ENGCV212-20A (HAM)

Structural Engineering 1

15 Points

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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 pin-jointed 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.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures, tutorials, a laboratory, class demonstrations and interactive computer programs. The lectures will be common for ENGCV212 and ENGMP213.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • calculate axial stresses and displacements due to axial loading and temperature change
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  • calculate normal stress distribution in beams due to bending
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  • calculate shear stresses and angle of twists in shafts and tubes due to torsional loading
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  • calculate the deflection of beams due to lateral loading
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  • calculate shear stress distribution in beams due to shearing force and locate the shear centre of beams
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  • calculate critical loads of struts
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  • calculate principal stresses and maximum shear stress due to combined loading and determine the factor of safety based on failure criteria.
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  • calculate normal stress (direct stress), shear stress and bearing stress in connections and supports
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Assessment

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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.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
19 Mar 2020
11:00 AM
8
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
2. Test 2
2 Apr 2020
11:00 AM
8
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
3. Test 3
14 May 2020
11:00 AM
8
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
4. Test 4
28 May 2020
11:00 AM
8
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
5. Lab/Assignment 1 - dates will be assigned for the lab groups in week 1
6
  • Hand-in: In Lab
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
6. Lab/Assignment 2
6
  • Hand-in: In Lab
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
7. Lab/Assignment 3
6
  • Hand-in: In Lab
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
8. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Lecture notes supplied via Moodle.
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Recommended Readings

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Engineering Mechanics: Statics, by R. C. Hibbeler.

Mechanics of Materials, by R. C. Hibbeler.

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Other Resources

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Panopto recordings of lectures will be available. Interactive proograms will also be available for parts of this paper
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Online Support

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A Moodle site will operate for this paper. Students are expected to use Moodle; for example announcements made there are expected to be read. No printed notes will be given out by the lecturer; all documentation will be placed on Moodle.
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Workload

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Contact Hours: Lectures 36; Tutorials 12; Labs (physical and simulation) 3; Tests 4; Total 55

Non-contact hours: Revision after lectures 36; Labs, assignments 12; Preparation for tests and exam: 45; Total 93

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: (ENGEN110 or ENGG110) and (ENGEN112 or ENMP102)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGMP213 or ENMP213

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