Introduction to Engineering Design: Book 9, 7th Edition: Engineering Skills and Hovercraft Missions

Introduction to Engineering Design: Book 9, 7th Edition: Engineering Skills and Hovercraft Missions

by James W Dally

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Overview

This book is the seventh edition of the ninth textbook in this series dealing with Introduction to Engineering Design. Jim Dally, working with College House Enterprises and faculty members in the Clark School of Engineering, has prepared eight previous books in this series for the first-year engineering students of the University of Maryland at College Park. Several other Colleges of Engineering have adopted one or more of the books in this series to introduce design and engineering skills for their first or second year students. The design, build and testing of a hovercraft model, described in Book 9, is such an interesting and challenging project that this is the seventh year we have used it (twelve previous semesters) with approximately 7,000 students.

The textbook is used to support the students during a semester-long project where they design and build a hovercraft. Content is covered with reading assignments and students use the text as a reference document for independent study. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter.

The book contains 17 chapters to present the many topics that first year engineering students should understand as they proceed through a significant portion of the product realization process. An Introduction to the course and to the textbook is provided in Chapter 1 to alert the students to the demands of the course and to introduce them to the problems frequently encountered by other students in designing, building and testing a model of a hovercraft. Information on team skills and the importance of product development is covered in Chapters 2 and 3. Several hovercraft missions are also presented in Chapter 3, together with a description of the design concepts involved in hovercraft development. Design of a hovercraft enables instructors with an opportunity to integrate a wide spectrum of knowledge about many engineering topics. The student’s hands-on participation in a design, building, testing and competing in a hovercraft mission significantly enhances their learning process.

The theoretical background on fluid mechanics, needed to conduct elementary design analyses for the hovercraft, is presented in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 describes basic electric circuits, and batteries to provide technical background helpful for the design and control of the hovercraft. Many different sensors, used to aid in navigating the hovercraft, are introduced in Chapter 6. Concepts of statics and dynamics are introduced in Chapter 7 to enable the students to understand the forces and moments and their effect on controlling the motion of their hovercraft. Finally, an introduction to programming the Arduino microprocessor in a version of C is included in Chapter 8. Two chapters on engineering graphics are included. In Chapter 9 the basic rules used in preparing engineering drawings are covered in detail. The use of tables and graphs in communicating engineering information using Microsoft Excel is presented in Chapter 10. The very important topic of communications is covered in two chapters. Chapter 11, on technical reports, describes many aspects of technical writing and library research. Design briefings, covered in Chapter 12, shows the distinction among speeches, presentations and group discussions. An introduction to the engineering profession, described in Chapter 13, covers engineering disciplines, on-the-job activities, salary statistics and registration information for your PE license. A useful student survival guide is given in Chapter 14. Three chapters dealing with engineering and society are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935673149
Publisher: College House Enterprises, LLC
Publication date: 09/28/2016
Series: Introduction to Engineering Design
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 GETTING THE MOST OUT OF A FIRST YEAR DESIGN COURSE
1.2 DESIGN ISSUES
1.3 CONSTRUCTION ISSUES
1.4 OPERATING ISSUES
1.5 CONTROL ISSUES
1.6 TEAMWORK ISSUES
1.7 TIME ISSUES
1.8 SUMMARY
CHAPTER 2 DEVELOPMENT TEAMS
2.1 INTRODUCTION
2.2 A BALANCED TEAM STRUCTURE
2.3 DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
2.4 STAFFING
2.5 TEAM LEADERS
2.6 TEAM MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
2.7 TEAM MEMBER TRAITS
2.8 EVOLUTION OF A DEVELOPMENT TEAM
2.9 A TEAM CONTRACT
2.10 EFFECTIVE TEAM MEETINGS
2.11 PREPARING FOR MEETINGS
2.12 SUMMARY
CHAPTER 3 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND HOVERCRAFT MISSIONS
3.1 THE IMPORTANCE OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
3.2 DEVELOPING WINNING PRODUCTS
3.3 LEARNING ABOUT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
3.4 HOVERCRAFT
3.5 HOVERCRAFT MISSIONS
3.6 HOVERCRAFT DESIGN CONCEPTS
3.7 HOVERCRAFT COMPONENTS
3.8 HOVERCRAFT DEVELOPMENT
3.9 CONTROLLING DEVELOPMENT TIME
3.10 DESIGN CRITERIA
3.11 DESIGN TRADE OFF ANALYSIS
3.12 PREPARING DESIGN DOCUMENTATION
3.13 DESIGN PRESENTATIONS
3.14 HOVERCRAFT ASSEMBLY
3.15 MODEL EVALUATION
3.16 TEAMWORK
3.17 OTHER COURSE OBJECTIVES
4 FLUID MECHANICS AND DESIGN ANALYSIS
4.1 INTRODUCTION
4.2 DEFINITIONS AND PROPERTIES OF A FLUID
4.3 THE CONCEPT OF PRESSURE
4.4 THE CONSERVATION EQUATIONS FORCES
4.5 HOVERCRAFT LEVITATION
4.6 CHOOSING A FAN
4.7 CENTRIFUGAL FAN DESIGN
4.8 STRUCTURE AND SKIRTS
4.9 HOVERCRAFT PROPULSION
4.10 POWER REQUIREMENTS
4.11 DESIGNING FOR BOUYANCY
4.12 DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR DECK AND SKIRT
4.13 SUMMARY
CHAPTER 5 BASIC ELECTRIC CIRCUITS
5.1 INTRODUCTION
5.2 BASIC ELECTRICAL QUANTITIES AND CONCEPTS
5.3 MATERIALS FOR ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
5.4 BASIC ELECTRIC COMPONENTS
5.5 KIRCHHOFF'S LAWS
5.6 BASIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
5.7 APPLICATION EXAMPLES
5.8 SUMMARY
CHAPTER 6 SENSORS
6.1 INTRODUCTION
6.2 POTENTIOMETERS
6.3 DIFFERENTIAL TRANSFORMERS
6.4 RESISTANCE STRAIN GAGES
6.5 CAPACITANCE SENSORS
6.6 EDDY CURRENT SENSORS
6.7 PIEZOELECTRIC SENSORS
6.8 PIEZORESISTIVE SENSORS
6.9 PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS
6.10 RESISTANCE TEMPERATURE DETECTORS
6.11 THERMISITORS
6.12 THERMOCOUPLES
6.13XBEE RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER
6.14 COMMERCIAL SENSORS FOR THE ARDUINO μPROCESSOR
6.15 SUMMARY
CHAPTER 7 HOVERCRAFT DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
7.1 INTRODUCTION
7.2 KINEMATICS
7.3 STATICS
7.4 DYNAMICS
7.5 CONTROL THEORY
CHAPTER 8 BUILDING A HOVERCRAFT CONTROL SYSTEM USING THE ARDUINO PLATFORM
8.1 INTRODUCTION: PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
8.2 THE ARDUINO PLARFORM
8.3 SENSORS AND ACTUATORS
8.4 THE ARDUINO ROVER
8.5 C PROGRAMMING BASICS
8.6 PSEUDOCODE AS A FIRST DRAFT AND AN ACTUAL SKETCH
8.7 SUMMARY
CHAPTER 9 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS
9.1 INTRODUCTION
9.2 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN - CAD
9.3 THE DESIGN PROCESS
9.4 MANUFACTURING
9.5 CAD SYSTEMS
9.6 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS
9.7 VISUALIZATION AND DESIGN DETAIL
9.8 THREE-DIMENSIONAL SPATIAL VISUALIZATION
9.9 PREPARING PROJECTION ENGINEERING DRAWINGS
9.10 PRINCIPLES OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DRAWINGS
9.11 LINE VISIBILITY
9.12 TYPES OF LINES
9.13 DIMENSIONING
9.14 TWO SYSTEMS OF UNITS
9.15 GUIDELINES FOR DIMENSIONING
9.16 TOLERANCES
9.17 RAPID PROTOTYPING
9.18 SUMMARY
CHAPTER 10 MICROSOFT EXCEL
10.1 INTRODUCTION
10.2 EXCEL BASICS
10.3 TABLES AND GRAPHS
10.4 EXCEL AS A DESIGN TOOL
10.5 SUMMARY
CHAPTER 11 TECHNICAL REPORTS
11.1 INTRODUCTION
11.2 APPROACH AND ORGANIZATION
11.3 KNOW YOUR READERS AND OBJECTIVE
11.4 THE TECHNICAL WRITING PROCESS
11.5 REVISING, EDITING AND PROOFREADING
11.6 WORD PROCESSING SOFTWARE
11.7 SUMMARY
CHAPTER 12 DESIGN BRIEFINGS
12.1 INTRODUCTION 12-1
12.2 SPEECHES, PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
12.3 PREPARING FOR THE BRIEFING
12.4 PRESENTATION STRUCTURE
12.5 TYPES OF VISUAL AIDS
12.6 DELIVERY
12.7 SUMMARY
CHAPTER 13 THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION
CHAPTER 14 A STUDENT SURVIVAL GUIDE
CHAPTER 15 ENGINEERING AND SOCIETY
CHAPTER 16 SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 17 ENGINEERING ETHICS AND DESIGN

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