MECH ENG 3108 - Sports Materials
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
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 5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge CHEM ENG 1009, MECH ENG 2002, MATHS 2202 Restrictions BE (Mechanical & Sports) and associated double degree students only Course Description This course teaches the fundamentals for the analysis of materials and structures in engineering with a specific focus on sports. The lectures are split into two parallel modules: Solid Mechanics and Sports Materials. The Solid Mechanics module covers general material relating to the analysis of stresses, strains, deformation, and strength in solid materials and simple components. Specific topics include stress and strain tensors, elasticity, plasticity, elementary solutions of theories of elasticity and plasticity, principles of minimum potential energy, and finite element modelling. The Sports Materials module is focused on the structure and mechanical properties of materials used for sports equipment, sporting surfaces and safety equipment for sports. This includes composite materials as well as natural materials such as wood and leather, and highly non-linear materials like rubber and foam. The appropriate selection and design of sports materials enhances the performance of athletes and prevents injuries.
Course Coordinator: Dr John Codrington
Name Role Building/Room
Dr John Codrington
Course Co-ordinator Engineering South Building, S209 firstname.lastname@example.org A/Prof Andrei Kotousov Lecturer for Solid Mechanics Engineering South Building, S207 email@example.com
A/Prof Reza Ghomashchi
Lecturer for Sports Materials Engineering South Building, S120 firstname.lastname@example.org Raihan Rumman Lecturer for Sports Materials Engineering South Building email@example.com
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Have a good understanding the theory, concepts, principles and governing equations of solid mechanics and bio-materials. 2 Have the physical intuition necessary to idealize a complicated practical problems. 3 Possess the contemporary analytical, experimental and computational tools needed to solve the idealized problems. 4 Have acquired the independent judgment required to interpret the results of these solutions. 5 Have an understanding of the selection, design and stress analysis, of composite materials. 6 Possess the ability to analysis the stresses in simple structures and materials as used in the sports industry. 7 Further develop interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication skills working on group assignments. 8 Be able to learn independently new solutions, principles and methods, read and understand professional articles on the subject.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-8 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-8 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
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 Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Assignments 15 Individual Summative Weeks 5,9,11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. Laboratory classes 5 Individual Summative Week 12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Tutorial 5 Individual Summative Week 6 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Quizzes 5 Individual Summative Weeks 1-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Exam 70 Individual Summative Exam week 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Total 100
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
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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