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1. Maynard's Industrial Engineering
2. Handbook of Industrial Engineering:
3. Introduction To Industrial And
4. Handbook of Industrial Engineering
5. Industrial Fire Protection Engineering
6. Industrial Ecology and Sustainable
7. A Study of the Toyota Production
8. System Engineering Management
9. Handbook of Industrial and Systems
10. Manufacturing Engineering Handbook
11. Industrial Machinery Repair: Best
12. Systems Engineering and Analysis
13. Fire Protection Engineering in
14. Advanced Engineering Mathematics
15. Foundations of Engineering
16. Introduction to Environmental
17. Construction Safety Engineering
18. Industrial Power Engineering Handbook
19. Kansei Engineering (Industrial
20. Manufacturing Engineering &

1. Maynard's Industrial Engineering Handbook
by Kjell Zandin, Harold Maynard
Hardcover: 2048 Pages (2001-05-15)
list price: US$199.00 -- used & new: US$132.06
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Asin: 0070411026
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Explore the latest IE issues and challenges

Brought fully up to date by expert Kjell Zandin, Maynard's Industrial Engineering Handbook, Fifth Edition puts exhaustive application-driven coverage of industry principles and practices, materials and systems, at your fingertips. Covering everything from work measurement and material flow, to facilities and quality control, this unparalleled reference is nothing less than the most in-depth, hands-on IE reference available. Designed for industrial engineers who are challenged to do more, in more arenas, this new edition introduces you to both traditional and the latest, most efficient, and cost-effective IE methods and technologies. In 133 solution-packed chapters--90 percent completely new--from 176 expert contributors worldwide, you can explore the Kazien approach to methods engineering, design for assembly,statistical quality control, lean manufacturing, agile production, demand flow technology, and much, much more. You'll be brought up to speed on breakthroughs in information technology, computer simulation, sensors and controls, economic analyses, robotics, planning, management, organization, and more. 24 case studies illuminate real-life applications, from company turnarounds using IE techniques to neural network applications and implementing a paperless warehouse management system. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (10)

2-0 out of 5 stars OK
This is only a reference book if you want to refresh your concepts. I bought it when I graduated and only used it twice since then. I would not recommend it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Still a Demand for the Industrial Engineering Function
There is a definite demand for this handbook based on the price I would say. Honestly, it is wide-ranging in its scope of the IE function reflecting the diversity of Industrial Engineering in general. I like the concise format for that very reason. I am an old fashioned Motion and Time Study IE and the ever evolving nature of the field based on exponentially improved communications and technology at our fingertips has slanted and re-postured the nature of Industrial Engineering. This new slant is well represented here and is an indispensable source of reference for new IEs and the old timers like myself. I was recently told that an Engineer is an Engineer is Engineer etc. That may be but you still have to say current in your field. This handbook is an invaluable concise reference and a good starting point for whatever diverse topics you wish to review and investigate.

2-0 out of 5 stars Demasiado volumen, poco didáctico.
El voluminoso libro consiste en un compendio de diferentes artículos que cubren múltiples aspectos del campo de la Ingeniería Industrial, todos ellos descritos por autoridades en la materia (principalemente profesores de Universidad).

Justamente es el enfoque lo que hace ser un texto casi de introducción para cada uno de los temas tratados. La amplitud de los temas, son de tal calibre que o bien la descripción queda corta o bien el autor quiere incluir el máximo de detalle que llega a ser intratable como introducción.

Cada uno de los capítulos, son de por sí temas que merecen una descripción más detallada en libros por separado.

Para mi gusto, el mismo objetivo se cubre ampliamente en los libros del profesor Roger G. Schroeder (Operations Management), con una didáctica muchísimo más clara y con ejemplos más actualizados.

Carlos Ortega

1-0 out of 5 stars A generic and almost useless manual
I've been a professional IE for more than 15 years and I bought this "manual" thinking that it would actually be a summary of the most important tools used in this profession, but I realized that it is not.It is way to general and it has lost most of the formulas and calculations that are required as an IE.There is too much wording and too little math.If you are a manager and you don't care for the how to, this is good for you.If you are in the field, and you need a quick reference on how to calculate things and how to implement them , you got to look for another book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dream Come True Manual for IE
As an IE graduate I've first entered manufacturing and progressed to service management in the airlines, this is still the bible for my daily work reference. Topics cover enormous grounds useful in multi industries and yet each topic is given ample depth. Chapters are structured for easy reference and search. Even if you're not an IE, there is just so much you can use in the book. ... Read more

2. Handbook of Industrial Engineering: Technology and Operations Management
Hardcover: 2796 Pages (2001-05-15)
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Asin: 0471330574
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Unrivaled coverage of a broad spectrum of industrial engineering concepts and applications
The Handbook of Industrial Engineering, Third Edition contains a vast array of timely and useful methodologies for achieving increased productivity, quality, and competitiveness and improving the quality of working life in manufacturing and service industries. This astoundingly comprehensive resource also provides a cohesive structure to the discipline of industrial engineering with four major classifications: technology; performance improvement management; management, planning, and design control; and decision-making methods.
Completely updated and expanded to reflect nearly a decade of important developments in the field, this Third Edition features a wealth of new information on project management, supply-chain management and logistics, and systems related to service industries. Other important features of this essential reference include:
* More than 1,000 helpful tables, graphs, figures, and formulas
* Step-by-step descriptions of hundreds of problem-solving methodologies
* Hundreds of clear, easy-to-follow application examples
* Contributions from 176 accomplished international professionals with diverse training and affiliations
* More than 4,000 citations for further reading
The Handbook of Industrial Engineering, Third Edition is an immensely useful one-stop resource for industrial engineers and technical support personnel in corporations of any size; continuous process and discrete part manufacturing industries; and all types of service industries, from healthcare to hospitality, from retailing to finance.
Of related interest . . .
Edited by Gavriel Salvendy
(0-471-11690-4) 2,165 pages 60 chapters
"A comprehensive guide that contains practical knowledge and technical background on virtually all aspects of physical, cognitive, and social ergonomics. As such, it can be a valuable source of information for any individual or organization committed to providing competitive, high-quality products and safe, productive work environments."-John F. Smith Jr., Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, General Motors Corporation
(From the Foreword) ... Read more

Customer Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Still using after 10 years
I've had the 2nd edition for 10 years now and am looking to "upgrade".I can honestly say that this book holds up well both literally and professionally.I use it at least weekly for myriad topics from communications structures to risk management to systems engineering.It's a must-have for any professional engineer or research scientist.

