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ENGG5802: Foundations of Engineering Mechanics (2014 - Summer Main)
|Unit:||ENGG5802: Foundations of Engineering Mechanics (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies|
Dr Cafe, Peter
A/Prof Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad
|Session options:||Semester 2, Summer Main|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||The unit aims to provide students with an understanding of and competence in solving statics problems in engineering. Tutorial sessions will help students to improve their group work and problem solving skills, and gain competency in extracting a simplified version of a problem from a complex situation. Emphasis is placed on the ability to work in 3D as well as 2D, including the 2D and 3D visualization of structures and structural components, and the vectorial 2D and 3D representations of spatial points, forces and moments.|
Dr Cafe, Peter
A/Prof Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad
|Tutor/s:||to be announced|
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: 2 hour lecture is followed immediately by a 3 hour tutorial on two seperate days each week. Attendance at lectures is compulsory. Attendance at the first 2 hours of tutoials is compulsory. The tutorial problems from the specified text are listed on the documents on the unit website.|
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 extract a simplified version of a problem from a complex situation||Design (Level 1)|
|Basic proficiency in solving statics problems in engineering. Basic proficiency in constructing visual representations of structures and structural components in 2D and 3D.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)|
|Basic report writing.||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 1)
There are 6 tutorial quizzes, one conducted each week, on the topics of the previous two tutorials and accompanying lectures. They are closed book with calculators allowed. The best 5 out of 6 are counted for assessment as 50% of the final assessment mark.
The final exam covers all topics and contributes 50% of the final assessment mark.
|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.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
|Online Course Content:||https://elearning.sydney.edu.au|
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 1||Introduction, Vectors, Newton’s Laws|
|Couple and resultants|
|Revision: 2D examples|
|Week 2||3D force systems|
|Moments and Couples in 3D|
|Resultants in 3D|
|Revision: 3D Examples|
|Week 3||Equilibrium in 2D|
|Equilibrium in 3D|
|Plane Trusses: Methods of Joints|
|Week 4||Plain Trusses: Method of Sections|
|Frames and Machines|
|Centre of Mass and Centroids|
|Week 5||Centre of Mass and Centroids (cont)|
|Beams: Distributed forces for Beams|
|Types of Friction, Dry Friction|
|Week 6||Principles of Virtual Work and Equilibrium|
|Potential Energy and Stability|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||No lectures; No Tutorials|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
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This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 1)||Yes||12.5%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)||Yes||87.5%|
|Information Seeking (Level 1)||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.