Course Title: Mechanics of Machines 1
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: OENG5194
Course Title: Mechanics of Machines 1
School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6016 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)
Course Contact : Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
TEACHER :- VETTRIVEL CHINNADURAI
CONTACT :- email@example.com
Phone :- 99254667
CLASS LOCATION :- 56.03.082
CLASS TIME :- 2.30 PM TO 5.30 PM
Nominal Hours: 60
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
The following modules (or equivalents) should be preferably completed prior to, or in conjunction with, this module:
 EA 772 Introductory Dynamics
 EB 771 Advanced Dynamics
 EA 001 Calculus
 VBH624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
 VBH625 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to describe and analyse the effects of forces on the motion of particles, in order to predict dynamical behaviour in preparation for engineering design. This module also facilitates articulation to Degree courses in Engineering (Mechanical/Manufacturing)
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBG873 Mechanics of Machines 1
On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Solve engineering problems relating to the Kinematics of particles moving with Rectilinear Motion.
2. Solve engineering problems relating to the Kinematics of particles moving with Curvilinear Two and Three Dimensional Motion.
3. Use Newton’s Second Law of Motion to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of particles subjected to unbalanced Forces, for Rectilinear and Curvilinear (Two and Three Dimensional) motion applications.
4. Use Work - Energy methods to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of particles moving with Rectilinear and Curvilinear (Planar) motion.
5. Use Impulse and Momentum principles to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of particles moving with Rectilinear and Curvilinear (Planar) motion.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in lectures, problem solving activities, written assignment, analysing engineering data’s and final test.
|Session No||Topic||Learning Outcome (LO)Reference|
|1||Introduction to Courses, Assessment, Reference Books, etc. Introduction to Kinematics of Particles||LO – 1|
|2||Kinematics of Rectilinear Motion of a Particle – Uniform & Non Uniform Acceleration||LO – 1|
|3||Kinematics of Rectilinear Motion of a Particle - Non Uniform Acceleration||LO – 1|
|4||Kinematics of Curvilinear Motion of a Particle - Cartesian Vector Co-ordinates. ||LO – 2|
|5||Kinematics of Curvilinear Motion of a Particle - Cartesian Vector Co-ordinates- Projectile Motion.Normal and tangential co-ordinates||LO – 2|
|6||Kinematics of Curvilinear Motion of a Particle - Normal & Tangential Co-ordinates/Cylindrical Co-ordinates. Handing out of First Assignment||LO – 2|
|7||Kinematics of Curvilinear Motion of a Particle - Cylindrical Co-ordinates /Absolute Dependent Motion of Particles; .Absolute Dependent Motion of Particles and Revision.||LO – 2|
|8||Kinetics of Particle. UNIT TEST No. 1 and last date for submission of first Assignment||LO – 2|
|9||Kinetics of Motion of a Particle - Cartesian Vector Co-ordinates/ Normal & Tangential Components||LO – 3|
|11||Kinetics of Motion of a Particle - Normal & Tangential Components/ Cylindrical Co-ordinates||LO – 3|
|12||Kinetics of Motion of a Particle - Work-Energy Methods-Principle of Work and Energy||LO – 4|
|13||Kinetics of Motion of a Particle - Work-Energy Methods - (Conservation of energy)Handing out of Second||LO – 4|
|14||Kinetics of Motion of a Particle -Impulse & Momentum. assignment.||LO – 5|
|15||Kinetics of Motion of a Particle - Impulse & Momentum Last date for submission of second assignment.||LO – 5|
|16||REVISION or Main Exam and Exam will be held at Either MSAC or Storey Hall. This is tentative and may change.||LO – 3, 4 & 5|
|17||FINAL ASSESSMENTS CONDUCTED AND COMPLETED |
|18|| FINAL ASSESSMENTS CONDUCTED AND COMPLETED |
NOTE :- This is tentative schedule. While your Teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availablity of resources. Also the last two weeks will be the exam and assessment week. Main Exam will be conducted in MSAC (Melbourne sports and aquatic centre in Albert park) or storey hall. Date and time will be informed later.
 Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics 10th Edition, Prentice-Hall, U.S.A., 1995
 Bedford, A & Fowler, W., Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts.,1994
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Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this module will consist of written assignments, progressive written test and end of module written exam.
Written Assignment - 1 (KINEMATICS)
Written Assignment - 2 (KINETICS,WORK AND ENERGY & IMPULSE AND MOMENTUM)
Written Test -1 (Closed Book)
Main Exam (written)(Closed Book)
Written Assignment - 1 - 10% of final marks ( Covering LO -1 and 2)
Written Assignment - 2 - 10% of final marks ( Covering LO -3, 4 and 5)
Written Test -1 - 30% of final marks ( Covering LO -1 and 2)
Main Exam (written) - 50% of Final Marks (Covering LO -3 , 4 and 5)
Note :- LO means Learning Outcomes
Tests are conducted under closed book conditions, formula sheets and / or extracts of reference material will be provided as appropriate. In order to pass this module the learner must obtain a 50% of marks in combination of Unit test 1 and Main Exam. Please refer The course calender handouts for more detail. Student should clearly demonstrate how the problem solving techniques used in the test to score full marks.
Marks will be based on how neat, clear description and presentation of your assessment. To be successful, it is necessary to present the work in a logical and orderly manner as suggested by the following sequence of steps
a. Read the problem carefully and try to correlate the actual physical situation with the theory you have studied.
b. Draw any necessary diagrams and tabulate the problem data.
c. Establish coordinate system or moment/force diagram and apply the relevant principles and formulas, generally in mathematical form.
d. Solve the necessary equations algebraically as far as practical; then, use a consistent set of units and complete the solution numerically. Report the answer clearly with its units of measurement. Answering like “Use of Calculator arrived the result like.” will not be acceptable.
e. Study the answer using technical judgment and review the proble
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