Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: D4, E4, F4, F4tvb, M4, Pi4, Pi4bs. Course coordinator: Claus Führer,, Numerisk analys. Recommended prerequisits: FMN130 Numerical Methods for Differential Equations. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Homework reports. Home page:

In the transition from mathematics courses to different engineering courses shall the students experience how mathematical methods are applied in industrial simulation tools. This applies especially to ordinary differential equations (with algebraic constraints) as well as methods for nonlinear systems and eigenvalues. Softwaretools are ADAMS, SIMPACK, SPICE and DYMOLA

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- be able to see structural parallels in varying engineering problems

- be familiar with the software’s purpose

- be able to evaluate simulation results.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

independently be able to apply and evaluate numerical methods within industrial software tools.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

write an algorithmically well structured report in suitable terminology on the mathematical methods applied in industrial simulation tools.

Mathematical problems in multibody dynamics (rigid bodies), typical modelling steps of a technically relevant sytem with constraints, introduction to the simulation tool and model built-up, numerical methods, simulation och numerical experiments.

Relevant material will be distributed at beginning of the course.