Tuesday, January 31, 2006

NYEXM-E is the name...

NYEXM is the name of the virus affecting. All members are warned that do a system scan because on feb third this virus will overwrite all word, powerpoint,excel, pdf etc files on youR Computer. Pls update your virus definition and scan ur system. For more info visit bbc tech site.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Phew what a day€ part iii

...And for those who are sending forwards without even thinking, my sincere request is think thrice before hitting the forward button. No one likes to be bombarded with emails of cars when they have more important things to do, so don't bother sending. All you are doing is wasting others time and email space!

Phew what a day€ part two

I admit i haven't expected an attack so severe, and did not realise the step of banning attachment earlier, but now i think things will get well. Apart from our in house moderators the guys at the yahoo spam team has also sprang to action. If its a prank the guilty won't be able to hide long.

Phew what a day

I don't remember a day when i've to be online for so long just for the club. Well today was one such day. The virus whose name i don't know has surged the number of message received in this month to over 190. But nothing to worry now. Attachments are been blocked to restrict the spread. Many people are restricted which'll be sorted by end of t day.

Three companies i would like to work for..

Three firms i'll love to work for as of today are ge, boeing, and google. The last one may be surprising but i like the work culture they promote. GE coz its an old player in my fieLd.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

A year ago...

A year around the very same time,i had no idea about anything nastran! And thinking about it now feels like i was so naive. But perhaps it was good in a way that my ignorance concentrated me on my studyies.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Lessons from solidworks...

This is the solid modelling package that i have used and now i call myself an expert in it. I was very reluctant to learn it but as i got into making things with it i was hooked and one thing led to another and finally i discovered what i was looking for. ~ow i'm comfortable with it

I love cars but.............

Dear members

I love cars, i love to droll over them in magazines read
voraciously all that they give in the ads but i don't like them
in my email!! More so when they are just forwards and do nothing
more but clog my net experience and throttle the speed of my

One or two occasional mails of this kind is acceptable, but don't
make it a rule to just send this stuff over to us. Not all us
have the luxury of sitting on the mail and deleting the forwards
that we have been seen tons of times.......

please think twice before hitting the forward button. Your
participation with your content is most welcome. And i am not
the only one irritated by this i have received complains from
many. One complain from a friend wrote "... it really irritates
me to open same message many time and not getting anything new..."

Its easy to forward but that does mean you need to do it
every time. This is a public forum. Many may not like the stuff you
send . Please do take care and maintain decorum and be relevant
to the club and we should always remember my and your love of
cars shouldn't others experience with the club!!


Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Fished it

Now i can say i'm comfortable in NASTRAN, at least the software side. Well i know the software pretty well, would like to know more but now i can categorise it to be at some beginer plus level. Today after so many days finally sir noticed my ability on this software and has hinted on giving a project related to this!

Monday, January 23, 2006


Today i intend to write big one as i am sitting in clocter and i don't
have much to do.

Well as always my phone is out, i mean out of battery. Today was a
good day at clocter. Why!! well its a secret, but i would like to
divulge that i did and am working on something very important. An
assignment that sounds and is so tantalising that my utter here will
create flutter. But then I'll disclose it someday when the
information is public!

The work involves defence establishment and its related to my work on
compressor design. But now i know the application that my compressor
will come into.

I guess this much clues are enough and more for a prepared mind.

3 things that you must have before you embark on your training mission!!

3 things that you must have before you embark on your training mission!!

Time is the most important parameter, training in a organisation, be
it NAL, GTRE, or any other is not a part time work. Its a commitment
of your time. Its a two way process, you learn and they get some work
done. So first thing one should consider when is how much time you
want to loose of your studies. If you have subjects to study, i
don't recommend training, Because whatever you may think at first, it
comes in your way.

Motivation comes second, if software is all you want, you can go to
so many institutes cropping up. They will come with some money but you
will have the flexibility of time. Coming for work experience as
motivation, then its OK. But be prepared to do mundane works, and do
some works that you thought are not for you to do. Its not always
that you are going to sit under ac with computer, sometimes pushing a
cart of junk, sometime, just sitting in the library, re-reading
something for your boss, or searching google for a mundane dealers
name are some of the work that you will regularly come across.
Remember in a ball bearing the rollers are real mover and shaker and
perhaps the stressed.

Though this is an external factor but if your boss is an workaholic,
you will get benefited so know just like your friends choose him
carefully, if you have the option otherwise use all your initiative to
get, do and provoke work from your boss.

well this three things should come before you enter the training
program !!!! more next time....

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Job resume and Naukri

Well this has began with us, now when we meet this are the three words along with walkin's that toss up in our conversation.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

A milestone week...

If my matlab program is right, this is my 24th week in nal and this week became a landmark of sort with my accumulating eight hour of single software session and my overtime on saturday. My boss was also present there and i saw him for the first time in informal dress!

