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Fundamentals of Machine Elements, 4hp, TVM2022

Publicerad: 9 maj 2022

COURSE SYLLABUS, third-cycle courses

Course name: Fundamentals of Machine Elements

ECTS: 4.0

Course Code: TVM0019

Educational level: Third-cycle course

Entry requirements: N/A

Course contents

The course consists of three days of lectures and laboratory exercises followed by home assignments.

The course is suitable for doctoral students who have no previous education in the field of machine elements. The course content includes how a machine is designed and how machines can be analyzed by simple calculations based on statics and dynamics.

A number of important machine elements are introduced, and it is described both how these are working as individual components and how they interact in a machine.

Fundamental tribology, mainly from an engineering aspect, is also covered in the course.

Learning outcomes

The students should know about; 1. How a machine is designed, 2: How different machine elements are interacting in a machine, and 3: Fundamental machine tribology

Course methods

The course will be in the form of lectures mixed with laboratory exercises followed by home assignments based on the material given in the course.

Examination form

Home assignment reports and quizzes.

Grading scale: Pass/Fail.

Course literature: Material and handouts available in the course canvas room

Education cycle: Study period 4, 2022

Course is given periodically: Yes (every second year)

Send application to: Pär Marklund (par.marklund@ltu.se), shortly state the reasons for taking this course.

Doctoral student enter name, civic registration number, e-mail, Division and Department in the application

Deadline for application


Course open for application by doctoral students admitted to other universities than LTU: Yes

Limited number of students: 20


The course fee is 1500 SEK, both for doctoral students admitted at LTU and to other universities. This will cover lunch costs (two days) and other consumables in the course.

Contact person: Pär Marklund, par.marklund@ltu.se ,  +46 920 492415

Examiner: Professor Pär Marklund

Course syllabus decided by: Lars-Göran Westerberg, Head of PhD studies at TVM

Date of decision: 2022-05-03