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2008-01-01
Book
Richard Gilbert, Anthony Perl
This book sets out the challenges that will soon threaten modern society's dependence on low-cost transport in light of the problems posed by oil supply and climate change. It proposes organizational and technical innovations that could ensure effective, secure movement of people and goods in ways that minimize environmental impacts and make the best use of renewable sources of energy. The authors conclude that transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two revolutions. One will involve the use of electric drives rather than internal combustion engines. The other will involve powering these drives directly from the electric grid rather than from on-board fuel. The authors also address revolutions in marine transport and aviation and analyze the politics and business of transport and how these will undergo profound change in the decades ahead.
2008-01-01
Book
Bob Emiliani
Practical Lean Leadership is the first book to capture the essence of Lean leadership in ways that are specific and actionable for executives to apply at work every day. It presents innovative and proven approaches to understanding and practicing Lean leadership in an easy-to-follow workbook format. It links Lean principles and tools directly to leadership beliefs and behaviors in new and innovative ways that connect to the realities of the workplace. Senior managers will be inspired by the new approaches to understanding strategic leadership and leadership development contained in this book. Topics covered: • What is Lean Management? • How Lean Leaders Think • A Better Definition of Leadership • Lean Leadership Behaviors • Value Stream Maps as a Leadership Development Tool • What Executives Need to Know About Kaizen • Standardized Work for Executive Leadership • Fifty Errors to Avoid • Visual Control for Lean Leaders • Lean Leader Performance Feedback
2008-01-01
Book
Aron Bohlig, John Care
This indispensable sales tool shows you the ropes of lead qualification, the RFP process, and needs analysis and discovery, and explains how your technical know-how can add invaluable leverage to sales efforts at every step. You learn how to plan and present the perfect pitch, demonstrate products effectively, build customer relationship skills, handle objections and competitors, negotiate prices and contracts, close the sale, and so much more — including how to avoid the critical selling mistakes so often made by technical pros who jump to sales. The book also addresses key career management and team-building topics, and includes detailed case studies, concise chapter summaries, and handy checklists of skill-building tips that reinforce all the career-boosting skills and techniques you learn.
2007-12-01
Book
John A.S. Green
Energy and sustainability are critical factors for economic development. This comprehensive electronic publication provides a detailed overview and fundamental analysis of sustainability issues associated with the aluminum industry. Information includes concepts and application of life-cycle assessments that benchmark aluminum-industry efforts towards sustainable development; energy-use data for primary and secondary aluminum production and processing along with future energy saving opportunities in aluminum processing; and life-cycle assessments provide basic, factual, information on the modeling of material flow in the industry, its products, and energy savings involved with recycling. Coverage includes various scrap sorting technologies and the positive impact of lightweight aluminum in transportation and infrastructure.
2007-11-01
Book
John D. Verhoeven
This electronic publication explains the metallurgy of steel and its heat treatment for non-metallurgists. It starts from simple concepts and builds to more complex concepts involved in heat treatment of most all types of steel as well as cast iron. Contents cover: Pure Iron, Solutions and Phase Diagrams, Steel and the Fe-C Phase Diagram, Various Microstructures of Room Temperature Steel, Mechanical Properties, Low Alloy AISI Steels, Diffusion, Control of Grain Size by Heat Treatment and Forging, Hardenability of Steel, Tempering, Quenching, Stainless Steels, Tool Steels, Solidification, Cast Irons, Surface Hardening and more.
2007-11-01
Book
George Y. Lai
As we strive for energy efficiency, the realm of high-temperature environments is expanding and the need for information on high temperature materials applications was never greater. This electronic publication addresses concerns, technologies, and materials available for those engaged in high-temperature applications. Topics include erosion and erosion-corrosion, low NOx combustion in coal-fired boilers, fluidized bed combustion, and the special demands of waste-to-energy boilers, waste incinerators, and black liquor recovery boilers in the pulp and paper industry. The corrosion induced by liquid metals is discussed and protection options are presented. Hydrogen damage is characterized and solutions given.
