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Content and learning outcomes
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)
Literature and preparations
Bachelor's degree in engineering or in sciences including 50 credits in chemistry or chemical engineering. English B/6.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 KF2110
Main field of study
KF2130 Polymer chemistry,
KF2150 Coating chemistry,
KF2170 Polymer process engineering,
KF2190 Polymeric materials: structure and properties.
Will replace 3E1120