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SD2150 Experimental Structure Dynamics, Project Course 9.0 credits

Industrial designers and engineers often need to analyse how machines, vehicles etc respond to dynamic excitation forces. The purpose may be to improve an existing design or to get valuable knowledge to develop a new design. Analysis of this kind has been made possible by the rapidly developing digital computing and measurement techniques. In the latter half of the 20th century methods like the Finite Element Analysis and the Experimental Modal Analysis were developed and became popular engineering analysis tools. Experience has shown, however, that reliable results from these methods require the user to be able to use the methods critically and to carefully consider the limiting assumptions.

The main purposes of this course are to provide you with theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience such that you are well prepared for future work with experimental structure dynamics.

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Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SD2150 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed degree project on Bachelor level with major in technology.

English B / English 6

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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


  • LABA - Computer and Laboratory Excercises, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LABB - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENB - Oral and written exam, 3.0 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.

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.

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Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

SD2140 Vibro Acoustics

SD2175 Numerical Methods for Acoustics and Vibration

SD2191 Vehicle Acoustic and Vibrations

SE2134 Dynamic Problems in Solid Mechanics


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