This updated, second edition provides readers with an expanded treatment of the FEM as well as new information on recent trends in rapid prototyping technology. The new edition features more descriptions, exercises, and questions within each chapter. In addition, more in-depth surface theory has been introduced in section four, with particular emphasis in surface theory. Promising cutting edge technologies in the area of rapid prototyping are introduced in section seven, MATLAB-based FEM analysis has been added in section eight, and development of the plan stress and plane strain stiffness equations are introduced as a new chapter.
Revised and updated based on student feedback, Solid Modeling and Applications: Rapid Prototyping, CAD and CAE Theory is ideal for university students in various engineering disciplines as well as design engineers involved in product design, analysis, and validation. It equips them with an understanding of the theory and essentials and also with practical skills needed to apply this understanding in real world design and manufacturing settings.
Dugan Um achieved his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Sensitive robotic skin for unknown environments motion planning was the subject of his dissertation. After he received his degree, he joined Caterpillar Inc. as a senior research engineer and worked for about 4 years at Caterpillar R&D group. Currently, he is at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi delivering his 4 years of engineering experiences into classes. His research areas include CAD/CAM, robotic motion planning, 3D sensing, UAV control, and MEMS technology. He is currently an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Introduction to CAD.- Graphical Representation for Mechanical Design.- 3D Geometric Modeling.- Parametric line, curve, and surface theory.- Miscellaneous issues in Computer Graphics for Modeling.- Rendering Theory.- Rapid Prototyping.- Finite Element Modeling and Analysis - Introduction.- Finite Element Modeling and Analysis - Practical application.-