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2017-04-10 10:13 GMT+05:30 Sarma Kandula <sarma.kandula>:

I can think of Sri GD Naidu An inventor .But notwith much education. He is perhaps a technologist sarma

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 8:52 AM, <suresh> wrote:

Dear All:

I thank Prof. Sarma for initiating the topic. I am attaching some reading
material (three popular science/engineering articles and four editorials)
that I had published in Resonance: Science Education Journal of Indian
Academy of Science.

I chose the articles because there are at least two engineers interested
in structures (other than me) in our group.

The point of discussion is: what makes someone a great engineer?

Some sub-questions are: what distinguishes a scientist and an engineer?
What’s the difference between engineering and technology? Where do the
inventors lie in the continuous spectrum of science-engineer-technologist?

Regards/Suresh

> Charcha group of Bengaluru meets once in a month and tries to understand
> ,or to get clarity on some literary or Science and Engineering issues.At
> the end of the April meeting , Prof GK Anatha Suresh ( Prof. Of
> Mechanical Engineering And connected with a few publishing activities of
> IISc.) has been requested to talk about about Great Engineers , at next
> month meeting
> Then members who were present expressed the following view
> "We hear many talk about great scientists and not engineers . Those who
> talk , usually talk as if these two are interchangeable. . So we
> should distinguish between the two "
> This is one of the topics of great passion for many Engineers. They wish
> to
> establish a seperate Identity . I hvebeeen thinking about it for several
> years.
> I have been trying to define
> 1. Science 2. Applied Science 3. Technology $ Engineering
> !. Science :Many famous scientists have tried to explain what is
> science rather than define it.
> The goal of science is the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake .
> Principle of falsification is the guiding prnciple in it investigations.
> 2. Applied science:It attempts to gain knowledge with a view to use it in
> fields like medicine . electronics etc.The method of gaining knowledge is
> the same as the method of gaining knowledge in science. Because it is
> pursued with a view to apply, the method of accepting gained knowledge is
> perhaps not as rigorous as in Scince. I think that principle of
> falsification is not worried about.
> 3. Thechnology. ;Canals were dug and buildings were built before the
> laws are known and the stresses in a structure and strengths of
> materials
> could be evaluated. Rules of thumb are used in design Experience in
> Engineering and medicine gave the rules. The goal of Technology is to
> create products that solve the problems and improve human life
> 4. Engineers create the design world . Engineering depends heavilyon
> available scintific knowledge
> Technology is happy to impose a restriction like the diamter of a column
> should not be less than say one eigth of the height of the column to avoid
> buckling. In engineering design we use the knowedge on stress distribution
> due to eccentric loading We use stress and strength concepts. Technology
> is happy to provide a self cleansing velocity of 1m/s in sewers. In
> engineering design we relate the self cleansing velocity to particle size
> and its density.
> The physical ( hydraulic) modelling of sediment carrying rivers is still
> at the rudimentary technogy level ant it is usually said that it is more
> an Engineering Art than Engineering Scince
> ( Linking of rivers depend on this art . The regime theory which
> prctising engineers use is mostly rules of thumb which failed repeatedly
> the test of falsification )
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April 10, 2017 at 5:03 am

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