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Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability


Theory and Applications, Second Edition

Off-Line Methods and Applications

Andrew K.S. Jardine University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Albert H.C. Tsang The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Advance praise: “… an excellent book that provides an extensive coverage of managerial issues and quantitative methods that will help in the decision-making process. … I will certainly recommend it …” —Professor Min Xie, City University of Hong Kong

“… invaluable in the way it provides real examples of these decisions in an accessible way for the maintenance and reliability practitioner.” —Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz, University of Western Australia

“… easy-to-understand engineering explanations to decision models and mathematical expressions facilitating easy applications of these models in practical engineering works.” —Uday Kumar, PhD, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Features: • Focuses on tools for physical asset management decisions that are data driven • Includes downloadable PowerPoint slides that lead you through the book materials • Provides problem sets with answers at the end of each chapter that presents decision tools • Includes software for the tools that can be downloaded A solutions manual and figure slides are available upon qualifying course adoption.

Selected Contents: Introduction. Reliability Improvement Through Component Replacement. Reliability Improvement Through Inspection Decisions. Capital Equipment Replacement. Maintenance Resource Requirements. Maintenance Management Information Systems. Appendices. Catalog no. K15340, June 2013, c. 364 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-5485-6, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as an eBook

Quality Engineering Chao-Ton Su National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

"… a high-quality reference for all engineers who wish to apply experimental design to actual product and process designs. It is well organized and provides numerous practical examples and case studies that help the reader understand factorial experimental techniques, Taguchi Methods and other modern techniques more easily." —Gregory H. Watson, Past-President of ASQ and PastChairman of IAQ Chairman, Business Excellence Solutions, Ltd.

"… provides the complete structure of quality engineering with plenty of practical cases. It will help readers to learn these methods quickly and contribute to business success." —Long-Chin Tu, Vice President, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Features: • Explains key methods for quality engineering, including DOE, Taguchi, RSI, and computational intelligence • Provides extensive examples and case studies • Keeps the material simple, avoiding extensive mathematical treatments • Outlines an integrated approach using neural networks and genetic algorithms to improve product quality and process performance • Focuses on the practical needs of engineers and engineering students An instructor's manual and figure slides are available upon qualifying course adoption.

Selected Contents: Introduction. Fundamentals of Experimental Design. Principles of Quality Engineering. Utilization of Orthogonal Arrays. Quality Loss Function and Static Signal-to-Noise Ratios. Parameter Design for Static Characteristics. Parameter Design for Dynamic Characteristics. Implementing Parameter Design. Tolerance Design. Mahalanobis-Taguchi System. Response Surface Methodology. Parameter Design Using Computational Intelligence. Appendix. References. Glossary. Index. Catalog no. K16440, February 2013, 394 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-6947-8, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Computer System Reliability Safety and Usability

Reliability Models for Engineers and Scientists

B.S. Dhillon

Mark P. Kaminskiy

University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

This book combines computer system reliability, safety, usability, and other related topics into a single volume, eliminating the need to consult many different and diverse sources in obtaining desired information. The topics covered are treated in such a manner that readers require no previous knowledge to understand the contents. The book contains examples along with their solutions and numerous problems at the end of each chapter to test reader comprehension. The sources of most of the material presented will be given in the reference section at the end of each chapter.

A discussion of the basic reliability concepts and models, this book is suitable for students of reliability engineering as well as for those who wish a supplement on applied survival data analysis. The models discussed in the book are used in reliability, risk analysis, physics of failure, fracture mechanics, biological, pharmaceutical, and medical studies. It is an up-todate, concise, and informative handbook on reliability models, which does not require any special mathematical background. It also introduces a new concept of the Gini-type index.

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Introduction. Basic Mathematical Concepts. Reliability, Safety, and Usability Basics. Computer System Reliability Basics. Software Reliability Assessment and Improvement Methods. Software Quality. Human Error and Software Bugs in Computer Systems. Software Safety and Internet Reliability. Software Usability. Web Usability. Computer System Life Cycle Costing. Appendix.

Time to Failure Distributions and Reliability Measures: Probability Density and Cumulative Distribution Functions. Conditional Reliability, Failure Rate, Cumulative Failure Rate and Average Failure Rate. Reliability Measures. Problems. Probabilistic Models for Nonrepairable Objects: Shock models and component life distributions. Classes of Aging/Rejuvenating Distributions and Their Properties. Models with Explanatory Variables. Probabilistic Models for Repairable Objects: Point Processes as Model for Repairable Systems Failure Processes. Homogeneous Poisson Process as a Simplest Failure-Repair Model. Renewal Process: "as Good as New" Repair Model. Non-Homogeneous Poisson Process: "as Good as Old" Repair Model. Generalized Renewal Process. Inequalities for reliability measures and characteristics for Renewal and Generalized Renewal Processes. Geometric Process: Adding the "Better Than New" Repair. Gini-Type Index for Aging/Rejuvenating Processes. Appendices. References.

Catalog no. K16634, May 2013, c. 249 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-7312-3, $99.95 / £63.99

Catalog no. K16124, November 2012, 152 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-6592-0, $129.95 / £82.00

• Contains a chapter on mathematical concepts considered necessary to understand material presented in subsequent chapters • Includes computer reliability basics • Provides methods to assess and improve software reliability • Highlights quality measures during the software development life cycle process

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Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects Abdul Razzak Rumane Director, Construction Quality Management, Dar Alkuwait Alkhaleejia for Consultation and Training, Kuwait

From the Foreword: "… has identified the quality tools and systems that have been successfully integrated into manufacturing and services and then presents them in clear and easily adoptable methods for use in design and construction projects, as well as describing how to incorporate them into all of the organizations that make up the design and construction industry, including designers, builders, and owner services." —Cliff Moser, AIA, MSQA, LEED AP, Past Chair, Design and Construction Division, ASQ

Catalog no. K15202, May 2013, c. 413 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-5214-2, $99.95 / £63.99

Advanced Risk Analysis in Engineering Enterprise Systems Cesar Ariel Pinto Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Paul R. Garvey The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

“… decidedly unique and rigorous treatment … notably modern and clear. … is foremost a book of exciting and innovative ideas … It will be of longstanding appeal to practitioners engaged in the analysis of risk in engineering enterprise systems.” —Professor James Lambert, Associate Director, Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems, University of Virginia

Catalog no. K11256, October 2012, 464 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2614-0, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Nonlinear Systems Stability Analysis Lyapunov-Based Approach Seyed Kamaleddin Yadavar Nikravesh Using a Lyapunov-based approach, this book introduces advanced tools for the stability analysis of nonlinear systems. It first discusses standard stability techniques and their shortcomings and then introduces recent developments in stability analysis that can improve the applicability of standard techniques. Finally, the book proposes the stability analysis of special classes of nonlinear systems. Coverage includes the stability of ordinary time-invariant differential equations and time-invariant systems as well as the stability analysis of time-delayed systems and fuzzy linguistic systems models. Catalog no. K16430, January 2013, c. 319 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-6928-7, $169.95 / £108.00

Essential Statistical Concepts for the Quality Professional D. H. Stamatis ANHUI University of Finance and Economics, Bengbu, China

Many books and articles have been written on how to identify the "root cause" of a problem. However, the essence of any root cause analysis in our modern quality thinking is to go beyond the actual problem. This book offers a new non-technical statistical approach to quality for effective improvement and productivity by focusing on very specific and fundamental methodologies as well as tools for the future. It examines the fundamentals of statistical understanding, and by doing that the book shows why statistical use is important in the decision-making process. Catalog no. K14213, May 2012, 510 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-9457-6, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

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Quality Control & Reliability A First Course in Quality Engineering Integrating Statistical and Management Methods of Quality, Second Edition K.S. Krishnamoorthi Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, USA

V. Ram Krishnamoorthi Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Illinois, USA

“… a milestone textbook in quality engineering education. His use of real-world examples is exemplary. His integration of the managerial aspects and the technical methods within the world of quality is both refreshing and appealing. Indeed, it saves one from having to buy two books as it is, to wit, the only textbook that does it.” —Trevor Hale, Ohio University

Catalog no. K11869, August 2011, 634 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4034-4, $139.95 / £89.00

Safety and Human Error in Engineering Systems B.S. Dhillon University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"… written superbly and is very easy to read and understand. … very useful to the researchers and practicing safety and human factors professionals." —Dr. Subramanyam Naidu Rayapati, IBM, Austin, Texas, USA

"… presents basic mathematical concepts for analyzing safety and human errors in systems through examples along with their solutions." — Dr. Kouroush Jenab, Society of Reliability Engineering-Ottawa Chapter, Ontario, Canada

Catalog no. K14644, July 2012, 260 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-0692-3, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Improving Reliability and Quality for Product Success Dongsu Ryu Korea Institute of Robot Industry Advancement, South Korea

This book discusses how to eradicate failures in hardware products and, consequently, achieve greater success in the marketplace. The author redefines terminology related to quality and reliability, explains failure mechanics, analyzes why reliability accidents occur in the products of advanced corporations, and presents a new methodology for preventing in easily understood qualitative and scientific terms. It identifies principles that enable readers to identify problems in advance of product release into the market. Catalog no. K14492, May 2012, 226 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-0379-3, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

Root Cause Analysis Improving Performance for Bottom-Line Results, Fourth Edition Robert J. Latino, Kenneth C. Latino, and Mark A. Latino “... an excellent thought process stimulator. The ideas generated are excellent and much good variety of industries represented, lots of interaction and information exchanged.” —Thomas Bublitz - Herman Miller, Inc.

“A must for reliability engineers.” —Tom Hutchinson - Mead Paper

“… am finally convinced that this is the tool of choice (when compared to RCM)” —Doug Walwyn, Maintenance & Reliability Engineer, General Mills, Inc.

Catalog no. K12320, June 2011, 279 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5092-3, $93.95 / £59.99 Also available as an eBook


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Quality Control & Reliability Intelligent Diagnosis and Prognosis of Industrial Networked Systems Chee Khiang Pang, Frank L. Lewis, Tong Heng Lee, and Zhao Yang Dong This reference uses linear systems theory and matrix operations to offer practical tool sets for intelligent diagnosis and prognosis in industrial networked systems. Giving an overview of diagnosis and prognosis, the book covers fundamental concepts of vectors, matrices, and linear systems. It develops mathematical machineries and decision software tools for real-world applications, including modal parametric identification (MPI) and probabilistic small-signal stability assessment. Catalog no. K11794, June 2011, 332 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3933-1, $146.95 / £94.00

Engineering Optimization A Modern Approach Ranjan Ganguli Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore

This book provides a thorough understanding of the concepts of optimization methods from a modern perspective at the conceptual stage of complex technical systems. It focuses on nonlinear optimization with an emphasis on methods such as response surface and genetic algorithms. The text moves the concept of optimization from an academic setting to an industry platform yet gives a balanced treatment of classical methods, making it suitable for an undergraduate course. Catalog no. K14838, April 2012, c. 264 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1139-2, $119.95 / £76.99

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Reliability and Maintenance

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety

Peter Tittmann

Second Edition

University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany

Edited by

This work gives an up-to-date presentation of system and network reliability analysis as well as maintenance planning with a focus on applicable models. Balancing theory and practice, it presents state-of-theart research in key areas of reliability and maintenance theory and includes numerous examples and exercises. The book focuses on three key interconnected aspects of reliability theory: binary systems, network reliability, and maintenance models. Every chapter starts with theoretical foundations and basic models and leads to more sophisticated models and ongoing research.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Networks and Systems Frank Beichelt

Catalog no. K11269, May 2012, 344 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2635-5, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

Pascale Carayon "… very timely and appropriate. … a substantial contribution to the field." —Harvey Murff, M.D., M.P.H., Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University

"The volume may be thick, but it can be one-step shopping for those who would want to find information for human factors related to patient safety and quality. I am not aware of any other sources that come close to this goal." —Yan Xiao, Ph.D., Patient Safety Scientist and Human Factors Engineer, University of Maryland

Catalog no. K11489, November 2011, 876 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3033-8, $157.95 / £101.00 Also available as an eBook

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Patient Safety An Engineering Approach

Quality Management in Construction Projects Abdul Razzak Rumane

B.S. Dhillon University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"… an outstanding book covering the most up-todate research translated into simple, easy-to-use methods, procedures and indicators. … Dr. Dhillon is applying time-tested, proven engineering best practices to the field of patient safety and is invaluable to healthcare practitioners, administrators, academicians, and researchers. It is an excellent, down-toearth, easy-to-use pragmatic book with up-to-date coverage of literature." —Dr. Subramanyam Rayapati, IBM

Catalog no. K13421, November 2011, 234 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7386-1, $93.95 / £59.99 Also available as an eBook

Director, Construction Quality Management, Dar Alkuwait Alkhaleejia for Consultation and Training, Kuwait

"… this book has a place in the literature in the field of quality management in construction, mainly due to its practical and pragmatic approach to address the concerns of those in the construction industry that actually want to know what is needed to manage and control their projects for better quality outcomes.” —Vaughan Coffey, Queensland University of Technology

