Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Volume 2. Design, Instrumentation, and Controls. 4th Edition

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  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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As the discipline of mechanical engineering continues to expand, so does the ever–trusted Mechanical Engineers′ Handbook. In a 4–volume format, this Fourth Edition provides the most current off–the–shelf reference to every topic in the field. Spanning specializations from aerospace to petroleum and beyond, the Handbook helps you work efficiently across industries and job functions.

Unlike other handbooks, the Mechanical Engineers′ Handbook goes beyond lists of data and formulas, providing examples and discussion of each topic to help you quickly understand how to get the outcomes you want. Volume 2, Design, Instrumentation, and Controls is your complete guide to designing processes and systems, as well as the methodologies used to ensure success.

Inside this volume:

  • 4 added chapters on environmentally–conscious mechanical design, including life cycle design and 5 added chapters on instrumentation, systems, and controls
  • 6 updated chapters on mechanical design and 3 updated chapters on systems and controls
  • New–to–this–handbook coverage of electric circuits
  • Contributions from 46 industry–leading experts
  • Exhaustive charts and tables illustrate design and analysis techniques

Suitable as a stand–alone reference or as a part of a complete 4–volume set, this book is an excellent addition to any professional library. This Handbook is the best guide to the dynamic, multidimensional discipline of mechanical engineering.

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Preface ix

Vision for the Fourth Edition xi

Contributors xiii


1. Computer–Aided Design 3Emory W. Zimmers Jr., Charalambos A. Marangos, Sekar Sundararajan, and Technical Staff

2. Product Design for Manufacturing and Assembly 55Gordon Lewis

3. Design–for–Environment Processes and Tools 75Daniel P. Fitzgerald, Thornton H. Gogoll, Linda C. Schmidt, Jeffrey W. Herrmann, and Peter A. Sandborn

4. Design Optimization: An Overview 97A. Ravi Ravindran and G. V. Reklaitis

5. Total Quality Management in Mechanical System Design 125B. S. Dhillon

6. Reliability in the Mechanical Design Process 149B.S. Dhillon

7. Product Design and Manufacturing Processes for Sustainability 177I. S. Jawahir, P. C. Wanigarathne, and X. Wang

8. Life–Cycle Design 207Abigail Clarke and John K. Gershenson

9. Design for Maintainability 249O. Geoffrey Okogbaa and Wilkistar Otieno

10. Design for Remanufacturing Processes 301Bert Bras

11. Design for Manufacture and Assembly with Plastics 329James A. Harvey

12. Design for Six Sigma: A Mandate for Competitiveness 341James E. McMunigal and H. Barry Bebb

13. Engineering Applications of Virtual Reality 371Wenjuan Zhu, Xiaobo Peng, and Ming C. Leu

14. Physical Ergonomics 417Maury A. Nussbaum and Jaap H. van Dieën


15. Electric Circuits 439Albert J. Rosa

16. Measurements 565E. L. Hixson and E. A. Ripperger

17. Signal Processing 579John Turnbull

18. Data Acquisition and Display Systems 597Philip C. Milliman

19. Systems Engineering: Analysis, Design, and Information Processing for Analysis and Design 625Andrew P. Sage

20. Mathematical Models of Dynamic Physical Systems 667K. Preston White Jr.

21. Basic Control Systems Design 747William J. Palm III

22. General–Purpose Control Devices 805James H. Christensen, Robert J. Kretschmann, Sujeet Chand, and Kazuhiko Yokoyama

23. Neural Networks in Feedback Control Systems 843K. G. Vamvoudakis, F.L. Lewis, and Shuzhi Sam Ge

24. Mechatronics 895Shane Farritor and Jeff Hawks

25. Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS): Design and Application 943M. E. Zaghloul

Index 955

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