In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of “Makers” using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent--creating “the long tail of things”.
Find out the real value of a house or condo using the tested techniques in this step-by-step guide. Written by a professional home inspector and fully updated throughout, The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Fourth Edition, shows you how to determine exactly what's behind, beneath, above, and around a house before you make an offer. If you're selling your home, you'll learn how to accurately evaluate its condition prior to setting a price.
This comprehensive manual covers every aspect of exterior, interior, and electromechanical home inspection--and contains a new chapter on green home technology. Now with details on American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) requirements, this book serves as a valuable on-the-job tool as well as a basic layperson's guide. Plenty of useful photos, drawings, worksheets, and checklists are included in this practical resource.
The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Fourth Edition, covers:Tools and procedures Roofs Roof-mounted structures and projections Paved areas around the structure Walls, windows, and doors Lot and landscaping Garage Wood-destroying insects and rot Attic Interior rooms Basement and crawl space Electrical system Plumbing Heating systems Domestic water heaters Air-conditioning Swimming pools Energy considerations Environmental concerns Green home technology
Integrated throughout the text are real-world applications that emphasize the relevance of thermodynamics principles to some of the most critical problems and issues of today, including a wealth of coverage of topics related to energy and the environment, biomedical/bioengineering, and emerging technologies.
Thoroughly revised to reflect the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) and the latest industry advances, Electrician's Calculations Manual, Second Edition gives you quick access to the basic calculations needed for any given job. The book also serves as an ideal review for license preparation. End-of-chapter questions plus an end-of-book final test help reinforce the material covered. Written by a Master Electrician with more than 40 years of experience, this practical guide helps you:Find answers for both AC and DC circuits Solve problems related to motor circuits and transformers Calculate single-dwelling and multifamily loads Accurately figure requirements for commercial jobs Perform conduit-bending math Handle service entrance problems Understand the math behind electrical solutions And much more
Thoroughly revised and expanded with hundreds of pages of new material to reflect changes in the 2011 NEC, McGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Code 2011 Handbook, 27th Edition provides authoritative guidance and analysis to help you accurately interpret 2011 NEC rules. Co-author and working electrician, Frederic P. Hartwell, who has participated in the NEC process for almost thirty years, describes problems and difficulties in NEC provisions from an unbiased and practical perspective.
It does not duplicate NEC text and tables within its covers. Designed as an essential companion to the 2011 NEC, it contains over one-third more explanatory material and more than 1000 diagrams and photos within its convenient 6 x 9 inch format. Details on the background and rationale for specific code rules facilitate an in-depth understanding of the meaning and application of those rules. This must-have on-the-job reference helps your work pass inspection the first time.
Mechanical engineering the book provides good essential reference that can give you an approach on a wide range of aspects related to this engineering subject.
The book written in simple language to describe each topic in a brief manner that offers optimum support to the learners. The book of Mechanical Engineering covers engineering material, material testing, heat engines, IC engines, control, mechanical measurement, machine tools, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems.
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Featuring more than 1,500 practice questions and answers, Electrician’s Exam Study Guide, Second Edition provides everything you need to prepare for and pass the Journeyman and Master electrician licensing exams on the first try. This practical, up-to-date resource is filled with detailed illustrations, Test Tips which explain how to arrive at the correct answers, and Code Updates which clarify changes in the 2011 NEC. Answer sheets include cross-references to the precise article and section of the NEC from which questions are taken. Fully revised throughout, this careerbuilding guide helps you:Master the material most likely to appear on the licensing exams Improve your test-taking ability with 1,500+ true/false and multiple-choice questions and answers Keep up with the 2011 NEC Acquire the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to pass your exam
Covers essential topics, including:Articles 90 through 110 Wiring requirements and protection Wiring methods and materials Equipment for general use Special occupancies and classifications Special equipment Special conditions Communications Tables, annexes, and examples Math calculations and basic electrical theory Review and applying principles Master electrician skills Techniques for studying and taking your test
This complete and practical guide shows you, step by step, how to choose the best generator for your needs, safely and properly install it, and handle troubleshooting and maintenance. Home Generator Selection, Installation, and Repair covers a wide variety of models, including those from the most popular manufacturers--Briggs and Stratton, Coleman, and Honda. Nearly 150 photos and diagrams help you to identify the various electrical components. This hands-on resource also describes the tools you'll need and provides sources for additional information and discount parts.
