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By William H. Middendorf

ISBN-10: 0824799240

ISBN-13: 9780824799243

"Details the product and method layout strategy from conceptual, financial, and moral issues to modeling, selection making, and checking out. permits engineering educators to meet the necessities of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and expertise (ABET) for the layout element of engineering curricula. 3rd version beneficial properties multiplied insurance of product legal responsibility, engineering criteria, patents, method layout, computer-aided layout, optimal layout, reliability, and extra. "

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Single door or double door? With or without a built-in ice maker? If it has an ice maker, what is the shape of the ice cubes that it produces? All of the refrigerators we see on the showroom floor perform the basic functions the customer is seeking, but all of them are different. There are no right answers, although occasionally there may be one which is clearly wrong and another which is far superior. From this discussion, one can fairly conclude that design is an imperfect process, and that characterization of the end result as a good or a bad design is often the result of a subjective evaluation.

During the same time frame, Professor Engelmann did consulting work in mechanical and electromechanical design, but with a much different emphasis than that of Dr. Middendorf. Most of his consulting work involved the design of large one or two of a kind machines, including deformation generators for rolling reinforcing rod and the drive systems and controls for large lathes, machines used in the steel industry for turning as-cast rolls for rolling mills. He was also retained for a number of years for the design of small automatic control systems, including both analog and digital systems.

All of the refrigerators we see on the showroom floor perform the basic functions the customer is seeking, but all of them are different. There are no right answers, although occasionally there may be one which is clearly wrong and another which is far superior. From this discussion, one can fairly conclude that design is an imperfect process, and that characterization of the end result as a good or a bad design is often the result of a subjective evaluation. In spite of the uncertainty with which the designer is faced, if one considers design and the function of the designer in general terms, one quickly finds that there are a number of questions to consider, and that answers to these equations will allow for an orderly approach to design.

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