Thursday, June 4, 2020

From East to West Reflections on immersing myself in new cultures at Hult

Born and raised in Vietnam, I am proud to call myself a global citizen, with a Western education and Eastern values. Being in an international environment like Hult has totally made me the person I am today. After working and studying with people from around the world, I have become more confident, adaptive, critical in my thinking, and open-minded. But adjusting to new cultures can take a while. Understanding cultural differences Vietnamese people are hard-working, friendly, kindhearted, and live for their pride. I find many typical Vietnamese values have influenced the I way carry myself, especially the value of family. In a collective environment like Vietnam,   people tend to define themselves as a part of a group, rather than as an individual.  On the other hand, Ive found that my peers from other backgrounds tend to define themselves more as individuals. I find many typical Vietnamese values have influenced the I way carry myself, especially the value of family. This difference became crystal clear when working on  group projects with other nationalities. In a group context, Id rather sit back and observe before speaking my mind. Im very careful with what I say. And I could be seen as modest and extremely shy when it came to expressing opinions. This is different from Western cultures where people are encouraged to speak their minds. Personally, I think the most effective way to overcome the challenge of cultural barriers is by  not being afraid to throw yourself into the situation. Give it a shot and be understanding. The more you experience other cultures, the less challenging it will be in the future. Also, keep in mind that your fellow classmates are going through the same experience, so dont be too hard on them either. The benefits of cross-cultural friendships You will gain  a lot from being friends with people from around the world. Besides some obvious benefits (like having free accommodation every time you travel!), the best thing about making friends from overseas is definitely that you will become  more culturally sensitive.  This can save you from embarrassing situations  when you interact with new people from other countries. This sensitivity also helps you to be more adaptive in cross-cultural professional contexts. Cultural diversity: My friends and fellow Global Ambassadors. My mindset has totally changed after having friends from other cultural backgrounds. It has changed the way I see different cultures, religions, and lifestyles, and has positively influenced my perspective on life. You will gain a lot from being friends with people from around the world. From undergrad in London to a masters in Boston: another cultural change After completing my Bachelor of Business Administration at Hult in London, I moved to Boston to pursue my Masters in International Business. Regardless of how similar the cultures seem to each other, Ive found  British and American culture to be very different, too.  And its more than just the choice of words and a preferred beverage, like tea or coffee. Ive found Americans to be somewhat more open and sociable. For example, strangers greeting each other is considered a social norm in America. Americans can also be very straightforward—theyre not hesitant to discuss issues. On the other hand, Ive found that British people often express to themselves in a very reserved and polite way. (Brits can also have a sarcastic sense of humor!) Sharing cultural traditions My first truly American experience was Thanksgiving. I was fortunate enough to experience Thanksgiving with a very loving American family. It helped me understand more about the American values, social habits, and norms. Then, during Lunar New Year, which is the biggest holiday in Vietnam, I was able to share a cultural tradition of my own. I gave my friends red envelopes. It is a tradition of Vietnam to give your loved ones red envelopes with money inside (chocolate coins in my case) to wish them luck and fortune in the new year. Lunar New Year: We also shared a feast! At Hult, Ive been educated to lead, to be open-minded, creative, and hardworking. Such a multicultural educational environment helps me to prepare for the real world, with practical skills in both business and self-improvement—a critical mindset and cultural sensitivity. I believe this will prepare me to perform well in todays global professional context. Such a multicultural educational environment helps me to prepare for the real world. Curious to find out more about the truly global experiences that await you as a Hult student?  Download a brochure. Kickstart your career with Hults undergraduate business school. To find out more, take a look at our blog 5 top tips for a standout undergraduate application. Download a brochure or get in touch today to find out how Hult can help you to learn about the business world, the future, and yourself. Hult Rotation offers you a chance to study in a truly global way. Our rotation program allows you to study and be immersed in some of the finest cities in the world. 