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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of this course is to give students the skill to use biocomposites damping capacity to increase a composite materials dynamic strength and maximize its life time

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student can distinguish between static and dynamic material charcteristics.The student shall be able to describe and measure strength of materials, fagitue and damping as well as use measurement methods to determine their magnintude.

Course contents

1. Under damped oscillator, resonance frequency and damping.
2. Rayleight damping and hysteresis, measurement of resonance frequency and loss factor.
3. Mechanical stress and Mohrs circle
4. Stress concentration at a hole and material fagitue.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Strength of materials

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 8 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 35 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


Herrman Rene


Herrmann Rene

Home page of the course

BLS, Black board

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2016-05-31 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2016-05-31 - Reports and productions

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