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Publication date: 1 April 1994

This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/09513559410055198. When citing…

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This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/09513559410055198. When citing the article, please cite: Anoop Patel, (1994), “Quality Assurance (BS 5750) in Social Services Departments”, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 7 Iss: 2, pp. 4 - 15.

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0952-6862

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Publication date: 1 June 1993

Robert Isgrove and Anoop Patel

The introduction of quality in the public sector has received scantattention, particularly in the area of local authority social servicesdepartments. Examines the state of…

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The introduction of quality in the public sector has received scant attention, particularly in the area of local authority social services departments. Examines the state of quality progress in social services departments throughout the UK. Findings are reported which suggest that several social services departments are taking on board the concept of quality and the implementation programmes thereby produced. However, some are in the slow track and a proposed implementation blue‐print is put forward.

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International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 6 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3558

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Publication date: 1 February 1993

Anoop Patel

Britain must develop its human resources: that is the clear lessonfrom our overseas competitors who regard the development of theirworkforces as an investment rather than…

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Britain must develop its human resources: that is the clear lesson from our overseas competitors who regard the development of their workforces as an investment rather than an overhead. Many organizations′ competitiveness is seriously damaged by the lack of training, even though many experts advocate comprehensive training to be the foundation on which essential improvement programmes should be built. Reports on a survey of small and medium‐sized manufacturing firms in the north of England which shows that the attitude to training has been short‐sighted and only a minority of firms have adopted a total quality management (TQM) strategy within their organizations. Defines and identifies the relationship to training. Fully explores the survey′s questions ranging from perceived need of TQM, commitment to training, benefits of and obstacles to TQM.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 October 1995

Anoop Patel

Uses a review of literature to examine quality in the context ofits current understanding thinking by advocates of total qualitymanagement (TQM). It must be realized that…

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Uses a review of literature to examine quality in the context of its current understanding thinking by advocates of total quality management (TQM). It must be realized that TQM is not a short‐term fix. It demands thorough preparation, unbending commitment, clear direction from management and, above all, patience. Rising consumer expectations are forcing industries to reevaluate existing practices and improve them. To achieve competitive supremacy all organizations in Europe and worldwide will need to take a long‐term strategic view of TQM. Looks at a manufacturing company in the North of England which is laying down the foundations for implementing TQM.

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 12 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Publication date: 1 April 1994

Anoop Patel and Gerry Randell

Total quality management has become an important issue in many publicand private sector organizations. This may provide hope that trainingmay be taken seriously in…

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Total quality management has become an important issue in many public and private sector organizations. This may provide hope that training may be taken seriously in Britain, Many organizations’ competitiveness is seriously damaged by the lack of training, even though many experts advocate comprehensive training to be the foundation on which essential improvement programmes should be built. A survey of small/medium‐sized manufacturing firms in the North of England showed that attitude to training has been short‐sighted and only a small percentage of firms have adopted a total quality management strategy within their organizations. Fully explores the survey results.

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Training for Quality, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4875

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Publication date: 1 August 1994

Anoop Patel

Presents survey results of training for quality in manufacturingcompanies in Wales. Six geographical areas – Cardiff, Newport, Swansea,Llandudno, Shrewsbury and…

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Presents survey results of training for quality in manufacturing companies in Wales. Six geographical areas – Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Llandudno, Shrewsbury and Llandrindod Wells, in Wales, were selected for investigation. A high response rate indicates a “renaissance” in quality in manufacturing in Wales. Quality is recognized by many organizations in Wales and results show that companies are beginning to address training in quality requirements. The Wales Quality Centre is used by a large percentage of the companies surveyed.

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Training for Quality, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4875

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Publication date: 1 April 1994

Anoop Patel

Quality assurance is concentrated in manufacturing and over thelast three to four years there has been an upsurge of interest in thepublic sector. Focuses on local…

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Quality assurance is concentrated in manufacturing and over the last three to four years there has been an upsurge of interest in the public sector. Focuses on local authority social services departments, but literature and the implementation of quality assurance in the social services is very limited, particularly in specific areas such as Meals on Wheels, home care services and children′s homes. Provides an understanding of the requirements of implementing Quality Assurance (BS5750) in Social Services, particularly the Meals on Wheels service. Gives a brief outline of what is quality assurance and BS5750. Aims to provide social service practitioners with insight and guidance to the requirements of introducing BS5750 for the Meals on Wheels service.

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International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3558

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Publication date: 9 November 2018

Yuan Ma, Rasul Mohebbi, Mohammad Mehdi Rashidi and Zhigang Yang

This paper aims to numerically investigate the natural convection heat transfer of multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)-water nanofluid in U-shaped enclosure equipped with…

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Purpose

This paper aims to numerically investigate the natural convection heat transfer of multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)-water nanofluid in U-shaped enclosure equipped with a hot obstacle by using the lattice Boltzmann method.

