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ENGG5802: Foundations of Engineering Mechanics (2014 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ENGG5802: Foundations of Engineering Mechanics (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Shen, Luming
A/Prof Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad
Session options: Semester 2, Summer Main
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: https://elearning.sydney.edu.au
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: The unit aims to provide students with an understanding of and competence in solving statics and introductory dynamics 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. Introduction to kinematics and dynamics topics includes position, velocity and acceleration of a point; relative motion, force and acceleration, momentum, collisions and energy methods.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: A/Prof Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad
Dr Shen, Luming
Timetable: ENGG5802 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 2 13
2 Tutorial 3.00 2 13
3 Independent Study 6.00 13
T&L Activities: Tutorial: One hour plus two hour session each week. Attendance at tutorials is compulsory. Students MUST attend the tutorials specified on their individual University timetable. The tutorial problems from the specified text are listed on the documents on the unit website.

Independent Study: A minimum of 6 hours per week is expected.

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 2)
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 2)
The students will learn how to use standard library and professional knowledge resources. Ability to formulate queries, locate sources, evaluate reliability, and extract and synthesise relevant content. Information Seeking (Level 1)
Basic report writing. Communication (Level 2)

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. Be able to apply a logical approach for solving a complex engineering problem
2. The students will learn how to conduct design analysis and will be engage with elements of a systems design cycle in working to clearly specified requirements.
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)
3. Be able to express forces and moments as vectors
4. Be able to calculate the resultant force and moment for 2D and 3D systems
5. Be able to draw a correct free body diagram for any engineering entity
6. Be able to calculate the value of unknown forces and moments acting on any three dimensional object from the equilibrium equations
7. Be able to calculate the force in an internal member of a simple structure
8. Be able to calculate the forces acting as a result of two objects in contact
9. Be able to find the centre of mass or centroid of an object
10. Be able to calculate reaction forces under action of distributed forces for different structures
11. Calculate the trajectory for a particle in space
12. Determine the forces acting on an object undergoing acceleration
13. Use momentum principles to determine the forces and motion of objects undergoing collisions
14. Use energy methods to determine the kinematics of a particle under conservative forces
Information Seeking (Level 1)
15. The students will learn how to use standard library and professional knowledge resources.
16. Ability to formulate queries, locate sources, evaluate reliability, and extract and synthesise relevant content.
Communication (Level 2)
17. Be able to use engineering terminology to describe the key issues to professional and non-professional audiences.
18. Be able to use some professional communication tools with proper formats.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Long Quiz 1 No 15.00 Week 4 1, 3, 4, 5,
2 Long Quiz 2 No 25.00 Week 9 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
3 Long Quiz 3 No 25.00 Week 13 1, 11, 12, 13, 14,
4 Short Quiz No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
5 Major Project No 25.00 Week 13 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18,
Assessment Description: Long Quiz 1: Week 4 Quiz. Closed book and based on the material covered to date.

Long Quiz 2: Week 9 Quiz. Closed book and based on the material covered to date.

Long Quiz 3: Week 13 Quiz. Closed book and based on the material covered to date.

Major Project: Project 1

Short Quiz: Multiple Online-Open Book /or In-Tutorial Short Quizzes
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for 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.
Special Conditions to Pass UoS Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial (as per your University generated timetable) you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalised 1% from your final mark. If you miss more than 10% of the tutorials (4 hours for the semester) you will not have met the attendance requirements and will fail the unit of study with a maximum mark of 45%.
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.
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 Description
Week 1 Forces, Moments
Introduction, Vectors, Newton’s Laws
Week 2 Moments and Couples in 3D
Resultants, Couple
Week 3 Resultants in 3D
3D force systems
Week 4 Revision: 2D&3D examples
Equilibrium in 2D
Assessment Due: Long Quiz 1
Week 5 Equilibrium in 2D
Equilibrium in 3D
Week 6 Plane Trusses, Methods of Joints and Sections
Method of Sections & Frames and Machines
Week 7 Revision: Trusses, Frames and Machines, equilibrium examples
Centre of Mass and Centroids
Week 8 Centre of Mass and Centroids, Beams- external effects
Types of Friction, Dry Friction, Flexible belts
Week 9 Revision: Centroids and Friction
Introduction, Rectilinear motion, Plane Curvilinear Motion
Assessment Due: Long Quiz 2
Week 10 Rectangular coordinates, other coordinate systems
Week 11 Relative Motion & Revision
Kinetics of Particles, Force Mass and Acceleration: Newton’s Second Law, Equation of Motion, Rectilinear and Curvilinear Motion
Week 12 Potential Energy and Stability
Week 13 Revision
Assessment Due: Long Quiz 3
Assessment Due: Major Project
STUVAC (Week 14) No lectures; No Tutorials
Exam Period No Exam

Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace) 2013, 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) 2013, 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Fluids) 2013, 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Geomechanical) 2013, 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) 2013, 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Structural) 2013, 2014

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 2) Yes 19.75%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2) Yes 70.25%
Information Seeking (Level 1) Yes 5%
Communication (Level 2) Yes 5%

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.