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A new book for a new generation of engineering professionals, Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design was written from the ground up to take a brand-new approach to graphic communication within the context of engineering design and creativity. With a blend of modern and traditional topics, this text recognizes how computer modeling techniques have changed the engineering design process. From this new perspective, the text is able to focus on the evolved design process, including the critical phases of creative thinking, product ideation, and advanced analysis techniques. Focusing on design and design communication rather than drafting techniques and standards, it goes beyond the "what" to explain the "why" of engineering graphics.

Dennis K. Lieu, University of California, Berkeley

Dennis K. Lieu is professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was formerly the associate dean of student affairs. He also received his B.S., M.S., and D.Eng. in mechanical engineering from U.C. Berkeley. After working for six years as a design engineer in industry, he returned to his alma mater to join its faculty. Professor Lieu has taught engineering graphics for over 25 years and has been a member of the Engineering Design Graphics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for 23 years. His research interests are in the design of electro-mechanical machines and the design of sports equipment, and he is the author or co-author of numerous articles on engineering graphics education. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, and Phi Beta Kappa, as well as a recipient of the University of California Distinguished Teaching Award and the Orthogonal Medal awarded by North Carolina State University, for his contributions to engineering graphics education.

Sheryl A. Sorby, The Ohio State University

Sheryl A. Sorby is a professor of engineering education at The Ohio State University. She previously served as associate dean for academic programs and department chair of engineering fundamentals at Michigan Technological University. Professor Sorby received the Sharon Keillor award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), recognizing outstanding women engineering faculty. She was also the recipient of the Betty Vetter research award through the Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN), for her work in improving the success of women engineering students through the development of a spatial skills course. She has received the Engineering Design Graphics Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award from ASEE as well, and she serves the organization as associate editor of advances in engineering education.
  • Focuses on learning and fundamental skill development
  • Highlights visualization skills as a key development in the early stages of learning by exposing readers to many engineering models and physical devices
  • Presents real problems at the beginning of each chapter, shows the graphics solutions, then generalizes the solutions
  • Casual tone and learner-friendly approach
  • Examples throughout each chapter demonstrate best practices for topics covered
Section One: Laying the Foundation
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Graphical Communication in Engineering
Chapter 2: Sketching
Chapter 3: Visualization
Chapter 4: Working in a Team Environment
Chapter 5: Creativity and the Design Process

Section Two: Modern Design Practice and Tools
Chapter 6: Solid Modeling
Chapter 7: Assembly Modeling
Chapter 8: Design Analysis
Chapter 9: Fabrication Processes

Section Three: Setting Up an Engineering Drawing
Chapter 10: Orthogonal Projection and Multiview Representation
Chapter 11: Advanced Visualization Techniques
Chapter 12: Pictorial Drawings
Chapter 13: Section Views
Chapter 14: Auxiliary Views

Section Four: Drawing Annotation and Design Implementation
Chapter 15: Dimensioning
Chapter 16: Tolerancing
Chapter 17: Fasteners
Chapter 18: Working Drawings

Section Five: Advanced Topics in Engineering Graphics
Chapter 19: Technical and Engineering Animation
Chapter 20: Topological Maps and GIS
Chapter 21: Information Graphics: Presentation of Data


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