Course Title: Stress 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6011 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Title: Stress 1

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2009,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in Aerospace Engineering Structural analysis concepts and computations.
This course provides an introduction to the basic tools used in the mechanics of solids, engineering analysis and the development of skills required to apply these to the analysis and design of engineering structures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MATH5156 Aerospace Mathematics 1
ONPS5098 Aerospace Physics 1

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBH732 Stress 1

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the engineering concepts of stress and strain.
2. State and explain aspects of two dimensional force systems and perform related calculations.
3. State and explain concepts relating to the forces involved in a state of equilibrium in two dimensions, and perform related calculations.
4. Analyse the forces within statically determinate beam.
5. Calculate the support reactions and forces in the members of plane frames and machines.
6. Analyse a statically determinate truss to measure truss member forces.
7. Resolve three dimensional force systems.
8. Determine conditions of equilibrium in three dimensional force systems.
9. Calculate the forces within a loaded statically determinate space frame.

Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.