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Who knows "Techniques de l'ingénieur"?

Who knows "Techniques de l'ingénieur"?

Who knows "Techniques de l'ingénieur"?

Hi y'all :)

I recently stumbled upon the engineering database "Techniques de l'ingénieur". They seem to have some pretty good stuff, but it's quite pricey so I wondered if anyone had any experience with it. Also, I wonder what the level of their articles is - purely academic or a little more down to earth?

BTW, I know most of the articles are in French but maybe there're some folks from France or Canada in this forum :)


RE: Who knows "Techniques de l'ingénieur"?

meh, that's what Google Translate is all about!

Yeah, so Google translated and told me you have to pay serious coinage, even for 1 year. That seems awfully steep, given that Google Scholar is free, as is www.arxiv.org, and my entire IEEE subscription is only about 1/4 the cost of their telecommunications section, and I have access to the actual peer-reviewed journal articles.

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RE: Who knows "Techniques de l'ingénieur"?

J'ai fouillé un peu là... Je ne peux pas déterminer l'objectif de la site.
Est-ce que c'est une site pour la recherche, ou des cours techniques?
Pour 1400 euros ils m'offrent 146 articles au sujet de materiaux pratiques en aeronautique. C'est un peu cher.
Aucun référence aux auteurs des articles ni les sources de publication. Si "Techniques de L'Ingenieur" est le publication, je ne l'ai jamais entendu et ce ne sera pas un référence que je peut citer dans mes rapports.
Si ce sont des cours offerts comme les "MOOC" il n'y a pas d'abord les noms des professeurs que donnent les class ni moyen d'acceder au cours non plus.
I checked it out, but I can't figure out the purpose of the site. It looks like a site that could offer courses, but actually only offers some research articles.
No references to authors or publication sources. Unless, it's "Techniques de L'Ingenieur" that is the publisher, in which case I've never heard of them and probably wouldn't get away with citing the reference in my work. If on the oddball chance it's actually offering courses, well there's no mention of the instructor, and no button to click to sign up.
1400 Euros is a lot to pay for who know what - it could be bunch of fluff!

No one believes the theory except the one who developed it. Everyone believes the experiment except the one who ran it.

RE: Who knows "Techniques de l'ingénieur"?

They have a couple dummy articles ("articles témoins") in various domains that you can download for free to see if they're worth anything. The paid ones won't get any better than the free ones :)

I don't know them really, they sound like a venerable institution but then any fool can sound like a venerable institution on a web page...

RE: Who knows "Techniques de l'ingénieur"?

I used this resource (TI) mostly as university student (Bachelor and MSc). I think it is an excellent resource to gain foundation knowledge on technical topics. Although it is written by a mix of academic and industry experts, I found that - in general - it tends to be of academic use (but this is just my experience). Having said that, if you focus on the material long enough you will definitely connect things together in regard to what you do in a daily manner as a practicing engineer. Maybe there is also a French 'Cartesian' thing which shapes the material in terms of how concepts are elaborated and developed and all the rigor in there.
In this respect, I am a bit frustrated by a terminology problem: Being myself a native French speaker, my career learning curve has evolved mostly using English. Even though my French skills are still intact, I am completely out of sync. and even incompetent in terms of technical terminology in French. Makes it harder sometimes to connect things together.

RE: Who knows "Techniques de l'ingénieur"?

That is a common experience. My wife has always wanted to live speaking french, but for a long time had to work speaking english.

No one believes the theory except the one who developed it. Everyone believes the experiment except the one who ran it.

RE: Who knows "Techniques de l'ingénieur"?

The oddity of Europe. Capable of the best and the worst at the same time.

Europeans will sell you fish in the water on the net...valid for just about any European site.
I looked into weather data one time, and all European sites were selling pieces of graphics at top dollar - Data that was published by NOAA and available for free, They just copied free NOAA data and sell it.

On a lighter note - here are some Ironic observations between Europe and the US:

Education is free in Europe, but information is at a cost
While you pay for education in the US, but the information is free
Go figure !!!

Same goes for schooling
Europeans schools provide Instruction, not Education
US schools provide Education, Not Instruction
Go figure!!!

Same goes for their religion
Europeans are atheists for the most part, yet all their churches are open 24/7
Americans are religious for the most part, yet all their churches are closed 24/7
Go figure !!!

Same goes for their Heath care
Europeans Doctors ask: where does it hurt? when you walk into a hospital
Americans Doctors ask: Do you have insurance? when you walk into a hospital
Go figure !!!

Same goes for their toilets
The hardest thing to find in a European building is the bathroom - And Often times you have to pay for their use
The easiest thing to find in an American building is the bathroom - And it is Free to use
Go figure !!!

Ah "les techniques de l’ingénieur" - J’étouffe.

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