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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.

  • Advances in thermal energy storage systems : methods and applications / edited by Luisa F. Cabeza
    TJ 260 A38 2015eb
    Thermal energy storage (TES) technologies store thermal energy (both heat and cold) for later use as required, rather than at the time of production. They are therefore important counterparts to various intermittent renewable energy generation methods and also provide a way of valorising waste process heat and reducing the energy demand of buildings. This book provides an authoritative overview of this key area. Part one reviews sensible heat storage technologies. Part two covers latent and thermochemical heat storage respectively. The final section addresses applications in heating and energy systems. Reviews sensible heat storage technologies, including the use of water, molten salts, concrete and boreholes Describes latent heat storage systems and thermochemical heat storage Includes information on the monitoring and control of thermal energy storage systems, and considers their applications in residential buildings, power plants and industry

  • Just in time factory : implementation through lean manufacturing tools / by José Luís Quesado Pinto, João Carlos O. Matias, Carina Pimentel, Susana Garrido Azevedo, Kannan Govindan

  • Learning factories : the Nordic model of manufacturing / Halvor Holtskog [and 3 others]
    TS 155 H65 2018eb
    This book examines how the norms, culture, and practices of the socio-economic Nordic model give them a competitive edge in globalized production chains. Using the Norwegian automotive industry - one of the most globalized industries in the world - as the empirical foundation of the book, it examines the strengths, tensions, and challenges the Norwegian work organization style meets in this particular business environment. It explores the current indicators of competitiveness, innovation, scientific excellence, and well-being as compared with the US, UK, EU, Japan, and elsewhere to address the hotly debated question of how institutions and culture contribute to or inhibit certain forms of work organization, learning, and economic performance. Integrating action research, organization studies, and learning and innovation economics, this book provides a more precise understanding of how institutions and cultures at a macro level shape learning practices in a competitive industry.

  • Renewable energy : forecasting and risk management : Paris, France, June 7-9, 2017 / Philippe Drobinski, Mathilde Mougeot, Dominique Picard, Riwal Plougonven, Peter Tankov, editors

  • 3D kinematics / Thomas Haslwanter
    TJ 175 H37 2018eb

  • Gemini 4 : an astronaut steps into the void / David J. Shayler
    TL 789.8 U6 S53 2018eb

  • Handbook of automotive power electronics and motor drives / edited by Ali Emadi
    TL 272.5 H296 2005eb
    Initially, the only electric loads encountered in an automobile were for lighting and the starter motor. Today, demands on performance, safety, emissions, comfort, convenience, entertainment, and communications have seen the working-in of seemingly innumerable advanced electronic devices. Consequently, vehicle electric systems require larger capacities and more complex configurations to deal with these demands. Covering applications in conventional, hybrid-electric, and electric vehicles, the Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives provides a comprehensive reference for automotive electrical systems.

    This authoritative handbook features contributions from an outstanding international panel of experts from industry and academia, highlighting existing and emerging technologies. Divided into five parts, the Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives offers an overview of automotive power systems, discusses semiconductor devices, sensors, and other components, explains different power electronic converters, examines electric machines and associated drives, and details various advanced electrical loads as well as battery technology for automobile applications.

    As we seek to answer the call for safer, more efficient, and lower-emission vehicles from regulators and consumer insistence on better performance, comfort, and entertainment, the technologies outlined in this book are vital for engineering advanced vehicles that will satisfy these criteria.

  • Logan's turbomachinery : flowpath design and performance fundamentals / Bijay K. Sultanian
    TJ 267 L6 2019eb

    Logan's Turbomachinery: Flowpath Design and Performance Fundamentals, Third Edition is the long-awaited revision of this classic textbook, thoroughly updated by Dr. Bijay Sultanian. While the basic concepts remain constant, turbomachinery design has advanced since the Second Edition was published in 1993. Airfoils in modern turbomachines feature three-dimensional geometries, Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFD) has become a standard design tool, and major advances have been made in the materials and manufacturing technologies that affect turbomachinery design. The new edition adresses these trends to best serve today's students, and design engineers working in turbomachinery industries.

  • Driver distraction : a sociotechnical systems approach / authored by Katie J. Parnell, Neville A. Stanton, and Katherine L. Plant
    TL 152.3 P36 2019eb

    Driver Distraction: A Sociotechnical Systems Approach promotes a sociotechnical systems approach to driver distraction. This perspective focuses on analysis of the whole system, its values, and the interactions between human and technical elements at all organisational levels. The book covers the role that the sociotechnical system plays in the theory, study and mitigation of driver distraction. The book will be of interest to accident and incident investigation researchers and practitioners.

