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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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Stuff Engineers Don’t Learn in School, Part 1

This summer our three interns (Cade, Cannon, and Patrick) and I are reading and discussing the book Stuff You Don’t Learn in Engineering School by Carl Selinger. This is the first post in a series that will cover all 16 … Continue reading

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Where’s My This Week in CFD?

The most recent edition of This Week in CFD was published on 28 September. Rest assured, there has been a lot of activity in the world of CFD in the intervening weeks. What there hasn’t been is any time to … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksmeshing

Today is the day we here in the U.S. of A. traditionally set aside to take stock of the good things in our lives and contemplate the essence of gratitude and good fortune. Oddly, we do this by consuming a gluttonous amount of food … Continue reading

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Dallas Dining Tips for AIAA Aviation

More than once in the past week I was asked by folks attending AIAA Aviation in Dallas for BBQ and Tex-Mex restaurant suggestions. My initial reply was to remind folks that I’m in Fort Worth and only go to Dallas … Continue reading

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This Month in CFD

Altair: Altair Technologies and FluiDyna are collaborating on GPU-accelerated CFD. On a related note, Altair will be the exclusive worldwide reseller of the nanoFluidX technology. ANSYS: ANSYS was recognized at The Engineering Simulation Show for its quality, innovation, and financial … Continue reading

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How to Change the Perimeter of any Surface Grid to an Ellipse

How many times have you seen something on the internet that you’ve wanted to try for yourself? [Warning. Do not try this at home. Professional stunt driver on closed course. May result in the medical condition known as “hot dog … Continue reading

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