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

Myer Kutz (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-11283-0
1008 pages
February 2015
Mechanical Engineers

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Full coverage of electronics, MEMS, and instrumentation and control in mechanical engineering

This second volume of Mechanical Engineers' Handbook covers electronics, MEMS, and instrumentation and control, giving you accessible and in-depth access to the topics you'll encounter in the discipline: computer-aided design, product design for manufacturing and assembly, design optimization, total quality management in mechanical system design, reliability in the mechanical design process for sustainability, life-cycle design, design for remanufacturing processes, signal processing, data acquisition and display systems, and much more.

The book provides a quick guide to specialized areas you may encounter in your work, giving you access to the basics of each and pointing you toward trusted resources for further reading, if needed. The accessible information inside offers discussions, examples, and analyses of the topics covered, rather than the straight data, formulas, and calculations you'll find in other handbooks.

  • Presents the most comprehensive coverage of the entire discipline of Mechanical Engineering anywhere in four interrelated books
  • Offers the option of being purchased as a four-book set or as single books
  • Comes in a subscription format through the Wiley Online Library and in electronic and custom formats

Engineers at all levels will find Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Volume 2 an excellent resource they can turn to for the basics of electronics, MEMS, and instrumentation and control.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Vision for the Fourth Edition xi

Contributors xiii

PART 1 DESIGN 1

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

PART 2 INSTRUMENTATION, SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, AND MEMS 437

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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Author Information

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.

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