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SG1801 Structural Mechanics, Basic Course 7.5 credits

The course gives knowledge for the analysis of two-dimensional beam structures.

Course offerings are missing for current or upcoming semesters.
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SG1801 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Normal force, shear force and bending moment
  • Hooke’s law
  • Axially loaded members. Trusses
  • Normal and shear stresses in beams
  • Torsion of circular bars
  • Deflections of beams
  • Method of superposition. Flexibility method
  • Buckling of columns
  • Qualitative analysis of trusses, beams and frames

Intended learning outcomes

The student will learn to draw N V M diagrams and calculate strains and stresses for basic beams, frames and bar systems.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

SG1107 Mechanics

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 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

A written examination (TENA; 4,5 university credits). Exercises (ÖVNA; 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 SG1801

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Education cycle

First cycle

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