1st Edition

Industrial Design Engineering
Inventive Problem Solving

ISBN 9781498709590
Published February 9, 2017 by CRC Press
340 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations

USD $130.00

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Book Description

Designing new products and improving existing ones is a continual process. Industrial design engineering is an industrial engineering process applied to product designs that are to be manufactured through techniques of production operations. Excellent industrial design engineering programs are essential for the nation’s industry to succeed in selling useful and ecologically justifiable and usable products on a market flooded with goods and services. This unique text on industrial design engineering integrates basic knowledge, insight, and working methods from industrial engineering and product design subjects. Industrial Design Engineering: Inventive Problem Solving provides a combination of engineering thinking and design skills that give the researchers, practitioners, and students an excellent foundation for participation in product development projects and techniques for establishing and managing such projects. The design principles are presented around examples related to the designing of products, goods, and services. Case studies are developed around real problems and are based on the customer’s needs.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Enduring Sonnet: Evolving Industrial Design Engineering "A mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought."

1.2 Enduring Sonnet: Most Elastic form of Industrial Communication

1.3 Evolution, Engineering Breakthrough and Industrial Design Engineering

1.4 The River: Where the First Major Civilizations were born

1.5 "La Mer": The Ocean and Civilization

1.6 Industrial Design Engineering and the Advent of Philosophy

1.7 Industrial Design Engineering and Supply Chain Risk Engineering

1.8 Industrial Design Engineering and Evolution Technological Revolution

1.8.1 Agricultural Revolution

1.8.2 Technological Revolution

1.8.3 Military Revolution

1.8.4 Engineering and Artistic Revolution

1.9 Year 1942 New Front of Industrial Design Engineering

1.10 Creation of Renaissance Art and Industrial Design

1.11 Science’s Impact on Industrial Design Engineering

Chapter 2 Monte Carlo Simulations: Would an Industrial Engineer Flip a Coin like a Poet?

2.1 Industrial Revolution and Industrial Design Engineering

2.2 Pioneering Mass Production Methods for Industrial Design Engineering

2.3 Pioneering Manufacturing Engineering for Industrial Design Engineering

2.4 Industrial Revolution and Impacts on Environment and Global Economy

2.5 Industrial Revolution and Philosophy

2.6 Influence of Liberal Arts and Politics on Industrial Design Engineering

2.7 The Influence of Poetic Thinking on Industrial Design Engineering

2.8 The Rise of Physics on Industrial Design Engineering

2.9 Mathematics and Philosophy: Intellectual Leadership for Inventions

2.10 The World is fiction, a product of the Mind

2.11 The Invention of New Physics: Foundation of Modern Industrial Design Engineering

2.12 Unprecedented Boom in Literature and Technology

2.13 Paradox and Influence on Scientific Thinking

Chapter 3 Safety, Reliability, and Risk Management: "All the Astronauts landing on Mars are Engineers; We are bringing them home safely…"