5-0 out of 5 stars Can't say anything under 'Totally Satisfied'
As soon as I received this book, I started realize the price is great compared to what the book is offering. We IE usually need to remember some things we learnt while we were studying, and instead of looking for it in many many books, you'll find it here. A friend of mine bought the Maynard's, and sincerely, Salvendy's is a lot better, better focused and clearly explained everything. Great buy!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
In one word; perfect!
It is a must for an industrial, and system engineer
it serves and explains every useful information we need.
Thank you!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Sturdy Reference Manual.
One of the best, if now the only, Reference manuals specifically written and aimed towards the practice of the wide field of industrial engineering. Within this massive 'CODEX' an IE can find information covering almost eveyarea in the vast field. Not meant as an introduction to the field, Ihowever highly recomend it for the practicing members of our field. ... Read more

3. Introduction To Industrial And Systems Engineering (3rd Edition)
by Wayne C. Turner, Joe H. Mize, Kenneth E. Case, John W. Nazemtz
Hardcover: 540 Pages (1992-08-31)
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Asin: 0134817893
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Providing a broad introduction to industrial and systems engineering, this book defines industrial and systems engineering, describes it place in the business world, and offers a wide picture of the functional areas with some solution techniques. Divided into three parts, the reference explains the role industrial and systems engineering play in an organization and how to manage and control the function ... covers elementary systems theory and feedback ... presents a typical problem for each of the major methodologies of industrial and systems engineering and provides the tools and techniques for effectively solving it ... discusses computerization of these techniques ... emphasizes the relationship of industrial engineering to such areas as operations research and ergonomics ... explores integrated systems design, showing how the I.E. must bring together all the detailed pieces into an integrated system ... adds coverage of simulation ... and updates data where applicable. Suitable for industrial and systems engineers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Helped me pass the PE!
Great introductory text for a non-IE. Very broad, covers most of the range of the IE topic. I used it as a study aid when studying for the PE exam; I passed, and I credit much of that to this book.

Good: Covers lots of stuff that was on the exam, including:
-Industrial processes (metal cutting, Taylor tool life eqn)
-Facility layout
-Facility location (traveling salesman, milk run algorithms)
-Operations planning (forecasting demand, EOQ, exponential forecasting)
-Project management (PERT, crashing, forward/backward pass)
-Good introduction to stats and probs in the appendix

-Lots of wasted space on management theory (get a business text instead)
-Computer stuff is out-of-date

It does not go into substantial detail, so it is (as titled) an introductory text. Still, I highly recommend it to the non-IE.

5-0 out of 5 stars my handbook
needed so bad. as my handbook in this second college years learning industrial engineering. last year, i failed passing the subject. ... Read more

4. Handbook of Industrial Engineering Equations, Formulas, and Calculations (Industrial Innovation)
by Adedeji B. Badiru, Olufemi A. Omitaomu
Hardcover: 454 Pages (2010-09-17)
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Asin: 1420076272
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Industrial engineering practitioners don’t have to be computational experts; they just have to know where to get the computational resources that they need. This book provides access to computational resources needed by industrial engineers. It consists of several sections, each with a focus on a particular specialization area of industrial engineering, such as basic and engineering math, production engineering, engineering economics, ergonomics, systems and data engineering, project engineering, and simulation and statistical calculations. The book elucidates the underlying equations that facilitate the understanding required to improve design processes.

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5. Industrial Fire Protection Engineering
by Robert G. Zalosh
Hardcover: 400 Pages (2003-05-07)
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In today's modern and ever-changing industrial business environment we can no longer presume that industrial firesafety can be achieved through common sense and enforcement of prescriptive codes and standards. The complexities of modern industry require a more effective approach to firesafety.

This book describes how fire scenario analyses can be conducted for various types of industrial installations. The analyses involve a combination of test data, loss experience and simplified theoretical modeling. This approach shows how engineers can build fire protection into their products, whether they are dealing with an engineering plant, machine, building or its contents.

Covering general considerations that relate to the application of all fire protection engineering, the text also examines specific problem areas such as warehousing, storage of flammable liquids and safety of electrical equipment and computers. Valuable features include:

  • Presentation of the latest research in the field such as the protection of cabling from fire

  • Full international coverage, giving reference to European as well as American codes and standards

  • A variety of up-to-date and international case studies, making this text relevant to the practitioner as well as the academic sector.
Written by an international expert in fire protection engineering, this book (based on the successful course run by the author at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA) is essential reading for postgraduates and practitioners in firesafety engineering, academics in the field of fire science, as well as professionals and technical personnel in insurance and loss prevention companies. ... Read more

6. Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering
by T. E. Graedel, Braden R. Allenby
Hardcover: 352 Pages (2009-10-03)
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Asin: 0136008062
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KEY BENEFIT: The first book of its kind devoted completely to industrial ecology/green engineering, this introduction uses industrial ecology principles and cases to ground the discussion of sustainable engineering–and offers practical and reasonable approaches to design decisions. KEY TOPICS: Technology and Sustainability; Industrial Ecology(IE) and Sustainable Engineering (SE) Concepts; Relevance of Biological Ecology to Technology; Metabolic Analysis; Technological Change and Evolving Risk; Social Dimensions of Industrial Ecology; Concept of Sustainability; SE; Industrial Product Development; Design for Environment and for Sustainability; Introduction to Life-Cycle Assessment; LCA Impact and Interpretation Stages; Streamlining the LCA Process; Systems Analysis; Industrial Ecosystems; Material Flow Analysis; National Material Accounts; Energy and IE; Water and IE; Urban IE; Modeling in IE; Scenarios for IE; Status of Resources; IE and SE in Developing Countries; IE and Sustainability in the Corporation/Government/SocietyMARKET: A useful reference for professionals in environmental science, environmental policy, and engineering. ... Read more

7. A Study of the Toyota Production System: From an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint (Produce What Is Needed, When It's Needed)
by Shigeo Shingo, Andrew P. Dillon
Hardcover: 304 Pages (1989-10-01)
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Asin: 0915299178
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Here is Dr. Shingo's classic industrial engineering rationale for the priority of process-based over operational improvements for manufacturing. He explains the basic mechanisms of the Toyota production system in a practical and simple way so that you can apply them in your own plant. This book clarifies the fundamental principles of JIT including leveling, standard work procedures, multi-machine handling, and more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Value for money
I knew what kind of book I needed as additional litterature in my Msc study.
The writer Dr Shiego Shingo looks at the production flow from an engineering viewpoint wearing a scientists glasses and transform the knowledge to the book so it is easy to understand for every technician or economist interested in how to improve and do the lean production thing. A book that can give you a new understanding about how to practically remove or reduce lead time. Key words as waste of making defective products, transport waste, overproduction waste and inventory waste are essential as well as effective set up methods (SMED).

