AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics (2014 - Semester 1)

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Unit: AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Auld, Douglass
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: https://elearning.sydney.edu.au/
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: (AMME1550 or PHYS1001) and (MATH1001 or MATH1901) and (MATH1002 or MATH1902)
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study aims to teach: Dynamics of Rigid Bodies: Analysis of Planar mechanisms; Kinematics of rigid bodies; Kinetics of rigid bodies. Students will also develop their skills in: how to model and analyse dynamic systems and the application of theory to real systems through practical/laboratory sessions.

At the end of this unit students will have developed skills in modelling and analysing planar mechanisms and rigid body dynamic systems.

Course content will include planar mechanisms, linkages, mobility; instant centres of rotation, Kennedy's theorem; velocity and acceleration polygons; kinematics of rigid bodies, frames of reference, velocity and acceleration, rotating frame of reference, relative velocity and acceleration, gyroscopic acceleration; kinetics of rigid bodies, linear momentum and Euler's first law; angular momentum and Euler's second law; centre of mass; moments of inertia, parallel axis and parallel plane theorems, principal axes and principal moments of inertia, rotation about an axis; impulse and momentum; work and energy, kinetic and potential energies; applications to orbital and gyroscopic motion; introduction to Lagrangian methods.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Altaee, Abdul Malik
Timetable: AMME2500 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 3.00 2 13
2 Tutorial 2.00 1 13
3 Independent Study 4.00
4 Laboratory 3.00 1 2
T&L Activities: Tutorial: Attendance at tutorials is COMPULSORY and will be counted in the Assignment marks in part or whole

There will be a hand-in assignment associated with each tutorial. Failure to attend one week tutorial (2 hours) will lead to 20% loss of the marks in this corresponding assignment. Failure to attend 6 week tutorials will lead to zero mark in your whole assignment component) Please stay with your timetabled tutorial session in order to record your attendance.

Laboratory: Two 3hr lab sessions per student during the semester. Sessions will commence from the 2nd week of the semester. Experimental time and groups will announced in the first week.

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Ability to realistical model an engineering situation and apply a few fundamental, well understood principles to its solution. Design (Level 2)
Essential knowledge in the fields of kinematics and dynamics. Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)
Ability to thoroughly present and communicate knowledge gained. Communication (Level 1)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Design (Level 2)
1. Ability to outline a logical approach for solving complex engineering problems.
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)
2. Ability to classify the various types of rigid-body planar motion and to provide a relative motion analysis of velocity and acceleration, using a translating frame of reference and rotating frame of reference.
3. Ability to develop the planer kinetic equations of motion for a rigid body and to be able to apply them to bodies undergoing general plane motion.
4. Ability to apply the principle of work and energy to rigid-body planar kinetics.
5. Ability to apply the principles of linear and angular impulse and momentum to solve rigid-body planar kinetics.
6. Ability to analyze and solve many of the more common problems in 3D motion of rigid bodies including those involving principles of work-energy and linear/angular momentum.
7. Ability to apply the equations of motion in 3D motion.
8. Ability to analyze the motion of gyroscope and torque-free motion.
9. Ability to analyze and solve problems in variable systems including steady mass flow and variable mass involving principles of work-energy and linear and angular impulse and momentum.
10. Ability to apply Lagrange’s equations to single degree of freedom systems.
11. Ability to determine the equation of motion of free vibrating mechanical systems.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Assignment No 20.00 Multiple Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
2 Quiz No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3 Lab Report No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 6, 7, 8, 11,
4 Final Exam No 60.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Assessment Description: Final Exam: Final exam - closed book (essential formulas will be provided).

Assignment: Assignments. There will be a hand-in assignment associated with each tutorial, with hand-in dates and location written on the tutorial question sheet.

Lab Report: Two individual laboratory reports, 5% each. Reports must be submitted to the lab demonstrators one week after each of two laboratory sessions.

Quiz: Two quizzes, 5% each in weeks 7 and 12.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD (High Distinction), D (Distinction), CR (Credit), P (Pass) and F (Fail) as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
Online Course Content: Login via MyUni or at https://elearning.sydney.edu.au/
Note on Resources: There are many other useful books in library. Look at the shelves around call numbers 531.11-531.3 or 620.1-620.104.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Two-Dimensional Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.
Week 2 Two-Dimensional Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.
Week 3 Two-Dimensional Kinetics of Rigid Bodies.
Week 4 Two-Dimensional Kinetics of Rigid Bodies.
Week 5 Two-Dimensional Kinetics of Rigid Bodies.
Week 6 Three-Dimensional Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.
Week 7 Three-Dimensional Kinetics of Rigid Bodies.
Three-Dimensional Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.
Week 8 Three-Dimensional Kinetics of Rigid Bodies.
Week 9 Three-Dimensional Kinetics of Rigid Bodies.
Week 10 Variable Mass.
Week 11 Introduction to Lagrange's Equations and introduction to the vibration of Mechanical systems.
Week 12 Introduction to Lagrange's Equations and introduction to the vibration of Mechanical systems.
Week 13 Introduction to Lagrange's Equations and introduction to the vibration of Mechanical systems.
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical (Space) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Law 2010, 2011, 2012
Biomedical - Mechanical Major 2013, 2014
Biomedical - Mechatronics Major 2013, 2014
Mechanical 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical (Biomedical) 2010, 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Arts 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering(Biomedical) / Medical Science 2010, 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Project Management 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Science 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical (Space) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic (Space) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 2) Yes 3%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2) No 0%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2) Yes 97%
Information Seeking (Level 2) No 0%
Communication (Level 1) Yes 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.