# TKT4118 - Mechanics 1

### Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 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. Stress, strain and elasticity. Normal and shear stress. Deformation of beams. Torsion of circular sections.

### Learning outcome

The two basic courses Mechanics 1 and Mechanics 2 will give the students fundamental knowledge about statics and mechanics of materials. The two courses Mechanics 1 and 2 create a foundation for the advanced courses in solid mechanics.

Mechanics 1 has the following learning outcome:

Knowledge

The candidate should:

• be able to explain how forces and stresses work on structures and what is happening in the structure itself when it is loaded
• have a good knowledge of the linear beam theory (Euler-Bernoulli) and know how it can be used in practical situations
• have a good knowledge of the basic relationship of the subject areas history, traditions, individuality and place in the society
• know research and development within the field of skills

Skills

The candidate should be able to:

• apply her/his knowledge in mechanics on simple practical tasks
• calculate 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 in different sections of structural elements
• calculate shear stresses and strains due to torsion of circular sections
• use digital tools for calculations

General competence

The candidate should:

• have knowledge of relevant professional ethical issues
• have a good understanding of the relationship between the basic theory and the practical applications of the subject
• have a good knowledge of the principles of equilibrium and elasticity
• have basic understanding of structures
• have acquired a good academic basis and good understanding of mechanics for other subjects in the study to build upon
• 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
• use a basic relevant term and formula apertures

### Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments, computer exercises with Python, laboratory exercise.

2/3 of the assignments and computer exercises must be approved prior to the examination. The laboratory exercise is compulsory.

• Exercises

### Further on evaluation

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

### Course materials

K. Bell: Konstruksjonsmekanikk. Del I - Likevektslære

K. Bell: Konstruksjonsmekanikk. Del II - Fasthetslære

### Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKT4116 7.5 AUTUMN 2007
TKT4126 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
MEKT1101 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
MEKT1201 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
MEKG1101 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
MEKA1101 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
• Structural Mechanics
• Mechanics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department of Structural Engineering

# Examination

#### Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 2023-11-28 09:00
Summer UTS School exam 100/100
• * 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.
Examination

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