Solid Mechanics - Design Criteria, 6 credits (TMHL24)

Hållfasthetslära - Dimensioneringsmetoder, 6 hp

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Lars Johansson

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Schmidt
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Basic Calculus, Linear Algebra, Engineering Mechanics, Solid Mechanics and Material Science, and basic FEM

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at giving the students

  • knowledge about the phenomena that may jeopardize the functionality and integrity of a component, such as plasticity, stability, resonance, fatigue, crack growth and fracture
  • the ability to carry out basic design work w.r.t. the phenomena listed above
  • the ability to use the Finite Element Method (FEM) in the design work w.r.t. some of the phenomena listed above
  • an understanding of the importance of result evaluation At the end of the course the students shall be able to
    • give an account of the phenomena listed above
    • carry out design work of the type discussed above
    In order to reach the goals of the course, classical lectures and teaching classes will be used in combination with laboratory work (practical and computer based tasks)

Course content

Multi-axial states, stress and strain analysis, yield criteria, creep (brief overview), stability of discrete and continuous systems, buckling, vibrations in discrete and continuous systems, resonance, fatigue (crack initiation, crack propagation, total life), fracture criteria, and design work.

Teaching and working methods

The course is based on lectures, teaching classes and laboratory classes


TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54.5 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G1.5 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Further courses in the field of Applied Mechanics


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Peter Schmidt


Lars Johansson

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 66 h
Recommended self-study hours: 94 h

Course literature

Lundh H. (2000), Grundläggande Hållfasthetslära, KTH Tabellsamling (avd. Hållfasthetslära, LiU)
Lundh H. (2000), Grundläggande Hållfasthetslära, KTH Tabellsamling (avd. Hållfasthetslära, LiU)
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4.5 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 1.5 credits

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