BYGG2250 - Mechanics 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 5 hours D

Course content

- Hooke's law

- Statically indeterminate structures

- Moment-area method

- 3-moment equation

- Differential equation method for deformations of beams

- Stress in arbitrary cross sections with Mohr's circle

- Torsion

- Real and virtual work and the principle of virtual work

- Strain Analysis with Mohr's circle

- Failure criteria

- Unit load method

- Moment-loaded unsymmetrical cross section

- Shear center

- Plasticity

-Composite Beams

- Basic use of matrices to solve static problems

Learning outcome

The course builds on the course Mechanics 1 and goes deeper into statics and strength of materials. Elasticity theory is treated more thoroughly, and plasticity is introduced. The course contributes to the D-string of the study program, i.e. digitalization/digital competence in the use of current calculation software in the connection with compulsory activities. After completion of the course the student should be able to:


- Explain the principles of equilibrium and elasticity

- Describe basic concepts such as Euler-Bernoulli beam theory and Navier hypothesis

- Know different methods for calculation of statically determinate and indeterminate structures

- Explain Tresca and von Mises yield criterion


- Calculation of forces, bending moments and stresses

- Make general moment equations

- Use Mohr diagram to determine the principal stresses

- Utilize the theory of elasticity theory and the theory of plasticity

- Be able to use digital tools for calculations

General competence:

- Know about solving statics with matrices and the use of the Finite Element Method and calculation programs

Learning methods and activities

Scheduled time: lectures: 60 hours; organized guidance: 60 hours; work with compulsory assignments: 120 hours; other preparation: 50 hours; a total of 290 hours. Compulsory work requirements: 6 to 8 exercises, all of which except one must be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignments

Further on evaluation

If fail: Re-sit of written exam in May/June. Written exams can be changed to oral exams after assessment by the teacher.

Specific conditions

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Structural Mechanics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-13 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 5
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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