TMM4250 - Advanced Product Simulation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The analysis procedures and methods for engineering design including: dynamic solution using implicit and explicit time integration, eigenvalue solutions for frequency response and buckling. Static non-linear response and unstable collapse. Corotational and Total Lagrangian formulations. Large strain expressions. Interactions and contact analysis. Elements: continuum solid elements and structural elements including shells and beams. 

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The theories of structural analysis using numerical methods and procedures.

Skills: be able to conduct simulation for structural engineering problems using FEA tools such as ABAQUS and be able to identify and define applicable methods and abstraction for the problems. Be able to assess the results and draw conclusions.

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. The lectures and exercises are in English. As the teaching is given in English the Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written deliveries.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a home examination (67%) and several project assignments (33%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from home examination to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments must be re-taken.

Course materials

Information is given at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

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: Portfolio assessment

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Works 33/100
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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