Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TMMS11 Models of Mechanics, 6 ECTS credits.

For:   I   Ii   M   MEC   Y  


Prel. scheduled hours: 48
Rec. self-study hours: 112

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Mechanical Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

From a theoretical point of view the course makes clear that different theories of mechanics, like particle mechanics, rigid body mechanics, linear elasticity, thermal energy transport, viscous and inviscid fluids, beam theory, pipe flow, etc, all have a common basis consisting of a few universal ideas. From a practical point of view the student is given access to a toolbox of mathematical models that can be used in analysis and design of industrial products as well as in understanding natural phenomena. The course is unique in its focus on generality and brings together several traditional disciplines in the same frame. One of the goals of the course is to give practise in technical/scientific writing and modelling.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Basic courses in mathematics and mechanics.

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Structural Optimizaton, Multibody Dynamics and Robotics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Biomechanics, Fluid Systems and Transmissions, Continuum Mechanics, Finite Element Methods, Models of Materials, Mechanical Engineering Design, Vehicular systems

Lectures, exercises and home assignments

Course contents:
The universal laws of mechanics: Euler's laws, conservation of mass. The basic models of mechanics: discrete, one-, two- and three-dimensional. Special models for beams, linear elasticity, rigid bodies, trusses, viscous and inviscid flow and flow in pipes. A general mathematical structure for equilibrium problems. Introduction to numerical tools.

Course literature:
Klarbring, A: Models of Mechanics, Springer 2006.

Written assignments
Home assignments. Paper on a particular mechanical model with application and exemplifying numerical solution. The paper is evaluated using grades not pass, 3 and 4. To obtain grade 5 an oral or written exam is required.

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Peter Schmidt
Examiner: Anders Klarbring
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

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Last updated: 03/21/2017