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spring 2020

STE6236 Theory of Elasticity - 5 ECTS

Sist endret: 07.07.2020

The course is provided by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology


Narvik |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries:1 December; Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October

Type of course

The course may be taken as a single subject.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics

Application code: 9371

Course content

  • Deformation
  • Strain
  • Stress
  • Balance equations
  • Constitutive relations
  • Torsion and bending of rods and beams
  • Thin-walled structures
  • Failure criteria for brittle and ductile materials

Objectives of the course

Learning outcomes, skills and attitudes On completion of the course the successful student is expected to have the following:

Knowledge. The classical theoretical development of models and practical solutions for linearly elastic bodies.

Skills. Experience with computations and simple analysis of deformations, measuring change in shape, and internal surface forces.

General competence. Basic knowledge of the terminology used in classical applications of elasticity theory.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and problem sessions.


Written exam. Three hours. The candidates are not allowed to bring anything else than writing tools to the written exam.

Grading will be done by using A-F grading scale, F is Fail. A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Date for examination

Theory of Elasticity 27.05.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.