• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Shankar Kalyanasundaram
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

This course covers the elements of mechanics of materials, experimental mechanics and design of space frames using commercial Finite Element Software. Topics covered include equilibrium of deformable body, Concepts of  stress and strain, Mechanical properties of materials, Axial loading, thermal  stress, Torsional loading, Bending behaviour, stress concentrations, Transverse shear loading, combined loadings, stress transformation, deflection of beams and shafts, statically indeterminate problems and buckling of columns. Experimental Mechanics laboratories include usage of strain gauges and photo-elastic stress measurements.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students will:

  • be familiar with the fundamental concepts of the mechanical behaviour of materials and structures
  • be able to undertake practical experiments that demonstrate these concepts
  • be able to demonstrate the skills required to design and analyse a mechanical structure

Indicative Assessment

  • Experimental Laboratory report (15%)
  • Problem Sets (15%)
  • Design Problems report (15%) 
  • Mid semester exam (10%)
  • Final Exam (45%)

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  • 4 x 1hr lectures per week
  • 1 x 1hr tutorial per week (starting week 3)
  • 3 x 3hr laboratories (over the semester)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN1217.

Prescribed Texts

Mechanics of Materials - R.C Hibbeler,  SI Edition




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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1650
2014 $2952
2013 $2946
2012 $2946
2011 $2946
2010 $2916
2009 $2916
2008 $2592
2007 $2298
2006 $2190
2005 $2190
2004 $2190
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3450
2008 $3426
2007 $3426
2006 $3426
2005 $3288
2004 $3234
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3882 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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