Course Title: Advanced Statics
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: OENG5196
Course Title: Advanced Statics
School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6016 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)
Course Contact : Leon Mattatia
Course Contact Phone: 9925 4668
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Tel. No. +61 3 99254668
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:
 EA 859 Statics (Coplanar Force Systems),
 EA 804 Introductory Strength of Materials
 VBH624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to extend the student’s application of the study of Statics to include Two and Three Dimensional Force Analysis of Structures and mechanical componentry. This module also facilitates articulation to Degree courses in Engineering (Mechanical & Manufacturing).
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBG875 Advanced Statics
On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Solve problems involving the analysis of basic Two Dimensional (coplanar) force and couple systems.
2. Represent forces and moments as Three Dimensional Cartesian vectors and solve problems involving basic three dimensional applications
3. Solve problems involving the free-body diagram analysis of Two Dimensional structures and assemblies subjected to forces and couples.
4. Solve problems involving the free-body diagram analysis of Three Dimensional structures and assemblies subjected to forces and couples.
5. Construct Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams for structures and mechanical components/assemblies subjected to Two Dimensional Force Systems.
6. Construct Shear Force and Bending Moment and Torque Diagrams for structures and mechanical components/ assemblies subjected to Three Dimensional Force Systems.
Details of Learning Activities
The learning activities in this course are designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in applying the principles of Mechanics (Statics) to analyse 2 & 3 Dimensional Statically Determinate Structures, enabling the calculation of (specifically) Forces and Moments, which are important parameters for Engineering design.
The course will be using a combination of lectures, reading tasks, practical work and mainly tutorials/assignments to achieve these objectives.
Readings: Students may be required to read relevant section(s) of the recommended references/class notes prior to the next class.
Tutorial work & Practical Assignments challenge the students and ensure that participants apply and deepen the theoretical knowledge covered in lectures.
The learning activities in this course are designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in applying the Principles of Mechanics, specifically in the area of Engineering Statics to specific structures and/or items of machinery. The unit of competency enables the student to calculate Forces and Moments (Turning Effects) essential in determining stresses used in Engineering Design.
SESSION 1 INTRODUCTION TO COURSE - Discussion of Course content, References and Assessment requirements; Overview of Topic 1. - Dynamically Equivalent Force/Moment Systems
SESSION 2 Dynamically Equivalent Force/Moment Systems - Analysis of Force systems to establish congruence with respect to Resultant Force & Moments about all given points) / Free - Body Diagram Analysis - 2 Dimensional Systems (Analysis of Forces & Moments)
SESSION 3 Free - Body Diagram Analysis - 2 Dimensional Systems (Analysis of Forces & Moments)...cont’d
SESSION 4 Free - Body Diagram Analysis - 2 Dimensional Systems (Analysis of Forces & Moments) ...cont’d
SESSION 5 Force & Moment Vectors – Cartesian Analysis of 2 & 3 Dimensional Force Systems (Vector Analysis of Forces & Moments)
SESSION 6 Tutorial/ CLASS ASSIGNMENT No. 1 (Dynamically Equivalent Force Systems)
SESSION 7 Force & Moment Vectors – Cartesian Analysis of 2 & 3 Dimensional Force Systems (Vector Analysis of Forces & Moments)..cont’d
SESSION 8 Force & Moment Vectors – Cartesian Analysis of 2 & 3 Dimensional Force Systems (Vector Analysis of Forces & Moments)
SESSION 9 Tutorial/CLASS ASSIGNMENT No. 2 (2D Free-Body Diagram analysis)
SESSION 10 Three Dimensional Force & Moment Systems - Calculation of Forces & Moments using Free-Body Diagram Analysis techniques
SESSION 11 Three Dimensional Force & Moment Systems - Calculation of Forces & Moments using Free-Body Diagram Analysis techniques
SESSION 12 Tutorial/CLASS ASSIGNMENT No. 3 (3D Cartesian Force & Moment Vector Analysis)
SESSION 13 Two Dimensional Shear Force, Bending Moment Diagrams - Pin-jointed, Statically Determinate Structures
SESSION 14 Two & Three Dimensional Shear Force, Bending Moment Diagrams - Pin-jointed, Statically Determinate Structures
SESSION 15 Three Dimensional Shear Force, Bending Moment & Torque Diagrams- Pin-jointed, Statically Determinate Structures...cont’d
SESSION 16 Laboratory Practicals: (Friction on an Inclined plane or Pin Jointed Frameworks)
SESSION 17 REVISION/Tutorial (Lab Report Due)
SESSION 18 FINAL UNIT TEST (Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre- "MSAC")
(NOTE: Session(s) may be added if required & order of sessions may vary)
1. ENGINEERING MECHANICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS by ROGER KINSKY
2. ENGINEERING MECHANICS -STATICS by R.C. HIBBELER
3. ENGINEERING MECHANICS - STATICS by J.L. MERIAM & L.G. KRAIGE
4. Class Notes & Exercises
TEACHER’S NOTES & Web References
Resource Material available on Student "S" Drive - File Location: S\Mechanical & Manufacturing Students\STATICS#\OENG5196 Apply Advanced Statics (VBG876)
& Also on the Learning Hub (Blackboard)
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
Practical laboratory activities, a progressive written test or assignment and a end of module written exam
You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:
1. Class Assignment (x2) - 40% (Total - Assign. No. 1 - 10%, Assign Nos 2 & 3 - 15% Each)
2. Laboratory Practical Report - 10%
4. Final Unit Test - 50%
The overall Graded Assessment is out of 100 Marks and will be based on the results obtained for the Class Assignments, Practical Report & Unit Tests (50/100 is the Pass Mark)
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