Syllabus for Computational Mechanics of Materials II

Datorbaserad materialmekanik II


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TM136
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Materials Engineering A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2021-03-02
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2023-01-31
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    120 hp. 15 hp mathematics. Computational Material Mechanics I. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student should be able to: 

  • distinguish between different linear and non-linear elastic models
  • describe and apply the frame-work defining plasticity theories
  • appply the types of assumptions and simplifications done in a mathematical description of the material behavior
  • implement ordinary plasticity models in finite element programs
  • independently write a finite element code that handles nonlinear materials.


The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of linear and non-linear material modeling and using finite element methods.

Theory and mathematical descriptions of common models for nonlinear material mechanics is reviewed (eg non-linear elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, fracture mechanics, damage). Numerical methods and implementation of constitutive equations in finite element models is put into practise.


Lectures, lessons, computer exersices.


Hand-in assignments presented in a written report (5 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Saabye Ottosen, Niels; Ristinmaa, Matti The mechanics of constitutive modeling

    1. ed.: Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005

    Find in the library

  • Saabye Ottosen, Niels; Ristinmaa, Matti The mechanics of constitutive modeling [Elektronisk resurs]

    Amsterdam: Elsevier, cop. 2005

    Find in the library

Last modified: 2022-04-26