Saturday, July 31, 2010

Randomness and your new semester

A routine give you a framework. Its an easy reference to what to do

Randomness on the other hand gives you new experiences. It gives you
hope. It surprises you.

I think the reason for germany's defeat in worldcup was lack of
randomness in it's team.

The german team was well structured, disciplined but lacked any
randomness. The other team took advantage of this and succeeded.

So why am I writing about this here?

I want you to add bit of randomness in your life. While studying,
having routine, and timetable is a good idea, but keep one day of the
week to explore. Let that day be randomness day. On this day you try
any crazy idea you have. Read whatever fancies you? Do something that
isn't in the tutorials!

Don't plan the day, let it decide it own course. On that day read off
topics from your core syllabus.

In that day, explore wikipedia for any random topic that just pop up
in your mind.

Mind is a powerful entity and it needs a routine and burst of
randomness to function well. So give that to it.

With amaesi results stated to release any day now, it's right time to
plan for the next semester with a pinch of randomness added to it!!

Past discussions on how to have a great semester can be found via this
link http:///

Friday, July 30, 2010

Gifts are easy, choices can be hard!!

Following is the commencement address given by Jeff Bezos founder,
president, and CEO of, as delivered to the Class of 2010 of
Princeton University!!

Really inspiring. This one is for all the AeSI students who will
graduate this year !

So grab a cup of coffee, read and be inspired.

As a kid, I spent my summers with my grandparents on their ranch in
Texas. I helped fix windmills, vaccinate cattle, and do other chores.
We also watched soap operas every afternoon, especially "Days of our
Lives." My grandparents belonged to a Caravan Club, a group of
Airstream trailer owners who travel together around the U.S. and
Canada. And every few summers, we'd join the caravan. We'd hitch up
the Airstream trailer to my grandfather's car, and off we'd go, in a
line with 300 other Airstream adventurers. I loved and worshipped my
grandparents and I really looked forward to these trips. On one
particular trip, I was about 10 years old. I was rolling around in the
big bench seat in the back of the car. My grandfather was driving. And
my grandmother had the passenger seat. She smoked throughout these
trips, and I hated the smell.

At that age, I'd take any excuse to make estimates and do minor
arithmetic. I'd calculate our gas mileage -- figure out useless
statistics on things like grocery spending. I'd been hearing an ad
campaign about smoking. I can't remember the details, but basically
the ad said, every puff of a cigarette takes some number of minutes
off of your life: I think it might have been two minutes per puff. At
any rate, I decided to do the math for my grandmother. I estimated the
number of cigarettes per days, estimated the number of puffs per
cigarette and so on. When I was satisfied that I'd come up with a
reasonable number, I poked my head into the front of the car, tapped
my grandmother on the shoulder, and proudly proclaimed, "At two
minutes per puff, you've taken nine years off your life!"

I have a vivid memory of what happened, and it was not what I
expected. I expected to be applauded for my cleverness and arithmetic
skills. "Jeff, you're so smart. You had to have made some tricky
estimates, figure out the number of minutes in a year and do some
division." That's not what happened. Instead, my grandmother burst
into tears. I sat in the backseat and did not know what to do. While
my grandmother sat crying, my grandfather, who had been driving in
silence, pulled over onto the shoulder of the highway. He got out of
the car and came around and opened my door and waited for me to
follow. Was I in trouble? My grandfather was a highly intelligent,
quiet man. He had never said a harsh word to me, and maybe this was to
be the first time? Or maybe he would ask that I get back in the car
and apologize to my grandmother. I had no experience in this realm
with my grandparents and no way to gauge what the consequences might
be. We stopped beside the trailer. My grandfather looked at me, and
after a bit of silence, he gently and calmly said, "Jeff, one day
you'll understand that it's harder to be kind than clever."

What I want to talk to you about today is the difference between gifts
and choices. Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are
easy -- they're given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce
yourself with your gifts if you're not careful, and if you do, it'll
probably be to the detriment of your choices.

This is a group with many gifts. I'm sure one of your gifts is the
gift of a smart and capable brain. I'm confident that's the case
because admission is competitive and if there weren't some signs that
you're clever, the dean of admission wouldn't have let you in.

Your smarts will come in handy because you will travel in a land of
marvels. We humans -- plodding as we are -- will astonish ourselves.
We'll invent ways to generate clean energy and a lot of it. Atom by
atom, we'll assemble tiny machines that will enter cell walls and make
repairs. This month comes the extraordinary but also inevitable news
that we've synthesized life. In the coming years, we'll not only
synthesize it, but we'll engineer it to specifications. I believe
you'll even see us understand the human brain. Jules Verne, Mark
Twain, Galileo, Newton -- all the curious from the ages would have
wanted to be alive most of all right now. As a civilization, we will
have so many gifts, just as you as individuals have so many individual
gifts as you sit before me.

How will you use these gifts? And will you take pride in your gifts or
pride in your choices?

I got the idea to start Amazon 16 years ago. I came across the fact
that Web usage was growing at 2,300 percent per year. I'd never seen
or heard of anything that grew that fast, and the idea of building an
online bookstore with millions of titles -- something that simply
couldn't exist in the physical world -- was very exciting to me. I had
just turned 30 years old, and I'd been married for a year. I told my
wife MacKenzie that I wanted to quit my job and go do this crazy thing
that probably wouldn't work since most startups don't, and I wasn't
sure what would happen after that. MacKenzie (also a Princeton grad
and sitting here in the second row) told me I should go for it. As a
young boy, I'd been a garage inventor. I'd invented an automatic gate
closer out of cement-filled tires, a solar cooker that didn't work
very well out of an umbrella and tinfoil, baking-pan alarms to entrap
my siblings. I'd always wanted to be an inventor, and she wanted me to
follow my passion.

I was working at a financial firm in New York City with a bunch of
very smart people, and I had a brilliant boss that I much admired. I
went to my boss and told him I wanted to start a company selling books
on the Internet. He took me on a long walk in Central Park, listened
carefully to me, and finally said, "That sounds like a really good
idea, but it would be an even better idea for someone who didn't
already have a good job." That logic made some sense to me, and he
convinced me to think about it for 48 hours before making a final
decision. Seen in that light, it really was a difficult choice, but
ultimately, I decided I had to give it a shot. I didn't think I'd
regret trying and failing. And I suspected I would always be haunted
by a decision to not try at all. After much consideration, I took the
less safe path to follow my passion, and I'm proud of that choice.

Tomorrow, in a very real sense, your life -- the life you author from
scratch on your own -- begins.

How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make?

Will inertia be your guide, or will you follow your passions?

Will you follow dogma, or will you be original?

Will you choose a life of ease, or a life of service and adventure?

Will you wilt under criticism, or will you follow your convictions?

Will you bluff it out when you're wrong, or will you apologize?

Will you guard your heart against rejection, or will you act when you
fall in love?

Will you play it safe, or will you be a little bit swashbuckling?

When it's tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless?

Will you be a cynic, or will you be a builder?

Will you be clever at the expense of others, or will you be kind?

I will hazard a prediction. When you are 80 years old, and in a quiet
moment of reflection narrating for only yourself the most personal
version of your life story, the telling that will be most compact and
meaningful will be the series of choices you have made. In the end, we
are our choices. Build yourself a great story. Thank you and good luck!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Software tools are like Horses

Yes Software tools are like Horses

You don't run with your horses, you ride them.

This is the attitude that you should have when you are learning a
software tool.

They are there for your to ride, so utilize it and bang on.

So here's a food for thought, is your software working for you or you
are working for it?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Do this once you get your AeSI results?

Do an investigation on why you got the marks you got?

Be it less or more than your expectation.

Sit down alone and bring out the question papers and examine why and
how you might have got the marks that you got.

Be honest. This exercise is just for you. So be honest. Give yourself
marks and see how they stack up.

This is where you will gain insight on how to write future exams. This
simple session will open your mind to the lessons that the post exam
examination has to offer.

So don't miss this step. Learning from your mistakes, reflecting on
your past actions is a strong step towards being good the next time.

Good luck with your results!!

Past discussions on this very topic can be found via this link http:///

Monday, July 26, 2010

Resumes are your face!!

