C&ENVENG 1010 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics

North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2014

This course familiarises students with the principles of static equilibrium by applying Newton's laws of motion to solve engineering problems. Emphasis is placed on drawing free body diagrams and self checking strategies. Topics include introduction to forces; 2D and 3D equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; centre of gravity and centroids; distributed loading and hydrostatics; friction; analysis of structures including trusses, frames and machines; and shear force and bending moment diagrams. The course concludes with an introduction to approximate analysis techniques for statically indeterminate structures.

• General Course Information
Course Details
Course Code C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Summer Undergraduate North Terrace Campus 3 Up to 4 hours per week High school Physics & Maths (basic algebra, geometry, calculus) exam, in-class tests
Course Staff

Course Coordinator: Dr Terry Bennett

Dr Andrew MacKinnon
Course Timetable

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• Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Define Newton's laws of motion.
2. Recall trigonometric laws and apply to the addition and decomposition of vectors quantities.
3. Identify the moment of a force and calculate its value about a specified axis. Define the moment of a couple.
4. Describe the concept of dry friction and analyse the equilibrium of rigid bodies subjected to this force.
5. Construct "Free Body Diagrams" of real world problems and apply Newton's Laws of motion and vector operations to evaluate equilibrium of particles and bodies.
6. Apply the principles of equilibrium of particles and bodies to analyse the forces in planar truss members.
7. Discuss the concepts of "centre of gravity" and "centroids" and compute their location for bodies of arbitrary shape.
8. Apply the concepts used for determining centre of gravity and centroids to find the resultant of a generally distributed loading.
9. Implement methods learnt for equilibrium of bodies and the resultant of a generally distributed loading to compute the internal forces in beams. Generalise the procedure to construct bending moments and shear force diagrams (internal forces).
10. Using engineering assumptions, apply methods of statics to the approximate analysis of statically indeterminate structures.

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• Learning Resources
Required Resources
Course materials such as lecture notes (i.e. PowerPoint slides) and past examination papers will be available via MyUni.
Recommended Resources
The Textbook details are:
Engineering Mechanics: Statics by R.C. Hibbeler, Thirteenth Edition in SI Units, Pearson
Online Learning
Where necessary, outside of formal contact times, communication and distribution of materials will be via e-mail and/or MyUni.  It is student responsibility to check these regularly.
• Learning & Teaching Activities
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Assessment Detail

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Submission

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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
FNS   Fail No Submission
F 1-49 Fail
P 50-64 Pass
C 65-74 Credit
D 75-84 Distinction
HD 85-100 High Distinction
CN   Continuing
NFE   No Formal Examination
RP   Result Pending

Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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