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Before choosing course

The course includes theories, practices and methodologies regarding the solid mechanics aspects of component design.

Changes course number to SE2135 from fall 2011

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus SE2125 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course will give the student knowledge of the behaviour and reliability of structures regarding strength and other function limiting phenomena. After the course the student should be able to contribute directly in industrial development work.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the participant should be able to

- identify mechanical requirements on components and structures

- explain the level of accuracy attached to measurements and use this to choose appropriate methods for analysis of structures

- describe the purpose and ideas of several design methodologies

- describe the details of a few selected design methodologies

- explain the limits and approximations of models used

- design structures, in particular components, using semianalytical methods as well as detailed FE-analyses

- produce design reports for use in product development.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

SE1010 Strength of materials and solid mechanics basic course, or SE1012 Strength of materials and solid mechanics basic course, or SE1020 Strength of materials and solid mechanics basic course, or SE1055 Strength of materials and solid mechanics basic course, and also SE1025 FEM for Engineering Applications. The course SE2122 Applied Solid Mechanics is strongly recommended.

Recommended prerequisites

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Reprints and handouts.

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


  • PRO1 - Project, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 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

Passed project work (PROJ, 6 university credits)
Active participation in seminars (SEM1, 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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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

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 SE2125

Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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