Courses

The joint master’s programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training offers three tracks related to three mobility options. Students begin their first year at KTH and study the second year at one of the three programme tracks connected to three different universities. The tracks at ULg and AUTH result in a joint degree, and the track at Duke results in a double degree from KTH and Duke. The track KTH/AUTH will not be open for intake 2020.

Year 1 at KTH

Semester 1: The courses on the first semester aim to give the student the basic understanding on heat, power and propulsion aspects in turbomachinery and develop basic skills for more advanced courses in further semesters. These courses include power generation, fluid machinery, introduction to aeromechanics in turbomachines, basics on measurement techniques, advanced mathematics, introduction to computational fluid dynamics and advanced mechanical vibrations. Whereas a part of the courses during semester 1 and 2 are given as traditional courses at KTH, another part involves lecturing by faculty from the partner universities using web‐based distance teaching capabilities.

Semester 2: The course in this semester treat more advanced phenomena in turbomachinery. Both the structural as well as the aerodynamic field are treated in depth. Experimental and numerical techniques and methods are studied. The courses include thermal turbomachinery, unsteady aerodynamics, advanced mechanics and finite element methods, advanced aeroelasticity among other elective courses as combustion theory and combustion instabilities and vibrations. In semesters 1 and 2 there are also project courses, in which the student will study in teams to solve a specific industrial project. During the semester 2, close to the Easter break all students will follow a scientific study and seminar session (so‐called Easter course) organized by one of the partner universities also involving industry representatives. Between the second and third semesters, a compulsory Summer Internship is to be performed at the involved industry partners where students combine their learning experiences to basic aeromechanical problems in industry.

Year 2 at ULg

The Aeromechanical & Material Design track: This track aims to give the student a strong ground related to aeromechanics and material design in turbomachinery. Courses as mechanical design of turbomachinery, fracture mechanics, damage and fatigue, materials selection and large deformation of solids are included in this option. Elective courses as fluid structure interaction and aeroelasticity, mechanics of composite, vibrations testing and experimental modal analysis, mechanical computer‐aided design are also part of this option. The courses are mainly given in semester 3 and final thesis project in semester 4.

Year 2 at AUTH (no intake to autumn 2020)

The Structural Vibration and Fatigue track: This track aims to give the student a strong ground related to vibration and fatigue in turbomachinery. Courses as advanced dynamics and vibrations, random vibration and reliability, fracture mechanics and structural fatigue, and turbomachinery aeromechanics applications are included in this option. Elective courses as experimental methods in vibration, health monitoring in turbomachinery and advanced control in structural dynamics are also part of this option. The courses are mainly given in semester 3 and final thesis project in semester 4.

Year 2 at Duke University

The Unsteady Aerodynamics track: This track aims to give the student a strong ground related to unsteady aerodynamics. Advanced courses as advanced aeroelasticity, unsteady aerodynamics and intermediate dynamics are included here. Elective courses as advanced fluid mechanics, compressible fluid flow, engineering acoustics, intermediate fluid mechanics, and intermediate material science are also part of this option. Beside technical courses this option includes courses on business fundamentals for engineers and engineering management. The courses are distributed among semesters 3 and 4.

Mandatory courses

  • Intermediate Dynamics, 6 credits (ME541)
  • Business Fundamentals for Engineers, 6 credits (MENG570)
  • Unsteady Aerodynamics, 6 credits (ME672)
  • Aeroelasticity Part 2, 6 credits (ME775)
  • Mini‐Thesis, Paper Review Sessions, 6 credits (ME555)
  • Management High Tech Industries, 6 credits (MENG540)
  • Lecture Series, 6 credits (ME759)
  • Aerospace Structures, 6 credits (ME473)
  • Mini Thesis, 6 credits (ME555)

Elective courses

  • Engineering Acoustics, 6 credits (ME572)
  • Compressible Fluid Flow, 6 credits (ME536)
  • Intermediate Fluid Mechanics, 6 credits (ME631)
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics, 6 credits (ME632)
  • Aerodynamics, 6 credits (ME571)
  • Introduction to Finite Element Methods, 6 credits (ME524)
  • Non‐linear Finite Element Analysis, 6 credits (ME525)

All Duke courses can be found in the Duke University Course Catalog  under the category ME - Mechanical Engr/Materials Sci.

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Master's programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training THRUST (Joint)