Numerical Modelling


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Knowledge, skills and competences corresponding to the Bachelor degree in Sports Science at Aalborg University.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge on how to establish a geometrical specification of a product via computer based models using Computer Aided Design and Technical Drawings
  • Have knowledge on how the Finite Element Method can be applied to obtain approximate solutions to physical problems governed by partial differential equations
  • Have knowledge about the applications, assumptions, and limitations of the Finite Element Method
  • Have knowledge about significance in simulation time and accuracy of the model
  • Have knowledge about the numerical steps taken in a finite element analysis in order to obtain results of deformation (strains) and stresses.


  • Can establish a three dimensional parametric model of a structure or component using a commercial computer software program
  • Can produce and interpret a technical drawing of a product (i.e. a structure or component)
  • Can perform a linear static stress analysis using a commercial finite element program
  • Can interpret and report results of simple finite element analyses
  • Can demonstrate a basic understanding of concepts and applications of finite element analysis from a sports science view point


  • Know when and where to use finite element analysis as a part of an analysis or design process in sports science and engineering
  • Can conduct a qualified dialogue with analysis specialists on numerical analysis of sports products



Name of examNumerical Modelling
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Malene Møller Knudsen, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleNumerisk modellering
Module codeSTIIDT15K2_4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Sports Technology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Sports Science and Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine