This book is dedicated to the essential components of the design process and uses case studies, labs, and group projects to show their application. With explicit guidance, students learn that the design process is a set of procedures that will help them solve engineering problems. Yousef Haik and Tamer Shahin illustrate the critical steps of the design process, including articulating the problem, market analysis, function analysis, developing concepts, evaluating alternatives, and marketing, while facilitating hands-on learning and teamwork opportunities through labs and class-tested design problems.
Table of Contents
Objectives. Definition of Engineering Design. Importance and Challenges of Engineering Design. Introduction to Systematic Design. Design Process. Professionalism and Ethics. Lab 1: Ethics. Problems. Selected Bibliography.
2. ESSENTIAL TRANSFERABLE SKILLS.
Objectives. Working in Teams. Lab 2: Ice-Breaking – Forming Teams. Lab 3: Team Dynamics. Scheduling. Lab 4: Project Management (Microsoft Project). Research Skills. Technical Writing and Presentation. Presentation Style. Lab 5: Presentation Style. Problems. Selected Bibliography.
3. IDENTIFYING NEEDS AND GATHERING INFORMATION (MARKET ANALYSIS)
Objectives. Problem Definition: Need Statement. Gathering Information: Clarifying the Need. How to Conduct a Market Analysis. Relevant Information Resources. Web Tools. Case Study: Automatic Aluminum Can Crusher. Problems. Selected Bibliography.
4. CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS.
Objectives. Identifying Customer Requirements. Prioritizing Customer Requirements. Case Study: Automatic Aluminum Can Crusher – Requirements. Organizing Customer Requirements – Objective Tree. Case Study: Automatic Aluminum Can Crusher – Objective Tree. Problems. Team Activities. Selected Bibliography
5. ESTABLISHING FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE
Objectives. Functions. Function Decomposition and Structure. Detailed Procedure to Establish Functional Structures. Function Structure Examples. Reverse Engineering. Reverse Engineering Example – Paper Stapler. Lab 6: Reverse Engineering. Problems. Team Activities. Selected Bibliography.
Objectives. Performance Specification Method. Case Study Specification Table: Automatic Can Crusher. Quality Function Deployment Method. House of Quality: Automatic Can Crusher. Problems. Team Activities. Individual Activities. Selected Bibliography.
7. DEVELOPING CONCEPTS.
Objectives. Developing Working Structures. Steps to Develop Concepts from Functions. Brainstorming. Creativity. Developing Concepts – Samples. Problems. Team Activities. Individual Activities. Selected Bibliography.
8. CONCEPTS EVALUATION.
Objectives. Sketch Assembly of Alternatives. Evaluating Conceptual Alternatives. Concepts Evaluation: Machine Shop Kit. Concepts Evaluation: Automatic Can Crusher. Problems. Team Activities. Individual Activities. Selected Bibliography.
9. EMBODIMENT DESIGN.
Objectives. Product Drawings. Prototype. Design for "X". Safety Considerations. Human Factors. Lab 7: Ergonomics. Problems. Team Activities. Selected Bibliography.
10. DETAILED DESIGN.
Objectives. Analysis. Material Selection. Material Selection Theory – An Introduction. Bill of Material. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Lab 8: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Lab 9: Use of Pro/MECHANICA® for Structural Analysis. Analysis Example: Mechanical Vegetable Harvesting Machine. Cost Analysis. Costs Classifications. Cost Estimate Methods. Labor Costs. Product Pricing. Problems. Team Activities. Individual Activities. Selected Bibliography.
11. SAMPLE DESIGN PROJECTS.
Design Project Rules. Aluminum Can Crusher. Coin Sorting Contest. Model (Toy) Solar Car. Workshop Training Kit. Shopping Carts. Mechanical Vents. All Terrain Vehicle. Pocket-sized Umbrella. Model of Therapeutic Wheelchair. Disposable Blood Pump. Newspaper Vending Machine. Peace Corps Group Projects.