Minimal vs Realistic Molecular Modellinig of Complex Liquids

Zuzanna Filipiak, Grzegorz Maciag, Maros Petro, David Bartos, Martin Wozniak & Bryan Houston

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Modelling and simulations (M&S) became a big field in all branches of natural sciences within the last century. However, even though it is used so widely, there is little information concerning what approaches are used while making a model. Our project's main focus is the scientific reasoning behind a modelling approach. We start by obtaining knowledge about models and simulation. We define two modelling approaches, namely minimal (simplified) and realistic (detailed). To help clarify the differences between these approaches we choose two different models of bitumen made by two different research groups. We interview and analyze papers from these groups using our knowledge about models and simulation. From this case study we find that there are a few main features that play a major role in the modelling process, such as educational background and experience of the researcher, together with the purpose of the model and existing limitations (computing power etc.).

UddannelserBasis - International Naturvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 feb. 2016
VejledereNick Bailey


  • Validation
  • Simulations
  • Complex Liquid
  • Verification
  • Minimal
  • Bitumen
  • Asphalt
  • Simulation
  • Simulate
  • Model
  • Modelling
  • Models
  • M&S
  • Computer Simulations