Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VSM091 overlap following cours/es: VSM090 och VSM090. Optional for: V4at, V4hb, V4sa. Course coordinator: Per Johan Gustafsson,, Byggnadsmekanik. Prerequisites: VSM141 Structural Mechanics and VSM150 Engineering Modelling: Analysis of Structures. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: The course examination comprises a hand-in task and a written examination. Both parts have to be passed. The mark is based on the sum of the points of the two parts. Further information: The course can be cancelled if less than 10 participants. Home page:

The course shall give knowledge about the action of beams and about theories for calculation of stiffness, deformations, stresses and instability of beams loaded in 3D and with a cross-section of arbitrary geometrical shape, including thinn walled cross-sections.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The methods of calculation dealt with include consideration to beams with non-symmetrical, open/closed and thick/thin cross-sections exposed to loading in 3D, including torque and temperature induced deformations.

1) Map with lecture notes and exercises.
2) Austrell. P.-E. et al., CALFEM - A finite element toolbox, The Division of Structural Mechanics, Lund University, distributed by KFS i Lund AB, 2004, ISBN:91-8855823-1.