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  • Modeling Solar Radiation at the Earth's Surfaceby Viorel Badescu

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 146.99

    Solar radiation data is important for a wide range of applications, e.g. in engineering, agriculture, health sector, and in many fields of the natural sciences. A few examples showing the diversity of applications may include: architecture and building design e.g. air conditioning and cooling systems; solar heating system design and use; solar power... more...

  • Marsby Viorel Badescu

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 146.99

    The manned mission is seen as a first step towards a Mars surface exploration base-station and, later, a permanent settlement. This timely book covers all the aspects of possible means of energy and resources utilization on the Mars surface. more...

  • Moonby Viorel Badescu

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 203.53

    Rising from the proposition that human development will require exploiting the natural resources of the Moon, this book investigates the potential and limitations of various systems for supplying manned Lunar bases with energy and other vital resources. more...

  • Asteroidsby Viorel Badescu

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 101.76

    This book investigates the prospective energy and material resources that could be gathered from asteroids and brought back to earth. It presents past and future technologies and solutions to old problems that could soon become reality. more...

  • Modeling Thermodynamic Distance, Curvature and Fluctuationsby Viorel Badescu

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 113.07

    This textbook aims to briefly outline the main directions in which the geometrization of thermodynamics has been developed in the last decades. The textbook is accessible to people trained in thermal sciences but not necessarily with solid formation in mathematics. For this, in the first chapters a summary of the main mathematical concepts is... more...

  • Optimal Control in Thermal Engineeringby Viorel Badescu

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 192.23

    This book is the first major work covering applications in thermal engineering and offering a comprehensive introduction to optimal control theory, which has applications in mechanical engineering, particularly aircraft and missile trajectory optimization. The book is organized in three parts: The first part includes a brief presentation of function... more...

  • Macro-engineering Seawater in Unique Environmentsby Viorel Badescu; Richard Cathcart

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 214.84

    In addition to new and original concepts in a key field of study, this book describes several large-scale projects involving seawater management, arid lowlands and salt-water body rehabilitation that have already been examined and reported in the literature. more...

  • The International Handbook of Space Technologyby Malcolm Macdonald; Viorel Badescu

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 349.42

    This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of space technology and an understanding of the end-to-end space mission. Covers processes and methodologies behind the design, development, operation and use of space systems technology, system by system. more...

  • Inner Solar Systemby Viorel Badescu; Kris Zacny

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 124.38

    This book investigates Venus and Mercury prospective energy and material resources. It is a collection of topics related to exploration and utilization of these bodies. It presents past and future technologies and solutions to old problems that could become reality in our life time. The book therefore is a great source of condensed information for... more...

  • Outer Solar Systemby Viorel Badescu; Kris Zacny

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 214.84

    The Earth has limited resources while the resources in space are virtually unlimited. Further development of humanity will require going beyond our planet and exploring of extraterrestrial bodies and their resources. This book investigates Outer Solar Systems and their prospective energy and material resources. It presents past missions and future... more...