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SE2127 Packaging Materials 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SE2127 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Basic solid mechanics for packaging technology
  • Fracture mechanics applied to paper materials
  • Creep behaviour of paper
  • The mechanical characteristics of paper in the thickness direction
  • Barrier materials
  • Delamination in paper and paper board
  • Converting operations at production of wood-fiber based packages
  • The finite element method for packaging design
  • Packaging ergonomics

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the participant should be able to

  • discuss important applications in packaging technology using the correct mechanical and chemical terminology
  • relate the results from the most important testing methods for determining the mechanical behaviour of packaging materials to basic and relevant quantities in solid mechanics, and also
  • demonstrate the benefits of mechanical modelling and numerical analysis in packaging materials applications.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic course in solid mechanics (SE1010 or SE1020 or SE1012 or SE1055).

Recommended prerequisites

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The Ljungberg Textbook, 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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.2 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.8 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 1.5 credits, grading scale: 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

Written exam (TEN1; 3,8 university credits)
Laboratory (LAB1; 2.2 university credits)
Home assignments (ÖVN1; 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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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 SE2127

Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

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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