Design/methodology/approach

The combination of the three topics (U-shaped enclosure, different positions of the hot obstacle and MWCNTs-water nanofluid) is innovative in the present study. In total, 15 different positions of the hot obstacle have been arranged, and the effects of pertinent parameters such as Rayleigh numbers, the solid volume fraction of the MWCNTs nanoparticles on the flow field, temperature distribution and the rate of heat transfer inside the enclosure are also investigated.

Findings

It is found that the average Nusselt number increased by raising the Rayleigh number, and so did the nanoparticle solid volume fraction regardless the position of the hot obstacle. Moreover, enclosures where the hot obstacle is located at the bottom region proved to provide a better rate of heat transfer at high Rayleigh number (106). It is concluded that at a low Ra number (103-105), the higher heat transfer rate and Nu number will be obtained when the hot obstacle is located in the left or right channel.

Originality/value

In the literature, no trace of studying the natural convection of nanofluids in U-shaped enclosures with heating obstacles was found. Also, MWCNTs were less used as nanoparticles. As the natural convection of nanofluids in thermal engineering applications would expand the existing knowledge, the current researchers conducted a numerical study of the natural convection of Maxwell nanofluid with MWCNTs in U-shaped enclosure equipped with a hot obstacle by using lattice Boltzmann method.

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International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, vol. 29 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0961-5539

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Publication date: 24 October 2018

Taher Armaghani, A. Kasaeipoor, Mohsen Izadi and Ioan Pop

The purpose of this paper is to numerically study MHD natural convection and entropy generation of Al2O3-water alumina nanofluid inside of T-shaped baffled cavity which is…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to numerically study MHD natural convection and entropy generation of Al2O3-water alumina nanofluid inside of T-shaped baffled cavity which is subjected to a magnetic field.

Design/methodology/approach

Effect of various geometrical, fluid and flow factors such as aspect ratio of enclosure and baffle length, Rayleigh and Hartmann number of nanofluid have been considered in detail. The hydrodynamics and thermal indexes of nanofluid have been described using streamlines, isotherms and isentropic lines.

Findings

It is found that by enhancing Hartmann number, symmetrical streamlines gradually lose symmetry and their values decline. It is found that by enhancing Hartmann number, symmetrical streamlines gradually lose symmetry and their values decline. The interesting finding is an increase in the impact of Hartmann number on heat transfer indexes with augmenting Rayleigh number. However, with augmenting Rayleigh number and, thus, strengthening the buoyant forces, the efficacy of Hartmann number one, an index indicating the simultaneous impact of natural heat transfer to entropy generation increases. It is clearly seen that the efficacy of nanofluid on increased Nusselt number enhances with increasing aspect ratio of the enclosure. Based on the results, the Nusselt number generally enhances with the larger baffle length in the enclosure. Finally, with larger Hartmann number and lesser Nusselt one, entropy production is reduced.

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The authors believe that all the results, both numerical and asymptotic, are original and have not been published elsewhere.

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International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, vol. 28 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0961-5539

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Publication date: 15 August 2019

Rasul Mohebbi, Mohsen Izadi, Nor Azwadi Che Sidik and Gholamhassan Najafi

This paper aims to study the natural convection of a nanofluid inside a cavity which contains obstacles using lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). The results have focused…

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Purpose

This paper aims to study the natural convection of a nanofluid inside a cavity which contains obstacles using lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). The results have focused mainly on various parameters such as number and aspect ratio of roughness elements and different nanoparticle volume fraction. The isotherms and streamlines are presented to describe the hydrodynamics and thermal behaviors of the nanofluid flow throughout the enclosure.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology of this paper consists of mathematical model, statement of the problem, nanofluid thermophysical properties, lattice Boltzmann method, LBM for fluid flow, LBM for heat transfer, numerical strategy, boundary conditions, Nusselt (Nu) number calculation, code validation and grid independence.

Findings

Natural convection heat transfers of a nanofluid inside cavities with and without rough elements have been studied. Lattice Boltzmann technique has been used as numerical approach. The results showed that at higher Rayleigh number (Ra = 106), there are denser streamlines near the left (source) and right wall (sink) which results in better cooling and enhances convective heat rejection to the heat sink. After a distinctive aspect ratio of rough elements (A =0.1), change in streamline pattern which arises from increasing of aspect ratio does not have an important effect on isotherms. Results indicate that for lower Rayleigh number (Ra =103), no variation in average Nu is observed with increasing in number of roughness, while for higher one (Ra = 106) average Nu decreases from N = 0 (smooth cavity) up to N = 4 and then remains constant (N = 6).

Originality/value

Currently, no argumentative and comprehensive extraction can be concluded without fully understanding the role of different arrangement of roughness. Some geometrical parameters such as aspect ratio, number and position of rough elements have been considered. Also, the effect of nanoparticle concentration was studied at different Ra number. Briefly, using LBM, this paper aims to investigate the natural convection of a nanofluid flow on the thermal and hydrodynamics parameters in the presence of rough element with various arrangements.

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International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, vol. 29 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0961-5539

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