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HS1722 Statics and Strength of Materials 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus HS1722 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Support reactions
  • Normal force, shear force and bending moment
  • Hooke’s law
  • Axially loaded members. Trusses.
  • Normal stresses in beams
  • Deflections of beams
  • Optimization of structures in order to achieve increased sustainability

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Determine the magnitude and direction of resultant force
  • Calculate the centre of mass for an asymmetric cross-section
  • Calculate support reactions for cantilever and simple beams
  • Calculate and draw load, shear and moment diagrams
  • Calculate normal stresses for axially loaded members
  • Perform calculations of deformation using Hooke’s law
  • Perform calculations of shear stresses for small cross-sections
  • Perform calculations of bending stresses in cantilever and simple beams
  • Calculate cumulative loads for cases with dead weight and one imposed load

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Students in year 1 of the Higher Education Diploma programme in Construction Management

Recommended prerequisites

AF1717 Technical Work, Methods and Tools
HF1700 Mathematics
HS1721 Building Technology


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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, 7.5 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

Passing grade on written examination (TEN1, 7.5 credits), grading scale: A-F

Overall course grade is based on grading 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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Nour Khalil