Bøhn, Jan Helge Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
Myklebust, Arvid Mechanical Engineering Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
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Any use of computer software to solve engineering problems. With the improvement of graphics displays and graphics standards, computer-aided engineering (CAE) has come to mean the computer solution of engineering problems with the assistance of interactive computer graphics (Fig. 1). See also: Computer graphics; Design engineers use a variety of CAE tools, including general-purpose commercial programs and many specialized programs written in-house or elsewhere in the industry. Solution of a single engineering problem frequently requires the application of several CAE tools. Engineering design
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