Introduction to Engineering Mechanics

Description

Introduces some basic principles of engineering mechanics in as simple a manner as possible. The course covers a basic introduction to both statics and dynamics. Emphasis is placed upon the gaining of real understanding of the laws and principles of mechanics.

Availability

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. A basic understanding of the laws and principles of mechanics.

2. The ability to analyse and solve simple problems in mechanics.

3. An understanding of the assumptions and limitations of the approaches used.

Content

Part 1 - Statics

  • Basic assumptions of theory of structures: ideal materials, small deflections.
  • Redundancy, stability.
  • Stress, strain, extension of bars.
  • Compatibility.
  • Bending Moment and Shear Force diagrams for simple beams.
  • Properties of areas.
  • Stresses due to bending: normal and shear.
  • Column buckling.
  • Hydrostatics.


Part 2 - Dynamics

  • Kinematics and Kinetics in Cartesian, normal, tangential, and polar coordinate systems.
  • Rectilinear and curvilinear motion.
  • Newton's laws of motion.
  • Friction.
  • Work and energy.
  • Conservative systems.
  • Impulse and momentum.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Part 2 Assignments 1-3

Written Assignment: Part 1 Assignments 1-5

Formal Examination: Formal Examination Part 1

Formal Examination: Formal Examination Part 2

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students enrolled in the part-time evening programme at UoN Singapore will receive equivalent instruction delivered in a block mode of 7 teaching weeks