Introduction to Engineering Design: A Conceptual Overview provides a basic overview of the process of engineering design – the "heart" of engineering – in a broadly accessible manner that assumes no specialized knowledge. Relevant for wide range of engineering disciplines, it establishes a core framework for understanding the fundamentals while briefly touching on various other related points to put them in context (often via footnotes, which may link to external resources for further information). It serves as a textbook for an introductory college course, a supporting text for later courses or on the job, or simply a general introduction for those curious about engineering design.
(Note: Related teaching materials for instructors may be available at engineeringdesign.info.)
These are the main topics (chapters) the book covers:
- About Engineering and Design
- Your Design Problem and Requirements
- Design Concept Generation and Development (includes ideation and further development)
- Design Evaluation (includes concept-level evaluation and later-stage testing)
- Planning the Project
- Failure/Risk Analysis
- Design for "X"
This e-book is in "reflowable" format for reading with a NOOK device, a NOOK Reading App (for other devices), or the NOOK for Web interface. It avoids visuals/images in the text. Some of the links may get adjusted between publishings (notably, as with many e-books, some URLs may become outdated – though potentially usable nevertheless via the Internet Archive), but in any event please note that any external material the book refers to cannot be guaranteed or warranted in any respect.
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