How to Become a Journeyman Simulation Engineer
It is an inside joke among simulation engineers about how long does it take to be considered a “journeyman” simulation engineer. The answer is about five years since it takes that long for your mistakes to catch up with you! It is a brutal profession since everyone is human but the price of failure is especially high when your FEA results are used to build prototypes that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Which leads to another saying: “What is the difference between a design engineer and a simulation engineer? A design engineer gets a second chance.” Thus, we were pleased to hear from our client that their composite container passed mobility testing with flying colors. Not only did it pass, the group doing the testing at Aberdeen said that it was the first time that such container had passed all tests at 100% from drop test, rail impact, heavy lift to land transport. If you would like to read about more about our FEA work on this container, please take a look at 026_Jensen, Broad-Spectrum Stress and Vibration Analysis of Large Composite Container.pdf.