Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Welded Structures





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Mechanical Engineering




Knowledge about distribution of stresses and strains in solids as well as basic knowledge about the structure of metallic materials. Furthermore, good knowledge about the general finite element method is required. These requirements are covered in the courses; ME-MEC 2, ME-MTL 1 and ME-FEM 1.

Main purpose

To enable the student to apply more advanced theory, knowledge and common engineering standards to real life structural problems and designs.


The student will acquire knowledge in,

* Codes of relevance for steel structures, mainly Eurocode 3 and DNV.
* Modes of failure for steel structures, buckling of columns and plates.
* Calculation of welded and bolted joints.
* Practical considerations in the design of steel structures.
* Fatigue calculations of welded joints
* Numerical methods to evaluate weld stress and fatigue life.


The student will be able to,

* Make design calculations on slender structures, plates and columns.
* Assign non- destructive test methods to various types of welds.
* Design welded and bolted joints.
* Evaluate the lifetime of a component or welded joint subjected to fatigue.


The student will be able to take part in development projects on higher levels within various industries, which could include wind turbines, oilrigs, ships, bridges, buildings, masts, chimneys and many others. Be able to judge if the structural part can or should be designed according to a specific code or not.


Teaching methods and study activities

The workload for student is expected to be 138 hours. There will be 3 lessons per week in 14 weeks.
The teacher will go over the course topics in the classroom, combining theory with exercises and blackboard teaching as well as PowerPoint presentations.
The student is expected to read the detailed literature and to solve compulsory assignments between lessons.
Student Activity Model:
According to the Study Activity Model, the workload is divided as follows:

Category 1, Initiated by the lecturer with the participation of lecturer and students: 32 hours – 23%

Category 2: Initiated by lecturer with participation of students: 79 hours – 57 %

Category 3: Initiated by students with participation of students: 27 hours – 20 %

Category 4: Initiated by students with the participation of lecturer and students: 0 hours – 0%


Notes will be handed out during the lessons.



Requirements for attending exam
Test(s) during the course passed

Type of examination:
The evaluation is based upon three tests conducted throughout the semester. The average grade of these three tests counts as the final grade.
Tests account for 100% of final grade.
Internal censor

Allowed tools:

Please note that the school can decide that the reexamination can be oral.


Grading criteria

Additional information


Jon Svenninggaard

Valid from

8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Mechanical Engineering Classic