MECH ENG 3108 - Sports Materials
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
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General Course Information
Course Code MECH ENG 3108 Course Sports Materials Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4.5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Corequisites Co-requisite: PHYSIOL 2510 Physiology IIA Assumed Knowledge CHEM ENG 1009, ANAT SC 2200 & MECH ENG 2002 Restrictions BE (Mechanical & Sports) Course Description A solid foundation of materials science and engineering is required to successfully design sports equipment and to understand its structural properties. Sports equipment covers the full range of traditional biological materials like wood to advanced spacecraft materials. The appropriate selection and design of sports materials enhances the performance of athletes and prevents injuries.
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of material models including mathematical modelling, followed by specific properties and applications of materials for the design of sports equipment. One topic provides the design guide for protective equipment. The section on materials testing covers the fundamental concepts of experimental design and specific application to sports equipment according to rules and standards issued by governing sporting bodies and professional associations. The section on human biological materials covers the biomechanics of soft and hard tissues and their importance for sports injuries.
Course Coordinator: Dr John Codrington
Name Role Building/Room
Dr John Codrington
Course Co-ordinator Engineering South Building, S209 email@example.com A/Prof Andrei Kotousov Lecturer for Solid Mechanics Engineering South Building, S207 firstname.lastname@example.org
A/Prof Reza Ghomashchi
Lecturer for Sports Materials Engineering South Building, S120 email@example.com Raihan Rumman Lecturer for Sports Materials Engineering South Building firstname.lastname@example.org
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
The primary aim of the course is to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge required to analyse displacement, stress, strain and failure in deformable solids using analytical solutions and the finite element method. An additional aim is to provide an introduction to the materials selection and design for materials used in sports equipment, sporting surfaces and safety equipment for sports. At the completion of the course, students should:
1 Have a good understanding the theory, concepts, principles and governing equations of solid mechanics 2 Be gaining the physical intuition necessary to idealize a complicated practical problem 3 Possess the contemporary analytical, experimental and computational tools needed to solve the idealized problem 4 Have acquired the independent judgment required to interpret the results of these solutions 5 Be able to use these solutions to guide a corresponding design, manufacture, or failure analysis 6 Have an understanding of the selection, design and stress analysis, of composite materials 7 Possess the ability to analysis the stresses in simple structures and materials as used in the sports industry 8 Further develop interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication skills working on group assignments 9 Be able to learn independently new solutions, principles and methods, read and understand professional articles on the subject
University Graduate Attributes
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Required ResourcesPrinted Lecture Notes from the Image & Copy Centre (or online via MyUni), and access to MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesThe following books are recommended reading. They are not required.
Recommended Reading for the Solid Mechanics module:
- Ugural, A.C. and Fenster, S.K. Advanced Strength and Applied Elasticity, Pearson Education Inc. 1995.
- Cook, R.D. and Young, W.C., Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1999.
- Bower, A.F., Advanced Mechanics of Solids at Brown University, US (web-based lecture notes).
- Moaveni, S. Finite element analysis: theory and application with ANSYS, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
- Askeland D.R. The Science and Engineering of Materials 3rd SI Edition, Chapman and Hall 1999.
- Ashby M.F., Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, 3ed, Elsevier, 2005.
- Hull, D., An introduction to Composite Materials, Cambridge University Press, 1st ed, 1981.
- Chawla. K. K., Composite Materials-Science and Engineering, Springer, 2nd ed, 1998.
- Subic A. Materials in Sports Equipment, Vol. 2. CRC Press / Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, 2007.
- Subic A J and Haake S J, editors. The Engineering of Sport: research, development and innovation. Blackwell Scientific, Oxford, UK, 2000. ISBN – 0-632-055634.
Online LearningAll course material plus additional resources will be available through the MyUni system.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Lectures are supported by problem-solving tutorials developing material covered in lectures, FE tutorials and Lab classes.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.This information is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The required time commitment is 52 hours attendance at lectures and tutorials, approximately 50 hours of revising course material and 40 hours completing assignments.
