Part III: A Mechanical Design Process


The calculations and components covered up to this point in the book are what the average person might consider representing the majority of mechanical design work. This may be because it was not all that long ago that engineering schools taught only this sort of information. Today however, it is clear that engineering involves much more than just calculations, part selection, and drafting. There are, for example, significant steps that occur prior to all of this involved in identifying and clarifying the problem that needs to be solved, as well as then generating concepts or ideas for a device that may solve ...

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