Blog entries

Industrial uncertainty

Last month I spent almost a week in Zurich. ... I was there for the mid-term meeting of the MOTIVATE project and to conduct some tests and demonstrations in the laboratories of our host, EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.  Two of our project partners, Dantec Dynamics GmbH based in Ulm, Germany, and the Athena Research Centre in Patras, Greece, have developed methods for quantifying the uncertainty present in measurements of deformation made in an industrial environment using digital image correlation ... This blog entry appeared on December 12th, 2018, on

Spontaneously MOTIVATEd
Some posts arise spontaneously, stimulated by something that I have read or done, while others are part of commitment to communicate on a topic related to my research... This blog entry on a new validation metric and flowchart appeared on June 27th, 2018, on
Brave New World
In the brave new world of digital engineering, some engineers are attempting to conceive of a world in which experiments have become obsolete because we can rely on computational modelling to simulate engineering systems. ... This blog entry on a world without experiments appeared on January 10th, 2018, on
Getting smarter
Garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) is a perennial problem in computational simulations of engineering structures... This blog entry is on how predictions from the simulation have to be tested against reality in order to establish confidence. It appeared on August 2nd, 2017, on