A Contribution to Adaptive Sliding-Mode Control with Gaussian Radial-Basis-Function Networks
Companiting draws the attention to an important process in society, to the dealing of parents and caregivers with children, i.e. what children need such that they can fully develop their talents. The contribution of parents and caregivers to the growing up of children is considered in depth. Today the situation is all but child-inclined, life- and man-friendly. Companiting emphasizes two aspects: the inner deficits of parents and caregivers, the resulting inculcating dealing with children and the consequences for the life of these adolescents. Companiting presents ways into a more child-inclined situation. Lebenslang tätig als Ingenieur und Kaufmann, habe ich mich schon seit Jahrzehnten für die Art und Weise des Zusammenlebens der Menschen interessiert. In den letzten Jahren lag mein Hauptinteresse auf den Bedingungen, unter denen Kinder aufwachsen, und was das für das spätere Leben bedeutet. Die wichtigste Erkenntnis aus den entsprechenden Recherchen war nicht überraschend: Eltern und Bezugspersonen müssen dafür sorgen, daß das Kind frei und geborgen aufwächst. Das ist in unserer Gesellschaft allerdings leichter gesagt als getan, weil viele Erwachsene innerlich Defizite haben. Es ist ihre Aufgabe, diese wahrzunehmen und aufzuarbeiten, weil sie dann in der Lage sind, sich dem Kind authentisch zuzuwenden.
60 novel approaches in metal forming are presented and explained in detail. Contributions from acknowledged international scientists representing the state-of-art in metal forming open a general view on recent results and a clear view on demands for new research initiatives. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. A. Erman Tekkaya Since 2007, A. Erman Tekkaya is Professor at the TU Dortmund University and Head of the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL). Since 2011 he is senior coordinator of the MMT degree program, the Master of Science in Manufacturing Technology. Since October 2014 he is also Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. A. Erman Tekkaya studied mechanical engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. He finished his PhD in 1985, at the Institute for Metal Forming Technology at University of Stuttgart, with honors. In 1988, the Habilitation (Üniversite docenti) at the TC Üniversite-ler Aras? Kurul in Ankara followed. From 1986 to 2005 he worked at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. After his time as Assistant and Associate Professor he became Full Professor in 1993. From 2005 to 2009 A. Erman Tekkaya was Professor and Head of the Manufacturing Engineering Department at the ATILIM University in Ankara. Until September 2013 he was the founding director of the Center of Excellence on Metal Forming in Ankara. His research interests are metal forming technologies as bulk metal forming, sheet metal forming, bending and high speed forming, as also the modeling of metal forming processes and material characterization. In recognition of his contributions in the field of metal forming he was awarded the honorary degree Doktor-Ingenieur Ehren halber (Dr.-Ing. E.h.) by the Faculty of Engineering of Friedrich-Alexander- University in Erlangen - Nürnberg in 2012. In October 2014 he was awarded the International Prize for Research & Development in Precision Forging of the Japanese Society of Technology of Plasticity for process innovation, process characterization and international Leadership. A. Erman Tekkaya is member of numerous national and international committees and cherishes memberships to national and international scientific academies and associations. A. Erman Tekkaya is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Materials Processing Technology of Elsevier for 7 years. According to Scopus, his h-factor currently is 20 and the number of citations to his publications is 1600. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Homberg W. Homberg is a professor at the University of Paderborn since 2007 and managed the Chair of Forming and Machining Technology (LUF) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. There he is chairman of the Commission Strategy and Resources and member of the Committee for Planning and Finance at the University of Paderborn. He studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund. After his completion of studies, he worked as a research co-worker at the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL) in the field of sheet metal forming. In this field, he graduated with honors in the year 2000. Subsequently, he worked as a senior engineer at the IUL and was mainly responsible for the coordination of research. Current research focus from W. Homberg is in the areas of sheet metal- and profile-forming, forming of hybrid respectively high-strength materials and also incremental forming processes. In the area of incremental sheet metal-/profile-forming, W. Homberg developed a new forming process, called friction-spinning, in the year 2009. W. Homberg assumes the function as reviewer in the context of national and international research funding and is member of the working group of forming technology (AGU) in Germany. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Brosius In July 2012 Alexander Brosius became a full Professor as head of the Chair of Forming and Machining Processes (FF) at the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden). He has been a CIRP Research Affiliate since 2009 and is involved in project evaluations for the DFG as an expert reviewer. Before beginning his studies of mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin in 1993 specializing in construction, Alexander Brosius has completed a three-year vocational training as industrial tool maker at Siemens AG in Berlin. In 1997 he became a research assistant at the Chair of Construction and Manufacturing at Brandenburg
