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Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions
Titles in the call number range TJ, TL, TS (Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.
EMC and functional safety of automotive electronics / Kai, BorgeestTL 272.5 A982 2018eb
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) deals with the unintentional propagation and reception of electromagnetic energy which may cause disturbances or even physical damage in electronic or electromechanical systems. With the increase in number and density of electronic devices and systems in modern vehicles, EMC has become a substantial concern and a key cause of malfunction of automotive electronics.
This book explores electromagnetic compatibility in the context of automotive electronics, with a close relation to functional safety as required by ISO 26262. Topics covered include an introduction to automotive electronics; electrical drives and charging infrastructure; fundamentals of functional safety; fundamentals of EMC, signal and power integrity; the legal framework; EMC design at the ECU Level; EMC design at the system level and in special subsystems; modelling and simulation; and test and measurement for EMC.
Metaheuristic optimization in power engineering / Jordan RadosavljevićTJ 163.2 R33 2018eb
A metaheuristic is a consistent set of ideas, concepts, and operators to design a heuristic optimization algorithm, which can provide a sufficiently good solution to an optimization problem with incomplete or imperfect information. Modern and emerging power systems, with the growing complexity of distributed and intermittent generation, are an important application for such methods.
This book describes the principles of solving various problems in power engineering via the application of selected metaheuristic optimization methods including genetic algorithms, particle swarm optimization, and the gravitational search algorithm. Applications covered include power flow calculation; optimal power flow in transmission networks; optimal reactive power dispatch in transmission networks; combined economic and emission dispatch; optimal power flow in distribution networks; optimal volt/var control in distribution networks; optimal placement and sizing of distributed generation in distribution networks; optimal energy and operation management of microgrids; optimal coordination of directional overcurrent relays; and steady-state analysis of self-excited induction generators.
This book is ideal for researchers in areas of power system analysis and power system optimization. It is also highly suited for advanced students of electrical engineering and power engineering; power system engineers.
Thermal power plant control and instrumentation : the control of boilers and HRSG systems / David Lindsley, John Grist and Don ParkerTJ 395 L56 2018eb
The rise of renewable power generation using wind and solar energy has created the challenge of greater flexibility for combustion plants, requiring more sophisticated and robust control. Developments in control technology have brought opportunities for the power industry in terms of flexibility, energy efficiency and safety, but also the risk of a comprehension gap between control specialists and power plant engineers. This practically-oriented book bridges the gap. Contents include a wide variety of plant and combustion arrangements, from smaller boiler systems to full-scale generators, common principles, commercial aspects, measurement, and key techniques such as cogeneration and combined cycle.
Handbook of thermal science and engineering / Francis A. Kulacki, editor-in-chief ; Sumanta Acharya [and more], section editorsTJ260
This Handbook provides researchers, faculty, design engineers in industrial R&D, and practicing engineers in the field concise treatments of advanced and more-recently established topics in thermal science and engineering, with an important emphasis on micro- and nanosystems, not covered in earlier references on applied thermal science, heat transfer or relevant aspects of mechanical/chemical engineering. Major sections address new developments in heat transfer, transport phenomena, single- and multiphase flows with energy transfer, thermal-bioengineering, thermal radiation, combined mode heat transfer, coupled heat and mass transfer, and energy systems. Energy transport at the macro-scale and micro/nano-scales is also included. The internationally recognized team of authors adopt a consistent and systematic approach and writing style, including ample cross reference among topics, offering readers a user-friendly knowledgebase greater than the sum of its parts, perfect for frequent consultation. The Handbook of Thermal Science and Engineering is ideal for academic and professional readers in the traditional and emerging areas of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, electronics fabrication, energy, and manufacturing concerned with the influence thermal phenomena.
Event-based control and signal processing / edited by Marek MiskowiczTJ 217 E94 2016
Event-based systems are a class of reactive systems deployed in a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines including control, communication, signal processing, and electronic instrumentation. Activities in event-based systems are triggered in response to events usually representing a significant change of the state of controlled or monitored physical variables. Event-based systems adopt a model of calls for resources only if it is necessary, and therefore, they are characterized by efficient utilization of communication bandwidth, computation capability, and energy budget. Currently, the economical use of constrained technical resources is a critical issue in various application domains because many systems become increasingly networked, wireless, and spatially distributed.
Event-Based Control and Signal Processingexamines the event-based paradigm in control, communication, and signal processing, with a focus on implementation in networked sensor and control systems. Featuring 23 chapters contributed by more than 60 leading researchers from around the world, this book covers:Methods of analysis and design of event-based control and signal processing Event-driven control and optimization of hybrid systems Decentralized event-triggered control Periodic event-triggered control Model-based event-triggered control and event-triggered generalized predictive control Event-based intermittent control in man and machine Event-based PID controllers Event-based state estimation Self-triggered and team-triggered control Event-triggered and time-triggered real-time architectures for embedded systems Event-based continuous-time signal acquisition and DSP Statistical event-based signal processing in distributed detection and estimation Asynchronous spike event coding technique with address event representation Event-based processing of non-stationary signals Event-based digital (FIR and IIR) filters Event-based local bandwidth estimation and signal reconstruction
Event-Based Control and Signal Processing isthe first extensive study on both event-based control and event-based signal processing, presenting scientific contributions at the cutting edge of modern science and engineering.
ISO 9001:2000 document development compliance manual : a complete guide and CD-ROM / Syed Imtiaz HaiderTS 156.6 H32 2001
Don't reinvent the wheel when applying for your ISO 9001 registration or updating to the new 2000 standards. ISO 9001:2000 Document Development Compliance Manual: A Complete Guide and CD-ROM shows you how to develop and implement a documented quality management system based on ISO 9000 series standards. It supplies ready to use ISO 9001:2000 Template Quality Manuals and applicable Standard Operating Procedures with year 2000 revisions for documentation management in text and on CD ROM.
You will understand how to:
Build quality into your products and services
Achieve ISO 9001 certification with time, money, and resources optimization
Supply products that are totally fit for use
Satisfy user/customer expectations
Edge out the competitors
Achieve a defined level of quality
Prevent defects and provide value
Yield profits from your invested resources
Microscale and nanoscale heat transfer : analysis, design, and application / Mourad Rebay, Sadik Kaka, Renato M. CottaTJ 260 R43 2016
Microscale and Nanoscale Heat Transfer: Analysis, Design, and Applicationsfeatures contributions from prominent researchers in the field of micro- and nanoscale heat transfer and associated technologies and offers a complete understanding of thermal transport in nano-materials and devices. Nanofluids can be used as working fluids in thermal systems; the thermal conductivity of heat transfer fluids can be increased by adding nanoparticles in fluids. This book provides details of experimental and theoretical investigations made on nanofluids for use in the biomechanical and aerospace industries. It examines the use of nanofluids in improving heat transfer rates, covers the numerical approaches for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of nanofluids, and reviews the experimental results of commonly used nanofluids dispersed in both spherical and nonspherical nanoparticles. It also focuses on current and developing applications of microscale and nanoscale convective heat transfer.
