autumn 2022
END-3604 Structural Analysis in Engineering - 5 ECTS

Last changed 30.09.2022

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: June 1st. Exchange students and Fulbright students: April 15th.

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single subject.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor degree in mechanics, materials, structural, modelling or equivalent.

In addition, the following requirements must be met:

- minimum 25 credits in mathematics (equivalent to Mathematical Methods 1, 2 og 3), 5 credits in statistics and 7,5 ects i physics on a higher level is required.

Application code: 9371

Course content

The course will provide an introduction to some important topics in analysis of some key structural elements.  The beam equation, advanced stability analysis of beam-columns and Rigid frames.  Part 1 covers beams and buckling. Part 2 gives the students an introduction to vibration analysis of structural elements.

Part 1:

  • Euler beam equation
  • Euler buckling
  • Simple frames
  • Buckling of beam-columns
  • Euler-Lagragne method for columns
  • Imperfect columns
  • Continuous columns

Part 2:

-Vibration of a system with a single degree of freedom

  • Undamped free vibration  (Undamped and damped)
  • Rayleigh Method
  • Rotational freedom
  • Forced vibration (Damped and undamped )

-Vibration isolation

-Vibration in continuous systems

  • Lateral vibration of a cable
  • Longitude vibration of a bar.
  • Lateral vibration in an Euler beam

Recommended prerequisites

BYG-2503 Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics, BYG-2602 Statics, Dynamics and Loads on Structures, IGR1613 Mathematics 3 / Physics 2, ITE1815 Mechanics II, ITE1852 Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics, ITE1855 Statics, Dynamics and Loads on Structures, MAS-2601 Mechanics 2, TEK-2800 Mathematics 3

Objectives of the course

After completing this course the candidate:

  • has thorough knowledge of  some theories and methods in the field of engineering design (K2)
  • can apply knowledge to new areas within the academic field of numerical and analytical calculations, computations, systematic design process, computational methods, engineering design (K3)


After completing this course the candidate:

  • can analyze existing theories, and interpretations in the field of engineering design and work independently on practical and theoretical problems  (S2)

General competence:

After completing this course the candidate:

  • can apply the knowledge and skills within engineering design in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects (GC2)
  • can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field of engineering design, both with specialists and the general public (GC4)

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures and problem solving.

Undervisnings- og eksamensspråk: Norsk, dersom det er engelsk språklige studenter tilstede vil det forelesningen gå på engelsk.   

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements" section".

Master Level

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty:



Examination systems: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 4 Hours A–E, fail F

Re-sit examination

There will be a re-sit exam. 
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: END-3604
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