MEKG1001F - Mechanics


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 C

Course content

- Statics basis
- Forces and bending moment
- Static equilibrium
- Trusses and frames
- Point loads and distributed loads
- Statically determinate and indeterminate systems
- Normal forces, shear forces, bending moment and torsion

- Centroid of area and 2nd moment of area
- Stresses and strains
- Elasticity, plasticity and fracture
- Stresses
- Normal tension and shear stress
- Deformations
- Introduction to buckling and static indeterminate systems

The course will provide the basis for more detailed and complex issues and calculations in topics coming later in the study.

Learning outcome

The course contributes to the D-string of the study program, ie digitalization / digital competence in the provision of training and the use of current calculation software in connection with compulsory activities.

The course provides a basic introduction to statics and strength of materials, equilibrium and elasticity.

The candidate should:
• have a good knowledge of the simplified beam theory (Euler-Bernoulli) and know how it can be used in practical situations
• be able to explain how forces and stresses work on structures and what is happening in the structure itself when it is loaded
• have a good knowledge of the basic relationship between statics and strength of materials
• have knowledge of the subject area's history, traditions, individuality and place in society
• know research and development within the field of skills

The candidate should:
• be able to apply his / her knowledge in mechanics on simple practical tasks
• be able to calculate reaction forces and other forces in simple craftwork and frame structures for different loadings
• be able to calculate, outline and interpret diagrams for axial force, shear force and bending moment in simple constructions
• be able to calculate normal stresses and shear stresses in different sections of structural elements
• calculate strains and displacements in different directions
• be able to use digital tools for calculations

General competence:
The candidate should:
• have knowledge of relevant professional and professional ethical issues
• be able to explain how well elementary problems in statics and solidarity can be solved by means of simplified mathematical models of the design • have a good understanding of the relationship between the basic theory and the practical application of the subject
• through the statics and the theory of strength of materials have a good knowledge of basic principles of equilibrium and elasticity
• have basic understanding of structures, for more advanced strength calculation in later years
• have acquired a good academic basis and good understanding of mechanics as other subjects in the study can build on
• have acquired an understanding of basic issues and be able to communicate these to others within their own fields of study
• understand the relationship between outer stresses on a construction and the material properties
• use a basic relevant term and formula apparatus

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments,academic supervision

This course is organized for web based students.The course is taught in parallel with a corresponding course for campus students. Some lectures for the "campus course" are filmed. It is linked to these films from the learning platform, where there will also be recordings from previous school years. This is complemented by pre-recorded video lectures, as well as examples and theory notes, which together with textbooks are the basis for understanding and ability to do exercises.

Mandatory work requirements:
12 compulsory exercises and 3 compulsory laboratory exercises. All 15 must be approved to get up to the exam. In addition, a compulsory digital test must be completed and passed at the end of the first semester.

Additional calculation tasks, which are not mandatory, will also be available. These tasks are recommended.

Guidance is implemented through the learning platform, both synchronously using tools such as Collaborate, and asynchronously using "forum". There will be a plan for this on the learning platform.

There will be 1-2 seminars in Gjøvik each semester, ie a total of 2-4 seminars. At least 2 of the seminars will be mandatory.

Estimated time spent:
Lectures, etc.: 70 hours
Organized guidance, including the collections: 40 hours
Work with compulsory assignments: 100 hours
Other exercises and own exam preparation: 50 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of digital 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.

Course materials

Announced at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MEKG1001 10.0 01.09.2019
MEKT1001 10.0 01.09.2019
MEKA1001 10.0 01.09.2019
TMAS1001 8.0 01.09.2020
VB6103 10.0 01.09.2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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 *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C 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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