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Over the last 30 years Swansea University has been at the forefront of international research in the area of computational engineering.

We have pioneered the development of numerical techniques, such as the finite element method and associated computational procedures that have enabled the solution of many complex engineering problems.

We have been one of the leading players in revolutionising the industrial engineering analysis practice, from slow and expensive experimental testing to efficient and cheap computational modelling.

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Bloodhound SSC

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FLITE, a computational aerodynamics system, has revolutionised the speed of aerodynamic design work and has been used by NASA, BAE Systems, Airbus and BLOODHOUND SSC. Read more here.

Finite element/discrete element analysis

Finite Element Method

Our internationally-leading computational research work has made a profound impact on the solution of industrial problems involving coupled field, multi-fracturing phenomena. Read more here.

Computational Facilities

Our facilities for digital and computational engineering now include: