Applied systems simulation 7.5 Credits

Tillämpad systemsimulering
Second cycle, M7030T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2018

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Computer Aided Design
Subject group (SCB)
Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

Fundamental knowledge within CAD and good knowledge in ordinary differential equations, for example M0010T Computer-aided Design and M0031M Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The purpose is to understand, simulate and analyze coupled systems. In here, coupled systems refers to integrated simulation of different physical disciplines (e.g. dynamics-control, flow-hold, etc.).

1. Knowledge and understanding

  • Understand the basics and be able to solve coupled problems in mechanics.
  • Get a critical scientific approach to equations used in simulation of  coupled systems to see possibilities and limitations in methods.
  •  Be able to analyze and solve coupled problems.
  • Understand simulation and programming of coupled systems.

2. Skills and abilities.

  • Be able to create coupled models from real problems.
  • Be able to use different programs and create interfaces to simulate the entire system.
  • Be able to evaluate results from the simulations

3. Judgement and approach

  • Critically assess the validity of numerical results.
  • Know tomorrow's simulation challenges in mechanical engineering
  • Feel more experienced in engineering assessments as well as identification and formulation of problem.


The course deals with coupled systems from analysis of simpler models to simulation of advanced systems. The coure includes: analytical formulation of simple coupled systems, simulation of mechanical systems with active components and control systems, simulation of hardware connected to digital model, simulation of software in a real system, evaluation of simulation results.

The course includes lectures and computer assignements.

Approved assignments and presentation are required for pass. Grades are based on the quality of the assignments.

Jan-Olov Aidanpää

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Will be found on Canvas

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Compulsory assignments6.0TG G U 3 4 5
0002Oral presentation1.5TG U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.