Engineering design : a systematic approach /

Pahl, G. 1925-

Engineering design : a systematic approach / Gerhard Pahl, Wolfgang Beitz, Jorg Feldhussen, Karl-Heinrich Grote ; Ken Wallace and Luciƫnne Blessing, translators and editors. - Third edition. - xxi, 617 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Previous edition: 1996.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 571 -608) and index.

Introduction -- Fundamentals -- Product planning, solution finding and evaluation -- Product development process -- Task clarification -- Conceptual design -- Embodiment design -- Mechanical connections, mechatronics, and adaptronics -- Size ranges and modular products -- Design for quality -- Design for minimum cost -- Summary.

"The book provides a comprehensive guide to successful product development for practising designers, students, and design educators. Fundamentals are emphasised throughout and short-term trends avoided; so the approach described provides a sound basis for design courses that help students move quickly and effectively into design practice." "Engineering Design (3rd edition) describes a systematic approach to engineering design. The authors argue that such an approach, applied flexibly and adapted to a particular task, is essential for successful product development. The design process is first broken down into phases and then into distinct steps, each with its own working methods. The third edition of this internationally-recognised text is enhanced with new perspectives and the latest thinking. These include extended treatment of product planning; new sections on organisation structures, simultaneous engineering, leadership and team behaviour; and updated chapters on quality methods and estimating costs. New examples have been added and existing ones extended, with additions on design to minimise wear, design for recycling, mechanical connections, mechatronics, and adaptronics."--Publisher website.

Translated from the German.




013443217 Uk

Engineering design.

TA174 / .P34 2007

620.0042 PA.E 2007