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Principles of CAD/CAM/CAE

Principles of CAD/CAM/CAE
Author: Kunwoo Lee
ISBN 13: 9780201380361
ISBN 10: 201380366
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1999-01-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
List Price: $192.20

An Introduction to CAD/CAM/CAE is a timely text with coverage of many modern topics, including: rapid prototyping, virtual engineering, NT-based solid modeling systems, and Web-related issues. This book provides balanced coverage of CAD/CAM (with slightly more emphasis on CAD topics) and bonus coverage of computer-aided engineering (CAE). This book's emphasis on the integration of three related disciplines-CAD, CAM, and CAE-makes it a great theoretical introduction to all subjects from geometric representation to the most sophisticated CAE subjects. Many illustrations and references ground the theory in practical examples. The book also features a unique illustration of the whole product development process through a practical case study that gives readers a clear idea how CAD, CAM, and CAE systems are integrated to accelerate the product development process. This book is carefully targeted toward today's students; topics are introduced in a concise, efficient manner, with mathematical terminology that is kept to a minimum. A background in programming, calculus, and matrix and vector algebra is helpful when using this text.


This textbook for seniors and first-year graduate students presents the fundamental principles underlying CAD/CAM/CAE systems, primarily those used in mechanical engineering. Coverage includes many modern topics, such as rapid prototyping, virtual engineering, NT-based solid modeling, and Web-related issues. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.