Shanti Engineering and Research

Computational Engineering Research, Analysis & Reporting

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Edifice Podcast is the place to listen!

It was a great event to be talking to Robert Bean, Adam Muggleton, Professor Shelley Miller, Professor William Bahnfleth and Professor Ron Clift.  Give this podcast a listen on YouTube here.

A little chat with my mentor Robert Bean along with Adam Muggleton on the Edifice Podcast!

This was a great conversation with two greats in the building science field.  Yes, that's a new topic for me but having taken Robert's course at Heatspring, I got a fast education into Building Science and how aerodynamics, or the flow of air affects buildings!

Catch the interview here.

What we know about Covid-19


  • Prime information sources should be scientists
  • Buyer beware on data
  • Make sure you are following info from a reputable scientist who does their due diligence, has a strong background and years of experience in scientific thinking
  • Critical thinking is key

Modelling Seminar

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Noble Prize Scientists

Home air quality concerns? page 30 by Robert Bean, 

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Engineering Analysis of COVID-19 and HVAC


Data Science

We have been updating our education with Edx

and this series of courses are amazing for resources that provide up to date information on data science technology



What Shanti Engineering has been up to.

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Wearable Technologies and Internet of Things

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 6:40 PM

I just successfully finished this amazing course from Harvard Extension School:" target="_blank">Wearable Technologies and the Internet of Things taught by" target="_blank">Dr. Aline Yurik. The course had an excellent TA and was a lot of work but very worth it.

In the age that we live in it is difficult to keep in step with the amazing speed of technological advances that compete with or make our jobs easier or harder.  We also have to serve our clients properly with accurate, up to date information.  

This course brings you up to speed on the current technologies and gives the student an opportunity to dabble into the formulation of a product in a team environment.  The learning curve is steep but so worth the ride.  We make a lot of great connections in other students for life.  

I am currently collaborating with one such student now and hope to get something that everyone can sink their interest into, soon! Stay tuned!

Transonic Flows

Posted on January 13, 2018 at 1:35 PM

There has been a lot of historical research carried out in transonic flows.

What constitutes a transonic flow? It is a mixed flow field with subsonic and supersonic regions.

In most cases of interest in aerodynamics, there is a wing immersed in a subsonic freestream with a local supersonic pocket on its surface. This mixed flow is characterized by a shock wave where the transition of Mach number from subsonic to supersonic occurs at Mach number 1.  This mixed flow creates a challenging computational environment.

In addition, if we add the element of structural dynamics, the subsequent aeroelastic flowfield makes analysis nontrivial.

Follow Up on Harvard's course on programming

Posted on January 13, 2018 at 1:25 PM

An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.

So that was an exciting and very game changing course!

You get a flavour of some programming languages and the logic of problem solving.

Videos are amazing.  Psets are challenging yet doable.

Plus there is a group of students in the course and we help each other. 

I would recommend everyone take this quintessential course!


Posted on February 26, 2017 at 8:20 PM


That's what I have to say about my ongoing saga with CS50 Harvard University's 
online computer science course through edx for free. It is defined as

Introduction to Computer Science

An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.

It is truly an amazing journey.  I am not finished the course.  I am still working through the psets
and hope to finish it in a few months.

It is full of surprises and it's not your regular computer science course.
You can check out the videos for free on YouTube as well to get a taste.

The instructors are not boring and they keep you engaged.

Try it, you'll like it..


Posted on July 20, 2016 at 6:45 PM

I have noticed that there is an open source CFD program called

OPENFOAM and it can produce some good results.

This can be useful if you have something quick that

you want to visualize and don't want to wait for a detailed

post-processing of data.

I am going to download this program and will report back on my adventures in months to come!

Use my contact me form on this website if you have suggestions.