Monthly Archives: December 2009

Engineering Ethics and a Database of Cases

Let’s have a quick discussion about engineering ethics: what it is, why it’s important, and a database of ethical case rulings. I think this post might help you if you’re ever in an ethical conflict. In many places around the … Continue reading

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How to be a Star Engineer

Interesting little article I found: How to be a Star Engineer. What the [Bell Laboratories] wanted to know was: what separates the star from the average performer? Is it innate or can star performance be learned? Could a program to … Continue reading

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Aspentech’s Hysys: Fluid Package (Thermodynamics) Notes

Aspentech’s Hysys is a process simulation tool. You always have to pick a “fluid package” when you use the program: a thermodynamic method it will use to calculate properties, especially vapour-liquid equilibria. I watched an old "webinar" (presentation given through … Continue reading

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