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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Syllabus for

Academic year
LMT211 - Mechanics, advanced course  
Mekanik, fortsättningskurs
Syllabus adopted 2020-03-03 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMAL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 65126
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C+
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0102 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   14 Jan 2021 pm L   09 Apr 2021 pm L,  16 Aug 2021 pm L

In programs

TIMAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Machine Design, Year 3 (compulsory)


Peter Olsson

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

The courses LMA401 Calculus, MVE580 Linear algebra and differential equations, LMT202 Mechanics, TME255 Strength of materials and LMA017 Mathematical analysis in several variables, or corresponding knowledge.


The course in plane rigid body dynamics is aiming towards an understanding of the basic equations of motions for plane rigid bodies and to numerically analyze a complex system using Matlab.

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

  • Derive the equations of motions for a system in general plane motion, by using the general laws of motion.
  • Analyze the dynamics of rigid bodies i two dimensions (and system of bodies) theoretically, and also numerically by using the computer program MATLAB.


The course contains vibrations of systems with one degree of freedom, dynamics of rigid bodies in two dimensions, systems of bodies and numerical solution of dynamical problems using MATLAB. A mandatory project is included in the course. If this project is approved before the ordinary exam, the student will get 10 bonus points to use in the three exams that belongs to the course.


The course contains 60 h of theory and problem solving lectures (integrated) and 140h of home work including a project work.


Ragnar Grahn, Per-Åke Jansson, Mikael Enelund, Mekanik, Studentlitteratur, fourth edition.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam containing 5 excercises with grades: not passed, 3, 4, 5, and approved project work.

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