Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Product Design

Catalin Alexandru

Transylvania University of Brașov


Codruta Jaliu

Transylvania University of Brașov

Mihai Comsit

Transylvania University of Brașov


concepts prototypes aestetics and ergonomics conceptual design product development technologies creative processes embodiment design eco-design product recycling built-environment integrated products eco-friendly products virtual prototyping

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About the book

Product design is a comprehensive process related to the creation of new products, which starts from a set of ideas and concepts, and finally results in marketable products that meet specific requirements related to functionality, manufacturing, maintenance, reliability, ergonomics, efficiency, and, last but not least, cost. This book intends to be an open platform destined to establish and share knowledge from all over the world about the product design process, with applications in various fields, especially the engineering ones. The book will provide a forum for original and innovative research studies dealing with any relevant aspect of product design, being addressed to scholars, researchers, engineers, PhD students, and to all those professionally active and/or interested in this challenging topic. For it will exhaustively contribute in knowledge advances, the book will be especially dedicated to the most recent techniques for a successful product design, as well as to the most suitable software applications. “Product Design” intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art, but also with the modern trends in the field.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 18th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 26th 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: August 14th 2020

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Expected publication date: October 13th 2020

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About the editor

Catalin Alexandru

Transylvania University of Brașov

Cătălin Alexandru is a professor at the Transylvania University of Braşov (Romania), within the Product Design, Mechatronics and Environment Department. His teaching and research activity centers mainly on modeling, simulation, optimization and testing of mechanical and mechatronic systems. Dr. Alexandru is a PhD Supervisor in Mechanical Engineering, and he is currently the director of the University Doctoral Council. He is also the coordinator of the virtual prototyping laboratory at the Design of Mechanical Elements and Systems Research Center. He has published more than 250 scientific papers in mainstream journals, books chapters, and conference proceedings. He currently serves as an editor of the Bulletin of Transilvania University of Braşov - Series I: Engineering Sciences. Dr. Alexandru is a member of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM), as well as of the International University Association for Science and Technology of Romania (UASTRO). In 2012 he edited the book Modeling and Simulation in Engineering.

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