Course Title: Apply Principles of Mechanics to Engineering Structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MIET7300

Course Title: Apply Principles of Mechanics to Engineering Structures

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher :- Vettrivel Chinnadurai

Contact Phone no :- 99254667

Email:- vettri.chinnadurai@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to perform analyses concerned with the mechanical properties of materials as they relate to problems of strength and stability of structures and mechanical structures. This includes the calculation of different kinds of loading on structural elements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBP283 Apply Principles of Mechanics to Engineering Structures

Element:

Complete the Analysis

Performance Criteria:

1 OH&S requirements for completing the work are followed.
2 The analysis is completed to conform with Australian Standards, manufacturers manuals, in accordance with enterprise procedures.
3 Design references are used according to Australian Standards, manufacturer’s manuals and enterprise procedures.
4 Results are recorded, analysed, examined and applied according to enterprise procedures.
5 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures.
3.6 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.

Element:

Complete, document and present results.

Performance Criteria:

1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
2 Design references are maintained and stored in accordance with enterprise procedures.
3 Results are recorded, analysed and reported to appropriate personnel in accordance with enterprise procedures.
4 Results are stored and archived according to enterprise procedures.

Element:

Establish mechanical properties of materials for engineering structures.

Performance Criteria:

1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained and understood.
2 Established OH&S requirements and risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work area are followed.
3 Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
4 The mechanical properties of materials are identified from documentation, work requests or discussions with appropriate personnel.
5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved at the work site.
6 Resources and equipment needed for the task are obtained in accordance with enterprise agreements and checked for correct operation and safety.

Element:

Plan approach to analyse the properties of materials.

Performance Criteria:

1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed
2 Documentation relating to the material properties is collected and analysed.
3 Design references are available to complete the analysis, to conform to Australian Standards, manufacturers manuals, in accordance with enterprise procedures.
4 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel and enterprise procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Complete the Analysis
Complete, document and present results.
Establish mechanical properties of materials for engineering structures.
Plan approach to analyse the properties of materials.


Details of Learning Activities

Class room lecturing, Problem solving technique developed with different data’s and parameters and applying mathematical steps. Student will be educated to thing and analyse the data available and change the design condition and its consequences.

Classes will start around Third week of May’2011. Check with your teacher for Exact date for start. 


Teaching Schedule

Session NoTointroductionpicElement of Competency
1Introduction to Courses, Books, Assessment, etc; Review of Basic Stress, Strain & Elasticity. Stress & Strain in Compound Bars - Series Mounted 1-4
2Compound bars-series mounted -MIET 6043 Revision 1-4
3MIET 6043 exam 
4Thermal Stress & Strain in Compound Bars - Series & Parallel Mounted /Strain Energy
 1-4
5Strain Energy & Impact Loads 1-4
6Bending & Shear in Beams - Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams 1-4
 -TERM BREAK – NO CLASS 1-4
 -TERM BREAK – NO CLASS 1-4
7Bending & Shear in Beams - Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams/ Beam Deflection - Macaulay’s Method.Handing out The Assignment-1 1-4
8Bending & Shear in Beams - Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams/ Beam Deflection - Macauly’s Method. Test -1 (20Marks)- for one hours and the topic of Composite bars- Temperature stress- Strain energy –impact load 1-4
9Beam Deflection - Moment Area Method /Buckling of Columns - Long (“Slender”) Columns (Euler’s Formula)  1-4
10Buckling of Columns - Long (“Slender”) Columns
(Euler’s Formula) & Intermediate (“Thick”) Columns (Johnson’s Formula Combined Stresses – Normal & Shear
1-4  
11Remaining Part of -Columns -Revision and Handing out The Assignment-2 1-4
12Introduction to Mechanics of solids (new Subject) Main Exam ( For the Topic of Bending &Shear Stress, Beam deflection by Macaulay’s Method,and Columns;closed book, for 50% of marks) Please note this is a tentative date, It may change. Changes Will be notified. 1-4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials By Roger Kinsky.

Apply Strength of Materials By ROBERT. L. MOTT; Published by Prentice Hall


References


Other Resources

Class notes and Handouts, Problem and solution will be available in the black board. Student can refer to the "S’ Drive under the topic of Mechanical and Manufacturing folder and refer to this subject code, can find information and class noted.


Overview of Assessment

Written assignments
Class test
Exam


Assessment Tasks

Written Assignment - 1

Written Assignment - 2

Written Class Test -1

Main Exam (written) 


Assessment Matrix

Written Assignment - 1  -10%

Written Assignment - 2 -10%

Written Class Test -1  - 30%

Main Exam (written) -50%


Marking Guide for Assessment of MIET7300 Apply principles of Mechanics to Engineering Structures.

Distribution Of marks for Each Questions are as follows

S.No Marking Criteria

Percentage of Allocated

Mark per Question 

 1

writing down the data given clearly

10%
2selecting the correct formula or equation and writing down
10%

3

 

Clearly demonstrating the Prroblem solving techniques used and presented 60%
4Using Appropriate units10%
5Correct Answers 10%
   
 Total100%
Problem solving techniques  means: 

1. Read the problem carefully and try to correlate the actual physical situation with the theory you studied.
2. Draw any necessary diagrams and tabulate the problem data.
3. Establish a coordinate system and apply any relevant mathematical principles.
4. Solve the necessary equations algebraically, then use consistent set of units and complete the solution numerically. Report the answers with its units
5. Study the answers using technical judgement and common sense determine whether or not it seems reasonable.

Other Information

Students please note that The exam and Test is NOT an Open book Exam. Formula and Answering sheets will be provided.

Our Statistical report says" Student’s  who attend more than Eighty percentages of class attendance will pass the subject"

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