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In this new edition of his widely-used Handbook, Frank Watts, widely recognized for his significant contributions to engineering change control processes, provides a thoroughly practical guide to the implementation and improvement of Engineering Documentation Control (EDC), Product Lifecycle Management and Product Configuration Management (CM). Successful and error-free implementation of EDC/CM is critical to world-class manufacturing. Huge amounts of time are wasted in most product manufacturing environments over EDC/CM issues such as interchangeability, document release and change control - resulting in faults, product release delays and overspends.
The book is packed with specific methods that can be applied quickly and accurately to almost any industry and any product to control documentation, request changes to the product, implement changes and develop bills of material.
The result is a powerful communications bridge between the engineering function and the rest of the world that makes rapid changes in products and documentation possible. With the help of the simple techniques in the handbook, companies can gain and hold their competitive advantages in a world that demands flexibility and quick reflexes - and has no sympathy for delays.
The new edition sets EDC/CM in the context of Product Lifecycle
Management (PLM), providing guidance on choosing, purchasing and
implementing PLM software systems. Watts guides the reader to
harness these tools and techniques for business objectives
including Process Improvement and time-to-market.
Strategic emphasis shows how processes may be integrated and tears down the wall between Engineering and Operations
Thorough description of Product Lifecycle Management software tools "
Solve the machinery failure problems costing you time and money with this classic, comprehensive guide to analysis and troubleshooting Provides detailed, complete and accurate information on anticipating risk of component failure and avoiding equipment downtime
Includes numerous photographs of failed parts to ensure you are familiar with the visual evidence you need to recognize
Covers proven approaches to failure definition and offers failure identification and analysis methods that can be applied to virtually all problem situations
Demonstrates with examples how the progress and results of failure analysis and troubleshooting efforts can be documented and monitored
Failures of machinery in a plant setting can have wide-ranging consequences and in order to stay competitive, corporations across all industries must optimize the efficiency and reliability of their machinery.
Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting is a trusted, established reference in the field, authored by two well-known authorities on failure and reliability. Structured to teach failure identification and analysis methods that can be applied to almost all problem situations, this eagerly awaited update takes in the wealth of technological advances and changes in approach seen since the last edition published more than a decade ago.
Covering both the engineering detail and management theory,
Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting provides a robust
go-to reference and training resource for all engineers and
managers working in manufacturing and process plants.
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field combining Mechanical,
Electronic, Computer, and other Engineering fields to develop
intelligent processes and products. Based on thirty years of
extensive work in industry and teaching, this book provides an
overview of the sensors and sensor systems required and applied in
mechatronics with an emphasis on understanding the physical
principles and possible configurations of sensors rather than
simply a discussion of particular types of sensors. Well
illustrated with examples of commercially available sensors and of
recent and future developments, this book offers help in achieving
the best solution to various kinds of sensor problems encountered
in mechatronics. In a clear and detailed manner, the author reviews
the major types of transducers, presents a characterization of the
state-of-the-art in sensing technology and offers a view on current
sensor research. This book will be a vital resource for practicing
engineers and students in the field.
Engineering rock mechanics is the discipline used to design
structures built in rock. These structures encompass building
foundations, dams, slopes, shafts, tunnels, caverns, hydroelectric
schemes, mines, radioactive waste repositories and geothermal
energy projects: in short, any structure built on or in a rock
mass. Despite the variety of projects that use rock engineering,
the principles remain the same. Engineering Rock Mechanics clearly
and systematically explains the key principles behind rock
This book is the most comprehensive study available of the theoretical and practical aspects of controlling and measuring Electromagnetic Interference in switching power supplies, including input filter instability considerations.
The new edition is thoroughly revised with six completely new
chapters, while the existing EMI chapters are expanded to include
many more step-by-step numerical examples and key derivations and
EMI mitigation techniques. New topics cover the length and breadth
of modern switching power conversion techniques, lucidly explained
in simple but thorough terms, now with uniquely detailed
"wall-reference charts" providing easy access to even complex
Understand why fatigue happens and how to model, simulate, design and test for it with this practical, industry-focused reference
Written to bridge the technology gap between academia and industry, the Metal Fatigue Analysis Handbook presents state-of-the-art fatigue theories and technologies alongside more commonly used practices, with working examples included to provide an informative, practical, complete toolkit of fatigue analysis.
