TMM4250 - Advanced Product Simulation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 33/100
Written examination 67/100 4 hours D

Course content

The analysis procedures and methods for engineering design including: dynamic solution using implicit and explicit time integration, eigenvalue solutions for frequency response and buckling. Static non-linear response and unstable collapse. Interactions and contact analysis. Elements: continuum solid elements and structural elements including shells and beams. Section properties and material models: Homogenous sections, beam sections and shell sections. Material models for metal plasticity, composites and laminates and viscoelastic and hyperelastic material models for polymers and rubbers.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The theories of structural analysis using numerical methods and procedures. Skills: be able to conduct simulation for structural engineering problems using FEA tools such as ABAQUS and be able to identify and define applicable methods and abstraction for the problems. Be able to assess the results and draw conclusions. General competence: Ability to report and present analyses, analysis results and conclusions.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, calculating problems, work in teams using FE-programs. Project teams are established at the beginning of the semester. The lectures and exercises are in English. As the teaching is given in English the Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project

Further on evaluation

To be allowed to take the examination requires that the project work is accepted.

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (67%) and compulsory project works (33%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Information is given at the start of the semester.



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Work 33/100
Autumn ORD Written examination 67/100 D
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.