Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 8. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. FMEN01 overlaps following cours/es: FME071 and FME120. Optional for: F4, F4bem, F4tf, M4bem. Course coordinator: Associate Prof. Per Lidström,, Mechanics. Prerequisites: Basic courses in Mechanics, Linear Algebra and Calculus. Assessment: Hand in exercises and written exam. Further information: The course might be offered in English. Home page:

The aim of the course is to:

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Rigid body kinematics and dynamics; Euler angles,etc, inertia tensor, Euler equations, Energy and Effect. Fixed-axis rotation; reaction forces, dynamic balancing, stability, Gyroscopic movement.d'Alemberts principle. Lagranges equations; constraints, degrees of freedom, Lagrange function, generalized forces.Multibody systems; holonomic and non-holonomic constraints,contact forces, friction, loss of effect. Lagranges equations with constraints. Rigid and flexible bodies in systems;discretization and coordinate representation mass- and stiffness-matrices. Equations of motion, construction and numerical treatment.Computer programmes; ADAMS, Matlab.

Lidström P., Nilsson K.:Lecture Notes on Fundamentals of MultiBody Dynamics. Division of Mechanics, LTH, 2006.
A.A. Shabana: Dynamics of MultiBody Systems. 3rd Edition. Cambridge University Press.2005.