Home Generator Selection, Installation, and Repair explains:How to decipher the technical terminology used in generator manuals Different types of fuels--gasoline, propane, natural gas, and diesel How to evaluate a generator's quality Essential features, including instrumentation, protection from electroshock, and large pneumatic tires for mobility How to safely connect generator output to home or office circuits Portable generator support requirements, including proper fuel storage and an inventory of parts, such as oil and air filters Emergency fixes Generator troubleshooting and repair procedures Engine overhaul
Written by an expert with decades of experience as an automotive and diesel technician and instructor, Truck and Trailer Systems offers comprehensive information on medium- and heavy-duty truck service. The book begins by discussing the trucking industry, professional certifications, safety, tools, and measuring equipment. Then, each system is thoroughly covered--from electrical and lighting to brakes and transmissions.
Factory procedures from the most common manufacturers for diagnosis and repair are presented along with annotated photos and diagrams. This practical, authoritative resource is essential for those starting out in the field as well as experienced professionals in need of a detailed, on-the-job reference.
Chapters include:Objectives Notes Cautions Service tips Photos and diagrams Chapter reviews
Truck and Trailer Systems covers:Industry safety Basic electrical Magnetism Batteries Starting system Charging system Lighting and wiring Computer systems Mobile heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems Tires, wheels, and wheel end systems Frames and suspensions Steering systems Trailers and fifth wheels Hydraulic brake systems Air brake foundation brakes Air brake air systems Antilock brake systems Drive lines Clutches Drive axles Single and twin countershaft manual transmissions Automated manual transmissions Automatic transmissions Allison transmission overhaul PMI Auxiliary power units
Basic transportation management concepts and their essential roles in demand fulfillment Key elements, processes, and interactions of transportation operations management Design principles and strategies for establishing efficient, effective, and sustainable transportation operations The critical role of technology in managing transportation operations and product flows Requirements and challenges of planning and moving goods between countries Best practices for assessing performance using standard metrics and frameworks
The author helps readers grasp the system as a whole, as well as the factors that animate it, by organizing the book around an image of a house of Lean production. Illustrating the eight kinds of waste, this updated edition of a bestseller: Describes the craft and mass production systems that preceded Lean production—including the contributions of Frederick Winslow Taylor and Henry Ford Explains the concepts of visual management, Five S, and Total Productive Maintenance Addresses just-in-time delivery of parts and products Examines the jidoka principle Covers the nervous system of Lean management, hoshin planning Illustrates the culture of Lean management
This edition deepens and extends the previous edition with case studies on Lean outside the factory—in settings such as health care, IT, finance, design, engineering, and beyond. The case studies are based on personal experience of actual work in organizations generating real results.
Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition covers each of the components of Lean within the context of the Lean production system. The author's straightforward common sense approach makes this book an easily accessible, on-the-floor resource for every team member.
Expand your professional design skills and engineer safe, reliable foundations and anchors for metal building systems. Written by a practicing structural engineer, Foundation and Anchor Design Guide for Metal Building Systems thoroughly covers the entire process--from initial soil investigation through final design and construction. The design of different types of foundations is explained and illustrated with step-by-step examples. The nuts-and-bolts discussion covers the best design and construction practices. This detailed reference book explains how the design of metal building foundations differs from the design of conventional foundations and how to comply with applicable building codes while avoiding common pitfalls.
COVERAGE INCLUDES:Metal building and foundation design fundamentals Soil types, properties, and investigation Unique aspects of foundation design for metal building systems Design of isolated column footings Foundation walls and wall footings Tie rods, hairpins, and slab ties Moment-resisting foundations Slab with haunch, trench footings, and mats Deep foundations Anchors in metal building systems Concrete embedments in metal building systems
The new and revised edition of this modern day classic provides the critical piece that will make any lean transformation a dynamic continuous success. It shows you how to implement a transformation that cannot fail by developing a culture that will have all your stakeholders involved in the process and invested in the outcome. It will teach you how to build success from the top down and the bottom up at the same time. If you are a leader at any level in an organization undergoing or considering a lean transformation, this is where you should start and finish ... and start again.
Praise for the First Edition of the Shingo Prize Winning International Bestseller. . .
... an excellent review of one of the most common implementation issues in a lean transformation -- the essential day to day work practices of team leaders/supervisors/value stream managers that enable the lean system.
-- George Koenigsaecker, President, Lean Investments, LLC
. . . reprinted seven times
The purpose of lean systems is to make problems glaringly obvious. If implementation does not include standard leadership and cultural support systems to constantly address problems, the point of the system is missed. Many books address lean tools and initial conversion, but if you want the system to stick, read David's book.
--Robert (Doc) Hall, Editor-In-Chief, Target, Association for Manufacturing Excellence
. . . now being translated into Russian, Thai, and Chinese...
Mann's book is an excellent start toward Lean Leadership as 'process-dependent' rather than 'person-dependent' in style.
--Ross E. Robson, Executive Director, Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing
Now empowered with five more years of accumulated knowledge and experience, David Mann’s seminal work:
Offers new insights on applications of lean management in administrative, technical, and professional environments Provides new guidance on how to begin implementing lean management in discrete manufacturing, office, and process manufacturing environments. Details specifics on how to engage executives through gemba walks* Shows the difference between measuring improvement through results and through processes Adds new case studies throughout Expands the lean management assessment based on actual use, and now offers up two separate versions (both available online) one for manufacturing and one for administrative, technical, and professional settings
*In a gemba walk, a teacher, or sensei, and student walk the production floor. The teacher asks the student to tell what he or she sees and, depending on the answer, asks more questions to stimulate the student to think differently about what is in front of him or her. This includes learning to see what is not there...Gemba walks often include assignments to act on what the student has come to see. ...
The authors have successfully used the various methods, tools, and concepts found in this book to overcome practical, daily problems at various organizations. This book will surely help operators, managers, practitioners, and executives, who are charged with improving processes and workplace culture, produce better products and services.
We live in a factory-made world: modern life is built on three centuries of advances in factory production, efficiency, and technology. But giant factories have also fueled our fears about the future since their beginnings, when William Blake called them "dark Satanic mills." Many factories that operated over the last two centuries—such as Homestead, River Rouge, and Foxconn—were known for the labor exploitation and class warfare they engendered, not to mention the environmental devastation caused by factory production from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution up to today.
In a major work of scholarship that is also wonderfully accessible, celebrated historian Joshua B. Freeman tells the story of the factory and examines how it has reflected both our dreams and our nightmares of industrialization and social change. He whisks readers from the textile mills in England that powered the Industrial Revolution and the factory towns of New England to the colossal steel and car plants of twentieth-century America, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union and on to today’s behemoths making sneakers, toys, and cellphones in China and Vietnam.
The giant factory, Freeman shows, led a revolution that transformed human life and the environment. He traces arguments about factories and social progress through such critics and champions as Marx and Engels, Charles Dickens, Alexander Hamilton, Henry Ford, and Joseph Stalin. He chronicles protests against standard industry practices from unions and workers’ rights groups that led to shortened workdays, child labor laws, protection for organized labor, and much more.
In Behemoth, Freeman also explores how factories became objects of great wonder that both inspired and horrified artists and writers in their time. He examines representations of factories in the work of Charles Sheeler, Margaret Bourke-White, Charlie Chaplin, Diego Rivera, and Edward Burtynsky.
Behemoth tells the grand story of global industry from the Industrial Revolution to the present. It is a magisterial work on factories and the people whose labor made them run. And it offers a piercing perspective on how factories have shaped our societies and the challenges we face now.
While the objective of this book is to prepare for the certification process, it is a primary source of information for individuals interested in learning fundamental manufacturing concepts and practices. This book is a valuable resource for anyone with limited manufacturing experience or training.
