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Course content

The topics covered in the course are deformations, strains and stresses in solid (elastic) materials; constitutive equations (linear and nonlinear models, isotropic and anisotropic); elastic energy and work; balance equations (static and dynamic); yield criteria;  buckling and instabilities; solving elastic initial and boundary value problems numerically.

Learning outcome

After completing this course you will:

  • have knowledge about how a solid (materials, structures) behaves when it is exposed to forces and deformations.
  • have a basis for further studies in solid and structural mechanics and other subjects where knowledge of solid mechanics is important (e.g. materials science, geology, biology).

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

One of these:

  • Mathematics R1
  • Mathematics (S1+S2)

And and in addition one of these:

  • Mathematics (R1+R2)
  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

Emnet bygger på FYS-MEK1110 - Mechanics, MAT1100 - Calculus, MAT1110 - Calculus and linear algebraMAT1120 - Linear algebraMEK2200 - Continuum Mechanics og INF1100 - Introduction to programming with scientific applications (continued).

Overlapping courses

* The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.

Teaching

4 hours of lectures, 2 hours exercises per week. The exercises are mainly based on independent work from the students. 

Examination

2 compulsory assignments need to be passed within given deadlines to be allowed to take the final exam. The student is able to use latex when presenting results and projects in written form.  Final mark based on written examination (4 hours) at the end of the semester.

Rules for compulsory assignments at the Department of Mathematics.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)