1st Edition

Design of Electromechanical Products A Systems Approach

By Ali Jamnia Copyright 2017
    416 Pages 153 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Design, development and life-cycle management of any electromechanical product is a complex task that requires a cross-functional team spanning multiple organizations, including design, manufacturing, and service. Ineffective design techniques, combined with poor communication between various teams, often leads to delays in product launches, with last minute design compromises and changes. The purpose of Design of Electromechanical Products: A Systems Approach is to provide a practical set of guidelines and best practices for driving world-class design, development, and sustainability of electromechanical products. The information provided within this text is applicable across the entire span of product life-cycle management, from initial concept work to the detailed design, analysis, and development stages, and through to product support and end-of-life. It is intended for professional engineers, designers, and technical managers, and provides a gateway to developing a product’s design history file ("DHF") and device aster record ("DMR"). These tools enable design engineers to communicate a product’s design, manufacturability, and service procedures with various cross-functional teams.

    Table of Contents

    Front End Requirements and Their Cascade


    Requirements and Their Cascade

    Subsystems and Assemblies.

    Engineering Transfer Function

    The Nuts and Bolts of the Design.

    Creating Three-Dimensional Models

    Expected Outputs of 3D Modeling Activities.

    Creating Two-Dimensional Engineering Drawings

    Costing and Purchasing Side of Design

    Preparation for Manufacturing.

    A Second DFMEA and Control Plan Development.

    Subsystem and Assembly Testing

    Design Transfer

    Verification and Validation Activities

    Best Practices and Guidelines.

    Configuration Management

    Part Design Guidelines

    Part Approval Guidelines


    Testing, Verification, and Validation. Brainstorming

    More Details on Tolerance Analysis

    Technical Review Guidelines.




    Ali Jamnia enjoys teaching and mentoring junior engineers. His primary expertise lies in electromechanical systems design and development. In addition, he enjoys conducting analysis of various engineering problems using numerical approximations and computer simulations. Dr. Jamnia has focused on the issues of electronics packaging since the early 1990s, and since 1995, has been involved with the development of medical devices. He is passionate about innovative electronics systems to aid individuals with either physical or cognitive disabilities. In fact, his prime achievement has been the development of a specialized computer system called the Learning StationTM - used as a teaching tool for individuals with cognitive disabilities. Currently, he is the reliability lead for a family of medical infusion pumps.