Skip to content


Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis 7.5 credits

Olinjär kontinuumsmekanik för finita elementanalys
Second cycle, M7031T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Engineering Mechanics
Subject group (SCB)
Engineering Physics

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge in Solid Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics, for example M0011T Solid Mechanics and F7016T Fluid Mechanics or corresponding courses.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
1. Knowledge and understanding

The aim of the course is that the student should earn basic knowledge in continuum mechanics for applications in numerical methods within solid mechanics and fluid mechanics.

2. Skills and abilities

The course provides understanding for advanced numerical methods and the knowledge, concepts and mathematical formulations and tools needed to use, understand and develop advanced finite element methods for nonlinear problems with large deformations.

3. Valuation and approach

The aim is that the students should gain insight in the limitations and possibilities they have with the knowledge and skills they have earned in the subject during their education.



- Introduction, methods for nonlinear analysis
- Basic mathematical concepts, vector and tensor analysis
- Analysis of 3-dimensional truss structures
- Kinematics, deformation and strain
- Stress and equilibrium
- Hyperelasticity, material models
- Applications in fluid mechanics

The theoretical part is dealt with in the lectures and the practical application through examples in the exercises.

Written examination with differentiated grades and compulsory assignments.

Cannot be included in the degree toghether with F7023.

Jörgen Kajberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
J. Bonet, J.G. Antonio and R.D. Wood, Nonlinear Solid Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis: Statics, Cambridge University Press, 2016, ISBN-978-1-107-11579-8

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 56.00MandatoryA18
0002Compulsory assignmentsU G#1.50MandatoryA18

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by HUL Niklas Letho 14 Feb 2020