ENGEN11021B (HAM)
Engineering Mechanics
15 Points
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Rachael Tighe
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EF.2.01
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Larissa Kopf
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Rachael Tighe
4109
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rachael.tighe@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
Free body diagrams, a fundamental tool for Engineers, are used extensively in the paper. The concepts of equilibrium of rigid bodies is introduced and equilibrium analysis is carried out on structures, such as trusses, and mechanisms, such as lifts. Equilibrium equations are used to calculate forces due to applied loads are covered in statics. In the dynamics section of the paper the kinematic relationships (relationship between displacement, velocity and acceleration and the relationship between forces and acceleration (Newton's laws of motion)) as well as energy methods are covered.
Paper Structure
This paper has four lecture slots per week. Each lecture is broken into short 'theory' presentations followed by example problems demonstrating application of that theory. Students should attend one tutorial per week and two guided practical labs support learning earlier in the semester. Tutorials will help students use this knowledge in assignments and practical labs will see the implementation and advancement of the understanding of the topics. After teaching recess students will undertake a group project that further develops understanding and application of knowledge to a complex problem. Note that two textbooks by R. C. Hibbeler are recommended for this paper.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Assessment
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.
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.
Group project report facilitates the development of technical writing and enhance the communication skills.
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
Lecture notes available on Moodle
Recommended Readings
Mechanics for Engineers, Statics. R.C. Hibbeler SI Edition (13th or 14th edition). Either ebook or hard copy.
Mechanics for Engineers, Dynamics. R.C. Hibbeler SI Edition (13th or 14th Edition). Either ebook or hard copy.
Other Resources
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.
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Workload
Lectures: 48 hours
Tutorials: 11 hours
Labs (including Project): 16 hours
Total number of contact hours: 75 hours
Assignments: 10 hours
Project report: 10 hours
Test preparation: 10 hours
Exam preparation: 15 hours
Self study: 24 hours
Total number of noncontact hours: 69 hours
Note: For every hour in class it is expected you spend around an hour out of class on other activities such as practicing examples, reviewing notes etc.
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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 or a B in CAFS011 or FOUND011)
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: ENGG110