Numerical Simulation, An Art of Prediction 2


Numerical Simulation, An Art of Prediction 2

Jean-Fran├žois Sigrist, Consultant, France

ISBN : 9781786304322

Publication Date : January 2020

Hardcover 374 pp

165.00 USD



Numerical simulation is a technique of major importance in various technical and scientific fields. Whilst engineering curricula now include training courses dedicated to it, numerical simulation is still not well-known in some economic sectors, and even less so among the general public.

Simulation involves the mathematical modeling of the real world, coupled with the computing power offered by modern technology. Designed to perform virtual experiments, digital simulation can be considered as an "art of prediction".

Embellished with a rich iconography and based on the testimony of researchers and engineers, this book shines a light on this little-known art. It is the second of two volumes and gives examples of the uses of numerical simulation in various scientific and technical fields: agriculture, industry, Earth and universe sciences, meteorology and climate studies, energy, biomechanics and human and social sciences.


1. Agriculture.
2. Air and Maritime Transport.
3. The Universe and the Earth.
4. The Atmosphere and the Oceans.
5. Energies.
6. The Human Body.
7. Individuals and Society.

About the authors/editors

Jean-Fran├žois Sigrist is a doctor of engineering sciences who has worked for almost 20 years in the industry leading a team of research engineers in numerical simulation. He is now an independent expert.