MECHANICS OF SOLIDS

EMS1MS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This introductory subject builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired from physics and mathematical methods subjects in secondary-school studies, and requires high levels of personal motivation, initiative, creative thinking, and research and inter-personal skills. A fundamental requirement in the design of many engineering structures is to be able to assess the force interaction between structural elements using the principles of mechanics, and to determine the ability of a structural element to safely resist forces applied to it. This Subject presents the fundamentals of engineering statics, strength of materials and dynamic systems. Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 and 3.3 (see intended learning outcomes for details).

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHY1MS, CIV2MS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStatics & Mechanics of Materials: SI Edition (4e)PrescribedR. C. Hibbeler 2014Pearson

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Find the resultant of a system of forces and moments. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.

Activities:
The first quarter of the semester is dedicated to determining forces and moments actions resultant on structural systems. The material is covered in online briefing videos, lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, monthly tests, and laboratory report and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Use the equations of equilibrium to find the forces and moments in trusses and beams. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

Activities:
In the second half of the semester students are expected to find forces and moments actions in trusses and beams and be able to demonstrate their ability to apply various analysis theorems and simplifying modelling techniques in estimating such actions for a given structural system under assigned loading conditions. The material is covered in online briefing videos, lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, monthly tests, and laboratory report and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Evaluate properties of areas and volumes needed for engineering calculations. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.

Activities:
In the third quarter of the semester students are expected to demonstrate their ability to calculate and determine various sectional properties for various cross section profiles of structural elements. These properties will in turn be utilized to assess the strength capacity of a structural system. The material is covered in online briefing videos, lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, monthly tests, and laboratory report and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Develop and apply theories to calculate the stresses in beams and shafts. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.

Activities:
Students are expected to learn and understand various strength of material theories for calculating different types of stresses in beams and shafts. These stress will in turn be utilized to assess the strength capacity of a structural system. The material is covered in online briefing videos, lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, monthly tests, and laboratory report and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Apply the basics of structural dynamics. Includes EA stage 1 competency: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.

Activities:
Students are expected to learn and understand the various sources of dynamics excitation and resonance impact on a structure. Students will be able to determine the natural frequency of selected structures utilizing equation of motion principle. The material is covered in online briefing videos, lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, monthly tests, and laboratory report and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVipul Patel

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two 30-minute written tests during semester - (equiv to 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour written closed book examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One computer-based laboratory group task - (equiv to 700 words)Lab assessment is performed utilizing computer-based software.10 01, 02, 03, 04
Eight individual online quizzes - (equiv to 800 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two 30-minute written tests during semester - (equiv to 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour written closed book examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One computer-based laboratory group task - (equiv to 700 words)Lab assessment is performed utilizing computer-based software.10 01, 02, 03, 04
Eight individual online quizzes - (equiv to 800 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04