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Engineering: general

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Learning Engineering Practice

Learning Engineering Practice

Author: James (The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia) Trevelyan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2021

This book explains engineering practice, what engineers actually do in their work. The first part explains how to find paid engineering work and prepare for an engineering career. The second part explains the fundamentals of engineering practice, including how to gain access to technical knowledge, how to gain the willing collaboration of other people to make things happen, and how to work safely in hazardous environments. Other chapters explain engineering aspects of project management missed in most courses, how to create commercial value from engineering work and estimate costs, and how to navigate cultural complexities successfully. Later chapters provide guidance on sustainability, time management and avoiding the most common frustrations encountered by engineers at work. This book has been written for engineering students, graduates and novice engineers. Supervisors, mentors and human resources professionals will also find the book helpful to guide early-career engineers and assess their progress. Engineering schools will find the book helpful to help students prepare for professional internships and also for creating authentic practice and assessment exercises.

Hybrid Feedback Control

Hybrid Feedback Control

Author: Ricardo G. Sanfelice Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2021

A comprehensive introduction to hybrid control systems and design Hybrid control systems exhibit both discrete changes, or jumps, and continuous changes, or flow. An example of a hybrid control system is the automatic control of the temperature in a room: the temperature changes continuously, but the control algorithm toggles the heater on or off intermittently, triggering a discrete jump within the algorithm. Hybrid control systems feature widely across disciplines, including biology, computer science, and engineering, and examples range from the control of cellular responses to self-driving cars. Although classical control theory provides powerful tools for analyzing systems that exhibit either flow or jumps, it is ill-equipped to handle hybrid control systems. In Hybrid Feedback Control, Ricardo Sanfelice presents a self-contained introduction to hybrid control systems and develops new tools for their analysis and design. Hybrid behavior can occur in one or more subsystems of a feedback system, and Sanfelice offers a unified control theory framework, filling an important gap in the control theory literature. In addition to the theoretical framework, he includes a plethora of examples and exercises, a Matlab toolbox (as well as two open-source versions), and an insightful overview at the beginning of each chapter. Relevant to dynamical systems theory, applied mathematics, and computer science, Hybrid Feedback Control will be useful to students and researchers working on hybrid systems, cyber-physical systems, control, and automation.

Green Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Green Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Technology

This book includes recent theoretical and practical advancements in Green Composite Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Technology. It provides important original and theoretical experimental results which use nonroutine technologies often unfamiliar to some readers and covers novel applications of more familiar experimental techniques and analyses of composite problems. This book gives insight and a better understanding into the development of green composite materials and advanced manufacturing technology used in various manufacturing sectors. It highlights recent trends in the fields of green composites, metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, surface modification using laser cladding, types of dust collectors in waste management and recycling in industries, machinability studies of metals and composites using surface grinding, drilling, electrical discharge machining, joining of metals using friction stir welding, shielded metal arc welding and linear friction welding. This book is written for engineering students, postgraduate students, research scholars, faculty members and industry professionals those who are involved with green composite materials and advanced manufacturing technology.

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Author: Bopaya (University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) Bidanda Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Industrial Engineering: Management, Tools, and Applications, Three Volume Set provides innovation applications and case studies that are drawn from multiple countries. The chapters in the books represent the best papers from the International Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIIE) Conference held in Istanbul in June 2013, sponsored by the II

Multivariate Statistical Modeling in Engineering and Management

Multivariate Statistical Modeling in Engineering and Management

Author: J Maiti Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book helps readers to understand the following issues: variability, extracting patterns, building relationships, and objective decision making. The book focuses on problem solving for practitioners and model building for academicians under multivariate situations. A large number of multivariate statistical models are covered. The book also describes and explains easy to understand examples and cases in a step-by-step (algorithmic) fashion.

Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

Due to the willingness of companies to be highly responsive to varying customer demands, the flexibility of warehouse materials handling technology has become very significance. Fast and efficient storage and retrieval of items from their rack locations is important for high throughput operations. Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RSs) are widely used in modern distribution centers. Due to the relative inflexibility of the physical layout of a warehouse, it is very important to design a warehouse right the first time. This book will provide an insight for warehouse practitioners, on how to design and operate their facilities as well as present the different types of AS/RSs.

Forensic Investigation of Processing Plant Accidents

Forensic Investigation of Processing Plant Accidents

This is the first book to provide a scientific methodology for investigating accidents at processing plants. It ensures compliance with codes and standards specific to type of plant as well as the country in which the event occurred. Founded on theoretical fundamentals, the book takes readers through the steps needed to find the responsibility for an accident. These include gaining testimonial information, studying plant documentation and plant design, checking standard operating procedures and whether they were followed, and testing plant components by non-destructive methods.

