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Scientific computing with applications in Tribology

Publicerad: 24 november 2016


Title: Scientific computing with applications in Tribology

Points: 5 hp

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of differential equations, fluid- and solid mechanics. Basic skills in programming and/or some sort of experience of scientific computing in MATLAB, MAPLE, MATHEMATICA, or similar, for data processing or numerical simulations.

Examiner: Andreas Almqvist, Associate Professor

Luleå University of Technology,

Division of Machine Elements, 971 87, Luleå


+46 920 49 2407

Objectives: After completing this course you will be able to:

- Understand the fundamentals of contact mechanics and lubrication

theory and have knowledge about numerical techniques such as


- Assess accuracy and precision of simulation methods.

- Implement commonly used models for the numerical simulation of tribological processes.

- Understand and use the concepts of verification and validation in the context of scientific computations.

- Use common models and simulation methods for the development of tribological applications.

Contents: The content is divided into the following three topics:

1. Computational contact mechanics.

2. Modelling and simulation of flows in thin films

3. Multiphysics problem(s) in lubrication.

Teaching: Lectures and computer laboratory work

Examination: Student peer-review of numerical implementations, technical report on the assignments and an oral examination (online if required)

Course closes: June 12 2017

Grading: Pass or Fail

Literature: Selected book chapters, papers and handouts.

Time: 7-9 February 2017

Application: Andreas Almqvist andreas.almqvist@ltu.se

Fee: SEK 3000 for non LTU PhD students and SEK 9000 for participants from industry.