Engineering + scripts

Engineering + scripts
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Here I'll share some of my experience during a MSc. in Automotive Engineering, and then in the Automotive Industry and academic research.

I think some might be interesting because they include insights obtained from experiments or real-life projects.

Others could be useful for someone looking for examples of how to accomplish things with simple MATLAB or Python scripts.

Of course, as I've transitioned from student teams and academia to the industrial world, there are fewer things I can share without having issues at work. However, I can generalize concepts and share what I've learned.

In some cases, I'd create dummy data to show an example or use anonymized and randomly blurred data to illustrate a point.

I hope some of this can be useful to anyone curious enough to read some of it.

Moving average filters: the good and the bad
Moving averages are the go-to data smoothing trick for many people in Engineering and Data Analytics. However, they aren’t always the best choice.
Computing the convection coefficient of a brake disc
I estimated the heat convection coefficient of a Formula SAE car. Let me share what I learned.
Estimating the working temperature of a brake disc
I used a lumped-body approach to approximate the properties of a brake disc and simulated its temperature increase after 100 braking maneuvers.
Brake system load distribution study - MATLAB approach
I studied the brake load distribution of a Formula car using a simple Matlab script. Let me show you how I did it.
Replacing MATLAB with Python - Part 1
Stick with me in this series of posts if you want to see some examples of using Python for MATLAB users. I am not an expert, and the code I will share can probably be improved, but I think these practical examples can be useful for a beginner like me.
Using MATLAB and statistics to analyze raw vehicle data
I am sharing an example of the workflow I would follow for getting insights from real-world data using histograms and some very basic statistics.