5-0 out of 5 stars "The" Book for Those Interested in Process Improvement
Shigeo Shingo was the mastermind behind the Toyota Production System, constantly experimenting and thinking on how to improve.The result was an approach that significantly reduced required inventories (and their associated costs and losses), improved quality, and reduced throughput time.

"A Study of the Toyota Production System" is somewhat difficult to read, due to translation issues, but more importantly will make you stop to think, scratch your head in disbelief, and then finally agree in amazement.

5-0 out of 5 stars Detailed engineering description of TPS
There are a lot of books about the Toyota Production System, but this is one of the most useful for those actually attempting to implement elements of this system.Most of the books on TPS by western authers are just superficial glosses written by MBA's who don't seem to have a clue how to make anything.This book is detailed, specific, clearly written, and very well translated.Some of the material is repetative, nevertheless this is the book to get on TPS.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellant book to understand how the TPS evolved.
I enjoyed it since it gave me insight on how TPS evolved and allowed me to better understand not how TPS works but more why. ... Read more

8. System Engineering Management (Wiley Series in Systems Engineering and Management)
by Benjamin S. Blanchard
Hardcover: 560 Pages (2008-07-28)
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Asin: 0470167351
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A top-down, step-by-step, life-cycle approach to systems engineering

In today's environment, there is an ever-increasing need to develop and produce systems that are robust, reliable, high quality, supportable, cost-effective, and responsive to the needs of the customer or user. Reflecting these worldwide trends, System Engineering Management, Fourth Edition introduces readers to the full range of system engineering concepts, tools, and techniques, emphasizing the application of principles and concepts of system engineering and the way these principles aid in the development, utilization, and support of systems.

Viewing systems engineering from both a technical and a management perspective, this fully revised and updated edition extends its coverage to include:

The changing areas of system requirements

Increasing system complexities

Extended system life cycles versus shorter technology cycles

Higher costs and greater international competition

The interrelationship of project management and systems engineering as they work together at the project team level

Supported by numerous, real-life case studies, this new edition of the classic resource demonstrates-step by step-a comprehensive, top-down, life-cycle approach that system engineers

can follow to reduce costs, streamline the design and development process, improve reliability, and win customers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars very important lessons
Blanchard is a master name on System Engineering and Life Cycle Costs. This books explains many details of such complex sciences helping us keep focused on what really matters. The explanations are easy to understand even for beginners.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great introduction
I read this book while taking a masters course in system engineering.Over all, the book was clear and written in a format that allowed for self study.This was very helpful for me since my course was primarily online.The material was slightly redundant.The central thesis of the book was the fact that a system engineer needs to conduct the proper upfront planning as well as establish clear processes to ensure successful system development/delivery.The goal of System Engineering is to provide a system that meets the customer's need/requirements.This book introduces how this can be accomplished through a repeated process.
The redundant nature of the text requires a lot of cross reference (page flipping) between chapters in order to match the text description with the figure discussed.The book is more managerial then technical; most laymen will be able to read it without assistance from an instructor.Expanded explanations of reliability engineering as well as ID/prioritization of Technical Performance Measures would have been helpful.This textbook provided a good introduction to the SE process.I highly recommend this text book if you work as a System Engineer or Project Engineer for the Navy or Marines.This book references and will support their standard acquisition process.I give this book 4 of 5 stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction to Systems Engineering
This book (or something similar) really should be required for anyone graduating with an engineering degree who intends to work in industry.

Systems engineering is essentially the function that oversees any design effort to ensure that the resulting design does what it's supposed to. As such requirements are the bread and butter of systems engineering. The most visible job of the system engineer then is to turn the customer's desires into functional requirements, and then turn those requirements into something that can be designed to based on the system architecture the designers / system engineers prefer.

For example, consider if you have a city with a river through it and the local government wants to develop a system to carry cars across the river. The system engineer would first turn that desire into functional requirements. These would include requirements like: No. of cars per hour that can transit, can't interfere with riverborne ship traffic, growth in traffic that can be absorbed etc. From this you have something that you can verify design concepts against to see if they satisfy the customer desires, but actually can't pull out the ruler and calculators just yet. Systems engineers / designers would then consider options like a suspension bridge, a ferry system, or a tunnel beneath the river. Each of these system options would have their own architectures and the functional requirements would have to be translated into different design requirements for each. The bridge would have to be so high to allow ship traffic and have so many lanes and bear so much live weight. The ferry system would need so many ferries of such and such a carrying capacity. The tunnel would have to have so many lanes, would require such and such a ventilation capacity, etc. The systems engineer would be involved in determining which of these architectures would best suit customer needs, and then turn the functional requirements into the design to requirements so design work can begin in earnest.

Of course as design work continues and large components are broken down into smaller and smaller design components the systems engineer continues to guide the choice of how to configure the lower tier of design components, and to allocate design to requirements for them. If the system engineer has done their job right when all the design components are integrated into each other the resulting system really does what it was intended to do and meets the functional requirements.

This book tells you in a very clear, completely comprehensive, and extremely well laid out manner how to do this. It also tells you why you should do this, and how it is beneficial. The writing is straightforward, always to the point, and easily understood. The topic is pertinent and can help you understand how systems are actually engineered in the real world, a very rare and very appreciated breath of fresh air in engineering textbooks.

The author also covers all the aspects of systems engineering planning, including scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and system verification / validation, etc. Systems engineering is largely a management function so this information is interesting and necessary for the subject.

This book will be extremely helpful for engineers of any stripe who want to put their work into context, systems engineers for how to do what their supposed to do, and for contractors and government purchasers to implement processes to guarantee that they get a system that does what they want. (Provided what they want is feasible of course!)

