MEKT1001 - Mechanics


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

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

STATICS: 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 and bending moment.

MECHANICS OF MATERIALS: Centroid of area and 2nd moment of area. Stresses and strains. Elasticity, plasticity and fracture. Stress analysis. Normal and shear stress. Deformations. Introduction to buckling and statically indeterminate systems.

Learning outcome

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


The candidate will:

  • have a good knowledge of the simplified beam theory (Euler-Bernoulli) and know how it can be used in practice.
  • be able to explain how forces and stresses work on structures and what is happening in the structure itself when it is loaded.
  • have knowledge of the basic relationships between statics and strength of materials.
  • have a good knowledge of the basic relationship of the subject areas history, traditions, peculiarity and place in the society.
  • know research and development within the field.


The candidate will be able to:

  • apply her/his knowledge in mechanics on simple practical tasks.
  • tcalculate reaction forces and other forces in simple truss and frame structures for different loadings
  • calculate, draw and interpret diagrams for axial force, shear force and bending moment in simple constructions.
  • calculate normal stresses and shear stresses in different sections of structural elements
  • calculate strains and displacements in different directions.
  • use digital tools for calculations.

General competence:

The candidate will:

  • have knowledge of relevant professional and professional ethical issues
  • be able to explain how well elementary problems in statics and strenght of materials can be solved by means of simplified mathematical models of the construction.
  • have a good understanding of the relationship between the basic theory and the practical applications of the subject.
  • through statics and strength of materials theories, have a good knowledge of basics principle of equilibrium and elasticity.
  • have basic understanding of structures, for more advanced strength calculations in future courses.
  • have acquired a good academic basis and a good understanding of mechanics as others subjects in the study program are built 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 external loads on a construction and its material properties.
  • be able to use physical insight to analyze and solve statics and strength of materials problems within the framework of the syllabus of the course
  • apply basic relevant concepts and formulas within the course framework.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments, and academic supervisions

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit exam in August. For the re-sit exam, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

  • Kolbein Bell: Konstruksjonsmekanikk - Del 1: Likevektslære.
  • Kolbein Bell: Konstruksjonsmekanikk - Del 2: Fasthetslære.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MEKG1001F 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
MEKA1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
MEKG1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
TMAS1001 8.0 AUTUMN 2020
VB6103 10.0 AUTUMN 2020
BYG2251 8.0 AUTUMN 2020
MEKT1101 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
MEKT1201 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
MEKG1101 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
MEKA1101 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design
  • Structural Mechanics
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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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