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Engineering Design A Systematic Approach

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ISBN-10: 1846283183

ISBN-13: 9781846283185

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: G. Pahl, W. Beitz, J. Feldhusen, K. H. Grote, Lucienne Blessing

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Effective engineering design must be carefully planned and systematically executed. In particular, engineering design methods must integrate the many different aspects of designing and the priorities of the end-user. This proven and internationally recognized text teaches the methods and ideas of engineering design as a condition of successful product development. It breaks down the design process into phases and then into distinct steps, each with its own working methods. Having established itself, in earlier editions, as a key text, Engineering Design (3 rd edition) is enhanced with more input from practising engineers, providing more examples of product development; it also tightens the scientific bases of its design ideas with new solution fields in composite components, building methods, mechatronics and adaptronics and pays attention to the economic aspects of design and development including quality assurance. The third edition also integrates electronic design process technology into its methods. Engineering Design (3 rd edition) is translated and edited by Ken Wallace, Chairman of the Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge and Lucinne Blessing, Professor of Engineering Design at the Technical University of Berlin. It is translated from the sixth German edition. Topics covered include: psychology of design; product planning and development; the design process including design for recycling; conceptual design; embodiment design; size ranges and modular products; design for quality and minimum cost. Written to provide students and tutors of engineering design with all the fundamental information they require in a crucial subject, Engineering Design (3 rd edition) will also be of immense value as a reference to anyone working in the area.
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 12/12/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 617
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Introduction
The Engineering Designer
Tasks and Activities
Position of the Design Process within a Company
Trends
Necessity for Systematic Design
Requirements and the Need for Systematic Design
Historical Background
Current Methods
Aims and Objectives of this Book
Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Technical Systems
Systems, Plant, Equipment, Machines, Assemblies and Components
Conversion of Energy, Material and Signals
Functional Interrelationship
Working Interrelationship
Constructional Interrelationship
System Interrelationship
Systematic Guideline
Fundamentals of the Systematic Approach
Problem Solving Process
Characteristics of Good Problem Solvers
Problem Solving as Information Processing
General Working Methodology
Generally Applicable Methods
Role of Computer Support
Product Planning, Solution Finding and Evaluation
Product Planning
Degree of Novelty of a Product
Product Life Cycle
Company Goals and Their Effect
Product Planning
Solution Finding Methods
Conventional Methods
Intuitive Methods
Discursive Methods
Methods for Combining Solutions
Selection and Evaluation Methods
Selecting Solution Variants
Evaluating Solution Variants
Product Development Process
General Problem Solving Process
Flow of Work During the Process of Designing
Activity Planning
Timing and Scheduling
Planning Project and Product Costs
Effective Organisation Structures
Interdisciplinary Cooperation
Leadership and Team Behaviour
Task Clarification
Importance of Task Clarification
Setting Up a Requirements List (Design Specification)
Contents
Format
Identifying the Requirements
Refining and Extending the Requirements
Compiling the Requirements List
Examples
Using Requirements Lists
Updating
Partial Requirements Lists
Further Uses
Practical Application of Requirements Lists
Conceptual Design
Steps of Conceptual Design
Abstracting to Identify the Essential Problems
Aim of Abstraction
Broadening the Problem Formulation
Identifying the Essential Problems from the Requirements List
Establishing Function Structures
Overall Function
Breaking a Function Down into Subfunctions
Practical Applications of Function Structures
Developing Working Structures
Searching for Working Principles
Combining Working Principles
Selecting Working Structures
Practical Application of Working Structures
Developing Concepts
Firming Up into Principle Solution Variants
Evaluating Principle Solution Variants
Practical Application of Developing Concepts
Examples of Conceptual Design
One-Handed Household Water Mixing Tap
Impulse-Loading Test Rig
Embodiment Design
Steps of Embodiment Design
Checklist for Embodiment Design
Basic Rules of Embodiment Design
Clarity
Simplicity
Safety
Principles of Embodiment Design
Principles of Force Transmission
Principle of the Division of Tasks
Principle of Self-Help
Principles of Stability and Bi-Stability
Principles for Fault-Free Design
Guidelines for Embodiment Design
General Considerations
Design to Allow for Expansion
Design to Allow for Creep and Relaxation
Design Against Corrosion
Design to Minimise Wear
Design for Ergonomics
Design for Aesthetics
Design for Production
Design for Assembly
Design for Maintenance
Design for Recycling
Design for Minimum Risk
Design to Standards
Evaluating Embodiment Designs
Example of Embodiment Design
Detail Design
Mechanical Connections, Mechatronics and Adaptronics
Mechanical Connections
Generic Functions and General Behaviour
Material Connections
Form Connections
Force Connections
Applications
Mechatronics
General Architecture and Terminology
Goals and Limitations
Development of Mechatronic Solutions
Examples
Adaptronics
Fundamentals and Terminology
Goals and Limitations
Development of Adaptronic Solutions
Examples
Size Ranges and Modular Products
Size Ranges
Similarity Laws
Decimal-Geometric Preferred Number Series
Representation and Selection of Step Sizes
Geometrically Similar Size Ranges
Semi-Similar Size Ranges
Development of Size Ranges
Modular Products
Modular Product Systematics
Modular Product Development
Advantages and Limitations of Modular Systems
Examples
Recent Rationalisation Approaches
Modularisation and Product Architecture
Platform Construction
Design for Quality
Applying a Systematic Approach
Faults and Disturbing Factors
Fault-Tree Analysis
Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
Design for Minimum Cost
Cost Factors
Fundamentals of Cost Calculations
Methods for Estimating Costs
Comparing with Relative Costs
Estimating Using Share of Material Costs
Estimating Using Regression Analysis
Extrapolating Using Similarity Relations
Cost Structures
Target Costing
Rules for Minimising Costs
Summary
The Systematic Approach
Experiences of Applying the Systematic Approach in Practice
References
English Bibliography
Index