Certainly recommended and a book that I use frequently for reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Key to successful integration projects & CMMI
This book is aimed at the system engineer who is involved in product design and engineering or involved in government contracting and must produce system engineering management plans (SEMPs). It is also applicable to organizations who have or are planning to use the capability maturity model (CMM) to improve their effectiveness. For the intended audience this book is both comprehensive and complete.There are eight chapters, each followed by case studies, questions and problems, and six appendices.

It starts with a foundation of the basics, such as definitions, system engineering life cycle, analysis and concurrent engineering.It then builds upon this foundation by addressing all of the elements of a well-managed system engineering program:integrated product and process development, TQM, configuration management, support and logistics.Each element is discussed in detail and placed into the context of a total system engineering environment.

The chapter on system design requirements is particularly complete and covers every facet of this discipline, including reliability, maintainability, safety, software, etc.There is a lot of good material here, which is reinforced by the next chapter that covers design tools and methods.The design process is concluded by a chapter on design review and evaluation, which is a foundation of good quality practices as well as a well-written SEMP.

The real heart of the book starts in chapter 6, which covers SE program planing.It covers program requirements, the SEMP itself and provides a statement of work. It then provides a complete work breakdown structure for implementing system engineering functions and tasks. This chapter provides a risk management plan that is well thought out and serves as an excellent template. It also addresses the CMM for systems engineering. Much of this material has been superseded by the Software Engineering Institute's CMMI that now covers system engineering, software engineering and integrated product and process development.This is not a problem because the book's coverage of the CMM-SE is consistent with the material in the CMMI.

The final two chapters, addressing system engineering organization and supplier/sub contractor management are to the point and contains a lot of valuable information.

Had the author provided this book in soft copy on an accompanying diskette or CD ROM it would be a best seller on the Beltway because of the time it would save in developing a company-wide system engineering procedure manual.

Consulting companies and IT departments would also greatly benefit from this book because of the structured approach it provides for planning and managing system integration.Unlike their cousins in the government contracting and CMM domains, they generally approach system engineering and integration in a loose fashion that too often results in cost and schedule overruns, or project cancellation.By following the approach outlined in this book consulting companies and IT departments would find that technical, cost and schedule risks would be identified early and controlled, and that the design, integration and implementation of complex systems would enjoy a higher rate of success. This is especially true when multiple vendors are involved in an integration project - the material in chapters 1 (integrated process teams) and 8 (subcontractor management) provides a foundation for managing cross-functional teams. Therefore, I strongly recommend this book for engagement and project managers, and program management offices run by consulting companies and/or IT departments. ... Read more

9. Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering (Industrial Innovation)
Hardcover: 768 Pages (2005-12-15)
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Asin: 0849327199
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Responding to the demand by researchers and practitioners for a comprehensive reference,Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers full and easy access to a wide range of industrial and systems engineering tools and techniques in a concise format. Providing state of the art coverage from more than 40 contributing authors, many of whom are "rising stars" in this area, this volume emphasizes systems engineering aspects and expands beyond the topics found in the existing references in this field.

The handbook is a one-stop source for industrial and systems engineering. It introduces new technologies, offers a systems integration approach, and provides coverage of information engineering. Part I delivers a general introduction featuring references to the origin of industrial engineering and its ties to the Industrial Revolution. Parts II and III cover the fundamentals of industrial and systems engineering. Part IV contains chapters on manufacturing and production systems, while part V addresses new technologies. The book concludes with general applications of both industrial and systems engineering. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Superb Handbook and Overview
Whether you are an experienced Industrial Engineer or work in one of the 40+ areas in which handbook reviews you will find this reference invaluable.As with any handbook, there are some tradeoffs between comrpehensiveness and space, but the editor has done a great job at making these choices wisely.In particular, the organization of the book flows well through the issues, while the depth of the individual chapters provides sufficient detail to provide a good understanding (and in many cases application) of the issue without losing itself in the details.Excellent references provide a route ahead for those who want to learn more.I'd expect this book to be the standard in its class for some time. ... Read more

10. Manufacturing Engineering Handbook
by Hwaiyu Geng
Hardcover: 1088 Pages (2004-03-01)
list price: US$135.00 -- used & new: US$90.41
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Asin: 0071398252
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Let our teams of experts help you to stay competitive in a global marketplace. It is every company's goal to build the highest quality goods at the lowest price in the shortest time possible. With the Manufacturing Engineering Handbook you'll have access to information on conventional and modern manufacturing processes and operations management that you didn't have before.

For example, if you are a manufacturing engineer responding to a request for proposal (RFP), you will find everything you need for estimating manufacturing cost, labor cost and overall production cost by turning to chapter 2, section 2.5, the manufacturing estimating section. The handbook will even outline the various manufacturing processes for you.

If you are a plant engineer working in an automotive factory and find yourself in the hot working portion of the plant, you should look up section 6 on hot work and forging processing. You will find it very useful for learning the machines and processes to get the job done. Likewise, if you are a Design Engineer and need information regarding hydraulics, generators & transformers, turn to chapter 3, section 3.2.3, and you'll find generators & transformers.

Covering topics from engineering mathematics to warehouse management systems, Manufacturing Engineering Handbook is the most comprehensive single-source guide to Manufacturing Engineering ever published. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Superbly done!
This hanbdbook was comprehensively written.Contained many fundamental analyses and methodologies that manufacturing engineers may need to know.The author did not assume extensive mathematics or industrial know-hows in preparing this book.I recommend it for all manufacturing engineers as their personal work bible.

4-0 out of 5 stars All the Basics for Getting to Know Manufacturing
This handbook has all of the fundamentals someone needs to know to understand not only the basics of manufacturing, but also the extensive jargon and many interdependent disciplines involved.If you are learning about the industry, this is a good guide.In the interest of full disclosure, I did contribute to the handbook - see the supply chain section!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference
The Manufacturing Engineering Handbook is an excellent reference for any engineer who needs to stay current with technology and the latest trends in business today.

