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Posts tagged with 'Physical Prototype'

6 Jul, 2010

Nazita Saye Is common sense all that common? If it were, people wouldn’t cause gridlock (if you can’t clear the intersection, wait on your side of the intersection. Easy.).  If the red light is out, treat it as a stop sign – everyone gets a chance, traffic moves smoothly and everyone eventually crosses the intersection safely. Hmmm… can you tell traffic was especially nasty on the way to work today? Anyway, we’re … Read More

Physical Prototype, Integrated Device Technology, semiconductor packaging, design change, Design Process, cost, FloTHERM PACK, IDT, ECO, engineering change orders

13 Apr, 2010

Nazita Saye I don’t like dark rooms –it’s probably because I’ve lived in California most of my life so I’ve gotten used to having lots of ambient daylight.  My heart sinks when I walk into a room in the middle of the day and it’s darker than a cavern. The guys in the office always know when I’m in the building because I flip the light switches as I walk through the building.  Now let me make this clear… I don’t … Read More

LED, Optimize, CFD, Physical Prototype

1 Apr, 2010

Nazita Saye I love gadgets but I hate cables – they make things so untidy. As a result, anything that can go wireless in our house has – even our light switches are on remote control. I used to think this was just plain silly when we were going through the retrofit until I realized I could turn off the kitchen lights from the comfort of our sofa. I’ve only used this “power” once but I tell you knowing that I can … Read More

Physical Prototype, CFD, Consumer Electronics, EMI shielding, Medical, Design Engineer, Thermal, Electromagnetic Interference

23 Feb, 2010

Nazita Saye Double-time.  Instantaneous.  Faster than the speed of light. No… these words do not describe the speed by which I reach a conclusion (although my husband would beg to differ). These words refer to our generation wanting things. We want it now. We can’t wait. We no longer purchase a DVD online and wait for it to arrive – at a touch of a button we stream the movie and watch it immediately. Forget about … Read More

Physical Prototype, CFD, Design Engineer, CAD-Embedded, Oil and Gas, Optimize, Drill Bit

15 Feb, 2010

Nazita Saye I normally don’t do posts about these kinds of things but I was really excited to hear this. Recently FloEFD was given an EDN Magazine’s Hot 100 Electronic Products for 2009 award. The Hot 100 consists of EDN’s list of “the products and technologies that in 2009 heated up the electronics world and grabbed the attention of our editors and our readers.” Fantastic! I know I’m a proud parent but FloEFD … Read More

EDN Hot 100, Physical Prototype, Embedded

28 Jan, 2010

Nazita Saye I’ve started listening to talk radio on my way to work – the conversation keeps my brain active during the gruelling stop-and-go traffic of London. Anyway, Tuesday’s news was one we had been waiting 18 months to hear — the worst recession to hit England since the 40s was finally over. What really surprised me was that we were the last of the Western nations to dig ourselves out of the global recession … Read More

Physical Prototype, CFD

18 Jan, 2010

Nazita Saye Don’t worry… I’m not going Sci-Fi on you. I’m talking about reaction forces. What do I mean by reaction forces? Well, when there is a relative motion between a solid object and a surrounding fluid, a force will be placed on the solid due to the pressure variation over the surface of the solid. This force is caused by the change in speed and direction of the fluid. For example, we see reaction forces … Read More

Safety, Reaction Forces, Design Engineer, CFD, R&D, Physical Prototype

7 Oct, 2009

Nazita Saye I’m rather proud of our products so whenever I speak with people I have a tendency to talk about features and functions… the juicy stuff. So it’s easy to forget that one of the main benefits of simulation is time compression. In the not too distant past, most companies used to do analysis only after the physical prototyping phase. The design team would create a cool design, the proposed design would … Read More

R&D, Valve, Cavitation, CFD, CAD-Embedded, Water Hammer, Hydraulics, Physical Prototype, Design Engineer

17 Sep, 2009

Nazita Saye During my lunch break yesterday I decided to clean my filing box – you know … that dusty tray that sits on most people’s desks and seems to become the repository of papers that you intend to file away but quite don’t know where to put them. Anyway, as I was reading them (so I can figure out where they should go), I came across a news clipping that at first made me chuckle and then made me realize that … Read More

Valve, Fluid Flow, CFD, Pressure Drop, Trial Version, Optimize, Physical Prototype

5 Aug, 2009

Nazita Saye Firstly I must apologize for the title… I’m afraid it sounds like one of those dodgy emails we all get from spammers but it was the best way of summarizing what I was going to write about today. Whenever I speak with mechanical engineers about why they use simulation, regardless of what they design or where they are from, they always say the same thing (and in no particular order): Reduce prototyping … Read More

Physical Prototype, Fluid Flow, Engineer

28 Jul, 2009

Nazita Saye When talking about increasing energy efficiency in a data center, a lot of people stop listening because the issue of sacrificing uptime always rears up its head . Uptime should not even be a topic of discussion. It should be a given. Even in this day and age, many facilities just leave the thermostat at a low level because it’s a safe bet. But it’s not necessarily the right thing to do for the environment. … Read More

Energy, Physical Prototype, CFD, Airflow, Data Center, Efficient, Environmental Impact

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