TKT4211 - Timber Structures 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

Timber as a structural material, mechanical properties (strength and stiffness), durability; unidirectional components (solid timber, glued-laminated timber, LVL). Typical structural systems for timber structures. Background and introduction to European design rules for timber structures, Eurocode 5. Basic design and verification of timber structures, design rules and tools. Details and joint design. Glulam and arch structures. Stability and bracing systems. Basic ultimate and seviceability state requirements.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The students shall have knowledge about: - properties of wood and unidirectional wood-based materials for use in load-carrying structures - load-carrying wooden structural systems - design of timber structures - background and basis of design rules Skills: The students shall be able to: - evaluate and propose structural wood-based systems - calculate load effects for statically determined structures - verify that requirements to stiffness and strength are fulfilled with respect to European design rules (Eurocode 5) General competence: The students shall master: - general basis of load and load calculations - general static analysis and calculation of load effects - general basis of structural design according to European rules - evaluate timber as possible structural material

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and possible model building. A given number of calculating exercises must be approved for admittance to examination, see course information. The lectures, exercises and exam are given in English. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

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

Eurocode 5 (EN 1995-1-1:2004, Amendments and Norwegian National Annex) and related standards. Lecture notes and presentations given during the semester. Recommended additional textbooks: - KIT,Blaß and Sandhaas: Timber Engineering - Principles for Design, ISBN 978-3-7315-0673-7 - Swedish Wood, Bergkvist (ed.): Design of Timber Structures, ISBN978-91-980304-8-8

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKT4210 7.5
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

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