TKT4126 - Mechanics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Statically determinate structures: Beams, plane trusses and frames. Axial force, shear force and bending moment distribution in structures. Stress, strain and elasticity. Two- and three-dimensional states of stress. Yield and failure criteria.

Learning outcome

This basic course in mechanics provides basic knowledge of statics and strength of materials. The course is compulsory for students in Petroleum and Geo-technology. TKT4126 Mechanics has the following objectives: Knowledge: A candidate will get knowledge of - important mechanical quantities such as force and moment - equilibrium equations - statically determinate structures: beams, trusses and frames - definition of stress and strain - stress in idealised structures such as axial rods, pipes and rings subjected to typical loadings. - failure criteria (Tresca, Mises) - basic linear elasticity theory Skills: A candidate will be able to: - calculate the forces in statically determinate structures - calculate and sketch a load-diagram (M-,V- and N-diagram) - calculate stresses and strains of idealised structures subjected to typical loading - perform simple deformation analyses - evaluate the risk of failure General competence: A candidate will be able to: - apply basic principles in statics and strength of materials - perform simple analyses within the framework 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.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Information will be given at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKT4116 7.5 01.09.2018
TKT4118 7.5 01.09.2018
GEOL1007 3.0 01.09.2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring 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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