    Provides a review of the current state of driver distraction research Describes the development, application, and validation of a novel model of driver distraction that accounts for the sociotechnical system Discusses a new, systems-based, driver distraction definition Explains AcciMap analysis of the current legislation on driver distraction from technological devices Offers novel approaches to understanding why driver distraction occurs Presents a extensive framework of the causal factors that lead to distraction informed by drivers 

  • Forsthoffer's component condition monitoring / Michael Forsthoffer
    TJ 1058 F67 2019eb

    Forsthoffer's Component Conditioning Monitoring Handbook is dedicated to the condition monitoring of all rotating equipment. It describes the Forsthoffer Associates method of Component Condition Monitoring (CCM) and gives the reader detailed instructions on what to monitor for each component type. The author's easy and approachable style makes this a very practical reference for any level of technical background. This represents the latest addition to a set that includes volumes on 1. Fundamentals of Rotating Equipment; 2. Pumps; 3. Compressors; 4. Auxiliary Systems; 5. Reliability Optimization through Component Condition Monitoring and Root Cause Analysis'.

    Contains separate chapters that address each of the 5 major components of all rotating machinery Covers what parameters must be monitored when action is required to prevent unplanned shutdown Describes how to use specific spreadsheets for condition monitoring tasks that can be downloaded from a companion website

  • Applications of nanofluid transportation and heat transfer simulation / Mohsen Sheikholeslami
    TJ 853.4 M53 S54 2019eb
    Different numerical and analytical methods have been employed to find the solution of governing equations for nanofluid flow and heat transfer. Applications of Nanofluid Transportation and Heat Transfer Simulation provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects and applications of heat and nanofluid transfer. With practical examples and proposed methodology, it features coverage on a broad range of topics such as nanoparticles, electric fields, and hydrothermal behavior, making it an ideal reference source for engineers, researchers, graduate students, professionals, and academics.

  • Advanced applications in manufacturing engineering / edited by Mangey Ram, J. Paulo Davim
    TS 176 A38 2019eb

    Advanced Applications in Manufacturing Engineering presents the latest research and development in manufacturing engineering across a range of areas, treating manufacturing engineering on an international and transnational scale. It considers various tools, techniques, strategies and methods in manufacturing engineering applications. With the latest knowledge in technology for engineering design and manufacture, this book provides systematic and comprehensive coverage on a topic that is a key driver in rapid economic development, and that can lead to economic benefits and improvements to quality of life on a large-scale.

    Presents the latest research and developments in manufacturing engineering Covers a comprehensive spread of manufacturing engineering areas for different tasks Discusses tools, techniques, strategies and methods in manufacturing engineering applications Considers manufacturing engineering at an international and transnational scale Enables the reader to learn advanced applications in manufacturing engineering

  • Microfluidics for pharmaceutical applications : from nano/micro systems fabrication to controlled drug delivery / edited by Hélder A. Santos, Dongfei Liu and Hongbo Zhang
    TJ 853.4 M53 M53 2019eb

    Microfluidics for Pharmaceutical Applications: From Nano/Micro Systems Fabrication to Controlled Drug Delivery is a concept-orientated reference that features case studies on utilizing microfluidics for drug delivery applications. It is a valuable learning reference on microfluidics for drug delivery applications and assists practitioners developing novel drug delivery platforms using microfluidics. It explores advances in microfluidics for drug delivery applications from different perspectives, covering device fabrication, fluid dynamics, cutting-edge microfluidic technology in the global drug delivery industry, lab-on-chip nano/micro fabrication and drug encapsulation, cell encapsulation and delivery, and cell- drug interaction screening.

    These microfluidic platforms have revolutionized the drug delivery field, but also show great potential for industrial applications.

    Presents detailed coverage on the fabrication of novel drug delivery systems with desired characteristics, such as uniform size, Janus particles, and particular or combined responsiveness Includes a variety of case studies that explain principles Focuses on commercialization, cost, safety, society and educational issues of microfluidic applications, showing how microfluidics is used in the real world

  • Future directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program / Committee on Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program, Committee on Earth Resources, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies
    TJ 163.25 U6 N38 2018eb

    Reliable, affordable, and technically recoverable energy is central to the nation's economic and social vitality. The United States is both a major consumer of geologically based energy resources from around the world and - increasingly of late - a developer of its own energy resources. Understanding the national and global availability of those resources as well as the environmental impacts of their development is essential for strategic decision making related to the nation's energy mix. The U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program is charged with providing unbiased and publicly available national- and regional-scale assessments of the location, quantity, and quality of geologically based energy resources and with undertaking research related to their development.

