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CIV6305

Faculty of Engineering

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0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Coordinator(s)

Dr Meead Saberi

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Notes

This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.

Synopsis

This unit develops students' understanding of the models used in the prediction and analysis of travel demand. The emphasis is on strategic network models which are used for longer term network modelling and planning. The traditional four step models of trip generation, mode choice and traffic assignment and contemporary methods such as tour-based and activity-based modelling are introduced. The capabilities of commercial network modelling packages are reviewed.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the theoretical basis behind finite element and meshless methods.
  2. Select suitable constitutive models for different material types.
  3. Apply finite element and meshless methods to practical problems in structural, soil and rock mechanics.
  4. Present, explain, and interpret the results of a computational analysis to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  5. Explain the suitable techniques for the management and visualisation of large quantities of data, typical of infrastructure systems.

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit.

Workload requirements

On-campus - 2 hours lectures, 2 hours practice class and 8 hours of private study per week.
Off-campus - 150 hours study

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