Engineering Design

Engineering Design

Contents

Introduction
The Engineering Designer
Necessity for Systematic Design

Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Technical Systems
Fundamentals of the Systematic Approach

Product Planning, Solution Finding and Evaluation
Product Planning
Solution Finding Methods
Selection and Evaluation Methods

Product Development Process
General Problem Solving Process
Flow of Work During the Process of Designing
Effective Organisation Structures

Task Clarification
Importance of Task Clarification
Setting Up a Requirements List (Design Specification)
Using Requirements Lists
Practical Application of Requirements Lists

Conceptual Design
Steps of Conceptual Design
Abstracting to Identify the Essential Problems
Establishing Function Structures
Developing Working Structures
Developing Concepts
Examples of Conceptual Design

Embodiment Design
Steps of Embodiment Design
Checklist for Embodiment Design
Basic Rules of Embodiment Design
Principles of Embodiment Design
Guidelines for Embodiment Design
Evaluating Embodiment Designs
Example of Embodiment Design
Detail Design

Mechanical Connections, Mechatronics and Adaptronics
Mechanical Connections
Mechatronics
Adaptronics

Size Ranges and Modular Products
Size Ranges
Modular Products
Recent Rationalisation Approaches

Design for Quality
Applying a Systematic Approach
Faults andDisturbing Factors
Fault-Tree Analysis
Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

Design for Minimum Cost
Cost Factors
Fundamentals of Cost Calculations
Methods for Estimating Costs
Target Costing
Rules for Minimising Costs

Summary
The Systematic Approach
Experiences of Applying the Systematic Approach in Practice

References
English Bibliography
Index