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MEC6016   Advanced Experiments and Modelling   (20 credits)

Year Running: 2017/2018
Credit level: F7
Additional Information   Restricted to students registered on MECT30-32, MECT40, MECT53


This unit allows students to perform three experiments and compare them against analytical solutions using appropriate theories and software. There will be a thermofluids, a solids and a dynamics experiment for each student to engage with. The experiments will teach the students about the difficulties of acquiring meaningful results. Students will learn about validation and the issues involved in producing a useful model of an experiment. Each student will be required to produce three full laboratory reports and a unifying document.


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 162.0
Lab 27.0
Lecture 11.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 100 %