MASG2102 - Finite Element Method


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 5 hours A

Course content

  • Modelling with solid elements
  • Modelling with structure elements
  • Generations of mesh
  • Define boundary condition
  • Symmetry condition
  • Linear analysis
  • Stress analysis
  • Deformation analysis
  • Introduction to Non-linear analysis
  • Thermal analysis

Learning outcome


The aim of the course is to learn the students how to apply finite element analysis in the design of various constructions.


The candidate understand how the element method works to determine connections between stresses, deformation, stiffness and material property.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and assignments:

All lectures will be streamed and recorded, and links to the recordings will be made available from the learning platform. Supervision of the net students will be done via Zoom link.

Compulsory assignments

  • 3 assignments

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of written exam in August. Written Exam, 5 hours (counts for 100% of the grade) There will be 3 compulsory assignments which must be passed to take the final exam. Practical exam in the computer lab.

Course materials


  • Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation (Kurowski, Paul (2020))
  • SolidWorks, Learn by Doing-Part 1

More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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