MH2280 Simulation and Modelling in Materials Processing 6.0 credits

Simulering och modellering inom materialens processteknologi

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

This course provides fundamental and practical knowledge of computer simulation and modelling techniques and its role in materials processing and manufacturing problem solving.

It covers such topics as models and model building, applications of simulation in manufacturing and materials processing issues and introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics modelling.

The course is designed to be both broad in scope and practical in its applications covering areas such as heat transfer, fluid flow, plasticity, two phase flow and chemical reaction engineering.

Intended learning outcomes *

The student should be able to:

  • Apply fundamental concepts of computer simulation and its role in manufacturing and materials processing problem solving.
  • Develop and model manufacturing and materials processing problems and apply procedures for modelling systems using a commercialized modelling software.
  • Use the advantages of simulation and modelling for taking decisions in materials processing problems.
  • Demonstrate the need to incorporate simulation and modelling considerations throughout the design and execution of a project aiming at identifying its limitations and ways of improvement.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The students should have basic knowledge in modelling and simulation.

Knowledge about the software is not required. The students need to be familiar with the manufacturing or materials process which they like to choice for the project.

Recommended prerequisites

The course MH2042 Simulation and Modeling Toolbox or a similar basic FEM course


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Excerpts from various books, manuals and review articles will be used for background information.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PROA - Project, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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

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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Mikael Ersson

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ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study *

Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Mikael Ersson (

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.