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FSE3421 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials 12.0 credits

This is a study of literature course where the mechanical behaviour of a specific class of materials is studied in detail. In particular, relevant constitutive modelling of the material class is of interest. The course is offered as a self-study course and is examined by a written report.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FSE3421 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The mechanical properties of a specific class of materials will be studied in detail through a literature study. 

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the student shall understand and be able to give a detailed account on the mechanical properties of a specific class of materials relevant for the PhD studies of the student.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic course in solid mechanics and advanced course in material mechanics.

Recommended prerequisites

FSE3111 Continuum Mechanics


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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



  • RAP1 - Report, 12.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

In order to achieve the course grade pass (P), the student must have achieved the grade pass on RAP1 above. 

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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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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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Solid Mechanics