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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Design!

    1. Intuition

    2. Designing for People

    3. Design Process

    4. Design by Building

    5. The “Design Thinking” Process

    6. Battle with the Virtual World

    7. Starting the Design

    8. Philosophical Foundations

  2. Chapter 2 Nontechnical Influences

    1. The Role of Aesthetics in Design

    2. The Need for Brand Management

    3. Material Culture: The Context of Design

    4. The Influence of Tradition

    5. Problems with Tradition

    6. Visual Stereotype: Familiarity Influencing Design

    7. Ethnography’s Role in User-Centered Design

    8. Creativity: The Fount of Design

    9. What Is Creativity?

  3. Chapter 3 Material Mechanics

    1. The Effects of Pulling, Pushing, and Twisting Forces

    2. Static Loads

    3. Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

    4. Shape

    5. Stress Concentration

    6. Fatigue

    7. Buckling

    8. Thermal Expansion

    9. Failure Modes

    10. Noise and Vibration

    11. Closing Thoughts

  4. Chapter 4 Materials

    1. Characteristics of Metals

    2. Characteristics of Ceramics

    3. Characteristics of Plastics

    4. Characteristics of Foams

    5. Characteristics of Wood

    6. Characteristics of Composite Materials

    7. Chacteristics of Adhesives

    8. Corrosion Behavior of Materials

    9. Closing Thoughts

  5. Chapter 5 Thermodynamics

    1. The Baseline Temperature

    2. Pressure

    3. Ideal Gas Law

    4. Thermodynamic Laws

    5. Nature of Phases

    6. Combustion

    7. Closing Thoughts

  6. Chapter 6 Fluid Mechanics

    1. Fluid Behavior

    2. Fluid Statics

    3. Pneumatics and Hydraulics

    4. Fluid Dynamics

    5. Closing Thoughts

  7. Chapter 7 Heat Transfer

    1. What Is Heat?

    2. Conduction

    3. Convection

    4. Radiation

    5. Combined Effects with Radiation

    6. Other Heat Transfer Considerations

    7. Closing Thoughts

  8. Chapter 8 Human Factors

    1. Ergonomics

    2. Handle Design

    3. Anthropometry

    4. Designing with Anthropometric Data

    5. Kinesiology

    6. Mapping

    7. Human Injuries Related to Design

    8. Biomimicry

    9. Interaction Design

    10. Expert Systems and Artificial Neural Networks

    11. Closing Thoughts

  9. Chapter 9 Sustainability in Design

    1. Backstory

    2. Usage

    3. Disposal

    4. Closing Thoughts

  10. Chapter 10 Mechanical Systems

    1. Pumps, Compressors, and Fans

    2. Electric Motors

    3. Transferring Power

    4. Pneumatics and Hydraulics

    5. Gears

    6. Belts and Chains

    7. Cable Drive

    8. Brakes, Clutches and Shaft Drives

    9. Closing Thoughts

  11. Chapter 11 Mechanical Components

    1. Bearings

    2. Gaskets and Seals

    3. Fasteners and Bonds

    4. Springs

    5. Closing Thoughts