MASA2052 - Machine dynamics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours

Course content

Introduction to dynamics. Newton's laws. Kinematics of particles. Equations of position, velocity and acceleration in plane curvilinerar motion. Kinetics of particles. Force, mass and acceleration/ Work and energy/Impulse and  momentum . Kinetics of system of particles. Generalized Newton's second law/Work and energy/Impulse and momentum/Conservation of energy and momentum/Steady mass flow/Variable mass. Plane kinematics of rigid bodies. Rotation/Absolute motion/Relative velocity and acceleration. Plane kinetics of rigid bodies. Newton's second law for translation and rotation/Work and energy/Impulse and momentum. Vibration and time response. Undamped and damped.

Learning outcome

Knowledge.The candidate has basic knowledge of analythic solving methods of dynamic problems due to machine part motion caused by external forces. The candidate has knowledge of numeric solving methods of dynamic problems. Skills. The candidate can apply his knowledge on theoretical and practical problems and knows how  to simplify the problem before solving. The candidate knows english terminology and can perform litterature searches. The candidate is able to use both analythic, numerical and graphic solutions, either manually or by use of digital tools.  General competence.The candidate knows how to  simplify a problem and is able to apply this in 2D analysis of existing or new products. The candidate can discuss theories, problems and solutions by writing or oral, and is able to exchange point of viewes and experiences with other persons. 

Learning methods and activities

Classroom lectures with practical experiments. Problem solutions, weekly exercises with assistance. Video presentations.

Further on evaluation

Exam 4 hours written. Grade A  to  F.   Formula book.  

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)
Renewable Energy (BIFOREN)

Course materials

Textbook: Meriam/Kraige/Bolton: "Engineering Mechanics Dynamics"

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home exam (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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