MAST2002 - Machines and Mechanisms


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

- Mechanism design: analysis and synthesis, velocities and accelerations. Difference between kinematics, kinetics and dynamics
- Introduction to basics of dynamics
- Dynamic loading on shafts, critical frequences, balancing of the shafts
- Gear wheels

Learning outcome

The candidate can define the basic components that comprise mechanical devices. The candidate is able to draw representative schematic models of mechanical devices suitable for the kinematic and/or dynamic analysis. The candidate is able to calculate the possible motion of the mechanism defined by position, velocity and acceleration (both linear and angular) of its parts. The candidate has an understanding of the consequences of the chosen technology and can asses advantages and disadvantages of alternative solutions and methods.

Learning methods and activities

- Lectures
- Seminars
- Project work in groups

Compulsory assignments

  • Project assignment
  • Mandatory assignments
  • Presentation

Further on evaluation

Compulsory exercises:
- 2/3 of mandatory tasks are required to be approved to take the exam.
- Project assignment for group
- Presentation of project results

Allowed exam aids: Jarle Johannessen: Tekniske tabeller, Cappelen and specific basic calculator, according to support material code C. Resit exam is held in August. Resit exam may change examination form from written to oral if the teacher decides this.

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.

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

Course materials

Relevant curriculum will be announced at the start of the semester

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 C 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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