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    Programs Questions for Mechatronics students/graduates

    Mechatronics and computer science are already very interrelated. I was talking specifically about studying both ME and EE/CS. OP said that a mechatronics degree is lacking courses on fluid dynamics, thermo... Thing is, mechatronics only needs a very basic understanding of mechanical...
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    Programs Questions for Mechatronics students/graduates

    Others might disagree, but I think that trying to cover so much ground is not a particularly good idea. ME is a huge area by itself, and it's very different from your other interests (electrical, electronics). Find what you like the most and stick with it. While you will get some benefit from...
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    Engineering Job experience or pursue a Master (Computer Vision)?

    I intend to finish my bachelor in Computer Science 3 years from now, by which time I will be 24 years old. I'm very interested in technology and cutting edge fields like Computer Vision/Machine Learning, and I would like to work with something like that in the future. Not necessarily with...
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    Engineering Is Computer Engineering "inferior" to EE and CS?

    If I may ask, what do you work with now?
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    Engineering Is Computer Engineering "inferior" to EE and CS?

    I've heard some people saying that Computer Engineering is not highly valued by employers because it typically doesn't delve too deep in electrical engineering essentials (at my college, CompE's takes Circuits classes, Digital Systems, some microcontroller classes, electromagnetics and basic...
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    Programs Switching major to EE: is this a good move?

    I'm currently enrolled in a MechE course, at my third year, and it took a long time to discover that this is not the major for me. In my spare time, I've been learning electronics (Arduino) and programming, and I decided that I like this stuff better than my MechE classes. Most of my interest...
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    Courses Mechanical Engineer switching to CS or Electrical

    I've seen people switching from EE and CompE to CS (in Master Degree programs, I mean), but I'm not sure about ME's. Anyway, it seems like Software Engineering is a "open-minded" field for people with non-CS majors, it seems. I've seen biologists and physicists working as software engineers...
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    Engineering MechE working with software?

    Thanks for the reply! My major concern is facing barriers because my degree is not related to computer science. As I said, I'm not 100% that I will make the switch. I'm going to finish my degree in MechE, get my feet wet and see what are the prospects. But I like to have options, and I want to...
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    Engineering MechE working with software?

    I'm at the third year of my MechE course, and in those three years I've developed a keen interest in software/coding. I still like my degree, things like fluid dynamics/aerodynamics fascinate me, but more and more I see myself working with software and coding. One of the things that I like about...
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    Courses Is CFD fluid mechanics + computer science?

    I'm having fluid dynamics classes right now and I'm enjoying it very much (much more than my solid mechanics classes, by the way). Also, I do like programming and computer science, and CFD looks like a very interesting field. I'm developing a real interest for it. One question for those who are...
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    Explain to me the flaw in this perpetual motion scheme

    Someone showed this to me, and I'm struggling to explain why this perpetual motion scheme is impossible. A picture: Basically, this is a cylinder within a large reservoir, with water at the level of the reservoir water level. The mass would be dropped and then reach the bottom of the cylinder...
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    When are the Navier Stokes equations invalid?

    To analyze compressible flow I would need to rewrite the NS equations or just add the energy equation to the mix? The difference that I see is that, in compressible flow, the density also changes and so becomes a variable, and I would need another equation to describe the flow.
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    When are the Navier Stokes equations invalid?

    I've read that one of the assumptions is that the NS equations are for a incompressible flow. So, for dealing with compressible flow problems, the NS equations cannot be applied?
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    When are the Navier Stokes equations invalid?

    I'm studying the Navier Stokes equations right now, and I've heard that those set of equations are invalid in some situations (like almost any mathematical formulation for a physics problem). I would like to know in which situations I cannot apply the NS equations, and what is the common...
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    How is the moment of inertia of airplanes measured?

    I know it's possible to use a trifilar pendulum to extract information on moments of inertia by measuring the period of oscillation. I've seen this test being executed on small aircraft, like in this video. But I wonder how do is the momement of inertia calculated on big aircraft, like a Boeing...
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    Engineering Opening a CFD consulting firm?

