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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LC Modelling Concepts and Tools 2 (MCT 2)
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 33580
Module Lead Alessio Alexiadis
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites LC Modelling Concepts and Tools 1 (MCT 1) - (04 33565)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-11 hours
Tutorial-33 hours
Guided independent study-56 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module concerns the mathematical modelling of engineering problems, and introduces students to the Ordinary Differential Equations and software tools (MATLAB) that can be used for such modelling.

Concerning Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs), the course introduces the students to the following topics:
1. Separable ODEs
2. Linear ODEs
3. Substitution techniques for solving non-linear first order ODEs (e.g. Bernulli equation)
4. Second Order ODEs
5. System of Linear ODEs with constant coefficient

Concerning the use of ODEs in modelling applications, the course introduces the students to the following topics:
1. Mass and Volume balances applied to compartmental problems
2. Energy (heat) balance applied to compartmental problems and one-dimensional problems
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Be able to understand and use various techniques for solving first and second order Ordinary Differential
  • Be able to apply these techniques for solving typical modelling problems in Chemical Engineering
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles necessary to underpin their education in engineering and to enable them to apply mathematical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of engineering problems (UKSPEC US2).
  • Apply quantitative methods and computer software relevant to engineering, to solve engineering problems (UK SPECE3).
Assessment 33580-01 : Main Online Exam : Exam (School Arranged) - Computer-based (50%)
33580-02 : Online Mini Test 1 : Class Test (2%)
33580-03 : Online Mini Test 2 : Class Test (2%)
33580-04 : Online Mini Test 3 : Class Test (2%)
33580-05 : Online Mini test 4 : Class Test (2%)
33580-06 : Online Test 1 (Spring and mass system) : Class Test (14%)
33580-07 : Online Test 2 (Buckling) : Class Test (14%)
33580-08 : Online Test 3 (Delayed differential equations) : Class Test (14%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 50% written unseen examination (can be online) 20% quizzes (online), 30% class tests (can be online)
Reassessment: 3h written examination only
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