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SE1012 Solid Mechanics, Basic Course 9.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SE1012 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

To acquire knowledge about the basic principles and terminology of solid mechanics, mechanical behaviour of engineering materials, methods to solve important types of solid mechanics problems and ability to apply this knowledge for solution of simple problems of practical importance.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the participant should be able to

  • determine stresses and deformations in truss structures, frames and composites using models for rods and beams
  • determine stresses and deformations in axisymmetric structures.
  • determine the loading applied on a crack.
  • design the structures mentioned above from knowledge of the applied loading and the mechanical behaviour of the material.
  • be able to determine the applicability of the models above and also understand the order of the approximations included in the models.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Mathematics I and II and Mechanics I.

Recommended prerequisites

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H. Lundh, Grundläggande Hållfasthetslära, Hållfasthetslära KTH, 2004.

Exempelsamling i Hållfasthetslära, Hållfasthetslära KTH, 2004.

Handbok och formelsamling i Hållfasthetslära, Hållfasthetslära KTH, 1998.

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


  • HEM1 - Assignments, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, - hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6,0 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 exam (TEN; 6 university credits),
passed homework (HEM; 3 university credits),
laboratory (LAB; 0 university credits).

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 SE1012

Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies