MAST2009 - 3D Computer Modeling and Simulation


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 A

Course content

• 3D Modeling Module:

2D and 3D technical drawing using 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. Calculation of dynamically loaded weld joints, fatigue and non-linear cases. Structural optimization.

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


- The candidate can realize a product as a 3D model.
- 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
- 2/3 compulsory exercises must be approved to take the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.
Previous mandatory activities can be approved by the Institute.

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

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 2021

Language of instruction: 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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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