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Computational Science

  1. May 19, 2007 #1
    How is the job security, and/or salary for a student studying computational science?
     
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  3. May 19, 2007 #2

    Pythagorean

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    I didn't think there was a stand-alone computation science industry. As a physics undergrad, I've taken up two jobs, both which require computation skills. I think it's kind of required for a lot of science nowadays, in general.
     
  4. May 19, 2007 #3
    Yea, It's a fairly new program here in waterloo (Their hasn't been a graduate class yet).. anyways i was just wondering the job security a computer-literate scientist would contain.
     
  5. May 20, 2007 #4

    Pythagorean

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    I'm going to go with my gut and say it's pretty secure as long as the branch of science you're applying computation to has money flowing into it.
     
  6. May 20, 2007 #5
    In my experience, computational physics is one of the most versatile and applicable to industry. But, like pythagorean said, it all depends on the branch of science you are going to be working in.

    You also must understand, every scientist is typically very computer literate. You cannot collect data without writing scripts to interface with your equipment. A theorist cannot typically test his theories without employing some sort of numerical technique.
     
  7. May 20, 2007 #6

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    Simulation is a critical area in science, technology/industry. We develop numerical models and use them in simulations of complex systems. A good computational scientist will always be in demand. However, one should also specialize in a particular discipline within the fields of physics or engineering, in order to really know the bases for a model and its applications.

    A few of the major simulation/numerical methods developers are:

    http://www.comsol.com/

    http://www.simulia.com/ (Dassault Systèmes bought out Hibbert, Karlson and Sorensen - HKS - which has become Simulia)

    http://www.ansys.com/ (ANSYS includes CFX and Fluent CFD programs).

    http://www.mscsoftware.com/ (NASTRAN)
     
  8. Aug 29, 2007 #7
    Please can you tell me if is there some tutorials in CFD software ( FLUENT) for compressor oil sealing. Thank you very much for your help.
     
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