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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
Recognized worldwide as the definitive guide to power supply design for over 25 years, Switching Power Supply Design has been updated to cover the latest innovations in technology, materials, and components. This Third Edition presents basic principles of all the commonly used topologies, providing you with the essential information required to design cutting-edge power supplies.
Using a tutorial, how-to approach, this expert resource is filled with design examples, equations, and charts. The Third Edition of Switching Power Supply Design features:Designs for all the most useful switching power supply topologies The basic principles required to solve day-to-day design problems A strong focus on magnetics design New to this edition: a full chapter on choke design and quasi-resonant switching methods
Get Everything You Need to Design a Complete Switching Power Supply• Fundamental Switching Regulators • Push-Pull and Forward Converter Topologies • Half- and Full-Bridge Converter Topologies • Flyback Converter Topologies • Current-Mode and Current-Fed Topologies • Miscellaneous Topologies • Transformer and Magnetics Design • High-Frequency Choke Design • Bipolar Power Transistor Base Drives • MOSFET Power Transistors and Input Drive Circuits • Magnetic Amplifier Postregulators • Turn-on, Turn-off Switching Losses and Snubbers • Feedback-Loop Stabilization • Resonant Converters • Waveforms • Power Factor, Power Factor Correction • High-Frequency Power Sources for Fluorescent Lamps • Low-Input-Voltage Regulators for Laptop Computers and Portable Electronics • Phase-Shifted Zero-Voltage Transition Full-Bridge Converter
CATIA V5 Macro Programming with Visual Basic Script shows you, step by step, how to create your own macros that automate repetitive tasks, accelerate design procedures, and automatically generate complex geometries. Filled with full-color screenshots and illustrations, this practical guide walks you through the entire process of writing, storing, and executing reusable macros for CATIA® V5. Sample Visual Basic Script code accompanies the book’s hands-on exercises and real-world case studies demonstrate key concepts and best practices.
Coverage includes:CATIA V5 macro programming basics Communication with the environment Elements of CATParts and CATProducts 2D wireframe geometry 3D wireframe geometry and surfaces Solid features Object classes VBScript commands
Extensively revised throughout, Switching Power Supply Design & Optimization, Second Edition, explains how to design reliable, high-performance switching power supplies for today's cutting-edge electronics. The book covers modern topologies and converters and features new information on designing or selecting bandgap references, transformer design using detailed new design charts for proximity effects, Buck efficiency loss teardown diagrams, active reset techniques, topology morphology, and a meticulous AC-DC front-end design procedure.
This updated resource contains design charts and numerical examples for comprehensive feedback loop design, including TL431, plus the world’s first top-down simplified design methodology for wide-input resonant (LLC) converters. A step-by-step comparative design procedure for Forward and Flyback converters is also included in this practical guide.
The new edition covers:Voltage references DC-DC converters: topologies to configurations Contemporary converters, composites, and related techniques Discontinuous conduction mode Comprehensive front-end design in AC-DC power conversion Topologies for AC-DC applications Tapped-inductor (autotransformer-based) converters Selecting inductors for DC-DC converters Flyback and Forward converter transformer design Forward and Flyback converters: step-by-step design and comparison PCBs and thermal management Closing the loop: feedback and stability, including TL431 Practical EMI filter design Reset techniques in Flyback and Forward converters Reliability, testing, and safety issues Unraveling and optimizing Buck converter efficiency Introduction to soft-switching and detailed LLC converter design methodology with PSpice simulations Practical circuits, design ideas, and component FAQs
Electrical Power Systems Quality, Third Edition, is a complete, accessible, and up-to-date guide to identifying and preventing the causes of power quality problems. The information is presented without heavy-duty equations, making it practical and easily readable for utility engineers, industrial engineers, technicians, and equipment designers. This in-depth resource addresses the essentials of power quality and tested methods to improve compatibility among the power system, customer equipment, and processes.
Coverage includes:Standard terms and definitions for power quality phenomena Protecting against voltage sags and interruptions Harmonic phenomena and dealing with harmonic distortion Transient overvoltages Long-duration voltage variations Benchmarking power quality International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standards Maintaining power quality in distributed generation systems Common wiring and grounding problems, along with solutions Site surveys and power quality monitoring
Programmable Logic Controllers: Industrial Control offers a thorough introduction to PLC programming with focus on real-world industrial process automation applications. The Siemens S7-1200 PLC hardware configuration and the TIA Portal are used throughout the book. A small, inexpensive training setup illustrates all programming concepts and automation projects presented in the text. Each chapter contains a set of homework questions and concise laboratory design, programming, debugging, or maintenance projects. This practical resource concludes with comprehensive capstone design projects so you can immediately apply your new skills.
COVERAGE INCLUDES:Introduction to PLC control systems and automation Fundamentals of PLC logic programming Timers and counters programming Math, move, and comparison instructions Device configuration and the human-machine interface (HMI) Process-control design and troubleshooting Instrumentation and process control Analog programming and advanced control Comprehensive case studies End-of-chapter assignments with odd-numbered solutions available online Online access to multimedia presentations and interactive PLC simulators
Anesthesiology Examination and Board Review is the most time-proven and effective way to prepare for the ABA written examinations. This powerful study guide delivers 1,500 board-style multiple-choice questions with referenced, paragraph-length discussions for each answer. Anesthesiology Examination and Board Review has been completely redesigned and rewritten to reflect the new exam format. Like the exam, this edition is divided into two parts: Basic and Advanced, each concluding with a practice test. There is no better way for you to boost your test-taking skills, subject knowledge, and confidence than this essential study partner.
FEATURES1,500 board-style questions with fully explained, referenced answers New information from the American Board of Anesthesiology on changes to the certification and recertification process and requirements Complete coverage of the entire field of anesthesiology Two comprehensive practice tests that mimic the actual exams and allow you to test your skill at answering questions under simulated exam conditions Valuable test-taking strategies New questions that reflect the latest research and advances
Filled with examples drawn from years of design and field experience, this practical guide offers comprehensive information on piping installation, repair, and rehabilitation. All of the latest codes, standards, and specifications are included.
Piping Systems Manual is a hands-on design and engineering resource that explains the reasons behind the designs. You will get full coverage of materials, components, calculations, specifications, safety, and much more. Hundreds of detailed illustrations make it easy to understand the best practices presented in the book.
Piping Systems Manual covers:ASME B31 piping codes Specifications and standards Materials of construction Fittings Valves and appurtenances Pipe supports Drafting practice Pressure drop calculations Piping project anatomy Field work and start-up What goes wrong Special services Infrastructure Strategies for remote locations
"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
Industrial Automation: Hands-On is a single source of essential information for those involved in the design and use of automated machinery. The book emphasizes control systems and offers full coverage of other relevant topics, including machine building, mechanical engineering and devices, manufacturing business systems, and job functions in an industrial environment. Detailed charts and tables serve as handy design aids. This is an invaluable reference for novices and seasoned automation professionals alike.
* Automation and manufacturing * Key concepts used in automation, controls, machinery design, and documentation * Components and hardware * Machine systems * Process systems and automated machinery * Software * Occupations and trades * Industrial and factory business systems, including Lean manufacturing * Machine and system design * Applications
Contents: Types of Classification of Power Boilers * Design Criteria, Formulas, Calculations * Construction Materials and Methods * Safety Valves * Stamping of Code Symbols and Nameplates * Data Reports * Methods for Repair and Alteration
Water and Wastewater Calculations Manual, Third Edition, provides basic principles, best practices, and detailed calculations for surface water, groundwater, drinking water treatment, and wastewater engineering. The solutions presented are based on practical field data and the most current federal and state rules and regulations. Designed for quick access to essential data, the book contains more than 100 detailed illustrations and provides both SI and U.S. customary units.
This up-to-date environmental reference contains new and revised information on:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maximum contaminant levels for public water systems and protection from waterborne organisms Membrane filtration processes Clarification systems Ultraviolet disinfection Ozonation SNAD--simultaneous partial nitrification, ANAMMOX (anaerobic ammonium oxidation), and denitrification Membrane bioreactors Lake evaporation mathematical models
Comprehensive coverage includes:Stream and river sanitation Lake and reservoir management Groundwater regulations and protection Fundamental and treatment plant hydraulics Public water supply Wastewater engineering Macro-invertebrate tolerance list Well function for confined aquifers Solubility product constants for solution at or near room temperature Freundlich adsorption isotherm constants for toxic organic compounds Factors for conversion
Fully updated to reflect the significant changes that have occurred in the aviation industry, the new edition of this classic text offers definitive guidance on every aspect of planning, design, engineering, and renovating airports and terminals. Planning and Design of Airports, Fifth Edition, includes complete coverage of the latest aircraft and air traffic management technologies, passenger processing technologies, computer-based analytical and design models, new guidelines for estimating required runway lengths and pavement thicknesses, current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, and more.
Widely recognized as the field's standard text, this time-tested, expertly written reference is the best and most trusted source of information on current practice, techniques, and innovations in airport planning and design.
