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AMME5301: Foundations of Mechanics of Solids 1 (2014  Semester 2)
Unit:  AMME5301: Foundations of Mechanics of Solids 1 (6 CP) 
Mode:  NormalDay 
On Offer:  Yes 
Level:  Postgraduate 
Faculty/School:  School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering 
Unit Coordinator/s: 
Dr Chang, Li

Session options:  Semester 2 
Versions for this Unit:  
Site(s) for this Unit: 
http://www.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/cgibin/show_unit1?=AMME2301& 
Campus:  Camperdown/Darlington 
PreRequisites:  None. 
Brief Handbook Description:  This unit aims to teach the fundamentals of analysing stress and deformation in elemental structures/components in aerospace, mechanical and biomedical engineering (bars, beams, frames, cell box beams and tubes) under simple and combined loading of tension, compression, bending and torsion. The vibration will also be addressed. At the end of this unit students will have gained knowledge of: equilibrium of deformable structures; basic concept of deformation compatibility; stress and strain in bars, beams and their structures subjected to tension, compression, bending, torsion and combined loading; statically determinate and indeterminate structures; energy methods for bar and beam structures; simple buckling; simple vibration; deformation of simple frames and cell box beams; simple twodimensional stress and Morh`s circle; problembased applications in aerospace, mechanical and biomedical engineering. 
Assumed Knowledge:  Physics, statics, Differential Calculus, Linear Algebra, Integral Calculus and Modelling. 
Timetable:  AMME5301 Timetable  
Time Commitment: 


T&L Activities:  Tutorial: One 2hour Tutorial per week Lecture: Three 1hour Lectures per 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 
Apply technical skills appropriate to their disciplines via problem based assignments.  Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 1) 
Apply basic methods for stress and deformation analysis of simple solid structures in the relevant areas.  Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1) 
Be able to identify, access, organize and communicate knowledge pertinent to elementary solid mechanics in both written and oral English  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.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 1)Assessment Methods: 


Assessment Description: 
Assignment: Assignment 1. All assignments consists of four to six questions. Assignment: Assignment 2 Assignment: Assignment 3 Assignment: Assignment 4 Assignment: Assignment 5 Quiz: One quiz of one hour duration will be conducted only in class around week 6. Final Exam: There will be a final formal exam of two hours duration at the end of the semester. Students are expected to achieve 40% of the examination mark to pass the course. 

Grading: 


Policies & Procedures:  See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/studentpolicies/ 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:  http://www.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/cgibin/show_unit1?=AMME2301& 
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  Equations of Statics & Free Body Diagrams. 
Week 2  Stress and Strain: Stress, strain, Hooke’s law, Poisson’s ratio, thermal strain, statically 
indeterminate columns subjected to axial loading, average stress and stress concentration.  
Week 3  method of sections, strain energy and work, strain energy under axial loading, deflection under 
a single concentrated load, by the workstrain energy method, deflection under multiple loads, Castigliano’s second theorem.  
Analysis of Pin Jointed Frames: statically determinate pin jointed frames, joint equilibrium,  
Assessment Due: Assignment  
Week 4  indeterminate cases. 
Torsion of Circular Shafts: Shear stressstrain relationship, torsion of circular shafts, statically  
Week 5  Bending Moments and Shear Force  Diagrams for Beams: Shear force, bending moment, 
determinate cases.  
equilibrium in moment and shear force, bending and shear force diagrams for statically  
Week 6  parallel axis theorem, principle of superposition, combined loading, composite beams. 
Bending: Assumptions, deflection, equilibrium of crosssectional stresses, neutral axis,  
Assessment Due: Assignment  
Assessment Due: Quiz  
Week 7  Transverse Shear Stresses in Beams: Shear formula, shear stress in beams, combined loading. 
Week 8  energy methods for beams, statically indeterminate cases. 
Displacement of Beams: Curvature change, equilibrium equation, various solution methods,  
Week 9  Buckling of Columns: Buckling of pinjointed beams, clamped beams. 
Assessment Due: Assignment  
Week 10  Biaxial Stress Systems: thin walled pressure vessels, principal stresses and maximum shear stress, strain in any direction, theories of failure. 
Week 11  Energy Methods: Total potential energy principle, total complementary potential energy 
principle, examples for statically indeterminate beams.  
Assessment Due: Assignment  
Week 12  Vibration: Longitudinal vibration of bar and lateral vibration of beam, natural frequencies and 
vibration modes  
Week 13  Summary and Review. 
Assessment Due: Assignment  
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 
Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace)  2013, 2014 
Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical)  2013, 2014 
Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical)  2013, 2014 
Course Goals
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
Attribute  Practiced  Assessed 
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 1)  Yes  97.49% 
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)  Yes  0% 
Communication (Level 1)  Yes  2.5% 
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.