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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Syllabus for

Academic year
TME130 - Project in applied mechanics
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-15 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAME
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: B

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Written and oral assignments 2,5 c Grading: UG   2,5 c    
0207 Project 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c    

In programs



Professor  Lennart Josefson
Bitr professor  Mikael Enelund

Course evaluation:


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

MTF072 Computational fluid dynamics or VSM014 Finite element method or similar.


The aim of the course is to provide the student with an opportunity to apply knowledge in mathematical modelling using computational and experimental techniques. The learning environment is organized in such a way that an emphasis is put on practising communication skills and developing experience working in teams.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

use advanced tools for mathematical modelling as well as computational and experimental techniques
formulate mechanical engineering problems as mathematical models
analyse and solve advanced mechanical engineering problems using the most appropriate methods at hand
critically and systematically model, simulate, and evaluate mechanical problems also with limited or incomplete information
show insight and ability to work in teams and collaborate in groups with different compositions
give written and oral presentations of their conclusions and knowledge


The course is subdivided into two learning blocks, a shorter introductory
block introducing the necessary theory for the specialization, and a
longer block with a stronger emphasis on the project working form. The two
learning blocks are ended with reporting and presentation sessions.

Four specializations are possible:

- Experimental fluid dynamics
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Finite element modelling
- Structural dynamics
- Material and computational mechanics
- Experimental modal analysis

These specializations run through the entire project course (the first learning
block, the planning and reporting, the second learning block and the final
reporting and presentations).


The applications selected for projects will be intrinsically linked with
the specializations. Some applications may allow all two or more specializations
to be run around a single project.

Projects combining experimental and computational aspects are preferred.

The students will apply for a specific project and work in teams.


Depends on project specialization.


Planning report, oral presentation and final report.

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