In addition, the book covers a wide range of analysis that includes:Solid-liquid interface phonon transfer at the molecular level The validity of the continuum hypothesis and Fourier law in nanochannels Conventional methods of using molecular dynamics (MD) for heat transport problems The molecular dynamics approach to calculate interfacial thermal resistance (ITR) A review of experimental results in the field of heat pipes and two-phase flows in thermosyphons Microscale convective heat transfer with gaseous flow in ducts The application of the lattice Boltzmann method for thermal microflows A numerical method for resolving the problem of subcooled convective boiling flows in microchannel heat sinks Two-phase boiling flow and condensation heat transfer in mini/micro channels, and more
Microscale and Nanoscale Heat Transfer: Analysis, Design, and Applications addresses the need for thermal packaging and management for use in cooling electronics and serves as a resource for researchers, academicians, engineers, and other professionals working in the area of heat transfer, microscale and nanoscale science and engineering, and related industries.
Energy science and applied technology ESAT 2016 / editor, Zhigang Fang, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, ChinaTJ 807.2 I58 2016
The 2016 International Conference on Energy Science and Applied Technology (ESAT 2016) held on June 25-26 in Wuhan, China aimed to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, and academicians, as well as industrial professionals, to present their research results and development activities in energy science and engineering and its applied technology. The themes presented in Energy Science and Applied Technology ESAT 2016 are:
Technologies in Geology, Mining, Oil and Gas;
Renewable Energy, Bio-Energy and Cell Technologies;
Energy Transfer and Conversion, Materials and Chemical Technologies;
Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development;
Electrical and Electronic Technology, Power System Engineering;
Mechanical, Manufacturing, Process Engineering;
Control and Automation;
Communications and Applied Information Technologies;
Applied and Computational Mathematics;
Methods and Algorithms Optimization;
Network Technology and Application;
System Test, Diagnosis, Detection and Monitoring;
Recognition, Video and Image Processing.
Iso 9001 : 2015 - a complete guide to quality management systems / by Itay AbuhavTS 156.6 A284 2017
What is risk based thinking? Do you know how to address risks and opportunities? Did you ever analyzed risks? Are you sure it is that what the ISO 9001 expects? What do you really know about knowledge management? Can you identify the types of knowledge in your organization? How do you maintain knowledge? What is awareness in the eyes of the ISO 9001 Standard? Can you tell the relation between awareness and the effectiveness of the QMS? This book explains in details all the new issues and topics required by the ISO 9001:2015 Standard and gives you the tools and tricks to answer the new requirements. Just read and do. The table of contents in the book are identical to the table of contents of the standard so you can orient yourself quite easily and find the specific advice you are looking for.
Introduction to textile fibres / H.V. Sreenivasa MurthyTS 1540 S64 2016
Introduction to Textile Fibresprovides necessary information for beginners. In many textile institutions, this book was widely referred by students and staff for teaching diploma and degree courses. In 1989, the book won the coveted "Best Technical Book in Textile" - Century Mills Award through Textile Association (India). This revised edition of the book offers new topics and updated statistical figures.
Lignin biodegradation : microbiology, chemistry, and potential applications / editors, T. Kent Kirk, Research Scientist, Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Forest Service, U.S.D.A., Madison, Wisconsin, Takayoshi Higuchi, Director, Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto, Japan, Hou-min Chang, Professor, Department of Wood and Paper Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North CarolinaTS 933 L5L54 2018
Cybersecurity for industrial control systems : SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI, and SIS / Tyson Macaulay and Bryan SingerTS 156.8 M328 2012
As industrial control systems (ICS), including SCADA, DCS, and other process control networks, become Internet-facing, they expose crucial services to attack. Threats like Duqu, a sophisticated worm found in the wild that appeared to share portions of its code with the Stuxnet worm, emerge with increasing frequency.
Explaining how to develop and implement an effective cybersecurity program for ICS, Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems: SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI, and SIS provides you with the tools to ensure network security without sacrificing the efficiency and functionality of ICS.
Highlighting the key issues that need to be addressed, the book begins with a thorough introduction to ICS. It discusses business, cost, competitive, and regulatory drivers and the conflicting priorities of convergence. Next, it explains why security requirements differ from IT to ICS. It differentiates when standard IT security solutions can be used and where SCADA-specific practices are required.
The book examines the plethora of potential threats to ICS, including hi-jacking malware, botnets, spam engines, and porn dialers. It outlines the range of vulnerabilities inherent in the ICS quest for efficiency and functionality that necessitates risk behavior such as remote access and control of critical equipment. Reviewing risk assessment techniques and the evolving risk assessment process, the text concludes by examining what is on the horizon for ICS security, including IPv6, ICSv6 test lab designs, and IPv6 and ICS sensors.
Fundamentals of rocket propulsion / D.P. MishraTL 709 M57 2017
The book follows a unified approach to present the basic principles of rocket propulsion in concise and lucid form. This textbook comprises of ten chapters ranging from brief introduction and elements of rocket propulsion, aerothermodynamics to solid, liquid and hybrid propellant rocket engines with chapter on electrical propulsion. Worked out examples are also provided at the end of chapter for understanding uncertainty analysis. This book is designed and developed as an introductory text on the fundamental aspects of rocket propulsion for both undergraduate and graduate students. It is also aimed towards practicing engineers in the field of space engineering. This comprehensive guide also provides adequate problems for audience to understand intricate aspects of rocket propulsion enabling them to design and develop rocket engines for peaceful purposes.
Handbook of optofluidics / editors, Aaron R. Hawkins, Holger SchmidtTJ 853.4 O68H36 2010
Optofluidics is an emerging field that involves the use of fluids to modify optical properties and the use of optical devices to detect flowing media. Ultimately, its value is highly dependent on the successful integration of photonic integrated circuits with microfluidic or nanofluidic systems. Handbook of Optofluidicsprovides a snapshot of the state of the field, captures current trends, and gives insight into the technology of tomorrow, which will enable researchers to tackle challenges and opportunities that it can uniquely answer.
Divided into three sections, this comprehensive resource begins by introducing the scientific foundations that contribute to optofluidics. It details the connections to related research areas and reveals the scientific influences currently shaping the design and function of optofluidic systems. It provides brief reviews of those established fields from which optofluidics has evolved, putting special emphasis on how they currently intersect.
This introductory material provides a basis for understanding the chapters that follow. The second section explores the synthesis of fundamental concepts to create novel devices, specifically those with optical properties that are manipulated by fluids. A main theme that runs through this part is the dynamic reconfigurability made possible by flowing and reshaping fluids. The final section looks to future applications of the field, presenting recent developments in particle detection and manipulation primarily being developed for biosensing and biomedical applications.
