ENGMP21322A (HAM)
Mechanics of Materials 1
15 Points
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Convenor(s)
Ilanko Ilanko
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D.2.03
ilanko@waikato.ac.nz

Lecturer(s)
Megan Boston
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DE.2.01
megan.boston@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
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 pinjointed 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.
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/
Paper Structure
This paper is taught through lectures, tutorials, a laboratory, class demonstrations and interactive computer programs.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Assessment
Internally assessed components include tests and lab reports. 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/lab tasks will be uploaded onto Moodle prior to the dates given on the lecture schedule. Lab sheets will be handed out at the labs. Lab reports will not be marked unless the students attended a lab. If due to unavoidable circumstances, physical attendance at labs is not possible, the students still need to attend a virtual session to be able to gain credit for the report as otherwise no marks will be credited for the lab report.
The Final Examination will be a closed book examination, and the topics covered in the exam will reflect the content of the whole course.
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.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
Recommended Readings
Engineering Mechanics: Statics, by R. C. Hibbeler.
Mechanics of Materials, by R. C. Hibbeler.
Other Resources
Online Support
Workload
Contact Hours: Lectures 36; Tutorials 12; Labs (physical and simulation) 3; Tests 4; Total 55
Noncontact hours: Revision after lectures 36; Labs, assignments 12; Preparation for tests and exam: 45; Total 93
Linkages to Other Papers
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite papers: ENGEN112 and ENGEN110
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: ENGCV212