From the Back Cover
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.
About the Author
Kunwoo Lee is professor at the School of Mechanical and AerospaceEngineering at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. He previously was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research specializes in geometric modeling and its application to design and manufacturing automation. The author can be contacted directly at email@example.com and http://www.cad.snu.ac.kr.