SD2417 Applied Composites Design in Sports Application 6.0 credits

Tillämpad kompositkonstruktion för sporttillämpningar

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Last planned examination: spring 20.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

To provide knowledge of design of a component with multiple constraints on stiffness, strength and mechanical damping and to provide insight into how the component interacts with the human body.

After the course the student should be able to:

  • Recognize the complexities of the human-equipment interface and its influence on the design process with respect to static and dynamic properties
  • Design and execute a test program for benchmarking a given piece of sporting equipment as well as analyze the results and draw relevant conclusions
  • Carry out both dynamic and static finite element analysis using commercially available FE code
  • Understand the basic concepts of optimization
  • Develop an engineering specification for a new design based on testing and simulation results
  • Realize a prototype of the chosen design using available manufacturing processes
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different manufacturing processes
  • Validate the final design in the laboratory and compare with aforementioned design specifications

Course main content

Benchmarking, static and dynamic testing, design specification, finite element modelling, optimization, prototype construction, design validation.


Recommended prequisites are:
Base program B, M, T, or equivalent.
SD2413 Fibre Composites - Analysis and Design ORSD
2414 Fibre Composites - Materials and Manufacturing OR Equivalent
SE1025 FEM for engineering applications OR Equivalent




  • LAB1 - Laboration, 2.0, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Laborations (P/F)
Project reports (A-F)

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering


Malin Åkermo <>

Supplementary information

This course is cancelled from H11.


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2008.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2008.