1st Edition

Advanced Design Concepts for Engineers

ISBN 9781566766265
Published March 24, 1998 by CRC Press
256 Pages

USD $180.00

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Book Description

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

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