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Mechanics of Materials, SI Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): Barry J. Goodno, James M. Gere Mechanics of Materials, SI Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
Barry J. Goodno, James M. Gere
R828 R713 Discovery Miles 7 130 Save R115 (14%) In stock

Develop a thorough understanding of the mechanics of materials - an essential area in mechanical, civil, and structural engineering -- with the analytical approach and problem-solving emphasis in the market-leading MECHANICS OF MATERIALS, 9E. This book focuses on the analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. Photographs and detailed diagrams demonstrate reactive and internal forces and resulting deformations.

Strength of Materials for Technicians (Paperback, 4th ed): Jan Drotsky Strength of Materials for Technicians (Paperback, 4th ed)
Jan Drotsky
R519 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R79 (15%) In stock

The definitive South African text on the subject, Strength of Materials for Technicians now in its fourth edition, builds on Jan Drotsky's practiced approach that enables the student to follow the text's reasoning through practical examples. Although the fourth edition retains the fundamental content of previous editions, it includes a number of changes and additions to ensure that the methodology is in line with new trends in teaching and learning, including some of the requirements of the Engineering Professional Body. Strength of Materials for Technicians covers the syllabi for the first and second year courses in Strength of Materials. In each chapter, the author develops the theory logically and comprehensively, states assumptions clearly and emphasises basic concepts and principles. The student is required to memorise only a minimum of formulae.

A First Course in the Finite Element Method, SI Version (Paperback, International Edition): Daryl L. Logan A First Course in the Finite Element Method, SI Version (Paperback, International Edition)
Daryl L. Logan
R807 R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Save R115 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

A FIRST COURSE IN THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD provides a simple, basic approach to the course material that can be understood by both undergraduate and graduate students without the usual prerequisites (i.e. structural analysis). The book is written primarily as a basic learning tool for the undergraduate student in civil and mechanical engineering whose main interest is in stress analysis and heat transfer. The text is geared toward those who want to apply the finite element method as a tool to solve practical physical problems.

Mechanical Design (Paperback, 2nd edition): K. Maekawa, T. Obikawa, Y. Yamane, T.H.C. Childs, Peter Childs Mechanical Design (Paperback, 2nd edition)
K. Maekawa, T. Obikawa, Y. Yamane, T.H.C. Childs, Peter Childs
R1,057 R987 Discovery Miles 9 870 Save R70 (7%) In stock

This book introduces the subject of total design, and introduces the design and selection of various common mechanical engineering components and machine elements. These provide "building blocks," with which the engineer can practice his or her art.
The approach adopted for defining design follows that developed by the SEED (Sharing Experience in Engineering Design) programme where design is viewed as "the total activity necessary to provide a product or process to meet a market need." Within this framework the book concentrates on developing detailed mechanical design skills in the areas of bearings, shafts, gears, seals, belt and chain drives, clutches and brakes, springs and fasteners. Where standard components are available from manufacturers, the steps necessary for their specification and selection are developed.
The framework used within the text has been to provide descriptive and illustrative information to introduce principles and individual components and to expose the reader to the detailed methods and calculations necessary to specify and design or select a component. To provide the reader with sufficient information to develop the necessary skills to repeat calculations and selection processes, detailed examples and worked solutions are supplied throughout the text.


This book is principally a Year/Level 1 and 2 undergraduate text. Pre-requisite skills include some year one undergraduate mathematics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, principles of materials, statics and dynamics. However, as the subjects are introduced in a descriptive and illustrative format and as full worked solutions are provided, it is possible for readers without this formal level of education to benefit from this book. The text is specifically aimed at automotive and mechanical engineering degree programmes and would be of value for modules in design, mechanical engineering design, design and manufacture, design studies, automotive power-train and transmission and tribology, as well as modules and project work incorporating a design element requiring knowledge about any of the content described.
The aims and objectives described are achieved by a short introductory chapters on total design, mechanical engineering and machine elements followed by ten chapters on machine elements covering: bearings, shafts, gears, seals, chain and belt drives, clutches and brakes, springs, fasteners and miscellaneous mechanisms. Chapters 14 and 15 introduce casings and enclosures and sensors and actuators, key features of most forms of mechanical technology. The subject of tolerancing from a component to a process level is introduced in Chapter 16. The last chapter serves to present an integrated design using the detailed design aspects covered within the book. The design methods where appropriate are developed to national and international standards (e.g. ANSI, ASME, AGMA, BSI, DIN, ISO).
The first edition of this text introduced a variety of machine elements as building blocks with which design of mechanical devices can be undertaken. The approach adopted of introducing and explaining the aspects of technology by means of text, photographs, diagrams and step-by-step procedures has been maintained. A number of important machine elements have been included in the new edition, fasteners, springs, sensors and actuators. They are included here. Chapters on total design, the scope of mechanical engineering and machine elements have been completely revised and updated. New chapters are included on casings and enclosures and miscellaneous mechanisms and the final chapter has been rewritten to provide an integrated approach. Multiple worked examples and completed solutions are included.
* New chapters on casings and enclosures, springs, and fasteners
* New information on important machine elements such as sensors and actuators
* Clear explanation of the total mechanical design process through the use of text, photographs, diagrams, step-by-step procedures and case studies

Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Paperback, 5th New edition): Andrew Chadwick, John Morfett, Martin Borthwick Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Paperback, 5th New edition)
Andrew Chadwick, John Morfett, Martin Borthwick
R570 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R44 (8%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Now in its fifth edition, Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering combines thorough coverage of the basic principles of civil engineering hydraulics with wide-ranging treatment of practical, real-world applications.

This classic text is carefully structured into two parts to address principles before moving on to more advanced topics. The first part focuses on fundamentals, including hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, pipe and open channel flow, wave theory, physical modeling, hydrology, and sediment transport. The second part illustrates the engineering applications of these fundamental principles to pipeline system design; hydraulic structures; and river, canal, and coastal engineering including up-to-date environmental implications. A chapter on computational hydraulics demonstrates the application of computational simulation techniques to modern design in a variety of contexts.

What s New in This Edition

  • Substantive revisions of the chapters on hydraulic machines, flood hydrology, and computational modeling
  • New material added to the chapters on hydrostatics, principles of fluid flow, behavior of real fluids, open channel flow, pressure surge in pipelines, wave theory, sediment transport, river engineering, and coastal engineering
  • The latest recommendations on climate change predictions, impacts, and adaptation measures
  • Updated references

Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fifth Edition is an essential resource for students and practitioners of civil, environmental, and public health engineering and associated disciplines. It is comprehensive, fully illustrated, and contains many worked examples. Spreadsheets and useful links to other web pages are available on an accompanying website, and a solutions manual is available to lecturers.

Materials - Engineering, Science, Processing and Design (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Michael F. Ashby, Hugh Shercliff,... Materials - Engineering, Science, Processing and Design (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Michael F. Ashby, Hugh Shercliff, David Cebon
R1,287 R1,000 Discovery Miles 10 000 Save R287 (22%) In stock

Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design-winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association-is the ultimate materials engineering text and resource for students developing skills and understanding of materials properties and selection for engineering applications. Written by world-class authors, it takes a unique design led-approach that is broader in scope than other texts, thereby meeting the curriculum needs of a wide variety of courses in the materials and design field, from introduction to materials science and engineering to engineering materials, materials selection and processing, and materials in design. This new edition retains its design-led focus and strong emphasis on visual communication while expanding its treatment of crystallography and phase diagrams and transformations to fully meet the needs of instructors teaching a first-year course in materials. The book is fully linked with the leading materials software package used in over 600 academic institutions worldwide as well as numerous government and commercial engineering departments.

Fundamentals of Machine Component Design, Global Edition (Paperback, 6th Edition, Global Edition): Robert C. Juvinall, Kurt M.... Fundamentals of Machine Component Design, Global Edition (Paperback, 6th Edition, Global Edition)
Robert C. Juvinall, Kurt M. Marshek
R1,071 R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Save R172 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Valued as a standard in the course, Juvinall and Marshek's Fundamentals of Machine Component Design continues to focus on the fundamentals of component design - free body diagrams, force flow concepts, failure theories, and fatigue design, with applications to fasteners, springs, bearings, gears, clutches, and brakes. Problem-solving skills are developed by the implementation of a proven methodology which provides a structure for accurately formulating problems and clearly presenting solutions. This edition includes additional coverage of composites, the material selection process, and wear/wear theory, along with new and updated examples and homework problems.

