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KF2110 Mechanical Properties of Materials 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus KF2110 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Basic continuum mechanics, stress, strain, force balance and moment, constitutive relationships for different material classes (elastic, viscoelastic and viscous materials), time- and temperature dependence of viscoelastic materials, fracture mechanics, molecular and structural aspects on mechanical properties of materials, measurement techniques.

Intended learning outcomes

After graduating from the course the students should be able to:

  • solve mechanical problems related to the concepts: stress, strain, force balance and moment
  • describe how mechanical measurements are made and how mechanical data is obtained
  • describe the mechanical behavior of different material groups (including metals, ceramics, elastomers, polymers, composites)

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in engineering or in sciences including 50 credits in chemistry or chemical engineering. English B/6.

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 6.0 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

Active participation in all compulsory activities as specified in Course information.

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

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Course web KF2110

Offered by

Main field of study

Chemical Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

KF2130 Polymer chemistry,
KF2150 Coating chemistry,
KF2170 Polymer process engineering,
KF2180 Biopolymers,
KF2190 Polymeric materials: structure and properties.

Supplementary information

Will replace 3E1120