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Mathematical modelling for engineering Faculty of Engineering & Science

Explaining the physical behaviour of the world around us through mathematics

Mathematics is the language of engineering. Through observation, we develop hypotheses about the behaviour of the world around us. We develop mathematical models of those hypotheses that we can that evaluate, refine, verify and validate. Typical mathematical modelling techniques for Engineering include computer-aided design, finite element modelling and analysis, computational fluid dynamics. However, we are also researching areas around Engineering application uses of big data and novel methods for visualising complex data. Application areas extend from traditional problems around structures to smart grid applications and even to biomechanical modelling of people.


Topics covered by this research theme include (but are not limited to):

  • Big data
  • Statistics
  • Finite element analysis / computer aided design
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Optimisation
  • Visualisation

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