Developing solutions to complex engineering problems
Since the late 1960s 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, using efficient and accurate computational modelling.
Our Coastal Engineering laboratory houses a 30m wave flume which provides facilities for testing wave forces on coastal structures, nearshore hydrodynamics, wave runup and overtopping, nearshore sediment transport and marine renewable energy devices.
In 2016, we expanded in the field of Experimental Aerodynamics with our state of the art wind tunnel, which is used for aerodynamic and aeroelastic research purposes.
The Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering (ZCCE) was previously known as the Civil and Computational Engineering Centre (C2EC).