Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction (4th by Clive L. Dym, Patrick Little, Elizabeth J. Orwin

By Clive L. Dym, Patrick Little, Elizabeth J. Orwin

Cornerstone Engineering layout combines a variety of subject matters comparable to layout, engineering layout, venture administration, crew dynamics and project-based studying right into a unmarried introductory paintings. The textual content focuses rather on conceptual layout, delivering a quick, and but complete creation to layout method and venture management tools to scholars early on of their careers.

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Similarly, the weight of the ladder has an impact on how it can be used: Aluminum extension ladders have replaced wooden ones largely because they weigh less. The material of which a ladder is made affects not only its weight, but also its cost and its feel: Wooden extension ladders are both stiffer and heavier than their aluminum counterparts, so users of aluminum ladders feel a certain amount of “give” or flex in their lighter ladders. Some of the questions in the later design tasks can be answered by applying mathematical models such as those used in physics.

1. It has five phases, shown in boxes with rounded corners, starting with an initial problem statement and ending with final design documentation. 1 also shows, in ovals, the output of each design phase that also serves as input to the next design phase, and it displays the links between the five stages of this design process. We can also delineate the model and its design tasks in charts that describe each phase, showing the input(s) to that phase, the design tasks to be performed, and the output(s) or product(s) of that phase that in turn work as input to the next phase:  Problem definition: We frame the problem by delineating the customer requirements, which means clarifying the client’s objectives, identifying constraints, and establishing functions before we begin conceptual design.

The teams also developed lists of constraints, that is, the strict limits that govern acceptable designs. A constraint list for the device includes the following:  it must be made of nontoxic materials;  it must be made of materials that do not corrode;  it must withstand sterilization;  its cost must not exceed $5000;  it must not have sharp edges;  it must not pinch or gouge the patient; and  it must be unbreakable during normal surgical procedures. 1 A pairwise comparison chart created by one of the student teams to compare objectives for the microlaryngeal stabilization device.

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