You may now be a know-it-all in the pump industry, thanks to the Hydraulic Institute's e-learning program, "Centrifugal pumps: Fundamentals, Design and Applications." The computer-based training course, developed in direct response to an HI survey, covers both centrifugal and vertical pump technology, in addition to the basics of hydraulics needed for pump application. Users may buy the program on CD-ROM at www.pumps.org or in online format at www.pumplearning.org.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.