5-0 out of 5 stars Manufacturing Engineering Handbook
I found this book to be well-organized and easy to read.It is a quick and easy-to-use reference for engineers, and covers a wide variety of manufacturing operations issues.I think it would be a great resource especially for senior students planning to enter the workforce, and professional engineers in the automative, aerospace, and plastic molding industries.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Buy for Anyone in Manufacturing
This new handbook from McGraw-Hill sets the bar high in the wealth of information on manufacturing engineering in the over 60 chapters it contains.Each chapter has been carefully selected for it relevant content in today's global manufacturing environment, and it is clear the author of each chapter is an expert in their field.It is easy to read, and while you want to at first read it from cover to cover, it is organized to allow quick access to just the right information needed.Mr. Geng has done a fantastic job of bringing these experts together to produce a single-source reference.I highly recommend it to anyone, engineers or technicians, desiring to learn and apply the latest manufacturing technology. ... Read more

11. Industrial Machinery Repair: Best Maintenance Practices Pocket Guide (Plant Engineering)
by Ricky Smith, R. Keith Mobley President and CEO of Integrated SystemsInc.
Paperback: 544 Pages (2003-08-01)
list price: US$46.95 -- used & new: US$18.10
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Asin: 0750676213
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Industrial Machinery Repair provides a practical reference for practicing plant engineers, maintenance supervisors, physical plant supervisors and mechanical maintenance technicians. It focuses on the skills needed to select, install and maintain electro-mechanical equipment in a typical industrial plant or facility.

The authors focuses on "Best Maintenance Repair Practices" necessary for maintenance personnel to keep equipment operating at peak reliability and companies functioning more profitably through reduced maintenance costs and increased productivity and capacity.

A number of surveys conducted in industries throughout the United States have found that 70% of equipment failures are self-induced. If the principles and techniques in this book are followed, it will result in a serious reduction in "self induced failures".

In the pocketbook format, this reference material can be directly used on the plant floor to aid in effectively performing day-to-day duties. Data is presented in a concise, easily understandable format to facilitate use in the adverse conditions associated with the plant floor. Each subject is reduced to it simplest terms so that it will be suitable for the broadest range of users. Since this book is not specific to any one type of industrial plant and is useful in any type of facility.

·The new standard reference book for industrial and mechanical trades

·Accessible pocketbook format facilitates on-the-job use

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Quick Resourse on Industrial Machine Repair+
For a paperback, this is top quality information,for plant operators.However,this book may be too basic for some plant engineers.I think many shop operators will find this book ,an excellent resourse guide for machine repair.It helped me understand reduction of machine fatigue and obtaining peak reliabilty.The proper maintenance of machines,eliminates unnessary repair tasks and unwanted expenses on the balance sheet.Each chapter has a test and an answer key at the end of the book.The book helped me visualize procedures. Answered many questions about reading concise data for avoiding adverse conditions,spotting defects and reducing machine downtime.It's one of the best user-friendly guides for industrial machine repair.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource.
This is an excellent well organized resource for those in the manufacturing business. Everyone liked it so much we bought three more at work!!

5-0 out of 5 stars "Best Pocket Guide Ever Written on Maintenance Repair"
"Industrial Machinery Repair is a must reading for all maintenance personnel and management.It clearly shows how to improve equipment reliability and performance.Ricky Smith does a wonderful job at making the complicated day-to-day maintenance issues very plain and simple. If you are serious about maintenance in your organization, then you must read Industrial Machinery Repair."

5-0 out of 5 stars A book for all maintenace professionals
We have recommended this book to all our maintenance personnel in the US and Europe as a "must have" in their locker.

5-0 out of 5 stars The New Standard for Industrial Machinery Repair Guides
I keep pouring over my new copy of Industrial Machinery Repair - Best Maintenance Practices Pocket Guide as each chapter is better than the last.This handbook is a must have for anyone involved in industrial maintenance and machinery repair.Ricky Smith and Keith Mobley speak in human voices that we can all understand and they offer information that can be put to immediate use.In addition, the handbook includes a very comprehensive maintenance skills assessment that is worth the the entire price.Buy a copy for every maintenance person at your plant.Terrence O'Hanlon, Reliabilityweb.com ... Read more

12. Systems Engineering and Analysis (5th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in Industrial & Systems Engineering)
by Benjamin S. Blanchard, Wolter J. Fabrycky
Hardcover: 800 Pages (2010-02-06)
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For senior-level undergraduate and first and second year graduate systems engineering and related courses. Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5/e, provides a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis.

This practical introduction to systems engineering and analysis provides the concepts, methodologies, models, and tools needed to understand and implement a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis. The authors focus first on the process of bringing systems into being—beginning with the identification of a need and extending that need through requirements determination, functional analysis and allocation, design synthesis, evaluation, and validation, operation and support, phase-out, and disposal. Next, the authors discuss the improvement of systems currently in being, showing that by employing the iterative process of analysis, evaluation, feedback, and modification, most systems in existence can be improved in their affordability, effectiveness, and stakeholder satisfaction.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Overview
The book does a great job of giving the reader an overall sense of what goes into systems engineering.Although not detailed to the nth degree, it has enough info so that the concept is understood and when possible, linked with examples.A little wordy at times, but otherwise exceptional.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
Added to library for work to keep on top of SE work.Getting old and forgetful as I move into management.

1-0 out of 5 stars mixed bag
we used this book for undergrad se classes i taught.
unfortunately there are not a lot of alternatives.
(we *also* used buede for another class and mandel for project management etc).

the authors know their stuff, unfortunately some of it got lost in translation. perhaps because a lot of the material got translated from govt publications.

this is more like a handbook than a textbook.for the handbook user just get sage's tome.for a textbook -- well this is least worst for an intro to SE.for supporting areas other books are better.

what is good is excellent.but what is bad is frustrating.
they tried to cover way too much in one book and got confused with SE and OR and management techniques and quality and a whole bunch of other stuff that is really tangential to SE.

and the materialgets covered at uneven levels of detail so it is not a good handbook nor a good textbook just a good pile of notes on a lot of se related stuff.

previous editions had many errors and did not come with any answers to the problems, many of which were confusing as stated.

the first part of the book really introduces SE.The rest of the book is for review by someone who has specialised in the areas they cover.

The book would be much better if they concentrated on SE and left the other stuff to other books.i have not checked with the publisher for current availability,but previously there was no instructors guide and no answers to the questions.that is a big drawback for classroom use.

this would be best for an experienced person who wanted to review SE or get an introduction to a specialised topic relating to SE.

the dsmc/dau se handbook is (was?) free on the internet from various govt sites and does a great job of introducing SE.you should look at that resource before buying this book.indeed, unless you are using it in a class you might just want to borrow this from a library instead of buying it.

