The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), founded in 1987, comprises India's most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists covering the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines. INAE functions as an apex body and promotes the practice of engineering & technology and the related sciences for their application to solving problems of national importance. INAE launched a Distinguished Visiting Professorship (DVP) Scheme jointly with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in 1999. The Scheme envisages promotion of industry-institute interaction by facilitating the dissemination of knowledge through the expertise of experienced and knowledgeable persons from industry to integrate their rich industrial experience with technical education. CURRENT TRENDS IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE Volume III is a compilation of papers based on the lectures delivered by industry experts in engineering colleges under the AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professorship scheme.
It deals with recent developments and practices adopted in various projects in different engineering disciplines and specializations - Advanced Finite Element Structural Analysis; Structural Engineering; Concrete Technology; LEAN Construction; Nanotechnology; Product Lifecycle and Visualization Tools; Defluoridation of Water; Multiuser Radio Communication Techniques; Space Links; Satellite Communication Services and Applications; Science, Technology and Applications of Superalloys; Titanium Hardware for Strategic Sectors; Application of APQP, a QS-9000 Tool for Quality Improvement; Hot Dip Galvanizing; Corrosion Problems in Chemical Process Industries and Role of Engineer's in India's Development.
Sneh Anand.: Professor, Centre for Biomedical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi
From the President's Desk / Preface / Foreword / Civil Engineering: Advanced Finite Element Structural Analysis / Ways of Seeing Structures / Issues in Mix Proportioning of Fly Ash based Self Compacting Concrete / Whitetopping - A Case Study from Bangalore / Construction of a Deep Underground Cavern for Storage of LPG / LEAN Construction - the New Project Management Paradigm / Sustainability Aspects in Construction / An overview of Application of Nanotechnology in Construction Materials / Environmental Issues Relating to Port and Harbour Developments / Mechanical Engineering: Product Life Cycle and Visualization Tools for the Development of Products and Projects / Chemical Engineering: Supported Layered Double Hydroxide Adsorbents for Defluoridation of Water / Simultaneous Feature Selection and Classification using Biogeography based Optimization and Support Vector Machines for Process Engineering / Electrical Engineering: Power System State - Estimation / Power System Planning and Modeling Studies / Performance Evaluation of TCSC Control and Protection Equipment using RTDS / Electronics and Communication Engineering: Spread Spectrum and Multiuser Radio Communication Techniques/ Space Links / Satellite Communication Services and Applications / Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: Science, Technology and Applications of Superalloys / Science, Technology and Applications of Titanium and its Alloys / Science, Technology and Applications of 18% Nickel Maraging Steels with Particular Reference to Indian Scenario / Indigenous Development of Technologies for Productions of Critical Titanium Hardware for Strategic Sectors / Indigenous Development and Production of Large Cross-Sectioned NiCrMoV Steels for Critical Applications / Finfree Scarfing at LD2 & SC / Application of APQP, a QS-9000 Tool for Quality Improvement / Hot Dip Galvanising: Features and Future / Unusual Metallurgical Behaviour of Nickel-Base Alloys in Chemical Process Industries / Case Studies of Trace Impurities leading to Major Chemical/Electrochemical Corrosion Problems in Chemical Process Industries / Monitoring of Superplastic Deformation by Measuring Change of Capacitance / Interdisciplinary Engineering: Engineers as Designers and Innovators / Role of Engineer's in India's Development / Engineer and the Shop Floor / Managing an Engineering Career (Extract) / Index.