Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|UoN Singapore||Trimester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
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.
At 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.
Part 1 - Statics
- Basic assumptions of theory of structures: ideal materials, small deflections.
- Redundancy, stability.
- Stress, strain, extension of bars.
- Bending Moment and Shear Force diagrams for simple beams.
- Properties of areas.
- Stresses due to bending: normal and shear.
- Column buckling.
Part 2 - Dynamics
- Kinematics and Kinetics in Cartesian, normal, tangential, and polar coordinate systems.
- Rectilinear and curvilinear motion.
- Newton's laws of motion.
- Work and energy.
- Conservative systems.
- Impulse and momentum.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term