    At the request of the Energy Resources Program (ERP), this publication considers the nation's geologically based energy resource challenges in the context of current national and international energy outlooks. Future Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey's Energy Resources Program examines how ERP activities and products address those challenges and align with the needs federal and nonfederal consumers of ERP products. This study contains recommendations to develop ERP products over the next 10-15 years that will most effectively inform both USGS energy research priorities and the energy needs and priorities of the U.S. government.

  • Efficiency and power in energy conversion and storage : basic physical concepts / Thomas Christen
    TJ 163.2 C8827 2019eb

    This book provides fundamental theoretical concepts for the understanding, the modelling, and the optimisation of energy conversion and storage devices. The discussion is based on the general footing of efficiency-power relations and energy-power relations (Ragone plots) . Efficiency and Power in Energy Conversion and Storage: Basic Physical Concepts, is written for engineers and scientists with a bachelor-degree level of knowledge in physics. It contains:

    An introductory motivation of the topic A review on equilibrium thermodynamics A primer to linear non-equilibrium thermodynamics and irreversible processes An introduction to endo-reversible thermodynamics The basics on the theory of Ragone plots Derivations of efficiency-power relations or Ragone plots for illustrative examples like heat engines, batteries, capacitors, kinetic energy storage devices, solar power, photodiodes, electro-motors, transformers, and flow turbines An excursion to impedance matching and the optimization of technical devices with respect to economic and related objectives 

  • Creating precision robots : a project-based approach to the study of mechatronics and robotics / Francis Nickols, Yueh-Jaw Lin
    TJ 211 N53 2019eb

    Creating Precision Robots: A Project-Based Approach to the Study of Mechatronics and Robotics shows how to use a new "Cardboard Engineering" technique for the handmade construction of three precision microcomputer controlled robots that hit, throw and shoot. Throughout the book, the authors ensure that mathematical concepts and physical principles are not only rigorously described, but also go hand-in-hand with the design and constructional techniques of the working robot. Detailed theory, building plans and instructions, electric circuits and software algorithms are also included, along with the importance of tolerancing and the correct use of numbers in programming.

    The book is designed for students and educators who need a detailed description, mathematical analysis, design solutions, engineering drawings, electric circuits and software coding for the design and construction of real bench-top working robots.

    Provides detailed instructions for the building and construction of specialized robots using line drawings Teaches students how to make real working robots with direct meaning in the engineering academic world Describes and explains the math and physics theory related to hitting, throwing and shooting robots

  • Basic machines and how they work / prepared by the Naval Education and Training Program Management Support Activity
    TJ 148 N38 1997eb
    Only elementary math skills are needed to follow this manual, which covers many machines and their components, including hydrostatics and hydraulics, internal combustion engines, trains, and more. 204 black-and-white illustrations.

  • Robot Rights / David J. Gunkel
    TJ211.49 .G88 2018

    A provocative attempt to think about what was previously considered unthinkable: a serious philosophical case for the rights of robots.

    We are in the midst of a robot invasion, as devices of different configurations and capabilities slowly but surely come to take up increasingly important positions in everyday social reality--self-driving vehicles, recommendation algorithms, machine learning decision making systems, and social robots of various forms and functions. Although considerable attention has already been devoted to the subject of robots and responsibility, the question concerning the social status of these artifacts has been largely overlooked. In this book, David Gunkel offers a provocative attempt to think about what has been previously regarded as unthinkable: whether and to what extent robots and other technological artifacts of our own making can and should have any claim to moral and legal standing.

    In his analysis, Gunkel invokes the philosophical distinction (developed by David Hume) between "is" and "ought" in order to evaluate and analyze the different arguments regarding the question of robot rights. In the course of his examination, Gunkel finds that none of the existing positions or proposals hold up under scrutiny. In response to this, he then offers an innovative alternative proposal that effectively flips the script on the is/ought problem by introducing another, altogether different way to conceptualize the social situation of robots and the opportunities and challenges they present to existing moral and legal systems.

  • The Robotic Imaginary : The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor / Jennifer Rhee
    TJ 211.49 R435 2018eb

    Tracing the connections between human-like robots and AI at the site of dehumanization and exploited labor

    The word robot--introduced in Karel Čapek's 1920 play R.U.R. --derives from rabota, the Czech word for servitude or forced labor. A century later, the play's dystopian themes of dehumanization and exploited labor are being played out in factories, workplaces, and battlefields. In The Robotic Imaginary , Jennifer Rhee traces the provocative and productive connections of contemporary robots in technology, film, art, and literature. Centered around the twinned processes of anthropomorphization and dehumanization, she analyzes the coevolution of cultural and technological robots and artificial intelligence, arguing that it is through the conceptualization of the human and, more important, the dehumanized that these multiple spheres affect and transform each other.

    Drawing on the writings of Alan Turing, Sara Ahmed, and Arlie Russell Hochschild; such films and novels as Her and The Stepford Wives ; technologies like Kismet (the pioneering "emotional robot"); and contemporary drone art, this book explores anthropomorphic paradigms in robot design and imagery in ways that often challenge the very grounds on which those paradigms operate in robotics labs and industry. From disembodied, conversational AI and its entanglement with care labor; embodied mobile robots as they intersect with domestic labor; emotional robots impacting affective labor; and armed military drones and artistic responses to drone warfare, The Robotic Imaginary ultimately reveals how the human is made knowable through the design of and discourse on humanoid robots that are, paradoxically, dehumanized.

  • Ignition! : An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants / by John D. Clark
    TL 785 C53 2017eb
    This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, and described as "a good book on rocket stuff...that's a really fun one" by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.

  • Spaceflight : A Concise History / Michael J. Neufeld
    TL 788.5 N48 2018eb

    A concise history of spaceflight, from military rocketry through Sputnik, Apollo, robots in space, space culture, and human spaceflight today.

    Spaceflight is one of the greatest human achievements of the twentieth century. The Soviets launched Sputnik, the first satellite, in 1957; less than twelve years later, the American Apollo astronauts landed on the Moon. In this volume of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Michael Neufeld offers a concise history of spaceflight, mapping the full spectrum of activities that humans have developed in space.

    Neufeld explains that "the space program" should not be equated only with human spaceflight. Since the 1960s, unmanned military and commercial spacecraft have been orbiting near the Earth, and robotic deep-space explorers have sent back stunning images of faraway planets. Neufeld begins with the origins of space ideas and the discovery that rocketry could be used for spaceflight. He then discusses the Soviet-U.S. Cold War space race and reminds us that NASA resisted adding female astronauts even after the Soviets sent the first female cosmonaut into orbit. He analyzes the two rationales for the Apollo program: prestige and scientific discovery (this last something of an afterthought). He describes the internationalization and privatization of human spaceflight after the Cold War, the cultural influence of space science fiction, including Star Trek and Star Wars, space tourism for the ultra-rich, and the popular desire to go into space. Whether we become a multiplanet species, as some predict, or continue to call Earth home, this book offers a useful primer.

  • Walking to the Sun : A Journey through America's Energy Landscapes / Tom Haines
    TJ 808.2 H35 2018eb
    On a winter day in 2013, Tom Haines stood in front of his basement furnace and wondered about the source of the natural gas that fueled his insulated life. During the next four years, Haines, an award-winning journalist and experienced wanderer, walked hundreds of miles through landscapes of fuel--oil, gas, and coal, and water, wind, and sun--on a crucial exploration of how we live on Earth in the face of a growing climate crisis. Can we get from the fossil fuels of today to the renewables of tomorrow? The story Haines tells in Walking to the Sun is full not only of human encounters--with roustabouts working on an oil rig, farmers tilling fields beneath wind turbines, and many others--but also of the meditative range that arrives with solitude far from home. Walking to the Sun overcomes the dislocation of our industrial times to look closely at the world around us and to consider what might come next.

  • Robo sapiens japanicus : Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation / Jennifer Robertson
    TJ 211.4963 R 2018eb
    Japan is arguably the first postindustrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence. Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for use in homes, hospitals, offices, and schools have become celebrated in mass and social media throughout the world. In Robo sapiens japanicus, Jennifer Robertson casts a critical eye on press releases and public relations videos that misrepresent robots as being as versatile and agile as their science fiction counterparts. An ethnography and sociocultural history of governmental and academic discourse of human-robot relations in Japan, this book explores how actual robots--humanoids, androids, and animaloids--are "imagineered" in ways that reinforce the conventional sex/gender system and political-economic status quo. In addition, Robertson interrogates the notion of human exceptionalism as she considers whether "civil rights" should be granted to robots. Similarly, she juxtaposes how robots and robotic exoskeletons reinforce a conception of the "normal" body with a deconstruction of the much-invoked Theory of the Uncanny Valley.

