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MF1025 Model Based Product Development II 6.0 credits

Models and modelling has become a common part of an engineer’s daily work. This in order to determine both the function of a product and its form as well as many other product properties. In this course you will learn to apply some of the more common modeling and analysis program for some simpler analysis of mechanical components and systems. This course introduces an approach to model based product development where the main idea is to train the students first to define the problem and thereafter select the most suitable toll to solve the problem and finally reflect about the result.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF1025 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Model based product development
  • Dynamic models
  • Introduction to multi body systems simulations, MBS
  • Conservation laws and thermal course of events.
  • Thermo eleastic effects
  • Advanced MBS
  • Control of MBS models
  • Effects of spread variation and tolerances

The theoretical content is presented at the lectures and is applied in a number of assignments. The assignments are accomplished in groups of 2-3 students. Introductions to computer tools are given at three computer laborations and are being used to solve the assignments.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define technical problems and search for solutions based on model based methods and modern computer tools in a structured way.
  • Compare and select between analytical and computer based CAE-methods for analysis of less complicated products and to explain your decisions.
  • Plan and perform a multi body systems (MBS) simulation of a less complicated product and a two dimensional thermal FE simulation of a system component.
  • Verify simulation results of an analysis of a less complicated product based on analytical methods.
  • Present solutions to simulation problems in writing and motivate and argue for the conclusions and also to reflect over these conclusions.


Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

SG1140 Mechanics II

SE1020 Solid Mechanics, Basic Course, or SE1010 Solid Mechanics, Basic Course with Project

MF1039 Design and Product Realization, Components, or MF1044 Machine Components

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

To pass this course requires approved assignments (ÖVN1; 3 credits), and an approved written examination (TEN1; 3 credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MF1025

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Kjell Andersson, 08-790 63 74,