Mehnat kar rahe ho

Well this is how mr na and another person described it! And the it is my staying overtime in NAL on friday and on saturday. Well i don't think so. I'm just getting a chance to use the softwares that i want and i like it so i'm going or staying there instead of wasting time here in my room. Room time is for sleeping and reading!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Want to recount an incident...

Today a project trainee in Nal saw me doing NASTRAN and approached me if i have the software. I said yes and as he brought his cd, i burned it to it. But it was after this that i got shocked when he questioned, hey what does NASTRAN does? Imagine, just collecting softwares with no aim. Well.....i'm not judging you judge.

My experience with c in nal

For C i can say that its not like a have to do because job demands it. No c is my love, can do it even when i'm not supposed to do it. Its idea generating, its easy, less demanding and you and your logic rules rather than the structure! I love c and i would like to do at least one program daily in it. Nothing beats it, Matlab is close second.

The success of knowledge...

The success of knowledge begins where it generates ideas. Today while returning from nal, as i was clarifying my day, i realised that my days success depends if i generated at least one forward looking idea. And Stumbled on that quote on knowledge!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Future is in not in CAD part iii

Just like BPO, EPO, engineering process outsourcing is the boom in the making. If job is what you want go for it, but for students i strongly say concentrate on your core subjects, learn this only in spare time. A cad person with no or weak core knowledge is just a draftsman!!

Future is in not in CAD part ii

CAD and FEM are essential part of an engineer, but definitely not the future. The future is his core domain knowledge. Anyone can learn those tools with money and an investment of time, but no one gain the knowledge that your be degree imparted and more so AMAeSI degree!

Future is in not in CAD

If you open any newspaper or sign board, you must have encountered the advert of CADD centre. Future is in Cad! well i don't agree. If you have no specialised degree and if you are willing to do a mundane repeatative job. Then CAD is your future, but for aesi folks, as my boss said, built your basics, the rest follow.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Three things i've learned in NAL part ii€i

....but trust me, once you are in this side of the river you will definitely see my point. Anyway hope here's wishing that the reforms aesi is doing now do bear fruits and do make one feel proud of our degree while doing it.

Three things i've learned in NAL part ii

...You'll realise the truth when someone says "Gadhe ko gora banati hai aesi" Don't want to say that aesi's way is right but after coming and hearing by your own ears, you see the truth in words that Bishnujee use for aesi graduates. Specialist. Yes its true. Maybe seeing the results and facing uncertain exams don't inspire this feeling, but..

Three things i've learned in NAL

This might be my first entry or a rarest entry on my experience in nal. Well the three things are work hard, no work is small and be a delivery boy. That is deliver what is expected of you. Come to an organisation like this and you will realise the importance of aesi. You'll realise how it has lifted you without your knowing.

Honey melts...

Honeywell calling!! Well i don't have a way to confirm this, but as my collegue informed me, this sunday honeywell has invited everyone at a walkin on sunday. He also informs me that this is the first time that honeywell has invited freshers! Great news if its true. So head honey,before the honey melts.

C My second introduction

He you've my roommate, by now you have been aware of what is consuming most of my work. Yes its c's big brother c This is my second meeting with it, the first being long back when i was in class eleven! Auth it is this meeting that has opened my senses to the vastness of this language. I'm practising little bit every day n hope 2 conquer it soon!

Three cardinal rules of report making

In NAL apart from the work i do, i have read so many reports and on that basis i furnish here 3 rules of report making. First in the begining site literature, what has been done, what is is what. Second state what you have done, and last of all populate the report with results that you got. More results you site, the better!

Lesson from kis's boss

Suddenly he turned yellow, as kis told his boss about his migratory plans to gtre, his boss said he will issue him certificate only if he submits some report and so kis is now busy penning it down. So learn from this episode, begin your reports as soon as you do a work. Don't delay.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Today did all the work for clocter!

Today whole day i was busy making the report for turbocam fabrication. The added responsibily was that this report had to be accurate or else nal will loose 9 lakh!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Kis's advantage

For kis, having worked in nal, having seen its working culture, will be an advantage to him. He will be better compare both this organisation. But then i suspect there is an element of prejudice here, having shamed gtre so much, i feel, a little good of gtre will look great. Well lets see we'll know in a week!

Something about GTRE

Well gtre is gas turbine research establishment, a drdo lab that the world knows is working on development of KAVERI engine for LCA! And one thing gtre is famous among india and world is the time its taking to get that engine out of its lab!! Well what's ails it i don't know but having kis there i'm sure i'll have the answers soon.

Kis going to gtre

Well my roommate and friend is joining gtre tomorrow. Its good now i'll have first hand experience of what goes in gtre! Its not that i didn't had it earlier but now it'll be more close to me. GTRE is india's propulsion mecca! Wishing that kis's haj there be good!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

My Projects so far in nal

My projects so far in nal. I'm thinking of posting this topic and on what i learnt in the course of it. It will probably include things i missed! and overlooked!

Long posts...