2007-11-01
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
Automotive embedded systems are distributed throughout modern vehicles using multiple vehicle networks partitioned across a variety of different electronic modules. As more complex control systems are used in automobiles, more distributed automotive embedded systems will be needed. This book contains 88 papers covering the past seven years (2001-2007) of research on the varying aspects of distributed embedded systems.
2007-10-26
Book
Willem L. Weertman
2007-10-01
Book
This unique publication chronicles the top Honda technical developments from April through September 2007. The 12 papers included give rare insight into the Honda's worldwide R&D team, and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Interior Sound Enhancement of Vehicle Acceleration for New Model ACCORD Development of Aluminum Liner in Die-cast Cylinder Block for High-power and High-displacement V6 Engine Presentation of 2006 Model RC211V Establishment of Evaluation Method for Riding Comfort of Motorcycle Seats Low Noise and Lightweight Technology of Inverter Generator EU6500is Development of Moment Assist and System Weight Compensation Control for Wearable Walking Assist System This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2007-09-28
Book
Richard Van Basshuysen, Fred Schaefer
Part dictionary, part encyclopedia, Modern Engine Technology from A to Z will serve as your comprehensive reference guide for many years to come. Keywords throughout the text are in alphabetical order and highlighted in blue to make them easier to find, followed, where relevant, by subentries extending to as many as four sublevels. Full-color illustrations provide additional visual explanation to the reader. This book features: approximately 4,500 keywords, with detailed cross-references more than 1,700 illustrations, some in full color in-depth contributions from nearly 100 experts from industry and science engine development, both theory and practice
2007-09-28
Book
Dr. John C. Dixon
This second edition of The Shock Absorber Handbook (first edition published in 1999) remains the only English-language book devoted to the subject. Comprehensive coverage of design, testing, installation, and use of the damper has led to the book's acceptance as the authoritative text on the automotive applications of shock absorbers. In this edition, the author presents a thorough revision of his book, bringing it completely up to date. There are numerous detail improvements, and extensive new material has been added, particularly on the many varieties of valve design in the conventional hydraulic damper, and on modern developments such as electrorheological and magnetorheological dampers. The text is generously illustrated throughout with numerous diagrams and photographs.
2007-08-07
Book
Derek Dunn-Rankin
Combustion under sufficiently fuel-lean conditions can have the desirable attributes of high efficiency and low emissions, this being particularly important in light of recent and rapid increases in the cost of fossil fuels and concerns over the links between combustion and global climate change. Lean Combustion is an eminently authoritative, reference work on the latest advances in lean combustion technology and systems. It will offer engineers working on combustion equipment and systems both the fundamentals and the latest developments in more efficient fuel usage and in much-sought-after reductions of undesirable emissions, while still achieving desired power output and performance. This volume brings together research and design of lean combustion systems across the technology spectrum in order to explore the state-of-the-art in lean combustion and its role in meeting current and future demands on combustion systems.
2007-07-27
Book
Michael James Plint, Tony Martyr
This book brings together the large and scattered body of information on the theory and practice of engine testing, to which any engineer responsible for work of this kind must have access. The eclectic nature of engine, powertrain, chassis and whole vehicle testing makes this comprehensive book a true must-have reference for those in the automotive industry, as well as more advanced students of automotive engineering.
2007-07-25
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
The field of in-vehicle infotainment systems covers a wide variety of digital applications, including internal connectivity, entertainment, external communications, navigation services, and radio. This book contains 87 papers covering the past eight years (2000-2007) of engineering developments related to infotainment systems.
2007-07-18
Book
A. J. Martyr, M. A. Plint
This book brings together the large and scattered body of information on the theory and practice of engine testing, to which any engineer responsible for work of this kind must have access. Engine testing is a fundamental part of development of new engine and powertrain systems, as well as of the modification of existing systems. It forms a significant part of the practical work of many automotive and mechanical engineers, in the auto manufacturing companies, their suppliers suppliers, specialist engineering services organizations, the motor sport sector, hybrid vehicles and tuning sector. The eclectic nature of engine, powertrain, chassis and whole vehicle testing makes this comprehensive book a true must-have reference for those in the automotive industry as well as more advanced students of automotive engineering.
