# 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 |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | research profile, Centre for Numerical Modelling, microgravity materials research |

Subjects: | T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) |

School / Department / Research Groups: | School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities |

Last Modified: | 28 Apr 2016 14:12 |

URI: | http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7274 |

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