Description : A 10-step engineering design process is explained, and supplemented with an actual preliminary design performed by a first-year student team. Key concepts are summarised, and a number of worked examples given.
Description : 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.
Description : The textbook is used to support students for two quarters involving two related projects involving a quadcopter. Some of the material may be covered in lecture, recitation or in a computer laboratory or a model shop. Additional material is covered with reading assignments. In other instances, the students use the text as a reference document for independent study. Exercises, provided at the end of each chapter, may be used for assignments when the demands of the project on the students' time are not excessive. The book contains 20 chapters that cover many of the topics that first year engineering students should begin to understand. To facilitate referencing the various chapters we have divided the textbook into three parts: Part I includes eight chapters that contains most of the technical content required for the students in the fall quarter. We have included Chapter 7 on Team Development because student design teams often have difficulty functioning smoothly. We have also included Chapter 8 on the Engineering Profession that provides information to support the presentations of the representatives from the College's Engineering Departments. Part II contains the content for the fall quarter, during which the students are assigned an autonomous cargo delivery mission. In addition to the mission oriented content, we have added Chapter 11 on 3D Printing and Chapters 12 and 13 on Portfolio Design. Finally Part III includes seven chapters that contain content often covered in more traditional Introduction to Engineering courses. We recommend that students refer to these chapters, as they consider a career in Engineering. Of particular importance is Chapter 14 titled A Student Survival Guide, which provides a systematic approach to successfully completing your engineering studies. We also strongly recommend that you read Chapter 18 on Ethics, which is focused on issues that arise in engineering.
Description : Engineering Design Optimization is written for students who are looking to optimize their engineering designs, but are unaware of the mathematical rigor needed to address their objectives. This book addresses teaches the algorithms that are used in engineering optimization. Contains unique material on monotonicity, probabalistic design optimization, and genetic algorithms. Keeps mathematics simple, but proves theories as needed. Provides algorithms essential for optimization and encourages students to write their own computer programs.
Description : Exploring Engineering, Fourth Edition: An Introduction to Engineering and Design, winner of a 2017 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty), presents the emerging challenges engineers face in a wide range of areas as they work to help improve our quality of life. In this classic textbook, the authors explain what engineers actually do, from the fundamental principles that form the basis of their work to the application of that knowledge within a structured design process. The text itself is organized into three parts: Lead-On, Minds-On, Hands-On. This organization allows the authors to give a basic introduction to engineering methods, then show the application of these principles and methods, and finally present a design challenge. This book is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in exploring the various fields of engineering and learning how engineers work to solve problems. Winner of a 2017 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association NEW: Chapters on Aeronautical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Design Teams NEW: Expanded content in the chapters "Defining the Problem," "Generation of 'Alternative Concepts'," and "Detailed Design" NEW: Material on sustainability issues in engineering Introduces students to the engineering profession, emphasizing the fundamental physical, chemical, and material bases for all engineering work Includes an Engineering Ethics Decision Matrix used throughout the book to pose ethical challenges and explore decision-making in an engineering context Lists of "Top Engineering Achievements" and "Top Engineering Challenges" help put the material in context and show engineering as a vibrant discipline involved in solving societal problems Companion Web site includes links to several new drawing supplements, including "Free-hand Engineering Sketching," (detailed instructions on free-hand engineering sketching); "AutoCAD Introduction," (an introduction to the free AutoCAD drawing software); and "Design Projects," (new freshman-level design projects that complement the "Hands-On" part of the textbook).
Description : Textbook for early engineering students with a Quadcopter project. The book contains significant content to prepare first year engineering students for the profession.