Computational Engineering
Computational engineering is the field of applying computational methods to
problems in engineering. Engineering is the application of scientific
and technical knowledge to solve problems. Engineers use imagination,
judgement and reasoning to apply science, mathematics, and practical
experience. The result is the design, production, and operation of
useful objects or processes. Innovative computational
methods to help solve engineering problems are developed with the ultimate
goal of helping engineers use
Computeraided Engineering (CAE) to apply computer
software in engineering to analyze the robustness and performance
of components, assemblies, and complex systems.
Computational Mechanics
Computational mechanics is the field of applying computational methods to
problems in mechanics. Mechanics is the branch of Physics
concerned with the motion of physical
bodies, the forces that cause or limit these motions,
and the forces to which bodies may, in turn, give rise.
Both solid and fluid mechanics, together with their interaction
are addressed.
Modeling and Simulation
Modeling and simulation represent catalysts capable of synthesizing
formal theory and experimental results, breaking artificial barriers
between these two main approaches to scientific discovery and
engineering advances. Recently, computational simulation has become
a third approach  along with theory and laboratory simulation 
to studying and solving scientific and engineering problems.
In this lab, we develop new computational methods for performing
simulation of complex engineering and mechanics models.
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L.L.Thompson
