TKT4134 - Mechanics 4


New from the academic year 2020/2021

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

Theory of elasticity: Stresses and equilibrium, strains and compatibility, material law and strain energy. Energy methods: principle of virtual work, principle of stationary potential energy and Rayleigh-Ritz' method. Theory of plates in stretching and bending. Stress analysis of plates with the finite element method.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate should be able to explain basic elements in plate theory (stretching and bending), and explain how analytic and numeric methods are used in the analysis of plate problems.

Skills: The candidate should be able to perform strength analyzes of plate structures (stretching and bending) using the finite element method and be able to control the results by analytical considerations.

General competence: The candidate should be able to explain and critically discuss the importance of the finite element method in the analysis of structures.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory exercises. Use of digital tools such as Python and finite element codes is emphasized in the exercises.

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

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

Will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKT4124 3.5 01.09.2020
TKT4192 4.0 01.09.2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Applied Mechanics - Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Engineering
  • 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 *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D
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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