Uncertainty Analysis for Engineers and Scientists

Uncertainty Analysis for Engineers and Scientists

Author: Faith A. (Michigan Technological University) Morrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2020

Build the skills for determining appropriate error limits for quantities that matter with this essential toolkit. Understand how to handle a complete project and how uncertainty enters into various steps. Provides a systematic, worksheet-based process to determine error limits on measured quantities, and all likely sources of uncertainty are explored, measured or estimated. Features instructions on how to carry out error analysis using Excel and MATLAB (R), making previously tedious calculations easy. Whether you are new to the sciences or an experienced engineer, this useful resource provides a practical approach to performing error analysis. Suitable as a text for a junior or senior level laboratory course in aerospace, chemical and mechanical engineering, and for professionals.

Uncertainty Analysis for Engineers and Scientists

Uncertainty Analysis for Engineers and Scientists

Author: Faith A. (Michigan Technological University) Morrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2020

Build the skills for determining appropriate error limits for quantities that matter with this essential toolkit. Understand how to handle a complete project and how uncertainty enters into various steps. Provides a systematic, worksheet-based process to determine error limits on measured quantities, and all likely sources of uncertainty are explored, measured or estimated. Features instructions on how to carry out error analysis using Excel and MATLAB (R), making previously tedious calculations easy. Whether you are new to the sciences or an experienced engineer, this useful resource provides a practical approach to performing error analysis. Suitable as a text for a junior or senior level laboratory course in aerospace, chemical and mechanical engineering, and for professionals.

Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Good data analytics is the basis for effective decisions. Whoever has the data has the ability to extract information promptly and effectively to make pertinent decisions. The premise of this handbook is to empower users and tool developers with the appropriate collection of formulas and techniques for data analytics and to serve as a quick reference to keep pertinent formulas within fingertip reach of readers. This handbook includes formulas that will appeal to mathematically inclined readers. It discusses how to use data analytics to improve decision making and is ideal for those new to using data analytics to show how to expand their usage horizon. It provides quantitative techniques for modeling pandemics, such as COVID-19. It also adds to the suite of mathematical tools for emerging technical areas. This handbook is a handy reference for researchers, practitioners, educators, and students in areas such as Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering, Project Management, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technology Management, and Business Management worldwide.

A Framework for Complex System Development

A Framework for Complex System Development

Author: Paul B. Adamsen II Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Industry, government, and academic efforts to create a generalized systems engineering process have repeatedly fallen short. The outcome? Systems engineering failures that produce losses like the September 1999 destruction of the Mars Climate Orbiter. A simple information transfer error between teams motivated far-reaching managerial and technical changes at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory-evidence of systems engineering complexity. Struck by the amount of chaos that can quickly develop from such intricacy, the author has devoted several years to the development and refinement of the framework delineated in this work to help you control the chaos . A Framework for Complex System Development develops a generalized process that distinguishes between time and logical domains-how I/O evolves over time versus the instantaneous program state. Explicitly characterized and identified, they preserve the framework. By combining these views, you get an application specific process, versatile enough for many different contexts. It also defines the technical activities that constitute the system development process and how they connect and interact with managerial activities. You will be able to integrate these activities and realize the maximum potential for success. A key element to success in today's paradigm of faster, better, cheaper systems and decreasing resource levels is a clear, workable plan that can be easily implemented. A Framework for Complex System Development illustrates such a plan, distilling the essential aspects of system design into a logical process for a well-organized development program. With A Framework for Complex System Development, you can use the author's approach-developed in the crucible of the real world-to develop sound complex systems in an organized and efficient manner.

Standard of Care and Hazmat Planning

Standard of Care and Hazmat Planning

Author: Robert A. Burke Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Written by a hazardous materials consultant with over 40 years of experience in emergency services, the five-volume Hazmatology: The Science of Hazardous Materials suggests a new approach dealing with the most common aspects of hazardous materials, containers, and the affected environment. It focuses on innovations in decontamination, monitoring instruments, and personal protective equipment in a scientific way, utilizing common sense, and takes a risk-benefit approach to hazardous material response. This set provides the reader with a hazardous materials Tool Box and a guide for learning which tools to use under what circumstances. Emergency responders are bound to a Standard of Care for response to hazardous materials incidents, based on federal law, regulations, and consensus standards. Volume Two, Standard of Care and Hazmat Planning, presents the hazardous materials legal issues and background on the Hazmat Standard of Care, including incidents where Care was violated and the repercussions felt. FEATURES Uses a scientific approach utilizing analysis of previous incidents Suggests guidance in developing plans for hazmat response Provides an exploration of laws, regulations and standards Outlines the elements of Standard of Care response Includes case studies and in-depth history of Standard of Care response