Presented for your attention the special collection “Biomimetic Approaches in Engineering Practice” consists of papers published by Trans Tech Publications Inc. from 2010 up to 2016 and covers a wide range of engineering solutions in the fields of mechanical engineering, materials science, mechatronics, robotics, and architecture, where the principles of bionics were used in the design and research process.
The conventional and unconventional materials, modern engineering methods and technologies employed in the restoration and reconstruction of architectural heritage are the topics of the aggregated edition “Restoration of Architectural Heritage". The book contains the scientific articles selected from the materials published by Trans Tech Publications Inc. from 2010 to 2016 inclusive. We hope this collection will be useful for many readers whose activity refers to the architectural heritage preservation sphere.
The special collection “Supercapacitors” consists of papers published by Trans Tech Publications Inc. from 2010 up to 2015 and covers a wide range of advanced achievements in the field of applied research of materials and technologies for manufacturing of supercapacitors and some of their application in different branches of engineering practice.
Chapter 1: Materials and Technologies for Creating of Supercapacitors
Chapter 2: Modeling and Measurements of Properties of Supercapacitors
Chapter 3: Some Examples of Practical Application of Supercapacitors
The special collection “Superconductors and Superconductivity” consists of papers published by Trans Tech Publications Inc. from 2010 up to 2015 and covers a wide range of advanced achievements in the field of applied research and applied application of superconductors in different branches of engineering.
Compiled scientific papers are presented in two chapters:
Chapter 1: Superconductors: Properties and Production Technologies
Chapter 2: Practice of Using Superconductors and Superconductivity
The collection “Graphene” consists of papers published by Trans Tech Publications Inc. from 2010 up to 2015 and covers the technology of graphene formation, as well as the application of this unique material to a wide range of technological developments.
The papers are presented in nine chapters:
Chapter 1: Technologies of Graphene Formation;
Chapter 2: Research and Analysis Properties and Quality of Graphene;
Chapter 3: Composites and Polymers Based on Graphene;
Chapter 4: Research and Development of Films, Fibers, Surface and Coating with Use of Graphene;
Chapter 5: Application of Graphene in Photocatalytic Processes and Environmental Engineering;
Chapter 6: Graphene in Biomedical Engineering;
Chapter 7: Using Graphene in Electronics and Photovoltaics;
Chapter 8: Application of Graphene for Sensors and NEMS;
Chapter 9: Using of Graphene in Energy Storage, Fuel Cells and Supercapacitors.
The widespread use of solar energy requires the creation of functionally complete systems which convert solar energy into an element of a given technological process.
The collection “Engineering of Solar Energy Systems” consists of papers published by Trans Tech Publications Inc. from 2010 to 2014 inclusive and covers a wide range of advanced achievements in the field of creating and designing systems for technological use of solar energy.
The compiled scientific papers are presented in eight chapters:
Chapter 1: Solar Systems for Heating, Cooling and Ventilation
Chapter 2: Solar Energy in Environmental Treatment and Water Desalination
Chapter 3: Solar Hydrogen Production
Chapter 4: Systems for Electricity Supply Based on Solar Energy
Chapter 5: Design of Components and Equipment for Solar Systems
Chapter 6: Mechatronics, Control and Automation in Solar Energetics
Chapter 7: Integration of Solar Technologies in the Architecture of Buildings
Chapter 8: Engineering Management in Solar Energetics,
which cover many aspects of scientific and engineering activities.
The compilation “Research and Development of Solar Cells” covers papers concerning various aspects of the design, research and manufacture of photovoltaic cells, as they have been selected from the library of Trans Tech Publications Inc. from 2010 to 2014 inclusive.
All materials are presented in five chapters:
Chapter 1: Silicon Based Solar Cells
Chapter 2: Dye-Sensitized Cells
Chapter 3: Other Types of Solar Cells
Chapter 4: Technology of Quantum Dots
Chapter 5: Engineering Support in Manufacturing of Solar Cells,
which display a wide variety of challenges and achievements in the field of photovoltaic cells engineering.