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

  • ID: 3024989
  • Book
  • March 2015
  • 1008 Pages
  • 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 3
Emory W. Zimmers Jr., Charalambos A. Marangos, Sekar Sundararajan, and Technical Staff

2. Product Design for Manufacturing and Assembly 55
Gordon Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Design for Remanufacturing Processes 301
Bert Bras

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

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

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

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


15. Electric Circuits 439
Albert J. Rosa

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

17. Signal Processing 579
John Turnbull

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. Mechatronics 895
Shane Farritor and Jeff Hawks

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

Index 955

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Myer Kutz
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