© 1996

Mechanical Design: Theory and Methodology

  • Manjula B. Waldron
  • Kenneth J. Waldron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kenneth J. Waldron, Manjula B. Waldron
    Pages 1-4
  3. Manjula B. Waldron, Kenneth J. Waldron
    Pages 5-20
  4. Manjula B. Waldron, Kenneth J. Waldron
    Pages 21-34
  5. Manjula B. Waldron, Kenneth J. Waldron
    Pages 35-51
  6. John C. Tang, Larry J. Leifer
    Pages 52-70
  7. Albert Esterline, Megan Arnold, Donald R. Riley, Arthur G. Erdman
    Pages 71-126
  8. P. N. Koch, J. D. Peplinski, F. Mistree, J. K. Allen
    Pages 127-160
  9. Deborah L. Thurston
    Pages 161-194
  10. David C. Brown
    Pages 195-208
  11. Srikanth M. Kannapan, Kurt M. Marshek
    Pages 209-236
  12. Richard L. Nagy, David G. Ullman, Thomas G. Dietterich
    Pages 237-253
  13. Beth Adelson
    Pages 254-274
  14. Ronald S. LaFleur
    Pages 275-298
  15. Kenneth J. Waldron, Manjula B. Waldron
    Pages 299-311
  16. K. Ishii
    Pages 312-328
  17. Jay Ramanathan
    Pages 329-364

About this book


This volume, Mechanical Design: Theory and Methodology, has been put together over the past four years. Most of the work is ongoing as can be ascertained easily from the text. One can argue that this is so for any text or monograph. Any such book is only a snapshot in time, giving information about the state of knowledge of the authors when the book was compiled. The chapters have been updated and are representative of the state of the art in the field of design theory and methodology. It is barely over a decade that design as an area of study was revived, mostly at the behest of industry, government, and academic leaders. Profes­ sor Nam Suh, then the head of the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation, provided much of the impetus for the needed effort. The results of early work of researchers, many of whom have authored chapters in this book, were fundamental in conceiving the ideas behind Design for X or DFX and concurrent engineering issues. The artificial intelli­ gence community had a strong influence in developing the required com­ puter tools mainly because the field had a history of interdisciplinary work. Psychologists, computer scientists, and engineers worked together to under­ stand what support tools will improve the design process. While this influ­ ence continues today, there is an increased awareness that a much broader community needs to be involved.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Manjula B. Waldron
    • 1
  • Kenneth J. Waldron
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomedical Engineering CenterOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mechanical Design: Theory and Methodology
  • Editors Manjula B. Waldron
    Kenneth J. Waldron
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-94589-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-2563-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-2561-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 387
  • Number of Illustrations 53 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Design
    Materials Science, general
    Classical Mechanics
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