Solid Mechanics with Microstructure


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained an understanding of basic mechanical properties of engineering materials and modeling procedures used to quantify these properties, as well as the ways in which these properties characterize material response.


  • Be able to understand basic continuum mechanical theories and apply them to simple structural components.
  • Be able to substantiate different observable deformation modes by underlying physical mechanisms.
  • Be able to document knowledge related to the application of selected analytical/numerical methods for materials characterization.


  • Have gained an awareness of various responses exhibited by solid engineering materials when subjected to mechanical loadings and an explanation of the physical mechanisms associated with design-limiting behavior of engineering materials.
  • Have gained an understanding of predictive analytical and computational frameworks that provide quantitative skills to deal with materials-limiting problems in engineering design.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examSolid Mechanics with Microstructure
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMaterialemekanik
Module codeM-DMS-K1-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science