Here's a restraint mail from a senior AeSI graduate, who posted a job
opening at his company. This is a reaction to the dismay freshers
resume he received!!

Advice For Freshers: Only being Aeronautical Engineer is not
sufficient to get your resume selected for a job. Resumes are your
face and voice to any job & company you apply for and to get you
selected for an interview call.

Just as Mr P said, the days of just sending your bland resumes are
over. If you need that interview call, learn to write a good resume.

Resumes are the first impressions and if you can't present them well,
no body is calling you!!

If you are searching jobs then read all this stuff at this link http:///

Getting your self confidence back!

Cut yourself.

Yes that's what you need to do if you want to clear aesi. Cut yourself
off from all the prejudice that aesi is tough. That's aesi is
unpredictable. That aesi cannot be conquered without luck.

Beliveing in yourself is one of the main ingridient of success. Unless
you have that, success in all forms remains elusive.

How to believe?
No there is no mantra, that you have to chant. No crazy stuff you have
to do.

The only way to built that belief and confidence in you is create
small measurable challenges for you in form of small tasks/projects.
Complete each of them. This will form the steps to regain your self

Recently I had this huge block in my belief that I won't be able to do
mesh morphing tool. The more I thought about it, the more I found it
was out of reach.

This is when I decided and I divided my final goal into tiny
challenges of Reading on mesh morphing. Doing a morphing on a simple
cube. Creating a standalone tool for the same.

With each step I took, the knowledge I gained, my self belief soared.
I am fully confident now that it can be done and I can do it.

So create small steps and conquer them. There is no other quicker way.
So step up, take action. That the only door to confidence.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Failures and how to use them as guides!

Learning is a continous process. It doesn't end with your final
result, nor does it end when you get a job. It doesn't end anytime.

If you want to improve. If you want to succeed, continous learning is
the path that lays ahead of you.

How to make sure you are walking the path?

Making mistakes and failing. If you are failing in your tasks that's
an indication that you are following a path of improvement. It
indicates you are learning.

What's the point?
The point is your failures in the last week or two will tell your more
honestly about your current state of improvement than anything else.

You may lie to yourself, you may talk yourself that the last tasks you
did were really improving your skills. But if you haven't failed in
the last week. That's an indication you are not improving. This means
you were just doing the easy stuff.

Failure is the last week is thus a more accurate indication of
progress than anything else.

So track them.

Volunteers needed

Are you an AeSI student in Bangalore? Do you want to be associated with an Aerospace event that will look good on the extracurricular section of your resume? Do you want to involve in something that you can brag about to your friends?

Well here's a perfect opportunity to that for you...

AeSIAA and AeSI are jointly organizing an aerospace seminar. So few volunteers are required who will be assisting the organizing committee members for next three months?

And what more you might get a free pass to join the seminar, if you work for the seminar...

So guys and gals of AeSI residing in Bangalore, come forward and seize the opportunity.

Are you game.... then contact Mr. Rakesh Kumar (M: 9379096888) at aerorakesh @ gmail

Friday, July 23, 2010

When are AMAeSI results out for June 2010 exams?

July is coming to an end, summer vactions are ending. And there is
only one question in every aesi students mind.

When are the aesi results out for June 2010?

Does anyone have any idea? Do let us know in comments.

Meanwhile, what are your plans for the next semester? How are you
going to tackle it?

Read some more on handling your new semester productivly by visiting
this link.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Furthur studies or Job

This is the question you will face as you exit aesi from the student
phase. Just like the stream choice at the verge of section A, this
question always crops up in every AeSI graduates life.

What to do?
It depends on what you want to do? Where you are at the moment and
what are your goals?

If your passionate about furthur studies and have secured a good
college, then go for it. If you want to be in the industry, then by
all means grab the job that you are get.

Alternate route is to get a Job and then after a year or two get into
the academics. This route is suitable if you are unsure of the path
after aesi!! If you are still on the fench. This gap will give you the
time to get to know and decide what you want!

So when deciding on which path to choose after AeSI, weigh in all the
factors giving your interests the highest weightage!!

Best of luck!!

Past discussions on this very topic can be found via this link http:///

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CFD productivity webinar from ansys

If you are into ANSYS and CFD then you might want to watch this
recorded webinar from ansys to increase your productivity.

