A Short Course in Industrial Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408003889, 9781483104928

A Short Course in Industrial Design

1st Edition

Authors: Eskild Tjalve
eBook ISBN: 9781483104928
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 26th July 1979
Page Count: 216
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A Short Course in Industrial Design covers a systematic approach and an organized system by which it is possible to go through the form design stages of a project.
The book describes the step-by-step creation of a new product; the structure and form variation methods used in form design; and the appearance of a new product. It also tackles the form factors (i.e. design, production, sales and distribution, and destruction factors and factors concerning the product in use); the interdependence of the basic properties; and the evaluation of form design suggestions. A case history on the design of an apparatus for chromosome analysis is also presented. The case history shows the utilization of essential steps in creating a new product, especially the use of the structure and form variation methods.
Design engineers and industrial engineers will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  1. Creation of a Product 1.1 The Idea of Form 1.2 Life of the Product 1.3 Properties of the Product 1.4 The Step by Step Creation of the Product Main Functions Sub-functions and Means Basic Structure Quantified Structure Total Form Form of the Elements Product Synthesis
  2. Methods Used in Form Design 2.1 Limitations 2.2 Structure Variation The Structure Variation Method Structure Variation of the Main Elements Range of Solutions for Two and Three Elements Structure Variation in Connection with Function A Coherent Example: A Teamaker Structure Modeling 2.3 Form Variation The Idea of Functional Surfaces The Method of Variation of the Functional Surfaces Restrictions on Form Design The Form Variation Method The Form Division Method A Coherent Example: A Pulley Application of Form Synthesis Methods Making Models
  3. Form Factors 3.1 The Origination of Form Requirements 3.2 The Interdependence of the Basic Properties 3.3 Design Factors The Designer The Company The Society 3.4 Production Factors The Manufacturing Process The Manufacturing Process: Feasibility The Manufacturing Process: Economics Involved in the Choice of Process The Manufacturing Process: The Operator The Manufacturing Process: The Economics of the Detailed Design Assembly 3.5 Sales and Distribution Factors 3.6 Factors Concerning the Product in use Process Realization: Input, out Put and Function Process Realization: Realization of the Function Process Realization: Quality of the Function User or Operator: A Survey of the Factors User or Operator:


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