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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. measurement of resonance frequency and loss factor.
3. 3 experiment (bio fiber, bio core, bio particle)
4. Stress concentration at a hole and material fagitue.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Strength of Materials

Laboratory safety for engineers or Introduction to University Studies (2017-18 or earlier)

Previous course names


Recommended or required reading

distributed during lectures

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 45 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements



Herrman Rene


Herrmann Rene

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • 2016-05-31 - Reports and productions

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