Inefficient compared to what?
Driving a 6000 lb. delivery truck from stop sign to stop sign to deliver a few envelopes?
I logged in just to mention Everything.
It's my favorite free program for Windows and and I don't care what the zealots say. There is NO comparable alternative for Linux.
One nice feature on Everything is the ability to add text files containing file lists to your search.
I use it to search multiple computers simultaneously and this way they can even be powered off.
The external file lists can be stored and synced on Google-Drive or an equivalent cloud storage.
I haven't tried it yet, but I might try creating a daily cron job that generates a text file list of all of my linux files and then try to use Everything via Wine as a viewer. It's a very clumsy alternative, but that's the best alternative I can think of.
I STRONGLY disagree. This Is VERY innovative technology.
Flexture / compliant structural engineering is NOT trivial.
We're talking about a complex interaction of kinematics, material science, fatigue, structures, non-linear dynamic loads, and in this case even thermal loads because temperatures drop significantly at altitude and you're not going to want a brittle material failure. Not to mention the controls engineering and software required to control and monitor the structure or the exotic manufacturing processes required to make open celled structures. Are we talking about isotropic materials? Because if we're talking about composite materials, the complexity just became exponentially more complex. Did I even mention the Aerodynamicists role in this project yet?
Frankly, I'm having more difficulty trying to think of engineering displines that are *not* used by this technology.
Here's a "Simple" two dimensional cross section of a compliant wing design. http://www.topology-opt.com/wp...
In a real world 3D example, it's not likely that the 3D design would be a extruded version of the 2D profile.
I think I found an open source alternative to Simulink:
Is there an open source alternative to Simulink?
On the other hand, it would make a cool mod for a Raspberry Pi
Manual transmissions are generally inferior to the new breed of efficient automatic transmissions, but there's an inexplicable thrill to having that extra control.
I took a Fortran 77 class many years ago while pursuing my BSME, but never understood why we were using Fortran over more popular languages.
What's the advantage of Fortran in an engineering environment?
If I would have waited 10 years to attend college, I'd be way further in debt because tuition rates doubled.
There goes the neighborhood!
This new interface reminds me of when Digg.com lost 95% of its members by doing the same thing.
.........This new interface reminds me of Digg 2.0
Is it normal for me to get this message?
"Shazbot! We ran into some trouble getting the comments.
Try again... na-nu, na-nu!"
"There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them" - Heisenberg