Course code TMP301

TMP301 Machinery and Product Development

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Course responsible: Geir Taxth Terjesen
Teachers: Tore Ensby, Egil Stemsrud
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:


Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2006-2007
Preferential right:

Master's degree students in Technology: Machinery-, Process- and Product Development (M-MP), Industrial Economics with graduate course in Machine and product development (M-IØ).

Course contents:
The course has three phases: Part 1. Basic design (August): Central topics are stress analysis and strain gages, elastic theory, composite beams and pressure/shrink connections. Part 2. Advanced design 1: Central topics are plasticity theory, standards, safety calculation and testing methods for complex constructions and assemblies, fatigue and lifetime calculations, fracture mechanics and stability calculations. Part 3: Advanced design 2 and project work: Dynamic loading, energy absorption and design variables, rotating machinery and project work. This part also includes more advanced training in Ansys WB. The project is a limited design and product development project with the submission of the report with descriptions, calculations, visualizations, and complete construction drawings. The project assignment is given by the lecturer.
Learning outcome:

Students are to gain competence in project planning and, design of complex machinery- and process-technical constructions, and in the use of computer based design and production technologies. The students are to practice development, use relevant standards and important elements of small-scale industrial production of new products. After having completed the course, the student shall have aquired knowledge on methods for calculating the properties of materials, strength and lifetime of various types of constructions and evaluate results from complex calculations and analysis tools. They shall be able to make choices concerning design and materials from considerations of strength, economy and environment, and give advice on the technical aspects of production.

Learning activities:
The course is based on a combination of lectures, exercises and demonstrations, and a independent project where the students will apply their skills in construction-technology and engineering design.
Teaching support:
In addition to the course responsible professor, a senior engineer and a lab. engineer participates regularly in the conduction of the course. Especially the projects need close individual attention and access to teaching assistance when it comes to calculations and analysis. We place great emphasis on being available to discuss challenging technical subjects.
Terjesen, Geir. 2015: Dimensjoneringsteknikk, Compendium for the course TMP301, N-1432 Aas, 185 pages(compendium under preparation). Technical, standards, articles, papers and handouts. Complete reading list is handed out when lectures begin.
Students must have gained the necessary knowledge in materals technology and engineering, calculation and sizing of machinery parts, technical design and FEM-analysis, either by the relevant TMP/TBM200-courses, or by similar education and/or experience.
Recommended prerequisites:

TMP160, TMP220, TBM200, TBM250, or equivalent from another institution. Students who have completed the course TIP200 and acquired necessary knowledge in materials and structural engineering may also take the course.

Mandatory activity:

In addition to the funal three-hour written exam, the course consists of 21 compulsory course assignments and a project task that count 40 % in the final course mark. The first 6 mandatory submissions included in the August block shall be submitted and approved during week 35 The next 10 compulsory assignments must be submitted and approved during week 41. The last 5 compulsory assignments must be submitted and approved during week 49. The project report shall be submitted in week 46. Approvals only apply for one calendar year at a time.



Three hour written exam counts 60 % og final mark.Project work counts 40  %. Compulsory assignments must be approved before the student can enter the exam. The exam is a test of the students skills with regard to calculation and engineering design tasks.

Nominal workload:

Lectures with exercises and homework etc.: ca. 300 hours. Project paper: ca. 150 hours.

Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Reduction of credits:


Type of course:

August block: Lectures: 18 hours, 3+3 hours per week in 3 weeks, Exercises: 12 hours, calculation exercises (guided) 4 hours per week in 3 weeks. Autumn parallel: Lectures: 72 hours. Week 36-42: 3+3 hours per week. Week 43-46: 3 hours per week.Week 47-49 3+3 hours week. Exercises 2 hours per week (plus homework), with academic supervision. Project paper: 30 hours (With tuition).


TMP301 is compulsory for anyone with the subject profile Machinery-, Process and Product Development (M-MP). It can be combined with 300-courses in production, process technology, product realization, aquaculture technology or in economics etc., and as part of the Master"s programme in Industrial Economics (M-IØ).


The external examiner provides input on both content and student performance in connection with the review of examination papers, project and course plans. The course content, exercises, project and exam questions will be discussed as part of the course preparation and quality assurance program. Exam answers and project are evaluated in accordance with prescribed professional criteria with Scoring. A separate form that describes the procedures for grading the assessment included grading work.


Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått