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Maintenance Costs and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

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Diego Galar, Peter Sandborn, Uday Kumar
September 18, 2017

Authors have attempted to create coherent chapters and sections on how the fundamentals of maintenance cost should be organized, to present them in a logical and sequential order. Necessarily, the text starts with importance of maintenance function in the organization and moves to life cycle cost (L...

3D Printing: Technology, Applications, and Selection

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Rafiq Noorani
August 21, 2017

3D Printing is a faster, more cost-effective method for building prototypes from three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) drawings. 3D Printing provides a fundamental overview of the general product design and manufacturing process and presents the technology and application for designing and f...

Advances in Silk Research

N. Gokarneshan
November 15, 2017

The book comprehensively reviews the significant researches in silk during the millennium. Silk known as the queen of textiles is a fibre, has unique properties which have been well explored and exploited for varied applications. The primary objective of writing this book is to create an awareness...

Supply Chain Risk Management: Applying Secure Acquisition Principles to Ensure a Trusted Technology Product

Ken Sigler, Dan Shoemaker, Anne Kohnke
November 03, 2017

The book presents the concepts of ICT supply chain risk management from the perspective of NIST IR 800-161. It covers how to create a verifiable audit-based control structure to ensure comprehensive security for acquired products. It explains how to establish systematic control over the supply...

Principles of Fabric Formation

Prabir Kumar Banerjee
November 01, 2017

How Are Textile Fabrics Formed? Principles of Fabric Formation is a treatise on the modern production systems of woven, knitted, braided, nonwoven, triaxial, multiaxial, and 3D fabrics. This book offers a basic understanding of the technicalities involved in the formation of different types of...

Industrial Process Control Systems, Second Edition

Dale R. Patrick, Stephen W. Fardo
October 31, 2017

This book provides a basic approach to understanding and effectively applying industrial process control based on the systems concept. It provides an overview of an operating system, then divides it into sections for individual discussion. It covers topics including the operating system, process...

Statistical Process Control: A Pragmatic Approach

Stephen Mundwiller
October 24, 2017

People with minimal math skills, and even those with advanced math skills, have difficulty grasping the intuitive concepts behind Statistical Process Control (SPC). Many practitioners do not understand the concepts behind Control Charts, the differences of out of control and out of specification,...

Intermittent and Nonstationary Drying Technologies: Principles and Applications

Azharul Karim, Chung-Lim Law
October 24, 2017

The first comprehensive book on intermittent drying, Intermittent and Nonstationary Drying Technologies: Principles and Applications demonstrates the benefits of this process and covers key issues, including technologies, effect of operating parameters, mathematical modelling, energy-efficiency,...

Bowtie Methodology: A Guide for Practitioners

Sasho Andonov
October 18, 2017

Bow Tie Methodology (BTM) consists of two methods, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Event Tree Analysis (ETA), which are connected by a single event. The methodology is holistic and provides the tools and pre-event analysis, which is also called the risk calculations, and post-event analysis, also...

Multiple Criteria Decision Making Applications in Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing and Product Recovery

Surendra M. Gupta, Mehmet Ali Ilgin
October 16, 2017

In order to ensure environmentally responsible production and disposal of products, local governments are imposing stricter environmental regulations, some of which even require manufacturers to take back their products at the end of the product's useful life. These government regulations, together...

Quality Management in Construction Projects, Second Edition

Abdul Razzak Rumane
October 13, 2017

The first edition published in 2010. The response was encouraging and many people appreciated a book that was dedicated to quality management in construction projects. Since it published, ISO 9000: 2008 has been revised and ISO 9000: 2015 has published. The new edition will focus on risk-based...

RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

Erick C. Jones, Christopher A. Chung
October 12, 2017

As RFID technology is becoming increasingly popular, the need has arisen to address the challenges and approaches to successful implementation. RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications presents the concepts for students, military personnel and...

Nonlinear Systems Stability Analysis: Lyapunov-Based Approach

Seyed Kamaleddin Yadavar Nikravesh
October 12, 2017

The equations used to describe dynamic properties of physical systems are often nonlinear, and it is rarely possible to find their solutions. Although numerical solutions are impractical and graphical techniques are not useful for many types of systems, there are different theorems and methods that...

Sheet Metal Forming Optimization: Bioinspired Approaches

Ganesh M. Kakandikar, Vilas M. Nandedkar
October 11, 2017

Automotive and aerospace components, utensils, and many other products are manufactured by a forming/drawing process on press machines of very thin sheet metal, 0.8 to 1.2 mm. It is imperative to study the effect of all involved parameters on output of this type of manufacturing process. This book...

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