📠¸: @jasminmanzano . Hult Rotation offers you a chance to study in a truly global way. Our rotation program allows you to study and be immersed in some of the finest cities in the world. 📠¸: @jasminmanzano . Each year, Hult seeks to enroll a talented and ambitious incoming class from all over the world. We look for diverse students with a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and interests—students who will thrive in our unique educational atmosphere. Are you ready for a truly global experience? 📠¸: @iambrunadiniz . Each year, Hult seeks to enroll a talented and ambitious incoming class from all over the world. We look for diverse students with a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and interests—students who will thrive in our unique educational atmosphere. Are you ready for a truly global experience? 📠¸: @iambrunadiniz . We’re excited to start 2020 on a ranking high! Hult is proud to have been placed #28 in Poets Quants 2020 rankings for Best Undergraduate Business Schools in the US. Taking a huge leap of 32 places from our 2019 position, we’re also very happy to have secured top positions in key categories like: life-changing experience, practicality of the degree, and global immersion. . With five global campuses, a student body of over 130 nationalities, and a learn-by-doing approach—Hult offers a student experience like no other. . We’re excited to start 2020 on a ranking high! Hult is proud to have been placed #28 in Poets Quants 2020 rankings for Best Undergraduate Business Schools in the US. Taking a huge leap of 32 places from our 2019 position, we’re also very happy to have secured top positions in key categories like: life-changing experience, practicality of the degree, and global immersion. . With five global campuses, a student body of over 130 nationalities, and a learn-by-doing approach—Hult offers a student experience like no other. . â€Å"I’m from an engineering background and needed a whole new skill set for the industry I wanted to switch to. I learned a lot about myself and how I deal with being out of my comfort zone. I learned both soft and hard skills, from how to work in very diverse teams to key accounting metrics and strategy. I was surprised by how weak I was at certain tasks in English or how strong I actually was in other areas. Hult gave me opportunities to try new things and meet people from places I never thought I would have friends. . My internship experiences gave me the chance to broaden my view of different cultures and different companies. I had the opportunity to work and live with people whose values differed from people in my home country. I thought that this would be difficult, but it gave me the chance to reflect on my own values and assess if they were a result of my home country environment or if they were intrinsically mine. . Diederick ter Kulve (@diederick.terkulve) Netherlands Masters in International Business . â€Å"I’m from an engineering background and needed a whole new skill set for the industry I wanted to switch to. I learned a lot about myself and how I deal with being out of my comfort zone. I learned both soft and hard skills, from how to work in very diverse teams to key accounting metrics and strategy. I was surprised by how weak I was at certain tasks in English or how strong I actually was in other areas. Hult gave me opportunities to try new things and meet people from places I never thought I would have friends. . My internship experiences gave me the chance to broaden my view of different cultures and different companies. I had the opportunity to work and live with people whose values differed from people in my home country. I thought that this would be difficult, but it gave me the chance to reflect on my own values and assess if they were a result of my home country environment or if they were intrinsically mine. . Diederick ter Kulve (@diederick.terkulve) Netherlands Masters in International Business . Say a big hello to our Bachelor of Business Administration program cover star, Elisa Orus Plana âÅ" ¨ . â€Å"I’m excited for the future—especially that I cant predict whats going to happen. Maybe Ill end up in Mexico working for a trading company or maybe in Africa, developing my own business. Everything is possible, and the options are constantly changing. I love the idea that Im never going to be stuck doing the same job until the end of my life if I dont want it to be like this. . Hult really supports me and my ambitions and truly believes that we deserve to be considered as professionals as well as students. Here, I get to express not just my opinions but all elements of myself. From my creative side with the Fashion Society to my finance and business sides in Trading Club and the Management Consulting Club. We get a different type of learning here. Not just essential knowledge and theory, but practical skills and mindset. The school is always evolving. We’re encouraged to innovate and to always look for new ways of doing traditional things. We learn how to be more confident and become aware of how we can impact our environment. The school aims to help you become a better version of yourself and to stand out from the crowd.â€Å" . Elisa Orus Plana French Bachelor of Business Administration Class of 2021 Say a big hello to our Bachelor of Business Administration program cover star, Elisa Orus Plana âÅ" ¨ . â€Å"I’m excited for the future—especially that I cant predict whats going to happen. Maybe Ill end up in Mexico working for a trading company or maybe in Africa, developing my own business. Everything is possible, and the options are constantly changing. I love the idea that Im never going to be stuck doing the same job until the end of my life if I dont want it to be like this. . Hult really supports me and my ambitions and truly believes that we deserve to be considered as professionals as well as students. Here, I get to express not just my opinions but all elements of myself. From my creative side with the Fashion Society to my finance and business sides in Trading Club and the Management Consulting Club. We get a different type of learning here. Not just essential knowledge and theory, but practical skills and mindset. The school is always evolving. We’re encouraged to innovate and to always look for new ways of doing traditional things. We learn how to be more confident and become aware of how we can impact our environment. The school aims to help you become a better version of yourself and to stand out from the crowd.â€Å" . Elisa Orus Plana French Bachelor of Business Administration Class of 2021"> During the final days of 2019, you probably reflected on what you’ve accomplished this year—and even this decade—and what you’d like to achieve in 2020. Let us know in the comments below. During the final days of 2019, you probably reflected on what you’ve accomplished this year—and even this decade—and what you’d like to achieve in 2020. Let us know in the comments below. â€Å"The first time we did group work on the program, I went head-to-head with a colleague. It taught me a lot about how I see people, how people see me, and how conflict can be resolved in a kind and productive way. The best feedback you get, when delivered constructively, is the most critical because it really feeds into how you lead. I’ve completely reversed my leadership style—the result is so much richer and more powerful when you lead from behind and lead with strength. . Studying in tandem with working, whilst challenging, gave me the perfect platform to directly apply learning concepts into my business environment, the competitive landscape, and the real-estate industry as a whole. When I started the program, I was very happy in my corporate role. But my courage and aspirations grew to the point that I took on a whole new direction. Having my career coach, Joanna, as a sounding board allowed me to really be strategic and get to know myself. She coached me thro ugh all the interviews, the research, and the questions. It went in parallel with what I was doing academically and after six months everything just clicked. . I went into the EMBA knowing I had nothing to lose and I’ve come out with everything. Great strength, global friends, amazing learning, mentors from professors, a job I love, and the knowledge that I can set my mind to achieve anything and with the right support and resources I’ll get there.† . Kashani Wijetunga British, New Zealand Sri Lankan Associate Director Senior Strategy Consultant CBRE EMBA Class of 2019 . â€Å"The first time we did group work on the program, I went head-to-head with a colleague. It taught me a lot about how I see people, how people see me, and how conflict can be resolved in a kind and productive way. The best feedback you get, when delivered constructively, is the most critical because it really feeds into how you lead. I’ve completely reversed my leadership style—the result is so much richer and more powerful when you lead from behind and lead with strength. . Studying in tandem with working, whilst challenging, gave me the perfect platform to directly apply learning concepts into my business environment, the competitive landscape, and the real-estate industry as a whole. When I started the program, I was very happy in my corporate role. But my courage and aspirations grew to the point that I took on a whole new direction. Having my career coach, Joanna, as a sounding board allowed me to really be strategic and get to know myself. She coached me thro ugh all the interviews, the research, and the questions. It went in parallel with what I was doing academically and after six months everything just clicked. . I went into the EMBA knowing I had nothing to lose and I’ve come out with everything. Great strength, global friends, amazing learning, mentors from professors, a job I love, and the knowledge that I can set my mind to achieve anything and with the right support and resources I’ll get there.