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Systems Engineering: Design Principles and Models

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Dahai Liu
August 26, 2015

For the past several decades, systems engineering has grown rapidly in its scope and application and shown significant benefits for the design of large, complex systems. However, current systems engineering textbooks are either too technical or at a high conceptual level. Written by an expert with m...

Systems Design and Engineering: Facilitating Multidisciplinary Development Projects

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G. Maarten Bonnema, Karel T. Veenvliet, Jan F. Broenink
December 15, 2015

As its name implies, the aim of Systems Design and Engineering: Facilitating Multidisciplinary Development Projects is to help systems engineers develop the skills and thought processes needed to successfully develop and implement engineered systems. Such expertise typically does not come through st...

Non-Conservative Systems: New Static and Dynamic Stability Criteria

Kurt Ingerle
January 10, 2018

Non-Conservative Systems: New Static and Dynamic Stability Criteria summarizes the essential properties of non-conservative elastic systems (static stability and post-critical behavior), and the importance of novel stability criteria for such systems. Beginning with the history of non-conservative...

Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems, Third Edition

Robert W. Proctor, Trisha Van Zandt
December 26, 2017

Recently, there have been a number of advances in technology, including in mobile devices, globalization of companies, display technologies and healthcare, all of which require significant input and evaluation from human factors specialists. Accordingly, this textbook has been completely updated,...

Engineering Cotton Yarns with Artificial Neural Networking (ANN)

Tasnim N. Shaikh, Sweety A. Agrawal
December 05, 2017

This book is designed to provide a platform for the critical evaluation of deficits of classical cotton yarn engineering approach and how they were overruled by the development of today’s ANN based scientific approach. Legendary ring spinning process is kept as a reference and various technological...

Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Marek Frankowicz, Jussi Kantola, Pavel Zgaga
November 30, 2017

During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which...

Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Sixth Edition, Textbook and Student Solutions Manual

William M. Mendenhall, Terry L. Sincich
November 28, 2017

This text is designed for a two-semester introductory course in statistics for students majoring in engineering or any of the physical sciences. Inevitably, once these students graduate and are employed, they will be involved in the collection and analysis of data and will be required to think...

Designing Complex Products with Systems Engineering Processes and Techniques

Vivek D. Bhise
November 22, 2017

This book looks at how to design complex products that have many components with intricate relationships and requirements. It also discusses how to manage processes involved in their lifecycle, from concept generation to disposal, with the objectives of increasing customer satisfaction, quality,...

Continuous Time Dynamical Systems: State Estimation and Optimal Control with Orthogonal Functions

B.M. Mohan, S.K. Kar
November 22, 2017

Optimal control deals with the problem of finding a control law for a given system such that a certain optimality criterion is achieved. An optimal control is a set of differential equations describing the paths of the control variables that minimize the cost functional. This book, Continuous Time...

Handbook of Human Factors in Air Transportation Systems

Steven James Landry
November 15, 2017

One of the primary applications of human factors engineering is in the aviation domain, and the importance of human factors has never been greater as U.S. and European authorities seek to modernize the air transportation system through the introduction of advanced automation. This handbook provides...

Reliability Models of Complex Systems for Robots and Automation

Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Seyed Taghi Akhavan Niaki
November 14, 2017

In today's competitive world, customer demands for highly reliable products, makes reliability engineering a more challenging task. Reliability analysis is one of the main tools to ensure agreed upon delivery deadlines, which in turn maintains certainty in tangible factors such as goodwill and...

Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems, Third Edition

Phillip A. Laplante
October 31, 2017

Solid requirements engineering has increasingly been recognized as the key to improved, on-time, and on-budget delivery of software and systems projects. This textbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the theoretical and practical aspects of discovering, analyzing, modeling, validating,...

Cognitive Systems Engineering: The Future for a Changing World

Philip J. Smith, Robert R. Hoffman
October 24, 2017

This volume provides an exceptional perspective on the nature, evolution, contributions and future of the field of Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE). It is a resource to support both the teaching and practice of CSE. It accomplishes this through its organization into two complementary approaches...

Systems Science: Methodological Approaches

Yi Lin, Xiaojun Duan, Chengli Zhao, Li Da Xu
October 23, 2017

By making use of the principles of systems science, the scientific community can explain many complicated matters of the world and shed new light on unsettled problems. Each real science has its own particular methodology for not only qualitative but also quantitative analyses, so it is important...

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