TMM4135 - Analysis and Assessment Based on the Finite Element Method, Basic Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 67/100 4 hours A
Assignment 33/100 A

Course content

Idealising of mechanical components. Boundary conditions. Element and system matrices for FE beams and plates. Compatible and non-compatible finite elements. Element requirements. Convergerce. Error estimate. Numerical integration. Isoparametric elements. Consistent load. Vibration. Heat transfer. Project assignment (weight 1/3): Programming the Finite element method. Modelling and analysis of mechanical products on the computer. Analysis result evaluation.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Basic knowledge about structural design of mechanical systems. Basic theory for the Finite Element Method. Formulations for finite elements for heat transfer and stress analysis. Basic theory for dynamics and dynamic eigenvalue problems. Ability to program the finite element method.

Skills: Perform stress analysis using The Finite Element Method and analysis tools such as NX Nastran. Formulate and solve simple frame structures using the finite element method and manual calculations. Make conclusions based on analysis results.

General competence: Ability to report and present analyses, analysis results and conclusions.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, calculating problems, work in teams using FE-programs. Project teams are established at the beginning of the semester.

Further on evaluation

When re-taking one does not need to redo the group work if it is earlier passed.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may by changed from a home examination to an oral examination.

Course materials

Information is given at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO2026 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 67/100 A





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Autumn ORD Assignment 33/100 A





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Spring ORD Home examination 67/100 A INSPERA
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Spring ORD Assignment 33/100 A INSPERA
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Summer UTS2 Home examination 67/100 A INSPERA
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