Read more for details

Looking for ways to increase your Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
simulation productivity? Do you wish to create more CFD analyses
faster, and with better output? Are you used to do one-off analyses
because you believe that parametric CFD studies are too difficult to
set up or take too long to run? Do you perceive Design of Experiment
(DOE) or Six Sigma analyses as unpractical for CFD?

If that's the case, please watch this recording that will demonstrate
how to boost your CFD simulation productivity by employing ANSYS CFD
* To quickly prepare product/process geometry for flow analysis
without tedious rework
* To avoid duplication through a common data model that is
persistently shared across physics beyond basic fluid flow
* To easily define a series of parametric variations in geometry,
physics and post-processing, and to automatically get new CFD results
for that series after a single mouse click
* To improve product and process quality by using DOE, Six Sigma and
optimization tools

View the How to Boost Your Computational Fluid Dynamics Productivity?


More topics related to ansys on this blog can be found by hitting this
link http:///

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Softwares are Easy to learn why need a training?

Software are the tool that an engineer uses now a days. Setting up the
problem, giving the correct boundary conditions and after the run,
analysis of results are some of his/her frequent tasks.

While you are learning this steps, be aware that among all this steps
the last steps is the most crutial. It's the step that you are engineer.

It's the step your knowledge, engineering judgement will come into play.

But what happens while learning. We are so engrossed in the first two
steps that the third step is kept to the minimum.

So if you are learning any analysis software, be aware and concentrate
on the interpretation of the results.

Good luck

More tips on tools are at this hyperlink

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Have a broadband connection. then invite this site to you PC!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

How to prepare for interviews?

Preparation for interview and preparation for exams is two different
things. One can't apply the same preparation techniques in these

Exams needs through indepth study while interview seeks a overall

Interview revolve around what you have presented in your resume, while
exams deal with topics of your syllabus.

Interview are oral and more dependant on how you present what you know
while exams need the exact anaswer to a specific question.

Exams are close ended and have fix set of question in a limited time,
while interview is free flowing, with no set questions or time

Best thing about interview is you can lead it to your own way. You can
steer it to your comfort zones. Learn to do this very thing and you
will be clear every interview you attend!!

Read more about interview preparation by clicking this link

Good luck!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Shun shortcuts while learning CAE softwares

When learning a cad software like catia or ug or learning an analysis
software like nastran, hypermesh, icem, fluent etc, shun shortcuts.

This is the simple but most effective way to learn that specific

Shun keyborad shortcuts. Don't use toolbars. Intead of choosing the
plot contour option from the toolbar, hunt them on the file menu.
Instead of zooming with one keyboard command, hunt the relevant
command in the menus!

Why this helps in learning that software better?

Instead of going for the easiest route, you dig into the file menus.
This exposes you to many other command. You absorb other commands even
if you are not using them regularly.

Menu commands are arranged in a specific manner and accessing those
regularly make you understand which commands form a particular group.

Using menu commands make you more robust. They will always be same in
any system you work. Users can arrange toolbars easily but specific
commands in the menu system remain the same, so the habit of using
menu commands will come handy if you switch systems.

Find more info on mastering specific CAE tools by searching the blog
via this link

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Small projects - the what and how

In this two part series of post we are discussing small personal
projects. Last post discussed why working on small project is
important and this post will discuss what are small projects and how
to impliment them in your life!!

Small project is something that you have selected. Small project is
something that helps you learn or develop your skills. Small project
is not something part of your work. Small project is something that
you will complete in one or two weeks.

Anything that takes longer than two weeks, is part of your work
delivery, is not helping you stretch your boundaries is not a small

So definition of small project being set, let see what they can be?

They can be anything. Anything that teaches and adds new skills is a
project. So take a hard look at what skills do you have and what you
want. Small projects should be the bridge between them.

Let's take my recent project. Developing excel games for my daughter.
I am a reasonably good programmer. I have worked on and developed lot
of engineering softwares.

I have even developed excel applications to support development of a
new gas turbine engine. But it occurred to me, except from window
based forms I haven't really meddled with graphics and sounds in excel.

