Author Archives: John Chawner

Stuff Engineers Don’t Learn in School, Part 4

In this last post of our series on Carl Selinger’s book Stuff You Don’t Learn in Engineering School, our summer interns (Cade, Cannon, and Patrick) and I discuss the book’s last five chapters: Ethics in the Workplace, Developing Leadership Skills, … Continue reading

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Stuff Engineers Don’t Learn in School, Part 3

In this 3rd installment of our series on Carl Selinger’s book Stuff You Don’t Learn in Engineering School, Cade, Cannon and I (Patrick couldn’t make the meeting) delve into chapters 8-11 on Understanding Yourself and Others, Working in Teams, Learn … Continue reading

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Survey Results: Workstations for Meshing

Back in May 2019 we surveyed the CFD and meshing communities about the computer workstations on which they currently run their mesh generation software and on their need for meshing software to be supported on HPC platforms. It has taken … Continue reading

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Case Study: CFD and AI Can Aid Driverless Cars

Khalid Kalil’s MSc thesis at Cranfield University involved the use of CFD to define the flowfield around multiple vehicles traveling along a roadway. The results can be used to train a driverless car’s artificial intelligence so it can travel not … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

This week’s CFD news starts with an intriguing article about posits, an alternative to floating point numbers that are said to provide faster and more accurate computations. Coming soon to a computer near you? There are several very cool articles … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

For today’s post-Independence Day (in the U.S, although I guess it’s still post-yesterday everywhere) edition of This Week in CFD, we start with this unique application of CFD: studying the manner in which a 500 million year old organism fed … Continue reading

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Stuff Engineers Don’t Learn in School, Part 2

Our summer interns (Cade, Cannon, and Patrick) and I continue our discussion of Carl Selinger‘s book Stuff You Don’t Learn in Engineering School. If you missed Part 1 of this series, we covered the first three chapters (Introduction, Writing, Speaking … Continue reading

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