• Question: Software simulations are a very important part of engineering designs within the 21st century today. How do the results that are compiled from the simulations compare with the final results achieved in reality?

    Asked by thomaspritchard to Kayleigh on 18 Mar 2012.
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      Kayleigh Messer answered on 18 Mar 2012:

      The simulations are more accurate than you would expect and compare well to real results.

      A lot of time and effort is put into making sure the software that performs the simulations is as accurate as possible and matches up to real results, and to make sure the inputs to the software match real conditions.