TKT4123 - Mechanics 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

Simple statically indeterminate systems. Difference between 2D and 3D structures Shear stress and shear strain. Shear stresses in beams. Torsion. Stresses in cylindrical and spherical vessels and pipes. Cables. 2D and 3D stress state. Hooke's law. Principal stresses and strains. Mises yield criteria. Moment of plasticity. 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
  • Plane (2D) and solid (3D) 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
  • Source and distribution of forces in cables
  • Transformation of stresses and strains between different reference systems
  • Plan stress and strain conditions
  • Isotropic yield criteria (Mises)
  • Moment of plasticity in beams
  • 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 moment of plasticity in cross-sections
  • Calculate stresses in beam 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
  • 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

Digital competence

Programming with Python: Simple calculations, curve plotting, read data from file, numerical integration, regression, algorithmic thinking

Sustainability competence

The course serves to give the students appropriate skills to design safe, cost-effective and sustainable structures.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, calculation exercises and laboratory exercise. Python 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 exam, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

K. Bell: Konstruksjonsmekanikk, Del 1-Likevektslære, Fagbokforlaget.

K. Bell: Konstruksjonsmekanikk, Del 2-Fasthetslære, Fagbokforlaget.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKT4122 7.5 AUTUMN 2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Applied Mechanics - Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Mechanics


Examination arrangement: School exam

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