Selected Contents: Overview of Quality. Integrated Quality Management. Construction Projects. Quality in Construction Projects. Operation and Maintenance. Facility Management. Assessment of Quality. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Catalog no. K11759, November 2010, 464 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3871-6, $99.95 / £62.99 Also available as an eBook

Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering Theory and Components Mohammed M. Ettouney Weidlinger Associates Inc. New York, USA

Transportation Systems Reliability and Safety B.S. Dhillon

Sreenivas Alampalli NYSDOT, Albany, New York, USA

Understanding engineering structural health is vital for making informative decisions in maintaining and renewing infrastructure to meet increasing demands. This resource examines the process of addressing and maintaining structural health, including measurements, structural identification, and damage identification. It also discusses the theoretical and practical issues involved for each aspect. Emphasizing state-ofthe-art practice as well as future directions, this text also features numerous practical case studies and covers the latest techniques in sensing and sensor utilization. Catalog no. 2040, September 2011, 624 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-2040-8, $179.95 / £115.00

University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"The book is full of statistics on road, air, and marine accidents borrowed from various sources which makes this useful for an interested person to know about. … does not require any background to understand these basics of reliability and safety which is the specialty of most of the books written by Professor Dhillon on these specialized topics. The book will be found useful for a student who is interested in pursuing the subject as a beginner." —Krishna B. Misra in International Journal of Performability Engineering

Catalog no. K12078, February 2011, 236 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4640-7, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

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Statistical Process Control for Real-World Applications William A. Levinson Levinson Productivity Systems, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

“… represents material that is not typically covered in conventional books on statistical process control. In particular, with its focus on nonnormal distributions, this text provides a measure of reality that many quality and manufacturing professionals have known for years—that not all process distributions follow the normal distribution. In that respect, this book is a refreshing addition to the literature and I highly recommend it.” —Dean Neubauer, Journal of Quality Technology, Vol. 43, No. 4, October 2011

Catalog no. K11055, December 2010, 272 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2000-1, $87.95 / £56.99 Also available as an eBook

Safety, Health, and Environmental Auditing A Practical Guide Simon Watson Pain A practical guide to environmental, safety, and occupational health audits, this book allows organizations and business to avoid expensive external auditors and retain the knowledge and learning in-house. In contrast to the overly academic and uninspiring tone of most auditing books, this text gives accessible userfriendly advice in a step-by-step manner. Building on novel auditing techniques designed to overcome common problems in the audit process, it emphasizes accurate auditing that is representative and repeatable. It allows managers or safety/environmental officers to undertake in-house audits in a competent and reproducible fashion. Catalog no. K11449, April 2010, 230 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2947-9, $99.95 / £62.99 Also available as an eBook

Asset Management Excellence Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions, Second Edition Edited by

John D. Campbell, Andrew K.S. Jardine, and Joel McGlynn Based on real-world consulting and research, this book provides the methods and tools needed for making life-cycle decisions associated with physical asset management. This second edition features chapters on the world of life-cycle management and asset classes, information management and related technology, design of strategy and implementation, and the future of management maintenance. Packed with case studies, the book presents key factors for successful implementation of reliability-centered maintenance and discusses the optimization of insurance spares and software. Catalog no. 0300, November 2010, 496 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-0300-5, $109.95 / £69.99 Also available as an eBook

Practical Reliability Engineering and Analysis for System Design and Life-Cycle Sustainment William Wessels University of Alabama, Huntsville, USA

Structured in stand alone sections and designed specifically for practicing engineers, this book addresses specific reliability and maintainability analysis methods for part design, systems integration, and life-cycle sustainment. Unlike many books on this subject, this one departs from the nearly exclusive use of the exponential probability distribution to characterize failure and demonstrates other probability distributions that more accurately describe the true behavior of failure. Eschewing a more mathematical or statistical approach, it focuses on engineering and emphasizes failure that results from wear-out over the useful life of the part. Catalog no. 94394, April 2010, 497 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9439-8, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as an eBook

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Quality Control & Reliability The Objective is Quality An Introduction to Performance and Sustainability Management Systems Michel Jaccard Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Few books offer an overview of quality and its tools, and this one intends to fill the gap by providing a synthetic and comprehensive approach, with detailed knowledge of standards, and information on the implementation of statistical tools typically mastered in management systems. The emphasis is on the stakes and the role of quality in life and policies of an organization or company, but also on the world of quality as it spills over into other management systems, such as environmental protection, sustainability, and social responsibility. Catalog no. N10718, May 2013, 400 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-7299-7, $109.95 / £69.99 Also available as an eBook

Reliability Analysis and Prediction with Warranty Data Issues, Strategies, and Methods Bharatendra K. Rai University of Massachusetts, USA

Nanua Singh Consultant, Michigan, USA

This accessible guide helps readers successfully interpret warranty data to make accurate predictions. It discusses practical issues associated with the modeling and analysis of warranty data and includes a number of useful strategies to reduce costs of warranties. The authors offer a step-by-step approach with flowcharts to extract meaningful information from the warranty data, demonstrating each approach with detailed application examples. They also illustrate the use of neural networks in predicting warranty performance and show how other statistical methodologies can help support strategic, tactical, and operational types of managerial decision making. Catalog no. K10183, April 2009, 184 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0325-7, $91.95 / £58.99 Also available as an eBook

Product Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Handbook

Applied Reliability Third Edition Paul A. Tobias Retired, Austin, Texas, USA

Second Edition

David Trindade

Edited by

Bloom Energy

Michael Pecht

This easy-to-use guide addresses basic descriptive statistics, reliability concepts, exponential distribution, Weibull distribution, and lognormal distribution. It also covers reliability data plotting, acceleration models, life test data analysis and systems models, and much more. The third edition includes a new chapter on Bayesian reliability analysis and expanded, updated coverage of repairable system modeling. Taking a practical and example-oriented approach to reliability analysis, the book provides detailed illustrations of software implementation throughout using several widely available software packages. Software and other files are available online.

University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Catalog no. C4665, August 2011, 600 pp. ISBN: 978-1-58488-466-8, $93.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

To ensure product reliability, an organization must follow certain practices during the product development process that impact reliability. The second edition of this bestselling volume helps professionals to identify the shortcomings in the reliability practices of their organizations and empowers them to take actions to overcome them. The book focuses on identifying failure mechanisms and teaches traditional maintainability and supportability tasks. Edited by a mechanical engineer known for his work in product development, reliability, packaging, and supply chain efficiency, this invaluable resource is now updated to include new optimization methods. Catalog no. 9879, April 2009, 480 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-9879-7, $113.95 / £73.99 Also available as an eBook


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Supply Chain Management for Engineers Samuel H. Huang University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

"… written for engineering students and field engineers who are in charge of the execution and improvement of the logistic systems and supply chain management. … covers all the essential practical technologies related to the optimization of the supply chain management. … well-organized with a number of real cases and a simulation game which can be the most attractive merits to readers and students." —Qiang SU, School of Economics & Management, Tongji University, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China

"… by an engineer for engineers. It presents in clear and concise prose the models, practices and recent developments in modern supply chain engineering. … I believe this book provides an excellent textbook for both upper level undergraduate and graduate students. With the case studies and practical examples, it also provides practitioners tools with illustrations to better manage their supply chain." —Jianzhi (James ) Li, University of Texas – Pan American, Edinburg Texas, USA

Selected Contents: Designing and Engineering the Supply Chain for Competitive Advantage. Understanding Customer Demand: Forecasting. Matching Supply with Demand: Aggregate Planning. Satisfying Customer Demand: Inventory Management. Moving Products across Supply Chain: Distribution Network Design and Transportation Decision Making. Supplier Selection Methodology. Supply Chain Simulation Game. Index. A solutions manual and figure slides are available upon qualifying course adoption

Catalog no. K16409, June 2013, 240 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4665-6892-1, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

Introduction to Linear Optimization and Extensions with MATLAB® Roy H. Kwon University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Filling the need for an introductory book on linear programming that discusses the important ways to mitigate parameter uncertainty, this book includes two major ways of including parameter uncertainty: stochastic linear programming and robust linear optimization. It offers a vigorous development of linear programming theory and methods by presenting basics before theory. It also presents financial optimization case studies that consolidate the material presented within the book. A student solutions manual is provided, as well as MATLAB exercises and code accessible by website. MATLAB exercises, a student solutions manual, and an extensive bibliography are included. • Focuses on state-of-art methods for dealing with parameter uncertainty in linear programming • Illustrates major methods and algorithms using MATLAB® • Rigorously develops linear programming theory and methods • Includes financial optimization case studies that consolidate the material in the book • Contains an extensive bibliography that primary sources from both classical and more recent literature A solutions manual and figure slides are available upon qualifying course adoption.

Selected Contents: Fundamentals. Geometry of Linear Optimization. Simplex Method. Duality and Sensitivity Analysis. Extensions. Decomposition in Linear Optimization. Quadratic Optimization. Interior Point Methods. ROBUST Strategies for Linear Optimization. Stochastic Programming. Robust Linear Optimization. Catalog no. K12905, July 2013, c. 352 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6263-6, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Operations Research Supply Chain Engineering Models and Applications


Data Mining Theories, Algorithms, and Examples

A. Ravi Ravindran The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA

Donald P. Warsing, Jr.

Nong Ye Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Written for those with a science and engineering background, this book introduces and explains a comprehensive set of data mining techniques from various data mining fields. Concepts and methodologies are illustrated through numerous examples of data mining applications in cyber attack detection, discovery of neuronal population dynamics, and manufacturing quality control. Other topics include methodologies for mining classification and prediction patterns, mining clustering, and mining data reduction patterns and sequential and time series patterns.

“… unravels the mystery of the mathematics behind supply chain without intimidating the readers. … has deftly managed the twin objectives of rigor and readability, breadth and depth and theory and practice admirably well.”

Selected Contents: An Overview of Data Mining Methodologies. Introduction to Data Mining Methodologies. Methodologies for Mining Classification and Prediction Patterns: Regression Models. Bayes Classifiers. Decision Trees. Multi-Layer Feedforward Artificial Neural Networks. Support Vector Machines. Supervised Clustering. Methodologies for Mining Clustering and Association Patterns: Hierarchical Clustering. Partitional Clustering. Self-Organized Map. Probability Distribution Estimation. Association Rules. Bayesian Networks. Methodologies for Mining Data Reduction Patterns. Principal Components Analysis. Multi-Dimensional Scaling. Latent Variable Analysis. Methodologies for Mining Outlier and Anomaly Patterns. Univariate Control Charts. Multivariate Control Charts. Methodologies for Mining Sequential and Time Series Patterns: Autocorrelation Based Time Series Analysis. Hidden Markov Models For Sequential Pattern Mining. Wavelet Analysis. Hilbert Transform. Nonlinear Time Series Analysis. Catalog no. K10414, August 2013, c. 350 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0838-2, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as an eBook

—Prof S. Sadagopan, IIIT Bangalore, India

“… a very comprehensive first-year graduate-level textbook covering all aspects of global supply chain management, incorporating optimization and MCDM (multi-criteria decision making) into the process of supply chain design, decision making, and operation.” —Katta G. Murty, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

• Contains a unique chapter on supply chain risk management, emphasizing risk quantification models and risk mitigation strategies • Provides a chapter on supplier selection and vendor management, using multiple criteria optimization models and methods • Presents information geared towards engineering students and technical professionals • Includes a chapter on managing global supply chains • Stresses the use of quantitative models and methods in supply chain management • Bridges theory and practice with the use of extensive examples and case studies A solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption

Selected Contents: Introduction. Managing Demand -- forecasting and aggregate planning. Managing Inventories in the Supply Chain. Managing Transportation in the Supply Chain. Managing Locations in the Supply. Managing Relationships in the Supply Chain. Managing Risks in Supply Chains. Global Supply Chain Management. Catalog no. K10602, September 2012, 548 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1198-6, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook


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Operations Research

Modeling of Responsive Supply Chain

Analysis of Queues

M.K. Tiwari, B. Mahanty, S. P. Sarmah, and M. Jenamani

Methods and Applications

"Useful and topical book. Will be of great interest to researchers and advanced students!"

"… excellent coverage of both classical and modern techniques … this is the text we have been waiting for!"

—Bopaya Bidanda, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"… a basic overview of research in the field of supply chain management. … the authors explain every aspect to regarding the network design, application of system dynamic, and technologies for supply chain management." —Pei-Chann Chang, Information Management Department, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

Catalog no. K14775, August 2012, 225 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1034-0, $139.95 / £89.00

Natarajan Gautam Texas A&M, College Station, USA

—John J. Hasenbein, The University of Texas at Austin

"… I highly recommend this queueing text by an expert who clearly loves his field." —Dr. Myron Hlynka, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Catalog no. K10327, April 2012, 802 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0658-6, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as an eBook

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Probability and Stochastic Modeling

Probability Foundations for Engineers

Vladimir I. Rotar

Joel A. Nachlas

San Diego State University, California, USA

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA

“… a superbly written text … an outstanding addition to the field requiring only a modest background in mathematics.”

Suitable for a first course in probability theory, this textbook covers theory in an accessible manner and includes numerous practical examples based on engineering applications. The book begins with a summary of set theory and then introduces probability and its axioms. It covers conditional probability, independence, and approximations. Many examples do relate to gambling with coins, dice, and cards but most are based on observable physical phenomena familiar to engineering students.

—Rabi Bhattacharya, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

“… an ideal textbook for anyone interested in probability theory and its applications.” —Youri Davydov, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France

“… a comprehensive introduction to probability theory and stochastic processes…” —Patrick J. Fitzsimmons, University of CaliforniaSan Diego, La Jolla, USA

Catalog no. K14453, May 2012, 184 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-0299-4, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. K13311, August 2012, 508 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7206-2, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

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Operations Research Decision Making in Service Industries

Learning Curves

A Practical Approach

Theory, Models, and Applications

Edited by

Edited by

Javier Faulin, Angel A. Juan, Scott E. Grasman, and Michael J. Fry

Mohamad Y. Jaber Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"An excellent collection of applications and models to improve decision making in a wide array of services. …" —Esteban García-Canal, University of Oviedo, Spain

"… edited by internationally renowned researchers. … presents interesting contributions from several areas in service industries … The uniqueness of this book lies in the linkage between service industries and quantitative decision support techniques." —Patrick Hirsch, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

"… spot on - a lot of research has been conducted to understand learning in organizations as opposed to merely estimating a function that relates cumulative production volume to unit cost. … fills a vacuum in learning curve research in theory, modelling, and applications.” —Michael A. Lapre, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University - Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Catalog no. K10374, June 2011, 476 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0738-5, $125.95 / £79.99 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. K13024, August 2012, 465 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6734-1, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as an eBook

Design and Construction of an RFID-enabled Infrastructure The Next Avatar of the Internet

Markov Chains and Decision Processes for Engineers and Managers

Nagabhushana Prabhu

Theodore J. Sheskin

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is one of the game-changing technologies of the twenty-first century. This book explores the prospects of RFID and its transformative impact on the design and operation of complex systems governing human and computer interactions. The text examines the informatics challenges involved in integrating the physical and cyber worlds and in analyzing large volumes of raw data to derive decision-aiding information, particularly in the context of large-scale, globally distributed infrastructures. It also details the near- and long-term potential of this technology, including its expanding role in the service sector. Case studies illustrate the role of RFID.

This book presents an introduction to finite Markov chains and Markov decision processes, with applications in engineering and management. It introduces discrete-time, finite-state Markov chains, and Markov decision processes. The text describes both algorithms and applications, enabling students to understand the logical basis for the algorithms and be able to apply them. The applications address problems in government, business, and nonprofit sectors. The author uses Markov models to approximate the random behavior of complex systems in diverse areas, such as management, production, science, health services, finance, and marketing.

Catalog no. K10376, October 2013, c. 280 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0741-5, $99.95 / £63.99

Catalog no. 51113, November 2010, 492 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5111-7, $109.95 / £69.99

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Operations Research Operations Research Calculations Handbook Second Edition Dennis Blumenfeld General Motors, Warren, Michigan, USA

Value-Added Decision Making for Managers Kenneth Chelst Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Yavuz Burak Canbolat Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois, USA

Completely revised and updated, this new edition of a bestselling handbook presents analytical results and formulas needed in the science applications of operations research and management. It provides quick calculations and insight into system performance. The material is organized by topic and presented in a concise format that allows readers ready access to a wide range of results in a single volume. The second edition adds a wealth of information including new chapters on reliability theory results, order statistics, heuristic search methods, and probability relationships. It also offers invaluable information on production systems modeling and priority queuing.

Developed from the authors’ longstanding course on decision and risk analysis, this text explores the important interaction between decisions and management action and clarifies the barriers to rational decision making. The authors analyze strengths and weaknesses of the best alternatives, enabling decision makers to improve on these alternatives by adding value and reducing risk. They also discuss bias, negotiations, project/risk management, and ethical dilemmas. Numerous examples highlight real-world situations from everyday life, public policy, and industry. Software tutorials and other material are available on the book’s website.

Catalog no. 52403, December 2009, 256 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4200-5240-4, $79.95 / £49.99

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Applied Operational Research with SAS Ali Emrouznejad and William Ho Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK

Using a wide range of OR optimization examples, this book demonstrates how the OR procedures in SAS work. The text is one of the first to extensively cover the application of SAS procedures to OR problems, such as single criterion optimization, project management decisions, printed circuit board assembly, and multiple criteria decision making. The authors present the principles behind PROC OPTMODEL and other SAS procedures as well as describe the algorithms and methods for linear programming, integer linear programming, and goal programming models. Catalog no. K11920, December 2011, 284 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4130-3, $93.95 / £59.99 Also available as an eBook

Business Process Modeling, Simulation and Design Second Edition Manuel Laguna University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Johan Marklund Lund University, Sweden

Developed from the authors’ many years of teaching process design and simulation courses, this text provides students with a thorough understanding of numerous analytical tools that can be used to model, analyze, design, manage, and improve business processes. It presents the tools to design effective business processes and the management techniques to operate them efficiently. This edition includes an introduction to simulation, a new chapter on business process analytics, and three completely revised chapters that incorporate ExtendSim 8. Catalog no. K13989, May 2013, 523 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-8525-3, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Operations Research Coming Soon!

Fuzzy Multiple Objective Decision Making


Deterministic Operations Research

Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng and Jih-Jeng Huang

Michael J. Best University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Kainan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

This book presents dynamic programming in a simple fashion so that the student immediately feels that the material being learned is useful in the real world. In addition linear programming will be presented geometrically using the active set approach. All of the programs included in the book are illustrated by MATLAB code. Catalog no. K15041, November 2013, c. 320 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1551-2, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

Focusing on methods and applications used in multiple objective decision making (MODM), this work presents mathematical tools for complex decision making. A follow-up to the authors’ Multiple Attribute Decision Making, the book particularly focuses on fuzzy methodology. The methodological part of the text explains the theory of each method and gives numerical examples so that readers can better understand the procedures of MODM methods. In the applications section, the authors cover various methods for solving realistic MODM problems. Catalog no. K15327, July 2013, 336 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-5461-0, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

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Applying Analytics A Practical Introduction Evan S. Levine U.S. Department of Homeland Security, New York, New York, USA

This handbook helps you interpret different types of data and identify trends. It presents taxonomy of different data structures, examples of each structure, and the families of analytical techniques. Taking a new approach to teaching data analysis, the book builds from lists to 1D arrays and multidimensional structures to unstructured data sets. It also covers project management, data visualization and communication, and error analysis. Every chapter contains real examples drawn from publicly available data that you can test on your own. Catalog no. K15456, July 2013, c. 290 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-5718-5, $69.95 / £44.99 Also available as an eBook

General Convexity, Nonsmooth Variational Inequalities, and Nonsmooth Optimization Qamrul Hasan Ansari, C. S. Lalitha, and Monika Mehta This book presents the basic theory of directional derivatives and monotonicity that is required in the study of optimization problems and economic theory. The authors discuss the concepts of generalized directional derivatives and generalized monotonicity. They then explain how to use these concepts in the study of general variational inequality problems in terms of bifunctions in finite dimensions and as related to optimality conditions involving differentiable or directionally differentiable functions. The book also covers such topics as nonsmooth convexity. Catalog no. K13101, July 2013, c. 287 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6820-1, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook


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Manufacturing & Processing New!

Issues and Analysis

Micromanufacturing Processes

Edited by

Edited by

Surendra M. Gupta

V.K. Jain

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanur, India

“… The timing of the book couldn't be more appropriate. … will allow the readers to understand the reverse supply chains better as well as will aid in their decision-making processes while trying to decide on the problem-solving methodologies they should involve.”

In addition to covering all processes in a single source, Micromanufacturing Processes also deals with various aspects of micromanufacturing. This book presents the principles, basic micro tools, and developments in micromanufacturing processes and systems. It also includes measurement techniques as well as research trends. Ideal as a reference for researchers or for undergraduate students, the text addresses several different types of micromanufacturing processes, such as micromachining, microforming, microcasting, microjoining, nanofinishing, and micrometrology. Figures and technical data illustrate the processes and concepts that are discussed by the author.

Reverse Supply Chains

—Elif Kongar, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut

“… a thorough view of a large number of important issues in reverse logistics, with detailed surveys, mathematical models, analyses, case studies, and numerical examples.” —Kishore Kumar Pochampally, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester

Selected Contents: Reverse Logistics. Issues and Challenges in Reverse Logistics. New-Product Design Metrics for Efficient Reverse Supply Chains. Application of Theory of Constraints’ Thinking Process in a Reverse Logistics Process. Modeling Supplier Selection in Reverse Supply Chains. A General Modeling Framework for Cost/Benefit Analysis of Remanufacturing. Integrated Inventory Models for Retail Pricing and Return Reimbursements in a JIT Environment for Remanufacturing a Product. Advanced Remanufacturing-to-Order And Disassembly-toOrder System under Demand/Decision Uncertainty. Importance of Green and Resilient SCM Practices for the Competitiveness of the Automotive Industry: A Multinational Perspective. A Graph-Based Approach for Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Life Cycle Resource Flows. Delivery and Pickup Problems with Time Windows: Strategy and Modeling. Materials Flow Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Long-Term Developments. Catalog no. K14334, January 2013, 422 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-9902-1, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. K12436, October 2012, 429 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5290-3, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

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Process Safety Management Leveraging Networks and Communities of Practice for Continuous Improvement Chitram Lutchman, Douglas Evans, Rohanie Maharaj, and Ramesh Sharma In a thin margins business environment characterized by scarce resources, operational discipline and excellence drives stakeholder confidence and corporate performance. Networks and communities of practices ensure sustained and continuous improvements in business. This book provides a simple path forward for organizations to recognize the benefits of networks and to proactively establish and support them within organizations to generate continuous and sustained improvement in work practices, procedures and business performance. Catalog no. K15280, July 2013, c. 200 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-5361-3, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Manufacturing & Processing

The Science of Footwear Edited by

Ravindra S. Goonetilleke "… will fill the need of having a book to summarize what is happening in the footwear research field currently.” —Channa P. Witana, PhD, Honeywell

"… a nice addition to the reference library for footwear design. … has more breadth and is a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview including both historical practices and some of the latest technologies."

Carbon Footprint Analysis Concepts, Methods, Implementation, and Case Studies Matthew John Franchetti The Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Department, The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA

Defne Apul The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA

"… the first comprehensive engineering and technically based treatment of all the associated issues in one book."

—Dr. Kathleen M. Robinette, Oklahoma State University

—Adedeji Badiru, Air Force Institute of Technology, Beavercreek, Ohio, USA

"… covers holistic information on footwear design from the scientific point of view."

"… provides practical guidance for the calculation of an institution’s carbon footprint, and will be of use to a wide audience."

—Masaaki Mochimaru, Digital Human Research Center, AIST, Japan

Catalog no. K11604, November 2012, 726 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3568-5, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as an eBook

—Jeffrey D. Corbin, Union College, Schenectady, New York, USA

Catalog no. K12696, June 2012, 270 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5783-0, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

Manufacturing Technology Materials, Processes, and Equipment Helmi A. Youssef, Hassan A. El-Hofy, and Mahmoud H. Ahmed This text explores all of the manufacturing processes, materials, and equipment used to convert raw materials into a final product. It presents the most commonly used and recently developed manufacturing methods, along with applications, worked examples, exercises, and review questions. Materials covered include metallics, polymers, ceramics, and glasses. The book discusses heat treatments, smelting of metals, casting, forming, powder metallurgy, joining processes, and surface technology. It also looks at the environmental aspects related to manufacturing and clean factories and describes trends in surface hardening technology. Catalog no. K10541, August 2011, 947 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1085-9, $146.95 / £94.00 Also available as an eBook

Design for Six Sigma in Product and Service Development Applications and Case Studies Edited by

Elizabeth A. Cudney Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA

Sandra L. Furterer Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia, USA

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is a data-driven quality strategy for designing products and services. The goal of DFSS is to avoid process problems using systems engineering techniques. DFSS consists of five interconnected phases: Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify. This book provides a detailed description of how to apply DFSS in product and service development. It provides instructional strategies, an overview of benefits and uses, and a roadmap that links several methodologies including organizational leadership, product development, system integration, critical parameter management, voice of the customer, quality function deployment, and concept generation. Catalog no. K12783, June 2012, 444 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6060-1, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook


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Manufacturing & Processing Remanufacturing Modeling and Analysis Mehmet Ali Ilgin Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

Surendra M. Gupta Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Providing a solid foundation of knowledge in modeling remanufacturing systems, this book addresses the design, planning, and processing issues faced by decision-makers in the field. With easy-to-use mathematical or simulation modeling to demonstrate solutions for each remanufacturing issue, it helps practitioners understand how a particular issue can be effectively modeled and how to choose the appropriate solution methodology. The book also discusses how increasingly stringent environmental regulations and decreasing natural resources influence manufacturers toward more environmentally conscious manufacturing and product recovery initiatives. Catalog no. K12929, March 2012, 439 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6307-7, $99.95 / £63.99

