Modeling and Problem Solving Techniques for Engineers,
Edition 1
By Laszlo Horvath and Imre Rudas

Publication Date: 23 Jul 2004
This book offers a comprehensive survey of computer methods for engineers that know the importance of the future applications of these techniques but can not understand them. Typically, design and production engineers can find books for specialists but they need one that helps them to understand the mystic world of advanced computer aided engineering activitites. This book is intended to fill this gap. Mechanical engineers will find basic theory and the value of competitive computer-aided engineering methods in the proposed book. The book will be written in a style free of computer specialists' jargon. The topic of the book is computer methodology for engineers, including conceptual design, detailed design, styling, modeling, analysis, simulation, manufacturing planning, 3D graphic visualization. The aspect is of the engineer who is in dialog connection with computer procedures and is working in a human-computer system where a group of engineers collaborates using an advanced concurrent engineering environment.The book will include chapters on: computing for engineering; computer representation; computing methods: creating computer representations; application of computer representations; engineering activities in the global computer environment; and opinions of some potentials. The audience for this book consists of engineers, who must be familiar with computer methods and should be able to apply them in their work, as well as students who are not involved in computer-related courses but need an understanding of the world of computer-aided engineering to solve engineering tasks. Potential readers may be any individuals who need to understand computer-aided engineering methods, especially engineering modeling.

Key Features

*Written by engineering professors who are also IT professionals, this book marries two points-of-view to provide a unique perspective*Covers the full spectrum of computer-aided engineering, from mathematics to graphics*Written purposefully in languge that is IT jargon-free, so that engineers will not get lost in tangled acronyms
About the author
By Laszlo Horvath, Professor and Deputy Director, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, Budapest Tech Polytechnical Institution, Budapest, Hungary and Imre Rudas, Professor and President, Budapest Tech Polytechnical Institution, Budapest, Hungary
Table of Contents
Ch 1. The Magic World of Virtual EngineeringCh 2. Activities in Virtual EngineeringCh 3. Computer Representations of ShapesCh 4. Representation of Elementary ShapesCh 5. Models of Shape-centered ProductsCh 6. Finite Element and Manufacturing Process ModelsCh 7. Creating Curve and Surface Models in CAD/CAM SystemsCh 8. Construction and Relating Solid Part Models in CAD/CAM SystemsCh 9. Creating Kinematic Models in CAD/CAM Systems
Book details
ISBN: 9780126022506
Page Count: 352
Retail Price : £61.99
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Mechanical engineers, production engineers, computer engineers, sales engineers, analysts, consultants, students, academics.