Engineering by Design

Engineering by Design

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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.A number of different techniques and strategies can be used to define the real problem to be solved; these include the ... source/cause approach, the revision method, and the present state-desired state (PS-DS) strategy via Duncker diagrams.

Title:Engineering by Design
Author:Gerard Voland
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2004


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