Course Title: Advanced Dynamics

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6016 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)

Course Title: Advanced Dynamics

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2010,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

To enable students to solve engineering problems involving Friction, Centrifugal Force, Balancing, Mechanical, Vibrations, Impulse, Momentum, Impact and Systems of Bodies in Motion.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The following modules (or equivalents) should be preferably completed prior to, or in conjunction with, this module:
 EA 772 Introductory Dynamics

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EB771 Advanced Dynamics

Learning Outcomes

1. Solve simple problems involving friction with respect to band brakes, clutches, belt drives, disc brakes, plain journal and plain thrust bearings, rolling resistance and power screws.
2. Calculate the centrifugal forces caused by bodies moving in circular paths.
3. Carry out a static and dynamic balance of unbalanced masses onshafts and flywheels and determine dynamic bearing reactions.
4. Define the conditions under which simple harmonic motion and resonance occur and solve simple problems of vibration isolation and transmissibility.
5. Solve problems on direct central impact for bodies whose coefficient of restitution is in the range 0 to 1.
6. Solve more advanced problems of accelerating bodies connected so that their motions are dependent upon one another using the work energy method.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of the following: 
written assignments  and laboratory practicals during the course and a  written examination at the completion of the course.