Enhanced by thematic connections throughout the chapters that help define the field, this volume is a concise reference for the growing optofluidics community and is poised to provide a stepping stone for continued research in an area that holds promise for a myriad of applications.
Radio wave propagation and channel modeling for Earth-space systems / Athanasios G. Kanatas, University of Piraeus, Greece, Athanasios D. Panagopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, GreeceTL 3025 R34 2016
The accurate design of earth-space systems requires a comprehensive understanding of the various propagation media and phenomena that differ depending on frequencies and types of applications. The choice of the relevant channel models is crucial in the design process and constitutes a key step in performance evaluation and testing of earth-space systems. The subject of this book is built around the two characteristic cases of satellite systems: fixed satellites and mobile satellite systems.
Radio Wave Propagation and Channel Modeling for Earth-Space Systemsdiscusses the state of the art in channel modeling and characterization of next-generation fixed multiple-antennas and mobile satellite systems, as well as propagation phenomena and fade mitigation techniques. The frequencies of interest range from 100 MHz to 100 GHz (from VHF to W band), whereas the use of optical free-space communications is envisaged.
Examining recent research advances in space-time tropospheric propagation fields and optical satellite communication channel models, the book covers land mobile multiple antennas satellite- issues and relative propagation campaigns and stratospheric channel models for various applications and frequencies. It also presents research and well-accepted satellite community results for land mobile satellite and tropospheric attenuation time-series single link and field synthesizers.
The book examines aeronautical communications channel characteristics and modeling, relative radio wave propagation campaigns, and stratospheric channel model for various applications and frequencies. Propagation effects on satellite navigation systems and the corresponding models are also covered.
Adaptive control for robotic manipulators / edited by Dan Zhang and Bin WeiTJ 211.35 A337 2017
The robotic mechanism and its controller make a complete system. As the robotic mechanism is reconfigured, the control system has to be adapted accordingly. The need for the reconfiguration usually arises from the changing functional requirements. This book will focus on the adaptive control of robotic manipulators to address the changed conditions. The aim of the book is to summarise and introduce the state-of-the-art technologies in the field of adaptive control of robotic manipulators in order to improve the methodologies on the adaptive control of robotic manipulators. Advances made in the past decades are described in the book, including adaptive control theories and design, and application of adaptive control to robotic manipulators.
Micromechatronics : modeling, analysis, and design with MATLAB / Victor Giurgiutiu, Sergey Edward LyshevskiTJ 163.12 G58 2009
Focusing on recent developments in engineering science, enabling hardware, advanced technologies, and software, Micromechatronics: Modeling, Analysis, and Design with MATLAB®, Second Editionprovides clear, comprehensive coverage of mechatronic and electromechanical systems. It applies cornerstone fundamentals to the design of electromechanical systems, covers emerging software and hardware, introduces the rigorous theory, examines the design of high-performance systems, and helps develop problem-solving skills. Along with more streamlined material, this edition adds many new sections to existing chapters.
New to the Second EditionUpdated and extended worked examples along with the associated MATLAB®codes Additional problems and exercises at the end of many chapters New sections on MATLAB New case studies
The book explores ways to improve and optimize a broad spectrum of electromechanical systems widely used in industrial, transportation, and power systems. It examines the design and analysis of high-performance mechatronic systems, energy systems, efficient energy conversion, power electronics, controls, induced-strain devices, active sensors, microcontrollers, and motion devices. The text also enables a deep understanding of the multidisciplinary underpinnings of engineering. It can be used for courses in mechatronics, power systems, energy systems, active materials and smart structures, solid-state actuation, structural health monitoring, and applied microcontroller engineering.
Advanced renewable energy systems / S.C. BhatiaTJ 808 B43 2014
The book is a complete treatise on renewable energy sources and also includes issues relating to biofuels. It aims to serve as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students in relevant disciplines and a reference for all the professionals in the related fields.
Quality management for organizations using lean Six Sigma techniques / Erick C. JonesTS 156.17 S59J66 2014
The next step in the evolution of the organizational quality field, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has come of age. However, many challenges to using LSS in lieu of, in conjunction with, or integrated with other quality initiatives remain. An update on the current focus of quality management, Quality Management for Organizations Using Lean Six Sigma Techniques covers the concepts and principles of Lean Six Sigma and its origins in quality, total quality management (TQM), and statistical process control (SPC), and then explores how it can be integrated into manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare operations.
The book presents the background on quality and Lean Six Sigma (LSS) techniques and tools, previous history of LSS in manufacturing, and current applications of LSS in operations such as logistics and healthcare. It provides a decision model for choosing whether to use LSS or other quality initiatives, which projects should be selected and prioritized, and what to do with non-LSS projects. The author also details an integration model for integrating and developing integrated LSS and other quality initiatives, and common mathematical techniques that you can use for performing LSS statistical calculations. He describes methods to attain the different Six Sigma certifications, and closes with discussion of future directions of Lean Six Sigma and quality.
Case studies illustrate the integration of LSS principles into other quality initiatives, highlighting best practices as well as successful and failed integrations. This guide gives you a balanced description of the good, bad, and ugly in integrating LSS into modern operations, giving you the understanding necessary to immediately apply the concepts to your quality processes.
Wind tunnel testing of high-rise buildings : an output of the CTBUH Wing Engineering Working Group / Peter Irwin, Roy Denoon & David ScottTL 567 W5I79 2013
Since the 1960s, wind tunnel testing has become a commonly used tool in the design of tall buildings. It was pioneered, in large part, during the design of the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Since those early days of wind engineering, wind tunnel testing techniques have developed in sophistication, but these techniques are not widely understood by the designers using the results. As a direct result, the CTBUH Wind Engineering Working Group was formed to develop a concise guide for the non-specialist.
The primary goal of this guide is to provide an overview of the wind tunnel testing process for design professionals. This knowledge allows readers to ask the correct questions of their wind engineering consultants throughout the design process. This is not an in-depth guide to the technical intricacies of wind tunnel testing, it focusses instead on the information the design community needs, including:a unique methodology for the presentation of wind tunnel results to allow straightforward comparison of results from different wind tunnel laboratories. advice on when a tall building is likely to be sufficiently sensitive to wind effects to benefit from a wind tunnel test background for assessing whether design codes and standards are applicable details of the types of tests that are commonly conducted descriptions of the fundamentals of wind climate and the interaction of wind and tall buildings
This unique book is an essential guide for all designers of tall buildings, and anyone else interested in the process of wind tunnel testing for tall buildings.
