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Faculty Authored Textbooks

Our faculty have published several books within various mechanical and industrial engineering and related areas.


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

Author: Rifat Sipahi – May 21, 2019

Description: 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.

Responsible Manufacturing: Issues Pertaining to Sustainability

Editors: Ammar Y. Alqahtani, Elif Kongar, Kishore K. Pochampally, Surendra M. Gupta – February 18, 2019

Description: Responsible Manufacturing has become an obligation to the environment and to society itself, enforced primarily by customer perspective and governmental regulations on environmental issues. This is mainly driven by the escalating deterioration of the environment, such as diminishing raw material resources, overflowing waste sites, and increasing levels of pollution.

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Robust Quality – Powerful Integration of Data Science and Process Engineering

Authors: Rajesh Jugulum – August 8, 2018

Description: Historically, the term quality was used to measure performance in the context of products, processes and systems. With rapid growth in data and its usage, data quality is becoming quite important. It is important to connect these two aspects of quality to ensure better performance. The book by Rajesh Jugulum provides a strong connection between the concepts in data science and process engineering that is necessary to ensure better quality levels and takes you through a systematic approach to measure holistic quality with several case studies.

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Multiple Criteria Decision Making Applications in Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing and Product Recovery

Authors: Surendra M. Gupta and Mehmet Ali Ilgin – October 17, 2017

Description: In order to ensure environmentally responsible production and disposal of products, local governments are imposing stricter environmental regulations, some of which even require manufacturers to take back their products at the end of the product’s useful life. These government regulations, together with increasing environmental awareness, have forced manufacturers to invest in environment-conscious manufacturing. The multiple Criteria Decision Making Techniques presented in this book can be employed to solve the problems of environment-conscious manufacturers in product design, logistics, disassembly and remanufacturing.

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Reliability Analysis with Minitab

Authors: 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.

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Six Sigma Case Studies with Minitab®

Authors: 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.

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Delay Systems: From Theory to Numerics and Applications

Editors: 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.

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Reverse Supply Chains: Issues and Analysis

Author: 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.

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Nanorobotics: Current Approaches and Techniques

Editors: Constantinos Mavroidis, Antoine Ferreira – 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.

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

Author: 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.

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