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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course FMEN02F valid from Autumn 2018

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  • The aim of the course is to:
    provide knowledge of the basic theory of the dynamics of multibody systems consisting of rigid bodies as well as simple flexible bodies.
    give insight in the numerical analysis of the equations of multibody dynamics.
  • Rigid body kinematics and dynamics; Euler angles,etc, inertia tensor, Euler equations, Energy and Effect. Fixed-axis rotation; reaction forces, dynamic balancing, stability, Gyroscopic movement.d'Alemberts principle. Lagranges equations; constraints, degrees of freedom, Lagrange function, generalized forces.Multibody systems; holonomic and non-holonomic constraints,contact forces, friction, loss of effect. Lagranges equations with constraints. Rigid and flexible bodies in systems;discretization and coordinate representation mass- and stiffness-matrices. Equations of motion, construction and numerical treatment.Computer programmes; ADAMS, Matlab.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must

  • be able to give an account of the most important results in the theory of multibody dynamics.
    be able to formulate theoretical models for systems of connected rigid bodies and simple elastic bodies.
    have knowledge of the commercial computer programmes that are available.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must

  • be able to analyse certain simple multibody systems with the aid of computer programmes (Mathcad, FEM, MBS-programmes).
    be able to perform an analysis of a multi-body system and to present the results in a well-written report.
    be able to describe some technical problems in industrial applications that can be studied with multibody dynamics
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must

  • be able to evaluate achieved results based on the problem formulation at hand as well as physical limitations.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Project
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Written assignments
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Basic courses in Mechanics, Linear Algebra and Calculus.
Selection Criteria
  • Lidström, P. & Nilsson, K.: Fundamentals of Multibody Dynamics, Lecture notes. Division of Mechanics Lund University, 2015.
Further Information
Course code
  • FMEN02F
Administrative Information
  •  -05-04
  • Professor Per Kristiansson

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