Course syllabus

Finita elementmetoden och introduktion till materialmekanik
Finite Element Method and Introduction to Strength of Materials

FHLF10, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2020-03-26

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: Pi3
Elective Compulsory for: I3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course has two main objectives where the first is to provide basic understanding of fundamental concept used within solid mechanics. The second aim of the course is to provide a method for the solving of physical problems that are described by partial differential equations. The project in the course aims at giving the student an experience and theoretical understanding in solving comprehensive physical problems using the finite element method.

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


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam and approved project assignment. The result of the written exam defines the final mark. The project report shall be written in English.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0118. Name: Project.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: The assignment will be marked with failed or passed. The assignment can only be made during the course but if marked with failed the student will be given the possibility to correct the assignment.
Code: 0218. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: The written examination will be marked with TH grading scale (U,3,4,5).


Assumed prior knowledge: Applied Mathematics (FMAN55) or equivalent courses and basic courses in mechanics
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FHLF20, FHLF01, VSMN25, VSMN30

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Contact and other information

Director of studies: Docent Mathias Wallin,
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