Description

Engineering Design, Planning and Management covers engineering design methodology with an interdisciplinary approach, concise discussions, and a visual format. The book covers the product design process 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.

Author Hugh Jack takes the reader through phases ranging from risk assessment and need identification through specification and detailed design, addressing intellectual property issues as well. Recognizing that design is a process commonly performed in teams, Jack also covers project management and team dynamic topics where appropriate.

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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

Ancillaries

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. An Overview of Design Projects

Introduction

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

Introduction

2.1 Needs

2.2 Specifications

2.3 Quality functional deployment

Further reading

Chapter 3. Design Concepts and Embodiments

Introduction

3.1 Concepts

3.2 Concept generation

3.3 Concept selection

3.4 Embodiment designs

3.5 Intellectual property

References

Further reading

Chapter 4. People and Teams

Introduction

4.1 Individuals

4.2 Organizations

4.3 Managing individuals in organizations

4.4 Teams

4.5 Professionalism

References

Further reading

Chapter 5. Decision Making

Introduction

5.1 Critical thinking

5.2 Risk

5.3 Risk analysis

5.4 Business strategy

Further reading

Chapter 6. Planning and Managing Projects

Introduction

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

Introduction

7.1 Corporate finance

7.2 Project costs

7.3 Business decisions

Reference

Further reading

Chapter 8. Communication, Meetings, and Presentations

Introduction

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

Details

No. of pages:
492
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123971586
Electronic ISBN:
9780123977717

About the author

Hugh Jack

Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering Grand Valley State University Dr. Jack 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.