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2010-01-01
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Optical microscopy is one of the most valuable, but under utilized, tools for analyzing fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites. This hands-on instructional book covers a wide range of topics including sample preparation, illumination and contrast techniques, methods and reagents, and applications. Studies are presented that provide insight into processing effects, toughening approaches, damage mechanisms, and environmental effects on the microstructure of composite materials. In addition, the power of optical microscopy to study the microstructure of these heterogeneous, anisotropic materials is illustrated with more than 180 full color images.
2010-01-01
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Harold M. Cobb
This book provides a fascinating glimpse into a vital material that we may take for granted today. Stainless steel, called “the miracle metal” and “the crowning achievement of metallurgy” by the prominent metallurgist Carl Zapffe, is a material marvel with an equally fascinating history of people, places, and technology. As stainless steel nears the 100th anniversary of its discovery, this book is a fitting perspective on a vital material of our modern life, and it is the first book that captures the unfolding excitement and innovations of stainless steel pioneers and entrepreneurs. Amply illustrated with photographs, the book also includes a timeline that lists more than 450 important facts and events related to stainless steels technology and applications.
2011-05-25
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The AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference is the premier forum for truck, agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers to discuss powertrain technology challenges and solutions across their industries. The topics of the conference, which happens every two years, cover all five elements of a modern powertrain: engine, transmission, electric motor, battery and the electronic control which are used basically the same way in the quest for optimal efficiency and environmental compatibility. This event offers a unique opportunity for highly regarded professionals to address the synergy effects and distinctive characteristics of commercial vehicles, agricultural tractors and non-road vehicles, and industrial machinery. These proceedings are being co-published with SAE International, via a strategic partnership.
2006-01-01
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Paul Nieuwenhuis, Philip Vergragt, Peter Wells
Mobility is in crisis, but few seem aware of the full extent of it. This book shows that for a genuinely sustainable transport future, far more radical change - affecting many aspects of society - is needed. This book brings together a range of views representing both leading-edge thinking and best practices in the mobility sector, with the individual expert contributions framing a broader vision of future mobility. It is necessary to move beyond the technology of new cars to confront the challenges of institutional, cultural, and social change required for increased sustainability. This book breaks through the conventional boundary between engineering and the social sciences, and the contributors represent both sides of this divide, combining economists, engineers, geographers, designers, and others.
2010-01-01
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Hugo Leon, Blaine Geddes, Xiao Huang
Predominantly driven by the development of the gas turbine engine, the superalloy industry requires continuous advancement of mechanical performance boundaries. This practical guide provides an introduction for understanding the compositional complexity of superalloys, along with the wide range of alloys developed for specific applications. Topics include the basics of alloying, strengthening mechanisms, structure of superalloys, compositional effects, superalloy selection. Manufacturing characteristics such as castability, forgeability, and weldability are also discussed, along with current research in the field.
2012-11-01
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Harold M. Cobb
The Dictionary of Metals is the authoritative reference work for terms and definitions of metals and terms relating to metals. It also includes a considerable amount of history starting with the seven metals of antiquity. Each of the metallic elements has a discussion that includes the discoverer and date, the naming of the metal and its meaning, the major applications, the significance of the discovery, and physical properties. Includes a timeline of important events in the history of metals and metallurgy.
2009-01-01
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Theo Geerken, Mads Borup
System Innovation for Sustainability 2 focuses on the movement towards sustainable personal mobility, using case studies analyzed from a system perspective to examine the changes required to increase sustainability. Three major problem areas are considered: carbon emissions and the growing contribution of mobility to the climate change crisis, congestion, and casualties. Each proposed strategy addresses one or more of these problem areas. The book identifies opportunities for governments, manufacturers, and consumers to intervene to promote sustainable mobility. It concludes with a reflection on problems, trends, and actions needed. Topics include: Meta-trends Mobility sector issues Socioeconomic trends Political considerations Sociocultural developments Environmental issues
2002-01-01
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B. Michael Aucoin
If you are looking for a lively, down-to-earth experience in the journey to innovative engineering management, this is definitely the book for you. The author’s 20-plus year perspective indicates that, while most engineers will spend the majority of their careers as managers, most are dissatisfied with the transition. Much of this frustration is the result of lack of preparation and training. This book gives you a solid grounding in the critical attitudes and principles needed for success. The book teaches you how to internalize the attitudes and master the associated skills needed to excel in, and be satisfied with your transition to management. Learn how to communicate more effectively and improve relationships with your colleagues. Realize an improved use of your time, resulting primarily from learning and practicing a number of "soft" skills which flow from developing the necessary attitudes for management. Use your newly acquired skills to solve immediate problems.
2007-06-01
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Erhard Klar, Prasan K. Samal
Progress in the understanding of corrosion and corrosion resistance properties of sintered stainless steels has lead to new applications that benefit from net shape processing and more efficient material utilization. Powder Metallurgy Stainless Steels includes extensive graphics, and tabular summaries provide a comprehensive reference to obtain good corrosion resistance properties of sintered stainless steels with careful processing, starting with powder selection, avoidance of contamination, efficient delubrication, and controlled sintering and cooling. Contents cover: Metallurgy and Alloy Compositions, Manufacture and Characteristics of Stainless Steel Powders, Compacting and Shaping, Sintering and Corrosion Resistance Alloying Elements, Optimal Sintering, and Surface Modification in PM Stainless Steels Mechanical Properties, Magnetic and Physical Properties, Corrosion Testing and Performance, Secondary Operations, and Applications.
2000-11-01
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J. Gilbert Kaufman
Since aluminum alloys offer an excellent combination of light weight, high-strength, great corrosion resistance and reasonable cost, they have become one of the most commonly used metal groups today. This electronic publication addresses the need for basic information on aluminum alloys and their tempers. The author provides the reader with an understanding of the advantages and limitations of aluminum alloys and temper combinations in terms of the relationship of their composition, process history, and microstructure to service requirements. The temper designation of an aluminum alloy provides the user with background information as to how the alloy has been produced in order to obtain specific and desired properties and characteristics.
1998-03-01
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Harry Chandler
Technicians, laboratory personnel, designers, purchasers and sales people agree - if you work for a metals-related company, you need this basic reference for the non-metallurgist. It's written for beginners as well as those who need to refresh their understanding of a particular topic. Well-illustrated and indexed, Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist makes technical subjects easy to understand and provides a complete glossary of metallurgical terms.
2007-11-01
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John D. Verhoeven
This electronic publication explains the metallurgy of steel and its heat treatment for non-metallurgists. It starts from simple concepts and builds to more complex concepts involved in heat treatment of most all types of steel as well as cast iron. Contents cover: Pure Iron, Solutions and Phase Diagrams, Steel and the Fe-C Phase Diagram, Various Microstructures of Room Temperature Steel, Mechanical Properties, Low Alloy AISI Steels, Diffusion, Control of Grain Size by Heat Treatment and Forging, Hardenability of Steel, Tempering, Quenching, Stainless Steels, Tool Steels, Solidification, Cast Irons, Surface Hardening and more.
2008-12-01
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Michael F. Mcguire
Stainless Steels for Design Engineers is a technical guide for anyone who designs or builds with stainless steels. Loaded with property data, it is a valuable resource for designers and engineers selecting and specifying stainless steels, and for working with new steel types or on new applications. Contents cover metallurgy, corrosion and oxidation, stainless steel alloys, processing, and applications.
2007-07-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume Two) helps Lean management practitioners gain a greater awareness of the challenges they face when implementing Lean. The second volume builds upon the interesting and informative linkages to historical and long-forgotten perspectives that have contributed to the creation of Lean management as we know it today. The author also provides additional explanation regarding the purposes, advantages, myths, and misinformation surrounding Lean management. Managers will find this book easy to read, amazingly insightful, and filled with practical information that will help them better comprehend and put REAL LEAN into practice every day. Topics Covered Include: • The Persistence of the Current State • The Leadership Problem • Can Lean Exit the Tool Age?
2007-01-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean"(Volume One), explains the purposes, advantages, myths, and misinformation surrounding Lean management. In a lively and engaging style, the author answers the key questions that leaders of organizations have about Lean management. Readers will learn how the two principles of Lean management, "Continuous Improvement" and "Respect for People," work in tandem. It will serve as a practical guide, complete with interesting and informative linkages to historical events and long-forgotten perspectives. This small book will be a big help to leaders who want to improve their understanding and practice of Lean management.
