1st Edition

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability

By Nand K. Jha Copyright 2016
    838 Pages 16 Color & 522 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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