Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Virtual experimentation in the service of theoretical and experimental science

A. Munjiza*, E. Rougier, N.W.M John
Department of Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS, U.K.

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In this paper a concept of virtual experimentation is introduced. The paper discusses in detail the role of virtual experimentation rigs in modern science. It then explains how virtual experimentation complements both theoretical and experimental science. Virtual experimentation concepts introduced in the paper are also demonstrated by virtual experiments based on discrete element simulations.

Keywords:  Virtual experiment; Theoretical science; Discrete elements; Emergent properties

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