Design Theory and Methods using CAD/CAE

The Computer Aided Engineering Design Series


  • Kuang-Hua Chang, Williams Presidential Professor in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA

The fourth book of a four-part series, Design Theory and Methods using CAD/CAE integrates discussion of modern engineering design principles, advanced design tools, and industrial design practices throughout the design process. This is the first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book series, the reader will:

  • Understand basic design principles and all digital modern engineering design paradigms
  • Understand CAD/CAE/CAM tools available for various design related tasks
  • Understand how to put an integrated system together to conduct All Digital Design (ADD) product design using the paradigms and tools
  • Understand industrial practices in employing ADD virtual engineering design and tools for product development

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Mechanical, Aerospace, and Industrial Engineers studying design.  Engineers interested in learning computer design tools such as ProEngineer and SolidWorks in the context of the design process.  Senior and first-year graduate engineering students in Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, and Materials Engineering.


Book information

  • Published: October 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-398512-5

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to e-Design
  2. Decision in Engineering Design
  3. Design Optimization
  4. Structural Design Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization
  5. Multi-Objective Optimization
  6. Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization