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# FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

## ENGG1802: ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Semester 2, 2011 | 6 Credit Points | Coordinator(s): Luming Shen, Ahmad Jabbarzadeh

1. INTRODUCTION
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.

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. See assessment summary table below for details of which outcomes are assessed where. Outcomes are listed according to the course goals that they support. Design and Problem Solving Skills 1. Be able to apply a logical approach for solving a complex engineering problem Fundamentals of Science and Engineering 2. Be able to draw a correct free body diagram for any engineering entity 3. Be able to calculate the value of unknown forces and moments acting on any three dimensional object from the equilibrium equations 4. Be able to calculate the force in an internal member of a simple structure 5. Be able to calculate the forces acting as a result of two objects in contact 6. Be able to find the centre of mass or centroid of an object 7. Be able to calculate reaction forces under action of distributed forces for different structures 8. Be able to use the principle of virtual work to calculate known forces for a system in equilibrium For further details of course goals related to these learning outcomes, see online unit outline at http:// cusp.eng.usyd.edu.au/ students/ view- unit- page/ alpha/ ENGG1802 .

ASSESSMENT SUMMARY Assessment name Long Quiz 1 Long Quiz 2 Assignment 1 Long Quiz 3 Short Quiz ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION Long Quiz 1: Week 4 Quiz. Closed book and based on the material covered to date. Long Quiz 2: Week 8 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. Assignment: Assignment 1 Quiz: Multiple In- Tutorial Closed Book Short Quizzes ASSESSMENT GRADING Team- based? No No No No No Weight 20% 25% 10% 30% 15% Due Week 4 Week 8 Week 10 Week 13 Multiple Weeks Outcomes Assessed 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD (High Distinction), D (Distinction), CR (Credit), P (Pass) and F (Fail) as defined by Academic Board Resolutions: Assessment and Examination of Coursework. Details of Academic Board Resolutions are available on the University`s Policy website at http:// www.usyd.edu.au/ ab/ policies/ Assess_Exam_Coursework.pdf 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. 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%.

4. ATTRIBUTES DEVELOPED
Attributes listed here represent the course goals designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment sections above for details of how these attributes are assessed. Attribute Design and Problem Solving Skills Fundamentals of Science and Engineering Method Ability to extract a simplified version of a problem from a complex situation Basic proficiency in solving statics problems in engineering. Basic proficiency in constructing visual representations of structures and structural components in 2D and 3D. Basic report writing.

Professional Communication

For further details of course goals and professional attribute standards, see the online version of this outline at http:// cusp.eng.usyd.edu.au/ students/ view- unit- page/ alpha/ ENGG1802 .

5. STUDY COMMITMENT
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.

## Weeks per Semester 13 13 13

Standard unit of study workload at this university should be from 1.5 to 2 hours per credit point which means 9-12 hours for a normal 6 credit point unit of study. For units that are based on research or practical experience, hours may vary. For lecture and tutorial timetable, see University timetable site at: web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/ calendar.jsp

## 6. TEACHING STAFF AND CONTACT DETAILS

7. RESOURCES
PRESCRIBED TEXTBOOK(S) Meriam, J.L. and Kraige, L.G., Engineering Mechanics, Volume 1, STATICS (SI version) (6th). Wiley, COURSE WEBSITE(S) http:// learn- on- line.ce.usyd.edu.au/ webct/ entryPageIns.dowebct

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8. ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS
ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE None. PREREQUISITES None.

9. POLICIES
Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others. Coursework assessment and examination policy. The faculty policy is to use standards based assessment for units where grades are returned and criteria based assessment for Pass/ Fail only units. Norm referenced assessment will only be used in exceptional circumstances and its use will need to be justified to the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Special consideration for illness or misadventure may be considered when an assessment component is severely affected. This policy gives the details of the information that is required to be submitted along with the appropriate procedures and forms. Special Arrangements for Examination and Assessment. In exceptional circumstances alternate arrangements for exams or assessment can be made. However concessions for outside work arrangements, holidays and travel, sporting and entertainment events will not normally be given. Student Appeals against Academic Decisions. Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by a school or the faculty. The appeal must follow the appropriate procedure so that a fair hearing is obtained. Relevant forms are available on the Faculty policies website at eng.usyd.edu.au/ policies. For full details of applicable university policies and procedures, see the Policies Online site at usyd.edu.au/ policy.

## 10. WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Week Week 1 Topics/ Activities Introduction, Vectors, Newtons Laws Forces, Moments Week 2 Resultants Couple Week 3 3D force systems Moments and Couples in 3D Week 4 Resultants in 3D Assessment Due: Long Quiz 1 Week 5 Week 6 Equilibrium in 2D Equilibrium in 3D Plane Trusses, Methods of Joints and Sections Week 7 Methods of Joints and Sections Space Trusses, Frames and Machines Week 8 Centre of Mass and Centroids Assessment Due: Long Quiz 2 Week 9 Centre of Mass and Centroids Distributed forces for Beams Week 10 Beams- External Effects Types of Friction, Dry Friction Assessment Due: Assignment 1 Week 11 Principles of Virtual Work and Equilibrium
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Flexible Belts Week 12 Week 13 Potential Energy and Stability Revision Assessment Due: Long Quiz 3 Study Break Exam Period No lectures; No Tutorials No Exam