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Design Engineering

A Manual for Enhanced Creativity, 1st Edition

By W. Ernst Eder, Stanislav Hosnedl

CRC Press

632 pages | 183 B/W Illus.

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Description

As with any art, science, or discipline, natural talent is only part of the equation. Consistent success stems from honing your skills, cultivating good techniques, and hard work. Design engineering, a field often considered an intuitive process not amenable to scientific investigation, is no exception. Providing descriptive theory, broad context, and practical examples, Design Engineering: A Manual for Enhanced Creativity explores how to quantify creativity, codify inspiration, and document a process seemingly based solely on intuition.

The authors discuss how to clarify the design task, conceptualize candidate solutions, and search for alternatives. They delineate how these phases fit into an industrial context, including engineering product development, and what to consider during design engineering to satisfy all customers. The book discusses activities and methods for performing engineering design work in a rational, reviewable, and documented way, increasing the likelihood of finding an optimal solution. The presentation covers substantiated use of intuition and opportunism as an integral part of rational, systematic, and methodical designing. It examines the influence of other topics on the work, such as psychology, computers, teamwork, application of methods, and education. The authors recommend that results from these less systematic activities be brought into the rational and systematic framework to document the results.

Based on the authors' extensive industrial experience, the book elucidates a coherent body of knowledge of design engineering. The book clearly details an easily applicable theory that not only gives you solid design tools, but can also be adapted to any existing design situation.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Introduction

Outline of and Structure

Designing

Why Manual for Design Engineering?

Hypothesis, Theory, Science

System

Products, Processes, Technical Systems - Results from Design Engineering and Manufacturing

Information, Knowledge, Data

Technical Object and Process System

Design Engineering, Engineering Design Process

Engineering Design System - Structure

Engineering Design Process (DesP)

Engineering Design Science

ESTABLISHING PROPERTIES OF DESIGNED TECHNICAL SYSTEMS

Engineering Design Processes - Case Examples

KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESSES

Engineering Design System (DesS) and Engineering Design Processes (DesP)

Design Situation

Procedural Model of Design Engineering

KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO DESIGNED TECHNICAL SYSTEMS

Transformation System, Including Transformation Process, Technical Process, and Technical System

Technical (Object) Systems

Specialized Engineering Design Sciences, Specialized Theories of Technical Systems

SUPPORT FOR DESIGN ENGINEERING

Design Methods

Information and Formal Support for Design Engineering

Technical Support for Design Engineering

Human Resources, Management and Environmental Support for Design Engineering

META-KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO DESIGN ENGINEERING

Engineering Design Science

APPENDIX - Glossary

REFERENCES

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety