## MECH ENG 1007 - Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics

### North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

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This course teaches students how to apply Newtonian physics to relatively simple physical situations. It follows on from the Statics course, but considers systems that are not in equilibrium i.e. with velocity and acceleration. Some of the topics covered are pure kinematics (a mathematical description of motion only), while others are kinetic (determine motion in problems involving the concepts of force and energy). The course is restricted to 2-D (planar) mechanisms.

• General Course Information
##### Course Details
Course Code MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics School of Mechanical Engineering Semester 2 Undergraduate North Terrace Campus 3 Total: 52 hours Y SACE Stage 2 Maths Studies, Specialist Maths, Physics or equivalent This course teaches students how to apply Newtonian physics to relatively simple physical situations. It follows on from the Statics course, but considers systems that are not in equilibrium i.e. with velocity and acceleration. Some of the topics covered are pure kinematics (a mathematical description of motion only), while others are kinetic (determine motion in problems involving the concepts of force and energy). The course is restricted to 2-D (planar) mechanisms.
##### Course Staff

Course Coordinator: Mr Gareth Bridges

NameRoleBuilding/RoomEmail
Mr Gareth Bridges Lecturer Eng.&Maths .Sciences Building,EM206/207 gareth.bridges@adelaide.edu.au
##### Course Timetable

The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

• Learning Outcomes
##### Course Learning Outcomes

On the completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

 1 Understand basic kinematics concepts – displacement, velocity and acceleration (and their angular counterparts). 2 Understand basic dynamics concepts – force, momentum, work and energy. 3 Understand and be able to apply Newton’s laws of motion. 4 Understand and be able to apply other basic dynamics concepts - the Work-Energy principle, Impulse-Momentum principle and the coefficient of restitution. 5 Learn to solve dynamics problems. Appraise given information and determine which concepts apply, and choose an appropriate solution strategy. 6 Gain an introduction to basic machine parts such as pulleys and mass-spring systems.

No information currently available.

• Learning Resources
##### Required Resources
• Dynamics Lab Notes – available from the Physics School Office.

• Dynamics Lecture notes – available from Image & Copy Centre

##### Recommended Resources
• Dynamics Lecture Notes – available from Image & Copy Centre

• Textbook: ‘Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics’, 12 Edition in SI Units, Hibbelar, R.C.

The Barr Smith library has many books which are concerned with Dynamics. Students are encouraged to consult these books to enrich their knowledge.

Textbook purchase is strongly recommended.

Consult your course co-ordinator for further recommendations

##### Online Learning

The material available online

• Course Outline and Introduction
• Course Content
• Timetable
• Lecture Notes
• Assignments
• Tutorials
• Solutions
• Past exams
• Noticeboard

Links to these facilities can be found on MyUni .

• Learning & Teaching Activities
##### Learning & Teaching Modes

Lectures supported by modes developing material covered in lectures. These modes include problem-solving tutorials and a laboratory.

The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

Course workload includes 42 hours of lectures and tutorials, and 9 hours of laboratory.

##### Learning Activities Summary

This course consists of combination of lectures and tutorials:

 Rectilinear Motion, Coupled/Dependent Motion (3 hrs lectures/2 hrs tutorials) Curvilinear Motion (5 hrs lectures/2 hrs tutorials) Newton’s 2nd Law (6 hrs lectures/2 hrs tutorials) Work-Energy Principle/Potential Energy (5 hrs lectures/2 hrs tutorials) Impulse-Momentum Principle (4 hrs lectures/2 hrs tutorials) Rotational Kinetics (6 hrs lectures/2 hrs tutorials) Summary/Revision (1 hr lecture) Measurement (3 hrs laboratory) Conservation of Energy (3 hrs laboratory) Rotational Dynamics (3 hrs laboratory)
##### Specific Course Requirements

Students must achieve at least 35% in each of the three assessment areas:

Exams – Final Examination

Mid-Semester Test

Assignments

Laboratory Work

• Assessment

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1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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##### Assessment Summary

All learning objectives are assessed through assignments, laboratories and examination.

Assignments 15%, laboratory 10%, mid-semester exam 10%, final exam 65%

##### Assessment Related Requirements

Students must achieve at least 35% in each of the three assessment areas:

Final Examination/Mid-Semester Test; Assignments; Laboratory Work

##### Assessment Detail

Assignments – 12 in total, individual, and available at the beginning of the semester. Submission dates are spaced at approximately one week intervals through the semester.

Laboratory – assessment based on a pre-lab online quiz, lab participation and lab practice

Mid-semester exam – closed book, 50 minutes, covers first 4 chapters of the course notes

Final exam – closed-book, 3 hours, covers entire course.
##### Submission

Assignment submission is by electronic submission on MyUni. Details will be provided by the lecturer. Engineering submission boxes on Level 2 of Engineering South.

No extensions are granted, but students may receive exemptions on medical or compassionate grounds.

The turnaround time for assessment is zero – as marking is simultaneous with the assignment deadline.

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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