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BK70A0001 Simulation of a Mechatronic Machine, 5 cr 
Code BK70A0001  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Simulation of a Mechatronic Machine  Abbreviation Simulation of a 
Credits5 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Aki Mikkola 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta, kokonaan verkossa / full digi


M.Sc. (Tech.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Aki Mikkola


The student possesses the theories and practices of mathematical modeling and computer
simulation of machine systems, which are hydraulically actuated. The
student is able to utilize simulations as an integrated tool of product design and he/she can
utilize his/her skills to generalize the theories of engineering design to solve multidisciplinary
design tasks and real-life problems. The student is able to compare and justify the use of
different constructional solutions for linear and rotating motion mechanism based on their
static, kinematic and dynamic analysis. The student is able to individual scientific work to
simulate mechatronic machines.


Principles of multibody dynamics, modelling of actuators, coupled simulation. Use of the
concept of virtual work. Constraint equations and Lagrangian multipliers. Inertia of rigid
bodies. Modelling of hydraulic components. Numerical integration of the equation of motion.
Individual utilisation of simulation software, including the principles of how to apply
previously mentioned mathematical theories to handling and solving abstract and
multidisciplinary problems.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 22 h, 1st-2nd period. Teamwork in multi-cultural working environment 32 h, 1st-
2nd period.Supervised tutorials 24 h, 1st-2nd period. Independent study 52 h, 1st-2nd period.
Total loading 130 h.
The course is suitable for distance learning.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Number of mid-term examinations 

2 (Moodle)

Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, examination or two mid-term exams in Moodle, examinations 70 %, simulation work 20 %, in
class quizzes 5 %, homework 5 %.

Course Materials 

Lecture notes.


Students are recommended to have completed BK80A2600 Mekaniikka and BK60A0200

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 15

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 15


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