Focus Issue 2, 2014
In this issue, we look at how simulation and modelling are revolutionising many areas of science and engineering. We showcase BMT’s use of simulation and modelling in applications as diverse as port and vessel design, automated ship unloading systems, and maritime navigation studies.
What strikes me most when reading about the advances in simulation and modelling is that, contrary to many predictions, the widespread deployment of computer-based technology has in fact enhanced the need for human input, rather than removing it. With the IT doing the ‘heavy lifting’ it is down to humans to add value by deploying it in ever more innovative ways.