2008-01-01
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Bob Emiliani
Practical Lean Leadership is the first book to capture the essence of Lean leadership in ways that are specific and actionable for executives to apply at work every day. It presents innovative and proven approaches to understanding and practicing Lean leadership in an easy-to-follow workbook format. It links Lean principles and tools directly to leadership beliefs and behaviors in new and innovative ways that connect to the realities of the workplace. Senior managers will be inspired by the new approaches to understanding strategic leadership and leadership development contained in this book. Topics covered: • What is Lean Management? • How Lean Leaders Think • A Better Definition of Leadership • Lean Leadership Behaviors • Value Stream Maps as a Leadership Development Tool • What Executives Need to Know About Kaizen • Standardized Work for Executive Leadership • Fifty Errors to Avoid • Visual Control for Lean Leaders • Lean Leader Performance Feedback
2011-01-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Moving Forward Faster" reveals the deep secrets of Lean management. This provocative and insightful book clearly explains why Lean management, despite its overwhelming advantages over conventional management, has yet to become ubiquitous in organizations. This book presents the key economic, social, political ideas that must diminish or be eliminated, and historical facts that must be understood and acknowledged in order to experience long-term success with Lean management. It will challenge, annoy, frighten, enlighten, frustrate, educate, and enliven readers. Readers will gain a clear picture of how remarkably different Lean leaders’ minds are compared to conventional leaders’ minds. The differences range from great to small and reflect an overall way of thinking that completely upends the norm - for the customer, and for the better.
2010-10-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume Six) shines a bright light on several major unsolved problems in Lean management and also identifies practical countermeasures using creative and original Lean thinking. This final volume of the Real Lean series includes a special interview with the retired CEO of The Wiremold Company, Art Byrne, reflecting on his nearly 30 years of Lean practice. This volume also helps focus the Lean community’s attention on specific areas to work on in order to advance manager’s understanding and practice of Lean management. Topics Covered Include: o Contributed Unsolved Problems o Too Few Lean Companies o Make Lean Simple for Executives o Tired Executives o Short Attention Span o Unchanged Attitudes o Where Are the Lean Economists?
2010-01-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume 5) explains Lean management in ways that hundreds of other books do not. These original and creative works are written for hands-on Lean practitioners. Each volume is thoroughly researched and well documented, and provides an abundance of new information and perspectives to help ensure success with Lean management. This fifth volume of the Real Lean series presents a set of fundamental strategies that will help assure Lean management success. They encourage executives to study Lean management history, analyze the failures of other companies, obtain a clearer view of reality at ground-level, better utilize internal and external human resources, and have greater confidence in their ability to become self-reliant in their Lean journey.
2008-06-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume Three) gets into the details of how to sustain the Lean management system. The author takes a deep dive and offers many surprising and even jarring new insights. It shows that the Lean community has, for decades, severely misunderstood and underestimated the challenge of getting executives to adopt Lean management. This volume clearly explains why sustainability is so elusive in ways that have not been examined before, and provides answers to the question of why the "Respect for People" principle is so often missing. It will be a big help to executives preparing for the inevitable challenges associated with sustaining Lean management. Topics Covered Include: • The Long-Wave Current State • Shortcuts to Wealth • Problems, Conflicts, and Costs • Diving to the Bottom • Sharing is Fundamental • We Need Good Students • Sustaining the Lean Management Movement
2012-01-01
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Dr. Matthias Grehl
The Precious Materials Handbook focuses on how metal-based materials and compounds are used in practical applications such as catalysts, rechargeable batteries, and solar cells fuel cells, among others. As scarcity becomes a bigger issue to be tackled, the attention towards precious and special metals has increased. Because of their importance in cutting-edge technology development, understanding how to source them sustainably becomes a vital part of doing business. In this comprehensive title, novel solutions are described addressing the problem of limited supply, emerging technologies, and the scientific tools that accelerate the process of research and development.
2013-05-13
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The result of a combined effort between the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) and the International Society of Automation (ISA), which held their conferences together in May, 2013, the proceedings are now are available in print format. Focusing on the theme of Sensors and Systems for Reliability, Safety and Affordability, the Joint Conference MFPT 2013 and ISA’s 59th International Instrumentation Symposium reflected the importance of sensing and condition management systems in lowering sustainment costs. The proceedings contain 33 technical papers chosen out of the 120 presented during the various sessions.
2011-11-30
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David Cahen, David S. Ginley
How will we meet rising energy demands? What are our options? Are there viable long-term solutions for the future? Learn the fundamental physical, chemical and materials science at the heart of: • Renewable/non-renewable energy sources • Future transportation systems • Energy efficiency • Energy storage Whether you are a student taking an energy course or a newcomer to the field, this book will help you understand critical relationships between the environment, energy and sustainability. Leading experts provide comprehensive coverage of each topic, bringing together diverse subject matter by integrating theory with engaging insights. Each chapter includes helpful features to aid understanding, including a historical overview to provide context, suggested further reading and questions for discussion. Full color images complement the text and color-coded sections aid browsing.
