TKT4102 - Dynamics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 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 is required for the study program MTPROD. The course provides a basis for advanced courses in dynamics.

Dynamics has the following learning goals:
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.

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.

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.

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

J. L. Meriam and L. G. Kraige: "Engineering mechanics, Dynamics"
7. edition, 2013, SI-units

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural 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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