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Invention And Evolution

Author : M. J. French
ISBN : 0521469112
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This textbook provides an introduction to design for function, using many examples of manufactured artifacts and living organisms to demonstrate common themes and fundamental principles. Examples forcefully illustrate the importance of the basic design principles related to material properties, physical principles, and energy expenditure. The author also discusses the relation of aesthetic and functional design, the crucial connection of design to production in artifacts, and reproduction in organisms. The author has thoroughly updated this second edition with more examples and a new chapter with actual design case studies to illustrate key ideas. In addition, the text contains many new exercises that reinforce important points in the text.

Invention By Design

Author : Henry Petroski
ISBN : 0674463684
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Presents case studies of inventions by engineers, explaining how they resolve technical difficulties, and how they make their inventions socially acceptable and economically feasible

Introduction To Engineering Design

Author : Andrew Samuel
ISBN : 9780080509143
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Introduction to Engineering Design is a completely novel text covering the basic elements of engineering design for structural integrity. Some of the most important concepts that students must grasp are those relating to 'design thinking' and reasoning, and not just those that relate to simple theoretical and analytical approaches. This is what will enable them to get to grips with *practical* design problems, and the starting point is thinking about problems in a 'deconstructionist' sense. By analysing design problems as sophisticated systems made up of simpler constituents, and evolving a solution from known experience of such building blocks, it is possible to develop an approach that will enable the student to tackle even completely alien design scenarios with confidence. The other essential aspect of the design process - the concept of failure, and its avoidance - is also examined in detail, and the importance not only of contemplating expected failure conditions at the design stage but also checking those conditions as they apply to the completed design is stressed. These facets in combination offer a systematic method of considering the design process and one that will undoubtedly find favour with many students, teaching staff and practising engineers alike.

Make And Test Projects In Engineering Design

Author : Andrew E. Samuel
ISBN : 9781846282850
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Make and test projects are used as introductory design experiences in almost every engineering educational institution world wide. However, the educational benefits and costs associated with these projects have been seldom examined. Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design provides a serious examination of the design of make and test projects and their associated educational values. A taxonomy is provided for the design of make and test projects as well as a catalogue of technical information about unconventional engineering materials and energy sources. Case studies are included based on the author’s experience of supervising make and test projects for over twenty-five years. The book is aimed at the engineering educator and all those planning and conducting make and test projects. Up until now, this topic has been dealt with informally. Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design is the first book that formalises this important aspect of early learning in engineering design. It will be an invaluable teaching tool and resource for educators in engineering design.

Shape And Structure From Engineering To Nature

Author : Adrian Bejan
ISBN : 0521793882
Genre : Science
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This 2000 book explores the similarities between shape and structure in engineered and natural systems.

Cats Paws And Catapults

Author : Steven Vogel
ISBN : 0393319903
Genre : Science
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Examines the workings of nature's mechanical designs and man's technology and compares the design similarities and differences of both human and natural technologies.

Introduction To Design Engineering

Author : W. Ernst Eder
ISBN : 9780203847633
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Designing engineering products – technical systems and/or transformation processes – requires a range of information, know-how, experience, and engineering analysis, to find an optimal solution. Creativity and open-mindedness can be greatly assisted by systematic design engineering, which will ultimately lead to improved outcomes, documentation, and management. This book applies systematic and methodical conceptualization to abstract models of engineering systems. These can be be used as needed for developing candidate solutions. The recommended engineering design process should be able to support all levels of creative design engineering based on Engineering Design Science. This book, incorporating several new insights, surveys information about systematic, methodical, and intuitive design engineering, thinking, and reasoning, as well as progressive product development. In addition to providing practical approaches it helps readers better understand the role of engineering in society.

Compliant Structures In Nature And Engineering

Author : C. H. Jenkins
ISBN : 1853129410
Genre : Philosophy
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Biological organisms are exceptionally efficient structures, having evolved over millions of years to achieve high load carrying capacity per unit weight. Compliance (flexibility) plays a significant role in the efficacy of natural structures. Examples range from cell walls and microorganisms, to bat wings, to human muscles. Long ago, engineers adopted compliant structures for solutions where structural efficiency was critical while in modern times, compliance has seen increasing use in civil structures such as temporary storage facilities and large-span roofs. Recently, there has been considerable interest in large membrane/inflatable structures for aerospace applications.This unique volume provides a concise summary of the important features of these interesting structures. Written by experts in the field, it covers topics on compliant structures in nature, compliant materials, mechanics of compliant structures, applications in engineering, and design for compliance. The text will contribute greatly to our continued learning from nature in order to design highly efficient engineering structures.

How Invention Begins

Author : John H. Lienhard
ISBN : 9780195341201
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Original publication and copyright date: 2006.

Journal Of Engineering Education

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ISBN : UCSD:31822022746739
Genre : Engineering
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