Instructor slides and the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Workbook are available to complement course instruction and exam preparation.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Mathematics
Chapter 2: Units of Measure
Chapter 3: Light
Chapter 4: Sound
Chapter 5: Electricity/Electronics
Chapter 6: Statics
Chapter 7: Dynamics
Chapter 8: Strength of Materials
Chapter 9: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Chapter 10: Fluid Power
Chapter 11: Chemistry
Chapter 12: Material Properties
Chapter 13: Metals
Chapter 14: Plastics
Chapter 15: Composites
Chapter 16: Ceramics
Chapter 17: Engineering Drawing
Chapter 18: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Chapter 19: Computer-Aided Design/Engineering
Chapter 20: Product Development and Design
Chapter 21: Intelllectual Property
Chapter 22: Product Liability
Chapter 23: Cutting Tool Technology
Chapter 24: Machining
Chapter 25: Metal Forming
Chapter 26: Sheet Metalworking
Chapter 27: Powdered Metals
Chapter 28: Casting
Chapter 29: Joining and Fastening
Chapter 30: Finishing
Chapter 31: Plastics Processes
Chapter 32: Composite Processes
Chapter 33: Ceramic Processes
Chapter 34: Printed Circuit Board Fabrication and Assembly
Chapter 35: Traditional Production Planning and Control
Chapter 36: Lean Production
Chapter 37: Process Engineering
Chapter 38: Fixture and Jig Design
Chapter 39: Materials Management
Chapter 40: Industrial Safety, Health and Environmental Management
Chapter 41: Manufacturing Networks
Chapter 42: Computer Numerical Control Machining
Chapter 43: Programmable Logic Controllers
Chapter 44: Robotics
Chapter 45: Automated Material Handling and Identification
Chapter 46: Statistical Methods for Quality Control
Chapter 47: Continuous Improvement
Chapter 48: Quality Standards
Chapter 49: Dimensional Metrology
Chapter 50: Nondestructive Testing
Chapter 51: Management Introduction
Chapter 52: Leadership and Motivation
Chapter 53: Project Management
Chapter 54: Labor Relations
Chapter 55: Engineering Economics
Chapter 56: Sustainable Manufacturing
Chapter 57: Personal Effectiveness
1. The Power of Time – the huge impact time has on your entire enterprise
2. Organization Structure – how to structure your organization to reduce lead times
3. System Dynamics – understanding how interactions between jobs and resources impact time to make better decisions on capacity, lot sizes, and similar issues
4. Enterprise-Wide Application – QRM is not just a shop floor strategy, it extends across your whole enterprise including material planning and control, supply management, office operations, and new product introduction
Presenting new case studies on QRM implementation, It's About Time: The Competitive Advantage of Quick Response Manufacturing illustrates how QRM can not only reduce lead times but also improve quality, reduce operating costs, and enable companies to gain substantial market share. This practical reference explains how factories in advanced nations can use QRM strategy to compete with manufacturers in low-wage countries. In addition, it provides helpful pointers for QRM implementation, including accounting strategies, novel cost-justification approaches, and a stepwise process for implementation.
Also included is a bonus CD with five appendices that provide a number of practical details to assist in the success of your QRM implementation. When you are ready to start implementing QRM, you will find that these appendices contain time-saving tips to help you work through implementation issues―including simple calculation methods and tools to support the design of your QRM strategy. You can also access these Appendices on the Downloads and updates tab on https://www.crcpress.com/9781439805961.
The author, Rajan Suri, recently became one of only 10 people to be inducted into Industry Week's 2010 Manufacturing Hall of Fame.
Turn to the updated Second Edition of Construction Superintendent's Operations Manual for step-by-step guidance on managing every aspect of complex construction jobs. From handling construction contracts to managing construction components and technology, this hands-on resource will help you ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and according to specifications.
Packed with over 100 forms, sample letters, and checklists, this easy-to-use reference shows readers how to organize a project, work with subcontractors, rehabilitate old buildings, establish safety procedures at the jobsite, achieve quality control and quality assurance, write effective business letters, and much more. The Second Edition of Construction Superintendent's Operations Manual now features:A wealth of construction methods, strategies, and tactics Dealing with difficult issues at the site, coordination, subsurface conditions Time and material pitfalls to avoid Tips on working with subcontractors and completing jobs successfully Over 100 forms, letters, and checklists, both in the book and on the CD-ROM SI units where applicable NEW to this edition: more details on construction contract documents, including design-build; new information on bonds and insurance; updated coverage of site safety, with OSHA citations
Inside This Cutting-Edge Construction Management Guide• Introduction to the Construction Industry • Construction Contracts • General Conditions • Organizing the Project • Organizing in the Field • Working with Subcontractors • Rehabilitation of Old Buildings • Safety at the Jobsite • Quality Control and Quality Assurance • The Legal World We Live In • Effective Letter Writing
The fuel systems on board modern aircraft are multi-functional,fully integrated complex networks. They are designed to provide aproper and reliable management of fuel resources throughout allphases of operation, notwithstanding changes in altitude or speed,as well as to monitor system functionality and advise the flightcrew of any operational anomalies that may develop.Collates together a wealth of information on fuel system designthat is currently disseminated throughout the literature.Authored by leading industry experts from Airbus and ParkerAerospace.Includes chapters on basic system functions, features andfunctions unique to military aircraft, fuel handling, fuel quantitygauging and management, fuel systems safety and fuel systems designand development.Accompanied by a companion website housing a MATLAB/SIMULINKmodel of a modern aircraft fuel system that allows the user to setup flight conditions, investigate the effects of equipment failuresand virtually fly preset missions.
Aircraft Fuel Systems provides a timely and invaluableresource for engineers, project and programme managers in theequipment supply and application communities, as well as forgraduate and postgraduate students of mechanical and aerospaceengineering. It constitutes an invaluable addition to theestablished Wiley Aerospace Series.
Turn to the Fourth Edition of How to Repair Briggs & Stratton Engines for expert guidance on completing any Briggs & Stratton maintenance and repair job quickly and easily. This money-saving resource now includes the latest information on overhead valves (OHV), carburetion advances, new muffler designs, and cutting-edge alternators.
Filled with proven techniques for fixing both brand-new and older model Briggs & Stratton engines, the Fourth Edition of this hands-on reference covers everything from ignition, fuel, and charging systems...to starters and engine mechanics. You will find step-by-step instructions for troubleshooting and repairing magnetos...carburetors... governors...alternators...main bearings...flywheels...coils...fuel pumps ...air filters...rewind and electric starters...and connecting rods. Using more than 190 detailed illustrations, the Fourth Edition of How to Repair Briggs & Stratton Engines features:All the expertise needed to perform maintenance and repair jobs on any Briggs & Stratton engine Comprehensive guidance on state-of-the-art small-engine technology New to this edition: updated material on overhead valve design (OHV); new coverage of Flo-Jet suction lift carburetion; and new information on alternators, torque limits, and bolt tightening sequences
Inside this Updated Briggs & Stratton Repair Kit • Introduction • The Product Range • Troubleshooting • Ignition Systems • The Fuel System • Starters • Charging Systems • Engine Mechanics • The Overhead Valve Revolution
Filled with easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, charts, and checklists, this updated locksmithing resource covers locking mechanisms used in today's residential, automotive, commercial, and electronic security devices. Whether you want to install a home security system or start a successful locksmithing business, you'll find what you need in this book. Details about licensing and certifications and a sample Registered Professional Locksmith exam are included.
Locksmithing, Second Edition covers:Warded, lever tumbler, disc tumbler, side bar wafer, and pin tumbler locks Locksmithing tools Key-in-knob, deadbolt, and cylinder key mortise locks High-security cylinders Pushbutton combination locks Lock picking, impressioning, and forced entry Masterkeying Safe basics and drilling open safes Bumping keys Key coding machines Closed circuit television systems Access control, alarms, and system integration
The recent upsurge in global government and private spending and in space flight events has resulted in many novel applications of rocket propulsion technology. Rocket Propulsion Elements remains the definitive guide to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to essential concepts and applications. Led by industry veteran George P. Sutton and by Professor Oscar Biblarz, this book provides interdisciplinary coverage including thermodynamics, aerodynamics, flight performance, propellant chemistry and more.
This thoroughly revised ninth edition includes discussion and analysis of recent advances in the field, representing an authoritative reference for students and working engineers alike. In any engineering field, theory is only as useful as it is practical; this book emphasizes relevant real-world applications of fundamental concepts to link "thinking" and "doing". This book will help readers:Understand the physics of flight and the chemistry of propulsionAnalyze liquid, solid, gas, and hybrid propellants, and the engines they fuelConsider high-temperature combustion, stability, and the principles of electric and chemical propulsionDissect the workings of systems in common use around the world todayDelve into the latest advances in materials, systems, propellants, and more
Broad in scope, rich in detail, and clear in explanation, this seminal work provides an unparalleled foundation in aerospace engineering topics. Learning through the lens of modern applications untangles complex topics and helps students fully grasp the intricacies on a more intuitive level. Rocket Propulsion Elements, Ninth Edition merges information and utility building a solid foundation for innovation.
Illuminating a clear path to lean IT, the authors integrate more than two decades of combined experience to provide you with a proven method for creating and sustaining a true lean IT workplace. This field guide not only highlights the organizational techniques of more agile and lean processes, but also the leadership work required to help management adopt these new approaches.
Based on proven methods from different industries, including banking, manufacturing, insurance, food and beverage, and logistics, the book details a clear model that covers all the components you need to achieve and sustain a favorable work environment and culture in support of lean IT.
Filled with anecdotes and case studies from actual businesses, the book includes pictures, templates, and examples that illustrate the application of the lean methods discussed.
This new edition retains its design-led focus and strong emphasis on visual communication while expanding its treatment of crystallography and phase diagrams and transformations to fully meet the needs of instructors teaching a first-year course in materials. The book is fully linked with the leading materials software package used in over 600 academic institutions worldwide as well as numerous government and commercial engineering departments.Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors AssociationDesign-led approach motivates and engages students in the study of materials science and engineering through real-life case studies and illustrative applicationsHighly visual full color graphics facilitate understanding of materials concepts and propertiesChapters on materials selection and design are integrated with chapters on materials fundamentals, enabling students to see how specific fundamentals can be important to the design processAvailable solutions manual, lecture slides, online image bank and materials selection charts for use in class handouts or lecture presentationsLinks with the Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES EduPack), the powerful materials selection software
Notably flexible and brief, the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota’s successful move toward organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement, especially within its engineering and R&D organizations. The power of the A3 report, however, derives not from the report itself, but rather from the development of the culture and mindset required for the implementation of the A3 system.
In Understanding A3 Thinking, the authors first show that the A3 report is an effective tool when it is implemented in conjunction with a PDCA-based management philosophy. Toyota views A3 Reports as just one piece in their PDCA management approach. Second, the authors show that the process leading to the development and management of A3 reports is at least as important as the reports themselves, because of the deep learning and professional development that occurs in the process. And finally, the authors provide a number of examples as well as some very practical advice on how to write and review A3 reports.
Authors Tina Agustiady and Elizabeth Cudney recognized a need for better understanding of how to apply and integrate the TPM philosophy and its associated tools and techniques. In this book they build a framework of problem-solving methods and tools from the TPM toolkit that help you understand the problems, develop process improvements, and develop a plan to implement change. They also provide an overview and introduction to the TPM methodology, detailed information on TPM implementation, and in-depth case studies.
A major highlight of the book is the inclusion of case studies and applications of TPM that have shown significant improvement in meeting customer requirements and reducing downtime of processes. These in-depth descriptions demonstrate how to successfully apply TPM based on real-world projects from a wide variety of processes. They provide hands-on experience—an invaluable resource when instructing the use of methods and tools in training or in a classroom. And, these case studies give you detailed step-by-step approaches to TPM integration with clear direction from project infancy to completion.
Aircraft Systems, 3rd Edition is thoroughlyrevised and expanded from the last edition in 2001, reflecting thesignificant technological and procedural changes that have occurredin the interim – new aircraft types, increased electronicimplementation, developing markets, increased environmentalpressures and the emergence of UAVs. Every chapter is updated, andthe latest technologies depicted. It offers an essential referencetool for aerospace industry researchers and practitioners such asaircraft designers, fuel specialists, engine specialists, andground crew maintenance providers, as well as a textbook for seniorundergraduate and postgraduate students in systems engineering,aerospace and engineering avionics.
In the sixth edition, Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements continues to emphasize the conceptual design framework for selecting and specifying equipment, test procedures and interpreting test results. Coverage of topics, applications and devices has been updatedincluding information on data acquisition hardware and communication protocols, infrared imaging, and microphones. New examples that illustrate either case studies or interesting vignettes related to the application of measurements in current practice are introduced.
"The most comprehensive source of basic excavation information available." -- Construction Methods & Equipment
"The down-in-the-dirt standard work for the excavation industry." -- Military Engineer
Completely revised throughout for the latest methods, equipment, and regulations, Moving the Earth, Sixth Edition is the industry-standard source of practical expertise for the excavation and construction industries. This all-inclusive workbook covers every aspect of site preparation and management, and details every machine and vehicle needed to perform each task.
The Sixth Edition includes new information on international developments in earthwork construction, updated OSHA excavation safety standards, and both SI and U.S. customary units. Detailed and comprehensive, this practical, on-the-job guide is as indispensable as your hard hat.
THE WORK:Land clearing and controls Surveys and measurements Rock, soil, and mud Basements Ditching and dewatering Ponds and earth dams Landscaping and agricultural grading Roadways Blasting and tunneling Pit operation Costs and management
THE MACHINES:Basic information Revolving shovels and excavators Conveyor machinery Tractors and bulldozers Front-end loaders Scrapers and trucks Grading and compacting machinery Compressors and drills Auxiliary equipment
-- Dave Parrish, Industry Marketing Manager, J.D. Edwards
This proven, easy-to-understand “how to” manual gives you the progressive steps to factory transformation to Lean without the aid of a consultant. It provides a toolbox of techniques for problem solving, continuous improvement, and for operating a Lean manufacturing facility on a day-to-day basis after the initial line design is completed. The book also features Kanban strategies for managing inventory including Single-Card and Multiple-Card Kanban Systems.
