Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation
Complex engineering systems and even natural or social systems can be understood in an improved way using mathematical models and computer simulations. Mathematical and logical modelling tries to describe a system using a mathematical language, enabling a detailed description of different components and to make predictions about its behaviour and performance.
Computer simulation is now a very powerful tool for mathematical modelling as computer capacity has increasingly become available. Currently, the largest simulation projects include, for example, the study of a full human brain down to its molecules.
Simulations can be categorized according to several criteria, including: steady-state/dynamic, deterministic/stochastic, continuous/discrete, local/distributed, stencil codes/meshfree, etc.
Many software packages and codes with extensive applications are available today, some very specific to their areas and others reasonably generic and with applications in many different fields (or able to simulate many different aspects simultaneously). Practical uses of simulations include areas such as weather forecasting, financial markets forecasting, strategic management, urban environment simulation, car crashes, transportation systems, aircraft systems, industrial processes, structure behaviour, electronic circuits, and many others.
Static images (graphs) or moving images created form the data generated by computer simulations greatly improve our ability to recognize trends and understand the data. Therefore, currently all major simulation packages include powerful computer-generated imagery (CGI) animation tools that are able to graphically display large amounts of data, sometimes in motion, in a way that facilitates understanding of the data.
Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality
Another aspect of current efforts in computer simulation is the attempt to simulate “reality”. Today, what is achievable is virtual “reality”, an immersive environment where a participant understands that what he is experiencing in not the actual reality. Virtual Reality (VR) uses VR headsets to create realistic sensations (images, sounds, vibrations, etc.) with which the participant can interact and move around. A similar system is Augmented Reality (AR), using a camera feed or a computer/smartphone screen. New concepts include Mixed Reality (MR), Real Reality (RR), Cinematic Reality (CR), and X-Reality (XR). Current uses include video games, movies, theme parks, social sciences and psychology, healthcare therapies, medical training, marketing, flight simulation, etc.
Our Services and Solutions
Our team of experienced engineers and physicists can help develop your computer modelling and simulation projects. Creare Systems members have long being involved in different projects both at academic and industrial level, using different approaches and the main software packages.
We can also advise and provide our clients on different software solutions and equipment, both for Computer Simulation and Virtual Reality.