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A multidisciplinary introduction to engineering design using real-life case studies.

Case Studies in Engineering Design provides students and practising engineers with many practical and accessible case studies which are representative of situations engineers face in professional life, and which incorporate a range of engineering disciplines.

Different methodologies of approaching engineering design are identified and explained prior to their application in the case studies. The case studies have been chosen from real-life engineering design projects and aim to expose students to a wide variety of design activities and situations, including those that have incomplete, or imperfect, information. This book encourages the student to be innovative, to try new ideas, whilst not losing sight of sound and well-proven engineering practice.

A set of notes for lecturers to accompany the book is available free to download from: http://www.bh.com/manuals/0340691352

* A multidisciplinary introduction to engineering design.
* Exposes readers to wide variety of design activities and situations.
* Encourages exploration of new ideas using sound and well-proven engineering practice.

Audience: Undergraduate engineers of all disciplines - particularly mechanical and manufacturing. Professional engineers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470323632
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/4/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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A multidisciplinary introduction to engineering design using real-life case studies.
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Table of Contents

What This Book is About.

Methodology.

Crane Sheave: Basic Design Principles.

Crane Sheave: Early Failures.

Crane Sheave: Simple Costing.

Casting Machine: Basic Design.

"The Rainbow" Sculpture: Innovation in Design.

"The Inshallah" Condenser: ISO 9000 Application.

Screwed Fasteners: Standardization in Design.

Fasteners and Couplings: Better Design.

"Piranha:" Technology Transfer and Project Structure.

Mechanical Seals: Improving Design Reliability.

Aircraft Flight Control: Function and Ergonomics.

Power Boilers: Remnant Life Assessment.

"The Schloss Adler" Railway: Design Safety.

Electric Vehicles: Design for Plastics.

Motorcycles: Design and Project Costing.

Flue Gas Desulphurization: Total Design.

"The Fast Yacht Dying Swan:" Complex Failures.

Conclusion.

The Final Word.

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