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Analysing Design Thinking: Studies of Cross-Cultural Co-Creation

Bo T. Christensen, Linden J. Ball, Kim Halskov
July 18, 2017

The scientific analysis of design thinking continues to burgeon and is of considerable interest to academic scholars and design practitioners across many disciplines. This research tradition has generated a growing corpus of studies concerning how designers think during the creation of innovative...

Big Data Analytics Using Multiple Criteria Decision-Making Models

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, Muthu Mathirajan, A. Ravi Ravindran
July 17, 2017

Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) is a subfield of Operations Research, dealing with decision making problems. A decision-making problem is characterized by the need to choose one or a few among a number of alternatives. The field of MCDM assumes special importance in this era of Big Data...

Joining Technology of gamma-TiAl Alloys

Sonia Luisa dos Santos Simoes, Filomena Maria da Conceicao Viana, Manuel Fernando Goncalves Vieira
July 11, 2017

The book covers the development of new technologies for the joining of TiAl alloys that result in sound bonds obtained in less demanding conditions. It discusses joint processing, microstructural and mechanical characterization, and summarizes developments in new approaches to the joining of TiAl...

The Art of Flexure Mechanism Design

Simon Henein, Lennart Rubbert
June 30, 2017

Mechanism constitute the mechanical organs of machines. They are generally composed of rigid segments connected to each other by articulated joints. The function of the joints is to act as bearings, i.e. to constraint the relative motion of the segments it connects, while leaving a freedom of...

Natural Fiber Textile Composite Engineering

Magdi El Messiry
June 23, 2017

Natural Fiber Textile Composite Engineering sheds light on the area of the natural fiber textile composites with new research on their applications, the material used, the methods of preparation, the different types of polymers, the selection of raw materials, the elements of design the natural...

Project Execution: A Practical Approach to Industrial and Commercial Project Management

Chitram Lutchman
June 14, 2017

Written by Chitram Lutchman, a project management professional with more than 20 years of field and business experience, Project Execution: A Practical Approach to Industrial and Commercial Project Management gives you a more optimistic view of this exciting and challenging area. The book focuses...

Global Engineering: Design, Decision Making, and Communication

Carlos Acosta, V. Jorge Leon, Charles R. Conrad, Cesar O. Malave
June 14, 2017

As the world becomes increasingly globalized, today’s companies expect to hire engineers who are effective in a global business environment. Although you can find many books covering globalization, most of them are aimed at business, management, or social sciences. Developed with engineers in mind,...

Flexibility: Flexible Companies for the Uncertain World

Gill Eapen
June 13, 2017

We are in an era of high volatility and uncertain outcomes, driven by accelerating technologies, shortened product cycles, fast-changing information, an increasingly mobile workforce, more demanding customers, complex financial markets, ad-hoc public policies, and many other factors that add layers...

Measurement Technology for Process Automation

Anders Andersson
June 12, 2017

Almost every industry that use liquids and gas in any form has a need to measure flow, temperature and pressure. This text is a practical guide on how to accurately use these measuring instruments to control processes in manufacturing industries for food, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil,...

Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare

Vincent G. Duffy
June 07, 2017

Based on recent research, this book discusses how to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care through the application of human factors and ergonomics principles. It provides guidance for those involved with the design and application of systems and devices for...

Advances in Occupational, Social, and Organizational Ergonomics

Gavriel Salvendy, Waldemar Karwowski
June 07, 2017

Worldwide, the attention for health, innovation, and productivity is increasing. In all situations, humans interact with their environment, which is the concern of the field of ergonomics. The need for knowledge and its applications is large and this book contributes to knowledge development as...

Optimality Conditions in Convex Optimization: A Finite-Dimensional View

Anulekha Dhara, Joydeep Dutta
May 31, 2017

Optimality Conditions in Convex Optimization explores an important and central issue in the field of convex optimization: optimality conditions. It brings together the most important and recent results in this area that have been scattered in the literature—notably in the area of convex...

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