Computer-Aided Processes in Instruction and Research

Computer-Aided Processes in Instruction and Research

1st Edition - January 1, 1985

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  • Editor: George C. Beakley
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152945

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: January 1, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152945

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George C. Beakley

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