study illustrates a turbine-generator unit in a power plant vibrating
heavily and shaking the building. Two engineers recommend conflicting
solutions. Sam Towers, the plant manager, had to make a decision
that could cost the company millions of dollars.
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Highlights the need for engineers to interpret
engineering data, analyze financial implications, and
make recommendations to the management.
Coverage includes engineering issues, risk management,
safety, credibility issues, and financial issues.
Designed to satisfy ABET 2000 criteria for developing
the student's ability to use techniques, skills, and
modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Accompanying CD-ROM graphically illustrates the
problem using photos, videos, and charts.
Competency materials provide technical and management
information needed to solve the problem.
A comprehensive instructor's manual CD-ROM includes
solution adapted at the plant, student presentations,
possible answers, teaching suggestions, forms for grading,
powerpoint presentations, multiple-choice and essay questions,
Integrate engineering and business issues by
understanding that good decisions require striking a
balance between technical, financial, credibility, and
Synthesize and apply knowledge gained in earlier
courses to solve a real-world problem.
Gain higher-level cognitive skills such as reasoning,
critical thinking and problem solving skills.
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