MECH ENG 2002 - Stress Analysis & Design
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
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General Course Information
Course Code MECH ENG 2002 Course Stress Analysis & Design Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge MECH ENG 1007 & C&ENVENG 1010 Restrictions Available to BE(Mechanical & Aerospace), BE(Mechanical & Automotive), BE(Computational), BE(Mechanical), BE(Mechatronic), BE(Mechanical & Sports), BE(Mechanical & Sustainable Energy) and associated double and combined degree students only Course Description Concept of stress and strain, characterisation of stress-strain curves and failure of metals, plastics and wood, Hooke's law in tension/compression and shear, axially loaded members, Saint-Venant's principle, non-linear deformation, statically indeterminate structures, thermal stresses, torsion of circular bars and tubes, bending, stresses in beams, combined loading, deflection of beams, buckling instability, analysis of stress and strain, Mohr's circle, generalized Hooke's law, strain energy, energy methods, elementary theories of plasticity and failure, intro to design of columns, shafts, pressure vessels, welded joints, fasteners and springs and Finite Element Analysis.
Course Coordinator: Mr Munawwar Mohabuth
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
One two-hour lecture and a three hour tutorial per week. Three laboratories will need to be attended through the semester.
Course Learning Outcomes
The primary goal of the course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to analyse stress, strain and failure in machine parts and to use simple design procedure to ensure adequate strength of mechanical components. On completion of the course, students should:
- Be proficient with fundamental principles in stress analysis and basics of design for strength;
- Have been exposed to understanding of real life failures of various mechanical machinery components;
- Have developed an understanding of the appropriate selection of materials relating to design for strength against failures;
- Be gaining the physical intuition necessary to idealize a complicated practical problem and have developed appreciation of the importance of appropriate but simple assumptions used in basic stress analysis calculations;
- Have an understanding of the responsibility of engineers for safe design of engineering structures and unfortunate consequences of failures, and loss of human lives.
1 Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals; 2 Ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large; 3 In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline; 4 Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution; 5 Ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance; 6 Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member; 7 Understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities and commitment to them; 8 Expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, and the capacity to do so.
University Graduate Attributes
No information currently available.
No text book is compulsory –notes are provided
Gere, J.M., Mechanics of Materials, Seventh edition, Cengage Learning, 2009.
Beer, Johnston, DeWolf, Mazurek, Mechanics of Materials, McGraw Hill 2009
Hibbeler, R.C., Mechanics of Materials, SI edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc. 2011.
Benham, P.P., Crawford, R.J. and Armstrong, C.G. Mechanics of Engineering Materials, Second edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1996.
Shigley, J.E. and Mischke, C.R., Mechanical Engineering Design, Sixth metric edition, McGraw-Hill, 2002.
Further material will be available through MyUni under the “Course Material” section for this subject.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Assignments and in-class quizzes are provided as part of the learning experience. Students are expected to enhance their knowledge, problem solving skills and understanding of the subject matter through completing the assignments and quizzes, so they are regarded as formative rather than summative. The assignments and quizzes are marked, with the mark contributing to the final grade for the subject to ensure that students actually do the assignments and quizzes and take them seriously. It also helps to assess whether the required graduate attributes are being developed.
The laboratory class is intended to provide students with some practical experience in using experimental techniques and the Finite Element Method as well as experience in report writing and communicating their results.
The examination is a summative assessment and is intended to assess the student’s knowledge and understanding of the course material and how it fits into the global engineering context.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Every week there will be a tutorial given out at the beginning of the session to be completed during that session. It is very difficult to complete the tutorial within the allotted time if students have not prepared for the session. The best preparation is to attempt questions out of any of the suggested textbooks in the subject area prior to the tutorial. An hour’s preparation in this manner is recommended before each tutorial.
One assignment will be given at the beginning of the year, and it is expected to require approximately fifteen hours of work.
Learning Activities Summary
INTRODUCTION (2%)(a) Course organization and policies(b) Overview of the objectives and methods of Stress Analysis and Design(c) Review of concepts from introductory static and dynamics courses(d) Brief historical retrospective
TENSION, COMPRESSION AND SHEAR (8%)(a) Normal stress and strain(b) Shear strain and strain(c) Strain energy(d) Material properties of materials
(e) Hooke's Law, Young's Modulus and Poisson's ratio
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF SIMPLE STRUCTURES (8%)(a) Bearing stress(b) Factor of safety(c) Allowable stresses(d) Design of simple connections, joints and structures
AXIALLY LOADED MEMBERS (8%)(a) Changes in length of axially loaded members(b) Non-linear behavior(c) Statically indeterminate structures(d) Thermal effects
(e) Stress concentration
(f) Saint-Venant’s principle
(g) Principle of Superposition
TORSION OF CIRCULAR BARS (8%)(a) Torsional deformation of a solid circular bar(b) Circular tubes(c) Stress and strain in pure shear(d) Nonuniform torsion and statically indeterminate shafts
BENDING (10%)(a) Shear force and bending moment diagrams(b) Flexure formulae(c) Shear formulae(d) Examples
GEOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF AN AREA (5%)(a) Centroid and the first moment for composite areas(b) Moment of inertia for composite areas(c) Parallel-axis theorem
COMBINED LOADING (5%)(a) Principle of superposition(b) Procedure for analysis(c) Springs
DEFLECTION OF BEAMS AND SHAFTS (5%)(a) Principle of superposition(b) Procedure for analysis(c) Springs
BUCKLING INSTABILITY (5%)(a) Euler formulae(b) Effective-length factor(c) Secant formula
(d) Design of practical columns
ANALYSIS OF STRESS (10%)(a) Plane stress state(b) Stress transformation equations for plane stress(c) Mohr’s circle
(d) Principle and maximum shear stress
GENERALIZED HOOKE’S LAW AND STRAIN ENERGY (8%)(a) Generalized Hooke’s law(b) Volume changes(c) Strain energy and energy methods
(d) Intro to Finite Element techniques
THEORIES OF FAILURE AND PLASTICITY (8%)(a) Maximum shear stress theory(b) Maximum distortion energy theory(c) Maximum normal stress theory
(d) Failure under cycling loading
(e) Failure at elevated temperatures, creep
SHAFT DESIGN (5%)(a) Intro to shaft design(b) Examples
PRESSURE VESSELS (5%)(a) Stresses in spherical and cylindrical pressure vessels(b) Examples(c) Intro to pressure vessel design and AS1210 Code for unfired pressure vessels
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Exam: 65% total
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