SE2123 Testing Techniques in Solid Mechanics 6.0 credits

Hållfasthetsteknisk provning

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 Hållf.Provn. for programme students

Spring 20 Hållf.Provn. for programme students

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.

Course main content

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


SE1010 or SE1012 or SE1020 or SE1055, SE1025.

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 or SE1055 Solid mechanics basic course and
SE1025 FEM for engineering applications


Kompendium och särtryck från institutionen.


  • KON1 - Test, , grading scale: P, F
  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Written exam (TEN1; 3 university credits)
Laboratory work (LAB1; 3 university credits)
Test (KON1, 0 university credits)

Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics


Bo Alfredsson <>

Per-Lennart Larsson <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2010.