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Computational science and the future

Computational science and the future

Pericleous, Kyriacos A (2011) Computational science and the future. Public Service Review: UK Science and Technology, 4. pp. 26-27. ISSN 2046-5696 (Print), 2045-3884 (Online)

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Abstract

The rapid advance in computer power of the last 20-30 years and wide accessibility to computers led to an equally rapid growth in the use of computational methods in all fields of science and engineering. Computational modelling is now as important as physical experiments in understanding natural phenomena, or designing a new manufacturing process. With theoretical analysis limited by the need to produce simplified solutions and experiments restricted by cost and
often physical risk, computer models become essential in producing solutions to a problem in the virtual world of the computer. Just like a computer game, this virtual world can simulate ‘what if’ scenarios, or test responses to input parameters for optimisation. Sophisticated computer graphics can then reveal the inner workings of a problem in
minute, colourful, detail.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: research profile, Centre for Numerical Modelling, microgravity materials research
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 05:53
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7274

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