Syllabus for Applied Mechanics II

Tillämpad mekanik II


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TE761
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology G1F, Physics G1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2018-03-14
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-02-10
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2020
  • Entry requirements:

    Several Variable Calculus. Applied Mechanics II/Mechanics II.

  • Responsible department: Department of Electrical Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • apply the theory of rigid body's three-dimensional mechanics based on Euler's laws emphasizing axisymmetric rotational structures,
  • analyse dynamics by setting up and analysing models for the movement of different objects mathematically, experimentally or by simulation,
  • analyse the significance of eigen-frequencies on dynamic processes and coupled oscillations and have insight into how natural frequencies can be modified in a design,
  • analyse induction phenomena and friction in time varying magnetic flows,
  • briefly describe various methods of controlling mechanical systems,
  • briefly describe some relevant machine elements,
  • perform simulations and physical experiments as well as verbally and in writing explain and defend the results.


Three-dimensional motion of mechanical systems. Accelerating reference systems. Eulers laws for rigid bodies. Introduction to friction losses. Briefly about Lagrange's equations and minimizations. Coupled oscillations, for example caused by the elasticity of a rotary shaft. Rotordynamics. Analysis of eigen-frequencies and revolutions with Campbell Diagram. Induction in generators and motors, and its effect on mechanical properties. Introduction to machine elements (joints, axes, etc.), material selection and control of dynamic systems. Introduction to Robotic Mechanics with 3D motion control. Variables for describing rigid body motion (Euler angles, quaternions).


Lectures, lesson exercises, laboratory exercises. Guest lecture or study visit illustrating current developments in mechanics (3D printers, "robotized" systems, etc.).

Exercise with multiphysics simulation tool.

Laboratory with industrial robot.

Laboratory with accelerating reference systems.


Lab report with oral and written presentation (2 credits), written exam (3 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2020

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Bedford, Anthony; Fowler, Wallace L.; Ahmad, Yusof. Engineering mechanics. : Dynamics

    5th ed. in SI units.: Singapore: Prentice Hall, 2008

    Find in the library


  • Nordling, Carl; Österman, Jonny Physics handbook for science and engineering

    8., [rev.] ed.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2006

    Find in the library