Course Title: Analyse force systems (basic)
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2010
Course Code: CIVE5671
Course Title: Analyse force systems (basic)
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
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Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
EDX130B – Use technical mathematics (basic)
This unit covers the competency to solve problems involving forces, moments and hydrostatic pressure on simple structures and carry out some basic stress, strain and deformation calculations.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
EDX100B Analyse force systems (basic)
Solve simple problems involving systems of coplanar forces
1.1 Forces can be represented by their rectangular components.
Refer to elements
Details of Learning Activities
• Demonstrate use of the interactive PowerPoint presentations re. bending moments (see Resources)
• Overview of bending theory of beams, construction of shear/bending moment diagrams and sample calculation of stress and deflection.
• Review notes and sample calculations in the course text relating to the manipulation of coplanar force systems
• Demonstrate the calculation process for support reactions using point loads and UDLs
• Illustrate selection of member sizes using Manufacturer’s charts and first principles
• Relate stress, strain and Young’s Modulus and hence determine axial deformation. Illustrate stress/strain curves for common materials used in the workplace.
• Review sample calculations in the course text on reaction forces for beams and cantilevers
• Explain the relevance of section properties in the design process using examples from industry
Student-based problem-solving :
Participate in individual problem solving activities completed to industry standard related to typical engineering workplace problems requiring:
• Solution of stress and deflection involving point loads and UDLs
• Determination of reactions for simply-supported and cantilever beams using point loads and UDLs
• Sizing of members subjected to normal, shear and bearing stress
• Calculation of section properties for symmetrical and non-symmetrical beams and compare with Manufacturer’s charts
• Combination and resolution of concurrent and non-concurrent coplanar force systems and application to workplace situations
• Determination of bending stress using beam properties from OneSteel charts and from first principles
Working in pairs on a computer, students will develop responses to questions, and consider responses, in the PowerPoint presentations.
See Online Learning Hub for details.
Engineering Mechanics, Val Ivanhoff
Overview of Assessment
Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.
Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:
NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent
CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass
CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit
CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction
CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction
Assessment of this unit will involve completion of:
• Topic based Quizzes
• A two hour mid-semester written examination based on Elements 1 to 5
• A two hour end-of-semester written examination based on Elements 6 to 9
Element Covered Assessment Task Proportion of Final Assessment Submission Time
1 - 8 Quizzes 25%
1 - 4 Mid-semester written examination 35% N/A
5 - 8 End-of-semester written examination 40% N/A
The underpinning knowledge and skills for this course are listed in the accreditation document and are available upon request from your instructor
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