Bioprocessing of textiles / Dr. C. Vigneswaran, Dr. M. Ananthasubramanian, Dr. P. KandhavadivuTS 1765 V54 2015
With increasing awareness about the environmental concern and usage of eco-friendly agents, researchers and scientists today are finding ways to treat textile materials without use of chemicals. To fulfill the space, many researchers are developing enzyme-based products for industrial applications to enhance the product functional properties and uses.
Bioprocessing of Textiles: Fundamentals for Applications and Research Prospective deals with the basic fundamentals of enzyme technology and their applications in textile processing of both natural and synthetic fibres for enhancing their functional characteristics. The book also describes the future scope of enzyme technology for hygienic and healthcare textile product development and safety aspects of handling enzymes in the textile industries. In short, this book presents a refreshingly original approach in emphasizing the interface between enzyme technology and textile materials apart from dealing with diverse methods and techniques used in industrial practices.
Oxide semiconductors for solar energy conversion : titanium dioxide / Janusz NowotnyTJ 811 N69 2012
Oxide semiconductors, including titanium dioxide (TiO2), are increasingly being considered as replacements for silicon in the development of the next generation of solar cells. Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion: Titanium Dioxidepresents the basic properties of binary metal oxide semiconductors and the performance-related properties of TiO2as they relate to solar energy.
The book provides a general background on oxide semiconductors based on binary oxides and their solid solutions, including electronic and ionic conductors. It covers several aspects of solid-state electrochemistry of oxides, such as defect chemistry, and defect-related properties, such as electrical properties, diffusion, segregation, and reactivity. The author also takes a pioneering approach in considering bulk versus surface semiconducting properties, showing how they are different due to the effect of segregation.
One of the first on semiconducting, photocatalytic, and photoelectrochemical properties of TiO2and its solid solutions with donor- and acceptor-type ions, the book discusses defect chemistry of TiO2in terms of defect equilibria and defect-related properties, including electrical properties, self and chemical diffusion, surface properties, segregation, and reactivity and photoreactivity with oxygen, water, and microbial agents. The text also illustrates the use of TiO2as an emerging material for solar energy conversion systems, including the generation of hydrogen fuel by photoelectrochemical water splitting, the photocatalytic purification of water, and the generation of photovoltaic electricity. In addition, it presents defect disorder diagrams for the formation of TiO2-based semiconductors with controlled properties.
Encompassing the areas of solid-state science, surface chemistry, and photocatalysis, this book reflects the increasing awareness of the importance of structural imperfections, such as point defects, in understanding the properties of metal oxides, specifically TiO2-based semiconductors.
Embedded systems and robotics with open source tools / Nilanjan Dey, Amartya MukherjeeTJ 211.495 D485 2016
Embedded Systems and Robotics with Open-Source Toolsprovideseasy-to-understand and easy-to-implement guidance for rapid prototype development. Designed for readers unfamiliar with advanced computing technologies, this highly accessible book:Describes several cutting-edge open-source software and hardware technologies Examines a number of embedded computer systems and their practical applications Includes detailed projects for applying rapid prototype development skills in real time
Embedded Systems and Robotics with Open-Source Tools effectively demonstrates that, with the help of high-performance microprocessors, microcontrollers, and highly optimized algorithms, one can develop smarter embedded devices.
Advanced vehicle control : AVEC'16 / editors, Johannes Edelmann & Manfred Plochl, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, Peter E. Pfeffer, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, GermanyTL 6 A383 2017
The AVEC symposium is a leading international conference in the fields of vehicle dynamics and advanced vehicle control, bringing together scientists and engineers from academia and automotive industry. The first symposium was held in 1992 in Yokohama, Japan. Since then, biennial AVEC symposia have been established internationally and have considerably contributed to the progress of technology in automotive research and development. In 2016 the 13th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC'16) was held in Munich, Germany, from 13th to 16th of September 2016. The symposium was hosted by the Munich University of Applied Sciences.
AVEC'16 puts a special focus on automatic driving, autonomous driving functions and driver assist systems, integrated control of interacting control systems, controlled suspension systems, active wheel torque distribution, and vehicle state and parameter estimation.
132 papers were presented at the symposium and are published in these proceedings as full paper contributions. The papers review the latest research developments and practical applications in highly relevant areas of vehicle control, and may serve as a reference for researchers and engineers.
Product Safety and restricted substances in apparel / Subrata DasTS 1449 D37 2013
Drawn from years of experience, this book covers product safety and restricted substances in apparel manufacturing. The book discusses the restricted substances present in fabrics, apparels and accessories and their acceptable limits or total ban, management of such restricted substances in supply chain, standard and regulatory test methods.
Numerical simulation of heat exchangers / edited by W.J. Minkowycz, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, E.M. Sparrow, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MinnesoTJ 263 N86 2017
This book deals with certain aspects of material science, particularly with the release of thermal energy associated with bond breaking. It clearly establishes the connection between heat transfer rates and product quality. The editors then sharply draw the thermal distinctions between the various categories of welding processes, and demonstrate how these distinctions are translated into simulation model uniqueness. The book discusses the incorporation of radiative heat transfer processes into the simulation model.
Wind turbine technology : principles and design / edited by Muyiwa Adaramola, PhDTJ 776 W56 2014
This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
This important book presents a selection of new research on wind turbine technology, including aerodynamics, generators and gear systems, towers and foundations, control systems, and environmental issues.
This informative book:
* Introduces the principles of wind turbine design
* Presents methods for analysis of wind turbine performance
* Discusses approaches for wind turbine improvement and optimization
* Covers fault detection in wind turbines
* Describes mediating the adverse effects of wind turbine use and installation
Automotive ergonomics : driver-vehicle interaction / edited by Nikolaos GkikasTL 250 A985 2013
In the last 20 years, technological developments have set new standards in driver-vehicle interaction. These developments effect the entire lifecycle, from the moment a customer enters a dealership to examine a prospective vehicle, to the driving experience during the vehicle lifecycle, and the interaction with other road users and facilities in place. It is such developments, socioeconomic on the one hand, technological on the other, that make Automotive Ergonomics: Driver-Vehicle Interaction an important addition to the literature in this field.
The book explores the challenges in research and development of new vehicles brought about by recent advances in theory and practice. Highlighting topics such as Human-Machine Interaction, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, and the hugely evolving subject of digital human modeling and simulation in automotive applications, the book covers:Best practices and emerging developments Advances in power train technology Ergonomics of electric vehicles Effects of driver distraction, workload, and physical environments Active safety systems Navigation support Vibration and noise perception Health and safety aspects of driving
While this area is not new, most of the books available are either too general or out of date. This book presents the latest developments in the field of ergonomics and human factors and discusses their implications to the design of modern and future vehicles, giving you the tools you need for innovation.
