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SG2860 FEM Modelling 8.0 credits

The course gives knowledge about practical modelling aspects in FEM analyses

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SG2860 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The following modelling aspects in finite element modelling are discussed :

  • geometrical and material aspects
  • boundary conditions
  • choice of the elements
  • static and dynamic analyses
  • non-linear aspects

Several practical cases are presented.

A large-scale project, consisting of the modelling of a realistic problem, should be treated.

Intended learning outcomes

Students will learn practical modelling aspects necessary in realistic FEM analyses. Another goal is to provide students with skills in using the commercial FEM package ANSYS.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

English B / English 6

The course supposes previous knowledge in basic finite element theory.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic course on FEM theory and FEM usage.


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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


  • PRO1 - Project, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 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

Project (PRO1, 5 university credits).
Exercises (ÖVN1, 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 SG2860

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Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Anders Eriksson

Supplementary information

Replaced by SE2860.