3-0 out of 5 stars High-level view
Very much the 30,000 foot view of systems engineering. I picked this book up because I saw it referred to all over the place, and assumed that it was reasonably definitive. Sadly, it is not. What the book does do is give the reader a reasonably good high-level overview of systems engineering in general, and of some of the techniques involved in estimating the "ilities" of a given system design. However, the level of detail on any one subject area is very light, and the bias of the book is very much toward DoD-style systems engineering. A good book for systems engineering managers. System designers should also seek out Wymore's "Model-Based Systems Engineering" for a thorough understanding of requirements and design.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction to Systems Engineering
I took a course in school that used this book and I really enjoyed the book and what it taught me about systems engineering.The authors do a great job of walking the student through the systems engineering process, and ginving a general overview of the steps.The later chapters expand upon this overview to give the detail needed to actually carry out the process.The last part of the book expands upon the "-ilities" of systems engineering which are the authors partiucalr areas of interest.I think anyone interested in systems engineering should get this book, its a great resource.A few things I didn't like was the constant referencing of graphs and figures from previous chapters, it really inhibits my learing when I have to keep flipping back and forth to follow a train of thought.There are also a few chunks of the book that are very, very hard to follow the logical train of thought and require meticulious attention to the detail, and often require rereading.I'm hoping the authors with put out an updated and expanded edition soon, that compensates for these shortfalls. ... Read more

13. Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design (Plant Engineering)
by Jane Lataille Fire Protection EngineerLos Alamos National Laboratory
Hardcover: 133 Pages (2002-10-10)
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A clear and concise reference guide on integrating fire protection design, Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design encompasses not only the basic information on the functions, design, and applications of fire protection systems; but also reveals how this information can and should be integrated with every other major engineering discipline.

Protecting people, buildings and the environment from the impact of fire requires a comprehensive, systematic approach that includes the analysis of fire hazards as well as the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection, suppression and communications systems.Jane Lataille takes the reader beyond these basic issues and includes information on mitigating potential fire damage through proper design and construction of buildings, industrial processes and utility systems.

Through specific examples, the reader sees how fire protection engineering can be integrated with mechanical, electrical, structural, and chemical engineering. The book also includes a section on writing fire protection specifications as well as a comprehensive reference list.

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* Avoid costly fire protection redesign

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14. Advanced Engineering Mathematics
by K. A. Stroud, Dexter J. Booth
Paperback: 1280 Pages (2003-04-01)
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Asin: 0831131691
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Revised, expanded, and extremely comprehensive, this best-selling reference is almost like having your own personal tutor. You proceed at your own rate and any difficulties you may encounter are resolved before you move on to the next topic. With a step-by-step programmed approach that is complemented by hundreds of worked examples and exercises, Advanced Engineering Mathematics is ideal as an on-the-job reference for professionals or as a self-study guide for students.


  • Uses a unique technique-oriented approach that takes the reader through each topic step-by-step.
  • Features a wealth of worked examples and progressively more challenging exercises.
  • Contains Test Exercises, Learning Outcomes, Further Problems, and Can You? Checklists to guide and enhance learning and comprehension.
  • Expanded coverage includes new chapters on Z Transforms, Fourier Transforms, Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations, and more Complex Numbers.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great for self-study
I almost finished his two volumes in 4 months. I really like his methods. While reading his book, I always do examples first and then check. Great! Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars sequel to the authors' Engineering Mathematics
This is the sequel to the authors' Engineering Mathematics. It follows the same programmed instruction approach which is so effective in their earlier book. Students who like this approach and the earlier book should also own this book. It delves into more engineering mathematics topics like Laplace Transforms, 2nd-Order Differential Equations and Complex Numbers. All in all, a good book to study engineering mathematics.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Math Books
The text is designed to meet the specific needs of engineering students who needs adanced math to complete their degree.The text is written for self-study and is completely self-contained.I think that the Advanced Engineering Mathematics text definitely has all of the math you could expect to use in electrical engineering.The nicest part of the text is the fact that the authors use bite-sized chunks of information.You will not get fancy derivations or cute stories at the beginning of the chapter.If you want all types of physical insight or mathematical modeling,this is not your book. If you are like most engineers and need to make it past this material,then the "cookbook" like feel of the text is exactly what you need.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for Self-Study of Applied Engineering Mathematics
I'll begin with the one problem I've found in this book (the only reason it doesn't get five stars): in the working of some of the example problems, the author leaves out numerous steps, does some odd algebraic manipulation, and some of the example answers are flat-out wrong (there are a couple in the section on Fourier Transforms). Now to all the great aspects...this book covers an extremely wide array of topics, assuming only an elementary knowledge of calculus and differential equations, addressing (in detail) many techniques frequently utilized by engineers with almost no rigor (great if you're an engineering student wanting to learn applied mathematics, not so good for pure mathematics students). The topics include numerical methods for solving algebraic equations, the Laplace Transform, the Z-Transform, Fourier Series and the Fourier Transform, power series solutions of ODE's, numerical methods for ODE's and PDE's, partial differentiation, analytic solution of PDE's, integral functions, matrix algebra, multiple integration, vector calculus, complex analysis, and linear optimization. The author's pedagogical approach is perfectly-suited to self-instruction, and I have been able to work through the book and most of its problems (for which all answers are provided) relatively quickly. My only problem with the content of the book (other than the aforementioned occassional errors) is in the coverage of multiple integration, where a large amount of work is devoted to line and surface integrals of scalar fields (including determining whether the line integral of a differential in x, y, and z is conservative without any discussion of curl). I just personally think this is the wrong approach for line and surface integrals, which are easiest to understand (IMHO) in the context of vector fields and vector calculus. Overall, I feel this is an excellent book for engineering students, and could even serve as a good starting point for mathematics students as an intro to the methods of harmonic analysis, PDE's, and complex analysis, before jumping into the theory of these fields. I whole-heartedly recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for reviewing math relevant to graduate engineering studies
This book is the sequel to Stroud's excellent "Engineering Mathematics", which focused on the undergraduate engineer and the math that he/she should know by graduation. This book continues on with crystal-clear discussions of numerical methods, linear algebra including the singular value decomposition and its uses, linear programming methods, multiple integration, and partial differential equations, to name a few of the topics covered. Just because the mathematics is more advanced in this book does not mean that it is any less clear than its less advanced predecessor. Stroud continues his tradition of holding your hand and leading you through every question you might have about working various types of math problems. I particularly liked his coverage of partial differential equations and numerical linear algebra topics. That is because it is hard to find advanced math books on these topics that are not written by pure mathematicians. Thus most of those books have a tendency to go overboard on proofs and not focus on the practical matters engineers must know in order to solve problems. The only negative thing I can say about the book is that it references Stroud's other book on engineering math, "Engineering Mathematics", during some of the explanations, possibly putting you at a disadvantage if you don't have it handy. I highly recommend this book as a reference every engineer should own.
NOTE: For some strange reason this review of "Advanced Engineering Mathematics" is appearing under that book and also "Vector Analysis" by the same authors. This is NOT a review of "Vector Analysis", just to clear up any confusion! ... Read more