† . Kashani Wijetunga British, New Zealand Sri Lankan Associate Director Senior Strategy Consultant CBRE EMBA Class of 2019 . â€Å"It was now or never. I knew that I’d have likely stayed in my neighborhood for years to come if I didn’t take this opportunity. I’d not lived or studied outside of the U.S. before. So I left my job as a global strategist at an advertising agency and moved halfway around the world. I’ve come back a more culturally aware, well-versed person. I’ve realized that everything is a learning experience and an opportunity for growth. Ill definitely carry this mindset with me into the future. Technology and social media allow us to be different people in several places at once. Im excited to see how I can establish myself in whatever city Ill be lucky enough to call home and still maintain deep connections with people all over the world. I’m inspired by my classmates every day. Hearing some of their life stories and how getting this degree fits into their greater mission has been very humbling. My biggest challenge has been finding the ‘right’ path for me. There have been rooms Ive felt like I shouldnt be in, but now Im proud to feel as though I truly belong, wherever I am.† . Dwayne Logan, Jnr. American MBA Class of 2019 . â€Å"It was now or never. I knew that I’d have likely stayed in my neighborhood for years to come if I didn’t take this opportunity. I’d not lived or studied outside of the U.S. before. So I left my job as a global strategist at an advertising agency and moved halfway around the world. I’ve come back a more culturally aware, well-versed person. I’ve realized that everything is a learning experience and an opportunity for growth. Ill definitely carry this mindset with me into the future. Technology and social media allow us to be different people in several places at once. Im excited to see how I can establish myself in whatever city Ill be lucky enough to call home and still maintain deep connections with people all over the world. I’m inspired by my classmates every day. Hearing some of their life stories and how getting this degree fits into their greater mission has been very humbling. My biggest challenge has been finding the ‘right’ path for me. There have been rooms Ive felt like I shouldnt be in, but now Im proud to feel as though I truly belong, wherever I am.† . Dwayne Logan, Jnr. American MBA Class of 2019 . Happy New Year, Hultians! . Happy New Year, Hultians! .

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Feminism and Pornography Differing Views - 1221 Words

The pornography debate has been an issue within the feminist movement that has been pushed to the periphery in recent times. It is not as widely seen on the main stage of the feminist agenda and this may be because of a division in feminist thought with regards to pornography. Generally speaking, there are â€Å"pro-sex† feminists who believe that women have the right to do what they wish with their bodies and there are â€Å"pro-censorship† feminists who believe pornography is inherently degrading and violent towards women. In this paper I am going to discuss the views and opinions held by each faction of the pornography debate and I will discuss the pros and cons of each view and discuss how every day women (i.e. not scholars/academics) feel about pornography. To begin I would like to discuss â€Å"pro-sex† feminists and their views on pornography. These feminists believe that women have the choice â€Å"to participate in and consume pornography† and man y believe that pornography can have positive effects for women. If participation in pornography is consensual then there is no reason that a woman cannot partake in the production of pornography. This is summed up in the mantra â€Å"a woman’s body, a woman’s right† and as long as she is not being coerced then she has the right to do what she would like with her own body. This is where the opinions and views of sex workers themselves come in to play. Self identified feminist porn star Nina Hartley has called herself an exhibitionist and has beenShow MoreRelatedFeminism and Porn Essay1766 Words   |  8 Pages The idea that pornography gives feminists of differing opinions this middle ground that they can meet on and see how to articulate the different desires of feminism and what they want to turn it into is one of the main reasons Catherine Lumby argues that feminists need pornography (par 60). As Lumby writes in â€Å"Why Feminists Need Porn,† chapte r five of her book Bad Girls, â€Å"the notion that you can draw a cause and effect line between fantasy and social practice is disturbing and distasteful to someRead MoreThe Anti-Pornography Feminist Movement Essay3395 Words   |  14 Pagesrelationship between pornography and real violence. My body remembers.† This chilling testimony from a female rape victim to a grand jury in 1983 represents the evils that pornography represents in the United States. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Otto Dix Essay - 2219 Words

