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BK10A4000 Design of Advanced Plate and Shell Structures, 5 cr 
Code BK10A4000  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Design of Advanced Plate and Shell Structures  Abbreviation Design of Advan 
Credits5 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Timo Björk 
Sami Heinilä 
Ilkka Pöllänen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

M.Sc. (Tech.) Sami Heinilä
M.Sc. (Tech.) Ilkka Pöllänen


After having passed this course module the student is able to:
- recognize different type of plate and shell structures and their application in
mechanical engineering
- understand the behavior of plates and shells in term of strength and capacity and
can design simple structures and analyze fabrication processes
- choose purposeful solution in terms of design, fabrication and material (steels,
other metals and composites) for certain application and can design simple
- design the fabrication such as bending, forming and cutting of plate as a
workshop processes
- understand and utilize the capability of FEA in design and fabrication on plate and
shell structures
- design and fabrication of cell structures (laser, 2D-printing and extruding-processes)


During the course the student will become familiar with:
- the basic theory of plate and shell structures
- design of plate and shell structures considering stiffness, vibrations, stability
and simple plastic limit state
- simulation of fabrication, such as brake pressing, mechanical cutting and punching
of plate
- fabrication possibilities of plate and shell structures
- laboratory tests of plate and shell structures to compare the results with analytical
and FEA.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures and guided exercises 56 h, exercises and home works individually and in groups 74 h. Total workload 130 h. (Changed/27.8.19/TP)

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, Exercises (40 %), examination (60 %).

Course Materials 

Lectures on Moodle.


Book recommendation: Benham, Crawford & Armstrong, Mechanics of Engineering
Materials. Recommended BK80A2701 Lujuusoppi

Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty) 

Yes 20

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



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Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Design of Advanced Plate and Shell Structures  EXAM  Timo Björk,
Ilkka Pöllänen 
25.03.20wed 16.15-19.15