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Module

CEG3305 : Computational Engineering Analysis

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Dilum Dissanayake
  • Lecturer: Dr Vladimir Vinogradov, Dr Agostino Bruno, Dr Luke Smith
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of this module is to introduce computational aspects of civil engineering (including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, geomatics engineering, water engineering, and transportation engineering) in support of the theoretical details taught elsewhere in the course at stage 3 level. It provides BEng students with applications-based knowledge for use in industry. MEng students will use the learning outcomes from this module to explore theoretical details and advanced applications of similar but more sophisticated simulation tools in Stage 4.

The module uses basic computational analysis tools as an introduction to computer-based numerical modelling in civil engineering. In using simple analysis tools, it is possible to verify the theoretical approach using non-computer-based methods (hand calculations). More complex simulations are explored in Stage 4.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Structural analysis (matrix analysis of structures, stiffness method, treatment of boundary conditions, analysis software; Dr. Vladimir Vinogradov).

2. Geotechnical analysis (simple geotechnical analysis techniques; limit equilibrium methods for analysis and design of slopes, cantilever and pile retaining walls and settlement of foundations; Dr. Agostino Bruno).

3. GIS (GIS data assimilation for Engineering, Geospatial data management, GIS tools for Engineering site selection, GIS and engineering infrastructure analysis, Geospatial multi-criteria evaluation; Dr. Jin Xing).

4. Transportation analysis (four step transportation model: overview of the model, computer applications for trip generation and mode choice models; Dr. Dilum Dissanayake).

5. Water engineering analysis (use of commercial software for design of water supply and drainage networks for a small urban development; Dr. Luke Smith).

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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