So I took up this excel project of creating small, simple and
straightforward games in excel. My daughter loves them. And so far I
am improving my excel skills along the way.

Similarly you need to select things that apply to your present
situation. If you are using catia, accelerate your cad skills by
designing your own bike in it.

Hope this two posts have pushed you a step closure to take up your
very own small project.

Do let me know how you are planning to use this concept!!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What if you don't have access to any CAE softwares?

If you are long term reader of this blog, you know how much I emphasis
on learning a tool. Software are tools and if you want to be an
accomplished engineer, you have to master one.

But what if you don't have access to high end CAD and analysis
softwares. What if catia is unavailable, no access to ansys or any
other tool. What then should you do?

Well learn excel. Yes Microsoft excel. You don't realize now, how much
of your work you might be doing in this all pervasive tool.

From sorting out coordinates, checking values from a program to lots
and lot of daily work, excel will stand with you.

So master it.

If you don't have access to world class, state of the art, CAE tools,
turn your attention to the humble yet powerful tools that's idling in
your hard drive. Excel being one of them!!

Search all software related tools post by clicking the following link.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tracks after completing AeSI

Career is like train tracks. Once you choose one, you have to run on
that same track.

Changing track is possible and allowed but it's always difficult and
time consuming. You have to start all over again.

So when you are at the begining of your career, choose wisely. Think
deep. Think hard and then only choose.

Taking up whatever job that is on offer, and whatever is given is no
longer an option. Choose!!!

Good luck!!

More career advice can be found via this link

Monday, July 12, 2010

Small projects- why they are important?

If you are following this blog for quite sometimes, you know how much
I am involved in small projects. I try to spend my maximum amount of
free time in such projects.

From cube mesh generator to alumni website, from brouchure design to
creating games for my daughter, from making posters for home to create
excel based expense calculator, I try to devote some time on this
offshoots type of work that I call small projects.

Why small projects are important?
Working in a company brings stucture to our routine. In the intital
period, when there is lot to learn and grasp, things are pretty fast.
But gradually, as one begins to gel into the work and culture of a
company, everything becomes routine. Although we get to do some good
work, but lack of freshness criples our productivity and we begin to

It's here where small projects come in. They provide the randomness.
They provide the required bypass bleed to get things going.

Learning is a constant pursuit and spending time on small projects
enables us keep that spirit of freshness alive.

This is the first post on small projects, will post another one on
what and how to incorporate them in your routine?

Are you working on any of your small personal projects?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Will I recommend AMAeSI?

Like every year, this time of the year I always get this or similar
query. This year I have got this query more times than I could ignore,
so here's my answer once and for all.

AMAeSI as a BE graduate program is great. It has produced many good
engineers and as AMAeSI graduates in the industry has stated again and
again, that they feel AMAeSI has given them all the knowledge to be
the best in the world.

If you have a doubt about the quality of the program, shed them right
here. Search this blog for "proud AMAeSI" and you will see all
testimonials praising the program.

That being said, "Will I recommend AMAeSI to my younger brother/sister?"

The answer is a big NO!!!

Yes no. No no and no.

Quality of program is one thing. But what really matters is what the
brand is. AMAeSI as a brand is very poor. Partly because of its
distributed nature but mostly because of AeSI!

The governing body which conducts this exams, do not do anything else
for the students and graduates. The body that has the responsibility
of lifting you, here discards you. The body which has to be your
ardent supporter just turns the other way.

And when the Gardner himself has no regards for flowers of his garden,
how can you expect others to respect them.

And yes till now, I have not talked about the passing rate, not about
the erratic question patterns, not about the shabby distant treatment
of students.

So if you are thinking of AMAeSI, just after class twelve. I will urge
you to find a different way. Do not trod this road?

Please search this blog for more info and I hope you will get a fair

Good luck.

Friday, July 09, 2010

ANSYS workbench Tutorial

If you are into ANSYS, then this post is for you. has ANSYS Workbench 11.0 tutorial for you. You can
download the tutorial and practise it on your own. The ANSYS Workbench
11.0 Tutorial contain all the directions and data files required to
complete the tutorial. Each exercise offers step-by-step instructions
and includes the data files covered. These tutorials are a great way
for beginners to get up-to-speed with ANSYS Workbench 11.0.
Experienced users can explore specific topics with selected exercises.

