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Mathematical Modeling. Case Studies from Industry

  • ID: 3030017
  • Book
  • October 2001
  • Region: Global
  • 316 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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Industrial mathematics is growing enormously in popularity around the world. This book deals with real industrial problems from real industries. Presented as a series of case studies by some of the world's most active and successful industrial mathematicians, this volume shows clearly how the process of mathematical collaboration with industry can not only work successfully for the industrial partner, but also lead to interesting and important mathematics. The book begins with a brief introduction, where the equations that most of the studies are based upon are summarised. Thirteen different problems are then considered, ranging from cooking of cereal to the analysis of epidemic waves in animal populations. Throughout the work the emphasis is on telling industry what they really want to know. This book is suitable for all final year undergraduates, master's students, and Ph.D. students who are working on practical mathematical modeling.
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1. Fluid mechanical modeling of the scroll compressor Peter D. Howell;
2. Determining the viscosity of a carbon paste used in smelting Alistair Fitt;
3. The vibrating element densitometer Ellis Cumberbatch;
4. Acoustic emission from FRP damages hoop-wrapped cylinders D. Rex Westbrook;
5. Modeling the cooking of a single cereal grain Kerry A. Landman and Mark J. McGuinness;
6. Epidemic waves in animal populations: a case study Britta Basse and Graeme C. Wake;
7. Dynamics of automotive catalytic converters Donald Schwendeman;
8. Analysis of an endothermic reaction in a packed column Andrew C. Fowler;
9. Simulation of the temperature behavior of hot glass during cooling Helmut Neunzert, Norbert Siedow and Frank Zingsheim;
10. Water equilibration in vapor-diffusion crystal growth Arnon Chait, Elizabeth Gray and Gerald W. Young;
11. Modeling of quasi-static and dynamic load responses of filled viscoelastic materials H. T. Banks, Gabriella A. Pintér, Laura K. Potter, Michael J. Gaitens and Lynn C. Yanyo;
12. A gasdynamic-acoustic model of a bird scare gun Sjoerd W. Rienstra;
13. Paper tension variations in a printing press Colin P. Please.
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Ellis Cumberbatch Claremont Graduate School, California.

Alistair Fitt University of Southampton.
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