Course syllabus

Datorbaserad konstruktionsanalys 1
Computer Based Engineering, Design Analysis 1

MMK140, 4,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Elective for: M4-me, M4-pu, MD4
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


This course aims to provide students with insight into how advanced computer aids through an extensive integration can be utilised to reduce lead times while increasing efficiency and quality in development and construction projects. Such aids are introduced in this course for the following activities: modelling, analysis and optimization.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Design analysis in the given context primarily concerns the utilisation of computer based analysis methods/techniques for quantitative problem solving in the engineering design process. The finite element method (FEM) is primarily dealt with for the analysis of these mechanical systems.

An important part of the design analysis is modelling and handling of the interactions between the different software (structural, thermal and flow) utilised. The goal is to transfer the obtained analyses results into the actual design solution, thus facilitating the preceeding design activities.

The software utilised in the course are: ANSYS WorkBench, CFDesign och Pro/ENGINEER.

The lectures are focusing on modelling and selection of analysis type.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: For a final passing grade the student must pass the two required problem-based individual assignments. The final grade is the average of the two assignment grades. Please note that the assignments can be resubmitted with improvements if the student does not receive a passing grade the first time, but they will only be credited with the minimum number of points to pass.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: MMK010/MMKA15 Manual and Computer Aided Drafting in Mechanical Engineering.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Robert Bjärnemo,
Course coordinator: Universitetsadjunkt Per-Erik Andersson,
Course homepage: