Course Title: Apply Principles of Mechanics to Engineering Structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

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: Mr. Serge Eljaste

Contact Phone no: 99254661

Email:- sergei.eljaste@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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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:

3.1 OH&S requirements for completing the work are
followed.
3.2 The analysis is completed to conform with
Australian standards, manufacturers manuals, in
accordance with enterprise procedures.
3.3 Design references are used according to
Australian standards, manufacturers manuals and
enterprise procedures.
3.4 Results are recorded, analysed, examined and
applied according to enterprise procedures.
3.5 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:

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

Element:

Establish mechanical properties of materials for engineering structures.

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Plan approach to analyse the properties of materials.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work
are followed.
2.2 Documentation relating to the material properties
is collected and analysed.
2.3 Design references are available to complete the
analysis, to conform to Australian standards,
manufacturers manuals, in accordance with
enterprise procedures.
2.4 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

This unit covers applying concepts of Principles of Mechanics and Strength of Materials to engineering structures.

Class room lecturing, Problem solving techniques developed with different data and parameters.


Teaching Schedule

Session NoTopicElement 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
3Thermal Stress & Strain in Compound Bars - Series & Parallel Mounted /Strain Energy
 
 
4Strain Energy & Impact Loads 1-4
5Bending & Shear in Beams - Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams 1-4
6Written Quiz. Demonstration 1-4
7Bending & Shear in Beams - Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams/ Beam Deflection - Macaulay’s Method. Handing out The Assignment 1-4
8Bending & Shear in Beams - Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams/ Beam Deflection - Macauly’s Method. 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
Revision
 1-4
11TERM BREAK – NO CLASS 1-4
12Written test 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, Problems and solutions will be available in the Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

Written assignments
Class test
Exam


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 – Written Assignment (CA/NYC) 40% of final marks


Assessment Task 2 – Written Quiz (CA/NYC) 10% of final marks

Assessment Task 3 – Final Open book Test (CA/NYC) 50% of final marks

To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily demonstrate competence in all elements listed above. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they will be asked to demonstrate their competence per student assignment and tests which will be used to assess their competence.
All assessments for this course must be successfully completed to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) grade. Only if Competency is achieved will a graded result be given using the coding choices listed below:
CHD: Competent with High Distinction
CDI: Competent with Distinction
CC: Competent with Credit
CAG: Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment


Assessment Matrix

Written Assignment  - 40%. Elements 1 - 4

Written Quiz                -10%. Elements 1 - 4

Main Exam (written) - 50%.  Elements 1 - 4



 

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