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This book is about how to develop future automotive products by applying the latest methodologies based on a systems engineering approach and by taking into account many issues facing the auto industry such as meeting government safety, emissions and fuel economy regulations, incorporating advances in new technology applications in structural materials, power trains, vehicle lighting systems, displays and telematics, and satisfying the very demanding customer. It is financially disastrous for any automotive company to create a vehicle that very few people want. To design an automotive product that will be successful in the marketplace requires carefully orchestrated teamwork of experts from many disciplines, substantial amount of resources, and application of proven techniques at the right time during the product development process. Automotive Product Development: A Systems Engineering Implementation is intended for company management personnel and graduate students in engineering, business management and other disciplines associated with the development of automotive and other complex products.
About the Author
Vivek D. Bhise is currently Visiting Professor/LEO Lecturer and Professor in post-retirement of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He received his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering (1965) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, M.S. in Industrial Engineering (1966) from the University of California, Berkeley, California and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering (1971) from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. During 1973 to 2001, he held a number of management and research positions at the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. He was the manager of Consumer Ergonomics Strategy and Technology within the Corporate Quality Office, and the manager of the Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics in the Corporate Design of the Ford Motor Company where he was responsible for the ergonomics attribute in the design of car and truck products. Dr. Bhise is the author of recent books entitled “Ergonomics in the Automotive Design Process” (ISBN: 978-1-4398-4210-2. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012) and “Designing Complex Products with Systems Engineering Processes and Techniques” (ISBN: 978-1-4665-0703-6. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2014.) Dr. Bhise has taught graduate courses in Vehicle Ergonomics, Vehicle Package Engineering, Automotive Systems Engineering, Management of Product and Process Design, Work Methods and Industrial Ergonomics, Human Factors Engineering, Total Quality Management and Six Sigma, Quantitative Methods in Quality Engineering, Energy Evaluation, Risk Analysis and Optimization, Product Design and Evaluations, Safety Engineering, Computer-Aided Product Design and Manufacturing, and Statistics and Probability Theory over the past 36 years (1980-2001 as an adjunct professor, 2001-2009 as a professor, and 2009-present as a visiting professor in post-retirement) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He also worked on a number of research projects in human factors with Late Prof. Thomas Rockwell at the Driving Research Laboratory at the Ohio State University (1968-1973). His publications include over 100 technical papers in the design and evaluation of automotive interiors, parametric modeling of vehicle packaging, vehicle lighting systems, field of view from vehicles, and modeling of human performance in different driver/user tasks. Dr. Bhise has also served as an expert witness on cases involving product safety, patent infringement and highway safety. He received the Human Factors Society’s A. R. Lauer Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Understanding of Driver Behavior in 1987. He has served on a number of committees of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Grinding is a crucial technology that employs specific abrasive processes for the fabrication of advanced products and surfaces. Handbook of Machining with Grinding Wheels, Second Edition highlights important industry developments that can lead to improved part quality, higher productivity, and lower costs. Divided into two parts, the book begins with an explanation of grinding behavior and ends with a focus on new and emerging industrial applications. While the first edition focused on the basics of abrasive machining technology and presented a unified approach to machining with grinding wheels, the second edition ties in the continued need for traditional processes in conjunction with the latest applications. This book highlights new research topics that include: nanotechnology, alternative energy, and additive manufacturing, compares related approaches, and provides numerous references throughout the book. New in the Second Edition: * Contains the latest information on abrasives, bonds, and dressing * Updates classic stability lobes for grinding * Introduces a new method for tracking dynamic instability in centerless grinding * Provides a section in the chapter on ultrasonic-assisted grinding, which contains recent work on modelling of the process * Adds material on fluid cooling * Presents experimental results for in-process feedback to the grinding process * Includes new examples on grinding machine technology (particularly for dressing) A single source reference covering every aspect of the grinding process, Handbook of Machining with Grinding Wheels functions as a definitive guide to grinding technology for both practicing engineers and students studying graduate-level courses (such as abrasive machining; grinding R&D; metal removal processes; machining of brittle materials; and principles of cutting).
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Brian Rowe is considered the father of centerless grinding in addition to other notable research on grinding that includes thermal aspects, dynamic aspects, and fluid-film bearings. He established a laboratory and school dedicated to manufacturing processes at Liverpool John Moores University and is an Emeritus Professor. Ichiro Inasaki is the dean of the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Keio University, Japan. He has developed a laboratory with outstanding research activities and his “intelligent grinding wheel” is featured in the Noritake Museum and represents one of his best accomplishments and contributions. He led CIRP in 2004/2005 as the president and was granted several awards. Eckart Uhlmann is professor and director of the Institute for Machine-Tools and Management at Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Dr. Uhlmann received this chaired professorship after a very successful industrial career with Hermes Abrasive in Germany. As the head of his institute he holds the leading position in research on all aspects of abrasive machining with grinding wheels. Dr. Mike Hitchiner is manager of precision technology at Saint Gobain Abrasives (Norton), the largest grinding wheel company in the world. Mike has devoted all his life to research, development and practical application of grinding processes. He started this activity during his D Phil at the University of Oxford in England, and was later considered “Mr. CBN Grinding” by the precision grinding industry. Today he focuses on working with machine tool builders and developing new grinding processes. He has brought an important industrial perspective to this book, as well as hundreds of applications.
The text provides a practical approach oriented to engineering as well as chemical and physical sciences. Students learn how the material will be relevant in their careers through the integration throughout of unique problem sets that reflect realistic applications and situations. Applied Statistics, 6th Edition is suitable for either a one- or two-term course in probability and statistics.