Course code TMP310

TMP310 Machine- and Vehicle Dynamics

Norsk emneinformasjon

Search for other courses here

Showing course contents for the educational year 2021 - 2022 .

Course responsible: Geir Taxth Terjesen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2021-2022
Preferential right:


1.            students who have the course as mandatory in their study plan

2.            students on the following study programmes: M-IØ and M-MPP

3.            students with most ECTS credits

It there are not enough slots in group one the students will be ranked by their ECTS credits.

Course contents:
The course consist of a 4 hours lectures and 2 hours exercises pr. week. The lectures includes, vehicles with internal combustion engines, hybrid operation, electric cars and other types of rotating machinery. The lectures also include also braking theory, steering and suspension geometry, propulsion theory, engine theory, and environmental impacts on the environment, as well as theory that deals with the interaction between engine and drivetrain. In addition, an introduction is given to equivalent mass-moments of inertia, oscillation analysis and basic safety aspects and traffic accident investigation. External lectures from the vehicle sector is also used.
Learning outcome:
After completing the course, students should be able to dimension drivetrains, brakes, wheel suspension, as well as suspension and damping systems for simple vehicles and machines. Students must know the factors that affect driving resistance and power requirements, and be able to choose engine and drivetrain solutions so that requirements for desired driving characteristics, energy consumption and environment are met. Furthermore, students must be able to perform simple vibration analyzes, propose suitable measures to reduce vibration problems and , propose actions to reduce vibration problems and have gained competence in traffic accident analysis.
Learning activities:
The course is based on lectures, demonstrations and written assignments. Students are trained to use their prior knowledge in technological subjects to solve technical tasks that include several cooperating vehicle, engine and drive elements or important components in other rotating machinery.
Teaching support:
Exercises are followed up by supervision. The teacher is available for support via e-mail and during given office hours.
Terjesen, Geir, 2021: Maskin- og kjøretøydynamikk. Compendium for the course TMP300 , 1432 Ås, 200 pages (compendium under preparation)
The course is adjusted to students who have completed the basic science and engineering subjects in the first half of the master's study program, as well as TMP220 - Machine elements and power transfer systems and the TBM250-Element method, or equivalent prior knowledge from technological bachelor's education from another institution.
Recommended prerequisites:
TEL240-Control technology and automation, or equivalent prior knowledge from another educational institution.
Mandatory activity:
22 compulsory assignments must be approved, before the student takes the written examination.
Three hour written exam. 22 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 homework, 100 hours

Compulsory assignments, 150 hours.

Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
The course TMP310 is offered from and including 2022, and is a further development and upgrade of the previous course course TMP271, which leaves the course portfolio in its previous form from and including the spring of 2022. Students who have completed the course TMP271 (10 ECTS) up to and including the spring of 2021 can not complete the subject in its new form as TMP300, without receiving a deduction for 10 ECTS. overlap with TMP271, or get credited previously completed credits in TMP271 afterwards as 300-level.
Type of course:

Lectures: 50 hours, 4-hours pr. week. 

Exercises: 30 hours, 2-hours pr. week

The course is a profile subject for students from their forth year of study and requires that their fundamental technological courses in Machine Design, Process and Product Development are done. Alternatively students from other colleges with bachelor in machine design.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specifiedUtdelt kalkulator og formelsamling.
Examination details: Written exam: Letter grades