ENGEN110-18B (HAM)

Engineering Mechanics

15 Points

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Faculty of Science and Engineering
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School of Engineering

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The concepts of equilibrium of rigid bodies, structures such as trusses, and mechanisms and the use of equilibrium equations to calculate forces due to applied loads are covered in statics. The kinematic relationship (relationship between displacement, velocity and acceleration and the relationship between forces and acceleration (Newton's laws of motion)) and energy methods are covered in dynamics.

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Paper Structure

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This is taught through lectures, tutorials, computer and practical labs and a project. Lectures will facilitate active learning, and include worked problems. Note that two textbooks by R. C. Hibbeler are required for this paper.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 1. calculate support forces and moments in rigid bodies using the concept of equilibrium and free-body diagrams
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  • 2. calculate the forces and moments in simple structures and mechanisms and verify using an experiment
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  • 3. calculate the internal forces and moments in simple structural elements such as bars, shafts and beams
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  • 4. understand and explain how the loads are transmitted to the supports of simple structures and mechanisms
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  • 5. solve problems involving constant acceleration, using the relationship between displacement, velocity and acceleration
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  • 6. solve problems involving motion of a particle along a curved path
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  • 7. calculate the acceleration (translational/rotational) or the actions (forces/moments) in moving rigid bodies using Newton's laws
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  • 8. solve problems involving motion of a rigid body along a path using the work-energy equations.
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  • 9. solve problems involving the motion of particles and rigid bodies using impulse-momentum equations.
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Assessment

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The syllabus for the tests may include material that is covered up to and including the week before the test. Each student need to attend only one Lab01 sessions.
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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
1 Aug 2018
6:30 PM
10
  • Other: Hand in at end of test
2. Lab 1 (Mechanism)
5
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
3. Weekly quiz
10
  • Other: Online through Mastering Engineering platform
4. Lab 2 (Project)
10 Oct 2018
4:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Workshop
5. Test 2
12 Sep 2018
6:30 PM
10
  • Other: Hand in at end of test
6. 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 available on Moodle

Mechanics for Engineers, Statics. R.C. Hibbeler SI Edition (13th or 14th edition). Either ebook or hard copy would be fine.

Mechanics for Engineers, Dynamics. R.C. Hibbeler SI Edition (13th or 14th Edition). Either ebook or hard copy would be fine.

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Other Resources

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Some interactive programs to learn parts of the statics component of the course will be available for downloading from Moodle. These can be run on Windows.

Individual access to the Mastering Engineering software will be available for students for supporting resources and weekly quizzes.

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Online Support

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Lecture material will be placed on Moodle. The lectures will be recorded on Panopto but unforeseen technical problems can occasionally cause problems with recordings.
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Workload

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Weekly Contact Hours: 4 hours- lectures + 1-2 hours tutorial

Lab 01: total of 2 hours.

Test: 2 hours each, two tests, a total of 4 hours

Other estimated time commitments:

Weekly quiz and practice questions: 1-2 hours per week

Project: 10 hours

Self study: 3-4 hours per week

Exam preparation: 10-15 hours

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Physics or one of PHYS100 or PHYSC100 or B- grade in ENGEN100; and 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Calculus or one of MATH165, MATHS165, MATH101, MATHS101, MATH102 or MATHS102, ENGG183, ENGEN183, ENGG184, ENGEN184 or a B in CAFS011 or FOUND011.

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Restricted papers: ENGG110

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