BYGT2202 - Structural engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Subjects: The subject is divided into four parts: Bearing systems, statics, load calculations and simple design of timber and steel structures. I :Description of bearing systems, description of the basic elements such as trusses, beams, columns, discs, shells and methods for transfer of vertical and horizontal forces. II :Statics Methods for calculating deformatiopns, axial-,shearforces and bending moments for statically indetermined plane frames and trusses. III:Load calculation. IV :Simple design of timber and steel structures Load calculations and description of limit states. Design of beams and columns of timber.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: - The characteristics of the basic elements of building constructions. - How load on building structures is transferred from the roof to the ground. - The difference between staticcally determined and staticcally indeterminated constructions. - Calculation of deflection, bending moment, shear- and axial forces for beams, simple frames and trusses. Introduction to the theory of buckling. - Live loads for buildings, self-weight load, snow- and wind loads. - Limit states as Ultimate Limit State and Service Limit State. - Capacity calculations and calculation of deflection for beams of timber and steel. Skill: - Explain how loads are led to the foundation of simple building constructions. - Calculate deflection, bending moment, shear- and axial forces on beams, plane frames and for trusses. - Calculate characteristic values selfweight-, live-, snow- and windload according to the euro code. - Calculate corresponding design loads and load effects. - Calculate the capasity and rigidity of beams of timber and steel according to the eurocode. - Calculate the bucling capacity of centric loaded columns. General competence The candidate's competence can be summarized by the following items: - Identify static behaviour for building constructions. - Apply the eurocode to determine current loads and combinations of those. - Use the lectured knowledge in statics along with design rules to calculate the required capacity, rigidity and stability of plane structures of timber and steel. - Participate in professional discussions in the field of construction engineering and share their knowledge with others. - Evaluate methods and apply specialist literature in the field of this subject.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises Mandatory activities: Exercises where the number will be announced later One of the exercises is a video presentation. Assessment and grade scale: Written exam. Grade A-F

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Study Law Requirements bachelor Civil Engineering Trondheim

Course materials

Curriculum literature will be announced at the start of the semester. Digital tools like Excel, and python may be used. Recommended literature: Per Kr. Larsen : Konstruksjonsteknikk -Laster og bæresystemer, Tapir Akademisk forlag Bell, Kolbein : Konstruksjonsmekanikk Del II Fasthetslære, fagbokforlaget

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: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-09 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL317 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 9
SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 21
SL110 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 80
Summer 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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