This book provides the readers with a timely guide to the application of biomimetic principles in architecture and engineering design. As a result of a combined effort by two internationally recognized authorities, the biologist Werner Nachtigall and the architect Göran Pohl, the book describes the principles which can be used to compare nature and technology, and at the same time it presents detailed explanations and examples showing how biology can be used as a source of inspiration and translated in building and architectural solutions (biomimicry). Even though nature cannot be directly copied, the living world can provide architects and engineers with a wealth of analogues and inspirations for their own creative designs. But how can analysis of natural entities give rise to advanced and sustainable design? By reporting on the latest bionic design methods and using extensive artwork, the book guides readers through the field of nature-inspired architecture, offering an extraordinary resource for professional architects, engineers, designers and urban planners, as well as for university teachers, researchers and students. Natural evolution is seen throughout the book as a powerful resource that can serve architecture and design by providing innovative, optimal and sustainable solutions. Prof. Pohl is professor for design, structural design and urban planning at the School for Architecture, University of Applied Sciences HTW Saar, Germany. After his studies at the University of Stuttgart, he and his wife Julia Pohl founded the office of Pohl Architects and the Lightweight Structures Institute in Jena, the latter of which has since become Pohl Architects research center, taking part in a number of projects on biomimetics and lightweight structures. Their works have been published in numerous reference books and magazines, and endowed with national and international awards. Prof. Pohl developed his understanding of lightweight construction and biomimetics as well as his knowledge of the structural aspects of architecture during his studies at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, under Frei Otto and Peter C. von Seidlein, among others, and during his doctoral studies at the TU Delft in the Netherlands under Ulrich Knaack. He is the editor and author of Textiles, Polymers, and Composites for Buildings (2010) Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge. He is also author of numerous technical lectures and publications in the areas of building materials and systems, natural and artificial fiber composite materials and biomimetics as well. In recent years he has been teaching at several international universities and has participated to national and international research projects. In 2011 he founded the B2E3 Institute for Efficient Buildings at the HTW Saar, which he has been leading since then, and is a founding member of BIOKON INTERNATIONAL. Besides being a member of the panel committee for biomimetics of VDI (Association of German Engineers), he is also chair of the guidelines committee VDI 6226 for Biomimetic Architecture, Industrial Design, and Structural Engineering. Prof. em. Dr. rer. nat. Werner Nachtigall Prof. Nachtigall studied biology, physics and the fundamentals of structural engineering and architecture history at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich and at the Technical University of Munich. With his pioneering insights on technical biology and bionics and the founding of the Society for Technical Biology and Bionics, he has made great contributions to the convergence of biology and technology, and has become an internationally respected authority on the study of nature. He is author of numerous books that have set the standards for studies in bionics. His latest book on Biomimetics for Architecture & Design, co-authored with Göran Pohl and published by Springer in 2015, is the first English translation of the 2nd edition of their German book on Bau-Bionik, published by Springer in 2013. He has published, among others, Bionik - Grundlagen und Beispiele für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler (2nd edition, 2002); Biologisches Design - Systematischer Katalog für bionisches Gestalten (2005); Bionik als Wissenschaft - Erkennen, Abstrahieren, Umsetzen (2010); and Bionics by Examples: 250 Scenarios from Classical to Modern Times (2015), which he co-authored with Alfred Wisser. Prof. Nachtigall is also the author of more than 300 technical scientific papers. He is a member of two academies and his work has been