Engineering Design in the Multi-discipline Era
"Engineering Design in the Multi Discipline Era" is about systems engineering in the sense of an integrated approach to engineering design. The very nature of modern integrated systems means that they necessitate multidisciplinary design and so the audience encompasses a wide range of traditional domains, including mechanical and electronic engineering, manufacturing and support and, of course, those who already regard themselves as systems engineers. In reality, the engineering of integrated systems must be multi disciplinary. In a very real sense, a wide range of professions need to regard themselves as systems engineers, although the multidisciplinary team must include someone whose expertise is specifically the 'understanding of systems'. This important and practical book will be of considerable interest to engineers in manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, machinery, and other industries where mechatronic design, development, and systems integration are developed or employed. This includes professionals involved in design, research, development, and maintenance of integrated systems.
Also students, who can be shown the need for a multi disciplinary approach to engineering, especially at the design stage. This book covers contents such as: Foreword; The role of engineering; The evolution of engineering design; The need for a systems engineering approach to engineering design; The enterprise environment for engineering design; Control and embedded intelligence; The challenge of idea sourcing; and, Case studies.