• Question: What kind of problems do you solve on your computer?

    Asked by 268prdq36 to Noel on 1 Mar 2019. This question was also asked by 288prdq36, 739prdq32, 528prdq32.
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      Noel O'Dowd answered on 1 Mar 2019:

      I try to predict how a material behaves when there is a stress. For example how much metal or plastic do I need in the bumper of your car to make sure that it does not break when you hit something. All materials are different and behave in a different way depending on the loading. If we can solve the problem on our computer it helps us to design the real thing.