Plant Maintenance and Reliability Engineering (Paperback): N.V.S. Raju Plant Maintenance and Reliability Engineering (Paperback)
N.V.S. Raju
R1,136 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R696 (61%) In stock

Plant Maintenance and Reliability Engineering provides both theoretical and practical knowledge together with the latest technological concepts and research in the field. The topics covered in this book are an integral part of the syllabi in most of the universities in India and meet the requirements of the course plant maintenance and reliability engineering taught in mechanical engineering and all allied branches.

Automotive Handbook (Hardcover, 10th Edition): Robert Bosch GmbH Automotive Handbook (Hardcover, 10th Edition)
Robert Bosch GmbH
R1,331 R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Save R368 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
Munson's Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, Global Edition): Philip M. Gerhart, Andrew L Gerhart, John I Hochstein Munson's Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, Global Edition)
Philip M. Gerhart, Andrew L Gerhart, John I Hochstein
R1,028 R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 Save R163 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 8e Global Edition offers comprehensive topical coverage, with varied examples and problems, application of visual component of fluid mechanics, and strong focus on effective learning. The text enables the gradual development of confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed.

Groover's Principles of Modern Manufacturing SI Version, Global Edition (Paperback, Si Version, Global Edition): Mikell P.... Groover's Principles of Modern Manufacturing SI Version, Global Edition (Paperback, Si Version, Global Edition)
Mikell P. Groover
R1,030 R867 Discovery Miles 8 670 Save R163 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Groover's Principles of Modern Manufacturing is designed for a first course or two-course sequence in Manufacturing at the junior level in Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering curricula. As in preceding editions, the author's objective is to provide a treatment of manufacturing that is modern and quantitative. The book's modern approach is based on balanced coverage of the basic engineering materials, the inclusion of recently developed manufacturing processes and comprehensive coverage of electronics manufacturing technologies. The quantitative focus of the text is displayed in its emphasis on manufacturing science and its greater use of mathematical models and quantitative end-of-chapter problems.

Liquid - The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives (Hardcover): Mark A Miodownik Liquid - The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives (Hardcover)
Mark A Miodownik 1
R396 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R128 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

By the author of the best-selling, prize-winning Stuff Matters 'A truly delightful read' Jim Al-Khalili, author of Paradox 'Exciting, anarchic and surprising' Katy Guest, The Guardian This fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik is an expert tour of the world of the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves that we come across every day. Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with substances from water and glue to coffee and wine, he shows how these liquids can bring death and destruction as well as wonder and fascination. From Laszlo Biro's revolutionary pen and Abraham Gesner's kerosene to cutting-edge research on self-repairing roads and liquid computers, Miodownik uses his winning formula of scientific storytelling to bring the everyday to life. He reveals why liquids can flow up a tree but down a hill, why oil is sticky, how waves can travel so far, and how to make the perfect cup of tea. Here are the secret lives of substances that we rely on but rarely understand. 'An exhilarating, eye-opening ride' Philip Ball, science writer and author of H2O 'A thrilling read, from start to finish' Tim Radford, author of The Consolations of Physics

Borgnakke's Fundamentals of Thermodynamics (Paperback, SI Version, Global Edition): Claus Borgnakke, Richard E. Sonntag Borgnakke's Fundamentals of Thermodynamics (Paperback, SI Version, Global Edition)
Claus Borgnakke, Richard E. Sonntag
R1,025 R862 Discovery Miles 8 620 Save R163 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This new edition of Borgnakke's Fundamentals of Thermodynamics continues to offer a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of classical thermodynamics, while retaining an engineering perspective. With concise, applications-oriented discussion of topics and self-test problems, this text encourages students to monitor their own learning. This classic text provides a solid foundation for subsequent studies in fields such as fluid mechanics, heat transfer and statistical thermodynamics, and prepares students to effectively apply thermodynamics in the practice of engineering.

