VB6103 - Mechanics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 5 hours D

Course content

STATICS: Statics basis. Forces and bending moment. Static equilibrium. Trusses and frames. Point loads and distributed loads. Statically determinate and indeterminate systems.  Normal forces, shear forces and bending moment. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS: Centroid of area and 2nd moment of area. Stresses and strains. Elasticity, plasticity and fracture. Stress analysis. Normal and shear stress. Deformations. Introduction to buckling and statically indeterminate systems.

Learning outcome

The course will provide the basis for more detailed and complex issues and calculations in topics coming later in the study. The course contributes to the D-string of the study program, i.e. digitalization/ digital competence, through use of calculation software in connection with compulsory activities. Knowledge: The candidate should: - be able to explain how forces and stresses work on structures and what is happening in the structure itself when it is loaded - have a good knowledge of the simplified beam theory (Euler-Bernoulli) and know how it can be used in practical situations - have a good knowledge of the basic relationship of the subject areas history, traditions, individuality and place in the society - know research and development within the field of skills Skills: The candidate should: - be able to apply her/his knowledge in mechanics on simple practical tasks - be able to calculate reaction forces and other forces in simple truss and frame structures for different loadings - be able to calculate, outline and interpret diagrams for axial force, shear force and bending moment in simple constructions - be able to calculate normal stresses and shear stresses in different sections of structural elements - calculate strains and displacements in different directions - be able to calculate principal stresses and principal strains - be able to use digital tools for calculations  

General competence: The candidate should: - have knowledge of relevant professional ethical issues - have a good understanding of the relationship between the basic theory and the practical applications of the subject - have a good knowledge of the principles of equilibrium and elasticity - have basic understanding of structures - have acquired a good academic basis and good understanding of mechanics for other subjects in the study to build upon - have acquired an understanding of basic issues and be able to communicate these to others within their own fields of study - understand the relationship between outer stresses on a construction and material properties - use a basic relevant term and formula apertures

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments,academic supervision. The course is organized for web based students and is taught in parallel with a campus-based course. Pre-made videos with theory and calculation examples will be put on the learning platform. Guidance is done through the learning platform, both synchronously using tools such as Collaborate, and asynchronously using "forum". 

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Laboratory work

Further on evaluation

Re-sit exam in August. For the re-sit exam, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (EVUIVE0)
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (TKIVTEVU)

Course materials

Announced at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MEKA1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2020
MEKG1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2020
MEKG1001F 10.0 AUTUMN 2020
MEKT1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Machine Design
  • Structural Mechanics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-06-02 09:00 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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