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Basic course in solid mechanics for engineers in Mechanical Engineering.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus ML1201 (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Quantity, units and dimensions
  • Uniaxial stress and deformation analysis
  • Material relations. Hooke’s law
  • Stress – deformation
  • Shear stress – deformation
  • Uniformly distributed loads
  • Section methods. Shear and moment diagrams
  • Beam theory, section quantity, planar surface geometry, boundary conditions and beam deflection formulas
  • Elastic torsion during circular symmetric sections
  • Euler’s buckling formula
  • Safety factors
  • Stress concentrations
  • Basic classic fatigue

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Calculate and dimension uniaxial stress and deformation conditions in structures outgoing from models for slim structures
  • Decide the used models applicability and understand approximations
  • Decide the used models applicability and have an understanding of approximations and their effect on the results

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course ML1000 and approved modules TEN2 in ML1101 and TENA in ML1200
approved module TEN1 in ML1603 or equivalent

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 - Laborations, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written examination, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

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

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ITM/Sustainable Production Development

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Education cycle

First cycle

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