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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus SE2128 (Spring 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists of lectures, homework assignments, and seminars. In the lectures, the theory for the different topics is presented, including the numerical structure for implantation of material models in commercial FE codes. In the homework assignments, the students will perform a numerical implementation of the different parts using Matlab. The students will then present their results to each another in a seminar.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall purpose of the course is that the student should get a thorough understanding of the numerical implantation of FEM and the analysis methods that are available in FEM.

After the course the student should be able to

  • implement new material models in commercial FE codes like Ansys, Abaqus, etc
  • implement time dependent material models in an FE code

Course Disposition

The course contains a few lectures and a number of home assignments.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The students should have acquired knowledge that is equivalent to the basic courses
SE1010 Hållfasthetslära gkMPT
SE1020 Hållfasthetslära gkBD
SE1055 Hållfasthetslära gkF

and the courses
SE1025 FEM for engineering applications
SE2126 Material mechanics.

Recommended prerequisites

SE1010, SE1020 or SE1055 Solid mechanics basic course,
SE1025 FEM for engineering applications,
SE2126 Materialmechanics and
SE2132 Applied elasticity with FEM


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Lecture notes

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


  • BER1 - Computational Assignments, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Oral and individual report of the project.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed homework assignments
Passed oral project report

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 SE2128

Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Selcuk Hazar

Supplementary information

The course is replaced with SE2870 Fem for Nonlinear Problems in Solid Mechanics 7.0 credits.