ENGCV21219A (HAM)
Structural Engineering 1
15 Points
Staff
Convenor(s)
Ilanko Ilanko
9380
D.2.03
To be advised
ilanko@waikato.ac.nz

Lecturer(s)
Megan Boston
9459
DE.2.01
To be advised
megan.boston@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
This course is about the mechanical behaviour of structures, machines, structural and machine components. Those enrolling in this paper are expected to have successfully completed Engineering Mechanics and are therefore able to calculate forces and moments in bars, beams, shafts and pinjointed frames and have an understanding of the meaning of direct stress in materials.
Topics covered include: normal and or shear stresses in structural elements such as bars, shafts and beams; normal, shear and bearing stresses in connections and supports, displacements (translations and rotations); critical loads of struts; transformation of stresses, Mohr's circle for plane stress, and the use of failure criteria for design.
In addition to the use of equilibrium equations and freebody diagrams, the concepts of geometric compatibility, boundary conditions at supports and continuity conditions at connections will be covered.
Paper Structure
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessment
Internally assessed components in addition to final exam. include tests, a lab and assignments. Purely numerical errors will not generally be penalised but unreasonably high/low values without any comments may be subject to some penalty. Lack of clarity in the answers, including absence of freebody diagrams may lead to a reduction in marks.
The assignments (if applicable) will be uploaded onto Moodle prior to the dates given on the lecture schedule. Lab sheets will be handed out at the labs.
The Final Examination will be a closed book examination, and the topics covered will reflect the content of the whole course.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
Recommended Readings
Engineering Mechanics: Statics, by R. C. Hibbeler.
Mechanics of Materials, by R. C. Hibbeler.
Other Resources
Online Support
Workload
Contact Hours: Lectures 36; Tutorials 12; Labs (physical and simulation) 3; Tests 4; Total 55
Noncontact hours: Revision after lectures 36; Labs, assignments 12; Preparation for tests and exam: 45; Total 93
Linkages to Other Papers
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisites: (ENGEN110 or ENGG110) and (ENGEN112 or ENMP102)
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: ENGMP213