Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Contact Hours: 36 hours of lectures and up to 20 hours of tutorials and lab classes.
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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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This course will expand on the basic principals established previously in Solid Mechanics.
Methods of three-dimensional stress and strain analysis will be extended to allow the student to obtain solutions using analytical and/or numerical methods. These will include the analyses of principal stresses and strains, three dimensional Mohr’s circles, strain gauge experimentation and failure criteria. In addition, this unit will focus on plastic deformation of solids, including the analysis of residual stresses and the collapse load of structures. The responses of materials to fatigue and fracture, as well as their creep and viscoelastic behaviour, will also be explored. Finally, this unit will provide a number of examples of experimental applications of solid mechanics analysis based on modern research techniques.
The goal of Advanced Solid Mechanics is to consolidate the solid mechanics principles presented in the student’s Engineering degree, and the equip students with skills required to solve a range of engineering problems they have not seen before. In addition, this subject seeks to teach a number of modern research methods, techniques and skills by drawing on biomechanical research in the field of solid mechanics, and the major challenges in the field.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
At the completion of this subject the student is expected to be able to –
1 - Understand advanced stress/strain correlations
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should have the following skills –
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The end of semester examination will gauge students’ ability to synthesise stress/strain correlations and mathematically model a common engineering design problem, for example, determining the correct geometry of a loaded body to avoid crack propagation (ILO 1 and 2). The exam will assess student’s ability to describe a contemporary issue in biomechanics research (ILO 8). The examination will also evaluate the student’s capacity to model material behaviour, for example, stresses and strains of materials under loading (ILO 3).
The two assignments focus on problem solving in the context of a specific engineering principle presented in the lectures. Students will be expected to analyse an engineering structure using mathematical modelling (ILO 4), and to formulate analytical solutions to loading a loading problem (ILO 5). In so doing, they will expand their capacity to think laterally and gain a degree of independence in the overall learning experience (ILO 6). The small-group problem solving activity (set in laboratory classes) aims to encourage peer-to-peer communication, expression of ideas, team-building, and development of oral skills (ILO 7). In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the group learning experience, the group activity will be assessed based on an inter-group peer-review evaluation and a short self reflection piece. Feedback for the solution to the problem solving activity will be provided formatively by the lecturer. It is intended that this activity and the feedback prepare students for the two assignments tasks.
Students will be assessed relative to the following criteria:
The following topics, delivered through lectures, guest seminars, group problem solving activities, and tutorials, will be assessed:
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students will have access to all lecture slides, lecture example problems and worked solutions as well as tutorial problem solutions through the LMS. The LMS will also contain links to electronic resources relevant to the course, publications, and will host active discussion forums where students may interact in a thread-forum-style medium.
Master of Philosophy - Engineering
B-ENG Mechanical Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
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