autumn 2018

ITE1815 Mechanics II - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 28.02.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology


Narvik | Alta | Mo i Rana | Annet | Nettbasert |

Application deadline

1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright

Type of course

Can be taken as a singel course

Admission requirements

'Generell Studiekompetanse' with Mathematics R1+R2 and Physic FYS1.

Pre-requisite: IGR1600 Mathematics 1

Recommended pre-requisite: ITE1852

Code: 5198

Obligatory prerequisites

IGR1600 Mathematics 1or IGR1518 Mathematics 1 - 3 terms

Course content

i. Complete stress and strain analysis of a truss structure, Stresses on oblique plan, Stresses under general loading, Static Indeterminacy, Thermal Stresses, Generalized Hooke¿s Law

ii. Composite Materials, Saint Venant¿s Principle, Elastoplastic Materials

iii. Torsional Loads, Torsional failure modes, Statically indeterminate shafts, Torsion of elastoplastic material

iv. Pure Bendings, Beam Section Properties, Bending of materials made of several materials e.g. reinforced concrete beams, Bending of elastoplastic material

v. Cables with concentrated loads, cables with distributed loads, catenary

vi. Stress transformations, Mohr¿s Circle, Tresca Criteria, Von Misses Criteria, Pressure Vessel, Strain Rosette

vii. Equation of Elastic Curve, Statically indeterminate beams, Method of Superposition viii. Strain Energy Density, Impact Loading, Castigliano¿s Theorem

ix. Vibrations, Simple Harmonic Motion, Natural frequency of simple continuous systems, Damped System, Resonance

Recommended prerequisites

ITE1852 Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics

Objectives of the course

Students will gain the knowledge (LU-M-K-1), such as:

i. They will understand and can calculate the effect of joint forces and sectional forces on composite statically determinate structures.

ii. They can distinguish between statically determinate and statically indeterminate structures

iii. They can suggest calculation for selected statically indeterminate structure

iv. They can understand the usage of Generalized Hooke's law

v. They can find maximum stresses and strain in a simple structure

vi. They can use energy theory to find the behavior of structure under a loading.

vii. They can calculate natural frequency in simple continuous systems.

Students will gain the knowledge (LU-M-K-2), such as:

i. They will learn to how to use the formulas of statics and strength of materials. Students will gain the knowledge (LU-M-K-5), such as:

ii. They will be able to look up and apply formulas and tables beyond those directly included in the instruction.

Students will learn the skills (LU-M-F-1..5), such as:

i. Students can learn to apply their knowledge gained in this subject to solve more complicated problems, in systematic way, later in the program.

Students will have the general competence (LU-M-G-1..2), such as:

i. Students will understand the basis for assessing how structures load, strength and design have an impact on resource use and safety.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises with supervision. You will receive written feedback or comments on the exercises.


There will be 4 compulsory homework assignments - They will be graded for 25% Their will be 1 classwork assignment - It will be graded for 10% To enter in the FINAL EXAM the student should have at least, 15% out of 35% (25%+10%)

It will be 5 hours written individual examination under supervision & will carry 65% of the total grade

Date for examination

Written 10.12.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Name: Mechanics of Materials 6th Edition

Authors: Ferdinand P. Beer, E. Russel Johnston, John T. DeWolf, David F. Mazurek

Publisher: McGraw Hills

Name: Mechanical Vibrations 5th Edition Edition

Authors: S. S. Rao

Publisher: Pearson