3.1 Optical Quantum Technologies, enlightening "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

3.2 Applying Fault-Tolerant Quantum computing to mitigate risk and uncertainty

3.3 Entanglement: How to flip a Quantum Coin at nanometer scale?

3.4 Flip a Quantum Coin at nanometer scale: Heads-up and Tails-up at the same time

3.5 ‘Give me back my Hometown’: Where my success starts…

3.6 The Bridges of Magpies: A Thanksgiving Reflection about Risk Engineering

3.7 From Nobel Prize Medicine 2015 to Risk Engineering of Industrial Products

3.8 "The Imitation Game" to Mitigate Risk and Uncertainty

3.9 Sleeping Bear Dunes: A Legend about Safety and Strength

3.10 Safety First – Risk Engineering

3.11 America on Wheels: Safe and Green with the Help of Nanotechnology

Chapter 4 Design for Environmental Risk Engineering

4.1 Reflecting by Mammoth’s Hilly Woodlands: Creating Environmental Sensible Products

4.2 Back to Future Green – Sustaining snow for future White Christmas’

4.3 Eco-Cruise over the River – Green and Blue

4.4 Can we travel back to the "Future Green" with Quantum System Engineering?

4.5 Provide Solar Holiday Lighting with a Simple Green Electronics Project

4.5.1 Collecting Sunlight

4.5.2 Providing Solar Energy Storage

4.5.3 Detecting Darkness

4.6 Back to a Sustainable Future: Green Computing towards Lower Carbon Emissions

4.6.1 Today’s Challenge with Carbon Emissions

4.6.2 ‘Green’ Computing Product Design Criteria

4.6.3 ‘Green’ Materials

4.6.4 ‘Green’ Product Manufacture

4.6.5 ‘Green’ Product Disposal

4.6.6 Back to the Future Green – Redefining "Green Electronics"

4.7 Solar Roasted Turkey: Have a Green Thanksgiving

4.8 Saga of Singapore: Story about criticality to achieve Sustainability

4.9 Nano Research & Applications enable Green Additive Electronics Manufacturing

4.10 We are Young as long as our World is Green

4.11 Engineering Environmental Sensible and Reliable "Green" Electronics

4.12 From the World’s first working Laser to Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

4.13 Green Electronics Manufacturing of Transformers at Age of Extinction

4.14 "Gone with the Wind" always: De Zwaan as the only authentic, working Dutch Windmill in the United States

4.15 Great Smokey Mountains: Risk Engineering of Our Grand Ecosystems

4.16 Ebola Prevention: Risk Engineering of our Global Health System at our times

4.17 Women are from Venus? Men are from Mars? – Universal Risk Engineering?

4.17.1 Venus: Risk Engineering based on Arrhenius Model?

4.17.2 Mars: Low-Cycle Fatigue Reliability Modeling?

4.18 Ecosystem Risk Engineering

4.19 Environmental Art and Ecological Risk Engineering: Grand River Sculpture

4.20 Plunging like a Polar Bear: Mitigating Risk & Uncertainty in Alaska’s ice waters

Chapter 5 Cellular Manufacturing: Mitigating Risk and Uncertainty

5.1 Cellular Manufacturing of "The Invisible" at nano-scale

5.2 Cellular Manufacturing: Mitigating Risk & Uncertainty with Nano Solar Assembly

5.3 Cellular Manufacturing of The Scorch Trials

5.4 The World is flat: Cellular Manufacturing in a World which id flat yet spherical

5.5 Bottled Cocktail: Cellular Manufacturing in the Beverage Industry

5.6 Integrate TRIZ into Cellular Manufacturing to improve productivity

5.7 Optimize Topology for Networked Virtual Cellular Manufacturing (NVCM)

5.8 Euchre and Cellular Manufacturing: Mitigating Risk and Uncertainty

5.9 Psychology Regression: Why past entangled with present?

5.10 How to regress in a Halloween night?

5.11 "The Boy": The game of mitigating Psychological Risk and Uncertainty

5.12 Shanghai stampede tragedy: Need Risk Engineering for Traffic Risk Control

5.13 The Opening of Suez Canal: Gateway to Risk Engineering

5.14 How to prevent a Ping-Pong ball from "falling back?"

5.15 Dancing with the Fire: Entertaining Risk Engineering

5.15.1 Firewalking on the Sun

5.15.2 Fire Apparatuses

5.15.3 Materials and Construction

5.15.4 Important factors in Equipment Construction

5.15.5 Fuels

5.15.6 Risk Engineering

5.15.7 History

5.15.8 Modern Developments in Fire Performance

5.15.9 Physics of Firewalking/Fire Dancing

Chapter 6 System Risk Engineering

6.1 Edith Clarke and Power Systems Risk Engineering

6.2 Encoding the geometry of navigating our stars: Flyby Pluto and Beyond

6.3 From Radioactive Isotopes, Space Nuclear Power, to "Mission to Mars"

6.4 "All the astronauts who landed on the Moon were Engineers…"

6.5 European Space Agency’s Intermediate Experimental Vehicle splashes down safely

6.6 Systems Risk Engineering: Shall we vote electronically in November’s election?

6.7 Risk Engineering of the first Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

6.8 A Nation’s Strength: How a building stands up?

6.9 Risk Engineering and Political Science

6.10 The Lake of No Name and Thinking of Chinese Poetry

6.11 Baseball Reliability Engineering

6.12 Entropy among the Forest of Fault Trees: When two roads are "really about the same"

6.13 With Vision, Space Station, and Action, Who could be Happier?

6.14 Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Eisenhower decides on D-Day

