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Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field, An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing introduces the latest developments in remote sensing and imaging science. This book covers basic principles and discusses essential technologies, such as aerial photography, radar, Lidar (light detection and ranging), photogrammetry, satellites, thermal radiation, and much more. Full-color images illustrate the concepts presented, and review questions at the end of each chapter help reinforce learning. This detailed resource provides the solid foundation in remote sensing required for developing diverse geospatial applications.
Coverage includes:Geographic information system (GIS) Global positioning system (GPS), mobile mapping, and Google Earth Electromagnetic radiation principles Characteristics of remotely sensed data Spatial, spectral, radiometric, and temporal resolution Aerial photo interpretation Photogrammetry Remote sensors Earth observation satellites Digital image analysis Thermal remote sensing Active remote sensing
Written by distinguished experts from countries around the world, Modeling of Asphalt Concrete presents in-depth coverage of the current materials, methods, and models used for asphalt pavements.
Included is state-of-the-art information on fundamental material properties and mechanisms affecting the performance of asphalt concrete, new rheological testing and analysis techniques, constitutive models, and performance prediction methodologies for asphalt concrete and asphalt pavements. Emphasis is placed on the modeling of asphalt mixes for specific geographic/climatic requirements.
In light of America's crumbling infrastructure and our heavy usage of asphalt as a paving material, this timely reference is essential for the development of more-durable and cost-effective asphalt materials for both new construction and rehabilitation.
Harness the Latest Breakthroughs in Asphalt Concrete Technology:• Asphalt Rheology • Constitutive Models • Stiffness Characterization • Models for Low-Temperature Cracking • Models for Fatigue Cracking and Moisture Damage • Models for Rutting and Aging
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"This text provides the essential fundamentals of transmission line design. It is a good blend of fundamental theory with practical design guidelines for overhead transmission lines, providing the basic groundwork for students as well as practicing power engineers, with material generally not found in one convenient book." IEEE Electrical Insultation Magazine
Electrical Design of Overhead Power Transmission Lines discusses everything electrical engineering students and practicing engineers need to know to effectively design overhead power lines. Cowritten by experts in power engineering, this detailed guide addresses component selection and design, current IEEE standards, load-flow analysis, power system stability, statistical risk management of weather-related overhead line failures, insulation, thermal rating, and other essential topics. Clear learning objectives and worked examples that apply theoretical results to real-world problems are included in this practical resource.
Electrical Design of Overhead Power Transmission Lines covers:AC circuits and sequence circuits of power networks Matrix methods in AC power system analysis Overhead transmission line parameters Modeling of transmission lines AC power-flow analysis using iterative methods Symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults Control of voltage and power flow Stability in AC networks High-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission Corona and electric field effects of transmission lines Lightning performance of transmission lines Coordination of transmission line insulation Ampacity of overhead line conductors
Fully revised and packed with current case studies, Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition provides a step-by-step approach to conducting a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation. This authoritative resource explains how to:Investigate damage, deterioration, and collapse in a structure Determine what caused the damage Develop repair recommendations Diagnose cracks Prepare files and reports Avoid civil liability
Helpful charts and photographs aid in your understanding of the material covered. With expert advice on all aspects of the process--from accepting the assignment to delivering compelling testimony--this is a practical, all-in-one guide to geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering.
Explains how to investigate damage due to:
Settlement of structures * Expansive soil * Lateral Movement * Earthquakes * Erosion * Deterioration * Bearing Capacity Failures * Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete Foundations * Timber Decay * Soluble Soil * Groundwater and Moisture Problems * And Other Causes
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
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
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
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
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
Filled with case studies and problem-solving sections, this reference offers HVAC engineers and technicians concrete methods for achieving efficient operation in utilizing the latest digital electronic technologies.Updated to include the latest information ranging from codes to the electronic evolution in HVAC pumping systems
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
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 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
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
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
ANALOG FILTER AND CIRCUIT DESIGN HANDBOOK COVERS:Introduction to modern network theory Selecting the response characteristic Low-pass filter design High-pass filter design Bandpass filters Band reject filters Networks for the time domain Refinements in LC filter design and the use of resistive networks Component selection for LC and active filters Normalized filter design tables Switched capacitor filters Adjustable, fixed delay, and amplitude equalizers Voltage feedback operational amplifiers Linear amplifier applications Nonlinear circuits Waveform shaping Waveform generation Current feedback amplifiers Large signal amplifiers
INCLUDES FREE DOWNLOADS:Filter Solutions from Nuhertz Technologies ELI 1.0 Elliptic function filter design program Fltrform--an Excel spreadsheet with essential formulas
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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Using more than 250 full-color illustrations and photos, and clear, concise text, Cosmetic Surgery teaches you how to perform the latest and most in-demand surgical and non-surgical procedures in aesthetic plastic surgery. Each chapter includes patient selection and preparation, technique, complications, outcomes assessment, and references, and many illustrations that have been prepared specifically for this book.
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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
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.
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 revised for the latest building codes and industry trends, Metal Building Systems, Third Edition, explains how to select, specify, and design preengineered buildings with confidence. In this book, a practicing structural engineer goes beyond manufacturer-supplied specifications to provide impartial and objective information that can save you money and time.
A new chapter on anchor bolts and embedments, many new illustrations, plus new and updated design examples, are included in this practical reference. End-of-chapter review questions reinforce the material presented. This is an essential resource for architects, engineers, construction specifiers, design professionals, facility managers, building officials, and contractors working with metal building systems.
COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE INCLUDES:Structural loads and design methods Structural system selection criteria Primary framing Secondary framing: girts and purlins Metal roofing Wall materials Insulation The process of buying a metal building Common problems and failures Lateral drift and vertical deflections Foundation design Anchor bolts and embedments Current design trends Reroofing and renovations Specifying crane buildings Avoiding construction problems
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
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
Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach offers a succinct yet thorough overview of physiology along with an introduction to basic science principles and their relevance to the clinical expression of disease.
The book reflects medical education’s increased emphasis on providing students with more clinically oriented content during their first two years of medical school and the importance of the essential concepts of pathophysiology. Focused and clearly written, Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach details the major physiological processes involved in both health and disease.
Each chapter begins with a list of Objectives, includes Key Concepts, and ends with Study Questions designed to test your knowledge of major concepts covered in that chapter. Most chapters also include Clinical Correlations that reinforce the major physiological principles covered and illustrate their importance to understanding disease states.
* 30% new information including coverage of the recent ASME B31.3 code
Covering the full scope of pediatric emergency medicine, this concise, yet comprehensive, review is the perfect tool to prepare for in-training, board certification, or recertification examinations, or for use as a clinical refresher. Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Just the Facts provides the essential information needed for the emergency care of children in a readily accessible manner that makes important material easy to read and remember.
Learn more in less time with:A convenient and efficient presentation that condenses and simplifies must-know material for maximum retention and comprehension High-yield facts presented in clear, easy-to-read bullets More than 800 board-style questions with fully explained answers An emphasis on key points of epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis and differential, and treatment Content that highlights and summarizes important concepts to reinforce your understanding of even the most difficult topics
Coverage That Spans The Entire Field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Sections Include: Cardinal Presentations; Sedation, Analgesia, and Imaging; Resuscitation; Respiratory Emergencies; Neurologic Emergencies; Infectious Emergencies; Immunologic Emergencies; Gastrointestinal Emergencies; Endocrine Emergencies; Genitourinary Emergencies; Dermatologic Emergencies; Otolaryngologic Emergencies; Ophthalmologic Emergencies; Gynecologic Emergencies; Hamatologic and Oncologic Emergencies; Non-Traumatic Bone and Joint Disorders; Toxicologic Emergencies; Psychosocial Emergencies; Emergency Medical Services and Mass Casualty Incidents; Medicolegal and Administrative Issues.
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
Fully revised to cover the latest advances in the field, Microchip Fabrication, Sixth Edition explains every stage of semiconductor processing, from raw material preparation to testing to packaging and shipping the finished device. This practical resource provides easy-to-understand information on the physics, chemistry, and electronic fundamentals underlying the sophisticated manufacturing materials and processes of modern semiconductors.
State-of-the-art processes and cutting-edge technologies used in the patterning, doping, and layering steps are discussed in this new edition. Filled with detailed illustrations and real-world examples, this is a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the technological backbone of the high-tech industry.
COVERAGE INCLUDES:The semiconductor industry Properties of semiconductor materials and chemicals Crystal growth and silicon wafer preparation Wafer fabrication and packaging Contamination control Productivity and process yields Oxidation The ten-step patterning process--surface preparation to exposure; developing to final inspection Next generation lithography Doping Layer deposition Metallization Process and device evaluation The business of wafer fabrication Devices and integrated circuit formation Integrated circuits Packaging
Provide sustainable solutions to solid waste issues with help from this hands-on guide. Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization: A Systems Approach offers up-to-date technical details on current and potential solid waste minimization practices. This authoritative resource presents a framework for the proper application of solid waste analysis tools, and demonstrates the benefits in terms of environmental impact, process efficiencies, and financial enhancement. Twenty-one real-world case studies covering all industries, from manufacturing to service facilities, are included.
Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization: A Systems Approach covers:U.S. and international waste generation rates Industrial ecology, solid waste exchanges, and recycling Environmental, economic, corporate image, personal, and social benefits of solid waste management and minimization Solid waste assessment strategies and launch plans The Six Sigma systems approach for deployment Metrics and performance measurement for solid waste management Documentation and development of the deployment plan Implementation and execution of the solid waste minimization plan Communicating and leveraging success Solid waste modeling, research, and data collection Characterization by business activities Estimation, prediction, and evaluation
With a focus on industrial applications, 3D IC Stacking Technology offers comprehensive coverage of design, test, and fabrication processing methods for three-dimensional device integration. Each chapter in this authoritative guide is written by industry experts and details a separate fabrication step. Future industry applications and cutting-edge design potential are also discussed. This is an essential resource for semiconductor engineers and portable device designers.
3D IC Stacking Technology covers:High density through silicon stacking (TSS) technology Practical design ecosystem for heterogeneous 3D IC products Design automation and TCAD tool solutions for through silicon via (TSV)-based 3D IC stack Process integration for TSV manufacturing High-aspect-ratio silicon etch for TSV Dielectric deposition for TSV Barrier and seed deposition Copper electrodeposition for TSV Chemical mechanical polishing for TSV applications Temporary and permanent bonding Assembly and test aspects of TSV technology
This Water Environment Federation resource presents best practices for the use of membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment. The book begins with an overview of membrane and biological process fundamentals, followed by coverage of membrane bioreactor system integrated process design. The physical design of features unique to membrane bioreactors and the procurement of membrane equipment are discussed. This authoritative manual also covers the operation of properly designed membrane bioreactor facilities.
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