# Course Title: Solve more complex problems in statics and strength of materials

## Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6066

Course Title: Solve more complex problems in statics and strength of materials

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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### Teaching Period(s)

CIVE5611

City Campus

TAFE

130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv

Face-to-Face

Course Contact: Tony Skinner Program Coordinator

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4444

Course Contact Email: tony.skinner@rmit.edu.au

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to extend basic skills and knowledge in calculating forces, moments and stresses to AQF level 5. It brings the level of competency in Statics and Strength of Materials to that needed to commence design work in either the mechanical or structural field using Australian design standards.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX130 – Use mathematics at technician level
EDX140 – Use quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and matrices
EDX100 – Solve simple problems in Statics and Strength of Materials

National Competency Codes and Titles

 National Element Code & Title: EDX090 Solve more complex problems in statics and strength of materials Elements: Calculate shaft size and angle of twist for simple circular shafts subject to torques Determine bolt sizes or number of bolts required for simple bolted connections. Determine pin and support reactions for a simple noncoplanar non-concurrent force system Determine support reactions for determinate structures. Determine the internal forces acting on members of a pin jointed truss. Determine the nominal weld size or length of weld required on simple welded connections Determine the pin reactions of a pin jointed frame. Determine the thermal stress in single members caused by restraint and changes in temperature Determine wall thickness in thin walled cylinders subjected to pressure Solve problems using the laws of dry sliding friction. Use Johnson or Euler equations to determine buckling loads

Learning Outcomes

• Solve problems using the laws of dry sliding friction.
• Determine support reactions for determinate structures.
• Determine the internal forces acting on members of a pin jointed truss.
• Determine the pin reactions of a pin jointed frame.
• Determine pin and support reactions for a simple noncoplanar non-concurrent force system
• Determine bolt sizes or number of bolts required for simple bolted connections.
• Determine the nominal weld size or length of weld required on simple welded connections
• Determine wall thickness in thin walled cylinders subjected to pressure
• Calculate shaft size and angle of twist for simple circular shafts subject to torques
• Use Johnson or Euler equations to determine buckling loads
• Determine the thermal stress in single members caused by restraint and changes in temperature

Overview of Assessment

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of:

• a two hour mid-semester written examination
•  a two hour end-of-semester written examination

The format of the test will include case studies and scenarios based on typical workplace activities to support problem-based assessment of ability to accurately complete calculations to industry standards.