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Design and optimisation of composite structures, with focus on sandwich constructions.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus SD2416 (Autumn 2021–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Basic beam and plate theory for sandwich structures. Design of sandwich structures regarding stiffness and strength. Basic structural optimisation applied to sandwich structures. Finite element modeling, manufacturing aspects, sustainability aspects for sandwich structures. Laboration and programming and desing task. 

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • design sandwich beams and isotropic sandwich plates subjected to common load conditions.
  • use simple optimisation methods with and without constraints.
  • formulate a problem from structural mechanics as an optimisation problem and solve it.
  • describe finite elements for sandwich structures.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed degree project on Bachelor level with major in technology.

Completed course that has provided knowledge equivalent to the content of the basic course in Solid Mechanics SE1010.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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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

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Written exam, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, 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

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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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Examiner

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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 SD2416

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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