Introduction to Engineering Mechanics

Course code GENG1001Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the end of the course the student will have:

- a basic understanding of the laws and principles of mechanisms.
- the ability to analyse and solve simple problems in mechanics.
- an understanding of the assumptions and limitations of the approach used.
ContentPart 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.
Replacing Course(s)MECH1350
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Essays / Written AssignmentsRegular Assignments
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for GENG1001