6.14.1 Weather Forecast

6.14.2 Eisenhower’s Decision

6.14.3 Great Victory

6.15 "Home is best": Engineers from the Moon to the Earth

6.15.1 Engineering a robust kite with Six Sigma

6.15.2 Eisenhower’s Decision

6.16 Design: Where Engineering Meets Art

6.17 "Edge of Tomorrow," Design for Survivability, and Stress-Strength Interference

6.18 Maze Runner vs. Labyrinth Seal

6.19 Axiomatic Design: Imagination inspires us to create

6.20 Flying to Venus: Axiomatic Design for Global Business Relationships

Chapter 7 Contingency Planning, Logistics, and Lean Manufacturing: Rolling out the Storm

7.1 Lean Manufacturing: Model T’s Dream Cruise

7.2 Lean Six Sigma: Leadership is a Choice

7.3 In an Aircraft, Changing a Light Bulb is an Avionics Engineering Problem

7.4 On the ship of continuous improvement, "Don’t give up the Ship…"

7.5 How can leaders fight short-termism for Industrial Design Engineering?

7.6 Statistical mean (average) can be statistically fatal

7.7 Industrial Engineering Design – It all starts with a dream

7.7.1 Kindergarten Classrooms: Where Engineering dreams start

7.7.2 The Starfish and Continuous Improvement: Every action, no matter how small, can make a difference

7.8 Manufacturing excellence flows with Robust Design, just like a great river

7.8.1 Robustness

7.8.2 Redundancy

7.9 We have the freedom to define our success

7.9.1 Personal branding and success in Industrial Design Engineering

7.9.2 Fearless Brands enjoy 7 degrees of freedom

7.10 Probabilistic Industrial Design: Probably we can have a statistical Black Friday

7.11 Industrial Engineering Thinking: Experimenting with plot to characterize life’s unholding

7.11.1 Challenge to engineering optimization: NP Hardness

7.11.2 Chip: Computing exact wire length is an NP-hard problem

7.11.3 Seek Best Solutions under Constraints

7.12 Quantum Security of Smart-Card

7.12.1 The Quantum Entanglement for the Smart-Card

7.12.2 The Teller Machine with Quantum Entanglement

Chapter 8 Risk Communications and Continuous Improvement: Poetic Process Engineering

8.1 Business Communication as a Critical Element of Industrial Design

8.1.1 "Should old acquaintance be forgot?" rhetorical question & business communication

8.1.2 "Should old acquaintance be forgot?" is a rhetorical question

8.2 Rolling into 2016L Brevity is the Soul of Business Communications

8.3 "Take Me Home": 4 Things Country Music teaches us about Business Communication

8.3.1 Tell a Story

8.3.2 Hook them – Establish Connection

8.3.3 Simplicity

8.3.4 Speak from the heart

8.4 "Action Speaks Louder than Words" – Movement & Gestures in Business Communication

8.5 Business Communication: Never underestimate our ability to persuade with our eye

8.5.1 Cultural Differences

8.5.2 Monologue or Dialogue

8.5.3 Nature of the Conversation

8.5.4 Risk Engineering of Non-Verbal Business Communication

8.5.5 Eye Contact, Eye Communication and Eye Roll

8.5.6 Three Easy Tips for using Eye Contact for Better Communication

8.5.7 Eye Cues

8.6 Teleportation: Can I leave my message with the moon/

8.7 Reflection on 4th: Collaborative Action and Pervasive Communication

8.8 Alice and Cheshire Cat: Risk Engineering of our Communication

8.9 Vocal Quality in Business Communication and Timbre in Claude Debussy’s La Mer

8.9.1 Vocal Quality and Timbre

8.9.2 La Mer and Timbre

8.9.3 Debussy by the Sea

8.9.4 Debussy and Poetry

8.9.5 Debussy and Impressionism

8.10 Debussy and Japanese artist Hokusai’s painting "The Great Wave of Kanagawa"

8.10.1 La Mer’s Structure

8.10.2 Movement 1. De l’aube a midi sur la mer ("From Dawn to noon on the Sea")

- (B minor)

8.10.3 Movement 2. Jeux de vagues ("Play of the Waves")

- Allegro (C sharp minor)

8.10.4 Movement 3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer ("Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea")

8.10.5 La Mer’s Influence

8.10.6 Like a fine wine, La Mer is an extraordinary masterpiece of musical paintings…

8.10.7 Is there a smile in our voice?

8.11 Getting to "Yes" – Reaching agreement across the miles

8.11.1 First Principle: Separating People and Issues

8.11.2 Second Principle: Focus on Interests

8.11.3 Third Principle: Generate Options

8.11.4 Fourth Principle: Use Objective Criteria

8.11.5 Fifth Principle: Bottom-Line Based Communication According to Lean Manufacturing

8.11.6 Six Principle: Risk Engineering and Management

Chapter 9 On the River of Industrial Design Engineering: Flow of Poetic Thinking

9.1 "And Quiet Flows the Don" with Integrity

9.1.1 Integrity and Babe Ruth’s Baseball Reliability Scorecard

9.1.2 Bully Pulpit to Communicate and Persuade

9.1.3 Where Knowledge and Authority Live

9.1.4 Integrity and Industrial Design Engineering

9.2 Art of "Communicating with a Glance": From Impressionism to Elevator Speech

9.2.1 When to use an Elevator Pitch

9.2.2 Know your Audience

9.2.3 Know Yourself

9.2.4 Outline your Talk

9.2.5 Create an Elevator Pitch

9.2.6 Finalize your Speech

9.3 Probabilistic Nature of Poetic Expression

9.4 Mid-Autumn Night: Would we share the same moon?

9.4.1 Moon and Business Communication

9.4.2 Case Study: What would we learn about Cross-Cultural Communication by Staring at the Moon?

9.5 5 Whys for Business Innovation: Simple yet Smart

9.5.1 5-whys: A formula to Better Problem Solving

9.5.2 Innovation Games: Play is the Highest Form of Industrial Design Engineering

9.6 Industrial Engineering Thinking vs. Poetic Thinking

9.7 Hamlet’s Action: Decision making under Uncertainty

9.7.1 Action is Contradictory

9.7.2 Action is Arresting

9.7.3 Various setbacks occur over the course of action

9.7.4 Action is Decisive

9.7.5 Action results in a triumphant conclusion

9.8 Engineering Dialogue on Lake Lucerne: How to think and express our impression poetically?

9.9 Would a Poet flip a coin like an Engineer?

9.10 Poem appeared in Poetry Quarterly: Winter/Summer 2012 Edition

9.11 Tulip Time, Cherry Blossom, and Risk Engineering

9.12 The River: Flow of Poetic Thinking

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John X. Wang received his PH.D. degree in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in 1995. He was then with GE Transportation as an Engineering Six Sigma Black Belt, leading propulsion systems reliability and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) projects while teaching GE-Gannon University’s Graduate Co-Op programs and National Technological University professional short course, and serving as a member of the IEEE Reliability Society Risk Management Committee. He has worked as a Corporate Master Black Belt at Visteon Corporation, Reliability Engineering Manager at Whirlpool Corporation, E6 Reliability Engineer at Panduit Corp., and Principal Systems Engineer at Rockwell Collins. In 2009, he received an Individual Achievement Award when working as a Principal Systems Engineer at Raytheon Company. He joined GE Aviation Systems in 2010, where he was awarded the distinguished title of Principal Engineer – Reliability (CTH – Controlled Title Holder) in 2013. As a Certified Reliability Engineering certified by American Society for Quality, Dr. Wang has authored/coauthored numerous books and papers on reliability engineering, risk engineering, engineering decision making under uncertainty, robust design and Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, and green electronics manufacturing. He has been affiliated with Austrian Aerospace Agency/European Space Agency, Vienna University of Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, and Tsinghua University in China. Having presented various professional short courses and seminars, Dr. Wang has performed joint research with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and the Norwegian Institute of Technology. Since "knowledge, expertise, and scientific results are well known internationally," Dr. Wang has been invited to present at various national & international engineering events. As a highly accomplished inventor of various industrial designs and patent applications, Dr. Wang serves as an Editor at Nano Research and Applications and is a member of BAOJ Nanotechnology Editorial Board. Dr. John X. Wang, a CRC Press Featured Author, has been a Top Contributor of LinkedIn's Poetry Editors & Poets group. Dr. Wang has contributed to the discussions including:

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  • Do you proceed by images or by words when you write?

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