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HS1004 Structural Mechanics 2 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HS1004 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Shear stresses in beams
  • Torsion of circular bars
  • Statically determinate frames and sloping beams
  • Statically indeterminate beams - flexibility method
  • Buckling of columns
  • Qualitative analysis of beams and frames
  • Loading conditions
  • Characteristic values for selfweight, imposed load and snow load
  • Calculation of the design load in the ultimate limit state

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course students shall be able to calculate the shear stresses in beams, draw NVM diagram for statically determinate frames and sloping beams, analyse simple statically undeterminate beams and calculate the critical load for columns with different boundary conditions. Students shall also be able to calculate characteristic loads and design loads in ultimate state for simple constructions.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Students in year 1 of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering programmes Constructional Engineering and Design or Engineering and Economics specialising in Constructional Engineering and Design.

Recommended prerequisites

HF1903 Mathematics 1
HS1003 Structural Mechanics 1


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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


  • INLA - Written Assignment, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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

To receive a final grade for this course, a passing grade on the submitted assignments as well as grade E or higher on the written examination are required.

Overall course grade i based on grade scale A-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 HS1004

Offered by

ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

Main field of study

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Earlier courses: 6H2203