MJ2484 Advanced Mechanics and Finite Element Methods 6.0 credits

Fortsättningskurs mekanik och FEM

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

• Understand the fundamental theory of the finite elements

• Develop skills to model the behavior of elastic structures

• Use a commercial finite element software for structural analysis

Course main content

The goal of this course is to learn develop both theoretical concepts as well as practical use of the

method. Starting from the mechanical behavior of simple structures like pin jointed structures;

fundamental concepts of the structural analysis are introduced. Subsequently, it is shown how the

general elastic equations established in continuum mechanics can be discretized and how it is possible to obtain an approximate solution for these equations.


Engineering mathematics, BSc level

Only for TAETM


Egen litteratur


  • TENA - Examination, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Andrew Martin <andrew.martin@energy.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2011.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2010.