Planning and Design of Engineering Systems

Planning and Design of Engineering Systems


By (author) Graeme Dandy, By (author) Robert Warner, By (author) Trevor Daniell, By (author) David Walker

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  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 9 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415405521
  • ISBN 13: 9780415405522
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 100 black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 374,184

Product description

Providing 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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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