SD2515 Project -Biobased Materials and Products 15.0 credits

Projekt - Biobaserade material och produkter

Course in materials design and development, following a project format. A biobased material or product (wood, biocomposites etc) is developed from idea to realization. The course includes development, analysis, implementation and verification.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course contains project work in the form of planning, studying, development work and experimental and analytical tasks. In addition, project meetings are an important part of the course. Guest lectures are provided, focusing on technology or project management.

Intended learning outcomes *

The goal of the project is to develop a new biobased material or product. In the course, the students learn to

  • work in project from
  • communicate orally and in writing
  • analyse materials problems in a systems perspective
  • address complex materials problems
  • develop strategies for using materials engineering methods
  • apply methods from the growing area of ecodesign

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

SD2500 or comparable background in materials courses

Recommended prerequisites

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Bodig and Jayne ”Mechanics of wood and wood composites” Krieger 1993

Mohanty, Misra and Drzal ”Natural fibers, biopolymers and biocomposites” CRC Taylor and Francis, 2005

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN3 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN4 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN5 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN6 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: 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 *

Approved exercises 1-6 and completed project.

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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Lars Berglund

Further information

Course web

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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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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.