To start working with this tutorial, download a file to your computer
and uncompress (from .ZIP format). form the below mentioned link.

Find more tutorial related posts via this link

5 things that I learnt from working in NAL

NAL has a special place in my heart. it gave me the confidence after
completing AeSI, it gave me my first salary. And it provided me a boss
whose influenze has catapulted my skills!! So here are 5 things that I
learnt from working in NAL.

1. Work is never small or big. From a nut required in bolding the
casing on the gas turbine engine, every work has a part in the bigger
scheme of the project.

2. Keep your eyes open. Problems that people around you are facing are
opportunities in disguise. Solve them. Learn from them.

3. Communication is the key. Whatever be your skills, talents, if you
can't express your ideas, thoughts you are not going anywhere.

4. Keep playing. Projects come and go, task come and get done. But
never allow yourself to fall behind. Constantly see to learn. That's
the only thing that you will have direct control.

5. Be positive. Biggest frustration might be getting bogged down to
little details and getting depressed in those little details.

What are your experiences? Share them in the comments.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

6 things not to do in a training?

Training or working in NAL, ADA etc is part of an AeSI graduates life.
This helps you gain the practical experience that AeSI lacks.

So here are top 6 things on my mind that one should not ne doing while
in that phase of life.

1. Don't forget your original intent of joining the training. Always
keep that why in front of you.

2. Don't be complacent. Training is not your final destination, it's
the launchpad to future work. Treat it like that.

3. Don't just see what you are doing daily. See the big picture. See
where your effort fits in the big project.

4. Don't live in a well. Training time is to expand. It's time to
explore. See what others are doing, how they are doing. Learn from them.

5. Don't just use th tools you have. Push them. Push your abilities.
Push what you can do with those tools that are available to you. Push

6. Don't just do your assigned tasks, but create a long term value
with the skills you are gaining. Share the insights you pick with your
daily work. Germinate your pet projects.

Well this are the things I had on mind. I am sure there are many you
might know. So share them here.

If you are in training or are in the hunt of one, you must all the
training related posts on this blog. Find them by hitting the
following link.


Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Paying yourself first in section B

This week we are exploring the concept of paying yourself first. In
the previous post we have discussed why paying yourself first pays,
what does paying first mean in section A and now we will discuss what
does it mean in section B.

Apart from studying for your chosen streams, it means alloying your
time with an hour of practice for your chosen tool.

If you are Reading the blog for long or have read the free Ebook on
myaesi, then you know I suggest that once you enter section B choose a
tool. And devote an hour each day on that tool.

Paying yourself first means, disciplining your mind to do that one of
tool practises each and everyday.

Paying yourself first means, joining online communities relevant to
your interests and participating in them.

Paying yourself first means laying the tracks by way of planning and
then following the plan till it's complete.

Paying yourself first means creating a resume and putting it up on
jobsites to get the idea of what the Market is looking for.

Paying yourself first means studying and developing yourself to get
ready for the Market.

Next we will discuss what does paying yourself first, means in your
first job or in training.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Pay yourself first as Section A student

This week we are exploring the cpncept of paying yourself first. In
the previous post we have discussed why paying yourself first pays and
this ppst will discuss what paying first mean in section A

Don't just do your homework and study and rest.

Explore. Take up many hobbies. Read a lot and explore your career. See
the vastness that lies around your field of choice.

If fem looks interesting explore that. If model making invites you dig
in catia, ug or other cad programs.

Paying yourself first means getting out of the books and carriculum.
It means exposing yourself to differnt pursuits, it means giving
yourself access to different things and discovering your passions.

It means getting an all round view of the path that you began to walk.

It doesn't mean neglecting your studies but it means padding the book
learning with lot of extra learning/fun activities.

It means exploring the potential and finding the depth in the
opportunities that lie ahead of you.

Don't worry about learning anything specific. It's the multi-direction
exploration that you need than the lazer focus of on chosen tool. That
will come in section B. Till then concentrate on your studies and
enjoy the exploration.

Paying yourself first in section B follows tomorrow.

