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SE1005 Introduction to Solid Mechanics 4.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SE1005 (Autumn 2016–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course will give knowledge on basic concepts and principles in solid mechanics, knowledge about the mechanical behaviour of our most common design materials, skills in methods to solve important engineering problems in solid mechanics.

Intended learning outcomes

When teaching engineering it is important to understand and be able to explain the workin conditions of a product. For all products there are requirements on appropriate deformation and that it must not fail during usage. In this course the student will learn the basics of mechanical behaviour of materials and structures and how this knowledge can be used for the design of basic products and components with respect to stiffness and strength. With kowledge in solid mechanics the student can explain how to answer questions like "Will it hold?" and "Are the deformations to large?".

After finalising the course the student will be able to

  • understand basic concepts in solid mechanics such as deformation, bending, torsion, stress, tension/compression, strain
  • explain basic concepts in solid mechanics in a simple way
  • identify examples in every day reality
  • solve simple relevant problems

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

An introductory course in rigid body mechanics, for instance SG1102, or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

A first coure in rigid body mechanics


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H.Lund, Grundläggande Hållfasthetslära, KTH, Hållfasthetslära , 2015

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


  • INL1 - Assignment, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3,0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Written examination TEN1, 3 creditsAssignments INL1, 1 credit

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SE1005

Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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