THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DISCIPLINE, IN FOUR VOLUMES
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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PART 1 DESIGN 1
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
PART 2 INSTRUMENTATION, SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, AND MEMS 437
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
MYER KUTZ holds engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has worked with numerous professional and technical publishing houses as an executive or consultant and is the author or editor of more than 15 engineering reference books.