Advances in the Human Side of Service Engineering Edited by

James C. Spohrer IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, USA

Louis E. Freund San Jose State University, California, USA

This volume focuses on the human aspects of manufacturing. It covers a broad spectrum of ergonomics and human factors issues highlighting the design of contemporary manufacturing systems. The book also discusses issues that arise in both the shop floor and office environments, in the quest for manufacturing agility, i.e. enhancement and integration of human skills with hardware performance for improved market competitiveness, management of change, product and process quality, and human-system reliability. Catalog no. K13231, July 2012, 482 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7026-6, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

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Advances in Ergonomics in Manufacturing Edited by

Stefan Trzcielinski Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Waldemar Karwowski University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Meeting the needs of the manufacturing and service sectors of contemporary industry, this volume is concerned with the human factors, ergonomics, and safety issues related to the design of products, processes, and systems, as well as the operation and management of business enterprises. This book will be of special value to researchers and practitioners involved in the design of products, processes, systems, and services, which are marketed and utilized by a variety of organizations around the world. Catalog no. K13241, July 2012, 532 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7039-6, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

The Right Light Matching Technologies to Needs and Applications Spiros Kitsinelis Athens, Greece

With the help of guides and tables, this book assists readers in making the right lighting technology choices for specific applications, introduces readers to the topic of dynamic lighting that can accommodate a range of needs and tasks under one system, and helps a variety of professionals (from local authorities to doctors) to design the appropriate living and working environments for a wide spectrum of people with special requirements. In addition, the text can be useful to anyone interested in everyday use of light sources or looking for lighting solutions. Catalog no. K14350, May 2012, 165 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-9931-1, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

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Manufacturing & Processing Electrolytic In-Process Dressing (ELID) Technologies Fundamentals and Applications

Handbook for Critical Cleaning Second Edition, Two Volume Set Edited by

Edited by

Barbara Kanegsberg

Hitoshi Ohmori, Ioan D. Marinescu, and Kazutoshi Katahira

BFK Solutions, Pacific Palisades, California, USA

A complete review of Electorlytic-In-Process Dressing (ELID) fundamentals and applications, this book explains what ELID is and covers its development process since the early 90s from Japan. The author covers the basic fundamentals of ELID, the fundamentals of ELID grinding types, ELID grinding methods, ELID lap-grinding, ELID honing, ELID free form grinding, ultra/nanoprecision ELID, and Micro-ELID grinding. He examines how this process improves the surface characteristics of the processed piece, and why it is more efficient and productive than polishing and lapping.

“… an excellent resource … This Handbook’s strongest suit is the presentation of the Kanegsbergs’ philosophy of process development and improvement.”

Edward Kanegsberg

—Darren Williams, Controlled Environments Magazine, March 1, 2012

“… a strong contribution to the technical literature … Every chapter is replete with references—something not provided with a Google (or other search engine) Internet search.” —John Durkee, Metal Finishing Magazine, August 2011


Catalog no. K10038, June 2011, 263 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0036-2, $157.95 / £101.00

• Explains the “how”, “why”, and “when” of product cleaning during manufacturing

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• Covers cleaning agents and systems, process validation and monitoring, cleanroom design/ operation, and sustainability/environmental considerations

Systems Life Cycle Costing Economic Analysis, Estimation, and Management John V. Farr United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, USA Series: Engineering Management

An analysis of today’s business environment and the integration of software, people, and interfaces, this book explores the roles of engineers, information technologists, and product development professionals. It provides methods, processes, and tools (MPTs) for life cycle costing while focusing on technologycentric examples. The author includes unpublished material on the costing of commercial off-the-shelf systems and presents the MPTs from a product development perspective. The text also covers applications that use Excel spreadsheets for better comprehension. Catalog no. K11422, June 2011, 316 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2891-5, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

• Addresses manufacturing challenges including increasing performance requirements, miniaturization, and complex supply chains • Offers a balanced perspective that helps manufacturers make sound business decisions

Selected Contents: Cleaning Agents and Systems: Cleaning Agents. Cleaning Systems. Glossary of Terms and Acronyms. Applications, Processes, and Controls: Process Implement and Control. Applications. Safety and Regulations. Catalog no. K11395, April 2011, 1136 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2826-7, $189.95 / £121.00 Also available as an eBook

Also Sold Separately! Applications, Processes, and Controls, Second Edition Catalog no. K11397, April 2011, 574 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2829-8, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

Cleaning Agents and Systems, Second Edition Catalog no. K11396, April 2011, 560 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2827-4, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook


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Manufacturing & Processing Introduction to Process Control Second Edition Jose A. Romagnoli Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

Ahmet Palazoglu University of California, Davis, USA

“This book contains the essential material for a first course on process control at an elementary level and I highly recommend it to instructors who [teach this] course at this level.” —Mehmet C. Camurdan, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

This classroom-tested text provides a bridge between the traditional view of process control and the current, expanded role by blending conventional topics with a broader perspective of more integrated process operation, control, and information systems. Addressing issues in today’s teaching of process control, this second edition updates and expands the content of its predecessor with more exercises and application examples of control problems. MATLAB® toolboxes can be accessed from the authors’ websites. A solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors.

Laser Machining of Advanced Materials Narendra Dahotre Anoop Samant The use of lasers in material processing is an expanding field that is drawing attention from both industry and academia. Research funding continues to grow because the practice offers several advantages such as capabilities. These include use of difficult-to-machine materials, flexibility and automation, and an extended scope for applications. Focusing on the fundamental aspects of laser machining, this book covers principles and physical phenomena involved in this emerging process. Catalog no. K11845, March 2011, 236 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-58562-0, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

• Offers unique perspectives on contemporary process control • Contains many innovative teaching and learning principles • Presents application examples of control problems, including regulatory control of continuous processes, advanced control configurations, and operations involving a number of sequences in conjunction with conventional regulatory loops

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• Provides MATLAB toolboxes and simulation examples on the book’s website

Third Edition

• Incorporates an extended list of new exercises A solutions manual and figure slides are available upon qualifying course adoption

Selected Contents: Introduction. Modeling for Control. Process Analysis. Feedback Control. Model-Based Control. Multivariable Control. Control in Modern Manufacturing. Appendices. Index. Catalog no. K12554, February 2012, 643 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5486-0, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as an eBook

Geoffrey Boothroyd, Peter Dewhurst, and Winston A. Knight "If you are a manufacturer needing to reduce the cost of your products in a highly competitive international market, go out and buy this book. If you are a manufacturing student looking to learn something that will increase your value to potential employers, go out and buy this book. ... a practical book, it works spectacularly well in the real world." —Ernie Appleton, in Industrial Robot, April 2008

Catalog no. 89277, December 2010, 709 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8927-1, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as an eBook

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Manufacturing & Processing

Gear Cutting Tools

Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing

Fundamentals of Design and Computation

Interdisciplinary Process Innovations Edited by

Stephen P. Radzevich

Wenwu Zhang

Eaton Corporation, Southfield, Michigan, USA

GE Global Research Center, Schenectady, New York, USA

This book presents the DG/K-based method of surface generation, a novel and practical mathematical method for designing gear cutting tools with optimal parameters. The author, an industry leader for the past 30 years, proposes a scientific classification for all possible kinds of the gear machining meshes before discussing optimal designs of gear cutting tools. This classification makes it possible to consider all possible designs of gear cutting tools, including those currently used in practice and those expected to be used in the future. It also allows the author to develop scientific predictions and optimal designs. In most cases, solutions appear in analytical form and/or graphical form.

An in-depth introduction to Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing (EFM), this book explores a fresh engineering methodology that not only integrates but also goes beyond others such as Design for Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Concurrent Engineering, selfassembly, biometics, and more. It discusses dynamic M-PIE flows, the generalities of energy fields, logic functional materials and intelligence, the open scheme of intelligent EFM implementation, and the principles of intelligent EFM. The book takes a highly interdisciplinary approach that includes research frontiers such as micro/nano fabrication, high strain rate processes, and laser shock forming.

Catalog no. K11035, February 2010, 786 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1967-8, $199.95 / £127.00 Also available as an eBook

Life Cycle Costing for Engineers

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B.S. Dhillon University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"… I would recommend it as a great source for a wide range of life cycle cost models and especially as a source to understand and be able to relate one model to another. … a resource for a practitioner in the industrial/manufacturing industry that needs a suite of potential life cycle cost models with which to make capital equipment and facility spending decisions on a life cycle cost basis." —Professor Douglas Gransberg, University of Oklahoma

Catalog no. K10869, October 2009, 224 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1688-2, $113.95 / £73.99 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. 71017, July 2010, 728 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7101-6, $167.95 / £107.00

Textiles for Industrial Applications Senthil Kumar "A useful reference … easy to read and understand complex information using a number of visuals and illustrations with example scenarios and case studies. … as a valuable resource for both the novice as well as for experts in this field." —Praburaj Venkatraman, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

"… a good reference volume for practitioners and post-graduate students." —Dr. Rajesh Anandjiwala, CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing, South Africa

Catalog no. K16287, August 2013, c. 400 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-6649-1, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook


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Manufacturing & Processing Wicking in Porous Materials

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Process Engineering and Design Using Visual Basic®

Reza Masoodi

Second Edition

Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania, USA

Arun Datta

Traditional and Modern Modeling Approaches

Krishna M. Pillai University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

This book describes various modeling approaches, traditional and modern, but maintains an emphasis on the modern methodologies. A host of internationally recognized scientists and researchers contribute chapters to this book to describe the physics of wicking and the different approaches available for modeling wicking. Chapters cover capillary models, sharp-front single phase-flow models, two-phase flow models, network models, a Lattice-Boltzmann model, a mixture-theory-based model, and a fractal-based modeling approach.

This book provides a versatile suite of process design and engineering programs, some quite complex, which readers can put to immediate use. It builds a firm understanding of the principles needed to effectively use the software, covers the technical aspects of day-to-day process engineering, and discusses the fundamentals of particular designs. All chapters have been updated and three new chapters were added: understanding oil and gas calculations, mass transfer, and heat transfer. Catalog no. K12916, August 2013, c. 631 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6280-3, $169.95 / £108.00 Also available as an eBook

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Process Techniques for Engineering HighPerformance Materials Tim Oberle Sealed Air Corporation, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, USA

This book is directed toward those who conduct product development in the materials industry and engineers who convert materials into fabricated products. Real-world case studies give the book a narrative, hands-on feel that appeals to readers in industry. This approach steers clear of the theory and abstraction that characterize academic works. It documents the practical mechanics of development activities to bring new and modified materials to market. It covers the methodologies for plant scale trials and field testing at customer operations. Catalog no. K18904, July 2013, c. 500 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4665-8188-3, $89.95 / £57.99


Composite Materials and Processing M. Balasubramanian IIT Madras, Chennai, India

An exploration of the processing of composite materials, this book covers fiber reinforcements, production of various fibers and properties, and the processing of polymer matrix, metal matrix, and ceramic matrix composites. It then discusses topics illustrating advanced composites, carbon-carbon composites and nanocomposites, processing of polymer-clay nanocomposites, carbon nanotube-reinforced composites, and nanoparticlereinforced composites. The book also includes a chapter on practical instructions for processing composites. Catalog no. K13714, October 2013, c. 608 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7935-1, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as an eBook

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Manufacturing & Processing Kanban for the Supply Chain


Industrial Brazing Practice Second Edition Philip Roberts Delphi Brazing Consultants, Cheshire, England

“This book should find its permanent place on the desk of any brazing operator." —Dr. Harald Krappitz, Innobraze GmbH

"… provides a hands-on vs. theoretical understanding of brazing fundamentals and practice. … a good reference book for inclusion in every brazing library." —Robert Henson, Harris Products Group

"… an invaluable reference for managers, engineers, technicians and students involved in modern-day industrial brazing." —Dr. D.K. Hawksworth, Sapa AB

Catalog no. K16355, March 2013, 460 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-6774-0, $219.95 / £140.00

Fundamental Practices for Manufacturing Management, Second Edition Stephen Cimorelli Cummins Filtration, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Providing actionable steps for each stage in the manufacturing and supply chain management process, this book presents a detailed roadmap for implementing Kanban. This updated second edition focuses on creating an environment for success. Addressing both internal and external elements, it considers statistical data cleansing techniques to remove irrelevant data, correlation analysis using Excel-based techniques to guide decisions, the analysis of supplier performance against lead time and lot size expectations, and risk mitigation strategies for poor performing suppliers. Catalog no. K14232, January 2013, 137 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-9549-8, $59.95 / £38.99

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The Product Wheel Handbook Creating Balanced Flow in High-Mix Process Operations Peter L. King and Jennifer S. King

Putting SMED to Work John R. Henry, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA

“… flows through the methodology in a wellstructured and logical way and could only be written by someone who has lived through product wheel implementation many times ... definitely a must-read for any Lean practitioner.” —Henrique Fagundes, Senior Project Manager, DuPont

“All manufacturing operations searching for a way to organize and level the factory should have this book.” —Cash Powell, Jr., Editorial Board, Target Magazine; Association for Manufacturing Excellence; Lead Consultant, Center for Competitive Change, University of Dayton

Catalog no. K15304, April 2013, 219 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4665-5418-4, $49.95 / £31.99


Achieving Lean Changeover

Taking a holistic approach, this book examines changeover/SMED (single minute exchange of die), the conversion of a manufacturing process/machine from running the current product to running the next product. It addresses both the machinery issues and the operational issues, such as costs, waiting times, material movement, documentation, training, and product/component design. Focusing on the operational aspects, it offers readers opportunities for reducing changeover time and cost. The book contains proven methods and practical examples from a variety of industries. Catalog no. K14403, December 2012, 205 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4665-0174-4, $39.95 / £25.99 Also available as an eBook

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Manufacturing & Processing Unleashing the Power of 3P The Key to Breakthrough Improvement Dan McDonnell Drew A. Locher

Relentless Improvement True Stories of Lean Transformations Bill Trudell

Change Management Associates, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA, Bradenton, Florida, USA

A guide for Production Preparation Process (3P) execution, this book presents a step-by-step methodology for successful implementation of even the most aggressive corporate change programs. The authors provide methods that can be applied to any combination of product, process, and facility design to help reduce costly redesign iterations and associated delays. Based on a true story, the text brings readers on a start-to-finish journey as the fictional company Acme completes a new production start-up in dramatically reduced time and cost.

Tracing the author’s professional continuous-improvement journey, this book details successful Lean Six Sigma transformations to illustrate operational tactics. Starting out with very basic projects such as applying 5S, shortening product cycle times, and creating standard work, it then progresses to factory Lean Six Sigma transformations. The complexity and detail of the projects grow chapter by chapter. The text also contains accounts of "front end" or administrative processes such as product development or materials handling.

Catalog no. K14013, October 2012, 182 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-8612-0, $49.95 / £31.99

Catalog no. K15311, November 2012, 237 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-5430-6, $39.95 / £25.99



People, Process, and Culture Lean Manufacturing in the Real World Jeffrey P. Wincel Thomas J. Kull, PhD Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

“... rather than learn the hard way, this book can serve as a trainer-coach, helping you and your organization make the Lean transformation by exposing where your values, or thinking, may also have some gaps. ... provides clear objective data, going beyond what has been said qualitatively and instead giving quantitative evidence. ... will help Lean champions pinpoint where specifically their team, their leadership, and their organizations may struggle with the Lean mindset.” —Michael Hoseus, co-author of Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way

Catalog no. K15494, April 2013, 153 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-5789-5, $49.95 / £31.99

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Methods in Product Design New Strategies in Reengineering Edited by

Ali K. Kamrani, Maryam Azimi, and Abdulrahman M. Al-Ahmari This book discusses ways to assess changing demands and sources, and delves into what is needed to successfully manufacture goods in a demanding market. It reviews proven methods for assessing customer need. Then, after showing how changing needs impact the reengineering of products, it explains how needed change can be efficiently achieved. It details how IT advances and technology support customerfocused product development, discusses cutting-edge mass customization principles that maximize costeffective production, and illustrates how to implement a web-based product design environment. Catalog no. K10411, June 2013, c. 280 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0832-0, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

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Human Work Productivity A Global Perspective Edited by

Utilizing Lean Six Sigma Techniques Tina Agustiady BASF – The Chemical Company

Shrawan Kumar, Anil Mital, and Arunkumar Pannethur

Adedeji B. Badiru

The current global economic downturn and considerable shifting in industrial and manufacturing activities have disturbed the homeostasis of the industrial order. Many issues have to be examined in new context to objectively establish new and adjusted approaches. This book explores these aspects as independent factors and their impact on productivity. It discusses models integrating these factors and schemes of optimization for incorporation in practice.

The book presents the application of Six Sigma methodology as a viable path for achieving the goals of sustainability. Sustainability is a tool that helps companies gain true benefits off of their improvements. Many companies make improvements but cannot keep the results successful. This book not only shows how to use particular Lean Six Sigma tools, but also how to sustain results for companies to be profitable with continuous improvement.



• Includes a comparative global perspective

• Presents the application of Six-Sigma methodology as a viable path for achieving the goals of sustainability

• Presents integrated approaches • Examines all aspects that feed into productivity • Covers productivity in a number of different areas • Discusses correlations between other factors such as age, education, population and productivity

Selected Contents: Ergonomics Improvements for the Human Operator – Cost Effectiveness Approach. Workstation redesign, Workplace Re-Layout and Productivity. Productivity and Worker Age. Human Factors Related to the Success of Total Productive Naintenance. Design Simplification and Innovation through Adoption of a Time Based Design for Maintenance Methodology. Changes in US Manufacturing Worker Productivity with Working Hours. A comparison of US Manufacturing Workers’ Productivity with Similar Workers in Selected Developed and Fast Developing Economies. Benefits of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. Productivity and Technology: Techniques Related to Industrial Energy Savings. Productivity in Healthcare Organizations. Catalog no. K13436, August 2013, c. 256 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7414-1, $89.95 / £57.99

Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio, USA

• Defines and discusses the different areas of sustainability • Addresses the multitude of issues and factors associated with sustainability with a systems view • Covers reducing waste and defects with kaizen and 5s processes • Discusses the importance of engagement and education in the workforce • Details how Six Sigma produces data-driven results through management support of the initiatives

Selected Contents: Global Issues in Sustainability. Systems View of Sustainability. Lean and Waste Reduction. Education and Sustainability. Six Sigma for Sustainability. Technology Transfer for Sustainability. Sampling and Estimation for Sustainability. Managing Sustainability Projects. Six Sigma Glossary. Catalog no. K14977, December 2012, 258 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1424-9, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

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Production Systems Global Production Networks

Operations Design and Management, Second Edition Edited by

Ander Errasti Tecnun University of Navarra, San Sebastian, Spain

“… should be on the book shelf for any operations manager with a global perspective.” —Lars-Gunnar Nilsson, PartnerTech, Sweden

“… provides the necessary frameworks to understand the challenges and possibilities of such an internationalization move. The coverage is wide, and the language is very clear, even though some advanced frameworks are presented. As in their first edition, the book is rich on frameworks and models, and there are not many books that can present and integrate all of them into a single text. The book not only does integrate the concepts, but it also provides up-to-date examples on how the concepts become relevant to today situations in all types of companies.” —Jaume Ribera, IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain

Catalog no. K15974, January 2013, c. 355 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-6292-9, $119.95 / £76.99

Industrial Control Systems Mathematical and Statistical Models and Techniques Adedeji B. Badiru, Oye Ibidapo-Obe, and Babatunde J. Ayeni This book presents the mathematical foundation for building and implementing industrial control systems. It contains mathematically rigorous models and techniques for control systems in general with specific orientation toward industrial systems. Industrial control encompasses several types of control systems. This book covers some common elements of industrial control systems, including supervisory control and data acquisition systems, distributed control systems, and other generic control system configurations such as programmable logic controllers, which are often found in industrial operations and engineering infrastructure. Catalog no. 75586, October 2011, 380 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7558-8, $93.95 / £59.99 Also available as an eBook

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Optimal Supervisory Control of Automated Manufacturing Systems Yufeng Chen and Zhiwu Li Xidian University, Shaanxi Province, China

This monograph presents the state-of-the-art developments in the design of behaviorally and structurally optimal livenessen-forcing Petri net supervisors with computationally tractable approaches. It details optimal supervisory control problems arising in automated production systems and outlines a methodology to achieve the optimality purposes of deadlock prevention via converting a variety of problems under consideration into integer linear programming models. Catalog no. K16796, January 2013, 204 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-7753-4, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

Coordinate Measuring Machines and Systems Second Edition Edited by

Robert J. Hocken University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA

Paulo H. Pereira Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois, USA

In addition to two new editors, one from academia and one from a metrology intensive user industry, this second edition has many new authors and a known cadre of experts who have grown with the field since the last version. The well-rounded coverage includes the evolution of measurements and development of standards, the use of CMMs, accessory elements, application software, performance and financial evaluations, and accuracy. Catalog no. DK4043, July 2011, 592 pp. ISBN: 978-1-57444-652-4, $146.95 / £94.00 Also available as an eBook

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Production Systems RFID and AutoID in Planning and Logistics A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications Erick C. Jones University of Texas, Arlington, USA

Christopher A. Chung Seabrook, Texas, USA

A practical reference on the workings of RFID and Auto-ID technologies such as satellite tags and barcodes and their integration into logistics initiatives, this book covers background, history, and current applications. It delineates a decision model for choosing RFID and other Auto-ID technologies. It covers integrating and developing RFID and Auto-ID applications, traditional planning and logistics, military UID requirements, and future research. Catalog no. 94270, May 2011, 430 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9427-5, $157.95 / £101.00 Also available as an eBook

Handbook of Industrial Engineering Equations, Formulas, and Calculations Adedeji B. Badiru Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Olufemi A. Omitaomu Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA

This book provides access to computational resources needed by industrial engineers. It consists of several sections that each focus on a particular specialization area of industrial engineering. These include basic and engineering math, production engineering, engineering economics, ergonomics, systems and data engineering, project engineering, and simulation and statistical calculations. The book elucidates the underlying equations that facilitate the understanding required to improve design processes. Catalog no. 76272, September 2010, 454 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7627-1, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as an eBook

Modern Construction Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices Lincoln H. Forbes East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Syed M. Ahmed Department of Construction Management, East Carolina University, Geenville, North Carolina, USA

"... collects Lean ideas in one place. Clarifies their application in the construction industry and helps to promote their adoption. ... balances theoretical explanations with discussions of actual cases where practitioners successfully applies Lean innovation. ... thoroughly documents the human element important for success." —Industrial Engineer's book of the month, May 2011

Catalog no. 6312X, October 2010, 524 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6312-7, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as an eBook


Lean Manufacturing Business Bottom-Line Based John X. Wang Lean Six Sigma Institute of Technology, Marion, Iowa, USA

Written by an expert who has seen firsthand the limitations of traditional Lean manufacturing, this book demonstrates how an awareness of manufacturing business metrics is absolutely essential for every Lean manufacturing practitioner. The book presents Lean manufacturing strategies and techniques designed to accelerate responses to current and future events on the floors of the world’s manufacturing facilities. The book introduces key methods for harnessing market forces by following the Three Golden Rules to reduce production and inventory costs. Catalog no. 86022, August 2010, 288 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8602-7, $99.95 / £62.99 Also available as an eBook

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Production Systems Project Execution A Practical Approach to Industrial and Commercial Project Management Dr. Chitram Lutchman

System Synthesis Product and Process Design Jeffrey O. Grady

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

JOG System Engineering, Inc., San Diego, California, USA

Focusing primarily on the project execution phase of a project, this book provides a practical approach for executing large industrial and commercial projects. The author identifies people, processes, and system readiness as key components of an overall process so that projects can be executed within budget and on schedule. He also identifies strong leadership behaviors, good stakeholder relations, and proper management as key requirements for successful project execution. An easy-to-follow road map, the book discusses practical tools and processes which can be adapted for varying scales of projects in many different industries.

Based on the authors, 45 years of experience, this book examines the activities that must take place in the development of any system between the completion of the requirements work and the verification of work. It provides insight into complex problems, focusing on the boundary conditions that exist between the knowledge domains of the specialized engineers populating a program and the product domains related to the product being developed by different teams on a program. The text explores the role of the system engineer in design, material procurement, and manufacturing.