Teacher Planner - For Productivity, Time Management & Peace of Mind (Paperback): Susan Lai Teacher Planner - For Productivity, Time Management & Peace of Mind (Paperback)
Susan Lai; Megumi Lab Paper
R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Design and Analysis of Experiments (Paperback, 9th EMEA Edition): Douglas C. Montgomery Design and Analysis of Experiments (Paperback, 9th EMEA Edition)
Douglas C. Montgomery
R1,036 R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Save R163 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
Nanocellulose - From Fundamentals to Advanced Materials (Hardcover): Jin Huang, Alain DuFresne, Ning Lin Nanocellulose - From Fundamentals to Advanced Materials (Hardcover)
Jin Huang, Alain DuFresne, Ning Lin
R3,672 R2,570 Discovery Miles 25 700 Save R1,102 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Comprehensively introduces readers to the production, modifications, and applications of nanocellulose This book gives a thorough introduction to the structure, properties, surface modification, theory, mechanism of composites, and functional materials derived from nanocellulose. It also provides in-depth descriptions of plastics, composites, and functional nanomaterials specifically derived from cellulose nanocrystals, cellulose nanofibrils, and bacterial cellulose. It includes the most recent progress in developing a conceptual framework of nanocellulose, as well as its numerous applications in the design and manufacture of nanocomposites and functional nanomaterials. The book also looks at the relationship between structure and properties. Featuring contributions from many noted experts in the field, Nanocellulose: From Fundamentals to Advanced Materials examines the current status of nanocomposites based on nanocelluloses. It covers surface modification of nanocellulose in the nanocomposites development; reinforcing mechanism of cellulose nanocrystals in nanocomposites; and advanced materials based on self-organization of cellulose nanocrystals. The book studies the role of cellulose nanofibrils in nanocomposites, as well as a potential application based on colloidal properties of cellulose nanocrystals. It also offers strategies to explore biomedical applications of nanocellulose. -Provides comprehensive knowledge on the topic of nanocellulose, including the preparation, structure, properties, surface modification and strategy -Covers new reports on the application of nanocellulose -Summarizes three kinds of nanocellulose (cellulose nanocrystals, cellulose nanofibrils, and bacterial cellulose) and their production, modification, and applications Nanocellulose: From Fundamentals to Advanced Materials is a useful resource for specialist researchers of chemistry, materials, and nanotechnology science, as well as for researchers and students of the subject.

Incropera's Principles of Heat and Mass Transfer (Paperback, Global Edition): Theodore L. Bergman, Adrienne S Lavine,... Incropera's Principles of Heat and Mass Transfer (Paperback, Global Edition)
Theodore L. Bergman, Adrienne S Lavine, Frank P. Incropera, David P. DeWitt
R1,041 R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Save R163 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The presentation is built around four central learning objectives: The reader should internalize the meaning of the terminology and physical principles associated with heat transfer The reader should be able to delineate pertinent transport phenomena for any process or system involving heat transfer The reader should be able to use requisite inputs for computing heat transfer rates and/or material temperatures The reader should be able to develop representative models of real processes and systems and draw conclusions concerning process/system design or performance from the attendant analysis Teaches students the rigorour and systematic problem-solving methodology developed and honed by the authors A wealth of example problems show how to apply the material across various engineering disciplines and fields Identifies problems that are uniquely suited for solving with a computational software tool, both to increase efficiency and to decrease errors

Essentials of Polymer Flooding Technique (Hardcover): Antoine Thomas Essentials of Polymer Flooding Technique (Hardcover)
Antoine Thomas
R2,057 R1,453 Discovery Miles 14 530 Save R604 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Provides an easy-to-read introduction to the area of polymer flooding to improve oil production The production and utilization of oil has transformed our world. However, dwindling reserves are forcing industry to manage resources more efficiently, while searching for alternative fuel sources that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. Polymer flooding is an enhanced oil recovery technique that improves sweep, reduces water production, and improves recovery in geological reservoirs. This book summarizes the key factors associated with polymers and polymer flooding--from the selection of the type of polymer through characterization techniques, to field design and implementation--and discusses the main issues to consider when deploying this technology to improve oil recovery from mature reservoirs. Essentials of Polymer Flooding Technique introduces the area of polymer flooding at a basic level for those new to petroleum production. It describes how polymers are used to improve efficiency of "chemical" floods (involving surfactants and alkaline solutions). The book also offers a concise view of several key polymer-flooding topics that can't be found elsewhere. These are in the areas of pilot project design, field project engineering (water quality, oxygen removal, polymer dissolution equipment, filtration, pumps and other equipment), produced water treatment, economics, and some of the important field case histories that appear in the last section. Provides an easy to read introduction to polymer flooding to improve oil production whilst presenting the underlying mechanisms Employs "In A Nutshell" key point summaries at the end of each chapter Includes important field case studies to aid researchers in addressing time- and financial-consumption in dealing with this issue Discusses field engineering strategies appropriate for professionals working in field operation projects Essentials of Polymer Flooding Technique is an enlightening book that will be of great interest to petroleum engineers, reservoir engineers, geoscientists, managers in petroleum industry, students in the petroleum industry, and researchers in chemical enhanced oil recovery methods.

