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AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics (2017 - 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 & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Bryson, Mitch
Session options: Semester 1
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Site(s) for this Unit: https://elearning.sydney.edu.au/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_26_1
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
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.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Bryson, Mitch
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: 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)
1. Ability to model and approximate real engineering scenarios to basic first-order systems of dynamical equations that can be analysed by the methods developed in the course.
2. Ability to outline a logical approach to solving complex problems involving bodies undergoing acceleration based on common scenarios encountered in engineering.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)
3. Ability to analyse problems involving varying coordinate systems, relative motion involving both translating and rotating frames of reference and apply principles of kinematics and kinetics to these systems.
4. Ability to apply the principle of work and energy to both systems of particles and rigid-body planar kinetics.
5. Ability to apply the principles of impulse, linear and angular momentum to both systems of particles and rigid-body planar kinetics.
6. Ability to generate equations of motions for multi-degree of freedom systems involving particles and rigid bodies using free body diagrams and principles of kinetics.
7. Ability to determine the equation of motion of free vibrating mechanical systems.
8. Ability to use basic computational tools and numerical methods in MATLAB to model, simulate and solve dynamic behaviours of multi-body systems.
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)
9. Appreciation and understanding of fundamental principles in differential and integral calculus, vector calculus and linear algebra and their application in the derivation of dynamical equations of motion.
10. Ability to use mathematical tools to analytically derive dynamical equations of motion and calculate results using these tools.
Information Seeking (Level 2)
11. Ability to use basic information literacy skills to seek out existing approaches to the modelling and design of dynamic components of real engineering systems.
Communication (Level 1)
12. 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.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Assignment 1 No 10.00 Week 4 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
2 Assignment 2 No 10.00 Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
3 Assignment 3 No 10.00 Week 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
4 Assignment 4 No 10.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12,
5 Lab Reports* No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 11, 12,
6 Final Exam No 50.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12,
Assessment Description: 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.
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.
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.
  • Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
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 Description
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

Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical (till 2014) 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) (till 2014) 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
Biomedical - Mechanical Major 2013, 2014, 2015
Biomedical - Mechatronics Major 2013, 2014, 2015
Aeronautical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Music Studies 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical (Space) 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Arts 2015, 2018
Aeronautical (Space) / Commerce 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Medical Science 2015, 2018
Aeronautical (Space) / Project Management 2015, 2018
Aeronautical (Space) / Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Law 2015, 2018
Mechanical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Music Studies 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical (Space) 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Arts 2015, 2018
Mechanical (Space) / Commerce 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Medical Science 2015, 2018
Mechanical (Space) / Project Management 2015, 2018
Mechanical (Space) / Science 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Law 2015, 2018
Mechatronic Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic / Music Studies 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic (Space) 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Arts 2015, 2018
Mechatronic (Space) / Commerce 2015, 2018
Mechatronic (Space) / Medical Science 2015, 2018
Mechatronic (Space) / Project Management 2015, 2018
Mechatronic (Space) / Science 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Law 2015, 2018
Mechanical (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical (Biomedical) (till 2014) 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 (Biomedical) / Law 2010, 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) (till 2014) 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 (till 2014) 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) (till 2014) 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
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
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.