Sustainable Engineering Products and Manufacturing Technologies provides the reader with a detailed look at the latest research into technologies that reduce the environmental impacts of manufacturing. All points where engineering decisions can influence the environmental sustainability of a product are examined, including the sourcing of non-toxic, sustainable raw materials, how to choose manufacturing processes that use energy responsibly and minimize waste, and how to design products to maximize reusability and recyclability. The subject of environmental regulation is also addressed, with references to both the US and EU and the future direction of legislation.
Finally, sustainability factors are investigated alongside other product considerations, such as quality, price, manufacturability and functionality, to help readers design processes and products that are economically viable and environmentally friendly.
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Section I: Sustainable Manufacturing Processes 1. Microwave Material Processing: A clean, green and sustainable approach 2. Thixoforming of Light-weight Alloys and Composites: An approach towards Sustainable Manufacturing 3. Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Al-Cu Sheets using Hydraulic Bulging Process
Section II: Sustainable Engineering Products 4. Hybrid Welding of 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel 5. Design and Construction of Helical Anchors in Soils 6. Design and Analysis of Heat Exchanger by using CFD 7. A CFD Based Study of Cross-Flow Turbine for Tidal Energy Extraction 8. Parameter Optimization Using the Surface Response Technique in Automated Guided Vehicles 9. Evolution of Material Selection in Commercial Aviation Industry
Dr Kaushik Kumar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has 14 years of experience in teaching and research, and over 11 years of industrial experience working for a global manufacturing company. He has 9 patents, has authored/edited 20 books and has 120 international journal publications, and 18 International and 8 National Conference publications to his credit.
Divya Zindani Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Silchar, India.
Divya Zindani, is presently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Silchar. He has over 2 years of Industrial experience. His areas of research interest are optimization, product and process design, CAD/CAM/CAE and rapid prototyping. He has 1 Patent, 6 Books, 1 Edited Book, 14 Book Chapters, and 8 international journal publications to his credit.
J. Paulo Davim Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
J. Paulo Davim is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He has also interest in Management & Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability & Engineering Education. He has received several scientific awards, has worked as evaluator of projects for international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor of more than 100 books and as author of more than 10 books, 60 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences.