The book has all the details required for the complete coverage of either undergraduate level or graduate level course on computer aided design for mechanical engineers, design engineers and civil and architectural engineers. Emphasis has been laid on explaining the concepts and techniques more from the practical and implementation standpoint so that the reader can begin hands-on and to enable the reader to write his own programs and design CAD systems for any mechanical element. Each chapter has a large number of solved and unsolved exercise problems. The book is complemented by several open ended projects, topics as well as partial details of solution, in all the chapters. Close knitting among the geometric modeling, computer aided engineering and applications such as rapid prototyping is a special feature of this book.
Part - I: GEOMETRIC MODELING AND COMPUTER AIDED SYNTHESIS OF PRODUCT
Srinivasa Prakash Regalla :- holds Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India; M. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India; B. Tech. from Kakatiya University, Warangal, India all in Mechanical Engineering. He also obtained certificates of training in ANSYS by Mallett Technologies, Philadelphia, USA and in Advanced Internet Programming using Java from Pentasoft, Hyderabad. He has more than 12 years of research experience, 10 years of teaching experience and around 25 papers in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. He worked as a post-doctoral guest researcher at the NIST, Gaithersburg, USA during 1998 before joining as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at BITS, Pilani, India. Currently he is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Assistant Dean of Research at BITS Pilani, India. He was mentioned in Marquis Who is Who in World in 2003. His current research work is focused on computer aided design, rapid prototyping, analysis of micro-fabrication processes and nanotribology. He is a continuing member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and life member of the Tribology Society of India (TSI) and the Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME).