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SE2140 Continuum Mechanics 12.0 credits

The course is open for students who are interested in an advanced treatment of continuum mechanics. The course is planned for even second year, alternating with other advanced courses in solid mechanics. The course in planned for the fall 2011.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SE2140 (Autumn 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course will give a thorough treatment of continuum mechanics for solid materials. Particular emphasis will be given to materials and structures that show large deformations. Application areas are for example rubber like materials, soft tissue biomaterials and large plastic deformations in metallic materials.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students should

  • be able to correctly apply advanced large deformation theories in modelling of structures and components;
  • be able to read and understand advanced scientific publications on material models for large deformations;
  • be confident with tensor analysis both in Cartesian and curvilinear coordinate systems;
  • be able to apply and evaluate the most common stress, strain and deformation measures;
  • be able to model rubber like materials, for example soft tissue biomaterials;
  • be familiar with different approaches for large strain plasticity;
  • understand finite element implementations for large deformations.

Course disposition

Lecture sessions, tutorials and own work with home assignments.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

  • Basic course in Solid Mechanics: SE1010, SE1012, SE1020 or SE1055.
  • SE1025 FEM for engineering applications

Some of the advanced courses:

  • SE2132 Applied Elasticity with FEM
  • SE2126 Material Mechanics

or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

  • Basic course in Solid Mechanics: SE1010, SE1012, SE1020 or SE1055.
  • SE1025 FEM for engineering applications

Some of the advanced courses:

  • SE2132 Applied Elasticity with FEM
  • SE2126 Material Mechanics

or equivalent.

Equipment

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Literature

  • Holzapfel, G., Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, A Continuum Approach for Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2000.
  • 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

Examination

  • HEM1 - Assignments, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6,0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed both home assignments and final examination.

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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Examiner

Profile picture Jonas Faleskog

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 SE2140

Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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