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 Axin

Director of studies or equivalent

Johan Persson

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, Master of Science in Engineering 2 (Spring 2024) 1, 2 1, 1 Swedish Linköping, Valla C

Main field of study

Product Development, Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Prerequisites

Linear algebra, programming

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.
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.
 

Teaching and working methods

The main part of the course composes six 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

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

Grades

Two grade scale, older version, U, G

Other information

About teaching and examination language

The teaching language is presented in the Overview tab for each course. The examination language relates to the teaching language as follows: 

  • If teaching language is “Swedish”, the course as a whole could be given in Swedish, or partly in English. Examination language is Swedish, but parts of the examination can be in English.
  • If teaching language is “English”, the course as a whole is taught in English. Examination language is English.
  • If teaching language is “Swedish/English”, the course as a whole will be taught in English if students without prior knowledge of the Swedish language participate. Examination language is Swedish or English depending on teaching language.

Other

The course is conducted in such a way that there are equal opportunities with regard to sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.

The planning and implementation of a course should correspond to the course syllabus. The course evaluation should therefore be conducted with the course syllabus as a starting point. 

The course is campus-based at the location specified for the course, unless otherwise stated under “Teaching and working methods”. Please note, in a campus-based course occasional remote sessions could be included.  

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Course literature

Other

  • Information från föreläsningar.
  • Laborationshandledningar
Code Name Scope Grading scale
LAB6 Module 6 1 credits U, G
LAB5 Module 5 1 credits U, G
LAB4 Module 4 1 credits U, G
LAB3 Module 3 1 credits U, G
LAB2 Module 2 1 credits U, G
LAB1 Module 1 1 credits U, G

Plagiarism

For examinations that involve the writing of reports, in cases in which it can be assumed that the student has had access to other sources (such as during project work, writing essays, etc.), the material submitted must be prepared in accordance with principles for acceptable practice when referring to sources (references or quotations for which the source is specified) when the text, images, ideas, data, etc. of other people are used. It is also to be made clear whether the author has reused his or her own text, images, ideas, data, etc. from previous examinations, such as degree projects, project reports, etc. (this is sometimes known as “self-plagiarism”).

A failure to specify such sources may be regarded as attempted deception during examination.

Attempts to cheat

In the event of a suspected attempt by a student to cheat during an examination, or when study performance is to be assessed as specified in Chapter 10 of the Higher Education Ordinance, the examiner is to report this to the disciplinary board of the university. Possible consequences for the student are suspension from study and a formal warning. More information is available at Cheating, deception and plagiarism.

Linköping University has also produced a guide for teachers and students' use of generative AI in education (Dnr LiU-2023-02660). As a student, you are always expected to gain knowledge of what applies to each course (including the degree project). In general, clarity to where and how generative AI has been used is important.  

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

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

Other

Information från föreläsningar.
Laborationshandledningar

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)
X

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
X
X
LAB1
LAB2
LAB3
LAB4
LAB5
LAB6

                            
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
X

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
LAB1
LAB2
LAB3
LAB4
LAB5
LAB6

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X
LAB1
LAB2
LAB3
LAB4
LAB5
LAB6

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
X
LAB1
LAB2
LAB3
LAB4
LAB5
LAB6

                            
3.2 Communications
X
X
LAB1
LAB2
LAB3
LAB4
LAB5
LAB6

                            
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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