Course Title: Analyse loads on frames and mechanisms

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU7354C

Course Title: Analyse loads on frames and mechanisms

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Leon Mattatia
Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Email: leon.mattatia@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks
MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanics principles

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the analysis of loads on mechanisms, frames and structural support elements, such as linkages, rods, shafts and beam elements within machines and mechanisms. It includes safe working practices, work health and safety (WHS) compliance
requirements, function and features of frames and mechanisms, load and deflection analysis for static and dynamic elements, and traditional and software-based techniques.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23121A Analyse loads on frames and mechanisms

Element:

1. Establish scope of frame and mechanism analysis

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine compliance requirements of relevant WHS and regulatory requirements, codes of practice, standards and risk assessment and for design and use of machines and equipment

1.2 Identify features, functions, operating conditions and performance requirements of frames, beams and mechanisms

1.3 Investigate sustainability implications of frames and mechanisms

1.4 Review design loads, working stresses, allowable deformations and factor of safety for elements

1.5 Review element arrangements, assembly and fastening methods

1.6 Identify any complex load calculations to be done with or obtained from a professional engineer

1.7 Establish availability of other technical and professional assistance

1.8 Identify and evaluate appropriate analysis techniques, software and software validation techniques

1.9 Identify stakeholders to be consulted on selection tasks

Element:

2. Analyse loads and performance of frames and mechanisms

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Estimate static and dynamic operating conditions and determine design or selection parameters

2.2 Optimise frame, beam and mechanism elements for strength, deflection, arrangement and fastening

2.3 Review analysis with stakeholders and make any required adjustments

2.4 Confirm compliance of frames and mechanisms with WHS and regulatory requirements, standards and codes of practice

Element:

3. Report results

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Record results of scoping, principles and techniques identification and analysis

3.2 Provide documentation, such as calculations, specifications diagrams and drawings


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities:

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Assignments
  • Project Work 

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEM23121A in the Assessment Matrix.
 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DelieveredElements/Performance Criteria
1

Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues.                                  Review of basic Engineering Statics concepts -  Types of Force System - Coplanar/Non Coplanar, Concurrent/Non Concurrent; Equilibrium implications; Forces and Gravity. Force Vector Analysis - Vector Diagrams, Resultants & Equilibrants. Equilibrium of Coplanar, Concurrent Force Systems.

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
2

Equilibrium of Coplanar, Concurrent Force Systems  / Moments & Torque - Resultant & Equilibrant Moments - Methods: First Principles, Varignon’s Theorem. Resolution of a Force into a Force & a Moment / Characterstics and calculation of Moments of Couples; Methods: First Principles / Shorthand method for evaluating Moments of Couples.

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
3

Equilibrium of Coplanar, Nonconcurrent Force Systems-Reaction Forces & Moments in Statically Determinate Structures including problems involving Law of "Dry Friction" - (Static & Kinetic Frictional Forces on horizontal & inclined surfaces; wedges, etc.)

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
4

Force Analysis of Pin Jointed Frameworks - Calculation of Internal Forces (Method of Joints & Method of Sections)

(Minor Assignment due)

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
5

Dynamically Equivalent Force/Moment Systems - Analysis of Force systems to establish congruence with respect to Resultant Force & Moments about all given points)  / Free - Body Diagram Analysis - 2 Dimensional Systems (Analysis of Forces & Moments)

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
6Force & Moment Vectors - Cartesian Analysis of 2 & 3 Dimensional Force Systems (Vector Analysis of Forces & Moments)1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
7Three Dimensional Force & Moment Systems - Calculation of Forces & Moments using Free-Body Diagram Analysis techniques  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
8Two Dimensional Shear Force, Bending Moment Diagrams - Pin-jointed, Statically Determinate Structures1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
9Two & Three Dimensional Shear Force, Bending Moment & Torque Diagrams - Pin-jointed, Statically Determinate Structures1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
10

Review of Basic Stress & Strain principles - Hooke’s Law, Elasticity, Normal, Shear & Bulk (Volumetric) Stress & Strain Hooke’s Law, Elasticity, Young’s, Shear & Bulk Moduli, Poisson’s Ratio / Proportional Limit, Yield and Ultimate Stress, Factor of Safety & Allowable Stress / Stress & Strain in Compound Bars - Series & Parallel Mounted Compound bar, Thermal Stresses in Compound Bars 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
11Elastic Strain Energy & Impact Loads subjected to Tension, Compression and Bending1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
12Beam Theory - Centroids, Second Moment of Area and Radius of Gyration, Calculation of Bending Stresses (Engineer’s Bending equation) & Shear Stresses in Beams/ Beam Deflection - Macaulay’s Method & Moment Area Method.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
13Buckling of Columns - Long (“Slender”) Columns (Euler’s Formula) & Intermediate (“Thick”) Columns (Johnson’s Formula)1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
14Torsion of Circular Shafts - Calculation of Shear Stress, Angle of Twist. (Engineer’s Torsion Equation) / Torsion of Non- Circular Shafts1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
15Combined Stresses in members subjected to Bending, Torsion and Axial Loading (Analytical Method) - Calculation of Principal Stresses and Maximum Shear Stresses and the planes on which they act1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
16Combined Stresses in members subjected to Bending, Torsion and Axial Loading (Mohr’s Circle Method) - Calculation of Principal Stresses and Maximum Shear Stresses and the planes on which they act          1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
17

Load & Stress Analysis of Structures & Mechanisms - General problem solving & Revision 

(Major Assignment due)                      

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2
18

Load & Stress Analysis of Structures & Mechanisms

(Final Test)            

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8,1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class notes and Tutorials & Classroom Exercises; On-line video resources


References

Meriam, Kraige & Palm, William J, Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 6th Edition, John Wiley & Sons,

Beer, F.E. & Johnston, R. & Eisenberg, E.,Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics, 8th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007
 

Baumeister, T. et al, 1987., Marks’Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers., McGraw-Hill

Shigley, J.E., and Mitchell, L.D., 1983., Mechanical Engineering Design., McGraw-Hill.,
ISBN 007056888X
 

Kinsky, Roger, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, McGraw-Hill, 1998

Hibbeler, Russell C. Mechanics of Materials, 9th Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2013


Other Resources

Notes provided during class & resource material including references to videos on the Student Drive and the Learning Hub


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Assignment 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

Assessment 2: Assignment 2
Weighting towards final grade (%): 25

Assessment 3: Laboratory Practical report
Weighting towards final grade (%): 25

Assessment 4: Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance CriteriaAssignment 1Assignment 2Laboratory ReportFinal Test
1.1xxxx
1.2  X
1.3  XX
1.4XXXX
1.5XXXX
1.6XXXX
1.7XXXX
1.8XXXX
1.9XXXX
2.1XXXX
2.2XXX
2.3  XX
2.4  XX
3.1 X X X
3.2 X X

 


Assessment Tasks

  • Minor Assignment, 10%
  • Major Assignment, 30%
  • Final Test, 60%

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEM23121A Elements & Performance Criteria

 MEM23121A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.61.71.81.92.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.2
Minor AssignmentXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  
Major AssignmentX  XXXXXXXX  XX X X
Final TestXXXXXXXXXXXX

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

        Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies         
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Minor Assignment X X   X X X X X   X X  X X
Major Assignment X X  X  X  X X X   X     X
Final Test X X  X  X X X  X X   X X  X X
All assessments
MEM23121A
 3 3 2 0 3 2 3 3  3 3 2 0 2 3
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Other Information

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- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support.

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If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

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Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

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If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

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Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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