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ENG1040

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)G Sheard, K Ryan and K Liow (M'sia)

Synopsis

Dimension, units and error estimates. Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Free body diagrams The concept of work, energy and power Forces and torques applied to rigid bodies undergoing translation or rotation The relevance of these to some common engineering mechanisms. Free and damped vibration and engineering applications. Kinematics of gears and geared systems including compound epicyclic gears. Friction, and the kinetics of belts and belt drives.

Objectives

The student is expected to:



Knowledge and Understanding



  1. Understand the importance of presentation of engineering results in relevant units and significant figures

  1. Understand the fundamentals of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies

  1. Apply these principles to solving engineering problems involving:

  • Simple vibrating systems of masses, springs and dampers

  • Analysis of simple engineering mechanisms

  • Kinematics and power transmission capability of gears and belts

Skills

  1. Express engineering solutions in a realistic and logical format using the appropriate units, dimensions and accuracy

  1. Appropriate use of free body diagrams as part of the overall solution

  1. Appreciation of the differences between kinematics and kinetics

  1. Applying these skills to solve engineering mechanics problems.

Attitudes

  1. Check the consistency of the units and dimensions used in the solution

  1. Create large and well defined free body diagrams with the appropriate coordinate system

  1. Ability to relate kinematics and kinetics in solving engineering mechanics problem.

Assessment

Mid-semester test: 10%
Laboratory/problem solving: 10%
Design, build and test project: 10%
Final examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Mark Thompson

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 2 hours of problem solving/laboratory and build and test design projects and 7 hours private study per week

Prerequisites

VCE Physics 3/4 or ENG1080 recommended

Prohibitions

ENG1401