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.

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
M414-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 1
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-30 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 7
  • * 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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