Surrogate models expedite the search for promising designs by standing in for expensive design evaluations or simulations. They provide a global model of some metric of a design (such as weight, aerodynamic drag, cost, etc.), which can then be optimized efficiently. <p> <p> <i>Engineering Design via Surrogate Modelling</i> is a self-contained guide to surrogate models and their use in engineering design. The fundamentals of building, selecting, validating, searching and refining a surrogate are presented in a manner accessible to novices in the field. Figures are used liberally to explain the key concepts and clearly show the differences between the various techniques, as well as to emphasize the intuitive nature of the conceptual and mathematical reasoning behind them. <p> More advanced and recent concepts are each presented in stand-alone chapters, allowing the reader to concentrate on material pertinent to their current design problem, and concepts are clearly demonstrated using simple design problems. This collection of advanced concepts (visualization, constraint handling, coping with noisy data, gradient-enhanced modelling, multi-fidelity analysis and multiple objectives) represents an invaluable reference manual for engineers and researchers active in the area. <p> <p> <i>Engineering Design via Surrogate Modelling</i> is complemented by a suite of Matlab codes, allowing the reader to apply all the techniques presented to their own design problems. By applying statistical modelling to engineering design, this book bridges the wide gap between the engineering and statistics communities. It will appeal to postgraduates and researchers across the academic engineering design community as well as practising design engineers. <p> <ul> <li>Provides an inclusive and practical guide to using surrogates in engineering design. <li>Presents the fundamentals of building, selecting, validating, searching and refining a surrogate model. <li>Guides the reader through the practical implementation of a surrogate-based design process using a set of case studies from real engineering design challenges. </ul> <p> <b>Accompanied by a companion website featuring Matlab software at</b> <b><u><a href="http://www.wiley.com/go/forrester">http://www.wiley.com/go/forrester</a></u></b>
This book bridges the gap between risk assessment and fire safety engineering like few other resources.
The critical parts of a heavy duty engine are theoretically designed for infinite life without mechanical fatigue failure. Yet the life of an engine is in reality determined by wear of the critical parts. Even if an engine is designed and built to have normal wear life, abnormal wear takes place either due to special working conditions or increased loading. Understanding abnormal and normal wear enables the engineer to control the external conditions leading to premature wear, or to design the critical parts that have longer wear life and hence lower costs. The literature on wear phenomenon related to engines is scattered in numerous periodicals and books. For the first time, Lakshminarayanan and Nayak bring the tribological aspects of different critical engine components together in one volume, covering key components like the liner, piston, rings, valve, valve train and bearings, with methods to identify and quantify wear. <ul type="disc"> <li>The first book to combine solutions to critical component wear in one volume <li>Presents real world case studies with suitable mathematical models for earth movers, power generators, and sea going vessels <li>Includes material from researchers at Schaeffer Manufacturing (USA), Tekniker (Spain), Fuchs (Germany), BAM (Germany), Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd (India) and Tarabusi (Spain) <li>Wear simulations and calculations included in the appendices <li>Instructor presentations slides with book figures available from the companion site
<i>Critical Component Wear in Heavy Duty Engines</i> is aimed at postgraduates in automotive engineering, engine design, tribology, combustion and practitioners involved in engine R&D for applications such as commercial vehicles, cars, stationary engines (for generators, pumps, etc.), boats and ships. This book is also a key reference for senior undergraduates looking to move onto advanced study in the above topics, consultants and product mangers in industry, as well as engineers involved in design of furnaces, gas turbines, and rocket combustion.
Companion website for the book: <a href="http://www.wiley.com/go/lakshmi">www.wiley.com/go/lakshmi</a>
Help Wanted! If you're looking for a new job in 2015, opportunities abound, but you're going to need a plan. Even though the US economy is expected to grow and add thousands of new jobs this year, finding the best positions will still require you to network and market yourself effectively. It's critical to know how to use the Internet and social media to find the best job opportunities, especially since many of your competitors will be promoting themselves through those channels. Most job-seekers enter into a job search without well-defined goals, or a solid plan as to how they'll locate and secure that great new job. That's where Top Job Search Strategies for 2015 comes in. This book is loaded with tips and strategies to help you build your personal brand, and market yourself like a pro. There's also a section to help you conduct an offline job search "the old fashioned way," as job fairs and employment agencies are still effective employment resources. Top Job Search Strategies For 2015 is filled with up-to-date information to help job-seekers succeed in today's ever-changing job market. The book is divided into twelve sections, and covers a wide variety of topics including how to locate your ideal job, research companies and organizations, set up online profiles, build a personal network, and market yourself to employers and recruiters.
Engineering, at its origins, was a profession of problem solving. The classic text, Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences by Galileo Galilei is revisited in this ambitious and comprehensive book by Milton Shaw. In-depth discussions of passages from the Galileo text emphasize the ""mind set"" of engineering, specifically the roles played by experimentation and dialog in analysis and creativity.
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