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The aim of this course is to understand and be able to carry out probabilistic modelling of uncertainty in engineering components and systems. Students will be able to obtain a good knowledge and understanding on random variables in probabilistic analysis and be able to carry out approximation and numerical schemes on components and systems.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course focuses on advanced modelling of random variables. All 3 levels of modelling are discussed with
emphasis on FORM and simulations. Extensive tutorials are provided to help students to obtain a good understanding of the subject.
The following modules will be covered in the course:
1. Convolution integral
2. First-order reliability methods (FORM).
3. FORM for non-normal variables.
4. Correlated variables.
5. Monte Carlo simulation techniques.
6. Safety factors in engineering design.
7. Introduction to systems analysis.
For students studying for the MSc in Safety and Reliability Engineering for Oil and Gas and MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: Continuous assessment (20%) and one 3 hour written examination (80%).
Resit:The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.
There are no assessments for this course.
A whole-class feedback is provided via MyAberdeen. Students are encouraged to contact the course coordinator for individual feedback.