Course Title: Mechanics of Machines 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: OENG5195

Course Title: Mechanics of Machines 2

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Vettrivel Chinnadurai

Phone: +61 3  99254667


Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

The following modules (or equivalents) should be preferably completed prior to, or in conjunction with, this module:
 VBG873 Mechanics of Machines 1
 VBH624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
 VBH625 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2

Course Description

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 rigid bodies and vibrating systems, in order to predict dynamical behaviour in preparation for engineering design. The module is a follow on from Mechanics of Machines 1, and also facilitates articulation to Degree courses in Engineering (Mechanical/Manufacturing).

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBG874 Mechanics of Machines 2

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Solve engineering problems relating to the Kinematics of rigid bodies moving with planar motion.
2. Use Newton’s Second Law of Motion to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of rigid bodies subjected to unbalanced Forces and Moments, resulting in planar motion.
3. Use Work - Energy methods to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of rigid bodies moving with planar motion.
4. Use Impulse and Momentum principles to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of rigid bodies moving with planar motion.
5. Solve engineering problems relating to the dynamic behaviour of vibrating single-degree of freedom systems.

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom lecturing, problem solving with different data and parameters and applying mathmatical steps. Students will be educated to think and analyse the data available and find the solutions.

Teaching Schedule

WeekTopics DeliveredLearning Outcome Reference
10Introduction to Courses, Assessment, Reference Books, etc. Introduction to Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.Translation, Rotation about a fixed axis, Angular motion and motion of a Point. Absolute and Relative motion Analysis.LO – 1
11 Absolute and Relative motion Analysis.LO – 1
12 Mass moment of Inertia and Radius of Gyration.Planar Kinetic equation of motion -TranslationLO – 2
13Planar Kinetic equation of motion – Rotation about a fixed axis and General Plane motion.HANDING OUT ASSIGNMENTLO – 2
14Kinetic Energy, Work of a force.The Work of a Couple and Principle of Work and Energy.Conservation of Energy.Handing out Assignment cum Lab reportLO – 3
15Rigid Body – Linear and Angular Momentum and principle of impulse and Momentum.Conservation of Momentum and Eccentric Impact. Submission of Assignment cum lab reportLO – 4
16Undamped free Vibration and Energy Methods.Damped and Undamped forced VibrationLO – 5
REVISION AND last date for submission of Assignment.
LO – 1, 2, 3, 4 &5
18Main ExamLO – 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics- By R.C.Hibbeler - 12th Edition



Advanced Dynamics by R.C.Hibbler

Other Resources

All class handouts, problems and solutions are available on BlackBoard and also the Student Drive S:\Mechanical & Manufacturing\OENG5195 Mechanics of Machines 2 (VBG874)-vettri

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of the following: 
Written assignments 
Progressive written test  
End of module written exam 

Assessment Tasks

1. Written assignment cum Lab report - 40%

2. Exam - 60%

Assessment Matrix

Written assignment cum Lab Report - Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3

Main Exam - Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Other Information

Study and Learning Support:

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1. Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
2. Maths and science developmental support and advice
3. English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) 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.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of 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 fter the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

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