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Title: Biomedical engineering principles
Author: Ritter, Arthur B.
Call number: R856.R614 2011
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Synopsis:
Current demand in biomedical sciences emphasizes the understanding of basic mechanisms and problem solving rather than rigid empiricism and factual recall. Knowledge of the basic laws of mass and momentum transport as well as model development and validation, biomedical signal processing, biomechanics, and capstone design have indispensable roles in the engineering analysis of physiological processes. To this end, an introductory, multidisciplinary text is a must to provide the necessary foundation for beginning biomedical students. Assuming no more than a passing acquaintance with molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, and signal processing, Biomedical Engineering Principles, Second Edition provides just such a solid, accessible grounding to this rapidly advancing field. Acknowledging the vast range of backgrounds and prior education from which the biomedical field draws, the organization of this book lends itself to a tailored course specific to the experience and interests of the student. Divided into four sections, the book begins with systems physiology, transport processes, cell physiology, and the cardiovascular system. Part I covers systems analysis, biological data, and modeling and simulation in experimental design, applying concepts of diffusion, and facilitated and active transport. Part II presents biomedical signal processing, reviewing frequency, periodic functions, and Fourier series as well as signal acquisition and processing techniques. Part III presents the practical applications of biomechanics, focusing on the mechanical and structural properties of bone, musculoskeletal, and connective tissue with respect to joint range, load bearing capacity, and electrical stimulation. The final part highlights capstone design, discussing design perspectives for living and nonliving systems, the role of the FDA, and the project timeline from inception to proof of concept..[Publisher Info]

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Title: Biomedical engineering : bridging medicine and technology
Author: Saltzman, W. Mark.
Call number: R856.S179
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The book presents the basic science knowledge used by biomedical engineers at a level accessible to all students and illustrates the first steps in applying this knowledge to solve problems in human medicine. Biomedical engineering now encompasses a range of fields of specialization including bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biomolecular engineering. This introduction to bioengineering assembles foundational resources from molecular and cellular biology and physiology and relates them to various sub-specialties of biomedical engineering. The first two parts of the book present basic information in molecular/cellular biology and human physiology; quantitative concepts are stressed in these sections. Comprehension of these basic life science principles provides the context in which biomedical engineers interact. The third part of the book introduces the sub-specialties in biomedical engineering, and emphasizes – through examples and profiles of people in the field – the types of problems biomedical engineers solve.[Publisher Info]

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Title: Prototyping and low-volume production
Author: Thompson, Rob.
Call number: TS171.8.T475
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Part of a series on manufacturing for designers, this colorful illustrated guide to manufacturing processes is intended to provide designers with technical information on making materials and production decisions for prototyping. The work is divided into sections covering forming technologies, joining processes and finishes and each short chapter provides color photographs, technical illustrations and descriptions of an example project made using each manufacturing method. Processes include traditional arts such as lost wax casting and panel beating as well as modern techniques like composite lamination and direct metal laser sintering. Rob Thompson is a designer currently working for Nokia and the author of Manufacturing Processes for Design Professional.[Publisher Info]

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Title: Lean production for competitive advantage : a comprehensive guide to lean methodologies and management practices
Author: Nicholas, John M.
Call number: TS155.N598P
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The Lean concepts and principles described in this book have revolutionized manufacturing practice and business conduct in a manner similar to what Henry Ford’s system did for mass manufacturing. Lean production however, involves much more than the adoption of methods and procedures, it requires a change in management philosophy that emphasizes relationship building, trust, and responsibility being conferred to frontline workers and suppliers.
Based on three decades of teaching experience, Lean Production for a Competitive Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Methodologies and Management Practicesintroduces the Lean philosophy and illustrates the effective application of Lean tools with real-world case studies. From fundamental concepts to integrated planning and control in pull production and the supply chain, the text provides a complete introduction to Lean production. Coverage includes small batch production, setup reduction, pull production, preventive maintenance, standard operations, as well as synchronizing and scheduling lean operations. Detailing the key principles and practices of Lean production, the text also: Illustrates effective implementation techniques with case studies from a range of industries.Includes questions and completed problems in each chapter Explains how to effectively partner with suppliers and employees to accomplish productivity goals.Designed for students who have a basic foundation in production and operations management, the text provides a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of Lean. It also offers practical know-how for implementing a culture of continuous improvement on the shop floor or in the office, creating a heightened sense of responsibility and pride in all stakeholders involved, and enhancing productivity and efficiency to improve the bottom line.[Publisher Info]

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Title: Toyota production system : an integrated approach to just-in-time.
Author: Monden, Yasuhiro.
Call number: TL278.M741
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This book explains the principles and methods of the Toyota production system (TPS) at Toyota manufacturing and offers guidelines for implementing TPS in an organization. Coverage encompasses implementation steps, subsystems, and quantitative techniques. The section on humanized production systems has been expanded for this fourth edition, with material on cultivating the spontaneous kaizen mind, increasing worker morale through improvement activities, and increasing employee motivation through autonomous split-lines in an assembly plant. This edition also contains new discussions of how Toyota has changed in reaction to problems such as recalls, excess inventory, and the recent tsunami. There is new material on e-kanban, kaizen costing, mini-profit centers, and overcoming TPS implementation problems. The book includes numerous organizational charts and algorithms. Monden is professor emeritus at the University of Tsukuba, Japan.[Publisher Info]