TBYG3011 - Steel and Timber Structures


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

Common to steel and timber structures: Cross sectional capacity, buckling, lateral bucling combined with torsion, bolted connections. Especially for steel: Material properties for steel, plastic cross sectional capacity, torsion, welded connections.Especially for timber structures: Nail-, dowel- and bolted connections, curved beams.
Design of structures which are exposed to fire.

Learning outcome

The candidate
- must have established the necessary theoretical basis for projecting building structures in timber and steel.
- be familiar with research and development work within construction theory.
- can update his or hers knowledge in the field.
- has knowledge of the field's history, traditions and place in society.

The candidate
- must have received the necessary training in capacity and stability calculations according to European standards (Eurocodes).
- be able to master relevant digital tools in calculating and analyzing structures.
- be able to find, evaluate and refer to information and subject matter and to present it so as to highlight a problem in the engineering field.

General competence
The candidate
- must have gained good insight into the working of timber and steel structures.
- be able to plan and execute varied work tasks and projects both alone and as a participant in a group, and in accordance with ethical requirements and guidelines.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, excursion and exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatoriske øvinger

Further on evaluation

Of a total of 7 exercises 5 must be approved before the exam.
Supporting Code / Aids at the examination:
Stålkonstruksjoner - Profiler og formler. Larsen, Clausen og Aalberg, Tapir, 1997 or later.
EN 1993-1-1: 2005 + NA: 2008. Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures. Part 1-1. General rules for buildings.
EN 1993-1-8: 2005 + NA: 2009. Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures. Part 1-8. Interchanges and connections.
EN 1995-1-1 Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures Part 1-1. General rules for buildings.
EN 1995-1-2 Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures Part 1-2. Fire design.
Permission is not your own notes, post or other additions to the original text of the aids, but marking / underlining of text allowed.
Calculator: Casio fx-82(different models), Citizen SR-270 (different models), Hewlett Packard HP30S.

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 (FTHINGBY)

Required previous knowledge

Access to the course presupposes admitted to Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim. The course is restricted.

Course materials

Per K. Larsen: Dimensjonering av stålkonstruksjoner, 2. utgave 2010 eller nyere, Tapir akademisk forlag. Stålkonstruksjoner - Profiler og formler. Larsen, Clausen og Aalberg, Tapir, 1997. John Eie: Trekonstruksjoner - Beregning og dimensjonering. NKI-forlaget, 2012. NS-EN 1993-1-1:2005 + NA:2008. Eurocode 3: Prosjektering av stålkonstruksjoner. Del 1-1. Allmenne regler for bygninger. NS-EN 1993-1-8:2005 + NA:2009. Eurocode 3: Prosjektering av stålkonstruksjoner. Del 1-8. Knutepunkter og forbindelser. NS-EN 1995-1-1 Eurocode 5: Prosjektering av trekonstruksjoner Del 1-1. Allmenne regler for bygninger. NS-EN 1995-1-2 Eurocode 5 : Prosjektering av trekonstruksjoner Del 1-2. Brannteknisk dimensjonering. Treteknisk håndbok: Mekaniske treforbindelser - dimensjonering, 5.utg 2007.

More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 10

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination

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

Release 2020-12-15

Submission 2020-12-15

Release 09:00

Submission 14:00

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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