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* Retrieved from Course syllabus FSE3048 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents


Paper as an engineering material, packaging performance, behaviour of corners in carton board boxes, web dynamics in paper transport systems, statistical aspects of failure of paper products, fracture properties, moisture-induced deformations, creep and relaxation, mechanics in printing nip for paper and board, micromechanics, wood bio-composites – extending the property range of paper products


Paper testing, design and testing of paperboard package, FEM analysis of paperboard package 

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the students should be able to

  • describe and analyse important paper technology applications using correct solid mechanics terminology,
  • relate the results from the most important methods for mechanical testing of paper and board to the appropriate solid mechanics terminology,
  • describe important aspects of the constitutive modelling of paper and board for analyses of converting and end-use applications,
  • demonstrate the benefits of mathematical modelling and numerical analyses in paper technology applications,
  • discuss and argue for experimental and numerical results orally and in writing, and
  • appreciate the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of using paper as a renewable material.  

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic course in Solid Mechanics, e.g. SE1010, SE1020 or SE1055 or similar

Advanced course in Material Mechanics, e.g. SE2126 or similar.

Recommended prerequisites

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Niskanen et al., Mechanics of Paper Products, de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-11-025463-1, 2012

Magnusson and Östlund, Problems in paper mechanics, KTH, Department of Solid Mechanics, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden, 2013     

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • HEM1 - Home assignments, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examinations, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved on: Home assignments (2 hp), Laboratory (2 hp), Written examination (2 hp)

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

Course web

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Course web FSE3048

Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Professor Artem Kulachenko,

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Solid Mechanics