Mastering Uncertainty in Mechanical Engineering

This open access book reports on innovative methods, technologies and strategies for mastering uncertainty in technical systems.

Mastering Uncertainty in Mechanical Engineering

This open access book reports on innovative methods, technologies and strategies for mastering uncertainty in technical systems. Despite the fact that current research on uncertainty is mainly focusing on uncertainty quantification and analysis, this book gives emphasis to innovative ways to master uncertainty in engineering design, production and product usage alike. It gathers authoritative contributions by more than 30 scientists reporting on years of research in the areas of engineering, applied mathematics and law, thus offering a timely, comprehensive and multidisciplinary account of theories and methods for quantifying data, model and structural uncertainty, and of fundamental strategies for mastering uncertainty. It covers key concepts such as robustness, flexibility and resilience in detail. All the described methods, technologies and strategies have been validated with the help of three technical systems, i.e. the Modular Active Spring-Damper System, the Active Air Spring and the 3D Servo Press, which have been in turn developed and tested during more than ten years of cooperative research. Overall, this book offers a timely, practice-oriented reference guide to graduate students, researchers and professionals dealing with uncertainty in the broad field of mechanical engineering.

Uncertainty in Mechanical Engineering

... 4th International Conference on Uncertainty in Mechanical Engineering (ICUME 2021), ... methods to master this uncertainty are still not widely used.

Uncertainty in Mechanical Engineering

This open access book reports on methods and technologies to describe, evaluate and control uncertainty in mechanical engineering applications. It brings together contributions by engineers, mathematicians and legal experts, offering a multidisciplinary perspective on the main issues affecting uncertainty throughout the complete system lifetime, which includes process and product planning, development, production and usage. The book is based on the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Uncertainty in Mechanical Engineering (ICUME 2021), organized by the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 805 of the TU Darmstadt, and held online on June 7-8, 2021. All in all, it offers a timely resource for researchers, graduate students and practitioners in the field of mechanical engineering, production engineering and engineering optimization.

Uncertainty Modeling for Engineering Applications

This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art uncertainty quantification (UQ) methodologies and applications, and covers a wide range of current research, future challenges and applications in various domains, such as aerospace and ...

Uncertainty Modeling for Engineering Applications

This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art uncertainty quantification (UQ) methodologies and applications, and covers a wide range of current research, future challenges and applications in various domains, such as aerospace and mechanical applications, structure health and seismic hazard, electromagnetic energy (its impact on systems and humans) and global environmental state change. Written by leading international experts from different fields, the book demonstrates the unifying property of UQ theme that can be profitably adopted to solve problems of different domains. The collection in one place of different methodologies for different applications has the great value of stimulating the cross-fertilization and alleviate the language barrier among areas sharing a common background of mathematical modeling for problem solution. The book is designed for researchers, professionals and graduate students interested in quantitatively assessing the effects of uncertainties in their fields of application. The contents build upon the workshop “Uncertainty Modeling for Engineering Applications” (UMEMA 2017), held in Torino, Italy in November 2017.

Production at the Leading Edge of Technology

Mastering Uncertainty in Mechanical Engineering. Springer-Verlag (2021) 2. Morse, E., Dantan, J.-Y., Anwer, N., et al.: Tolerancing: Managing uncertainty ...

Production at the Leading Edge of Technology

This congress proceedings provides recent research on leading-edge manufacturing processes. The aim of this scientific congress is to work out diverse individual solutions of "production at the leading edge of technology" and transferable methodological approaches. In addition, guest speakers with different backgrounds will give the congress participants food for thoughts, interpretations, views and suggestions. The manufacturing industry is currently undergoing a profound structural change, which on the one hand produces innovative solutions through the use of high-performance communication and information technology, and on the other hand is driven by new requirements for goods, especially in the mobility and energy sector. With the social discourse on how we should live and act primarily according to guidelines of sustainability, structural change is gaining increasing dynamic. It is essential to translate politically specified sustainability goals into socially accepted and marketable technical solutions. Production research is meeting this challenge and will make important contributions and provide innovative solutions from different perspectives.

