TBYG3011 - Steel and Timber Structures


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
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

  • Compulsory exercises

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

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.

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


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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





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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