Course Title: Mechanics of Machines 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: OENG5195

Course Title: Mechanics of Machines 2

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher :- Vettrivel Chinnadurai

Telephone Contact:- 99254667


Nominal Hours: 60

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

The following modules (or equivalents) should be preferably completed prior to, or in conjunction with, this module:
 VBG873 Mechanics of Machines 1
 VBH624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
 VBH625 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2

Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to describe and analyse the effects of forces on the motion of rigid bodies and vibrating systems, in order to predict dynamical behaviour in preparation for engineering design. The module is a follow on from Mechanics of Machines 1, and also facilitates articulation to Degree courses in Engineering (Mechanical/Manufacturing).

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBG874 Mechanics of Machines 2

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Solve engineering problems relating to the Kinematics of rigid bodies moving with planar motion.
2. Use Newton’s Second Law of Motion to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of rigid bodies subjected to unbalanced Forces and Moments, resulting in planar motion.
3. Use Work - Energy methods to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of rigid bodies moving with planar motion.
4. Use Impulse and Momentum principles to solve engineering problems relating to the Kinetics of rigid bodies moving with planar motion.
5. Solve engineering problems relating to the dynamic behaviour of vibrating single-degree of freedom systems.

Details of Learning Activities

Class room lecturing, problem solving with different data"s and parameters and Applying mathmatical steps. Students will be educated to thing and analyse the data available and find the solution.

Teaching Schedule

Session No Week Starting Topic Learning Outcome Reference
1 02/07/2012 Introduction to Courses, Assessment, Reference Books, etc. Introduction to Kinematics of Rigid Bodies LO – 1
2 09/07/2012 Translation, Rotation about a fixed axis, Angular motion and motion of a Point LO – 1
3 16/07/2012 Absolute and Relative motion Analysis. LO – 1
4 23/07/2012 Instantaneous centre of Zero Velocity and Relative motion Analysis- acceleration LO – 1
5 30/07/2012 Mass moment of Inertia and Radius of Gyration LO – 2
6 06/08/2012 Planar Kinetic equation of motion -Translation LO – 2
7 13/08/2012 Planar Kinetic equation of motion – Rotation about a fixed axis and General Plane motion LO – 2
8 20/08/2012 Revision : About LO-1 and 2 ; start of LO-3 , Kinetic Energy, Work of a force.
Assignment -1 Handing out
LO – 2 &3
  27/08/2012 TERM BREAK – NO CLASS  
9 03/09/2012 UNIT TEST No. 1 and last date for submission first Assignment LO – 1&2
10 10/09/2012 The Work of a Couple and Principle of Work and Energy LO – 3
11 17/09/2012 Conservation of Energy LO – 3
12 24/09/2012 Rigid Body – Linear and Angular Momentum and principle of impulse and Momentum LO – 4
13 01/10/2012 Conservation of Momentum and Eccentric Impact LO – 4
14 08/10/2012 Undamped free Vibration and Energy Methods LO – 5
15 15/10/2012 Damped and Undamped forced Vibration LO – 5
16 22/10/2012 Damped free vibration LO – 5
18 05/11/2012 MAIN EXAM-FINAL ASSESSMENTS CONDUCTED AND COMPLETED. Please Note:- This is the tentative date for Exam. However, It may change as the exam held in MSAC(Melbourne Sports Aquatic Centre). Changes of Date will be notified earlier. LO – 3,4&5

NOTE :- This is tentative schedule. While your Teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availablity of resources. Also the last two weeks will be the exam and assessment week. Main Exam will be conducted in MSAC (Melbourne sports and aquatic centre in Albert park) or storey hall. Date and time will be informed later.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics- By R.C.Hibbeler - 12th Edition



Advanced Dynamics by R.C.Hibbler

Other Resources

All the class handouts, problem and solutions are available on Black Board and also the Student Drive S:\Mechanical & Manufacturing\OENG5195 Mechanics of Machines 2 (VBG874)-vettri

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of the following: 
Written assignments 
Progressive written test  
End of module written exam 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will be as follows.

1.  Written Assignment  ( Covers Learning outcomes 3,4 and 5)

2. Class Assessment Tasks   ( Covers Learning outcomes 1 and 2) 

3. Main exam ( In MSAC or Storey Hall)  ( Covers Learning outcomes 3,4 and 5) 

Assessment Matrix

Written Assignment - 20% 

Class Assessment Tasks  - 30%

Main Exam (written) -50%

Marking Guide for Assessment of OENG5195 Mechanics of Machines -2.

Distribution Of marks (general Format- It may vary during the course running. Changes will be notified) for Each Questions are as follows Marking Criteria Percentage of Allocated

Mark per Question

1 writing down the data given clearly
2 selecting the correct formula or equation and writing down
3 Clearly demonstrating the Prroblem solving techniques used and presented 60%
4 Using Appropriate units 10%
5 Correct Answers 10%
6 Total 100%

Problem solving techniques means:

1. Read the problem carefully and try to correlate the actual physical situation with the theory you studied.
2. Draw any necessary diagrams and tabulate the problem data.
3. Establish a coordinate system and apply any relevant mathematical principles.
4. Solve the necessary equations algebraically, then use consistent set of units and complete the solution numerically. Report the answers with its units
5. Study the answers using technical judgement and common sense determine whether or not it seems reasonable.

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 module 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 be based on 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 problem

Study and learning Support:

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

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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.

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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
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.

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