Kansei innovation : practical design applications for product and service development / Mitsuo Nagamachi, Anitawati Mohd LokmanTS 170 N34 2015
Developed in the early 70s in Japan, the Kansei Engineering (KE) method gives you the tools to develop profitable and well-received products and services. Written by the founder of KE, MitsuoNagamachi, and co-authored by one of his proteges, Anitawati Mohd Lokman, Kansei Innovation: Practical Design Applications for Product and Service Development shows you how to nurture Kansei, develop the skill in observing people, and apply that skill to the development and design of products.
In this book, Nagamachi shares his 50 years of experiences in enterprise guidance and product development, including examples of exceptional service innovation at companies such as Nissan Motor, Mazda, Toyota, Volvo, Fuji Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Electric, Tenmaya Department Stores, Seibu Department Stores, Suntory, NEC, Sharp, Komatsu, Wacoal Corporation, Matsushita Electric Works (now Panasonic Electric Works), Boeing, and many more. These stories may surprise you when you learn about the new development of certain products that you already use.
The book includes coverage of ergonomic and KE methods for studying human Kansei in product development and job improvement as well as discussion of how to use these methods for innovation in work improvement and activate KE for product development. It gives you a reliable instrument for predicting the reception of a product on the market before the development costs become too large. And, in the end, you will understand how Kansei--a seemingly dubious presence--is processed scientifically and able to have multilateral applications.
Quality-I is safety-II : the integration of two management systems / Sasho AndonovTS 156 A49 2017
This book deals with the present and future situation with Quality and Safety management Systems (QMS and SMS). It presents new ideas, points to the basic misunderstandings in the two management systems, and covers a wide range of industries, as well as providing a practical assessment of scientific theory. It explains the fundamental misunderstanding of what Quality and Safety is from a practical point of view and how to improve them by integrating the two systems from the perspective that Quality-I is Safety-II.
Networked Control Systems with Intermittent Feedback / Domagoj TolicTJ 216 T655 2017
Networked Control Systems (NCSs) are spatially distributed systems for which the communication between sensors, actuators and controllers is realized by a shared (wired or wireless) communication network. NCSs offer several advantages, such as reduced installation and maintenance costs, as well as greater flexibility, over conventional control systems in which parts of control loops exchange information via dedicated point-to-point connections. The principal goal of this book is to present a coherent and versatile framework applicable to various settings investigated by the authors over the last several years. This framework is applicable to nonlinear time-varying dynamic plants and controllers with delayed dynamics; a large class of static, dynamic, probabilistic and priority-oriented scheduling protocols; delayed, noisy, lossy and intermittent information exchange; decentralized control problems of heterogeneous agents with time-varying directed (not necessarily balanced) communication topologies; state- and output-feedback; off-line and on-line intermittent feedback; optimal intermittent feedback through Approximate Dynamic Programming (ADP) and Reinforcement Learning (RL); and control systems with exogenous disturbances and modeling uncertainties.
Avionics : elements, software, and functions / ary R. SpitzerTL 695 S748 2006
Renamed to reflect the increased role of digital electronics in modern flight control systems, Cary Spitzer's industry-standard Digital Avionics Handbook, Second Edition is available in two comprehensive volumes designed to provide focused coverage for specialists working in different areas of avionics development. The first installment, Avionics: Elements, Software, and Functions covers the building blocks and enabling technologies behind modern avionics systems. It discusses data buses, displays, human factors, standards, and flight systems in detail and includes new chapters on the Time-Triggered Protocol (TTP), ARINC specification 653, communications, and vehicle health management systems.
Engineering techniques of ring spinning / Dr. (Mrs) Tasnim N. Shaikh and Dr. Someshwar S. BhattacharyaTS 1480 S53 2016
Ring spinning is an age-old technology used in the process of fibres to yarn conversion. Its versatility in dealing with a wide range of materials in terms of type, properties and even as an individual or blend is unbeaten. This book provides a platform for critically evaluating various engineering and technical changes undergone in this legendary process and the scientific approach lying behind these changes.
Sheet Metal Forming Optimization : Bioinspired Approaches / editors, Nandedkar, Vilas M.,TS 250 K353 2017
Automotive and aerospace components, utensils, and many other products are manufactured by a forming/drawing process on press machines of very thin sheet metal, 0.8 to 1.2 mm. It is imperative to study the effect of all involved parameters on output of this type of manufacturing process. This book offers the readers with application and suitability of various evolutionary, swarm, and bio-inspired optimization algorithms for sheet metal forming processes. Book initiates by presenting basics of metal forming, formability followed by discussion of process parameters in detail, prominent modes of failure, basics of optimization and various bioinspired approaches followed by optimization studies on various industrial components applying bioinspired optimization algorithms.
* Focus on description of basic investigation of metal forming, as well as evolutionary optimization
* Presentation of innovative optimization methodologies to close the gap between those formulations and industrial problems, aimed at industrial professionals
* Includes mathematical modeling of drawing/forming process
* Discusses key performance parameters, such as Thinning, Fracture, and Wrinkling
* Includes both numerical and experimental analysis
Acceptance sampling in quality control / Edward G. Schilling and Dean V. NeubauerTS 156.4 S34 2017
Acceptance Sampling in Quality Control, Third Editionpresents the state of the art in the methodology of sampling while integrating both theory and best practices. It discusses various standards, including those from the ISO, MIL-STD and ASTM and explores how to set quality levels. The book also includes problems at the end of each chapter with solutions. This edition improves upon theprevious editions especially in the areas of software applications and compliance sampling plans.
New to the Third Edition:Numerous Microsoft Excel templates to address sampling plans are used. Commercial software applications are discussed at the end of many chapters. Discussion of quick switching systems has been expanded to account for the considerable recent activity in this area. Added discussion of zero acceptance number chained quick switching systems.
High-conformal gearing : kinematics and geometry / Stephen P. RadzevichTJ 193 R33 2016
Presents a Concept That Makes Gear Transmissions Noiseless, Smaller, and Lighter in Weight
High-conformal gearing is a new gear system inspired by the human skeleton. Unlike conventional external involute gearing, which features convex-to-convex contact, high-conformal gearing features a convex-to-concave type of contact between the tooth flanks of the gear and the mating pinion. This provides gear teeth with greater contact strength, supports the conditions needed to transmit a rotation smoothly and efficiently, and helps eliminate mistakes in the design of high-conformal gearings.
High-Conformal Gearing: Kinematics and Geometry provides a framework for ideal conditions and a clear understanding of this novel concept. A step-by-step guide to complex gear geometry, the book addresses the kinematics and the geometry of conformal (Novikov gearing) and high-conformal gearing. Written by a world-renowned gear specialist, it introduces the principles of high-conformal gearing and outlines its production, inspection, application, and design.
