Handbook of Research on Computational Simulation and Modeling in Engineering

Handbook of Research on Computational Simulation and Modeling in Engineering

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Science & Engineering for 2019.

Francisco Miranda (Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo and CIDMA of University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Carlos Abreu (Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal)
Release Date: September, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 824|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8823-0
ISBN13: 9781466688230|ISBN10: 1466688238|EISBN13: 9781466688247
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Multiple disciplines depend on computer programs and software to predict project challenges, outcomes, and solutions. Through the use of virtual prototyping, researchers and professionals are better able to analyze data and improve projects without direct experimentation, which can be costly or dangerous.

The Handbook of Research on Computational Simulation and Modeling in Engineering is an authoritative reference source on the computer models and technologies necessary to enhance engineering structures and planning for real-world applications. This publication is an essential resource for academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, technology developers, and engineers interested in the advancements taking place at the intersection of computer technology and the physical sciences.

This publication features chapters on the advanced technologies developed within the field of engineering including prediction tools, software programs, algorithms, and theoretical and computational models.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Computational Fluid dynamics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Human Motion Analysis
  • Neural Networks
  • Software design
  • System Dynamics
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Miranda and Abreu present students, academics, researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a collection of academic papers and scholarly articles focused on advanced engineering technologies including theoretical and computational models, algorithms, software programs, and prediction tools. The editors have organized the twenty-four contributions that make up the main body of the text in five parts devoted to intelligent systems and control engineering, software and computer engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and a wide variety of other related subjects.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Francisco Miranda was born on April 1, 1975 in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. He graduated in Mathematics from University of Coimbra in 1999. Having done research on Control Theory he earned his MSc (2003) and PhD (2008) degrees in Applied Mathematics from University of Porto. His research interests focus on stabilization and observability of control systems, optimal control, guidance control, numerical methods of stabilizer construction, time scales. Currently, he is Professor and Head of Mathematics Department at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. He is also a researcher at Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications, University of Aveiro, Portugal, and research collaborator at Centro de Estatística e Modelação of Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
Carlos Abreu was born on September 8, 1976 in Esposende, Braga, Portugal. He graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications from University of Aveiro in 2005. Having done research on Instrumentation, Signal and Medical Image he earned his MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2008. In 2014 he received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minho, Portugal. His research interests focus on: Wireless Sensors Networks for Medical Applications, Biomedical Instrumentation and Human Machine Interfaces for Disabled or Elderly People. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC).