Study plans 2016-2017 - BYG2221 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

REA1141 Matematikk 1

BYG2251 Mekanikk

Expected learning outcomes

The course builds on the course Mechanics and goes deeper into statics and strength of materials. Elasticity theory
 is treated more thoroughly, and plasticity is introduced.
 After completion of the course the student should be able to:

 - Explain the principles of equilibrium and elasticity
 - Describe basic concepts such as Euler-Bernoulli beam theory and Navier hypothesis
 - Know different methods for calculation of statically determinate and indeterminate structures
 - Explain Tresca and von Mises yield criterion

 - Calculation of forces, bending moments and stresses
 - Make general moment equations
 - Solve puzzles about space frames and 3D beam systems
 - Use Mohr diagram to determine the principal stresses
 - Utilize the theory of elasticity theory and the theory of plasticity

General competence:
 - Know about solving statics with matrices and the use of the Finite Element Method and calculation programs


Simple frames and arches

Forces in 3D space

Work and energy

Hooke's law in two dimensions - Poisson

Mechanical properties of materials

Deformations of poles and beams

Statically indeterminate structures

3-moment equation (continues the introduction to the topic Mechanics)

Torsion - arbitrary cross sections

Stress and Strain Analysis incl. Mohr's circle

Material equations

Tensions in arbitrary cross sections

Bending stresses in curved beams

Composite Beams

Basic use of matrices to solve static problems

Teaching Methods

Mandatory assignments

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 5 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Graded by internal examiner (lecturer).

External sensor regularly is either evaluating or preparing the examination. Next time: 2019.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary. May be oral.

Examination support

  • Support material code C: Specified printed and hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.
    • John Haugan: «Formler og tabeller»
    • The following basic calculators are permitted:
      • Casio fx-82ES PLUS
      • Citizen SR-270X and Citizen SR-270X College
      • Hewlett Packard HP30S

Coursework Requirements

11-14 exercises. All but two have to be approved.