Modeling and Problem Solving Techniques for Engineers

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123992536
eBook ISBN: 9780080511917
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd July 2004
Page Count: 352
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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.

Key Features

*Written by engineering professors who are also IT professionals, this book marries two points-of-view to provide a unique perspective

*Covers the full spectrum of computer-aided engineering, from mathematics to graphics

*Written purposefully in languge that is IT jargon-free, so that engineers will not get lost in tangled acronyms


Mechanical engineers, production engineers, computer engineers, sales engineers, analysts, consultants, students, academics.

Table of Contents

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


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"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