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FEEG6016 Simulation and Modelling

Module Overview

Computational modelling can be used to tackle a wide range of science and engineering problems. A broad selection of methods have been produced that overlap different fields, allowing different aspects of the models to be solved. This module will is a practical, hands-on introduction to a range of cuttingedge simulation techniques used in Computational Modelling.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This model will introduce six current simulation methods: their range of applicability, advantages and disadvantages, underpinning concepts and methodologies, and practical implementation.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Understand a range of methods for numerical simulation, and what they are used to model.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Use appropriate simulation methods to solve practical modelling problems, and clearly communicate the results.
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Be able to implement appropriate numerical methods for simulation, in a professional manner, and to test their correctness.

Syllabus

2. Molecular Dynamics: 3. Monte Carlo simulation: 4. Agent based modelling: 5. Finite Elements: Weak formulations, Galerkin methods, meshing, implementation via eg fenics. 6. Stochastic Differential Equations : Wiener processes, Ito’s lemma, stochastic integrals, Euler- Maruyama and stochastic Runge-Kutta methods, convergence and stability.

Special Features

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Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures on background and underpinning concepts, complemented by computer labs for the practical implementation, assessment and exploration.

TypeHours
Tutorial36
Lecture24
Follow-up work48
Completion of assessment task42
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Course material. All material to be given online by course tutors.

Assessment

Formative

Coursework

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 20%
Coursework 20%
Coursework 20%
Coursework 20%
Coursework 20%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 20%
Coursework 20%
Coursework 20%
Coursework 20%
Coursework 20%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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