    I'm thinking about working in the aerospace industry as an aerodynamicist and specializing in CFD after college. I don't know which skills would be transferable from aerospace to other applications that I could explore in a consulting firm. I've thought about wind energy, perhaps. Does FEA have...
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    Engineering Opening a CFD consulting firm?

    Or CFD is primarily used in fields where fluid flow is a critical aspect of the project (like the already mentioned aerospace field). And I imagine those industries would already have their own CFD specialists. In aerospace, wind tunnels are used a lot to collect data and validate CFD models...
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    Engineering Mechanical Engineering with no maths?

    Yes. Just take a look at how Navier Stokes equations look like.
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    Engineering Opening a CFD consulting firm?

    So what's the use of CFD? I mean, there must be a reason why CFD is used and researched, and I know it's used a lot in the aerospace and automotive industries. When does one uses CFD in a design?
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    Engineering Opening a CFD consulting firm?

    About licensing software, wouldn't using open-source software (like OpenFOAM) instead of ANSYS Fluent be an option? I mean, Fluent is more robust and so, but I think open-source software is taking a share of the market. I'm not talking about opening a consulting firm straight out of college...
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    Engineering Opening a CFD consulting firm?

    Does the high cost of CFD comes from licensing software? I've already experienced that, in fact. I work with a small non profit company founded by students of the university and we do engineering consulting for small projects (for inventors, small business, etc...) and we have to sign terms of...
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    Engineering Opening a CFD consulting firm?

    But how is the market for CFD consulting firms? I mean, I know the kind of work you would do in there, but is there a demand for that in the market nowadays? I think that one of the most importants things you have to know to open a consulting firm is where to look for clients. Do big companies...
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    Engineering Opening a CFD consulting firm?

    No, I'm not being paid to do CFD right now. I'm just an undergraduate very interested in this field of study, who wants to work with that in the future. Opening a CFD firm is just something I've been thinking about for a distante future, after I have enough experience and decent contacts within...
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    Engineering Opening a CFD consulting firm?

    I've been thinking about entrepreneurship in the engineering field. Unlike other fields like computer science, where small companies with small investments often end up becoming huge business, engineering is usually a very expensive thing. So consulting is a way for those who don't want to work...
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    Other Want to study higher level engineering

    Thanks for the answers. If I'm able to get a job straight out of college in a field that I'm interested in and where I have the opportunity to grow professionally, I will go for it, surely. But I have the interest of doing a Master's sooner or later, mostly because I want to specialize myself...
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    Other Want to study higher level engineering

    Hello, I'm currently majoring in ME with keen interest in fields like mechanical vibrations and fluid dynamics/aerodynamics. There is a ton of stuff that I want to learn in those fields that aren't typically in the subjects of a ME course. I want to work doing CFD and FEM analysis for vibrations...
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    Mechanical vibrations + Aerodynamics?

    I must have expressed myself poorly. Those are not the only graduate options, but the ones that I find relevant for what I want to specialize in, and those are the Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Energy group and the Solid Mechanics and Structures group. There are groups in materials engineering...
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    Mechanical vibrations + Aerodynamics?

    Aeroacoustics looks like a very interesting topic. I've thought about that, too. For a MS, I can choose between solid mechanics and aerodynamics and energy. Aeroelasticity looks like a very interesting path to follow, but I don't want to get stuck in the solids side if I ever decide to switch...
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    Mechanical vibrations + Aerodynamics?

    Good to know! As a student, I know very little about the work environment in engineering companies. Had the idea that most engineers had a specific niche and attended only to that. Where I study, aeroelasticity is usually taught by the solid mechanics research group, that's where I've got the...
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    Mechanical vibrations + Aerodynamics?

    I'm probably going to pursue a specialty within aerodynamics, so I wanted to know if aerodynamicists could work directly with that. Looks interesting. One doubt I've always had: how "stuck" do you get within a field in industry? I mean, if one is a aerodynamicist working with flutter analysis...
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