MKS 537E Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering 3+0 (3 credits) (3 ECTS credits)

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Course Description
  • Engineering design and the design process
  • Computer-aided engineering hardware
  • Computer aided draughting and design
  • Geometric modelling for engineering applications
  • Solid modelling techniques
  • Numerical methods (FEM & BEM)
  • Computer aided process planning and control
  • System simulation
  • Computer integrated manufacturing
  • Factory communications
 Course Objectives
  • Providing with a foundation in computer aided design
  • Developing a critical awareness of numerical methods in engineering analysis
  • Making aware of the capabilities and limitations of computer design tools for engineers
Course Learning Outcomes

Students who pass the course will be able to:

  • Give a critical view of a foundation in computer aided design
  • Give a critical view of solid modeling techniques
  • Discuss the scope and the purpose of numerical methods
  • Discuss the implementation and operation of CIM
  • Awareness of concurrent engineering 
  • An Introduction to Computer-Aided Engineering, A. Tizzard, McGraw Hill Book, London, 1994.
  • CAD/CAM Theory and Practice, İ. Zeid, McGraw Hill Book, New York, 1991.
  • Engineering Design, C.Dym, P. Little, John Wiley& Sons Inc, New York, 2000.
  • Principles of CAD/CAM/CAE Systems, K. Lee, Addison-Wesley, 1999.
  • The Mechanical Design Process, D.G. Ullman, McGraw Hill, 1997.
  • Engineering Design, G.E. Dieter, McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2000.
Course Plan
  1. Engineering design and the design process
  2. Impact of CAE on Engineering Design
  3. CAD Hardware and Software
  4. Computer Graphics
  5. Computer Aided Geometric Design
  6. Wireframe Modeling
  7. Surface Modeling
  8. a) Solid Modeling, b) Assembly Modeling
  9. Numerical Methods in Design Analysis
  10. Computer Aided Planning
  11. CAM Hardware and Software
  12. Data Communication and Networking
  13. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  14. System Simulation