Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VSMF15 overlaps following cours/es: VSM091. Optional for: V4ko. Course coordinator: Per Johan Gustafsson,, Structural Mechanics. Prerequisites: VSMA05 Structural Mechanics. Recommended prerequisits: VSMF05 Engineering Modelling: Analysis of Structures. Assessment: The course examination comprises two hand-in tasks 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 straight and curved beams and about theories for calculation of stiffness, deformations, stresses and instability of beams loaded in 3D, including influence of eigenstresses, and with cross-sections that may vary along the beam and have 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 course relates to methods of calculation för elastic beams with symmetric/unsymetric, open/closed, solid/hollow constant/varying cross sections, exposed to loading in 3D, including distributed bending, torque, secondary moment and eigenstress:

The course comprises two hand-in tasks: they relate to experimental testing and theoretical calculation of deformations and instability loads.

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