TKT4118 - Mechanics 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Statically determinate structures: Beams, plane trusses and frames. Axial force, shear force and bending moment distribution in structures. Introduction to mechanics of materials: Stress, strain and elasticity. Linear theory for beams: Bending stresses, differential equation for deformation of beams.

Learning outcome

The two basic courses Mechanics 1 and Mechanics 2 will give the students basic knowledge about statics and mechanics of materials. Mechanics 1 is mandatory for the following programs of study: MTBYGG, MTING, MTMART, MTPROD and MTIØT with technological specialization within Mechanical Engineering. The two courses Mechanics 1 and 2 create a foundation for the advanced courses in solid mechanics.


Mechanics 1 has the following learning outcome:



The candidate will get knowledge of:

- Central mechanical quantities as force and moment

- Background and use of the equations of equilibrium

- The behaviour of typical components as bars, beams and cables.

- Calculation of the centroid of an area and other relevant cross section parameters.

- Definition of stress, strain, elasticity and lateral contraction

- Basic assumptions in linear beam theory



The candidate will be skilled on:

- Calculate forces in static determinate structures

- Calculate and create diagrams of moments, shear and axial forces (M-, V- and N-diagrams)

- Calculate axial stresses and strains caused by N and M

- Perform simple deformation calculations

- Apply Python as a tool in analysis of problems in mechanics


General competence:

The candidate have competence in:

- Basic principals in statics and mechanics of materials

- Perform simple calculations by hand and with Python within the framework of the syllabus of the course

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and calculation exercises. Python or Matlab is applied in some exercise problems. Access to the exam requires that 2/3 of the calculation exercises have to be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering


Examination arrangement: Home exam

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





Room Building Number of candidates
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