2014-07-01
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Dr. Michael J Provost
EVERYTHING WORKS WONDERFULLY is a 250-page A4 softback book written to provide a structured source of guidance and reference information on Servitization and the management of physical assets for people at all levels in industry: • Senior executives considering the expansion of their businesses into the provision of Asset Management services for the products they design and manufacture; • Middle management wishing to know what needs to be done to look after the assets they are responsible for and who to approach for help; • ‘Hands-on’ engineers looking for contacts and advice on detailed tools and techniques. • Academics may also find the book useful as a source of contacts and ideas for research.
2009-08-04
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Mike Rother
This game-changing book puts you behind the curtain at Toyota, providing new insight into the legendary automaker's management practices and offering practical guidance for leading and developing people in a way that makes the best use of their brainpower. Drawing on six years of research into Toyota's employee-management routines, Toyota Kata examines and elucidates, for the first time, the company's organizational routines—called kata—that power its success with continuous improvement and adaptation. The book also reaches beyond Toyota to explain issues of human behavior in organizations and provide specific answers to questions such as: • How can we make improvement and adaptation part of everyday work throughout the organization? • How can we develop and utilize the capability of everyone in the organization to repeatedly work toward and achieve new levels of performance?
2014-10-01
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Mark Somerville, Goldberg E. David
This book tells the improbable stories of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and the iFoundry incubator at the University of Illinois. That either one survived is story enough, but what they found out together changes the course of education transformation forever: • How trust is key to unleashing young, courageous engineers. • How engineers need to move from a narrow technical education to one that actively engages six minds. • How emotion and culture-not content, curriculum & pedagogy-are the crucial elements of change. • How all stakeholders can collaborate to disrupt the status quo. A Whole New Engineer is a book that seriously looks at the coming revolution in engineering.
2009-03-30
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John Shook, Toshiko Narusawa
What should you do first when starting to implement lean manufacturing? What comes next, then next? With the raft of information now available about lean principles, it’s easy to get confused. Kaizen Express clarifies the process using a rapid, nonstop style to explain the essential elements of the Toyota Production System (TPS) in a logical implementation sequence. This succinct but comprehensive back-to-basics book offers lean novices and veterans alike a comprehensive primer on lean principles and implementation that returns to fundamentals and stresses the importance of learning by doing at the individual and team levels. “It’s easy to forget the fundamentals while pursuing advanced methods,” writes Jim Womack, LEI founder and chairman, in the Foreword. “I constantly encounter firms focusing on high-level issues of lean management, strategy, and corporate culture that have completely ignored creating a solid foundation at the level where the real work is done.”
2014-01-21
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With 14 new definitions touching on management, healthcare, startups, manufacturing, and service, the 5th edition of the Lean Lexicon, is the most comprehensive edition yet of the handy and practical glossary for lean thinkers. The latest Lexicon, updated in 2014, contains 60+ graphics and 207 terms from A3 Report to Yokoten. The Lexicon covers such key lean terms as andon, jidoka, kaizen, lean consumption, lean logistics, pull, plan-for- every-part, standardized work, takt time, value-stream mapping, and many more. The new terms are: • Basic Stability • Coaching • Gemba Walk • Huddle • Kamishibai Board • Kata • Leader Standard Work • Lean Management • Lean Management Accounting • Lean Startup • Problem Solving • Service Level Agreement • Training Within Industry (TWI) • Value-stream Improvement
2014-01-01
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Petr Skobelev, George Rzevski
Managing Complexity is the first book that clearly defines the concept of Complexity, explains how Complexity can be measured and tuned, and describes the seven key features of Complex Systems: 1. Connectivity 2. Autonomy 3. Emergency 4. Non-equilibrium 5. Non-linearity 6. Self-organisation 7. Co-evolution The thesis of the book is that complexity of the environment in which we work and live offers new opportunities and that the best strategy for surviving and prospering under conditions of complexity is to develop adaptability to perpetually changing conditions. An effective method for designing adaptability into business processes using multi-agent technology is presented and illustrated by several extensive examples, including adaptive, real-time scheduling of taxis, see-going tankers, road transport, supply chains, railway trains, production processes and swarms of small space satellites.
2005-01-03
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Stuart Cole
This third edition of Applied Transport Economics has been completely revised and updated to cover the latest developments and thinking in transport economics. Professor Stuart Cole examines the application of economics techniques first to commercial transport operations, and second to public policy issues such as investment, integrated transport and competition, and third to the role of transport in its wider economic context. The style and approach, which proved so popular in the first two editions has been retained. This approach provides a transport economics text book for managers who are not familiar with economics techniques, students preparing for examinations in transport and other areas of business and public policy where an applied approach to economics is required, and economists entering the transport field.
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