Discovering Engineering Design in the 21st Century: An Activities-Based Approach 1st edition

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Bradly A. Striebig
Publisher: Cengage Learning

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  • Chapter 1: Engineering Concepts and Simple Tools: Materials, Mass, Gravity, and Moment Arms
    • 1.1: Introduction (4)
    • 1.2: Engineering Science and Practice
    • 1.3: Fundamental Unit Analysis (3)
    • 1.4: Analysis of Forces
    • 1.5: Newton's Law (3)
    • 1.6: Visualization—Engineering Drawing (3)

  • Chapter 2: Measurements and Experiments: Data and Decisions with Sensors, Radios, and Arduinos
    • 2.1: Introduction (1)
    • 2.2: Layers of Engineering and Science (1)
    • 2.3: Selecting Sensors to Capture Physical Phenomenon (7)
    • 2.4: Acquiring Data from Sensors (4)
    • 2.5: Automating analysis with Programming Languages (1)
    • 2.6: Communicating Data and Results via RF Links (1)

  • Chapter 3: Structures and Society: Structural Engineering Problem-Solving Techniques to Design Long-Lasting Solutions
    • 3.1: Introduction
    • 3.2: A Brief History of Structural Engineering
    • 3.3: The Structural Engineering Design Process (4)
    • 3.4: Problem-Solving Techniques in Structural Engineering (11)

  • Chapter 4: Sustainable Development Goals: Engineering for Environmental Sustainability
    • 4.1: Introduction (3)
    • 4.2: Sustainable Development Goals (3)
    • 4.3: Civil and Environmental Engineering (3)
    • 4.4: Centralized Water Treatment Systems (4)
    • 4.5: Decentralized Water Treatment (5)

  • Chapter 5: Food, Water, and Nutrients in Chesapeake Bay: An Earth Systems Engineering Approach
    • 5.1: Introduction
    • 5.2: Earth Systems Engineering (5)
    • 5.3: The Blueprint for Chesapeake Bay (1)
    • 5.4: Modeling Processes (1)
    • 5.5: Creating a Complex System Model Using Multiple Processes (2)

  • Chapter 6: Approaches to Engineering Design
    • 6.1: Introduction (2)
    • 6.2: Engineering Design Process Overview (4)
    • 6.3: Problem Definition Phase (1)
    • 6.4: Conceptual Design Phase
    • 6.5: Embodiment Design Phase
    • 6.6: Detailed Design Phase

  • Chapter 7: Designing for Energy Efficiency
    • 7.1: Introduction
    • 7.2: Energy and Mechanical Engineering (3)
    • 7.3: Energy Consumption (1)
    • 7.4: Energy Units
    • 7.5: Direct and Embodied Energy
    • 7.6: The Carbon Footprint (1)
    • 7.7: Decarbonization of Energy Supply

  • Chapter 8: Life Cycle Thinking: Understanding the Complexity of Sustainability
    • 8.1: Introduction (4)
    • 8.2: How a Fly-Fishing Rod Works (1)
    • 8.3: Design Choices for a Fly Rod (1)
    • 8.4: Materials Flow Analysis (1)
    • 8.5: Energy Flow Analysis (1)
    • 8.6: Life Cycle Thinking (2)


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Chapter 1: Engineering Concepts and Simple Tools: Materials, Mass, Gravity, and Moment Arms
1.1 4 001 002 003 004
1.3 3 005 006 007
1.5 3 008-010 010 011-018 017 018
1.6 3 019-025 025 026 026-033 033
Chapter 2: Measurements and Experiments: Data and Decisions with Sensors, Radios, and Arduinos
2.1 1 001
2.2 1 002
2.3 7 003 004 005 006 007 008 009
2.4 4 010 011 012 013
2.5 1 014
2.6 1 015
Chapter 3: Structures and Society: Structural Engineering Problem-Solving Techniques to Design Long-Lasting Solutions
3.3 4 003-004 005 005-008 007 008 009-015 015
3.4 11 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026
Chapter 4: Sustainable Development Goals: Engineering for Environmental Sustainability
4.1 3 001 002 003
4.2 3 004 005 006
4.3 3 007 008 009
4.4 4 010 011 012 013
4.5 5 014 015 016 016-018 018 019-030 030
Chapter 5: Food, Water, and Nutrients in Chesapeake Bay: An Earth Systems Engineering Approach
5.2 5 001 002 003 004 005
5.3 1 006-012 012
5.4 1 013-017 017
5.5 2 018-024 024 025-029 029
Chapter 6: Approaches to Engineering Design
6.1 2 001 002
6.2 4 003 004 005 006
6.3 1 007-024
6.6 024
Chapter 7: Designing for Energy Efficiency
7.2 3 001 002 003
7.3 1 004-008
7.6 1 006
7.7 008
Chapter 8: Life Cycle Thinking: Understanding the Complexity of Sustainability
8.1 4 001 002 003 004-007 007
8.2 1 008-010 010
8.3 1 011-014 014
8.4 1 015
8.5 1 016-020 020
8.6 2 021-024 024 025-032 032
Total 92 (21)