Numerical Simulation, An Art of Prediction 1


Numerical Simulation, An Art of Prediction 1

Jean-Fran├žois Sigrist, Consultant, France

ISBN : 9781786304315

Publication Date : December 2019

Hardcover 266 pp

145.00 USD



Numerical simulation is a technique of major importance in various technical and scientific fields. Used to understand diverse physical phenomena or to design everyday objects, it plays a major role in innovation in the industrial sector. 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 first of two volumes and focuses on the principles, methods and industrial practice of numerical modeling.


1. The World in Equations.
2. Simulation Practice.
3. A Global Technique.
4. The Data World.

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.