This casebook focuses on the introduction of change at the plant level. The cases look at implementing new technology, systems, and structures and what it takes to turn around "rust-belt" factories. The cases are action oriented and force students to make realistic decisions. The book is interdisciplinary, in that it integrated the social and technical aspects of change.
Preface. Introduction. The Fundamentals of the Science and Technology of Ultrasonics: Vibratory and Wave Motion. Ultrasonic Technology. The Physical Principles of Ultrasonic Treatment of Liquid Metals: Ultrasonic Cavitation. Acoustic Streaming, Radiation Pressure and Sonocapillary Effect. Ultrasonic Atomization and Degassing of Liquids. Solidification of Metals in an Ultrasonic Field. The Physical Principles of Ultrasonic Treatment of Solid Metals: The Attenuation of Ultrasonic Vibrations in Solids. Structure Changes in Metals on Ultrasonic Stressing. Mechanical Properties of Ultrasonically Irradiated Metals. Diffusion in an Ultrasonic Field. Phase Transformations in Ultrasonically Irradiated Metals. Ultrasound Interaction with the Solid-Solid Contact Surface. High-Intensity Ultrasound in Liquid Metal Technologies: Ultrasonic Degassing of the Melt. Solidification of Metals in an Ultrasonic Field. Ultrasonically Assisted Crystal Growth. Ultrasound in Plating Processes. Ultrasonic Melt Atomization in Powder Metallurgy. The Use of Ultrasound for Preparing In Situ Composites. High-Intensity Ultrasound in Solid Metal Technologies: Ultrasound in Metalworking Processes. Ultrasound in Heat Treatment and Chemical Heat Treatment. Ultrasonic Machining. Ultrasonic Surface Hardening.