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Posts from ‘April, 2009’

Heat Exchange in a Series of Tanks – Part 2

Start your software: Read the associated documentation for the various operating systems. Set up the editor you want to use with Ipython Set up a file to hold your programs.  Several of the tutorials, such as, “Hands On Tutorial” goes through these steps. Open up Ipython and navigate to the file you set up to […]

Heat Exchange in a Series of Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors (CSTR’s) – Part 1

Reference: This is problem 1.15 in “Problem Solving in Chemical Engineering with Numerical Methods” by Michael Cutlip and Mordecai Shacham, Prentice-Hall ISBN 0-13-862566-2.  We’ll be using this book for several problems, so you’ll see it for a while. Concepts: Define the transient energy balance Use Ipython with Scite editor to edit and save files Import […]

How to Setup Python for Engineering (Short Version)

I’m going to share some websites and download links to help you get started setting up python to help you solve some engineering problems.  It may seem a little short, but I like simple and short.  I guess growing up in the early TV generation, my attention span is  short.  So, here we go:

Why write a blog about engineering, python or engineering with python?

Well, why not?  With bad news about the economy, worries about global climate change, food supplies running low and all other kinds of bad news, it seemed as though talking about actions that could begin to fix some of these issues might be appropriate.  Engineering is all about fixing things.  Python is all about making […]