SD2432 Lightweight Design 20.0 credits

Lättviktsdesign

A project based design course. A lightweight product is developed from idea to reality. The course covers design, analysis, manufacturing and verification.

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Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course consists mainly of project-oriented teamwork such as planning, technical design, experimental investigations and manufacturing. In addition, regular informative and decisive project meetings are held, and frequent informal discussions with teachers. Opportunities to practice leading roles such as project manager, group leader and treasurer could occur. A number of relevant guest lectures in topics ranging from purely technical to project management and communication techniques are planned, normally after consultation with the course participants.

Intended learning outcomes *

The technical aim is to develop an advanced lightweight application from specification to product, constrained by a given budget.

After completion of the course the participants should be able to

  • work effectively in a project environment and understand mechanisms behind progress and difficulties in such a setting
  • communicate in writing, orally and graphically
  • to analyze technical problems from a systems (holistic) perspective
  • choose and use adequate engineering methods and tools
  • handle technical problems which might be incompletely stated and subject to multiple constraints
  • pursue own ideas and realise them practically
  • assess the quality of work, performed by themselves and others

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The course is primarily intended for students in the specialisation programme Lightweight Structures.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Will be distributed during the course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercises, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN3 - Exercises, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN4 - Exercises, 5.0 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 *

Course work (ÖVN1-5) and completed project.

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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Examiner

Jakob Kuttenkeuler

Stefan Hallström

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 SD2432

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Stefan Hallström, stefanha@kth.se, tel. 070-349 6440

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.

Supplementary information

The course starts in January 2013 and continues until December 2013.