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"Predictive Lifecycle Assessment"
by Dr.-Ing. Hans Sippel and Dr.-Ing. Martin Küssner

Language: English Price: 32,10 € incl. VAT.ISBN: 978-3-00-038577-3 

This booklet is a wake-up call rather than a new invention. Tools, processes and procedures that are in daily use in product development are not always used to their full capability.

The authors´ intention is to sharpen the mindset in terms of the evaluation of the environmental, economic and social impact of product development from a holistic perspective view and to encourage the reader to assess these impacts in a predictive way upfront.

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"Design-To-Cost in Engineering"
In September 2009 the authors Dr.-Ing. Hans Sippel and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erich Schelkle published the first time a book entitled

Language: English Price: 38,95 € incl. VAT. 

"Design-To-Cost in Engineering" still seems to be underestimated in the Design Process, whether it is in Conceptual or Detailed Design. Therefore, the authors would like to dedicate this book to how Simulation Tools could assist helping to gain more insight in terms of "Design-to-Cost" in the Development Process.

 The authors also would like to encourage readers to think about Innovation in terms of "Function" and related "Cost", either being direct or indirect cost. Design-To-Cost: Just Buzzwords? For sure not, as this is increasingly deciding about "Success" or "Failure" of a company.

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In the book published in March 2009 the authors Dr.-Ing. Hans Sippel and Dr.-Ing. Jacek Marczyk report about
"Application Strategies of Robust Design & Complexity Management in Engineering"

Language: English Price: 23,80 € inkl. VAT.ISBN: 978-3-00-027350-6 

This book is targeted on making the understanding and application strategies of "Robust Design and Complexity Management in Engineering" more tangible. The buzzword "Time-To-Market" is very well known since quite some time but still determines "Success" or "Failure" of a company.

The necessity to develop product Re-Designs or completely New Innovative Design concepts more and more rapidly is putting high pressure on these companies like never before. As Robustness and Complexity are attributes of a product which can be measured they should become a design target from day one. The book´s intention, therefore, is not to be considered as a scientific textbook but to introduce Robust Design Concepts and Complexity Management to a wide engineering audience using examples. .

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Dr. Louis Komzsik
"Approximation Techniques for Engineers: Second Edition" (Hardback)

Language: English Price: £ 61,60 incl. VAT. 

- Designed to b
e self-contained and written for engineers.
- Provides computational examples and implementable algorithms.
- Historical and modern references are provided at the end of each chapter.
- Features eleven new sections and two new chapters.
- Applicable for the electrical, aerospace, and mechanical engineering fields.

This second edition includes eleven new sections based on the approximation of matrix functions, deflating the solution space and improving the accuracy of approximate solutions, iterative solution of initial value problems of systems of ordinary differential equations, and the method of trial functions for boundary value problems. The topics of the two new chapters are integral equations and mathematical optimization. The book provides alternative solutions to software tools amenable to hand computations to validate the results obtained by "black box" solvers. It also offers an insight into the mathematics behind many CAD, CAE tools of the industry. The book aims to provide a working knowledge of the various approximation techniques for engineering practice.

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Dr. Louis Komzsik
"What Every Engineer Should Know about Computational Techniques of Finite Element Analysis, Second Edition" (Hardback)

Language: English Price: £ 64,00 incl. VAT. 

- Provides a practical guide to implementing FEA quickly and using it effectively
- Offers a step-by-step guide to modeling, reducing, and computing a physical problem or process
- Discusses modeling of physical phenomena, constraint and boundary condition processing, singularity detection of finite element models, matrix factorization and linear system solution, static condensation, spectral and dynamic reduction, and frequency and transient response analysis

Finite element analysis (FEA) has become the dominant tool of analysis in many industrial fields of engineering, particularly in mechanical and aerospace engineering. This process requires significant computational work divided into several distinct phases. What Every Engineer Should Know About Computational Techniques of Finite Element Analysis offers a concise, self-contained treatment of FEA and all of the tools needed for efficient use and practical implementation.

This book provides you with a walk-through of the process from the physical model to the computed solution. Based on the author's thirty years of practical experience in finite element analysis in the shipbuilding, aerospace, and automobile industries, it describes the transformation of the physical problem into a mathematical model, reduction of the model to a more efficient, numerically solvable form, and the solution of the problem using specific computational techniques. The author discusses time and frequency domain solutions as used in practice, as well as the representation of the computed results.

What Every Engineer Should Know About Computational Techniques of Finite Element Analysis serves as a to-the-point guide to using or implementing FEA for both beginners and everyday users who must apply the finite element method to your daily work. The techniques can be easily executed in most available FEA software packages.

CRC Press Authors Speak
Louis Komzsik introduces you to two books that share a common mathematical foundation, the finite element analysis technique. Watch the video.

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