Providing complete coverage of this subject, the author:Reveals how under equal rest of the conditions, high-conformal gearing allows for the highest possible power density, the lowest possible weight, and the highest contact strength Explains how developed conformal and high-conformal gearings represent examples of geometrically accurate (ideal) gearings Proves that the ideal non-involute conformal and high-conformal gears cannot be machined by gear-generating processes Proposes a distinction between Wildhaber and Novikov gearings
High-Conformal Gearing: Kinematics and Geometry focuses on the design and generation of conformal and high-conformal gearings and can aid mechanical, automotive, and robotics engineers specializing in gear design with successfully transmitting a rotation. It also serves as a resource for graduate students taking advanced courses in gear design.
Handbook of energy harvesting power supplies and applications / edited by Peter Spies, Loreto Mateu, Markus PollakTJ 808.3 H36 2013
This book describes the fundamentals and principles of energy harvesting and provides the necessary theory and background to develop energy harvesting power supplies. It explains the overall system design and gives quantitative assumptions on environmental energy. It explains different system blocks for an energy harvesting power supply and the trade-offs. The text covers in detail different energy transducer technologies such as piezoelectric, electrodynamic, and thermoelectric generators and solar cells from the material to the component level and explains the appropriate power management circuits required in these systems. Furthermore, it describes and compares storage elements such as secondary batteries and supercapacitors to select the most appropriate one for the application. Besides power supplies that use ambient energy, the book presents systems that use electromagnetic fields in the radio frequency range. Finally, it discusses different application fields and presents examples of self-powered electronic systems to illustrate the content of the preceding chapters.
Managing emotion in design innovation / Amitoj SinghTS 171.4 S56 2014
This book presents an emotion centered research framework titled " emoha " for design innovation. It defines emoha and underlines the importance of the developed framework in culturalization of technology and thereby design innovation. The book explains the detailed research on product styling which leads to the creation of "Emoha" and how to use it in product design.
Quality management system implementation : a handbook for product development companies / Vivek (Vic) NandaTS 156 N25 2005
Quality Management System Handbook for Product Development Companies describes a systematic approach for quality management and continuous improvement via a formal management system. The approach centers on a high-level process for defining a QMS -- from essential prerequisites to improvement mechanisms. The book outlines the five major QMS phases: implementation planning; definition; refinement; deployment; and continuous improvement.
The text provides all of the information that a company needs to implement a quality management system (QMS). It describes the high-level QMS implementation process and offers guidance on how to define, deploy, and continually upgrade a QMS.
Recognizing the importance and acceptance of a process-oriented view of business operations, this book integrates a process-oriented approach to the establishment of a QMS, and describes the quality practices that are essential for product development.
Environment, energy and applied technology / editors, Wen-Pei Sung, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, Jimmy (C.M.) Kao, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, TaiwanTJ 808.5 I58 2014
This proceedings volume brings together selected peer-reviewed papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Frontier of Energy and Environment Engineering. Topics covered include energy efficiency and energy management, energy exploration and exploitation, power generation technologies, water pollution and protection, air pollution and protection and environmental engineering and management among others. This volume will be of interest to a global audience consisting of academic researchers, industry professionals and policy-makers active in the wide field of energy and environmental engineering.
Dudley's handbook of practical gear design and manufacture / Stephen P. RadzevichTJ 184 D784 2016
Dudley's Handbook of Practical Gear Design & Manufacture, Third Edition, is the definitive reference work for gear design, production, inspection, and application. This fully updated edition provides practical methods of gear design, and gear manufacturing methods, for high-, medium-, and low-volume production. Comprehensive tables and references are included in the text and in its extensive appendices, providing an invaluable source information for all those involved in the field of gear technology.
Advanced quality function deployment / Fiorenzo FranceschiniTS 156 F73 2002
A versatile manual that can be used to stimulate product innovation, benchmarking analysis, and engineering design, this book goes beyond theory to provide relevant advanced methods and techniques that readers can apply in their work for both short- and long-term results. The author links Quality Function Deployment (QFD) with other quality design techniques and discusses processes for improving its effectiveness. He also highlights methods for selecting a product's technical features. Real implementation case studies and numerous examples illustrate the concepts, including the Qualitometro method for designing and measuring quality in the service sector.
Automotive product development : a systems engineering implementation / by Vivek D. BhiseTL 240 B54 2017
This book is about how to develop future automotive products by applying the latest methodologies based on a systems engineering approach and by taking into account many issues facing the auto industry such as meeting government safety, emissions and fuel economy regulations, incorporating advances in new technology applications in structural materials, power trains, vehicle lighting systems, displays and telematics, and satisfying the very demanding customer.
It is financially disastrous for any automotive company to create a vehicle that very few people want. To design an automotive product that will be successful in the marketplace requires carefully orchestrated teamwork of experts from many disciplines, substantial amount of resources, and application of proven techniques at the right time during the product development process.
Automotive Product Development: A Systems Engineering Implementation is intended for company management personnel and graduate students in engineering, business management and other disciplines associated with the development of automotive and other complex products.
Optimal and robust scheduling for networked control systems / Stefano Longo, Tingli Su, Guido Herrmann, Phil BarberTJ 217.2 L64 2013
Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems tackles the problem of integrating system components--controllers, sensors, and actuators--in a networked control system. It is common practice in industry to solve such problems heuristically, because the few theoretical results available are not comprehensive and cannot be readily applied by practitioners. This book offers a solution to the deterministic scheduling problem that is based on rigorous control theoretical tools but also addresses practical implementation issues. Helping to bridge the gap between control theory and computer science, it suggests that the consideration of communication constraints at the design stage will significantly improve the performance of the control system.
Technical Results, Design Techniques, and Practical Applications
The book brings together well-known measures for robust performance as well as fast stochastic algorithms to assist designers in selecting the best network configuration and guaranteeing the speed of offline optimization. The authors propose a unifying framework for modelling NCSs with time-triggered communication and present technical results. They also introduce design techniques, including for the codesign of a controller and communication sequence and for the robust design of a communication sequence for a given controller. Case studies explore the use of the FlexRay TDMA and time-triggered control area network (CAN) protocols in an automotive control system.
Practical Solutions to Your Time-Triggered Communication Problems
This unique book develops ready-to-use engineering tools for large-scale control system integration with a focus on robustness and performance. It emphasizes techniques that are directly applicable to time-triggered communication problems in the automotive industry and in avionics, robotics, and automated manufacturing.
Advances in Energy Science and Equipment Engineering II Volume 1 : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering (ICEESE 2016), November 12-14, 2016, Guangzhou, China / editors, Aragona Patty, ShimTJ 163.15 Z468 2017
The 2016 2nd International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering (ICEESE 2016) will be held on November 12-14, 2016 in Guangzhou, China. ICEESE 2016 is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of energy equipment science and engineering to a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in energy equipment science and engineering and another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working all around the world. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in energy equipment science and engineering and related areas.