American Windmills - An Album of Historic Photographs (Paperback): T Lindsay Baker American Windmills - An Album of Historic Photographs (Paperback)
T Lindsay Baker; Introduction by John Carter
R546 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Jet Engine (Paperback, 5th Edition): Rolls Royce The Jet Engine (Paperback, 5th Edition)
Rolls Royce
R1,080 R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Save R289 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The Jet Engine provides a complete, accessible description of the working and underlying principles of the gas turbine. * Accessible, non-technical approach explaining the workings of jet engines, for readers of all levels * Full colour diagrams, cutaways and photographs throughout * Written by RR specialists in all the respective fields * Hugely popular and well-reviewed book, originally published in 2005 under Rolls Royce s own imprint

Functional Organic Liquids (Hardcover): Takashi Nakanishi Functional Organic Liquids (Hardcover)
Takashi Nakanishi
R2,985 R2,093 Discovery Miles 20 930 Save R892 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The first book to comprehensively cover the burgeoning new class of soft materials known as functional organic liquids Functional organic liquids, a new concept in soft matter materials science, exhibit favorable properties compared to amorphous polymers and ionic liquids. They are composed of a functional core unit and a side chain, which induces fluidity even at room temperature. Due to their fluidity, functional organic liquids can adopt any shape and geometry and fulfill their function in stretchable and bendable devices for applications in photovoltaics, organic electronics, biomedicine, and biochemistry. Presented in five parts, this book starts with an overview of the design methods and properties of functional organic liquids. The next three parts focus on the applications of this exciting new class of soft materials in the fields of energy conversion, nanotechnology, and biomaterials. They study the liquids for energy conversion, those containing inorganic nanoclusters, and solvent-free soft biomaterials. Functional Organic Liquids concludes with a comparison in terms of properties and application potential between functional organic liquids and more conventional soft matter such as ionic liquids and liquid metals. -Examines the current state of science and technology for functional organic liquids -Focuses on potential and already realized applications such as functional organic liquids for energy conversion -Stimulates researchers to move forward on future development and applications Functional Organic Liquids is an excellent book for materials scientists, polymer chemists, organic chemists, physical chemists, surface chemists, and surface physicists.

Design and Analysis of Composite Structures for Automotive Applications - Chassis and Drivetrain (Hardcover): Vladimir Kobelev Design and Analysis of Composite Structures for Automotive Applications - Chassis and Drivetrain (Hardcover)
Vladimir Kobelev
R2,398 R1,689 Discovery Miles 16 890 Save R709 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A design reference for engineers developing composite components for automotive chassis, suspension, and drivetrain applications This book provides a theoretical background for the development of elements of car suspensions. It begins with a description of the elastic-kinematics of the vehicle and closed form solutions for the vertical and lateral dynamics. It evaluates the vertical, lateral, and roll stiffness of the vehicle, and explains the necessity of the modelling of the vehicle stiffness. The composite materials for the suspension and powertrain design are discussed and their mechanical properties are provided. The book also looks at the basic principles for the design optimization using composite materials and mass reduction principles. Additionally, references and conclusions are presented in each chapter. Design and Analysis of Composite Structures for Automotive Applications: Chassis and Drivetrain offers complete coverage of chassis components made of composite materials and covers elastokinematics and component compliances of vehicles. It looks at parts made of composite materials such as stabilizer bars, wheels, half-axes, springs, and semi-trail axles. The book also provides information on leaf spring assembly for motor vehicles and motor vehicle springs comprising composite materials. Covers the basic principles for the design optimization using composite materials and mass reduction principles Evaluates the vertical, lateral, and roll stiffness of the vehicle, and explains the modelling of the vehicle stiffness Discusses the composite materials for the suspension and powertrain design Features closed form solutions of problems for car dynamics explained in details and illustrated pictorially Design and Analysis of Composite Structures for Automotive Applications: Chassis and Drivetrain is recommended primarily for engineers dealing with suspension design and development, and those who graduated from automotive or mechanical engineering courses in technical high school, or in other higher engineering schools.