COVERAGE INCLUDES:Designing facilities to accommodate a wide variety of aircraft Air traffic management Airport planning studies Forecasting for future demands on airport system components Geometric design of the airfield Structural design of airport pavements Airport lighting, marking, and signage Planning and design of the terminal area Airport security planning Airport airside capacity and delay Finance strategies, including grants, bonds, and private investment Environmental planning Heliports
Fully updated and expanded, Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing, Second Edition, offers comprehensive coverage of the basic digital signal processing techniques and technologies on which virtually all modern radar systems rely, including target and interference models, matched filtering, waveform design, Doppler processing, threshold detection, and measurement accuracy.
The methods and interpretations of linear systems, filtering, sampling, and Fourier analysis are used throughout to provide a unified tutorial approach. End-of-chapter problems reinforce the material covered. Developed over many years of academic and professional education, this authoritative resource is ideal for graduate students as well as practicing engineers.
Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing, Second Edition, covers:Introduction to radar systems Signal models Pulsed radar data acquisition Radar waveforms Doppler processing Detection fundamentals Measurements and tracking Introduction to synthetic aperture imaging Introduction to beamforming and space-time adaptive processing
In this authoritative volume, the world's top Theory of Constraints (TOC) experts reveal how to implement the ground-breaking management and improvement methodology developed by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Theory of Constraints Handbook offers an in-depth examination of this revolutionary concept of bringing about global organization performance improvement by focusing on a few leverage points of the system. Clear explanations supplemented by examples and case studies define how the theory works, why it works, what issues are resolved, and what benefits accrue, and demonstrate how TOC can be applied to different industries and situations.
Theory of Constraints Handbook covers:Critical Chain Project Management for realizing major improvements in delivering projects on time, to specification, and within budget Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR), Buffer Management, and distribution for maximizing throughput and minimizing flow time Performance measures for applying Throughput Accounting to improve organizational performance Strategy, marketing, and sales techniques designed to increase sales closing rates and Throughput Thinking Processes for simple and complex environments TOC methods to ensure that services actions support escalating demand for services while retaining financial viability Integrating the TOC Thinking Processes, the Strategy and Tactic Tree, TOC measurements, the Five Focusing Steps of TOC, and Six Sigma as a system of tools for sustainable improvement
Revised to include details on the latest technologies, Valve Handbook, Third Edition, discusses design, performance, selection, operation, and application. This updated resource features a new chapter on the green technology currently employed by the valve industry, as well as an overview of the major environmental global standards that process plants are expected to meet. The book also contains new information on:Valves used in the wastewater industry Applying emergency shutdown (ESO) valves Recent changes to shutoff classifications Valves specified for the nuclear industry The procurement process for the Nuclear Stamp (N-Stamp) The emergence of wireless technology and its application to current smart technology Characteristics of high-performance hydraulic fluid
Valve Handbook, Third Edition, covers:Valve selection criteria Manual valves Check valves Pressure relief valves Control valves Manual operators and actuators Smart valves and positioners Valve and actuator sizing Green valve technology and application Common valve problems Valve purchasing issues
Thoroughly revised throughout, Ductile Design of Steel Structures, Second Edition, reflects the latest plastic and seismic design provisions and standards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Canadian Standard Association (CSA). The book covers steel material, cross-section, component, and system response for applications in plastic and seismic design, and provides practical guidance on how to incorporate these principles into structural design.
Three new chapters address buckling-restrained braced frame design, steel plate shear wall design, and hysteretic energy dissipating systems and design strategies. Eight other chapters have been extensively revised and expanded, including a chapter presenting the basic seismic design philosophy to determine seismic loads. Self-study problems at the end of each chapter help reinforce the concepts presented. Written by experts in earthquake-resistant design who are active in the development of seismic guidelines, this is an invaluable resource for students and professionals involved in earthquake engineering or other areas related to the analysis and design of steel structures.
COVERAGE INCLUDES:Structural steel properties Plastic behavior at the cross-section level Concepts, methods, and applications of plastic analysis Building code seismic design philosophy Design of moment-resisting frames Design of concentrically braced frames Design of eccentrically braced frames Design of steel energy dissipating systems Stability and rotation capacity of steel beams
Fully updated for the latest technologies and techniques, this new edition describes proven procedures for determining the root cause of cooling system failure, correcting the problem, and preventing future occurrences. The first section covers cooling water system design and operation and features ten new chapters on the various materials most commonly found in cooling systems. The remaining four sections discuss waterside corrosion, cracking, mechanical damage, and material and design issues.
This authoritative resource explains how to identify failure locations and mechanisms, recognize critical factors influencing failure, carry out inspection procedures, and implement preventive measures to reduce damage. Illustrative case histories are provided in each chapter.
The Nalco Guide to Cooling Water Systems Failure Analysis, Second Edition, covers:Carbon and alloy steel Cast iron Stainless steel Copper alloys Aluminum alloys Corrosion-resistant alloys Coatings Nonmetallic materials Brazed and soldered joints Corrosion monitoring Crevice and underdeposit corrosion Oxygen corrosion Biologically influenced corrosion Acid corrosion Alkaline corrosion Galvanic corrosion Dealloying Intergranular corrosion Graphitic corrosion Localized and pitting corrosion Corrosion fatigue Stress corrosion cracking Erosion-corrosion Cavitation Manufacturing defects Weld defects Design and operating conditions
* 30% new information including coverage of the recent ASME B31.3 code
This GreenSource book provides comprehensive engineering design and construction guidelines for large-scale solar power system projects. Proven design methodologies are detailed installation diagrams are included in this practical resource.
Large-Scale Solar Power System Design offers complete coverage of solar power system technologies and components, planning, cost estimates, financing, project management, safety, and testing. This authoritative guide fully addresses the complex technical and management issues associated with large-scale, grid-connected solar power system implementations.
COVERAGE INCLUDES:Solar power system technologies, including photovoltaic and thin-film solar cells Solar power system physics Photovoltaic power system feasibility study Solar power system costing Solar power system design Large-scale solar power system construction Concentrator photovoltaic systems Solar power system project management Smart-grid systems Solar thermal power Solar power financing and feed-in tariff programs
Short on teory and long on practice, this book provides examples and case studies, designed to provide maintenance engineers and supervisors with a framework for operational strategies and day-to-day management and training techniques that will keep their equipment running at top efficiency.
Developed by the world's leading integrated water treatment and process improvement company, The Nalco Water Handbook, Third Edition provides comprehensive guidance on the use and conditioning of water and wastewater in any industrial or institutional facility. Reflecting major advances in technology and the latest regulatory requirements, this thoroughly revised classic covers basic water chemistry and explains how to improve water quality, minimize water usage, and implement more efficient treatment processes.
The Third Edition features new information on wastewater, cooling systems, microbiological control, energy conservation, environmental hygiene, and steam generation problems and prevention. Every essential water treatment topic is covered in this authoritative volume, including:The chemistry of water Water sources Contaminants Impurity removal Steam generation Energy in water systems Wastewater discharge Industrial and municipal use of water
With a focus on market needs and customer goals, this practical guide explains how to realize the full potential of geothermal HVAC by integrating hydronic systems and controls at maximum capacity. Modern Geothermal HVAC: Engineering and Control Applications explains how to engineer and specify geothermal HVAC for building projects in varying geographic regions. Typical details on control parameters are provided. By using the proven methods in this innovative resource, you will be able to develop highly efficient, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing geothermal HVAC systems.
Coverage includes:Low-temperature geothermal or earth coupling Geothermal heat-pump equipment Variations in earth coupling Application of earth coupling with regard to site conditions Closed-loop earth coupling and fusion Intermediate heat exchanger usage in geothermal applications Standing column and open geothermal systems Fundamentals of comfort, psychrometrics, and thermodynamics Hydronic and air HVAC system basics Hydronic HVAC system equipment Variations and improvements to hydronic systems Control systems Load sharing and energy recovery Calculating system efficiencies, heat gain, and loss Geothermal rebates, incentives, and renewables legislation
Based on the authors’ decades of industry experience, this book explains how to improve cycle efficiency and reduce the cost of fuel used to produce electricity using closed feedwater heaters. This practical guide describes the steam cycle and contains detailed information on how manufacturers build feedwater heaters.
Closed Feedwater Heaters for Power Generation illustrates how to control the liquid level of the condensed extraction steam and offers recommendations for what to include in procurement specifications. Expert advice for evaluating manufacturers’ technical proposals for new and replacement feedwater heaters is provided. This comprehensive resource also discusses inspection, maintenance, and repair of closed feedwater heaters as well as failures and their causes.
Complete coverage includes:The steam cycle Channel design and construction Tubing Tubesheets Tube-to-tubesheet joints Bundle construction Shell construction Assembly of bundles and shells Examining and testing feedwater heaters Quality assurance and quality control Level control Preparing procurement specifications Evaluating bidder’s proposals Drawing reviews Inspection, maintenance, and repair Feedwater heater autopsies
The Color Atlas of Family Medicine, Second Edition is a comprehensive atlas designed to facilitate diagnosis using outwardly appearing signs and manifestations. The superb collection of clinical images is supported by concise, evidence-based treatment recommendations presented in convenient, easy-to-apply bulleted text. Each chapter begins with a story that ties the photographs to real-life patients. Coverage for each condition includes: Patient Story, Epidemiology, Etiology and Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, and Management.
