Course syllabus

Modern experimentell mekanik
Modern Experimental Mechanics

FHLN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2021-04-13

General Information

Main field: Nanoscience.
Elective for: BME4-br, F4, F4-aft, M4-bem, MNAV2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of the course is to introduce the techniques and possibilities in modern experimental mechanics for the characterisation of the mechanics of solid, porous and granular materials using a range of physics techniques and in particular full-field analyses. The course will pay particular attention to non-destructive and full-field analyses using optical methods (with a focus on digital image correlation), x-ray and neutron imaging and scattering approaches, and wave propagation. Inverse analyses and digital image/signal processing in the context of experimental analyses will also be covered.

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: The course assessment involves 4 short practical assignments during the course plus a summary written assessment submitted at the end of the course. These assignments all contribute to the final course grade, which is given as failed, 3, 4, 5. Procedures for extra assignments, when failed, are arranged after contact with the course coordinator.

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.


Assumed prior knowledge: Basic courses in mathematics and mechanics or solid mechanics
The number of participants is limited to: No

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: stephen hall,
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