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SE2123 Testing Techniques in Solid Mechanics 6.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Hållf.Provn. programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Engineering Mechanics, åk 1, Optional

Master's Programme, Engineering Mechanics, åk 1, TEMC, Conditionally Elective


P3 (6.0 hp)


14 Jan 2025
16 Mar 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

10 - 24

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Hållf.Provn. programme students

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For course offering

Spring 2025 Hållf.Provn. programme students


Per-Lennart Larsson (


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SE2123 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course gives insights into several experimental methods used in solid mechanics.

Intended learning outcomes

Experimental testing is a very important engineering tool, both in industry and academia. In this course, the participants will learn how to perform some solid mechanical experiments and interpret the results. They will also learn the theoretical background and will be able to determine parameters defined in the standards as well as parameters in material models. Furthermore, practical, hands on, experience will be acquired from use of experimental equipment including servo-hydraulic test machines at the department.

After the course, the participants should be able to

  • understand the theoretical background for a number of measurement methods, and techniques in solid mechanics.
  • work with certain experimental equipment used in solid mechanics testing
  • account for basic experimental planning.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

SE1010 or SE1012 or SE1020 or SE1055, SE1025.

English B / English 6

If the number of students exceeds the course max, then the selection criterion follows:
1) Students who have selected the Solid Mechanics track
2) Students who have selected the Fluid Mechanics or Sound and vibration track
3) Others, based on read Solid Mechanics courses and grades.
If the number exceeds the maximum, then the department will still make room for those withing 1). If there after those in 1) have been accepted are places available, then the selection within 2) and 3) follows read Solid Mechanics courses and grades.

Recommended prerequisites

SE1010, SE1020 , SE1021 or SE1055 Solid mechanics basic course and
SE1025 FEM for engineering applications


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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


  • KON1 - Test, - credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 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; 3 university credits)
Laboratory work (LAB1; 3 university credits)
Test (KON1, 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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Per-Lennart Larsson (