2007-07-01
Book
Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume Two) helps Lean management practitioners gain a greater awareness of the challenges they face when implementing Lean. The second volume builds upon the interesting and informative linkages to historical and long-forgotten perspectives that have contributed to the creation of Lean management as we know it today. The author also provides additional explanation regarding the purposes, advantages, myths, and misinformation surrounding Lean management. Managers will find this book easy to read, amazingly insightful, and filled with practical information that will help them better comprehend and put REAL LEAN into practice every day. Topics Covered Include: • The Persistence of the Current State • The Leadership Problem • Can Lean Exit the Tool Age?
2007-06-11
Book
Dominique Paret
Multiplexed Networks for Embedded Systems provides a comprehensive introduction to automotive multiplexed network buses, covering the technical principles, components, implementation issues, and applications of numerous systems.
2007-06-01
Book
Erhard Klar, Prasan K. Samal
Progress in the understanding of corrosion and corrosion resistance properties of sintered stainless steels has lead to new applications that benefit from net shape processing and more efficient material utilization. Powder Metallurgy Stainless Steels includes extensive graphics, and tabular summaries provide a comprehensive reference to obtain good corrosion resistance properties of sintered stainless steels with careful processing, starting with powder selection, avoidance of contamination, efficient delubrication, and controlled sintering and cooling. Contents cover: Metallurgy and Alloy Compositions, Manufacture and Characteristics of Stainless Steel Powders, Compacting and Shaping, Sintering and Corrosion Resistance Alloying Elements, Optimal Sintering, and Surface Modification in PM Stainless Steels Mechanical Properties, Magnetic and Physical Properties, Corrosion Testing and Performance, Secondary Operations, and Applications.
2007-05-02
Book
Robert Dewar, Paul Olson
In this update of the 2002 edition, the authors introduce the field of human factors with daunting traffic accident statistics and encouraging progress made regarding transportation design. Expert contributors to two dozen chapters address all elements of the transportation safety equation: the driver, vehicle, roadway environment, and accident causation and remediation.
2007-04-23
Book
Trung Van Nguyen, Tim Zhao, K.D. Kreuer
This book intends to fills the information gap between regularly scheduled journals and university level textbooks by providing in-depth coverage over a broad scope. The present volume provides informative chapters on thermodynamic performance of fuel cells, macroscopic modeling of polymer-electrolyte membranes, the prospects for phosphonated polymers as proton-exchange fuel cell membranes, polymer electrolyte membranes for direct methanol fuel cells, materials for state of the art PEM fuel cells, and their suitability for operation above 100°C, analytical modelling of direct methanol fuel cells, and methanol reforming processes.
2007-04-10
Book
Jwo Pan, Sing C. Tang
Functioning as an introduction to modern mechanics principles and various applications that deal with the science, mathematics and technical aspects of sheet metal forming, Mechanics Modeling of Sheet Metal Forming details theoretically sound formulations based on principles of continuum mechanics for finite or large deformation, which can then be implemented into simulation codes. The forming processes of complex panels by computer codes, in addition to extensive practical examples, are recreated throughout the many chapters of this book in order to benefit practicing engineers by helping them better understand the output of simulation software.
2007-04-09
Book
Ulrich W. Seiffert, Lothar Wech
Examining the state-of-the-art in passenger car vehicle safety, the book features thorough discussion of the interrelationships among the occupant, the vehicle, and the restraint system (in frontal, lateral, and rear impacts and rollover).
