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Advanced Design Concepts for Engineers

1st Edition

By B.S. Dhillon

CRC Press

256 pages

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pub: 1998-03-24
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This book provides the design engineer with concise information on the most important advanced methods that have emerged in recent years for the design of structures, products and components. While these methods have been discussed in the professional literature, this is the first full presentation of their key principles and features in a single convenient volume. Both veteran and beginning design engineers will find new information and ideas in this book for improving the design engineering process in terms of quality, reliability, cost control and timeliness. Each advanced design concept is examined thoroughly, but in a concise way that presents the essentials clearly and quickly. The author is a leading engineering educator whose many books on design engineering methods, engineering management and quality control have been published in different languages throughout the world.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Design

Reasons for Designing: Design Failures and Their Common Reasons

The Design Process

Good and Bad Design, Characteristics and Arguments for and against Finite-Life Design

Engineering Design Function

Design Reviews

Engineering Design Manpower

Design Information Sources



Design Mathematics

Set Theory


Probability Density Function, Basic Properties and Definition

Mean Value and Variance of a Continuous Random Variable

Probability Distributions

Laplace Transforms

Final Value Theorem

Solving Differential Equations Using Laplace Transforms



Concurrent Engineering, Reverse Engineering, And Reengineering

Concurrent Engineering

Reverse Engineering




Design Reliability

Reasons for Considering Reliability in Product Design

Reliability in the System Design and Development Process, and Support Process

Reducing a Product/System Life Cycle Cost While Improving Its Reliability/Maintainability/Availability

Early, Chance, and Wear-Out Failures of Product

General Failure Density, Hazard Rate, and Reliability Functions

Item Mean Time to Failure

Common Reliability Networks

Reliability Assessment Methods

Reliability/Maintainability Standard Documents and Failure Rates of Selected Items



Maintainability Engineering

Maintainability Definition, Objectives, and Program Elements

Maintainability in Design Phase and Support Phase and Support Process

Maintainability Measures

Maintainability Functions

Spare Part Quantity and Maintenance Labor-Hours per Operating Hour Predictions

Reliability-Centered Maintenance

Background Data for Maintainability Design and Maintainability Design Characteristics

General Design Guidelines for Maintainability and Common Maintainability-Related Design Errors



Safety Engineering

Safety Engineering Goals and Systems/Product Safety Engineering

Hazard Classifications and Common Mechanical Injuries

Safety in System Life Cycle

Safety Analysis Methods

Safety Costing

Product Liability



Human Factors

Types of Man-Machine Systems and Human Error Related System Failures

Human Factors Considerations in Product Design

Human Behavioral Expectancies

Comparison of Humans with Machines and Selected Methods for Human Factors Evaluation of System/Product/Component Design

Human Sensory Capabilities and Body Measurement

Formulas for Design Specialists

Human Factors General Guidelines for Product/System Design



Total Quality Management

TQM Basics and Comparison of Traditional and Total Quality Management

TQM Principles and Elements

designing for Quality and Deming's Fourteen-Point Approach to TQM

TQM Implementation Obstacles and Goals for TQM Process Success

Quality in the Design Phase

TQM Tools

TQM Implementation Pitfalls, Selective Organizations and Centers, and Baldrige Award Winners

Selected Publications on TQM and Design Quality and Quality Magazines and Educational Videotapes



Value Engineering and Configuration Management

Value Engineering

Configuration Management



Life Cycle Costing

Reasons for System Cost Increases and Life Cycle Cost Analysis Purposes

Date Required for Life Cycle Costing and Data Sources

Life Cycle Cost Analysis Steps and Associated Activities, and Areas for Life Cycle Costing Program Evaluation

Costs Generated over the Product Life Cycle

Life Cycle Costing Performance Skills and Associated Professionals

Life Cycle Cost Estimation Models

Cost Estimation Models

Time Value of Money, Barriers to Obtaining Useful Cost Information, and Advantages and Disadvantages of Life Cycle Costing and Associated Important Factors



Computer-Aided Design and the Information Superhighway

Computer-Aided Design

Information Superhighway



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering