Course Title: Apply Principles of Mechanics to Engineering Structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: MIET7300

Course Title: Apply Principles of Mechanics to Engineering Structures

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

TEACHER :- VETTRIVEL CHINNADURAI

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

Phone :- 99254667

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to perform analyses concerned with the mechanical properties of materials as they relate to problems of strength and stability of structures and mechanical structures. This includes the calculation of different kinds of loading on structural elements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBP283 Apply Principles of Mechanics to Engineering Structures

Element:

Complete the Analysis

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OH&S requirements for completing the work are followed.
3.2 The analysis is completed to conform with Australian Standards, manufacturers manuals, in accordance with enterprise procedures.
3.3 Design references are used according to Australian Standards, manufacturer’s manuals and enterprise procedures.
3.4 Results are recorded, analysed, examined and applied according to enterprise procedures.
3.5 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures.
3.6 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.

Element:

Complete, document and present results.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
4.2 Design references are maintained and stored in accordance with enterprise procedures.
4.3 Results are recorded, analysed and reported to appropriate personnel in accordance with enterprise procedures.
4.4 Results are stored and archived according to enterprise procedures.

Element:

Establish mechanical properties of materials for engineering structures.

Performance Criteria:

1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained and understood.
2 Established OH&S requirements and risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work area are followed.
3 Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
4 The mechanical properties of materials are identified from documentation, work requests or discussions with appropriate personnel.
5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved at the work site.
6 Resources and equipment needed for the task are obtained in accordance with enterprise agreements and checked for correct operation and safety.

Element:

Plan approach to analyse the properties of materials.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed
2.2 Documentation relating to the material properties is collected and analysed.
2.3 Design references are available to complete the analysis, to conform to Australian Standards, manufacturers manuals, in accordance with enterprise procedures.
2.4 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel and enterprise procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Complete the Analysis
Complete, document and present results.
Establish mechanical properties of materials for engineering structures.
Plan approach to analyse the properties of materials.


Details of Learning Activities

Class room lecturing, Problem solving technique developed with different data’s and parameters and applying mathematical steps. Student will be educated to thing and data available and change the design condition and its consequences.

Classes will start around Third week of May’2012. Check with your teacher for Exact date for start.
Learning activities for this course include face-to- face lectures, tutorials and sample design calculation. The basic theoretical background will be explained in the lectures and various real world engineering problems will be discussed and analysed in the lectures and tutorials. 


Teaching Schedule

Topic Element TERM BREAK

Session No TopicElement of Competency
 1 Introduction to Courses, Books, Assessment, etc; Review of Basic Stress, Strain & Elasticity. Stress & Strain in Compound Bars -Series Mounted1-4
 2Compound bars-series mounted 1-4
 3Thermal Stress & Strain in Compound Bars -Series & Parallel Mounted /Strain Energy  1-4
 4Strain Energy & Impact Loads 1-4
 5 Bending & Shear in Beams -Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams  1-4
 6TERM BREAK  1-4
 7TERM BREAK  1-4
 8Bending & Shear in Beams -Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams/ Beam Deflection -Macaulay’s Method.Handing out The Assignment-1 1-4
 9Bending & Shear in Beams -Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams/ Beam Deflection -Macaulay’s Method.-Test -1 (20Marks)-for one hours and the
topic of Composite bars-Temperature stress-Strain energy –impact load
 1-4
 10Beam Deflection -Moment Area Method /Buckling of Columns -Long (“Slender”) Columns (Euler’s Formula) 1-4
 11Buckling of Columns -Long (“Slender”) Columns
(Euler’s Formula) & Intermediate (“Thick”) Columns (Johnson’s Formula Combined Stresses – Normal & Shear
 1-4
12Remaining Part of -Columns -Revision and Handing out The Assignment-2 
 12  Introduction to Mechanics of solids (new Subject) Main Exam ( For the Topic of Bending &Shear Stress, Beam deflection by Macaulay’s Method,and
Columns;closed book, for 50% of marks) Please note this is a tentative date, It may change. Changes Will be notified.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

ENGINEERING MECHANICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS BY ROGER KINSKY

0-07-452155-1


References

APPLIED STRENGTH OF MATERIALS BY ROBERT.L.MOTT


Other Resources

Black Board and Student drive Folder called-"S’- follow the path - "MIET 7300 -.... (vettri)"


Overview of Assessment

Written assignments
Class test
Exam


Assessment Tasks

1. Written Assignment

2. Unit Test

3.Main exam


Assessment Matrix

1. Written assignment -1- 20% Covering element no 1,TO 14 of Required Skill and Knowledge

2. Unit Test -30 % (under Closed Book exam.) Covering element no 1,2, 3,5 & 8 of Required Skill and Knowledge

3. MAIN EXAM -50 % (under Closed Book exam.) .Covering element no 11,12,13&14 OF Required Skill and Knowledge

Other Information

Tests are conducted under closed book conditions, formula sheets and / or extracts of reference material will be provided as appropriate. In order to pass this competency the learner must obtain a 50% of marks in combination of Unit test 1 and Main Exam. Please refer The course calender handouts for more detail. Student should clearly demonstrate how the problem solving techniques used in the test to score full marks.

Marks will basedon how neat, clear description and presentation of your assessment. To be successful, it is necessary to present the work in a logical and orderly manner as suggested by the following sequence of steps
a. Read the problem carefully and try to correlate the actual physical situation with the theory you have studied.
b. Draw any necessary diagrams and tabulate the problem data.
c. Establish coordinate system or moment/force diagram and apply the relevant principles and formulas, generally in mathematical form.
d. Solve the necessary equations algebraically as far as practical; then, use a consistent set of units and complete the solution numerically. Report the answer clearly with its units of measurement. Answering like “Use of Calculator arrived the result like.” will not be acceptable.
e. Study the answer using technical judgment and review the proble

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students. Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

1. assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
2. maths and science developmental support and advice
3. English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete their studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program
Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days fter the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the
University.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.





Main exam and Unit Test will be conducted under closed book conditions, form

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