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Design Concepts for Engineers,9780131464995

Design Concepts for Engineers

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9780131464995

ISBN10:
013146499X
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

ESource-Prentice Hall's Engineering Source-provides a comprehensive, customizable introductory engineering and computing library. Featuring over 25 modules and growing, ESource allows professors to fully customize their textbooks through the ESource website. Professors are not only able to pick and choose complete modules, but also custom-build a freshman engineering text that matches their content needs and course organization exactly!

Table of Contents

What Is Engineering?
1(21)
Engineering Has Many Fields
2(9)
Aeronautical Engineering
3(1)
Agricultural Engineering
3(1)
Biomedical Engineering
4(1)
Chemical Engineering
4(1)
Civil Engineering
5(1)
Computer Engineering
6(1)
Electrical Engineering
7(1)
Environmental Engineering
7(1)
Industrial Engineering
7(1)
Mechanical Engineering
8(1)
Mechatronics Engineering
9(1)
Naval Engineering
10(1)
Petroleum Engineering
10(1)
Systems Engineering
11(1)
Engineers Have Many Professional Organizations
11(5)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
11(1)
Biomedical Engineering Society
12(1)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
12(1)
American Society of Civil Engineers
13(1)
Association for Computing Machinery
13(1)
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
14(1)
Institute of Industrial Engineers
14(1)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
15(1)
The Engineer: Central to Project Management
16(3)
The Well-Rounded Engineer
16(3)
Engineering: A Set of Skills
19(3)
Knowledge
19(1)
Experience
20(1)
Intuition
20(1)
Key Terms
21(1)
What Is Design?
22(55)
The Use of the Word ``Design''
23(1)
The Difference between Analysis, Design, and Replication
23(8)
Good Design versus Bad Design
31(2)
The Design Cycle
33(9)
Define the Overall Objectives
34(1)
Gather Information
34(1)
Choose a Design Strategy
34(3)
Make a First Cut at the Design
37(1)
Model and Analyze
37(1)
Build, Document, and Test
38(1)
Revise and Revise Again
39(1)
Test the Product Thoroughly
39(3)
Generating Ideas
42(12)
Ground Rules for Brainstorming
43(1)
Formal Brainstorming Method
43(4)
Informal Brainstorming
47(4)
Idea Diagrams
51(3)
Design Examples
54(23)
Model Vehicle Design Competition
54(7)
DVD Production Facility
61(4)
Motorized Wheelchair Safety Flag
65(2)
Key Terms
67(10)
Project Management
77(37)
Working in Teams
78(8)
Building an Effective Team
79(2)
Organizational Chart
81(1)
The Job Description
81(2)
Team Contact List
83(1)
Team Meetings
83(1)
Working with Other Teams in the Organization
84(2)
Managing Tasks: Keeping the Project on Track
86(6)
Checklist
87(1)
Time Line
87(1)
Gantt Chart
87(1)
PERT Chart
88(4)
Documentation: The Key to Project Success
92(11)
Paper versus Electronic Documentation
93(1)
The Engineer's Logbook (Notebook)
94(1)
Logbook Format
95(1)
Using Your Engineer's Logbook
95(3)
Technical Reports and Memoranda
98(1)
Schematics and Drawings
98(1)
Software Documentation and the Role of the Engineering Notebook
99(1)
The Importance of Logbooks: A Case Study
100(3)
Legal Issues: Intellectual Property, Patents, and Trade Secrets
103(11)
Patents
103(1)
Patent Jargon
103(2)
The Process of Obtaining a Patent
105(1)
The Anatomy of a Patent
106(3)
Key Terms
109(5)
Engineering Tools
114(75)
Estimation
115(6)
Working with Numbers
121(4)
International System of Units (SI)
121(1)
Reconciling Units
122(1)
Significant Figures
122(1)
Dimensioning and Tolerance
123(2)
Types of Graphs
125(7)
Semilog Plots
126(2)
Log--Log Plots
128(1)
Polar Plots
128(2)
Three-Dimensional Graphs
130(2)
Prototyping
132(8)
Reverse Engineering
140(1)
Computer Analysis
141(12)
Specification Sheets
153(1)
The Internet
154(3)
Spreadsheets in Engineering Design
157(7)
Solid Modeling and Computer-Aided Drafting
164(6)
Why an Engineering Drawing?
164(1)
Types of Drawings
165(5)
System Simulation
170(2)
Electronic Circuit Simulation
172(2)
Graphical Programming
174(2)
Microprocessors: The ``Other'' Computer
176(13)
Key Terms
178(11)
The Human--Machine Interface
189(22)
How People Interact with Machines
190(1)
Ergonomics
190(2)
Putting Ergonomics to Work
191(1)
Cognition
192(1)
The Human--Machine Interface: Case Studies
193(18)
Key Terms
207(4)
Engineers and the Real World
211(16)
Society's View of Engineering
211(3)
How Engineers Learn from Mistakes
214(2)
The Role of Failure in Engineering Design: Case Studies
216(9)
Case 1: Tacoma Narrows Bridge
216(1)
Case 2: Hartford Civic Center
217(1)
Case 3: Space Shuttle Challenger
218(1)
Case 4: Kansas City Hyatt
219(3)
Case 5: Three Mile Island
222(1)
Case 6: USS Vincennes
223(1)
Case 7: Hubble Telescope
224(1)
Case 8: De Haviland Comet
224(1)
Preparing for Failure in Your Own Design
225(2)
Key Terms
226(1)
Learning To Speak, Write, and Present
227(32)
The Importance of Good Communication Skills
228(1)
Preparing for Meetings, Presentations, and Conferences
229(1)
Preparing for a Formal Presentation
229(6)
Writing E-Mails, Letters, and Memos
235(7)
Writing E-Mail Messages
235(1)
Header
235(1)
First Sentence
236(1)
Body
237(2)
Writing Formal Memos and Letters
239(3)
Writing Technical Reports, Proposals, and Journal Articles
242(2)
Technical Report
242(1)
Journal Paper
243(1)
Proposal
244(1)
Preparing an Instruction Manual
244(6)
Introduction
245(1)
Setup
245(1)
Operation
245(1)
Safety
245(1)
Troubleshooting
245(1)
Appendices
246(1)
Repetition
246(4)
Producing Good Technical Documents: A Strategy
250(9)
Plan the Writing Task
250(1)
Find a Place to Work
250(1)
Define the Reader
251(1)
Make Notes
251(1)
Create Topic Headings
251(1)
Take a Break
251(1)
Write the First Draft
252(1)
Read the Draft
252(1)
Revise the Draft
252(1)
Revise, Revise, and Revise Again
252(1)
Review the Final Draft
253(1)
Common Writing Errors
253(1)
Key Terms
254(5)
Index 259


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