Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Computational Sciences

Research Focus

Computational sciences (or scientific computing) is the field of study concerned with constructing mathematical models and numerical solution techniques and using computers to analyze and solve scientific, and mechanical and aerospace engineering problems. In practical use, it is typically the application of computer simulations and other forms of computation to problems in various scientific disciplines.  Research areas include computational geometry pertaining to computer automated design (CAD), numerical methods for solution to governing equations to fluid dynamics, heat transfer, structures, and thermodynamics, computational grid generation, and related computer sciences issues including parallel computing, data structures, and computing infrastructure.