Today went to net and saw some of my earlier posts. Liked the big ones, so have decided that at least one not of my five posting would be big and necessarily from a computer. Clocter lab. Today i've aPplied for graduate trainee in NAL. Would like see what happens.

Happy Sankranti

Happy Sankranti to everyone. Do you know this day is of special significance as both night and day are of equal hours! Great na! equal hour to sleep and work! Anyway coz was busy so coul- 't Post some interesting statistics on ouraesi club. Will do it soon.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Let me correct...

Let me correct what i last wrote in my post. Nastran also does has the script function, so that repeated tasks can be configured with ease. Today went through its help files, they are tO my surprise comprehensive.

NASTRAN vs ansys part ii

..but then in ANSYS with its macro capabilities, one can setup the analysis without even opening the software. Mostly this helps in saving one from repeatative forming fem models!!

NASTRAN vs ansys

I've not used both this softwares so much that i can comment on their fem performance, but i've used it that much so i can compare them on ease of use, visual appeal, and learning curve. yn all this counts ~QSTRq^ beats qNSYS hands down. similarity to windows makes it easy to use, but then...

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Today's lesson

Today's lesson from sir was an important one, he today by example taught that no work is unimportant. If you're doing it do it seriously and with all your effort. He taught not to undermIne any work how trivial it may seem at 1st glance

Topics that should be strong....

Topics on gas turbines, compressors, turbines, and combustion chamber should be strong and through! Not only for interviews but for my sake, for knowledge sake.

Monday, January 09, 2006


GTRE, next week kis will have the experience of going there and the next week he will have the experience of working there. Its good for him, but before moving he should decide what his Priorities are. what tool he'll learn the fastest


Fluent is a cfd tool and from the look of it i liked the stuff, pictures are great. But just like nastran, i feel the job is repeatative! But then also would like to learn it for its ViSulisation power.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

five things that nal should improve

This is surely my views on what i feel Nal needs to work on to improve itself! Number one thing is improve the recruitment system, favour knowledge than percentage, prefer specialist thAn mech. Recruit not by recommendation but by merit in test and tech interview.

Friday, January 06, 2006


I remember the day, i was suggling and tired of asking friends if they had and cad software. And today i did it so much and that too with the latest 2006 version! that i got tired doing It but in t process learnt many things.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Most busiest year!

First of happy new year! Before i in for the next year, lets see some facts for the year that passed. 2005 was year which received the most number of message amassing 40% of total ouraesi messages since the birth of the club i've received 1852 number of messages. That's the total count of the number of messages. More stats with graphs tomorrow.

software vs software part iii

Apologies for the sms type language in the last post. I'm posting from my mobile and after 160 letters, its a struggle to fit in more words. anyway software is just a tool, you are the {ey to your future!

software vs software part ii

.... must know what he wants at. I'm not telling you know exactly what you want for, even i'm don't know, but i know i enjoy programming, sitting with a challenging problem and getting q fruitful product out of it. y knw i can stay without food if need be. Ths is wht i mean whn i say u suD K~w abT ur passion.

software vs software

I'm returning from nal, and continuing with the carpenter analogy, just like a carpenter won't learn a blacksmiths tools, so you shouldn't fall on all the tools that you hear! The old Sqying that one should know his destination apply here too. you must have an idea as to what you enjoy and wq^t To Work

Software vs software part iv

Just like a carpenter, your judgement and knowledge should take precedence in the formative year of your career! Sharpen them as you work. Emphasise them equally if not more, in a race To learn the tool that can become obsolte.

Software vs software part iii

I'm not against learning this tools, but what i'm against is giving them more importance, which can retard one's creative growth. Tools enhances a carpenter's job, but what completes it His knowledge, his judgement and his creativity. His tools just helps him in the process!

Software vs software part ii

Perhaps this is because job market gives more emphasis to this software in the job pages. But then one should always know that this won't fetch rewards in long term. Routine job as they Say will be phase of your life.

Software vs software

Now the debate is on software vs software! I've observed that if you are not using a high end software people don't seem to think you work. For example working on Catia drawing a lousy Bolt attract more appreciation than developing a new software in C or MATLAB!

Now my work...

Now my work is related to mgt. My boss is planning to upgrade the already modelled has turbine power unit to pure turbojet and my part come here to make the preliminary feasibility study, modelling of the mini gas turbine!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Update for december!

Software update... well i've n't counted them yet, but all i can post now is the count of NASTRAN, which i began on the last two days! The count for december is at eight!! Better i guess considering this is not my main project!

Plan and focus!

I have seen people have collection of speeches but this one will not feature in any of them even accidently! Not all was bad, he mentioned work for pride, work for india!

The problem with the speech!

Speeches should be inspiring, motivating and uplifting! But today's speech was none. Its main problem was that it tried covering so much. From what i heard, i thought y doesn't he hands out the paper he is reading from. It would save much time.

NAL speech

Today attended a speech of nal's director, was very disappointed with it. I'm no expert on speeches but i do have an ear and mind that warms up to a good speech but today was not the day!

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