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Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design 2nd Edition

Dennis K. Lieu | Sheryl A. Sorby

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VISUALIZATION, MODELING, AND GRAPHICS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN, 2nd Edition, covers traditional drafting essentials and cutting-edge technology and methods. This product offers strong grounding in fundamentals such as core design skills and industry- and discipline-specific applications, while recognizing the role of computers in engineering design. The authors explore critical process phases as well as problem solving and essential communication skills. This edition features a modular structure that make it easy to customize coverage for specific courses or interests. Available with MindTap®, a digital learning solution, and 100+ multimedia animations and video clips.

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.

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  • The authors have drawn on decades of experience as professionals and educators to provide a new, more effective approach to the engineering design, highlighting visualization skills as essential to early learning and providing exposure to multiple engineering models and physical devices.
  • Each chapter opens with problems based on real-world challenges faced by today's professionals, followed by graphical solutions and a discussion of the key principles involved, providing an engaging introduction to the material based on highly practical, realistic scenarios.
  • The authors' engaging, casual writing style and a reader-friendly visual design make the text accessible and effective for students of all backgrounds and learning styles.
  • The text features a strong focus on learning and fundamental skill development, and every chapter includes numerous real-world examples to demonstrate current industry best practices and help prepare students for professional success.

Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design


Printed Chapters.
1. An Introduction to Graphical Communication in Engineering.
2. Sketching.
3. Visualization.
4. Creativity and the Design Process.
5. Solid Modeling.
6. Assembly Modeling.
7. Design Analysis.
8. Orthogonal Projection and Multiview Representation.
9. Pictorials and Perspective Views.
10. Section Views.
11. Auxiliary Views.
12. Dimensioning.
13. Tolerancing.
14. Working Drawings.
Electronic Chapters.
15. Working in a Team Environment.
16. Fabrication Processes.
17. Advanced Visualization Techniques.
18. Fasteners.
19. Technical and Engineering Animation.
20. Topological Maps and GIS.
21. Information Graphics: Presentation of Data.

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