Introduction to Product Design and Development for Engineers provides guidelines and best practices for the design, development, and evaluation of engineered products. Created to serve fourth year undergraduate students in Engineering Design modules with a required project, the text covers the entire product design process and product life-cycle, from the initial concept to the design and development stages, and through to product testing, design documentation, manufacturability, marketing, and sustainability. Reflecting the author's long career as a design engineer, this text will also serve as a practical guide for students working on their capstone design projects.

chapter 1|9 pages

Fuzzy Front End

part I|54 pages

Soft Skills of Engineering

chapter 2|17 pages

Teams and Team Dynamics

chapter 3|18 pages

Program and Project Management

chapter 4|9 pages

Communication Skills

chapter 5|6 pages

Technical Reviews and Checklists

part II|13 pages

Front End-Product Development Life Cycle Management and Roadmap

chapter 6|11 pages

Product Life Cycle Management Models

part III|50 pages

Requirements and Their Cascade

chapter 7|8 pages

Systems and Requirements

chapter 8|18 pages

Developing a Product's Requirements

chapter 9|22 pages

Concept Development and Selection

part IV|123 pages

The Nuts and Bolts of the Design

chapter 11|12 pages

Transfer Functions

chapter 12|35 pages

The Three-Dimensional Virtual Product

chapter 13|27 pages

Two-Dimensional Engineering Drawings

chapter 14|31 pages

Design for X

part VI|15 pages

Sustaining a Marketed Product

chapter 18|8 pages

Sustaining a Fielded Product

chapter 19|5 pages

Product Retirement and End of Life

part VII|75 pages

Engineering Skills Needed across All Disciplines

chapter 20|15 pages

Configuration and Change Management

chapter 21|24 pages

Tolerance Specification and Analysis

chapter 22|23 pages

Data, Measurements, and Tests

chapter 23|9 pages

Failure Analysis and Product Improvements