Mechanics of Solids

Subject 421-208 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-three hours of lectures, twelve hours of practice classes and six hours of laboratory classes.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 421-103 Engineering Statics
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Helen Goldsworthy
Subject Overview:

Topics covered in this subject build on the basic knowledge obtained in statics, and are organised into 3 components: structural analysis; analysis of sectional behavior when subjected to a bending moment, axial force, shear force or torque; and buckling of elements.

Assessment: One 3-hour written end of semesster examination (75%) and practice classes and laboratory work (25%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to clearly define the fundamental terms used in Mechanics of Solids

  • have the ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals

  • view the obtained solutions as models with certain inbuilt assumptions and hence limitations

  • be ablve to critically compare results obtained from experimental studies with theoretically predicted values

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Civil

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