This unit builds upon knowledge from first year units by introducing students to the application of numerical techniques to model, simulate and predict the behaviour of fundamental mechanical systems and processes. Numerical modelling is becoming increasing employed in designing engineering systems and solutions. The unit exposes student to modern computing tools that are widely used in industry. Students will study various relevant topics including: Generating numerical solutions to Ordinary Differential Equations; the application of statistical techniques to real data such as seismic events, wind energy, ocean wave data and environmental shocks and vibrations;; Modelling events such as collisions and particle trajectories using numerical differentiation and integration; how to capture and generate signals using modern analogue/digital conversion devices; Produce graphical visualisation of multi-dimensional data. All the topics in the unit will be studied using real-life applications of engineering and physical phenomena.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):