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Design Methodology in Rock Engineering - Z.T. Bieniawski

Design Methodology in Rock Engineering

Paperback Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9789054101215
Number Of Pages: 205

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The first comprehensive treatment of the subject of design methodology in rock engineering, this book emphasizes that a good designer needs not only knowledge for designing (technical knowledge) but also must have knowledge about designing (an appropriate process to follow). Design methodology is today recognized in most fields as crucial to the success of a new product, process, or construction project.

This unique book starts with an appraisal of current trends concerning global design activities and competitiveness and gives an insight into how designers design. The state of the art in engineering design is given with a detailed expose of all significant design theories and methodologies. It then presents a design methodology specifically for rock engineering and demonstrates its practical use on the basis of important case histories. To preserve the momentum of the design message, design education is also discussed. A separate chapter is devoted to skills development, presenting the designer with an extensive repertoire of widely available tools and concepts. The Appendix lists a compendium of useful design charts for rock engineering, traced after a thorough literature search. A Bibliography concludes the book with an up-to-date list of references.

Introductionp. 1
Historical perspectivep. 3
Current trendsp. 7
Emergence of a new discipline: Design engineeringp. 9
Creativity and Innovation in Engineeringp. 15
Linking creativity, design and innovationp. 15
Fundamentals of creative thinkingp. 20
Turning creativity into innovation: How designers designp. 23
Engineering Design Processp. 31
Scope and nature of engineering designp. 31
General design theoriesp. 32
General design methodologiesp. 47
In search of design sciencep. 60
Design Theory for Rock Engineeringp. 63
Design approaches in rock engineeringp. 64
Design principles for rock engineeringp. 65
Design methodology for rock engineeringp. 70
Examplep. 74
Design Education for Rock Engineeringp. 77
High-school preparationp. 80
University educationp. 85
Higher education issues in rock engineeringp. 96
Examplep. 99
Design Practice in Rock Engineeringp. 101
A survey of current design practicep. 101
Design case study 1: Rock tunnelingp. 107
Design case study 2: Coal miningp. 127
Design case study 3: Radioactive waste repositoryp. 139
Design case study 4: Design of a B.S. degree in design engineeringp. 148
Skills Developmentp. 155
Generation of ideasp. 155
Communication of ideasp. 162
Management of design innovationp. 165
Workshop exercisesp. 169
Appendix: Compendium of early design charts in rock engineeringp. 171
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9789054101215
ISBN-10: 9054101210
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 205
Published: 1st January 1992
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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