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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Building on Finite Elements

January 31, 2013 6

Over the past few decades traditional engineering analysis techniques have rapidly been replaced by computerised methods. Probably the most widely-used type of stress analysis software is based on the ‘finite element’…Read More

Five Ways Out of a Design Corner

January 24, 2013

Here are a few techniques I’ve picked up over my time, which can offer an escape when things just aren’t working out. Common Sense: Beware of stair climbing fire trucks… There’s always the “but would it really…Read More

The 14th FIRST Lego League

January 17, 2013

I spent the majority of my Thursday last week playing with Lego in a professional capacity. Considering that this is the dream for most Civil Engineers I know, I thought I’d share my day refereeing for the FIRST Lego…Read More

The LUSAS Scripting Pack

January 10, 2013 1

The LSP (LUSAS Scripting Pack, for those with more time than acronyms) is the result of two years playing with the LPI, in an attempt to enhance the experience. As the LSP is formed of over 35 scripts, some of which…Read More

New Years Resolutions

January 3, 2013 5

I thought I’d discuss my Civil Engineering resolves, (may they be achieved by the end of 2013). To make life more exciting, however, I’ve decided to title my five resolutions with butchered film names and tag…Read More