ENGEN11022B (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
EF.2.01
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. In the statics section of the paper, the equations of equilibrium are used to calculate forces due to applied loads. 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.
The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/assets/Uploads/Documents/IEAGraduateAttributesandProfessionalCompetencies2021.1Sept2021.pdf
Paper Structure
This paper has four lectures 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. In class assessment will take place during tutorials. After teaching recess students will undertake a group project that further develops understanding and application of knowledge to a complex problem.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Assessment
Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.
Note: Due to COVID19 and the availability of staff, schedule and/or assessment changes may need to occur, but will be communicated via Moodle and/or in lectures
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30. The final exam makes up 30% 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 (14th edition). Either ebook or hard copy.
Mechanics for Engineers, Dynamics. R.C. Hibbeler SI Edition (14th Edition). Either ebook or hard copy.
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Workload
Lectures: 48 hours
Tutorials: 11 hours
Labs (including Project): 16 hours
Total number of contact hours: 75 hours
Tutorial assessments: 10 hours
Project report: 10 hours
Test preparation: 15 hours
Exam preparation: 10 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.
Linkages to Other Papers
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisites: (14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Physics or PHYSC100 or B grade in ENGEN100 or FOUND011) and (14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Calculus or MATHS165 or a B in CAFS011 or FOUND007)