Prepared by an expert team with extensive industrial, research and professorial experience, the book will help you to understand:
Critical factors that cause and affect fatigue in the materials and structures relating to your workLoad and stress analysis in addition to fatigue damage-the latter being the sole focus of many books on the topic How to design with fatigue in mind to meet durability requirementsHow to model, simulate and test with different materials in different fatigue scenariosThe importance and limitations of different models for cost effective and efficient testing
Whilst the book focuses on theories commonly used in the
automotive industry, it is also an ideal resource for engineers and
analysts in other disciplines such as aerospace engineering, civil
engineering, offshore engineering, and industrial
The electric power sector is what keeps modern economies going, and
historically, fossil fuels provided the bulk of the energy need to
generate electricity, with coal a dominant player in many parts of
the world. Now with growing concerns about global climate change,
this historical dependence on fossil-fuels, especially those rich
in carbon, are being questioned. Examining the implications of the
industry's future in a carbon-constrained world, a distinct
reality, is the subject of this book.
Pressure vessels are closed containers designed to hold gases or
liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient
pressure. They have a variety of applications in industry,
including in oil refineries, nuclear reactors, vehicle airbrake
reservoirs, and more. The pressure differential with such vessels
is dangerous, and due to the risk of accident and fatality around
their use, the design, manufacture, operation and inspection of
pressure vessels is regulated by engineering authorities and guided
by legal codes and standards. "Pressure Vessel Design Manual" is a
solutions-focused guide to the many problems and technical
challenges involved in the design of pressure vessels to match
stringent standards and codes. It brings together otherwise
scattered information and explanations into one easy-to-use
resource to minimize research and take readers from problem to
solution in the most direct manner possible.
The third edition of "Radiative Heat Transfer" describes the basic physics of radiation heat transfer. The book provides models, methodologies, and calculations essential in solving research problems in a variety of industries, including solar and nuclear energy, nanotechnology, biomedical, and environmental.
Every chapter of "Radiative Heat Transfer" offers uncluttered
nomenclature, numerous worked examples, and a large number of
problems-many based on real world situations-making it ideal for
classroom use as well as for self-study. The book's 24 chapters
cover the four major areas in the field: surface properties;
surface transport; properties of participating media; and transfer
through participating media. Within each chapter, all analytical
methods are developed in substantial detail, and a number of
examples show how the developed relations may be applied to
The first edition of Sound and Structural Vibration was written in
the early 1980s. Since then, two major developments have taken
place in the field of vibroacoustics. Powerful computational
methods and procedures for the numerical analysis of structural
vibration, acoustical fields and acoustical interactions between
fluids and structures have been developed and these are now
universally employed by researchers, consultants and industrial
organisations. Advances in signal processing systems and
algorithms, in transducers, and in structural materials and forms
of construction, have facilitated the development of practical
means of applying active and adaptive control systems to structures
for the purposes of reducing or modifying structural vibration and
the associated sound radiation and transmission.
Written by one of the field s most well known experts, the "Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook" has long been the standard for engineers involved in the design, selection, maintenance and operation of gas turbines. With far reaching, comprehensive coverage across a range of topics from design specifications to maintenance troubleshooting, this one-stop resource provides newcomers to the industry with all the essentials to learn and fill knowledge gaps, and established practicing gas turbine engineers with a reliable go-to reference. This new edition brings the "Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook" right up to date with new legislation and emerging topics to help the next generation of gas turbine professionals understand the underlying principles of gas turbine operation, the economic considerations and implications of operating these machines, and how they fit in with alternative methods of power generation.
