ENGEN110-19A (TGA)

Engineering Mechanics

15 Points

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School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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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, 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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Tutorial assignments and practical labs form an important part of the paper, they allow you to practice important concepts and therefore help you cement your knowledge and prepare for tests.

The syllabus for the tests may include material that is covered up to and including the week before the test. The format will be discussed in class prior to the tests.

Group project report facilitates the development of technical writing and enhance the communication skills.

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. Tutorials assignments
10
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
2. Labs
9
  • In Class: In Lab
3. Test 1
27 Mar 2019
No set time
10
  • Other: Hand in at end of test
4. Test 2
8 May 2019
No set time
10
  • Other: Hand in at end of test
5. Group Project Report
11
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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Online Support

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This course has a Moodle site (elearn.waikato.ac.nz) associated with it, providing discussion forums and access to lecture notes and additional resources.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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Weekly Contact Hours:

Lecturers: 4 hours.

Tutorial: 1 hour

Labs: total of 2 hours (eight in total - three lab sessions for experiments and five lab sessions for group project).

Other estimated time commitments:

Test: approximately 1-2 hours each, two tests, a total of 4 hours maximum

It is also expected that 4-5 hours a week of private study will be required to meet the demands of this paper.

Time required for completing tutorial assignments, the group project report, test and exam preparation and revision is additional.

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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 (16 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Calculus or one of MATH165, MATHS165 or a B in CAFS011 or FOUND011)

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Restricted papers: ENGG110

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