Children Attack!

15 or so high school students infested visited my work place today. I got to show them the wonders of Finite Element Analysis. As I’m sure you can imagine, they were busting at the seams with excitement.

That’s right kids! Check out that displacement! 7.847 x 10^-5 m!

I’m going to have to get some cooler stuff for my office so that next time children invade I won’t be remembered as: “that younger guy who showed us a graphical representation of stress and strain on a support beam” and will instead be remembered as: “that younger guy who uses a DDR dance pad to navigate Microsoft Outlook.”

4 thoughts on “Children Attack!

  • 4/12/2005 at 12:01 pm

    You should have made a model of one of them, then did the FEA on it simulating a blow to the cranium from your foot. Be like “here kids, if I were to round-house you and exert 300 lbf on your temple, not only would you likely die, your skull would also deflect 9.0034 x 10^-2 inches at the point of maximum force, ie, my toe.” They’d all be like “woah, where do I sign up?”

  • 4/12/2005 at 12:14 pm

    I agree.

    You need to make FEA relevant to today’s kids.
    Or a DDR mouse.

    I guess that could work…
    Actually, i’m sure someone out there has done it already.

  • 4/12/2005 at 5:52 pm

    Did you not have your trusty Tekken ‘King’ action figure to entrall their young minds? I mean what kid wouldnt be entertained by your descriptive and vivid reinactments of his crippling Romeo Special and Scorpion Death Lock (thats from memory I honestly can’t remember what they are called)?

    Know what would be crazy? Using the DDR pad for King’s moves…crazy…like a fox!

  • 4/13/2005 at 10:17 pm

    Did you all know that King approves of good Hygeine!?!?! He wishes more people washed their hands after doing #2


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