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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Introduces the behaviour of solid objects when subjected to loads. Students will learn methods used for calculating internal stresses and strains in solid materials. 

Unit content

Concepts of stress and strain in solid materials
Axially loaded members
Torsion in shafts
Bending of beams
Buckling of columns

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1apply appropriate methods to calculate internal stresses and strains in basic structuresKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate a basic understanding of the buckling behaviour of compression membersKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate the ability to analyse a beam structure and understand its internal behaviour under bending.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply appropriate methods to calculate internal stresses and strains in basic structures
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate a basic understanding of the buckling behaviour of compression members
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate the ability to analyse a beam structure and understand its internal behaviour under bending.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: open book40%
Calculations40%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: open book40%
Calculations40%
Quiz20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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