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Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and Application Development, Second Edition

This extensively revised second edition of the acclaimed and bestselling book, Workflow Modeling serves as a complete guide to discovering, scoping, assessing, modeling, and redesigning business processes. Taking into account the feedback from clients, workshop students, business professionals and other readers of the first edition, the authors have created this thoroughly updated and expanded resource, offering you clear, current, and concise guidance on creating highly effective workflow systems for your organization. Providing proven techniques for identifying, modeling, and redesigning business processes, and explaining how to implement workflow improvement, this book helps you define requirements for systems development or systems acquisition. By showing you how to build visual models for illustrating workflow, the authors help you to assess your current business processes and see where process improvement and systems development can take place.

Welding Aluminum - Questions and Answers, 2nd Edition

This practical guide to troubleshooting aluminum welding-related problems is based on real-life questions and answers from author Tony Anderson's long-running column in the Welding Journal. The 2nd edition of this book was produced in order to include additional sections that enhance the already comprehensive material that was included in the 1st edition.

Transformations: Selected Works of G.B. Olson on Materials, Microstrucutre, and Design

ASM International and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) have collaborated to present a collection of the selected works of Dr. Greg B. Olson in honor of his 70th birthday in 2017. This collection highlights his influential contributions to the understanding of martensite transformations and the development and application of a systems design approach to materials. Part I: Martensite, with an Introduction by Sir Harry Bhadeshia, emphasizes Dr. Olson's work to develop a dislocation theory for martensite transformations, to improve the understanding of the statistical nature of martensite nucleation, and to expand use of quantitative microscopy to characterize phase transformations. Part II: Materials Design, with an Introduction by Dr. Charles Kuehmann, focuses on the application of a systems design approach to materials and the development of integrated computational design curriculum for undergraduate education.

Total Welding Management

This guide provides a systematic approach to welding excellence and cost reduction. Drawing on more than 50 years of welding experience, author Jack R. Barckhoff, P.E., gives you a step by-step plan to maximize the productivity and cost efficiency of your welding operation. Implementing the principles and concepts in this book could save you $15,000 to $35,000 annually per welder, and realize team-wide productivity gains of 20 percent to 50 percent. This book explains the management principles, structure, and details you need to transform your welding operation from a cost center into a profit center. A must-read for supervisors, managers, and executives.

Titanium: Physical Metallurgy, Processing, and Applications

This new book covers all aspects of the history, physical metallurgy, corrosion behavior, cost factors and current and potential uses of titanium. The history of titanium is traced from its early beginnings through the work of Kroll, to the present day broadening market place. Extensive detail on extraction processes is discussed, as well as the various Beta to Alpha transformations and details of the powder metallurgy techniques. The relationship of microstructure to mechanical properties, and the topic of corrosion are described in detail. A comprehensive section presents applications of titanium. Anyone involved in any aspect of titanium science, technology, or application (including personnel in industry, government, and academia) can benefit from this book.

Titanium: A Technical Guide, 2nd Ed.

Designed to support the need of engineering, management, and other professionals for information on titanium by providing an overview of the major topics, Titanium: A Technical Guide provides a concise summary of the most useful information required to understanding titanium and its alloys. The author provides a review of the significant features of the metallurgy and application of titanium and its alloys. All technical aspects of the use of titanium are covered, with sufficient metals property data for most users.

The World's Most Significant and Magnificent Aircraft

Beginning with the earliest pre-flight designs, The World's Most Significant and Magnificent Aircraft provides exciting details of each plane's engineering, design, and flight accomplishments. Illustrated with pre-production diagrams and historical photos, the book is divided into seven parts representing the major stages of airplane development in a chronological order.

The Use of Nano Composites in Automotive Applications

With their high specific strength and stiffness, composites have the potential to significantly lower the vehicle weight, which can have a dramatic effect on improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For the past decade or so, composites have been experiencing several transitions, including the transition from micro-scale reinforcement fillers to nano-scale reinforcement fillers, resulting in the nanocomposite. The effectiveness of the nano-sized fillers in composites can be explained by one of their unique geometric properties: the length-to-thickness aspect ratio. Therefore, nano-sized fillers have exceptionally higher reinforcing efficiency than the conventional, large fillers. The effectiveness of the nano-sized fillers in composites is also due to their large surface area and surface energy.

The Racing & High-Performance Tire

Based on 15 years of tire research, this book presents clear, non-academic explanations of how and why tires really work. Haney provides new insight into topics such as the complexity of rubber, how a pneumatic tire generates grip, and how to tune grip and balance using the load sensitivity of tires.

