The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering is pleased to recognize these new books published by our faculty members:

Reliability Analysis with Minitab

minitabAuthors: Kishore K. Pochampally and Surendra M. Gupta - March 29, 2016
Description: Effectively conduct reliability analysis using the world’s leading statistical software. Reliability Analysis with Minitab® outlines statistical concepts and applications, explains the theory of probability, reliability analysis, and quality improvement, and provides step-by-step instruction on the use of Minitab. Minitab introduces reliability analysis tools that can be used to perform tasks that range from checking the distribution fit of lifetime data to estimating the warranty costs of a product.


Six Sigma Case Studies with Minitab®

minitabAuthors: Kishore K. Pochampally and Surendra M. Gupta - February 6, 2014
Description: What happens when one of the most widely used quality improvement methodologies meets the world’s leading statistical software for quality improvement? Packed with case studies in a variety of sectors, including health care, manufacturing, airlines, and fast food restaurants, Six Sigma Case Studies with Minitab® shows you how to maximize the quality analysis and improvement tools available in Minitab® for your Six Sigma projects.


Delay Systems: From Theory to Numerics and Applications

delayEditor(s): Tomáš Vyhlídal, Jean-François Lafay, Rifat Sipahi - September 30, 2013
Description: This volume is the first of the new series Advances in Dynamics and Delays. It offers the latest advances in the research of analyzing and controlling dynamical systems with delays, which arise in many real-world problems. The contributions in this series are a collection across various disciplines, encompassing engineering, physics, biology, and economics, and some are extensions of those presented at the IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) conferences since 2011.


Reverse Supply Chains: Issues and Analysis

reversesupplyAuthor: Surendra M. Gupta - January 8, 2013
Description: The introduction of reverse supply chains has created many challenges in network design, transportation, selection of used products, selection and evaluation of suppliers, performance measurement, marketing-related issues, end-of-life (EOL) alternative selection, remanufacturing, disassembly, and product acquisition management, to name a few. Under the guidance of an expert editor and with contributions from pioneers in the field, Reverse Supply Chains: Issues and Analysis addresses several important issues faced by strategic, tactical, and operation planners of reverse supply chains, using efficient models in a variety of decision-making situations providing easy-to-use mathematical and/or simulation modeling-based solution methodologies for a majority of the issues.


Nanorobotics: Current Approaches and Techniques

reversesupplyAuthors: Constantinos Mavroidis (Editor), Antoine Ferreira (Editor) - January 3, 2013
Description: Nanorobots can be defined as intelligent systems with overall dimensions at or below the micrometer range that are made of assemblies of nanoscale components with individual dimensions ranging between 1 to 100 nm. These devices can now perform a wide variety of tasks at the nanoscale in a wide variety of fields including but not limited to fields such as manufacturing, medicine, supply chain, biology, and aerospace. Nanorobotics: Current Approaches and Techniques offers a comprehensive overview of this emerging interdisciplinary field with a wide ranging discussion that includes nano-manipulation and industrial nanorobotics, nanorobotic manipulation in biology and medicine, nanorobotic sensing, navigation and swarm behavior and CNT, and protein and DNA-based nanorobotics.


Piezoelectric-Based Vibration Control: From Macro to Micro/Nano Scale Systems

piezoelectricAuthor: Nader Jalili - December 8, 2009
Description: Piezoelectric-Based Vibration Control: From Macro to Micro/Nano Scale Systems covers a comprehensive understanding and physical principles in piezoelectric materials and structures used in a variety of vibration-control systems. With its self-contained and single-source style, this book provides a widespread spectrum of discussions ranging from fundamental concepts of mechanical vibration analysis and control to piezoelectric actuators and sensors.