Engineering by Design

ISBN-10: 0131409190
ISBN-13: 9780131409194
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Gerard Voland
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Book details

List price: $172.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

The book introduces readers to a broad range of important design topics. It provides numerous cases that illustrate both successes and failures in engineering design; qualitative presentation of engineering practices are easily understood by readers with little technical knowledge, and analytical techniques are given that allow the development and evaluation of proposed engineering solutions.Coverage includes: an overview of engineering design, needs assessment, structuring the search for the problem, structuring the search for a solution (design goals and specifications), acquiring and applying technical knowledge, abstraction and modeling, synthesis, ethics and product liability issues, and hazards analysis and failure analysis.An excellent handbook for design engineers.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Engineering Design
Objectives
Definitions of Engineering
The Engineering Design Process
Nth-Generation Designs
Current Practices in Engineering Design
Writing Technical Reports
Teamwork
The Value of Perseverance in Design
Summary
Problems
Additional Case Histories
Needs Assessment
Objectives
Establishing Need
Service to Humanity
Types of Problems: Prediction, Explanation, Invention
Focusing on Others: The Key to Success
The Design Proposal
Summary
Problems
Additional Case Histories
Structuring the Search for the Problem
Objectives
Focus on Function
Formulating the Real Problem
Kepner-Tregoe Situation Analysis
Summary
Problems
Additional Case Histories
Structuring the Search for a Solution: Design Goals and Specifications
Objectives
The Need to Structure Your Search for a Solution
Designing the Search Strategy
Subdividing the Problem into Design Goals
Working within Quantitative Constraints: Design Specs
Ergonomic Constraints in Design
Summary
Problems
Additional Case Histories
Acquiring, Applying, and Protecting Technical Knowledge
Objectives
Science: The Foundation of Technical Knowledge
Sources of Technical Knowledge
Protection of Intellectual Property
Patents
Summary
Problems
Additional Case Histories
Abstraction and Modeling
Objectives
Abstraction
Importance of Modeling in Abstraction and Design
Models as Purposeful Representations
Model Formats and Types
Approximations and Occam's Razor
Developing a Model
Sketching
Functional Graphs and Charts
Finite Element, Process Simulation, and Solid Models
System and Process Models
Model Enhancement
Summary
Problems
Additional Case Histories
Synthesis
Objectives
Synthesis in Engineering Design
Barriers to Synthesis
Design by Accident?
Creativity Stimulation Techniques
Morphological Charts
Summary
Problems
Additional Case Histories
Ethics and Product Liability Issues
Objectives
Ethical and Legal Considerations in Design
Modern Engineering Codes of Ethics: Self-Regulation
Common Violations
Resolving Conflicts Among the Guidelines
Product Liability: The Legal Costs of Failures
Principles of Product Liability Law
Designing against Foreseeable Uses and Misuses
Anticipating the Effects of Change in a Product
Summary
Problems
Additional Case Histories
Hazards Analysis and Failure Analysis
Objectives
Failures in Engineering
Three Levels of Failure
Dealing with Hazards
Hazards Analysis
Hazards Avoidance
Summary
Problems
Additional Case Histories
Design Analysis
Objectives
Evaluating Alternative Designs
Rank-Ordering the Design Goals
Assigning Weighting Factors to Design Goals
Rating the Alternative Designs
Decision Matrix
Kepner-Tregoe Decision Analysis and Potential Problem Analyses
Value and Subjectivity of a Decision Matrix
Economic Analysis
Summary
Problems
Additional Case Histories
Implementation
Objectives
Transforming a Design Concept into Reality
Concurrent Engineering and Design for X
Poor Implementation Can Lead to Failure
Materials Selection in Design
Common Fabrication Materials
Importance of Materials Testing
Manufacturing Processes
Construction Processes
Summary
Problems
Additional Case Histories
Appendixes
Design Project Assignment Template
Case Problems
Additional Case Problem Topics and Project Themes
The NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers
Bibliography
Index

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