Computer software--Development, Rapid control prototyping, and Technological innovations
This is a text for those engaged in creating new, high-value software solutions for which an existing exemplar does not exist. Creating new software is not the same as replicating or doing something similar. It discusses creating software with high uncertainty about what is required, what the users will do, how the users will react, and what value will be delivered. The text addresses software similar to Class IV, V, and VI rapids, and considers how to understand the problem, determine requirements, design for uncertainty and the unknown, plan and execute a project involving innovative software, and how to form a suitable team for the activity.While these topics are sometimes touched upon in other texts, this book adopts a holistic view of the challenge and discusses how the pieces fit together and what must be done to deal with the inherent risks of innovative projects. Approximately one-half of the text is on how to understand the problem and figure out the requirements, with the other focusing on the design and implementation aspects for high-risk software.
Sustainable engineering and Mechanical engineering
Due to their specialized training, engineers play a crucial role in the design and development of new products and infrastructure, as well as in the creation of wealth. Consequently, engineers recognize that they have a specific responsibility in the performance of these functions to take such measures as are appropriate to safeguard the environment, health, safety and well-being of the public. This book proposes a series of sixteen practical cases, integrating knowledge from different fields of the mechanical engineering discipline, along with basic knowledge in environmental, occupational health and safety risk management.The case studies provided are descriptions of a real system, its functioning and its instructions for use. The systems selected represent a broad spectrum of mechanical engineering issues and problems, such as fluid mechanics; thermodynamics; heat transfer; heating, ventilation and cooling; vibrations; dynamics; statics; failure of materials; automatics and mechatronics; hydraulics; product design; human factors; maintenance; and rapid prototyping, to name a few. The professional objective of the examples provided is to design or improve the design of the described system. This book is essential in transferring knowledge to future engineers with respect to the hazards resulting from their work.