Code at Aalto: ENG3091
Code at Tampere university: MTE.VV-A03
Extent: 20-25 ECTS
Language: English and some elective courses in Finnish
Organizing department: T212 Department of Mechanical Engineering (Aalto)
Teacher in charge: Heikki Remes (Aalto)/Mikko Kanerva (TAU)
Target group: Students from Master’s Programmes at Aalto and TAU
Application process: Two application terms (autumn/spring). Application attachments: motivation letter and transcript of records. Appliacation deadlines normally 15.8. and 15.12. However, in Autumn 2021 the deadline for applications is 30.8.2021
Quotas and restrictions:Max. 10 students TAU->Aalto and 10 students Aalto->TAU, total 20 students.
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree. Student must take into account any course prerequisites.
Note: minor is available from the beginning of academic year 2021-2022
Content and structure of the minor
Learning outcomes (Aalto)
After the minor the student understands the loads and load-carrying mechanisms of lightweight materials structures under environmental loads. The student can apply these to applications withlightweight structures such as ships and airplanes. Upon completion of the minor, the student will comprehend the fundamental economical, technological and design phenomena related to engineering. The student learns the methods for assessment of this phenomena and knows in which fields of science these are developed further and field experts exist. Student can also describe the position and relation of own expertise in the framework of engineering.
The fundamentals of the finite element (FE) method and application of FE-analysis to the design lightweight structures. Estimation of the environmental loads experienced by lightweight structures. Properties and modeling of different materials and material combinations. Limit states of different materials and structures and their assessment by using numerical methods.
Learning outcomes (TAU)
This minor allows a student to learn understand materials and structures that carry intensive loads during operation and can analyse them in realistic environments. The student can recall examples of vehicles and applications that require strong advanced materials of latest technologies. The student understands natural spectrums of loads in higher atmosphere and ocean environment and can apply analysis of these loads to mechanical models.
This minor targets to allow studying the best of mechanical strength of materials and structures and realistic loading analysis from two different universities, as part of M.Sc. level studies.
Structure of the minor
The student should choose courses from the following list.
|University ||Code||Course name||Credits||Period|
Obligatory course (5 ECTS), select one
|TAU||RAK.RS.230||Finite Element Method (lectures in Finnish)||5||I-II|
|Aalto||MEC-E1050||Finite Element Method in Solids||5||II|
Elective courses (select at least 15 ECTS and at least one course from both universities)
|TAU||MSE.530||Energy-saving lightweight materials systems||5||I-II|
|Aalto||MEC-E1030||Random Loads and Processes D||5||I|
|Aalto||MEC-E8005||Thin-walled Structures D||5||I|
|Aalto||MEC-E8006||Fatigue of Structures D||5||II|
Note: Periods in Aalto and TAU
Following courses are recommended as elective studies to support learning (0-20 credits), TAU
|TAU||KONE.750||Komposiittirakenteet (Lectures in Finnish)||5||III-IV|
Kantavien rakenteiden optimointi (Lectures in Finnish)
Lectured every second year. Next implementation in 2022-2023
Rakenteiden mekaniikan perusteet (Lectures in Finnish)
Murtumismekaniikka ja väsyminen (Lectures in Finnish)
I-II (Lectured every second year, next implementation in 2021-2022)
Following courses are recommended as elective studies to support learning (0-20 credits), Aalto
|Aalto||MEC-E2009||Marine Risks and Safety D||5||I|
|Aalto||MEC-E2007||Ship Structures and Construction D||5||IV-V|
|Aalto||MEC-E6001||Engineering Metals and Alloys D||5||V|
|Aalto||MEC-E4002||Ice Loads on Structures D||5||IV|
|Aalto||MEC-E8007||Fracture Mechanics D||5||V|
|Aalto||MEC-E6007||Mechanical Testing of Materials D||5||IV-V|
Note: Periods in Aalto and TAU