15. Foundations of Engineering
by Mark Holtzapple, W. Reece
Hardcover: 752 Pages (2002-07-12)
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This book gives freshman engineering students a solid foundation for all their future coursework. It provides an overview to the engineering profession and of the skills they will need to develop, as well as an introduction to fundamental engineering topics such as thermodynamics, rate processes, and Newton's laws. An important aspect of the book's approach is the method of Engineering Accounting, which casts the basic conservation laws (e.g., of energy or mass) as simple "accounting" procedures. This is a unifying concept that facilitates problem-solving across all engineering disciplines. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Porter Books
The item I received was in excellent condition. Surprised to get something of this quality. ... Read more

16. Introduction to Environmental Engineering - SI Version
by P. Aarne Vesilind, Susan M. Morgan, Lauren G. Heine
Paperback: 592 Pages (2010-01-01)
list price: US$186.95 -- used & new: US$76.40
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Asin: 049529585X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This text presents a balanced treatment of environmental engineering by combining engineering concepts with the importance of environmental ethics. This third edition highlights sustainable development and emphasizes the need for engineers to become even more environmentally responsible during this time of increasing awareness of environmental concerns. The authors challenge students with problems that require not only a technical solution but a thorough consideration of its ethical ramifications. The text also provides comprehensive exposure to all types of environmental problems, including ecosystem dynamics, wastewater treatment, and air pollution control. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased
I received the book well before I was told I was going to, the book is in great condition and i couldn't be any happier about the whole process!

4-0 out of 5 stars Different from other textbooks
The way the book is laid out is quite nice. The information is useful, interesting, and presented in a down to earth and logical fashion. The homework problems are definitely a departure from the norm, as they leave a lot of blanks for the reader to fill in, which also means that there is no right answer to many of the problems. Because of this, there are no answers in the back of the book to compare your work with. For example, there is a question that simply asks "how much beer is consumed in the US per day?", no other information or assumptions are provided so you have to come up with a creative and realistic way to answer the question. This is consistent with the nature of environmental engineering, being that there usually aren't any right or wrong answers, so long as you can defend your work/opinion. At first I did not like the book, but after using it for a semester I really like the freedom to be creative in my analysis. This book is printed in black an white, which is a GREAT. They don't have to coat the pages in that funky clay treatment that you have to do for color printing, so the book is about a third the weight of a comparable color textbook, and the size is very convenient. My one complaint is that I think that the price is unreasonable, and that's why it is a 4 star book. Great content, but too big a price tag.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good
My husband buy this book for his study and he always buy in amazon and he recommended 100% ... Read more

17. Construction Safety Engineering Principles (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): Designing and Managing Safer Job Sites
by David MacCollum
Hardcover: 416 Pages (2006-12-18)
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Identify and Control Safety Hazards on Construction Sitesto Reduce Worker Injuries and Increase Productivity

Construction Safety Engineering Principles: Designing & Managing Safer Job Sites equips architects, engineers, and construction managers with a step-by-step methodology for identifying and controlling hazards before construction starts. The book explains how to look beyond the utility of machinery and equipment to how they will actually be used on a construction site_and thereby spot potential hazards in advance.

Safety expert David MacCollum presents examples of the 50 most common construction hazards, showing how they can be eliminated by means of proven design techniques and technologies. He explains how to prevent falls from elevations with safe access systems, get rid of blind zones behind mobile equipment, utilize control systems that cannot be unintentionally activated, avoid crane accidents, and much more. Packed with detailed illustrations, Construction Safety Engineering Principles enables construction professionals to:

  • Design and plan safer construction sites for residential, commercial, and industrial projects
  • Correct safety problems before construction begins
  • Dramatically reduce costly worker injuries and job delays
  • Increase productivity and create a more cost-effective project

Improve Safety Conditions on Any Construction Site!

•Hazard Definition (Dormant, Armed, or Active) • Hazard Prevention through Design Features and Safety Appliances • Hazard Categories (Natural, Structural/Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Radiant Energy, Biological, Automated) • Safe Design Hierarchy • Hazard Identification and Prevention Matrix • Crane Hazards • Other Equipment Hazards • Universal Hazards • Access Hazards • Types of Construction • Operation and Maintenance • Planning • Including Safety in the Design • Including Safety in the Master Construction Plan • Economics of Safer Design ... Read more

18. Industrial Power Engineering Handbook (Newnes Power Engineering Series)
by KC Agrawal
Hardcover: 992 Pages (2001-11-22)
list price: US$223.00 -- used & new: US$178.40
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Asin: 0750673516
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Never before has so much ground been covered in a single volume reference source. This five-part work is sure to be of great value to students, technicians and practicing engineers as well as equipment designers and manufacturers, and should become their one-stop shop for all information needs in this subject area.

This book will be of interest to those working with: Static Drives, Static Controls of Electric Motors, Speed Control of Electric Motors, Soft Starting, Fluid Coupling, Wind Mills, Generators, Painting procedures, Effluent treatment, Electrostatic Painting, Liquid Painting, Instrument Transformers, Core Balanced CTs, CTs, VTs, Current Transformers, Voltage Transformers, Earthquake engineering, Seismic testing, Seismic effects, Cabling, Circuit Breakers, Switching Surges, Insulation Coordination, Surge Protection, Lightning, Over-voltages, Ground Fault Protections, Earthing, Earth fault Protection, Shunt Capacitors, Reactive control, Bus Systems, Bus Duct, & Rising mains

*A 5-part guide to all aspects of electrical power engineering

*Uniquely comprehensive coverage of all subjects associated with power engineering

*A one-stop reference resource for power drives, their controls, power transfer and distribution, reactive controls, protection (including over voltage and surge protection), maintenance and testing electrical engineering ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Power Plant Engineers
The information in this book is top notch reference material for engineers who work in power plants.I use the book almost daily at my power plant everything is useful to me.The only reason I didn't put five stars is that the book was issued with the cover on upside down.

