Course Title: Mechanics of Solids
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2011
Course Code: OENG5197
Course Title: Mechanics of Solids
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
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Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher :- Vettrivel chinnadurai
Location:- Building 56, Room 05.097 for A2B2 groups; 56.07.98 for S2T2 Groups
Day /Time :- Wednesdays, 1.00 to 4.30 pm for A2 and B2, 8.30AM to 12.00 PM for S2T2 groups
Contact:- vettri.chinnadurai@rmit .edu.au
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 804 Introductory Strength of Materials
 EB 840 Advanced Strength of Materials
 VBG 875 Advanced Statics
 VBH 624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
 VBH 625 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to develop analytical techniques used to solve a wide range of linear stress/strain problems. The module builds on the knowledge obtained in Advanced Statics and Introductory / Advanced Strength of Materials, and also facilitates articulation to Degree courses in Engineering (Mechanical/Manufacturing).
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBG876 Mechanics of Solids
On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Apply force analysis principles to revise problems for two dimensional pin-jointed structures and mechanisms.
2. Determine normal and shear forces and bending moments to revise problems for beams subjected to concentrated and distributed loads.
3. Apply appropriate principles to the analysis of beams subjected to Three Dimensional loading.
4. Apply appropriate principles to solve problems relating to the section properties of structural members
5. Apply appropriate stress equations to revise problems involving prescribed applied loads acting on predetermined cross-sections.
6. Apply Mohr’s circle of stress to various revision problems involving members subjected to plane stress.
7. Apply appropriate equations to solve stress problems involving bending in beams of unsymmetrical cross-section.
8. Apply appropriate procedures to solve problems involving strain deformations represented by inclined axes.
9. Apply Mohr’s circle of strain to solve problems involving the transformation of strain.
10. Apply Hooke’s law in the generalised form to solutions of appropriate problems involving material- property relationships and the principle of superposition.
11. Apply appropriate equations to solve for statically determinate and indeterminate beams.
12. Use the engineering deflection equation and singularity functions to solve beam deflection problems.
13. Apply flexibility coefficient notation to solve problems in superposition of deflection.
14. Use appropriate equations to solve problems for beams indeterminately supported.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in Lectures, Problem solving activities, written assignments, analysing engineering data,s and final test.
|Session No||Week Starting||Topic||Learning outcome|
|1||17/08/2011||Introduction to Courses, Books, Assessment, etc |
Bending and Shear stress
|2||24/08/2011||Beam deflection’s by Macaulay’s method.||1-5|
|3||31/08/2011||Combined Stress, Moment of inertia, radius of gyration||1-5|
|4||07/09/2011||MIET 7300 Exam||-|
|5||14/09/2011||Combined stress, Moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Principle of Stress -Strain||1-5|
|6||21/09/2011||Principle of stress and strain||1-5|
|-||28/09/2011||Term Break - No class-||6-9|
|7||05/10/2011||Principle of stress and strain-Mohr’s circle||6-9|
|8||12/10/2011||Mohr’s circle. Unit Test - Group work.||6-9|
|9||19/10/2011||Apply Hook’s law in the generalised form to solutions of appropriate problems involving material- property relationships and the principle of superposition.||10|
|10||26/10/2011||Apply appropriate equations to solve for statically determinate and indeterminate beams/Use appropriate equations to solve problems for beams indeterminately supported.||11-14|
|11||03/11/2011||Use the engineering deflection equation and singularity functions to solve beam deflection problems/ Apply flexibility coefficient notation to solve problems in superposition of deflection. handing out the Assignment. Revision||11-14|
|12||10/11/2011||Main Exam ( closed book, for 60% of marks) At MSAC||1-14|
Applied Strength opf materail By Robert.L.Mott published By Prentice hall.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
 2 x Practical Laboratory reports 20%
 2 x Progressive written tests/assignments 20%
 1 x End of module written exam 60%
1- assignment -20%
Unit Test - Group Work -20 %
Main Exam -60%.
Written Assignment - 1 -20%
Written Class Test -1 - 20% Group work
Main Exam (written) -60% (at MSAC).
Please Note :- Main Exam runs in MSAC, Albert Park. Date and Time (Around first two weeks in November 2011) will be notified Via Email.
Tests will be 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 the Mainexam. Please refer the Course calender handouts for more detail. Student should clearly demonstratehow the problem solving used in the exam to score ful marks.
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