The most comprehensive one-stop source of information on industrial gas turbines, with vital background, maintenance information, legislative details and calculations combined in an essential all-in-one referenceWritten by an industry-leading consultant and trainer and suitable for use as a training companion or a reliable dip-in guideIncludes hard-won information from industry experts in the form of case histories that offer practical trouble-shooting guidance and solutions"
Geometrical tolerancing is used to specify and control the form,
location and orientation of the features of components and
Whatever your hydraulic applications, Practical Hydraulic Systems:
Operation & Troubleshooting For Engineers & Technicians
will help you to increase your knowledge of the fundamentals,
improve your maintenance programs and become an excellent
troubleshooter of problems in this area.
"Fatigue Testing and Analysis: Theory and Practice" presents the
latest, proven techniques for fatigue data acquisition, data
analysis, and test planning and practice. More specifically, it
covers the most comprehensive methods to capture the component
load, to characterize the scatter of product fatigue resistance and
loading, to perform the fatigue damage assessment of a product, and
to develop an accelerated life test plan for reliability target
demonstration. This book is most useful for test and design
engineers in the ground vehicle industry.
Since the publication of its first edition in 1999, 'The Hydraulics
of Open Channel Flow' has been praised by professionals, academics,
students and researchers alike as the most practical modern
textbook on open channel flow available. This new edition includes
substantial new material on hydraulic modelling, in particular
addressing unsteady open channel flows. There are also many new
exercises and projects, including a major new revision assignment.
The contributions in this volume cover methods for removal of
particle contaminants on surfaces. Several of these methods are
well established and have been employed in industrial applications
for a long time. However, the ever- higher demand for removal of
smaller particles on newer substrate materials is driving
continuous development of the established cleaning methods and
alternative innovative methods for particle removal. This book
provides information on the latest developments in this topic
Feature: Comprehensive coverage of innovations in surface contamination and cleaning
Benefit: One-stop series where a wide range of readers will be sure to find a solution to their cleaning problem, saving the time involved in consulting a range of disparate sources.
Feature: Written by established experts in the contamination and cleaning field
Benefit: Provides an authoritative resource
Feature: Each chapter is a comprehensive review of the state of the art.
Benefit: Can be relied on to provide insight, clarity and real expertise on up-to-the-minute innovations.
Feature: Case studies included
Benefit: Case studies help the reader see theory applied to the solution of real-world practical cleaning and contamination problems.
This new Handbook provides a series of reference guides to cleaner production methods, technologies, and practices for key industry sectors.
Each volume covers, for each industry sector: * the
manufacturing technologies * waste management * pollution * methods
for estimating and reporting emissions * treatment and control
technologies * worker and community health risk exposures * cost
data for pollution management * cleaner production and prevention
alternatives Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries
provides an overview of the forestry, wood preserving, pulp and
paper industries and identifies the key environmental aspects,
supported by case studies of major incidents. It provides general
explanations of the major unit operations and processes in pulp and
paper mills and wood treating plants, covering new trends alongside
traditional methods. The environmental issues regarding air, water
and solid waste are all addressed, identifying all US plants and
their TRI data, and the authors provide calculation methods for
properly accounting for air emissions and P2 practices to reduce
Fire and combustion presents a significant engineering challenge to
mechanical, civil and dedicated fire engineers, as well as
specialists in the process and chemical, safety, buildings and
structural fields. We are reminded of the tragic outcomes of
'untenable' fire disasters such as at King's Cross underground
station or Switzerland's St Gotthard tunnel. In these and many
other cases, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is at the forefront
of active research into unravelling the probable causes of fires
and helping to design structures and systems to ensure that they
are less likely in the future.
Nearly all industrial processes require objects to be moved,
manipulated or subjected to some sort of force. Such movements and
manipulations are frequently accomplished by means of devices
driven by liquids (hydraulics) or air (pneumatics), the subject of
this book. Hydraulics and Pneumatics is written by a practicing
process control engineer as a guide to the successful operation of
hydraulic and pneumatic systems for all engineers and technicians
working with them. Keeping mathematics and theory to a minimum,
this practical guide is thorough but accessible to technicians
without an advanced engineering background, and offers clear,
complete coverage of the latest pumps, valves and other hydraulic
and pneumatic equipment Designed to serve as an introduction to
those who are training and a day-to-day reference for use on the
job, the book also offers an essential section on industrial safety
and compliance with regulation.
The second edition of this popular engineering reference book,
previously titles Newnes Electrical Engineer's Handbook, provides a
basic understanding of the underlying theory and operation of the
major classes of electrical equipment.
This eagerly awaited second edition of Heinz Heisler's Advanced
Vehicle Technology is a comprehensive and thorough description of
vehice bodies and components.
Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of
electric motors and drives, filling the gap between maths- and
theory-based academic textbooks and the more prosaic 'handbooks',
which provide useful detail but little opportunity for the
development of real insight and understanding. The book explores
all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including
conventional and brushless D.C., induction motors and servo drives,
providing readers with the knowledge to select the right technology
for a given job.
Repairable flow networks are a new area of research, which analyzes the repair and flow disruption caused by failures of components in static flow networks. This book addresses a gap in current network research by developing the theory, algorithms and applications related to repairable flow networks and networks with disturbed flows. The theoretical results presented in the book lay the foundations of a new generation of ultra-fast algorithms for optimizing the flow in networks after failures or congestion, and the high computational speed creates the powerful possibility of optimal control of very large and complex networks in real time. Furthermore, the possibility for re-optimizing the network flows in real time increases significantly the yield from real production networks and reduces to a minimum the flow disruption caused by failures. The potential application of repairable flow networks reaches across many large and complex systems, including active power networks, telecommunication networks, oil and gas production networks, transportation networks, water supply networks, emergency evacuation networks, and supply networks.
The book reveals a fundamental flaw in classical algorithms for
maximising the throughput flow in networks, published since the
creation of the theory of flow networks in 1956. Despite the years
of intensive research, the classical algorithms for maximising the
throughput flow leave highly undesirable directed loops of flow in
the optimised networks. These flow loops are associated with
wastage of energy and resources and increased levels of congestion
in the optimised networks.
Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case
studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building
Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines
and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green
buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook
draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world,
offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major
building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used
extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle
Create contract plans and specifications to ensure building performance
A step-by-step approach for integrating technologies into the different stages of design and execution.
Underground facilities, such as tunnels, sewer, water and gas networks form the backbone of the economic life of the modern city. In densely populated areas where the demands for transportation and services are rapidly increasing and the construction of new roads and railways are prohibited, the construction of a tunnel might be the only alternative. Brief and readable, this reference is based on a combined 75 years of field experience and places emphasis is on simple practical rules for designing and planning, underground infrastructures. The books begins with a clear and rigorous exposition of the classification of underground space, important considerations such as geological and engineering and underground planning. This is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for underground water storage, underground car parks, underground metros & road tunnels and underground storage of crude oil, lpg and natural gas. The book has 15 chapters covering various usage of underground space. There are about 135 figures and tables. The book contains about 20 case histories/examples.
One of the first book to address all of the major areas in which
this technology is used, this book deals with major topics such as:
hydroelectric projects with modern planning of complex underground
structures; underground storages of food items, crude oil and
explosives and highly cautious underground nuclear waste
repositories. Rail and road tunnels and TBM are described briefly.
Risk management in underground infrastructures is of vital
importance. Civil Engineers, Mining Engineers, and Geotechnical
Engineers will find this book a valuable guide to designing and
planning underground infrastructures both in terms of its
Risk management method for underground infrastructures
Vital tips for the underground storage of food, water, crude oil, natural gas and munitions
Provides design tips for Underground Parking Facilities
Instruction for the designing planning and construction for underground Metros and road tunnels
Planning and design of underground nuclear waste repositories
Clearly explains the benefits and drawbacks of underground facilities
Quick guide to the various modern mechanical underground parking options
Explanation of construction planning and Risk management
Places expert advice for planning and constructing projects at the finger tips"
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