  • Structural control and fault detection of wind turbine systems / edited by Hamid Reza Karimi
    TJ 828 S778 2018eb

    With the rapid growth of wind energy worldwide, challenges in the operation and control of wind turbine systems are becoming increasingly important. These affect all parts of the system, and require an integrated approach to optimize safety, cost, integrity and survivability of the system, while retaining the desired performance quality.

    This book conveys up to date theoretical and practical techniques applicable to the control of wind turbine systems. Topics covered include wave loads on monopole-supported offshore wind turbines; numerical and experimental tools for small wind turbine load analysis; structural control concepts for load reduction of offshore wind turbines; towards farm-level health management of wind turbine systems; data-based approaches to the monitoring of wind turbines; fault diagnostics for electrically operated pitch systems in offshore wind turbines; an emulator prototype design for vibration control of magnetic bearings for wind turbine power generator shafts; condition monitoring and diagnostics of wind turbine power trains; and robust fuzzy fault tolerant control wind energy systems subject to actuator and sensor faults.

  • Electrospun biomaterials and related technologies / Jorge Almodovar, editor

  • Optimization and management in manufacturing engineering : resource collaborative optimization and management through the Internet of Things / Xinbao Liu, Jun Pei, Lin Liu, Hao Cheng, Mi Zhou, Panos M. Pardalos
    TS 176 L58 2017eb

  • Social robotics : 10th International Conference, ICSR 2018, Qingdao, China, November 28-30, 2018, Proceedings / Shuzhi Sam Ge, John-John Cabibihan, Miguel A. Salichs, Elizabeth Broadbent, Hongsheng He, Alan R. Wagner, Álvaro Castro-González (eds.)
    TJ 210.3 I58 2018eb

  • Cotton fiber : physics, chemistry and biology / David D. Fang, editor

  • Dynamic Buckling of Columns Inside Oil Wells / by Marcelo Anunciação Jaculli, José Ricardo Pelaquim Mendes

  • Data-driven prediction for industrial processes and their applications / Jun Zhao, Wei Wang, Chunyang Sheng
    TS 183 Z53 2018eb

  • Propulsion and power : an exploration of gas turbine performance modeling / Joachim Murzka, Ian Halliwell

  • Advances in aeronautical informatics : technologies towards Flight 4.0 / Umut Durak, Jürgen Becker, Sven Hartmann, Nikolaos S. Voros, editors

  • Advanced wind turbine technology / Weifei Hu, editor

  • Rotor and structural dynamics of turbomachinery : a practical guide for engineers and scientists / Raj Subbiah, Jeremy Eli Littleton

  • Modeling and simulation of functionalized materials for additive manufacturing and 3D printing : continuous and discrete media : continuum and discrete element Methods / Tarek I. Zohdi
    TS 183 Z64 2018eb

  • Knocking in gasoline engines : 5th International Conference, December 12-13, 2017, Berlin, Germany / Michael Günther, Marc Sens, editors

  • Advances in robot kinematics 2016 / Jadran Lenarčič, Jean-Pierre Merlet, editors

  • Vehicle dynamics : modeling and simulation / Dieter Schramm, Manfred Hiller, Roberto Bardini

  • Materials characterization and mechanism of micro-cutting in ultra-precision diamond turning / Sandy Suet To, Hao Wang, Wing Bun Lee

  • Risk, opportunity, uncertainty and other random models / Alan R. Jones
    TS 167 J662 2019eb

    Risk, Opportunity, Uncertainty and Other Random Models(Volume V in the Working Guides to Estimating and Forecasting series) goes part way to debunking the myth that research and development cost are somewhat random, as under certain conditions they can be observed to follow a pattern of behaviour referred to as a Norden-Rayleigh Curve, which unfortunately has to be truncated to stop the myth from becoming a reality! However, there is a practical alternative in relation to a particular form of PERT-Beta Curve.

    However, the major emphasis of this volume is the use of Monte Carlo Simulation as a general technique for narrowing down potential outcomes of multiple interacting variables or cost drivers. Perhaps the most common of these in the evaluation of Risk, Opportunity and Uncertainty. The trouble is that many Monte Carlo Simulation tools are 'black boxes' and too few estimators and forecasters really appreciate what is happening inside the 'black box'. This volume aims to resolve that and offers tips into things that might need to be considered to remove some of the uninformed random input that often creates a misinformed misconception of 'it must be right!'

    Monte Carlo Simulation can be used to model variable determine Critical Paths in a schedule, and is key to modelling Waiting Times and cues with random arisings. Supported by a wealth of figures and tables, this is a valuable resource for estimators, engineers, accountants, project risk specialists as well as students of cost engineering.

