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Systems Engineering: Design Principles and Models


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


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...

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Textile Terms: 4 Volume Set

Mathews Kolanjikombil
April 17, 2018

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Textile Terms is a reference dictionary with a short explanation of textile terms in spinning, weaving, processing and garmenting fields. The book is meant for all textile related personae, especially for textile students, textile processors and garmenting technicians....

Mastering Academic Writing in the Sciences: A Step-by-Step Guide

Marialuisa Aliotta
April 03, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive and coherent step-by-step guide to writing in scientific academic disciplines. It is an invaluable resource for those working on a PhD thesis, research paper, dissertation, or report. Writing these documents can be a long and arduous experience for students...

A First Course in Predictive Control, Second Edition

J.A. Rossiter
April 03, 2018

The book presents a significant expansion in depth and breadth of the previous edition. It includes substantially more numerical illustrations and copious supporting MATLAB code that the reader can use to replicate illustrations or build his or her own. The code is deliberately written to be as...

Modeling and Simulation: Challenges and Best Practices for Industry

Guillaume Dubois
March 27, 2018

Modeling, in the past 60 years, has been constantly evolving and has revolutionized the industrial sector. Its continuous development will still have profound impact in the upcoming future. For big or small companies, modeling is a tool which brings technical improvement and profitability.What is...

Managing Complex Construction Projects: A Systems Approach

John K. Briesemeister
March 15, 2018

To many program, project, or construction managers, a complex project seems to be a labyrinth with many hidden dangers. This book is a guide through that labyrinth. It explains best practices and provides insight so they cannot only identify hidden dangers but also effectively manage the...

Non-Conservative Systems: New Static and Dynamic Stability Criteria

Kurt Ingerle
March 02, 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...

Managing Project Competence: The Lemon and the Loop

Rolf Medina
January 25, 2018

For companies to be successful, the management of an organization needs to understand how competence evolves and how it can be utilized and linked to the organization’s goals. When executive managers understand this, there is a higher probability that the people working in the organization will be...

Reliability Models of Complex Systems for Robots and Automation

Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Seyed Taghi Akhavan Niaki
January 16, 2018

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...

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...