MASG2106 - Design of Dynamically Loaded Constructions


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

This course consists of two parts. The first part is an introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems. Topics covered include kinematics, force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion, work-energy concepts, virtual displacements, and virtual work. The second part introduces topics of fracture mechanics such as Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics, S-N fatigue life and fracture mechanics of fatigue.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, you should have knowledge of dynamics, vibrations and fracture mechanics and be able to design dynamically loaded constructions. You will also learn how to use modern finite element methods to solve fracture mechanics problems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and assignments. Most lectures will be recorded, and links to the recordings will be made available from the learning platform. Supervision of the net students will be done via a forum, where the students can submit questions.

Compulsory assignments

  • 3 assignments

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of written exam in August.

Course materials

Kompendium, Dimensjonering av sveiste konstruksjoner mot utmatting og brudd, Fakultet for Marin Teknikk, NTNU, Professor Stig Berge.

Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics 10th by Ferdinand Beer, E. Russell Johnston, Jr., Phillip Cornwell.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology
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 *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 A 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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