Numerical Modelling and Experimental Methods


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Hydrodynamics and Time Series Analysis, Measurement Technology and Data Acquisition, Advanced Hydrodynamic Modelling (CFD) and Visualization.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Shall have knowledge on how numerical methods and experiments methods complement each other and how to use experimental data to improve numerical models.
  • Shall have knowledge on how uncertainties are associated to each method and how they can be analyzed. 


  • Be able to measure, model, analyze and visualize fluid dynamics and transport of substances in soluble or particle form.
  • Understand key methods for measuring water and turbulent transport.
  • Calculate currents and turbulent transport with commercial available models.
  • Develop independent numerical models.
  • Plan and carry out the measurement program for field and laboratory measurements.
  • Analyze errors and uncertainties in the measurement and modelling in natural or environmental engineering systems.


  • Be able to combine experimental data and numerical methods to develop better models within the area of water and environment.
  • To structure and produce technical documentation of complex problems, methods and results.
  • Present and communicate results in a web-based media.
  • Must be able to contribute successfully to teamwork within the problem area and make a common presentation of the result of the project work.

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision supplemented with instructions, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests, etc.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 450 hours for the student.



Name of examNumerical Modelling and Experimental Methods
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Individual oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleNumeriske og eksperimentelle metoder
Module codeB-VM-K3-11
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of the Build Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science