Module Title 
Computation/Simulation

Module Code 
EE317

School 
School of Electronic Engineering

Online Module Resources

Module Coordinator  Dr Xiaojun Wang  Office Number  S341 
Level 
3

Credit Rating 
5

Prerequisite 
None

Corequisite 
None


Module Aims

7 To introduce students to the concepts and skills of computation and computer simulation in engineering contexts such as signal processing, control systems and telecommunications.
7 To make students aware of the appropriate use of computation and simulation tools and the power of such tools.
7 To provide experience in the use of general purpose computational environments for analysis and simulation of systems in a range of engineering applications. Targetted environments include Matlab, Simulink, Opnet and C.
7 To give students applications experience in computation and simulation for signal processing, control systems manufacturing systems and telecommunications.

Learning Outcomes

7 The student is familiar with a set of core engineering computational approaches and methodologies and how these are applied to a range of engineering problems.
7 The student is familiar with a set of engineering computation environments and how these are applied to a range of engineering problems.
7 The student knows how to use software tools to solve engineering computation and simulation problems as a part of an overall system modelling or design process.
7 The student has experience in the use of general purpose software tools for visualization of complex systems in engineering applications.
7 The student has a thorough knowledge of the limitations and pitfalls of standard numerical techniques and simulation alone as an analysis tool.

Indicative Time Allowances


Hours

Lectures 
24

Tutorials 
0

Laboratories 
28

Seminars 
0

Independent Learning Time 
23



Total 
75

Placements 

Assignments 


NOTE

Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, incourse assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus

COMPUTATION
Overview of engineering computation algorithms and methods (0.5 hours)
Issues in engineering computation(0.5 hours)
Solution to sets of linear equations(1 hour)
· Solution of overdetermined equations
· Polynomial curve fitting example
Iterative techniques and applications (1.5 hours)
Finite difference techniques and applications (2 hours)
Numerical integration (1.5 hours)
Solution of ordinary differential equations(2 hours)
Solution of partial differential equations(2 hours)
Random number generation (1 hour)
SIMULATION
The role and limitations of engineering simulation (0.5 hours)
Numerical mathemetics for simulation(1 hour)
Overview of simulation environments (1.5 hours)
Simulation of linear discretetime dynamic systems (1 hour)
· Synchronous logic circuit examples
· Control systems examples
· Signal processing examples
Simulation of linear continuoustime dynamic systems (2 hours)
· Electronic circuit examples
· Control systems examples
· Signal processing examples
Simulation of nonlinear continuoustime dynamic systems (2 hours)

Assessment  Continuous Assessment  60%  Examination Weight  40% 

Indicative Reading List

Akai, T.J. Applied Numerical Methods for Engineers, Wiley, 1994.
Kreyszig, E., Advanced engineering mathematics, Wiley, c1993, 7th ed. ISBN 0471553808 (cloth : acidfree paper), 0417599891. Dewey 510.2462
Sedgewick, Robert, Algorithms, AddisonWesley, c1983, ISBN 0201066726. Dewey 005.12.
Kheir, N.A. (Ed.) Systems Modelling and Computer Simulation, Marcel Dekker, 1988, 001.434 KHE
Neelamkavil, F. Computer Simulation and Modelling, Wiley, 1987


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HMSA  Study Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science) 
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SHSA  Study Abroad (Science & Health) 
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