The Great War Through the Eyes of an Artist How does one depict art? Art has been around since the dawn of man. A form of self-expression, a way to creatively put down ones ideals in hopes of creating a masterpiece, and where ever there has been art there has been an artist. In society the artist is a very important person able to utilize his work and make the people think and question the higher power. Out of the entire artistic association of the world and over the entire timeline of history one has stood out to me. A man who essentially went to hell and back, a man who put what he saw down so that he could warn others of the tragedies of the World War One world. Scarred for life and haunted by flash-backs of the killings; the†¦show more content†¦At the end of the war, Otto Dix received the second class iron cross and achieved the title of Vice-Sergeant-Major. Otto watched his fellow men be shot and then fall with blood gushing out, followed by their own ear-piercing scr eams haunted by the wailing of the numerous other injured soldiers, then be given two options ; one being carried off to a medical station to die slowly, and another option of being given a mercy shot. This trench warfare would be displayed in several of Dix’s pieces such as â€Å"Trench Warfare†, â€Å"Breakfast in the Trenches†, â€Å"Suicide in the Trenches†, and â€Å"The Trenches†. â€Å"Lice, rats, barbwire, fleas, shells, bombs, underground caves, corpses, blood, liquor, mice, cats, artillery, filth, bullets, mortars, fire, steel: That is what war is, it is the work of the devil.† (Otto Dix, 1923) Dix began to realize that what he wanted in vain, what he wanted all along, was something that no man would wish upon his greatest enemy. Otto suffered many physical and mental wounds. In one case, a shard of scrap metal flew straight into his neck almost killing him. Many bullets would find themselves into Otto’s body and would never leave. Barely surviving, Otto could often be seen by his fellow soldiers clenching a bible which he held very dear to him. â€Å"All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; orderShow MoreRelatedVisual Art Plan By Otto Dix And James Gleeson1392 Words   |  6 Pagesdistorts the image to the way he or she wants to see it or would want others to see it. For example, Otto Dix and James Gleeson are artists that are known for having and using metaphor and spirituality in their pieces of work. Otto Dix has represented Spirituality in his art pieces as they are to do with war. Since Dix Spend most of his time in war he has used spirituality to search for a meaning about war. 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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Impact of Internet Connectivity on the Behaviour of Individual

Question: Discuss about the Impact of Internet Connectivity on Individual's Behavior. Answer: Requirements for the impact of internet connectivity on individuals behavior The Current Model of the project The current model of the project is as shown herein above. The diagram of the model is mentioned below: From the above diagram we can easily state that the model that is defined above is the current model and it has several other significant aspects (2005 International Conference on Emerging Technologies, 2005). We can easily figure out the relationships that have been tried to implement on the various factors that are mentioned in the above diagram. The current model depicts the individual behavioral system with all its positive and negative impacts that relies on the connectivity of the internet along with the addiction towards the same. The Social Network is used as a tool or medium for better connectivity and are correlated among each other. Current problem of the Project The project at present is primarily focused on the effect of social networking on the behavior along with the concept of internet addiction. The concept pertaining to Internet addiction along with the effect that the various social networking sites have on an individuals behavior and the data is not easily available and the parameters that are to be measured for such a project cannot be measured easily. A short description of effect of social networking on an individuals behavior along with the concept of Internet addiction is being provided herein. It has been said by various professionals that the various social websites that are found over the internet has the potential of being harmful for an individual. It is often being reported that the social site have the capability of destroying ones privacy. It has also been further stated that due to the internet and the ubiquity of the present day technology, human beings have become much more complacent in nature as well as risk averse. It is often stated that we individuals do not act in our own way out of the fear of being recorded through some form of digital media and being seen by many over the Internet. A survey was conducted by CNN through its online portal. The survey topic was stated as Are you tired of Social Networking? It was amazing to look at the response for the survey being in the positive for over 70% of the total answers. However conflicting facts state that in just five months of 2009 a total of 72.5% of the total number of twitter account users had joined the mi cro-blogging site and furthermore the report revealed that around 85.3% of all the users on the micro blogging site tweeted at least once in a day. It is to be noted that this is one of numerous reports that puts us a conflict between the Internet and the behavior of an individual (Cantoni, Tardini, 2006). Furthermore it is to be noted that interaction over the internet lacks any physical form of interaction and thus it leaves the individuals to freely act as