Stuff About Me
Formerly San Le's Resume Page
- MS Mechanical Engineering, University of California,
San Diego UCSD .
- BS Mechanical Engineering, UCSD
Wrote(and continue to write) SLFFEA, a complete
Finite Element Analysis package with graphical user interface for
GNU/Linux and released it under the GNU License.
Finished SLFCEM, a computational
electromagnetics code using the Finite Element Method with graphical user interfaces for
GNU/Linux and released under the GNU License.
Wrote(and continue to write) SLFCFD, a computational
fluid dynamics code using the Finite Difference Method with graphical user interface for
GNU/Linux and released under the GNU License.
April to May 2005
Phasespace , working on splines and filtering code for motion
2003 - 2004
Worked on CFD projects:
Explored the code of FEATFLOW,
an Open Source finite element program
for incompressible laminar Newtonian flow.
Wrote a 3-D C++ code for compressible Eulerian flow using a finite
November 2002 to August 2003
ES3 , working on FEA software.
March to June, 2001
NETEIT helping them develop in house visualization
RESEARCH: Wrote programs to test numerical algorithms, implementing
several linear and two non-linear FEA codes, and wrote graphics software
for visual presentations of scientific data. Programs were written in
C . Specifically:
TEACHING ASSISTANT: Lectured to an audience of more than 100 as well as
tutored students individually. Created tests, prepared lecture notes,
and helped students learn new software. T.A. for the classes:
- Used journal papers, engineering/math texts, and equations derived in
house to build codes.
- Implemented all the basic linear element types including trusses,
beams, plane stress and strain quads, plates, shells, and bricks.
Implemented large deformation (non-linear) brick and beam elements.
Validated programs using analytical solutions.
- Simulated incompressible low Renoyld's number flow around an obstruction
to observe onset of vortex shedding.
- Wrote graphics software to show, as predicted by FEA, the shape of
a body under applied loads. Wrote animations showing deformation process.
For CFD problem, translated velocity field data into pathlines and
streaklines to visually illustrate flow.
- Introduction to FORTRAN and C Programming - taught freshman the basics
of computer programming, fundamental algorithms, debugging techniques, etc..
- Computer Aided Design - helped seniors with programs, CAD software, and
- Finite Element course - helped juniors and seniors learn calculus
of variations, numerical integration, shape functions, MENTAT.
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Basic, C, C++, FORTRAN, and Perl.
Wrote graphics utilities for scientific visualization using SGI's Open GL
library as well as Open Inventor. Current FEA package is
written on OpenGL compatible Mesa You should
visit the SLFFEA Image Gallery
to see my work.
Used Perl to write scripts to take product orders through a
company web page.
HTML, the extent of which can be seen on my
Fourteen years of experience in the UNIX environment(on Sun and
Silicon Graphics workstations) using the software it supports (e.g.
C and FORTRAN compilers, dbx, vi editor, eqn
equation writer, troff for postscript, etc.).
GNU/Linux with Xfree86, fvwm, Afterstep
Windows 95, MS-DOS
For GNU/Linux box, installed software, configured
Xfree86 and hardware, built kernels, etc.
Drafting: AutoCAD, Hewlett Packard's ME10, and Alias
Math: Mathematica, Matlab, and RS1
Other: MS-Word, Wordperfect, MS-Excel
Extensive background in applied mathematics and physics.
Writing engineering reports for both laboratory and design work.
Using standard lab equipment(i.e. oscilloscope, multimeter,
After receiving my BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the University of California, San Diego ,
I began work on a PhD. In 1997, I decided to leave school. For my graduate
education, I took classes relating to computational mechanics as well as focused on
the following topics:
I have completed the entire course series in almost all of these topics
as well as various other single quarter classes.
- Applied Mathematics(Non-linear Partial Differential Equations,
Perturbation Methods, Potential Theory, Statistics, etc.).
- Numerical Methods(Solving Linear/Nonlinear Systems, Shock Tube Problems,
Finite Element Analysis(FEA) , Finite Differencing Methods for Differential
Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD), etc.).
- Both Solid and Fluid Mechanics.
As an undergraduate, I have hands-on design experience in building a specimen
holder for a cutting device and a video turret for Nomadic Research Labs.
I am also an artist .