Features:Organized by anatomic and physiologic systems Includes pediatric and adult conditions Insightful legends with each photograph providediagnostic pearls to enhance your clinical observational skills Indexed by topic, region, and morphology Special sections on women's health, physical/sexual abuse, and substance abuse NEW chapters on important topics such as:Diabetes Hypertension Headache Osteoporosis Alcoholism Tobacco addiction Global health
Essential to family physicians and all healthcare providers involved in primary care, The Color Atlas of Family Medicine, Second Edition will also prove valuable to medical students, residents, internists, pediatricians, and dermatologists.
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Honed for more than 20 years in an SPIE professional course taught by renowned optical systems designer Robert E. Fischer, Optical System Design, Second Edition brings you the latest cutting-edge design techniques and more than 400 detailed diagrams that clearly illustrate every major procedure in optical design.
This thoroughly updated resource helps you work better and faster with computer-aided optical design techniques, diffractive optics, and the latest applications, including digital imaging, telecommunications, and machine vision. No need for complex, unnecessary mathematical derivations-instead, you get hundreds of examples that break the techniques down into understandable steps. For twenty-first century optical design without the mystery, the authoritative Optical Systems Design, Second Edition features:Computer-aided design use explained through sample problems Case studies of third-millennium applications in digital imaging, sensors, lasers, machine vision, and more New chapters on optomechanical design, systems analysis, and stray-light suppression New chapter on polarization including lots of really useful information New and expanded chapter on diffractive optics Techniques for getting rid of geometrical aberrations Testing, tolerancing, and manufacturing guidance Intelligent use of aspheric surfaces in optical design Pointers on using off-the-shelf optics Basic optical principles and solutions for common and advanced design problems
Written by an expert in the field of pipeline system engineering, this book describes how to plan, schedule, and implement efficient, cost-effective trenchless technology piping projects. Filled with detailed illustrations and real-world examples, Trenchless Technology: Planning, Equipment, and Methods explains how to accurately compare the costs of trenchless projects, considering geotechnical and rock mass impacts, drilling fluids, and locating and tracking equipment.
This in-depth reference provides important information on how to estimate the cost of labor and equipment and schedule trenchless piping projects. A wide range of trenchless technology methods suitable for various ground and project conditions are discussed in this practical resource.
Coverage includes:Cost comparison of trenchless technology methods Planning for trenchless technology projects Project delivery methods Geotechnical considerations Rock mass properties impacts on trenchless project feasibility Tracking, locating, and planning tools for horizontal directional drilling Drilling and lubricating fluids Planning and construction requirements for horizontal direction drilling Horizontal auger boring Pipe ramming Microtunneling methods Pilot tube (or pilot tube microtunneling) method Pipe/box jacking and utility tunneling Cured-in-place-pipe method Sliplining Lateral renewal Localized repair Planning and construction requirements for pipe bursting Panel linings Spray-in-place pipe
A new series that takes Six Sigma to the next level
The Six Sigma Operational Methods Series goes beyond simply explaining Six Sigma basics to interested managers--these are hard-core working tools of statistical methods, quantitative and intense, aimed at mathematically sophisticated Six Sigma practitioners unwilling to settle for anything less than peak performance in manufacturing and services.
Written by four instructors from the world-renowned Motorola University, this handbook provides the tools Six Sigma Black Belts and Master Black Belts need to deal with the most intractable business problems. The authors show how to integrate research and development, manufacturing, human resources, finance, marketing, quality, and customer service with corporate vision, mission, and key strategies.
* Tools for estimating quality project cost on a project by project basis
* A complete guide to understanding and writing financial reports
* Methodologies for leading multiple projects
* Problem-solving tools like Design for Six Sigma and TRIZ
Contents: Strategy: Planning for Six Sigma * Project Management * Performance Reporting * Leadership for Six Sigma: Organizing for Six Sigma * Team Leader’s Tools * Team Measurement Concepts * Corporate Initiatives: Six Sigma * Lean Thinking * Human Resources Management: Organizational Alignment * Compensation and Recognition * Methodology Tools: Define * Measure * Analyze * Improve * Triz * Control * Design for Six Sigma * Financial Measurements: Financial * Operational * Reporting * By Industry: Service * Transaction * Manufacturing * Healthcare * Human Resources Management
This thoroughly updated edition contains new information on:Recently built construction projects worldwide Shrinkage-reducing admixtures Self-consolidating concrete, pervious concrete, internal curing, and other cutting-edge innovations Modeling of ice formation and alkali-aggregate reaction in concrete Environmental impact of concrete
Each chapter begins with a preview of the contents and ends with a self-test and a guide for further reading. More than 300 drawings and photographs illustrate the topics discussed in this definitive text on concrete.
Comprehensive coverage includes:Microstructure of concrete Strength Dimensional stability Durability Hydraulic cements Aggregates Admixtures Proportioning concrete mixtures Concrete at early age Nondestructive methods Progress in concrete technology Advances in concrete mechanics Global warming and concrete in the future
Fully updated throughout, this practical resource provides a proven, cost-effective infrastructure asset management framework that integrates planning, design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation. Public Infrastructure Asset Management, Second Edition, describes the most current methodologies for effectively managing roads, bridges, airports, utility services, water and waste facilities, parks, public buildings, and sports complexes.
This comprehensive guide covers information management and decision support systems, including proprietary solutions and new technological developments such as cloud storage. The book discusses total quality management, economics, life-cycle analysis, and maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction programming. Up-to-date examples and real-world case studies illustrate the practical applications of the concepts presented in this thoroughly revised reference.
This new edition features:Planning, needs assessment, and performance indicators Database management, data needs, and analysis Inventory, historical, and environmental data In-service monitoring and evaluation data Performance modeling and failure analysis Design for infrastructure service life Construction Maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction strategies, policies, and treatment alternatives Dealing with new or alternate concepts Prioritization, optimization, and work programs Integrated infrastructure asset management systems Visual IMS: an illustrative infrastructure management system and applications Available asset management system and commercial off-the-shelf providers Benefits of implementing an asset management system Sustainability, environmental stewardship, and asset management Future directions for infrastructure asset management
Written by a leading global expert on the topic, High Frequency Over-the-Horizon Radar provides in-depth coverage of the signal processing models and techniques that have significantly advanced OTH radar technology. This pioneering work describes the fundamental principles of OTH radar design and operation, and then delves into the mathematical modeling of HF signals received by actual OTH radar systems based on experimental data analysis. Numerous examples illustrate the practical application of modern adaptive signal processing techniques to real and simulated OTH radar data.
This authoritative text covers skywave and surface-wave systems and is an invaluable resource for researchers, engineers, and practitioners working with OTH radar systems and technologies.
Key Features:Offers a thorough and accurate treatment of essential concepts ranging from system design and operation, through to signal processing methods, and their practical application. Provides clear explanations of fundamental principles for scientists, engineers, students, practitioners, technicians, managers, and other professionals starting out in this field. Offers a detailed coverage of theoretical and applied signal-processing concepts and techniques that have become a cornerstone for the effective operation of real-world OTH radar systems. Fills a long-standing void in the contemporary OTH radar literature with over 350 illustrations (color figures available for download), and over 500 references.
This Water Environment Federation and WateReuse Association publication describes state-of-the art operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting methods for reverse osmosis brackish and seawater desalination plants for municipal water supplies. All plant components are discussed in detail, from intake and pretreatment to discharge management. Best practices for maintaining plant equipment are also provided. Real-world examples illustrating the latest technologies and their practical implementation are included throughout this authoritative resource.
Desalination Engineering covers:Source water open and subsurface intakes Source water pretreatment -- chemical conditioning, dissolved air flotation clarifiers, and granular media, membrane, and cartridge filters Reverse osmosis system operation Reverse osmosis system troubleshooting Post-treatment -- lime and carbon dioxide, calcite conditioning, remineralization, and disinfection Desalination plant discharge management Equipment maintenance -- pumps, air blowers, motors, bearings, valves, mechanical seals, mechanical drives, chemical feed systems, automatic samplers
Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation delivers complete guidance on applying the theory, processes, practices, and techniques of project management to support strategic planning. Written by two world-renowned project management leaders, this new edition presents the latest methods for using flexible teams to implement organizational strategies -- especially changes to products, services, and processes.
Designed for use in both large and small organizations, this updated classic ranges from the project management process...to project planning, monitoring, evaluation, and control...to continuous improvement through projects. This resource offers new material on project portfolio management, earned value, project management maturity, nontraditional teams, project partnering, project management outsourcing, and much more.
The Fifth edition of Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation features:Detailed coverage of all advances in project management theory and practice Helpful sections added to each chapter, including chapter summary, additional sources of information, discussion questions, project management principles, case study, assignment, and checklist Updated examples and exercises on key project management topics A larger format with sidebars to highlight major issues This new material: chapters on "The Evolution of Project Management" and "Successful Project Teams"
Inside this Updated PM Classic:
Introduction to Project Management * The Strategic Context of Projects * Organizational Design for Project Management * Project Operations * Interpersonal Dynamics in the Management of Projects * The Cultural Elements * New Uses of Teams
Fully updated to incorporate new SPICE features and capabilities, this practical guide explains, step by step, how to simulate, test, and improve switch-mode power supply designs. Detailed formulas with founding equations are included. Based on the author's continued research and in-depth, handson work in the field, this revised resource offers a collection of the latest SPICE solutions to the most difficult problem facing power supply designers: creating smaller, more heat-efficient power supplies in shorter design cycles.