  • Manufacturing cost policy deployment (MCPD) profitability scenarios : systematic and systemic improvement of manufacturing costs / by Alin Posteuca
    TS 155 P573 2019eb

    This book shows how to consistently obtain annual and multiannual manufacturing target profit regardless of the evolution of sales volumes, increasing or decreasing, using the Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) system. Managers and practitioners within the manufacturing companies will discover a practical approach within the MCPD system that will help them develop and support their long-term, medium-term, and short-term profitability and productivity strategy. The book presents both the basic concepts of MCPD and the key elements of transforming manufacturing companies through MCPD system, as well as supporting the consistent growth of external and internal profit by directing all systematic and systemic improvements based on meeting the annual and multiannual Manufacturing Cost Improvement (MCI) targets and means for each Product-Family Cost (PFC).

    This book is unique because it presents two types of systematic and systemic improvement projects for MCI that have been applied over the years in various multinational manufacturing companies operating in highly competitive markets, in order to address the consistent reduction of unit manufacturing costs by improving the Cost of Losses and Waste (CLW).

    Readers will discover the practical approach of MCI based on a structured approach to MCPD system beyond the traditional approach to manufacturing improvements based mainly on improved time and quality. Therefore, from the perspective of the MCPD system, the multiannual manufacturing target profits are met while the annual and multiannual manufacturing target costs are a predetermined stake and not a result of the improvements already made.

  • Helicopter flight dynamics : including a treatment of tiltrotor aircraft / Gareth D Padfield, University of Liverpool
    TL 716.5 P33 2018eb

    The Book

    The behaviour of helicopters and tiltrotor aircraft is so complex that understanding the physical mechanisms at work in trim, stability and response, and thus the prediction of Flying Qualities, requires a framework of analytical and numerical modelling and simulation. Good Flying Qualities are vital for ensuring that mission performance is achievable with safety and, in the first and second editions of Helicopter Flight Dynamics, a comprehensive treatment of design criteria was presented, relating to both normal and degraded Flying Qualities. Fully embracing the consequences of Degraded Flying Qualities during the design phase will contribute positively to safety. In this third edition, two new Chapters are included. Chapter 9 takes the reader on a journey from the origins of the story of Flying Qualities, tracing key contributions to the developing maturity and to the current position. Chapter 10 provides a comprehensive treatment of the Flight Dynamics of tiltrotor aircraft; informed by research activities and the limited data on operational aircraft. Many of the unique behavioural characteristics of tiltrotors are revealed for the first time in this book.

    The accurate prediction and assessment of Flying Qualities draws on the modelling and simulation discipline on the one hand and testing practice on the other. Checking predictions in flight requires clearly defined mission tasks, derived from realistic performance requirements. High fidelity simulations also form the basis for the design of stability and control augmentation systems, essential for conferring Level 1 Flying Qualities. The integrated description of flight dynamic modelling, simulation and flying qualities of rotorcraft forms the subject of this book, which will be of interest to engineers practising and honing their skills in research laboratories, academia and manufacturing industries, test pilots and flight test engineers, and as a reference for graduate and postgraduate students in aerospace engineering.

  • Handbook of research on green engineering techniques for modern manufacturing / M. Uthayakumar, S. Aravind Raj, Tae Jo Ko, S. Thirumalai Kumaran, and J. Paulo Davim, editors
    TS 155.7 H355 2019eb
    Green manufacturing has developed into an essential aspect of contemporary manufacturing practices, calling for environmentally friendly and sustainable techniques. Implementing successful green manufacturing processes not only improves business efficiency and competitiveness but also reduces harmful production in the environment. The Handbook of Research on Green Engineering Techniques for Modern Manufacturing provides emerging perspectives on the theoretical and practical aspects of green industrial concepts, such as green supply chain management and reverse logistics, for the sustainable utilization of resources and applications within manufacturing and engineering. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as additive manufacturing, integrated manufacturing systems, and machine materials, this publication is ideally designed for engineers, environmental professionals, researchers, academicians, managers, policymakers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on recent and sustainable practices in manufacturing processes.

  • Formation control of multiple autonomous vehicle systems / Hugh H.T. Liu, Bo Zhu
    TL 152.8 L58 2018eb

    This text explores formation control of vehicle systems and introduces three representative systems: space systems, aerial systems and robotic systems

    Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems offers a review of the core concepts of dynamics and control and examines the dynamics and control aspects of formation control in order to study a wide spectrum of dynamic vehicle systems such as spacecraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and robots. The text puts the focus on formation control that enables and stabilizes formation configuration, as well as formation reconfiguration of these vehicle systems. The authors develop a uniform paradigm of describing vehicle systems' dynamic behaviour that addresses both individual vehicle's motion and overall group's movement, as well as interactions between vehicles.