Materials Science and Engineering (Paperback, 9th Edition SI Version): William D. Callister, David G. Rethwisch Materials Science and Engineering (Paperback, 9th Edition SI Version)
William D. Callister, David G. Rethwisch
R1,036 R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Save R163 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Materials Science and Engineering, 9th Edition provides engineers with a strong understanding of the three primary types of materials and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties. The relationships among processing, structure, properties, and performance components for steels, glass-ceramics, polymer fibers, and silicon semiconductors are explored throughout the chapters.

Improving Product Reliability and Software Quality - Strategies, Tools, Process and Implementation (Hardcover, 2nd Edition):... Improving Product Reliability and Software Quality - Strategies, Tools, Process and Implementation (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Mark A. Levin, Ted T Kalal, Jonathan Rodin
R2,317 R1,635 Discovery Miles 16 350 Save R682 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The authoritative guide to the effective design and production of reliable technology products, revised and updated While most manufacturers have mastered the process of producing quality products, product reliability, software quality and software security has lagged behind. The revised second edition of Improving Product Reliability and Software Quality offers a comprehensive and detailed guide to implementing a hardware reliability and software quality process for technology products. The authors - noted experts in the field - provide useful tools, forms and spreadsheets for executing an effective product reliability and software quality development process and explore proven software quality and product reliability concepts. The authors discuss why so many companies fail after attempting to implement or improve their product reliability and software quality program. They outline the critical steps for implementing a successful program. Success hinges on establishing a reliability lab, hiring the right people and implementing a reliability and software quality process that does the right things well and works well together. Designed to be accessible, the book contains a decision matrix for small, medium and large companies. Throughout the book, the authors describe the hardware reliability and software quality process as well as the tools and techniques needed for putting it in place. The concepts, ideas and material presented are appropriate for any organization. This updated second edition: Contains new chapters on Software tools, Software quality process and software security. Expands the FMEA section to include software fault trees and software FMEAs. Includes two new reliability tools to accelerate design maturity and reduce the risk of premature wearout. Contains new material on preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance and Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) to better manage repair cost and unscheduled downtime. Presents updated information on reliability modeling and hiring reliability and software engineers. Includes a comprehensive review of the reliability process from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint including new material on uprating and counterfeit components. Discusses aspects of competition, key quality and reliability concepts and presents the tools for implementation. Written for engineers, managers and consultants lacking a background in product reliability and software quality theory and statistics, the updated second edition of Improving Product Reliability and Software Quality explores all phases of the product life cycle.

Optical Effects in Solids (Hardcover): David B. Tanner Optical Effects in Solids (Hardcover)
David B. Tanner
R1,455 R1,357 Discovery Miles 13 570 Save R98 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An overview of the optical effects in solids, addressing the physics of various materials and their response to electromagnetic radiation. The discussion includes metals, semiconductors, superconductors, and insulators. The book begins by introducing the dielectric function into Maxwell's macroscopic equations and finding their plane-wave solution. The physics governing the dielectric function of various materials is then covered, both classically and using basic quantum mechanics. Advanced topics covered include interacting electrons, the anomalous skin effect, anisotropy, magneto-optics, and inhomogeneous materials. Each subject begins with a connection to the basic physics of the particular solid, after which the measurable optical quantities are derived. It allows the reader to connect measurements (reflectance, optical conductivity and dielectric function) with the underlying physics of solids. Methods of analysing experimental data are addressed, making this an ideal resource for students and researchers interested in solid state physics, optics, and materials science.

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