Hopefully your interest will be piqued by the selection of articles that follow. One of the benefits of staying current in engineering techniques is exposure to a lot of different ideas. Of course, that brings the responsibility of deciding which ideas are good and which aren’t. Happy reading.
Over the past 15 years basic finite element analysis has been democratized to allow designers to analyze as they design. However, meaningful or in-depth results still require a fundamental understanding of the method.
Mechanical Engineering Magazine, May 2009
To reduce risk in the commercialisation of an innovative household combined heat and power system, Disenco found engineering partners for the design and analysis of key components. Outsourcing forces tighter project specification and therefore control and costs.
Professional Engineering Magazine, October 2008
The skills it takes to be a successful engineer are not necessarily the skills it takes to be a successful manager. Five unspoken ideas lead to engineers who are moved into management without the aptitudes or training to thrive there.
Mechanical Engineering Magazine, February 2009
Apparently the transport ministry in Japan just isn’t funny enough.
Reuters, June 2009