Product Engineering: Eco-Design, Technologies and Green Energy / Edition 1

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This book contains an edited version of the lectures and selected contributions presented during the Advanced Summer Institute on "Product Engineering: Eco-Design, Technologies and Green Energy" organized at the Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, July 14-21, 2004.

In the last few decades Product Engineering has become a multidisciplinary field including aspects from a wide range of scientific areas. Aspects related to eco-design, aesthetic style, human factors and ergonomics are now critical issues for the success of a product on the market. It has been shown that these apparently separate fields of research belong to the same multidisciplinary mainstream of Product Engineering and cannot progress unless an integrated approach is adopted. New advances are now likely to produce changes in the entire product life cycle chain. This is often illustrated within this book by similar methodologies used for different goals, e.g. the Virtual Engineering techniques in general, which are multi-purpose technologies or the recent interest raised by the particle based models for CAD and simulation purposes.

The volume is divided into five main parts, covering the topics of Eco-Design, Computer Aided Design, Simulation Technologies, Robotics and Manufacturing and Green Energy.

Audience: This work will be of interest to a wide range of readers, from students to graduates, and from industrial experts to researchers active in the field of Product Engineering.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048167494
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 539
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Eco-design 1
The design for environmental compliance workbench tool 3
Eco-impact anticipation by parametric screening of machine system components : an introduction to the EcoPaS methodology 17
Man machine interaction and man machine interface - critical issues for the human environment 31
Integrating eco-design into business environments 55
Virtual environments - the eco-friendly approach to product design? 77
A TRIZ approach to design for environment 89
Eco-design approach for the tripode type coupling 101
Natural shapes - a source of inspiration for eco-design 111
Pt. 2 Computer aided design 121
On some crucial issues of computer support of conceptual design : what to consider in order to be successful 123
Expert system for the total design of mechanical systems with gears 143
Virtual design prototyping utilizing haptic immersion 163
A new geometry representation for multipurpose modeling in conceptual design 175
Pt. 3 Simulation technologies 187
An overview of several formulations for multibody dynamics 189
Dynamic models in multi-body systems : a product life cycle key technology 227
Real-time MBS formulations : towards virtual engineering 253
Multi-body dynamics : an evolution from constrained dynamics to a multi-physics interactive framework 273
A collaborative simulation environment for multibody system analysis 299
Design evaluation of multibody systems in virtual environment 311
Spiral elevator modelling and analysis using ADAMS software 321
A new model to estimate friction torque in a ball screw system 333
Pt. 4 Robotics and manufacturing 347
Translational parallel robots with uncoupled motions : a structural synthesis approach 349
Design of new high speed machining machines 379
High degree accuracy modelling and calibration of serial robots with large errors 397
Application of image analysis for the study of structural modifications in flowing emulsions : theoretical approach and practical application 409
The manufacture technology of tube models by selective laser sintering 425
Mobile robot system controlled through mobile communications 433
Pt. 5 Green energy 443
Optimization of the wind generation : comparison between two algorithms 445
Design and determination of the most cost effective PV configuration systems to meet the loads of a household 473
The Spanish electric power generation sector and its positioning before Kyoto protocol 509
Helical turbine for aeolian systems and micro-hydrostation 519
Dynamic modelling of wind farms : a comparative study between two modeling approaches 529
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