Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
At the completion of this course it is desired that each student be able to:
1. Develop an understanding on the use the material data obtained from standard mechanical testing methods for structural design applications
2. Analyse the structural response behaviour by breaking the response of structure into axial, bending and torsional deformation modes
3. Design simple connections for use in structural mechanics
4. Develop an understanding of stress concentrations in structures
5. Analyse thermal behaviour of structural members
6. Develop a knowledge of combined loading behaviour in structural systems
7. Design and optimize the design of three dimensional frame structures using finite element analysis
8. Develop an understanding of experimental mechanics techniques through the use of strain gage measurements and photo elastic experiments
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
1. Mastering engineering assignments – 15%
2. Individual Design Project – 15 %
3. Experimental mechanics laboratory report – 15%
4. Mid semester exam – 10%
5. Final Exam – 45%
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Workload4 lectures week, 1 tutorial/week, 3 2 hour computer labs and 3 3 hour experimental mechanics lab - subject to reviewter
Requisite and Incompatibility
Mechanics of Materials - R.C Hibbeler, Seventh SI Edition
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|25 May 2018