A customer recently reported strange behavior of HeatWave thermal solutions involving internal voids. A void material is one that has zero thermal conductivity. Therefore, it acts as an ideal thermal insulator. Voids are also used in solutions where objects emit thermal radiation. In this case, void elements act as an infinite vacuum. The intersections with voids [...]
Recursion is the crystal meth of computer programing. It may seem terrific the first time you try it, but generally leads to negative long-term consequences. A good general rule is never use recursion if there is any alternative. Finding all the subdirectories and files in a parent directory is a task where recursion is often invoked [...]
I can help out with consulting support if a potential customer is unsure which of our programs to use for an application and what is the best computational strategy. On occasion, I will do a courtesy analysis if an application is particularly interesting.
A trial user posed the problem related to the system of Fig. 1. A [...]