P61 EDP: Modellering, simulering, optimering för produktutveckling #03

P61 EDP: Modellering, simulering, optimering för produktutveckling #03

5.0 HP
Startdatum: 2 september 2022

Lärosäte: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Linköpings universitet

Målgrupp: Doktorand, Industri

Akademi: Product Development Academy (PDA)

Senaste anmälningsdag: 19 augusti 2022
Platser: 2 lediga (av 25)

Sista anmälningsdagen är redan passerad.

Kursens syfte är att ge grundläggande förståelse för hur modellering, simulering och optimering kan stödja produktutvecklingsprocessen.

Kursen ges på engelska. Alla datum är preliminära.

Welcome to the course on Modeling, Simulation and Optimization in the Engineering Product Development (EPD) Process.

The course is part 3 of the 20 HEC four-module-PhD course on Engineering Product Development (EPD). Please refer to: The Product Development Academy (PDA), Sweden

Target group

Professionals and PhD candidates in product development research and practice.


MSc in Engineering or similar.

Fee for industrial members

7 500 SEK

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the participants should have:

• Gained increased knowledge of the roles of modelling, simulation and optimization in the product development process.

• Gained an increased understanding of different type of models used in EPD, from modelling of functionality, via physics based modelling, to modelling of customer value of products and services.

• Improved knowledge about uncertainties in modelling and simulation and increase the ability to perform validation and verification of simulation results.

• Obtained the ability to formulate an engineering design problem as an optimization problem and solve it using adequate optimization algorithms.

• Improved ability to communicate orally and in writing the role of modelling, simulation and optimization in the EPD process in a research context.

• The course is organized in 4 events, three physical and one web based.

Course Outline

• 1st session: Course introduction (via web link), 2nd September 2022: (Time TBD)
Content: Course introduction (topic, readings and assignments). Introduction of literature and software to be used. Confirmation of all dates.

• 2nd session: Modeling behavior and functionality, 15-16 September
Venue: CHALMERS, Göteborg
Content: Modeling and simulation to understand product behaviour (functions, value, robustness, manufacturing). Industrial state of art example.

Aim: To give an overview and hands on experience in (a selection) of WHAT can be modelled and simulated in EPD, and what need to be modelled and simulated (trends).

• 3rd session: Model Based Development, 25-26 October

Venue: BTH, Karlskrona
Content: CAE, Digital Twins, model based development, optimization
Aim: To give an overview of- and hands on experience of- HOW modelling and simulation are used in EPD. Concepts of validity, quality and digital verification are explained together with an introduction to optimization and multidisciplinary engineering.

• 4th session: Multi-disciplinary modelling and optimisation, course project presentation, 24-25 November
Venue: LiU, Linköping

Content: multi-disciplinary and multi-objective optimization, surrogate based optimisation. Presentation of course assignments.
Aim: To give an overview of system level – and multi- disciplinary optimisation applications. Present / discuss course outcome.


The course is organized in the following way:

The first session is an online meeting, where the course is introduced and the short assignment is presented. The following physical sessions at Chalmers, BTH and LiU provide a condensed mix of theory, hands on exercise and industry input through guest lectures. By necessity, the course will provide a “look and feel” introduction to the specific techniques introduced, with the opportunity to engage deeper in some part in the course assignment.

The final physical session (Linköping) also include a presentation and discussion session of all assignments conducted during the course.

The assignment is further expected to be submitted no later than three weeks after the final session.


Selected recommended literature (papers and/or book chapters) are introduced at the first session.


The course is examined through active participation at the workshops/sessions, presentation of course assignments at the workshops and with the written report delivered at the end of the course.

The three professors Isaksson, Ölvander and Larsson assess each student’s participation and work and Ola Isaksson is the course examiner.

In addition, colleagues at Chalmers, BTH and LiU will be engaged in specific sections.


2 september 2022

1st session: Course introduction

web link

15 september 2022 - 16 september 2022

2nd session: Modeling behavior and functionality

CHALMERS, Göteborg

25 oktober 2022 - 26 oktober 2022

3rd session: Model Based Development and simulation based optimization

BTH, Karlskrona

24 november 2022 - 25 november 2022

4th session: Multi-disciplinary modelling and optimisation, course project presentation

Linköping University