MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES 1

CIV1MS1

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn the foundation principles of structural mechanics. Topics covered in this subject include: equilibrium of rigid bodies; free body diagrams; static and kinetic friction; force vectors; moments of a force; determine resultants of noncurrent force systems; axial loads; determination of deformation of axially loaded members; stress and strain; analysis of the effects of thermal stresses; buckling of columns; calculation of the critical loads of buckling in the elastic region; and analysis of forces in pin jointed structures.  Studying through these topics, a conceptual understanding of the basic principles of structures and mechanics that underpin civil engineering will be developed.  Skills to design and conduct experiments to verify laws and principles of mechanics of structures as well as to analyse and interpret data to draw conclusions will also be developed among students.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of equilibrium of a rigid body.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Practical experiments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Draw free body diagrams showing function of simple structural elements.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Use vector diagrams to resolve force problems.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Calculate the force(s) or moment to maintain a structure in equilibrium.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of Stress, Strain, Shear, Bending and Buckling.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Apply calculations related to stress, strain, shear, bending and buckling to solve engineering problems.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Conduct experiments to verify laws and principles of Mechanics of Structures.

Activities:
Students in small groups to conduct practical experiments as well as to analyse and interpret data and draw conclusions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
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

Epping, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly workshop activities and online quizzes15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group practical experiement and report (1000 words and 20 minutes)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Examination (3 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Assignment (1000 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07