In theory, almost any aspect of the physical world can be modeled and analyzed mathematically. In practice though, performing the mathematical manipulations required to perform an analysis can rapidly become difficult. For example, the mathematical theory underlying stresses and strains is simple, but the sheer volume of number-crunching involved meant that FEA wasn't practical until computers came along. Similar situations arise in other applications, such as evaluating transient responses. The basic formulas are relatively simple, but calculations can be quite tedious. Maple 12 software is a widely used mathematical-processing engine that lets users easily solve complex equations. In fact, the software includes many fill-in-the-blank equations that let users type-in the parameters, and away the engine goes. Back to the theory versus practice idea:
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Finite Element Analysis Software
Finite element analysis software (FEA) uses a numerical technique to model and analyze complex structures by solving boundary-value problems. The structure to be analyzed is divided into points (elements) that make a grid called a mesh.
Computational Fluid Dynamics Software (CFD)
Computational fluid dynamics software (CFD) is used for the calculation of flow parameters in fluids, and for the design and simulation of the behavior of fluidic systems. CFD is also used to simulate fluid mechanics.
Math Calculation Software
Math calculation software is used to perform mathematical calculations. These programs provide general core calculations as well as graphical analysis that can be used in science, engineering and technology.
Image Analysis Software
Image analysis software is used to enhance, identify or quantify features in an image by breaking down or applying digital image filters.
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