Catalog no. K11755, July 2010, 252 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3863-1, $87.95 / £56.99 Also available as an eBook

System Management Planning, Enterprise Identity, and Deployment, Second Edition Jeffrey O. Grady JOG System Engineering, Inc., San Diego, California, USA

The second edition of a bestseller, System Management: Planning, Enterprise Identity, and Deployment demonstrates how to make systems development work for any organization. Updated with new chapters, examples, and figures, it discusses the optimum marriage between specific program planning and a company’s generic identity. The author focuses on the management aspects of the functional departments and programs and highlights the areas that must be improved to implement outstanding systems capability. Catalog no. K11061, May 2010, 628 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2013-1, $129.95 / £83.00

Catalog no. K11032, May 2010, 574 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1961-6, $129.95 / £83.00 Also available as an eBook

Moving from Project Management to Project Leadership A Practical Guide to Leading Groups R. Camper Bull “There have been many books written about project management but this is the first I have seen that focuses on project leadership … Once you read this book, you’ll know what it takes to be a better leader at work, at home, and in other aspects of your life. So buckle up and enjoy the ride. I think you’ll walk away with a new perspective on project leadership.” —From the foreword by John Hinshaw, CIO, The Boeing Company

Catalog no. K11303, April 2010, 298 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2667-6, $87.95 / £56.99 Also available as an eBook

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Production Systems Social Responsibility Failure Mode Effects and Analysis Holly Alison Duckworth Gilbert, Arizona, USA

Rosemond Ann Moore University of Texas, USA

Taking a continuous improvement approach to social responsibility, this book offers a process for driving actions that can be taken by those interested in making positive change. Although many books cover market response and interest in this area, this is quite possibly the first one to focus on methods for assessing an organization’s path to social responsibility performance. The authors define social responsibility, explain the ramifications of the ISO 26000 standards in the marketplace, and provide problem-solving methods that can be put to immediate use. Catalog no. K10208, March 2010, 201 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0372-1, $87.95 / £56.99 Also available as an eBook

Global Engineering Design, Decision Making, and Communication Carlos Acosta, V. Jorge Leon, Charles R. Conrad, and Cesar O. Malave Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts in industrial, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering as well as organizational communications, this book provides a primer on how to better design, make decisions, and communicate in an international working environment. The contents of the book reflect the authors’ multidisciplinary perspective and their experience in working on projects around the world. The book presents globalization as a prevalent phenomenon affecting both the way companies operate and most engineering functions. It uses a case study format that is based on real industrial projects, ranging from design to supply chain and logistics problems, and system improvement projects. Catalog no. K10580, September 2009, 256 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1155-9, $99.95 / £64.99 Also available as an eBook

Real Options in Engineering Design, Operations, and Management

Inventory Management Non-Classical Views

Edited by

Edited by

Harriet Black Nembhard

Mohamad Y. Jaber

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA

Mehmet Aktan Ataturk Universitesi, Erzurum, Turkey

Real options methodology has long been proposed as an approach to making business decisions, and the field of engineering is no exception. It is valued today as an approach for the evaluation and optimization of engineering systems under uncertainty. This book presents and synthesizes the body of knowledge in the area of real options for engineering systems. It covers engineering applications across different disciplines such as industrial and civil engineering, and computer science. Step-by-step computations of real options valuation are included. Catalog no. 71696, October 2009, 253 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7169-6, $91.95 / £58.99 Also available as an eBook


Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

“Jaber has collected together a set of significant research articles. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in inventory control systems, especially to doctoral students and researchers.” — Professor J. Lisboa, University of Coimbra, Portugal, writing in the International Journal of Production Research V. 48, N18, 2010

Establishing the foundation for new areas of research, this book focuses on the need to design inventory systems that provide flexibility, to develop performance measures other than cost to control inventory, and to view inventory as a contributor to customer value creation. Catalog no. 79972, August 2009, 242 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7997-5, $91.95 / £58.99 Also available as an eBook

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Conveyors Application, Selection, and Integration Patrick M McGuire Glidepath, LLC, Texas, USA

This is probably the first book in 40 years to comprehensively discuss conveyors, a topic that seems mundane until the need arises to move material from point A to point B without manual intervention. This book gives industrial designers, engineers, and operations managers key information for determining which type of conveyor to purchase and how to use it to meet their transport needs. It discusses requirements for specific products or materials and environmental factors, including extreme temperatures. Each chapter covers a specific type of conveyor including chain, belt, and gravity varieties, highlighting the primary features such as load capacity and rate and operation. Catalog no. K10216, August 2009, 210 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0388-2, $99.95 / £64.99 Also available as an eBook

Lean Six Sigma in Service Applications and Case Studies Edited by

Sandra L. Furterer Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas and Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia, USA

Based on case studies, this book demonstrates realworld applications of Six Sigma, especially in service or non-traditional industries and processes. In a clean, clear style that is not overly technical, the author describes the Six Sigma DMAIC and Design for Six Sigma IDDOV problem-solving approach and how it can be applied to service and transaction-related processes. The case studies illustrate the application of Lean Six Sigma tools to a wide variety of processes and problems including, but not limited to financial process improvement, designing a recruiting process, managing a college’s assets, and improving educational processes. Catalog no. 78887, May 2009, 468 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7888-6, $91.95 / £58.99

The Modern Theory of the Toyota Production System A Systems Inquiry of the World’s Most Emulated and Profitable Management System Phillip Marksberry “Dr. Marksberry looks at TPS in the context of organizational behavior, social sciences, management science, and engineering sciences. He presents new insights into how the elements of TPS work together as a system across an organization. Both scholars and practitioners of TPS and Lean manufacturing will find this book to be thought provoking and revealing about how successful TPS operates.” —Larry Holloway, Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky

Catalog no. K15434, November 2012, 451 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-5674-4, $69.95 / £44.99


Removing the Barriers to Efficient Manufacturing Real-World Applications of Lean Productivity Daniel L. Ferguson This book is a practical roadmap that shows managers how to eliminate the barriers that keep them from achieving high productivity levels while producing consistent quality products. The underlying basis is Deming’s methodology for reducing variability but the book presents it in a new way by moving from theoretical to real-life application. It also incorporates other common-sense approaches that have proven to be successful and that enhance some specific foundational principles. Catalog no. K15376, January 2013, 294 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4665-5551-8, $39.95 / £25.99

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Project Management New!


Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry

Project Management Tools and Techniques

A World System Approach

A Practical Guide

Adedeji B. Badiru Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Samuel O. Osisanya The University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA

This book presents an integrated approach to project management for oil and gas projects. It covers concepts, tools, and techniques of project management based on the elements of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. The book also contains case examples of applications of project management tools and techniques to real-life project scenarios. The book is intended to serve as a reference book for planners, project operators, stakeholders, designers, project managers, business managers, consultants, project analysts, senior executives, project team members, members of project management office, project customers, functional managers, trainers, and researchers.

Selected Contents: World Systems Framework for Oil and Gas Industry. Characteristics of Oil and Gas Projects. Project Management Body of Knowledge. Oil and Gas Project Communication. Critical Path Method for Oil and Gas Projects. Drag and Cost in CPM. Decision Tools for Oil and Gas Project Management. Reliable Schedule Forecasting. Multi-Attribute Drilling Systems Selection. Managing Oil and Gas Construction Projects. Engineering Economics for Oil and Gas. Project Risk Analysis. Appendix A: Reservoir Management and Monitoring. Appendix B: Useful Units and Conversion Factors. Catalog no. 94254, January 2013, 781 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9425-1, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as an eBook

Deborah Sater Carstens, Gary L. Richardson, and Ronald B. Smith This book provides a practical understanding of the tools and techniques for planning and controlling projects. It emphasizes the difference between various tools and techniques and determines how these can be applied during different phases of the project lifecycle. This book presents not only an understanding of necessary project management tools and techniques but also videos to demonstrate the concepts. If readers do not have the Microsoft Project software, they can still view the text and videos on the companion website known as the "Library"

Features: • Provides a PM tools and techniques course with in-depth coverage of the topic • Describes PM concepts and demonstrates the concepts in Microsoft Project software on video • Includes topics that are covered on the PM Inst. certification exam • Supplies decision-oriented worksheets to demonstrate how checklist-type problem structuring can help evaluate certain problem domains • Focuses on practical information with a minimum of theory

Selected Contents: Introduction. Economic Analysis Methods. Planning Project Documentation. Duration Estimating Techniques. Activities and Relationships (Project Sequencing). First Cut Budget. Project Plan. Risk Management Considerations—Contingency Planning (Using Excel). Earned Value Theory. Project Status and Key Performance Indicators. Critical Chain Model. Catalog no. K15046, April 2013, 494 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1562-8, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as an eBook


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Problem Solving for Engineers David G. Carmichael University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

"Problem solving and systems are given a very broad perspective, encompassing key engineering tasks such as design, investigation, decision making, and optimization. ...the examples and exercises make it an easy-to-read book. The exercises are not merely drill-type ones, but also ones that make the reader think – this is to be commended..." ––Priyan Dias, Senior Professor, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Associate Editor, Civil Engineering & Environmental Systems

Catalog no. K16494, June 2013, 447 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4665-7061-0, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

Project Management Systems, Principles, and Applications Adedeji B. Badiru Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio, USA

The practice of project management continues to grow at an exponential rate. As more and more organizations realize its importance, the need for training in this area increases. Covering all major phases, this textbook presents the tools and techniques used in each stage of project management from a pedagogical perspective. Using end-of-chapter exercises, software tools, case studies, and graphical representations to supplement concepts, the author presents complete coverage of a wide range of topics, including planning, organization, scheduling, resource allocation, control, systems engineering, economics, decision analysis, and Lean and Six Sigma techniques. Catalog no. 83198, December 2011, 587 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8319-4, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

Project Development in the Solar Industry Edited by

Albie Fong Talesun Solar, San Jose, California, USA

Jesse Tippett Aries Power & Industrial, San Diego, California, USA

This book provides an extensive overview of US utility scale solar project development and the various tasks required to bring large renewable power plants from plans to reality. The various topics and chapter outlines have been presented in the book proposal document which includes content for various readers from novice to experts. Various obstacles and solutions are detailed so that the path for successful solar project development can be undertaken by many. Catalog no. K14773, December 2012, 250 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-62108-3, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

Managing Organizational Knowledge 3rd Generation Knowledge Management and Beyond Charles A. Tryon, Jr. Tryon and Associates, Broken Arrow, OK, USA

"… a fresh perspective to the field of knowledge management that makes KM grass-roots practical for organizations and the way they operate. … Inserting KM thinking, behaviors, and technology tools in at project level will drive the classic beneficial outcomes from KM programs including organizational learning, collaboration, and innovation capacity." —Phil Barnett, Knowledge & Intellectual Asset Management Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Catalog no. K13890, March 2012, 147 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-8235-1, $49.95 / £31.99 Also available as an eBook

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Statistical Techniques for Project Control Adedeji B. Badiru

Advances in Social and Organizational Factors

Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Edited by

Tina Agustiady BASF – The Chemical Company

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

A project can be simple or complex. In each case, proven project management processes must be followed. In all cases of project management implementation, control must be exercised in order to assure that project objectives are achieved. This book fills the void that exists in the application of statistical techniques to project control. Although designed as a practical guide for project management professionals, the book will also benefit students, researchers, and instructors.

An in-depth review of social ergonomics—also known as organizational ergonomics—this book discusses the optimization of sociotechnical systems, including their organizational structures, policies, and processes. The relevant topics include communication, crew resource management, work design, design of working times, teamwork, participatory design, community ergonomics, cooperative work, new work paradigms, organizational culture, virtual organizations, telework, and quality management.

Catalog no. 83171, January 2012, 412 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8317-0, $99.95 / £63.99

Catalog no. K13226, July 2012, 840 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7019-8, $79.95 / £49.99

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STEP Project Management Guide for Science, Technology, and Engineering Projects Adedeji B. Badiru Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Presenting a step-by-step approach to managing projects in science, technology, and engineering, this volume uses the time-tested concepts of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKR). The book combines managerial, organizational, and quantitative techniques into a logical sequence of project implementation steps, discussing the management of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement. The book examines how flaws in decision-making, failure to consider all factors, lack of communication, and inappropriate priorities can lead to catastrophe. Catalog no. 72358, April 2009, 421 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7235-8, $99.95 / £64.99 Also available as an eBook

Peter Vink

Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering Edited by

Adedeji B. Badiru Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Marlin U. Thomas Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

A compilation of fundamentals, tools, principles, and modeling techniques, this book discusses the application of industrial engineering (IE) to military systems. Globally respected IE experts provide proven strategies that can help any military organization effectively create, adapt, utilize, and deploy resources, tools, and technology. Topics include supply chain management, Lean Enterprise concepts for military operations, modeling and optimization, economic planning, contingency planning and logistics, human factors and ergonomics, and information management and control. This book won the 2010 IIE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award. Catalog no. 66285, February 2009, 828 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6628-9, $146.95 / £94.00 Also available as an eBook


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Plant Engineering New!

Food Plant Engineering Systems Second Edition Theunis Christoffel Robberts


Process Plants Shutdown and Turnaround Management Trinath Sahoo

University of Minnesota, Crookston, USA

Indian Oil Coporation Ltd, Uttar Pradesh

This book addresses the ancillary equipment that allows processing lines in food production to operate. With clear, easy-to-understand language, the text details the bits and pieces that keep systems running and explains how they fit within the bigger picture. Peripherals and services are discussed with a focus on the optimization of subsystems crucial for plant operation. This new edition covers the systems approach to Lean manufacturing, introducing Lean principles to the food industry. It also addresses sustainability and environmental issues, which were not covered in the first edition.

With large amounts of revenue at stake, process industries are focusing more on turnaround management as they strive to lengthen the interval between turnarounds. This book outlines a strategy to execute optimized shutdown and turnaround by changing plant operating conditions and inspection techniques. Because shutdown cost for a petroleum refinery is normally 30 percent higher than annual maintenance costs, this book details how to manage the more favorable turnaround option. The author explores different aspects, including philosophy, planning and scheduling, estimation, contractor management, and execution. The book also addresses safety management, human resources management, and post-shutdown review.

• Uses a systems approach to discuss characteristics of the service systems that allow for food plant optimization • Introduces Lean manufacturing principles to the food industry

Catalog no. K15100, August 2013, c. 454 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1733-2, $159.95 / £99.00

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• Explores the often overlooked peripheral equipment involved in food plant operation • Describes features of service systems that can be implemented during line upgrading or replacement • Explains terms frequently used regarding processing lines as well as some of their underlying principles An instructor's manual is available upon qualifying course adoption.

Selected Contents: The System Approach to Lean Manufacturing. Measurements and Numbers. General Calculations. Properties of Fluids. Pumps. Thermodynamics. Electrical Systems. Heating Systems for Processing Plants. Steam Generation. Refrigeration and Freezing. Water and Waste Systems. Materials Handling. Manufacturing Plant Design. Environmental Issues. Safety. Bibliography. Appendices. Index. Catalog no. K12144, February 2013, 355 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4809-8, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as an eBook


Production and Operations Management Edited by

Vijay Kumar Khurana Rukukmani Devi Institute of Advanced Studies, Delhi, India

As an authoritative presentation of activities, functions, and concepts of production and operations management activities, this reference work begins with the nature and scope of production management, guiding step by step through production activities, such as process and service design, facilities and plant location, layout planning, and materials planning. It also covers production planning and control and materials requirements. The book illustrates long, medium-, and short-term production activities as well as support functions and advanced management concepts, making it a one-stop, essential resource. Catalog no. AB7048, December 2013, 400 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7048-4, $99.95 / £60.99

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Plant Engineering Electrical Calculations and Guidelines for Generating Station and Industrial Plants Thomas E. Baker Sumatron, Inc, Laguna Niguel, California, USA

"… a practical, hands-on book for the working engineer". —Phillip Wheeler, former SCE supervising electrical apparatus engineer, who is active in the regional IEEE PES/IAS leadership

"… gets right down to the fundamental problem most commonly encountered in power engineering calculations for electrical systems. … If you are learning about power engineering or even experienced engineers would find this book well worth the time to read." —John J. Shea, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

Catalog no. K12563, September 2011, 304 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5503-4, $157.95 / £101.00 Also available as an eBook

Nomograms for Design and Operation of Cement Plants S.P. Deolalkar Consultant, Hyderabad, India

Process Plants A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design, Second Edition Trevor A. Kletz Paul Amyotte Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

This second edition of a bestseller provides a wellillustrated resource that comprehensively covers the design of inherently safer and user-friendly plants. The book demonstrates how chemical plants can withstand human error and equipment failures without serious effects on safety, output, or efficiency. This edition features new chapters that outline the role of inherently safer design in explosion prevention and mitigation and the link between inherently safer design and process safety design. New sections address the hierarchy of controls and highlight human factors in determining risk. The text also includes case studies that review major process incidents. Catalog no. K10249, May 2010, 384 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0455-1, $109.95 / £69.99 Also available as an eBook

Business Essentials for Utility Engineers Richard E. Brown Vice President, Quanta Technology, Cary, North Carolina, USA

A unique publication, this set of book and CD-ROM is a handy tool for the design and operation of cement plants. Operation requires many calculations that have to be done repetitively. With this book of nomograms—graphical representations of two or more variables related to one another in such a way that a third one can be read from the nomogram—these workouts can be eliminated and the right values can be found with minimum effort with the user-friendly CD-ROM.

“... The author does excellent work in organizing, describing, and explaining the business concepts. All concepts are clearly and accurately explained, and the material is presented at an appropriate level of complexity and depth ... informative and valuable as a reference book. I recommend the book to any utility engineer responsible for planning, designing, managing, or maintaining utility infrastructure.”

Catalog no. K12987, July 2011, 180 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-66577-3, $157.95 / £101.00

Catalog no. K10601, February 2010, 353 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1196-2, $76.95 / £48.99


—Robert E. Bisson, IEEE Power & Energy Magazine

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Designing Complex Products with Systems Engineering Processes and Techniques Vivek D. Bhise University of Michigan - Dearborn, USA

This book looks at how to design complex products that have many components with intricate relationships and requirements. It also discusses how to manage processes involved in their lifecycle, from concept generation to disposal, with the objectives of increasing customer satisfaction, quality, safety, and usability and meeting program timings and budgets. Part I covers systems engineering concepts and methods in product design. Part II examines quality, human factors, and safety engineering approaches. Part III describes tools and methods, and Part IV includes applications and case studies.


Systems Engineering and Safety Building the Bridge Peter J. Glismann GlisWorks Engineering & Consulting, PLLC, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Systems engineering principles are currently being applied to system safety best practices in several industries, as well as state and local governments. This book covers the payoff in both dollars and goodwill to the investment made in merging those two important and often neglected disciplines. It can be read, understood, and acted upon by the chief executive officer of a multinational corporation, right down to the line manager of systems engineering or the technical professional in the safety department. The value in terms of cost savings, be it in the form of financial, human, or social capital, is clearly illustrated with real-world examples.

Catalog no. K14649, August 2013, c. 384 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-0703-6, $119.95 / £76.99

Catalog no. K15201, May 2013, 132 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4665-5212-8, $89.95 / £57.99

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Handbook of Emergency Response A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach Edited by

Adedeji B. Badiru Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio, USA

LeeAnn Racz Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, USA

Neuroadaptive Systems Theory and Applications Edited by

Magdalena Fafrowicz, Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, and Dylan Schmorrow “… an excellent overview of the fast growing field of NAS … provides graduate students and professionals references and tools for this rapidly developing field.” —Patrick Rau, Director, Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

This handbook presents guidelines for a coordinated execution of emergency response. A useful tool to mitigate logistical problems that often follow disasters or extreme events, whether inadvertent or deliberate, the core of this guide is human factors in emergency project management. This involves a systematic structure for communication, cooperation, and coordination. This handbook highlights what must be done and when. It can also help to identify the resources required for each effort.

“… shows that systems that provide support to human operators adaptively can be made more effective if they include a neuroscience perspective.”

Catalog no. K14992, August 2013, c. 744 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1456-0, $129.95 / £82.00

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—Raja Parasuraman, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Catalog no. K12687, October 2012, 410 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5745-8, $129.95 / £82.00

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Netcentric System of Systems Engineering with DEVS Unified Process Saurabh Mittal and José L. Risco Martín

Continuous Time Dynamical Systems State Estimation and Optimal Control with Orthogonal Functions B.M. Mohan Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

S.K. Kar

"The book is the first to expose the DEVS Unified Process (DUNIP), a methodology that employs the DEVS formalism to provide a sound modeling and simulation framework for model-driven systems engineering." —Bernard P. Zeigler, the father of DEVS formalism, University of Arizona, USA

Institute of Technical Education & Research, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India

"… a good introduction of using orthogonal function approaches for state estimation and optimal control problems. … the first book I’ve seen that puts it all together in one text." —John L. Crassidis, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

"This book is among the first to coherently and concisely address the challenge to integrate modeling and simulation (M&S) as one of the emerging decision support tools of the twenty-first century into this netcentric environment."

"The approach and selection of topics are very appropriate, because the book has considered all the important components of optimal control problems using orthogonal functions. … good and comprehensive."

—Andreas Tolk, Ph.D., Old Dominion University, USA

—Anish Deb, University of Caluctta, India

Catalog no. K11333, February 2013, 712 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2706-2, $169.95 / £108.00

Catalog no. K15099, October 2012, 247 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1729-5, $149.95 / £95.00

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Linear Electric Machines, Drives, and MAGLEVs Handbook Ion Boldea


A Systemic Perspective on Cognition and Mathematics Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest International Institute for General Systems Studies, Grove City, USA Slippery Rock University, USA

Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

This state-of-the-art handbook covers most progressive and oscillatory linear electric machines (LEMs), drives, and MAGLEVs. It discusses basic and advanced modeling, steady state, transients, control, design and testing of linear machines and drives with numerous case studies related to representative applications. Readers get ready-to-use knowledge of the analysis, design, control, testing, and ordering of linear electric machines, drives, and AGLEV to best suit various applications from people movers to industrial transport and linear oscillatory machines (loudspeakers, plunger solenoids, compressor drive, linear generators, or automotive active dampers and electromagnetic valve actuators for ICEs). Catalog no. K12005, February 2013, 660 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4514-1, $169.95 / £108.00

This book offers a systemic perspective on cognition and the development of mathematics. It discusses the yoyo model, then analyzes mathematics using the age-old concepts of actual and potential infinities. The book takes a new look at some important paradoxes, each of which played a crucial role in the development of mathematics. The book then constructs the logical foundation of two different systems of mathematics, one assuming that actual infinity is different than potential infinity, and the other that these infinities are the same. Catalog no. K18881, February 2013, 412 pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-00016-2, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

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Research Methodology From Philosophy of Science to Research Design Alexander M. Novikov and Dmitry A. Novikov This book distinguishes itself in its integrated approach towards scientific research, and studies the basics of the methodology of scientific research and the organization of scientific activity from the viewpoint of systems science and system analysis. The book discusses the basics of the methodology including philosophical, psychological, epistemological and ethical/aesthetical foundations; the characteristics of scientific activity, including principles of scientific cognition, the means and methods of scientific research, the organization of a research implementation process and its chronological structure; and finally, the organization of a collective scientific research design. Catalog no. K20261, April 2013, 200 pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-00030-8, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

Systems Engineering Focus on Business Architecture Models, Methods, and Applications Sandra L Furterer Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia, USA

Written to provide business architecture models, methods, and an application for developing business architecture that connects the business to information technology, this book provides a methodology for how to elicit the information to create business architecture. The book includes a business architecture UML profile that enables the connectivity to the application and information architecture domains to the application solution. It describes the evolution of business architecture and how business architecture enables an enterprise Lean Six Sigma program and process improvement. Catalog no. K11708, August 2012, 294 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3758-0, $79.95 / £49.99

The Art of Systems Architecting Third Edition Mark W. Maier Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, Virginia, USA

Extensively revised to reflect the latest developments, the third edition of this bestselling text explains how to create a system from scratch, presenting invention/design rules together with clear explanations of how to use them. The author supplies practical guidelines for avoiding common systematic failures while implementing new mandates. He uses a heuristicsbased approach that provides an organized attack on very ill-structured engineering problems. Examining architecture as more than a set of diagrams and documents, but as a set of decisions that either drive a system to success or doom it to failure, the book provides methods for integrating business strategy with technical architectural decision making. Catalog no. 79131, January 2009, 472 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7913-5, $113.95 / £73.99 Also available as an eBook

Systems Architecting A Business Perspective Gerrit Muller Embedded System Institute, The Netherlands

Focusing on systems architecting for business enterprises, this practical, scenario-driven guide is derived from industry-training classes taught by the author at the Embedded Systems Institute in Norway. Suitable for graduate students and practicing engineers in the industry, the book places the processes of systems architecting in a broader context by juxtaposing the relationship of the systems architect with enterprise and management. Written in an approachable style, it includes end-of-chapter exercises and offers ancillary material online. Catalog no. K12115, September 2011, 263 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4762-6, $93.95 / £59.99 Also available as an eBook

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Systems Engineering and Architecting Creating Formal Requirements Larry Bellagamba TASC, California, USA

This book presents a set of formal requirements— explicit, executable instructions—for systems engineering and architecting. Written in Mathematica®, the requirements provide tools to help systems engineers and architects accomplish key tasks better, faster, and cheaper. Chapters open with real-world case studies and illustrations using formal requirements to accomplish four key activities: model system behavior, make decisions, establish natural language requirements, and improve processes. Each chapter ends with heuristics that serve as guiding principles for doing systems engineering and architecting. The formal requirements are available online as an open source library.

Engineering Systems Integration Theory, Metrics, and Methods Gary O. Langford The Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA and The University of South Australia, Defence and Systems Institute, Adelaide

"… provides a fundamental approach to a major engineering problem, the integration of large complex systems, which should result in genuinely innovative system design and considerable improvements in reliability and savings at all stages of the system lifecycle." —Timothy Ferris, Defence and Systems Institute, University of South Australia

Catalog no. K12435, May 2012, 406 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5288-0, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. K13831, March 2012, 422 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-8140-8, $139.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

Knowledge Service Engineering Handbook

Cultural Factors in Systems Design

Edited by

Decision Making and Action

Jussi Kantola

Edited by

Evolute Finland Oy, Finland

Robert W. Proctor, Shimon Y. Nof, and Yuehwern Yih

Waldemar Karwowski University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Covering the emerging field of knowledge service engineering, this groundbreaking handbook outlines how to acquire and utilize knowledge in the twentyfirst century. Drawn on the expertise of the founding faculty member of the world’s first university knowledge engineering service department, this book describes what knowledge services engineering means and how it is different from service engineering and service production. Presenting multiple cultural aspects including US, Finnish, and Korean, this handbook provides engineering, systemic, industry, and consumer use viewpoints to knowledge service systems and engineering paradigms. Catalog no. K12438, May 2012, 599 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5294-1, $99.95 / £63.99

This book brings together an interdisciplinary group of experts to provide increased understanding of the ways in which cultural differences may influence decision making and action. It brings together current knowledge about decision processes, culture and cognition, design of products and interfaces for human interaction with machines, and organizational processes culled from a wide variety of sources and puts them into one comprehensive resource. It examines how to design systems used by individuals from different cultures and accommodate the varied backgrounds that affect the users’ decisions and actions. Catalog no. K12081, October 2011, 344 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4646-9, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

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Systems Engineering Design of Enterprise Systems Theory, Architecture, and Methods Ronald E. Giachetti Florida International University, Miami, USA

Specifically written for graduate and undergraduate courses, this book provides the knowledge and skills necessary to lead enterprise engineering projects. The book describes a systematic methodology to design an enterprise system and presents an enterprise architecture that has three views of process, information, and organization. The text includes methods to analyze and design each view and then demonstrates how to integrate them to arrive at the overall enterprise design. The author also includes enterprise project templates in MS Word and Excel, a business process analyzer in Excel, PowerPoint® slides for each chapter, and solutions for the 200 problems that are presented in the book. Catalog no. K10955, January 2010, 447 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1823-7, $109.95 / £69.99 Also available as an eBook

Behavioral Research and Analysis An Introduction to Statistics within the Context of Experimental Design, Fourth Edition Max Vercruyssen Hawaii Academy, Honolulu, USA

Hal W. Hendrick Castle Pines Village, Colorado, USA

This text provides an overview of basic statistical methods used in behavioral research, experimental design, and report writing. It uniquely integrates statistics within the context of experimental design and simplifies the process of planning, conducting, analyzing, and preparing an experimental or research study report. Reflecting the changes of the APA guidebook and including SAS statistical software in the endof-chapter exercises, this updated fourth edition presents new statistical procedures and new examples in sport science, public health, gerontology, and biomedicine. Catalog no. K10935, October 2011, 299 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1802-2, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

Technical Documentation and Process Jerry C. Whitaker Advanced Television Systems Committee, Morgan Hill, California, USA

Robert K. Mancini

Contracts for Engineers Intellectual Property, Standards, and Ethics Robert D. Hunter

Mancini Enterprises, LLC, Morgan Hill, California, USA

Robert D. Hunter Associates, Austin, Texas, USA

"This is a great resource for those starting projects to ensure the details are supported and complete. The insights and direction found in this resource provide time- and labor-saving counsel that are well worth consideration and application."

Engineers encounter various forms of contracts at nearly every turn in their careers. This book enhances their ability to communicate contractual issues to lawyers and then better understand the consequent legal advice they receive. The text introduces the related subjects of intellectual property (including patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets) and standards (including conformity assessment and accreditation). The author also addresses the role of ethics—at both the micro and macro levels—which recently has been emphasized in response to the collapse of Boston’s Big Dig, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the coal mine accident that resulted in many deaths.

—Dr. Rick Bee, Biola University, La Mirada, California, USA

Catalog no. K12847, October 2012, 195 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-6159-2, $49.95 / £31.99 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. K12434, September 2011, 368 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5286-6, $72.95 / £46.99 Also available as an eBook

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Incidental Trainer A Reference Guide for Training Design, Development, and Delivery Margaret Wan EOH Consulting, Saint Petersberg, Florida, USA

Transforming Organizations Strategies and Methods Timothy George Kotnour University of Central Florida, USA

This book guides the incidental trainer through the process of training in order to help them achieve effectiveness in their program. The first part of the text explains the fundamental steps, from assessing the training needs to validating the training program. The second part covers advanced topics such as how to build a business case for the training budget and training in the virtual environment. Providing ready-to-use checklists and templates, the author presents universal training techniques, including instructional strategies that can be applied to the changing workplace. Catalog no. K12701, October 2013, 232 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5790-8, $79.95 / £49.99

A roadmap for taking organizations to a higher level of performance, this book delineates a framework for filtering information and making decisions when performing organizational transformations. The author explores in detail how to deal with a transformation and concludes by connecting the dots to create a holistic model that demonstrates how all of the information comes together to achieve one common goal. The book contains a set of questions for readers to consider when moving forward with organization transformations. Catalog no. K10297, May 2009, 163 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0574-9 $91.92 / £58.99

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Managing Emotion in Design Innovation

Concepts, Applications and Challenges Edited by

Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz

Amitoj Singh This book presents an emotion-centered research framework titled "emoha" for design innovation. It defines emoha and underlines the importance of the developed framework in culturalization of technology and thereby design innovation. The book explains the detailed research on product styling which leads to the creation of "emoha" and how to use it in product design. Catalog no. K16338, July 2013, 152 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-6750-4, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as an eBook

Structures and Architecture

School of Architecture, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

This volume contains contributions presented at the 2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA2013). The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures, advanced technologies, and complex architectural and structural applications highlight the scientific, technical, and practical novelties in both fields. Aimed at both researchers and practitioners, including architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, constructors, material suppliers, product manufacturers, and other professionals involved in the design and realization of architectural and (infra)structural projects. Catalog no. K16623, July 2013, 592 pp. Pack - Book and CD ISBN: 978-0-415-66195-9, $189.95 / £121.00 Also available as an eBook


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Direct Gear Design Alexander L. Kapelevich AKGears, LLC, Shoreview, Minnesota, USA

“… a must-have book for the modern gear specialist. … introduces a new vision of gear design.” —Mr. Yuriy Gmirya, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, USA

"Finally, a new book that deals with gear macrogeometry! … opens up a new window of opportunity for the gear designer, and it deals with one of the few gear geometry types not yet fully utilized, asymmetric gears." —Mr. Hanspeter Dinner, EES Gear GmbH, Switzerland

Catalog no. K13536, March 2013, 324 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7618-3, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

Meshless Methods and Their Numerical Properties Hua Li Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Shantanu S. Mulay Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

“… a blast of extensive and detailed mathematical exposition of meshless methods. … a quick reference guide for any one studying advanced numerical methods. The content has a blend of both physics and computational mathematics." —Dr. Dominic Chandar, University of Wyoming, Laramie

"… an excellent reference for scientists and engineers interested in meshless method and, more generally, numerical methods for partial differential equations." —Rui Qiao, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, USA

Catalog no. K15110, February 2013, 447 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1746-2, $179.95 / £114.00 Also available as an eBook


Control of FluidContaining Rotating Rigid Bodies

Design Engineer’s Handbook

Anatoly A. Gurchenkov, Vladimir I. Tsurkov, and Mikhail V. Nosov

Keith L. Richards

This book covers the dynamics of rotating bodies with cavities containing liquid. Two basic classes of motion are analyzed: rotation and libration. It presents cases of complete and partial filling of cavities with ideal liquid and complete filling with viscous liquid and a method for obtaining relations between angular velocities perpendicular to main rotation and external force momentums, treated as control. This work will be of interest to professionals and researchers at universities and laboratories specializing in problems of control for hybrid systems and aerospace/mechanical engineering, as well as to under-/postgraduates with this specialization.

This handbook covers basic subjects as well as the analysis of important machine elements, including shafts, lugs, and shear pins together with mechanical fasteners such as bolts. Emphasizing the use of hand calculations rather than dedicated software enables engineers and engineering students to understand the reasoning behind a particular approach, so that a solution can be readily obtained in the absence of a computer. The chapters cover the general problems and provide detailed solutions to such problems.

Catalog no. K18887, April 2013, 160 pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-00021-6, $119.95 / £76.99

Gillingham, UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London

Catalog no. K14163, October 2012, 384 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-9275-6, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

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Strategic Management for the Plastics Industry

Universal Design Principles and Models Edited by

Roberta Null Common Place Design, Whittier, California, USA

This book helps readers understand how the principles of universal design can be used to evaluate all products and places by showing best practice examples and explaining why they are universally designed. It presents a variety of user/groups in different situations and then shows design directives for meeting their needs. It includes both commercial and residential design. Catalog no. K14559, October 2013, c. 408 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-0529-2, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

Dealing with Globalization and Sustainability, Second Edition Roger F. Jones Franklin International, LLC, Broomall, Pennsylvania, USA

This management book covers all elements of running a successful firm in each of the five major sectors of the plastics industry. The book delineates and explains the interrelationships between technologies, markets, business sectors, and strategies that are specific to the plastics industry. Catalog no. K14590, August 2013, c. 176 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-0586-5, $119.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

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Eighth Edition

Decision Based Design

Steve Doty

Vijitashwa Pandey

Wayne C. Turner

University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, USA

In a presentation that formalizes what makes up decision based design, this defines the major concepts that go into product realization. It presents all major concepts in design decision making in an integrated way and covers the fundamentals of decision analysis in engineering design. It also trains engineers to understand the impacts of design decision. The author teaches concepts in demand modeling and customer preference modeling and provides examples. This book teaches most fundamental concepts encountered in engineering design like: concept generation, multiattribute decision analysis, reliability engineering, design optimization, simulation, and demand modeling. Catalog no. K13888, August 2013, c. 284 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-8232-0, $99.95 / £63.99

Energy Engineer, Colorado Springs Utilities Professor Emeritus, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA

This comprehensive handbook has become recognized as the definitive stand alone energy manager’s desk reference, used by thousands of energy management professionals throughout the industry. Newly revised and edited, this eighth edition includes significant updates to energy management controls systems, commissioning, measurement and verification, and high-performance green buildings. Revised chapters cover motors and drives, HVAC systems, lighting, alternative energy systems, building envelope, performance contracting and natural gas purchasing. Detailed illustrations, tables, graphs, and other helpful working aids are provided throughout. Catalog no. N10734, November 2012, 950 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-7828-9, $259.95 / £165.00

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Performance Acceleration Management (PAM) Rapid Improvement to Your Key Performance Drivers H. James Harrington Harrington Institute, Los Gatos, California, USA

Focusing on important opportunities that provide value for the organization, this book supplies direction and motivation for the improvement process. It details a method for continuous review of the improvement process and encourages timeliness through its digital-setting and milestones. The potential answers to key questions will create a comprehensive list of value propositions. The book walks readers through the steps of defining organizational driving factors, identifying benchmarks and leading practices, conducting knowledge gap analysis, developing value propositions, and reviewing and obtaining approval from the executive team.

Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers Third Edition Thomas T. Gordon, Arthur S. Cookfair, Vincent G. LoTempio, and Brendan S. Lillis This book enables scientists and managers to make well-informed decisions affecting new and patentable products. The third edition covers the new patent law, the America Invents Act, the first major change to the U.S. patent law in almost 60 years. The text provides a detailed analysis and description of the law and how it will affect engineers and scientists. All chapters have been updated, and new figures and case studies have been added. Catalog no. K14725, September 2012, 210 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4665-0944-3, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

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Manufacturing Technology Transfer A Japanese Monozukuri View of Needs and Strategies Yasuo Yamane Hiroshima University, Japan

Tom Childs University of Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

This book offers information, advice, and methods for successful transfer of technology and the skills to use it. It covers skill transfer, production management, and manufacturing company classification with new surveys of changing Japanese company views on benefits and needs of transfer. It also includes case studies of transfers in the ship building and food equipment industries. The authors explore the breadth of issues involved to arm manufacturing engineers with the skills needed for successful skills and technology transfers. Catalog no. K16350, March 2013, 236 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-6763-4, $59.95 / £38.99

Greener Products The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands Al Iannuzzi Johnson & Johnson Inc., New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

“… an excellent guide in a new book … distinguished by its comprehensive scope, which ranges from the drivers of green product development, to the methods for developing greener products, through advice for marketing those products effectively. ... for those new to this topic, or any marketer, product developer, consultant, or product-company executive who wants an efficient way of getting a comprehensive overview of this field, which is becoming a pillar of successful business, this book is a valuable resource. —David Schatsky, Sustainable Brands, Jan 2012

Catalog no. K12516, November 2011, 222 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5431-0, $93.95 / £59.99 Also available as an eBook

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Engineering Management Transport Systems and Processes Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation Edited by

Reverse Engineering Technology of Reinvention Wego Wang

Adam Weintrit Faculty of Navigation, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland

Tomasz Neumann This book is part of a series of six volumes and provides an overview of transport systems and processes and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation, and sea transportation. Topics presented and discussed at the symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems, and many others. Catalog no. K13912, June 2011, 220 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-0-415-69120-8, $83.95 / £52.99

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA

“… represents an important technological field that has heretofore been ignored by academics, despite being well accepted in industry. I am delighted by its publication.” —Professor Enrique Lavernia, Dean, College of Engineering, University of California, Davis

Written to advance the technology of reinvention and improve the competitiveness of commercial parts in the aftermarket, this volume discusses the proper measuring and analyses required to reproduce or repair an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) part using modern reverse engineering technologies, as well as regulations that govern the practice. Catalog no. K10314, September 2010, 357 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0630-2, $152.95 / £97.00

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Mechanical Tolerance Stackup and Analysis

A First Course in Differential Equations, Modeling, and Simulation

Second Edition

Carlos A. Smith

Bryan R. Fischer

University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

Advanced Dimensional Management, Sherwood, Oregon, USA

Scott W. Campbell

This reference presents the necessary background and proven step-by-step procedures for solving both simple and complex tolerance analysis problems. Using the techniques described in this text, design engineers can ensure that parts and assemblies will satisfy their intended functions. In addition, manufacturing, inspection, assembly, and service personnel can use the methods discussed to troubleshoot designs, verify in-process steps will meet objectives, and find ways to improve performance and reduce costs. Catalog no. K10807, April 2011, 508 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1572-4, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as an eBook

University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

Emphasizing a practical approach for engineers and scientists, this text avoids overly theoretical explanations and shows readers how differential equations are derived by applying basic physical principles and experimental observations to engineering systems. This resource also covers classical methods for obtaining the analytical solution of differential equations and Laplace transforms. In addition, the authors discuss how these equations describe mathematical systems and how to use software to solve sets of equations in which analytical solutions cannot be determined. Numerical values are provided in all examples and problems. Catalog no. K12318, May 2011, 345 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5087-9, $93.95 / £59.99 Also available as an eBook


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