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    DescriptionProviding students with a commonsense approach to the solution of engineering problems and packed full of practical case studies to illustrate the role of the engineer, the type of work involved and the methodologies employed in engineering practice, this textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the scope and nature of engineering. It outlines a conceptual framework for undertaking engineering projects then provides a range of techniques and tools for solving the sorts of problems that commonly arise. Focusing in particular on civil engineering design, problem solving, and the range of techniques and tools it employs, the authors also explore: creativity and problem solving, social and environmental issues, management, communications and law, and ethics the planning, design, modelling and analysis phases and the implementation or construction phase. Designed specifically for introductory courses on undergraduate engineering programs, this extensively revised and extended second edition is an invaluable resource for all new engineering undergraduates as well as non-specialist readers who are seeking information on the nature of engineering work and how it is carried out.


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    Title
    Planning and Design of Engineering Systems
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graeme Dandy, By (author) Robert Warner, By (author) Trevor Daniell, By (author) David Walker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415405522
    ISBN 10: 0415405521
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.0
    BISAC V2.8: TEC010000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26820
    DC22: 620.0042
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009000
    BIC subject category V2: TBC
    Libri: I-TE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009020
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 620/.0042, 620.0011
    LC classification: TA145 .D235 2008
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    100 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Publication date
    09 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    The authors are all faculty members of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Adelaide. Graeme Dandy and Robert Warner are Professors who together established the first year engineering course at the University of Adelaide in 1983 on which this book is based. Trevor Daniell is a hydrologist and water engineer and David Walker is a hands-on engineer who teaches design.
    Table of contents
    1. Engineers in Society 2. Engineering Systems Concepts 3. Engineering Planning and Design 4. Creativity and Creative Thinking 5. Project Planning Techniques 6. Management Processes and Skills 7. Communication 8. Economic Evaluation 9. Sustainability, Environmental and Social Considerations 10. Ethics and Law 11. Risk and Reliability 12. Engineering Decision-Making 13. Optimization 1 4. Epilogue