2007-04-01
Book
This unique publication chronicles the top Honda technical developments from October 2006 through March 2007. The 27 papers included give rare insight into the Honda's worldwide R&D team, and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Development of 1.8L Flexible Fuel Vehicle System for 2007 Model Year CIVIC for Brazil Hydraulic Control Technologies with Robust Stability and Performance for CVT Start Clutch Development of New BF90 Outboard Motor Research on Extended Expansion General-Purpose Engine (Part 2)- Heat Release and Brake Performance Thermal Management of Air-cooled Motorcycle Engines Using Forced Oil-cooling System Motorcycle Dynamic Simulation Model Incorporating Actual Rider Behavior Data This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2007-03-30
Book
Michael D. Freeman, Gunter Siegmund, Lawrence Nordhoff
For more than 50 years, crash studies involving human subjects have improved understanding of occupant and vehicle kinematics, helped explain injury mechanisms in lower speed collisions, and led to improved seat and vehicle design. Human Subject Crash Testing: Innovations and Advances includes 42 of the most important historical and current studies which used living human subjects in frontal, side, and rear-end impacts. Covering more than 50 years of research (from 1955 through 2006), the book includes numerous landmark SAE papers, as well as papers from other conference proceedings. Papers were chosen based on criteria that included quality and rigor of methods, uniqueness, number of subjects, and long-term reference value. This book also features a comprehensive bibliography, which contains brief summaries of other relevant human subject crash test studies that are not included in the book.
2007-03-28
Book
Timothy V. Johnson
Until recently, the complexity of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) system has hindered its commercial success. Stringent regulations of diesel emissions has lead to advancements in this technology, therefore mainstreaming the use of DPFs in light- and heavy-duty diesel filtration applications. This book covers the latest and most important research in DPF systems, focusing mainly on the advancements of the years 2002-2006. Editor Timothy V. Johnson selected the top 29 SAE papers covering the most significant research in this technology.
2007-01-25
Book
Ric A. Dias, Francis H. Bradford
Author Francis Bradford, a former Hall-Scott engineer, provides valuable resources and insight not available to any other Hall-Scott researcher. Well-illustrated with numerous photos, drawings, and memos, this fascinating book will be of interest to history buffs in the areas of aviation, rail, marine, trucks, buses, fire equipment, and industrial engines, and to World War and military historians.
2007-01-20
Book
Ian Norris
First launched in 1953, Automobile Year is the only annual dedicated to every aspect of the international automotive scene. Its unique format, in fact, covers all areas of the industry, from car launches to Formula 1 racing and market analyses. For this issue - number 54 in the uninterrupted series - publisher Christian Phillipsen has put together a select group of leading contributors from around the world to provide in-depth reports on new models, market trends, the major FIA-sanctioned racing championships, automotive history and the classic car movement. Special features include hard-hitting interviews, design reviews and a fascinating dossier on the fossil-fuel energy issue.
2007-01-12
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
This book contains 51 papers covering the past eight years (1999-2006) of research on object detection, collision warning, and collision avoidance. The book also includes editor Ronald K. Jurgen's introduction ("New Sensors Are Key") and a concluding section looking at future trends and needs in important areas such as driver assistance, human factors, and automotive electronics.
2007-01-01
Book
The AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference is the premier forum for truck, agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers to discuss powertrain technology challenges and solutions across their industries. The topics of the conference, which happens every two years, cover all five elements of a modern powertrain: engine, transmission, electric motor, battery and the electronic control which are used basically the same way in the quest for optimal efficiency and environmental compatibility. This event offers a unique opportunity for highly regarded professionals to address the synergy effects and distinctive characteristics of commercial vehicles, agricultural tractors and non-road vehicles, and industrial machinery. These proceedings include 21 papers from four categories of sessions: Setting the Scene; Different Worlds - Same Technologies; Industry Specific Product Solutions and The Future of Commercial Powertrain Development.
2007-01-01
Book
Yasaman Bahreini, Kazimierz Siwiak
This newly revised and expanded edition of the Artech House classic,Radiowave Propagation and Antennas for Personal Communications, offers you a current and comprehensive introduction to the practice and underpinnings of personal communications. Every chapter has been updated to explain how the latest ultra-wide band technology affects all aspects of personal communications. The third edition covers important innovations such as wireless local networks, personal networks, and MIMO techniques. This practical resource emphasizes three distinct but interrelated problems: fixed site antennas, radiowave propagation, and small antennas used close to the human body. Giving you the systems level view of design and analysis, the book helps you solve propagation problems in large-scale urban settings, in-building settings, and in the personal area space.
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