"How do you land a car-sized rover on the surface of Mars, resolve a five-hour traffic jam or save a herd of caribou from near extinction? Ask an engineer! Engineers are problem solvers. They use their math, science and technology skills to find creative solutions to problems that need fixing. In Engineered! bestselling author Shannon Hunt explores nine feats of engineering and the step-by-step process that engineers followed to get to a winning solution. The book opens with an illustrated flow chart that explains the engineering design process in seven easy-to-follow steps (e.g., define the problem, identify requirements, build and test a prototype, etc.). Then, these steps are applied to nine real-life engineering stories - each from a different field, such as civil, mechanical or environmental engineering. By following a step-by-step process, engineers are able to come up with some ingenious (and sometimes crazy!) ideas that really work, like building a bridge taller than the Eiffel
"A fun exploration of nine amazing feats"--Cover.
Introduction. In the minds of engineers -- Engineering design: step-by-step -- Aerospace engineering. Seven minutes of terror -- Biomedical engineering. The ultimate print job -- Chemical engineering. Double-a idea -- Mechanical engineering. A need for speed -- Electrical engineering. The tyranny of numbers -- Civil engineering. Engineering above the clouds -- Geomatics engineering. Not-so-at-home on the range -- Computer engineering. The wonderful wizard of woz -- Environmental engineering. When good sewers go bad.