David C. Anderson

David Anderson

Associate Head for Graduate Studies and Professor Of Mechanical Engineering, by courtesy in Computer Science

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: +1 765 49-46896
FAX: +1 317 494-0811


  • B.S. Purdue, '70
  • M.S. Purdue, '71
  • Ph.D. Purdue, '74

Research Interests

  • Design
  • Computer-aided design
  • Computer graphics

Research Area(s)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, since 1995
  • Recipient of the 1992 National Computer Graphics Association CAD Society Academic Award (which recognizes an individual from the academic community who has made a significant contribution to CAD education).
  • Ten Select Publications

    B. W. Clark and D. C. Anderson, “The Penalty Boundary Method for Combining Meshes and Solid Models in Finite Element Analysis,” Engineering Computations International Journal for Computer-Aided Engineering and Software, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2003, 344-365.

    F. Sadeghi, J. Ortiz and D. C. Anderson, “Interactive Computer Graphics and Volumetric Visualization foe EHD Lubrication of Point Contacts,” Lubrication Engineering, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers,Vol. 52, No. 4, 287-298, 1996. Winner of the Edmond E. Bisson Award for 1996, given the STLE for the most outstanding written contribution to the Society’s Journals for 1996.

    C. G. Jensen and D. C. Anderson, “A Review of Numerically Controlled Methods for Finish-Sculptured-Surface Machining,” IIE Transactions, Design and Manufacturing, Institute for Industrial Engineers, Vol. 28, No. 1, 30-39, January, 1996.

    W. W. Charlesworth, J. J. Cox and D. C. Anderson, “The Domain Composition Method Applied to Poisson’s Equation in Two Dimensions,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 37, No. 18, 3093-3115, 1994.

    R. N. Goldman, T. W. Sederberg and D. C. Anderson, “Implicitization, Inversion and Intersection of Rational Cubic Curves,” Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing, Vol. 31, No. 1, 89-102, July 1985.