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AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics (2017 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering|
Dr Bryson, Mitch
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Pre-Requisites:||(MATH1001 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1906) AND (MATH1014 OR MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1907) AND ENGG1802.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study will focus on the principles governing the state of motion or rest of bodies under the influence of applied force and torque, according to classical mechanics. The course aims to teach students the fundamental principles of the kinematics and kinetics of systems of particles, rigid bodies, planar mechanisms and three-dimensional mechanisms, covering topics including kinematics in various coordinate systems, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy principles, impulse and momentum (linear and angular), gyroscopic motion and vibration. Students will develop skills in analysing and modelling dynamical systems, using both analytical methods and computer-based solutions using MATLAB. Students will develop skills in approximating the dynamic behaviour of real systems in engineering applications and an appreciation and understanding of the effect of approximations in the development and design of systems in real-world engineering tasks.|
Dr Bryson, Mitch
|T&L Activities:||Lectures will be used to present and review theoretical concepts in dynamics, develop a conceptual understanding of dynamics and develop problem-solving skills and tools in analysing and solving problems involving dynamical systems. Time will be spent reviewing problems analogous to those in the assignments, and practising the solution to problems both analytically and through computer-based solution. During lectures, students will be asked questions and are expected to participate in activities involving real-time survey and response in small groups, designed to assist in their understanding of new concepts.
Tutorials will be used to work on assignment tasks that will be distributed over the semester from week 1 to week 13 inclusive. Tutorials will involve a mixture of hand-written and computer-based problem solving tasks. Each student is allocated to one tutorial session per week (2 hours) and should only attend the session according to their timetable.
There are two laboratory activities during the course: (a) Gyroscopes and (b) Vibration, each running for 3 hours. Each student will attend each laboratory once during the semester, according to their week allocations specified on their timetable. Laboratory activities will involve experimental exercises using real mechanical systems that are designed to compliment topics in the lectures and assignments, and each student will submit a written laboratory report for each lab within one week of their lab date. Laboratories will run starting from week 2.
Attendance at all lectures and designated tutorial and laboratory sessions in both expected and compulsory.
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 realistically model an engineering situation involving bodies in motion and apply fundamental principles in kinematics and kinetics to its solution.||Design (Level 2)|
|Ability to understand the concepts of particle motion and rotation and how these apply in engineering problems. Ability to use basic computational tools in MATLAB to examine and solve problems that are too cumbersome to solve by hand.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)|
|Thorough understanding of the application of topics in differential and integral calculus, vector calculus and linear algebra to dynamics and an ability to use results in these fields to analyse and perform calculations involving dynamical systems.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)|
|Ability to use basic information literacy skills to seek out existing approaches to the modelling and design of dynamic components of real engineering systems||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|Ability to communicate results in the analysis and solution to engineering problems involving dynamics through the logical presentation of problems solving steps, computer code and written reports.||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)
Assignments: There will be four assignments during the course (due at the end of weeks 4, 7, 10 and 13) each worth 10% of the final mark. Assignments 1, 2 and 3 will involve a combination of problem solving, analysis and calculation, computer-based analysis and report writing, based on topics presented in the associated lectures. Assignment 4 will involve students performing research into a dynamic system in an engineering application of their choice (for example industrial machinery, automotive suspension, aircraft/spacecraft flight dynamics, athletic biomechanics etc.) performing analysis and computer-based modelling of the system.
Laboratory Attendance and Reports: The two laboratories are worth 5% each, and are assessed based on a written report provided to the lab demonstrator due two weeks after each session. Attendance is also compulsory, and students will receive zero marks for non-attendance for each lab, regardless of the report writing component.
The exam for the course is worth 50% of the final mark.
|Assessment Feedback:||Assessments will be submitted by students using the Turnitin system, and marked assessments will be returned to the students via the same system. Marked assignments will be returned to students within two weeks of the submission date. The text-based similarity detecting software (within Turnitin) is used within this course.|
|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:||Resources for this unit will be posted on the University's Learning Management System (LMS), available when the course begins: https://elearning.sydney.edu.au/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_26_1|
|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 1||Introduction to Dynamics, revision of selected mathematical topics, kinematics of particles in various coordinate systems|
|Week 2||Kinematics and Kinetics of Particles: Relative and constrained motion, force mass and acceleration|
|Week 3||Kinematics and Kinetics of Particles: Work, Energy, Impulse and Momentum.|
|Week 4||Kinetics of particles in relative frames of reference, angular momentum, kinetics of systems of particles.|
|Assessment Due: Assignment 1|
|Week 5||Introduction to dynamics of rigid bodies, Plane kinematics of rigid bodies|
|Week 6||Plane kinetics of rigid bodies: force, mass and acceleration|
|Week 7||Plane kinetics of rigid bodies: work, energy, impulse and momentum|
|Assessment Due: Assignment 2|
|Week 8||Three-dimensional kinematics of rigid bodies|
|Week 9||Three-dimensional kinetics of rigid bodies|
|Week 10||Free and forced vibration of particles and rigid bodies|
|Assessment Due: Assignment 3|
|Week 11||Advanced computer modeling of dynamic systems|
|Week 12||Advanced topics: dynamics of variable mass systems, introduction to Lagrangian mechanics, Laplace transforms and transfer functions|
|Week 13||Course review and revision|
|Assessment Due: Assignment 4|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 2)||Yes||16%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)||Yes||42.5%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)||Yes||15.5%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||10.5%|
|Communication (Level 1)||Yes||15.5%|
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.