The Mechanical Design Process – David G. Ullman – 4th Edition

The of The Mechanical combines a practical overview of the with material and real-life insights. Ullman’s work as an innovative designer comes through consistently, and has made this a favorite with readers.

This book conveys the “flavor” of design, addressing both traditional engineering topics as well as real-world issues like creative thinking, synthesis of ideas, visualization, teamwork, sense of customer needs and product success factors, and the financial aspects of design alternatives, in a practical and motivating manner. New in this are examples from industry and over twenty on-line templates that help in preparation of complete and consistent assignments while learning the material.

This text is appropriate primarily for the Senior Design course taken by mechanical engineering students, though it can also be used in design courses offered earlier in the curriculum. Working also find it to be a readable, practical overview of the modern design process.

1 Why Study the Design Process?
2 Understanding Mechanical Design
3 Designers and Design Teams
4 The Design Process and Product Discovery
5 Planning to Design the Product
6 Understanding the Problem and the Development of Engineering Specifications
7 Concept Generation
8 Concept Evaluation and Selection
9 Product Generation
10 Product Evaluation for Performance and the Effects of Variation
11 Product Evaluation: Design For Cost, Manufacture, Assembly, and other Measures
12 Wrapping up the Design Process and Supporting the Product

Appendix A Properties of 25 Materials Most Commonly Used in Mechanical Design
Appendix B Normal Probability
Appendix C The Factor of Safety as a Design Variable
Appendix D Human Factors in Design

Title: The Mechanical Design Process
Author: David G. Ullman
Edition: 4th Edition
ISBN: 0072975741 | 978-0072975741
Type: eBook
Language: English
Machine Design

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