Mastering Frequency Domain Techniques for the Stability Analysis of LTI Time Delay Systems

... MS thesis, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, ... Against Delay Uncertainties, Ph.D. dissertation, Mechanical Engineering ...

Mastering Frequency Domain Techniques for the Stability Analysis of LTI Time Delay Systems

In many dynamical systems, time delays arise because of the time it takes to measure system states, perceive and evaluate events, formulate decisions, and act on those decisions. The presence of delays may lead to undesirable outcomes; without an engineered design, the dynamics may underperform, oscillate, and even become unstable. How to study the stability of dynamical systems influenced by time delays is a fundamental question. Related issues include how much time delay the system can withstand without becoming unstable and how to change system parameters to render improved dynamic characteristics, utilize or tune the delay itself to improve dynamical behavior, and assess the stability and speed of response of the dynamics. Mastering Frequency Domain Techniques for the Stability Analysis of LTI Time Delay Systems addresses these questions for linear time-invariant (LTI) systems with an eigenvalue-based approach built upon frequency domain techniques. Readers will find key results from the literature, including all subtopics for those interested in deeper exploration. The book presents step-by-step demonstrations of all implementations?including those that require special care in mathematics and numerical implementation?from the simpler, more intuitive ones in the introductory chapters to the more complex ones found in the later chapters. Maple and MATLAB code is available from the author?s website. This multipurpose book is intended for graduate students, instructors, and researchers working in control engineering, robotics, mechatronics, network control systems, human-in-the-loop systems, human-machine systems, remote control and tele-operation, transportation systems, energy systems, and process control, as well as for those working in applied mathematics, systems biology, and physics. It can be used as a primary text in courses on stability and control of time delay systems and as a supplementary text in courses in the above listed domains.

Modern Trends in Structural and Solid Mechanics 3

... a section was devoted by the author to scientific locks in mastering uncertainty; ... Mechanical engineering research – Industrial and societal issues: ...

Modern Trends in Structural and Solid Mechanics 3

This book – comprised of three separate volumes – presents the recent developments and research discoveries in structural and solid mechanics; it is dedicated to Professor Isaac Elishakoff. This third volume is devoted to non-deterministic mechanics. Modern Trends in Structural and Solid Mechanics 3 has broad scope, covering topics such: design optimization under uncertainty, interval field approaches, convex analysis, quantum inspired topology optimization and stochastic dynamics. The book is illustrated by many applications in the field of aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering and automotive engineering. This book is intended for graduate students and researchers in the field of theoretical and applied mechanics.

Mechanics and Uncertainty

All industries involving mechanical aspects are concerned by these issues: ... Mastering uncertainty presents major advantages in determining residual ...

Mechanics and Uncertainty

Science is a quest for certainty, but lack of certainty is the driving force behind all of its endeavors. This book, specifically, examines the uncertainty of technological and industrial science. Uncertainty and Mechanics studies the concepts of mechanical design in an uncertain setting and explains engineering techniques for inventing cost-effective products. Though it references practical applications, this is a book about ideas and potential advances in mechanical science.

Mastering Megatrends

On the ground, among CEOs and management, we find high uncertainty about what it ... bought a leading German mechanical engineering vocational school, ...

Mastering Megatrends

From the author of the New York Times bestseller, Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives, comes the new title on dealing with the complexity of change. It is one thing to spot the real trends from the fads, but it is another whole new ball game to deal with the incoming trend. This is the centrepiece of Mastering Megatrends.

Manufacturing Processes Materials 5th Edition

Manufacturing Engineering, April. ——. 1994. “Gaging and Mastering Uncertainty. ... New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Manufacturing Processes   Materials  5th Edition

Manufacturers know the value of a knowledgeable workforce. The challenge today is finding skilled people to fill these positions. Since publication of the first edition in 1961, instructors, students, and practitioners have relied on Manufacturing Processes and Materials for the foundational knowledge needed to perform in manufacturing roles across a myriad of industries. As an on-the-job reference, anyone working in a technical department of a manufacturing company — regardless of education, experience, and skill level — will use this book to gain a basic understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, and equipment. Now in its fifth edition, the book covers the basic processes, materials, and machinery used in the job shop, toolroom, or small manufacturing facility. At the same time, it describes advanced equipment used in larger production environments. The reader is given a thorough review of metals, composites, plastics, and other engineering materials, including their physical properties, testing, treatment, and suitability for use in manufacturing. Quality, measurement and gaging, process planning and cost analysis, and manufacturing systems are all addressed. Questions and problems at the end of each chapter can be used as a self-test or as assignments in the classroom. Manufacturing Processes and Materials is also available as an eBook. Additional teaching materials for instructors: Instructor's Guide (eBook only)Instructor's Slides (zip file)

Manufacturing Processes and Materials Fourth Edition

New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Ackroyd, P. 1988. ... Manufacturing Engineering, April. ... “Gaging and Mastering Uncertainty.

Manufacturing Processes and Materials  Fourth Edition

This best-selling textbook for major manufacturing engineering programs across the country masterfully covers the basic processes and machinery used in the job shop, tool room, or small manufacturing facility. At the same time, it describes advanced equipment and processes used in larger production environments. Questions and problems at the end of each chapter can be used as self-tests or assignments. An Instructor's Guide is available to tailor a more structured learning experience. Additional resources from SME, including the Fundamental Manufacturing Processes videotape series can also be used to supplement the book's learning objectives. With 31 chapters, 45 tables, 586 illustrations, 141 equations and an extensive index, Manufacturing Processes & Materials is one of the most comprehensive texts available on this subject.

Mastering Public Administration

... 312 Administrative state, 412 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ... 305, 308–310 phases of ~, 307 programmed, 305, 307–308 uncertainty in ~, 305 ...

Mastering Public Administration

In Mastering Public Administration, each chapter spotlights a significant theorist in the field, covering his/her life, research, writings, and impact, introducing the discipline's most important scholarship in both a memorable and approachable manner. The combination of biographical narrative with explanation and analysis makes abstract theories understandable while showing how subject scholars relate to each other in their work, providing much needed context. The book’s chronological organization shows the evolution of public administration theory over time. With the new edition, the authors will be adding mini-chapters that link contemporary scholars and their research to the seminal literature.

Mastering The Machine

... but was uncertain about his prospects and did not leave his full-time ... his own background in mechanical engineering and because he has a foreman and ...

Mastering The Machine

'Mastering the Machine Revisited' is about the connection between poverty, aid and technology. It is about a search that has been going on, officially in the developing world for over forty years, and less officially in most countries since the beginning of time. It is a search driven today by more hard core poverty than has ever been known, and by

Advances in Intelligent Web Mastering

... International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Bsed ... of aero engine components, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (2006), ...

Advances in Intelligent Web Mastering

This book contains papers presented at the 5th Atlantic Web Intelligence Conference, AWIC’2007, held in Fontainbleau, France, in June 2007, and organized by Esigetel, Technical University of Lodz, and Polish Academy of Sciences. It includes reports from the front of diverse fields of the Web, including application of artificial intelligence, design, information retrieval and interpretation, user profiling, security, and engineering.

Mechanical Engineering

The Journal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ... and an aperture uncertainty time of 0.2 nsec typically required in fast Fourier Transforms ...

Mechanical Engineering


Applied Metrology for Manufacturing Engineering

uncertainty on a definition drawln g "true value” of the target — The dimensions of the ... in addition to mastering the mechanical manufacturing tool.

Applied Metrology for Manufacturing Engineering

Applied Metrology for Manufacturing Engineering, stands out from traditional works due to its educational aspect. Illustrated by tutorials and laboratory models, it is accessible to users of non-specialists in the fields of design and manufacturing. Chapters can be viewed independently of each other. This book focuses on technical geometric and dimensional tolerances as well as mechanical testing and quality control. It also provides references and solved examples to help professionals and teachers to adapt their models to specific cases. It reflects recent developments in ISO and GPS standards and focuses on training that goes hand in hand with the progress of practical work and workshops dealing with measurement and dimensioning.

Value Based and Intelligent Asset Management

Mastering the Asset Management Transformation in Industrial Plants and ... Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk ...

