MAST2009 - 3D Computer Modeling and Simulation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

3D Modeling Module: 2D and 3D technical drawing using a computer. Introduction to the most common drawing commands and functions. Drawing of new models and editing of previously drawn material. Plan, facade, and section drawings. Printing and plotting of drawings. Additive manufacturing. Welds, sheet metal manufacturing, parametric modeling, etc.

Simulation Module: Finite Element Methods (FEM) in general; theory, boundary conditions, and element types (solid and sheet elements, beams, and trusses) with several degrees of freedom (DOF). Selection of optimal designs for deformation and strength. Static strength calculation, thermal analysis, truss analysis, static indeterminate constructions, vibration analysis, and frequency calculations.

Learning outcome


  • The candidate has competence in understanding the design process from idea to 3D model with the use of 3D modeling and variant construction.
  • The candidate has the competence to use element methods in general Skills.
  • The candidate can realize a product as a 3D model.
  • The candidate can identify, plan and execute simulations, as well as analyze, interpret and use emergent data, both independently and in groups.

General competence:

  • The candidate has insight into the technical consequences of selected solutions within his / her field of expertise and can assess the disadvantages and advantages of the chosen methods.

Learning methods and activities

- Lectures

- Exercise hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes one individual report (40%) to assess fundamental knowledge of modeling and simulation, and one group report (60%) to assess advanced knowledge and skills. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.1) The individual report will be delivered at the end of lectures covering fundamental knowledge. 2) The group report will be delivered at the end of the semester.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

The course material is provided at the start of the study

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100
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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