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Trey Walters

AFT Fathom 8...Worth the Wait

We at Applied Flow Technology are really excited about the new version of AFT Fathom 8 coming in September. Once our customers get their hands on it we are confident they will be equally excited. This version represents the most significant upgrade since AFT Fathom 4 was released in year 2000. It will further establish AFT Fathom as the world's leading pipe flow modeling tool.The prices are increasing soon so if you are planning to order new AFT Fathom licenses or SUM annual support do not delay. Read further for more details.The effort to move AFT Fathom from version 7 to 8 turned...
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Trey Walters

The Future of Engineering - Part 2

This article is the second in a two-part series on the future of engineering. Part 1 was discussed last month in The Future of Engineering - Part 1. I was teaching a training class a few months ago at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and had the good fortune to get a guided tour of the space center by "Rob," one of the attendees in my class. I wrote about this tour in  My 50th Anniversary Visit to the Site of John Glenn’s First American Flight Into Space. Rob is an engineer's engineer who tinkers in his garage on weekends. Rob is a...
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juan leonardo
thanks for write about engineering..
Monday, 02 July 2012 17:41
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Trey Walters

The Future of Engineering - Part 1

May and June are the time for graduations in the USA. My third son graduated from high school this month and will be pursuing a major in Aerospace Engineering. My oldest son is finishing his third year in Mining Engineering and my second son has started into a Mechanical Engineering major. Engineering education and the future of engineering is a frequent discussion topic around our home. So what is the future of engineering? Well, it is safe to say that a knowledge-based society like today's society will always need engineers. From that point of view the future of engineering is secure. However, more troubling to many engineers...
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Guest — mohsen mousavi
Hello Mr. Walters, Nice article. At first, Engineers need to learn life, need to know their world, need to know their God (of cou... Read More
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 06:16
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[...] This article is the second in a two-part series on the future of engineering. Part 1 was discussed last month here. [...]... Read More
Friday, 29 June 2012 14:20
Guest — gautam Wayse
Dear Mr. Walter It really nice article worth reading ... Regards Gautam Wayse
Saturday, 30 June 2012 08:21
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Trey Walters

Where Did the Name "Arrow" Come From?

A frequently asked question at our training seminars - usually during a break or over lunch - is how we came up with the name "Arrow". More completely, the product is named AFT Arrow™ and it is considered by many as the world's leading compressible pipe flow modeling software product. There is a similar story behind the naming of AFT Fathom™ and I told that story several months ago in my post entitled Where did the Name Fathom Come From? The story behind the Arrow name is rooted in the beginnings of Applied Flow Technology as a company. So let's go back to...
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Trey Walters

May the Force Be With You: Evaluating Unbalanced Forces Caused by Waterhammer

A common task among pipe stress engineers is to evaluate loads on pipe systems caused by waterhammer. Since AFT Impulse 4.0 was released our users have had the ability to calculate waterhammer-induced unbalanced forces for use in any pipe stress analysis application. In addition, our users can create specially formatted transfer files for direct use in CAESAR II and TRIFLEX. However, the process of calculating such forces in AFT Impulse and then applying them in pipe stress software is not as straightforward as it sounds. Our customers have asked for assistance in this process. I have teamed with Jim Wilcox of CodeCAD...
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My 50th Anniversary Visit to the Site of John Glenn’s First American Flight Into Space

Many of you probably saw in the news that today, Monday, February 20th, is the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s flight into space. The flight was aboard a Mercury-Atlas rocket dubbed Friendship 7. This historic event was a significant step on the way to the Apollo missions to the moon. By good fortune the NASA contractors at Kennedy Space Center had scheduled an AFT training class last week, and I traveled to Florida to teach the class. I took some time to tour the Space Center and Cape Canaveral one evening and was able to visit Complex 14 where the launch took place. The...
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Friday, 29 June 2012 19:35
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Trey Walters

Why I Like Bill Gates More Than Steve Jobs

I have an iPod - to which I am very attached. I have had my iPod Nano for a couple years now. All of my kids and my wife have iPods. I hike frequently in the Colorado Mountains near where I live and I can’t do it without my iPod. I can’t work out at the gym without my iPod. I can’t drive my car without my iPod. I have an iPhone – to which I am very attached. I have had my iPhone for about 6 months now. It goes with me everywhere and – along with AT&T – was...
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Nice point of view. Question: Was the "mentality" about software openness changed by the same Jobs when he returned to Apple in 19... Read More
Thursday, 02 February 2012 21:16
Guest — Trey Walters
When I started using the iPod and iTunes I was always suspicious of Apple. i think with all the iPhone and ipad app developers out... Read More
Sunday, 19 February 2012 15:41
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