Design Engineering Manual

Edited by

  • Mike Tooley, BA; Advanced Technological and Higher National Certificates, Kingston University, Formerly Vice Principal, Dean of Faculty and Head of Engineering at Brooklands College, Surrey, UK

Design Engineering Manual offers a practical guide to the key principles of design engineering. It features a compilation of extracts from several books within the range of Design Engineering books in the Elsevier collection. The book is organized into 11 sections. Beginning with a review of the processes of product development and design, the book goes on to describe systematic ways of choosing materials and processes. It details the properties of modern metallic alloys including commercial steels, cast irons, superalloys, titanium alloys, structural intermetallic compounds, and aluminum alloys. The book explains the human/system interface; procedures to assess the risks associated with job and task characteristics; and environmental factors that may be encountered at work and affect behavior. Product liability and safety rules are discussed. The final section on design techniques introduces the design process from an inventors perspective to a more formal model called total design. It also deals with the behavior of plastics that influence the application of practical and complex engineering equations and analysis in the design of products.
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Design engineers, mechanical engineers, materials engineers, materials developers, graduate students.


Book information

  • Published: November 2009
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-838-9


"Tooley intends Design Engineering Manual as a one-stop, concise compendium of design engineering information. The text encompasses a broad array of engineering related topics-such as design, new materials, ergonomics, reliability and maintainability, and product safety-for applications in electrical, mechanical, civil, and architectural engineering. Chapters are supported with illustrations, case studies, and diagrams. Specific sections are included on design techniques for electronics, mechanics, and plastics. The book is written for engineers, material developers, and graduate students."--Mechanical Engineering Magazine

Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction

1.1 Introduction

Section 2 The Design Process

2.1 The structure of the design process

2.2 Designing to ensure quality

2.3 Solving the requirements problem

2.4 Design specification

Section 3 Product Development

3.1 The business objective

3.2 The market opportunity

Section 4 Design and Materials

4.1 Materials and the environment

4.2 Materials and industrial design

4.3 Forces for change

Section 5 New Materials

5.1 Advanced alloys

Section 6 Design and Ergonomics

6.1 Personal factors

6.2 Physical factors

6.3 Environmental factors

Section 7 Reliability and Maintainability

7.1 Quality and reliability

7.2 Designing capable components and assemblies

Section 8 Product Safety and Legal Liability

8.1 Project management

8.2 Contract clauses and their pitfalls

8.3 Product liability and safety legislation

Section 9 Design Techniques: Electronics

9.1 Circuit simulation

9.2 The PIC microcontroller

9.3 Introduction to EMC

9.4 The EMC directive

Section 10 Design Techniques: Mechanics

10.1 Introduction to mechanical design

10.2 Mechanical elements

Section 11 Design Techniques: Plastics

11.1 Overview

11.2 Product design

11.3 Material and shape selection