The Handbook Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences addresses numerous issues in the emerging field of the philosophy of those sciences that are involved in the technological process of designing, developing and making of new technical artifacts and systems. These issues include the nature of design, of technological knowledge, and of technical artifacts, as well as the toolbox of engineers. Most of these have thus far not been analyzed in general philosophy of science, which has traditionally but inadequately regarded technology as mere applied science and focused on physics, biology, mathematics and the social sciences. • First comprehensive philosophical handbook on technology and the engineering sciences • Unparalleled in scope including explorative articles • In depth discussion of technical artifacts and their ontology • Provides extensive analysis of the nature of engineering design • Focuses in detail on the role of models in technology
From carbon fibre racing bikes to ‘sharkskin’ swimsuits, the application of cutting-edge design, technology and engineering has proved to be a vital ingredient in enhanced sports performance. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of contemporary sports technology and engineering, providing a complete overview of academic, professional and industrial knowledge and technique. The book is divided into eight sections covering the following topics : Sustainable Sports Engineering Instrumentation Technology Summer Mobility Sports Winter Mobility Sports Apparel and Protection Equipment Sports Implements (racquets, clubs, bats, sticks) Sports Balls Sports Surfaces and Facilities Written by an international team of leading experts from industry, academia and commercial research institutes, the emphasis throughout the book is on innovation, the relationship between business and science, and the improvement of sports performance. This is an essential reference for anybody working in sports technology, sports product design, sports engineering, biomechanics, ergonomics, sports business or applied sport science.
Featuring a wide range of international case studies, Ethics, Technology, and Engineering presents a unique and systematic approach for engineering students to deal with the ethical issues that are increasingly inherent in engineering practice. Utilizes a systematic approach to ethical case analysis -- the ethical cycle -- which features a wide range of real-life international case studies including the Challenger Space Shuttle, the Herald of Free Enterprise and biofuels. Covers a broad range of topics, including ethics in design, risks, responsibility, sustainability, and emerging technologies Can be used in conjunction with the online ethics tool Agora (http://www.ethicsandtechnology.com) Provides engineering students with a clear introduction to the main ethical theories Includes an extensive glossary with key terms
Basic Engineering Technology covers various topics related to engineering, from safety procedures and movement of loads to measurement and dimensional control. Marking out, workholding, and toolholding are also discussed, along with joining, assembly, and dismantling. The interpretation of technical drawings, specifications, and data is considered as well. Comprised of 10 chapters, this book begins with a historical overview of the development of the engineering industry, followed by a discussion on the academic qualifications and training of the various categories of technical personnel employed in the industry. The reader is then introduced to safe practices observed in the engineering industry, with emphasis on health and safety legislation, causes of accidents, and accident prevention. Subsequent chapters focus on safety considerations in the movement of loads; measurement and control of dimensional properties; advantages and disadvantages of marking out; workholding and toolholding applications; and assembly and dismantling. This monograph is intended for undergraduate students and those enrolled in training centers and in industrial apprentice training schemes.
This book explores the innovative and research methods of the teaching-learning process in Engineering field. It focuses on the use of technology in the field of education. It also provides a platform to academicians and educationalists to share their ideas and best practices. The book includes specific pedagogy used in engineering education. It offers case studies and classroom practices which also include those used in distance mode and during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides comparisons of national and international accreditation bodies, directions on cost-effective technology, and it discusses advanced technologies such as VR and augmented reality used in education. This book is intended for research scholars who are pursuing their masters and doctoral studies in the engineering education field as well as teachers who teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses to engineering students.
Escalating urbanization and energy consumption have increased the demand for green engineering solutions and intelligent systems to mitigate environmental hazards and offer a more sustainable future. Green engineering technologies help to create sustainable, eco-friendly designs and solutions with the aid of updated tools, methods, designs, and innovations. These technologies play a significant role in optimizing sustainability in various areas of energy, agriculture, waste management, and bioremediation and include green computing and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Green Engineering and Technology: Innovations, Design, and Architectural Implementation examines the most recent ad...
This book contains the proceedings of the fib Symposium “High Tech Concrete: Where Technology and Engineering Meet”, that was held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, in June 2017. This annual symposium was organised by the Dutch Concrete Association and the Belgian Concrete Association. Topics addressed include: materials technology, modelling, testing and design, special loadings, safety, reliability and codes, existing concrete structures, durability and life time, sustainability, innovative building concepts, challenging projects and historic concrete, amongst others. The fib (International Federation for Structural Concrete) is a not-for-profit association committed to advancing the technical, economic, aesthetic and environmental performance of concrete structures worldwide.
Engineering Technologies covers the mandatory units for the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and Technology: Each compulsory unit is covered in detail with activities, case studies and self-test questions where relevant. Review questions are provided at the end of each chapter and a sample multiple-choice examination is included at the end of the book. The book has been written to ensure that it covers what learners need to know. Answers to selected questions in the book, together with a wealth of supporting resources, can be found on the book’s companion website. Numerical answers are provided in the book itself. Written specifically for the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and Techno...
Maritime Technology and Engineering includes the papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 15-17 October 2014). The contributions reflect the internationalization of the maritime sector, and cover a wide range of topics: Ports; Maritime transportation; Inland navigat
Engineers are expected to understand global issues, and the nuances of working in a culturally diverse space. This book is an attempt to deliberate upon issues for the welfare of humankind. Note: T& F does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This title is co-published with NIPA.