How did you know Octave? Was Dr. Levenspiel your Chemical Engineering professor? Did you play Chinese chess with him? Were you ever fooled by his “I’m the eighth son” story? Some of you probably want to know if ANY of his stories were true. A short biography was written about Tavy, if you really want to know how unique his life was. Visit Lulu.com.
I had the opportunity to meet and shake hands with Dr. Levenspiel during a Seminar at IIT during the fall of 1998. He talked about RTD (residence time distribution) theory and compared it vs CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modeling. Clearly explaining why RTD is more accurate and offers more advantages in modeling, for some applications, than CFD.