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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. PREFACE ___________________________________________________ 1 1.1. Introduction __________________________________________________ 1 1.2. Variety of common devices and mechanisms for measuring time _____ 2 2. DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE DESIGN DIAGRAMS OF TIME MEASURING DEVICES ________________________________________ 2
3. DIAGRAM 1 _________________________________________________ 2

3.1. The designer’s logbook ________________________________________ 2
3.2. Arrangement _________________________________________________ 4
3.3. Operation ____________________________________________________ 5
3.4. Material selection _____________________________________________ 5
3.5. Design concept _______________________________________________ 5
3.6. Details of standard parts and components_________________________ 5
3.7. Manufacturing methods ________________________________________ 5

4. DIAGRAM 2 _________________________________________________ 6

4.1. The designer’s logbook ________________________________________ 6
4.2. Arrangement _________________________________________________ 8
4.3. Operation ____________________________________________________ 8
4.4. Material selection _____________________________________________ 9
4.5. Design concept ______________________________________________ 10
4.6. Parts, standard products and components _______________________ 10

5. DIAGRAM 3 ________________________________________________ 10

5.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 10
5.2. Arrangement ________________________________________________ 10
5.3. Operation ___________________________________________________ 11
5.4. Material selection ____________________________________________ 12
5.5. Design concept ______________________________________________ 12
5.6. Standard components ________________________________________ 12
5.7. Manufacturing techniques _____________________________________ 12

6. DIAGRAM 4 ________________________________________________ 12

6.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 12
6.2. Operation principle of the device _______________________________ 14

6.2.1. Arrangement ________________________________________________ 14
6.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 14

6.3. Material selection ____________________________________________ 15
6.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 15
6.5. Details of standard parts and components________________________ 16
6.6. Manufacturing and production techniques________________________ 16

7. DIAGRAM 5 ________________________________________________ 16

7.1. The designer’s Logbook_______________________________________ 16
7.2. Principle of the device’s operation ______________________________ 17

7.2.1. Arrangement ________________________________________________ 17
7.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 18

7.3. Material selection ____________________________________________ 18
7.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 19
7.5. Standard parts and components ________________________________ 19
7.6. Manufacturing and production techniques________________________ 19

8. DIAGRAM 6 ________________________________________________ 19

8.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 19
8.2. Principle of operation _________________________________________ 20

8.2.1. Arrangement ________________________________________________ 20
8.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 20

8.3. Selecting materials ___________________________________________ 21
8.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 22
8.5. Standard assemblies and components___________________________ 22
8.6. Manufacturing and production techniques________________________ 22

9. DIAGRAM 7 ________________________________________________ 22

9.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 22
9.2. Principle of operation of the device _____________________________ 23

9.2.1. Arrangement of the time measuring device _________________________ 23
9.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 24

9.3. Material selection ____________________________________________ 24
9.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 24
9.5. Standard part and components _________________________________ 25
9.5. Production and manufacturing techniques _______________________ 25

10. DIAGRAM 8 ________________________________________________ 25

10.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 25
10.2. Principle of operation _________________________________________ 26

10.2.1. Arrangement of the time measuring device _________________________ 26
10.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 27

10.3. Selecting materials ___________________________________________ 28
10.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 28
10.5. Standard parts and components ________________________________ 28
10.6. Manufacturing and production techniques________________________ 28

11. DIAGRAM 9 ________________________________________________ 28

11.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 28
11.2. Operation principle of the device _______________________________ 30

11.2.1. Arrangement ________________________________________________ 30
11.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 31

11.3. Selecting materials ___________________________________________ 31
11.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 31
11.5. Standard parts and components ________________________________ 31
11.6. Production techniques ________________________________________ 32

12. DIAGRAM 10 _______________________________________________ 32

12.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 32
12.2. Device operation principle _____________________________________ 33

12.2.1. Arrangement ________________________________________________ 33
12.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 33

12.3. Selecting materials ___________________________________________ 34
12.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 34
12.5. Details involving standard parts and components _________________ 35
12.6. Manufacturing and production techniques________________________ 35

13. DIAGRAM 11 _______________________________________________ 35

13.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 35
13.2. Device operation principle _____________________________________ 37

13.2.1. Arrangement ________________________________________________ 37
13.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 37

13.3. Material selection ____________________________________________ 38
13.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 39
13.5. Standard parts and components ________________________________ 39
13.6. Production and manufacturing techniques _______________________ 39

14. DIAGRAM 12 _______________________________________________ 39

14.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 39
14.2. Device operation principle _____________________________________ 40

14.2.1. Arrangement ________________________________________________ 41
14.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 42

14.3. Selecting materials ___________________________________________ 42
14.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 42
14.5. Standard parts and components ________________________________ 42
14.6. Production and manufacturing techniques _______________________ 42

15. DIAGRAM 13 _______________________________________________ 42

15.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 42
15.2. Device operation principle _____________________________________ 43

15.2.1. Arrangement ________________________________________________ 43
15.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 44

15.3. Selecting materials ___________________________________________ 45
15.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 45
15.5. Standard parts and components ________________________________ 45
15.6. Production and manufacturing techniques _______________________ 45

16. DIAGRAM 14 _______________________________________________ 45

16.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 45
16.2. Device operation principle _____________________________________ 46

16.2.1. Arrangement ________________________________________________ 47
16.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 48

16.3. Selecting materials ___________________________________________ 48
16.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 48
16.5. Standard parts and components ________________________________ 48
16.6. Production and manufacturing techniques _______________________ 48

17. DIAGRAM 15 _______________________________________________ 49

17.1. The designer’s logbook _______________________________________ 49
17.2. Device operation principle _____________________________________ 49

17.2.1. Arrangement ________________________________________________ 50
17.2.2. Operation ___________________________________________________ 51

17.3. Selecting materials ___________________________________________ 51
17.4. Design concept ______________________________________________ 51

17.5. Details comprising standard parts and equipment (Standard parts and components) _______________________________________ 51 17.6. Production and manufacturing techniques _______________________ 51 18. CONCLUSIONS _____________________________________________ 51 REFERENCES __________________________________________________ 53