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AF1734 Structural mechanics 1 5.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AF1734 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

· Plane force systems

· Resultant of forces and moments

· Equilibrium equations and calculation of the reactions

· Analysis of trusses with the methods of joints and sections

· Normal force, shear force and bending moment diagrams in beams

· Material properties, Hooke’s law and thermal effect

· Cross-section properties

· Normal stresses in beams loaded with transverse and axial forces

Intended learning outcomes

The course intends to give basic knowledge in structural mechanics.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

· Calculate the normal forces in plane trusses with the methods of joints and sections

· Draw NVM diagram for statically determinate beams

· Calculate the normal stresses in beams loaded with transverse and axial forces

· Calculate the normal stresses and deformations in bars subjected to temperature load

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Thesis proposal, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written examination, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Grading criteria are announced at the beginning of the course.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Course web AF1734

Offered by

ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

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