Master Thesis: Life as a CAE Engineer
6 weeks into my Master’s thesis, I can say I finally had a taste of being a CAE engineer. It taste like candy.
CAE Engineer from Wiki:
- Performing real-world testing cost a lot of $$, manpower, and time… especially on Swedish payroll…
- There are a lot of uncertainties in real-world testing set up (e.g. Funny looking graphs? Did the operator perform the test on Monday morning or Friday afternoon?)
- Who does physical testing anyways? It is so 1996. (joking)
- The potentials of simulations are substantial. End of argument!
What is it like being a CAE engineer in Sweden?
- You sit in front of your big computer screen for 8 hours… with headphones on.
- The CAE department is almost dead silent, only occasionally you hear people sighing.
- I think this is quite common in Sweden… my friend was also complaining about how quite his work place is… except during FIKE TIME!
- Simulations can often crash (ie. the math didn’t add up on the computer, and you get an ugly red warning!)
- It is quite desperate when the simulation crashes and you don’t know why.
- That is why CAE job taste like candy. I stress eat candy… I also bribe other CAE engineers into helping me using candy. IT WORKS LIKE CHARM!!!
- There is nothing a little sugar cannot dissolve!
… and now you know what kind of stuff I read.ma