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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Expands on the unit Introduction to Solid Mechanics to further investigate the mechanics of solid materials. Introduces methods to analyse internal stresses for beam subject to bending and shear. Presents the theory of stress and strain transformation and use of different methods to evaluate the deflection of flexural members.

Unit content

Calculation of Stresses in beam
Stress-Strain Transformations and Failure Theories
Deflection of Flexural Members

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
1demonstrate an understanding of internal behaviour of beams subject to loading and ability to calculate the internal stressesKnowledge of a discipline
2transform stresses and strains using Mohr's Circle theoryKnowledge of a discipline
3apply appropriate methods to determine deflections in flexural membersKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of internal behaviour of beams subject to loading and ability to calculate the internal stresses
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. transform stresses and strains using Mohr's Circle theory
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply appropriate methods to determine deflections in flexural members
    • 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
Calculations20%
Quiz20%
Exam: closed book60%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Calculations20%
Quiz20%
Exam: closed book60%
Notice

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Fee information

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