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Systems Engineering: Design Principles and Models


Dahai Liu
August 26, 2015

For the past several decades, systems engineering has grown rapidly in its scope and application and shown significant benefits for the design of large, complex systems. However, current systems engineering textbooks are either too technical or at a high conceptual level. Written by an expert with m...

Guide to Research Projects for Engineering Students: Planning, Writing and Presenting


Eng Choon Leong, Carmel Lee-Hsia Heah, Kenneth Keng Wee Ong
July 23, 2015

Presents an Integrated Approach, Providing Clear and Practical Guidelines Are you a student facing your first serious research project? If you are, it is likely that you’ll be, firstly, overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task, and secondly, lost as to how to go about it. What you really need is a...

The Making of an Expert Engineer


James Trevelyan
September 22, 2014

This book sets out the principles of engineering practice, knowledge that has come to light through more than a decade of research by the author and his students studying engineers at work. Until now, this knowledge has been almost entirely unwritten, passed on invisibly from one generation of engin...

Inventive Engineering: Knowledge and Skills for Creative Engineers


Tomasz Arciszewski
March 3, 2016

Inventive Engineering is an emerging engineering science focused on the conceptual designing processes whereby creative, or inventive, designs are developed. Its core concepts are too often unknown and even surprising, but they are also feasible and can be learned, leading to potentially patent...

Systems Design and Engineering: Facilitating Multidisciplinary Development Projects


G. Maarten Bonnema, Karel T. Veenvliet, Jan F. Broenink
December 15, 2015

As its name implies, the aim of Systems Design and Engineering: Facilitating Multidisciplinary Development Projects is to help systems engineers develop the skills and thought processes needed to successfully develop and implement engineered systems. Such expertise typically does not come through st...

Asset Management of Bridges: Proceedings of the 9th New York Bridge Conference, August 21-22, 2017, New York City, USA

Khaled M Mahmoud
August 17, 2017

Maintaining bridges in good condition has extended service life and proven to be more cost effective than allowing degradation to advance, necessitating costlier bridge rehabilitation or replacement projects. Preventive maintenance is therefore an important tool to retard deterioration and sustain...

Automobile Automation: Distributed Cognition on the Road

Victoria A. Banks, Neville A. Stanton
August 14, 2017

Increasing levels of driving automation has changed the role of the driver from active operator to passive monitor. However, Systems Design has been plagued by criticism for failing to acknowledge the new role of the driver within the system network. To understand the driver's new role within an...

Additive Manufacturing: Design, Methods, and Processes

Steinar Westhrin Killi
August 08, 2017

Additive manufacturing has matured from rapid prototyping through the now popular and "maker"-oriented 3D printing, recently commercialized and marketed. The terms describing this technology have changed over time, from "rapid prototyping" to "rapid manufacturing" to "additive manufacturing," which...

Constitutive Models for Rubber X: Proceedings of the European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubbers X (Munich, Germany, 28-31 August 2017)

Alexander Lion, Michael Johlitz
August 02, 2017

In order to develop innovative products, to reduce development costs and the number of prototypes and to accelerate development processes, numerical simulations become more and more attractive. As such, numerical simulations are instrumental in understanding complicated material properties like...

Discrete Simulation and Animation for Mining Engineers

John R. Sturgul
August 02, 2017

General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) is a special computer programming language primarily used to simulate what can be classified as discrete systems. A discrete system is one where, at any given instant in time, a countable number of things can take place. The basic operation of a mine itself...

System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment: A Practical Approach, Second Edition

Nicholas J. Bahr
August 02, 2017

We all know that safety should be an integral part of the systems that we build and operate. The public demands that they are protected from accidents, yet industry and government do not always know how to reach this common goal. This book gives engineers and managers working in companies and...

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics

Takaji Kokusho
July 27, 2017

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics deals with soil dynamics in earthquake engineering and includes almost all aspects of soil behavior. Both generally accepted basic knowledge as well as advanced and innovative views are accommodated. Major topics are (i) seismic site amplification, (ii)...

Computer Aided Design: A Conceptual Approach

Jayanta Sarkar
July 26, 2017

Optimize Designs in Less Time An essential element of equipment and system design, computer aided design (CAD) is commonly used to simulate potential engineering problems in order to help gauge the magnitude of their effects. Useful for producing 3D models or drawings with the selection of...

Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Second Edition

Avraham Shtub, Yuval Cohen
July 26, 2017

A Firsthand Look at the Role of the Industrial Engineer The industrial engineer helps decide how best to utilize an organization’s resources to achieve company goals and objectives. Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Second Edition offers an in-depth analysis of the industrial engineering...

Design for Profitability: Guidelines to Cost Effectively Manage the Development Process of Complex Products

Salah Ahmed Mohamed Elmoselhy
July 26, 2017

Since the success of products significantly depends on the quality of product performance, inadequate management of the product design process can lead to improper performance of products that can result in significant long-term business losses. Design for Profitability: Guidelines to Cost...

Modeling and Simulation-Based Systems Engineering Handbook

Daniele Gianni, Andrea D'Ambrogio, Andreas Tolk
July 26, 2017

The capability modeling and simulation (M&S) supplies for managing systems complexity and investigating systems behaviors has made it a central activity in the development of new and existing systems. However, a handbook that provides established M&S practices has not been available. Until...

Systems Engineering and Analysis of Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems

William Wolfgang Arrasmith
July 26, 2017

Electro-optical and infrared systems are fundamental in the military, medical, commercial, industrial, and private sectors. Systems Engineering and Analysis of Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems integrates solid fundamental systems engineering principles, methods, and techniques with the...