New to the sixth edition, you'll find updated and expanded tool designer objectives and responsibilities, a designer's guide to machine tools, revised tool material, mechanical definitions and reference tables, expanded broaching examples and concepts, new sections on part location and support, expanded bushing applications, and revised GDandT information to include ASME Y14.5-2009. New appendices provide sources for tool design components, related web sites and search engines, and handy GDandT reference charts.
Expanded learning resources include how to use the nine DVDs of the Fundamentals of Tool Design Video Series to complement your study. A sample DVD, which includes video clips from the video series, is included with the book. Additional review questions at the end of chapters, along with an expanded, standalone Instructor's Guide enhance training and classroom instruction.
Table of ContentsGeneral Tool DesignMaterials Used for ToolingCutting Tool DesignWorkholding ConceptsJig DesignFixture DesignPower PressesDie Design and OperationInspection and Gage DesignTool Design for Joining ProcessesModular and Automated Tool HandlingComputer Applications in Tool DesignGeometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Filled with step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, Welding, Second Edition provides an easy-to-follow introduction to oxyacetylene welding and cutting, soldering, and basic metal properties. You'll learn how to set up your workshop, properly use welding equipment, design projects, work safely, and get professional results--even if you have no experience. With coverage of the latest tools, materials, and techniques, this fully updated, hands-on guide serves as an ideal beginner's tutorial as well as an on-the-job reference for experienced welders.
Find out how to:Work with oxyacetylene welding fuels, equipment, and supplies Review other welding methods, including arc, tungsten inert gas, and gas metal arc welding Understand the properties and weldability of various metals Use the latest soldering tools and techniques Master brazing, braze welding, cutting metal, and welding thicker metals Follow welding safety procedures and troubleshoot problems Test your knowledge with end-of-chapter review questions Design and set up your own home workshop Build metal projects, including a gate, fireplace grate, and workbench
Turn to NEC 2008 Need to Know for quick access to vital National Electrical Code (NEC) information that you need. This expert resource explains and interprets key material from the first four chapters of the NEC, including general installation requirements...branch circuits...feeders...services...overcurrent protection ...grounding...conductors...conduits...cables...fixture wiring...switches... receptacles...lighting...motors...a/c and refrigeration...and generators— plus critical tables from Chapter 9.
Packed with on-target illustrations, this essential compliance tool contains calculations and formulas commonly used to determine conduit and conductor sizes, required ampacities, adjustment multipliers, and electrical loads. This guide also presents a listing of specialty topics such as Emergency Systems, Communications, and Special Occupancy, as well as a cross-reference table with types of installations and where to find applicable Code. Designed to save time and money, reduce errors, and increase safety, NEC 2008 Need To Know features:• Clear explanations and interpretations of in-demand NEC information • Commonly used calculations and formulas • A listing of specialty topics keyed to applicable Code • A handy cross-reference table for quick access to crucial material
Inside This On-the-Job Guide to Vital NEC Information• General Requirements for Electrical Installations • Branch Circuits and Feeders • Branch Circuit Feeders & Service Calculations and Electric Services • Overcurrent Protection and Transformers • Grounding and Bonding • Wiring Methods • Conductors • Boxes and Cablebus • Lighting Requirements • Motors • Refrigeration and A/C • Generators • Understanding and Applying NEC Chapter 9 Tables • Code Locations and References for Additional Codes • Appendixes
Two digital revolutions--computing and communication--have radically transformed our economy and lives. A third digital revolution is here: fabrication. Today's 3D printers are only the start of a trend, accelerating exponentially, to turn data into objects: Neil Gershenfeld and his collaborators ultimately aim to create a universal replicator straight out of Star Trek. While digital fabrication promises us self-sufficient cities and the ability to make (almost) anything, it could also lead to massive inequality. The first two digital revolutions caught most of the world flat-footed, thanks to Designing Reality that won't be true this time.
This updated edition of a Shingo Research Award recipient begins with an overview of Lean methods. It explains how Lean practices can help reduce various frustrations for caregivers, prevent delays and harm for patients, and improve the long-term health of your organization.
The second edition of this book presented new material on identifying waste, A3 problem solving, engaging employees in continuous improvement, and strategy deployment. This third edition adds new sections on structured Lean problem solving methods (including Toyota Kata), Lean Design, and other topics. Additional examples, case studies, and explanations are also included throughout the book.
Mark Graban is also the co-author, with Joe Swartz, of the book Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Frontline Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements, which is also a Shingo Research Award recipient. Mark and Joe also wrote The Executive’s Guide to Healthcare Kaizen.
Aircraft Propulsion, Second Edition follows the successful first edition textbook with comprehensive treatment of the subjects in airbreathing propulsion, from the basic principles to more advanced treatments in engine components and system integration.
This new edition has been extensively updated to include a number of new and important topics. A chapter is now included on General Aviation and Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Propulsion Systems that includes a discussion on electric and hybrid propulsion. Propeller theory is added to the presentation of turboprop engines. A new section in cycle analysis treats Ultra-High Bypass (UHB) and Geared Turbofan engines. New material on drop-in biofuels and design for sustainability is added to refl ect the FAA’s 2025 Vision.
In addition, the design guidelines in aircraft engine components are expanded to make the book user friendly for engine designers. Extensive review material and derivations are included to help the reader navigate through the subject with ease.
Key features:General Aviation and UAV Propulsion Systems are presented in a new chapterDiscusses Ultra-High Bypass and Geared Turbofan enginesPresents alternative drop-in jet fuelsExpands on engine components' design guidelinesThe end-of-chapter problem sets have been increased by nearly 50% and solutions are available on a companion websitePresents a new section on engine performance testing and instrumentationIncludes a new 10-Minute Quiz appendix (with 45 quizzes) that can be used as a continuous assessment and improvement tool in teaching/learning propulsion principles and conceptsIncludes a new appendix on Rules of Thumb and Trends in aircraft propulsion
Aircraft Propulsion, Second Edition is a must-have textbook for graduate and undergraduate students, and is also an excellent source of information for researchers and practitioners in the aerospace and power industry.
Aircraft Systems Integration of Air-Launched Weaponsintroduces the various aspects of weapons integration, primarilyfrom the aircraft systems integration viewpoint, but also considerskey parts of the weapon and the desired interactions with theaircraft required for successful target engagement.
Key features:Addresses the broad range of subjects that relate directly tothe systems integration of air-launched weapons with aircraft, suchas the integration process, system andsubsystem architectures, the essential contribution that open,international standards have on improving interoperability andreducing integration costs and timescalesDescribes the recent history of how industry and bodies such asNATO have driven the need for greater interoperability betweenweapons and aircraft and worked to reduce the costand timescales associated with the systems integration ofcomplex air-launched weapons with aircraftExplores future initiatives and technologies relating to thereduction of systems integration costs and timescales
The systems integration of air-launched weapons with aircraftrequires a multi-disciplinary set of engineeringcapabilities. As a typical weapons integration life-cyclespans several years, new engineers have to learn the skillsrequired by on-the-job training and working with experiencedweapons integrators. Aircraft Systems Integration ofAir-Launched Weapons augments hands-on experience, therebyenabling the development of subject matter expertise more quicklyand in a broader context than would be achieved by working throughthe life-cycle on one specific project. This book also servesas a useful revision source for experienced engineers in thefield.
Following in the tradition of its bestselling predecessors, Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management, Third Edition explains how to deal with increasingly complex technologies, such as mobile and cloud computing, to support maintenance departments and set the stage for compliance with international standards for asset management.
This updated edition reflects a far broader and deeper wealth of experience and knowledge. In addition, it restructures its previous model of excellence slightly to align what must be done more closely with how to do it.
The book provides a strategy for developing and executing improvement plans that work well with the new values prevalent in today's workforce. It also explains how you can use seemingly competing improvement tools to complement and enhance each other.
This edition also highlights action you can take to compensate for the gradual loss of skills in the current workforce as "baby boomers" retire.
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Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer 8th Edition has been the gold standard of heat transfer pedagogy for many decades, with a commitment to continuous improvement by four authors with more than 150 years of combined experience in heat transfer education, research and practice. Applying the rigorous and systematic problem-solving methodology that this text pioneered an abundance of examples and problems reveal the richness and beauty of the discipline. This edition makes heat and mass transfer more approachable by giving additional emphasis to fundamental concepts, while highlighting the relevance of two of todays most critical issues: energy and the environment.
Written by a Master Electrician, 2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-by-Chapter offers an in-depth analysis of the NEC with particular attention to the order in which various elements appear. This practical resource provides the knowledge you need to pass the Master Electrician's License Exam the first time by helping you understand the structure and logic of the NEC rather than memorize all the details. Material that appears outside the NEC main body, including the index, annexes, and Article 90, is also discussed in this essential handbook.
2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-by-Chapter covers:General Wiring and Protection Wiring Methods and Materials Equipment for General Use Special Occupancies Special Equipment Special Conditions Communications Systems Tables