TKT4102 - Dynamics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

Basics. Kinematics. Kinetics. Inertial frame of reference. Plane motion. Polar coordinates. Tangential and normal acceleration. Work and energy. Impulse. Impact. Central force. Dynamics of bodies. Rotation about a fixed axis. Moment of inertia. Equation of work. Two dimensional problems. Three-dimensional problems. Plan movement. Kinematics. Law of moments. Kinetics. Laws of impulse and momentum. System of bodies. Work and energy. Relative movement. Vibration theory. Introduction. Free oscillations without damping. Damped free oscillations. Induced vibrations. Resonance. Free coupled vibrations. Induced coupled vibrations. Rotation about a fixed point. General rigid-body kinematics. General rigid-body kinetics.

Learning outcome

The course shall give basic knowledge in the dynamics of a system that may consist of springs, dampers and rigid bodies. The course provides a basis for advanced courses in dynamics. Dynamics has the following learning goals: Knowledge: The candidate will get knowledge of: - Definitions of quantities in dynamics - Law of forces and moments – Velocities and accelerations in Cartesian and polar coordinates – Work and energy principles – Elastic and plastic impact - Relative motion – Vibration theory with 1- og 2 degrees of freedom. Skills: The candidate will be skilled on: - Establish equations for the dynamics in simple systems using kinematics and the basic laws in kinetics – Solve the equations and evaluate the results. General competence: The candidate have competence in: - Basic principles in dynamics – Perform simple calculations by hand within the framework of the curriculum of the course. - 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

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory calculation exercises . Access to the exam requires that 2/3 of the calculation exercises have to be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit exam, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

J. L. Meriam, L. G. Kraige and J. N. Bolton: "Engineering mechanics, Dynamics" 9. edition, 2020, SI-units, Global Edition

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Applied Mechanics - Solid Mechanics
  • Mechanics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

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