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Applied Systems Simulation 7.5 credits

Tillämpad systemsimulering
Second cycle, M7032T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2022 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Machine Design
Subject group (SCB)
Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge in mechanics / dynamics corresponding to F0004T and F0006T, basic knowledge in CAD and good knowledge of 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 be able to understand, simulate and analyze coupled systems. In here, coupled systems refers to integrated simulation of different physical disciplines (e.g. dynamics-control, flow-solid mechanics, etc.). After passing the course, you as a student should be able to:

1. Knowledge and understanding

  • understand the basics and be able to solve coupled problems in mechanics.
  • describe basic principles and methods for simulating coupled systems.
  • describe possibilities and limitations in equations and methods used in system simulation.
  • understand simulation and programming of coupled systems.

2. Skills and abilities
  • create coupled system models from real problems.
  • use different programs and create interfaces to simulate the whole system.
  • evaluate results from the simulations

3. Judgement and approach

  • critically assess the reasonableness of numerical results.
  • explain tomorrow's simulation challenges in mechanical engineering

The course deals with coupled systems (mechanical, electrical, thermal, hydraulic) from analysis of simpler models to simulation of advanced coupled systems. The content is:
  • analytical formulation of simpler coupled systems
  • simulation of mechanical systems with active components and control systems
  • co-simulation of different software
  • evaluation of simulation results
  • and a project assignment

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course includes lectures, computer exercises and a project assignment that is presented orally and in a report.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
For a passing grade, approved assignments and approved oral presentation are required.

Cannot be included in the degree together with M7030T

Håkan Lideskog

Transition terms
The course M7032T is equal to M7030T

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3
Will be found on Canvas.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Compulsory assignmentsU G#6.00MandatoryS20
0002Oral presentationU G#1.50MandatoryS20

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.

Syllabus established
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto, Programme Director 14 Feb 2022