# Course Title: Solve simple problems in Statics and Strength of Materials

## Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6066

Course Title: Solve simple problems in Statics and Strength of Materials

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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### Teaching Period(s)

CIVE5612

City Campus

TAFE

130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv

Face-to-Face

Term1 2008

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 solve problems involving forces, moments and hydrostatic pressure on simple structures and carry out some basic stress, strain and deformation calculations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX130 – Use mathematics at technician level

National Competency Codes and Titles

 National Element Code & Title: EDX100 Solve simple problems in Statics and Strength of Materials Elements: Calculate support reactions for cantilevers. Calculate support reactions for simply supported horizontal beams using the equations of equilibrium. Calculate the deflection of simple loaded beams. Determine deformations due to axial stress/strain. Determine sizes for simple members subjected to direct normal, shear or bearing stress Determine the bending stress in simple loaded beams subjected to bending. Determine the centroid, second moment of area and radius of gyration of plane figures. Solve simple problems involving systems of coplanar forces

Learning Outcomes

Calculate support reactions for cantilevers.

Calculate support reactions for simply supported horizontal beams using the equations of equilibrium.

Calculate the deflection of simple loaded beams.

Determine deformations due to axial stress/strain.

Determine sizes for simple members subjected to direct normal, shear or bearing stress
Determine the bending stress in simple loaded beams subjected to bending.

Determine the centroid, second moment of area and radius of gyration of plane figures.
Solve simple problems involving systems of coplanar forces

Overview of Assessment

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of:
• a two hour mid-semester written examination on Elements 1 – 4
• a two hour end-of-semester writen examination on Elements 5 – 8
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.