This post is about one of the most useful design tools for rotordynamics of turbomachinery: The Undamped Critical Speed Map. A critical speed map can provide a great deal of insight on the potential...
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By Barbara Shea
Nov 23, 2018
Gifts for Engineers can usually be segmented into a few categories: Things you have to put together, science fiction, gaming, new technology, and witty phrases printed on stuff. A Google search of the term "Best Gifts for Engineers" will quickly validate this claim.
Working at a turbomachinery company, the ideas below will skew towards engineers in that line of work. Below are some great choices, with a broad range of prices, broken out by the major categories above. Note that pricing reflects time of publication and the links are not affiliate links. Enjoy!
Things you have to put together:
Know a Gamer? They might appreciate these:
Video Card for the serious gamer (List price $330): EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6276-KR, 8GB GDDR5, RGB LED, 10CM FAN, 10 Power Phases, Double BIOS, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) This model is well reviewed for great efficiency and performance, something near and dear to our hearts too. We think it looks great too. Let us know if you need some design help on some fans of your own.
Witty sayings printed on stuff
Win the lottery? Money no object? Here are a few over-the-top gifts:
One more - for the next-generation engineer:
By Dr. Dave Japikse, CEO/Chairman & Founder, Concepts NREC
Mar 11, 2022
Dave Japikse, the CEO/Chairman & Founder of Concepts NREC, discusses the integrated software tools developed specifically for the design and analysis of turbomachinery. Examples include thermodynamic...
By Mark R. Anderson, CTO of Concepts NREC
Feb 25, 2022
With so many papers out there, I like to pass the word along when a particularly good one comes my way. My favorite paper for 2021 was titled “SELECTING A COMPRESSOR MERIDIONAL TOPOLOGY: AXIAL,...