Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

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Maintenance Costs and Life Cycle Cost Analysis


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


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...

Mechanics of Rotor Spinning Machines

Prof. Dr. Eng. Ibrahim Abdou Elhawary
January 16, 2018

This book explores the mechanics of rotor spinning machines. It discusses the open-end spinning machine rotor’s vibrations and bearings as well as the kinematics of the rotor's drive as individual drive or central drive, both as a reducing drive and multiplying drive. It examines explanations for...

Optics Manufacturing: Components and Systems

Christoph Gerhard
December 21, 2017

Optical components are essential key elements in modern engineering and everyday life. The education of skilled personnel and specialists in the fields of theoretical and practical optics manufacturing is of essential importance for next-generation technologies. Against this background, this book...

Mathematical Modeling for Business Analytics

William P. Fox
December 20, 2017

Mathematical Modeling for Business Analytics is written for decision makers at all levels. This book presents the latest tools and techniques available to help in the decision process. The interpretation and explanation of the results are crucial to understanding the strengths and limitations of...

Texturising: Defects, Causes, Effects, Remedies and Prevention through Quality Management

H. V. Sreenivasamurthy, B. Purushothama
December 20, 2017

Texturising is a very important process in filament yarns to give texture similar to spun natural fibres. This book covers different methods of texturising, normal defects in texturised yarns, their causes, effects, remedies and Prevention through implementation of Quality Management systems. The...

Productivity Improvement in Manufacturing SMEs: Application of Work Study

Thomas Thinandavha Munyai, Boysana Lephoi Mbonyane, Charles Mbohwa
December 19, 2017

This book focuses on the application of workstudy in productivity of manufacturing SMEs locally and abroad and also explores various industrial problems which face manufacturing SMEs in developing and underdeveloped countries in the rest of the world. Low productivity is currently a serious...

Safety, Reliability, Human Factors, and Human Error in Nuclear Power Plants

B.S. Dhillon
December 15, 2017

Each year billions of dollars are being spent in the area of nuclear power generation to design, construct, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of systems around the globe. Many times these systems fail due to safety, reliability, human factors, and human error related problems. The...

Supply Chain Management Models: Forward, Reverse, Uncertain, and Intelligent Foundations with Case Studies

Hamed Fazlollahtabar
December 13, 2017

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a wide field in which several specialties are included. In general, operations and production management players use SCM to organize the problems and analyze the solution approaches. Due to these points, a reference which can encompass a range of problems and their...

Process Capability Analysis: Estimating Quality

Neil W. Polhemus
December 07, 2017

Process Capability Analysis: Estimating Quality presents a systematic exploration of process capability analysis and how it may be used to estimate quality. The book is designed for practitioners who are tasked with insuring a high level of quality for the products and services offered by their...

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...

Advanced Machining Processes: Innovative Modeling Techniques

Angelos P. Markopoulos, J. Paulo Davim
December 04, 2017

Modeling and machining are two terms closely related. The benefits of the application of modeling on machining are well known. The advances in technology call for the use of more sophisticated machining methods for the production of high-end components. In turn, more complex, more suitable, and...

Textile and Clothing Design Technology

Tom Cassidy, Parikshit Goswami
November 29, 2017

In the textile industry, there is a pressing need for people who can facilitate the translation of creative solutions from designers into manufacturing language and data. The design technologist has to understand the elements and principles employed by designers and how these change for various...

Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management

Trinath Sahoo
November 22, 2017

In the process industry, shutdown and turnaround costs are responsible for an excessive amount of maintenance expenses. Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management explores various types of shutdowns, presents recommendations for better management, and offers feasible solutions to help...