The candidate must be a PhD candidate at the Faculty of engineering and science
This course is designed to provide candidates with in-depth knowledge and understanding within a research topic in the field of engineering as described in the related course content description template.
After completing the course, the student is expected to:
have good knowledge about the state of the art within the selected topic
be able to discuss and argue using the concepts of the topic
understand the connection of the topic with related state-of-the-art topics
have in-depth understanding of applications related to this topic
apply the understanding of the topic to a research theme related to the students own specialization area
be able to collect more relevant information in the selected topic
The course will contain selected topics from the following list:
Renewable energy: Principal Fuels for Energy Conversion, Production of Thermal Energy, Fossil-Fuel Systems, Nuclear Reactor Design and Operation, - Environmental Impact of Power Plant Operation, Production of Mechanical Energy, Production of Electrical Energy, Production of fuels, Energy Storage, Solar and Wind Energy.
Mechatronics: 1) Drive Systems: modelling, simulation, testing, and design optimization of Hydraulic actuation systems, Hydraulic components, Control of hydraulically actuated systems, Electrical actuation systems, Control of electrically actuated systems, 2) Dynamics: Machine Design, Multibody dynamics, Finite Element Method/Plastic Forming of Metals, Mathematical modelling, Condition based monitoring, 3) Robotics and Autonomy: Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems, Design optimization of industrial robots, Hydraulic-mechanical systems, Sensor technologies, Autonomous Systems, Design Verification.
Teaching methods and workload
The teaching methods may vary and can be given as lectures, laboratory course, seminars etc.
The content of the course must be approved by the PhD program committee for engineering - PPCE at the Department of engineering sciences.
Assessment methods and criteria
The examination may vary and might be written, oral or assignment/report. Pass/fail