Solutions in Engineering2.5 Ton Drop Test

In June 2017 we have successfully tested a P-MSF impact module. A 2.5 ton drop test was conducted to replicate conditions encountered in an automotive impact. The work has been supported by Transurban with an Innovation Grant. P-MSF, a novel material […]

Online CounsellingWeighing in on the issue..

We all know that Netflix is not afraid to push boundaries and air controversy. It seems their new film To the Bone is picking up where 13 Reasons Why left off by bringing an important issue to light but perhaps not doing it […]

VisComExperimental Zine Project

ZINE PROJECT DESN1011 First Semester Design Projects  DESIGN PROJECTS 1: VISUAL DESIGN EXPERIMENTATION This first year student brief involves the creation of a personal experimental zine. It explores the integration of a variety of visual media, ideas, processes and practices into a personal visual communication project. […]

VisComVisual Identity Project

VISUAL IDENTITY PROJECT DESN1011 First Semester Design Projects DESIGN PROJECTS 1: VISUAL DESIGN EXPERIMENTATION This first year student brief explores the generation and application of a personal Visual Identity. It used the design process to navigate multiple stages in the creation of a logo mark. The brief […]

Online CounsellingExcellent Autonomy Day Tips

In the classic 80’s movie, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, starring a very youthful Keanu Reeves, a very profound mantra was born ….. “Be Excellent to each other, and party on dude!”. I’d like to expand on this great wisdom […]

Tectonics and Earth ResourcesBroken Hill 2017

GEOS3330 excursion to Broken Hill provided a new opportunity this year. For the first time since I started doing this excursion, it rained on the field area during the day. Not enough to make us stop, or worry too much […]

Online CounsellingHow Stress Affects The Brain

It’s the start of Semester 2 … Yay !   Hopefully the stresses of last Semester have been forgotten, and perhaps some lessons learned about what not to do. There are few guarantees in life, death and taxes perhaps, and I […]

Tectonics and Earth ResourcesUpdates on TecPIV

TecPIV is my MATLAB GUI package for calibration, correction of images of analogue models, correlation of images to get incremental and cumulative displacements and spatial derivatives. The code is explained in the paper: Boutelier D. TecPIV – A MATLAB-based application […]

Tectonics and Earth ResourcesExploring the diffusion equation

While preparing a lab on heat diffusion, I thought it would be interesting to compute the diffusion of topographic relief using the same forward Euler finite difference in 2D (explicit method with central difference in space and forward in time, […]

Online CounsellingSleep On It

It seems like every week there is a different awareness campaign attempting to help us live a healthier and happier life. Paying attention to all these different campaigns can be exhausting, and so it’s timely that from the 3rd July […]

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