The selection of engineering materials is a critical step in engineering design and manufacturing. When done optimally, it improves the overall quality and reliability of the final product and reduces the unexpected costs incurred in the production process. In the recent past, there has a been a proliferation of engineering materials with more superior properties to those used previously. The number is growing exponetially as researchers across the globe discover more robust engineering materials. A robust tool is necessary to capture all these new developments and enable the selection of the best engineering material for different products. This text looks into how this can be done by way of formulating indices that can then be used to screen engineering materials stored in a stadard database with the aim of optimizing the selection process
This study is based on the spatial and security organisation of high court buildings in the south western Nigeria with a view to make necessary recommendations toward the improvement of functional efficiencies, quality design, availability of quality infrastructures and security within the premises. Also the need for acoustic consideration, cleanliness of the environment and other factors for the functional efficient and satisfaction of the user of these premises.
The first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planning Unlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who undertake the challenge of innovation, despite a lack of established procedures and a high risk of failure, will find this an invaluable resource. Novices can learn from it; managers can plan with it; and practitioners of innovation can improve the quality of their work by referring to it.
The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can’t resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle the core challenge of every business – creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This highly practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to create products that sell. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors’ global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the “Value Proposition Canvas” to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by new product meetings based on hunches and intuitions; it’s for anyone who has watched an expensive new product launch fail in the market. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won’t work. You’ll learn the simple process of designing and testing value propositions, that perfectly match customers’ needs and desires. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design is an essential companion to the ”Business Model Canvas” from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced globally by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models."
We utilize the operational MODIS BRDF products to create spatially and temporally complete bases. Although a nine-year record of global BRDFs from NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites now exists, its inclusion in regional and global models has been limited by the extensive data-gaps caused by persistent clouds and ephemeral snow cover. This research focuses on bridging the gaps in the MODIS BRDF products, which is achieved by applying rigorous temporal interpolation techniques based on vegetation development curves. Comparison of the resulting MODIS BRDF products with the direct BRDF retrievals from the POLDER-3 sensor shows a very good linear relationship between these two remotely sensed products. This resulting consistent, high-quality, long-term reflectance anisotropy databases will benefit the regional and global modeling and monitoring communities.
Mastitis is generally recognized as an important factor that influences the quality of milk and dairy products. Milk from infected cows is characterized by increased somatic cell (SC) counts associated with changes in the components and properties of raw milk. Mastitis losses to the dairy industry are related to alterations in milk composition, reduced calcium, lactose and casein levels, and increases in sodium, chloride, and levels of serum proteins. However, one of the most important adverse effects of high SC counts in milk on the dairy industry includes undesirable sensory attributes caused mainly by proteolytic and lipolytic enzymes. This book covers the effects of major enzymes related to somatic cells on the quality of milk and dairy products, such as reduced shelf life and changes in sensory attributes, mainly due to off-flavors formation.
The study of groups available as products of two Abelian subgroups was, if not initiated, so speeded up with the well known and remarkable result of Ito: Any such a product is soluble of length at most 2. Many new results have been added during the last decades and a need to write a comprehensive treatment on the afore- mentioned subject appeared. The present text collects many more or less known results on products, the exposition is uni?ed and, in many cases, the theorems are supplied with the new proofs. Besides, new results on products of cyclic groups are added. Moreover, an introduction to the theory of commutative radical rings and a generalizations to connected transversal are included.
Leverage big data to add value to your business Social media analytics, web-tracking, and other technologies help companies acquire and handle massive amounts of data to better understand their customers, products, competition, and markets. Armed with the insights from big data, companies can improve customer experience and products, add value, and increase return on investment. The tricky part for busy IT professionals and executives is how to get this done, and that's where this practical book comes in. Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business is a complete how-to guide to leveraging big data to drive business value. Full of practical techniques, real-world examples, and hands-on exercises, this book explores the technologies involved, as well as how to find areas of the organization that can take full advantage of big data. Shows how to decompose current business strategies in order to link big data initiatives to the organization’s value creation processes Explores different value creation processes and models Explains issues surrounding operationalizing big data, including organizational structures, education challenges, and new big data-related roles Provides methodology worksheets and exercises so readers can apply techniques Includes real-world examples from a variety of organizations leveraging big data Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business is written by one of Big Data's preeminent experts, William Schmarzo. Don't miss his invaluable insights and advice.
One of the important elements of a substation is the grounding system, which is, without doubt, the most important part of an electrical system from the point of view of human and equipment safety. The safety, reliability, and correct operation of electrical power systems depend on the quality of the design and construction of the grounding system. The tendency of modern substations to go to higher voltages and to increase the short circuit current levels emphasizes the importance of adequate grounding design procedures and verification methodologies. Two main tasks stand before the personnel who are engaged in groundings: first, to design the grounding system according to required safety parameters, and second, to ensure that measurements of these parameters are of the greatest accuracy. Design problems of the substation grounding system and resistance measurement problems are considered in this book.