Course Title: Mechanics of Solids
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: OENG5197
Course Title: Mechanics of Solids
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 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher :- Vettrivel chinnadurai
Day /Time :- Wednesdays, 1.00 to 4.30 pm for A2 and B2,
Contact:- vettri.chinnadurai@rmit .edu.au
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:
 EA 804 Introductory Strength of Materials
 EB 840 Advanced Strength of Materials
 VBG 875 Advanced Statics
 VBH 624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
 VBH 625 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to develop analytical techniques used to solve a wide range of linear stress/strain problems. The module builds on the knowledge obtained in Advanced Statics and Introductory / Advanced Strength of Materials, and also facilitates articulation to Degree courses in Engineering (Mechanical/Manufacturing).
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBG876 Mechanics of Solids
On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Apply force analysis principles to revise problems for two dimensional pin-jointed structures and mechanisms.
2. Determine normal and shear forces and bending moments to revise problems for beams subjected to concentrated and distributed loads.
3. Apply appropriate principles to the analysis of beams subjected to Three Dimensional loading.
4. Apply appropriate principles to solve problems relating to the section properties of structural members
5. Apply appropriate stress equations to revise problems involving prescribed applied loads acting on predetermined cross-sections.
6. Apply Mohr’s circle of stress to various revision problems involving members subjected to plane stress.
7. Apply appropriate equations to solve stress problems involving bending in beams of unsymmetrical cross-section.
8. Apply appropriate procedures to solve problems involving strain deformations represented by inclined axes.
9. Apply Mohr’s circle of strain to solve problems involving the transformation of strain.
10. Apply Hooke’s law in the generalised form to solutions of appropriate problems involving material- property relationships and the principle of superposition.
11. Apply appropriate equations to solve for statically determinate and indeterminate beams.
12. Use the engineering deflection equation and singularity functions to solve beam deflection problems.
13. Apply flexibility coefficient notation to solve problems in superposition of deflection.
14. Use appropriate equations to solve problems for beams indeterminately supported.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in Lectures, Problem solving activities, written assignments, analysing engineering data,s and final test.
|Session No||Topic||Learning outcome|
|1||Introduction to Courses, Books, Assessment, etc |
Bending and Shear stress
|2||Beam deflection’s by Macaulay’s method.||1-5|
|3||Combined Stress, Moment of inertia, radius of gyration||1-5|
|4||MIET 7300 Exam||-|
|5||Combined stress, Moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Principle of Stress -Strain||1-5|
|6||Principle of stress and strain||1-5|
|-||Term Break - No class-||6-9|
|7||Principle of stress and strain-Mohr’s circle||6-9|
|8||Mohr’s circle. Major assignment Handing out||6-9|
|9||Apply Hook’s law in the generalised form to solutions of appropriate problems involving material- property relationships and the principle of superposition.||10|
|10||Apply appropriate equations to solve for statically determinate and indeterminate beams/Use appropriate equations to solve problems for beams indeterminately supported. Major assignment submission||11-14|
|11||Use the engineering deflection equation and singularity functions to solve beam deflection problems/ Apply flexibility coefficient notation to solve problems in superposition of deflection. handing out the Minor-Assignment. Revision||11-14|
|12||Main Exam ( closed book, for 60% of marks) At MSAC. Minor Assignment submission||1-14|
* Note This teaching and Main exams and unit test schedule are tentative. It may vary During the session delivery. Changes of dates for the test and Main exam will be notified via E-mail. 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.
Applied Strength opf materail By Robert.L.Mott published By Prentice hall.
Most of class hanouts, Problem and solutions will posted in either student drive or Black board.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
 2 x Practical Laboratory reports 20%
 2 x Progressive written tests/assignments 20%
 1 x End of module written exam 60%
Class Assessment Task -10%
Major Group Assignment -30 % (Formed in 4 students)
Main Exam -60%.
Class Assessment Task -10%(covering LO 1 to 14)
Major Group Assignment -30 % (Formed in 4 students) (covering LO 1 to 14)
Main Exam (written) -60% (at MSAC).( Covering LO 2 to 14)
LO means Learning Outcomes.
Please Note :- Main Exam runs in MSAC, Albert Park. Date and Time (Around first two weeks in November 2011) will be notified Via Email.
Some of the Learning out comes had been taught in MIET 6043 and MIET 7300.
Tests are conducted under closed book conditions, formula sheets and / or extracts of reference material will be provided as appropriate. 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 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
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.
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
Tests will be 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 the Mainexam. Please refer the Course calender handouts for more detail. Student should clearly demonstratehow the problem solving used in the exam to score ful marks.
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