SE2122 Applied Solid Mechanics 9.0 credits

Tillämpad solidmekanik

The course is replaced with SE2132 Applied elasticity with FEM from fall term 2010.

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 gives the foundation for two- and three dimensional theory of elasticity with applications to plates, shells and contact problems. The finite element method (FEM) is used throughout the course for analysis of more complicated problems of practical interest.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course, the participants should be able to
- account for the basic assumptions used for analysis of plates, shells and contact problems.
- explain the implications of these assumptions.
- formulate governing equations and boundary conditions for quasi-static two- and three dimensional problems of elasticity.
- solve simple quasi-static two- and three dimensional problems of elasticity using analytical methods.
- use a commercial finite element program in order to solve more complicated two- and three dimensional problems of elasticity.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

SE1010 Solid Mechanics basic course MPT, SE1020 Solid Mechanics basic course BD, SE1055 Solid Mechanics basic course F or equivalent. SE1025 FEM for Engineering Applications.

Recommended prerequisites

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Liu, G.R. and Quek, S.S., The finite element method, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.

Larsson, P.-L. och Storåkers B. Exempelsamling i elasticitetsteori, Hållfasthetslära, KTH, 2002.

Formelsamling i Hållfasthetslära, Hållfasthetslära, KTH, 2004.


Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 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; 4,5 university credits)
Laboratory work (LAB1; 1,5 university credits)
Project (PRO1; 3 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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Per-Lennart Larsson

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second 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.