Course Title: Apply principles of mechanics to engineering structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: MIET7535

Course Title: Apply principles of mechanics to engineering structures

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: trainingsupport@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. A R M Muniruzzaman
School of Vocational Engineering (SoVE)
Civil Engineering
Tel: (03) 9925 4415
Fax: (03) 9925 4189
e-mail: arm.muniruzzaman@rmit.edu.au

Anita Mehmi
School of Vocational Engineering (SoVE)
Tel: (03) 9925 2011
Fax: (03) 9925 4189
E-mail: anita.mehmi@rmit.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9925  2011
Email: anita.mehmi@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

Nil

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:

VU21128 Apply principles of mechanics to engineering structures

Element:

1. 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 are followed in preparation ofthe work area.
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:

2. 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.

Element:

3. 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 relevant
Australian standards, manufacturers manuals, in
accordance with enterprise procedures.
3.3 Design references are used according to relevant 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:

4. Compile, 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.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of 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
• Review questions
• journal
 
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency VU21128 in the Assessment Matrix. 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
 1Introduction to the course and OH&S requirements1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,  2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.5, 3.6
 2Load analysis: Types of load, Introduction to AS1170.0 and 1,
calculation of DL and LL, Combined effects, Load factors
2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 3Advanced properties of materials; plane stress, plain strain, strain energy1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 4Stress due to flexure, shear & torsion, shear flow2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 5Mohr’s Circle of stress and strain2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 6Test1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 7Wind Load – Introduction to AS1170.2, Terrain, Pressure coefficients, Simplified wind load calculation2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 8Wind Load – Simplified procedure for calculating wind load2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 9Wind Load – Project allocation & discussion on critical aspects.2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 10Buckling of Columns: Effective length, slenderness ratio and Failure load2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 11Beams: Point and distributed loads, Qualitative Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams, Deflection2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 12Analysis of continuous beams: application Slope-deflection equations2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 
 13Analysis of indeterminate frames: application Slope-deflection equations2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 14Analysis of continuous beams: application Moment distribution method2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 15Analysis of indeterminate frames: application Moment distribution method (non-sway case)2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 16Analysis of indeterminate frames: application Moment distribution method (sway case)2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
  17Project Submission2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 17/18End of semester examination2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 12 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Structural and Stress Analysis 3rd ed.
Author: T.H.G. Megson

978-008099936

Structural Analysis, 5th ed
Author: Aslam Kassimali

978-113394389


References


Other Resources

  • Multimedia Resource
  • Recommended Videos and DVDs
  • RMIT online learning resources are located on RMIT Online Learning Hub. Follow the link to log in http://www.rmit.edu.au
  • The Learning Hub ( Blackboard) is the central point of access to the online courses in which students are registered.


Overview of Assessment

The assessments 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.

 

Assessment 1: Online Quiz

Weighting towards final grade (%):30

 

Assessment 2: Project

Weighting towards final grade (%):30

 

Assessment 3: Test

Weighting towards final grade (%):40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredOnline QuizProject Test
1.1xx 
1.2xx 
1.3x 
1.4x x 
1.5xx 
1.6x 
2.1xxx
2.2xxx
2.3xxx
2.4xxx
3.1 xx
3.2 xx
3.3 xx
3.4 xx
3.5 xx
3.6 xx
4.1 xx
4.2 xx
4.3 xx
4.4 xx

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessments are conducted in theoretical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake exam and journal submission for 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.

ASSESSMENTS WEIGHTING AND SUBMISSION WEEK
TEST             25 %   WEEK 6
PROJECT    25 %   WEEK 17
EXAM            50 %   WEEK 17 / 18

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 VU21128 Elements & Performance Criteria

 VU21128 Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.43.13.23.33.43.53.64.14.24.34.4
Test xx x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Project        x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Exam        x x x x x x x x x x x

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

  Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Test 3  3  2  1  1  0  3  3  1  0  0  0  0  1   1   0
Project 3  3  3  2  2  1  3  3  2  0  2  2  3  3   3   3
Exam 3  3  3  2  2  1  3  3  2  0  0  2  0  2   1   0
ALL ASSESSMENTS VU21128 3  3  3  2  2  1  3  3  2  0  1  2 1  2   2   1
 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

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

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

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

Disability Liaison Unit:

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.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

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

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

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

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

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

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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