1st Edition

Computer-Aided Engineering Design

Authors: Kuang-Hua Chang
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123820389
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th March 2015
Page Count: 1234


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e-Design is the first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book, the reader will understand...

  • Basic design principles and all-digital design paradigms.
  • CAD/CAE/CAM tools available for various design related tasks.
  • How to put an integrated system together to conduct All-Digital Design (ADD).
  • Industrial practices in employing ADD and tools for product development.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage on essential elements for practicing all-digital design (ADD)
  • Covers CAD/CAE methods throughout the design process, including solid modelling, performance simulation, reliability, manufacturing, cost estimates and rapid prototyping
  • Discusses CAD/CAE/CAM/RP/CNC tools and data integration for support of the all-digital design process
  • Reviews off-the-shelf tools for support of modelling, simulations, manufacturing, and product data management
  • Provides tutorial type projects using ProENGINEER and SolidWorks for readers to exercise design examples and gain hands-on experience
  • A series of running examples throughout the book illustrate the practical use of the ADD paradigm and tools

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • About the Author
  • About the Cover
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to e-design
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. The e-Design Paradigm
    • 1.3. Virtual Prototyping
    • 1.4. Physical Prototyping
    • 1.5. Example: Simple Airplane Engine
    • 1.6. Example: High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
    • 1.7. Summary
    • Questions and Exercises
  • Part I. Product Design Modeling
    • Chapter 2. Geometric Modeling
      • 2.1. Introduction
      • 2.2. Parametric Curves
      • 2.3. Parametric Surfaces
      • 2.4. CAD-Generated Surfaces
      • 2.5. Geometric Transformations
      • 2.6. Case Studies
      • 2.7. Summary
      • Appendix 2A: Basis Functions of B-spline Curves and Surfaces
      • Appendix 2B: Representing Conics with Quadratic NURB Curves
      • Questions and Exercises
    • Chapter 3. Solid Modeling
      • 3.1. Introduction
      • 3.2. Basics of Solid Modeling
      • 3.3. Feature-Based Parametric Solid Modeling
      • 3.4. Solid Model Build Plan
      • 3.5. Commercial CAD Systems
      • 3.6. Summary
      • Appendix 3A: Sketch Relations
      • Questions and Exercises
    • Chapter 4. Assembly Modeling
      • 4.1. Introduction
      • 4.2. Assembly Modeling in CAD
      • 4.3. Assembly Modeling Technique
      • 4.4. Kinematic Modeling Technique
      • 4.5. Case Study and Tutorial Example
      • 4.6. Summary
      • Questions and Exercises
    • Chapter 5. Design Parameterization
      • 5.1. Introduction
      • 5.2. Design Intents
      • 5.3. Design Axioms
      • 5.4. Design Parameterization at Part Level
      • 5.5. Design Parameterization at Assembly Level
      • 5.6. Case Studies
      • 5.7. Summary
      • Questions and Exercises
    • Chapter 6. Product Data Management
      • 6.1. Introduction
      • 6.2. File Management
      • 6.3. Fun


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About the Author

Kuang-Hua Chang

Dr. Kuang-Hua Chang is a David Ross Boyd Professor and Williams Companies Foundation Presidential Professor for the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) at the University of Oklahoma. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1990. His areas of interest include Virtual Prototyping, CAD, Fatigue and Reliability Analysis, Tools and Information Integration for Concurrent Design and Manufacturing, Solid Freeform Fabrication, and bioengineering applications. His research has been published in eight books and more than 150 articles in international journals and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Williams Presidential Professor, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA