Design Engineering Manual offers a practical guide to the key principles of design engineering. It features a compilation of extracts from several books within the range of Design Engineering books in the Elsevier collection. The book is organized into 11 sections. Beginning with a review of the processes of product development and design, the book goes on to describe systematic ways of choosing materials and processes. It details the properties of modern metallic alloys including commercial steels, cast irons, superalloys, titanium alloys, structural intermetallic compounds, and aluminum alloys. The book explains the human/system interface; procedures to assess the risks associated with job and task characteristics; and environmental factors that may be encountered at work and affect behavior. Product liability and safety rules are discussed. The final section on design techniques introduces the design process from an inventors perspective to a more formal model called total design. It also deals with the behavior of plastics that influence the application of practical and complex engineering equations and analysis in the design of products. Provides a single-source of critical information to the design engineer, saving time and therefore money on a particular design project Presents both the fundamentals and advanced topics and also the latest information in key aspects of the design process Examines all aspects of the design process in one concise and accessible volume
As with any art, science, or discipline, natural talent is only part of the equation. Consistent success stems from honing your skills, cultivating good techniques, and hard work. Design engineering, a field often considered an intuitive process not amenable to scientific investigation, is no exception. Providing descriptive theory, broad context, and practical examples, Design Engineering: A Manual for Enhanced Creativity explores how to quantify creativity, codify inspiration, and document a process seemingly based solely on intuition. The authors discuss how to clarify the design task, conceptualize candidate solutions, and search for alternatives. They delineate how these phases fit into an industrial context, including engineering product development, and what to consider during design engineering to satisfy all customers. The book discusses activities and methods for performing engineering design work in a rational, reviewable, and documented way, increasing the likelihood of finding an optimal solution. The presentation covers substantiated use of intuition and opportunism as an integral part of rational, systematic, and methodical designing. It examines the influence of other topics on the work, such as psychology, computers, teamwork, application of methods, and education. The authors recommend that results from these less systematic activities be brought into the rational and systematic framework to document the results. Based on the authors' extensive industrial experience, the book elucidates a coherent body of knowledge of design engineering. The book clearly details an easily applicable theory that not only gives you solid design tools, but can also be adapted to any existing design situation.
The selection and design of pipe support is an integral part of any piping system. There are a number of typical pipe supports that can be installed to support dead weight loads, and restrain the pipe for thermal and dynamic loads. The designs are only limited by the imagination of the engineer and designer, as literally thousands of different designs have been used for special purposes. The culmination of over 70 years of experience, Pipe Support Design and Engineering Manual furnishes engineers and designers with the necessary data and procedures to determine pipe support loads and thermal movements of the pipe at each location. Discusses standard components used to support the dead weight of a horizontal pipe and its contents The various steps involved in designing supports are presented in their proper sequence Regulatory Codes and Specifications, Materials of Construction, Inspection of Supports, and Typical support case studies Practical examples of pipe and structural support design, using conventional professional simulation tools, such as: Pelican Forge and other computer simulation models. Data and procedures to determine pipe support loads and thermal movements of the pipe at each location.
This manual provides design guidance for improving deep-draft navigation projects. The design goal applicable to project development is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound, and cost-effective waterway for ships and other vessels. An economic objective is to provide for these goals while minimizing and balancing the initial construction costs and future maintenance costs. The general guidance presented in this manual is based on average navigation conditions and situations. The design engineer will adapt these guidelines to the local, site-specific conditions of the project. Usually, the final project design will be developed by application of a ship navigation study, incorporating real-time ship simulation tests with local professional pilots.
Drafting and Design: Engineering Drawing Using Manual and CAD Techniques is a highly illustrated, complete text designed to teach the practices and techniques used by drafters. Written to meet the educational needs of both beginning and advanced students, Drafting and Design features comprehensive instruction in both manual (traditional) drafting and computer-aided drafting (CAD).
Full color publication. The Coastal Engineering Manual (CEM) assembles in a single source the current state-of-the-art in coastal engineering to provide appropriate guidance for application of techniques and methods to the solution of most coastal engineering problems. The CEM provides a standard for the formulation, design, and expected performance of a broad variety of coastal projects. These projects are undertaken to provide or improve navigation at commercial harbors, harbor works for commercial fish handling and service facilities, and recreational boating facilities. As an adjunct to navigation improvements, shore protection projects are often required to mitigate the impacts of navigation projects. Beach erosion control and hurricane or coastal storm protection projects provide wave damage reduction and flood protection to valuable coastal commercial, urban, and tourist communities. Environmental restoration projects provide a rational layout and proven approach to restoring the coastal and tidal environs where such action may be justified, or required as mitigation to a coastal project's impacts, or as mitigation for the impact of some previous coastal activity, incident, or neglect. As the much expanded replacement document for the Shore Protection Manual (1984) and several other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) manuals, the CEM provides a much broader field of guidance. Part VI "Design of Coastal Project Elements" includes chapters discussing philosophy of coastal structure design, the various types and function of coastal structures, site conditions, materials, design fundamentals, reliability, and the design of specific project elements (including a sloping-front structure, vertical-front structure, beach fill, floating structure, pile structure, and a pipeline and outfall structure.
Manual of Engineering Drawing is a comprehensive guide for experts and novices for producing engineering drawings and annotated 3D models that meet the recent BSI and ISO standards of technical product documentation and specifications. This fourth edition of the text has been updated in line with recent standard revisions and amendments. The book has been prepared for international use, and includes a comprehensive discussion of the fundamental differences between the ISO and ASME standards, as well as recent updates regarding legal components, such as copyright, patents, and other legal considerations. The text is applicable to CAD and manual drawing, and it covers the recent developments in 3D annotation and surface texture specifications. Its scope also covers the concepts of pictorial and orthographic projections, geometrical, dimensional and surface tolerancing, and the principle of duality. The text also presents numerous examples of hydraulic and electrical diagrams, applications, bearings, adhesives, and welding. The book can be considered an authoritative design reference for beginners and students in technical product specification courses, engineering, and product designing. Expert interpretation of the rules and conventions provided by authoritative authors who regularly lead and contribute to BSI and ISO committees on product standards Combines the latest technical information with clear, readable explanations, numerous diagrams and traditional geometrical construction techniques Includes new material on patents, copyrights and intellectual property, design for manufacture and end-of-life, and surface finishing considerations
A manual for new relations between radical engineering and design: In its ten years of its existence, Adams Kara Taylor has become one of the most innovative engineering firms working today. Through frequent collaborations with leading architects like Zaha Hadid, Foreign Office Architects, Norman Foster, and Will Alsop, the members of AKT have become the engineers of choice for ground-breaking projects that redefine the conventional boundaries between structural engineering and architecture. Their holistic approach expands structural thinking to include technical solutions, aesthetics, and advanced research and technologies into strategies capable of adapting to both different architectures and the different design methodologies behind these projects.