Mechanics 1

Subject 436-202 (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-six hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorial and laboratory work
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 436-121 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and 620-141 Maths A or 620-121 Maths A (Advanced); and 620-143 Applied Maths or 620-123 Applied Maths (Advanced).
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Unit 1, Mechanics of Materials: On completion of this unit, students should be able to understand elastic and inelastic behaviour; and determine stresses and deformations in common structural elements.

Topics covered include two-dimensional stress and strain analysis; principal values; Mohr's circle; failure criteria; inelastic behaviour; basic properties of beams, symmetric bending; flexure by McAulay's method, superposition, indeterminacy; torsion of round bars; stresses in cylindrical pressure vessels; and the compressive behaviour of short and long columns.

Unit 2, Dynamics of Machines: On completion of this unit students should understand principles of the two-dimensional mechanics of a rigid body. Be able to carry out dynamic analysis of planar mechanical system.

Topics covered include dynamics of a particle in terms of inertial frames (work, kinetic energy, power, equations of motion), plane dynamics of a rigid body (kinetic energy, moments of inertia, equations of motion), dynamics of plane mechanisms (constraints, mobility, degrees of freedom, equations of motion).

Assessment: One 3-hour end of semester written examination (80%), together with three assignments not exceeding 1400 words each due throughout the semester (20%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals

  • in-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline

  • ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution

  • expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, capacity to do so

  • capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning

  • profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship

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Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)
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