NEW to this edition:Complete analysis of rms currents for the three basic cells in CCM and DCM PWM switch at work in the small-signal analysis of the DCM boost and the QR flyback OTA-based compensators Complete transistor-level TL431 model Small-signal analysis of the borderline-operated boost PFC circuit operated in voltage or current mode All-over power phenomena in QR or fixed-frequency discontinuous/continuous flyback converters Small-signal model of a QR flyback converter Small-signal model of the active clamp forward converter operated in voltagemode control Electronic content—design templates and examples available online
Switch-Mode Power Supplies: SPICE Simulations and Practical Designs, Second Edition, covers:
Small-signal modeling * Feedback and ciontrol loops * Basic blocks and generic switched models * Nonisolated converters * Off-line converters * Flyback converters * Forward converters * Power factor correction
Digital Logic Design and Computer Organization with Computer Architecture for Security provides practicing engineers and students with a clear understanding of computer hardware technologies. The fundamentals of digital logic design as well as the use of the Verilog hardware description language are discussed. The book covers computer organization and architecture, modern design concepts, and computer security through hardware.
Techniques for designing both small and large combinational and sequential circuits are thoroughly explained. This detailed reference addresses memory technologies, CPU design and techniques to increase performance, microcomputer architecture, including "plug and play" device interface, and memory hierarchy. A chapter on security engineering methodology as it applies to computer architecture concludes the book. Sample problems, design examples, and detailed diagrams are provided throughout this practical resource.
COVERAGE INCLUDES:Combinational circuits: small designs Combinational circuits: large designs Sequential circuits: core modules Sequential circuits: small designs Sequential circuits: large designs Memory Instruction set architecture Computer architecture: interconnection Memory system Computer architecture: security
Chemical Engineering: The Essential Reference is the condensed but authoritative chemical engineering reference, boiled down to principles and hands-on skills needed to solve real-world problems. Emphasizing a pragmatic approach, the book delivers critical content in a convenient format and presents on-the-job topics of importance to the chemical engineer of tomorrow—OM&I (operation, maintenance, and inspection) procedures, nanotechnology, how to purchase equipment, legal considerations, the need for a second language and for oral and written communication skills, and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) topics for practicing engineers. This is an indispensable resource for anyone working as a chemical engineer or planning to enter the field.
Praise for Chemical Engineering: The Essential Reference:
“Current and relevant...over a dozen topics not normally addressed...invaluable to my work as a consultant and educator.” —Kumar Ganesan, Professor and Department Head, Department of Environmental Engineering, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
“A much-needed and unique book, tough not to like...loaded with numerous illustrative examples...a book that looks to the future and, for that reason alone, will be of great interest to practicing engineers.” —Anthony Buonicore, Principal, Buonicore Partners
Coverage includes:Basic calculations and key tables Process variables Numerical methods and optimization Oral and written communication Second language(s) Chemical engineering processes Stoichiometry Thermodynamics Fluid flow Heat transfer Mass transfer operations Membrane technology Chemical reactors Process control Process design Biochemical technology Medical applications Legal considerations Purchasing equipment Operation, maintenance, and inspection (OM&I) procedures Energy management Water management Nanotechnology Project management Environment management Health, safety, and accident management Probability and statistics Economics and finance Ethics Open-ended problems
Formwork for Concrete Structures, Fourth Edition, provides current information on designing and building formwork and temporary structures during the construction process. Developed with the latest structural design recommendations by the National Design Specification (NDS 2005), the book covers recent advances in materials, money- and energy-saving strategies, safety guidelines, OSHA regulations, and dimensional tolerances. Up-to-date sample problems illustrate practical applications for calculating loads and stresses. This comprehensive manual also includes new summary tables and equations and a directory of suppliers.
Formwork for Concrete Structures, Fourth Edition, covers:Economy of formwork Pressure of concrete on formwork Properties of form material Form design Shores and scaffolding Failures of formwork Forms for footings, walls, and columns Forms for beams and floor slabs Patented forms for concrete floor systems Forms for thin-shell roof slabs Forms for architectural concrete Slipforms Forms for concrete bridge decks Flying deck forms
Thoroughly revised and featuring contributions from leading experts, this definitive handbook offers comprehensive treatment of forensic structural engineering and expert witness delivery. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, Second Edition covers every important topic in the field.The design and construction process Design and construction safety codes, standards, and regulations Standard of care and duty to perform First steps and legal concerns after a failure Engineering investigation of failures Origins and causes of failures Loads and hazards Design errors, construction defects, and project miscommunication Defects, deterioration, and durability Mechanisms and analyses of failures in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures; building envelope; and structural foundations Litigation and dispute resolution The expert consultant and witness
CURRENT Procedures Surgery is a unique combination atlas and text that details everything that you must know to perform more than 50 key surgical procedures. It covers the full spectrum of general surgery in an ultra-convenient, at-a-glance format, with more than 400 beautifully rendered illustrations to guide you every step of the way.
An easy to follow template for each procedure includes:
Indications, Contraindications, Informed Consent, Equipment, Patient Preparation, Patient Positioning, Procedure, Postoperative Care, Potential Complications, Pearls and Tips, References.
Featuring contributions from 30 global experts involved in the planning and design of the structures covered in this book, Tall and Supertall Buildings describes the technical developments and special design features used for these landmark buildings:
Sears Tower * Taipei 101 * Burj Khalifa *
Petronas Towers * Shanghai Tower * Kingdom Tower
This authoritative resource addresses HVAC systems, sustainability, geotechnical and foundation engineering, wind engineering, and more. Construction photographs and detailed diagrams are included throughout. This is the definitive guide for engineers, architects, project managers, building inspectors, and anyone involved in the planning and design of tall and supertall buildings.
Reliability of RoHS-Compliant 2D and 3D IC Interconnects offers tested solutions to reliability problems in lead-free interconnects for PCB assembly, conventional IC packaging, 3D IC packaging, and 3D IC integration. This authoritative guide presents the latest cutting-edge reliability methods and data for electronic manufacturing services (EMS) on second-level interconnects, packaging assembly on first-level interconnects, and 3D IC integration on microbumps and through-silicon-via (TSV) interposers. Design reliable 2D and 3D IC interconnects in RoHS-compliant projects using the detailed information in this practical resource.
Covers reliability of:2D and 3D IC lead-free interconnects CCGA, PBGA, WLP, PQFP, flip-chip, lead-free SAC solder joints Lead-free (SACX) solder joints Low-temperature lead-free (SnBiAg) solder joints Solder joints with voids, high strain rate, and high ramp rate VCSEL and LED lead-free interconnects 3D LED and 3D MEMS with TSVs Chip-to-wafer (C2W) bonding and lead-free interconnects Wafer-to-wafer (W2W) bonding and lead-free interconnects 3D IC chip stacking with low-temperature bonding TSV interposers and lead-free interconnects Electromigration of lead-free microbumps for 3D IC integration
Introduced in 1929 and often known simply as "Brady's," this comprehensive, one-volume, 1244 page encyclopedia of materials is intended for executives, managers, supervisors, engineers, and technicians, in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, purchasing and sales as well as educators and students.
Of the dozens of families of materials updated in the 15th Edition, the most extensive additions pertain to adhesives, activated carbon, aluminides, aluminum alloys, catalysts, ceramics, composites, fullerences, heat-transfer fluids, nanophase materials, nickel alloys, olefins, silicon nitride, stainless steels, thermoplastic elastomers, titanium alloys, tungsten alloys, valve alloys and welding and hard-facing alloys.
Also widely updated are acrylics, brazing alloys, chelants, biodegradable plastics, molybdenum alloys, plastic alloys, recyclate plastics, superalloys, supercritical fluids and tool steels.
New classes of materials added include aliphatic polyketones, carburizing secondary-hardening steels and polyarylene ether benzimidazoles. Carcinogens and materials likely to be cancer-causing in humans are listed for the first time.
This brand-new edition of Buried Pipe Design helps you analyze the performance of a wide range of pipes, so you can determine the proper pipe and installation system for the job. Covering almost every type of rigid and flexible pipe, this unique reference identifies and describes factors involved in working with sewer and drain lines, water and gas mains, subway tunnels, culverts, oil and coals slurry lines, and telephone and electrical conduits. It provides clear examples for designing new municipal drinking and wastewater systems or rehabilitating existing ones that will last for many years on end. Comprehensive in scope and meticulously detailed in content, this is the pipe design book you'll want for a reference.
This NEW edition includes:Important data on the newest pipe styles, including profile-wall polyethylene Updated references to ASTM, AWWA, and ASHTTO, standards Numerous examples of specific types of pipe system designs Safety precautions included in installation specifications Greater elaboration on trenchless technology methods New information on the cyclic life of PVC pressure pipe
Buried Pipe Design covers the ins and outs of:External Loads Gravity Flow Pipe Design Pressure Pipe Design Rigid Pipe Products Flexible Steel Pipe Flexible Ductile Iron Pipe Flexible Plastic Pipe Pipe Installation Trenchless Technology