Computer-Aided Processes in Instruction and Research focuses on the use of computers in instruction and research. Topics covered include computer-aided data acquisition and instruction; computer-aided drafting with interface for finite element mesh generation; the use of microcomputers in mechanical engineering education; and microcomputer-aided structural analysis. Computer-aided learning in problem-oriented courses is also discussed, together with the synthesis of electronics education through introductory robotics.
This book is comprised of 24 chapters and begins with a discussion on the course content and the use of computer performance software by students during the design process. The following chapters explore the development of microcomputer-aided mechanical engineering software at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; the data acquisition process and relevant laboratory exercises, as well as the uncertainties associated with measurements involving digital systems; and intelligent computer-aided instruction. Some of the problems that arise in the process of developing a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing/computer-aided engineering curriculum in a school of engineering are highlighted. The final chapter features the Robotics Application Laboratory within the Engineering Technology Department of Texas A&M University.
This monograph will be of value to students, educators, administrators, and other professionals interested in computer-assisted instruction and research.
Contributors Preface A Computer-Aided Design Experience in the Classroom Micro-CAE Mechanical Engineering Software Development Computer-Aided Data Acquisition and Instruction Computer-Aided Drafting with Interface for Finite Element Mesh Generation The Michigan Computer-Aided Engineering Network Microcomputers in Mechanical Engineering Education PC Graphics for Freshmen Engineers Intelligent Computer-Aided Instruction in Statics Microcomputer-Aided Structural Analysis CAE or CAD/CAM? A Must! The Microcomputer in Power System Engineering Computer-Aided Learning in Problem-Oriented Courses Personal Computers in Engineering Education Role of Interactive Computer Simulation in Engineering Education Teaching CAD/CAM Utilizing a Simulated Manufacturing Project Computer-Based Instruction: An Evaluation of Micro-Plato Structured FORTRAN 77 Integration of Computer-Aided Processes into Total Engineering Synthesis of the Electronics Education through Introductory Robotics Robot Task Justification: A Realistic Approach Robotics: An Introductory Interface between Liberal Arts Computer Science and the Engineer’s Real World Microcomputer Simulations for Robotic Education An Instructional and Research Facility for Computer Vision, Automated Engineering and Robotics Expert Systems Application in Environmental Geotechnology Applied Research: A Cooperative Venture Index
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- 1st January 1985
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