BYGG2250 - Mechanics 2


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 5 hours D

Course content

- Simple frames and archesForces in 3D space.
- Work and energyHooke's law in two dimensions - Poisson.
- Mechanical properties of materials.
- Deformations of poles and beams.
- Statically indeterminate structures.
- 3-moment equation (continues the introduction to the topic Mechanics). - Torsion - arbitrary cross sections.
- Stress and Strain Analysis
- Material equations.
- Tensions in arbitrary cross sections.
- Bending stresses in curved beams.
- Composite Beams.
- Basic use of matrices to solve static problems.

Learning outcome

The course builds on the course Mechanics 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
- Solve puzzles about space frames and 3D beam systems
- 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: 40 hours; organized guidance: 30 hours; work with compulsory assignments: 100 hours; other preparation: 40 hours; a total of 210 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 August.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)

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 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D
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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