TMM4155 - Finite Element Applications in Mechanical Engineerging


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Semester assignment 10/100 D
Semester assignment 10/100 D
Semester assignment 10/100 D
Semester assignment 10/100 D
Semester assignment 10/100 D
Work 50/100

Course content

The course will include the following subjects: "geometry idealization", "advanced meshing", "identification of FE based theory and tools for problem solving", "linear and non-linear Finite Element (FE) formulations", "static and dynamic FE formulations in time and frequency domain", "simple control system design for motor and vibration control", "guidance in NX, ABAQUS and FEDEM", "guidance in static, dynamic, contact, buckling and mechanism analysis", "FE based solution of previous exams in TMM4112 Machine Element" and "FE based solutions of advanced industrial applications"

Learning outcome

This includes the ability to identify problems and best methods and tools to solve the problems. Based on selected applications, programs and knowledge from Maskindeler and Elementmetoden GK, the students shall learn to utilize FE analyses in mechanical engineering. The students will also learn the possibilities and limitations with the applied FE solver theory.

The students shall learn to use the Finite Element Method in problem solving related to the integrity and performance of mechanical systems. Training will be given in NX, ABAQUS and FEDEM.

General competence:
The basic course intension is to transfer the lecturers 30 years academic and industrial experience with development and application of the Finite Element Method in Mechanical Engineering.

Learning methods and activities

The course has a strong focus on Finite Element applications and problem solving in Mechanical Engineering. The applications will be selected from previous exams in TMM4112 Machine Elements as well as more complex industrial mechanical systems. FE theory and methods related to the applications will be teached to enable the students to understand and evaluate the simulation results. The students shall see and learn "pros and cons" with analytical calculations and FEM simulations.
The lectures and exercises are given in English if needed.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes compulsory work (50%) and five semester assignments each 10%. 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.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

The course is based on TMM4112 Machine Elements and TMM4135 Finite Element Method GK. Previous knowledge in these courses or similar is mandatory. Experience with NX, ABAQUS and FEDEM is an advantage. The students must also have access to a windows compatible laptop powerful enough to run these programs.

Course materials

Textbook: Engineering Analysis with NX Advanced Simulation
Electronic version available at google books (and other sites)
Word dokuments, Powerpoints, NX portalen and A3 knowledge briefs

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO2054 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Semester assignment 10/100 D
Spring ORD Semester assignment 10/100 D
Spring ORD Semester assignment 10/100 D
Spring ORD Semester assignment 10/100 D
Spring ORD Semester assignment 10/100 D
Spring ORD Work 50/100
  • * 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.