of risk analysis in the safety management and maintenance of dams, flood control and the management, performance and rehabilitation of ageing dams.
As the 21st century begins, we are faced with opportunities and challenges of available technology as well as pressured to create strategic and tactical plans for future technology. Worldwide, IT professionals are sharing and trading concepts and ideas for effective IT management, and this co-operation is what leads to solid IT management practices. This volume is a collection of papers that present IT management perspectives from professionals around the world. The papers seek to offer new ideas, refine old ones, and pose interesting scenarios to help the reader develop company-sensitive management strategies.
The use of fibre optic sensors in structural health monitoring has rapidly accelerated in recent years. By embedding fibre optic sensors in structures (e.g. buildings, bridges and pipelines) it is possible to obtain real time data on structural changes such as stress or strain. Engineers use monitoring data to detect deviations from a structure’s original design performance in order to optimise the operation, repair and maintenance of a structure over time. Fibre Optic Methods for Structural Health Monitoring is organised as a step-by-step guide to implementing a monitoring system and includes examples of common structures and their most-frequently monitored parameters. This book: presents a universal method for static structural health monitoring, using a technique with proven effectiveness in hundreds of applications worldwide; discusses a variety of different structures including buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels and pipelines; features case studies which describe common problems and offer solutions to those problems; provides advice on establishing mechanical parameters to monitor (including deformations, rotations and displacements) and on placing sensors to achieve monitoring objectives; identifies methods for interpreting data according to construction material and shows how to apply numerical concepts and formulae to data in order to inform decision making. Fibre Optic Methods for Structural Health Monitoring is an invaluable reference for practising engineers in the fields of civil, structural and geotechnical engineering. It will also be of interest to academics and undergraduate/graduate students studying civil and structural engineering.
A stimulating new analysis of the dramatic systemic changes of the Russian state, principles of the governance and its foreign policy orientation. It reviews the extent of changes in Russian approaches to geopolitics and the most appropriate geopolitical development patterns that influenced the transformation of Russian foreign policies and military strategic thinking on the eve of the 21st century.
An anthology of twenty-three article by authors subject experts which touch every component of India's foreign policy and excusive the new tendencies on the commerciality of interests.
Drawing on material presented at a conference, this richly illustrated book presents the latest in school design excellence through case studies from a variety of countries.
With special reference to India.
The book gives an in-depth description of the key devices of current and next generation fibre optic communication networks. In particular, the book covers devices such as semiconductor lasers, optical amplifiers, modulators, wavelength filters, and detectors but the relevant properties of optical fibres as well. The presentations include the physical principles underlying the various devices, the technologies used for the realization of the different devices, typical performance characteristics and limitations, and development trends towards more advanced components are also illustrated. Thus the scope of the book spans relevant principles, state-of-the-art implementations, the status of current research and expected future components.
These papers take a look at the field of photonics and trends in the development of the technology of the field at the turn of the 21st century.
Presents the most recent international developments in biotechnology and bioprocessing based on papers presented at the Ninth International Bioprocessing Symposium, held in August 1992. Offers contributions from leading industrial and academic researchers in biotechnology and bioprocessing. Topics include recombinant technology for production of polypeptides, plant metabolites, and antibiotics; industrial microbiology and physiology; biocatalysis; bioreactor engineering; downstream processing; bioinstrumentation and bioprocess control; biotechnology applied to energy; environmental engineering and biology; agriculture and food biotechnology; biotechnology in developing countries; and policy issues in biotechnology.
This book provides a complete guide to the design, procurement, installation and testing procedures for local area networks (LANs) using both copper and optical fibre cable technology. International, European and American LAN and premises cabling standards are explained and compared including the latest Category 5, Category 6 and Category 7 proposals. The latest standards in testing, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance and fire safety are also covered in detail. By describing the theory as well as the practical issues involved, this book is an unrivalled source of information for those who need to understand, at a time of very rapid change, the complexities of today's office-based LANs. British courses such as City and Guilds course 3466, Copper and Optical Communications C & G courses in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering 2720, 2760 and 3478 NVQ and SNVQ courses on copper and fibre communications technology, levels one to five Future qualifications to be developed by the European Institute of Telecommunications Engineering and the European Intelligent buildings group American Certified Electronics Technician, Certified Fiber Optics Installer, Certified Network Systems Technician and Telecommunications Electronics Technician courses BICSI courses such as RCDD where the book's coverage of European and international standards is very useful BTEC and BSc courses on electronic and communications engineering In addition it is a valuable resource for IT managers, consultants, cable installation engineers and system designers who need to understand the technology and physics behind the subject and the huge range of standards that apply to cable engineering
Contributed articles with reference to India.
New Media: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the book considers the ways in which 'new media' really are new, assesses the claims that a media and technological revolution has taken place and formulates new ways for media studies to respond to new technologies. The authors introduce a wide variety of topics including: how to define the characteristics of new media; social and political uses of new media and new communications; new media technologies, politics and globalization; everyday life and new media; theories of interactivity, simulation, the new media economy; cybernetics, cyberculture, the history of automata and artificial life. Substantially updated from the first edition to cover recent theoretical developments, approaches and significant technological developments, this is the best and by far the most comprehensive textbook available on this exciting and expanding subject. At www.newmediaintro.com you will find: additional international case studies with online references specially created You Tube videos on machines and digital photography a new ‘Virtual Camera’ case study, with links to short film examples useful links to related websites, resources and research sites further online reading links to specific arguments or discussion topics in the book links to key scholars in the field of new media.
The book gives an introduction to energetic materials and lasers, properties of such materials and the current methods for initiating energetic materials. The following chapters and sections highlight the properties of lasers, and safety aspects of their application. It covers the properties of in-service energetic materials, and also materials with prospects of being used as insensitive ammunitions in future weapon or missiles systems or as detonators in civilian (mining) applications. Because of the diversity of the topics some sections will naturally separate into different levels of expertise and knowledge.