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Numerical modelling and its physical modelling support in Civil Engineering
Antunes do Carmo, J.S. (2020). Numerical modelling and its physical modelling support in Civil Engineering. Research, Society and Development 9(10): e5019108409. https://dx.doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v9i10.8409
In: Research, Society and Development. Federal University of Itajubá: Itajubá. e-ISSN 2525-3409, more
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Author keywords
    Construction works; Growing risks; Safety requirements; Hybrid modelling

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  • Antunes do Carmo, J.S.

Abstract
    Currently, there is a progressive divestment of some institutions with strong traditions and skills in physical modelling and their consequent impoverishment, to the detriment of numerical modelling. For many reasons, the economic imperatives and the exponential growth of computational means and numerical methods should certainly not be excluded. In this work, the author aimed to highlight the new requirements of the recent sophisticated developments in physical modelling, precisely due to the new needs imposed on them by mathematical and numerical modelling and the growing risks in civil construction works. In this context, reflections are reported, justified by scientific and real-world examples, on the need for maintenance and reinforcement of investments in physical modelling, both to support the scientific community and to design buildings of significant economic, social and environmental impact.

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