Course Title: Apply Principles of Strength of Materials to Engineering Problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: MIET7298

Course Title: Apply Principles of Strength of Materials to Engineering Problems

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact : Leon Mattatia

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4668

Course Contact Email:leon.mattatia@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher:- vettrivel Chinnadurai

Contact :- vettri.chinnadurai@rmit.edu.au

Programme Manager :- Steven Bevan

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply principles of strength of materials to standard engineering problems. This includes stress, strain, deformation, properties of sections and shear force and testing.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBP232 Apply Principles of Strength of Materials to Engineering Problems

Element:

Identify the requirements for determining strength of materials

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area obtained and understood
1.2 Established OH&S requirements and risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work area are followed.
1.3 Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.4 The strength of materials task is determined through request, design briefs or equivalent and clarified with appropriate personnel.
1.5 Where appropriate expert advice is sought with respect to the strength of material task and according to enterprise procedures.
1.6 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved at the work site.
1.7 Resources and equipment needed for the task are obtained in accordance with enterprise procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.

Element:

Select the appropriate testing regime

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Industry codes, regulations and technical documentation relevant to the strength of materials task are interpreted and understood.
2.3 Where appropriate, tables and graphs are used to obtain computational data.
2.4 The appropriate assumptions underlying the strength of materials are made and recorded.
2.5 Resources required are identified, obtained and checked as fit for the purpose.
2.6 The most appropriate computational method is selected and can be justified.

Element:

Undertake materials testing.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
3.2 Strength of materials test is performed and results recorded.
3.3 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made based on discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures.
3.4 Methods of dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.

Element:

Verify and interpret results

Performance Criteria:

4.1 OH&S requirements for completing the work are followed.
4.2 Equipment and tools used with this task are maintained and stored in accordance with enterprise procedures.
4.3 Where appropriate results are graphed or charted.
4.4 Results are interpreted, verified and discussed with appropriate personnel.


Learning Outcomes


Identify the requirements for determining strength of materials

Select the appropriate testing regime

Undertake materials testing.

Verify and interpret results


Details of Learning Activities

LEARNERS  WILL BE  INVOLVED TO STUDY ABOUT MATERIAL CHARACTERISTIC,  STRESS AND STRAIN ANALYSIS AND IDENTIFY WHICH MATERIAL WILL SUITABLE FOR ITS APPLICATION. WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS AND COMPETENCY EXAMINATION.


Teaching Schedule

Session NoWeek Starting Topic Element of Competency /Learning Outcome
1 10/02/2010 
Introduction to Courses, Books, Assessment, etc;
Revision of 2D & 3D Force Systems. Definitions of Basic Stress & Strain.
1-4 / LO – 1
  2  17/02/2010 Normal Stress – Tension & Compression; Shear Stress; Bulk Stress 1 -4 / LO – 1
 3 24/02/2010   Normal Strain – Tension & Compression; Shear & Volumetric Strain  1-4 / LO – 1 & 2
 4   03/03/2010 Elasticity: Young’s, Shear & Bulk Modulii, Poisson’s Ratio.  1-4 / LO – 1 & 2
  5  10/03/2010 Proportional Limit, Yield and Ultimate Stress,Factor of Safety & Allowable Stress  1-4 / LO – 1 & 2
 6  17/03/2010  Beam Theory – Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams  1-4 / LO – 6
 7  24/03/2010  BeamTheory – Centroids, Second Moment of Area & Radius of Gyration. BeamTheory – Calculation of Bending Stresses(Engineer’s Bending equation)  1-4 / LO – 5,7 & 8
 8 31/03/2010   Torsion of Circular Shafts – Calculation of Shear Stress , Angle of Twist. (Engineer’s Torsion Equation) Torsion of Non- Circular  1-4 / LO – 9
  9  14/04/2010 Stresses and Strains in Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels – Cylinders and Spheres ( Longitudnal & Hoop Stresses and Strains, Change in Volume).  -
10 21/04/2010   Stresses and Strains in Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels – Cylinders and Spheres ( Longitudnal & Hoop Stresses and Strains, Change in Volume).  1-4 / LO – 3 & 4
1128/04/2010  Thermal Stresses – basic/REVISION- Handing out of assignment 1-4 / LO – 1-10
12 05/05/2010 FINAL UNIT TEST1-4 / LO – 1-10
13 12/05/2010 CONTINUATION OF VBP283 APPLY PRINCIPLES OF MECHANICS TO ENGINEERING STRUCTURES AND LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENT  
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Enginering Mechanics and Strength of Materials By Roger Kinsky Published by Mg-Graw hill

0074521551


References

Applied Strength of Materials by Robert.L.Mott Published by Prentice hill


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

2 x Practical Laboratory Reports 20%
2 x Individual assignments/tests 20%
1 x End of course exam 60%


Assessment Tasks

Assignment 30%

Unit Test- 70%


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Statical Reports Say Student who attend class 80% of their class will pass Easily and Score Good marks.

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