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HM1004 Solid Mechanics, Intermediate Course 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HM1004 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Multi-dimensional stress and deformation analysis
  • Hooke’s generalized law
  • Statistically indeterminate problems: Structure and bending of beams
  • Fatigue, introduction to fracture mechanics
  • Finiteelement methods
  • Definition of boundary values

Intended learning outcomes

To acquire knowledge about the basic principles and terminology of solid mechanics, mechanical behavior of engineering materials, methods to solve  problems of solid mechanics, and to apply this knowledge for the solution of simple problems of practical importance.

Course disposition

Practical exercises

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

ML1201 Strength of Materials, General Course and ML1000 Engineering Mathematics or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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R C Hibbeler: Statics and Mechanics of Materials, 3rd Edition in SI units, Pearson Education

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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


  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Written exam (T6 cr.) grading A-F
Passed assignments (1,5 cr.) grading P/F

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

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 HM1004

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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