"Details the product and system design process from conceptual, economic, and ethical considerations to modeling, decision making, and testing. Enables engineering educators to satisfy the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for the design component of engineering curricula. Third Edition features expanded coverage of product liability, engineering standards, patents, system design, computer-aided design, optimum design, reliability, and more. "
". . .a god-send. . .[written in] a clear and lucid style. . . . . .a very interesting and excellent introduction to the design process, with a wealth of practical real-life examples from a variety of disciplines. . .thought-provoking. . .ideal. . .for every engineer. "
". . .will serve design engineering educators well. "
---Applied Mechanics Reviews
Design and the engineer; product liability; need analysis and specifactions; the feasibility study; patents; alternative designs and inventions; the model decisions; the design of systems; detailed design of devices and systems; product design using computers; optimum design; reliability; accelerated life testing; human factors engineering; the art of design.