- Recognize, describe and distinguish between different terms, principles and methods related to resilience and resilience engineering
- Be able to define the main types of infrastructure systems and the roles they play in modern society
- Be able to explain major hazards facing infrastructure systems and how their impacts are modeled
- Be able to explain the major classes of infrastructure risk and resilience models and their relative strengths and weaknesses
- Assess the strengths and limitations of the state of the art in infrastructure research
- Apply engineering flow models, network theory based models, and simulation models for an infrastructure system to support risk and resilience assessment
- Have the ability in writing and orally to communicate scientific problems related to infrastructure risk and resilience
The first part of the course focuses on providing background on infrastructure itself - what it is and its engineering properties. This part will consist of lectures focused on how infrastructure and the services infrastructure provide are defined in different countries and why infrastructure is of critical importance to society. It will close with an overview of two major types of engineering models of infrastructure performance - power flow modeling for electric power systems and hydraulic modeling for water supply systems.
The second part of the course will through seminars focus on discussion-based exploration of the current research literature on infrastructure risk and resilience.
In the third part of the course, students will build from both the two first parts of the course to carry out a substantial project individually or in teams of 2-3 students (depending on the number of students taking the course).
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
|Project report||1/2||A - F|
|Written exam||1/2||4 hours||A - F||Basic calculator.|
If you fail the project, you must retake the project work the following year.
Written exam is digital exam (Inspera).
Attendance at the lectures covering infrastructure modeling, simulation and analysis are mandatory.
Method of work
Sist oppdatert: 19.08.2019