    The authors explain how the design of proper control techniques regulate the formation motion of these vehicles and the development of a system level decision-making strategy that increases the level of autonomy for the entire group of vehicles to carry out their missions. The text is filled with illustrative case studies in the domains of space, aerial and robotics.

    * Contains uniform coverage of "formation" dynamic systems development

    * Presents representative case studies in selected applications in the space, aerial and robotic systems domains

    * Introduces an experimental platform of using laboratory three-degree-of-freedom helicopters with step-by-step instructions as an example

    * Provides open source example models and simulation codes

    * Includes notes and further readings that offer details on relevant research topics, recent progress and further developments in the field

    Written for researchers and academics in robotics and unmanned systems looking at motion synchronization and formation problems, Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems is a vital resource that explores the motion synchronization and formation control of vehicle systems as represented by three representative systems: space systems, aerial systems and robotic systems.

  • Designing the future : how Ford, Toyota, and other world-class organizations use lean product development to drive innovation and transform their business / James M. Morgan, Jeffrey K. Liker
    TS 171 M665 2019
    How companies are using lean development to revolutionize their product and service offerings--vital lessons any business leader can use as an engine of innovation
    How did Ford Motors use Lean Development to pull off one of the most impressive corporate turnarounds in history? Largely by avoiding the mistakes that so many companies make when in a death spiral. They looked beyond manufacturing efficiency to change the very fundamentals of how they developed vehicles.
    In Designing the Future , Lean product development expert James Morgan and world-renowned Lean guru Jeffrey K. Liker reveal why so many companies have achieved only moderate success with Lean in operations, with a limited impact on their overall business. They take you through the process of bringing the best of Lean management to your enterprise--in order to link your business strategy to superior value designed for customers.
    The authors provide an actionable approach to building a better future for your business fueled by an iterative, integrated process that relies on simultaneous engineering, linking strategy and vision.They illustrate how to empower skilled and talented people to make collaboration and innovation a habit--hour to hour and day to day. It's the secret of full implementation of Lean--and this groundbreaking guide takes you through every step of the process.
    The best way to predict the future is to create it. With Designing the Future , you have everything you need to create a flexible, iterative business-transformation process that takes you from strategic vision to value stream creation for maximum customer value delivery.

  • Thermal energy storage analyses and designs / Pei-Wen Li, Cho Lik Chan
    TJ 810

    Thermal Energy Storage Analyses and Designs considers the significance of thermal energy storage systems over other systems designed to handle large quantities of energy, comparing storage technologies and emphasizing the importance, advantages, practicalities, and operation of thermal energy storage for large quantities of energy production.

    Including chapters on thermal storage system configuration, operation, and delivery processes, in particular the flow distribution, flow arrangement, and control for the thermal charge and discharge processes for single or multiple thermal storage containers, the book is a useful reference for engineers who design, install, or maintain storage systems.

    Includes computer code for thermal storage analysis, including code flow charts Contains a database of material properties relevant to storage Provides example cases of input and output data for the code

  • International Forum on Aeroelasticity & Structural Dynamics 2013 : conference programme & proceedings : 24-26, June, Bristol, UK
    TL 574 A37I67 2013eb

  • Automation, production systems, and computer-integrated manufacturing / Mikell P. Groover, professor emeritus of industrial and systems engineering, Lehigh University
    TS 183 G76 2019
    For advanced undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.

    Provides the most up-to-date coverage of automated production systems

    Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing provides up-to-date coverage of production systems, how they are sometimes automated and computerized, and how they can be mathematically analyzed to obtain performance metrics. The text is designed primarily for engineering students at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate levels in industrial, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering. The book is also useful for practicing engineers and managers who wish to learn about automation and production systems technologies in modern manufacturing.

    This exploration of the technical and engineering aspects of automated production systems provides the most advanced, comprehensive, and balanced coverage of the subject of any text on the market. It covers all the major cutting-edge technologies of production automation and material handling, and how these technologies are used to construct modern manufacturing systems. The 5th Edition has consolidated and reorganized many of the topics, eliminated material that is no longer relevant, and revised end-of-chapter problems.

  • Power button : a history of pleasure, panic, and the politics of pushing / Rachel Plotnick
    TJ 213.5 P55 2018

    A look at the origins of an American button-pushing society and the illusion of effortless control at the touch of a finger.

