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Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design

Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design

Myer Kutz (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-16820-2

Mar 2007

408 pages


The first volume of the Wiley series, Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design focuses on the foundations of environmental design - both understanding it and implementing it.  Coverage includes the important technical and analytical techniques and best practices of designing industrial, business, and consumer products that are environmentally friendly and meet environmental regulations.  Topics covered include, Optiizing Designs; Design for Environment (DFE) practices, guidelines, methods and tools; Life Cycle Assessment and Design; Reverse Engineering; ISO 14000 and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standards and others.


1 Design for Environment (DfE): Strategies, Practices, Guidelines, Methods, and Tools (Daniel P. Fitzgerald, Jeffrey W. Herrmann, Peter A. Sandborn, Linda C. Schmidt, and Thornton H. Gogoll).

2 Product Design for Sustainability: A New Assessment Methodology and Case Studies (I. H. Jaafar, A. Venkatachalam, K. Joshi, A. C. Ungureanu, N. De Silva, K. E. Rouch, O. W. Dillon Jr., and I. S. Jawahir).

3 Life-cycle Design (Abigail Clarke and John K. Gershenson).

4 Fundamentals and Applications of Reverse Engineering (Kemper E. Lewis, Michael Castellani, Timothy W. Simpson, Robert B. Stone, William, H. Wood, and William Regli).

5 Design for Reliability (B.S. Dhillon).

6 Design for Maintainability (O. Geoffrey Okogbaa, Professor Wilkistar Otieno).

7 Reuse and Recycling Technologies (Hartmut Kaebernick, Sami Kara).

8 Design for Remanufacturing Processes (Bert Bras).

9 Materials Selection for Green Design (I. Sridhar).

10 Employing Total Quality Management/Six Sigma Processes in Environmentally Conscious Design (Robert Alan Kemerling).


"In brief this book is perfect for those who are interested in improving products to be environmentally friendly. If you are an engineer or tech student who is looking to improve the way a mechanical product operates or how it can be more efficient, than we highly recommend that you purchase this book." (The Center Journal, 3/26/08)

"This volume is filled with fantastic insight, as Kutz looks into key concepts such as design reliability and design durability in terms of the environment." (; 6/2007)