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


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About the author

Kuang-Hua Chang

Dr. Kuang-Hua Chang is a Williams Presidential Professor for the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) at the University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman, OK. He received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taiwan, in 1980; an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1987 and 1990, respectively. Since then, he joined the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD) at Iowa as Research Scientist and CAE Technical Area Manager. In 1997, he joined OU. His areas of interest include Virtual Prototyping, CAD, Fatigue and Reliability Analysis; Tools and Information Integration for Concurrent Design and Manufacturing; Solid Freeform Fabrication, as well as bioengineering applications. His research has been published in three books and more than 130 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Chang has also received numerous awards in both teaching and research in the past few years. He is a recipient of the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Award (2006), Best Paper Award of iCEER-2005 iNEER Conference for Engineering Education and Research, Outstanding Asian American Award (2003), and Public Employee Award of OKC Mayor’s Committee Award on Disability Concerns (2002). In addition, he received awards from OU, including: Alumni Teaching Awards (spring and fall 2007, fall 2008, spring 2009), Regents’ Award on Superior Research and Creative Activities (2004), BP AMOCO Good Teaching Award (2002), and Junior Faculty Award (1999). He was named Williams Presidential Professor in 2005 for meeting the highest standards of excellence in scholarship and teaching. Dr. Chang has worked with aerospace and automotive industry, and created Reverse Engineering testbed to support MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul). He has also served as technical consultants to US industry and foreign companies, such as LG-Electronics, and Seagate Technology.