Ergonomics in the automotive design process / Vivek D. BhiseTL 250 B48 2012
The auto industry is facing tough competition and severe economic constraints. Their products need to be designed "right the first time" with the right combinations of features that not only satisfy the customers but continually please and delight them by providing increased functionality, comfort, convenience, safety, and craftsmanship. Based on the author's forty plus years of experience as a human factors researcher, engineer, manager, and teacher who has conducted numerous studies and analyses, Ergonomics in the Automotive Design Processcovers the entire range of ergonomics issues involved in designing a car or truck and provides evaluation techniques to avoid costly mistakes and assure high customer satisfaction.
The book begins with the definitions and goals of ergonomics, historic background, and ergonomics approaches. It covers human characteristics, capabilities, and limitations considered in vehicle design in key areas such as anthropometry, biomechanics, and human information processing. It then examines how the driver and the occupants are positioned in the vehicle space and how package drawings and/or computer-aided design models are created from key vehicle dimensions used in the automobile industry. The author describes design tools used in the industry for occupant packaging, driver vision, and applications of other psychophysical methods. He covers important driver information processing concepts and models and driver error categories to understand key considerations and principles used in designing controls, displays, and their usages, including current issues related to driver workload and driver distractions.
The author has included only the topics and materials that he found to be useful in designing car and truck products and concentrated on the ergonomic issues generally discussed in the automotive design studios and product development teams. He distills the information needed to be a member of an automotive product development team and create an ergonomically superior vehicle.
Heat transfer enhancement with nanofluids / editors, Vincenzo Bianco, Oronzio Manca, Sergio Nardini, and Kambiz VafaiTJ 263 H427 2015
Nanofluids are gaining the attention of scientists and researchers around the world. This new category of heat transfer medium improves the thermal conductivity of fluid by suspending small solid particles within it and offers the possibility of increased heat transfer in a variety of applications. Bringing together expert contributions from across the globe, Heat Transfer Enhancement with Nanofluids presents a complete understanding of the application of nanofluids in a range of fields and explains the main techniques used in the analysis of nanofuids flow and heat transfer.
Providing a rigorous framework to help readers develop devices employing nanofluids, the book addresses basic topics that include the analysis and measurements of thermophysical properties, convection, and heat exchanger performance. It explores the issues of convective instabilities, nanofluids in porous media, and entropy generation in nanofluids. The book also contains the latest advancements, innovations, methodologies, and research on the subject.
Presented in 16 chapters, the text:Discusses the possible mechanisms of thermal conduction enhancement Reviews the results of a theoretical analysis determining the anomalous enhancement of heat transfer in nanofluid flow Assesses different approaches modeling the thermal conductivity enhancement of nanofluids Focuses on experimental methodologies used to determine the thermophysical properties of nanofluids Analyzes forced convection heat transfer in nanofluids in both laminar and turbulent convection Highlights the application of nanofluids in heat exchangers and microchannels Discusses the utilization of nanofluids in porous media Introduces the boiling of nanofluids Treats pool and flow boiling by analyzing the effect of nanoparticles on these complex phenomena Indicates future research directions to further develop this area of knowledge, and more
Intended as a reference for researchers and engineers working in the field, Heat Transfer Enhancement with Nanofluids presents advanced topics that detail the strengths, weaknesses, and potential future developments in nanofluids heat transfer.
The tactical guide to six sigma implementation / Suresh PatelTS 156.17 S59P37 2016
Books in the Quality and Business Excellence series can help readers enhance customer value and satisfaction by integrating the customer's voice into design, manufacturing, supply chain, and field processes. Although there are many Six Sigma books on the market, few clarify the essential aspects of its implementation across various industries. The Tactical Guide to Six Sigma Implementationfills this need.
Simplifying a complex subject and removing the intimidation of using statistics, the book takes readers through the five phases of the Six Sigma methodology--Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC). In ten clearly written and easy-to-understand chapters, readers learn the purpose of each phase and what activities must be performed in each phase.
The book illustrates the layout of the interaction of organizational processes--defining product and information flows separately such that each process receives product or information and, after completion of the process, supplies the output to the next process.
The author identifies organizational processes through turtle and SIPOC diagrams, defining the process owner, inputs and outputs, and process customer for each process. He also explains how to determine the measures and goals of the process, and how to document the process so that further process improvements can be implemented through management reviews.
The text presents a comprehensive process control plan assessment to comply with automotive, aerospace, and all types of manufacturing and service processes. It details 17 global quality management system processes covering management responsibility, resource management, product realization policies, and management analysis and improvement policies. It also provides comprehensive root cause analysis and problem solving techniques.
Numerous figures, charts, formulae and forms are included throughout the book and all statistics are described to the exact level of understanding required. Books in this series are suitable for use as basic textbooks for Green Belt, Black Belt, BBA, and MBA courses in global quality, Lean Six Sigma, and business excellence.
Human Performance on the Flight DeckTL 681 C6H377 2016
Statistics for textile engineers / Prof. J.R. NaglaTS 1451 N34 2014
The book discusses various statistical methods and techniques which are useful for the study and analysis of textile data.
Mechanical Deburring and Surface Finishing TechnologyTJ 1280 S345 2017
This handbook focuses on product application principles in the design, development, engineering, and shop floor techniques of deburring, edge contouring, and surface-conditioning methods, systems, and processes highlighting semi-automatic equipment, robotics, automated machinery, and computer-contro
Design and control of automotive propulsion systems / Zongxuan Sun, Guoming G. ZhuTL 210 S9435 2015
Better Understand the Relationship between Powertrain System Design and Its Control Integration
While powertrain system design and its control integration are traditionally divided into two different functional groups, a growing trend introduces the integration of more electronics (sensors, actuators, and controls) into the powertrain system. This has impacted the dynamics of the system, changing the traditional mechanical powertrain into a mechatronic powertrain, and creating new opportunities for improved efficiency. Design and Control of Automotive Propulsion Systemsfocuses on the ICE-based automotive powertrain system (while presenting the alternative powertrain systems where appropriate). Factoring in the multidisciplinary nature of the automotive propulsion system, this text does two things--adopts a holistic approach to the subject, especially focusing on the relationship between propulsion system design and its dynamics and electronic control, and covers all major propulsion system components, from internal combustion engines to transmissions and hybrid powertrains.
The book introduces the design, modeling, and control of the current automotive propulsion system, and addresses all three major subsystems: system level optimization over engines, transmissions, and hybrids (necessary for improving propulsion system efficiency and performance). It provides examples for developing control-oriented models for the engine, transmission, and hybrid. It presents the design principles for the powertrain and its key subsystems. It also includes tools for developing control systems and examples on integrating sensors, actuators, and electronic control to improve powertrain efficiency and performance. In addition, it presents analytical and experimental methods, explores recent achievements, and discusses future trends.
Comprised of five chapters containing the fundamentals as well as new research, this text:Examines the design, modeling, and control of the internal combustion engine and its key subsystems: the valve actuation system, the fuel system, and the ignition system Expounds on the operating principles of the transmission system, the design of the clutch actuation system, and transmission dynamics and control Explores the hybrid powertrain, including the hybrid architecture analysis, the hybrid powertrain model, and the energy management strategies Explains the electronic control unit and its functionalities--the software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop techniques for developing and validating control systems
Design and Control of Automotive Propulsion Systems provides the background of the automotive propulsion system, highlights its challenges and opportunities, and shows the detailed procedures for calculating vehicle power demand and the associated powertrain operating conditions.
Mechanics of rotor spinning machines / by Ibrahim A. Elhawary (Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt)TS 1483 E42 2017
This book explores the mechanics of rotor spinning machines. It discusses the open-end spinning machine rotor's vibrations and bearings as well as the kinematics of the rotor's drive as individual drive or central drive, both as a reducing drive and multiplying drive. It examines explanations for the rotor's power requirements through different techniques such as Shirley institute (UK) and Zurich Federal Institute. It also covers power distribution inside the machine, different mechanisms of the machine, and air flow inside the spinning machine.
Additive manufacturing / edited by Amit Bandyopadhyay, Susmita BoseTS 171.95 A33 2016
The field of additive manufacturing has seen explosive growth in recent years due largely in part to renewed interest from the manufacturing sector. Conceptually, additive manufacturing, or industrial 3D printing, is a way to build parts without using any part-specific tooling or dies from the computer-aided design (CAD) file of the part. Today, most engineered devices are 3D printed first to check their shape, size, and functionality before large-scale production. In addition, as the cost of 3D printers has come down significantly, and the printers' reliability and part quality have improved, schools and universities have been investing in 3D printers to experience, explore, and innovate with these fascinating additive manufacturing technologies.
Additive Manufacturing highlights the latest advancements in 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies. Focusing on additive manufacturing applications rather than on core 3D printing technologies, this book:Introduces various additive manufacturing technologies based on their utilization in different classes of materials Discusses important application areas of additive manufacturing, including medicine, education, and the space industry Explores regulatory challenges associated with the emergence of additive manufacturing as a mature technological platform
By showing how 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies are currently used, Additive Manufacturing not onlyprovides a valuable reference for veteran researchers and those entering this exciting field, but also encourages innovation in future additive manufacturing applications.
Advances in future manufacturing engineering / editor, Guohui Yang, International Materials Science Society, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong KongTS 176 I58 2015
The International Conference on Future Manufacturing Engineering (ICFME 2014) was held in Hong Kong, December 10-11, 2014. It gathered academics, industry managers and experts, manufacturing engineers, university students all interested or proficient in the field of manufacturing engineering, including research, design and development of systems, processes, machines, tools and equipment. The manufacturing engineer's primary focus is to turn raw materials into a new or updated product in the most economic, efficient and effective way possible. This field also deals with the integration of different facilities and systems for producing quality products (with optimal expenditure) by applying the principles of physics and the results of manufacturing systems studies, such as Design and Manufacturing, Materials Science and Materials Processing Technology, Computer-aid Manufacturing, Mechanics.
Manufacturing engineers develop and create physical artifacts, production processes, and technology, a very broad area which includes the design and development of products. The manufacturing engineering discipline has very strong overlaps with mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, production engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, computer science, materials management, and operations management. Manufacturing engineers' success or failure directly impacts the advancement of technology and the spread of innovation.
This proceedings aims to assess the state of scientific research in various areas of Manufacturing Engineering and will be an interesting source of information for the international engineering scientific community.
About the Series:
Studies in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering (SMSME) publishes lecture materials and proceedings volumes of conferences sponsored by the International Materials Science Society (IMSS). Volumes present cutting edge research as well as new perspectives on and developments in all areas of Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering. The audience for the books published in the SMSME series consists of advanced level students, researchers, and industry professionals working at the forefront of Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering.
Liquid crystal sensors / [edited by] Albert Schenning, Gregory P. Crawford, and Dirk J. BroerTS 518 L595 2017
Liquid Crystal Sensors discusses novel applications of liquid crystals that lie beyond electrically driven optical switches and displays. The main focus is on recent progress in the area of sensors based on low molar mass and polymer liquid crystals. This area of research became "hot" in recent years since the possibilities for applications of liquid crystal sensors are growing in many areas, ranging from the detection of mechanical displacements to the detection of environmental pollutants and chemical agents.
This book is well-suited for students, as well as scientists from different backgrounds. For students and researchers new to the field, it gives a thorough introduction. For experienced researchers it shows the latest breakthroughs and serves as an inspiration for solving problems or sparking new ideas.
Agent-based manufacturing and control systems : new agile manufacturing solutions for achieving peak performance / Massimo Paolucci, Roberto SacileTS 155.63 P36 2005
Traditional manufacturing systems rely upon centralized, hierarchical systems that are not responsive enough to the increasing demand for mass customization. Decentralized, or heterarchical, management systems using autonomous agents promise to nullify the limitations of previous solutions.
Agent-Based Manufacturing and Control Systems: New Agile Manufacturing Solutions for Achieving Peak Performance offers a survey of both the literature and the practical applications of this technology. Using a realistic example of a fictitious firm throughout, the book indicates when agent-based systems are appropriate, enumerates techniques to decompose a problem into entities that can be modeled as agents, provides a step-by-step guide to implementation, and offers hints for using simulation to design the system. The authors pay particular attention to object-oriented techniques and to the selection of appropriate tools and inter-agent communication standards, with specific reference to JADE middleware and FIPA framework.
Practical, applicative, and thoroughly modern, this text provides all the tools necessary for implementing an extremely flexible, robust, adaptive, and fault-tolerant manufacturing system. This is the perfect reference for AI researchers, industrial manufacturing engineers, operations researchers, and plant managers who wish to develop the most efficient manufacturing systems available.
Handbook on cotton spinning industry / B. PurushothamaTS 1577 P87 2016
This book describes the purpose, functions, activities, and the care to be taken at different processes of a cotton spinning mill. The language is kept as simple as possible so that everyone can read and refer to it. The author hopes that the industry shall benefit from this book. Apart from dealing with the technology related activities for cotton spinning, the book also covers other related aspects such as monitoring humidity, assuring safety, maintenance practices, and man power requirements.
Autonomous mobile robots in unknown outdoor environments / Xiaorui Zhu [and three others]TJ 211.415 Z48 2018
Mobile robots have been increasingly applied in many different scenarios, such as space exploration and search and rescue, where the robots are required to travel over uneven terrain while outdoors. This book provides a new framework and the related algorithms for designing autonomous mobile robotic systems in such unknown outdoor environments.