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EG5511: ADVANCED METHODS FOR RISK AND RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:40


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?

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 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 34, 38

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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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

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

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