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MCE511 Computer-Aided Engineering Design and Analysis (2 Units)
Overview of Computer-Aided Design and Analysis: History of CAD/E, characteristics of CAD/E, overview of the industrial application of CAD, CAE, and CAM, functions of CAD/CAE/CAm systems, information embedded in a CAD system, tools commonly used in CAD. Hardware and software of a CAD/E System;Computer hardware, typical CAD/CAE.CAM system configuration, concepts of graphics display, various input and output devices, data structure and database management systems, graphical coordinate systems, software function and application modules, current Geometric Transformation – 2-D and 3-D geometric transformation, projections, generation of multiple views for an engineering drawing Curve and Surface Modeling; Parametric representation, analytical and synthetic curves, Hermite cubic splines, Bezier curves, B-Spline curves, introduction of NURBS, surface patch, bilinear surface, lofted surface, bi-cubic surface, Bezier surface, B-spline surface, surface offset and blend Geometric Modeling; Comparison of wireframe, surface and solid modeling, CSG, B-rep solid modeling techniques, feature-based parametric modeling, CAD/CAM data exchange methods, IGES, STEP and PDES. Basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) – Concepts of elements and discretization, unit displace method, procedure of finite element analysis on computer; automatic mathematical problem formulation in computer, truss element, commonly used model and element types, limitations and common misconceptions about FEA

MCE 511 September 20, 2017

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As at close of work yesterday, our practice labs are not ready. Whether they are ready today or not, you will have your deep dive into both software we shall be using. The above note on Mathematica will take half our time. The rest of the time will be an introduction to Fusion 360. Watch out for those notes.
Also note that my programming notebooks are available for you to download. The links are only for those who have gone through the slides and need them as you will see!

MCE 511: Computer Aided Engineering & Design

Today’s class (Wednesday, September 13, 2017) will be a laboratory in the CSIS
EVERY registered student MUST install and obtain a personal license for Autodesk Fusion 360 in order to be ready for this and future classes. Please post any difficulties in doing so to this web page. The CSIS is ready to assist any student in the installation. Here is the local page:
Fusion Installation

Students are advised to use Mozilla Firefox to download this locally.

Furthermore, they are to visit Academic License for Fusion 360: Your student ID necessary and register with their institutional email address.

Please contact other classmates who have successfully installed the software if you are unable to install successfully.
Also note that the Academic Version of this software is free. The Cloud credits to simulate your design is also free. Each student is to receive a full three year license.
The other software needed for this course is Wolfram Mathematica 11. The university has paid for a set of licenses and the software is available for use in the lab when we complete the installation. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide individual licences to students or staff. Staff and Students who want personal licenses can get them from the publisher www.wolfram.com. The cheapest way to a personal copy is to purchase a Raspberry Pi: For the sum of 35 dollars, you would get a software of more than 1,000 dollars free among other benefits. More information on this in class. This is NOT compulsory as there will be access to this in the Computer Laboratory.

Instructor: OA Fakinlede