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. 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).

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 ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCIV2MS OR PHY1MS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Statics & Mechanics of Materials: SI Edition

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVipul Patel

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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