SG2850 Finite Element Methods 7.5 credits

Finita elementmetoder

The course gives knowledge on the F.E. method for use within the fields of structural mechanics.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • The stiffness method
  • Mathematical principles and methods
  • Element formulations
  • Simple elements
  • Isoparametry
  • Structural mechanical problems
  • Constraints
  • Plate bending
  • Programs

Intended learning outcomes *

To give knowledge on the F.E.-method for use within the field of structural mechanics and other areas.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Passed courses concerned with analytical and numerical mathematics, programming, classical, structural and solid mechanics.

Recommended prerequisites

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Cook, Malkus & Plesha, Concepts and Applications of the finite element method, 4th Ed., Wiley, New York, 2001.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: 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 *

An oral examination (TENA; 1,5 university credits) and approved exercises (ÖVNA; 6 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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Anders Eriksson

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 SG2850

Offered by


Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

SG2860 FEM Modelling.


Anders Eriksson

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.