The Practical Reference Guide to Welding Metallurgy - Key Concepts for Weldability

If you’re not ready for the depth of George Linnert’s "Welding Metallurgy", then this guide is for you. An intelligent introduction for the engineer new to welding, and the up-and-coming senior technician, this guide offers some basics that will aid the non-metallurgist in understanding why problems occur, and how to avoid them. Tables and figures support these topics: • Metal Structures • Metal Forms • Diffusion • Solid Solubility • Residual Stress • Shielding and Purging • Phase Transformation • Hardness and Hardenability • Grain Size • Stainless Steels • Aluminum and its Alloys • Copper and its Alloys • Refractory Alloys • Repair Welding

The Practical Reference Guide for Welding Titanium

Titanium need not be all that hard to weld! In industrial sectors the common opinion is that titanium alloys are difficult to weld. While it is true that titanium alloys can be embrittled by carless welding techniques, it is equally true that these materials are much more weldable than their reputation suggests. This reference guide discusses the difficulties that originate from several basic sources when welding titanium and titanium alloys. The high reactivity of titanium with other materials, poor cleaning of parts before joining, and inadequate protection during welding can lead to contamination, porosity and embrittlement of the completed joints. Topics Covered: • Weld Cleaning • Gas Shield Arc Welding Processes • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding • Gas Metal Arc Welding • Plasma Arc Welding • Other Welding Processes

The Practical Reference Guide for Corrosion of Welds - Causes and Cures

Expert witness and AWS lecturer Ted V. Weber draws upon his lengthy experience as a materials troubleshooter for DuPont to present this succinct introduction to basic corrosion mechanisms. It includes pitting, intergranular corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, erosion, crevice and galvanic corrosion, and selective leaching. Full color digital photos illustrate the costly destruction caused by corrosion in welds. The author offers clear advice on how to avoid and correct corrosion, including alloying for resistance.

The E-M-F Company: The Story of Automotive Pioneers Barney Everitt, William Metzger, and Walter Flanders

This book tells the remarkable story of these three automotive giants and the impact they had on the American car industry. Everitt was instrumental in forming the extensive body building industry that characterized Detroit prior to World War II. Metzger established the first automotive dealership in Detroit, if not the country, and served as head of sales of Cadillac during its formative years. Flanders, a genius with machines, masterminded the tools of production for the first Model T.

The Chevrolet Corvette

This collection chronicles the development of America's favorite sports car by the designers and engineers who made it happen. These 30 papers cover more than 50 years and six generations of the engineering, styling, and research and development of the Chevrolet Corvette. Twenty-two papers focus on the first five generations, with the last eight papers detailing the new sixth-generation Corvette. Material collected in this volume truly has unprecedented historical value. A 1954 paper by Maurice Olley presents a technical description of the first production Corvette. The book's preface includes insight from Zora Arkus-Duntov into the reasons behind the Corvette's development. Other highlights include comments from Corvette's chief engineer, a press release created by General Motors on its fiftieth anniversary, and a timeline with photos documenting the Corvette's evolution.

The Automotive Industry and the Global Environment

This book presents an analysis on the potential effects of globalization on the automotive industry and the environment. Energy challenges, market economy growth, and population dynamics are considered. The authors also present future scenarios for transportation technologies to meet the ever growing global demand for transportation of goods and services while minimizing energy and environmental impacts and maximizing cost, value and widespread acceptance.

Technology for Magnesium Castings

The latest casting and processing technologies have raised the importance of magnesium in the transportation industry. As a structural material with low density and a very high strength-to-weight ratio, magnesium can reduce vehicle weight and, in turn, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase fuel economy. This book provides valuable information on: • melt control • process control • casting and solidification • heat treatment • materials selection • various casting processes The 18 chapter authors are world-class scientists, professors and engineers with countless years of industrial and laboratory experience. Each chapter was also reviewed by qualified metallurgists/materials engineers from the metalcasting industry, academia and research laboratories to ensure that only the highest quality information was accepted for publication.

Surface Wear: Analysis, Treatment, and Prevention

Surface Wear Analysis, Treatment, and Prevention provides a multidisciplinary approach to understanding wear, diagnosing its causes, and prescribing appropriate treatments and preventive measures. The surface engineering techniques and practical guidance provided can be applied to the design, manufacture, and maintenance of machinery to provide cost-effective improvements in the performance of engineered components. Information also describes using appropriate systems and materials for maintaining and reconditioning equipment to extend service life.

Surface Engineering for Corrosion and Wear Resistance

Engineers are faced with a bewildering array of choices when selecting a surface treatment for a specific corrosion or wear application. This electronic publication provides practical information to help them select the best possible treatment. Contents cover process comparisons; tables and figures to compare surface treatment thickness and hardness ranges; abrasion and corrosion resistance; processing time, temperature, and pressure; costs; distortion tendencies; and other critical process factors and coating characteristics.

Superalloys: Alloying and Performance

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.

Superalloys: A Technical Guide, 2nd Ed.

Superalloys provide the most reliable and cost-effective means of achieving high operating temperature and stress conditions in aircraft and industrial gas turbines and in a wide variety of other applications. This book covers virtually all technical aspects related to the selection, processing, use, and analysis of superalloys. Coverage of alloy selection provides many tips and guidelines that the reader can use in identifying an appropriate alloy for a specific application.