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Building Thermal Analysis

Thermal Analysis

Building Thermal Analysis covers the major topics of heat transfer and thermal dynamics in buildings, including steady-state and transient multidimensional conduction, convection, radiation, heating and cooling load calculation, and thermal control. Practical methods for building thermal analysis and design, accompanied by explanatory theory and illustrations, are presented. There are excellent worksheets for PTC Mathcad around Steady-State Heat Conduction, Transient Heat Conduction, Radiation Heat Transfer in Buildings, and …

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Calculate, Analyze, Document, and Share

PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 Global Definitions Operator

Do you risk your most important calculations to spreadsheets? Calculations are the heart of engineering and vital to the success of projects and product design. It is essential to capture calculations in a way that is easy to reuse, analyze, and share with others. This allows you to spend more of your time actually engineering. Join us for this FREE …

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How Pumped Hydro Stores Excess Wind Power

Hydro Power Plant

Alternative energy is an important topic given the current state of the world. One solution often discussed is wind power. The problem is, unused wind power is typically lost, although there are solutions, most of them are challenging and extremely expensive. Robert T. Bullard recently wrote an article that was posted on Wind Power Engineering & Development explaining how to store wind …

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Constructing Solutions for Structural Design

bridge

Usually when driving across a bridge or walking into a building, you don’t stop to think about the engineering ingenuity that went into creating that structure. The Golden Gate Bridge gets a lot of publicity and La Sagrada Familia is a stunning piece of art, but most structures serve their purpose without much fanfare. In addition to the basic building …

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Do you risk your most important calculations to spreadsheets?

A KPMG study found that, in a sample of 22 spreadsheets, 91 percent contained errors. Is this a fluke? Nope. A similar study by S.G. Powell discovered that, in a sample of 25 operational spreadsheets, 10 had an error — with the consequent financial impact ranging from $216,806 to $110,543,305. That’s not the kind of money any company can risk …

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The Down Low on Mathcad DLLs

DLL Mathcad

**Guest Post by John Sheehan** More and more engineers are coming to the table with programming skills. Bravo!! But many draw the line at DLLs. They are a mystery, dark magic. DLLs are just another mechanism to distribute your code. DLL stands for Dynamically Linked Library. This is different from statically linked libraries. The concept of DLLs has been around …

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PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0: Who Benefits from PTC Creo Integration?

PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 and PTC Creo integration

**Guest blog post by Cat McClintock** Earlier this year, John Sheehan talked on this blog about how PTC’s leading 3D CAD software and Engineering Calculations software work together. “Hopefully readers are aware of the bidirectional integration of the two products which has existed…since 2006,” he wrote. Dimensions and parameters can be sent from PTC Creo to PTC Mathcad where it …

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Desktop Engineering: PTC Introduces PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0- Solution supports advanced engineering design calculations.

desktop engineering

A few days ago the Desktop Engineering Editors wrote a brief piece on the release of PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 called “PTC Introduces PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0- Solution supports advanced engineering design calculations.” They write, “Users can now create a contour plot of a set of unordered 3D points leveraging a PTC Creo surface interpolation algorithm, and the new version …

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PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0: Standardizing Worksheets with Templates

templates

**Guest blog post by Cat McClintock** Imagine you click the New button in PTC Mathcad and, instead of a blank worksheet, the system launches a page with all of your setup work already done. Perhaps your company branding is there. Headings and text fields appear just where you need them. And equations are in place, with the units you need. …

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Engineering.com: PTC’s Mathcad Prime 3.0 Hits the Shelves

scott wertel

Yesterday, Scott Wertel of Engineering.com wrote a blog post called “PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 Hits the Shelves” in which he announces the release of PTC Mathcad’s new software and says, “I look forward to each release of Prime because it brings in more and more functionality that I’m accustomed to with legacy Mathcad v15.  With each matching feature introduced into Prime, …

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