Design Theory and Methods using CAD/CAE

Design Theory and Methods using CAD/CAE, 1st Edition

The Computer Aided Engineering Design Series

Design Theory and Methods using CAD/CAE, 1st Edition,Kuang-Hua Chang,ISBN9780123985125


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Key Features

  • The first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process
  • Demonstrates how to define a meaningful design problem and conduct systematic design using computer-based tools that will lead to a better, improved design
  • Fosters confidence and competency to compete in industry, especially in high-tech companies and design departments


The fourth book of a four-part series, Design Theory and Methods using CAD/CAE integrates discussion of modern engineering design principles, advanced design tools, and industrial design practices throughout the design process. This is the first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book series, the reader will:

  • Understand basic design principles and all digital modern engineering 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) product design using the paradigms and tools
  • Understand industrial practices in employing ADD virtual engineering design and tools for product development


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.

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.

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Williams Presidential Professor, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA

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Design Theory and Methods using CAD/CAE, 1st Edition

  • Dedications
  • Preface
  • About the Author
  • About the Cover Page
  • Acknowledgment
  • 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. Decisions in Engineering Design
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Conventional Methods
    • 2.3. Basics of Decision Theory
    • 2.4. Utility Theory
    • 2.5. Game Theory
    • 2.6. Design Examples
    • 2.7. Summary
    • Appendix A. MATLAB Scripts
    • Questions and Exercises
  • Chapter 3. Design Optimization
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Optimization Problems
    • 3.3. Optimality Conditions
    • 3.4. Graphical Solutions
    • 3.5. Gradient-Based Approach
    • 3.6. Constrained Problems
    • 3.7. Non-Gradient Approach
    • 3.8. Practical Engineering Problems
    • 3.9. Optimization Software
    • 3.10. Case Studies
    • 3.11. Tutorial Example: Simple Cantilever Beam
    • 3.12. Summary
    • Appendix A. MATLAB Scripts
  • Chapter 4. Structural Design Sensitivity Analysis
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. Simple Bar Example
    • 4.3. Sensitivity Analysis Methods
    • 4.4. Sizing and Material Designs
    • 4.5. Shape Sensitivity Analysis
    • 4.6. Topology Optimization
    • 4.7. Case Studies
    • 4.8. Summary
    • Questions and Exercises
  • Chapter 5. Multiobjective Optimization and Advanced Topics
    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Basic Concept
    • 5.3. Solution Techniques
    • 5.4. Decision-Based Design
    • 5.5. Software Tools
    • 5.6. Advanced Topics
    • 5.7. Summary
    • Appendix A. MATLAB Scripts
    • Questions and Exercises
  • Project S5. Design with SolidWorks
    • S5.1. Introduction to Design Optimization in SolidWorks
    • S5.2. Cantilever Beam
    • S5.3. Single-Piston Engine
    • Appendix A. Creating the Machining Model in CAMWorks
    • Questions and Exercises
  • Project P5. Design with Pro/ENGINEER
    • P5.1. Introduction to Design Optimization in Pro/ENGINEER
    • P5.2. Cantilever Beam
    • P5.3. Single-Piston Engine
    • Question and Exercises
  • Index
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