Chapter 1,2,4 - Laura Carson Mechanics-Based Design Chapter...

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Laura Carson Mechanics-Based Design Chapter Notes Chapter 1: Mechanical Engineering Design in Broad Perspective 1.1 Overview Two main areas of concern: (1) Stress-strain bulk of solid member (2) Surface phenomena 1.2 Safety Main Points: Awareness, Ingenuity 1.2.1 Anticipate potential problems Fool-proof (just because people with common sense wouldn’t do it, doesn’t mean it won’t happen) 1.2.2 Review total life cycle Balanced approach Safety = integral feature “Fail-safe” design (when at all possible) Standards (Government, Industrial) Warnings 1.2.3 Documentation Performance data 1.2.4 Non-technical Aspects (1) Capabilities and Characteristics (2) Communication (3) Cooperation 1.3 Ecological Considerations Main objectives of Mechanical Engineers (1) Utilize materials that are economically recyclable (2) Minimize rate of consumption of non-recycled energy → Points to be considered: (1) Basic design objective is sound (2) Review overall concepts in proposed design (3) Design for recycling (4) Materials selection with ecological factors in mind (5) Processing options (6) Packaging considerations 1.4 Societal Considerations LQI = Life Quality Index (1) Physical Health (2) Material Well-Being (3) Safety (crime and accident rates) (4) Environment (Air, water, land, natural resource management)
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Laura Carson Mechanics-Based Design Chapter Notes (5) Cultural Education (literacy rate, school quality, etc.) (6) Treatment of disadvantaged groups
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