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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN/COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING (CAD/CAM) I
TIE 5111
First Semester Main Examination Paper
December 2014
This examination paper consists of 5 printed pages
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Total Marks: 100
Special Requirements: None
Examiner’s Name: Nicholas Tayisepi
INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION TO CANDIDATE
1. Answer any four (4) questions
2. Each question carries 25 marks
3. Use of calculators is permissible
MARK ALLOCATION
QUESTION MARKS
1. 25
2. 25
3. 25
4. 25
5. 25
6. 25
TOTAL 100

Question 1
a) What are the main elements of the CAD system of a Computer Aided Designing/Computer Aided ManufacturingSystem? 5
b) Comprehensively discuss the factors considered in the evaluation and selection a CAD system. 20
Question 2
a) Equation of cubic polynomial on Bezier basis is given as:

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Calculate a parametric point on a Bezier cubic curve that fits parameter U = 0.4
and points: Po = (2,4) P1= (4,3) P2 = (5,2) P3 = (6,1) 8
b) State the Euler’s –Poincare formula for topological consistency validation of solids. 6
c) Determine whether the solid model shown in Figure QU2 is topologically consistent. 13

Figure QU2. Stepped-slotted block

Question 3
a) Briefly explain the main stages of design process according to the Ohsuga model of thedesign process. Illustrate the answer with the aid of relevant diagram(s) showing the input and output for each stage. 10
b) Generate the vertex and edges table in wire frame representation of the component shown in Figure QU3

Figure QU3. Holding Bracket

Question 4
(a) Distinguish between any two main Solid Modelling methods with respect to the generation of CAD models 6
(b) Develop the Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) tree for the 3-D modelling scheme represented in Figure QU4, below. Use circles to represent the nodes and solid primitives as building blocks step by step. 16
(c) What is the height of the binary tree? 3

Figure QU4. Adaptor
Question 5
a) Discuss the deficiencies of Geometric Models in Computer Aided Designing and Computer
Aided Manufacturing. 8
c) Briefly outline the main feature modeling techniques used in a Computer Aided Designing
environment. 5
d) Modern engineering applications dictate the necessity of the capacity for data transfer
Is inbuilt in most of the systems so that CAD models between dissimilar computer programs be possible. Explain the concept of CAD data exchange in Computer Aided designing giving 4 examples of data exchange standards. 12

Question 6
a) AutoLisp programming may be used for automating the draughting of features which may be repetitive in nature yet the sizes may be varied frequently from batch-to-batch. Write an AutoLisp programme for quickly drawing the template feature represented in Figure QU6 below. Most of the feature parameters should be depended on one or two main parameters. The programme should be introduced. 10

Figure QU6. Template
b) Explain the concept of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) as utilised in the engineering product design environments. 3
c) What the benefits of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are as utilised in a Computer Aided Designing office? 5
d) With the aid of well labeled sketches describe any one Rapid Prototyping (RP) technique. 7

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