MECHANICS OF SOLIDS

EMS1MS

2021

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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesDetermine force and moment actions in trusses and beams and apply various strength of material theories for calculating different types of stresses in beams and shafts. The material is covered in online briefing videos, lectures, and workshops and assessed in weekly quizzes, monthly tests, laboratory reports, and final exams.Calculate and determine various sectional properties for various cross-section profiles of structural elements. The material is covered in online briefing videos, lectures and workshops, and assessed in weekly quizzes, monthly tests, laboratory reports, and final exams.Apply the various sources of dynamics excitation and resonance impact on a structure. The material is covered in online briefing videos, lectures, and workshops and assessed in weekly quizzes, monthly tests, and final exams.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHY1MS OR CIV2MS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Statics & Mechanics of Materials: SI Edition

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorR. C. Hibbeler

Year2014

Edition/Volume4e

PublisherPearson

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Find the resultant of a system of forces and moments.
02. Use the equations of equilibrium to find the forces and moments in trusses and beams.
03. Evaluate properties of areas and volumes needed for engineering calculations.
04. Develop and apply theories to calculate the stresses in beams and shafts.
05. Apply the basics of structural dynamics.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVipul Patel

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two 30-minute written tests during semester - (equiv to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour written closed book examination

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One computer-based laboratory group task - (equiv to 700 words)Lab assessment is performed utilizing computer-based software.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Eight individual online quizzes - (equiv to 800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two 30-minute written tests during semester - (equiv to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour written closed book examination

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One computer-based laboratory group task - (equiv to 700 words)Lab assessment is performed utilizing computer-based software.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Eight individual online quizzes - (equiv to 800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4