Modeling and Problem Solving Techniques for Engineers


  • Laszlo Horvath, Professor and Deputy Director, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, Budapest Tech Polytechnical Institution, Budapest, Hungary
  • Imre Rudas, Professor and President, Budapest Tech Polytechnical Institution, Budapest, Hungary

This book offers a comprehensive survey of computer methods for engineers that know the importance of the future applications of these techniques but can not understand them. Typically, design and production engineers can find books for specialists but they need one that helps them to understand the mystic world of advanced computer aided engineering activitites. This book is intended to fill this gap. Mechanical engineers will find basic theory and the value of competitive computer-aided engineering methods in the proposed book. The book will be written in a style free of computer specialists' jargon. The topic of the book is computer methodology for engineers, including conceptual design, detailed design, styling, modeling, analysis, simulation, manufacturing planning, 3D graphic visualization. The aspect is of the engineer who is in dialog connection with computer procedures and is working in a human-computer system where a group of engineers collaborates using an advanced concurrent engineering environment.The book will include chapters on: computing for engineering; computer representation; computing methods: creating computer representations; application of computer representations; engineering activities in the global computer environment; and opinions of some potentials. The audience for this book consists of engineers, who must be familiar with computer methods and should be able to apply them in their work, as well as students who are not involved in computer-related courses but need an understanding of the world of computer-aided engineering to solve engineering tasks. Potential readers may be any individuals who need to understand computer-aided engineering methods, especially engineering modeling.
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Mechanical engineers, production engineers, computer engineers, sales engineers, analysts, consultants, students, academics.


Book information

  • Published: July 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-602250-6


"This book is recommended for practicing engineers in need of an update to their modeling skills and undergraduate and graduate students looking for an introduction to engineering modeling. Libraries serving any of these groups should consider purchasing this book." - E-Streams Vol. 8, No.2 - February 2005

Table of Contents

Ch 1. The Magic World of Virtual EngineeringCh 2. Activities in Virtual EngineeringCh 3. Computer Representations of ShapesCh 4. Representation of Elementary ShapesCh 5. Models of Shape-centered ProductsCh 6. Finite Element and Manufacturing Process ModelsCh 7. Creating Curve and Surface Models in CAD/CAM SystemsCh 8. Construction and Relating Solid Part Models in CAD/CAM SystemsCh 9. Creating Kinematic Models in CAD/CAM Systems