Engineering Design: A Practical Guide

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Trafford Publishing, Jan 11, 2007 - Science
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Successful engineering design requires a strong understanding of fundamental concepts in the basic sciences and engineering combined with mathematics. This text provides an introduction to the design tools used in engineering design. It focuses on the first two steps of the design process: determination of need/problem clarification and conceptualization. In addition, an overview of materials and manufacturing methods is presented. The use of Excel has been incorporated throughout the text for performing routine calculations, leaving more time for the creative aspects of the design process. Finally, the text contains an extensive discussion of systematic concept generation using the theory of inventive problem solving, TRIZ. Below is a listing of the book's table of contents: 1. Engineering Design 1.1 Design 1.2 Engineering Design 1.3 Process Design 1.4 Overview of the Engineering Design Process 1.5 Design Reviews PART I ENGINEERING DESIGN AIDS 2. Management of the Design Process 2.1 Introduction to Project Management 2.2 Planning and Scheduling (includes discussion of work breakdown structures, design structure matrix, activity networks and Gantt charts). Provides an automated MS Excel-based project management workbook that incorporates all these tools). 2.2 Directing 3. Collaborative Design 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Conceptual Understanding of Teams and Team Development 3.3 Challenges: Conflict Management, Performance and Motivation 3.4 Communication 3.5 Potential Factors Impacting Team Performance 4. Engineering Communication: Reports and Oral Presentations 4.1 Introduction 4.2 The Formal Engineering Report 4.3 Plagiarism 4.4 Report Formats 4.5 Oral Presentations 4.6 Poster Presentations 5. Engineering Communication: Illustration and Solid Modeling 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Introduction to Digital Media 5.3 Technical Sketching and Solid Modeling 5.4 Working Drawings 5.5 Computer Generated Sketches for Documentation 6. Decision Making 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Rank Order: Pairwise Comparison Charts 6.3 Relative Order: Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) 6.4 Relative Order: Decision Matrices PART II THE ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS 7. Problem Definition and Determination of Need 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Problem Definition 7.3 Determination of Customer/Client Needs 7.4 Revised Problem Statement 8. Conceptualization I: External Search 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Patents and Patent Searches 8.3 Benchmarking 8.4 Product Dissection 8.5 Biomimicry 9. Conceptualization II: Internal Search and Concept Selection 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Internal Search (Includes discussion on concept generation methods such as brain storming and its variations, Delphi method, synetics, checklists, scamper and morphological charts). 9.3 Concept Selection (Use of Pugh charts and decision matrices) 10. Systematic Innovation with TRIZ 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Simplified Steps for Application of TRIZ tools 10.3 Analyzing the System and its Resources 10.4 The Ideal Final Result 10.5 The 40 Design Principles 10.6 Technical Contradictions and the Contradiction Matrix 10.7 Physical Contradictions PART III Overview of Materials and Manufacturing 11. Materials and Material Selection 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Materials and Material Selection 11.3 Mechanical Properties of Materials: Stress-Strain 11.4 Typical Mechanical Properties for Material Selection 11.5 Typical Thermal Properties for Material Selection 11.6 Typical Electrical Properties for Material Selection 11.7 Typical Manufacturing Properties for Material Selection 11.8 General Material Categories 11.9 Properties of Common Metals 11.10 Overview of Polymers 11.11 Properties of Common Polymers 11.12 Steps in Material Selection 12. Physical Models and Prototypes 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Rapid Prototyping - An Overview 12.3 Machining 12.4 An Overview of Fastening Methods 13. Commercial Manufacturing Processes 13.1 Manufacturing Processes for Metals - An Overview 13.2 Manufacturing Process for Plastics - An Overview PART IV GENERAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS 14. Green Design 14.1 Introduction: What is Green Design 14.2 Ecological Principles 14.3 Sustainability Metric - Ecological Footprint 14.4 Life Cycle Assessment 15. Engineering Ethics 15.1 What is Engineering Ethics? 15.2 Professional Societies and Codes of Ethics 15.3 Stimulating Moral Imagination 15.4 Recognizing Ethical Issues 15.5 Developing Analytical Skills 15.6 Eliciting a Sense of Responsibility 15.7 Tolerating Disagreement and Ambiguity PART V APPENDICES A Creation of Project Management Workbooks in Excel B Adobe Illustrator 10 Tutorial C TRIZ: Contradiction Matrices D NSPE: Codes of Ethics for Engineers E Component Tables F Common Unit Conversions Glossary Faculty interested in receiving an evaluation copy of the book for course adoption should contact the first author using the address below Dr. Madara Ogot Engineering Design Program 213 Hammond Building The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 16802

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