MF1025 Model Based Product Development II 6.0 credits

Modellbaserad produktutveckling II

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.

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

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 main content

  • 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.


Period 3

Lectures 24h
Tutorials 24h
Laboration 12h


Qualified for studies in grade 3, 5B1132/SF1618 ,5B1133/SF1619 , 4C1010/SE1010 , MF1039/MF1013/4F1813

Recommended prerequisites

MF1039 DoP Components or MF1015 Product Realization for T


To be decided later.


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

Requirements for final grade

To pass this course requires approved assignments (INL1; 3 cr), and an approved written examination (TEN1; 3 cr)

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design


Kjell Andersson, 08-790 63 74,


Kjell Andersson <>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2010.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.