Springer Series in Reliability Engineering

Quality Control Applications

Authors: Chorafas, Dimitris N.

  • Contains quality control principles, practical examples and case studies to help the reader in his/her professional performance
  • Provides tools and approaches to a sustainable quality control program with wide coverage of this issue
  • Outlines what can go wrong with quality planning and cost control, based on the author's experience in quality control and reliability
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Quality control is a constant priority in electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, and nuclear engineering – as well as in the vast domain of electronics, from home appliances to computers and telecommunications. Quality Control Applications provides guidance and valuable insight into quality control policies; their methods, their implementation, constant observation and associated technical audits.

What has previously been a mostly mathematical topic is translated here for engineers concerned with the practical implementation of quality control. Once the fundamentals of quality control are established, Quality Control Applications goes on to develop this knowledge and explain how to apply it in the most effective way. Techniques are described and supported using relevant, real-life, case studies to provide detail and clarity for those without a mathematical background. Among the many practical examples, two case studies dramatize the importance of quality assurance: A shot-by-shot analysis of the errors made in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster; and the engineering failure with new technology due to the absence of quality control in an alternative energy project.

This clear and comprehensive approach makes Quality Control Applications an essential reference for those studying engineering as well industry professionals involved in quality control across product and system design.

About the authors

Professor Chorafas is an academic and consultant. He has been a Fulbright scholar and Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He taught in 10 universities in Europe and North America, of which: 2 in Switzerland, 1 in Germany, 6 in the United States and 1 in Canada.

The better known companies to which he has been advisor to the board are:  General Electric-Bull,  Univac, Honeywell, Digital Equipment, Olivetti, Nestlé, Omega, Italcementi, Italmobiliare, AEG-Telefunken, Olympia, Osram, Antar, Pechiney, the American Management Association.

Financial institutions which sought his assistance include the Union Bank of Switzerland, Bank Vontobel, CEDEL, the Bank of Scotland, Credit Agricole, Österreichische Länderbank (Bank Austria), First Austrian Bank, Commerzbank, Dresdner Bank, Demir Bank, Mid-Med Bank, Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura, Istituto Bancario Italiano, Credito Commerciale and Banca Provinciale Lombarda.

More than 8,000 banking, industrial and government executives have participated in his seminars in the United States, England, Germany, Italy, other European countries, Asia and Latin America. Dr Chorafas is the author of 153 books, some of which have been translated into 16 languages and many got 5 stars out of 5 in rating.

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“Written at the level of an advanced undergraduate, practicing engineer, or an academic with no background in the area, the book provides considerable introductory material with numerous examples describing the basics of quality control and what is meant by service quality and reliability. … This book would be well suited to self-study by anyone needing a basic but rigorous introduction to the principles of quality control and its applications.” (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, October, 2013)

“Various methods and tools are described for improving and maintaining the quality and reliability of engineering structures and processes. The mathematical topics are arranged for engineers concerned with the practical implementation of quality control and tools for ensuring high reliability. … For readers, also without a mathematical background, the book provides the principles and basic methods of quality control and reliability assurance, where many practical examples are given.” (Kurt Marti, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1252, 2012)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Product Assurance

    Chorafas, Dimitris N.

    Pages 3-21

  • Quality Control

    Chorafas, Dimitris N.

    Pages 23-40

  • Designing for Quality

    Chorafas, Dimitris N.

    Pages 41-56

  • Service Assurance: A Case Study

    Chorafas, Dimitris N.

    Pages 59-80

  • Man-Made Catastrophes are the Result of Wanting Service Assurance

    Chorafas, Dimitris N.

    Pages 81-101

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2965-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality Control Applications
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Reliability Engineering
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2966-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2966-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2965-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6147-9
Series ISSN
1614-7839
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 332
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