Topic outline

  • During this project course, students develop understanding on (1) modelling in applied mechanics, (2) use of some of the most common numerical solution methods in mechanics, (3) experiments on real structures, and the interplay of (1), (2) and (3) in engineering work. Most projects are related with displacement, vibration, and stability analyses of toy structures or structural parts but projects on rigid body dynamics and Arctic technology may be also offered. The course also includes practice on scientific writing and support for the writing, as the students write technical reports on the measurements and modelling.

    After the course a student will be able to: (1) Apply the principles and methods used in problem solving in the field of applied mechanics, (2) use some of the most common numerical modelling tools on solving typical mechanical engineering problems and (3) perform a critical evaluation, potential validation, and analysis on the correctness of the modelling results.

    • The outcome of each assignment is a report by a workgroup. Enroll in one of the groups (1...15) of max 3 members. The groups are open for changes during weeks 16 and 17.. In case you want to work alone, email (and do not enroll).

    • Lecture notes