Learning Activities SummarySolid Mechanics (50%):
1. INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW (5%)
- Course organization and policies
- Finite Element Project
2. CONCEPT OF STRESS (5%)
- Stress at a point
- Principal stresses and principal directions
- Equilibrium equations
- Stress transformation equations
3. CONCEPT OF STRAIN (5%)
- Strain-displacement equations
- Normal, shear and volumetric strain
- Compatibility equations
4. BEHAVIOUR OF MATERIALS (5%)
- Stress-Strain curve
- Strain hardening, plasticity and visco-elasticity
- Generalized Hooke's law
- Interpretation of elastic constants
- Solid Mechanics in Engineering Design
5. ELEMENTARY SOLUTIONS OF THE THEORY OF ELASTICITY (10%)
- Fundamental principles of analysis
- General solution for axisymmetric problems
- Shrink-fit theory and compound cylinders
- Spinning disks
6. PLASTICITY (10%)
- Elementary models of the theory of plasticity
- Plasticity action in pressurized cylinder
- Residual stresses
- Plasticity action in spinning disks
7. INTRO TO FRACTURE MECHANICS (10%)
- Crack tip fields
- Linear Fracture Mechanics
- Fracture toughness
- Fracture-Safe design concept
CATCHUP AND REVISION (Time permitting)
Sports Materials (50%)
1-6. COMPOSITE MATERIALS (25%)
- Fibre reinforced
- Principles of reinforcment
- Mechanical properties
- Manufacturing routes
- Other composites
7-12. SPORTS EQUIPMENT & SURFACES (25%)
- Sports surfaces
- Materials for injury prevention
- Materials in sports equipment
Specific Course Requirements
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
The Solid Mechanics module is worth 50% of the total course assessment and the Sports Materials module is worth 50% of the total course assessment.
The Final exam will be scheduled in week 15 or 16. Half of the exam will be for the Solid Mechanics module and half will be for the Sports Materials module.
The following tables are an outline of the assessment for each module of this course. Please note that while every effort has been made to ensure that this information reflects an accurate plan, the coordinator and lecturers have the right to make changes that ensure the continual improvement of the course. Any such changes will be made clear during the lectures and via MyUni.
Assessment task Weighting % Description Due Learning objectives
(See 2.1 above)
Solid Mechanics Assignment 1 3 Stress-Strain Friday, week 5 1-5 Assignment 2 3 Elasticity Friday, week 9 1-5 Assignment 3 3 Plasticity and FE Friday, week 11 1-5 FE Tutorials 1 Report Friday, week 12 3 Lab Classes 1 Report Friday, week 12 3 Quizzes 4 Test on all parts Weeks 1 – 12 1-5 Final Exam 35 Open book Exam period 1-7 Sports Materials Laboratory TBA TBA Tutorial TBA TBA Assignment TBA TBA Final exam 35 Open book Exam period
Assessment Related RequirementsCompulsory attendance at FE tutorials and Lab classes, minimum result required for FE and Lab classes is 50%.
Finite Element (FE) Laboratory
This is a written report on the FE modelling part of the course and will involve problem-solving exercises. The timetable of FE tutorials will be available on MyUni in the beginning of semester.
This is a report on the experimental study part of the course. The timetable for the lab classes will be available on MyUni in the beginning of semester.
The examination is intended to assess the student’s knowledge and understanding of the course material. The final examination is open-book.
Solid Mechanics module:
These are problem-solving exercises. These problems will be discussed in class in detail before the due date. Example problems with full worked solutions will be considered in class and the solutions of the assignment’s problem will be available on MyUni.
Quizzes are individual in-class assignments and this includes problem-solving exercises to be completed in 45 min with full worked solutions to be available on MyUni.
Sports Materials module:
Assignments, Tutorials & Lab classes
These cover the topics from this module of the course. Final details TBA.
SubmissionUnless stated otherwise, all submissions are via the boxes on level 2 of Engineering South.
Late assessments will be penalised 10% per day. Extensions for assignments and reports will only be given in exceptional circumstances and a case for this with supporting documentation can be made in writing after a lecture or via email. Hard copy assignments will be assessed and returned in 2 weeks of the due date. There will be no opportunities for re-submission of work of unacceptable standard.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description 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
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