2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Examines the response of bodies or systems of bodies at rest when subjected to external load actions. Covers the fundamental mechanics concepts of vectors, loads, freebody diagrams and equilibrium. Presents methods to calculate reactions, forces in trusses, as well as sectional properties, internal forces and friction.
Loads, Freebody Diagrams and Equilibrium
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of load actions acting on bodies in equilibrium||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate proficiency in calculating reactions in beams and trusses||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||determine properties of area including centroids and first and second moments of area||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||analyse axial force, shear force and bending moments in simple structures||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||analyse simply supported trusses to determine member forces||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||analyse problems involving frictional forces.||Knowledge of a discipline|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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