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  • The Engineering Significance of Limit Analysis 

    Hodge, Philip G. Jr. (Department of Mechanics, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1958-04)
    By definition, the limit load on a structure is the unique magnitude of the given loads under which a structure can first deform if it is made of a rigid-perfectly plastic material. The significance of the limit load for ...
  • Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Workplace : A Philosophical Inquiry 

    Ladenson, Robert F. (Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1979-11-01)
    Should the employees of a large private business be free to speak out on any subject without fear of dismissal or other sanctions even when they level harsh criticisms at their employers? In this paper I will argue that ...
  • Ownership of Computer Programs 

    Snapper, John W. (Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1981-12-09)
    Discusses reasons for against copyrighting computer software programs. Reasons against include the potential for holding back scientific discoveries. Though the labor that goes into creating computer programs does seem to ...
  • On the Need for Ethical Buying and Selling 

    Parker, Robert C. (Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1982-05)
    In 1978 the Center for the Study of the Professions at IIT conducted a survey for the National Association of Purchasing Management to determine the real ethical practices of industrial buyers in the United States. This ...
  • Moral Responsibility and Whistleblowing in the Nuclear Industry : Browns Ferry and Three Mile Island 

    Weil, Vivian (Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1983)
    This paper analyzes the actions of a number of Nuclear Engineers at Browns Ferry and Three Mile Island who resigned from their positions in order to highlight the safety concerns they saw in the U.S. nuclear power program ...
  • Professional Responsibility for Harmful Actions 

    Curd, Martin; May, Larry (Kendalll/Hunt Publishing Company, 1984)
    This module discusses the professional responsibility for harmful action, and the legal and moral duty of due care to avoid harming others or risking their harm. The module discusses the relations and differences between ...
  • The Moral Status of Loyality 

    Baron, Marcia (Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1984)
    This module looks at the moral issue of putting one’s loyalty to his or her company before other moral demands, such as one’s professional judgment and questions of public welfare. Focusing on the issues specific to ...
  • Ethical Considerations for Personnel Administrators and Human Resources Managers 

    Frankel, Mark S.; Frankel, Mark S. (Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1984-06)
    Human resource professionals and personnel administrators in their professional role will inevitably make decisions that affect the welfare of the organizations and the people they work for and with. Determining the "proper ...
  • Risk-Benefit Analysis Concerning Public Safety and Health 

    Sagoff, Mark (Kendalll/Hunt Publishing Company, 1985)
    This module looks at the use of risk-benefit analysis to answer questions engineers often face when making decisions about public safety and health. It explains how risk-benefit analysis can be used in answering questions ...
  • Technology Assessment : A Historical Approach 

    Cameron, Rondo; Millard, A.J. (Kendalll/Hunt Publishing Company, 1985)
    This module discusses the unique role engineers play in technology assessment; or the “process of discovering the potential benefits and risks of new technologies, weighing the social gains against the social costs, and ...
  • The Moral Legislature 

    Davis, Michael (Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1985-11-05)
    This paper is an experiment in what John Rawls recently called "Kantian constructiivism". It seeks to establish a "suitable connection between a particular conception of the person and first principles of [morality] by ...
  • Conflicts of Interest in Engineering 

    Davis, Michael; Wells, Paula; Jones, Hardy (Kendalll/Hunt Publishing Company, 1986)
    This module begins by examining the Hydrolevel case, and uses this as a way to highlight relevant principles regarding conflict of interest in engineering, and to discuss the importance of these principles for engineers ...
  • Whistleblowing : Ethical and Legal Issues in Expressing Dissent 

    Peterson, Farrell, Dan James C. (Kendalll/Hunt Publishing Company, 1986)
    This module discusses the history of whistleblowing and some of the ethical ethical dilemmas faced by whistleblowers, including the conflicting values of loyalty to one’s employer and protecting the public good, clashes ...
  • VIBRATIONAL CONTROL OF CHEMICAL REACTORS - STABILIZATION AND CONVERSION IMPROVEMENT IN AN EXOTHERMIC CSTR 

    Cinar, A.; Rigopoulos, K.; Shu, X.; Meerkov, S. M. (GORDON BREACH SCI PUBL LTD, 1987)
    Vibrational control is an open-loop control strategy implemented by fast zero-average oscillations in the input variables of a system. It has been previously shown that vibrational control of an exothermic reaction in a ...
  • VIBRATIONAL CONTROL OF AN EXOTHERMIC REACTION IN A CSTR - THEORY AND EXPERIMENTS 

    Cinar, A.; Deng, J.; Meerkov, S. M.; Shu, X. S. (AMER INST CHEMICAL ENGINEERS, 1987-03)
    Vibrational control is a method for modification of dynamic properties of linear and nonlinear systems by introducing fast, zero-average oscillations in the system's parameters. In this paper, forced oscillations introduced ...
  • VIBRATIONAL STABILIZATION OF A CHEMICAL REACTOR - AN EXPERIMENTAL-STUDY 

    Cinar, A.; Deng, J.; Meerkov, S. M.; Shu, X. S. (IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 1987-04)
    Vibrational control is a method for modification of dynamic properties of linear and nonlinear systems by introduction of fast, zero-average oscillations in a system's parameters. It has been previously shown that forced ...
  • STABILITY OF TUBULAR AND AUTOTHERMAL PACKED-BED REACTORS USING PHASE PLANE ANALYSIS 

    Chylla, R. W.; Adomaitis, R. A.; Cinar, A. (AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1987-07)
    The regions of stability and parametric sensitivity of countercurrent reactor/heat exchangers are determined explicitly in the plane of inlet feed temperature-inlet coolant temperature. The concept of phase plane analysis ...
  • General Contractors : Some Ethical Problems 

    Davis, Michael (Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1987-10)
    A series of small ethics case studies illustrating ethical dilemmas that general contractors in the construction industry are likely to face.
  • Ethics After the Crash 

    Davis, Michael (Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1987-12-10)
    Though my title may suggest a concern with wrongdoing, my primary concern is good conduct, how to get people to do the right thing. I shall argue that you have a special role to play in the firms for which you work, a role ...
  • Professionalism Means Putting Your Profession First 

    Davis, Michael (Georgetown School of Law, 1988)
    Ask a lawyer what "professionalism" means and you are likely to hear that professionalism means putting your client first or acting as an officer of the court. Only rarely will a lawyer say that professionalism means putting ...