Course syllabus

Hållfasthetslära, allmän kurs
Solid Mechanics, Basic Course

FHLA01, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2015-04-13

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Elective Compulsory for: I3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give the basic knowledge of solid mechanics with applications to everyday engineering problems. The project aims to increase the ability to design and analyse a structure in reality.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The following subjects are dealt with in the course: Stress and strain analyses, mainly the state of plain stress. The three simple loadcases; uniaxial traction force, torque and bending moments applied to straight bars. Statically indeterminate beams. Fatigue. Rheological models. In connection to the different subjects some applications are shown such as pressure vessels, natural vibrations and critical speeds. The course also includes some laboratory experiments.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: A compulsory laboratory experiment. A written examination at the end of the course.


Required prior knowledge: FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables, FMEA10 Engineering Mechanics, Basic Course.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FHL013, FHL021, FHL105

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Per Ståhle,
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