Course Title: Stress 2
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2009
Course Code: AERO5400
Course Title: Stress 2
School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)
Course Contact : Steven Bevan
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4137
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Course Teacher: Yadana Wai
Contact Details: Location: City Campus 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4461
Fax: 9925 8099
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
AERO5390 Stress 1
The purpose of this course is to provide training in aerospace engineering structural analysis concepts and computations for para-professional technicians.
This course focuses on structural analysis concepts for the para-professional technician in solid mechanics. Areas covered include: strain, shear, bending, torsion stress, concentration, fatigue and design.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBH733 Stress 2
1. Analyse and explain strain energy.
2. Analyse and explain aspects of axial force and deformation.
3. Analyse and explain aspects of shear force and deformation.
4. Analyse and explain aspects of stresses within thin walled pressure vessels and perform related calculations.
5. Explain, analyse and perform calculations relating to beam bending stresses and curvature.
6. Analyse and perform calculations relating to beam shear stress.
7. Analyse, explain and perform calculations relating to shear stress and strain in members under torsional load.
8. Explain, analyse and perform calculations relating to two dimensional stresses.
9. Explain, analyse and perform calculations relating to two dimensional strain.
10. Explain, analyse and perform calculations relating to the stress-strain relationship in a two dimensional stress system.
11. Explain, analyse and perform calculations relating to stresses in joints.
12. Analyse and perform calculations relating to the deflecting of beams.
13. Explain, analyse and perform calculations relating to column instability and building.
14.Perfom calculations and experiments relating to the concentration of stresses and explain related concepts.
15. Explain the process of metal fatigue and perform fatigue life calculations.
16. Research and explain aspects of aircraft design.
Details of Learning Activities
The purpose of this module is to provide competency based training in aerospace engineering structural analysis concepts and computation for para-professional technicians.
The delivering mode consists of lectures, classroom based exercises and tutorials.
This module facilitates articulation into Aerospace and Engineering degree courses.
This course involves the delivery over 17 weeks using the following tentative format:
Session 1 : Stress 1 Revision & Beam Theory
Session 2: Stress 1 Revision & Beam Theory
Session 3: Axial force and deformation
Session 4: Shear force and deformation
Session 5: Worksheet 1
Session 6: Beam Deflection
Session 7: Beam Deflection & Worksheet 2
Session 8: Torsion of Circular & Non-Circular Shafts
Session 9: Stresses and Strains in Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels – Worksheet 3
Session 10: Unit Test No. 1
Session 11: Stress & Strain in Compound Bars & Thermal Stress & Strain.
Session 12: Strain Energy & Impact Loads. Rivets & Welds. Buckling of Columns
Session 13: Bucking of Columns – Worksheet 4
Session 14: Combined Stresses in a 2D Stress System/Mohr’s Circle
Session 15: Unit Test No. 2
Session 16: Course Revision
Session 17: FINAL EXAMINATION
Bolton, W., Mechanical Science., Blackwell Scientific Publications., ISBN 063203579X
Class notes, Tutorials and Worksheets.
Overview of Assessment
To successfully complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing pratical tasks to aerospace standard.
Assessment Item 1 (10%): CLOSED BOOK TEST 1
Assessment Item 2 (10%): CLOSED BOOK TEST 2
Assessment Item 3 (30%): ASSIGNMENT
Assessment Item 3 (50%): EXAMINATION
NN 0-49% Fail
PA 50 – 59% Pass
CR 60 – 69% Credit
DI 70 – 79% Distinction
HD 80-100% High Distinction
The student will be assessed in various methods to ensure that the requirements of the course are met. Successful graduation from the course is achieved when the candidate attains at least 50% of the tital mark AND his/her accumulation of the marks is NOT less than 50% of all the assessments.
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarised by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the RMIT 2001 Guidelines for Students or to the RMIT University Homepage.
|Assessment Method||Learning Outcomes||Percentage|
|Closed Book Test One||1 to 6||10|
|Closed Book Test Two||7 to 13||10|
|Assignment||14, 15 and 16||30|
|Closed Book Final Exam||1 to 13||50|
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