Engineering Design, Planning, and Management

Engineering Design, Planning, and Management

1st Edition - January 11, 2013

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  • Author: Hugh Jack
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123977717

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Engineering Design, Planning and Management covers engineering design methodology with an interdisciplinary approach, concise discussions, and a visual format. The book explores project management and creative design in the context of both established companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. Readers will discover the usefulness of the design process model through practical examples and applications from across the engineering disciplines. The book explains useful design techniques such as concept mapping and weighted decision matrices, supported with extensive graphics, flowcharts, and accompanying interactive templates. The discussions are organized around 12 chapters dealing with topics such as needs identification and specification; design concepts and embodiments; decision making; finance, budgets, purchasing, and bidding; communication, meetings, and presentations; reliability and system design; manufacturing design; and mechanical design. Methods in the book are applied to practical situations where appropriate. The design process model is fully demonstrated via examples and applications from a variety of engineering disciplines. The text also includes end-of-chapter exercises for personal practice. This book will be of interest to product designers/product engineers, product team managers, and students taking undergraduate product design courses in departments of mechanical engineering and engineering technology.

Key Features

  • Chapter objectives and end-of-chapter exercises for each chapter
  • Supported by a set of PowerPoint slides for instructor use
  • Available correlation table links chapter content to ABET criteria


Product Designers/Product Engineers, Product Team Managers, undergraduate product design courses in departments of mechanical engineering and engineering technology.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication




    Chapter 1. An Overview of Design Projects


    1.1 Projects and design

    1.2 Project planning and management

    1.3 Businesses

    1.4 Decision making

    Further reading

    Chapter 2. Needs Identification and Specifications


    2.1 Needs

    2.2 Specifications

    2.3 Quality functional deployment

    Further reading

    Chapter 3. Design Concepts and Embodiments


    3.1 Concepts

    3.2 Concept generation

    3.3 Concept selection

    3.4 Embodiment designs

    3.5 Intellectual property


    Further reading

    Chapter 4. People and Teams


    4.1 Individuals

    4.2 Organizations

    4.3 Managing individuals in organizations

    4.4 Teams

    4.5 Professionalism


    Further reading

    Chapter 5. Decision Making


    5.1 Critical thinking

    5.2 Risk

    5.3 Risk analysis

    5.4 Business strategy

    Further reading

    Chapter 6. Planning and Managing Projects


    6.1 Chunking the project

    6.2 Task identification

    6.3 Schedule synthesis and analysis

    6.4 Plan review and documentation

    6.5 Project tracking and control

    6.6 Assessment

    Further reading

    Chapter 7. Finance, Budgets, Purchasing, and Bidding


    7.1 Corporate finance

    7.2 Project costs

    7.3 Business decisions


    Further reading

    Chapter 8. Communication, Meetings, and Presentations


    8.1 Speakers/writers and listeners/readers

    8.2 Interpersonal communication skills

    8.3 Meetings

    8.4 Presentations

    Further reading

    Chapter 9. Universal Design Topics


    9.1 Human factors

    9.2 Quality

    9.3 Identification of problem causes and control variables

    9.4 Statistical process control

    9.5 Parametric design and optimization

    Further reading

    Chapter 10. Reliability and System Design


    10.1 Human and equipment safety

    10.2 System reliability

    10.3 Component failure

    10.4 System reliability

    10.5 Passive and active redundancy

    10.6 Modeling system failures

    10.7 Designing reliable systems


    Further reading

    Chapter 11. Manufacturing Design


    11.1 Design for assembly

    11.2 Design for manufacturing

    11.3 Tolerances

    11.4 Lean manufacturing


    Further reading

    Chapter 12. Mechanical Design


    12.1 Back-of-the-envelope calculations and simple prototypes

    12.2 Factor of safety

    12.3 Mechanics

    12.4 Four-bar linkages

    12.5 Connections and springs

    12.6 Screws

    12.7 Gears

    12.8 Rotating components

    12.9 Bearings

    12.10 Cams

    12.11 Noise, vibration, and harshness

    12.12 Material selection and part design

    12.13 Mechanical design checklist


    Further reading

    Appendix A. Checklists

    A.1 Work breakdown structure

    A.2 Project details

    A.3 Design details

    A.4 Meeting details

    A.5 TRIZ contradiction categories

    A.6 TRIZ design principles

    Appendix B. Technical Drawing

    B.1 Oblique and isometric projections

    B.2 Auxiliary views

    B.3 Notations and features

    B.4 Professional drawing practices

    B.5 Assembly drawings

    B.6 Special part views

    Further Reading

    Appendix C. Technical Writing

    C.1 Report and document types

    C.2 Document formatting

    C.3 Technical style, grammar, and syntax

    C.4 Writing process

    Further Reading

    Appendix D. Accreditation Requirements Mapping

    D.1 United States of America

    D.2 Canada

    D.3 Australia

    D.4 Europe

    D.5 United Kingdom


Product details

  • No. of pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: January 11, 2013
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123977717

About the Author

Hugh Jack

Dr. Hugh Jack is Cass Ballenger Distinguished Professor & Department Head in the Department of Engineering and Technology at Western Carolina University. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of interest include Manufacturing Controls, Robotics, Rapids Prototyping and Process Planning. In 2000 he was awarded the John T. Parsons Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer by the SME.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Engineering and Technology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, USA

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  • Zaid A. Wed Aug 19 2020

    Great book

    I am using this book as the basis for the analysis method that I used while working my bachelor thesis. My work of developing a fixture so far was based on intuition and logic I wish I had known that there is a much cleaner and better solution already. I would have saved me lots of time.