    Push a button and turn on the television; tap a button and get a ride; click a button and "like" something. The touch of a finger can set an appliance, a car, or a system in motion, even if the user doesn't understand the underlying mechanisms or algorithms. How did buttons become so ubiquitous? Why do people love them, loathe them, and fear them? In Power Button , Rachel Plotnick traces the origins of today's push-button society by examining how buttons have been made, distributed, used, rejected, and refashioned throughout history. Focusing on the period between 1880 and 1925, when "technologies of the hand" proliferated (including typewriters, telegraphs, and fingerprinting), Plotnick describes the ways that button pushing became a means for digital command , which promised effortless, discreet, and fool-proof control. Emphasizing the doubly digital nature of button pushing--as an act of the finger and a binary activity (on/off, up/down)--Plotnick suggests that the tenets of precomputational digital command anticipate contemporary ideas of computer users.

    Plotnick discusses the uses of early push buttons to call servants, and the growing tensions between those who work with their hands and those who command with their fingers; automation as "automagic," enabling command at a distance; instant gratification, and the victory of light over darkness; and early twentieth-century imaginings of a future push-button culture. Push buttons, Plotnick tells us, have demonstrated remarkable staying power, despite efforts to cast button pushers as lazy, privileged, and even dangerous.

  • Wind energy : renewable energy and the environment / Vaughn Nelson and Kenneth Starcher
    TJ 820 N44 2019

    The utilization of wind power and other renewable energy sources has been growing at a phenomenal rate. Wind Energy, Third Edition explores the wind industry from its inception in the 1970s to today; presents the design, aerodynamics, operation, control, applications, as well as different types of wind turbines. An overview of energy examines world consumption and use of fossil fuels, and includes a section on global climate change. It covers the characteristics of wind, such as shear, power potential, and turbulence, and discusses the measurement and siting of individual wind turbines and wind farms. It also discusses the political and economic factors regarding the adoption of wind as an energy source.


    Includes updates throughout, and adds new material on wind forecasting, offshore wind, decommissioning and repowering wind farms, and more Illustrates the need for a shift to renewable energy through discussions on energy use and the order of magnitude estimates for the lifetime of fossil fuels Discusses the interconnection of wind turbines to utility grids, regulations on installation and operation, and the related environmental concerns Presents important economic considerations for the development of wind farms Provides an abundance of examples that highlight the real-world advantages of wind energy over fossil fuels

  • The performance of concentrated solar power (CSP) systems : analysis, measurement and assessment / edited by Peter Heller
    TJ 812 P47 2017

    The Performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Systems: Analysis, Measurement, and Assessment offers a unique overview of the information on the state-of-the-art of analysis, measurement, and assessment of the performance of concentrated solar power (CSP) components and systems in a comprehensive, compact, and complete manner.

    Following an introductory chapter to CSP systems and the fundamental principles of performance assessment, individual chapters explore the component performance of mirrors and receivers. Further expert-written chapters look at system performance assessment, durability testing, and solar resource forecasting for CSP systems. A final chapter gives an outlook on the actual methods and instruments for performance and durability assessment that are under development.

    The Performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Systems: Analysis, Measurement, and Assessment is an essential reference text for research and development professionals and engineers working on concentrated solar power systems, as well as for postgraduate students studying CSP.

  • Vehicle handling dynamics : theory and application / Masato Abe
    TL 243 A24 2015

    Vehicle dynamics are vital for optimizing a vehicle's drivability, efficiency, and safety. Understanding the forces and motions on a vehicle (both theoretical aspects, like basic equations of motion, and practical ones, like tire mechanics and human vehicle control) is integral in the design and development of all vehicles. Masato Abe's Vehicle Handling Dynamics , Second Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of vehicle dynamics, enabling readers to visualize and invent better vehicles.

    Vehicle Handling Dynamics begins with an overview of the fundamental theories of vehicle handling dynamics, based on simple equations of motion. The book then extends to driver-vehicle behavior, handling quality and active vehicle motion control. In addition, this new edition includes two new chapters. Chapter 9 covers vehicle motion control for electric vehicles, crucial in this new era of automobiles. Chapter 12 studies the classic issue of model-based handling quality evaluations (challenging the traditional dependencies on test drivers for determining a vehicle's drivability).

    Written by one of the most distinguished authorities in the area, Vehicle Handling Dynamics , Second Edition, lends equal and careful consideration to both theory and application, providing valuable insights for students of and engineers working in vehicle dynamics and control.

  • Driving a passenger vehicle
    TL 152.55 C3 C6713 2018
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