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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Expands the first year Applied Mechanics unit to investigate the mechanics of solid materials. The mechanical properties of materials are addressed in addition to internal stresses and strains resulting from axial, bending, shear, torsion and combined loadings. Transformation of stress and strain theory is presented as well as failure theories. Deflection of flexural members and the buckling of compression members are also addressed.

Unit content

General Concepts of Stress and Strain in Solid Materials
Calculation of Stresses and Strains Resulting from Axial, Bending, Shear, Torsion and Combined Loadings
Stress-Strain Transformations and Failure Theories
Deflection of Flexural Members
Buckling of Compression Members

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of methods of calculating internal stresses and strains in solid materials Knowledge of a discipline
2 transform stresses and strains using first principles and Mohr's Circle theory, and apply theories of failure Knowledge of a discipline
3 apply appropriate methods to determine deflections in flexural members Knowledge of a discipline
4 demonstrate an understanding of buckling in compression members Knowledge of a discipline
5 apply established analytical engineering techniques to solve engineering problems. Intellectual rigour

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of methods of calculating internal stresses and strains in solid materials
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. transform stresses and strains using first principles and Mohr's Circle theory, and apply theories of failure
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply appropriate methods to determine deflections in flexural members
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate an understanding of buckling in compression members
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. apply established analytical engineering techniques to solve engineering problems.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Prescribed texts

  • Hibbler, RC, 2014, Mechanics of Materials (SI edition), 9th edn, Pearson, Singapore.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.