Engineering Mechanics

Summer School, 2019

Staff

- Jason Ingham
- Peter Richards (coordinator)

Calendar notes

An introduction to planar mechanics including: free body diagrams, planar equilibrium of rigid bodies, friction, distributed forces, internal forces, shear force and bending moment diagrams, kinematics and kinetics of particles, work and energy, relative motion, kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies.

Restriction: CIVIL 210, MECHENG 222

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Kinematics of Particles: Students will be able to choose an appropriate coordinate system and apply the relevant equation(s) to solve a given problem. They will be able to identify kinematic analysis and when to use the particle assumption for the given body. They will be able to draw velocity and acceleration diagrams for particles moving relative to each other. |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (3) ENGA02: problem analysis (2) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (3) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (1) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (3) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (3) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (1) UOA_1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice (3) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (1) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (2) |
No related assessments |

Kinetics of Particles: Students will be able to isolate a body and draw a complete free-body diagram. They will be able to correctly derive kinematic constraints from pulley systems. They will be able to identify whether an object will slip or not (dry friction). They will be able to apply Newton's laws to calculate forces and resulting accelerations. The student will be able to use work-energy methods to solve a kinetics of particles problem. |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (3) ENGA02: problem analysis (2) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (3) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (1) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (3) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (3) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (1) UOA_1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice (3) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (1) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (2) |
No related assessments |

Kinetics of Rigid Bodies: The student will be able to apply the equations of motion to solve for unknown forces/ accelerations of a rigid body undergoing translation or fixed-axis rotation. They will be able to explain what mass moment of inertia is and how it's calculated. The student will be able to use the parallel axis theorem to determine the rotational inertia about a different axis. |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (3) ENGA02: problem analysis (2) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (3) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (1) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (3) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (3) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (1) UOA_1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice (3) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (1) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (2) |
No related assessments |

Force systems and moments: The student will be able to define an appropriate coordinate system, determine the magnitude and direction of a force, construct a free body diagram and resolve forces at a joint. |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (3) ENGA02: problem analysis (2) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (3) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (1) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (3) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (3) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (1) UOA_1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice (3) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (1) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (2) |
No related assessments |

Kinematics of Rigid Bodies: The student will be able to draw velocity diagrams for two points on a rigid body. They will be able to use relative motion equations to calculate absolute or relative velocities on a rigid body. |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (3) ENGA02: problem analysis (2) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (3) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (1) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (3) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (3) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (1) UOA_1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice (3) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (1) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (2) |
No related assessments |

Trusses and beams: The student will be able to find the reactions for trusses and beams, determine the internal member forces in trusses. They will be able to draw a bending moment diagram and a shear force diagram. |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (3) ENGA02: problem analysis (2) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (3) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (1) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (3) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (3) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (1) UOA_1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice (3) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (1) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (2) |
No related assessments |

Statical determinacy: The student will be able to identify known forces and solve unknown reactions, compose free body diagrams, combine loads, assemble equilibrium equations and check for statical determinacy. |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (3) ENGA02: problem analysis (2) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (3) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (1) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (3) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (3) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (1) UOA_1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice (3) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (1) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (2) |
No related assessments |

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