Experimental Mechanical Engineering, 6 credits (TMMT04)

Experimentell maskinteknik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Product Development Mechanical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Mikael Axin

Director of studies or equivalent

Mats Nåbo
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 2 (Spring 2022) 1, 2 1, 1 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Product Development, Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering


Linear algebra, programming

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to give understanding and skills to perform, document and analyse experiments in the area of engineering mechanics. The learning outcomes are fulfilled if the student can:

  • recognize and present basic principles in engineering mechanics experiments.
  • use physical quantities within the area of engineering mechanics and present the underlying phenomena which both historically and contemporary constitutes the basics for engineering quantification of properties of machines.
  • summarize and present information collected from experiments by use of modern measurement methodology, statistics and evaluation.

The skill based outcomes aim to give the student the ability to:

  • show good skills when using measurement methods and instruments typical for mechanical workshops, production control and data collection.
  • design and realize experiments in a scientific manner.
  • realize experiments in a safe manner and according to existing directives.
  • document, report and communicate achieved results in for an engineer adequate way. 

Course content

Basic theory: mechanical principles for force, moment, energy, temperature and influence on materials. Statistical measures. Outcomes of observations, accuracy and variance.
Properties of materials in engineering applications.
Computer based measuring methodology: practical handling and function of different electrical and mechanical measuring instruments such as micrometer, indicator, multimeter and oscilloscope. Handling of sampled information in computer based data collection systems.
Documentation and compilation of observations. Traceability and calibration.

Teaching and working methods

The main part of the course composes six different modules where each module illustrates a different part within the area of experimental engineering mechanics. Each module can contain one or more laboratory works. In some of the modules the experiments won’t be available without preparation work from the students. Each module contains a presentation, either written, oral, poster or through digital media.
In addition to the modules, the course contains a number of lectures/seminars illustrating the area of experimental engineering mechanics where subjects such as science, measurement methodology, statistics and safety are presented.
The course runs over the entire spring semester.


LAB6Module 6U, G1 credits
LAB5Module 5U, G1 credits
LAB4Module 4U, G1 credits
LAB3Module 3U, G1 credits
LAB2Module 2U, G1 credits
LAB1Module 1U, G1 credits


Two grade scale, older version, U, G


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Mats Nåbo


Mikael Axin

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 160 h

Course literature

Information från föreläsningar.Laborationshandledningar


Information från föreläsningar.
LAB6 Module 6 U, G 1 credits
LAB5 Module 5 U, G 1 credits
LAB4 Module 4 U, G 1 credits
LAB3 Module 3 U, G 1 credits
LAB2 Module 2 U, G 1 credits
LAB1 Module 1 U, G 1 credits

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