6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2018 (On-campus)
and completion of 132 credit points
Students are introduced to the state-of-the-art in numerical methods and their application for engineering design. The unit provides an overview of existing numerical methods and theory and provides a background for the selection of the most appropriate numerical modelling procedure for specific applications.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Appraise the current state-of-the-art numerical methods and their theory.
- Assess how numerical schemes and grids influence the behavior of the model.
- Assess the various sources of error that may turn up in the model.
- Appraise the limitations of a model.
- Demonstrate how numerical models can be as a tool to solve problems in rock engineering.
Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
2 hours lectures, 3 hours practice class and 7 hours private study per week
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