Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability

1st Edition

Nand K. Jha

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CRC Press
Published December 23, 2015
Textbook - 794 Pages - 16 Color & 522 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466505261 - CAT# K14557

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"Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability provides an innovative and important link between sustainability theory and relevant design practice. This book is the first of its kind and should revolutionize the engineering design curriculum. The detailed examples will help provide students (and instructors) with the resources to be success engineers of 2020."

  • Includes three chapters to develop the background and tools that are required for engineers to analyze and respond to environmental constraints
  • Presents the concepts of green design and end-of-life treatment including eco-material selection based on the theory developed by Michael Ashby
  • Covers the green design of mechanical components including springs, gears, a shaft and its components, bearings, and fasteners
  • Discusses the integration of green design, sustainability, and eco-properties with the traditional mechanical component design
  • Examines sustainable design concepts including assembly and disassembly and the recyclability and reuse of mechanical components


Written by an educator with close to 40 years of experience in developing and teaching design and manufacturing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability integrates green design and manufacturing within the framework of sustainability, emphasizing cost, recyclables, and reuse. It includes the analytical techniques for cost minimization, reduction of material waste, and the reduction of energy consumption during the manufacturing process.

The text introduces sustainability principles, then goes on to detail all aspects of green design, economics, feasible material selection, and relevant and efficient manufacturing processes. It highlights techniques such as life cycle cost assessment, reuse, and recyclables and showcases them with examples and problems solved.

In addition, the author defines green mechanical design as the selection of materials, processes, and geometry that satisfies specified and implied environmental requirements. He stresses that for sustainability, social, environmental, and economic development must be integrated and balanced.

Developed to bring environmental issues into the basics of mechanical component design and manufacture, the textbook brings together principles of environmentally conscious design and sustainable manufacture in a format with examples and problems that can be adapted for undergraduate classes.

The carefully selected range of examples and exercises presented makes it easier to adopt into the engineering curriculum suitable for senior-level undergraduates as well as first-year graduates.


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