Course Title: Stress 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

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

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

Course Description

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

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Description
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.

Teaching Schedule

Course Schedule
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


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Engineering Mechanics Statics R.C. Hibbler (Any version)
Statics and Mechanics of materials Ferdinand P. Beer, E. Russell Johnston, John T. Dewolf and David F. Mazurek
Vector Mechanics for Engineers Beer, E. Russell Johnston and E. Clausen
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials Roger Kinsky

Class notes and tutorials


Bolton, W., Mechanical Science., Blackwell Scientific Publications., ISBN 063203579X

Benham, P.P. and Warnock F.V., Mechanics of Solids and Structures

Hall, A.S. An Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids

Olsen, G.A. Elements of Mechanics of Materials

Shigley, J.E. and Mitchell, L.D. Mechanical Engineering Design

Megson, T.H.G Aircraft Structures

Rivello, Robert M. Theory and Analysis of Flight Structures

Fenner, Roger T. Mechanic of Solids

Hannah, J. and Hillier, M.J. Applied Mechanics

Timoshenko, S.P. and Gere, M. Mechanics of Solids, S1 Edition

Other Resources

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 Tasks

Assessment (2010)

Assessment Item 1 (10%): CLOSED BOOK TEST 1
Assessment Item 2 (10%): CLOSED BOOK TEST 2
Assessment Item 3 (30%): ASSIGNMENT
Assessment Item 4 (50%): EXAMINATION

Grading Criteria
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.

Academic Misconduct

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 Matrix

Assessment MethodLearning OutcomesPercentage
Closed Book Test One 1 to 610
Closed Book Test Two 7 to 1310
Assignment 14, 15 and 1630
Closed Book Final Exam 1 to 1350

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