per their will while being a completely different individual on the inside. The term internet anonymity is also one of the problems and has a direct effect on the individual behavioral pattern. Furthermore, it is to be stated that individuals have become increasingly addicted to the internet with time. Individuals are becoming more and more dependent on this medium of communication with the passage of time. It has been observed through various reports and other researches that the addiction to the internet is being considered as a disorder and is often found to be existing along with issues pertaining to the mental health of an individual. Further researches have revealed that internet addiction is primarily linked with the mental state of depression of an individual. Surveys and further researches have revealed that Internet addiction has a direct effect on an individual psychologically, socially and even occupationally. It has been found that in the past few years there has been an exponential rise in the number of individuals gaining access to the internet and using the same in an excessive manner (Emerging cognitive neuroscience and related technologies, 2008). The addi ction to the internet has been classified in 5 major sections, which being: Cyber sexual Addiction: wherein an addict is spending the majority of their online time in browsing through various pornographic websites and watching cyber porn. Net Compulsions: this is basically a type of obsession for an individual who is an addict. The addicts have a habit of gambling online and being a shopaholic over the digital stores (The Internet, 2009). Cyber-relationship: the addicts who spend the majority of their time in browsing through social websites and are constantly embroiling themselves into relationships that are being forged over the internet. Information Overload: these types of addicts have an excessive urge to surf the internet over and over again for different data and various types of databases (Vasseur, Dunkels, 2010) Computer Game Addiction: These types of addicts of the internet are basically the ones who are spending the majority of their online time in playing games over the internet. Internet addiction has reached to such a point that at present it is being treated as a form of mental disorder. Thus it is being considered as an integral part of the mental health programs all over the world. It might be useful as well as constructive in nature if a study could be conducted methodically and carefully of the various behavioral patterns the individuals who are addicted to the internet along with the behavioral patterns of the individuals while conduction antisocial activities over the internet (Hine, 2013). A proper and fundamental understanding of the root nature of the problems shall be of help to the different researchers as also for the educators for developing a proper educational program. These programs will be able to the solve some of the problems pertaining to excessive internet usage and the effects that the internet has on the behavior of an individual. It is to be noted that all the variables that have stated herein above in this section are complex variables in nature and are not feasible for collection of data. Hence, the proposed model or the theorized model shall be used in place of the current model for a better understanding of the effect that the Internet has on the behavior of an individual. The proposed solution Thus based on the above mentioned problems that might arise while conducting the research, it is being proposed that the model be changed to accommodate the new parameters as given in the hypothesis model as shown herein below. It is to be mentioned herein that the internet connectivity shall not be changing it will be the primary and independent variable in the new model (Zhang, 2002). The use of internet addiction shall be incorporating the various types of internet tools as aforementioned. The factors of the social networking shall be transformed into a dependent variable known as internet connectivity. The dependent variable antisocial behavior shall be transformed to individuals behavior (Huffman, 2012). It is being reiterated that the present topic for the project is complex in nature and will be difficult in collecting proper data for the different parameters. Thus to simplify the method of data collection and reducing the measurable variables to a limited number of parameters, the project topic shall be brought down to focus exclusively on Individuals Behavior and the internet tools along with their effect on the Individuals Behavior (Manley, 2004). Evaluation Table Original Project Plan Proposed new Project plan Environment Information Channels Pros Cons Information Channels Pros Cons Online activities Internet usage Smartphones, Desktops, Devices with internet access Internet Connectivity Use of Internet tools Positive Impact Negative Impact Facts of Internet Connectivity (internal external) Individual Behaviour Wide area to be covered Too many parameters for measurement Not all parameters can be easily measured Internet Connectivity Internet Addictions Positive Impacts Negative Impact