The content of this book was always going to be subjective, for my opinion of
what constitutes aesthetic elegance in engineering will differ from that of many
people. Beauty is, after all, in the eye of the beholder. The simple premise of this
Author: Colin Alexander
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Explore a fascinating look at the history of one of the most iconic machines of all time - the British steam locomotive.
Design. Elegance. and. Systems. Engineering. “A designer knows he has
achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is
nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French aviator ...
Author: Azad M. Madni
This book explores the ways that disciplinary convergence and technological advance are transforming systems engineering to address gaps in complex systems engineering: Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering (TSE). TSE reaches beyond traditional disciplines to find connections—and this book examines a range of new methods from across such disparate areas of scholarship as computer science, social science, human studies, and systems design to reveal patterns, efficiencies, affordances, and pathways to intuitive design. Organized to serve multiple constituencies, the book stands as an ideal textbook supplement for graduate courses in systems engineering, a reference text for program managers and practicing engineers in all industries, and a primary source for researchers engaged in multidisciplinary research in systems engineering and design.
V. CONFOUNDING EXPECTATIONS At NASA, the elegance was in the design of
the engineering systems rather than in the manners of the men.” Some 38 years
after the first publication of Of a Fire on the Moon, Mailer's astuteness on NASA's
Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publisher: National Aeronautics & Space Admin
From the Publisher: Proceedings of October 2007 conference, sponsored by the NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch in October 1957 and the dawn of the space age.
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NSF Conference. Research Report on Japan's Material Balance (1992) (in
Japanese) (Tokyo: The Environment Agency of Japan). Sahlins, M. (1976)
Author: Katsundo Hitomi
This second edition of the classic textbook has been written to provide a completely up-to-date text for students of mechanical, industrial, manufacturing and production engineering, and is an indispensable reference for professional industrial engineers and managers. In his outstanding book, Professor Katsundo Hitomi integrates three key themes into the text: * manufacturing technology * production management * industrial economics Manufacturing technology is concerned with the flow of materials from the acquisition of raw materials, through conversion in the workshop to the shipping of finished goods to the customer. Production management deals with the flow of information, by which the flow of materials is managed efficiently, through planning and control techniques. Industrial economics focuses on the flow of production costs, aiming to minimise these to facilitate competitive pricing. Professor Hitomi argues that the fundamental purpose of manufacturing is to create tangible goods, and it has a tradition dating back to the prehistoric toolmakers. The fundamental importance of manufacturing is that it facilitates basic existence, it creates wealth, and it contributes to human happiness - manufacturing matters. Nowadays we regard manufacturing as operating in these other contexts, beyond the technological. It is in this unique synthesis that Professor Hitomi's study constitutes a new discipline: manufacturing systems engineering - a system that will promote manufacturing excellence. Key Features: * The classic textbook in manufacturing engineering * Fully revised edition providing a modern introduction to manufacturing technology, production managment and industrial economics * Includes review questions and problems for the student reader