TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering



Although it happens largely behind the scenes, computer simulations have become a facet of our daily lives. The rise of computers and their increasingly growing powers of calculation can be applied more and more to complex processes. Consider weather forecasts, for example, often based over the short term on complicated computer models. But people make grateful use of computers in a whole variety of other disciplines: in improving the aerodynamics of cars and aircrafts, but also in growing semiconductor crystals and in calculating the greenhouse effect. Numeric simulations are often used to study phenomena which you simply can not access in other ways, which are dangerous or which you cannot study through direct observation. 

But numerical simulation does not often exist on its own. Combined with theory and experiment, it is almost always used to obtain a greater insight into natural processes, or those of science or industry. Numerical calculations can also safely be regarded as a third pillar underpinning today’s exact sciences and engineering disciplines. And a limit to computing calculation power is not yet in sight. Because mathematical calculation methods are becoming steadily more efficient, the importance of ‘computational science’ can only increase.

In 2003 the Delft Centre for Computational Science and Engineering (DCSE) was established, a collaborative effort between sixteen research groups from five different TU Delft faculties. Alongside the mutual exchange of knowledge between the research groups and with other universities, DCSE also acts as a clearing-house for research queries from major industry and SMEs. Look under Contact to see how to get in touch with us.


The participating research groups are: [link to list of groups]









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