Social Networking Antisocial Behaviour and Depression Less area to be covered Lesser number of data parameters Data can be easily obtained Simple nature of data and can be interpreted easily Flowchart The following is the flowchart of the new process: References 2005 International Conference on Emerging Technologies. (2005) (1st ed.). Piscataway, N.J. Brasch, N. (2011).The Internet(1st ed.). Mankato, Minn.: Smart Apple Media. Cantoni, L., Tardini, S. (2006).Internet(1st ed.). London: Routledge. Emerging cognitive neuroscience and related technologies. (2008) (1st ed.). Washington, D.C. Hine, C. (2013).The Internet(1st ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Huffman, R. (2012).Emerging technologies(1st ed.). Delhi: Library Press. Manley, M. (2004).Global connect(1st ed.). Novato, CA: World Trade Press. The Internet. (2009) (1st ed.). [Mosman]. Vasseur, J., Dunkels, A. (2010).Interconnecting smart objects with IP(1st ed.). Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers/Elsevier. Vasseur, J., Dunkels, A. (2010).Interconnecting smart objects with IP(1st ed.). Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers/Elsevier. Wiener, G. (2010).The internet(1st ed.). Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press. Zhang, S. (2002).Emerging technologies(1st ed.). River Edge, NJ [u.a.]: World Scientific.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Strain Transformation Essays - Solid Mechanics, Tensors,

Strain Transformation California State University, Northridge College of Computer Science and Engineering Department of Civil and Manufacturing Engineering STRAIN TRANSFORMATION Submitted to: Nazaret Dermendjian Submitted for: Applied Mechanics 340 Date requested: April 6, 1999 Date due: April 27, 1999 Date submitted: April 27, 1999 The following report will be on Strain Transformation. Strain transformation is similar to stress transformation, so that many of the techniques and derivations used for stress can be used for strain. We will also discuss methods of measuring strain and material-property relationships. The general state of strain at a point can be represented by the three components of normal strain, ?x, ?y, ?z, and three components of shear strain, gxy, gxz, gyz. For the purpose of this report, we confine our study to plane strain. That is, we will only concentrate on strain in the x-y plane so that the normal strain is represented by ?x and ?y and the shear strain by gxy . The deformation on an element caused by each of the elements is shown graphically below. Before equations for strain-transformation can be developed, a sign convention must be established. As seen below, ?x and ?y are positive if they cause elongation in the the x and y axes and the shear strain is positive if the interior angle becomes smaller than 90?. For relative axes, the angle between the x and x' axes, q, will be counterclockwise positive. If the normal strains ?x and ?y and the shear strain gxy are known, we can find the normal strain and shear strain at any rotated axes x' and y' where the angle between the x axis and x' axis is q. Using geometry and trigonometric identities the following equations can be derived for finding the strain at a rotated axes: ?x' = (?x + ?y)/2 + (?x - ?y)cos 2q + gxy sin 2q (1) gx'y' = [(?x - ?y)/2] sin 2q + (gxy /2) cos 2q (2) The normal strain in the y' direction by substituting (q + 90?) for q in Eq.1. The orientation of an element can be determined such that the element's deformation at a point can be represented by normal strain with no shear strain. These normal strain are referred to as the principal strains, ?1 and ?2 . The angle between the x and y axes and the principal axes at which these strains occur is represented as qp. The equations for these values can be derived from Eq.1 and are as followed: tan 2qp = gxy /(?x - ?y) (3) ?1,2 = (?x -?y)/2 ? {[(?x -?y)/2]2+ (gxy/2)2 }1/2 (4) The axes along which maximum in-plane shear strain occurs are 45? away from those that define the principal strains and is represented as qs and can be found using the following equation: tan 2qs = -(?x - ?y) / 2 (5) When the shear strain is maximum, the normal strains are equal to the average normal strain. These values are determined from the following equations: gmax / 2 = {[(?x - ?y) / 2]2 + (gxy / 2)2}1/2 (6) ?avg = (?x + ?y) / 2 (7) We can also solve strain transformation problem using Mohr's circle. The coordinate system used has the abscissa represent the normal strain ?, with positive to the right and the ordinate represents half of the shear strain g/2 with positive downward. Determine the center of the circle C, which is on the ? axis at a distance of ?avg from the origin. Please note that it is important to follow the sign convention established previously. Plot a reference point A having coordinates (?x , gxy / 2). The line AC is the reference for q = 0. Draw a circle with C as the center and the line AC as the radius. The principal strains ?1 and ?2 are the values where the circle intersects the ? axis and are shown as points B and D on the figure below. The principal angles can be determined from the graph by measuring 2qp1 and 2qp2 from the reference line AC to the ? axis. The element will be elongated in the x' and y' directions as shown below. The average normal strain and the maximum shear strain are shown as points E and F on the figure below. The element will be elongated as shown. To measure the

Saturday, March 14, 2020

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TOC has a number of advantages to the organizations that employ it in their planning. A company like Honda Company developed a TOC model. Honda learnt that castings constituted thirty two percent of their total spending. Electrical components constituted fifteen percent, while non-production commodities and services constituted twenty percent. This analysis accounted for seventy-five percent of their total spending. (Weele, 2010) After a deeper search in the 75% expenditure, Honda learnt that the key expense drivers include supplier inventory. Supplier transportation is yet another expense driver. This one comprises of the total expense that the supplier of row materials incurs in the process of transporting them to Honda Company. We also have supplier rejections as well as scrap. These expense drivers comprise of the materials that are faulty; therefore, they ca not be used i the manufacturing process. Scrap, on the other hand, is the waste materials. The last expense driver that Honda identified was supplier material handling driver. (Burrow Bosiljevac, 2009) It is important to note that all these costs have a relation to errors in the company, and processes that support the production flow. It is because of the TOC driver research that Honda realized where to focus on the supplier development in supply chain techniques. According to Honda, TOC models help to identify and minimize cost drivers. Therefore, it is essential for a CPO to have a TOC model in place to enable him to detect such errors and production flow weaknesses for correction. TOC model enhances accurate forecast thus reducing inventory-holding costs. Suppliers learn TOC techniques that help them to control their vendors. It also brings about cost-based targets that facilitate mutual gain sharing. We learn all these benefits of having a TOC model from the Honda Company. (Weele, 2010) We also learn from Hiromichi, which uses Toyota quality assurance techniques that TOC helps to minimize purchasing target prices and internal costs of a firm. The company guides supplier process improvement and target price initiatives. It supports commodity councils to find the best suppliers available. It performs price-versus-quality trade-offs using industry TOC models. It also conducts a search for innovative sources within the global supply base. More over, it recommends potential gain sharing with high-performing suppliers looking inward to reduce internal costs. (Demir, 2002) The staff of Hiromichi promotes internal manufacturing cost and waste reduction. It preserves knowledge and skills in critical core processes, as well. The company staff guides initiatives to reduce administrative costs of purchasing. It trains others in industry and financial analysis, ass well as negotiation and mediation techniques. The aim of all this is to lower the total cost of purchases. (Weele, 2010) In order to control the cost of purchasing, Hiromichi learnt from Toyota that it should focus critical decisions on the long term, even at short-term financial risk. It was also necessary to promote leaders who understand processes well enough to teach others. In addition, it should not produce or ship inferior goods; fix the problems instead. It learnt that it should Use process flow analysis to reveal problems. Equally, it should develop exceptional generalists to serve on well-supported teams. (Burrow Bosiljevac, 2009) It is crucial to visit the work site to understand an emerging problem. One should also respect suppliers and employees and help them improve perhaps by offering in-job training. There ought to be consensus among the stakeholders to assess and decide, then implement rapidly. Lastly, they learnt that well-tested technology must fit their strategy, not the reverse. (Burrow Bosiljevac, 2009) It is vital to produce to demand. This means that the company should not strive for over production. It was necessary to Level out workload and identify the limits of constraints. Standardization of tasks to enable consistency was as well found to be of significant essence. They had to practice continuous improvement of processes through relentless reflection. Wastes in time, touches, movement, costs, and rework had to be eradicated as they contribute highly to increased costs. (Weele, 2010) From these two companies, we see that for a company to be leading in competitive markets, it has to establish highly efficient management systems. These systems enable the company to have an accurate forecast thus avoiding wasteful expenditures. We can achieve this through the development of TOC models only. (Demir, 2002) Buy custom Total Ownership Cost essay

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Work Release Programs Essay Example | Topics and Well Written Essays - 1000 words

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