TKT4122 - Mechanics 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Simple statically indeterminate systems. Shear stress and shear strain. Shear stresses in beams. Torsion. Stresses in cylindrical and spherical vessels and pipes. 2D and 3D stress state. Hooke's law. Principal stresses and strains. Yield criteria from Tresca and Mises. Unsymmetrical cross-sections. Composite beams. Buckling of columns and beams.

Learning outcome

The two basic courses Mechanics 1 and Mechanics 2 provide a basic knowledge of statics and strength of materials. The courses are compulsory for study programs MTBYGG, MTING, MTMART and MTPROD. The two courses form a foundation for advanced topics in solid mechanics at these study programs.

Mechanics 2 has the following learning objectives:

The candidate should have knowledge of:
- The difference between statically determinate and indeterminate structures
- Definition of shear stress, shear strain and shear modulus
- Source and distribution of shear stresses in beams
- Source and distribution of stresses in thin-walled pipes and containers
- Transformation of stresses and strains between different reference systems
- Plan stress and strain conditions
- Isotropic yield criteria (Tresca and Mises)
– Beams with unsymmetrical cross-sections
– Stresses in composite beams
- Phenomenology and mathematical treatment of buckling

The candidate is able to:
- Determine the forces and deformations in simple statically indeterminate system
- Calculate the shear stresses caused by V
- Calculate stresses in thin-walled pipes and containers
- Transforming stresses and strains, including determining the principal stresses
– Calculate stresses in unsymmetrical cross-sections and in composite beams
- Calculate the elastic buckling load
- Apply Python as a tool in analysis of problems in mechanics

General competence:
The candidate can:
- Explain the basic principles of mechanics of materials
- Perform simple calculations by hand and with Python in the framework of the syllabus of the course

Learning methods and activities

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

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

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

Konstruksjonsmekanikk, Del 1-Likevektslære, Fagbokforlaget.
Konstruksjonsmekanikk, Del 2-Fasthetslære, Fagbokforlaget.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKT4123 7.5 01.09.2007
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

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 *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 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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