Value Based and Intelligent Asset Management

The fundamental motivation of this book is to contribute to the future advancement of Asset Management in the context of industrial plants and infrastructures. The book aims to foster a future perspective that takes advantage of value-based and intelligent asset management in order to make a step forward with respect to the evolution observed nowadays. Indeed, the current understanding of asset management is primarily supported by well-known standards. Nonetheless, asset management is still a young discipline and the knowledge developed by industry and academia is not set in stone yet. Furthermore, current trends in new organizational concepts and technologies lead to an evolutionary path in the field. Therefore, this book aims to discuss this evolutionary path, starting first of all from the consolidated theory, then moving forward to discuss: • The strategic understanding of value-based asset management in a company; • An operational definition of value, as a concept on the background of value-based asset management; • The identification of intelligent asset management, with the aim to frame a set of “tools” recommended to support the asset-related decision-making process over the asset lifecycle; • The emergence of new technologies such as cyber physical systems and digital twins, and the implications of this on asset management.

The Art of Modeling Dynamic Systems

It provides the most rigorous and fundamental example of an uncertainty principle. Engineering and the social sciences also provide endless examples of ...

The Art of Modeling Dynamic Systems

This text illustrates the roles of statistical methods, coordinate transformations, and mathematical analysis in mapping complex, unpredictable dynamical systems. It describes the benefits and limitations of the available modeling tools, showing engineers and scientists how any system can be rendered simpler and more predictable. Written by a well-known authority in the field, this volume employs practical examples and analogies to make models more meaningful. The more universal methods appear in considerable detail, and advanced dynamic principles feature easy-to-understand examples. The text draws careful distinctions between mathematical abstractions and observable realities. Additional topics include the role of pure mathematics, the limitations of numerical methods, forecasting in the presence of chaos and randomness, and dynamics without calculus. Specialized techniques and case histories are coordinated with a carefully selected and annotated bibliography. The original edition was a Library of Science Main Selection in May, 1991. This new Dover edition features corrections by the author and a new Preface.

Mechanical Engineering Design

We first address the nature of design in general , then mechanical engineering design in particular . Learning and mastering is an ongoing process as you ...

Mechanical Engineering Design

Covering almost all the important machine elements encountered in the machine design course, this book emphasizes on developing good design and problem-solving skills. It also offers an opportunity to bring computer tools into the course. It includes examples from industry and real engineering situations, along with a selection of case studies.

Gearing Transmissions and Mechanical Systems

The third dimension utilises new organisational structure ( s ) to master change and uncertainty through techniques such as concurrent engineering and cross ...

Gearing  Transmissions  and Mechanical Systems

Some 90 papers cover gears, gearboxes, and geared systems; mechanisms, couplings, and linkages; mechanical transmissions including continuous variable transmission, belt drives, chain drives, and other transmissions; tribology, mechanical systems such as robots, hydraulic systems, and machinery; virtual reality; Internet-based technology; system integration; artificial intelligence; and advanced computer- aided design, manufacturing, engineering. Each has been reviewed by at least three peers. Among the topics are the terminology and classification of facial toothed joints and gearings, a web-based agile system for designing rolling bearings, the control of vibration characteristics of a metal pushing belt-planetary gear continuously variable transmission, optimizing pumping units performances with fiberglass sucker rod strings, and research on architecture for autonomous interface agents. There is no subject index. Distributed in the US by ASME. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

SAGE Directions in Organization Studies

In sum, the rapidly growing group of professional mechanical engineers used their ... to the social construction of uncertainty as a managerial concept.

SAGE Directions in Organization Studies

SAGE has unparalleled depth in journal back lists in the field of organization studies, and publishes several of the top journals in the field, including Organization, Human Relations and Organization Studies. This four-volume set brings together over sixty of the key papers published in SAGE books and journals since the turn of the millennium, many of which are not easily available in traditional library holdings. Professor Stewart Clegg is widely recognised as a preeminent scholar of organization studies, and together with an international editorial board of ten renowned scholars in the field, has arranged this selection to help the reader better understand the developments in the field from different perspectives. Emphasis is placed on the 'history of the present' of organization studies, with articles that discuss contemporary issues and foreshadow further developments in the field, across popular theoretical perspectives such as discourse analysis, institutional theory and complexity theory.