2nd Edition

Design of Electromechanical and Combination Products An Agile and Systems Approach

By Ali Jamnia Copyright 2024
    460 Pages 185 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The second edition of this work, now with the expanded title of Design of Electromechanical and Combination Products, covers the design and development of electromechanical products, updated throughout to focus not only on an Agile Systems approach but also its application to disposables and consumables.

    Providing a practical set of guidelines and thorough examination of best practices, this book focuses on cutting-edge research on sustainability of electromechanical and combination products.

    Key Features

    • Presents the design, development, and life cycle management of electromechanical and combination products
    • Provides a practical set of guidelines and best practices for world-class design
    • Explains the role of costing and pricing in product design
    • Covers Design for X and its role in product life-cycle management
    • Examines the dynamics of cross-functional design and product development teams
    • Develops DHF and DMR as tools and inherent components of configuration management
    • Includes numerous real-world examples of electromechanical and combination product designs

    This book is intended for scientists, engineers, designers, and technical managers, and provides a gateway to developing a product’s design history file (DHF) and device master record (DMR). These tools enable the design team to communicate a product’s design, manufacturability, and service procedures with various cross-functional teams.

    Section I Front End: Product Development Lifecycle Management and Roadmap

    Chapter 1 Product Lifecycle Management Models

    Section II Requirements and Their Cascade

    Chapter 2 Systems and Requirements

    Chapter 3 Developing a Product’s Requirements

    Chapter 4 Concept Development and Selection

    Chapter 5 Initial DFMEA and Product Risk Assessment

    Chapter 6 Transfer Functions

    Section III The Nuts and Bolts of the Design

    Chapter 7 The Virtual Product

    Chapter 8 The 2D Engineering Drawings

    Chapter 9 Design for X (DfX)

    Section IV Preparation for Product Launch

    Chapter 10 Cost Requirements Cascade and Purchasing

    Chapter 11 Detailed DFMEA, PFMEA, and Control Plans

    Chapter 12 Design Verification, Product Validation, and Design Transfer

    Section V More on Agile

    Chapter 13 Market and Customer Changing Needs

    Section VI Sustaining a Marketed Product

    Chapter 14 Configuration and Change Management

    Chapter 15 Product Retirement and End of Life

    Section VII Best Practices and Guidelines

    Chapter 16 Tolerance Specification and Analysis

    Chapter 17 Data, Measurements, Tests and Experiments

    Chapter 18 Failure Analysis and Product Improvements

    Chapter 19 Technical Reviews and Checklists

    Chapter 20 Technical Writing and Communication Skills

    Appendix A What Is Agile?

    Appendix B A Case Study for Employing Agile Methodology


    Ali Jamnia, PhD, an innovative and dynamic leader with hands-on experience solving design issues via expertise in mechanical engineering, product development, and reliability practices, excels in high-volume environments with ability to navigate ever-changing business needs.

    He cultivates partnerships and build trusted relationships, working with internal and external stakeholders, partners, and professionals during large-scale, complex projects. He leads diverse on- and off-shore teams, ensuring a high level of performance standards, while simultaneously enhancing workstreams and output. His experience is complemented by a PhD and MS in Engineering Mechanics at Clemson University, as well as experience in securing 12 patents. He has published four books by CRC Press along with a number of technical and nontechnical papers and presentations. His expertise includes Innovation, Product Development and Design, Reliability, Mechanical Engineering, Testing, Process Improvements, Problem Solving, and Out of the Box Thinking.