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FAF3006 Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Steel 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAF3006 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Included subjects:

  • Failures in structure
  • Principles of linear fracture mechanics
  • Fracture mechanics of steel structures
  • Principles of non-linear fracture mechanics
  • Non-linear fracture mechanics of brittle construction materials
  • Testing fracture mechanics properties of concrete
  • Fracture mechanics of concrete structures

Intended learning outcomes

After completed course, the student should have acquired knowledge on linear and non-linear fracture mechanics and skill to apply it to concrete and steel structures.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MSc in Civil and Architectural Engineering and qualified for admission to become a PhD student.

Recommended prerequisites

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Shah, S.P., Swartz, S.E., Stuart, & Ouyang, C., "Fracture Mechanics of Concrete: Applications of Fracture Mechanics to Concrete, Rock, and Other Quasi-Brittle Materials". John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, Chichester, Brisbane, Toronto, and Singapore, 1995, 552 pp.

Andersson, P., "A Procedure for Safety Assessment of Components with Cracks-Handbook". SAQ/FoU- Report, SAQ Kontroll AB, Stockholm, 1996, 104 pp.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • RAP1 - Project report, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

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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Profile picture Johan Silfwerbrand

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

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Civil and Architectural Engineering

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Prof Johan Silfwerbrand, 790 7946,

Supplementary information

Language of instruction: Swedish and English

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Civil and Architectural Engineering