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Product Design Modeling using CAD/CAE - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123985132, 9780123985170

Product Design Modeling using CAD/CAE

1st Edition

The Computer Aided Engineering Design Series

Author: Kuang-Hua Chang
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123985132
eBook ISBN: 9780123985170
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th January 2014
Page Count: 438
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Product Design Modeling using CAD/CAE is the third part of a four-part series. It is the first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book, you will:

  • Understand basic design principles and all digital design paradigms
  • Understand computer-aided design, engineering, and manufacturing (CAD/CAE/CAM) tools available for various design-related tasks
  • Understand how to put an integrated system together to conduct all-digital design (ADD)

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of essential elements for product modeling using the virtual engineering paradigm
  • Covers CAD/CAE in product design, including solid modeling, mechanical assembly, parameterization, product data management, and data exchange in CAD
  • Case studies and tutorial examples at the end of each chapter provide hands-on practice in implementing off-the-shelf computer design tools
  • Provides two projects showing the use of Pro/ENGINEER and SolidWorks to implement concepts discussed in the book


Mechanical, Aerospace, and Industrial Engineers studying design. Engineers interested in learning computer design tools such as ProEngineer and SolidWorks in the context of the design process. Senior and first-year graduate engineering students in Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, and Materials Engineering.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • About the Author
  • About the Cover
  • Acknowledgement
  • 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
  • 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 A Basis functions of B-spline curves and surfaces
    • Appendix B 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 A 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 the part level
    • 5.5 Design parameterization at the 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 Fundamentals of PDM
    • 6.4 PDM Systems
    • 6.5 Product data exchange
    • 6.6 Case studies
    • 6.7 Summary
    • Appendix A IGES file structure and data format
    • Appendix B Step data structure and applications protocols
    • Questions and exercises
    • Project S1. Project S1 Solid Modeling with SolidWorks
    • Project P1. Project P1 Solid Modeling with Pro/ENGINEER
  • Index


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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

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