Experimental Mechanical Engineering, 6 credits

Experimentell maskinteknik, 6 hp

TMMT04

Main field of study

Product Development Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Mikael Segersäll

Director of studies or equivalent

Mikael Segersäll

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 160 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 2 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 1, 1 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Product Development, Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Linear algebra, thermodynamics, CAD.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to give understanding and skills to perform, document and analyse experiments in the area of engineering mechanics. The learning outcomes are fulfilled if the student can:

  • recognize and present basic principles in engineering mechanics experiments.
  • use physical quantities within the area of engineering mechanics and present the underlying phenomena which both historically and contemporary constitutes the basics for engineering quantification of properties of machines.
  • summarize and present information collected from experiments by use of modern measurement methodology, statistics and evaluation.
    • The skill based outcomes aim to give the student the ability to:
      • show good skills when using measurement methods and instruments typical for mechanical workshops, production control and data collection.
      • design and realize experiments in a scientific manner.
      • realize experiments in a safe manner and according to existing directives.
      • document, report and communicate achieved results in for an engineer adequate way. 

Course content

Basic theory: mechanical principles for force, moment, energy, temperature and influence on materials. Statistical measures. Outcomes of observations, accuracy and variance.
Properties of materials in engineering applications.
Evaluation of the energy losses in machines.
Computer based measuring methodology: practical handling and function of different electrical and mechanical measuring instruments such as micrometer, indicator, multimeter and oscilloscope. Handling of sampled information in computer based data collection systems.
Documentation and compilation of observations. Traceability and calibration.
History of technology behind some of the experiments.

Teaching and working methods

The main part of the course composes 6 different modules where each module illustrates a different part within the area of experimental engineering mechanics. Each module can contain one or more laboratory works. In some of the modules the experiments won’t be available without preparation work from the students. Each module contains a presentation, either written, oral, poster or through digital media.
In addition to the modules, the course contains a number of lectures/seminars illustrating the area of experimental engineering mechanics where subjects such as science, measurement methodology, statistics and safety are presented.
The course runs over the entire spring semester.

Examination

LAB1Module 11 creditsU, G
LAB2Module 21 creditsU, G
LAB3Module 31 creditsU, G
LAB4Module 41 creditsU, G
LAB5Module 51 creditsU, G
LAB6Module 61 creditsU, G

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Course literature

Instructions for the laboratory works will be available at LISAM. Possible additional course literature will be announced and available at LISAM.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Mikael Segersäll

Examiner

Mikael Segersäll

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 160 h
Code Name Scope Grading scale
LAB1 Module 1 1 credits U, G
LAB2 Module 2 1 credits U, G
LAB3 Module 3 1 credits U, G
LAB4 Module 4 1 credits U, G
LAB5 Module 5 1 credits U, G
LAB6 Module 6 1 credits U, G

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

There is no course literature available for this course in studieinfo.

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork

                            
3.2 Communications

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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