Find more posts labled advice by clicking the following link

Sunday, July 04, 2010

No, I Won't Do Your Homework

From time to time, I receive email from people I've never heard of,
presumably because an Internet search has turned up something on
MyAeSI website of interest to them.

Since people can see everything, and read what they like, there is no
need to contact me directly. But occasionally, they send me a
compliment, a comment, or some other message. I am as much a fool for
compliments as the next person; I'm always interested in suggestions
and error reports, and occasionally can offer limited (in more than
one sense) guidance. These, I think, constitute appropriate kinds of
interaction for this situation.

I am also happy, when time permits, to discuss issues of interest with
people who have something to tell me. I have posted articles and faqs
for some normal queries.

But I have no time or patience for the thoughtless and impertinent
messages I get, asking me to send AeSI syllabus, to explain the AeSI
subjects, to create routines for study, to develop question answers
for CATIA/NASTRAN/ANSYS, to help someone out of a mundane AMAeSI
probelm, or in general, to do your homework.

I cannot imagine an appropriate response to such impertinence, which
simply signals that the Internet is, to some people, a vast ocean of
harmless drudges who can be trolled for answers to homework. Well, I
ain't doin' it.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Centrifugal compressor Blade profile for Catia Practice

I got this email...

brother my name is stephen, i have learned pro-e and catiav5. if u have any surface models of aircraft structure can u please send me as the training cenre din give any for practicing catiav5 surface designing.looking forward for ur mail.
thank u brother

I don't entertain this sort of request. But this brother calling Stephen was lucky and I had a ready made file available at hand.

I am posting it here instead of replying him by email so others cab use it if they require.

Its an output of a centrifugal design program that I developed long back. It consists of 4 line segments that can be made as a surface to get one blade.

You can get the file from by clicking Centrifugal_Compressor_Blade_Profile

If you it for anything creative, do show it to me.... I might link back to you....

Pay yourself first.

In personal financial world there is a phase called "pay yourself
first". This means if you want to save, allot some money for that
saving at the onset. Pay your bills latter.

Same way, this is essential for your own skills and personal
development. Working on projects, doing homeworks, completing
assignements is what you have to do. It's your job. But before that
pay yourself first.

Increase your skills. Allot an hour or half of time to improve your
skills. To improve your transferable skills. To increase your
knowledge. They are not demands of outside world but demands that you
place on yourself.

Letting work drown you is a mistake!! You can't afford to let it
happen to your career. So always remember paying yourself first pays!!

In the next couple of posts we will discuss what paying yourself first
means for you in section A, in section B and in your first job or
training. So stay tuned.

You can subscibe myaesi via email. See the link below.

Have you downloaded the free myaesi ebook yet? It contains a selection
of posts from this blog to keep with you?

Friday, July 02, 2010

Egg and omlet and your training after AeSI

There is a good saying. It goes like this. To get an omlet, you have
to break the eggs.

Same thing goes for training in NAL,ADA or in your first tasks in your
first job. You have to do all the small regular work before a
significant projects lands in your way.

Just like the egg, you have to break the hard shell by your attitude
and work to get that meaty work.

If you join training thinking of getiing to design the next gas
turbine engine, or analysing the next generation propulsion system
then you are mistaken. First comes the test of your ability, then the
real work.

So all of you, who are planning to go to training after the amaesi
results are announced, be prepared to break the eggs!!

Omlet comes after that!!

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Six things to do if you are learning a software tool

Learning a new software tool is a big part of being in an engineering
profession. They have become indispensable items that you need, to be
successful in your career. So learning a tool should always come into
your mind, when you enter section-B.

As I posted in a previous entry, if you are in section A, don't
bother. Study hard and enjoy and expose yourself to different stuffs.
But in section B, get serious and spend at least an hour a day in your
chosen tool

So here are 6 things you should do if you are learning a software tool.

1. Practise or work on the software tool once everyday.

2. Join a community where the tool and it's working is discussed.

3. Read and subscribe to blogs related to that software tool.

4. Don't just explore tutorials. Take up small projects involving the

5. Create and share the stuff you do in the

6. Use all opportunities to teach what you know about the tool to

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