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The Configuration Space Method for Kinematic Design of Mechanisms by This book presents the configuration space method for computer-aided design ofmechanisms with changing part contacts. Configuration space is a complete and compact geometricrepresentation of part motions and part interactions that supports the core mechanism design tasksof analysis, synthesis, and tolerancing. It is the first general algorithmic treatment of thekinematics of higher pairs with changing contacts. It will help designers detect and correct designflaws and unexpected kinematic behaviors, as demonstrated in the book's four case studies taken fromindustry. After presenting the configuration space framework and algorithms for mechanismkinematics, the authors describe algorithms for kinematic analysis, tolerancing, and synthesis basedon configuration spaces. The case studies follow, illustrating the application of the configurationspace method to the analysis and design of automotive, micro-mechanical, and optical mechanisms.Appendixes offer a catalog of higher-pair mechanisms and a description of HIPAIR, an open source C++mechanical design system that implements some of the configuration space methods described in thebook, including configuration space visualization and kinematic simulation. HIPAIR comes with aninteractive graphical user interface and many sample mechanism input files. The Configuration SpaceMethod for Kinematic Design of Mechanisms will be a valuable resource for students, researchers, andengineers in mechanical engineering, computer science, and robotics.
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Publication Date: 2010-03-05
Modular Design for Machine Tools by Harness the Latest Modular Design Methods to Increase Productivity, Save Time, and Reduce Costs in Manufacturing Machine designers and toolmakers can turn to Modular Design for Machine Tools for a complete guide to designing and building machines using modular design methods. The information and techniques presented in this skills-building book will enable readers to shorten machine design time...improve reliability...reduce costs...and simplify service and repair. Packed with over 100 detailed illustrations, this essential resource explores the basics of modular design...the methodology of machine tools... the description and application of machine tools...interfacial structural configuration in modular design...stationary and sliding joints...model theory and testing...and much more. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Modular Design for Machine Tools includes: Expert classification of machine tool joints Concise definitions of machine tool joints and characteristics Similarity evaluations of structural configurations Design formulas and features of single flat joints under dynamic loading Solved examples that illustrate and prove formulas Hard-to-find graphs for gear design, comparative tables for machine tool drives, and simplified electrical circuit designs Inside This Cutting-Edge Modular Design Guide * Part 1: Engineering Guide to Modular Design and Description/Methodology of Machine Tools * What Is Modular Design? * Engineering Guide to and Future Perspectives on Modular Design * Description of Machine Tools * Application of Machine Tools to Engineering Design * Part 2: Engineering Design for Machine Tool Joints-Interfacial Structural Configuration in Modular Design * Machine Tool Joints * Engineering Design Fundamentals * Practice and First-Hand Views of Related Engineering Developments: Stationary Joints and Sliding Joints * Engineering Knowledge of Other Joints * Measurement of Interface Pressure by Means of Ultrasonic Waves * Model Theory and Testing
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Publication Date: 2008-01-15
How to Implement Lean Manufacturing by A Practical, Hands-on Guide to Lean Manufacturing This real-world resource offers proven solutions for implementing lean manufacturing in an enterprise environment, covering the engineering and production aspects as well as the business culture concerns. Filled with detailed examples, the book focuses on the rapid application of lean principles so that large, early financial gains can be made. How to Implement Lean Manufacturing explains Toyota Production System (TPS) practices and specifies the distinct order in which lean techniques should be applied to achieve maximum gains. Global case studies illustrate successes and pitfalls of lean manufacturing initiatives. Discover how to: Rigorously test and retest the state of your "leanness" with unique evaluators Develop and deploy plant-wide strategies and goals Improve speed and quality and dramatically reduce costs Reduce variation in the manufacturing system in order to reduce inventory Reduce lead times to enable improved responsiveness and flexibility Synchronize production and supply to the customer Create flow and establish pull-demand systems Perform system-wide and specific value-stream evaluations Generate a comprehensive list of highly focused Kaizen activities Sustain process gains Manage constraints and reduce bottlenecks Implement cellular manufacturing
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2009-08-11
Operational Excellence by To successfully compete in today's global marketplace, organizations can and must do more to improve their internal operational efficiencies. Operational Excellence: Using Lean Six Sigma to Translate Customer Value through Global Supply Chains consolidates hundreds of tools and methods into 110 key concepts designed to translate the "voice of the customer" throughout global supply chains, dramatically improving productivity and shareholder economic value added (EVA). Recognizing failure is often self-induced through poor leadership coupled with an inability to form and effectively execute a strategic vision, this book operates from three premises-- Organizations have the power to increase organizational competitiveness in an era of globalization through the application of Lean Six Sigma Operational performance directly correlates with an organization's financial, operational and resultant productivity, as well as with shareholder EVA metrics, andnbsp; geographical, cultural, technological and economic isolation Value-adding activities and disciplines such as Lean Six Sigma are not exclusive to any one country or region and do not always depend upon cost considerations A Practical Tool for Real World Application nbsp;For organizations seeking a source for improving manufacturing and service operations, this bookeffectively delivers. Divided into 5 successive sections, it begins with adaptation strategies for global competitiveness, then delves into implementations to enhance productivity while targeting customer needs and value expectations. Finally, the author explains how to establish information-sharing throughout global supply chains, along with the role of IT. A useful tool for real world application, the volume's 20 chapters also contain more than 450 figures and roadmaps. As organizations understand the interrelationships of the supply chains, their operational systems will excel at meeting or exceeding customer expectations in this age of globalization.
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2007-12-13
Sustainability in the Process Industry by Improve the energy efficiency of process industry practices Sustainability in the Process Industry explains process integration and optimization and discusses applications for improving the energy and water efficiency of industrial as well as nonindustrial energy users. Approaches for adapting these methodologies to include the integration of waste and renewable energy sources are covered. This authoritative text contains eight industrial-based case studies and nine testing examples with developed solutions. Details on software tools are also included in this practical guide. Optimization goals and application areas within sustainable industrial process design and integration Formulating sustainable tasks as optimization problems Improving energy efficiency through process integration Heat exchange and heat recovery Water/mass integration Minimizing water use and efficient generation New, relevant process integration research results Process optimization frameworks, including mathematical programming and P-graph and S-graph frameworks Applications of process integration, modeling, and optimization software tools
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2010-08-11
Audel Pumps and Hydraulics by Pull up what you need to know Pumps and hydraulic equipment are now used in more facets of industry than ever before. Whether you are a pump operator or you encounter pumps and hydraulic systems through your work in another skilled trade, a basic knowledge of the practical features, principles, installation, and maintenance of such systems is essential. You'll find it all here, fully updated with real-world examples and 21st-century applications. Learn to install and service pumps for nearly any application Understand the fundamentals and operating principles of pump controls and hydraulics Service and maintain individual pumping devices that use smaller motors See how pumps are used in robotics, taking advantage of hydraulics to lift larger, heavier loads Handle new types of housings and work with the latest electronic controls Know the appropriate servicing schedule for different types of pumping equipment Install and troubleshoot special-service pumps
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2004-10-29
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