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This book provides a systematic and comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of ductile mode cutting of brittle materials, covering a range of topics from the fundamental physics to engineering practices. Discussing the machining mechanics and material properties, it explains the fundamental mechanism of ductile-to-brittle transition in the cutting of brittle materials. It also presents theoretical modeling and molecular dynamic simulation to demonstrate that ductile mode cutting can be achieved under certain conditions, as well as extensive experimental studies that produced smooth and damage-free surfaces on different materials, such as silicon, glass, tungsten carbide and calcium fluoride. Lastly, it explores how the ductile mode cutting performance and machinability of brittle materials can be further improved by hybrid machining processes like ultrasonic vibration and thermal-assisted cutting technologies in order to meet industry demands.
The global population is expected to rise to 9.8 billion by the year 2050 - with everyone ultimately striving for prosperity. New methods must therefore be found to achieve more efficient production. Research to date shows that the biological inventory that has evolved: its products, processes, principles and tools, can spur modern technology. The development of technological innovations based on biological concepts, with the goal of particularly innovative and sustainable value creation, today is collectively known as biological transformation . It results in highly functional products with striking properties that can be both manufactured and utilized in a resource-saving way. In terms of taking responsibility of the good of all people, biological transformation is therefore a path that applied research will have to take. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has recognized the developmental technology potential of biological transformation and sees it as its task not only to drive the relevant research forward, but also to promote public awareness of the topic.
The aim of this book is to cover various aspects of the Production and Operations Analysis. Apart from the introduction to basic understanding of each topic, the book will also provide insights to various conventional techniques as well as, various other mathematical and nature-based techniques extracted from the existing literature. Concepts like smart factories, intelligent manufacturing, and various techniques of manufacturing will also be included. Various types of numerical examples will also be presented in each chapter and the descriptions will be done in lucid style with figures, point-wise descriptions, tables, pictures to facilitate easy understanding of the subject.
Process engineering spans industrial applications in the manufacturing sector from petrochemical to polymer to mineral production. From Plant Data to Process Control covers the most up-to-date techniques and algorithms in the area of process identification (PID) and process control, two key components of process engineering, essential for optimizing production systems. It examines both the theoretical advances in process design and control theory, and a wide variety of implementations. A wide variety of approaches are presented for building models of dynamical systems based on observed data (process identification) and for making the output of a system behave in a desired fashion by properly selecting the process input (process control).
This practical book discusses in detail computer-aided engineering (CAE) of bending metal sheets and profiles. The presented methods reduce the rollout time for new manufacturing designs of bent details in the automobile, aircraft and other industries. The author provides step-by-step introductions and thus enables readers to create their own projects in CAE systems. The book consists of six sections covering topics such as theory of bending and the operation of stamping the blanks, CAE modeling of multi-angular bending and stretch bending, the theory of optimal layout of blanks on the sheet and implementing this in programs. Written primarily for practicing engineers and scientists, it is also beneficial for teachers, students and graduate students.
Industrial engineering deals with the optimization of different processes, systems or organizations. It involves the use of different physical, mathematical and social principles together with the methods of engineering design to optimize the results obtained from the different complex processes or systems. The scope of industrial engineering management is as vast as to include a wide array of sub-specialties such as operations research, manufacturing engineering, production engineering, management science, etc. This book explains the different aspects related to the principles of optimizing the complex systems and processes of an organization. Divided into fifteen sections, broadly it deals with: the subject of industrial engineering and management and its prospects productivity and the ways to increase it by the discussion on work study method study and work measurement through time study entrepreneurial development, theories on entrepreneurship and the different government policies for small scale industries aspects of inspection and statistical quality control, total quality management, role of inspection and the statistical quality control production planning and control objectives and importance of plant location as well as its layout different methods for job evaluation and aspects of wages, industrial legislations important aspects of the value analysis and its different stages role of a leader, the domains of leadership, methods of optimization and project management industrial safety engineering economics, concepts and principles of replacement and maintenance analysis and inventory control and its models.
Building upon the solid foundation of the first edition, this revised and expanded book describes recent advances, adding key information, case studies, and examples that will broaden your knowledge of composites materials and manufacturing methods.The first focus of this text is on materials. Several major chapters are devoted to describing the basic materials that are put together to create composite structures. The book simply and clearly presents the details of why composite materials behave the way they do. Thus composites designers will gain an understanding of the causes of material performance, allowing them a wider choice of materials than might otherwise be possible. Secondly, the book describes composites manufacturing methods, providing tips for getting the best results that weigh the required material properties against cost and production efficiency. The Composites Manufacturing Video series complements this text. It offers excellent visual representations of the materials and manufacturing methods addressed. You can use the set of eight videos to supplement learning, lectures, and laboratories.
This up-to-date work on final control elements presents theoretical and practical information in an easy, conversational style, which makes it an excellent reference for experienced instrument and process engineers as well as students who are new to the field. The book begins with a basic explanation of the function and purpose of control valves, explaining the various types of valves that are available along with their features and limitations. It also provides: Directions for selecting the best valve for a given service and the right flow characteristics Simplified equations for sizing control valves for liquids and gases under normal and special conditions, such as flashing and laminar flow Directions for minimizing environmental problems, such as noise produced by turbulent or cavitating fluids and aerodynamic noise Solutions to dynamic instability problems Methods for improving control loop stability Discussion on related safety issues such as fail-safe action and cybersecurity Many reference tables provide information that will be invaluable in valve selection, such as valve materials, temperature ratings, and valve dimensions. Also, for the benefit of international readers, examples and equations are presented in metric as well as U.S. customary terms and measurements.
Ideal for classroom use or self-study, this newly updated best-selling book has provided thousands of students, technicians, engineers, and sales people with a practical introduction to the principles, technologies, and strategies used in industrial process control. This fifth edition takes the same proven approach of previous editions. Each chapter begins with basic definitions and concepts that allow readers to become well versed in the principles necessary to under-stand the variables that affect process control systems. New features in the fifth edition include improved coverage of process control computers and industrial networks and a new chapter on liquid density measurement. Sections were also added on human machine interface (HMI), wireless devices and networks. The book includes solutions to exercises that make it more suitable for self-study.
Planning Manufacturing Cells takes the reader on a comprehensive journey through the development of manufacturing cells, including: defining what a cell is, the planning approaches of cell development, analyzing flow and overcoming problems along the way, operational procedures, refining and evaluating initial cell plans, detailed cell planning, designing the workplace, and implementing the design.This illustrative book provides practical tools for a better cell planning, including more than 20 working forms for every aspect of cell planning, a four-page coupling and integration worksheet, a checklist of 17 characteristics of lean cells, and a 25-question checklist for tuning up cells already in place.
This book develops innovative techniques from operational research and management science for the design and implementation of a reconfigurable manufacturing system (RMS), and subsequently analyzes and assesses their performance. A reconfigurable manufacturing system (RMS) is a paradigm that can address many of the challenges posed by the modern market. Accordingly, substantial research is now being conducted on RMS, focusing on various levels of decision-making (strategic, tactical and operational). However, as a relatively new research area, there are still only very few books and articles available on reconfigurable manufacturing system design and management. In addition to filling that gap, this book provides a forum for investigating, exchanging ideas on, and disseminating the latest advances in the broad area of RMS applications in today's industry. Gathering contributions by experts from academia, industry and policy-making, it represents an essential contribution to the existing literature on manufacturing and logistics in general and industry 4.0 in particular.