A salutary note at the end of Rutherford Aris’ Mathematical Modelling Techniques: When a model is being used as a simulation an obvious comparison can be made between its predictions and the results of the experiment. We are favourably impressed with the model if the agreement is good and if it has not been purchased […]

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Don’t Try to Predict Physics (or Much of Anything Else) Without a Model — Chet Aero Marine

View complete article here. There are situations where structures are built upon something other than naturally occurring soil. It is possible to build over a sanitary landfill, for example. City neighborhoods have been built upon man-made fills. There are other unusual soils that present challenges to construction, such as chemically reactive or lateritic soils. It…

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Atypical Construction Sites: Building on Sanitary Landfill, Man-Made Fills, and Unusual Soils — Pile Buck Magazine