Mechanical components - introduction and analysis 7.5 Credits

Maskinkomponenter - introduktion och analys
First cycle, M0030T
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics 15 Dec 2011

Last revised
by Mats Näsström 12 Apr 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Machine Elements
Subject group (SCB)
Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Foundation level courses in Mathematics and Physics

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

The student shall, after completion of the course

- comprehend the applications and uses for various machine component parts as well as their function and explain how these parts are incorporated in larger systems.

- understand the theory behind several common methods for dimensioning of machine components and be able to apply them in practice.

 - be able to methodically analyse problems and solve calculations coupled to common mechanical components

This course starts witj an introduction into equilibrium , stress , deformation and material properties.  The course then addresses  how components are used in larger systems and what functions they play in these systems. Some examples of components that are covered are brakes, clutches, gears, bolts, springs etc. The course covers how to analyse machine components with the aid of various tools. Knowledge from mechanics, physics and maths is an invaluable aid in this scope of work.

You take part in lectures where important stages in the course are presented and explained. Other lessons, in the form of theory run-throughs and tutorials are also part of the course. These provide the opportunity for you and your fellow students to solve problems and to seek assistance from the teacher. Laboratory work provides a chance to see and experience what components look like and how they function.

Two compulsory hand-in assignments will be marked and assessed during the course. In order to obtain a final grade, all hand-in assignments, laboratory reports and written exam must be answerd correctly

Cannot be included in the degree together wit M0012T Mechanical components.

Andreas Almqvist

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Karl-Olof Olsson
Utgivningsår: 2015 , Upplaga: 2

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Written exam3.5TG G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work2.0TG U G#
0003Assignment report2.0TG U G#

Study guidance
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