Course syllabus

Multibody Dynamics

FMEN02, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2015-04-13

General Information

Elective for: BME4-br, F4, F4-tf, F4-bem, M4-bem, Pi4-bem
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of the course is to:

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


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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Hand in exercises and written exam.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMEN01, FME071, FME120

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Univ. lekt. Per Lidström,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course might be offered in English.