Engineering Design: A Project Based Introduction, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-01
  • Publisher: WILEY
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Engineers continue to turn to Engineering Design to learn the tools and techniques of formal design that will be useful in framing the design problems. Insights and tips on team dynamics are provided because design and research is increasingly done in teams. Readers are also introduced to conceptual design tools like objectives trees, morphological charts, and requirement matrices. Case studies are included that show the relevance of these tools to practical settings. The third edition offers a view of the design tools that even the greenest of engineers will have in their toolbox in the coming years.

Table of Contents

Engineering Design
Where and when do engineers design?
A vocabulary primer for engineering design
More on design and engineering design
On the evolution of design and engineering design
Managing engineering design
The Design Process
The design process as a process of questioning
Describing and prescribing the design process
Strategies, methods, and means in the design process
Getting started on managing the design process
Case study and illustrative examples
Defining the Client's Design Problem
Identifying and representing the client's objectives
On measuring things
Setting priorities: Rank ordering the client's objectives
Demonstrating success: Measuring the achievement of objectives
Constraints: Setting limits on what the client can have
Designing an arm support for a CP-afflicted student
Functions and Requirements
Identifying functions
Design requirements: Specifying functions, behavior and attributes
Functions for the Danbury arm support
Managing the requirements stage
Generating and Evaluating Design Alternatives
Using a morphological chart to generate a design space
Expanding and pruning the design space
Applying metrics to objectives: Selecting the preferred design
Generating and evaluating designs for the Danbury arm support
Managing the generation and selection of design alternatives
Design Modeling, Analysis and Optimization
Some mathematical habits of thought for design modeling
Design modeling of a ladder rung
Preliminary and detailed design of a ladder rung
Communicating the Design Outcome (I): Building Models and Prototypes
Prototypes, models, and proofs of concept
Building models and prototypes
Selecting a fastener
Communicating the Design Outcome (II): Engineering Drawings
Engineering design drawings speak to many audiences
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
Communicating the Design Outcome (III): Oral and Written Reports
General guidelines for technical communication
Oral presentations: Telling a crowd what's been done
The project report: Writing for the client, not for history
Final report elements for the Danbury arm support project
Managing the project endgame
Leading and Managing the Design Process
Getting started: Organizing the design process
Managing design activities
An overview of project management tools
The team charter: What exactly have we gotten ourselves into?
Work breakdown structures: What must be done to finish the job
Linear responsibility charts: Keeping track of who's doing what
Schedules and other time management tools: Keeping track of time
Budgets: Follow the money
Tools for monitoring and controlling: Measuring our progress
Managing the Danbury arm support project
Designing for . .
Designing for manufacture and assembly: Can we make this design?
Designing for cost: Can we afford this design?
Designing for reliability: How long will this design work?
Designing for sustainability: What about the environment?
Designing for quality: Building a House of Quality
Ethics in Design
Ethics: Understanding obligations
Codes of Ethics: What are our professional obligations?
Obligations may start with the client . . .
. . . but what about the public and the profession?
Engineering ethics and the welfare of the public
Ethics: Always a Part of engineering practice
References and Bibliography
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