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolute Best!
This is the best combination of practical and theoretical electrical engineering ever published - period.It covers both IEC and ANSI requirements in depth. It is now my working bible! You have to buy it to understand!

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolute in content
A must have have for every practising Electrical Engineer. The USP of the book lies in its blending of theory with Practical know how of the technology which is a rare find in literature.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Unique Handbook
Extract from a review by Bhaskar Sinha, Dy. G. M. (Engg.), BHEL,
published in Beacon, house journal of IEEE Delhi Section, Vol.21,No.1, (June 2002)

The release of a new title by the renowned technical publishing house of Newnes / Butterworth-Heinemann is usually a noteworthy event for the technical fraternity.The title under review has come as a surprise, not only because it far exceeds the standard usually set for handbooks but also because it has achieved the unique distinction of being a reference work equally useful and valuable for industry professionals, practising engineers, consultants, technicians, students, teachers, research scholars and all others professionally interested in industrial power systems.

By virtue of their diversity, complexity and size, industrial power systems throw a formidable challenge to the electrical engineer.Standard electrical engineer's handbooks do not address the requirements of this special field completely.For the large number of day-to-day problems faced by production, operation and maintenance engineers working in industries there are few dedicated reference books to fall back upon for guidance.The ones that are available also do not cover the ground adequately.The present work is perhaps the most complete industrial power systems handbook currently available.

This is a reference for all engineers in design and application, protection and testing, production, project engineering, project implementation and maintenance. The text is structured into five parts. The essential theory of each topic is covered first, followed by industrial practice information.The idea is that detailed theory can always be gleaned from textbooks.Agrawal knows where exactly he must draw the line between theory and application engineering.

Mr. Agrawal has effectively bridged the gap between theory and practice in his book.Clear application data and guidelines, manufacturer's practices, application practices, commercially available ratings of machines, selection, operation and maintenance of equipment and plant, troubleshooting - all are covered in every conceivable detail.The material is cleverly keyed in to the recommendations of international standards organisations like ISO, IEEE, ANSI, BSI, DIN, IEC, etc.

One detailed flip-through leaves you convinced of the publisher's claim that "never before has so much ground been covered in a single volume reference source". Apart from doing yeomen's service to practising engineers, the author has done a great favour to teachers at technical institutes who have limited access to information from the Industry.Students will now not be deprived of this kind of information since teachers can always refer this excellent handbook to reply to questions raised in the classroom.

The production values of the book are excellent.Each page is lavishly illustrated with high quality drawings, graphs and photographs.The overall structuring of the book is excellent.

There is no capsule biography of the author anywhere in the book.For most readers Agrawal will remain only a name.

At the end of it all, the book emerges as a landmark achievement in its field.When you put it down, you cannot help wishing there were separate handbooks of identical character in the areas of transmission, distribution and utilization too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Read
Information is vast, useful and rare.
Rare Blend of theoretical study with pratical data and tips.
Material of immense use to practcing engineers.
All 32 chapters are very interesting.
Book gives concept of one of window shopping elimenating the need for hunting information at several places.
Book is indeed a commendable endeavour.
The book can surely be termed as a handbook on these subjects. ... Read more

19. Kansei Engineering (Industrial Innovation)
Paperback: 488 Pages (2010-09-17)
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This set provides readers with the background and history of Kansei Engineering and demonstrates how to use it in each stage. This new ergonomic technology seeks to develop a product based on a consumer emotion. First, the consumer feeling is surveyed by psychological and or psycho-physiological measurement; then, the survey data are analyzed using statistical techniques; finally, the analyzed data are transferred to design domain through engineering and technology. Innovations of Kansei Engineering explains this new technique in detail, while Kansei/Affective Engineering demonstrates how to apply it using examples of successful applications.

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20. Manufacturing Engineering & Technology (6th Edition)
by Serope Kalpakjian, Steven Schmid
Hardcover: 1200 Pages (2009-04-06)
list price: US$170.00 -- used & new: US$142.80
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Asin: 0136081681
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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An up-to-date text that provides a solid background in manufacturing processes, with a total of 120 examples and case studies, current and comprehensive coverage of all topics, and superior two-color graphics.

The sixth edition has been completely updated, and addresses issues essential to modern manufacturing, ranging from traditional topics such as casting, forming, machining, and joining, to advanced topics such as the fabrication of microelectronic devices and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing.

A valuable reference text for manufacturing professionals.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very good manufacturing text
I've taught a quarter-long Manufacturing Processes course out of this text (and its predecessor) for four years, and plan to continue using it.This text presents a great overview of a wide variety of processes, which is exactly what I'm trying to achieve.It also goes into reasonable depth with many processes.I do not attempt to cover the entire text in one quarter, however -- I use roughly half.

When asked on end-of-term evaluations whether they agreed with the statement, "The textbook was valuable in my learning experience," students consistently rated this text 4.1/5.0.The average score campus-wide for textbooks is 3.6/5.0.Anecdotally, the handful of students who actually bother reading the text come up to me and say, "It really is interesting and easy to read."

Yes, there are some errors which have been frustratingly carried over from the 5th edition, but you catch many of them with a first reading.They knock it down from 5- to 4-stars, but I'm still really happy with the text.

3-0 out of 5 stars Huge, wordy, confusing and poorly written sometimes, but you probably need it for your class
If you are buying this book for a class, good luck.I still remember the day I took my comprehensive final over its 1000+ pages.So much fun!The book itself provides a surface-deep discussion of a million manufacturing topics, so though it is long and poorly written at times, it will still be a good reference book.Stinks for learning out of, though.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quick delivery
I selected next day delivery, and it came as scheduled.

Book was fine with no problems, except slight dent on the side of the hard cover, probably due to handling. But that doesn't really bother me, so it's okay.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Price, fast shipping
This textbook is in very good condition, and I got it for a very low price compared to retail. I would highly recommend this seller for your engineering textbook needs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Book is in great condition and I got in it a timely manner and it was way cheaper than the book store. ... Read more

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