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EG5511: ADVANCED METHODS FOR RISK AND RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Srinivas Sriramula

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • ()
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35

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Summative Assessments

Exam

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A short exam designed to test conceptual understanding.

Generic and individual feedback given.

Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
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Individual feedback available on request.

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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