SE1128 Solid Mechanics for Machine Design 6.0 credits

Hållfasthetslära för konstruktion

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 *

Static loading: linear fracture mechanics; limit loads; FAD; instability; plasticity; thermal loading. Dynamic loading; periodic loading; transients. Fatigue: standard analysis including multiaxial effects; cumulative damage theory; fracture mechanics. Material behaviour: (polymers and high temperature applications); elastomers. Choice of material. Design based on solid mechanics.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the participants should be able to

  • analyse mechanical systems considering static and dynamic loads,
  • at cyclic loading, perform fatigue analyses regarding both life assessments and damage tolerance,
  • consider multiaxial fatigue loading from an engineering point of view,
  • determine the behaviour of discrete dynamical systems,
  • describe modal analyses of discrete dynamical systems,
  • analyse time dependent materials and elastomers
  • design constructions based on different aspects of solid mechanics.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

SE1010 or SE1020 or SE1055 or SE1012, SE1025.

Recommended prerequisites

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F. Nilsson (redaktör), Kurspärm Hållfasthetslära för konstruktion, 2007

Bengt Sundström (redaktör), Handbok och formelsamlig i hållfasthetslära, 2:a upplagan, Institutionen för hållfasthetslära, KTH, 2005.

Per-Lennart Larsson och Ragnar Lundell (redaktörer), Exempelsamling i hållfasthetslära, 5:e upplagan, Institutionen för hållfasthetslära, KTH, 2004.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • HEM1 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Written exam (TEN1, 4 hp)
Home assignments (HEM1, 2 hp)

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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Bo Alfredsson

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 SE1128

Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

Main field of study *


Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

Advanced courses in solid mechanics

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.