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Design Concepts for Engineers By Mark N. Horenstein

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by Mark N. Horenstein

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Design Concepts for Engineers by Mark N. Horenstein

ESource-Prentice Hall's Engineering Source-provides a comprehensive, customizable introductory engineering and computing library. Featuring over 25 modules and growing, ESource allows professors to fully customize their textbooks through the ESource website. Professors are not only able to pick and choose complete modules, but also custom-build a freshman engineering text that matches their content needs and course organization exactly!

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Table of Contents


1 What Is Engineering? 1

1.1 Engineering Has Many Fields 2

Aeronautical Engineering 3

Agricultural Engineering 3

Biomedical Engineering 4

Chemical Engineering 4

Civil Engineering 5

Computer Engineering 6

Electrical Engineering 7

Environmental Engineering 7

Industrial Engineering 7

Mechanical Engineering 8

Mechatronics Engineering 9

Naval Engineering 10

Petroleum Engineering 10

Systems Engineering 11

1.2 Engineers Have Many Professional Organizations 11

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 11

Biomedical Engineering Society 12

American Institute of Chemical Engineers 12

American Society of Civil Engineers 13

Association for Computing Machinery 13

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers 14

Institute of Industrial Engineers 14

American Society of Mechanical Engineers 15

1.3 The Engineer: Central to Project Management 16

The Well-Rounded Engineer 16

1.4 Engineering: A Set of Skills 19

Knowledge 19

Experience 20

Intuition 20

Key Terms 21

2 What Is Design? 22

2.1 The Use of the Word Design 23

2.2 The Difference between Analysis, Design, and Replication 23

2.3 Good Design versus Bad Design 31

2.4 The Design Cycle 33

Define the Overall Objectives 34

Gather Information 34

Choose a Design Strategy 34

Make a First Cut at the Design 37

Model and Analyze 37

Build, Document, and Test 38

Revise and Revise Again 39

Test the Product Thoroughly 39

2.5 Generating Ideas 42

Ground Rules for Brainstorming 43

Formal Brainstorming Method 43

Informal Brainstorming 47

Idea Diagrams 51

2.6 Design Examples 54

Model Vehicle Design Competition 54

DVD Production Facility 61

Motorized Wheelchair Safety Flag 65

Key Terms 67

3 Project Management 77

3.1 Working in Teams 78

Building an Effective Team 79

Organizational Chart 81

The Job Description 81

Team Contact List 83

Team Meetings 83

Working with Other Teams in the Organization 84

3.2 Managing Tasks: Keeping the Project on Track 86

Checklist 87

Time Line 87

Gantt Chart 87

PERT Chart 88

3.3 Documentation: The Key to Project Success 92

Paper versus Electronic Documentation 93

The Engineer's Logbook (Notebook) 94

Logbook Format 95

Using Your Engineer's Logbook 95

Technical Reports and Memoranda 98

Schematics and Drawings 98

Software Documentation and the Role of the Engineering Notebook 99

The Importance of Logbooks: A Case Study 100

3.4 Legal Issues: Intellectual Property, Patents, and Trade Secrets 103

Patents 103

Patent Jargon 103

The Process of Obtaining a Patent 105

The Anatomy of a Patent 106

Key Terms 109

4 Engineering Tools 114

4.1 Estimation 115

4.2 Working with Numbers 121

International System of Units (SI) 121

Reconciling Units 122

Significant Figures 122

Dimensioning and Tolerance 123

4.3 Types of Graphs 125

Semilog Plots 126

Log-Log Plots 128

Polar Plots 128

Three-Dimensional Graphs 130

4.4 Prototyping 132

4.5 Reverse Engineering 140

4.6 Computer Analysis 141

4.7 Specification Sheets 153

4.8 The Internet 154

4.9 Spreadsheets in Engineering Design 157

4.10 Solid Modeling and Computer-Aided Drafting 164

Why an Engineering Drawing? 164

Types of Drawings 165

4.11 System Simulation 170

4.12 Electronic Circuit Simulation 172

4.13 Graphical Programming 174

4.14 Microprocessors: The "Other" Computer 176

Key Terms 178

5 The Human-Machine Interface 189

5.1 How People Interact with Machines 190

5.2 Ergonomics 190

Putting Ergonomics to Work 191

5.3 Cognition 192

5.4 The Human-Machine Interface: Case Studies 193

Key Terms 207

6 Engineers and the Real World 211

6.1 Society's View of Engineering 214

6.2 How Engineers Learn from Mistakes 214

6.3 The Role of Failure in Engineering Design: Case Studies 216

Case 1: Tacoma Narrows Bridge 217

Case 2: Hartford Civic Center 217

Case 3: Space Shuttle Challenger 219

Case 4: Kansas City Hyatt 219

Case 5: Three Mile Island 223

Case 6: USS Vincennes 223

Case 7: Hubble Telescope 224

Case 8: De Haviland Comet 224

6.4 Preparing for Failure in Your Own Design 225

Key Terms 226

7 Learning To Speak, Write, and Present 227

7.1 The Importance of Good Communication Skills 228

7.2 Preparing for Meetings, Presentations, and Conferences 229

7.3 Preparing for a Formal Presentation 229

7.4 Writing E-Mail, Letters, and Memos 235

Writing E-Mail Messages 235

Header 235

First Sentence 236

Body 237

Writing Formal Memos and Letters 239

7.5 Writing Technical Reports, Proposals, and Journal Articles 242

Technical Report 242

Journal Paper 243

Proposal 244

7.6 Preparing an Instruction Manual 244

Introduction 245

Setup 245

Operation 245

Safety 245

Troubleshooting 245

Appendices 246

Repetition 246

7.7 Producing Good Technical Documents: a Strategy 250

Plan the Writing Task 250

Find a Place to Work 250

Define the Reader 251

Make Notes 251

Create Topic Headings 251

Take a Break 251

Write the First Draft 252

Read the Draft 252

Revise the Draft 252

Revise, Revise, and Revise Again 252

Review the Final Draft 253

Common Writing Errors 253

Key Terms 254

Index 000

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GOR010302129
Design Concepts for Engineers by Mark N. Horenstein
Mark N. Horenstein
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education (US)
2005-06-30
288
013146499X
9780131464995
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