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1st Edition

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability

ISBN 9781466505261
Published December 23, 2015 by CRC Press
828 Pages 16 Color & 522 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Written by an educator with close to 40 years of experience in developing and teaching design and manufacturing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability integrates green design and manufacturing within the framework of sustainability, emphasizing cost, recyclables, and reuse. It includes the analytical techniques for cost minimization, reduction of material waste, and the reduction of energy consumption during the manufacturing process.

The text introduces sustainability principles, then goes on to detail all aspects of green design, economics, feasible material selection, and relevant and efficient manufacturing processes. It highlights techniques such as life cycle cost assessment, reuse, and recyclables and showcases them with examples and problems solved.

In addition, the author defines green mechanical design as the selection of materials, processes, and geometry that satisfies specified and implied environmental requirements. He stresses that for sustainability, social, environmental, and economic development must be integrated and balanced.

Developed to bring environmental issues into the basics of mechanical component design and manufacture, the textbook brings together principles of environmentally conscious design and sustainable manufacture in a format with examples and problems that can be adapted for undergraduate classes.

The carefully selected range of examples and exercises presented makes it easier to adopt into the engineering curriculum suitable for senior-level undergraduates as well as first-year graduates.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Sustainability, Principles, and Its Effect on Design and Manufacturing

Industrial Ecology and Sustainability
Industrial Ecology and Sustainability
Economics of Sustainable Engineering
Analytical Techniques for Sustainability Analysis

Green Design and EOL Treatment
Principles of Green Design
End-of-Life Treatment and Environmental Impact Scenario

Green Design of Mechanical Components
Spring Design for Sustainability
Environmentally Conscious Design of Gears
Shaft Design
Bearings and Green Engineering
Fastener Design

Design for Environment (DfE)
Design for Environment
Snap-Fit Design
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Computer-Aided Design Examples

Environmentally Benign Manufacturing
Introduction to Environmentally Benign Manufacturing
Turning Operation
Drilling Operations
Cutting Tools and Sustainability Considerations
Foundry Processes
Metal-Forming Processes

International Regulations for Green Design and Manufacturing
International Regulations for Green Design and Manufacturing

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Nand K. Jha has had an extended and distinguished career in engineering education. Over the past 40 years, he has been involved in mechanical engineering education in various capacities. He is deeply involved in teaching, research, and the development of mechanical engineering curricula at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In this extended run of teaching and research, he has contributed significantly to manufacturing science, optimization, robotics and automation, green design, and manufacturing. He has published close to 100 papers and books. In his long tenure in the academic field, several organizations have invited him to deliver lectures on research topics of his interest.


"This is a comprehensive book introducing a broad range of topics on both analytical methods and case studies for sustainable design and manufacturing."
—Chris Yuan, University of Wisconsin