LiU-course: Project Course in Applied Physics, CDIO TFYA92
Title: LiU-course: Project Course in Applied Physics, CDIO TFYA92
SNIC Project: LiU-compute-2020-20
Project Type: LiU Compute
Principal Investigator: Rickard Armiento <rickard.armiento@liu.se>
Affiliation: Linköpings universitet
Duration: 2020-09-01 – 2021-01-01
Classification: 10304
Homepage: https://liu.se/studieinfo/en/kurs/tfya92/ht-2020
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Abstract

TFYA92 is an undergraduate project course given for, primarily, civil engineering program students at the very end of their education. Historically it offers an experimental and one computational project run for small student groups. The computational project has been to develop a molecular dynamics code. The course runs all of HT2020, but the project tasks relevant to this application are in HT2 (i.e., the later half of the autumn term.) Starting HT-2020, Rickard Armiento (the PI on this proposal) takes over examination of the computational physics project and will update the project a bit. The intent is that the depth of the molecular dynamics code development will be somewhat reduced in favor of teaching some other crucial skills in software engineering. As part of this, the PI would like to allow the students to try a large-scale simulation of many materials by running their code on a real supercomputer (and then visualize the results, which is another part they will be trained in.) Hence, the PI requests a small-ish amount of LiU-local computational time for this educational task. Since this is the first time this part of the project is given, it is a bit difficult to know how much computational time is reasonable for the task, but we can also scale the size of the task to the amount of time we get. Given that I expect no more than 5-10 students working together on one project a total of, say, 1000 core hours total during the autumn term seems perfectly sufficient.