Combines a practical overview of the mechanical design process with case material and real-life engineering insights. This book features examples from industry and over twenty online templates that help students prepare assignments while learning the material. It is suitable for mechanical engineering students as well as working engineers.
The fourth edition of "The Mechanical Design Process" combines a practical overview of the design process with case material and real-life engineering insights. Ullman's work as an innovative designer comes through consistently, and has made this book a favorite with readers. New in this edition are examples from industry and over twenty online templates that help students prepare complete and consistent assignments while learning the material. This text is appropriate primarily for the Senior Design course taken by mechanical engineering students, though it can also be used in design courses offered earlier in the curriculum. Working engineers also find it to be a readable, practical overview of the modern design process.
1 Why Study the Design Process? 2 Understanding Mechanical Design 3 Designers and Design Teams 4 The Design Process and Product Discovery 5 Planning to Design the Product 6 Understanding the Problem and the Development of Engineering Specifications 7 Concept Generation 8 Concept Evaluation and Selection 9 Product Generation 10 Product Evaluation for Performance and the Effects of Variation 11 Product Evaluation: Design For Cost, Manufacture, Assembly, and other Measures 12 Wrapping up the Design Process and Supporting the Product Appendix A Properties of 25 Materials Most Commonly Used in Mechanical Design Appendix B Normal Probability Appendix C The Factor of Safety as a Design Variable Appendix D Human Factors in Design