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Before choosing course

The course covers methods for analysis of dynamic problems in solid mechanics

New course number SE2134 from spring 2011

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus SE2116 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course will give the student knowledge of theoretical and numerical methods for analysis of dynamically loaded structures including applications.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the participant should be able to

- explain concepts used in the course for dynamic problems

- use Fourier series and spectra as working tools in dynamic analysis

- describe the dynamics of thin beams, plates with or without membrane loads

- solve dynamic model problems with analytical methods

- use FE-analysis to determine eigen frequencies and modes.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

SE1010 or 4C1020 or SE1055, SE1025. Differential equations and transform methods I or Differential equations and transform methods II.

Recommended prerequisites

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Olsson, M., Dynamics of solid – a primer, KTH, 2007.

Formelsamling i Hållfasthetslära, Hållfasthetslära, KTH, 2004.

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


  • BER1 - Project, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Task, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 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

Project (BER1; 1,5 university credits)
Assignments (ÖVNA; 3 university credits)
Laboratory work (LABA; 1,5 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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Profile picture Mårten Olsson

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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Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Advanced courses in solid mechanics.