Description

This is the second part of a four part series that covers discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book, the reader will...

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

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of essential elements for product manufacturing and cost estimating using the computer aided engineering paradigm
  • Covers CAD/CAE in virtual manufacturing, tool path generation, rapid prototyping, and cost estimating; each chapter includes both analytical methods and computer-aided design methods, reflecting the use of modern computational tools in engineering design and practice
  • A case study and tutorial example at the end of each chapter provides hands-on practice in implementing off-the-shelf computer design tools
  • Provides two projects at the end of the book showing the use of Pro/ENGINEER® and SolidWorks® to implement concepts discussed in the book

Readership

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

Dedications

Preface

About the Author

About the Cover

Acknowledgements

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

References

Sources

Chapter 2. Virtual Machining

2.1 Introduction

2.2 NC Part Programming

2.3 Virtual Machining Simulations

2.4 Practical Aspects in CNC Machining

2.5 Commercial Machining Simulation Software

2.6 Case Study and Tutorial Examples

2.7 Summary

Questions and Exercises

References

Appendix A Sample Address Codes

Appendix B Sample G- and M-Codes

Appendix C HAAS Mini-Mill

Chapter 3. Toolpath Generation

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Inclined Flat Surface

3.3 Ruled Surface

3.4 Cylindrical Surface of Bézier Curve

3.5 Summary

Questions and Exercises

References

Chapter 4. Sheet Metal Forming Simulation

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Fundamentals of Sheet Metal Forming

4.3 Process Planning and Tooling Design

4.4 Commercial Forming Simulation Software

4.5 Case Studies

4.6 Summary

Questions and Exercises

References

Chapter 5. Rapid Prototyping

5.1 Introduction

5.2 RP Process and Tutorial Example

5.3 Rapid Prototyping Systems

5.4 Advanced RP Systems

5.5 Rapid Prototyping Applications

5.6 Case Study: RP for Complex Assembly

5.7 Summary

Questions and Exercises

References

Chapter 6. Product Cost Estimating

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Fundamentals of Cost Analysis

6.3 Manufacturing Cost Models

6.4

Details

No. of pages:
570
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780124046009
Print ISBN:
9780124017450

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.