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Mathematical Models, Problems, and Solutions, 1st Edition

By Zainul Huda

CRC Press

356 pages | 99 B/W Illus.

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This unique book is equally useful to both engineering-degree students and production engineers practicing in industry. The volume is designed to cover three aspects of manufacturing technology: (a) fundamental concepts, (b) engineering analysis/mathematical modeling of manufacturing operations, and (c) 250+ problems and their solutions. These attractive features render this book suitable for recommendation as a textbook for undergraduate as well as Master level programs in Mechanical/Materials/Industrial Engineering. There are 19 chapters in the book; each chapter first introduces readers to the technological importance of chapter-topic and definitions of terms and their explanation; and then the mathematical modeling/engineering analysis of the corresponding manufacturing operation is presented. The meanings of the terms along with their SI units in each mathematical model are clearly stated. There are over 320 mathematical models/equations. The book is divided into three parts. Part One introduces readers to manufacturing and basic manufacturing processes (metal casting, plastic molding, metal forming, ceramic processing, composite processing, heat treatment, surface finishing, welding & joining, and powder metallurgy) and their engineering analysis/mathematical modeling followed by worked examples (solved problem). Part Two covers non-traditional machining and computer aided manufacturing, including their mathematical modeling and the related solved problems. Finally, quality control (QC) and economic aspects of manufacturing are discussed in Part Three.


  • Presents over 320 mathematical models and 250 worked examples
  • Covers both conventional and non-traditional manufacturing
  • Includes design problems and their solutions on engineering manufacturing processes
  • Special emphasis on casting design and weld design in manufacturing  
  • Offers computer aided manufacturing, quality control, and economics of manufacturing

Table of Contents

Part I – BASIC CONCEPTS & MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. Introduction. Metal Casting I – Casting Fundamentals. Metal Casting II – Casting Design. Plastic Molding Processes. Metal Forming-I: Deformation and Annealing. Metal Forming-II: Bulk Deformation. Metal Forming-III: Sheet Metal Forming. Machining-I: Mechanics of Machining. Machining-II: Tool Life, Turning, and Drilling. Machining-III: Shaping, Milling, and Grinding. Finishing/Surface Engineering. Powder Metallurgy. Weld Design and Joining. Glass Processing. Composite Processing. Part-II: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING. Nontraditional Machining Processes. Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Part-III: QUALITY AND ECONOMICS OF MANUFACTURING. Quality Control in Manufacturing. Economics of Manufacturing.

About the Author

Prof. Z. Huda earned PhD in Materials Technology from Brunel University, London, UK in 1991. He is also a postgraduate in Manufacturing Engineering. He obtained B. Eng. in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Karachi, Pakistan in 1976. He is the author/co-author/editor of 125+ publications; which include 5 books and 32 peer-reviewed international SCOPUS-indexed journal articles (26 ISI-indexed papers) in the fields of materials/manufacturing/mechanical engineering published by reputed publishers from USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Singapore. He has also been cited over 430 times in Google Scholar. His author h-index is 11 (i10-index: 13). He, as PI, has attracted seven (7) research grants, including an externally funded research project worth MYR 142,000.00 and a Lab Fund worth MYR 250,000.00. Prof Huda is the recipient of Vice Chancellor's Appreciation Certificate awarded by the V.C, University of Malaya for an invention/patent.

Prof Huda has successfully completed 20+ industrial consultancy/R&D projects in the areas of failure analysis and manufacturing in Malaysia and Pakistan. He is the developer of Toyota Corolla cars' axle-hub's heat treatment procedure first ever implemented in Pakistan (through Indus Motor Co./Transmission Engineering Industries Ltd, Karachi) during 1997. Besides industrial consultancy, Dr. Huda has worked as C. Plant Manager, Development Engineer, Metallurgist, and Gr. Engineer (Metallurgy) in various manufacturing companies, including Pakistan Steel Mills Ltd.

Prof Z. Huda has delivered Guest Lectures/Presentations in the areas of materials and manufacturing in the UK, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Malaysia. Prof Z. Huda holds Memberships of prestigious professional societies, including: (a) Pakistan Engineering Council, (b) Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), London, UK, and (c) Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM), Canada. He has supervised/co-supervised to completion a number of PhD and Master research theses. His biography has been published in Marque’s WHO’s WHO IN THE WORLD, 2008-2016. He is a member of the International Biographic Centre (IBC), UK’s TOP 100 ENGINEERS -2015.

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