Features about 'MODELLING'

December 2013/January 2014

Simulation shifts gear

Warren Clark discovers that, in the world of automation, simulation is the key to powertrain design

October/November 2013

Weathering change: playing the long game

Beth Harlen reports on the strides being made within the UK climate modelling community

February/March 2013

Body of evidence

Beth Harlen presents two case studies exploring how modelling and simulation are changing the face of medical research

February/March 2013

Speed, integration and interactivity

Siân Harris reports on the important role of computing in drug discovery

April/May 2012

Visualising the future of medicine

Modelling a physiology is no mean feat, but doing so has the potential to change the way we look at healthcare. We explore the advances being made

April/May 2012

Integrating for success

Molecular modelling has become a staple tool of the pharmaceutical industry but it is at its most useful when combined with insight from the lab, writes Siân Harris

February/March 2012

Making decisions, not drawings

BIM – building information modelling – has become a buzzword in the construction industry with enormous implications for savings and efficiency. Paul Schreier reports on the heart of BIM collaborative efforts

December 2011/January 2012

Better biomedicine

Matthew Peach reports on how biomedical modelling software is helping to redefine diagnosis, treatment and equipment design, and why the market for these packages is booming

June/July 2011

Drilling down

From identifying new sources of oil, to aiding engineers in the design and construction of off-shore platforms, modelling software plays an important role within the oil and gas industry

April/May 2011

A climate of change within modelling

Advances in climate modelling are continuing apace. Three experts describe how scientific computing is driving their work

February/March 2011

A model example of chemistry

Chemical modelling software is revolutionising the way in which chemists approach their work, as Beth Sharp discovers

August/September 2010

The computer as healer

The overriding goal of human biological modelling is to help us get healthy and keep us that way, and this can take shape in an immense variety of forms. Paul Schreier examines some interesting projects where computer models play a key role

June/July 2010

Turbulent times

According to the legendary physicist Richard Feynman, turbulence is the last great unsolved problem of classical physics. Even so, computers allow us to study it in great detail, but you must apply such tools with great care. Paul Schreier tries to bring some order to the world of software intended for these studies of chaos

June/July 2010

Turbulent times

According to the legendary physicist Richard Feynman, turbulence is the last great unsolved problem of classical physics. Even so, computers allow us to study it in great detail, but you must apply such tools with great care. Paul Schreier tries to bring some order to the world of software intended for these studies of chaos

April/May 2010

Finding the 'science' in GIS

While popular services such as Google Earth and Bing Maps have made basic geographical information system functionality well-known, scientific investigations need considerably more power. Paul Schreier maps the highlights of the GIS product landscape

February/March 2010

Software signals the way

With wireless capabilities being built into an enormous variety of products and gadgets, the challenges facing antenna designers are greater than ever. Paul Schreier examines how modelling software has improved to aid them along every step of the development and implementation trail

December 2009/January 2010

Closing the CAD/CAE gap

Vendors of analysis/CAE software are creating tight interfaces to CAD software; CAD firms are buying up CAE technology. Paul Schreier examines these trends and looks at what they mean to users and where they could take us

October/November 2009

Aerospace modelling is taking off

Aircraft are enormously sophisticated systems – and expensive, as well, so effective prototyping becomes a matter of survival. Paul Schreier investigates how CFD and other engineering software tools have become indispensable in optimising aircraft and for developing completely new concepts

August/September 2009

Molecular alchemy

Saving untold hours in the laboratory, molecular modelling software allows researchers to determine how to make useful changes to existing substances or make new ones. Paul Schreier takes a glimpse of the tools and techniques researchers are using to find the molecules that will bring us improved drugs and materials

June/July 2009

Modelling rides into the future

As auto manufacturers shift towards entirely new types of vehicles, they face a number of engineering challenges. Paul Schreier looks at how design/simulation software is helping them reach their goals more quickly and efficiently

April/May 2009

Athletes go to the max

A variety of software is being used in the science of sports biomechanics to improve athletes' performance in safe ways. Paul Schreier looks at some interesting applications and the resulting improvements

February/March 2009

Weathering well

Gemma Church finds out how scientists are using HPC to predict climate and weather more accurately and efficiently

December 2008/January 2009

The sound of software

Paul Schreier explores how scientific software has allowed some remarkable advances in the area of acoustics, which in turn have led to some very innovative products

October/November 2008

Down-to-earth modelling

Increasing computer power and new software is making it possible to explore more areas of geological activity in so far unknown detail. Paul Schreier looks at some interesting examples

June/July 2008

New dimensions in printing

3D printers are becoming more affordable and are breaking into new application areas. However, as Paul Schreier reports, we’re not yet at the point where files are as easy to print as with document printers – software for fixing and preparing files for rapid prototyping is still required

April/May 2008

Virtual bodies

Paul Schreier examines progress towards accurate models built on the systems biology approach

February / March 2008

Beyond the skies

Felix Grant looks to the heavens and sees scientific software shining bright

February / March 2008

Follow the money

Felix Grant remains intrigued with financial modelling

December 2007/ January 2008

Driving innovation

Paul Schreier touches on the many uses of scientific software in the automotive industry

February/March 2007

Maths maps tomorrow's drugs

David Robson on how molecular modelling is making headway in the laborious process of drug discovery.

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