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The course discusses the physical background and provides the foundation of modeling of failure in different types of materials. Failure models are developed within a theoretical mechanical framework and their numerical implementation into FE software is also discussed.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus FSE3141 (Spring 2017–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course discusses the physical background and provides the foundation of modeling of failure in different types of materials. Failure models are developed within a theoretical mechanical framework and their numerical implementation into FE software is also discussed.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to

  1. describe the fundamentals of modeling of important failure modes in metals, fiber-based materials and biomaterials,
  2. describe the purpose, function, implication and limitation of failure modeling,
  3. implement a failure model into FE software,
  4. apply tools to verify and validate failure models and their implementation,
  5. combine and integrate different solution strategies to address a failure modeling problem,
  6. extract key phenomena from experimental observations and turn them into a failure model, and
  7. discuss the published literature on failure modeling in the field of solid mechanics.

Course Disposition

The course consists of 6 parts. Each part includes 2 or 3 lectures and one homework assignment. The course parts are as follows:

  1. Fundamentals of failure modelling
  2. Metals
  3. Ageing
  4. Fibre-based materials
  5. Biomechanics
  6. Fatigue

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic course in solid mechanics (for instance SE1010, SE1020 or SE1055 or similar), continuum/material mechanics course (for instance SE2126 or similar) and course on finite element methods (FEM) (for instance SE1025 and SE2119 or SE1025 and SE2860).

Recommended prerequisites

Basic course in solid mechanics (for instance SE1010, SE1020 or SE1055 or similar), continuum/material mechanics course (for instance SE2126 or similar) and course on finite element methods (FEM) (for instance SE1025 and SE2119 or SE1025 and SE2860).

Equipment

Commercial FE-program

Literature

  • Hand-outs, scientific papers
  • Classical text books on the subject
  • User and theory Manuals for a FE-package

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

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Examination

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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.

The exmination consists of 6 homework assignments to be solved individually.

Other requirements for final grade

In order to achieve the course grade pass, the student must have achieved the grade passed in all the 6 homework assignments.

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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Examiner

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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

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FSE3141

Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Per-Lennart Larsson

Supplementary information

For information on course offer, contact program responsible,
Per-Lennart Larsson, plla@kth.se

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Solid Mechanics