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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...

Industrial Heat Pump-Assisted Wood Drying

Vasile Minea
August 15, 2018

This book discusses conventional as well as unconventional wood drying technologies. It covers fundamental thermophysical and energetic aspects and integrates two complex thermodynamic systems, conventional kilns and heat pumps, aimed at improving the energy performance of dryers and the final...

Operations Research: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition

Michael Carter, Camille C. Price, Ghaith Rabadi
August 14, 2018

Operations Research: A Practical Introduction is just that: a hands-on approach to the field of operations research (OR) and a useful guide for using OR techniques in scientific decision making, design, analysis and management. The text accomplishes two goals. First, it provides readers with an...

Machining of Light Alloys: Aluminum, Titanium, and Magnesium

Diego Carou, J. Paulo Davim
August 14, 2018

Light alloys, including aluminum, magnesium, and titanium are used due to their low density which makes them well suited in the manufacturing process when reduction of weight is necessary. Aircrafts, cars, consumable goods, sports equipment, and motorsports applications to name just a few, are what...

Chromic Materials: Fundamentals, Measurements, and Applications

Michal Vik, Aravin Prince Periyasamy, Martina Viková
August 13, 2018

This informative volume reflects the state of art in the science of color-changeable materials and provides an abundance of in-depth knowledge about the field of colorimetry. The book describes the facts behind the chromic phenomena from the point of application, spectrophotometry of chromic...

Modeling and Simulation Based Analysis in Reliability Engineering

Mangey Ram
August 10, 2018

Recent developments in reliability engineering has become the most challenging and demanding area of research. Modeling and Simulation, along with System Reliability Engineering has become a greater issue because of high-tech industrial processes using more complex systems today. This new book will...

Robust Quality: Powerful Integration of Data Science and Process Engineering

Rajesh Jugulum
August 08, 2018

After realizing the importance of data, organizations have begun to view data as a critical asset, being equally important as other assets such as people, capital, raw materials, and facilities. In order to ensure data are fit for the purpose, there is a need to have high quality levels of data....

Nanomaterials for Thermoelectric Devices

Yong X. Gan
August 08, 2018

With the increaseing global demand for energy, we are facing a huge challenge of energy sustainability. Renewable energy has attracted an immense amount of interest with regard to solving the sustainbility issue. Among the various renewable energy sources, solar&...

Sheet Metal Meso- and Microforming and Their Industrial Applications

Xin Min Lai, Ming Wang Fu, Lin Fa Peng
July 27, 2018

The book presents a compilation of research on meso/microforming processes, and offers systematic and holistic knowledge for the physical realization of developed processes. It discusses practical applications in fabrication of meso/microscale metallic sheet-metal parts via sheet-metal meso/...

Automation in the Virtual Testing of Mechanical Systems: Theories and Implementation Techniques

Ole Ivar Sivertsen, Bjorn Haugen
July 16, 2018

Automation in the Virtual Testing of Mechanical Systems: Theories and Implementation Techniques provides a practical understanding of Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE), an approach that is driving automation in engineering. Companies are using the technology to automate engineering tasks, achieving...

Advances in Silk Research

N. Gokarneshan
July 12, 2018

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...

Probability Foundations for Engineers

Joel A. Nachlas
June 28, 2018

Suitable for a first course in probability theory and designed specifically for industrial engineering and operations management students, Probability Foundations for Engineers covers theory in an accessible manner and includes numerous practical examples based on engineering applications....

Design Synthesis: Integrated Product and Manufacturing System Design

Graeme Arthur Britton, Seppo Torvinen
June 28, 2018

The biggest challenge in any marketplace is uncertainty. The major changes taking place in world economies, politics, and demographics has raised market uncertainty to its highest level in the past 50 years. However, with new markets opening up in emerging and developing economies, the...

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